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Amazon renews 'Transparent' for season 2

Jeffrey Tambor and friends will be back in 2015

Amazon has ordered a second season of "Transparent," its critically-acclaimed dramedy in which Jeffrey Tambor begins a late-in-life gender transition.

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<p>Frank Grillo, Jonathan Tucker, and Nick Jonas in Kingdom</p>

Frank Grillo, Jonathan Tucker, and Nick Jonas in Kingdom

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Review: DirecTV's 'Kingdom' takes a swing at MMA drama

A solid start to the series with Frank Grillo, Nick Jonas and Matt Lauria

In the third episode of "Kingdom," DirecTV's new drama series set in the world of mixed martial arts, one of the main characters gives an impromptu boxing lesson to his often-bullied roommate. When the roommate is reluctant to punch him in the face, our hero cheerfully insists, "Look, I get punched in the face for a living. This is not going to hurt me."

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<p>New Girl</p>

New Girl

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Review: 'New Girl' - 'Micro'

Jess dates a hot guy with a few shortcomings, while Schmidt and Coach try modeling

A quick review of last night's "New Girl" coming up just as soon as I shoot candy into a baby..

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<p>Agents of SHIELD, Simmons</p>

Agents of SHIELD, Simmons

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Review: 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' - 'Making Friends and Influencing People'

Simmons goes to work for Hydra, while Fitz confronts Ward

A review of tonight's "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" coming up just as soon as I cook while you debrief...

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<p>Grant Gustin in The Flash</p>

Grant Gustin in The Flash

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Series premiere talkback: 'The Flash' - 'Pilot'

What did everybody think of the new CW superhero drama?

I published my review of "The Flash" this morning. Now it's your turn. For those who tuned in tonight, what did you think? Did you like Grant Gustin as Barry? The costume? How did you feel about the special effects (especially as compared to when Gustin's TV dad John Wesley Shipp was the guy in the red suit)? Did Jesse Martin and Tom Cavanagh work as the authority figures? (And how did you feel about the concluding scene in Cavanagh's special room?) How about younger characters like Iris, Cisco and Caitlin? If you're a comic book fan, did you like the various references to Linda Park, Grodd, Professor Zoom and the Crisis, or was it too much for a single hour? And will you watch again?

Have at it. I suspect this will be one like "Arrow" that I only write about on occasion.



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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 251: 'The Flash,' 'The Affair' & more

Dan and Alan also review 'Kingdom,' 'Cristela' & 'The Strain' finale


Happy Tuesday, boys and girls! Time for another installment of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, in which we discuss yesterday's news of the '90s coming back to life in today's TV, then review a bunch of new shows debuting this week before breaking down "The Strain" season finale.

Looks like next week's podcast will be on Monday.

The rundown:

"Twin Peaks"/"Say Anything" news (00:00:40 - 00:16:00)
"The Flash" (00:16:00 - 00:25:30)
"Kingdom" (00:25:30 - 00:40:00)
"Cristela" (00:40:00 - 00:46:45)
"The Affair" (00:46:45 - 00:56:45)
"The Strain" finale (00:56:55 - 01:20:00)

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.

There's also now a complete archive of all the podcasts to date.

<p>Walking Dead</p>

Walking Dead

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AMC renews 'The Walking Dead' for season 6

Season 5 debuts Sunday; Scott M. Gimple will continue as showrunner

The sun rises in the east, tax time is April 15, and AMC has renewed "The Walking Dead" for another season.

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<p>Say Anything</p>

Say Anything

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Lloyd, Lloyd, all null and void: The brief rise and fall of NBC's 'Say Anything' remake

Did Cameron Crowe's tweets already kill the remake?

Yesterday was a head-spinning day when it came to '90s nostalgia. In the morning, Showtime announced that "Twin Peaks" would be returning in 2016 with a nine-episode miniseries, and there was much rejoicing across social media.

In the evening, meanwhile, Deadline reported that NBC was developing a sequel series to "Say Anything," set 10 years after the events of the film, and there was much anger and skepticism on social media — and no one sounded unhappier than "Say Anything" writer/director Cameron Crowe, whose tweet about the project may have already killed it.

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<p>Grant Gustin in The Flash</p>

Grant Gustin in The Flash

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Review: 'The Flash' gets off to a fast start for the CW

Grant Gustin, Jesse Martin and Tom Cavanagh shine in latest DC Comics adaptation

The first words we hear on "The Flash" come from our hero Barry Allen, who explains, "To understand what I'm about to tell you, you need to do something first: you need to believe in the impossible."

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<p><span class="st">Camren Bicondova as </span>Selina Kyle in Gotham</p>

Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle in Gotham

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Review: 'Gotham' - 'The Balloonman'

Gotham City gets its first vigilante in a busy, darkly comic episode

A review of tonight's "Gotham" coming up just as soon as I'm hoisted by my own petard...

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