<p>The &quot;Arrested Development&quot;&nbsp;gang back in their FOX&nbsp;glory days.</p>

The "Arrested Development" gang back in their FOX glory days.

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'Arrested Development' cast reunites for Netflix: Press tour live-blog

What have the Bluths been up to since 2006? And what will episodes look like?

Welcome to one of the most anticipated events of the 2013 Television Critics Association winter press tour: the reunion of virtually the entire cast of "Arrested Development" to discuss the show's resurrection on Netflix with 14 episodes debuting in May (date TBD).

We're curious to hear from creator Mitch Hurwitz what the Bluths have been up to, what format these episodes (which will all be released on the same day) will take, what took so long to make this happen, and a lot more. And I imagine one or two people will accuse Michael Cera of holding the whole thing up.

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<p>Timothy Olyphant and Patton Oswalt in a scene from the &quot;Justified&quot;&nbsp;season 4 premiere.</p>

Timothy Olyphant and Patton Oswalt in a scene from the "Justified" season 4 premiere.

Credit: FX

Press Tour: 'Justified' changes things up for season 4

Showrunner didn't want 'just another big bad'

Before the new season of "Justified" debuted last night (here's my premiere review), I wrote that showrunner Graham Yost tries to reinvent the show each season, this time turning the show into something of a murder mystery. When Yost came with his cast to press tour today, he confirmed that this was a big goal for season 4.

"We really thought that would be a fun thing to try this year as opposed to just another big bad," Yost said.

(Note: some incredibly vague spoilers for season 4 follow; don't read if you don't want to know even the structure of the year.)

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<p>Dax Shepard and Peter Krause in &quot;Parenthood.&quot;</p>

Dax Shepard and Peter Krause in "Parenthood."

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Review: 'Parenthood' - 'Small Victories'

Max grows up, Victor calls the cops and Amy makes a big decision

A quick review of last night's "Parenthood" coming up just as soon as I pee with extreme prejudice...

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<p>Timothy Olyphant and Patton Oswalt in a scene from the &quot;Justified&quot;&nbsp;season 4 premiere.</p>

Timothy Olyphant and Patton Oswalt in a scene from the "Justified" season 4 premiere.

Credit: FX

Season premiere review: 'Justified' - 'Hole in the Wall'

Patton Oswalt helps Raylan with a bounty hunting gig, while Boyd hires some muscle

"Justified" is back for season 4. I wrote an overall review of the start of the season yesterday, and I have specific thoughts on the premiere coming up just as soon as I Netflix "Lebowski"...

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<p>Courteney Cox and Josh Hopkins in the &quot;Cougar Town&quot;&nbsp;season premiere.</p>

Courteney Cox and Josh Hopkins in the "Cougar Town" season premiere.

Credit: TBS

Season premiere review: 'Cougar Town' - 'Blue Sunday'

New network, new timeslot, same sweet, funny show

"Cougar Town" is back, now on TBS instead of ABC, and I have a quick review of the season premiere coming up just as soon as I try to change the definition of "junk in the trunk"...

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<p>In hindsight, would FOX&nbsp;have been better off promoting just &quot;New Girl&quot; in the fall rather than the entire Tuesday comedy bloc. </p>

In hindsight, would FOX have been better off promoting just "New Girl" in the fall rather than the entire Tuesday comedy bloc.

Credit: FOX

Press Tour: FOX's president on Tuesday comedies, 'Glee,' edginess & more

Kevin Reilly wants to 'put a little of the FOX back in FOX'

It's been a Freaky Friday week here at press tour. On Sunday, NBC made its first tour appearance in years where it had ratings numbers to brag about, which network boss Robert Greenblatt did at some length. FOX, meanwhile, is likely about to see the end of a long streak of being the first place network on television among adults 18-49, thanks to a dismal fall in which "X Factor" dipped, the Tuesday comedy bloc couldn't get off the ground, and "Mob Doctor"(*) would have been canceled after two weeks if FOX had anything on the bench to replace it with. So this time it was FOX entertainment president Kevin Reilly who wasted no time with prepared remarks, saying, "Nobody's happier than us to get ourselves into a fresh year" before opening it up to reporters' questions within the first 30 seconds of hie executive session.

(*) In the post-executive session scrum, Reilly called "Mob Doctor" "the worst title in the history of the world." Shawn Ryan and the rest of the gang from "Terriers" might beg to differ. 

Fienberg has a thorough play by play of what was said in his  live-blog, so I'm just going to touch on a few interesting themes and tidbits from both the panel and the scrum afterwards.

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<p>Kevin Bacon in &quot;The Following.&quot;</p>

Kevin Bacon in "The Following."

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Press Tour: 'The Following' panel kisses, but doesn't tell

Kevin Williamson and company didn't have a lot of insight about serial killer violence

Kevin Williamson knows more than a little about pop culture analysis. His "Scream" movies were loving deconstructions of the tropes of slasher movies, and other Williamson works like "Dawson's Creek" and the first "I Know What You Did Last Summer" movie featured plenty of meta commentary about the nature of the stories being told.

His new FOX serial killer drama "The Following," though, is played entirely straight. And when Williamson joined star Kevin Bacon and the rest of the show's cast at press tour, he was only a bit reflective of where the show fits into the long tradition of serial killers in pop culture, and not at all about what the show has to say about the many violent acts its characters commit (other than that they're horrific), and what place violent entertainment has in a post-Columbine, post-Aurora, post-Newtown world.

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<p>Michelle (Sutton Foster)&nbsp;goes to work for a magician (Michael DeLuise)&nbsp;in &quot;Bunheads.&quot;</p>

Michelle (Sutton Foster) goes to work for a magician (Michael DeLuise) in "Bunheads."

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Review: 'Bunheads' - 'You Wanna See Something?'

Michelle gets a new job while the girls pass a package around in the dramedy's welcome return

A review of the "Bunheads" mid-season premiere coming up just as soon as I wire a cardboard box for electricity...

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 165: Press tour, 'Girls,' 'Shamless,' 'Enlightened' & more

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 165: Press tour, 'Girls,' 'Shamless,' 'Enlightened' & more

Dan and Alan also review Cinemax's "Banshee"


Time for a half-and-half installment of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, which covers both the first few days of the Television Critics Association press tour and the premieres of a bunch of pay cable shows this weekend, from Cinemax's latest drama to the return of one of TV's most divisive (and, from our POV, best) comedies. The lineup: 

TCA Press Tour (00:01:20 - 00:34:55)
"Banshee" (00:35:10 - 00:43:20)
"Girls" (00:43:25 - 00:53:40)
"Enlightened" (00:53:45 - 00:59:29)
"Shameless" (00:59:30 - 01:10:50)
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 questions for the podcast.

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<p>On &quot;Happy Endings,&quot;&nbsp;something about Jane's friend seems awfully familiar.</p>

On "Happy Endings," something about Jane's friend seems awfully familiar.

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Morning TV Round-Up: 'Bob's Burgers' & 'Happy Endings'

Leg waxing, laser tag and bird autopsies?

Press tour eats into a lot of my TV-watching and reviewing time (much of what I write this week, review-wise, will be of shows I screened before I came to tour), but I did manage to catch last night's episodes of "Bob's Burgers" and "Happy Endings," and have a few quick thoughts coming up just as soon as I mount a dead fly from my windowsill production of "Pippin"...

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