<p>Stephen Colbert will leave &quot;The Colbert Report&quot; sometime next year to succeed David Letterman as &quot;Late Show&quot; host.</p>

Stephen Colbert will leave "The Colbert Report" sometime next year to succeed David Letterman as "Late Show" host.

Credit: Comedy Central

Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman as 'Late Show' host

Comedy Central star moves up to the network big leagues, but should he stay with 'The Colbert Report'?

Prepare to say goodbye to "Stephen Colbert" and hello to Stephen Colbert, America, now that CBS has wasted no time whatsoever in naming "The Colbert Report" star as David Letterman's successor to host "The Late Show."

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<p>Annet Mahendru as Nina in &quot;The Americans.&quot;</p>

Annet Mahendru as Nina in "The Americans."

Credit: FX

Review: 'The Americans' - 'Arpanet'

Nina tries to beat the polygraph, while Philip tries to hack the early internet

A review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as I have a friend in Japan named Hirohito...

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 225

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 225

Spoilers galore from Dan and Alan in this week's podcast


It's Firewall & Iceberg podcast time, with a trio of spoiler-iffic segments this week, as Dan and I break down the just-concluded seasons of "Shameless" and "Justified," then dive into a mixed discussion of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and its impact on "Marvel's Agents of PUNCTUATION." 

The rundown: 

"Shameless" finale (00:01:15 - 00:18:00)
"Justified" finale (00:18:05 - 00:37:15)
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and Tuesday's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (00:37:20 - 01:06:35)
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>Nick Offerman as Ron Effing Swanson on &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>

Nick Offerman as Ron Effing Swanson on "Parks and Recreation."

Credit: NBC

HitFix First Look: 'Parks and Recreation' presents 'The Swanson Way'

Embracing the many moods of the most competent man in Pawnee

Tomorrow night's "Parks and Recreation" — titled "Flu Season 2," though it wisely doesn't try to simply replicate the beats of the show's funniest episode — is one of my favorites of this season, with a good mix of big laughs and big emotion, and a moment for everyone in the cast to shine. There isn't a Ron Swanson story in there, necessarily, but he spends most of the episode as a sounding board for Ben, and in the process Nick Offerman once again reminds you how much he can do with very little material.

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<p>Chloe Bennet as Skye in &quot;Marvel&#39;s Agents of SHIELD.&quot;</p>

Chloe Bennet as Skye in "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD."

Credit: ABC

Review: 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' - 'Turn, Turn, Turn'

The TV show has to deal with all the ramifications of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

Drew McWeeny has been covering "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" for us all season, and like usual he had a thoughtful take on last night's episode. But given both how pivotal and unusual "Turn, Turn, Turn" was, I figured I would check in as well with a review — featuring spoilers for both this episode and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" — coming up just as soon as I have thoughts on Chachi...

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<p>On &quot;Justified,&quot; Raylan tries to get through to Kendall Crowe.</p>

On "Justified," Raylan tries to get through to Kendall Crowe.

Credit: FX

Season finale review: 'Justified' - 'Restitution'

Raylan tries one more move against Daryl Crowe, while Boyd has visitors from Mexico

"Justified" just wrapped up season 5. I spoke with Graham Yost about various storytelling decisions from the year, and I have a few specific thoughts on the finale coming up just as soon as I kill you with both hands cuffed behind my back...

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<p>The Crowe family were at the center of &quot;Justified&quot; season 5, for good or for ill.</p>

The Crowe family were at the center of "Justified" season 5, for good or for ill.

Credit: FX

'Justified' producer Graham Yost post-mortems season 5

'Things have got to get a lot worse before they're going to get better.'

FX's "Justified" is usually one of my favorite shows on television, but the just-completed fifth season was my least favorite stretch of the show. The Crowe family never clicked for me as major villains the way the show's other big bads have, a lot of time was spent on the bleakness of Ava's life in prison and Boyd's struggles to become a heroin trafficker, and at a certain point I was just waiting for the show to kick off the Raylan vs. Boyd endgame that will be the subject of the final season next year.

As I usually do at the end of the season, I got on the phone with "Justified" showrunner Graham Yost, who was good-natured (and good-humored) about discussing a season he knows hasn't been the series' most popular, and who explained some of the ways plans changed over the course of the season.

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<p>Don Draper&#39;s back on Sunday in &quot;Mad Men.&quot;</p>

Don Draper's back on Sunday in "Mad Men."

Credit: AMC

Firewall & Iceberg Show, episode 11: 'Mad Men,' 'Raising Hope' & more

Dan and Alan also review Showtime's 'Years of Living Dangerously'

Happy Tuesday, boys and girls! Time for another Firewall & Iceberg video show, in which we attempt to discuss the "Mad Men" without revealing anything of substance, talk about finales in general and the end of "Raising Hope" in particular, and review Showtime's eco-docu series "Years of Living Dangerously."

The rundown: 


0:00- 4:05- Too Much TV Viewer Mail Question

4:05- 8:33- Mad Men Preview
8:33- 13:55- TV Finale Character Progression Mail Question
13:55- 19:38- Raising Hope finale Discussion
19:38- 27:11- Years of Living Dangerously Review

As always, you can send us questions at firewalliceberg@hitfix.com. There's also now a YouTube channel where you can subscribe to all upcoming Firewall & Iceberg videos, at https://www.youtube.com/show/firewalliceberg.

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<p>Get used to fighting left-handed, Jaime; HBO has renewed &quot;Game of Thrones&quot; for two more seasons.</p>

Get used to fighting left-handed, Jaime; HBO has renewed "Game of Thrones" for two more seasons.

Credit: HBO

HBO renews 'Game of Thrones' for season 5 & 6

Fantasy epic's season 4 premiere was HBO's highest-rated show since 'The Sopranos' finale

Yesterday, HBO announced that the "Game of Thrones" season 4 premiere was the pay cable channel's highest-rated show since "The Sopranos" series finale. Today, in the least shocking news ever, HBO announced that "Game of Thrones" had been renewed for two additional seasons, which will take the show at least through a season six.

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<p>Emmy Rossum and Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the &quot;Shameless&quot; finale.</p>

Emmy Rossum and Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the "Shameless" finale.

Credit: Showtime

Season finale review: 'Shameless' - 'Lazarus'

Fiona gets out of prison, Frank enjoys his new liver, and Ian won't get out of bed

"Shameless" concluded its fourth season last night, and I have some thoughts on the finale and the season as a whole coming up just as soon as I feel a bit like "Pretty Woman"...

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