<p>Zooey Deschanel and her &quot;New Girl&quot;&nbsp;roommates (from left, Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson and Lamorne Morris).</p>

Zooey Deschanel and her "New Girl" roommates (from left, Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson and Lamorne Morris).

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Review: FOX's 'New Girl' showcases Zooey Deschanel

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Indie film/music star is adorable, but if you don't like her, you won't like her show

Midway through the premiere episode of the new FOX sitcom "New Girl," the show's heroine Jess (Zooey Deschanel) tries to counsel new roommate Nick (Jake Johnson) about a bad break-up. She tells Nick that living with regret isn't good for anyone, and Nick - who, like his other two roommates, has struggled to adjust to Jess's many quirks since she moved in - retorts, "Or I could pretend to be more like you, Jess, and live on a sparkly rainbow and drive a unicorn around and just sing all the time."

With "New Girl," which debuts tonight at 9, there is no middle ground. You either want to live on a sparkly rainbow and drive a unicorn with Zooey Deschanel, or you find her insufferably twee and cringe every time she starts singing her own theme song or dropping "Lord of the Rings" references.

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<p>Maureen (Amber Heard)&nbsp;gets out of uniform with Nick Dalton (Eddie Cibrian)&nbsp;in &quot;The Playboy Club.&quot;</p>

Maureen (Amber Heard) gets out of uniform with Nick Dalton (Eddie Cibrian) in "The Playboy Club."

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'The Playboy Club' - 'Pilot': My kind of town

What did everybody think of the new NBC drama?

I posted my review of "The Playboy Clubearlier today. Now it's your turn. What did everybody think of it? If you're a "Mad Men" fan, do you think comparisons are fair or unfair? Did you like the musical numbers? The dramatic stylings of Mr. Eddie Cibrian? Are there any "Firefly" fans among you who are just going to set a season pass for the promise of more Sean Maher? And do you miss David Krumholtz's long hair from the "Numb3rs" days? Is the eye candy enough to ignore the rest? Have at it.

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<p>Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings in &quot;2 Broke Girls.&quot;</p>

Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings in "2 Broke Girls."

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'2 Broke Girls' - 'Pilot': Horse play vs. word play

What did everybody think of the new CBS sitcom?

I published my review of "2 Broke Girlsthis morning. Now it's your turn. Do you agree with the people who made this the highest-testing CBS pilot of all time? Are you with me and Fienberg that the last scene with the girls and the horse was significantly better than all that came before it? Either way, do you agree on the awesomness of Kat Dennings? Once this settles into the post-"HIMYM" timeslot next week, will you continue watching? 

Fire away, folks.

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<p>Barney (Neil Patrick Harris)&nbsp;and Robin (Cobie Smulders)&nbsp;tear things up on the dance floor in the &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother&quot;&nbsp;season premiere.</p>

Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin (Cobie Smulders) tear things up on the dance floor in the "How I Met Your Mother" season premiere.

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'How I Met Your Mother' - 'The Best Man'/'The Naked Truth': The mighty Beercules returns

An uneven start to the new season, but some glimmers of comedy hope

"How I Met Your Mother" is back for a new season and I have a review of the first two episodes coming up just as soon as I lick the plane...

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 94: Emmys, 'Person of Interest,' 'Prime Suspect' & more

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 94: Emmys, 'Person of Interest,' 'Prime Suspect' & more

Dan and Alan also review 'Charlie's Angels,' 'Whitney,' 'Revenge' and 'Breaking Bad'

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Dan and I stayed up late, woke up early and worked overtime to bring you today's Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, which has us post-morteming the Emmys and last night's "Breaking Bad" and offering our thoughts on a bunch of this season's new shows. The rundown:

Emmy post-mortem -- 00:01:00 - 24:20
"The X Factor" -- 24:25 - 29:10
"Revenge" -- 29:10 - 36:20
"Charlie's Angels" -- 36:20 - 42:45
"Person of Interest" -- 42:50 - 51:20
"Whitney" -- 51:25 - 57:40
"Prime Suspect" -- 57:45 - 01:05:00
"Breaking Bad" -- 01:05:15 - 01:17:12
 
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>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."

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

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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."

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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."

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'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."

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'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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