<p>Fresh Off the Boat</p>

Fresh Off the Boat

Credit: ABC

Series premiere talkback: 'Fresh Off the Boat'

What did everybody else think of the new ABC sitcom?

Yesterday, Fienberg published his review of ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat," which I also liked a lot for many of the same reasons Dan did. It does that thing good TV shows aspire to in making the specific universal and the universal specific, it has a sharp point of view, a good cast of both adults (Constance Wu a pleasant surprise as the mom, Randall Park an expected pleasure as the dad) and kids (a specialty at ABC comedy development these days), and a terrific '90s hip-hop soundtrack.

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From Mork to Saul: The highs and lows of TV spin-offs

From Mork to Saul: The highs and lows of TV spin-offs

Sometimes, you get 'The Simpsons.' Other times, 'Joey.'

Spin-offs are easy. Spin-offs are hard.

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<p>Better Call Saul</p>

Better Call Saul

Credit: AMC

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 265: 'Better Call Saul!,' 'Parenthood' & more

Dan and Alan also review "Fresh Off the Boat," "The Jinx," "Allegiance" & Super Bowl ads


Hey, boys and girls, remember the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast? After a few weeks off due to press tour, Sundance and cold and flu season, Dan and I got back on Skype to talk about a promising new comedy ("Fresh Off the Boat"), docu-series ("The Jinx") and drama ("Better Call Saul!"), in addition to Super Bowl ads, "Allegiance" and the "Parenthood" series finale.

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<p>The Mindy Project</p>

The Mindy Project

Credit: FOX

Review: 'The Mindy Project' - 'No More Mr. Noishe Guy': A farewell surprise

Peter moves to Austin, but not before giving Mindy some big news

A few thoughts on last night's momentous "The Mindy Project" coming up just as soon as I turn this into a place where rescue dogs can get methadone...

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<p>Matthew Rhys</p>

Matthew Rhys

Credit: FX

'The Americans' star Matthew Rhys: Philip would defect 'in a heartbeat'

On wigs, fight scenes, and why they call Keri Russell 'the Hulk' on set

Last week, I published the first two of the interviews I did on “The Americans” set in December, with producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields , and with actress Holly Taylor. Now it’s time for one of the show’s two leads, as charming Welshman(*) Matthew Rhys and I talked about where Philip’s head is at in season 3, the pros and cons of so much wig work, why Keri Russell is referred to on set as “The Hulk,” how “The A-Team” helped inform his performance as Philip, and more.

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Credit: FX

Review: 'Justified' - 'Noblesse Oblige': 30 minutes or less

Boyd gets to know Avery Markham, and Raylan revisits his coal mining past

A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as you lead to unevenness in my facial tone...

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<p>Parks and Recreation</p>

Parks and Recreation

Credit: NBC

Review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'Donna and Joe': A Meagle marriage

Donna and Joe get married, Jen Barkely makes Ben an offer, and Garry Gergich gets a special present

A review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" coming up just as soon as I have a strong opinion on pockets...

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<p>The Man in the High Castle</p>

The Man in the High Castle

Credit: Amazon

'The Man in the High Castle' producer Frank Spotnitz on his Amazon pilot

Does 'The X-Files' alum feel confident, given how his pilot has been scored by Amazon customers?

Last week, I published an interview with Shawn Ryan, producer of one of the two best pilots from Amazon's latest batch. Today, it's the turn of the man behind the other top pilot: Frank Spotnitz of "Man in the High Castle."

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Credit: Showtime

Review: 'Shameless' - 'A Night to Remem... Wait, What?': The hangover

Fiona and Gus get closer, while Frank wonders where all his money went

A few thoughts on tonight's "Shameless" coming up just as soon as I write the music for a video game called Ham Scramble...

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Credit: NBC

'Parenthood' series finale deleted scenes feature the return of John Corbett

The Bravermans recall Sarah's past loves, and Hank and Ruby have a moment

Last night's "Parenthood" series finale (my review is here) featured a whole lot of new developments for the Bravermans, but it didn't have room for everything Jason Katims and company shot. 

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