<p>Grey&#39;s Anatomy</p>

Grey's Anatomy

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Shonda Rhimes: Here's why I killed McDreamy

ABC's most powerful producer, Shonda Rhimes, is as cagey and talented as any showrunner in the business when it comes to not answering questions she doesn't want to. Press tour sessions with her — like this afternoon's panel featuring Rhimes and the leads of "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and "How to Get Away with Murder" — often involve her smiling cryptically and refusing to acknowledge the premises of questions, much less answer them.

But when asked why she chose to kill off Patrick Dempsey's Derek Shepherd on "Grey's," Rhimes began speaking quickly and elaborately.

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<p>Mr. Robinson</p>

Mr. Robinson

Credit: NBC

Firewall & Iceberg, Episode 294: 'Mr. Robinson,' 'UnREAL' & 'Halt & Catch Fire'

Dan and Alan also look back on the 'Everybody Loves Raymond' series finale


Happy Tuesday! It's an in-person Firewall & Iceberg Podcast!

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<p>Jeff Garlin</p>

Jeff Garlin

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Jeff Garlin puts odds of more 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' at '51 percent'

Jeff Garlin was in rare form at a Television Critics Association press tour panel to preview season 3 of "The Goldbergs." He complained about having to film scenes where Murray Goldberg takes off his pants when he comes home from work (they have to do take after take, "and I don't like to bend"), and about ABC censors' paranoia of what might be seen when he appears in tighty-whities, with the censors claiming to see shadows and movement from his nether regions when "the only way to see shadows or movement is to put a flashlight behind my balls."

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<p>True Detective</p>

True Detective

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Things get bad for the 'True Detective' heroes right as the season gets good?

The mystery begins to tie together as our heroes find themselves in desperate circumstances

A review of tonight's "True Detective" coming up just as soon as I manage an Applebee's...

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<p>Halt and Catch Fire</p>

Halt and Catch Fire

Credit: AMC

Hey, AMC: Quit screwing around and renew 'Halt and Catch Fire'

Computer drama's creators look back on a vastly improved season 2

On Friday, AMC came to press tour and announced renewals for a whole bunch of shows that are not "Halt and Catch Fire."

This is unacceptable.

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Review: 'Hannibal' - 'and the Woman Clothed with the Sun': We are family?

Francis Dolarhyde befriends a coworker, and Hannibal has memories of Abigail

A review of tonight's "Hannibal" coming up just as soon as I'm dressed up in moral dignity pants...

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<p>Kyle Chandler</p>

Kyle Chandler

Credit: Alamo Drafthouse

Clear eyes, full hearts, shut up? Coach Taylor talks to moviegoers

This is just fantastic: Alamo Drafthouse recruited Austin resident Kyle Chandler to revisit his most famous character for the theater chain's latest PSA against talking and using your phone during a movie. Clear eyes, full hearts...

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<p>Wet Hot American Summer</p>

Wet Hot American Summer

Credit: Netflix

8 fun ways 'Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp' winks at the movie

The can of vegetables, Gail's love life, Lindsay's backstory, and more

At midnight Pacific last night, Netflix released all eight episodes of "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp," the prequel series to 2001's cult comedy favorite "Wet Hot American Summer."

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Ask Alan: What superheroes should the other 'Parks and Rec' actors play?

Ask Alan: What superheroes should the other 'Parks and Rec' actors play?

Should you worry about 'Fargo' season 2? And is there a worse title than 'Halt and Catch Fire'?

It's been two Fridays since the last Ask Alan, so it's time once again to take your questions about TV in the past, present, and future. This week, I was able to squeeze in four questions (with the help of a visual aid I keep in my office for just such an occasion), though one of the answers is slightly out of date. I recorded the video a couple of days ago, and yesterday at press tour, HBO's Michael Lombardo said that he very much wants another season of "True Detective." That doesn't mean it's guaranteed to happen, but it's certainly a big public show.

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<p>Philip Winchester in Strike Back</p>

Philip Winchester in Strike Back

Credit: Cinemax

'Strike Back' star Philip Winchester: 'Maybe I'm just stupid enough to enjoy it'

One adventure ends this summer, and a new one begins this fall on NBC with 'The Player'

Tomorrow night at 10, Cinemax premieres the final season of "Strike Back," the rip-roaring buddy action drama about a pair of soldiers working for an elite British special forces unit. In the four seasons of its Cinemax incarnation (one season aired first in England, with an entirely different cast led by Richard Armitage), it's been a pleasure to watch: always smarter, more technically proficient, and just plain better than it ever needed to be.

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