<p>The whole &quot;Cougar Town&quot;&nbsp;gang &mdash; including Courteney Cox, Big Carl and, yes, Josh Hopkins &mdash; will be moving from ABC&nbsp;to TBS next year.</p>

The whole "Cougar Town" gang — including Courteney Cox, Big Carl and, yes, Josh Hopkins — will be moving from ABC to TBS next year.

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Interview: 'Cougar Town' co-creator Kevin Biegel on TBS move

'TBS wants to keep making the show we've been making' on ABC

How would "Cougar Town" co-creator Kevin Biegel sum up the news that TBS has picked up a fourth season of the sitcom after ABC decided not to renew it?

"It feels a little like a prisoner on his way to executioner being told, 'Okay, the governor says you're not going to be executed, and you get to go free, and you get a Corvette and a steak dinner, too."

I spoke briefly with Biegel about how quickly the deal came together, what, if any, changes "Cougar Town" fans can expect to see to the show when it makes its TBS debut, and more.

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<p>Krysten Ritter and Dreama Walker in &quot;Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23.&quot;</p>

Krysten Ritter and Dreama Walker in "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23."

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The Morning Round-Up: 'Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23' & 'Suburgatory'

The Alicia Silverstone arc is dragging down 'Suburgatory,' while June and Chloe make jam

It's morning round-up time, with quick thoughts on last night's "Suburgatory" and "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23" coming up just as soon as I box weave you a noose...

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<p>Micheal Ealy and Warren Kole in &quot;Common Law.&quot;</p>

Micheal Ealy and Warren Kole in "Common Law."

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Review: USA's 'Common Law' clings too tightly to formula

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Police partners go to couples counseling in a tedious new drama
With USA's original dramas, it's all about formula: sticking to USA's own formula while tweaking everyone else's. There are certain elements you know to expect from show to show — attractive duos or trios who banter well with each other, mysteries to be solved (even if they're of the medical variety), pretty locations (their much-discussed "blue skies" approach) — while at the same time expecting them to mess with a format that's familiar from other networks. So "Burn Notice" is a private eye show where the detectives is a former spy, "Royal Pains" is a hospital drama where the doctor makes house calls to the extremely wealthy and "White Collar" is a cop drama where one of the cops is actually a crook. It's not about giving you something new, but about giving you something familiar in slightly fancier packaging than you're used to. And it's worked very, very well for USA over the years.
 
But the USA formula has become so familiar at this point that when you combine it with one of the more formulaic ideas in filmed history — buddy cops who bicker constantly even as they close every case — you get something as flat and tedious as "Common Law" (which debuts tomorrow night at 10).
 
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<p>Dan Byrd and Busy Philipps in &quot;Cougar Town.&quot;</p>

Dan Byrd and Busy Philipps in "Cougar Town."

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'Cougar Town' - 'Down South': The okay storm

Durring a hurricane, Travis tries a move on Laurie and Grayson searches for a new catchphrase

A review of last night's "Cougar Town" coming up just as soon as I kill you with mustache clues...

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<p>&quot;New Girl&quot;&nbsp;creator Liz Meriwether with her star, Zooey Deschanel.</p>

"New Girl" creator Liz Meriwether with her star, Zooey Deschanel.

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Interview: 'New Girl' creator Liz Meriwether post-mortems season 1

The comedy went past adorkable to just plain good

"New Girl" wrapped up its first season tonight with an episode about the gang trying to talk Nick out of moving in with his ex-girlfriend. (I reviewed it here.) It was, on the whole, a strong first season for the comedy, particularly starting around the point where Dermot Mulroney showed up. I interviewed the show's creator, Liz Meriwether, about the learning curve that any first-year show goes through, what she learned about each of her characters, how she adjusted to losing Damon Wayans Jr's Coach after the pilot, and more. That's all coming up just as soon as I declare squatter's rights...

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<p>In the &quot;New Girl&quot;&nbsp;finale, Nick (Jake Johnson)&nbsp;loses himself in the desert  while Winston (Lamorne Morris) &nbsp;and Schmidt (Max Greenfield) watch.</p>

In the "New Girl" finale, Nick (Jake Johnson) loses himself in the desert while Winston (Lamorne Morris)  and Schmidt (Max Greenfield) watch.

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Season finale review: 'New Girl' - 'See Ya'

Nick moves out, but somehow winds up in the desert

A review of the "New Girl" season finale coming up just as soon as I have a subscription to Cricket and a lot of PDFs...

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 127: Bubble Watch 2012

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 127: Bubble Watch 2012

Dan and Alan preview the network upfront week, review USA's 'Common Law' and look back on 'Desperate Housewives'

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Next week will be crazy for the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast due to the broadcast network upfronts, so we tried to prepare both ourselves and our listeners this week with 40+ minutes of speculation on which bubble shows will survive and which are doomed. Also, we found a bit of time to review USA's "Common Law," look back on the unlikely success of "Desperate Housewives," and, as usual, chat about last night's "Mad Men." 

The line-up: 

Here's today's breakdown:
"Common Law" (00:01:00 - 00:11:10)
"Desperate Housewives" reflections (00:11:10 - 00:18:20)
Upfronts Preview (00:18:20 - 01:01:50)
"Mad Men" (01:02:00 - 01:26:20)
 
As we discuss towards the end of the show, we will likely have two podcasts next week, but also probably not on Monday. It will be catch as catch can. Follow our blogs, iTunes, the RSS feed, Twitter, etc., to have some sense of when a new podcast has been published.

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>Vincent Kartheiser as Pete Campbell in &quot;Mad Men.&quot;&nbsp;</p>

Vincent Kartheiser as Pete Campbell in "Mad Men." 

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'Mad Men' - 'Lady Lazarus': Tomorrow never knows

Don and Pete discover that the women in their lives have all the power

A review of tonight's "Mad Men" coming up just as soon as I make eye contact with hobos...

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<p>On &quot;Girls,&quot;&nbsp;Hannah (Lena Dunham)&nbsp;gets a new job.</p>

On "Girls," Hannah (Lena Dunham) gets a new job.

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'Girls' - 'Hannah's Diary': There's the rub!

Ugly truths come out for Hannah and Marnie

A review of tonight's "Girls" coming up just as soon as I surprise you with a coffee table made out of street garbage...

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<p>Sansa (Sophie Turner)&nbsp;and Joffrey (Jack Gleeson)&nbsp;have a rough day on &quot;Game of Thrones.&quot;</p>

Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) have a rough day on "Game of Thrones."

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'Game of Thrones' - 'The Old Gods and the New': I'll take the high road

The Stark children all learn tough lessons

A review of tonight's "Game of Thrones" coming up just as soon as I make an investment based on wishes and dreams...

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