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.
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.
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.
A quick review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as we combine the Jiffy Pop and Rocky Road...
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?
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.
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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...
A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as I come across a chupacabra...
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...
Pee-wee Herman is coming to Netflix, in a new film produced by Judd Apatow.