<p>Key art for the upcoming season of &quot;Doctor Who.&quot;</p>

Key art for the upcoming season of "Doctor Who."

Credit: BBC

'Doctor Who' to return to BBC America on September 1

Five-episode run to say goodbye to Amy Pond and Rory

"Doctor Who" will return to BBC America on Saturday, September 1 at 9 p.m.

The seventh season of the rebooted "Doctor Who" will be premiering on the same day in Great Britain. Even though this is a holiday weekend in America, BBC America executives apparently felt (rightly so) that they were better off sticking day-and-date with the UK rather than inviting American viewers to illegally download the episodes.

The seventh season will be split into a few chunks, and the first batch will be five episodes that will send off Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill as the Doctor's most recent companions, Amy Pond and Rory Williams. It's unclear whether the new companion, played by Jenna Louise Coleman, will be introduced in these episodes or further down the line.

If you want a taste of what's to come in the new season, here's a spoiler-y quote from showrunner Steven Moffat:

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<p>Ed Helms as Andy Bernard on &quot;The Office.&quot;</p>

Ed Helms as Andy Bernard on "The Office."

Credit: NBC

'The Office' to end after this next season

Original showrunner Greg Daniels has returned in hopes of sending Dunder-Mifflin off right

Greg Daniels was the man who started the American version of "The Office," adapting Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's work for NBC. And now Daniels is the man who is ending "The Office," as he announced today that the upcoming season (debuting Sept. 20) will be the final one.

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

Sutton Foster and Kelly Bishop in "Bunheads."

Credit: ABC Family

Summer finale review: 'Bunheads' - 'A Nutcracker in Paradise'

The dance studio's big production goes awry

A quick review of the "Bunheads" summer finale — which, thanks to the recent pick-up, will not be either the season or series finale — coming up just as soon as I call in The Ringer...

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 145: 'The Inbetweeners,' 'Political Animals,' 'Breaking Bad' & more

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 145: 'The Inbetweeners,' 'Political Animals,' 'Breaking Bad' & more

Dan and Alan also discuss the TV career of Tony Scott and answer your mail


On this week's Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, Dan and I review MTV's remake of "The Inbetweeners" and find it a bit more successful than "Skins" US, break down our feelings about the "Political Animals" finale and last night's "Breaking Bad," talk about the TV career of the late Tony Scott, and answer some of your mail, including what I thought was a good conversation about how a Sight & Sound poll for TV might go.

The line-up: 

"The Inbetweeners" (00:00:55 - 00:12:15)
"Bunheads" finale preview (00:12:15 - 00:25:50)
Tony Scott (00:25:55 - 00:31:45)
Listener Mail - Sight & Sound rankings (00:32:00 - 43:00)
Listener Mail - Big-name producers (00:43:00 - 49:10)
"Political Animals" finale (00:49:10 - 01:03:00)
"Breaking Bad" (01:03:15 - 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.
<p>Kelen Coleman and Alison Pill in &quot;The Newsroom.&quot;</p>

Kelen Coleman and Alison Pill in "The Newsroom."

Credit: HBO

Review: 'The Newsroom' - 'The Blackout Part 2: Mock Debate'

The power comes back on, but everything else continues to go wrong

A quick review of last night's "The Newsroom" coming up just as soon as I'm in a conspiracy cahoots...

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<p>Walt (Bryan Cranston)&nbsp;has a story to tell Jesse on &quot;Breaking Bad.&quot;</p>

Walt (Bryan Cranston) has a story to tell Jesse on "Breaking Bad."

Credit: AMC

Review: 'Breaking Bad' - 'Buyout'

The pacing feels off as the guys deal with the aftermath of the train robbery

A review of tonight's "Breaking Bad" coming up just as soon as I watch a documentary about simulated caviar...

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<p>Tom Weston-Jones in &quot;Copper.&quot;</p>

Tom Weston-Jones in "Copper."

Credit: BBC America

Series premiere review: 'Copper' - 'Surviving Death'

What did everybody think of the BBC America period cop drama?

I posted my review of "Copper" on Thursday, and an interview with co-creator Tom Fontana yesterday. Now it's your turn. What did everybody think of Fontana, Will Rokos and Barry Levinson's 1864 New York cop show? Did you like star Tom Weston-Jones? Were you drawn to any characters in particular? How did you feel the show did at recreating the time period on a Toronto soundstage? And will you keep watching? 

Because I feel like the show isn't quite there yet, and also because it happens to be airing (for the next few weeks, anyway) opposite both "Breaking Bad" and "The Newsroom," I don't expect I'll be doing weekly reviews, but I'll try to check back in later in the season to offer some thoughts on how (or if) the show is evolving.

<p>Sigourney Weaver in &quot;Political Animals.&quot;</p>

Sigourney Weaver in "Political Animals."

Credit: USA

Season finale review: 'Political Animals' - 'Resignation Day'

Garcetti complicates Elaine's plan as the miniseries draws to a close

A quick review of the "Political Animals" finale coming up just as soon as I unzip this cushion...

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<p>Doctor Matthew Freeman (Ato Essandoh), Robert Morehouse (Kyle Schmid) and Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) in &quot;Copper.&quot;</p>

Doctor Matthew Freeman (Ato Essandoh), Robert Morehouse (Kyle Schmid) and Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) in "Copper."

Credit: BBC America

'Copper' co-creator Tom Fontana on cop dramas in the 19th century

The man behind 'Homicide' goes back to 1864 New York
Tom Fontana wrote for one of the greatest medical dramas ever in "St. Elsewhere," and penned that show's celebrated yet divisive final episode, which would have made the Internet explode had it aired 20 years later. He was the showrunner for one of the greatest cop dramas ever in "Homicide: Life on the Street," and he created the first HBO original drama series "Oz," which made "The Sopranos" and everything that followed possible.
The latest trail he's in the process of blazing involves "Copper," a very different kind of cop show, set in New York City in 1864, and the first original scripted series in the history of BBC America, which to this point has existed solely to import shows from the UK. "Copper" (it debuts tomorrow night at 10) stars Tom Weston-Jones as Kevin Corcoran, a Civil War veteran turned NYPD detective, who closes cases with the help of both his partners and another veteran, Matthew Freeman (Ato Essandoh), an African-American physician using a very primitive kind of forensic science.
I spoke with Fontana about returning to the police beat, about once again being the first in the door at a cable network, the advantages of the period setting, and more.
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<p>Rhona Mitra as new &quot;Strike Back&quot;&nbsp;heroine Rachel Dalton.</p>

Rhona Mitra as new "Strike Back" heroine Rachel Dalton.

Credit: Cinemax

Season premiere review: 'Strike Back'

What did everybody think of the Cinemax action drama's return?

I posted my review of the new season of "Strike Back" yesterday. Now it's your turn. What did everybody think of the season-opening two-parter? Do you feel Rhona Mitra fit in, or was it an Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie situation? Did the scenes of Stonebridge back on the homefront work, or did they just feel like marking time until he got back to Section 20? Were you intrigued with what we've seen so far of our big villains for the season (including Tywin Lannister himself, Charles Dance)? 

This is a show I have a lot of fun watching, but not one I have much to say about week to week. Perhaps I'll check in if there's a particularly notable episode, but for the most part, "Strike Back" does what it just — just very, very well.

But as for the premiere, have at it.