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Firewall & Iceberg, Episode 273: 'X-Files' reunion & spoilers galore

Dan and Alan check in on 'Justified,' 'The Americans,' 'Empire,' 'Broad City' & 'Girls'


Happy Tuesday, boys and girls! Time for a spoiler-iffic installment of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, as we discuss recent doings and/or finales of "Justified," "The Americans," "Empire," "Broad City" and "Girls," along with today's intriguing news of an "X-Files" reunion miniseries. Enjoy.

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<p>Chris Carter and The X-Files</p>

Chris Carter and The X-Files

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Chris Carter looks back on 'The X-Files' legacy

As news of a reunion miniseries with Mulder and Scully is out there, the show's creator recalls the past

Last summer at press tour, I sat down with Chris Carter to discuss his new Amazon drama "The After," but my main interest was in asking him about another show he had created: "The X-Files." We spent 15 minutes talking about the legacy of that show, how he feels the TV business has changed in the dozen-odd years since it ended, and how he might be applying some of the lessons he learned there to this new project.

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Showtime orders 'Billions' drama with Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis

Showtime is making a bet on "Billions," a new drama series set in the world of high finance, co-created by journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin and starring Emmy winners Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis. The pay cable channel has ordered it to series, with a 12-episode first season to debut sometime next year.

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<p>Alison Brie in Community</p>

Alison Brie in Community

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Review: 'Community' - 'Basic Crisis Room Decorum': Every dog has his day

A Greendale scandal unnerves Annie, while Britta has to find new pants

A review of this week's "Community" coming up just as soon as you bring me five cans of olives...

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<p>Better Call Saul</p>

Better Call Saul

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Review: 'Better Call Saul' - 'RICO': A night at the opera

Jimmy sniffs out a class action, while Mike looks for work

A review of tonight's "Better Call Saul" coming up just as soon as I use double ply...

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Season finale review: 'Girls' - 'Home Birth': Lean in

Hannah and Adam try to help his sister, Shosh gets a job offer, and Marnie has a showcase

A review of last night's "Girls" season finale coming up just as soon as it's pretty legal to self-doula...

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<p>The Walking Dead</p>

The Walking Dead

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Review: 'The Walking Dead' - 'Try': Enid, we never really knew each other anyway

Tensions rise between Rick and Pete, Sasha goes hunting, and Carl makes a friend

A review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I make you a casserole...

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<p>Last Man on Earth</p>

Last Man on Earth

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Review: 'The Last Man on Earth' - 'Dunk the Skunk/Some Friggin' Fat Guy'

Phil and the show both become obsessed with sex with Melissa

A quick review of tonight's "The Last Man on Earth" coming up just as soon as I tell you who edited "The Shawshank Redemption"...

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CNN's 'Too Many Cooks' parody has Jeb and Hillary, but no Smarf
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CNN's 'Too Many Cooks' parody has Jeb and Hillary, but no Smarf

Hey, remember "Too Many Cooks"?

CNN is hoping that you do, with an election-themed parody that features about half of the song accompanied with photos of various candidates for the 2016 presidential election and other assorted Washington power players.

It lacks Smarf, a serial killer, and a name (or human) remotely as cool as Gywdion Lashlee-Walton, but if you want that earworm back in your head whenever you watch election coverage, enjoy:

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Review: Netflix's 'Bloodline' borrows the 'Damages' playbook, for good and ill

An impressive cast — Kyle Chandler, Linda Cardellini, Sissy Spacek and more — playing thin characters

Between their FX/DirecTV legal drama "Damages" and their new Netflix drama "Bloodline," producers Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler have established certain creative trademarks.

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