<p>On &quot;Community,&quot;&nbsp;Jeff (Joel McHale)&nbsp;and Pierce (Chevy Chase)&nbsp;enjoy a day at the barber.</p>

On "Community," Jeff (Joel McHale) and Pierce (Chevy Chase) enjoy a day at the barber.

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Review: 'Community' - 'Economics of Marine Biology'

Dean Pelton wants a rich slacker to attend Greendale, while Jeff spends a day with Pierce

A review of tonight's "Community" coming up just as soon as I go to Dubai with that sheik I meet at Trader Joe's...

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<p>Even when Jimmy Fallon does a fun bit like sing with Selena Gomez, isn't it easier to just watch online the next morning?</p>

Even when Jimmy Fallon does a fun bit like sing with Selena Gomez, isn't it easier to just watch online the next morning?

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(End of) the late shift: Will replacing Jay Leno with Jimmy Fallon amount to anything?

Does the traditional late-night talk show format have relevance today, regardless of who's hosting?

If those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it, then it's pretty clear that the current struggling administration at NBC has no more interest in history than the many failed ones it succeeded.

Yup, it's time for another round of late-night mayhem, thanks to reports in The New York Times and, before it, Hollywood Reporter, saying that NBC is barreling forward with a late-night succession plan that will have Jimmy Fallon replace Jay Leno as host of "The Tonight Show" sometime in 2014, whether during the Winter Olympics in February or in the fall of that year.

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<p>Nina (Annet Mahendru) and Stan (Noah Emmerich)&nbsp;in &quot;The Americans.&quot;</p>

Nina (Annet Mahendru) and Stan (Noah Emmerich) in "The Americans."

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Review: 'The Americans' - 'Mutually Assured Destruction'

Phillip and Elizabeth have to stop a KGB assassin after the Center changes its mind

A review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as my thing is Ecclesiastical...

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<p>Mike O'Malley and Walton Goggins in &quot;Justified.&quot;</p>

Mike O'Malley and Walton Goggins in "Justified."

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Review: 'Justified' - 'Decoy'

The marshals try to get Drew Thompson past an army of Detroit gangsters

A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as I would like a young Gerard Depardieu to play me in the movie...

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<p>Jess (Zooey Deschanel)&nbsp;goes to the hardware store on &quot;New Girl.&quot;</p>

Jess (Zooey Deschanel) goes to the hardware store on "New Girl."

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Review: 'New Girl' - 'Quick Hardening Caulk'

Jess can't fight her feelings for Nick, especially after painkillers are involved

A review of tonight's "New Girl" coming up just as soon as I become a Bond villain who can't afford to not live with roommates...

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<p>HBO&nbsp;has canceled &quot;Enlightened,&quot;&nbsp;with Laura Dern.</p>

HBO has canceled "Enlightened," with Laura Dern.

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HBO cancels 'Enlightened'

Mike White/Laura Dern dramedy had a great but little-watched second season

HBO has canceled "Enlightened," only a few weeks after the end of the show's critically-acclaimed second season.

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<p>The late Henry Bromell, who most recently wrote for &quot;Homeland.&quot;</p>

The late Henry Bromell, who most recently wrote for "Homeland."

Credit: Showtime

RIP, Henry Bromell: Writer of 'Homeland,' 'Homicide' & more

Bromell also worked on 'Rubicon,' 'Brotherhood' and 'Chicago Hope,' among others

Henry Bromell, who worked as a writer and producer on some of the most interesting dramas of the last 20 years, has died of a heart attack, as first reported by Deadline. He was 65.

Bromell most recently was part of the "Homeland" writing staff, a murderers' row of former showrunners. Among his credited episodes was season 2's "Q and A,"  featuring the extended interrogation of Nicholas Brody. It was an episode hearkening back to one of Bromell's earliest jobs in television, as a writer/producer on NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street."

Over the course of his career, Bromell worked on "Homicide," "Homeland," "I'll Fly Away," "Chicago Hope," "Carnivale," "Brotherhood" and "Rubicon," among others. Sometimes, as on "Homeland," he was part of the staff; other times, like "Rubicon" (where he was brought in after the pilot to replace the creator), he was the man in charge.

Twentieth Century Fox TV and Fox 21, the studios which produce "Homeland," put out a statement saying, "We were lucky to work with Henry on and off for the past 18 years. He was a supremely talented writer and as kind and warm a person as you could ever meet. He will be deeply missed at the studio and on 'Homeland.' Our hearts and prayers go out to his wife and children."

UPDATE: Showtime's statement: "We are deeply saddened at the loss of our dear friend Henry Bromell, who has been a part of the Showtime family for over a decade. Henry was an immensely talented and prolific writer, director and showrunner, and his work on 'Brotherhood' and 'Homeland'  was nothing short of brilliant. His passion, warmth, humor and generosity will be greatly missed. Our hearts and thoughts go out to his wife and family."

<p>CBS didn't provide episodic art for last night's &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother,&quot;&nbsp;which means you get the cast in suits again.</p>

CBS didn't provide episodic art for last night's "How I Met Your Mother," which means you get the cast in suits again.

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Review: 'How I Met Your Mother' - 'The Fortress'

Robin tries to sell Barney's apartment, while Lily spends too much time on her new job

A quick review of last night's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as I'm a cricket player who secretly hates his life...

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 173: 'Bates Motel,' 'Top of the Lake,' 'Veronica Mars' movie & more

Dan and Alan also review HBO's 'Phil Spector' and talk about the 'Girls' season finale


Back to roughly standard length for this week's Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, including reviews of a series, a miniseries and a movie all with murder as the backdrop, plus lots of talk about the "Veronica Mars" Kickstarter initiative and the "Girls" season finale. The lineup:

"Top of the Lake" (00:00:50 - 00:13:40)
"Bates Motel" (00:13:40 - 00:27:20)
"Phil Spector" (00:27:20 - 00:39:50)
"Veronica Mars" Kickstarter (00:39:50 - 01:04:20)
"Girls" finale (01:04:55 - 01:24:00)
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>Elisabeth Moss as a cop in &quot;Top of the Lake.&quot;</p>

Elisabeth Moss as a cop in "Top of the Lake."

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Review: Jane Campion's 'Top of the Lake' a riveting long-form mystery

Elisabeth Moss is showcased brilliantly in Sundance miniseries

I have no idea if Jane Campion, co-director and co-creator of Sundance's "Top of the Lake," has ever seen "The Killing," or the Danish series that inspired it. But the mystery miniseries certainly plays like she watched a few hours of the AMC version, leaned back in her chair and said, "Let me show you how it's done, kid."

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