<p>Nick Offerman</p>

Nick Offerman

Credit: NBC

If I Had An Emmy Ballot 2014: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

The 'Modern Family' men will fill half the slots or more, but who else might be deserving?

The Television Academy of Arts & Sciences released this year's Emmy ballots on Monday. Now that the ballots are out, it's time for our annual two-pronged experiment, in which Dan tries to predict the likeliest nominees in each major category, while I pretend that I'm an actually TV Academy member and pick the six nominees that would make me the happiest.

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<p>Cristin Milioti</p>

Cristin Milioti

Credit: CBS

If I Had An Emmy Ballot 2014: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

You could fill the category with 'Orange Is the New Black' actresses, but you don't have to

The Television Academy of Arts & Sciences released this year's Emmy ballots on Monday. Now that the ballots are out, it's time for our annual two-pronged experiment, in which Dan tries to predict the likeliest nominees in each major category, while I pretend that I'm an actually TV Academy member and pick the six nominees that would make me the happiest.

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<p>Uzo Aduba in &quot;Orange Is the New Black&quot;</p>

Uzo Aduba in "Orange Is the New Black"

Credit: Netflix

Review: 'Orange Is the New Black' - 'Hugs Can Be Deceiving/A Whole Other Hole'

Suzanne and Morello get the flashback treatment in stories that surprisingly parallel each other

We're continuing our periodic look at "Orange Is the New Black" season 2 with thoughts on episodes 3 and 4 coming up just as soon as I know you're talking about the white Michelle Williams...

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<p>Brooklyn Nine-Nine</p>

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Credit: FOX

If I Had An Emmy Ballot 2014: Outstanding Comedy Series

Fuzzy eligibility rules mean that half the deserving shows aren't even really comedies

The Television Academy of Arts & Sciences released this year's Emmy ballots on Monday. Now that the ballots are out, it's time for our annual two-pronged experiment, in which Dan tries to predict the likeliest nominees in each major category, while I pretend that I'm an actually TV Academy member and pick the six nominees that would make me the happiest.

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<p>Fargo and Hannibal</p>

Fargo and Hannibal

Credit: FX/NBC

'Fargo' vs. 'Hannibal': Which drama's greatness is more improbable?

How on earth did we get two adaptations this great and this unlikely in one spring?

Over the weekend, I was in Austin for the third annual ATX Television Festival, featuring lots of panels, parties and other opportunities for passionate TV fans to rub elbows with both one another and, at times, the people responsible for their favorite shows. As happens at an event like this, there was a lot of talk about TV both during the panels and between them, and one of the recurring questions (even before the screening of this week's episode) was this: How in the world does "Fargo" not only exist, but exist at the level of quality it's at?

And that, in turn, led me to a related question: Which show's greatness is more improbable: "Fargo" or "Hannibal"?

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<p>Game of Thrones</p>

Game of Thrones

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 234: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Friday Night Lights' & more

Dan and Alan also answer your mail and discuss the ATX Television Festival

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Happy Wednesday, boys and girls! Time for another Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, where we talk about my recent trip to Austin, answer your mail, break down the epic battle on "Game of Thrones" and then begin our summer rewatch of the very strange and problematic second season of "Friday Night Lights."

The rundown: 

Alan goes to ATX Festival (00:01:25 - 00:12:15)
Listener Mail - "Broadchurch"/"Returned" Emmys (00:12:30 - 00:15:20)
Listener Mail - Split Seasons (00:15:25 - 00:20:35)
Listener Mail - Resurrected Shows (00:20:45 - 00:27:00)
Sunday's "Game of Thrones" (00:27:15 - 00:50:15)
Summer Rewatch - "Friday Night Lights" Season 2 (00:50:20 - 01:11:00)
 
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>Breaking Bad</p>

Breaking Bad

Credit: AMC

If I Had An Emmy Ballot 2014: Outstanding Drama Series

What deserves to join 'Breaking Bad' and 'True Detective' among this year's nominees?

The Television Academy of Arts & Sciences released this year's Emmy ballots on Monday. This means we now know who submitted themselves for consideration and who didn't, which actors mistakenly consider themselves leads when they aren't (The Rob Lowe Award), which actors exploit loopholes to submit themselves as supporting actors on shows named after them (The Amy Schumer Award), and which shows have submitted themselves in categories where they arguably don't belong. (Dan and I discussed this problem at length on this week's Firewall & Iceberg Show.)

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<p>The Cosby Show</p>

The Cosby Show

Credit: NBC

Summer sitcom rewind: 'The Cosby Show' - 'Theo's Holiday'

The Huxtables team up to teach Theo a lesson about adult responsibility

We're continuing this periodic summer project where we revisit classic sitcom episode. Last week, we did a "NewsRadio" double feature, and today we're going to talk about one of my favorite episodes of "The Cosby Show," called "Theo's Holiday," coming up just as soon as my corporate headquarters has 49 floors but no phone...

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<p>Fargo</p>

Fargo

Credit: FX

Review: 'Fargo' - 'A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage'

Lester confronts Malvo in an unbearably tense episode

A review of tonight's "Fargo" coming up just as soon as it's like a clown car back there...

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<p>Veep</p>

Veep

Credit: HBO

Firewall & Iceberg Show, episode 17: 'Veep,' Emmy ballot weirdness & more

Dan and Alan also review 'Chasing Life' and pick their ideal desert island TV network

Happy Tuesday, boys and girls! It's a bit of a slow week in TV (and of course next week a gajillion scripted shows premiere), but there was still enough for a full Firewall & Iceberg Show, including a new ABC Family drama that we may be inclined to stick with for a bit, a discussion of the wonderful "Veep" season finale, a deep dive into Emmy category madness (before Dan and I start our annual Emmy nominations experiment tomorrow), and a new approach to the familiar desert island question. 

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