Happy Tuesday and welcome to 2015, boys and girls! Time for our first Firewall & Iceberg Podcast of the new year, and the last one before press tour starts tomorrow. I'll be getting into town on Friday, which means odds are very good for at least one in-person podcast, and there's even a chance — please curb your excitement — for some kind of one-shot revival of the video show with us in the same studio. But before all the LA-based shenanigans began, we had a lot of things to talk about, including the debut of four new shows and the return of two of our Sunday favorites.

The rundown:

"Marvel's Agent Carter" (00:01:50 - 00:15:05)
"Empire" (00:15:05 - 00:32:30)
"Babylon" (00:32:35 - 00:39:35)
"Togetherness" (00:41:20 - 00:52:35)
"Girls" (00:52:35 - 01:05:35)
"Shameless" (01:05:35 - 01:10:30)

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Alan Sepinwall has been reviewing television since the mid-'90s, first for Tony Soprano's hometown paper, The Star-Ledger, and now for HitFix. His new book, "TV (The Book)" about the 100 greatest shows of all time, is available now. He can be reached at