<p>Jim Parsons in &quot;The Big Bang Theory.&quot;</p>

Jim Parsons in "The Big Bang Theory."

Credit: CBS

Emmys 2012 Predictions: Outstanding Lead Actor for Comedy & Drama

Will Jim Parsons and Bryan Cranston maintain their winning streaks?

Dan and I are continuing our Emmy picks for who should and will win each major category on Sunday night, this time looking at the nominees for lead actor in comedy and drama.

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<p>Claire Danes in &quot;Homeland.&quot;</p>

Claire Danes in "Homeland."

Credit: Showtime

Emmys 2012 Predictions: Outstanding Lead Actress for Comedy & Drama

Is this finally Amy Poehler's year? And is Claire Danes the biggest lock?

Dan Fienberg and I are continuing our look at the major Emmy categories, picking who should win and who will at the ceremony on Sunday night. Next up: lead actress in both comedy and drama.

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<p>Wendell Pierce in &quot;Trem&eacute;.&quot;</p>

Wendell Pierce in "Tremé."

Credit: HBO
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Review: HBO's 'Treme' continues to cook in season 3

New Orleans drama continues to do what it wants, and very well
In an early episode of the new season of "Tremé" (it returns Sunday at 10 p.m. on HBO), chef Janette Desautel is wined and dined by Tim, a businessman who wants her to come work for him. Tim points to the restaurant where they're eating as a model for what he'd like Janette to do, and says the place is "Much loved by critics, by customers, and you know why? Because from day one, these guys did whatever the fuck they wanted. They didn't give a shit what the market told them to cook. They figured out who they were, what they were good at, what they wanted to do, and they did that."
 
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<p>Can Giancarlo Esposito win an Emmy for playing Gus Fring?</p>

Can Giancarlo Esposito win an Emmy for playing Gus Fring?

Credit: AMC

Emmys 2012 Predictions: Outstanding Supporting Actor for Comedy & Drama

A stacked drama field finds two past winners, while 'Modern Family' dominates on comedy side

Dan and I are continuing our picks for who should and will win Emmys on Sunday night with the comedy and drama supporting actor categories.

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<p>Lauren Graham, Ray Romano and Miles Heizer on &quot;Parenthood.&quot;</p>

Lauren Graham, Ray Romano and Miles Heizer on "Parenthood."

Credit: NBC

Review: 'Parenthood' - 'Left Field'

Max wants a dog, Jasmine wants a calendar, and Drew gets advice from Hank

A quick review of tonight's "Parenthood" coming up just as soon as the doggie Gestapo starts asking me questions...

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 149: Emmys, 'Treme,' 'Partners' & more

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 149: Emmys, 'Treme,' 'Partners' & more

Dan and Alan also predict which show will be canceled first

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Time for a Firewall & Iceberg Podcast Emmy preview so long, it nearly swallowed up the other segments on "Treme," "Partners," and listener mail. Things are getting busy busy busy around here, so look for two podcasts next week.

The line-up: 

"Treme" (00:01:10 - 00:19:15)
"Partners" (00:20:00 - 00:29:45)
Emmy Predictions (00:29:50 - 01:23:45)
Listener Mail - First Show Cancelled (01:23:50 - 01:32:30)
 
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>Can Christina Hendricks break the &quot;Mad Men&quot;&nbsp;acting oh-fer?</p>

Can Christina Hendricks break the "Mad Men" acting oh-fer?

Credit: AMC

Emmys 2012 Predictions: Outstanding Supporting Actress for Comedy & Drama

Can 'Mad Men' finally get an acting trophy? And will the late Kathryn Joosten win once more?

Dan and I are continuing our Emmy picks for who should and will win in the major categories with a look at the fields for supporting actress in a comedy and a drama.

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<p>&quot;Last Resort,&quot;&nbsp;with Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman and Robert Patrick, as this critic's favorite fall pilot.</p>

"Last Resort," with Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman and Robert Patrick, as this critic's favorite fall pilot.

Credit: ABC

Fall TV 2012: The best, the worst and a lot in between

Some strong shows at the top in 'Last Resort' and 'Nashville,' and then many question marks

It's that time again, folks: fall TV is here.

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<p>JD&nbsp;Pardo and Billy Burke in &quot;Revolution.&quot;</p>

JD Pardo and Billy Burke in "Revolution."

Credit: NBC

Series premiere review: 'Revolution' - 'Pilot'

What did everybody think of the new NBC drama?

I posted my review of NBC's "Revolution" over the weekend. Now it's your turn. (Or, it is for those of you who didn't already watch it online and comment in the initial review.) For those of you who just saw it, what did you think? Did this power-less world seem intriguing or boring to you? Do you want to know more about where all the electricity went? Did you feel this was a better post-Fring role for Giancarlo Esposito than his "Once Upon a Time" gig? Did you like the swordfight? Do any of the teenage characters do anything for you? And will you be watching again next week? 

Have at it.

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<p>Jordana Spiro and Zach Gilford in &quot;The Mob Doctor.&quot;</p>

Jordana Spiro and Zach Gilford in "The Mob Doctor."

Credit: FOX

Series premiere review: 'The Mob Doctor' - 'Pilot'

What did everybody think of the new FOX drama?

As I've said, I won't be writing reviews of every new fall series, but Dan and I did discuss "The Mob Doctorat length on last week's podcast. The short version is that while I like Jordana Spiro in general, this is a combination of watered-down hospital drama and watered-down mob drama, and the combination not only doesn't make either half better, it makes both sillier. And even if I'd been more engaged by the pilot, the Spiro character's decision at the end felt so contrived and premise-sustaining that I likely would have bailed after that.

For those of you who watched tonight, what did you think? Were you just happy to have QB1 and Zeljko Ivanek back on TV, even in these roles? Did you prefer one half of the show to the other? Did you believe Spiro would make the decision she made? And will you watch again?

Have at it.

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