<p>Jess (Zooey Deschanel) channels her rage on &quot;New Girl.&quot;</p>

Jess (Zooey Deschanel) channels her rage on "New Girl."

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'New Girl' - 'Kryptonite': Schmidt happens

Jess gets a new roommate and has to confront her ex-boyfriend

A quick review of tonight's "New Girl" coming up just as soon as I get a new thumb ring...

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<p>A&nbsp;Cubs fan is not happy with Steve Bartman in the documentary &quot;Catching Hell.&quot;</p>

A Cubs fan is not happy with Steve Bartman in the documentary "Catching Hell."

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Review: ESPN's '30 for 30' brand lives on with 'Catching Hell'

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Alex Gibney's stirring defense of Cubs fan Steve Bartman

ESPN's 30th anniversary was more than two years ago, and it's been almost a year since the "30 for 30" documentary series - designed to both celebrate the anniversary and show off ESPN's reach and creativity - concluded. (You can read my reviews of most of the "30 for 30" docs here and here.) But having discovered that there's an appetite for off-beat, deeply personal films about sports stories big and small, ESPN has wisely kept the concept going - if not the name(*) - and the now-rechristened "ESPN Films Presents" series has a very strong unofficial kick-off with the 8 p.m. debut tonight of Alex Gibney's "Catching Hell."

(*) Personally, I'd have kept it as "30 for 30 Presents." They spent more than a year building up brand equity, and it just sounds cooler than "ESPN Films Presents," frankly.

"Catching Hell" - the story of infamous Cubs fan Steve Bartman, who was the scapegoat when the Cubs failed to reach the World Series in 2003 - was originally supposed to be part of "30 for 30," but Gibney's schedule, film festival eligibility and other issues pushed it back to now. It was worth the wait.

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<p>Caroline (Beth Behrs)&nbsp;tries to put Max's name out there on &quot;2 Broke Girls.&quot;</p>

Caroline (Beth Behrs) tries to put Max's name out there on "2 Broke Girls."

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'2 Broke Girls' - 'And the Break-Up Scene': Slumber party

The bad trends from the pilot continue in the second episode

A quick review of the second "2 Broke Girls" coming up just as soon as I write a Yelp review of Wharton Business School...

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<p>Lily (Alyson Hannigan)&nbsp;and Marshall (Jason Segel)&nbsp;make a bet with Barney (Neil Patrick Harris)&nbsp;on &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother.&quot;</p>

Lily (Alyson Hannigan) and Marshall (Jason Segel) make a bet with Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) on "How I Met Your Mother."

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'How I Met Your Mother' - 'The Ducky Tie' - Clean your plates

Ted and Victoria have a heart-to-heart in a vintage episode

A quick review of last night's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as you make it sound like I've dated a series of Stieg Larson novels.

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<p>Jane Levy and Jeremy Sisto in &quot;Suburgatory.&quot;</p>

Jane Levy and Jeremy Sisto in "Suburgatory."

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Review: ABC's 'Suburgatory' a smart new comedy

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High school anthropology in the vein of 'Mean Girls,' 'Clueless,' et al

There's a rich tradition on the big and small screen of the high school girl as amateur anthropologist: Molly Ringwald in "Sixteen Candles," Winona Ryder in "Heathers," Alicia Silverstone in "Clueless," Lindsay Lohan in "Mean Girls," Claire Danes in "My So-Called Life," and on and on and on. (Long before she was dissecting the Manhattan singles scene, Sarah Jessica Parker was trying to bring a peaceful accord between the jocks, the popular girls, the nerds and the New Wave kids on "Square Pegs," after all.) If high school is life in miniature, then it needs some kind of wry, clever observer to figure it all out, whether she's an insider (Silverstone), an outsider (Ringwald) or an outsider pretending to be an insider (Lohan).

To that reliably funny tradition we can add Jane Levy as Tessa Altman, the smart, sarcastic heroine of ABC's winning new comedy "Suburgatory," which debuts tomorrow night at 8:30.  

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<p>Rachel Bilson and Nancy Travis in &quot;Hart of Dixie.&quot;</p>

Rachel Bilson and Nancy Travis in "Hart of Dixie."

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'Hart of Dixie' - 'Pilot': Summer goes south

What did everybody think of the new CW drama?

I posted my review of "Hart of Dixieearlier today. Now it's your turn. Was Rachel Bilson likable enough to compensate for the "Doc Hollywood" story, cliched Southern backdrop, etc? Are you disappointed that Nancy Travis won't be around full-time? Glad to have Scott Porter using a Southern accent again? Wishing that Jaime King would go back to "James"? And, most importantly, will you keep watching? 

Have at it.

<p>Stephen Lang as Nathaniel Taylor in &quot;Terra Nova.&quot;</p>

Stephen Lang as Nathaniel Taylor in "Terra Nova."

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'Terra Nova' - 'Genesis': Walk the dinosaur

What did everybody think of the FOX time travel drama?

I posted my review of FOX's "Terra Novathis morning. Now it's your turn. Obviously, you folks haven't seen the earlier, better version I have, but what did you make of what was on the screen? Did you find the Shannon family more compelling than I did? Are you ready to have the teenage son eaten by a T-Rex already? Were Stephen Lang and the special effects good enough to compensate for the rest? Do you buy the attempt to sidestep around the butterfly effect (and, possibly, the meteor heading their way in 20 million years)? 

Have at it.

Unless there's significant improvement, I doubt I'll be writing about this show regularly, but Ryan McGee is signed up to do weekly recaps at our Monkeys as Critics blog, and his first should be up even as we speak, for those who want a more detailed blow-by-blow account of the pilot.

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 96: 'Terra Nova,' 'Dexter,' 'Homeland' & more

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 96: 'Terra Nova,' 'Dexter,' 'Homeland' & more

Dan and Alan also review 'Hart of Dixie,' 'Catching Hell,' 'Suburgatory' and 'How to Be a Gentleman,' and break down last night's 'Breaking Bad'

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Premiere week is over, but there are still many, many, many new shows to review on this week's Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, from "Terra Nova" to "Homeland" and lots in between. The rundown:

"Terra Nova" -- 01:50 - 12:30
"Hart of Dixie" -- 12:30 - 20:40
"Catching Hell" -- 20:45 - 25:55
"Suburgatory" -- 26:00 - 30:50
"How to Be a Gentleman" - 30:50 - 36:15
"Dexter" - 36:15 - 43:50
"Homeland" - 43:55 - 51:35
"Breaking Bad" - 51:40 - 01:06:55
 
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.
 
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<p>Rachel Bilson in &quot;Hart of Dixie.&quot;</p>

Rachel Bilson in "Hart of Dixie."

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Review: Rachel Bilson in the CW's 'Hart of Dixie'

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Stereotypes abound, but 'The O.C.' alum is charming in new medical drama

The CW's new "Hart of Dixie" (it debuts tonight at 9) is several familiar kinds of shows in one. Most obviously, it's a fish-out-of-water story of a big-city doctor - in this case, Rachel Bilson from "The O.C." as young New York heart surgeon Zoey Hart - trapped in a small town with an unfamiliar culture. (Think "Northern Exposure" or "Doc Hollywood.")

It's also what Fienberg likes to call a Vocational Irony Narrative, in which a character's strengths in his or her professional life turn out to be a huge weakness personally. Here, this theme is voiced by an older surgeon who explains that Zoey is too cold and remote to qualify for a prestigious fellowship, telling her, "If you want to be a heart surgeon, then you've got to work on your own."

And in her search for her own heart - which eventually takes her to the fictional town of Bluebell, Alabama, where she inherits half of the local medical practice from the kindly country doctor who ran it - Zoey is also becoming the latest heroine to try to help the CW find the heart it left behind when the network was created out of transplanted body parts from the WB and UPN.

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<p>Alicia (Julianna Margulies)&nbsp;had a new 'do and attitude on &quot;The Good Wife&quot;&nbsp;season premiere.</p>

Alicia (Julianna Margulies) had a new 'do and attitude on "The Good Wife" season premiere.

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'The Good Wife' - 'A New Day': You broke it, you bought it

Lots of "new" talk, but mostly the same old (excellent) legal drama

"The Good Wife" is back for a new season, and I have a quick review of the premiere coming up just as soon as I stick with retail rules...

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