<p>Jason Segel in &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother.&quot;</p>

Jason Segel in "How I Met Your Mother."

Credit: CBS

Talkback: 'How I Met Your Mother' - 'Slapsgiving 3'

What did everybody think of the latest slap bet episode?

The final season of "How I Met Your Mother" means we're supposed to get closure on a bunch of long-running stories and gags, but because Marshall got a slap bet extension a season or two ago, "Slapsgiving 3" did not feature the final slap ever. (I remain hopeful the last one will take place far in the future, when both are elderly gentlemen.) 

But as for Official Slap #4, what did everybody think? Did you enjoy the "Kill Bill"/kung fu movie homage, or find it hokey? Did you like the idea of having most of the episode take place in a mid-slap flashback? Enjoy seeing the cast as slap mentors? Did you applaud the very special musical guests from the tag? 

Have at it, folks.

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<p>Jeff Daniels, Sam Waterston and Emily Mortimer in &quot;The Newsroom.&quot;</p>

Jeff Daniels, Sam Waterston and Emily Mortimer in "The Newsroom."

Credit: HBO

HBO renews 'The Newsroom' for third and final season

Aaron Sorkin will team with 'Office' alum Paul Lieberstein to wrap things up

HBO announced that Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" has finally been renewed for a third season, which will go into production in the spring and air in the fall, and that this will be the show's final season. This qualifies as a good news, bad news kind of day, though different segments of the show's audience — some of whom thrill to the Sorkin-y dialogue and/or to his critique of the dire state of American politics and the media that covers the politicians, some of whom (yours truly included) who feel the show magnifies pretty much all of Sorkin's worst instincts as a dramatist — will disagree on which piece is the good and which is the bad.

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<p>Prince will play himself in the post-Super Bowl episode of &quot;New Girl.&quot;</p>

Prince will play himself in the post-Super Bowl episode of "New Girl."

Credit: AP

'New Girl' to welcome Prince for Super Bowl episode

Special 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' ep will feature Joe Theismann and the return of Fred Armisen

We already knew that FOX would air episodes of "New Girl" & "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" after the Super Bowl this year. Now we have a better idea of what those episodes will look like, with Prince playing himself on "New Girl" while "Brooklyn" will welcome back Fred Armisen and Dean Winters while also guest-starring Super Bowl-winning quarterback Joe Theismann.(*)

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<p>Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting the Golden Globes.</p>

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting the Golden Globes.

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Review: Tina Fey & Amy Poehler shine again on Golden Globes

The 'SNL' alums again showed how it's done on a loopy, liquid night of awards

Early in her second stint as Golden Globes co-host, Tina Fey noted, "This is Hollywood, and if something kinda works, they'll just keep doing it until everybody hates it."

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<p>Lena Dunham and Adam Driver in &quot;Girls.&quot;</p>

Lena Dunham and Adam Driver in "Girls."

Credit: HBO

Season premiere review: 'Girls' - 'Females Only/Truth or Dare'

Hannah, Adam and Shoshana go to fetch Jessa in a two-part premiere

"Girls" is back for a third season, and I have a review of the premiere coming up just as soon as I distribute a zine of provocative cartoons...

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<p>Woody Harrelson in &quot;True Detective.&quot;</p>

Woody Harrelson in "True Detective."

Credit: HBO

Series premiere review: 'True Detective' - 'The Long Bright Dark'

Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson investigate a '90s serial killer as the anthology series begins

I reviewed HBO's "True Detective" earlier in the week, and I have some specific thoughts on the premiere episode coming up just as soon as I can duck hunt with a rake...

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<p>On &quot;Shameless,&quot;&nbsp;Fiona (Emmy Rossum)&nbsp;discovers the joys of tailgating.</p>

On "Shameless," Fiona (Emmy Rossum) discovers the joys of tailgating.

Credit: Showtime

Season premiere review: 'Shameless' - 'Simple Pleasures'

The Gallaghers adjust to major changes as season 4 begins

"Shameless" is back for another season, and I have a quick review of the premiere coming up just as soon as we can afford pulp...

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<p>Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman.</p>

Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman.

Credit: AMC

AMC announces 'Mad Men' & 'Better Call Saul' premiere dates

Don Draper and company are back in April, 'Breaking Bad' spin-off launches in November

AMC is presenting this morning at the Television Critics Association press tour, and ahead of that made a bunch of announcements, including premiere dates (some specific, some vague) for "Mad Men," "Better Call Saul" and several other new series, plus the renewal of "Talking Dead" for a fifth season.

The seventh season of "Mad Men" (which is going to be split over two years, like the final season of "Breaking Bad") will debut on Sunday, April 13 at 10 p.m. A week before, Revolutionary War drama "Turn" will have a 90-minute premiere on Sunday, April 6 at 9 p.m.

"Better Call Saul," the "Breaking Bad" prequel focusing on Bob Odenkirk as sleazy attorney Saul Goodman, will debut sometime in November, exact date still TBD.

"Halt and Catch Fire," another new drama about the rise of the PC era in the early '80s, will premiere sometime in June, while "Hell on Wheels" will be back later in the summer.

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<p>Geoff Stults tries to whip his &quot;Enlisted&quot;&nbsp;unit into shape.</p>

Geoff Stults tries to whip his "Enlisted" unit into shape.

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Series premiere talkback: 'Enlisted'

What did everybody think of the new FOX sitcom?

I published my review of FOX's "Enlisted" on Wednesday. Now it's your turn. For those of you who tuned in tonight, what did you think? Did you buy the three leads as brothers? Did you enjoy Keith David and his foot? Is Parker Young funny enough that you're okay with his character being that dim? Was the "Stripes" soundalike score a nice reminder of an obvious influence, or too much of a rip-off? Did you laugh? Did the emotional moments land? Do you think Kevin Biegel accomplished his goal of being funny while also being respectful, or is there no such animal in comedy? And will you watch again? 

Have at it. In an ideal world, this is a comedy I'd write about regularly, but Friday shows are always tough for me, schedule-wise, so we'll see. At a minimum, I suspect there'll be a post next week, because I really liked episode 2, "Randy Get Your Gun." 

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<p>Tony Soprano looks at his hometown newspaper in &quot;The Sopranos&quot;&nbsp;pilot.</p>

Tony Soprano looks at his hometown newspaper in "The Sopranos" pilot.

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'I came in at the end,' or the day 'The Sopranos' turns 15

Has it really been so long since Tony Soprano met Dr. Melfi?

15 years ago, a guy walked into a psychiatrist's office. That guy happened to be a captain in the north Jersey mob. I suspect many of you know what happened next.

On the one hand, it seems incredible that 15 years have already passed since "The Sopranos" pilot aired. The series still feels so fresh, and vital, and so much a piece of everything that came afterwards. On the other, so many shows followed it in the dramatic revolution I wrote about in my book that of course a lot of time has passed, and there are certain pieces of the show (starting with the shot of the Twin Towers in the opening credits for seasons 1-3) that mark it as a product of its time.

Some "Sopranos" reading to look at today if you're in an anniversary frame of mind:

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