<p>&quot;Franklin &amp;&nbsp;Bash&quot;&nbsp;star Mark-Paul Gosselaar, all grown up.</p>

"Franklin & Bash" star Mark-Paul Gosselaar, all grown up.

Credit: TNT

The curious case of Mark-Paul Gosselaar

How the 'Saved by the Bell' alum outlasted the child star stigma

As you may have seen in my review yesterday, I was not a fan of TNT's "Franklin & Bash," which debuts tonight. But even though Mark-Paul Gosselaar's performance trends more towards the smarm than he's done in a while, I'm still glad to see him working - and, after a few Steven Bochco shows in a row, to see that he's now just another working adult actor, hireable by various producers for various gigs.

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<p>&quot;Crisis on Infinite Earths&quot; gave DC&nbsp;a chance to start its stories from scratch, but the company didn't take full advantage of it.</p>

"Crisis on Infinite Earths" gave DC a chance to start its stories from scratch, but the company didn't take full advantage of it.

Credit: DC Comics

Is the DC Comics reboot for real or another half-measure?

More than 25 years after the Crisis, will the DC Universe really get to start over?

I know that 99% of what I write about is TV-related, but every now and then other elements of my nerditry have to take over the blog for a bit. Today's announcement that DC Comics is going to reboot its entire line of superhero titles to #1 issues, with younger versions of the characters and many revamped costumes designed by Jim Lee, is one of those times.

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 76: 'Franklin & Bash,' 'Teen Wolf' and more

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 76: 'Franklin & Bash,' 'Teen Wolf' and more

Alan and Dan also announce their summer DVD rewind and check in on 'Game of Thrones,' 'The Killing' and 'Men of a Certain Age'


Time for the first Firewall & Iceberg Podcast of the summer season of 2011, which means Dan and I review a few new shows, a returning one, and announce which show will be following "Undeclared" as this year's summer DVD/Netflix rewind on the podcast. The run-down:

"Teen Wolf" -- 01:50 - 14:15
"Franklin & Bash" -- 14:20 - 21:30
"Men of a Certain Age" -- 21:30 - 28:05
Listener Mail: Network Branding -- 28:20 - 34:45
Listener Mail: Shows with many finales -- 34:50 - 41:00
Listener Mail: Same actors playing multiple roles on shows -- 41:00 - 44:45
"Game of Thrones" -- 45:20 - 55:10
"The Killing" -- 55:20 - 01:05:25
The Grand Summer-Rewatch Announcement -- 01:05:30 - 01:09:00
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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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<p>Scott Bakula, Ray Romano and Andre Braugher in &quot;Men of a Certain Age.&quot;</p>

Scott Bakula, Ray Romano and Andre Braugher in "Men of a Certain Age."

Credit: TNT

Review: TNT's 'Men of a Certain Age' resumes season 2

Focus on the little things still works for Ray Romano and company

The three heroes of TNT's Peabody Award-winning "Men of a Certain Age" (which returns for the second half of its second season tomorrow night at 10) have taken to defining themselves more by what they aren't (young, energetic and optimistic, to name just three things) than by what they are. And it seems much easier to describe the show that way, too.

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<p>Bryan Cranston and the &quot;Breaking Bad&quot;&nbsp;team will be back on July 17.</p>

Bryan Cranston and the "Breaking Bad" team will be back on July 17.

Credit: AMC

AMC sets 'Breaking Bad' July premiere date for season 4

Watch the season 4 trailer

That "Breaking Bad" season 4 would be premiering on July 17 at 10 p.m. has been something of an open secret. (Last week's Entertainment Weekly had a big season preview with that date, for instance.) But AMC didn't make it official until today, announcing the date and releasing a season 4 trailer - which, in a good move for spoiler-phobes like me, seems to be comprised entirely of season 3 footage and dialogue:

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<p>Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar are &quot;Franklin &amp;&nbsp;Bash.&quot;</p>

Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar are "Franklin & Bash."

Credit: TNT

Review: TNT's 'Franklin & Bash' mixes frat boy humor with legal drama

Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer turn on the smarm as buddy lawyers

It's not that I hate "Franklin & Bash," the new TNT legal drama that debuts tomorrow night at 9. Nor is it that I don't understand what the point is. The problem with "Franklin & Bash" is that the point seems more trouble than it's worth to attain, and unlikely to happen given the show's mostly obnoxious execution.

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<p>Linden and Holder make a discovery on &quot;The Killing.&quot;</p>

Linden and Holder make a discovery on "The Killing."

Credit: AMC

'The Killing' - 'I'll Let You Know When I Get There': Family men

The show's still a disappointment, but some positive signs this week

A review of tonight's "The Killing" coming up just as soon as I call my mom "Bev"...

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<p>Toni (Melissa Leo)&nbsp;takes Colson (David Morse)&nbsp;to a second-line on &quot;Treme.&quot;</p>

Toni (Melissa Leo) takes Colson (David Morse) to a second-line on "Treme."

Credit: HBO

'Treme' - 'Feels Like Rain': I write the songs

The season hits its compelling mid-point

A review of tonight's "Treme" coming up just as soon as I curse you out in Dutch...

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<p>Dany (Emilia Clarke) and friends in &quot;Game of Thrones.&quot;</p>

Dany (Emilia Clarke) and friends in "Game of Thrones."

Credit: HBO/Helen Sloan

'Game of Thrones' - 'You Win or You Die': The boar war

The game gets very, very serious in the most exciting episode yet

A review of tonight's "Game of Thrones" coming up just as soon as I tell you I got caught stealing a wheel of cheese...

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<p>Vince, Tinker and Hastings ponder the Lions' record on &quot;Friday NIght Lights.&quot;</p>

Vince, Tinker and Hastings ponder the Lions' record on "Friday NIght Lights."

Credit: NBC/DirecTV

'Friday Night Lights' - 'Perfect Record': Bitter rivals

Things seem perfect for Eric and Vince - a little too perfect - as the Lions prepare for the Panthers game

(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.)

A review of tonight's "Friday Night Lights" coming up just as soon as I host a morale-building barbecue...

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