<p>Can &quot;Fringe&quot;&nbsp;figure out what to do with Joshua Jackson's Peter?</p>
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Can "Fringe" figure out what to do with Joshua Jackson's Peter?


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Review: Checking in on a strong 'Fringe' season

What happens if/when the two Olivias are returned to their proper universes?

It took the "Fringe" creative team a very long time to figure their own show out, but they have - by embracing what the show is rather than what they wish it could be.

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<p>Clay (Ron Perlman), Gemma (Katey Sagal)&nbsp;and Tara (Maggie Siff)&nbsp;have a lot of questions to ponder in the &quot;Sons of Anarchy&quot;&nbsp;finale.</p>

Clay (Ron Perlman), Gemma (Katey Sagal) and Tara (Maggie Siff) have a lot of questions to ponder in the "Sons of Anarchy" finale.

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'Sons of Anarchy' - 'NS': Today I settle all family business?

A weak season comes to a strong end as Jax tries to solve the Jimmy O. problem

A review of the "Sons of Anarchy" season 3 finale coming up just as soon as I loan you my hand...

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<p>Sunil (Irrfan Khan)&nbsp;has a gift for Paul (Gabriel Byrne)&nbsp;on &quot;In Treatment.&quot;</p>

Sunil (Irrfan Khan) has a gift for Paul (Gabriel Byrne) on "In Treatment."

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'In Treatment': Week six in review

The sessions get ugly in the season's penultimate week

For the next to last time this season, we're going to tackle all four of this week's "In Treatment" episodes in a single review, coming up just as soon as I try to sell you a moldy carpet...

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<p>Holt McCallany in &quot;Lights Out.&quot;</p>

Holt McCallany in "Lights Out."

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FX sets 'Lights Out,' 'Archer' premiere dates

Boxing drama, animated spy comedy airing in January

"Sons of Anarchy" wraps up its third season tonight, "Terriers" concludes its first (and hopefully not only) tomorrow, and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and "The League" are close to finishing their respective seasons, as well. ("The League" on Dec. 9, "Sunny" on Dec. 16.) So FX is gearing up for its next wave of programming, announcing January premiere dates for its new boxing drama "Lights Out" and its returning animated spy comedy "Archer."

"Lights Out" is about an aging former heavyweight champ (Holt McCallany) struggling for both a direction and a way to pay the bills after some bad investments - as written by former "In Treatment" showrunner Warren Leight, it's like the plot of "Rocky V" only, you know, good. (I saw the pilot before summer press tour and liked it a lot.) It debuts Tuesday, January 11 at 10 p.m.

"Archer," starring H. Jon Benjamin as the world's cockiest secret agent in the world's most dysfunctional spy agency - and featuring a terrific supporting cast including Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter and Chris Parnell - will be back Thursdays at 10 starting on January 27. I enjoyed that show a lot last year, and the premiere is very funny.

After the jump, trailers for the upcoming seasons of both shows:

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<p>Help a couple of &quot;Terriers&quot;&nbsp;out and watch Michael Raymond-James and Donal Logue in the finale, okay?</p>

Help a couple of "Terriers" out and watch Michael Raymond-James and Donal Logue in the finale, okay?

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Exclusive: A message from the 'Terriers' creative team

A thank you from the writers, as well as suggestions on how to help the finale do well

The "Terriers" finale airs tomorrow night at 10 on FX. I've already sung the praises of this great, terribly underrated (in the literal sense) show, and before the finale airs, the show's three main creative voices - Ted Griffin, Shawn Ryan and Tim Minear - wanted to say a few words of thanks to the audience, as well as offer some suggestions (beyond e-mailing your praise to user@fxnetworks.com) for making the show look good to FX: 

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<p>Fabio, Carla and Jamie from &quot;Top Chef&quot;&nbsp;season 5 are back for &quot;Top Chef:&nbsp;All-Stars.&quot;</p>

Fabio, Carla and Jamie from "Top Chef" season 5 are back for "Top Chef: All-Stars."

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Review: 'Top Chef: All-Stars' on Bravo

Old contestants prove the perfect ingredient for the veteran reality franchise

I did something the other day that I haven’t done in what feels like a very long period of time: I watched an episode of “Top Chef.”

For a while, I considered the Bravo cooking competition show the class of reality TV. (Non-fashion division, anyway; the subject matter of sister show “Project Runway” was always too big a barrier for entry.) But after a few seasons of it, the show fell off my radar, at a time when I was purging my viewing schedule of most unscripted shows in an attempt to make things more manageable. I hadn’t grown frustrated with the types of contestants or outcomes, the way I had with, say, “Survivor” - I just felt like I’d seen enough iterations of it and wanted to move on to something else. I sampled spin-off “Top Chef Masters” briefly, but didn’t expect to be back with the franchise full-time.

Then the “Top Chef” producers did a very clever thing and called a play that all aging reality franchises eventually try: they did an all-star season.

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<p>Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) don't much enjoy the day after Thanksgiving.</p>

Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) don't much enjoy the day after Thanksgiving.

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'Chuck' - 'Chuck vs. the Leftovers': Yippee-ki-yay, mother lover?

Timothy Dalton shines as Volkoff and Frost return for another "Die Hard" homage

A review of tonight's "Chuck" coming up just as soon as I record a sweet demo...

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 48: 'Restrepo,' 'Top Chef: All-Stars,' Leslie Nielsen & more

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 48: 'Restrepo,' 'Top Chef: All-Stars,' Leslie Nielsen & more

A salute to the late, great star of "Police Squad!" and some thoughts on the Oscar hosts

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After last week's all-listener mail edition of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, Dan and I diversify a bit on this week's show, dealing with some current events (including the death of Leslie Nielsen) review a couple of this week's unscripted debuts, and then check in on "Fringe," which has a strong episode Thursday night: 

Leslie Nielsen -- 00:45 - 10:45
Oscar hosts -- 10:50 - 19:45
"Restrepo" (which Dan reviewed over the weekend) -- 19:50 - 25:55
"Top Chef All-Stars" -- 26:00 - 35:30
Reader Mail featuring "Parenthood" and "The Paul Reiser Show" -- 36:00 - 46:00
"Fringe" - 46:00 - 55:20

 

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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<p>Before there were the &quot;Naked Gun&quot;&nbsp;films with Priscilla Presley, Leslie Nielsen played Frank Drebin on TV in &quot;Police Squad!&quot;</p>

Before there were the "Naked Gun" films with Priscilla Presley, Leslie Nielsen played Frank Drebin on TV in "Police Squad!"

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RIP, Leslie Nielsen: Some thoughts on "Police Squad!" (In Color)

One of Nielsen's biggest roles originated on a short-lived TV show

Leslie Nielsen, one of the great deadpan comics of our time, died over the weekend, Our Drew McWeeny has some thoughts on his movie career, and of course it's for his movie roles - specifically for "Airplane!," "The Naked Gun" trilogy and all the other spoofs that followed - that he'll be best remembered.

But I want to talk for a moment about the TV show that spawned the "Naked Gun" franchise: "Police Squad!" 

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<p>Peter Weller and Michael C. Hall on &quot;Dexter.&quot;</p>

Peter Weller and Michael C. Hall on "Dexter."

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'Dexter' - 'In the Beginning': In a van, down by the apartment building!

Dexter's life gets chaotic - and satisfying - as the season moves towards a climax

A review of last night's "Dexter" coming up just as soon as we join a fantasy football league together...

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