<p>Jake Johnson and Zooey Deschanel in &quot;New Girl.&quot;</p>

Jake Johnson and Zooey Deschanel in "New Girl."

Credit: FOX

'New Girl' - 'Naked': Don't bother to knock

Zooey Deschanel and friends return from a baseball hiatus with a shaky episode

A quick review of tonight's "New Girl" coming up just as soon as I do close-up magic...

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<p>&quot;Win Win&quot;&nbsp;director Tom McCarthy, left, with Paul Giamatti and Alex Shaffer.</p>

"Win Win" director Tom McCarthy, left, with Paul Giamatti and Alex Shaffer.

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Interview: 'Win Win' director Tom McCarthy

Talking Jersey suburbs, high school wrestling and a great cast with the actor turned indie filmmaker

As I've frequently mentioned, because of my job and because I have young kids, I don't go to the movies very much anymore. But one of the directors whose films I've learned to make an effort to get out of the house to see is Tom McCarthy, the man responsible for "The Station Agent," "The Visitor" and, most recently, "Win Win."

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<p>Katie Holmes and Josh Radnor in &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother.&quot;</p>

Katie Holmes and Josh Radnor in "How I Met Your Mother."

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'How I Met Your Mother' - 'The Slutty Pumpkin Returns': Oh, Canada

Katie Holmes underwhelms in the title role, but the subplots make up for her

A review of tonight's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as I'm as serious as a poutine shortage...

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 101: 'Hell on Wheels,' 'Bones,' Charlie Sheen and more
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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 101: 'Hell on Wheels,' 'Bones,' Charlie Sheen and more

Time for another Dan's Reality Round-Up, a review of PBS' 'Page Eight,' plus ratings talk

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Happy Monday, and time for a busy, Dan-centric installment of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, in which we review "Hell on Wheels," the new season of "Bones," bust out another installment of Dan's Reality Round-Up, talk off the cuff about the Charlie Sheen/FX deal, and lots more.

The line-up: 

"Bones" -- 1:55 - 8:25
"Page Eight" -- 8:30 - 17:00
FX getting into the Charlie Sheen business -- 17:10 - 27:00
"Hell on Wheels" -- 27:05 - 41:40
Recent Ratings Overview -- 41:45 - 53:45
Dan's Reality Roundup -- 53:45 - 01:14:30 
Listener Mail: Women watch football too -- 01:14:35 - 01:19:45
 
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 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.
<p>Saul (Mandy Patinkin)&nbsp;runs an interrogation in &quot;Homeland.&quot;</p>

Saul (Mandy Patinkin) runs an interrogation in "Homeland."

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'Homeland' - 'Blind Spot': Razor's edge

Brody comes face to face with an old foe, and Saul's wife comes home

A review of tonight's "Homeland" coming up just as soon as I think you're ready for the glue factory...

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<p>Michael Pitt and William Forsythe in &quot;Boardwalk Empire.&quot;</p>

Michael Pitt and William Forsythe in "Boardwalk Empire."

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'Boardwalk Empire' - 'The Age of Reason': When life gives you lemons...

Back-up plans and prayers are the order of the day as season 2 reaches its mid-point

A review of tonight's "Boardwalk Empire" coming up just as soon as I catch your meaning...

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<p>Shane (Jon Bernthal)&nbsp;under fire on &quot;The Walking Dead.&quot;</p>

Shane (Jon Bernthal) under fire on "The Walking Dead."

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'The Walking Dead' - 'Save the Last One': Lori's choice

Shane and Otis try to escape high school alive, while Carl fights to live

A review of tonight's"The Walking Dead" (which AMC unsurprisingly just renewed for a third season) coming up just as soon as my venereal disease saves your life...

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<p>Jonah Hill is &quot;Allen Gregory.&quot;</p>

Jonah Hill is "Allen Gregory."

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'Allen Gregory' - 'Pilot': Little big man

What did everybody think of FOX's new animated comedy?

I posted my review of FOX's "Allen Gregoryyesterday. Now it's your turn. For those of you who watched, what did you think? Was Jonah Hill funny as an obnoxious 7-year-old? Were you distracted by his dad's resemblance to "Community" Dean Pelton? And are you going to watch again?

Have at it.

"Allen Gregory" and his two dads, voice by, from left to right, French Stewart, Jonah Hill and Nat Faxon.
"Allen Gregory" and his two dads, voice by, from left to right, French Stewart, Jonah Hill and Nat Faxon.
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Review: FOX's 'Allen Gregory' dragged down by irritating title character

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Jonah Hill and company introduce the world's worst 7-year-old in a new animated comedy

A few weeks ago, in reviewing HBO's "Enlightened," I suggested it hadn't cracked the tricky problem of how to generate comedy out of a character largely lacking in self-awareness. At the time, I wrote:

The trick to making a comedy with this kind of character work usually involves some combination of putting them in a position of power over the people they're inadvertently offending, making them so blissful in their idiocy that it barely matters how often they embarrass themselves, or making them jerks in need of comeuppance.

Since then, I watched "Allen Gregory," a new animated comedy that FOX will debut Sunday night at 8:30, and it follows that script to a T, giving us an oblivious central character who is able to bully and walk over everyone, who is extraordinarily pleased with himself and his cultured ways, and who is very much in need of comeuppance.

And in watching it, I realized that the game is much more complicated than I suggested earlier, because "Allen Gregory" is vastly more unpleasant to watch than "Enlightened" could hope to be.

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<p>Zajac (Jeff Hephner)&nbsp;gives a speech on &quot;Boss.&quot;</p>

Zajac (Jeff Hephner) gives a speech on "Boss."

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'Boss' - 'Reflex': The wrath of Kane

Zajac gets his day on camera, and Tom faces his future

A quick review of tonight's "Boss" coming up just as soon as I know if you're a Mac or a PC...

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