<p>Jane the Virgin</p>

Jane the Virgin

Credit: CW

Review: Catching up with the terrific 'Jane the Virgin'

CW's telenovela adaptation has successfully juggled many plates

A few thoughts on last night's "Jane the Virgin" — and what a pleasant surprise the show has been so far this season — coming up just as soon as I go sit in a sweat lodge, drinking tea, throwing up and being guided by my shaman...

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<p>Playing House</p>

Playing House

Credit: USA

USA's 'Playing House' saved by On Demand experiment

Each season 2 episode will be On Demand a week before it airs

The way we watch TV is changing far more quickly than the way that TV is made. I get asked all the time how much networks take into account streaming viewership, On Demand viewing, iTunes download, delayed DVR viewing, etc., when they have to make decisions on what shows to renew or cancel. For the most part, though, judgments are still made on the old metrics — because those are the primary ways the networks still make money — but every now and then you'll see an exception. Once upon a time, NBC stuck with the modestly-rated "The Office" because the network was intrigued by how well the show was doing in the new world of iTunes downloads, and a few years later, "Chuck" survived in large part through product integration deals.

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<p>Sons of Anarchy</p>

Sons of Anarchy

Credit: FX

How once-great 'Sons of Anarchy' ran off the road before the end

A long-running series in bad need of editing on all levels concludes tonight

It sounds strange to say about a show I haven't watched regularly in two years — and barely at all in its final season — and stopped consistently enjoying long before that, but there was a time when I loved "Sons of Anarchy" about as much as anything on TV. Back in the day, Kurt Sutter's biker "Hamlet" was one of the shows I most enjoyed watching, writing about, and debating with critics and fans alike. In its second season in particular, it was one of the very best shows on television (on that year's Top 10 list, I had it only a couple of spots behind "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad") and every bit the Next Great FX Drama you would expect from Sutter, who apprenticed on "The Shield" and penned many of that show's most memorable (and/or disgusting) moments.

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'Fargo' wins HitFix's 3rd Annual Television Critics' Poll

'Fargo' wins HitFix's 3rd Annual Television Critics' Poll

'Transparent' finishes second for overall and new shows list; Matthew McConaughey named TV's top performer

We have a surprise winner in this year's HitFix Television Critics' Poll. But then, pretty much any winner would have been surprising this year.

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<p>Homeland</p>

Homeland

Credit: Showtime

Review: 'Homeland' - '13 Hours in Islamabad'

A tense, thrilling follow-up to the embassy invasion cliffhanger

A quick review of last night's "Homeland" coming up just as soon as you get me my belt...

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<p>The Trickster</p>

The Trickster

Credit: DC Entertainment

Exclusive: Mark Hamill to play the Trickster again on 'The Flash'

'Star Wars' star will reprise role from '90s CBS 'Flash' series

"The Flash" is staging another homage to the '90s "Flash" series, bringing back Mark Hamill to reprise his role as James Jesse, aka Flash villain the Trickster.

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<p>The Affair</p>

The Affair

Credit: Showtime

Review: 'The Affair' - 'Episode 8'

The action shifts into winter, and Noah and Alison reconnect over tragedy

A review of tonight's "The Affair" coming up just as soon as I send my daughter's French clothes to the dry cleaners...

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<p>Brooklyn Nine-Nine</p>

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Credit: FOX

Review: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - 'The Pontiac Bandit Returns'

Craig Robinson returns to torment Jake, while Santiago makes Holt a scrapbook

A quick review of tonight's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as I realize that my time is worth nothing...

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<p>Peter Pan</p>

Peter Pan

Credit: NBC

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 259

How did Allison Williams and Christopher Walken do? Plus 'Walking Dead' & 'Good Wife' thoughts

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Happy Friday, boys and girls! We held this week's Firewall & Iceberg Podcast until today so Dan and I could discuss the epic, um, agreeability of NBC's "Peter Pan Live!," along with a few listener questions and a mid-season check-in on "The Walking Dead" and "The Good Wife." IMPORTANT NOTE, vis a vis the best TV beards discussion: even if you don't care about "The Good Wife," listen to the first minute or two of that segment for an unplanned coda to the beard talk.

The rundown:

"Peter Pan Live!" (00:00:45 - 00:21:30)
Listener Mail: "The Wire" in HD (00:21:45 - 00:30:00)
Listener Mail: Beards (00:30:00 - 00:36:25)
"The Good Wife" (00:36:30 - 00:50:25)
"The Walking Dead" (00:50:30 - 01:16:00)
 
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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Ask Alan, Episode 2: Surprise show of 2014 & 'Six Feet Under'

Ask Alan, Episode 2: Surprise show of 2014 & 'Six Feet Under'

Where does the funeral drama fit in the HBO pantheon?

I already know the number one question that will arise from our second installment of Ask Alan, and the answer is: yes, I do own other t-shirts, but completely forgot which one I had worn in the first installment when I got dressed for work the other day. Now I'm torn between trying to shake things up, wardrobe-wise, or turning the Flash tee into a uniform going forward, like that Texas teacher who wore the same outfit to picture day for 40 years.

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