<p>Coach and Mrs. Coach bond on &quot;Friday Night Lights.&quot;</p>

Coach and Mrs. Coach bond on "Friday Night Lights."

Credit: NBC/DirecTV

'Friday Night Lights' - 'Don't Go': Fight the future

Everyone's facing their fates in a fantastic late-series episode

(I originally posted this review back when "Friday Night Lights" was doing its exclusive DirecTV run. The comments from that period have been preserved. For the sake of people who are watching the episodes as they air on NBC, I will ask anyone commenting from this point forward to only discuss plot events up to the episode in question. Do not discuss, or even allude to, anything that has yet to air on NBC. Thank you.)

"Friday Night Lights" is closing out its final season, and I have a review of tonight's episode coming up just as soon as I give a promptu speech...

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<p>How has Steve Carell not won an Emmy yet?</p>

How has Steve Carell not won an Emmy yet?

Credit: NBC

If I had an Emmy ballot 2011: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy

Celebrating the men of 'The Office,' '30 Rock' and more

Welcome to part eight of our journey through the Emmy ballot on HitFix. This is also the last part of the ballot we got in ahead of today's deadline for ballots to be submitted, but if you've been reading these posts by now, it's probably not hard to guess most of what we'd pick for outstanding comedy and drama series, and we'll get to those categories eventually . Dan had to travel mid-week, and that and some other issues put the project on temporary hold.

Once again, Fienberg and I are approaching each category from two directions, with Dan as the pragmatist and me as the optimist. So as we move onto the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy category, Dan has his usual exhaustive photo gallery of potential nominees, starting with the most likely candidates before eventually moving onto a bit of wish fulfillment, while after the jump, I continue to pretend that I'm a voting member of the TV Academy and have to pick six nominees for this category. (And, again, actors determine what category to submit themselves in, or whether to submit at all. You can download the full performers list here.)

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<p>Gabriel Macht in &quot;Suits.&quot;</p>

Gabriel Macht in "Suits."

Credit: USA

'Suits' - 'Pilot': Harvard, man

What did everybody think of the new USA legal drama?

Okay, I offered my take on USA's "Suitsin yesterday's review. Now it's your turn. What did everybody think of the legal drama, the fine quality tailoring, etc? 

Not planning to make this part of the review rotation, as you might imagine, especially since I liked next week's episode even less than the pilot. But if things get more interesting later on, I might check back in.

<p>Louis CK&nbsp;in the &quot;Louie&quot;&nbsp;season 2 premiere.</p>

Louis CK in the "Louie" season 2 premiere.

Credit: FX

'Louie' - 'Pregnant': Who are the people in your neighborhood?

What did everybody think of Louis CK's season 2 premiere?

I gave my overall thoughts on the start of "Louie" season 2 in a review I posted earlier this week. In future weeks, I imagine I'm going to have a lot more to say about specific episodes, but I'll keep my season premiere thoughts brief, coming up just as soon as we sit and play the card game where nobody loses...

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<p>Elijah Wood, Jason Gann and Fiona Gubelmann in &quot;Wilfred.&quot;</p>

Elijah Wood, Jason Gann and Fiona Gubelmann in "Wilfred."

Credit: FX

'Wilfred' - 'Happiness': Dig, dug, dog

What did everybody think of FX's shaggy dog buddy comedy?

I gave my thoughts on FX's strange, funny new buddy comedy "Wilfredin today's review. Now it's your turn. What did everybody think of Elijah Wood being suicidally depressed, Jason Gann as an Aussie man/dog hybrid, and all the rest? Is Fiona Gubelmann, as Dan suggests, the greatest name in human history? And for those of you familiar with the Australian original (also starring Gann as Wilfred), how would you compare the tones and effectiveness of the two series? 

Still pondering how much I have to write about the series going forward, but I imagine I'll at least do brief posts on the next two episodes, which I've already seen. I do like it, but comedy is often trickier to write about weekly, even a weird, dark comedy like this.

<p>Grant Show and Jeffrey Donovan in &quot;Burn Notice.&quot;</p>

Grant Show and Jeffrey Donovan in "Burn Notice."

Credit: USA

'Burn Notice' - 'Company Man': Back in from the cold?

Michael and the CIA are back on good terms in the season 5 premiere

"Burn Notice" is back for its fifth season, and I have a review of the premiere coming up just as soon as I have some tactical goals and a rough approach...

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 80: 'Suits,' 'Wilfred,' 'Louie,' 'Burn Notice' & 'True Blood'

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 80: 'Suits,' 'Wilfred,' 'Louie,' 'Burn Notice' & 'True Blood'

Alan and Dan go for two podcasts in one busy week

The

Time for the second of this week's two episodes of Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, in which Dan and I review all the things we didn't have time for because I was so damn angry about "The Killing." The run-down:

"Suits" -- 02:35 - 15:10
"Wilfred" -- 15:15 - 26:45
"Louie" -- 26:50 - 36:30
"Burn Notice" -- 36:40 - 42:30
"True Blood" -- 42:30 - 50:00
 
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.
<p>Jason Gann is &quot;Wilfred.&quot;</p>

Jason Gann is "Wilfred."

Credit: FX

Review: FX's 'Wilfred' a surreal, clever buddy comedy

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Can an Australian man in a dog suit fix Elijah Wood?

When you're 5, an imaginary friend can be a fantastic thing. When you're 30, it should be disturbing. But FX's strange, twisted, at times hilarious new comedy "Wilfred" (which debuts tonight at 10) suggests that for some adults, imaginary friends are the best kind of all.

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<p>Wild Bill (Keith Carradine) on &quot;Deadwood.&quot;</p>

Wild Bill (Keith Carradine) on "Deadwood."

Credit: HBO

'Deadwood' Rewind: Season 1, Episode 4: 'Here Was a Man' (Veterans edition)

The legend of Wild Bill nears a close

We're continuing our trip back through the first season of David Milch's epic revisionist Western "Deadwood," and we're continuing to do it with two separate but largely identical posts: one for people who watched the whole series and want to be able to discuss it from beginning to end, and one for people who are just starting out and don't want to be spoiled with discussion that goes past the current episode. This is the former; click here for the newbie-safe version.

A review of episode 4, "Here Was a Man," coming up just as soon as I listen to the thunder...

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<p>Wild Bill (Keith Carradine)&nbsp;on &quot;Deadwood.&quot;</p>

Wild Bill (Keith Carradine) on "Deadwood."

Credit: HBO

'Deadwood' Rewind: Season 1, Episode 4: 'Here Was a Man' (Newbies edition)

The legend of Wild Bill nears a close

We're continuing our trip back through the first season of David Milch's epic revisionist Western "Deadwood," and we're continuing to do it with two separate but largely identical posts: one for people who watched the whole series and want to be able to discuss it from beginning to end, and one for people who are just starting out and don't want to be spoiled with discussion that goes past the current episode. This is the latter; click here for the veteran-friendly version.

A review of episode 4, "Here Was a Man," coming up just as soon as I listen to the thunder...

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