<p>Rose Leslie as Ygritte in &quot;Game of Thrones.&quot;</p>

Rose Leslie as Ygritte in "Game of Thrones."

Credit: HBO

Review: 'Game of Thrones' - 'The Prince of Winterfell'

As we get close to the finale, is the show moving quickly enough?

A review of tonight's "Game of Thrones" coming up just as soon as I marry for a bridge...

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<p>Alison Brie and &quot;Community&quot;&nbsp;creator Dan Harmon at the show's recent PaleyFest panel, which was Harmon's last public appearance as showrunner.</p>

Alison Brie and "Community" creator Dan Harmon at the show's recent PaleyFest panel, which was Harmon's last public appearance as showrunner.

Credit: The Paley Center for Media

Can 'Community' work without Dan Harmon?

History suggests the NBC comedy can't easily replace its creator's distinctive voice

Television shows have many minds contributing to them, but the best shows tend to speak with one voice. It's usually the voice of whoever created the show, and almost always the voice of whoever is running it. And when that person leaves — especially if that person has a voice that doesn't sound like the one you hear on any other show — it can be a huge challenge for the series to overcome.

It's a challenge that "Community" is going to have to deal with now that we know creator Dan Harmon won't be continuing as showrunner.

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 128: Upfronts 2012, Part 2: CBS/CW

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 128: Upfronts 2012, Part 2: CBS/CW

Dan and Alan also start reviewing season finales with 'Parks and Rec,' 'Smash' and more

The

It's Upfront Week, part 2, which means you get a bonus podcast from us in which we break down the CBS and CW schedules and answer a few upfront-related letters before we start moving on to discussing some notable season finales. More of that to come next week (likely on Tuesday instead of Monday), along with the announcement of this summer's rewatch.

The line-up: 

Upfronts - CBS and The CW (00:00:50 - 00:25:30)
Upfronts-themed Letters (00:25:50 - 00:39:40)
"Parks and Recreation" finale (00:39:45 - 00:46:15)
"How I Met Your Mother" finale (00:46:20 - 00:54:00)
"Smash" finale (00:54:00 - 01:03:00)
"Suburgatory" finale (01:03:00 - 01:14:30)
 
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>Kerry Washington and Jeff Perry in &quot;Scandal.&quot;</p>

Kerry Washington and Jeff Perry in "Scandal."

Credit: ABC

The Morning Round-Up: 'Grey's Anatomy' & 'Scandal' finale reviews

Shonda Rhimes' two Thursday shows go out with explosive episodes

It's a Shonda Rhimes-themed edition of the Morning Round-Up, with thoughts on last night's season finales of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal," coming up just as soon as I ask you to stab me in the face...

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<p>Tina Fey, Mary Steenburgen and Elizabeth Banks in &quot;30 Rock.&quot;</p>

Tina Fey, Mary Steenburgen and Elizabeth Banks in "30 Rock."

Credit: NBC

Season finale review: '30 Rock' - 'What Will Happen to the Gang Next Year?'

Avery and Jack head back to the altar, Criss won't let Liz bail, and Kenneth gets a roommate

A review of the "30 Rock" season finale coming up just as soon as I'm living in a Bill O'Reilly erotic novel...

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<p>Britten (Jason Isaacs)&nbsp;gets himself into a jam on &quot;Awake.&quot;</p>

Britten (Jason Isaacs) gets himself into a jam on "Awake."

Credit: NBC

'Awake' - 'Two Birds': What's red and green and mad all over?

Britten investigates the conspiracy in both worlds in the series' penultimate episode

A quick review of tonight's "Awake" coming up just as soon as I know how to spell "tulip"...

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<p>Evil Abed (Danny Pudi)&nbsp;made his return in the &quot;Community&quot;&nbsp;season finale.</p>

Evil Abed (Danny Pudi) made his return in the "Community" season finale.

Credit: NBC

Season finale review: 'Community': Cruel cruel cruel

The study group enters a video game, pulls off a caper and achieves emotional closure in a three-episode night

A review of tonight's three season-ending "Community" episodes coming up just as soon as I read the novelization of "The Chronicles of Riddick"...

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<p>Dalls (Cheryl Hines)&nbsp;goes for a &quot;Suburgatory&quot;&nbsp;run.</p>

Dalls (Cheryl Hines) goes for a "Suburgatory" run.

Credit: ABC

Season finale review - 'Suburgatory': 'The Motherload'

Mother's Day in Chatswin raises complicated emotions for Tessa and Lisa

A review of the "Suburgatory" season finale coming up just as soon as I club a stuffed seal...

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<p>Janet Montgomery in &quot;Made in Jersey.&quot;</p>

Janet Montgomery in "Made in Jersey."

Credit: CBS

CBS' 2012-13 schedule: 'Two and a Half Men' to Thursdays a bold move for conservative network

The most traditional broadcaster sticks to its playbook, which includes one big change a season

NEW YORK — All the other broadcast networks that presented their fall schedules at Upfront Week are in the process of figuring out how to reinvent the business in an age of fragmented viewing. They're talking about shows having shorter runs, doubling up timeslots to avoid repeats, aiming for niches, and other strategies that would have been anathema 10 years ago.

CBS, on the other hand, keeps playing by the old rules — and keeps being incredibly successful at it. It remains the most-watched network on television, and a healthy second place to FOX among the viewers under 50 that advertisers care about, and all while programming an incredibly traditional mix of sitcoms, dramas and the odd reality show.

"I was trying to think of a clever acronym for our strategy," CBS scheduling czar Kelly Kahl joked at the network's annual upfront press breakfast on Wednesday morning.

"It's called 'HITS,'" retorted the network's entertainment president Nina Tassler.

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<p>Jules and the &quot;Cougar Town&quot;&nbsp;crew celebrate Thanksgiving in May.</p>

Jules and the "Cougar Town" crew celebrate Thanksgiving in May.

Credit: ABC

Review: 'Cougar Town' - 'Square One'/'It'll All Work Out'

Jules and Grayson are haunted by relationship ghosts, and the crew celebrates a holiday out of season

A review of tonight's "Cougar Town" episodes coming up just as soon as my booze cruise turns into a cruise cruise...

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