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<p>Your &quot;American Idol&quot; Top 4</p>

Your "American Idol" Top 4

Recap: 'American Idol' Season 13 - Top 4 Performances - Love: Break-Ups & Make-Ups Night

Will 'Idol' address Caleb Johnson's unfortunate statements from last week?

Has Jessica Meuse seriously become our "American Idol" frontrunner? 

After last week's "No" votes sent Sam Woolf home, both Jena Irene and Alex Preston had some fickle fans grumbling about their lack of solidarity.

Then Caleb Johnson had to go and give an idiotic interview calling his Twitter kinda-fans "retards." 

Sigh. 

Jessica had the only clean week!

Click through for some Love-themed recapping!

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<p>&quot;Law &amp; Order: Special Victims Unit&quot;</p>

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"

NBC renews 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' for Season 16

No word on 'Community,' so relax.

Continuing its piecemeal tip-toeing around the bubble, NBC has renewed "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" for a 16th season.

And that's all of the NBC renewal/cancellation news we have for today.

Sorry. No "Community" news. Chill, y'all!

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<p>&quot;Enlisted&quot; was canceled.</p>

"Enlisted" was canceled.

Credit: FOX

FOX cancels 'Enlisted,' 'Surviving Jack' & 'Dads'

'Rake' also reportedly got the ax on a bloody Wednesday

It was a bloody Wednesday at FOX, which canceled freshman comedies "Enlisted," "Surviving Jack" and "Dads." (First-year legal drama "Rake" has also reportedly gotten the final nail in the coffin, but FOX would not confirm this. Either way, it's not coming back.)

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NBC renews 'Law & Order: SVU' for Season 16

NBC renews "Law & Order: SVU" for Season 16
The renewal comes after lengthy negotiations, but Mariska Hargitay and the cast will be back next year.

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Fox cancels 'Dads,' 'Surviving Jack' and 'Enlisted”

Fox cancels “Dads,” “Surviving Jack” and “Enlisted”
The Seth MacFarlane comedy joins Christopher Meloni’s “Jack” and cult-fave “Enlisted” on the Fox trash heap. "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is the only Fox freshman comedy to survive to next season. UPDATE: Greg Kinnear's "Rake" also canceled.


Fox rejects pilots “Fatrick,” “Dead Boss” and "No Place Like Home”
“Fatrick” would’ve brought Marcia Cross back to network TV. The same for “No Place Like Home,” which starred Jane Kaczmarek and David James Elliott, plus Jon Heder. “Dead Boss” starred Jane Krakowski, Amy Sedaris, David Cross, Rachel Dratch and Katharine McPhee.

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Shonda Rhimes responds to 'Scandal' casting hoax: 'Harrison is not being recast EVER'

Shonda Rhimes responds to “Scandal” casting hoax: "Harrison is not being recast EVER”
Deadline had reported, based on fake ABC press release, that an actor named Eric West was going to take over the role of Harrison next season from Columbus Short. Rhimes responded immediately: "I've never heard of Eric West."

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Ray LaMontagne

Concert Review: Ray LaMontagne brings 'Supernova' to life

Album release show in a Los Angeles church creates perfect vibe

LOS ANGELES—Ray LaMontagne let the music do the talking during an intimate 70-minute show here to promote his new album, “Supernova.”

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"Outrageous Acts of Science"

"Outrageous Acts of Science"

Credit: Discovery

Exclusive: 'Outrageous Acts of Science' updates us on Super Bowl breakout star

Find out what happened to the deaf woman whose video went viral

Do you ever watch commercials or viral videos featuring real people and wonder, hey, what happened to them? You probably make a mental note to Google whoever it is, but then, hey, shiny object and it's all over. "Outrageous Acts of Science" (Saturdays at 10:00 p.m. on Science Channel) can now put your mind to rest about Sarah Churman.

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John Legend

John Legend's 'All of Me' topples 'Happy,' while Iggy Azalea rules the top 10

Ariana Grande and Azalea make chart history with 'Problem'

John Legend scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, but the big news is that Australian rapper Iggy Azalea has two songs in the top four, but more about that later.

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<p>James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain in &quot;Eleanor Rigby.&quot;</p>

James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain in "Eleanor Rigby."

Credit: The Weinstein Company

Weinsteins to release 'Eleanor Rigby' three ways, as agreement nears on 'Grace of Monaco'

Both films have faced different editing challenges, and will appear at Cannes

Two films that The Weinstein Company is bringing to Cannes this month have faced very different, complicated issues in the editing room -- resulting in multiple versions, or at least multiple visions for a single version, of festival opener "Grace of Monaco" and Un Certain Regard title "Eleanor Rigby." Just another day at the office for Harvey Scissorhands, then, though clarity seems to be arriving on both projects just in time for the start of the festival next week.

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 229: 'New Girl,' 'The Mindy Project,' 'Mad Men' & more
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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 229: 'New Girl,' 'The Mindy Project,' 'Mad Men' & more

Dan and Alan also answer mail about revived '00s series and rules for adaptations

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Happy Wednesday, and time for a Firewall & Iceberg podcast in which Dan and I do a little more upfront previewing, answer your mail, break down last night's "New Girl" and "Mindy Project" finales, then discuss all the tension on "Mad Men" (and fess up as non-fans of "2001").  

Most likely next week's podcast will be on Thursday due to upfront madness, but we'll see.

The rundown: 

Today's podcast breakdown:
Pre-upfronts update (00:00:50 - 00:07:20)
Listener Mail: "The Comeback" (00:07:30 - 00:13:25)
Listener Mail: Adaptations (00:13:30 - 00:17:30)
"New Girl" finale (00:17:40 - 00:28:15)
"The Mindy Project" (00:28:20 - 00:35:50)
NBC Gets the Olympics Through 2032 (00:35:50 - 00:40:05)
"Mad Men" (00:40:05 - 00:59:30)
 
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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Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 229
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Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 229

Dan and Alan discuss 'Mindy Project' and 'New Girl' finales plus 'Mad Men'

The

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

On Tuesday's video show, we reviewed Showtime's "Penny Dreadful" and NBC's remake of "Rosemary's Baby" and we also started previewing next week's upfronts.

We do a bit more upfront previewing to start this podcast. We also answer a few emails, discuss Tuesday's "New Girl" and "Mindy Project" finales and chatted about Sunday's "Mad Men."

A reminder: Our schedule will be screwy next week because of upfronts. We still expect to do a video show next Tuesday, but I'm guessing a podcast won't happen before Thursday? Something like that...

Today's podcast breakdown:
Pre-upfronts update (00:00:50 - 00:07:20)
Listener Mail: "The Comeback" (00:07:30 - 00:13:25)
Listener Mail: Adaptations (00:13:30 - 00:17:30)
"New Girl" finale (00:17:40 - 00:28:15)
"The Mindy Project" (00:28:20 - 00:35:50)
NBC Gets the Olympics Through 2032 (00:35:50 - 00:40:05)
"Mad Men" (00:40:05 - 00:59:30)

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.] 

 

And as always, feel free to e-mail us questions for the podcast.

 

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