<p>The Cul-de-Sac Crew (and Tom)&nbsp;pay tribute to &quot;Braveheart&quot;&nbsp;on &quot;Cougar Town.&quot;</p>

The Cul-de-Sac Crew (and Tom) pay tribute to "Braveheart" on "Cougar Town."

Credit: ABC

'Cougar Town' - 'Full Moon Fever': Hail to the king, baby

Courteney Cox directs, Andy channels 'Braveheart,' and Sarah Chalke stops by

A review of tonight's "Cougar Town" coming up just as soon as I wine-watch a documentary...

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<p>Timothy Olyphant will be flashing a &quot;Justified&quot;&nbsp;badge for another season.</p>
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Timothy Olyphant will be flashing a "Justified" badge for another season.

Credit: FX

FX renews 'Justified' for season 4

Modern-day Western has 6 episodes left this season, will ride again in 2013

FX has renewed "Justifiedfor a fourth season, to air in early 2013. 

The modern-day Western, starring Timothy Olyphant as U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, is in the middle of its third season, with the 8th out or 13 episodes airing tonight at 10. (It's one of my favorites of the season, for what it's worth; I was polishing off the review when the renewal news came in.) 

"'Justified' is one of television’s best series and this season has reinforced that excellence,” FX vice-president of original programming Nick Grad said in a statement. “Graham Yost and his writing team continue to deliver compelling material and richly drawn characters brought to life by the brilliance of Timothy Olyphant and our terrific ensemble cast.  Their work is validated by universal acclaim, awards, and ratings that have grown every year. We look forward to many more seasons to come.”

Yost in turn said, "There are many reasons all of us on 'Justified' are grateful to get a chance to do another season. We get to do more work with amazing actors, writers, producers, directors, musicians, editors and a jaw-droppingly talented crew.  We get to keep doing a show that appeals to a wide demographic: people in Harlan, retired US Marshals, criminals (we honestly did hear that), and, most happily, our guide, our muse, Elmore Leonard.  Best of all, we get to keep doing a show on FX (and while that may sound like craven ass-kissing, when you look at their roster, you can't help but feel grateful to be on that list)." 

Through the first seven episodes, "Justified" season three is averaging 4.3 million viewers, up 8 percent over a year ago.

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<p>Katy Perry in character on tonight's &quot;Raising Hope.&quot;</p>

Katy Perry in character on tonight's "Raising Hope."

Credit: FOX

Katy Perry visits 'Raising Hope,' but is that enough to save it?

First episode in new timeslot gives the pop star a very different look

While "Glee" takes its annual spring break until April 10, FOX is trying something a little different on Tuesdays, with a four comedy line-up featuring "Raising Hope" moving to 8, "I Hate My Teenage Daughter" at 8:30, "New Girl" remaining at 9 and "Breaking In" returning from the dead at 9:30.

Dan and I discussed "Breaking In" on yesterday's podcast (short version: I still appreciate its references to things like "They Live" and "The Breakfast Club" but wish they would be turned into actual jokes), and I'll have a review of a sweet, change-of-pace "New Girl" up at 9:30. At the moment, though, I want to say a few words — and ask a question — about "Raising Hope."

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<p>Katharine McPhee shows a little leg on &quot;Smash.&quot;</p>
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Katharine McPhee shows a little leg on "Smash."

Credit: NBC

'Smash' - 'Let's Be Bad': Change of a dress

A good musical number highlights an otherwise irritating episode

A review of last night's "Smash" coming up just as soon as sports are anathema to me...

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 118: 'Breaking In,' 'Bob's Burgers,' 'Game Change' & more

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 118: 'Breaking In,' 'Bob's Burgers,' 'Game Change' & more

Dan and Alan also check in on 'Raising Hope' and 'New Girl' and answer your mail


It's Monday, which means you get a brand-new, hour-plus edition of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, with a lot of time spent on FOX comedies, plus HBO's McCain/Palin movie "Game Change"(*), some mail, and even a bit on the Grantland "Wire" March Madness bracket.

(*) Traditionally, my blog has had a pretty staunch No Politics rule, which I implemented after everyone on the old blog melted down and couldn't behave during the run-up to the presidential election that "Game Change" depicts. There's obviously no way to discuss "Game Change" (which I'll also have a written review of later in the week) without politics entering into it on some level, so I'm going to trust you all and hope that everyone manages to be more civil this time around. And, if not, I'll simply shut down comments on this post (and/or the written review, depending on where the bad behavior is). You can disagree with each other without attacking each other — or, for that matter, politicians with whom you don't agree — and if you can't do that, discussion shuts down. Period. 

The line-up: 

"Breaking In" (00:00:45 - 00:10:35)
"Raising Hope" (00:10:35 - 00:17:40)
"New Girl" (00:17:45 - 00:27:35)
"Game Change" (00:27:40 - 00:40:00)
"Bob's Burgers" (00:40:00 - 00:45:00)
Grantland's "Wire" Bracket (00:45:00 - 00:49:15)
Listener Mail: Skippable Seasons (00:49:40 - 00:56:30)
Listener Mail: Unlikable Characters (00:56:30 - 01:01:10)
Listener Mail: The State of "Modern Family" (01:01:20 - 01:11:10)
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>Mamie Gummer, Julianna Margulies and Anna Camp in &quot;The Good Wife.&quot;</p>

Mamie Gummer, Julianna Margulies and Anna Camp in "The Good Wife."

Credit: CBS

'The Good Wife' - 'After the Fall': Sister, sister

Will's family pays a visit, Eli scrambles and Caitlin proves useful

A quick review of last night's "The Good Wife" coming up just as soon as I make a reservation for 4...

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<p>Leslie Bibb in &quot;GCB.&quot;</p>

Leslie Bibb in "GCB."

Credit: ABC

'GCB' - 'Pilot': Booby Licious or just plain ugly?

What did everybody think of ABC's new soap opera?

I posted my review of ABC's "GCB" on Friday. Now it's your turn. What did everybody think of Leslie Bibb, Kristin Chenoweth and company in the new Texas soap opera with the weird, watered-down name? Funny or icky? Comparable to at least the current state of "Desperate Housewives," if not that show's original level? And are you going to watch again?

Have at it.

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<p>Jeffrey DeMunn as Dale in &quot;The Walking Dead.&quot;</p>

Jeffrey DeMunn as Dale in "The Walking Dead."

Credit: AMC

'The Walking Dead' - 'Judge, Jury, Executioner': Over hill, over Dale

Dale argues for a man's life, while Carl goes exploring

A review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I make some new arrows

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<p>Richard Kind in &quot;Luck.&quot;</p>

Richard Kind in "Luck."

Credit: HBO

'Luck' - 'Episode 6': A peck of pickled peppers

Joey hits rock bottom, Rosie makes a tactical mistake and Ace's plan moves forward

A review of tonight's "Luck" coming up just as soon as I flag you for bad breath...

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<p>The &quot;Community&quot;&nbsp;panelists from PaleyFest&nbsp;(plus your moderator hanging in the back row).</p>

The "Community" panelists from PaleyFest (plus your moderator hanging in the back row).

Credit: Kevin Parry / The Paley Center for Media

'Community' comes to PaleyFest confident in renewal chances

Cast and producers also talk Jim Rash's Oscar, and what would happen in a movie

"Community" — which finally returns to its old NBC time slot on Thursday, March 15 at 8 p.m. — became the first show in the history of PaleyFest to be invited three years in a row, and it was easy to see why at Saturday night's panel, which I had the pleasure of moderating. The cast (minus Chevy Chase and Donald Glover), creator Dan Harmon and producers Neil Goldman, Garrett Donovan and Russ Krasnoff were smart and funny and overflowing with affection for each other and for the very loud, enthusiastic group of fans who came to the Saban Theatre for the event.

If you couldn't go to LA, or to the simulcast at the New York Paley Center (where I'm told fans came in costume and even built a blanket fort), or watch the live stream from your computers, the panel will be archived on Hulu starting March 15, and I have to assume it'll eventually turn up in the Paley Center's own online archives. Because I was moderating, I couldn't take notes on the event, but I can give you the highlights — including some fairly mild spoilers (in terms of the premises of a few upcoming episodes) — coming up just as soon as I Britta the whole thing...

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