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

Peter Sarsgaard in "The Killing."

Credit: AMC

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."

Credit: BBC America

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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<p>&quot;Community&quot;&nbsp;creator Dan Harmon at a 2012 Paleyfest panel with Alison Brie, one of his last public appearances as part of the show.</p>

"Community" creator Dan Harmon at a 2012 Paleyfest panel with Alison Brie, one of his last public appearances as part of the show.

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Can Dan Harmon's return save 'Community'?

Now that Sony is on the verge of rehiring the show's creator, what comes next?

Dan Harmon to the rescue?

A year ago, Sony declined to renew Harmon's contract as "Community" showrunner, for reasons the studio never clarified(*) — though even Harmon himself later acknowledged that he wasn't that easy to deal with, and maybe wasn't worth the bother on such a marginally-rated show. But after a season where "Community" newcomers Moses Port and David Guarascio tried — and often struggled — to continue the show in Harmon's image, the man himself is on the verge of returning. Harmon tweeted that he's coming back, and I'm hearing that the deal isn't officially closed (Sony had no comment), but that signatures are a formality at this point.

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<p>On &quot;Deadwood,&quot;&nbsp;Trixie (Paula Malcomson)&nbsp;and Al (Ian McShane)&nbsp;have a difference of opinion.</p>

On "Deadwood," Trixie (Paula Malcomson) and Al (Ian McShane) have a difference of opinion.

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'Deadwood' Rewind: Season 3, episode 1: 'Tell Your God to Ready for Blood'

Hearst stages a gambit at the Gem, Seth vents frustration on E.B., and Alma feels faint

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 the season premiere, "Tell Your God to Ready for Blood," coming up just as soon as I tend bar and let people punch me in the face...

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<p>On &quot;Hannibal,&quot;&nbsp;Will Graham (Hugh Dancy)&nbsp;studies a new murder victim.</p>

On "Hannibal," Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) studies a new murder victim.

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Review: 'Hannibal' - 'Buffet Froid'

Will's mental problems get worse as he chases a killer who reminds him of himself

A quick review of tonight's "Hannibal" — which, in case you missed the joyous news earlier this evening, was renewed by NBC for season 2 — coming up just as soon as I'm officially concerned about you...

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<p>NBC&nbsp;has renewed &quot;Hannibal,&quot;&nbsp;starring Mads Mikkelsen in the title role.</p>

NBC has renewed "Hannibal," starring Mads Mikkelsen in the title role.

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NBC renews 'Hannibal' for season 2

Serial killer drama has been low-rated but brilliant

NBC has renewed "Hannibal" for a second season.

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<p>Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman in &quot;The Killing.&quot;</p>

Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman in "The Killing."

Credit: AMC

Review: 'The Killing' returns to AMC

HitFix
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Readers
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A new case and a potential clean start for the promising but problematic cop drama

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. But are viewers about to be fooled a third time by AMC's "The Killing"?

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 184: 'The Killing,' 'Arrested Development' & 'Mad Men'

Dan and Alan also announce their summer podcast rewatch plans

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Thanks to the holiday weekend and the release of "Arrested Development" on Netflix, the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast was delayed until today — and then thanks to a bunch of wrinkles in my own schedule, it wound up being one of our shorter podcasts in a while, including a "Mad Men" segment we had to interrupt for several hours. Still, we had a whole lot to say about the new season of "Arrested Development," and we announced our plans for the summer rewatch.

The lineup:

"The Killing" (00:01:15 - 00:12:55)
"Arrested Development" (00:13:00 - 00:47:55)
"Mad Men" (00:48:00 - 01:09:25)
Summer Rewatch Announcement (01:09:30 - 01:14:05)
 
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>Ron Howard as himself and Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth in &quot;Arrested Development.&quot;</p>

Ron Howard as himself and Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth in "Arrested Development."

Credit: Netflix

Review: 'Arrested Development' on Netflix

HitFix
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Readers
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Does the 'Arrested' formula work with the characters separate, and as a tease to a hypothetical movie?

I've finished watching all 15 episodes of the new "Arrested Development." As promised, I've written one big review of the whole thing. The bulk of it's not particularly spoiler-y, so if you haven't watched it all (or any of it) yet, you can safely read until I get to the bullet points. If you want to know nothing at all, don't read, but my thoughts are coming up just as soon as the glitter is shrapnel-grade...

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Funeral Plans for 2012-2013's Network TV Freshman Casualties

Funeral Plans for 2012-2013's Network TV Freshman Casualties

Saying farewell to 'Go On,' 'Partners,' 'The Mob Doctor' and more

Summer is here. A handful of broadcast network shows are finishing off runs that began in the season, but the business as a whole has already moved on to the traditions of summer: failed shows being burned off, summer cable premieres, and buzz on fall pilots.

Before we fully engage in looking forward, though, Fienberg and I want to take one last look back at some of the series that won't be joining us next season. As has become an annual tradition at HitFix, we've made funeral plans for the canceled freshmen series that aired on the broadcast networks in the 2012-13 season. Some, we kind of liked ("Go On," "Ben and Kate"). Some, we hated instantly ("Partners," "Guys with Kids"). Some, we barely got to know at all ("Made in Jersey," "Do No Harm"). A year ago, many of them had such promise, but now they're done.

Join us for this sad trip down memory lane before we move into happier summer activities over the next few weeks.

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