<p>&quot;Hannibal.&quot;</p>

"Hannibal."

Credit: NBC

NBC renews 'Hannibal' for season 3

Critically-acclaimed Hannibal Lecter prequel series sticks around thanks to advantageous deal

Dinner will be served for at least one more year: NBC has renewed "Hannibal" for a third season.

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<p>&quot;Trophy Wife.&quot;</p>

"Trophy Wife."

Credit: ABC

ABC reportedly cancels 'Trophy Wife' & 'Mixology'

One show got the post-'Modern Family' timeslot that should've gone to the other

In the age of DVRs, On Demand, Hulu and other options for DIY TV scheduling, timeslots matter less than they used to, but they still matter. Enough people still watch TV passively, leaving the same channel on after their favorite, that a show no one cares about like "The Millers" can be renewed entirely because it's paired with a monster like "The Big Bang Theory," while it's miraculous to see a new show succeed (or even survive) without a good lead-in.

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<p>&quot;Penny Dreadful.&quot;</p>

"Penny Dreadful."

Credit: Showtime

Review: Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful' does a literary monster mash-up

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Timothy Dalton, Eva Green and Josh Hartnett star in Victorian era horror show from John Logan

Showtime's new horror series "Penny Dreadful" is several recent creative devices rolled into one entertaining, if largely nonsensical, package. Like "True Detective" and "Fargo," it's a prestige cable series where all the episodes come from the same writer — in this case, John Logan ("Skyfall") — and in its early going is highlighted by some gorgeous and unconventional for television directing from J.A. Bayona ("The Orphanage"), though the first season will ultimately have four different directors. (Each of them directs two at a time.) And like "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" (the great comic book, not the dumb movie), it takes characters and plot elements from multiple classics of English literature and places them into the same fantastical story.

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<p>Holly Taylor as Paige in &quot;The Americans.&quot;</p>

Holly Taylor as Paige in "The Americans."

Credit: FX

Review: 'The Americans' - 'Stealth'

Kate has a visitor, Oleg learns more about Nina and Philip makes a new friend

A review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as the FBI has its own comic books...

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<p>&quot;Enlisted&quot; was canceled.</p>

"Enlisted" was canceled.

Credit: FOX

FOX cancels 'Enlisted,' 'Surviving Jack' & 'Dads'

'Rake' also reportedly got the ax on a bloody Wednesday

It was a bloody Wednesday at FOX, which canceled freshman comedies "Enlisted," "Surviving Jack" and "Dads." (First-year legal drama "Rake" has also reportedly gotten the final nail in the coffin, but FOX would not confirm this. Either way, it's not coming back.)

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 229: 'New Girl,' 'The Mindy Project,' 'Mad Men' & more
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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 229: 'New Girl,' 'The Mindy Project,' 'Mad Men' & more

Dan and Alan also answer mail about revived '00s series and rules for adaptations

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Happy Wednesday, and time for a Firewall & Iceberg podcast in which Dan and I do a little more upfront previewing, answer your mail, break down last night's "New Girl" and "Mindy Project" finales, then discuss all the tension on "Mad Men" (and fess up as non-fans of "2001").  

Most likely next week's podcast will be on Thursday due to upfront madness, but we'll see.

The rundown: 

Today's podcast breakdown:
Pre-upfronts update (00:00:50 - 00:07:20)
Listener Mail: "The Comeback" (00:07:30 - 00:13:25)
Listener Mail: Adaptations (00:13:30 - 00:17:30)
"New Girl" finale (00:17:40 - 00:28:15)
"The Mindy Project" (00:28:20 - 00:35:50)
NBC Gets the Olympics Through 2032 (00:35:50 - 00:40:05)
"Mad Men" (00:40:05 - 00:59:30)
 
As always, send questions to firewalliceberg@hitfix.com. 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, subscribe on IHeartRadio or stream it on Dan's blog.

There's also now a complete archive of all the podcasts to date.

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<p>Billy Bob Thornton and Colin Hanks in &quot;Fargo.&quot;</p>

Billy Bob Thornton and Colin Hanks in "Fargo."

Credit: FX

Review: 'Fargo' - 'Eating the Blame'

Lorne gets busted, Lester runs into Wrench and Numbers again, and the secret of Stavros' fortune is revealed

A review of tonight's "Fargo" coming up just as soon as I know why the human eye can see more shades of green than any other color...

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<p>Chris Messina and Mindy Kaling in &quot;The Mindy Project.&quot;</p>

Chris Messina and Mindy Kaling in "The Mindy Project."

Credit: FOX

Season finale review: 'The Mindy Project' - 'Danny and Mindy'

Danny makes a last-ditch attempt to win Mindy's heart, rom-com style

A quick review of tonight's "The Mindy Project" season finale coming up just as soon as I find out what your second email address is...

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<p>&quot;Penny Dreadful.&quot;</p>

"Penny Dreadful."

Credit: Showtime

Firewall & Iceberg Show, episode 13: 'Rosemary's Baby,' 'Penny Dreadful' & more

Dan and Alan also preview the network upfronts and revisit the 'Friends' finale

After taking last week off due to various scheduling issues, the Firewall & Iceberg Show is back, as Dan and I review a pair of horror projects debuting on Sunday night, spend a lot of time previewing the network upfronts — and saying "HIEROGLYPH!" — and revisit the 10th anniversary of the "Friends" finale.

The rundown:

0:00- 6:10- Rosemary's Baby
6:10- 11:44- Penny Dreadful
11:44- 15:46- ABC Upfronts
15:46- 18:45- CBS Upfronts
18:45- 23:49- FOX Upfronts
23:49-26:33- NBC Upfronts
26:33- 34:22- Friends Anniversary

As always, you can send us questions at firewalliceberg@hitfix.com. There's also now a YouTube channel where you can subscribe to all upcoming Firewall & Iceberg videos, at https://www.youtube.com/show/firewalliceberg.

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<p>The cast of &quot;New Girl.&quot;</p>

The cast of "New Girl."

Credit: FOX

Season finale review: 'New Girl' - 'Cruise'

The gang accompanies Jess and Nick on a cruise they booked when they were dating

A quick review of the "New Girl" season finale coming up just as soon as we ban nautical puns...

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