<p>Julia Louis-Dreyfus in &quot;Veep.&quot;</p>

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in "Veep."

Credit: HBO

Emmy Predictions 2014: Outstanding comedy series

Will this be the end of the 'Modern Family' streak? And is 'Veep' or 'Orange' better-poised to beat it?

Because it's NBC's turn to air the Primetime Emmy Awards this year, and because the Peacock would understandably rather air its lucrative Sunday night NFL package in September, the ceremony will take place in late August again. And as an added wrinkle, this year's ceremony will actually happen on a Monday, August 25 at 8 p.m., with Seth Meyers hosting.

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<p>Rectify</p>

Rectify

Credit: Sundance

'Rectify' creator Ray McKinnon looks back on season 2

'Was that obtuse enough?' he asks at the end of one answer

Before he was the creator of one of TV's most beautiful and emotionally powerful dramas in Sundance's "Rectify," Ray McKinnon was a character actor. And because I'm so used to watching his long, scarecrow-like frame pop up in films and movies, I never thought of "Rectify" protagonist Daniel Holden — a former Death Row inmate whose conviction is overturned, and who is embodied by an actor (the terrific Aden Young) with no physical resemblance to McKinnon — as an avatar of his creator. Even when I interviewed McKinnon before "Rectify" premiered, I was looking at the man who had played Reverend Smith on "Deadwood," Linc Potter on "Sons of Anarchy," etc.

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<p>Aden Young in Rectify</p>

Aden Young in Rectify

Credit: Sundance

Season finale review: 'Rectify' - 'Unhinged'

Daniel has to confess his 'crime' in order to go free

"Rectify" just wrapped up its second season, a couple of days after Sundance ordered a third. I spoke briefly with Ray McKinnon about the season, and I have a review of the finale coming up just as soon as I hoard food under stress...

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<p>Matthew McConaughey in &quot;True Detective&quot;</p>

Matthew McConaughey in "True Detective"

Credit: HBO

Emmy Predictions 2014: Outstanding comedy/drama lead actor

Will Jim Parsons be a double winner? And will Matthew McConaughey beat Bryan Cranston?

Because it's NBC's turn to air the Primetime Emmy Awards this year, and because the Peacock would understandably rather air its lucrative Sunday night NFL package in September, the ceremony will take place in late August again. And as an added wrinkle, this year's ceremony will actually happen on a Monday, August 25 at 8 p.m., with Seth Meyers hosting.

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<p>The Bridge</p>

The Bridge

Credit: FX

Review: 'The Bridge' - 'Lamia'

Plots intersect and secrets are revealed on the best episode of the season

A review of tonight's "The Bridge" coming up just as soon as I plan a trip to see the fjords...

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<p>Mira Sorvino in Intruders</p>

Mira Sorvino in Intruders

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 242: Emmy predictions, 'Friday Night Lights' & more

Dan and Alan also review Netflix's "BoJack Horseman" and BBC America's "Intruders"

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Happy Wednesday, boys and girls! It's a relatively slow time in the TV world, but we still had plenty to talk about, thanks to the Emmys taking place a month early due to NBC's football commitments, thanks to a couple of oddball premieres on Netflix and BBC America, and thanks to us choosing to discuss 3 — count 'em — episodes of "Friday Night Lights" in one sitting. (We'll do episodes 10 & 11 for next week's show.)

The rundown:

"BoJack Horseman" (00:01:10 - 00:09:15)
"Intruders" (00:09:20 - 00:18:40)
The 2014 Emmy Awards (00:18:45 - 00:37:30)
Listener Mail: Writing Credits (00:37:45 - 43:50)
"Friday Night Lights" Season 2 Rewatch (00:43:55 - 01:24:00)

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>Lizzy Caplan in &quot;Masters of Sex.&quot;</p>

Lizzy Caplan in "Masters of Sex."

Credit: Showtime

Emmy Predictions 2014: Outstanding comedy/drama lead actress

Can anyone beat Julia Louis-Dreyfus? Will Claire Danes threepeat?

Because it's NBC's turn to air the Primetime Emmy Awards this year, and because the Peacock would understandably rather air its lucrative Sunday night NFL package in September, the ceremony will take place in late August again. And as an added wrinkle, this year's ceremony will actually happen on a Monday, August 25 at 8 p.m., with Seth Meyers hosting.

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<p>Masters of Sex</p>

Masters of Sex

Showtime renews 'Masters of Sex' & 'Ray Donovan' for season 3

Both series to return with 12-episode runs next year

The cable drama renewals just keep on coming. A few hours after AMC announced a second season of "Halt and Catch Fire," and a day after "Rectify" and "The Strain" got renewed, Showtime has ordered third seasons of both "Masters of Sex" and "Ray Donovan." Both shows will be back next year with 12-episode seasons, and are each halfway through their second seasons.

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<p>Halt and Catch Fire</p>

Halt and Catch Fire

Credit: AMC

AMC renews 'Halt and Catch Fire' for season 2

'80s computer drama had low ratings but showed creative promise at the end

Those summer cable drama renewals just keep on coming, folks. A day after Sundance ordered a third season of "Rectify" and FX ordered a second of "The Strain," AMC belatedly announced a second season order for "Halt and Catch Fire."

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<p>Freaks and Geeks vs. Undeclared</p>

Freaks and Geeks vs. Undeclared

Uncanceled Showdown Rd 3 pits 'Firefly' vs 'Jericho' & 'Freaks and Geeks' vs 'Undeclared'

Apatow vs. Apatow! Dinosaurs vs. androids! Sheriff Bullock vs. Agent Cooper!

As HitFix's Uncanceled Showdown begins its third round, we wind up with a bunch of Elite Eight pairings that are thematically linked — even if they aren't always the pairings we expected, based on the seedings.

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