<p>Mads Mikkelsen as &quot;Hannibal.&quot;</p>

Mads Mikkelsen as "Hannibal."

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Review: 'Hannibal' - 'Releves'

Jack begins to suspect something is wrong — but not with the right suspect

A review of tonight's "Hannibal" coming up just as soon as all the oxygen makes me look pretty...

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<p>&quot;Parenthood&quot;&nbsp;co-star Monica Potter should be an Emmy frontrunner.</p>

"Parenthood" co-star Monica Potter should be an Emmy frontrunner.

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If I Had An Emmy Ballot 2013: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

The women of 'Parenthood,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'Breaking Bad' and 'Rectify'

Part 2 of our journey through the Emmy ballot brings us to Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. As always, Fienberg will attempt to rank the contenders from most likely to least likely to be nominated, throwing in a bunch of preferential wild cards along the way. And, as always, I will pretend that I am an actual Academy member who has a ballot and therefore has to narrow his choices down to six people.

Same rules apply: we are working off of the actual Emmy ballot, so we can't nominate people who didn't submit themselves (like Maisie Williams from "Game of Thrones"), and we have to consider people in the category they submitted themselves for, even if that means supporting actors submitting as leads (Rob Lowe, every year) or vice versa (Amy Schumer as supporting for a show that's named after her). I'm also obviously limiting myself to shows where I watched enough this season to feel comfortable picking names. (I fell way behind on "Grey's Anatomy," for instance, which is a show that usually produces several contenders for this category.) 

Dan's exhaustive analysis is embedded below (click Launch Gallery to see it), and my picks are coming right up.

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<p>Michael Cudlitz from &quot;Southland&quot;&nbsp;deserves an Emmy nomination.</p>

Michael Cudlitz from "Southland" deserves an Emmy nomination.

Credit: TNT

If I Had An Emmy Ballot 2013: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

A category so stacked you could make 2 or 3 ballots worth of great performances

The Emmy ballot was released yesterday, which means it's that time of year for Fienberg and I to spend the next week or so moving through a bunch of major categories and analyzing them in two different ways. As always, Dan will attempt to rank the contenders from most likely to least likely to be nominated, throwing in a bunch of preferential wild cards along the way. And, as always, I will pretend that I am an actual Academy member who has a ballot and therefore has to narrow his choices down to six people.

Same rules apply: we are working off of the actual Emmy ballot, so we can't nominate people who didn't submit themselves (like Charles Dance from "Game of Thrones"), and we have to consider people in the category they submitted themselves for, even if that means supporting actors submitting as leads (Rob Lowe, every year) or vice versa (Amy Schumer as supporting for a show that's named after her).

We're starting off with the candidates for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Dan's exhaustive analysis is embedded below, and my picks are coming right up.

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 186: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Cheers,' 'Taxi' & more

Dan and Alan also discuss 'Magic City,' 'True Blood,' 'King & Maxwell' and 'Twisted'

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Another week, another Firewall & Iceberg Podcast record — with this week's show shattering last week's already-comical 2-hour duration, clocking in around 2 and a half hours. At a certain point, Dan and I are going to have to learn restraint. Once again, we've got "Game of Thrones" and "Mad Men," and the continuation of our pilot project (next week: "Veronica Mars"), and along with that we've got TCA Awards talk, reviews of two new series ("King & Maxwell" and "Twisted") and reviews of two returning series ("Magic City" and "True Blood," though Dan does all the talking — until a technical interruption — on the latter), plus our first dip into the mailbag in a few weeks. It is, as Stephen Wright would say, a behemoth

The lineup:

TCA Awards Nominations (00:01:00 - 00:16:55)
"King & Maxwell" (00:17:00 - 00:23:35)
"Twisted" (00:23:40 - 00:32:20)
"Magic City" (00:32:20 - 00:40:20)
"True Blood" (00:40:20 - 00:43:55)
Listener Mail: Branding (00:43:55 - 00:48:50)
"Game of Thrones" finale (00:49:10 - 01:23:30)
"Mad Men" (01:23:35 - 01:52:00)
Summer Rewatch: "Taxi"/"Cheers" (01:52:00 - 02:26:30)
 
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>&quot;Community&quot;&nbsp;creator Dan Harmon discussing his first stint on the series on &quot;Attack of the Show.&quot;</p>

"Community" creator Dan Harmon discussing his first stint on the series on "Attack of the Show."

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It's official: Dan Harmon returns to 'Community' for season 5

Harmon will bring former writer/producer Chris McKenna back with him

Last week, "Community" creator Dan Harmon tweeted that he was returning to the series he had created, then been dismissed from after the third season. But it took until today for the deal between Harmon and Sony to be officially closed.

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<p>Tatiana Maslany and &quot;Orphan Black&quot;&nbsp;were nominated for multiple TCA&nbsp;Awards.</p>

Tatiana Maslany and "Orphan Black" were nominated for multiple TCA Awards.

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TCA Awards Nominees include 'Game of Thrones,' 'The Walking Dead' & 'House of Cards'

Off-the-beaten path choices include 'Orphan Black' star Tatiana Maslany, 'Rectify' and more

The Television Critics Association just sent its members the list of the shows we nominated for the 2013 TCA Awards, which will be presented on August 3, midway through this summer's TCA press tour.

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<p>Kiernan Shipka as Sally Draper in &quot;Mad Men.&quot;</p>

Kiernan Shipka as Sally Draper in "Mad Men."

Credit: AMC

Review: 'Mad Men' - 'Favors'

Sally sees something bad, Peggy has rats and Bob Benson takes a knee

A review of tonight's "Mad Men" coming up just as soon as Fred Astaire punches Ginger Rogers in the face...

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<p>The Hound (Rory McCann)&nbsp;and Arya (Maisie WIlliams)&nbsp;in &quot;Game of Thrones.&quot;</p>

The Hound (Rory McCann) and Arya (Maisie WIlliams) in "Game of Thrones."

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Season finale review: 'Game of Thrones' - 'Mhysa'

Benioff and Weiss use the end of season 3 to set the wheels in motion for season 4

A review of tonight's "Game of Thrones" season finale coming up just as soon as I sheep shift your bed...

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<p>On &quot;Deadwood,&quot;&nbsp;Al (Ian McShane)&nbsp;is taken advantage of by Captain Turner (Allan Graf)&nbsp;and George Hearst (Gerald McRaney). </p>

On "Deadwood," Al (Ian McShane) is taken advantage of by Captain Turner (Allan Graf) and George Hearst (Gerald McRaney).

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'Deadwood' Rewind: Season 3, episode 2: 'I Am Not the Fine Man You Take Me For'

The speeches are delivered, Alma undergoes a procedure and Hearst gives Al a hand

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.

Thoughts on episode 2, "I Am Not the Fine Man You Take Me For," coming up just as soon as I give a preliminary signal that I'm gonna show my ass...

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<p>&quot;Boardwalk Empire&quot;&nbsp;will be back in September.</p>

"Boardwalk Empire" will be back in September.

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HBO announces 'Boardwalk Empire' & 'Eastbound & Down' premiere dates

Pay cabler also announces premieres for Larry David film 'Clear History' and Stephen Merchant comedy 'Hello Ladies'

HBO has announced premiere dates for the new season of "Boardwalk Empire," the final season of "Eastbound & Down," the debut season of the comedy "Hello Ladies" and the new HBO film "Clear History."

The 12-episode fourth season of "Boardwalk Empire" will premiere Sunday, September 8 at 9 p.m. Jeffrey Wright and Ron Livingston are among the new castmembers for the Prohibition-era mob drama.

"Hello Ladies," starring and co-created by Stephen Merchant (Ricky Gervais' creative partner on "The Office," "Extras" and "Life's Too Short"), debuts an 8-episode season Sunday, September 29 at 10 p.m. Merchant plays a gawky Englishman looking for love in Los Angeles. Merchant is writing with "Office" alums Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky.

"Eastbound & Down" returns for its 8-episode final season — though, keep in mind, the previous season was also often referred to as the last one — on September 29 at 10:30 p.m.

"Clear History" also has a star doubling as co-writer. Larry David (working on the script with Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer) plays a former marketing executive seeking revenge on his former boss. Directed by Greg Mottola, the film co-stars Jon Hamm, Bill Hader, Phillip Baker Hall, Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton, Danny McBride, Eva Mendes, Amy Ryan and J.B. Smoove. It debuts Saturday, August 10 at 9 p.m.

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