<p>Cheers</p>

Cheers

Summer sitcom rewind: 'Cheers' - 'Thanksgiving Orphans'

Sam, Diane and the gang gather at Carla's for a turkey dinner — and a food fight

We're continuing this periodic summer project where we revisit classic sitcom episode. This week, we're returning to the 1980s for the season 5 "Cheers" episode "Thanksgiving Orphans," which you can find on Netflix, coming up just as soon as we're moving into the earth tones...

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<p>Welcome to Sweden</p>

Welcome to Sweden

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Firewall & Iceberg Show, episode 19: 'Community' lives, 'Hieroglyph' dies, and more

Dan and Alan also review 'Welcome to Sweden,' 'Working the Engels' & the 'Penny Dreadful' finale

It's a happy Tuesday, boys and girls, because you get a new Firewall & Iceberg Show, in which Dan and I discuss the stunning resurrection of "Community" via Yahoo, of all places. But it's a sad Tuesday as well, because Dan and I also have to discuss FOX's decision to cancel "HIEROGLYPH!" before it ever got to air an episode, and whether that means we now have to retire that particular running gag. Oh, and we also discuss two new NBC summer sitcoms and the "Penny Dreadful" season finale.

The rundown:

0:00- 6:28- 'Community' renewal
6:28- 10:33- 'Hieroglyph' cancellation
10:33- 15:55- 'Welcome to Sweden' review
15:55- 20:09- 'Working the Engels' review
20:09- 31:52- 'Penny Dreadful' season finale

As always, you can send us questions at firewalliceberg@hitfix.com. There's also now a YouTube channel where you can subscribe to all upcoming Firewall & Iceberg videos, at https://www.youtube.com/show/firewalliceberg.

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<p>24: Live Another Day</p>

24: Live Another Day

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Review: '24: Live Another Day' - '8:00 PM - 9:00 PM'

Kate gets infuriating news, Chloe tries to escape and a familiar face returns

A review of last night's "24: Live Another Day" coming up just as soon as this is me being courteous...

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<p>Community</p>

Community

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'Community' renewed by Yahoo for sixth season; movie to follow?

Yahoo picks up canceled NBC comedy to bolster its original programming push

Holy cow, boys and girls: "Community" has been renewed, after all. The dream of six seasons and a movie is still alive — thanks to Yahoo, of all places, which closed a deal for an additional season of the cult NBC comedy.

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<p>Penny Dreadful</p>

Penny Dreadful

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Season finale review: 'Penny Dreadful' - 'Grand Guignol'

Sir Malcolm's group clashes with the vampires, and Frankenstein finds a bride for Caliban

"Penny Dreadful" concluded its first season last night. Our own Greg Ellwood reviewed the finale, and I have some thoughts on that episode and season 1 as a whole coming up just as soon as I return to the land of ice chips and cherry phosphates...

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<p>The Leftovers</p>

The Leftovers

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Series premiere review: 'The Leftovers' - 'Pilot'

The world struggles to move on from a Rapture-like event

"The Leftovers" debuted on HBO tonight. I published a review of the early part of the season on Wednesday, and an interview with creators Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta on Thursday, and now I have specific thoughts on the first episode coming up just as soon as I wonder how Gary Busey made the cut...

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<p>I Love Lucy</p>

I Love Lucy

Summer sitcom rewind: 'I Love Lucy' - 'Job Switching'

Lucy and Ethel work at the chocolate factory, while Ricky and Fred learn to cook and clean

We're continuing this periodic summer project where we revisit classic sitcom episode. This week we're going waaaay back to the 1950s for one of the most famous television half hours of them all: "Job Switching," from "I Love Lucy" season 2, coming up just as soon as I show you the creases on these silk stockings...

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<p>The Leftovers</p>

The Leftovers

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'The Leftovers' creators Damon Lindelof & Tom Perrotta on their dark, mysterious HBO series

And how does the co-creator of 'Lost' feel his new show will be received?

I wrote my rave review of HBO's "The Leftovers" — which began with me wondering why on earth "Lost" co-creator Damon Lindelof would get involved in a show designed to not offer answers to a cosmic mystery — before I had a chance to sit down with Lindelof (pictured above with director Peter Berg and Justin Theroux) and Tom Perrotta (who wrote "The Leftovers" novel and co-created the series with Lindelof) and ask him that very question directly. His answer fit in with my assumption that he found the show's premise — 2 percent of the world's population disappears in a Rapture-like event called the Departure that equally baffles science and religion — freeing rather than constraining.

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<p>The Leftovers</p>

The Leftovers

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 236: 'The Leftovers,' 'Reckless' & more

Dan and Alan also discuss desert island showrunner choices and transgendered TV characters

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Happy Wednesday, boys and girls! Welcome to the first-ever Firewall & Iceberg Podcast to be ended due to one of us being in physical distress. I won't say who it was or what exactly happened, lest I ruin the surprise, but suffice it to say that all involved were fine within minutes of the podcast's end. Before things got weird, Dan and I discussed CBS' summer suds-fest "Reckless" and HBO's ambitious "The Leftovers," answered some mail, and then got to our ongoing "Friday Night Lights" season 2 discussion.

The rundown: 

"Reckless" (00:00:55 - 00:12:00)
"The Leftovers" (00:12:00 - 00:31:10)
Listener Mail - Trans Characters on TV (00:31:30 - 38:30)
Listener Mail - Desert Island Showrunners (00:38:35 - 00:44:30)
"Friday Night Lights" Season 2 - (00:44:40 - 01:01:20)
 
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<p>The Leftovers</p>

The Leftovers

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Review: HBO's 'The Leftovers' a tour de force of devastation and grief

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Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta brilliantly adapt Perrotta's novel about a Rapture-like event

What divine madness could have possibly compelled Damon Lindelof to involve himself with "The Leftovers"?

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