<p>Amber Heard, Naturi Naughton and Leah Renee in &quot;The Playboy Club.&quot;</p>

Amber Heard, Naturi Naughton and Leah Renee in "The Playboy Club."

Credit: NBC

Review: NBC's 'The Playboy Club' takes dull trip back to the '60s

Eddie Cibrian leaves much to be desired as the lead, even if you ignore 'Mad Men' comparisons

The producers of NBC's "The Playboy Club" would rather you not compare their drama - about the Bunnies, patrons and other hangers-on at the famous Chicago club in the early '60s - to "Mad Men," even though it's set in the same era, has styled leading man Eddie Cibrian to look very much like Don Draper, has a pilot directed by frequent "Mad Men" contributor Alan Taylor, and has a cast that includes Naturi Naughton playing a "chocolate Bunny" much like the one she played last season on "Mad Men."

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<p>Chris D'Elia &amp;&nbsp;Whitney Cummings in &quot;Whitney,&quot;&nbsp;and Beth Behrs &amp;&nbsp;Kat Dennings in &quot;2 Broke Girls.&quot;</p>

Chris D'Elia & Whitney Cummings in "Whitney," and Beth Behrs & Kat Dennings in "2 Broke Girls."

Credit: NBC/CBS

Review: CBS' '2 Broke Girls' & NBC's 'Whitney'

Which Whitney Cummings fall sitcom has more upside?

Every new TV season seems to have an It Girl, and this one has two obvious candidates: Zooey Deschanel and Whitney Cummings. Deschanel (whose FOX sitcom "New Girl" I'll be reviewing tomorrow) has her face on all those billboards, but I think Cummings wins the title because she has two different shows debuting this week: CBS' "2 Broke Girls," which she co-created, and NBC's "Whitney," which she created and stars in.

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<p>&quot;Friday Night Lights&quot;&nbsp;star Kyle Chandler wasn't expecting his Emmy win any more than we were, but his smile tells the tale of its awesomeness.</p>
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"Friday Night Lights" star Kyle Chandler wasn't expecting his Emmy win any more than we were, but his smile tells the tale of its awesomeness.

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Emmys '11: Expected wins for 'Modern Family,' 'Mad Men' sandwiched around pleasant shockers

'Friday Night Lights,' Margo Martindale and Peter Dinklage among the show's delights

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards started out incredibly predictable, and they ended virtually the same way. But sandwiched in between those two familiar slices of white bread was an incredible, unpredictable filling, featuring a number of delightfully shocking winners like Margo Martindale, Peter Dinklage and, in a stunning but welcome farewell tribute, “Friday Night Lights.”

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<p>Mike (Jonathan Banks)&nbsp;waits for a meeting on &quot;Breaking Bad.&quot;</p>

Mike (Jonathan Banks) waits for a meeting on "Breaking Bad."

Credit: AMC

'Breaking Bad' - 'Salud': Down Mexico way

Jesse heads south of the border, while Walter Jr. celebrates a birthday

A review of tonight's "Breaking Bad" coming up just as soon as I use up every cleaning product in a 50-mile radius...

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<p>Amy (Karen Gillan)&nbsp;and Rory (Arthur Darvill)&nbsp;in &quot;Doctor Who.&quot;</p>

Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) in "Doctor Who."

Credit: BBC

'Doctor Who' - 'The God Complex': The minotaur's labyrinth

The Doctor and friends are trapped in a memorably creepy hotel

A review of tonight's "Doctor Who" coming up just as soon as I have a degree in cheese making...

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 93: Emmys, '2 Broke Girls,' 'New Girl,' 'The Playboy Club' & more

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 93: Emmys, '2 Broke Girls,' 'New Girl,' 'The Playboy Club' & more

Dan and Alan also review 'Unforgettable' and break down the latest 'Breaking Bad'


It's time for not only a bonus installment of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, folks, but an extremely long one, as Dan and I discuss our Emmy predictions, review four of the new shows debuting next week and discuss maybe the most memorable "Breaking Bad" of the season. The rundown:

Emmys -- 00:40 - 41:45
"2 Broke Girls" -- 42:15 - 48:30
"The Playboy Club" -- 48:35 - 56:25
"New Girl" -- 56:30 - 01:04:05
"Unforgettable" -- 01:04:10 - 01:10:25
"Breaking Bad" -- 01:10:30 - 01:23:40
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 at sepinwall@hitfix.com and/or dan@hitfix.com if you have questions you want answered on the show. Please put the word "podcast" in your subject line to make it easy to track them down amid the hundreds of random press releases we get every day.
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<p>Fienberg will approve of Archer's new look.</p>
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Fienberg will approve of Archer's new look.

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'Archer' - 'Heart of Archness, Part 1': All hail the pirate king!

Archer runs away in the hilarious start of a three-part arc

A quick review of tonight's "Archer" - the first of a three-part fall miniseries - coming up just as soon as I set two personal records...

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<p>Sweet Dee (Kaitlin Olson)&nbsp;and Charlie&nbsp;(Charlie Day)&nbsp;in the &quot;It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia&quot;&nbsp;season premiere. </p>

Sweet Dee (Kaitlin Olson) and Charlie (Charlie Day) in the "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" season premiere.

Credit: FX

'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' - 'Frank's Pretty Woman': Big Mac attack

Mac puts on some pounds, and Frank has an indecent proposal in mind

A review of the "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" season premiere coming up just as soon as I boil all our denim...

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<p>Britt Robertson meets the rest of &quot;The Secret Circle.&quot;</p>
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Britt Robertson meets the rest of "The Secret Circle."

Credit: CW

'The Secret Circle' - 'Pilot': Beautiful girl

What did everybody think of the new CW teen witch drama?

Ideally, I would write reviews of every new fall show. Practically, that's not possible, and in my triage, one of the shows I passed on was the CW's "Secret Circle," about which I had very little to say other than that was a decently-executed example of a kind of show I have virtually no interest in. As I've mentioned, I don't inherently care much about witches, vampires, zombies, etc., but can be made to care by excellent and/or novel execution, like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." This is not that; it's straight down the middle of what you'd expect. Which many will enjoy, but which I didn't.

Fienberg offered his own review, and now it's your turn. Whether you're a "Vampire Diaries" fan or not, or a big witchcraft lover, what did you think of this? And were you, like me, amused by just how frequently other characters had to tell Britt Robertson just how beautiful she is? (It reminded me of how Leslie always describes Ann on "Parks and Recreation," but at least there it's supposed to be a running gag.) 

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<p>Will &quot;Mad Men&quot;&nbsp;win its fourth drama series Emmy in a row?</p>

Will "Mad Men" win its fourth drama series Emmy in a row?

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Emmys '11 Predictions: Outstanding Drama Series

Is it a 'Mad Men' kinda year again?

The 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards are on Sunday, and it's the final time for Fienberg and I to discuss whom we think should and will win(*) some of the major categories. For our last entry, it's time to look at the nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series.

(*) As always, we remind you we do not have impressive track records at prognostication. Place your wagers (or, preferably not) accordingly.

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