<p>Jon Hamm and Tracy Morgan in a scene from the live &quot;30 Rock&quot;&nbsp;episode.</p>

Jon Hamm and Tracy Morgan in a scene from the live "30 Rock" episode.

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'30 Rock' - 'Live From Studio 6H': With a lot of help from our friends

Paul McCartney, Jon Hamm, Amy Poehler, Donald Glover and more stopped by for a much-improved live episode

A quick review of Thursday night's "30 Rock" live show coming up just as soon as I go viral and take medicine for it...

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<p>&quot;The Simpsons&quot;&nbsp;have another vacation that goes awry in Sunday's episode.</p>

"The Simpsons" have another vacation that goes awry in Sunday's episode.

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Review: On 'The Simpsons,' Bart takes the family on a sea cruise

Sunday's episode is a reminder of the pleasures of latter-day 'Simpsons'

I've written a lot about "The Simpsons" this season, between the two-year renewal, a wave of nostalgia before the airing of the 500th episode, and my feeling that this is one of the stronger overall seasons of the last 10-plus years, and a good example of why I'm glad the show continues to churn out new episodes after all this time.

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<p>Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd in &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>

Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd in "Parks and Recreation."

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'Parks and Recreation' - 'The Debate': Pain don't hurt

Amy Poehler writes, directs and stars in a Leslie Knope tour de force

A review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" coming up just as soon as I love it when you're needlessly disgusting...

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<p>On &quot;Community,&quot;&nbsp;Abed (Danny Pudi)&nbsp;and Troy (Donald Glover)&nbsp;get their &quot;Law &amp;&nbsp;Order&quot;&nbsp;on.</p>

On "Community," Abed (Danny Pudi) and Troy (Donald Glover) get their "Law & Order" on.

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'Community' - 'Basic Lupine Urology': Law & Order: Special Biology Unit

The Greendale gang pay homage to an NBC classic

A review of tonight's "Community" coming up just as soon as I honor the pinky swear of a degenerate...

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<p>&quot;Boardwalk Empire&quot;&nbsp;rivals Steve Buscemi and Michael Pitt will be together at least one more time tomorrow night in LA.</p>

"Boardwalk Empire" rivals Steve Buscemi and Michael Pitt will be together at least one more time tomorrow night in LA.

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Keeping things in moderation: 'Boardwalk Empire'

Your local TV critic will be heading to Los Angeles to talk about vintage Jersey gangsters

Just a heads-up about both a TV-related event I'll be involved in tomorrow night, as well as how that'll affect the blog for the next few days.

Tomorrow night, I'll be in LA to moderate a "Boardwalk Empire" panel featuring Terence Winter and a good chunk of the season 2 cast: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Gretchen Mol, Vincent Piazza and all the Michaels: Pitt, Shannon, Stuhlbarg and Kenneth Williams. It's for members of the TV Academy as part of the show's Emmy campaign, but it will also be streamed live on Emmys.com and Emmys.tv, from around 7:30 to 9 p.m. Pacific. It's rare to have this many castmembers from the show together (even the first press tour session was, I believe, just Winter, Buscemi and Macdonald), so we'll be talking about a lot of stuff from both seasons, and not just the Nucky/Jimmy events from the end of season 2.

Because of my travel schedule, I'm not going to have time to do episode write-ups of anything on Wednesday or Thursday I haven't already seen in advance. So I'll have "Community" and "Parks and Rec" going up tomorrow, but "Suburgatory" (and the other ABC comedies) "Don't Trust the (Broccoli) in Apt. 23," "Awake," and the "30 Rock" live show are all going to be skipped. (Someone on Twitter reminded me the other ABC sitcoms are repeats tonight.) I may come back to the "30 Rock" episode several days late, but given my feelings about the first live show, it may not be worth anyone's time to wait.

<p>Hannah Simone and Max Greenfield in &quot;New Girl.&quot;</p>

Hannah Simone and Max Greenfield in "New Girl."

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'New Girl' - 'Tomatoes': Mommy's all right, daddy's all right

Jess wants passion, Nick wants hope, and Schmidt suffers an injury

A quick review of last night's "New Girl" coming up just as soon as I like ice skating for fun, not to save life...

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<p>Travis tries to give Laurie some advice on &quot;Cougar Town.&quot;</p>

Travis tries to give Laurie some advice on "Cougar Town."

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'Cougar Town' - 'Money Becomes King': Fifty-fifty vs. 100%

Jules and Grayson go to couples counseling, Laurie starts a business and Andy pranks Bobby

A quick review of tonight's "Cougar Town" coming up just as soon as I find enough courage to pull a tab off the "Drummer Wanted" poster...

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<p>Cassie Steele in &quot;The L.A. Complex.&quot;</p>

Cassie Steele in "The L.A. Complex."

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Review: 'The L.A. Complex' moves from Canada to the CW

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Import drama about showbiz wannabes feels retro, yet better than many real CW shows
Watching "The L.A. Complex," the Canadian drama that the CW will begin airing tonight at 9, reminded me of an exchange from the classic "How I Met Your Mother" episode "Slap Bet." The gang has just discovered that Robin was a one-hit wonder as a teenager in Canada, and as they watch the video for "Let's Go To The Mall," Marshall observes, "This is the '90s. Why does it look like 1986?"
 
Robin, sheepish about the whole thing already, shrugs and explains, "The '80s didn't come to Canada 'til, like, '93."
 
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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 125: 'The L.A. Complex,' 'Mad Men,' 'Game of Thrones' & more

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 125: 'The L.A. Complex,' 'Mad Men,' 'Game of Thrones' & more

Dan and Alan also talk about the 'Girls' backlash and check in on reality TV

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On this week's Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, Dan and I come to an unexpected consensus on the CW's Canadian import "The L.A. Complex" (I'll have a written review posted tomorrow morning), do our periodic Dan's Reality Round-Up segment, answer a bunch of mail (including a lot of "Girls" discussion), check in on "Mad Men" like usual but also devote a few minutes to recent developments on "Game of Thrones." Busy busy busy.

The line-up: 

NFL on FOX (00:00:50 - 00:04:20)
"L.A. Complex" (00:04:15 - 00:13:05)
Dan's Reality Roundup (00:13:00 - 00:26:20)
Listener Mail - Two "Girls" Queries (00:26:35 - 00:39:10)
Listener Mail - Twitter Etiquette (00:39:20 - 00:43:15)
Listener Mail - "Arrested Development" on Netflix (00:43:20 - 00:50:10)
"Game of Thrones" (00:50:20 - 00:59:55)
Sunday's "Mad Men" (01:00:00 - 01:15:20)
 
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>The passage of time was a major issue for Don and everyone else on this episode of &quot;Mad Men.&quot;</p>

The passage of time was a major issue for Don and everyone else on this episode of "Mad Men."

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'Mad Men' - 'Far Away Places': The HoJo code

Peggy, Roger and Don take three very different trips

A review of tonight's "Mad Men" coming up just as soon as I buy you a backscratcher...

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