<p>Chris Geere and Aya Cash in &quot;You&#39;re the Worst.&quot;</p>

Chris Geere and Aya Cash in "You're the Worst."

Credit: FX

Season finale review: 'You're the Worst' - 'Fists and Feet and Stuff'

Jimmy tries to fix things with Gretchen before it's too late

A quick review of the "You're the Worst" season finale coming up just as soon as my boys expect the trash juice...

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Credit: FX

FX renews 'Tyrant' for season 2

Middle Eastern political drama ran into many problems, but FX ordered more

FX entered this summer with more programming inventory than it's ever had in a compressed period: "The Strain" on Sundays (the first time FX has had to put one of its dramas there), "Partners" on Mondays, "Tyrant" on Tuesdays, "The Bridge" on Wednesdays and "Married" and "You're the Worst" on Thursdays. Though "The Strain" has been a success and got renewed weeks ago, it's been a rough go for almost everything else.

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<p>The cast of FOX&#39;s &quot;Gotham.&quot;</p>

The cast of FOX's "Gotham."

Credit: FOX

Review: FOX's 'Gotham' gives us a Batman show without Batman

An excellent pilot for the prequel series, but can it sustain this dark worldview?

A man who decides the best way to fight crime in his native city is to dress up as a giant bat has to be a severely damaged individual on some level. But think about how damaged the city itself has to be for the man to think that the bat costume is necessary.

FOX's new drama series "Gotham" (it debuts Monday at 8) wants to dramatize the crumbling infrastructure of Gotham City, which would eventually lead to Batman patrolling its streets. And it wants to play with the many wonderful toys available in that corner of the DC Universe, even if Batman himself can't be one of them, since the series begins with a 12-year-old Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) witnessing his parents' murder in a dark downtown alley.

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<p>Franka Potente and Diane Kruger in &quot;The Bridge.&quot;</p>

Franka Potente and Diane Kruger in "The Bridge."

Credit: FX

Review: 'The Bridge' - 'Beholder'

Marco goes hunting for Fausto, Eleanor and Sonya meet, and Linder has a close shave

A review of tonight's "The Bridge" coming up just as soon as my beard affords me special powers...

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<p>Debra Messing in &quot;The Mysteries of Laura.&quot;</p>

Debra Messing in "The Mysteries of Laura."

Credit: NBC

Series premiere talkback: 'The Mysteries of Laura' - 'Pilot'

What did everybody think of the new NBC cop drama?

On Monday, I posted my review of NBC's "The Mysteries of Laura." Now it's your turn. For those who tuned in tonight, what did you think? Did you find it funny or grating? Do you have any idea yet how Debra Messing can possibly be both a cop and a mom? Were you engaged by the mystery, or too busy wondering why NYPD detectives were so busy investigating a case in Westchester? Do you have an impulse to go shopping at Laura's preferred big box store? And will you watch again? Or would you just rather listen to Linda Holmes' "CopMom MomCop" theme song?

Have at it.

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Series premiere talkback: 'Red Band Society' - 'Pilot'
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Series premiere talkback: 'Red Band Society' - 'Pilot'

What did everybody think of FOX's new teen hospital drama?

I've already published my review of "Red Band Society." Now it's your turn. For those who tuned in tonight, what did you think? Too much "Glee" in a hospital, or not enough? Did you like the narration, or did you want Coma Boy to pipe down? Did any of the characters pop for you? Did your prior feelings for Coldplay enhance or detract from the final sequence? And will you watch again?

Have at it.

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<p>Red Oaks</p>

Red Oaks

Credit: Amazon

'Red Oaks' co-creator Gregory Jacobs talks about his Amazon pilot

How will the '80s country club comedy work if Amazon orders it to series?

Late last month, Amazon released its third batch of series pilots, ahead of the premieres of any of the shows from the second batch. (“Transparent” is being released on the 26th, and I’ll have a bunch of content about that next week.) “Red Oaks” — a comedy about a teenage tennis pro at a New Jersey country club in the summer of 1985, created by Gregory Jacobs and Joe Gangemi, directed by David Gordon Green and produced by Steven Soderbergh— was easily my favorite of the five new pilots (you can watch it here), and I’m hopeful that after the round of costumer feedback concludes at the end of this month, Amazon will order it to series.

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<p>Chris Messina and Mindy Kaling in &quot;The Mindy Project.&quot;</p>

Chris Messina and Mindy Kaling in "The Mindy Project."

Credit: FOX

Season premiere review: 'The Mindy Project' - 'We're a Couple Now, Haters!'

Mindy and Danny adjust to life together

A review of tonight's "The Mindy Project" season premiere coming up just as soon as I keep a box of my ex's hair for curses...

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<p>Jessica Biel and Zooey Deschanel in &quot;New Girl.&quot;</p>

Jessica Biel and Zooey Deschanel in "New Girl."

Credit: FOX

Season premiere review: 'New Girl' - 'The Last Wedding'

Jessica Biel and Jess fight over the best man at a wedding

A review of tonight's "New Girl" premiere coming up just as soon as guys still like an Oakland face with an LA booty...

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<p>Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler in Friday Night Lights</p>

Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler in Friday Night Lights

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 246

Dan and Alan also wrap up their 'Friday Night Lights' season 2 discussion


Happy Tuesday, boys and girls! Time for the first of a two-podcast week for the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast. Since there are so many shows debuting this weekend and early next week, we decided to deal with this week's early premieres while wrapping up our "Friday Night Lights" season 2 discussion today — with an epic hour discussion of the final two episodes and an attempt to rank the worst characters and ideas of the season — and we'll be back on Thursday or Friday to talk about "Madam Secretary," "Gotham" and a bunch of other new and returning shows.

NOTE: Due to lots of recent problems with the Skype connection, we tried a new method of recording the show this week. As with all things technical, there will be a learning curve, and it may not sound perfect all the time. But we continue to try things!

The rundown:

"Red Band Society" (00:01:00 - 00:11:50)
"Mysteries of Laura" (00:11:50 - 00:22:45)
"Friday Night Lights" Summer ReWatch (00:22:50 - 01:22:05)

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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