<p>Dax Shepard in &quot;Parenthood.&quot;</p>

Dax Shepard in "Parenthood."

Credit: NBC

Review: 'Parenthood' - 'You Can't Always Get What You Want'

Julia and Sarah both wind up in the wrong, Crosby meets the new neighbor, and Kristina wants Max to dance

A review of last night's "Parenthood" coming up just as soon as I can assemble an M-16 in the dark in under 35 seconds...

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<p>Dominic West, Romola Garai and Ben Whishaw in &quot;The Hour.&quot;</p>

Dominic West, Romola Garai and Ben Whishaw in "The Hour."

Credit: BBC

Review: BBC America's 'The Hour' turns to crime in season 2

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Romola Garai, Dominic West and Ben Whishaw are back in the '50s news drama

When "The Hour," the drama about a BBC news program in the late '50s, begins its second season (tonight at 10 on BBC America), the show-within-the-show has some competition. We're told that rival network ITV has copied much of "The Hour" formula for a new show called "Uncovered," which our heroine, "Hour" producer Bel Rowley (Romola Garai) tries to dismiss as "just news with advertisements." When dashing anchorman Hector Madden (Dominic West) considers jumping ship to the rival program, Bel and others suggest that his work on the new show couldn't be as substantive as on the old one.

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 158: 'The Hour,' 'Revolution,' 'Tremé' & more

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 158: 'The Hour,' 'Revolution,' 'Tremé' & more

Dan and Alan also discuss the latest 'Homeland,' plug Alan's new book, and answer your mail

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It's a bit of a "Revolution"-themed Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, as Dan and I both catch up on the NBC drama — and feel free to use these comments to discuss the midseason finale, as I didn't have a chance to write a separate post on it — as well as plug that book I wrote (which is now finally available for iBooks). We also talked about the return of "The Hour" (I'll have a written review of that tomorrow), the end of that great season of "Tremé," the latest "Homeland," and more.

The line-up: 

Alan's Book (00:00:50 - 00:07:10)
"The Hour" (00:07:15 - 00:16:05)
Listener Mail - "Last Resort" cancellation (00:17:05 - 00:26:35)
Listener Mail - female TV stars in movie ensembles (00:27:00 - 00:30:35)
Listener Mail - Skippable "Cheers" seasons (00:30:35 - 00:32:30)
"Revolution" (00:32:50 - 00:43:05)
"Treme" (00:43:10 - 53:30)
"Homeland" (00:53:35 - 01:16:22)
 
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.
<p>Joe Manganiello was back on last night's &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother.&quot;</p>

Joe Manganiello was back on last night's "How I Met Your Mother."

Credit: CBS

Review: 'How I Met Your Mother' - 'Twelve Horny Women'

Joe Manganianello shows off the goods to best Marshall in court

A quick review of last night's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as I'm arrested for ZWI...

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<p>Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch are Dr. Watson and &quot;Sherlock.&quot;&nbsp;</p>

Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch are Dr. Watson and "Sherlock." 

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The game is delayed - 'Sherlock' won't return until late 2013/early 2014

Producer Steven Moffat and stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have very busy schedules

By making only three stories per season, "Sherlockproducer Steven Moffat has already turned the 21st century Sherlock Holmes series (not to be confused with the one on CBS) into a rare enough treat that we have to wait long intervals to consume. And now it sounds like the wait for the next batch is even longer. 

EW is reporting that because of the busy schedules of Moffat (who also runs "Doctor Who") and stars Benedict Cumberbatch (who's the villain in the next "Star Trek" movie) and Martin Freeman (who is appearing in the 57 films that are being adapted from the 300-odd pages of "The Hobbit"), production on the next trio of "Sherlock" episodes has been pushed back from January to March, which will in turn delay when those episodes will air, first on the BBC (likely late 2013 now) and then PBS (possibly early 2014).

<p>The &quot;Lost&quot; cast waaaay back in the pilot.</p>

The "Lost" cast waaaay back in the pilot.

Credit: ABC

Podcast, blog and book notes

Previewing the next week of coverage, plus a 'Revolution Was Televised' excerpt

A few bits of housekeeping and book pluggery while I ponder what Chuck Lorre might write in a vanity card about Angus T. Jones...

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<p>In the &quot;Trem&eacute;&quot;&nbsp;season finale, LaDonna (Khandi Alexander)&nbsp;and Davis (Steve Zahn)&nbsp;meet for the first time.</p>

In the "Tremé" season finale, LaDonna (Khandi Alexander) and Davis (Steve Zahn) meet for the first time.

Credit: HBO

Season finale review: 'Tremé' - 'Tipitina'

A benefit for LaDonna brings most of our cast of characters together

A review of the "Tremé" season finale coming up just as soon as I like metal and sea shanties...

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<p>Morena Baccarin in &quot;Homeland.&quot;</p>

Morena Baccarin in "Homeland."

Credit: Showtime

Review: 'Homeland' - 'Two Hats'

Brody resurfaces, and Saul looks into Quinn

A quick review of tonight's "Homeland" coming up just as soon as I find a pay phone...

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<p>On &quot;The Walking Dead,&quot;&nbsp;Michonne gives Rick, Oscar and Daryl a tour.</p>

On "The Walking Dead," Michonne gives Rick, Oscar and Daryl a tour.

Credit: AMC

Review: 'The Walking Dead' - 'When the Dead Come Knocking'

Michonne makes new friends, while Glenn is reacquainted with an old one

A quick review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I telecommute...

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<p>Dunn (Erik LaRay Harvey)&nbsp;and Chalky (Michael Kenneth Williams)&nbsp;in &quot;Boardwalk Empire.&quot;</p>

Dunn (Erik LaRay Harvey) and Chalky (Michael Kenneth Williams) in "Boardwalk Empire."

Credit: HBO

Review: 'Boardwalk Empire' - 'Two Imposters'

Nucky goes on the run and Gillian gets some houseguests

A review of tonight's "Boardwalk Empire" coming up just as soon as I have to ask for your phone number...

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