<p>Lisa Edelstein in Girlfriends Guide to Divorce</p>

Lisa Edelstein in Girlfriends Guide to Divorce

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 258: Grumpy Cat, Toy Story & more

Dan and Alan also discuss the sad state of network comedy and 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce'


Happy day before Thanksgiving, boys and girls! (And if you're in certain parts of the country, Happy Snow Makes Holiday Travel Especially Nightmarish Day!)  On this week's Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, Dan and I discussed one bad holiday special and one good one, a new series debuting next week, and answered your questions about the dire state of network TV comedy, the "How to Get Away with Murder" mid-season finale, and an important philosophical question that eventually pivoted into an impromptu Firewall & Iceberg On Sports segment.

The rundown:

"Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever" (00:01:30 - 00:09:15)
"Toy Story That Time Forgot" (00:09:20 - 00:15:10)
"Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce" (00:15:10 - 00:24:10)
Listener Mail: State of TV Comedy (00:24:35 - 00:48:10)
Listener Mail: The Correct Number of Cooks (00:48:15 - 01:01:40)
Listener Mail: "How To Get Away With Murder" (01:01:50 - 01:13:05)
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.

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10 Burning Questions for Returning Fall TV Shows — Answered
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10 Burning Questions for Returning Fall TV Shows — Answered

Did 'Boardwalk Empire' end well? Has 'Homeland' gotten better?

As part of our fall TV preview, Dan and I came up with 10 Burning Questions For Returning Fall TV Shows, covering everything from whether "Homeland" could get its creative mojo back to whether "Agents of SHIELD" could maintain the improvement from the end of its first season.

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<p>New Girl</p>

New Girl

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Review: 'New Girl' - 'Thanksgiving IV'

Schmidt tries to turn Thanksgiving into a night for everyone to get lucky

A quick review of tonight's "New Girl" coming up just as soon as I'm looking for a fake redhead with a medium-sized neck...

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Review: 'Gotham' - 'Lovecraft'

Alfred jumps into action to rescue Bruce and Selina

A review of tonight's "Lovecraft" coming up just as soon as I'm a butler, not a valet...

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<p>The Affair</p>

The Affair

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Review: 'The Affair' - 'Episode 7'

The Soloways go back to Brooklyn, and Noah faces blackmail

A quick review of tonight's "The Affair" coming up just as soon as we go glamping...

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<p>Chad L. Coleman in The Walking Dead</p>

Chad L. Coleman in The Walking Dead

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Review: 'The Walking Dead' - 'Crossed'

We check in with everybody before Rick and Daryl try to rescue Beth and Carol

A review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I enjoy this yo-yo...

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Review: 'Homeland' - 'There's Something Else Going On'

Carrie tries to get Saul back, while the enemy's plan reveals itself

A quick review of tonight's "Homeland" coming up just as soon as I send all the Marines...

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<p>Ed Helms and Andy Samberg in Brooklyn Nine-Nine</p>

Ed Helms and Andy Samberg in Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Review: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - 'USPIS'

Ed Helms stops by as an idiotic postal inspector

A review of tonight's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as I imagine a letter had unprotected sex with a phone...

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<p>Tina Fey and Ellie Kemper</p>

Tina Fey and Ellie Kemper

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Netflix saves 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' from pre-cancellation

Tina Fey-created comedy with Ellie Kemper gets two-season order

When NBC aired trailers for all its new shows at last spring's upfront, no new series had me more intrigued than "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," a comedy from the "30 Rock" team of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, starring Ellie Kemper from "The Office" as a sheltered woman who escapes from a doomsday cult and tries to start life over in New York City. It wasn't on the fall schedule, nor was it talked about in any early midseason plans, and I had heard from several comedy veterans that NBC had no idea what to do with a show that was so weird and incompatible with whatever it is their comedy brand is now.

Well, NBC finally figured out what to do: they sold "Kimmy Schmidt" off to Netflix, which has made a two-year commitment to the series, with the first season debuting in March of 2015.

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FX/FXX set January premieres for 'Justified,' 'Archer' & more

'Always Sunny' to be joined by Jay Baruchel's 'Man Seeking Woman' on FXX

Get ready for a lot of FX — and FXX — programming early in the new year, as the cable networks today announced January premiere dates for "Justified," "Archer," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "The Americans" and the new "Man Seeking Woman."

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