<p>Jason Isaacs</p>

Jason Isaacs

Credit: Victoria Will/AP

Press tour: 'Dig' finds complications and advantages in Jersualem filming

USA conspiracy thriller on production hiatus due to current Israeli/Palestinian conflict

Filming on location — particularly a location as old and rich with historical and spiritual import as Jerusalem — brings many advantages to a show like USA's upcoming conspiracy thriller "Dig." But it also carries with it significant risks.

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<p>The Strain</p>

The Strain

Credit: FX

Series premiere talkback: 'The Strain' - 'Night Zero'

What did everybody think of FX's new vampire series from Guillermo del Toro and friends?

I posted my review of FX's "The Strain" on Friday. Now it's your turn. For those who turned into FX's first-ever Sunday night drama, what did you think? Did you find the vampire makeup and special effects creepy, or just as silly as Corey Stoll's wig? Were you interested in the characters and/or the story of this takeover plot? How did you feel about old Abraham Setrakian's way of caring for his "wife"? Was the whole thing scary or too cheesey? And will you watch again?

Have at it. I don't plan to cover this show weekly (too many things on Sunday nights), but I'll try to check in from time to time, depending on what's happening on the show.

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<p>Masters of Sex</p>

Masters of Sex

Credit: Showtime

Season premiere review: 'Masters of Sex' - 'Parallax'

Bill and Virginia struggle to define the new phase of their relationship

"Masters of Sex" is back for a new season. I reviewed the start of the new season on Friday, and I have specific thoughts on the season premiere coming up just as soon as I can buy an extra $100 worth of french lingerie every month...

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<p>The Leftovers</p>

The Leftovers

Credit: HBO

Review: 'The Leftovers' - 'Two Boats and a Helicopter'

In a single-POV tour de force, Matt races to find the cash to save his church

A review of tonight's "The Leftovers" coming up just as soon as I think I know what happened to your face...

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<p>Angelica Celaya</p>

Angelica Celaya

Press tour: 'Constantine' hires Angelica Celaya to replace Lucy Griffiths

How NBC's adaptation of the 'Hellblazer' comics is already being tweaked

TV pilot production is an inexact science. Certain characters or ideas don't quite click, so you change them, or you abandon them, and then you move on. In these days of leaner budgets, though, it's trickier to deal with the changes as thoroughly as might be ideal, which is why much of NBC's press tour session for "Constantine" was devoted to a character who now won't be in the show past the pilot.

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<p>Emmy Rossum</p>

Emmy Rossum

Credit: Showtime

Press Tour: Emmy chief will look at category problem, do nothing

We care more about category fraud and blurred lines than the TV Academy

NBC's press tour panel for the 2014 Emmy telecast was a chance for Seth Meyers and his "Late Night" producer Mike Shoemaker to talk about their approach to Seth hosting the show. Mainly, though, it was an opportunity for TV critics to complain to Television Academy chairman Bruce Rosenblum about the broken Emmy category system — and for Rosenblum to smile, talk about his desire to examine the problem, and then make clear that he has no real plans to do anything to fix it.

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<p>Community</p>

Community

Credit: NBC

Press Tour: NBC's Robert Greenblatt has no 'Community' regrets

Didn't want to renew the cult comedy, but pleased NBC will make money on the Yahoo deal

NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt, who made the final call to cancel "Community," seems not only untroubled by the show's resurrection at Yahoo!, but pleased.

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<p>The Strain</p>

The Strain

Credit: FX

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 238: Emmys, 'The Strain,' 'Masters of Sex' & more

Dan and Alan also discuss a press tour humiliation

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Happy Saturday, boys and girls! Time for a weekend, in-person Firewall & Iceberg Podcast! I'm finally in town for press tour, which meant Dan and I belatedly got to sit down to discuss the Emmy nominations, review "The Strain" and "Masters of Sex" (and, briefly, "The Divide") and discuss a surprising/mortifying moment for Dan at press tour earlier today. We'll hopefully have both a video show and a podcast in the coming week, but we'll see.

The rundown: 

"The Strain" (18:35 - 30:50)
"Masters of Sex" Season 2 (30:55 - 38:55)
"The Divide" (39:00 - 44:50)
Jew/Not-a-Jew (44:55 - 52:35)
 
 
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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<p>Better Call Saul</p>

Better Call Saul

Credit: AMC

Press tour: 'Better Call Saul' live-blog with Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould

The 'Breaking Bad' vets try to clarify what exactly the spin-off will be

Until about 10 minutes ago, there has been so much conflicting information, if not outright misinformation, about what exactly "Better Call Saul" will be: A straight "Breaking Bad" prequel? A time-bending journey that includes adventures during the reign of Heisenberg? A comedy? A drama with occasional laughs? Huell's story?

AMC's press release about the full cast and basic premise and setting fill in some of the details — including that it begins six years before Saul (then known as Jimmy McGill) meets Walter White — and now co-creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould will hopefully bring more of the show (not due to premiere until early 2015) into sharper clarity, without actually giving too much of the fun away. I'll be live-blogging all of Gilligan's charming Virginian self-deprecation, all of Gould's jokes, and whatever nuggets we actually get about the new show.

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<p>Better Call Saul</p>

Better Call Saul

Credit: AMC

AMC teases new 'Better Call Saul' plot details

Full cast line-up detailed, setting and premise are here

In about 10 or 20 minutes, Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould are going to be at press tour to discuss the "Breaking Bad" prequel "Better Call Saul," but AMC just released the first real fixed plot details, plus a full cast list, so here we go:

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