Always nice to get good, if unsurprising, news early: before the third season of "Inside Amy Schumer" even debuts tonight at 10:30, Comedy Central has already ordered a fourth.
On last night's "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart announced that his last episode as host will be on August 6, and promised — at least until the audience seemed to object — that "I will be wearing a suit. I will more than likely be showered."
A review of tonight's "Mad Men" coming up just as soon as I get you a map to the powder room...
A review of tonight's "Game of Thrones" coming up just as soon as I defeat this pigeon...
In its second season, "Orphan Black" came perilously close to collapsing under the weight of its many interlocking conspiracies. The BBC America sci-fi drama still had Tatiana Maslany's remarkable performance(s) as a series of clones on the run from their makers, and it had turned each clone into a fully-realized character, many of whom could potentially carry their own show without the others. But the mythology got so dense, and forced so many abrupt changes in loyalty among both the clones and their various enemies and allies, that at a certain point I resolved to just pay attention to the character work, the comedy, and the episode-by-episode thriller material and not focus much brainpower on trying to keep track of who's in charge and what their agenda is.
A review of tonight's "Louie" coming up just as soon as I talk in a funny voice...
A little over a year ago, my wife wondered why I was still sitting down every Monday night for "How I Met Your Mother," given how much I would complain about it to her afterwards.
"Is this one of those hate-watching things?" she asked.
Happy Thursday, boys and girls! As promised, today's bonus Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, is all about "Justified," including talk about the series finale and responses to many of your questions about that terrific series.
Due to various travel conditions, next week's podcast (including "The Americans" finale and more "Mad Men" analysis) will likely also be on Thursday.