<p>Monica Potter as Kristina in &quot;Parenthood.&quot;</p>

Monica Potter as Kristina in "Parenthood."

Credit: NBC

Review: 'Parenthood' - 'In Dreams Begin Responsibilities'

Kristina's ridiculous mayoral campaign continues, and Sarah has more concerns about Ryan

A review of last night's "Parenthood" coming up just as soon as I can hear the egotistical douchebagginess in your voice...

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<p>&quot;Orphan Black&quot;&nbsp;star Tatiana Maslany stopped by &quot;Parks and Recreation&quot;&nbsp;to be served by Aziz Ansari.</p>

"Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany stopped by "Parks and Recreation" to be served by Aziz Ansari.

Credit: NBC

Review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'Gin It Up!'

Donna's Twitter account causes a scandal, and Tom falls for 'Orphan Black' star Tatiana Maslany

A review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" coming up just as soon as I put a question mark on Stop signs...

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HitFix First Look: The 'Strike Back' guys vs the big bad
Credit: Cinemax

HitFix First Look: The 'Strike Back' guys vs the big bad

In tomorrow's season finale, Scott and Stonebridge try to take out the biggest threat

The third (or, if you're in the UK, fourth) season of "Strike Backconcludes tomorrow night at 10 on Cinemax. (Starting next Friday, Cinemax will finally start airing the original British season with Richard Armitage, under the title "Strike Back: Origins.") I've seen the finale, and it's excellent, doing an impressive job of tying together most of this season's threads even as it's letting Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton participate in all kinds of wonderfully-choreographed action.

I'll have a review of the finale up right after it finishes on the East Coast, but in the meantime, I have an exclusive clip from the finale, featuring a shootout between Stonebridge, Scott and the terrorists they've been chasing all season.

Enjoy, and feel free to discuss the season to date here.

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 206

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 206

Dan and Alan also check in on 'How I Met Your Mother' and answer some mail


The world has been conspiring against a timely Firewall & Iceberg Podcast of late, first with my appendix, now with Dan having jury duty this week. But with his civic responsibility completed, we finally had time to record a show, including a review of tonight's premiere of "Reign," early season check-ins on "HIMYM," "New Girl" and "Homeland," and the return of a recurring podcast segment: Listeners Wonder What the Heck Is Wrong with NBC (even when NBC is doing well elsewhere).

The way things have been going, we can't promise a new podcast on Monday, but we live in hope.

The rundown:

"Reign" (00:02:00 - 00:14:45)
Listener Mail: "Walking Dead" ratings (00:15:00 - 00:22:55)
Listener Mail: NBC Thursday (00:23:00 - 00:32:30)
"How I Met Your Mother" (00:32:40 - 00:42:30)
"New Girl" (00:42:35 - 00:53:40)
"Homeland" (00:53:40 - 01:05:00)

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.


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<p>&quot;The&nbsp;Sopranos&quot;&nbsp;celebrated Columbus Day in one of that show's bigger missteps.</p>

"The Sopranos" celebrated Columbus Day in one of that show's bigger missteps.

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When good shows go bad: Terrible episodes of great TV dramas

From 'The Sopranos' on Columbus Day to the 'Friday Night Lights' murder, our favorites aren't immune from missteps
Monday was Columbus Day — or, as CNN's Jake Tapper put it on Twitter, "a day when many Americans soberly reflect on the worst ever episode of 'The Sopranos.'"
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<p>Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey in &quot;True Detective.&quot;</p>

Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey in "True Detective."

Credit: HBO

HBO announces January premieres for 'Girls,' 'True Detective'

Lena Dunham will be paired with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson on Sundays

HBO has announced a winter Sunday lineup featuring the return of "Girls" sandwiched in between two new series: Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in the drama "True Detective" and Jonathan Groff in the new comedy "Looking."

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<p>Andy Samberg and Dean Winters in &quot;Brooklyn Nine-Nine.&quot;</p>

Andy Samberg and Dean Winters in "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

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Morning TV Round-Up: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' & 'New Girl'

Dean Winters stops by 'Brooklyn,' while Nick inherits some money

It's morning round-up time, with quick reviews of last night's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "New Girl" coming up just as soon as I'm knitting a mansion...

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<p>On &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother,&quot;&nbsp;Robin (Cobie Smulders)&nbsp;plays some poker.</p>

On "How I Met Your Mother," Robin (Cobie Smulders) plays some poker.

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Review: 'How I Met Your Mother' - 'The Poker Game'

Barney has to choose between Robin and his family, and Ted and Marshall settle an old argument

A review of last night's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as I take a sewing class to work on my Halloween costume...

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<p>Andrew Lincoln in &quot;The Walking Dead.&quot;</p>

Andrew Lincoln in "The Walking Dead."

Credit: AMC

'The Walking Dead' returns to record ratings

Ratings higher than ever for the most popular show in basic cable history

You can't stop "The Walking Dead," which returned last night to its biggest ratings ever — an incredible 16.1 million viewers and a whopping 8.2 rating among adults 18-49.

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<p>Damian Lewis as Brody in &quot;Homeland.&quot;</p>

Damian Lewis as Brody in "Homeland."

Credit: Showtime

'Homeland' star Damian Lewis on Brody's return

Where will the show take Brody now? What was it like to go bald for season 3?

Damian Lewis made his first appearance of "Homeland" season 3 in tonight's episode, "Tower of David," which I reviewed here. On Friday, I spoke briefly with the show's Emmy-winning leading man about where exactly he and Brody find themselves at this stage, and how much life he thinks the character has left in him.

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