<p>Clarke Peters and Rob Brown in &quot;Trem&eacute;.&quot;</p>

Clarke Peters and Rob Brown in "Tremé."

Credit: HBO

Final 'Treme' season to feature five episodes

Production to begin on November 5th

Last month, HBO ordered a fourth and final season of "Tremé," giving creators David Simon and Eric Overmyer a lump sum of money to stretch as far as they could. At the time, Simon told me they would likely be able to make somewhere between 4 and 6 episodes, and today it was announced that the creative team had split the difference and settled on 5.

A post on the show's Facebook page (which I confirmed with HBO) says "Strike up the band. Production on the 5-episode final season of Treme begins November 5th."

The current season still has 5 episodes to go, starting with one this Sunday at 10.

<p>Ben (Adam Scott)&nbsp;and Leslie (Amy Poehler)&nbsp;on &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>

Ben (Adam Scott) and Leslie (Amy Poehler) on "Parks and Recreation."

Credit: NBC

'Parks and Recreation' co-creator Mike Schur on last night's big Leslie/Ben moment

When and why did the writers decide to do this?
After the memorable ending of last night’s “Parks and Recreation” (which I reviewed here), I emailed co-creator Mike Schur a few questions about why they chose to do it, and what it means for the show going forward.
 
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<p>Rashida Jones and Amy Poehler on &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>

Rashida Jones and Amy Poehler on "Parks and Recreation."

Credit: NBC

Review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'Halloween Surprise'

Ben ponders his next move, Ron goes trick-or-treating, and Jerry gets a shock

A review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" coming up just as soon as I get a chicken parm and watch "Blade Runner"...

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<p>Scott Speedman and Andre Braugher in uniform on &quot;Last Resort.&quot;</p>

Scott Speedman and Andre Braugher in uniform on "Last Resort."

Credit: ABC

Review: 'Last Resort' - 'Skeleton Crew'

Secretary Curry comes to the island in the most cohesive episode yet

A review of tonight's "Last Resort" coming up just as soon as they have rodeos in France...

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<p>Jerry O'Connell, Mason Cook and Portia de Rossi as the new Munster family on &quot;Mockingbird Lane.&quot;</p>

Jerry O'Connell, Mason Cook and Portia de Rossi as the new Munster family on "Mockingbird Lane."

Credit: NBC

Review: NBC airs 'The Munsters' reboot 'Mockingbird Lane'

HitFix
B-
Readers
B+
Bryan Fuller's take won't become a series, but it will get to be seen by the public
“Mockingbird Lane,” which NBC is airing tomorrow night at 8, is a blast from the TV past in two different ways. First, it’s an adaptation of “The Munsters,” the enduring black-and-white ‘60s family sitcom about a wacky clan whose members include two vampires, a werewolf and a Frankenstein’s monster. Second, it’s an unsold pilot that NBC is airing just for the heck of it, even though the network didn’t order it to series.
 
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<p>Alan Tudyk and Jeremy Sisto dress as each other on &quot;Suburgatory.&quot;</p>

Alan Tudyk and Jeremy Sisto dress as each other on "Suburgatory."

Credit: ABC

Review: 'Suburgatory' - 'The Witch of East Chatswin'

On Halloween, Rachel Dratch guest stars, and Noah and George trade places

A review of last night's "Suburgatory" coming up just as soon as I start shopping in the craft store of my mind...

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<p>Mae Whitman and Matt Lauria on &quot;Parenthood.&quot;</p>

Mae Whitman and Matt Lauria on "Parenthood."

Credit: NBC

Review: 'Parenthood' - 'I'll Be Right Here'

Kristina's surgery and Max's election happen at the same time

A review of last night's "Parenthood" coming up just as soon as I ask if you want tea...

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<p>Damon Wayans Jr. and Sinbrad on &quot;Happy Endings.&quot;</p>

Damon Wayans Jr. and Sinbrad on "Happy Endings."

Credit: ABC

The Morning Round-Up: 'New Girl' & 'Happy Endings'

Jess and Cece fight, Schmidt buys Nick a cookie, and Max tries to 'Misery' Penny

It's morning round-up Time, with reviews of last night's "New Girl" and the "Happy Endings" season 3 premiere, coming up just as soon as I look like a monkey from a Russian cracker ad...

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<p>Krysten Ritter in the title role from &quot;Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23.&quot;</p>

Krysten Ritter in the title role from "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23."

Credit: ABC

Review: ABC's 'Don't Trust the B' returns for season 2

HitFix
C+
Readers
B+
Interesting pieces, but the odd couple sitcom still hasn't progressed

Comedies often take longer to find themselves than dramas. You can look at “Parks and Recreation,” “New Girl,” or ABC’s “Happy Endings,” which begins its third season tonight at 9, as just three recent examples of sitcoms that didn’t fully understand their strengths and weaknesses until late in their first seasons or early in their second, and are now three of the funniest shows around.

So even though I wasn’t wild about the first season of ABC’s “Don’t Trust the B---- in Apt. 23,” which returns tonight at 9:30 after “Happy Endings,” there was enough interesting raw material there that I had hope for a similar leap forward in season 2. Instead, it’s the same uneven show, full of ideas that seem funny in concept but only occasionally get there in execution.
 
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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 155: 'Happy Endings,' 'Don't Trust the B,' 'Mockingbird Lane' & more

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 155: 'Happy Endings,' 'Don't Trust the B,' 'Mockingbird Lane' & more

Dan and Alan also discuss 'Homeland,' reality TV and answer your mail

The

After some recent scheduling weirdness, it's back to Monday for the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, as Dan and I talk about ABC's returning comedies, NBC's busted pilot theater, reality TV, "Homeland," and more.

The line-up: 

"Happy Endings" (00:01:45 - 00:12:00)
"Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" (00:12:00 - 00:24:25)
"Mockingbird Lane" (00:24:30 - 00:39:15)
Dan's Reality Roundup (00:39:20 - 00:52:30)
Listener Mail - Token Diversity (00:52: 48 - 00:59:20)
Listener Mail - Girls vs. Boys (00:59:25 - 01:04:20)
"Homeland" (01:05:00 - 01:20:45)
 
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.