<p>John Oliver will soon host &quot;Last Week Tonight with John Oliver&quot; on HBO.</p>

John Oliver will soon host "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" on HBO.

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John Oliver talks 'The Daily Show,' Colbert & his new HBO series

How will 'Last Week Tonight' be different from his Carlos Danger mockery?

When Stephen Colbert was named as David Letterman’s successor earlier this month, there were some suggestions that “Daily Show” alum John Oliver must be kicking himself for jumping to HBO a few months earlier, when he would have been a lock to succeed Colbert weeknights at 11:30 on Comedy Central.

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<p>On &quot;Parks and Recreation,&quot; Andy, Ben and Leslie survey the streets of San Francisco.</p>

On "Parks and Recreation," Andy, Ben and Leslie survey the streets of San Francisco.

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Season finale review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'Moving Up'

Leslie heads to San Francisco, oversees the Unity concert, and weighs the National Parks job

"Parks and Recreation" just wrapped up its sixth season. I did my annual interview with Mike Schur about what happened, and I have a review of the finale coming up just as soon as I click through a slideshow of "American Music Awards" sideboob fails...

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<p>The gang from &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>

The gang from "Parks and Recreation."

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'Parks and Recreation' Mike Schur on the eventful season finale

Why the writers wanted to do 'something at the end that would shake everything up'

"Parks and Recreation" just concluded its sixth season in memorable fashion (here's my review), with the Pawnee/Eagleton unity concert, a trip to San Francisco, big cameos and then a very crazy idea at the very end of the finale which could give us a very different show in season 7.

As usual when "Parks" wraps up a season, I emailed co-creator Mike Schur some questions about what went down, and why. It goes without saying that big big spoilers are coming, immediately.

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<p>Vanessa Redgrave and Kelly Reilly in &quot;Black Box.&quot;</p>

Vanessa Redgrave and Kelly Reilly in "Black Box."

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Review: ABC goes to silly extremes with bipolar medical drama 'Black Box'

Kelly Reilly and a talented cast are wasted in a bad mash-up of 'House' and 'Homeland'

If there's been one glaring flaw in this new golden age of TV drama, it's that so much of it has focused on stories of damaged male anti-heroes, without offering us enough equally complicated female protagonists to balance them out. There have been some breakthroughs here and there — the amazing ensemble of Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black" by itself does a lot to balance the numbers out — some shows that stuck around only briefly like "Enlightened," and some shows that seemed headed for the pantheon before falling short like "Homeland," but it's an area where TV could definitely stand to improve.

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<p>Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell in disguise on &quot;The Americans.&quot;</p>

Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell in disguise on "The Americans."

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Review: 'The Americans' - 'Martial Eagle'

Philip struggles in the aftermath of a violent mission

A review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as I wake up up to clean the fridge...

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 227: 'Community,' 'Mad Men' & more

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 227: 'Community,' 'Mad Men' & more

Dan and Alan also discuss the Amazon/HBO deal and do a Dan's Reality Round-Up


Time for a new Firewall & Iceberg podcast, as Dan and I do our weekly "Mad Men" breakdown, discuss the latest season of "Community," and answer a bunch of mail, which includes an excuse for a new Dan's Reality Round-Up. 

The rundown: 

Listener Mail: HBO/Amazon deal (00:1:10 -  00:8:50)
Listener Mail: Dan's Reality Roundup (00:08:55 - 00:21:00)
Listener Mail: Late-night homogeneity (00:21:00 - 00:25:45)
"Community" finale (00:25:50 - 00:39:05)
"Mad Men" (00:39:05 - 01:01:40)
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>&quot;The Sopranos&quot; and other HBO classics are coming to Amazon Prime in May.</p>

"The Sopranos" and other HBO classics are coming to Amazon Prime in May.

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HBO, Amazon Prime team up to stream 'The Sopranos,' 'The Wire' & more

Classic HBO series and three-year-old seasons of current seasons going to Amazon in May

For cord-cutters who aim to watch the best of television without a cable box (or, in some cases, even a television), HBO has long been the big missing piece of the puzzle. HBO has its own streaming video service, HBO Go, but you can only access it if you already have a cable subscription (or if you have a friend or relative with a subscription who will share their password with you). Cord-cutters ask all the time about the possibility of HBO Go being offered independently, but it would completely undermine HBO's very lucrative business model to do so, and it hasn't happened yet, and likely won't anytime soon.

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<p>Ari Graynor in &quot;Bad Teacher.&quot;</p>

Ari Graynor in "Bad Teacher."

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Review: CBS' 'Bad Teacher' a good showcase for Ari Graynor, at least

Otherwise, it's a toothless adaptation of a mediocre Cameron Diaz film

The best thing about CBS' "Bad Teacher" sitcom remake (which debuts tomorrow night at 9:30) is that it makes me really want to see its star, Ari Graynor, in something better.

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<p>Russell Harvard and Adam Goldberg in &quot;Fargo.&quot;</p>

Russell Harvard and Adam Goldberg in "Fargo."

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Review: 'Fargo' - 'The Rooster Prince'

A pair of hitmen from North Dakota arrive, and Lorne takes a new job

A review of tonight's "Fargo" coming up just as soon as I find a human foot in a toaster oven...

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<p>Ari Graynor in CBS&#39; &quot;Bad Teacher.&quot;</p>

Ari Graynor in CBS' "Bad Teacher."

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Firewall & Iceberg Show, episode 12: 'Bad Teacher,' 'Black Box' & more

Dan and Alan also discuss the 'Parenthood' & 'Scandal' finales and the 'Game of Thrones' controversy

After a week off for holiday travels, the Firewall & Iceberg video show is back, as Dan and I reviewed two new midseason shows, discussed a pair of recent season finales, and dug deeper into the controversy stemming from my interview with "Game of Thrones" director Alex Graves.

We'll be back tomorrow to podcast about the "Community" finale, the latest "Mad Men," and more (so keep those questions coming).

Time Breakdown:
0:00-5:10- "Bad Teacher"
5:10- 11:09- "Black Box"
11:09- 16:35- "Scandal"

16:35- 21:40- "Parenthood"

21:40- 30:34- "Game of Thrones"

As always, you can send us questions at firewalliceberg@hitfix.com. There's also now a YouTube channel where you can subscribe to all upcoming Firewall & Iceberg videos, at https://www.youtube.com/show/firewalliceberg.

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