<p>Last Man on Earth</p>

Last Man on Earth

Credit: FOX

Series premiere talkback: 'The Last Man on Earth'

What did everybody think of Will Forte's new FOX comedy?

Fienberg reviewed FOX's "Last Man On Earth," which I also liked a lot for many of the reasons Dan stated, and particularly the level of visual imagination on display from both Will Forte's script and Miller and Lord's direction and the way so much of it feels like a silent movie.

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Credit: HBO

Review: 'Girls' - 'Ask Me My Name': I'm a substitute for another guy

Hannah adjusts to her teaching job, and gets to know Mimi-Rose

A quick review of tonight's "Girls" coming up just as soon as my shirt suggests I've killed my kids...

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<p>Brooklyn Nine-Nine</p>

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Review: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - 'Boyle-Linetti Wedding'

Jake and Amy team up on the day Charles and Gina's parents get married

A quick review of tonight's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as toilet emoji...

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<p>Leonard Nimoy as Spock on Star Trek</p>

Leonard Nimoy as Spock on Star Trek

Credit: NBC

Only logical to view Leonard Nimoy's Spock as 'Star Trek's most important creation

The half-Vulcan, half-human science officer defined so much of what made the franchise special

In the climax of "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," James T. Kirk discovers that his old friend Spock is about to die, having exposed himself to lethal doses of radiation in order to save the Enterprise and all others aboard it.

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<p>Brandon Routh as the Atom</p>

Brandon Routh as the Atom

Credit: CW

CW developing 'Arrow'/'Flash' spin-off with Brandon Routh, Victor Garber & Wentworth Miller

Back at press tour, the producers of the CW's superhero dramas "Arrow" and "The Flash" said they were in very early discussions about whether to develop another spin-off starring Brandon Routh as the Atom. Yesterday, news broke suggesting those discussions have become both more advanced and complex.

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<p>Battle Creek</p>

Battle Creek

Credit: CBS

Review: CBS' 'Battle Creek' no 'Breaking Bad 2: Electric Boogaloo,' but that's okay

Vince Gilligan created it, but 'House' boss David Shore is running it

CBS' promos for its new cop drama "Battle Creek" (Sunday at 10 p.m.) present it as a team up between "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan and "House" creator David Shore. This is only partially accurate.

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<p>House of Cards</p>

House of Cards

Credit: Netflix

Firewall & Iceberg, Episode 269: 'House of Cards,' 'Last Man on Earth' & more

Dan and Alan also review 'Battle Creek' and 'Secrets & Lies'


Happy Thursday, boys and girls! We devoted all of yesterday's Firewall & Iceberg Podcast to the "Parks and Recreation" finale, and with a bunch of notable shows premiering at the end of this week, we Skyped up again for a bonus installment to discuss what we really liked ("Last Man on Earth"), what we really didn't ("House of Cards," "Secrets & Lies") and things in between ("Battle Creek"). Enjoy.

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<p>The Americans</p>

The Americans

Credit: FX

Review: 'The Americans' - 'Salang Pass': Just a gigolo?

Philip gets closer to the babysitter, Stan makes Oleg an offer, and Paige gets a new dress

A quick review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as we combine the Jiffy Pop and Rocky Road...

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<p>All in the Family</p>

All in the Family

Credit: CBS

What was the best network comedy bloc ever?

In the wake of the "Parks and Recreation" finale, a Twitter follower asked me if the period when NBC had "Parks," "Community," "The Office" and "30 Rock" on the same night was the best comedy bloc ever. I replied that at least two other very strong alternatives immediately came to mind: NBC Thursdays for a few seasons in the mid-'80s with "The Cosby Show," "Family Ties," "Cheers" and "Night Court" (a night that also had "Hill Street Blues," and is therefore frontrunner for Best Overall Night of Network Programming Ever), and CBS Saturdays in the 1973-74 season with "All in the Family," "M*A*S*H," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Bob Newhart Show."

Call it, friendos: is one of those the best of all time? Is there another bloc — and all four comedies have to be great, as opposed to what "NewsRadio" creator Paul Simms once dubbed the "double decker shit sandwich" where "Friends" and "Seinfeld" were flanked by the likes of "Jesse" and "Veronica's Closet" — that you would argue belongs in the discussion?

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<p>Parks and Recreation</p>

Parks and Recreation

Credit: NBC

Firewall & Iceberg, Episode 268: Farewell to 'Parks and Recreation'

Should you watch season 1? Which was better: 'Parks' or 'The Office'?


Happy Wednesday, boys and girls! It's not often that we devote a whole Firewall & Iceberg Podcast to a single show, but it's not often we say goodbye to a show as brilliant as "Parks and Recreation." Hopefully, we'll have time to record another podcast for tomorrow dealing with "House of Cards," "Last Man on Earth" and more, but for now, enjoy a whole lot of talk about Leslie Knope, Ron effing Swanson and the rest of the gang from Pawnee.

No rundown, since it's all the same topic, but enjoy 82 minutes of Pawnee goodness.

As always, send questions to firewalliceberg@hitfix.com. 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, download the MP3 file, subscribe on IHeartRadio or stream it on Dan's blog.

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