<p>Emmy Rossum and William H. Macy of &quot;Shameless,&quot;&nbsp;one of three Showtime comedies to be renewed today.</p>

Emmy Rossum and William H. Macy of "Shameless," one of three Showtime comedies to be renewed today.

Credit: Showtime

Showtime renews 'Shameless,' 'House of Lies' and 'Californication'

Sunday night comedies all get to come back for more seasons

Yesterday, HBO continued its pattern of renewing new dramas after a single episode. Today was Showtime's turn on the renewal front, but HBO's pay cable rival actually waited four weeks into the current seasons of "Shameless," "House of Lies" and "Californication" before ordering more.

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<p>Lucy Liu and Michael Cudlitz on &quot;Southland.&quot;</p>

Lucy Liu and Michael Cudlitz on "Southland."

Credit: TNT

'Southland' - 'Community': She rolls on Shabbos

An eventful day for Cooper and Tang highlights an otherwise unmemorable episode

A very quick review of last night's "Southland" coming up just as soon as I get to punch you in the face...

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<p>Jeremy Davies and Damon Herriman on &quot;Justified.&quot;</p>
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Jeremy Davies and Damon Herriman on "Justified."


Credit: FX

'Justified' - 'Harlan Roulette': Smile for the camera

With all the players now on the board, the games can really begin

A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as I move into the greater Lexington area of Kiss My Ass...

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<p>Lizzy Caplan and Zooey Deschanel on &quot;New Girl.&quot;</p>

Lizzy Caplan and Zooey Deschanel on "New Girl."

Credit: FOX

'New Girl' - 'Jess and Julia': That thing you do

Lizzy Caplan continues her guest stint as Nick's uptight girlfriend

A quick review of tonight's "New Girl" coming up just as soon as I use sculpting chutney...

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<p>Director Michael Mann on the &quot;Luck&quot;&nbsp;set with star Nick Nolte. </p>

Director Michael Mann on the "Luck" set with star Nick Nolte.

Credit: HBO

HBO renews 'Luck' for season 2

Milch/Mann horse racing drama continues pay cable's recent pattern of quick renewals

HBO has renewed "Luck" for a second season, only two days after the series premiere of the horse racing drama, created by David Milch, directed by Michael Mann and starring Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte, among others. The new season will be 10 episodes — up 1 from the 9-episode debut season — and will premiere in January 2013.

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<p>Jordan Peele as President Obama and Keegan-Michael Key as &quot;anger translator&quot;&nbsp;Luther in &quot;Key &amp;&nbsp;Peele.&quot;</p>

Jordan Peele as President Obama and Keegan-Michael Key as "anger translator" Luther in "Key & Peele."

Credit: Comedy Central

Review: Comedy Central's very funny 'Key & Peele'

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B
Sketch comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele deal with biracial and non-racial humor
Early in the premiere episode of Comedy Central's new sketch comedy series "Key & Peele," the show's two stars, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, talk about the challenges of of being biracial in 21st century America.
 
"We find ourselves particularly adept at lying," Key explains, "because on a daily basis we have to adjust our blackness."
 
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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 113: 'Chuck' finale, 'Luck' & 'Key & Peele'

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 113: 'Chuck' finale, 'Luck' & 'Key & Peele'

Dan's back from Sundance in time to say goodbye to a podcast favorite

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I am back from California. Dan is back from Sundance. We are both back where we need to be, which is to record a new episode of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, in which we belatedly review HBO's "Luck," praise the debut of Comedy Central's "Key & Peele," then spend a whole lot of time saying goodbye to podcast favorite "Chuck" before doing a brief Super Bowl preview in which we failed to come up with a decent podcast bet.

The line-up: 

Dan's Sundance (02:00 - 07:00)
"Key & Peele" (07:00 - 14:30)
"Luck" (14:30 - 33:40)
"Chuck" (33:40 - 01:25:20)
Super Bowl Preview (01:25:30 - 01:34:45)
 
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>Alan Cumming as Eli Gold in &quot;The Good Wife.&quot;</p>

Alan Cumming as Eli Gold in "The Good Wife."

Credit: CBS

'The Good Wife' - 'Another Ham Sandwich': Baiting the hook

Will and Alicia face the grand jury, while Eli tries to outmaneuver Stacie Hall

A quick review of last night's "The Good Wife" coming up just as soon as my assistant validates your parking...

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<p>Ian Hart, Ritchie Coster, Kevin Dunn and Jason Gedrick in &quot;Luck.&quot;</p>

Ian Hart, Ritchie Coster, Kevin Dunn and Jason Gedrick in "Luck."

Credit: HBO

'Luck' - 'Pilot': My best day ever so far, by Jerry

What did everybody think of HBO's new horseracing drama?

"Luckhad its official debut tonight, but of course it was an episode that HBO had already aired as a sneak preview back in December, and which I wrote about at the time. Since then, I've seen all 9 first season episodes — and, as you can see in my review, I really liked them — and also talked a bit about the show with David Milch and Michael Mann.

So on the subject of the first episode, I think I'm all written out at this point. I'll be doing more extensive weekly write-ups for the remaining 8 — and, yes, I'm aware that HBO Go will be carrying the second episode immediately, but we're not going to discuss it until after it airs on HBO itself next Sunday — but for now I just want to get the discussion rolling, both for those of you seeing the show for the first time and any of you who may have watched it again after seeing it in December. The gist of the discussion back then was that only the real horseracing fans could follow everything about the Pick Six and certain other matters; if you watched it a second time, was it easier to make sense of all that? How did everyone feel about so much of the pilot being devoted not to Dustin Hoffman or Nick Nolte, but the four railbirds led by Jason Gedrick and Kevin Dunn? How did you react to what happened to that one horse in the day's final race? And how much did anyone understand (on first or second viewing) from John Ortiz as paranoid, hustling trainer Turo Escalante?

(For those who still feel confused, Vulture's Q&A might help.)

Have at it, and I'll be doing the full-length episode review thing starting a week from tonight.

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<p>Chuck (Zachary Levi)&nbsp;and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski)&nbsp;in the &quot;Chuck&quot;&nbsp;series finale.</p>

Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) in the "Chuck" series finale.

Credit: Warner Bros.

Series finale review: 'Chuck' - 'Chuck vs. Sarah/Chuck vs. the Goodbye'

Chuck tries to restore Sarah's stolen memories in a romantic, funny, terrific finale

Well, we're all done with "Chuck." I already published my 5-part retrospective interview with Schwartz and Fedak (and I interviewed Fedak again about the series finale) and my list of great moments in "Chuck" history. All that's left is to review the final two episodes, and that's coming up just as soon as I'm wooed by Midwesterners...

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