<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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<p>Adam Scott and Amy Poehler imitating Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers in &quot;Hart to Hart.&quot;&nbsp;</p>

Adam Scott and Amy Poehler imitating Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers in "Hart to Hart." 

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Adam Scott on 'The Greatest Event in Television History' sequel

Can he and his 'Parks and Recreation' co-star top the 'Simon & Simon' video with Jon Hamm?

Back in the fall, Adam Scott gave the world "The Greatest Event in Television History" — which turned out to be an Adult Swim special where he and Jon Hamm recreated the opening credits to '80s detective show "Simon & Simon." (The entire special is on YouTube, but you have to pay a small fee to see it now; it's on AdultSwim.com for free. UPDATE: And now the complete sequel special is embedded below.) It was a complete goof — inspired in part by a classic "Late Night with David Letterman" bit I've embedded below, in part by Scott and Hamm's mutual love of classic opening credits sequences — and successful enough that Adult Swim commissioned a sequel. Tonight at midnight on Adult Swim, brace yourselves for Scott, his "Parks and Recreation" co-star Amy Poehler, and Poehler's former "SNL" castmate Horatio Sanz in a shot-for-shot remake of the season 4 credits to "Hart to Hart."

I spoke with Scott yesterday — he was in New Orleans, on the set of, as he described it, "this really cool, kind of an Oscar-type movie for next year called 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2'" — about the origins of the first "Greatest Event," the challenges of bringing the '80s back to life, and what he misses about those lengthy main title sequences, which now mainly exist on cable.

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 185: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Graceland,' 'The Sopranos' & more

Dan and Alan also discuss 'Orphan Black,' the WGA top 101 list and the latest 'Mad Men'

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Welcome to what is, for now, the longest Firewall & Iceberg Podcast ever, featuring exactly one new series ("Graceland") and no listener mail at all, but lots of segments that required lots of discussion, including the WGA list of the 101 best-written TV shows ever, the "Orphan Black" finale, a pivotal "Game of Thrones," a new "Mad Men," and the start of our summer pilot project with "The Sopranos." Speaking of which, next week's pilots are "Cheers" (on Netflix) and "Taxi" (on CBS.com).

The lineup:

"Graceland" (00:01:05 - 00:18:30)
WGA's Top 101 Shows (00:18:30 - 00:38:10)
"Orphan Black" (00:38:30 - 00:57:05)
"Game of Thrones" (00:57:05 - 01:15:10)
"Mad Men" (01:15:15 - 01:40:20)
Summer Rewatch: "The Sopranos" pilot (01:40:30 - 02:01:05)
 
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>Federal agents Aaron Tveit and Daniel Sunjata hit the beach in &quot;Graceland.&quot;</p>

Federal agents Aaron Tveit and Daniel Sunjata hit the beach in "Graceland."

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Review: Daniel Sunjata and Aaron Tveit go undercover for USA's 'Graceland'

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'White Collar' creator pushes the USA formula in a more serialized direction

A successful undercover cop show, like a successful undercover police operation, requires patience. You need time to establish your characters, develop a relationship with their target, and plausibly get in deep enough for the real action to take place.

Most undercover cop shows — like most of the TV business in general — don't have that patience. They want instant gratification, and throw their heroes into new identities and operations with such speed that it's hard to believe in or care about anything that's happening. Every now and then you get a gem like "Wiseguy" (the '80s classic featuring lengthy guest arcs built around villains played by the likes of Ray Sharkey, Jerry Lewis and a young Kevin Spacey) or "Sleeper Cell" (the great but short-lived Showtime drama about an FBI agent infiltration an extremist Muslim terrorist group), but more often you get completely forgettable dramas like "Prince Street" or "The Handler" or "Dark Blue," where the cops tended to slip in and out of assignments so quickly as to not be worth the bother.

"Graceland," the new USA drama debuting tomorrow night at 10, is attempting to split the difference — just as it's trying to both embrace and expand upon the familiar USA "blue skies" formula.

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<p>Paulie Walnuts and Tony Soprano soak in the adulation that comes with &quot;The&nbsp;Sopranos&quot;&nbsp;being named the best-written TV&nbsp;show of all time by the Writers Guild of America.</p>

Paulie Walnuts and Tony Soprano soak in the adulation that comes with "The Sopranos" being named the best-written TV show of all time by the Writers Guild of America.

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'The Sopranos' tops WGA list of best-written TV shows ever

The WGA includes many worthy series in its top 101, but makes some odd decisions along the way

Last night, the Writers Guild of America released its list of the 101 best-written TV shows of all time, a delayed follow-up to the WGA's 2006 list of the best-written films ever.

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<p>John Slattery and Vincent Kartheiser in &quot;Mad&nbsp;Men.&quot;</p>

John Slattery and Vincent Kartheiser in "Mad Men."

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Review: 'Mad Men' - 'A Tale of Two Cities'

While Don and Roger go to California, Joan and Jim stir up revolutions at home

A review of last night's "Mad Men" coming up just as soon as I'm Vasco da Gama and you're some other Mexican...

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<p>Richard Madden and Michelle Fairley as Robb and Catelyn Stark in &quot;Game of Thrones.&quot;</p>

Richard Madden and Michelle Fairley as Robb and Catelyn Stark in "Game of Thrones."

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Review: 'Game of Thrones' - 'The Rains of Castamere'

A wedding doesn't go quite as planned, Bran discovers a new gift, and Dany's men make their move

A review of tonight's "Game of Thrones" coming up just as soon as I can always tell what's going on beneath a dress...

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<p>Peter Sarsgaard in &quot;The Killing.&quot;</p>

Peter Sarsgaard in "The Killing."

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Season premiere: 'The Killing' - 'The Jungle'/'That You Fear the Most'

What did everybody think of the AMC drama's return?

"The Killing" returned from the dead tonight on AMC with another two-hour premiere. I published my review earlier in the week. Now it's your turn. For those of you who came back tonight, what did you think? Did it feel like Veena Sud and company learned anything from the problems of seasons 1 and 2? Or did it feel like she just embraced the serial killer zeitgeist to spruce up the show? Were you shocked to see the expression on Linden's face in her introductory scene? Did you like the stuff with Peter Sarsgaard at the prison? The teen runaways in the Jungle? Holder in a suit? And will you watch again?

Have at it.

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<p>Tatiana Maslany as Alison on &quot;Orphan Black.&quot;</p>

Tatiana Maslany as Alison on "Orphan Black."

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Season finale review: 'Orphan Black' - 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful'

A thrilling end to an out-of-nowhere great first season

Last night, "Orphan Black" wrapped up what turned out to be a terrific first season on BBC America. Liane Bonin Starr has been covering the series for us for a while (here's her take on the finale), but I caught up just in time for some thoughts of my own (on the finale and the season), coming up just as soon as I throw your felt Christmas angel in the garbage disposal...

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