<p>Raylan (Timothy Olyphant)&nbsp;and Ava (Joelle Carter) on &quot;Justified.&quot;</p>

Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) and Ava (Joelle Carter) on "Justified."

Credit: FX

'Justified' - 'When the Guns Come Out': Let it be

Who knows what becomes very important as we near the season's mid-point

A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as I threaten you with my boxer shorts...

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<p>Busy Philipps and Christa Miller on &quot;Cougar Town.&quot;</p>
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Busy Philipps and Christa Miller on "Cougar Town."

Credit: ABC

'Cougar Town' - 'A Mind With a Heart of Its Own': They shoot horses, don't they?

A zip line, murder portraits and Co-MoH's lead to another funny episode

A review of tonight's "Cougar Town" coming up just as soon as I have both formal and informal overalls...

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<p>&quot;Community&quot;&nbsp;will be back in its old timeslot starring March 15.</p>

"Community" will be back in its old timeslot starring March 15.

Credit: NBC

'Community' returning to NBC in March, 'Parks and Recreation' taking a break

NBC also announces premieres for 'Bent' and 'Best Friends Forever' and other schedule moves

"Community" finally has a new home on NBC's schedule... and it's the old home. NBC just announced  that the comedy will be returning on Thursday, March 15, at 8 p.m. — the exact timeslot it was exiled from earlier this season as part of NBC's mid-season shuffle.

That's the good news. The slightly bad news — but only very slightly — is that something's gotta give on NBC's Thursday schedule to make room for this, and for the moment, that something is "Parks and Recreation," which will take a 5-week break after its 18th episode of the season airs, returning on April 19 so that its final four episodes of the season can air after "The Office." ("Up All Night" will have finished its season by then.)

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<p>Ted (Josh Radnor)&nbsp;and Robin (Cobie Smulders)&nbsp;on &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother.&quot;</p>

Ted (Josh Radnor) and Robin (Cobie Smulders) on "How I Met Your Mother."

Credit: CBS

'How I Met Your Mother' - 'No Pressure': When you tell me that you love me

Ted and Robin revisit their relationship

A review of last night's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as I go camping in secret...

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<p>Megan Hilty and Will Chase in &quot;Smash.&quot;</p>

Megan Hilty and Will Chase in "Smash."

Credit: NBC

'Smash' - 'Enter Mr. DiMaggio': Joltin' Julia

Various creative problems come to the forefront in a bumpy third episode

A review of tonight's "Smash" coming up just as soon as I can hear it in the O's...

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 116: 'Downton Abbey,' 'On Freddie Roach,' reality TV & more

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 116: 'Downton Abbey,' 'On Freddie Roach,' reality TV & more

Dan and Alan also answer your questions on pilot season, Ann Perkins and Jeremy Lin


It's a slow week in television, relatively-speaking (no major premieres, at least), which makes for an eclectic Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, where talk of the Dowager Countess of "Downton Abbey" rubs up against discussion of boxing trainer Freddie Roach, Ann Perkins' love life, pilot season, and, of course, new podcast mainstay Jeremy Lin (but only kinda-sorta).

The line-up: 

"Downton Abbey" (00:01:30 - 00:21:00)
"On Freddie Roach" (00:21:00 - 00:29:30)
Dan's Reality Roundup (00:29:30 - 00:44:10)
Listener Mail - Pilots (00:45:55 - 00:59:10)
Listen Mail - Linsanity and Asian Representations (00:59:10 - 01:07:00)
Listener Mail - Critically acclaimed shows we don't acclaim (01:07:00 - 01:13:45)
Listener Mail - The Ann Perkins Problem (01:13:50 - 01:18:40)
Listener Mail - FOX's truncated schedule (01:18:50 - 01:22:25)
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>The cast of &quot;Downton Abbey&quot;&nbsp;in the Christmas finale.</p>

The cast of "Downton Abbey" in the Christmas finale.

Credit: ITV

Season finale review: 'Downton Abbey': Christmas in February

Some happier endings in the season-ending Christmas special, but was it good as a whole?

PBS just finished showing the second season of "Downton Abbey" (U.K. viewers saw the finale back at Christmas). I reviewed most of the season in non-specific terms in early January, and promised to weigh in with more details — and an opportunity for you to discuss the same — after it had all finished airing here in the States. That time has come, and I have various thoughts on both the finale and the season coming up  just as soon as I have a loader...

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<p>Steven Yeun in &quot;The Walking Dead.&quot;</p>

Steven Yeun in "The Walking Dead."

Credit: AMC

'The Walking Dead' - 'Triggerfinger': We need to talk about Shane

Some strong thriller scenes at the start, but when are the people going to become interesting?

A review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I go get some flowers and candy for my prisoner...

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<p>Kerry Condon as Rosie in &quot;Luck.&quot;</p>

Kerry Condon as Rosie in "Luck."

Credit: HBO

'Luck' - 'Episode 4': The father, the son and the holy goat?

A transcendent racing sequence takes the drama to another level

A review of tonight's "Luck" coming up just as soon as I call eight hours ahead to push 15 minutes...

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<p>&quot;The Simpsons&quot;&nbsp;500th episode.</p>

"The Simpsons" 500th episode.

Credit: FOX

'The Simpsons' - 'At Long Last Leave': Here's to 500 episodes!

Will the Simpsons have to leave Springfield forever?

We've had a lot of fun preparing for "The Simpsons" 500th episode over the last few days, with you guys choosing your favorite episodes, quotes and (non-Simpson family) characters. Now it's time to discuss episode 500 itself, with a quick review coming up just as soon as I spend $800 on dragon insurance...

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