<p>Lights (Holt McCallany) resumes training on &quot;Lights Out.&quot;</p>

Lights (Holt McCallany) resumes training on "Lights Out."

Credit: FX

'Lights Out' - 'The Comeback': Champ's gotta do what a champ's gotta do

Lights and Theresa accept the inevitable: boxing is their only hope

A review of tonight's "Lights Out" coming up just as soon as I'm in good shape for jazzercise...

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<p>Dax Shepard and Joy Bryant on &quot;Parenthood.&quot;</p>

Dax Shepard and Joy Bryant on "Parenthood."

Credit: NBC

'Parenthood' - 'Just Go Home': Papa was a rolling stone

The show tightens up its storytelling for a very strong episode

A review of tonight's "Parenthood" coming up just as soon as I try to use mix CDs as legal tender...

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<p>Kris Marshall, David Denman and Nelson Franklin in &quot;Traffic Light.&quot;</p>

Kris Marshall, David Denman and Nelson Franklin in "Traffic Light."

Credit: FOX

'Traffic Light' - 'Pilot': Three-way calling

What did everybody think of the new FOX sitcom?

I published my review of FOX's "Traffic Lightearlier today. Now it's your turn. For those of you who watched, what did you think? Was there enough there to bring you back for more?

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<p>Harry Shum and Kevin McHale on &quot;Glee.&quot;</p>

Harry Shum and Kevin McHale on "Glee."

Credit: FOX

'Glee' - 'Silly Love Songs': Pretty young things

The post-post-Super Bowl episode is a better showcase than Sunday's

I'm not a big "Glee" fan, and with Ryan McGee regularly writing about the show (as he did for tonight's episode) for our Monkeys as Critics blog, I haven't bothered writing about it much this season. But I got to see tonight's episode in advance, and Dan and I already talked about it on this week's podcast, so I figured I would throw up a post with a few thoughts, coming up just as soon as I loan my germs to a comely candy striper...

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<p>Matthew Perry and friends in &quot;Mr. Sunshine.&quot;</p>

Matthew Perry and friends in "Mr. Sunshine."

Credit: ABC

Review: ABC's 'Mr. Sunshine' a so-so Matthew Perry showcase

Funny cast, only occasionally funny series

When ABC announced that Matthew Perry's new sitcom "Mr. Sunshine" would temporarily replace Courteney Cox's "Cougar Town" (the new show debuts tomorrow at 9:30 p.m.), the obvious jokes about Chandler's show bumping Monica's show were made. But "Mr. Sunshine" has more in common with "Cougar Town" - at least with "Cougar Town" at the same early stage of development - than a pair of "Friends" alums.

Much like "Cougar Town" was back in the fall of '09, "Mr. Sunshine" is a show with a lot of likable performers, a solid creative pedigree, occasional laughs and a whole lot of room for improvement. "Cougar Town" eventually figured out what kind of show it wanted to be when it grew up, and hopefully "Mr. Sunshine" can do the same.

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<p>Nelson Franklin, Aya Cash, Kris Marshall, Liza Lapira and David Denman in FOX's &quot;Traffic Light.&quot;</p>

Nelson Franklin, Aya Cash, Kris Marshall, Liza Lapira and David Denman in FOX's "Traffic Light."

Credit: FOX

Review: FOX's 'Traffic Light' a limp male bonding comedy

Another sitcom for this season about interconnected couples

It happens nearly every TV season: two (or more) new shows, allegedly developed completely independent of each other, turn out to be uncannily similar. Their respective creators will, at best, admit to being vaguely aware of the other show. Their respective network executives will claim that there was just "something in the air" that made this the year for two shows about adult men who get to re-live their high school days ("That Was Then..." and "Do-Over"), or about slackers at big box stores who get super powers ("Chuck" and "Reaper"), or backstage-at-"SNL" ("30 Rock" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip").

This year's surprisingly popular theme: three couples at different stages of a relationship, which started in the fall with ABC's "Better With You," continued into winter with NBC's "Perfect Couples" and tonight at 9:30 adding FOX's "Traffic Light."

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<p>Katy Perry stopped by &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother.&quot;</p>

Katy Perry stopped by "How I Met Your Mother."

Credit: CBS

'How I Met Your Mother' - 'Oh Honey': I kissed a girl

Katy Perry helps bring Ted and Zoey closer together

A review of tonight's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as I mouthwash after coffee...

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<p>Jason Clarke and Jennifer Beals in &quot;The Chicago Code.&quot;</p>

Jason Clarke and Jennifer Beals in "The Chicago Code."

Credit: FOX

'The Chicago Code' - 'Pilot': Woman on top

A few more thoughts on the new cop drama

I reviewed "The Chicago Code" at length this morning, so I'll have some brief spoiler-y thoughts on the pilot episode coming up just as soon as I'm promoted to Commander of Mops and Brooms...

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<p>Super-spy Roan Montgomery (John Larroquette) has some relationship advice for Chuck (Zachary Levi)&nbsp;and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski).</p>
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Super-spy Roan Montgomery (John Larroquette) has some relationship advice for Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski).


Credit: NBC

'Chuck' - 'Chuck vs. the Seduction Impossible': The old ball and chain

John Larroquette returns as super-seducer Roan Montgomery

A review of tonight's "Chuck" coming up just as soon as I apologize for an accidental touching...

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 58: Super Bowl ads, 'Glee,' 'Raising Hope,' 'Traffic Light,' 'Mr Sunshine' & 'Justified'

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 58: Super Bowl ads, 'Glee,' 'Raising Hope,' 'Traffic Light,' 'Mr Sunshine' & 'Justified'

Which ads scored? And which midseason shows are worth a look?

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Dan and I both stayed up late - or, rather, I stayed up late, whereas Dan was on California time - to watch all the Super Bowl ads and the special episode of "Glee" in order to fuel a very busy installment of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, in which we discussed: 

The Super Bowl commercials and halftime: 01:20 - 23:45
"Glee" - 23:45 - 32:10
"Raising Hope" - 32:45 - 38:00
"Traffic Light" - 38:00 - 42:45
"Mr. Sunshine" - 42:45 - 47:40 
"Justified" - 47:45 - 58:30
 
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 at sepinwall@hitfix.com and/or dan@hitfix.com if you have questions you want answered on the show. Please put the word "podcast" in your subject line to make it easy to track them down amid the hundreds of random press releases we get every day.
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