<p>The Leftovers</p>

The Leftovers

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Review: 'The Leftovers' - 'Gladys'

The Guilty Remnant deals with a death in the family

A review of tonight's "The Leftovers" coming up just as soon as I listen to a little Hall & Oates...

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<p>Masters of Sex</p>

Masters of Sex

Credit: Showtime

Review: 'Masters of Sex' - 'Fight'

Bill and Virginia spend a long, strange night together

A review of tonight's "Masters of Sex" coming up just as soon as the chef walks the cow through a warm room...

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<p>Constantine</p>

Constantine

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‘Constantine’ screens revamped pilot at Comic-Con

Two notable changes, plus a few new details about the DC Comics adaptation

When you cover press tour and Comic-Con back to back, you tend to hear a lot of the same anecdotes and explanations again in rapid succession. This was mostly true in the case of NBC's "Constantine" making its Comic-Con debut — with a screening of the pilot episode, followed by a 10 minute Q&A with the stars and producers David Goyer and Daniel Cerone — but there were some notable new things since last I saw this bunch at press tour.

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<p>Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black</p>

Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black

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'Orphan Black' brings Tatiana Maslany & friends to Comic-Con: Live-blog

How will fans deal with an undersized room for the second year in a row? And what will we learn about other clones?

A year ago, the Comic-Con organizers badly underestimated the appeal of "Orphan Black," putting the BBC America cult hit into one of the convention center's smaller rooms for a TV panel, which led to a long and angry line and an overcrowded room. But rather than automatically award the show a promotion to Ballroom 20 (seating capacity of around 4,000), the Con organizers only bumped "Orphan Black" up to a room with a capacity of around 1,000 — double a year ago, but still likely not enough to accommodate the show's many fans.

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<p>Hayley Atwell in &quot;Marvel&#39;s Agent Carter.&quot;</p>

Hayley Atwell in "Marvel's Agent Carter."

Credit: ABC

Marvel brings 'Agents of SHIELD,' 'Agent Carter' & maybe more to Comic-Con: Live-blog

Will 'Daredevil' & friends join SHIELD agents past and present?

It's Marvel TV time at Comic-Con, with an hour-long panel that promises to feature Jeph Loeb plus still-unnamed castmembers from both "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" and "Marvel's Agent Carter." The question is, will Marvel stop with just the two ABC dramas, or will they start trying to build excitement for the four upcoming Netflix series by, say, bringing in "Daredevil" stars Charlie Cox and Deborah Ann Woll for surprise appearances? (Woll has a long and impressive history of Comic-Con cosplay, including stints as Hit Girl and Axe Cop, so I wouldn't be shocked in the least if she came dressed as Elektra — or Daredevil, for that matter.) And will Loeb be as bombastic as in his usual interviews, or will he acknowledge how rough so much of "Agents of SHIELD" season 1 was before "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" finally gave the show direction?

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<p>Hannibal</p>

Hannibal

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'Hannibal' survivors come to Comic-Con: live-blog

Will Bryan Fuller and company spill on how (or if) Jack and Will make it out of Dr. Lecter's house?

Based on traditional ratings alone, NBC's "Hannibal" is among the least-watched shows on the traditional broadcast networks. But its reputation among the sorts of fans who come to Comic-Con has grown with each passing year. Two summers ago, it was just one half of a Bryan Fuller-focused panel (which also focused on his attempt to reboot "The Munsters" as "Mockingbird Lane") in a very small room. Last summer, it moved to a slightly bigger room to accommodate Fuller and Hugh Dancy. This year, even without Dancy or Mads Mikkelsen or Laurence Fishburne, "Hannibal" has graduated to the big time, taking over the Convention Center's mammoth Ballroom 20 for a panel subtitled "Embrace the Madness," featuring Fuller, director David Slade, writer/producer Steven Lightfoot, longtime Hannibal Lecter producer Martha DeLaurentiis, and supporting players Caroline Dhavernas, Scott Thompson and Aaron Abrams, and moderated by Jonathan Ross.

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<p>Franka Potente in &quot;The Bridge.&quot;</p>

Franka Potente in "The Bridge."

Credit: FX

Review: 'The Bridge' - 'Sorrowsworn'

The show gets back to weirdness with the return of Steven Linder and other oddities

A quick review of tonight's "The Bridge" coming up just as soon as we speak in the universal language of pain...

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<p>Halt and Catch Fire</p>

Halt and Catch Fire

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 239: Road trip 2014!

Dan and Alan discuss press tour, Comic-Con, 'Halt and Catch Fire,' 'Manhattan,' 'Orange Is the New Black' & more

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Road trip? Road trip! Press tour is over, and Comic-Con is about to start, which means it's time for everyone's (least?) favorite Firewall & Iceberg Podcast of the year, recorded inside Dan's car as we drove from LA to San Diego. There is singing! There is a missed toll booth incident! There is Dan's annual excitement at passing the San Onofre nuclear power plant! And so much more! And along the way, we preview Comic-Con, close out press tour, review WGN's "Manhattan," check back in on "Halt and Catch Fire," wrap up "Orange Is the New Black" season 2, briefly discuss Dan's irrational hatred of Weird Al's "Word Crimes," and discuss Richard Linklater's "Boyhood." Lots and lots and lots o' stuff.

The rundown: 

Quick Comic-Con Preview (00:02:00 - 00:05:30)
Press Tour Breakdown (00:05:35 - 00:41:45)
"Manhattan" (00:41:45 - 00:50:50)
"Halt and Catch Fire" (00:50:55 - 00:59:05)
"Orange Is The New Black" Season 2 (00:59:05 - 01:12:20)
"Boyhood" (01:13:50 - 01:21:30)
 
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<p>Manhattan</p>

Manhattan

Credit: WGN

Review: WGN takes a big step forward with its 'Manhattan' project

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Historical drama a pleasant surprise after the campy 'Salem'

"Salem," WGN's first original scripted drama, is an unapologetic piece of trash, perhaps best summed up by the scene in the pilot where a naked Janet Montgomery — playing an actual Salem witch in a way that weirdly justifies all of the religion-fueled paranoia of the period — lets a toad suckle at a nipple on her thigh. While a channel's first scripted show isn't always representative of what follows, they tend to create expectations for what's to come, and it would have been easy to assume that WGN's plan was to lean heavily on campy genre fare.

But "Manhattan," WGN's second original drama (it debuts Sunday night at 9), is as far in tone and ambition and quality from "Salem" as the New Mexico desert of 1943 is from 17th century Massachusetts. At a minimum, it suggests you shouldn't assume anything about whatever the channel's going to do next.

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<p>Seinfeld</p>

Seinfeld

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Summer sitcom rewind: 'Seinfeld' - 'The Red Dot'

George gets a new job, a great gift for Elaine and some unexpected sex

Continuing our occasional summer look back at classic sitcom episodes, it's time to discuss "The Red Dot" from "Seinfeld" season 3, coming up just as soon as my favorite book is "Venetian Blinds" by Art Vandelay...

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