<p>NBC&nbsp;has renewed &quot;Hannibal,&quot;&nbsp;starring Mads Mikkelsen in the title role.</p>

NBC has renewed "Hannibal," starring Mads Mikkelsen in the title role.

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NBC renews 'Hannibal' for season 2

Serial killer drama has been low-rated but brilliant

NBC has renewed "Hannibal" for a second season.

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<p>Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman in &quot;The Killing.&quot;</p>

Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman in "The Killing."

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Review: 'The Killing' returns to AMC

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A new case and a potential clean start for the promising but problematic cop drama

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. But are viewers about to be fooled a third time by AMC's "The Killing"?

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 184: 'The Killing,' 'Arrested Development' & 'Mad Men'

Dan and Alan also announce their summer podcast rewatch plans

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Thanks to the holiday weekend and the release of "Arrested Development" on Netflix, the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast was delayed until today — and then thanks to a bunch of wrinkles in my own schedule, it wound up being one of our shorter podcasts in a while, including a "Mad Men" segment we had to interrupt for several hours. Still, we had a whole lot to say about the new season of "Arrested Development," and we announced our plans for the summer rewatch.

The lineup:

"The Killing" (00:01:15 - 00:12:55)
"Arrested Development" (00:13:00 - 00:47:55)
"Mad Men" (00:48:00 - 01:09:25)
Summer Rewatch Announcement (01:09:30 - 01:14:05)
 
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, download the MP3 file or stream it on Dan's blog.
 
And as always, feel free to e-mail us questions for the podcast.
<p>Ron Howard as himself and Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth in &quot;Arrested Development.&quot;</p>

Ron Howard as himself and Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth in "Arrested Development."

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Review: 'Arrested Development' on Netflix

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Does the 'Arrested' formula work with the characters separate, and as a tease to a hypothetical movie?

I've finished watching all 15 episodes of the new "Arrested Development." As promised, I've written one big review of the whole thing. The bulk of it's not particularly spoiler-y, so if you haven't watched it all (or any of it) yet, you can safely read until I get to the bullet points. If you want to know nothing at all, don't read, but my thoughts are coming up just as soon as the glitter is shrapnel-grade...

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Funeral Plans for 2012-2013's Network TV Freshman Casualties

Funeral Plans for 2012-2013's Network TV Freshman Casualties

Saying farewell to 'Go On,' 'Partners,' 'The Mob Doctor' and more

Summer is here. A handful of broadcast network shows are finishing off runs that began in the season, but the business as a whole has already moved on to the traditions of summer: failed shows being burned off, summer cable premieres, and buzz on fall pilots.

Before we fully engage in looking forward, though, Fienberg and I want to take one last look back at some of the series that won't be joining us next season. As has become an annual tradition at HitFix, we've made funeral plans for the canceled freshmen series that aired on the broadcast networks in the 2012-13 season. Some, we kind of liked ("Go On," "Ben and Kate"). Some, we hated instantly ("Partners," "Guys with Kids"). Some, we barely got to know at all ("Made in Jersey," "Do No Harm"). A year ago, many of them had such promise, but now they're done.

Join us for this sad trip down memory lane before we move into happier summer activities over the next few weeks.

<p>January Jones as Betty Draper in &quot;Mad Men.&quot;</p>

January Jones as Betty Draper in "Mad Men."

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Review: 'Mad Men' - 'The Better Half'

Don and Betty go to camp, while Peggy's fear of the neighborhood comes to a point

A review of tonight's "Mad Men" coming up just as soon as you give me a great ending to my article...

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<p>Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as Scott Thorson in &quot;Behind the Candelabra.&quot;</p>

Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as Scott Thorson in "Behind the Candelabra."

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Review: Michael Douglas and Matt Damon dazzle in HBO's 'Behind the Candelabra'

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Steven Soderbergh biopic about Liberace is HBO's best movie in years

In the time before "The Sopranos," "Sex and the City" and all that followed, HBO's prestige came from its movies and miniseries. In the '80s and '90s, when those formats were still wildly popular for the broadcast networks, HBO managed to distinguish itself with great dramas about social issues (the AIDS epidemic epic "And the Band Played On"), ruthless satire (the Wall Street comedy "Barbarians at the Gate") or even straight-up comedies (the minor league film "Long Gone," which some hardcore baseball fans prefer to "Bull Durham").

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<p>On &quot;Hannibal,&quot;&nbsp;Jack (Laurence Fishburne)&nbsp;and Will (Hugh Dancy)&nbsp;discuss their latest victim with the team.</p>

On "Hannibal," Jack (Laurence Fishburne) and Will (Hugh Dancy) discuss their latest victim with the team.

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Review: 'Hannibal' - 'Trou Normand'

Will gets lost in a case, and Lecter tries to protect Abigail Hobbs

A review of tonight's "Hannibal" coming up just as soon as I criss-cross the state line of regret...

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<p>Fixin' for a bloody outcome one last time with &quot;Deadwood&quot;&nbsp;season 3.</p>

Fixin' for a bloody outcome one last time with "Deadwood" season 3.

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Are you ready for the summer? (2013 edition)

Announcing this summer's blog rewatch series

It's that time once again, boys and girls. The broadcast network TV season ended last night at 11, and now we move into the summer, which will be a mix of leftover network programs (set your clocks now for the return of "Zero Hour"!), cheap foreign imports and co-productions (ABC's "Motive," NBC's "Crossing Lines"), and a bunch of cable series to be excited about ("Breaking Bad"!), nervous about ("The Killing"!) and some combination of the two ("The Newsroom"!).

As always, I'll be mixing and matching in terms of what shows I'm writing about — will I have enough new things to say about each "Newsroom" episode? — and as usual, I'll also be revisiting a classic TV season from the past, one week at a time. And that season is (in case you couldn't tell from the picture and its caption)...

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<p>On &quot;Modern Family,&quot;&nbsp;Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson)&nbsp;has his day in court.</p>

On "Modern Family," Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) has his day in court.

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Season finale review: 'Modern Family' - 'Goodnight, Gracie'

The Dunphys and Pritchetts head to Florida for the funeral of Phil's mom

A review of the "Modern Family" season finale coming up just as soon as I spend a summer at the nation's smallest B'nai Brith chapter...

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