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Madonna shows off her 'Messiah' complex with new music: Listen

Superstar teases new song via Instagram

Madonna’s making new music called “Messiah,” and we don’t think it has anything to do with Handel’s “Messiah.” No signs of a “Hallelujah Chorus” anywhere yet…

Instead, Madge has graced us with sheet music from the piece on her Instagram, followed by a short video of an orchestra playing the sheet music with the caption, “Magic makes the people come together  yaaaaaaaassssss #messiah.”

Didn’t she used to declare that it was music that made the people come together?

Madonna's last album, 2012's "MDNA," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

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Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 237

Dan and Alan review 'Extant' and 'The Bridge' and talk more 'Hieroglyph' and 'Community'

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Happy Wednesday, Boys & Girls. Time for another installment of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast.

On Tuesday's video show, we reviewed NBC's new comedies "Welcome to Sweden" and "Working the Engels," plus the first season of "Penny Dreadful" and we discussed some breaking news about "Community" and "Hieroglyph."

We talked a bit more "Hieroglyph" and "Community" in the podcast, reviewed CBS' "Extant" and FX's "The Bridge" and then we also talked about this week's "Friday Night Lights" Season 2 episode "Backfire."

Whee!

Today's breakdown:
"Extant" (00:01:35 - 00:11:35)
"The Bridge" (00:11:40 - 00:20:00)
Listener Mail - "Hieroglyph" and shows that never aired (00:20:30 - 00:29:00)
Listener Mail - "Community" and shows with strange journeys (00:29:05 - 00:37:15)
Listener Mail - Swag (00:37:20 - 00:44:40)
"Friday Night Lights" Season 2 (00:44:45 - 01:03:50)

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 or subscribe on IHeartRadio.] 

 

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 237: 'Extant,' 'The Bridge' & more

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 237: 'Extant,' 'The Bridge' & more

Dan and Alan also talk some more about the return of 'Community' and the death of 'HIEROGLYPH'!

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Happy Wednesday, boys and girls! Time for the last cross-continental Firewall & Iceberg Podcast for a bit, as I'll be in Los Angeles next week for the Television Critics Association press tour, then in San Diego for Comic-Con, and Dan and I will be recording some video and/or audio shows from the same room for a few weeks. Before my travels begin, we dealt with a couple of next week's drama premieres, answered your questions — including some more talk about "Community" and "HIEROGLYPH!" to follow yesterday's video discussion — and moved on to a pivotal episode of "Friday Night Lights" season 2, featuring both a trip to Mexico and the introduction of the mysterious Santiago.

The rundown: 

"Extant" (00:01:35 - 00:11:35)
"The Bridge" (00:11:40 - 00:20:00)
Listener Mail - "Hieroglyph" and shows that never aired (00:20:30 - 00:29:00)
Listener Mail - "Community" and shows with strange journeys (00:29:05 - 00:37:15)
Listener Mail - Swag (00:37:20 - 00:44:40)
"Friday Night Lights" Season 2 (00:44:45 - 01:03:50)
 
 
As always, send questions to firewalliceberg@hitfix.com. 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, subscribe on IHeartRadio or stream it on Dan's blog.

There's also now a complete archive of all the podcasts to date.

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<p>Channing Tatum in &quot;Foxcatcher&quot;</p>

Channing Tatum in "Foxcatcher"

Credit: Sony Classics

New 'Foxcatcher' teaser trailer keeps the focus on Channing Tatum

The marketing is doubling down on the '22 Jump Street' star lately

Sony Classics (or maybe it's big Sony behind the scenes) is getting interestingly Tatum-centric with its "Foxcatcher" marketing as of late. First there was the new poster for the film earlier this week, which featured the "22 Jump Street" star front and center, and today a new teaser trailer is quite focused on the heartthrob's contribution to Bennett Miller's film.

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FXX orders 'Man Seeking Woman' starring Jay Baruchel

FXX orders “Man Seeking Woman” starring Jay Baruchel
The “Undeclared” alum will play a "naive romantic on a desperate quest for love” in a comedy based on the book “The Last Girlfriend on Earth.”

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<p>Jay Baruchel</p>

Jay Baruchel

Credit: Dan Steinberg/AP

FXX orders Jay Baruchel comedy 'Man Seeking Woman' to series

Eric Andre, Britt Lower and Maya Erskine co-star

Another day, another comedy pickup for the FX/FXX family.

Just two days after Denis Leary's "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" earned a 10-episode series pickup, FXX has done the same for the Jay Baruchel vehicle "Man Seeking Woman."

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<p>&quot;The Killing&quot;</p>

"The Killing"

Credit: Netflix

'The Killing' Final Season trailer teases a coverup and a new crime

Holder and Linden are worried and Joan Allen makes her first appearance

The fourth and final season of "The Killing" is coming to Netflix on August 1 and, as promised, the first trailer indicates that we're picking things up in the immediate aftermath of the third season finale.

It was that third season finale, leaving Mireille Enos's Linden and Joel Kinnaman's Holder in ethical and legal limbo, that spawned sufficient audience concern that, after AMC cancelled "The Killing," led Netflix to step in to order six episodes to cap off the series run. 

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Russia won’t allow 'House of Cards' to film inside United Nations’ Security Council

Russia won’t allow “House of Cards” to film inside United Nations’ Security Council
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had recommended that the Netflix series be allowed access to the Security Council, but Russia felt it needed to be available at any time in case of a sudden crisis in the world.


“Sons of Anarchy” welcomes back Walton Goggins
He’ll reprise his role as transgender prostitute Venus Van Dam.


USA-Belgium sets a new World Cup ratings record
Yesterday’s loss beat the previous record-holder USA-Portugal, despite airing in the middle of the afternoon.


“The Killing” unveils its final season trailer
Netflix has a taste of the final six episodes.


David Bowie inspired Peter Capaldi’s “Doctor Who” outfit
Capaldi’s white button-down shirt look is a tribute to Bowie’s Station to Station album cover.


“Game of Thrones’” Kit Harrington is the new face of Jimmy Choo
Check out Harrington’s ad campaign, featuring the actor “staring into your soul” while wearing Jimmy Choo for men.


“McHale Navy’s” star Bob Hastings dies
Hastings, 89, had been battling pancreatic cancer for 15 years.

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<p>Tuesday&#39;s &quot;America&#39;s Got Talent&quot;</p>

Tuesday's "America's Got Talent"

Credit: NBC

TV Ratings: 'America's Got Talent' leads Tuesday, newly renewed 'Night Shift' rises

NBC dominates Canada Day in all measures

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

NBC started July with a primetime sweep, as "America's Got Talent" dominated the first two primetime hours on Tuesday and the newly renewed "Night Shift" got a bump to rule the 10 p.m. hour.

ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss" and "Celebrity Wife Swap" both dipped, while The CW's "Famous in 12" continued to struggle. And that was that for new programming on Tuesday.

On to the numbers...

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'Sherlock' will film a special followed by a 3-episode 4th season in 2015

“Sherlock” will film a special followed by a 3-episode 4th season in 2015
Shooting on the special will begin in January, while filming on the 4th series will begin later next year. The BBC is promising "the most shocking and surprising series of Sherlock yet.”


Report: “The View” wants Mario Cantone — and a rotating cast of Broadway stars
According to Page Six, such Broadway stars Idina Menzel and Bernadette Peters would be appear regularly under the Broadway plan. Page Six also says executive producer Bill Geddie’s job is safe.


“Game of Thrones” will film Season 5 partly in Spain
Andalusia, Granada and Southern Spain will stand in for the Kingdom of Dorne.


Dane Cook announces a Showtime comedy special
He tells Jimmy Kimmel: "I couldn't be more excited to let the fans know. It's going to be on Showtime this fall.”

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<p>Cheers</p>

Cheers

Summer sitcom rewind: 'Cheers' - 'Thanksgiving Orphans'

Sam, Diane and the gang gather at Carla's for a turkey dinner — and a food fight

We're continuing this periodic summer project where we revisit classic sitcom episode. This week, we're returning to the 1980s for the season 5 "Cheers" episode "Thanksgiving Orphans," which you can find on Netflix, coming up just as soon as we're moving into the earth tones...

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Knife-wielding homeless man threatened to kill Michael Strahan outside ABC’s Studios in Times Square

Knife-wielding homeless man threatened to kill Michael Strahan outside ABC’s Studios in Times Square
Police detained the man who was arguing with an ABC security guard on Tuesday morning.


Iranian TV copies “Modern Family” — without the gay dads
All the gay characters were conspicuously absent in Iranian TV’s shot-for-shot remake of the ABC sitcom.


Why Yahoo finds “Community” so valuable
Yahoo has plenty of eyeballs, it just needs an engaged audience that could become a premium for advertisers. PLUS: In defense of resurrecting “Community."


It's time to ignore studies on TV viewing!
There are so many of them — like the binge-watching will kill you study —  and they have sent confusing, sometimes contradictory messages.


It’s “Gabby!”: Jimmy Kimmel gives Gabourey Sidibe a “talk show"
“Let’s see what Gabourey Sidibe has for us later tonight on ‘Gabby!” PLUS: Kimmel translates Trey Songz’s lyrics to “Na Na."


Local TV station tells FCC that “Star Trek” and “Rawhide” are examples of community affairs programming
KJWP had to pledge to put on community affairs programming to move from Wyoming to Delaware. So it’s telling the FCC that “Star Trek,” “Wagon Train” and “Rawhide” address “matters of importance to its community of license.”


“Dear White People” writer to create a “Twenties” series for BET
“Twenties,” about a group of 20-something black woman, is also based on Lena Waithe’s web series.


Watch a “Game of Thrones”-themed wedding
A couple got married as Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. PLUS: British “GoT” fans waited 8 hours to see the Iron Throne.


Go behind the scenes of “The Walking Dead” Season 5
It’s the first day back on set.

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