<p>Brandon Routh as the Atom</p>

Brandon Routh as the Atom

Credit: CW

CW developing 'Arrow'/'Flash' spin-off with Brandon Routh, Victor Garber & Wentworth Miller

Back at press tour, the producers of the CW's superhero dramas "Arrow" and "The Flash" said they were in very early discussions about whether to develop another spin-off starring Brandon Routh as the Atom. Yesterday, news broke suggesting those discussions have become both more advanced and complex.

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<p>Battle Creek</p>

Battle Creek

Credit: CBS

Review: CBS' 'Battle Creek' no 'Breaking Bad 2: Electric Boogaloo,' but that's okay

Vince Gilligan created it, but 'House' boss David Shore is running it

CBS' promos for its new cop drama "Battle Creek" (Sunday at 10 p.m.) present it as a team up between "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan and "House" creator David Shore. This is only partially accurate.

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<p>House of Cards</p>

House of Cards

Credit: Netflix

Firewall & Iceberg, Episode 269: 'House of Cards,' 'Last Man on Earth' & more

Dan and Alan also review 'Battle Creek' and 'Secrets & Lies'


Happy Thursday, boys and girls! We devoted all of yesterday's Firewall & Iceberg Podcast to the "Parks and Recreation" finale, and with a bunch of notable shows premiering at the end of this week, we Skyped up again for a bonus installment to discuss what we really liked ("Last Man on Earth"), what we really didn't ("House of Cards," "Secrets & Lies") and things in between ("Battle Creek"). Enjoy.

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<p>The Americans</p>

The Americans

Credit: FX

Review: 'The Americans' - 'Salang Pass': Just a gigolo?

Philip gets closer to the babysitter, Stan makes Oleg an offer, and Paige gets a new dress

A quick review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as we combine the Jiffy Pop and Rocky Road...

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<p>All in the Family</p>

All in the Family

Credit: CBS

What was the best network comedy bloc ever?

In the wake of the "Parks and Recreation" finale, a Twitter follower asked me if the period when NBC had "Parks," "Community," "The Office" and "30 Rock" on the same night was the best comedy bloc ever. I replied that at least two other very strong alternatives immediately came to mind: NBC Thursdays for a few seasons in the mid-'80s with "The Cosby Show," "Family Ties," "Cheers" and "Night Court" (a night that also had "Hill Street Blues," and is therefore frontrunner for Best Overall Night of Network Programming Ever), and CBS Saturdays in the 1973-74 season with "All in the Family," "M*A*S*H," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Bob Newhart Show."

Call it, friendos: is one of those the best of all time? Is there another bloc — and all four comedies have to be great, as opposed to what "NewsRadio" creator Paul Simms once dubbed the "double decker shit sandwich" where "Friends" and "Seinfeld" were flanked by the likes of "Jesse" and "Veronica's Closet" — that you would argue belongs in the discussion?

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<p>Parks and Recreation</p>

Parks and Recreation

Credit: NBC

Firewall & Iceberg, Episode 268: Farewell to 'Parks and Recreation'

Should you watch season 1? Which was better: 'Parks' or 'The Office'?


Happy Wednesday, boys and girls! It's not often that we devote a whole Firewall & Iceberg Podcast to a single show, but it's not often we say goodbye to a show as brilliant as "Parks and Recreation." Hopefully, we'll have time to record another podcast for tomorrow dealing with "House of Cards," "Last Man on Earth" and more, but for now, enjoy a whole lot of talk about Leslie Knope, Ron effing Swanson and the rest of the gang from Pawnee.

No rundown, since it's all the same topic, but enjoy 82 minutes of Pawnee goodness.

As always, send questions to firewalliceberg@hitfix.com. 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, subscribe on IHeartRadio or stream it on Dan's blog.

There's also now a complete archive of all the podcasts to date.

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<p>Agent Carter</p>

Agent Carter

Credit: ABC

Season finale review: 'Agent Carter' - 'Valediction': Listen to the radio

Howard Stark returns, and Peggy finds herself in a familiar situation

A quick review of last night's "Agent Carter" season finale coming up just as soon as I offer you Rosalind Russell's private number...

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Credit: FX

Review: 'Justified' - 'Alive Day': Train in vain

Choo-Choo has a crisis of conscience, Boyd falls in a hole, and Limehouse makes a call

A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as I come across a chupacabra...

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<p>Parks and Recreation</p>

Parks and Recreation

Credit: NBC

Series finale review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'One Last Ride': End of the line

Leslie and the parks staff do one more job together, and we see what the future holds for all

And so "Parks and Recreation" has come to an end. We published many stories about the show over the last week, including an Amy Poehler interview, an essay on the show's greatness, and a whole lot more, and I have a review of the series finale coming up just as soon as you give me a pair of your gym socks...

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<p>Pee-wee Herman</p>

Pee-wee Herman

Judd Apatow and Paul Reubens to make new Pee-wee Herman movie for Netflix

Pee-wee Herman is coming to Netflix, in a new film produced by Judd Apatow.

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