Brooklyn Decker and Brenda Song join the gang for another round of True American
Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys play KGB agents undercover in Reagan's America
- Critic's Rating A-
- Readers' Rating B
Acclaimed director has toyed with television before, and now has Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright with him
One of Joe's disciples begins killing, and Ryan gets a new supervisor
A few quick thoughts on tonight's "The Following" coming up just as soon as I speak to people through Gothic Romanticism...
Dan and Alan also review 'Do No Harm' and the 'Parenthood' and 'Fringe' finales
Happy Monday, boys and girls! Dan is back from Sundance, which means it's time for our first Firewall & Iceberg Podcast in a while, a packed episode featuring discussion of shows new ("The Americans," "House of Cards," "Do No Harm") and old (the legacy of "30 Rock," the finales of "Fringe" and "Parenthood"), plus some other miscellany (Dan's thoughts on the films he saw at Sundance, and our reaction to the end of last week's "The Office"). The lineup:
And as always, feel free to e-mail us questions for the podcast.
Alicia gets an offer, Louis Canning goes after his money and the firm battles Neil Gross again
Lip and Fiona set honey traps, Jimmy has a wedding and Frank hits new lows in a great episode
Hannah and Elijah experiment with drugs, and Marnie learns about art
25 years after 'Wiseguy,' two-time Oscar winner stars in Netflix original drama
Lena Dunham comedy will get 12 episodes next time around
It's official: HBO has ordered a third season of "Girls."
The comedy's producers have been talking for a while like the third season was already a done deal — earlier this week, star/creator/producer Lena Dunham told Alec Baldwin on a podcast that the third season would film in some of the studio space "30 Rock" was vacating — but the actual announcement didn't come until this afternoon.
By conventional ratings measures, "Girls" doesn't look so spectacular, as the season 2 premiere only drew 866,000 for its first telecast, and only 1.6 million viewers over multiple airings that night. But in total, across many platforms (including HBOGo), more than 3.8 million have watched that episode so far. Besides, HBO doesn't really rely on conventional ratings measures — or on ratings at all — but on things that will drive subscriptions, enhance the company's brand, etc. And "Girls" has been a huge critical success, has won several awards (including a pair of Golden Globes earlier this month) and is a show that people are talking about — whether they like it or hate it.
The third season will consist of 12 episodes, as opposed to the 10 for the first two seasons. The third episode of season 2 airs Sunday night at 9 on HBO.