<p>Philip Winchester in &quot;Strike Back.&quot;</p>

Philip Winchester in "Strike Back."

Credit: Cinemax

Review: Cinemax's 'Strike Back' returns, still kicking butt and taking names

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Rhona Mitra joins the fun as Stonebridge and Scott reunite for more action

Early in the new season of Cinemax's action drama "Strike Back" (it returns tomorrow night at 10), soldier Damien Scott is asked how an American wound up as a key member of a British special forces unit.

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<p>Tom Weston-Jones is an 1860s New York detective in &quot;Copper.&quot;</p>

Tom Weston-Jones is an 1860s New York detective in "Copper."

Credit: BBC America

Review: With 'Copper,' the 'Homicide' team goes back to 1864 New York

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An intriguing setting, but the new Fontana/Levinson drama's not quite there yet
When I hear that Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson have a new cop show in the works, I pay attention. This is the team, after all, responsible for one of the greatest cop shows of all time, NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street."
 
When I hear that Fontana and Levinson's cop show is the first original drama for a cable channel, I pay attention. This is the team, after all, that gave HBO its first scripted drama in "Oz," the often-fascinating prison drama that in turn led to "The Sopranos," "The Wire," etc.
 
And when I hear that Fontana and Levinson's cop show is set in New York in 1864, I pay attention. The period is a familiar one from Westerns and Civil War stories, but in terms of what was happening back in the northeast — and also what urban policework was like in this long-ago period — it's ground that's only occasionally been trod.
 
So, yes, my anticipation was very high for Fontana, Levinson and Will Rokos's "Copper," which debuts on Sunday night at 10 on BBC America, a channel that until now was content to simply import content from the mothership in the U.K.
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<p>Kelsey Grammer as Mayor Tom Kane in &quot;Boss.&quot;</p>

Kelsey Grammer as Mayor Tom Kane in "Boss."

Credit: Starz

Review: Kelsey Grammer and 'Boss' return to Starz for season 2

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Grammer's fantastic, but the show remains easier to admire than like

As Starz's "Boss" enters its second season Friday night at 10, the political drama remains a show I find much easier to admire than to enjoy.

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<p>Sutton Foster in &quot;Bunheads.&quot;</p>

Sutton Foster in "Bunheads."

Credit: ABC Family

Review: 'Bunheads' - 'No One Takes Khaleesi's Dragons'

Michelle needs coffee, Sasha tries cheerleading and the other girls fight

A review of last night's "Bunheads" coming up just as soon as we Skype with Hugh Jackman...

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<p>David Giuntoli and Bitsie Tulloch in &quot;Grimm.&quot;</p>

David Giuntoli and Bitsie Tulloch in "Grimm."

Credit: NBC

Review: NBC's 'Grimm' returns, improved, for season 2

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Deeper mythology and a more balanced ensemble highlight the growth curve

In today's podcast, Fienberg and I revisited NBC's "Grimm," which begins its second season tonight at 10. (NBC is airing a episodes on Mondays for the next few weeks in the hopes of hanging onto their Olympic audience for as long as possible.)

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 144: 'Grimm,' 'Boss,' 'Strike Back' & 'Copper'

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 144: 'Grimm,' 'Boss,' 'Strike Back' & 'Copper'

Dan and Alan also discuss a thrilling 'Breaking Bad'

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It's a busy Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, as Dan and I talk about the returns of "Grimm," "Boss" and "Strike Back," the debut of BBC America's "Copper," and get into the teeth of a tense "Breaking Bad" episode.

The line-up: 

"Grimm" (00:00:50 - 00:14:20)
"Boss" (00:14:25 - 00:26:05)
"Strike Back" (00:26:05 - 00:35:20)
"Copper" (00:35:20 - 00:50:00)
"Breaking Bad" (00:50:25 - 01:10:00)
 
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>Jeff Daniels and David Krumholtz on &quot;The Newsroom.&quot;</p>

Jeff Daniels and David Krumholtz on "The Newsroom."

Credit: HBO

Review: 'The Newsroom' - 'The Blackout Part 1: Tragedy Porn'

The Casey Anthony trial and Mac's ex-boyfriend complicate Will's mission

A quick review of last night's "The Newsroom" coming up just as soon as I take the battery out of my cell phone...

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<p>Kym Whitley, JoAnna Garcia Swisher and Justin Kirk are some of the humans in &quot;Animal Practice.&quot;</p>

Kym Whitley, JoAnna Garcia Swisher and Justin Kirk are some of the humans in "Animal Practice."

Credit: NBC

Series premiere review: 'Animal Practice' - 'Pilot'

What did everybody think of the new NBC sitcom?

I posted my review of NBC's "Animal Practiceyesterday. Now it's your turn. What did everybody else think of the sitcom? Were you able to forget about Annie's Boobs while watching Crystal the Monkey play Dr. Rizzo? Did you find any of the human characters a tenth as interesting as the monkey or the python?

 

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<p>Jesse (Aaron Paul)&nbsp;has a plan on &quot;Breaking Bad.&quot;</p>

Jesse (Aaron Paul) has a plan on "Breaking Bad."

Credit: AMC

Review: 'Breaking Bad' - 'Dead Freight'

Jesse masterminds a plan to steal more chemicals in a beautiful hour

A review of tonight's "Breaking Bad" coming up just as soon as my niece's first words are "ASAC"...

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<p>Christopher Heyerdahl as The Swede on &quot;Hell on Wheels.&quot;</p>

Christopher Heyerdahl as The Swede on "Hell on Wheels."

Credit: AMC

Season premiere review: 'Hell on Wheels' - 'Viva La Mexico'

What did everybody think of the AMC Western's return?

reviewed the start of "Hell on Wheelsseason 2 this morning. Now it's your turn. For those of you who came back, what did you think of the season premiere? Did it feel like any kind of significant leap forward? Could you see the influence of new producer (and "Breaking Bad" alum) John Shiban? (Shiban, by the way, wrote next week's episode, while the premiere was written by the Gayton brothers.) Do you like the new roles many of the characters find themselves in, or would you rather The Swede was still The Swede? (For that matter, are you with me that a Christopher Heyerdahl-centered version of this show would be a vast improvement?) 

The sense I got before I stopped doing weekly talkbacks in season 1 (I won't be doing them this season, by the way) was that the people who were still watching genuinely enjoyed the show, but I'm curious if that affection survived the hiatus — and also whether anyone who gave up earlier in the run came back to see what was happening here.

Have at it.

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