<p>Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) tries to get through to Will (Hugh Dancy).</p>

Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) tries to get through to Will (Hugh Dancy).

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Review: 'Hannibal' - 'Su-Zakana'

Will and Hannibal adjust to their new relationship, while a horse farm reveals a body

A review of tonight's "Hannibal" coming up just as soon as I prefer sins of omission to outright lies...

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<p>Ray Romano, Mae Whitman and Lauren Graham in the &quot;Parenthood&quot; season finale.</p>

Ray Romano, Mae Whitman and Lauren Graham in the "Parenthood" season finale.

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Season finale review: 'Parenthood' - 'The Pontiac'

Zeek and Camille prepare to move, Haddie comes home and Amber meets Ryan's mom

A review of the "Parenthood" season finale — and some thoughts on season 5 as a whole — coming up just as soon as we talk about the big tomato in the room...

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<p>Tatiana Maslany as Sarah and Tatiana Maslany as Rachel in &quot;Orphan Black.&quot;</p>

Tatiana Maslany as Sarah and Tatiana Maslany as Rachel in "Orphan Black."

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Review: Tatiana Maslany keeps dazzling in 'Orphan Black' season 2

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BBC America sci-fi series maintains brisk pace, excellent blend of suspense and humor

A year ago, "Orphan Black" snuck up on me. Like another female-centric show with "Black" at the end of its title, it had a relatively unknown lead, and seemed an afterthought among its network's original offerings. (At Netflix, "House of Cards" and "Arrested Development" consumed all the PR oxygen; for BBC America, it was "Copper.") And like "Orange Is the New Black," it turned out to be a pleasant surprise of large proportions, featuring a star-making performance — really, a series of performances, as con artist Sarah and her many clones — by Tatiana Maslany, a deft balance of sci-fi and character study and comedy, and an eagerness to keep the plot moving as swiftly and efficiently as possible.

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<p>Retta and Keegan-Michael Key in &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>

Retta and Keegan-Michael Key in "Parks and Recreation."

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Review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'One in 8,000'

Family news stresses out Ben, while Ron protects Donna from half of 'Key & Peele'

A review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" coming up just as soon as I ask the Louvre for a refund...

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<p>Will tonight&#39;s &quot;Community&quot; finale be the last we ever see of the gang from Greendale?</p>

Will tonight's "Community" finale be the last we ever see of the gang from Greendale?

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Season finale review: 'Community' - 'Basic Sandwich'

Annie and Abed lead a hunt for buried treasure, while Jeff and Britta make wedding plans

A review of the "Community" season — and hopefully not series — finale coming up just as soon as I rob your brain...

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<p>Dan Harmon discusses the &quot;Community&quot; season finale.</p>

Dan Harmon discusses the "Community" season finale.

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HitFix First Look: Dan Harmon and Joel McHale preview the 'Community' finale

Can a buried treasure save Greendale? Will this be the end of the series?

When I did that lengthy interview with Dan Harmon last month, he seemed unsure about whether this fifth season of "Community" would be the NBC comedy's last, but he also seemed ready, willing and able to stick around to make the crazy dream of Six Seasons And A Movie into a reality.

Tonight at 8 is the season finale, which may wind up being the series finale, depending on what NBC decides. I've seen the episode, and it's good, and while I don't want the show to go away yet, this one will be able to function as a series ender if it has to be, just like the season 3 finale (written shortly before Harmon's year-long absence from the show).

Whatever it winds up being, it's funny, and here are Harmon, Joel McHale and director Rob Schrab to give you a taste of it, in an exclusive clip.

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<p>Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings in &quot;The Americans.&quot;</p>

Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings in "The Americans."

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Review: 'The Americans' - 'New Car'

Philip considers a purchase, and the spies deal with tragic news from back home

A review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as I sell one of my kids...

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<p>FX has renewed &quot;The Americans,&quot; starring Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell.</p>

FX has renewed "The Americans," starring Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell.

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FX renews 'The Americans' for season 3

Spy drama is one of TV's best, and DVR usage has helped keep it alive

In a sign of the changing economics of the TV industry, as well as a boon for fans of quality television, FX has renewed "The Americans" for a third season of 13 episodes.

"The Americans," which stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as KGB sleeper agents posing as an American couple in the early '80s, is one of the very best shows on television. Its live ratings, though, are modest, and have actually gone down a bit from last year's numbers. But the show also doubles its audience when you count those who watch via DVR or other methods within the first seven days of airing.

Every TV executive in the business has been trumpeting Live+7 numbers as a way to show that their audiences haven't slipped nearly as much as it seems from looking at overnight ratings. The question has been whether there's enough money to be made that way, given that advertisers aren't that interested in people who watch much later, especially if they'll be skipping commercials on their DVR'ed recording. But FX apparently has found a way to make the numbers work here.

When the second season premiered to disappointing numbers, FX's PR chief John Solberg said, "We fully expect 'The Americans' will be on our schedule for the next five years or more."

A new episode airs tonight at 10. It's a good one.

<p>Billy Bob Thornton goes driving at night on &quot;Fargo.&quot;</p>

Billy Bob Thornton goes driving at night on "Fargo."

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Series premiere review: 'Fargo' - 'The Crocodile's Dilemma'

Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman take a trip to Coen brothers country

I reviewed FX's "Fargo" in advance this morning, and I have a few specific thoughts on the premiere coming up just as soon as I get more familiar with the ham...

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 226

Dan and Alan also review WGN's 'Salem' and the 'Mad Men' premiere

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With Dan out of town this week, you get only a single, audio-only installment of Firewall & Iceberg, as we review FX's "Fargo," the new season of "Orphan Black" and WGN's "Salem," talk a bit about the Colbert/Letterman shuffle, and then go spoiler-heavy on the "Mad Men" premiere and the "Game of Thrones" wedding episode. 

The rundown: 

"Fargo" (00:01:00 - 00:16:45)
"Orphan Black" (00:16:45 - 00:26:30)
"Salem" (00:26:30 - 00:35:45)
Listener Mail: Colbert and Comedy Central (00:36:10 - 00:43:25)
"Mad Men" (00:43:40 - 01:11:00)
"Game of Thrones" (00:1:11:00 - 01:31:45)
 
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