<p>Richard Armitage in the original season of &quot;Strike Back.&quot;&nbsp;</p>

Richard Armitage in the original season of "Strike Back." 

Credit: Sky

Cinemax to air original UK 'Strike Back' season as 'Strike Back: Origins'

The Richard Armitage/Andrew Lincoln season is finally coming to America

Every time I write about Cinemax's "Strike Back" returning for another season, I always have to include a footnote explaining that the show aired for a year in the UK with an entirely different cast, headed by Richard Armitage and future "The Walking Dead" star Andrew Lincoln. Armitage's John Porter appears briefly at the start of the Cinemax/Sky co-produced version of the show, but Cinemax has largely treated its episodes as the start of the series, while British audiences know the series predates Philip Winchester, Sullivan Stapleton and company.

That situation is about to change, as I'm hearing that Cinemax will be airing the six-episode Armitage season later this fall, on Fridays at 10 after the current Winchester/Stapleton season wraps.

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<p>Do you want literal flames for the Firewall &amp;&nbsp;Iceberg video logo, or the podcast's color bars?</p>

Do you want literal flames for the Firewall & Iceberg video logo, or the podcast's color bars?

Help choose the Firewall & Iceberg video logo!

Classic color bars, or literal fire and ice?

Back in the summer, the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast went video, as Dan and I went on camera to discuss the Emmy nominations, and then the TV critics press tour. Over those two shows, we learned all sorts of exciting things about how to talk with our hands, proper eye contact, use of props and more.

Now the plan is for Firewall & Iceberg videos to be a weekly show on HitFix, premiering sometime this fall. We have many questions to answer about the show between now and debut day, and we wanted to broach one of them to you, the audience. Our graphics team has cooked up two different versions of a logo for the series: one based on the podcast's familiar color bars, one taking the heat and cold of the title more literally.

I've embedded a poll in this post, and you guys can vote on which you prefer. We will happily go with whichever one gets the most votes, and we'll share more details about the video show as we can.

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<p>Rob McElhenny and Charlie Day in &quot;It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,&quot;&nbsp;which moves to the new FXX&nbsp;channel tonight.</p>

Rob McElhenny and Charlie Day in "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," which moves to the new FXX channel tonight.

Credit: FXX

FX spin-off FXX debuts with 'It's Always Sunny' & 'The League'

Three funny shows, but does the new channel have its own identity?
At the summer TV critics press tour, FX president John Landgraf talked about some of the things he might do if he were the Mayor of Television, while acknowledging that he does not hold this non-existent position.(*) Landgraf is among the smartest and most eloquent executives in the business, but at the moment, “mayor” seems too small a designation for what he’s aiming for. Like Walter White(**), Landgraf’s trying to get into the empire business.
 
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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 199: FXX, 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Luther' & more

Dan and Alan also discuss the new 'American Idol' judging panel and the latest 'Breaking Bad'

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We're past Labor Day, which means the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast is about to get very busy again as we start talking about fall premieres. On this week's show, Dan and I discuss the return of Luther to BBC America and "Boardwalk Empire" to HBO, the new "American Idol" judging panel, the FX spin-off network FXX and the latest "Breaking Bad." We also announce our final pilot rewatch of the summer.

The rundown:

New "Idol" Judges (00:01:05 - 00:10:30)
"Luther" (00:10:30 - 00:22:00)
FXX's Launch (00:22:05 - 00:41:00)
"Boardwalk Empire" (00:41:00 - 01:02:20)
"Breaking Bad" (01:02:45 - 01:28:00)
The last Summer Pilot ReWatch (01:28:00 - 01:30:40)

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.
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<p>Idris Elba in &quot;Luther.&quot;</p>

Idris Elba in "Luther."

Credit: BBC

Review: Idris Elba continues to rise above BBC America's 'Luther'

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The former Stringer Bell is a blast as a damaged British cop, but the show's still a mess

It's such a pleasure to watch Idris Elba periodically return to television as British cop John Luther that it can be easy to ignore for a moment what a mess "Luther" the show is around him.

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<p>Bryan Cranston as Walter White in &quot;Breaking Bad.&quot;</p>

Bryan Cranston as Walter White in "Breaking Bad."

Credit: AMC

Review: 'Breaking Bad' - 'Rabid Dog'

Walt and Jesse consider their next moves, while Marie does online research
A review of tonight's "Breaking Bad" coming up just as soon as I let my dojo membership run out...
 
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<p>Ian McShane as Al Swearengen in the final moments of &quot;Deadwood.&quot;</p>

Ian McShane as Al Swearengen in the final moments of "Deadwood."

Credit: HBO

'Deadwood' Rewind: Season 3, episode 12: 'Tell Him Something Pretty'

The series ends prematurely with one final sacrifice

We've come to the end of our three summer-long rewatch of David Milch's revisionist Western "Deadwood." No need for any disclaimers about veterans versus newbies at this point; no more episodes after this, folks. A review of the series finale, "Tell Him Something Pretty," coming up just as soon as I ask for unguent by secret thinking...

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<p>Dean Norris from &quot;Breaking Bad&quot;&nbsp;(and &quot;Under the Dome&quot;), Aaryn from &quot;Big Brother&quot;&nbsp;and Uzo Aduba of &quot;Orange Is the New Black&quot;&nbsp;were part of an eventful TV&nbsp;summer.</p>

Dean Norris from "Breaking Bad" (and "Under the Dome"), Aaryn from "Big Brother" and Uzo Aduba of "Orange Is the New Black" were part of an eventful TV summer.

Credit: AMC/CBS/Netflix

Summer TV Winners & Losers for 2013

A busy season gave us the sublime of 'Breaking Bad' and the stupidity of 'Big Brother'

Back in the spring, I wrote about the strange phenomenon of having too many good TV shows airing at the same time. The TV business tends to ease back on the throttle in the summertime, but the summer of 2013 was still the busiest I can remember.

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<p>Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson in &quot;Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.&quot;</p>

Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson in "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Credit: ABC

'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' producers talk Coulson, Joss & more

How involved will Joss be? How many comic book characters will appear?
No new show this fall comes with more hype than “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” It’s a spin-off of the global blockbuster “The Avengers.” It’s the first big push into TV for the current incarnation of Marvel. And it’s co-created by a fellow named Joss Whedon, whose prior TV shows — “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel” and “Firefly” in particular — have made him like unto a god among certain segments of TV fandom.
 
Joss will not, however, be the primary showrunner on “S.H.I.E.L.D.” When asked back at press tour how involved he’ll be, Whedon candidly said, "As much as an executive producer can while he's also making a movie ("The Avengers: Age of Ultron")." The day-to-day work will fall to other producers, including TV vet (and former “Angel” producer) Jeffrey Bell, Whedon’s brother Jed Whedon and sister-in-law Maurissa Tancharoen, both of whom worked with Joss on “Dollhouse” and “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.”
 
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<p>Demi&aacute;n Bichir and Diane Kruger in &quot;The Bridge.&quot;</p>

Demián Bichir and Diane Kruger in "The Bridge."

Credit: FX

Review: 'The Bridge' - 'Vendetta'

Sonya identifies a new prime suspect... who just happens to be a dead man

A quick review of tonight's "The Bridge" coming up just as soon as I cheer for pants...

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