<p>Brian Cox and Kim Dickens in &quot;Deadwood.&quot;</p>

Brian Cox and Kim Dickens in "Deadwood."

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'Deadwood' Rewind: Season 3, episodes 8 & 9: 'Leviathan Smiles' & 'Amateur Night'

Wyatt Earp and the Pinkertons come to town, and the theater troupe invites the camp to perform

For the third summer in a row, we're revisiting David Milch's classic revisionist HBO Western "Deadwood," this time discussing the third season.

While I once upon a time posted two separate reviews so people who hadn't watched the whole series would have a safe place to comment, almost no one bothered commenting on the newbie reviews last year, and they've been ditched. If you haven't finished the series, just avoid the comments of this review and you'll be fine.

We're doubling up on episodes 8 and 9 this week. Thoughts on episode both "Leviathan Smiles" and "Amateur Night" coming up just as soon as I distract the nations at large from my fiscal turpitudes and miasms...

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<p>Martin Mull, Giovanni Ribisi, Brenda Song and Seth Green in the &quot;Dads&quot;&nbsp;pilot.</p>

Martin Mull, Giovanni Ribisi, Brenda Song and Seth Green in the "Dads" pilot.

Credit: FOX

Press Tour: 'Dads' cast, creators discuss offensive humor

Is the new Seth MacFarlane live-action sitcom racist?

Under any circumstances, the press tour panel for FOX's "Dads" was going to be an awkward affair. The live-action comedy from Seth MacFarlane and fellow "Family Guy" writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild stars Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi as best friends and business partners whose estranged fathers (Peter Riegert and Martin Mull) breeze into town and offend everyone with their old-school attitudes. Among other gags, it has Mull dubbing a boxing video game "Punch the Puerto Rican," has Riegert offended by being mistaken for the Eric Stoltz character in "Mask," and has Green and Ribisi convincing an employee played by Brenda Song to dress up like a giggling anime schoolgirl to impress a group of Asian investors.

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<p>&quot;New Girl&quot;&nbsp;is much more successful when you factor in non-traditional viewing, but how much money does FOX&nbsp;make on those methods?</p>

"New Girl" is much more successful when you factor in non-traditional viewing, but how much money does FOX make on those methods?

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Press Tour: FOX's Kevin Reilly abandoning business as usual

Can the broadcast network TV model be reinvented in 2013?

FOX president Kevin Reilly began his press tour executive session with an Oprah Winfrey-length filibuster. Given the season his network had — with the collapse of "American Idol" ratings ending the network's long streak as the highest-rated network on TV — the move wasn't a surprise. Lengthy monologues are one way for TV executives to distract us from the recent bad news at their network (or, at least, to suck away all our will to live or ask tough questions). But Reilly's speech had less to do with trying to change the narrative about Fox than trying to change the narrative about the broadcast network business in general.

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<p>Demi&aacute;n Bichir, Diane Kruger and Ted Levine in &quot;The Bridge.&quot;</p>

Demián Bichir, Diane Kruger and Ted Levine in "The Bridge."

Credit: FX

Review: 'The Bridge' - 'Maria of the Desert'

Sonya and Marco try to save the killer's victim, with help from a Juarez crime lord

A review of tonight's "The Bridge" coming up just as soon as I pay for your Ju Jitsu classes...

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 194: Press tour, 'Clear History' & 'My So-Called Life'

Dan and Alan go audio-only to discuss the latest TCA doings

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After giving you a video podcast earlier in the week (which you can still listen to in the car and at the gym by simply not looking at the video), the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast is back in its more traditional audio-only form. (For all I know, it's even in mono.) After a morning of Hulu panels, Dan and I adjourned to my hotel room here at press tour to discuss the latest doings at TCA, to review Larry David's HBO movie "Clear History" (which doesn't air for a week and a half, but next week's show will be busy) and to continue our summer pilot rewatch with "My So-Called Life," (The next pilot rewatch, for a date TBD: "The Wonder Years," fake music and all.) We're not sure when the next podcast will be, and whether we'll be doing both audio and video ones before I leave LA next week, but stay tuned to the blog, Twitter, etc. for the usual updates. The rundown: 

TCA Press Tour (00:02:00 - 00:45:30)
"Clear History" (00:45:30 - 54:30)
Summer Pilot Rewatch: "My So-Called Life" (00:54:30 - 01:11:30)

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>Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones are both leaving &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>

Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones are both leaving "Parks and Recreation."

Credit: NBC

Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones leaving 'Parks and Recreation' at mid-season

It's literally true that the NBC comedy is losing two of its main castmembers

Rashida Jones was one of the very first members of the "Parks and Recreation" cast. Rob Lowe was one of the last two regulars added to the cast at the end of the second season. And now both will be leaving together midway through the new season.

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<p>Would &quot;Dexter&quot;&nbsp;fans want to watch a spinoff built around Quinn and/or Batista?</p>

Would "Dexter" fans want to watch a spinoff built around Quinn and/or Batista?

Credit: Showtime

Press Tour: 'Dexter' spinoff in the works?

Who on earth would viewers want to see carrying their own show?

Early in his executive session at press tour, Showtime president David Nevins noted that the channel had signed "Dexter" showrunner Scott Buck to an overall deal to secure his services after the show ends. Later, when asked whether plans are still going forward for a "Dexter" spinoff, Nevins said, "Of course. We announced a deal with Scott Buck today. Draw your own conclusions."

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<p>Emmy Rossum and the rest of the &quot;Shameless&quot;&nbsp;gang will be back in January. Got a problem with that?</p>

Emmy Rossum and the rest of the "Shameless" gang will be back in January. Got a problem with that?

Credit: Showtime

Showtime announces 'Shameless,' 'House of Lies' & 'Episodes' premiere dates

'Californication' will shift to the spring to air with 'Nurse Jackie'

At his press tour executive session, Showtime president David Nevins announced the usual January premiere dates for "Shameless" and "House of Lies," and a spring return for "Nurse Jackie," while moving "Episodes" and "Californication" into new windows.

The fourth season of "Shameless" will debut Sunday, January 12 at 9 p.m., followed by the third seasons of "House of Lies" at 10 and "Episodes" at 10:30.

"Californication," which was paired with "Shameless" and "Lies" this year, will be held for the spring to air after the sixth season of "Nurse Jackie," on a date still to be announced.

Less than six months to more Gallagher family hijinks, folks.

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<p>The last time the Flash was a live-action TV&nbsp;character, he looked like John Wesley Shipp.</p>

The last time the Flash was a live-action TV character, he looked like John Wesley Shipp.

Credit: CBS

Press Tour: The Flash to be introduced on 'Arrow,' while CW puts 'Amazon' on hold

No conflicts between DC's movie and TV plans for Barry Allen, the fastest man alive

The Flash is one of the few DC Comics heroes outside of the big 3 of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman to have gotten the live-action TV treatment. In the 1990-91 season, John Wesley Shipp played Barry Allen, the fastest man alive, in a drama for CBS.

More than two decades later, Barry may be returning to the small screen in live-action form in an upcoming episode of the CW's "Arrow."

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<p>Claire Danes and Damian Lewis came to press tour to talk &quot;Homeland&quot;&nbsp;season 3.</p>

Claire Danes and Damian Lewis came to press tour to talk "Homeland" season 3.

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Press tour: 'Homeland' producers on dark season 3

Some spoilers and some not as the producers, Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Rupert Friend faced the press

Often, press tour sessions for returning shows tend to be a cagey cat-and-mouse game between reporters who want information about upcoming storylines and producers who want everything to remain a secret.

Today's "Homeland" session, though, was different. Not only had the critics seen the season's first two episodes (which, before anyone asks, I mostly liked a lot, particularly in how they deal with the aftermath of season 2), but producers Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon were fairly forthcoming about what happens in them, to the point where one critic actually paused to ask whether they felt an answer that had just been given should be treated as a spoiler.

Suffice it to say, Gansa is not Matt Weiner, and told us we should feel free to write about that and other things. But I know that many of you want to know little or nothing about upcoming episodes of your favorite shows, so let me put a big fat "HOMELAND" SEASON 3 SPOILER WARNING right here. After the jump I'm going to deal with the stuff that's not spoiler-y at all, and then after that, I'm going to put a second big warning before I get to a couple of the questions that dealt with things you may not want to know.

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