<p>The &quot;Veronica Mars&quot;&nbsp;Kickstarter page shortly after it passed its minimum $2 million goal.</p>

The "Veronica Mars" Kickstarter page shortly after it passed its minimum $2 million goal.

So the 'Veronica Mars' Kickstarter succeeded. Now what?

Will Rob Thomas' winning gamble lead to the resurrection of other beloved cult shows?

When Rob Thomas announced the "Veronica Mars" movie Kickstarter campaign this morning, he wrote "I suppose we could fail in spectacular fashion, but there's also the chance that we completely revolutionize how projects like ours can get made."

Less than 12 hours later, the Kickstarter had already earned its minimum $2 million goal. There will be a "Veronica Mars" movie, filmed this summer while Kristen Bell is on hiatus from "House of Lies," and now Thomas and company have 29+ days to hope the money keeps pouring in and they can make more than a simple parlor room mystery set at Veronica's 10-year high school reunion.

There's been spectacle, all right, but it's been spectacular success, not failure. The question now is whether this really will revolutionize the business, or if this is simply an anomaly.

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<p>Kristen Bell could be playing Veronica Mars again very soon.</p>

Kristen Bell could be playing Veronica Mars again very soon.

Credit: Warner Bros.

Kristen Bell and Rob Thomas launch 'Veronica Mars' movie Kickstarter campaign

Can fans raise enough money to fund film sequel to cult classic detective show?

A "Veronica Mars" movie has hovered somewhere between rumor and fantasy ever since the CW canceled the Kristen Bell teen detective drama back in 2007. The show's creator Rob Thomas has tried to get a film spin-off made on several occasions, and says that he and producer Joel Silver once came close before Warner Bros., which owns the rights to the show and its characters, decided it wasn't worth the money it would cost to make, market and release such a film.

But rather than let the dream die altogether, Thomas has come up with an outlandish idea that will either fail spectacularly or get the movie made — and if he succeeds, may change the future prospects for many beloved but low-rated projects.

Thomas is going to try to fund a "Veronica Mars" movie on Kickstarter.

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<p>The &quot;Mad Men&quot;&nbsp;partners in a season 6 promotional photo.</p>

The "Mad Men" partners in a season 6 promotional photo.

Credit: AMC

'Mad Men' cast looking glamorous in new season 6 promo pictures

Don, Peggy, Joan and the rest get all dressed up for a gallery photo shoot

'Tis the week for "Mad Menpromotional imagery. On Monday, AMC released the new key art for season 6, a drawing featuring multiple Don Drapers that invited all manner or serious and silly speculation as to what (if anything) it all means. This morning, AMC unleashed a couple of dozen new promotional pictures of the cast, some of them all dressed up for a swinging '60s party, others of them (slightly) dressed down for work.

As always, I advise against reading anything into these pictures — wondering why, for instance, Peggy and Joan are posed together in a photo, even though Peggy now works with Teddy Chow-guh-guh — as symbolizing anything other than "Here is an incredibly attractive collection of actors dressed very, very well." But since we still have a few weeks before the April 7th season premiere, there's no harm in enjoying a glimpse of Don, Roger, Peggy, Pete and friends until we get to see them in moving picture form.

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<p>Ava (Joelle Carter)&nbsp;and Boyd (Walton Goggins)&nbsp;have a decision to make on &quot;Justified.&quot;</p>

Ava (Joelle Carter) and Boyd (Walton Goggins) have a decision to make on "Justified."

Credit: FX

Review: 'Justified' - 'Get Drew'

Good guys and bad guys alike close in on their target

A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as I threaten to sing showtunes...

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Draper vs. Draper? Analyzing the 'Mad Men' season 6 key art
Credit: AMC

Draper vs. Draper? Analyzing the 'Mad Men' season 6 key art

Why does Don have a doppelganger? Whose hand is he holding? Where is the plane headed?

We still have about a month to go before the April 7th premiere of "Mad Men" season 6, and given Matt Weiner's penchant for secrecy, don't expect much, if any, information about what's happening — or even, as usual, when it's happening.

AMC did release one set of clues today, in the form of the season 6 key art, drawn by veteran illustrator Brian Sanders. It's an intriguing image that raises all sorts of questions and theories about the new season, like: 

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 172: '30 for 30: Survive and Advance,' 'Justified,' 'SNL' & more

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 172: '30 for 30: Survive and Advance,' 'Justified,' 'SNL' & more

Dan and Alan also answer questions about DVRs, pilot casting and 'previously on' clips


Last week, we thought the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast would be short. Instead, it was our longest ever. This week, we also thought it would be short, and it was — but only by the absurd F&I standards, in that it still clocked in around an hour. Another slow week brought with it more check-ins, a review of the latest "30 for 30" documentary, some listener mail and even a few minutes of sports talk! The lineup:

30 For 30's "Survive and Advance" (00:01:30 - 00:11:35)
"Justified" check-in (00:11:45 - 00:29:15)
"Saturday Night Live" check-in (00:29:15 - 00:39:30)
Listener Mail: Pilot casting (00:39:45 - 00:45:45)
Listener Mail: DVR impact on advertisers (00:45:50 - 00:50:20)
Listener Mail: Rotten Tomatoes for TV (00:50:40 - 00:53:35)
Listener Mail: "Walking Dead" and spoiler-y "Previously on" segments (00:53:35 - 00:59:40)
Sports Blather (00:59:50 - 01:04:50)
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>Wallace Shawn and Julianna Margulies in a scene from last night's &quot;The Good Wife.&quot;</p>

Wallace Shawn and Julianna Margulies in a scene from last night's "The Good Wife."

Credit: CBS

Be our guest: How 'The Good Wife' has mastered the art of stunt casting

Wallace Shawn's turn last night as a drug kingpin lawyer was just the show's latest bit of guest star inspiration

I was going to write up a post devoted solely to last night's episode of "The Good Wife," if only so I could begin with the line "just as soon as I sing the the 'Growing Pains' theme song." But I was inspired by Wallace Shawn's turn as Lamond Bishop's intimidating lawyer to instead write about how well that show, and some others on TV right now, use guest stars.

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<p>Marnie (Allison Williams)&nbsp;sings on &quot;Girls.&quot;</p>

Marnie (Allison Williams) sings on "Girls."

Credit: HBO

Review: 'Girls' - 'On All Fours'

Marnie finds her voice, Hannah battles her OCD and Adam tries being a good boyfriend

A review of tonight's "Girls" coming up just as soon as I have the face of an old-timey criminal...

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<p>David Morrissey as the Governor on &quot;The Walking Dead.&quot;</p>

David Morrissey as the Governor on "The Walking Dead."

Credit: AMC

Review: 'The Walking Dead' - 'Arrow on the Doorpost'

Rick and the Governor try to talk through their differences

A review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I bring my butler...

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<p>Gillian Jacobs and Joel McHale in &quot;Community.&quot;</p>

Gillian Jacobs and Joel McHale in "Community."

Credit: NBC

Review: 'Community' - 'Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relations'

Jeff confronts his father, while the group tries to escape Shirley's awful Thanksgiving dinner

A review of tonight's "Community" coming up just as soon as I have to do a Jewish thing in the other room...

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