<p>Mae Whitman and Lauren Graham in &quot;Parenthood.&quot;</p>

Mae Whitman and Lauren Graham in "Parenthood."

Credit: NBC

'Parenthood' - 'I'm Cooler Than You Think': Nobody puts baby daddy in a corner

A strong episode about the siblings wanting what may be difficult to have

In a wrinkle from my own parenthood, I've found myself the only completely health person in a household that's been hit by the flu, so even though I promised a more full-length "Parenthood" review this week, looks like we're gonna have to be quick again. My thoughts coming up just as soon as I admire German engineering...

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<p>Will Arnett and David Cross on &quot;Running Wilde.&quot;</p>

Will Arnett and David Cross on "Running Wilde."

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'Running Wilde' - 'Into the Wilde': Hide and seek

The even more disappointing second episode

The theme in the comments about last week's debut of "Running Wildeis that I and my fellow TV critics had sufficiently lowered expectations to the point where many of you enjoyed what you actually got to see. I'm curious, then, to see the reaction to tonight's episode, which I found even less funny (I did laugh at some of the jokes in at least one version of the pilot). Next week will be the first I haven't seen in advance, and I'm hopeful that by then, Hurwitz, Vallely and company will have figured things out, because if the show stays like this, I don't think I can stay much longer with it.

What did everybody else think?

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<p>Julie Benz and Autumn Reeser in &quot;No Ordinary Family.&quot;</p>

Julie Benz and Autumn Reeser in "No Ordinary Family."

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'No Ordinary Family' - 'Pilot': You will believe a man can jump!

What did everybody think of the new superhero show?

Yesterday, I reviewed "No Ordinary Family." Now it's your turn. What did you think of Michael Chiklis and company? 

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<p>The camper van that Terry Fox slept in during his run across Canada.</p>

The camper van that Terry Fox slept in during his run across Canada.

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'30 for 30' - 'Into the Wind': The first Terry Fox run

NBA star Steve Nash co-directs a tearjerker

A quick review of tonight's "30 for 30" coming up just as soon as I dip my foot in the ocean...

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<p>Corey Stoll, Skeet Ulrich and Alfred Molina in &quot;Law &amp;&nbsp;Order:&nbsp;Los Angeles.&quot;</p>

Corey Stoll, Skeet Ulrich and Alfred Molina in "Law & Order: Los Angeles."

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Review: NBC's 'Law & Order: Los Angeles'

A new coast, but a familiar (and somewhat tired) formula

Dick Wolf, the producer who created “Law & Order” and its ever-expanding spin-off army, has always blanched at the notion that his shows and the “CSI”s are similar. The “CSI” shows, he likes to say, are a franchise like McDonald’s: multiple locations, same basic meal. Where the “Law & Order” shows, Wolf will insist, are a brand like BMW: same quality craftsmanship across the line, but the features and function can vary considerably.

Anyone going into the latest spin-off, “Law & Order: Los Angeles” (which NBC debuts tomorrow at 10 in the timeslot that for two decades belonged to the now-canceled mothership), in other words, knows the broad strokes of what they’re going to get. So all that matters are the specific features, which here include:

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<p>James Wolk and David Keith in &quot;Lone Star.&quot;</p>

James Wolk and David Keith in "Lone Star."

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'Lone Star' - 'One in Every Family': The wedding planner

A strong second episode, but will we get a third?

A quick review of last night's "Lone Star" - and some talk about the show's future (or lack thereof) - coming up just as soon as I study the operating manual for my phone...

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<p>Wayne Brady, Neil Patrick Harris and Ben Vereen on &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother.&quot;</p>

Wayne Brady, Neil Patrick Harris and Ben Vereen on "How I Met Your Mother."

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'How I Met Your Mother' - 'Cleaning House': Black like me

Wayne Brady, Ben Vereen and Frances Conroy help Barney look for his real father

A quick review of last night's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as I get the Queen to give me a fistbump...

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<p>Sean (Jason Ritter)&nbsp;and Leila (Sarah Roemer) go swimming on &quot;The Event.&quot;</p>

Sean (Jason Ritter) and Leila (Sarah Roemer) go swimming on "The Event."

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'The Event' - 'To Keep Us Safe': Can you handle the truth?

Episode two offers a step in the right direction, at least

A quick review of "The Event" episode two coming up just as soon as I'm in a negative position...

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<p>Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski)&nbsp;and Chuck (Zachary Levi)&nbsp;have a problem.</p>

Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Chuck (Zachary Levi) have a problem.

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'Chuck' - 'Chuck vs. the Suitcase': I do my little turn on the catwalk

Chuck and Sarah's relationship proves a help, not a hindrance, to the series

A review of tonight's "Chuck" coming up just as soon as I miss Ace of Base...

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<p>Janet Montgomery joins the cast of &quot;Human Target.&quot;</p>

Janet Montgomery joins the cast of "Human Target."

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 39: 'No Ordinary Family,' 'Law & Order: Los Angeles,' 'Human Target' & more

Alan and Dan look at the last couple of new shows debuting this month

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The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast fall preview ended last week, but there are still a couple of new shows debuting this week, plus a few returning shows of note, plus a "Mad Men" episode with lots of ambiguous developments to debate. Plus, you get a brief glimpse of how, sadly, the podcast sausage gets made! 

The run-down:

"No Ordinary Family" -- 01:20 - 10:25
"Law & Order: Los Angeles" -- 10:26 - 21:00
"The Good Wife" -- 21:00 - 25:50
"Human Target" -- 25:55 - 33:50
"Mad Men" -- 34:15 - 56:20

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.

We should have time for reader mail again starting next week, so feel free to e-mail us at sepinwall@hitfix.com and/or dan@hitfix.com

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