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<p>Connor Buckley and Christopher Meloni in &quot;Surviving Jack.&quot;</p>

Connor Buckley and Christopher Meloni in "Surviving Jack."

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Firewall & Iceberg Show, episode 9

Dan and Alan also review 'Friends with Better Lives' and answer your mail

Happy Tuesday, boys and girls! Time for another Firewall & Iceberg video show, with Dan still in Los Angeles and me returned to my office on the other side of this great land of ours. In this one, Dan and review a pair of new comedies, answer a bunch of mail, and then discuss The Thing That Happened on "The Good Wife," which then inspires some discussion of similar Things we loved on past shows.

The rundown:

"Surviving Jack": 0:00- 8:22
Vince Gilligan 'Battle Creek'/ Network vs. Cable: 13:00-16:56
Sunday Nights pile-up: 16:56- 20:20
Bob Saget/"HIMYM": 20:20- 24:07
"Good Wife" Shocker: 25:33- 31:13
Favorite TV (Redacted): 31:13- 36:05

As always, you can send us questions at There's also now a YouTube channel where you can subscribe to all upcoming Firewall & Iceberg videos, at

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'True Detective' to compete for Emmy's best drama series award, not best miniseries

“True Detective” to compete for Emmy's best series drama award, not best miniseries
HBO’s decision will likely pit “True Detective” vs. “Breaking Bad” in one of the most competitive categories. As an anthology series, “True Detective” could’ve easily competed as a miniseries, where its main competition would’ve been “American Horror Story.” But, as Deadline points out, "winning a drama series Emmy has a cachet to it.”

Patrick Dempsey’s mother dies of cancer
The “Grey’s Anatomy” star had honored his mom, Amanda, who was 79, by opening The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing in Maine.

Joey Fatone to host “Parents Just Don’t Understand”
The Hub network reality show will help parents and their children better understand each other.

Lifetime renews “Kim of Queens”
The pageant reality show will be back for a 2nd season in June.

Check out Selina Meyer’s new “Veep” book
“Some New Beginnings: Our Next American Journey.”

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'Masters of Sex' star Lizzy Caplan reveals awkward family reactions to her sex scenes

'Masters of Sex' star Lizzy Caplan reveals awkward family reactions to her sex scenes

The star also teases a Season 2 time jump in this video interview

On the PaleyFest red carpet on Monday (March 24) night, I chatted with most of the stars of Showtime's "Masters of Sex," which resumed production last week.

My interview with Lizzy Caplan was nifty to begin with, as she talked about Masters' end-of-season betrayal, followed by his finale confession. But it really hits a high gear toward the end when I skipped asking about the awkwardness of filming the show's sex scenes and instead asked about awkward reactions to the sex scenes after the show started airing.

Unprompted, she teases that this season's scenes are "pretty steamy, they make Season 1 look like baby games." Then she launched into an impression of her Israeli uncle's reaction to watching the first season. It's pretty much my favorite thing so far this week.

Stay tuned for my chats with Michael Sheen, Teddy Sears, Caitlin Fitzgerald and awesome new cast regular Annaleigh Ashford, as well as series creator Michelle Ashford.

Check out the Lizzy Caplan interview above and remember that "Masters of Sex" returns to Showtime on July 13.

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History renews 'Vikings' for Season 3

Ragnar and company will return in 2015

Ragnar and his "Vikings" gang will be back on History next year.

History announced on Tuesday (March 25) that "Vikings" has been renewed for a 10-episode third season, beginning production this summer and airing next year.

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"The Originals"

"The Originals"

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Nathan Parsons howls about 'The Originals,' Hayley and fighting back

This member of werewolf royalty is ready to fight for New Orleans

As werewolf Jackson on "The Originals" (Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. on The CW), Nathan Parsons is on the cusp of diving into a potentially bloody new battle as the werewolves attempt to rise up and wrest back control of New Orleans from those pesky vampires and witches. It won't be easy, but Parsons has high hopes -- though he, like Jackson, doesn't think Klaus (Joseph Morgan) can be trusted. I talked to the "General Hospital" alum about his role, howling fans and why it's okay for the girl his character was meant to marry -- Hayley -- to hang out with the enemy. 

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<p>Paul Walker and Vin Diesel in &quot;Fast and Furious 6.&quot;</p>

Paul Walker and Vin Diesel in "Fast and Furious 6."

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Universal shows first 'Fast and Furious 7' footage with Paul Walker and 'Minions'

Plus: 'Dumb and Dumber 2,' 'Lucy' and more 'A Million Ways to Die in the West'

LAS VEGAS - 2013 was the biggest year at the box office for Universal Pictures. They had surprise hits like "The Purge," the studio's highest grossing individual movie ever with "Despicable Me 2," and "Fast and Furious 6" opened to a staggering $97.3 million. The year also ended on a sad note, however, with the unexpected passing of "Fast and Furious" star Paul Walker during a production break from the seventh installment of the franchise.

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"None of the Above"

"None of the Above"

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9 crazy things you didn't know about 'None of the Above''s Tim Shaw

The TV show host has an incredible past

If you don't know Tim Shaw, the host of Nat Geo's "None of the Above" (Mondays at 9:00 p.m. ET on Nat Geo), it might be because you don't live in the U.K. Across the pond, he's known for pulling some of the most insane pranks on radio and television, as well as for his engineering genius (the guy is an inventor in real life). I've met him a few times now and chatted with him on the set of "None of the Above" (look for that soon), and he's nothing if not affable, chatty and endlessly fascinating. Below are just nine of the crazy things he has on his resume -- see if you don't agree. 

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'Teen Wolf' is losing another fan favorite

“Teen Wolf” is losing another fan favorite
That leaves three cast departures from this season. PLUS: More of what to expect in Season 4.

Check out “Gotham’s” The Penguin
here’s your first look at Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot.

“Shaun of the Dead’s” Nick Frost joins Fox’s “Sober Companion”
He’ll play a drunk attorney whom Justin Long has to take care of.

Watch the trailer for next week’s “The Good Wife”
It’ll be devoted to the events of this week’s episode.

Nick Cannon defends his use of whiteface
He even dared one Twitter follower to “do it” when he proposed donning blackface.

“NCIS” creator calls tonight’s spinoff episode a “love letter to New Orleans”
In tonight’s episode, Scott Bakula and Mark Harmon’s characters are reunited. "They were all together part of a group called the Fed 5, which was this very strong group of NCIS agents,” says creator Gary Glasberg. "This is really a look back at who and what they were as a team. ... It was an opportunity to cast some really special actors to come in and help us, and have some fun with the folklore and the history of Gibbs.” PLUS: There will be a “game-changer” for Neil & Eric.

“Duck Dynasty’s” Willie Robertson: I want to take President Obama hunting
"I'd like to get him out there with some camouflage and a gun and we could sit out there and talk," the "Duck Dynasty” he told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. "I'd like to talk and debate and find out what's going on in his brain a little more ... I don't shy away from people I disagree with."

Photographic proof apparently shows that Animal Planet’s “Call of the Wildman” abuses animals
Mother Jones magazine found a photo of a sick coyote in a cage.

“That ‘70s Show’s” Debra Jo Rupp joins CBS’ “Cuz-Bros”
She’s joining the CBS comedy pilot along with “Joey’s” Andrea Anders.

Candace Cameron Bure’s Christian faith becomes a “Dancing” hot topic
For the 2nd week, the former “Full House” Star emphasized how she wanted to avoid being too sexy due to her religious faith.

Showtime’s “Lost Songs” will try to record Bob Dylan’s “Basement Tapes”
Musicians, including Elvis Costello, T Bone Burnett and Marcus Mumford, will help put music to Dylan’s recently discovered lyrics from the Summer of Love.

Kate Gosselin, Keisha Knight Pulliam, Brandi Glanville spotted filming “Celebrity Apprentice”
See pics of them selling pies with Vivica A. Fox and Shawn Johnson.

MTV renews “Are You The One?”
The “social experiment on modern love” will be back for a 2nd season.

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Meryl Streep at the Oscar nominees' luncheon earlier this year.
Meryl Streep at the Oscar nominees' luncheon earlier this year.
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Meryl Streep takes on Diablo Cody's latest script

The project will see the actress reunite with director Jonathan Demme

Details are sketchy at this point, but The Wrap has just broken news of a pretty exciting project matching three very different Oscar winners: actress Meryl Streep, director Jonathan Demme and screenwriter Diablo Cody.

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<p>Mr. Grey will see you now.</p>

Mr. Grey will see you now.

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The first footage of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is less S&M and more romance...for now

Slick Hollywood number for Valentine's Day 2015

LAS VEGAS - Universal Pictures ended its presentation to the world's theater owners at the 2014 CinemaCon convention Tuesday morning with an expected "surprise": the first footage from "50 Shades of Grey."

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Madonna returns to the director's chair for 'Adé'

Critics across the globe sharpen their knives

When Madonna unveiled her second directorial effort "W.E." at the Venice Film Festival in 2011, the critics (this one included) were pretty merciless. That glossy mashup of Wallis Simpson biopic and contemporary Harlequin romance was, admittedly, a pretty easy target -- The Weinstein Company's advance hype didn't fool anybody -- but the sheer vapid ineptitude of its storytelling still managed to surprise. Andrea Riseborough received some good notices for work as Simpson, Arianna Phillips' super-glam costumes were Oscar-nominated and Madge's own theme song even scooped a Golden Globe, but after this and her little-seen debut "Filth and Wisdom," no one seemed to be begging the pop queen to return to the director's chair.

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Gaius Charles and Tessa Ferrer are out at 'Grey’s Anatomy'

Gaius Charles and Tessa Ferrer are out at “Grey’s Anatomy”
After joining the ABC drama last season as interns and getting promoted to series regulars, both Charles and Ferrer’s contracts are not being renewed for next season. It's not clear if they'll return as guest-stars.

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