<p>Claire Danes and Martin Donovan in &quot;Homeland.&quot;</p>

Claire Danes and Martin Donovan in "Homeland."

Credit: Showtime

Review: 'Homeland' - 'Game On'

Carrie gets out of the hospital, and Dana busts Leo out for a road trip

A review of tonight's "Homeland" coming up just as soon as I say I'm going to Trader Joe's...

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<p>Margot Bingham as Daughter in &quot;Boardwalk Empire.&quot;</p>

Margot Bingham as Daughter in "Boardwalk Empire."

Credit: HBO

Review: 'Boardwalk Empire' - 'William Wilson'

Narcisse, Rothstein and Hoover all set plans in motion

A review of tonight's "Boardwalk Empire" coming up just as soon as I earn a D in civics class in 5th grade...

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<p>Michelle Lukes, Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton in &quot;Strike Back.&quot;</p>

Michelle Lukes, Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton in "Strike Back."

Credit: Cinemax

Season 3 finale review: 'Strike Back'

Stonebridge and Scott try to foil a terrorist attack on an American military base

"Strike Back" just wrapped up its latest season, and I have thoughts on the finale and the season as a whole coming up just as soon as I say "please"...

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<p>Andy Samberg and Jo Lo Truglio in &quot;Brooklyn Nine-Nine.&quot;</p>

Andy Samberg and Jo Lo Truglio in "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

Credit: FOX

FOX gives 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' full season order and post-Super Bowl slot

Andy Samberg comedy will join 'New Girl' after NFL championship game

FOX has given "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" a full season order — and slotted it to air with "New Girl" after the Super Bowl in February.

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<p>Joel McHale, Alison Brie and &quot;Community&quot;&nbsp;will be back on NBC in January.</p>

Joel McHale, Alison Brie and "Community" will be back on NBC in January.

Credit: NBC

NBC sets 'Community' return, cancels 'Ironside' and 'Family'

The study group will be back on Thursdays at 8, 'Chicago P.D.' will air Wednesdays

NBC just announced mid-season changes to the biggest trouble spots on its schedule, including the January return of "Community" to Thursdays at 8, the "Chicago Fire" spin-off "Chicago P.D." taking over the Wednesday at 10 timeslot in January, and "Ironside" and "Welcome to the Family" being pulled from the schedule.

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<p>Monica Potter as Kristina in &quot;Parenthood.&quot;</p>

Monica Potter as Kristina in "Parenthood."

Credit: NBC

Review: 'Parenthood' - 'In Dreams Begin Responsibilities'

Kristina's ridiculous mayoral campaign continues, and Sarah has more concerns about Ryan

A review of last night's "Parenthood" coming up just as soon as I can hear the egotistical douchebagginess in your voice...

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<p>&quot;Orphan Black&quot;&nbsp;star Tatiana Maslany stopped by &quot;Parks and Recreation&quot;&nbsp;to be served by Aziz Ansari.</p>

"Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany stopped by "Parks and Recreation" to be served by Aziz Ansari.

Credit: NBC

Review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'Gin It Up!'

Donna's Twitter account causes a scandal, and Tom falls for 'Orphan Black' star Tatiana Maslany

A review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" coming up just as soon as I put a question mark on Stop signs...

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HitFix First Look: The 'Strike Back' guys vs the big bad
Credit: Cinemax

HitFix First Look: The 'Strike Back' guys vs the big bad

In tomorrow's season finale, Scott and Stonebridge try to take out the biggest threat

The third (or, if you're in the UK, fourth) season of "Strike Backconcludes tomorrow night at 10 on Cinemax. (Starting next Friday, Cinemax will finally start airing the original British season with Richard Armitage, under the title "Strike Back: Origins.") I've seen the finale, and it's excellent, doing an impressive job of tying together most of this season's threads even as it's letting Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton participate in all kinds of wonderfully-choreographed action.

I'll have a review of the finale up right after it finishes on the East Coast, but in the meantime, I have an exclusive clip from the finale, featuring a shootout between Stonebridge, Scott and the terrorists they've been chasing all season.

Enjoy, and feel free to discuss the season to date here.

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 206

Dan and Alan also check in on 'How I Met Your Mother' and answer some mail

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The world has been conspiring against a timely Firewall & Iceberg Podcast of late, first with my appendix, now with Dan having jury duty this week. But with his civic responsibility completed, we finally had time to record a show, including a review of tonight's premiere of "Reign," early season check-ins on "HIMYM," "New Girl" and "Homeland," and the return of a recurring podcast segment: Listeners Wonder What the Heck Is Wrong with NBC (even when NBC is doing well elsewhere).

The way things have been going, we can't promise a new podcast on Monday, but we live in hope.

The rundown:

"Reign" (00:02:00 - 00:14:45)
Listener Mail: "Walking Dead" ratings (00:15:00 - 00:22:55)
Listener Mail: NBC Thursday (00:23:00 - 00:32:30)
"How I Met Your Mother" (00:32:40 - 00:42:30)
"New Girl" (00:42:35 - 00:53:40)
"Homeland" (00:53:40 - 01:05:00)

As always, 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 or stream it on Dan's blog.

 
And as always, feel free to e-mail us questions for the podcast.

 

<p>&quot;The&nbsp;Sopranos&quot;&nbsp;celebrated Columbus Day in one of that show's bigger missteps.</p>

"The Sopranos" celebrated Columbus Day in one of that show's bigger missteps.

Credit: HBO

When good shows go bad: Terrible episodes of great TV dramas

From 'The Sopranos' on Columbus Day to the 'Friday Night Lights' murder, our favorites aren't immune from missteps
Monday was Columbus Day — or, as CNN's Jake Tapper put it on Twitter, "a day when many Americans soberly reflect on the worst ever episode of 'The Sopranos.'"
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