<p>The &quot;Gracepoint&quot; finale</p>

The "Gracepoint" finale

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Post-Mortem: Co-showrunner Dan Futterman weighs in on the 'Gracepoint' killer reveal

Who did it, why they did it and what 'Gracepoint' Season 2 would be like

The event series run of FOX's "Gracepoint" ended on Thursday (December 11) night and if you don't wanna know whodunnit, you'd better stop reading... now.

OK, really, I'm about to talk about the finale and its aftermath before segueing into my post-mortem chat with co-showrunner Dan Futterman... So you've been warned.

Oh and I guess the conversation and article spoil "Broadchurch" as well. It's a somewhat specific focus. Apologies...

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<p>Sofia Vergara of &quot;Modern Family&quot;</p>

Sofia Vergara of "Modern Family"

Credit: ABC

TV Ratings: 'Modern Family,' 'Criminal Minds' lead Wednesday as 'Arrow' dips

'Nashville' wins the 10 p.m. hour in the key demo

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

"Criminal Minds" was Wednesday's most watched show, while "Modern Family" was tops in young viewers, leading CBS and ABC to split primetime.

All of ABC's comedies bounced back after slow performances last week, with "The Middle" even rising into a tie among young viewers with "The Goldbergs."

Meanwhile, The CW's "Arrow" was up from two episodes ago, but lost much of last week's "Flash" bump.

On to the numbers...

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<p>&quot;The Affair&quot;</p>

"The Affair"

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'The Affair,' 'Orange Is The New Black' lead 2015 Golden Globe TV nominations

'Fargo' and 'True Detective' are heading for a Movie/Miniseries showdown

Showtime's "The Affair" and Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black" were among several TV shows receiving three nods as nominations for the 2015 Golden Globes were announced on Thursday (December 11) morning.

Also receiving three nominations on the series side were CBS' "The Good Wife" and Netflix's "House of Cards," though all of the shows competing for series crowns are behind FX's "Fargo" and HBO's "True Detective," which earned five and four nominations respectively and are heading for an epic showdown in the Movie/Miniseries field. 

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<p>Baylor of &quot;Survivor: San Juan Del Sur&quot;</p>

Baylor of "Survivor: San Juan Del Sur"

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Recap: 'Survivor: San Juan Del Sur' - 'Let's Make a Move'

A bum ankle takes one castaway to the brink

Pre-credit sequence. When we left things, Jon was confused. Upon returning to camp? Jaclyn is confused, going so far as to suggest that Alec might have voted for himself. Amidst this disarray, Natalie has decided that she's going to pretend that she blew the communication and thought she was part of the block voting Alec, not part of the Keith block. Baylor is impressed with Natalie's acting skills and Jon has accepted Natalie's line about not being talked to enough. The worry, at least for Jon, is that Keith could win Immunities and screw things up. The next morning, Natalie makes it clear to Keith that she saved him and he needs to stick with her and with Missy and Baylor. The plan is to target Jon. Again. 

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<p>Allison Tolman of &quot;Fargo&quot;</p>

Allison Tolman of "Fargo"

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Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 260 - Best of 2014 Edition


Happy Wednesday, Boys & Girls. Time for the Best of 2014 installment of The Firewall & Iceberg.

If you've already read/watched our Top 10s or gone through the HitFix Critics' Poll, you pretty much know everything we're going to say in this podcast, but you've never heard us talk about them together on the same podcast. At least not all at once. At least not for this year.

So yeah, you know the drill here. 

We spoil some stuff about the shows we discuss. Maybe not the BIG things, but definitely some stuff, so just be cautious. We tip-toe some, but not entirely.

Today's breakdown:
Best of 2014 (00:00:30 - 01:17:50)

As always, you can subscribe to The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast over at the iTunes Store, where you can also rate us and comment on us. [Or you can always follow our RSS Feed or subscribe on IHeartRadio.] 


And as always, feel free to e-mail us questions for the podcast.

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<p>Kirsten Dunst</p>

Kirsten Dunst

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'Fargo' lands Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons for Season 2

FX's Emmy-winning anthology series will return in Fall 2015

Casting has officially begun in earnest for the second season of FX's "Fargo," which is officially set to begin production in Calgary in January.

The first two actors formally announced for the 10-episode anthology miniseries are Kirsten Dunst ("Bring It On") and Jesse Plemons, who appear to be set as the civilian side of the story, which will be set in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota in 1979.

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TV Ratings: 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,' Victoria's Secret lead Tuesday
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TV Ratings: 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,' Victoria's Secret lead Tuesday

'Flash' retains last week's 'Arrow' crossover momentum

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, December 9, 2014.

CBS' odd couple pairing of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show proved effective, pushing the network to victory both overall and among young viewers.

After last week's bump, NBC's "The Voice," "Marry Me" and "About a Boy" were all down, while the network also got weak numbers for its hour-long commercial for Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken."

There was better news, though, on FOX, where "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" were both up and also on The CW, where "The Flash" held onto last week's "Arrow" crossover gains. And for "Supernatural," it was the most watched episode in four years, since October 2010.

On to the numbers...

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<p>Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey of &quot;House of Cards&quot;</p>

Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey of "House of Cards"

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'Modern Family,' 'House of Cards' lead 2015 Screen Actors Guild Award TV nominations

Tatiana Maslany cracks the field for 'Orphan Black'

"Modern Family" and "House of Cards" were the only shows to receive multiple individual nominations plus ensemble recognition as the Screen Actors Guild announced its 2015 award nominations on the TV side on Wednesday (December 10) morning.

With a few exceptions -- "Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany joining the field or Uzo Aduba earning a well-earned "Orange Is The New Black" nomination -- it was a predictable slate of nominations headed by the same returning favorites, though several fresh shows popped up in key categories.

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<p>Monday&#39;s &quot;Scorpion&quot;</p>

Monday's "Scorpion"

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TV Ratings: 'The Voice' leads Monday as 'Mike & Molly' return boosts CBS

'Jane the Virgin' tops a 'Sleepy Hollow' repeat among young viewers

Fast National ratings for Monday, December 8, 2014.

A soft episode of "The Voice" was Monday's top show in all measures, carrying NBC to primetime wins, while the return of "Mike & Molly" gave CBS a bit of a bump to finish second.

Among other Monday notables, ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight" premiered to solid numbers and helped boost "Castle" past NBC's struggling "State of Affairs" in the 10 p.m. hour. That, of course, may change since ABC had the Monday Night Football preemption in both Atlanta and major Wisconsin markets.

Meanwhile, with "Gotham" and "Sleepy Hollow" in repeats, FOX will apparently basically be The CW for a couple weeks on Mondays.

On to the numbers...

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<p>&quot;Wayward Pines&quot;</p>

"Wayward Pines"

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FOX finally sets 'Wayward Pines' premiere for May 2015

M. Night Shyamalan-directed drama stars Matt Dillon, Terrence Howard

First announced in development in January 2013 and then set for a summer 2014 premiere out of "24: Live Another Day" and then pushed to midseason, the event series "Wayward Pines" finally has an official launch.

FOX announced on Tuesday (December 9) morning that the 10-episode thriller will premiere on Thursday, May 14 at 9 p.m. ET. And "Wayward Pines" won't just be rolling out in the United States. The series will be debuting in 125 countries on FOX channels throughout Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and Latin America.

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