<p>American Crime</p>

American Crime

Credit: ABC

Series premiere talkback: 'American Crime'

What did everybody think of ABC's new limited series?

Yesterday, I published my review of ABC's "American Crime." Now it's your turn. For those who tuned in tonight, what did you think? Did it live up to ABC's hype as an important drama of our time, or did it feel like a pale imitation of what's happening on cable? Were you intrigued with all the discussion of race and class, or did it play out like another TV adaptation of "Crash"? How did you feel about the performances? The look of the piece? Did this feel like a worthy follow-up to "12 Years a Slave" for John Ridley? And will you watch again?

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<p>Ellie Kemper in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt</p>

Ellie Kemper in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Credit: Netflix

Review: Ellie Kemper finds the joy in Tina Fey's dark, funny 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

Made for NBC, debuting on Netflix, it makes 'The Office' alum a star

Early in the first episode of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," the title character, played by Ellie Kemper, smiles as she explores New York City for the first time. It is among the biggest, widest, happiest smiles I have ever witnessed, on screen or in real life, Kemper opening her mouth so widely that you can practically count all her teeth.

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<p>The Americans</p>

The Americans

Credit: FX

Review: 'The Americans' - 'Born Again': Seduction of the innocent

Paige gets baptised, while Philip and Stan get bad news from their pasts

A review of tonight's "The Americans" you give me your earrings...

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<p>Parks and Recreation Leslie and Ron</p>

Parks and Recreation Leslie and Ron

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One last 'Parks and Recreation' Q&A with Mike Schur

On Hillary Clinton, the Swanson brothers, Harris Wittels, and more

It’s been a week since “Parks and Recreation” ended. In my review of the series finale, I said that I put off my usual post-season interview with Mike Schur at the time because he was otherwise occupied. (He did, though, offer an answer of sorts as to the question of who is POTUS in the year 2048.) Over the last few days, though, we emailed some questions and answers back and forth on leftover bits of business from the finale and the final season, including the show finally identifying Leslie’s party affiliation, which guest stars Schur didn’t manage to squeeze into the final season, Ron and Leslie’s brief estrangement, the religious background(s) of the all-important Lerpiss family, and more. So if you haven’t tired of Schur after the two-part  interview we did before the finale, here’s us talking “Parks” one last time (sigh)…

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<p>American Crime</p>

American Crime

Credit: ABC

Review: John Ridley aims high with ABC's 'American Crime'

Oscar winner's reach sometimes exceeds his grasp in ambitious limited series

Even before he won an Academy Award for "12 Years a Slave," John Ridley had an interesting, eclectic career. He's written for sitcoms ("The John Larroquette Show") and dramas ("Third Watch") and even produced Wanda Sykes' talk show. A decade before "Empire," he created a hip-hop industry drama for UPN called "Platinum." As a novelist, he's written science-fiction ("Those Who Walk in Darkness"), pulp ("Everybody Smokes in Hell") and historical fiction ("A Conversation with the Mann"), among other genres. Whether by design, opportunity, or simply a sense of restlessness — one of the most vivid characters in any of his books is Brain Nigger Charlie from "The Drift," a hobo who can no longer relate to the anchored middle-class existence from which he descended — Ridley has avoided being pigeonholed in a business that tries to do that with everyone, and particularly with artists of color.

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Credit: FX

Review: 'Justified' - 'The Hunt': And Raylan makes three?

Winona returns, and Boyd takes Ava to his daddy's cabin

A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as I'm an alcoholic porn addict with a full tank of gas...

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<p>Marvel&#39;s Agents of SHIELD</p>

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

Credit: ABC

Review: 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' - 'Aftershocks': Hunter vs. Hunter

Skye deals with her new powers, the group mourns Tripp, and Coulson plots revenge

"Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" is back from its winter hiatus, and I have a review of tonight's episode coming up just as soon as I pass around the talking stick...

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<p>Michael McKean</p>

Michael McKean

Credit: AMC

'Better Call Saul' co-star Michael McKean: 'I have to treat it like it's real'

On being a 'Breaking Bad' fan, playing straight in a comedy, and skipping the 'SNL' reunion

Last night's "Better Call Saul" gave us more insight into the condition that Jimmy McGill's brother Chuck suffers from. But an interview today with actor Michael McKean only muddied the issue.

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Firewall & Iceberg, Episode 270: 'American Crime,' 'Dig,' Kimmy Schmidt' & more

Dan and Alan also review 'The Returned,' ABC's Marvel shows, and discuss Leonard Nimoy


Happy Tuesday, boys and girls! There are so many new shows debuting over the next week, that we didn't have time to watch them all for today's Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, so you won't hear us making fun of "CSI: Cyber" or grappling with "Broadchurch" season 2. Still, there was a lot to talk about, including one show we both liked, one show we split on, and some others that were... less good. And we opened the show with a tribute to Mr. Spock himself, the late, great Leonard Nimoy. Enjoy.

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Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart sets up for post-'Daily Show' career in WWE by taking on Seth Rollins?

This was pretty great: outgoing "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart appeared on last night's "Raw" to get into it with WWE heel Seth Rollins, first ripping him apart verbally, then deploying his soccer skills when Rollins was distracted. 

Stewart hasn't said yet what his next job will be after the current one ends, but he sure seems like he could have a great future in pro wrestling.  

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