<p>Julia (Erika Christensen)&nbsp;bones up on her Spanish on &quot;Parenthood.&quot;</p>

Julia (Erika Christensen) bones up on her Spanish on "Parenthood."

Credit: NBC

Review: 'Parenthood' - 'Together'

Kristina struggles with feeling powerless, Amber and Ryan gets closer, and Drew visits Amy

A review of last night's "Parenthood" coming up just as soon as I regift a cancer patient's gift basket...

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<p>On &quot;New Girl,&quot;&nbsp;Nick (Jake Johnson)&nbsp;tries to help Jess (Zooey Deschanel)&nbsp;through a tough time.</p>

On "New Girl," Nick (Jake Johnson) tries to help Jess (Zooey Deschanel) through a tough time.

Credit: FOX

Review: 'New Girl' - 'Menzies'

It's that time of the month for Jess, while Carla Gugino seduces Schmidt

A review of tonight's "New Girl" coming up just as soon as I feel like I want to murder someone and also I want soft pretzels...

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<p>Matthew Perry and Tyler James Williams in a scene from tonight's &quot;Go On.&quot;</p>

Matthew Perry and Tyler James Williams in a scene from tonight's "Go On."

Credit: NBC

Between grief and nothing: Catching up on 'Go On'

Matthew Perry sitcom hasn't gotten much funnier, but is much more comfortable in its skin

When Matthew Perry's new NBC sitcom "Go On" debuted back during the Summer Olympics, I wasn't entirely sure what to make of it. On the one hand, it seemed a better vehicle for Perry than "Mr. Sunshine" (Yay) did, and the writing seemed to take the idea of a grief support group seriously. On the other, the pilot felt an awful lot like the first episode of "Community," a niche comedy representing a creative direction NBC was openly desperate to get away from, and the pilot, while tasteful in its comedy, also wasn't incredibly funny. Could this possibly work, or would this be yet another high-concept sitcom trying to forget its premise as quickly as possible?

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<p>Barney (Neil Patrick Harris)&nbsp;and Robin (Cobie Smulders)&nbsp;on &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother.&quot;</p>

Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin (Cobie Smulders) on "How I Met Your Mother."

Credit: CBS

Review: 'How I Met Your Mother' - 'Splitsville'

The gang pushes Robin to dump Nick, and Marshall and Ted play basketball

A quick review of last night's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as I buy a ticket to see "Groins On Ice" at Madison Square Garden...

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 157: 'Catfish,' 'Crossfire Hurricane,' 'Go On,' 'Dexter' & more

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 157: 'Catfish,' 'Crossfire Hurricane,' 'Go On,' 'Dexter' & more

Dan and Alan also catch up on 'Boardwalk Empire' and review last night's 'Homeland'

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It's finally a happy Monday again on the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, as Dan and I cover a lot of stuff before we take Thanksgiving week off, including MTV's new docu-series "Catfish," HBO's Rolling Stones documentary "Crossfire Hurricane," catch-up sessions with "Go On," "Boardwalk Empire" and "Dexter," plus some mail before the weekly "Homeland" discussion.

The line-up: 

"Catfish: The TV Show" (00:02:35 - 00:14:50)
"Crossfire Hurricane" (00:14:50 - 00:24:20)
"Go On" (00:24:20 - 00:31:30)
"Boardwalk Empire" (00:31:30 - 00:42:20)
"Dexter" (00:42:25 - 00:52:40)
Listener Mail - "Mockingbird Lane" (00:52:55 - 00:58:20)
Listener Mail - TV stars in movie ensembles (00:58:20 - 01:03:40)
"Homeland" (01:03:40 - 01:23:15)
 
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<p>Louis C.K.</p>

Louis C.K.

Credit: FX

Louis C.K. and HBO partner for his new stand-up special

After self-distributing last special, C.K. teams up with a traditional outlet

When Louis C.K. announced late last year that he was going to self-distribute his latest stand-up comedy special, rather than partnering with HBO, Comedy Central, or any other traditional distributor, I wondered if this would usher in a new era of DIY comedy specials. The experiment for C.K. was a wild success (after early sales totaled $1 million, he donated $280,000 of it to charity), and other comics like Jim Gaffigan and Aziz Ansari followed with their own versions.

So I was surprised at first to see that C.K.'s current stand-up tour(*) would be turned into a special for HBO that will air sometime next year.

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<p>Albert (Clarke Peters)&nbsp;gets a treatment on &quot;Trem&eacute;.&quot;</p>

Albert (Clarke Peters) gets a treatment on "Tremé."

Credit: HBO

Review: 'Tremé' - 'Don't You Leave Me Here'

Antoine, Janette, Annie and others struggle to stretch the limits of their talent

A quick review of tonight's "Tremé" coming up just as soon as I wear Payless to a fine dining establishment...

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<p>On &quot;Homeland,&quot;&nbsp;Saul (Mandy Patinkin) visits a prisoner.</p>

On "Homeland," Saul (Mandy Patinkin) visits a prisoner.

Credit: Showtime

Review: 'Homeland' - 'The Clearing'

Brody goes to a party, and Saul visits an old friend

A review of tonight's "Homeland" coming up just as soon as you let me pick my moment...

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<p>Andrea (Laurie Holden)&nbsp;and the Governor (David Morrissey)&nbsp;in &quot;The Walking Dead.&quot;</p>

Andrea (Laurie Holden) and the Governor (David Morrissey) in "The Walking Dead."

Credit: AMC

Review: 'The Walking Dead' - 'Say the Word'

Rick and Michonne both have some killing to do, but for different reasons

A review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I do some one-armed push-ups...

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<p>Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson on &quot;Boardwalk Empire.&quot;</p>

Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson on "Boardwalk Empire."

Credit: HBO

Review: 'Boardwalk Empire' - 'The Milkmaid's Lot'

Nucky tries to marshal his forces after the bombing, and Margaret ponders an exit

A review of tonight's "Boardwalk Empire" coming up just as soon as bible camp's canceled...

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