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<p>Bill Paxton is a welcome addition to the world of &#39;Marvel&#39;s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.&#39;</p>

Bill Paxton is a welcome addition to the world of 'Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

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Bill Paxton guest stars as 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' returns with an important episode

Week by week, this show is getting weirder, and that makes us happy

That "previously on" montage did a nice job of reminding us exactly which of the story threads are going to be important tonight, the most immediate being Skye's gunshot injury in the final moments of the last episode we saw before they took the long mid-season break.

May's not much for Miranda rights, is she?

When they made the "big reveal" several episodes back about what had happened to Coulson in Tahiti, it felt anti-climactic. Basically, it seemed like the explanation was "When they needed to save Coulson, they just operated on him even more. They used more surgery." It was a nonsensical image. But as soon as Coulson started to mention the idea of taking Skye to see the same medical team that worked on him, it became clear that they aren't done giving us the details of Tahiti, and I realized I was genuinely curious to see how they would fill in more information, and whether it would help me accept the explanation more.

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<p>Lady Antebellum</p>

Lady Antebellum

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Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum to headline Watershed Fest

Eli Young Band, Kip Moore, Jake Owen also on the August bill

Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, and Jake Owen will headline the third annual Watershed Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington, Aug. 1-3.

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The 'Hot Jesus' from 'The Bible' is joining CW’s 'The Messengers'

The “Hot Jesus” from “The Bible” is joining CW’s “The Messengers”
Diogo Morgado will play a mysterious character known as “The Man.”


“Facts of Life" stars Lisa Whelchel & Kim Fields are reuniting on Hallmark Channel
They’re co-starring in the romantic comedy film "For Better Or For Worse."


Fox wants $500,000 per 30-second ad for the “24: Live Another Day” premiere
That’s among TV’s priciest asking price. Even subsequent episodes are costly at between $325,000 and $350,000 per spot.


“Once Upon a Time” gets “Downton Abbey’s” Dan Stevens to narrate Sunday’s catch-up special
He’ll lend his voice to "Once Upon a Time: Wicked is Coming."


Jimmy Kimmel is using the “Scandal Thursdays” strategy in his battle with Jimmy Fallon
Kimmel got his 2nd-best ratings ever last Thursday with Kerry Washington and a “Scandal” telenovela. So this week he has on Bellamy Young and another installment of “Escandalo.”


Tiffani Thiessen will host a “Dinner at Tiffani’s” special on Cooking Channel
Nathan Fillion, Willie Garson and Lindsay Price will be her guest on the March 23 special.


“Bachelor” reject writes "Ess Okay," a song in “tribute” to Juan Pablo
Watch “free spirit” Lucy Aragon perform her song on YouTube.


“The Good Wife” teases “the most shocking moment ever”
See a new promo for a “three-episode event” leading up to the CBS drama’s “most shocking moment … EVER.”


Tina Fey recalls her failed audition for a McDonald’s commercial
Her facial scar apparently didn’t work out for her drive-thru audition.


“Dancing” co-host Erin Andrews admits she’s biased for 1 contestant
Andrews says she’s “kind of obsessed” with NeNe Leakes.


Georgia lawyer who starred in a viral 2-minute local Super Bowl ad is getting his own reality show
Jamie Casino will star in “Casino’s Law,” from the creator of “The Bachelor."


Is Oprah exploiting Lindsay Lohan?
OWN’s “Lindsay” trailer seems to show just another reality show, while Oprah’s been touting it as a “documentary series."


Jennie Garth: Shannen Doherty and I nearly came to blows on the “Beverly Hills 90210” set
Garth spills some beans in her new book “Deep Thoughts From a Hollywood Blonde”: "We were shooting a scene and Shannen kept grabbing at the hem of my skirt, trying to slap me on the leg—anything to get me to react and break character. Finally, when she'd pulled up my skirt, and my bare ass was exposed for everyone on the set to see, I did snap and I yelled at her, something to the effect of, 'Come on, bitch! We're talking this outside!’"


IFC boss talks Fred Armisen’s “Late Night” gig, and getting a pitch from Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
Jennifer Caserta thinks Armisen being on NBC every night is good for her small cable network. Caserta also recalls Robert Smigel pitching her as Triumph. "It was awesome,” she says, without going into details on what happened.


A closeted gay football player hazes on tonight’s “SVU”
Tonight’s episode, inspired by the Miami Dolphins scandal, turns out to have some similiarities to the Michael Sam coming out story.


“Modern Family” cast members try to juggle movie roles
Nearly the entire cast has a movie project in the works. But finding time is difficult. Ty Burrell shot a movie during his Thanksgiving break.


Kelsey Grammer will become a dad for the 6th time
The former “Frasier” star already has kids ranging in age from 19 months to 30 years.


Ted Allen to host “America’s Best Cook” on Food Network
The reality competition will feature mentors Cat Cora and Tyler Florence.


Will “Workaholics” fans Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber make a cameo?
Maybe, maybe not, says Adam Devine. "We didn't want to have to make it look like broke-ass ‘Entourage,’” he says. "It would be cool to get Justin or Miley on, but only if we write a story that is really funny and won't take people out of it. It's a trap that you don't want to fall into, just having celebrities on for celebrity sake."


Conan O’Brien: An “odd choice” for MTV Movie Awards?
It’s unusual for the MTV Movie Awards to get such an experienced host. PLUS: Relive Conan’s Emmy-hosting past.


Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers lends his voice to Disney Junior
Check out his vocal cameo on this week’s "Sheriff Callie's Wild West.”

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<p>Vince Gill</p>

Vince Gill

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Review: Jason Mraz, Heart soar at Country Music Hall of Fame benefit

They join Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris for a worthy cause

LOS ANGELES—Jason Mraz and Heart may not be the first names that you think of when you think of country music (or the last), but the two acts fit in perfectly at Tuesday night’s (5) All for the Hall benefit for Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame.

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<p>Lena Headey, based on how funny she is when cameras aren&#39;t rolling, should take a break from the bad-ass thing to do a couple of comedies.</p>

Lena Headey, based on how funny she is when cameras aren't rolling, should take a break from the bad-ass thing to do a couple of comedies.

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Lena Headey on the differences between shooting the '300' films and 'Game Of Thrones'

Oh, yeah, she plays good guys, too

Lena Headey has had a very fruitful run as a horrible, horrible person for the last few years. Images of Queen Cersei and Ma-Ma from "Game Of Thrones" and "Dredd" had all but crowded out the impression she made in the original "300" as Queen Gorgo.

Sitting down with her at the recent press day for "300: Rise Of An Empire," I was struck by how easily she's built a reputation for herself as a powerful on-screen figure. My oldest son is currently obsessed with all things related to "The Terminator," despite the fact that he hasn't seen any of the films yet. He listens to the scores for the first two films, he's read every word of a Cinefex issue released when "Terminator 2" came out, and he has several Terminator toys that he considers prized possessions. When he realized that Headey was one of the actors who has played Sarah Connor, he just about lost his mind.

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Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 222

Dan and Alan talk 'Dusk Till Dawn,' 'Resurrection,' 'True Detective' and more

The

Happy Wednesday, Boys & Girls!

Actually, it's a really Happy Wednesday if you're a Firewall & Iceberg fan, because we posted a video show this morning and now it's time for another installment of The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast.

In this installment, we have reviews of "Sirens," "Resurrection" and El Rey's "From Dusk Till Dawn."

We also debated the most recent "How I Met Your Mother" twist and then we went into some "True Detective" depth on the eve of the finale.

Today's breakdown:
"Sirens" (00:01:00 - 00:09:00)
"Resurrection" (00:09:05 - 00:17:10)
"From Dusk Till Dawn" (00:17:15 - 00:31:05)
The "How I Met Your Mother" twist (00:31:30 - 43:00)
"True Detective" pre-finale (00:43:00 - 01:06:40)

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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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 222

Dan and Alan also review 'From Dusk Til Dawn' and 'Sirens,' and discuss the 'HIMYM' twist

The

It's a Firewall & Iceberg two-fer day! Minor technical difficulties bumped the return of the video show to this morning, and Dan and I also recorded a new podcast today discussing several other premieres, the recent "HIMYM" development, and a look back at "True Detective" so far, along with some speculation on the finale (which neither of us has seen).

The rundown: 

"Sirens" (00:01:00 - 00:09:00)
"Resurrection" (00:09:05 - 00:17:10)
"From Dusk Till Dawn" (00:17:15 - 00:31:05)
The "How I Met Your Mother" twist (00:31:30 - 43:00)
"True Detective" pre-finale (00:43:00 - 01:06:40)
 
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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'The Wire' creator teams with Oprah on a Martin Luther King Jr. miniseries on HBO

“The Wire” creator teams with Oprah on a Martin Luther King Jr. miniseries on HBO
David Simon will oversee "America: In the King Years” with Oprah producing the miniseries based on the Taylor Branch book trilogy. Simon will reunite with “Treme” co-creator Eric Overmeyer in writing the “bible” for the entire miniseries.


Ty Pennington and Emeril Lagasse join TNT’s “On the Menu” from Mark Burnett
Pennington will host and Emeril will serve as “Menu Master” on the first reality cooking competition that will allow viewers the chance to taste the winning dish after every episode.


Listen to Common rap about The Red Wedding on the “Game of Thrones” mixtape
The “Catch the Throne” mixtape featuring hip-hop and Latin artists aims to bring more “multicultural” viewers to the HBO series.


VH1 orders a “Walk of Shame” reality show
“Walk of Shame Shuffle” follows a young entrepreneur who helps college students who’ve “overindulged” get home the morning after.


Selina Meyer is George Washington in “Veep” poster
Check her out crossing the Delaware.


How “True Detective” will end: Here are the 5 craziest theories
Is Woody Harrelson the killer? PLUS: 18 revealing screengrabs from this week’s episode.


Russian TV denies responsibility for cutting Jared Leto’s Ukraine reference from its Oscar broadcast
That part of Leto’s speech was missing when it aired on delay on Russian state TV on Monday.


“Party Down South” forced to leave Pensacola, Florida
The locals weren’t happy to be part of the raunchy CMT reality show.


Claim: “Bachelor” Juan Pablo lives in an apartment with his mom and dad
According to Life & Style, “The Bachelor” is broke.


Hugh Laurie: King of Mardi Gras
See the former “House” star as The King of Bacchus.


Netflix picks up new “Trailer Park Boys” episodes
The Canadian mockumentary series Seasons 8 and 9 will soon be available on the streaming service.

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Leah Remini gets her own reality show on TLC

Leah Remini gets her own reality show on TLC
The untitled reality show will emphasize the former “King of Queens” star’s Brooklyn roots as she lives with her family in L.A.


Whoopi Goldberg slams ABC for not allowing “The View” on the Oscar red carpet
"We are the only show -- and I hate to ring my own bell, but what the hell -- 'The View' is the only show that has an Oscar winner on the panel and I thought it was a crying shame that we weren't there,” she said, noting that other daytime ABC shows were represented, plus CBS’ “Rachael Ray.”


“Masterchef Junior” renewed for Season 3
Season 2 has yet to begin filming, but Fox has ordered an eight-episode 3rd season.

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<p>Pharrell Williams</p>

Pharrell Williams

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Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' remains top song in the country

What happened with Oscar winner 'Frozen?'

Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” logs its second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, so even though Williams didn’t take home the Oscar for the tune from “Despicable Me 2,” he’s still a winner.

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Patricia Arquette to star in 'CSI’s' cyber crime spinoff

Patricia Arquette to star in “CSI’s” cyber crime spinoff
The former “Medium” star will play the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Cyber Crime Division.


Greta Gerwig has seen every “HIMYM” episode, and bonded with its cast
"They're so nice! I went and I hung out with all the cast and they were like, 'If you can be part of this world, it's crazy fun,'” says the independent film star. "They told me they believed in me, and it was really sweet."


NBC’s “Constantine” adds “Lost’s” Harold Perrineau and “True Blood’s” Lucy Griffiths
Perrineau will play an angel in the pilot about a reluctant supernatural detective.


VH1’s new reality shows include “White Girls of Rap,” "I ♥ Nick Carter” and DNA “Swab Stories”
VH1 will also go behind the scenes of a radio station in "This Is Hot 97."


“Today” inadvertently airs nudity from “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Producers forgot to censor the black-and-white nude posters hanging on the wall in one scene.


Amy Poehler stars in Old Navy ads
“I’m basically the Daniel Day Lewis of commercials,” she says of her new series of commercials, which will have her playing different characters.


Betty White gets turned on by Jason Momoa on Conan
Watch what happened when Conan showed the former “Game of Thrones” star’s Men’s Health cover.


Watch Ellen's Oscar journey
Cameras followed Ellen DeGeneres, from preparation to hosting the Academy Awards.


“About a Boy’s” ratings go up with Episode 2
Up 18% from the pilot.


"The Tomorrow People" books Leven Rambin
The "Sarah Connor Chronicles" and "Grey's Anatomy" will make trouble in the final three episodes of the season.


“Psych’s” series finale aftershow gets a host
“Attack of the Show” alum Kevin Pereira will lead the discussion on the one-hour March 26 finale aftershow.


WWE alum Chuck Palumbo will star in “Lords of the Car Hoards”
The Discovery Channel show will follow Palumbo as he visits “car hoarders” to rebuild legendary cars.

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<p>Guessing that on &quot;Halt and Catch Fire,&quot; Lee Pace will be spending less time surrounded by flowers than he did on &quot;Pushing Daisies.&quot;</p>

Guessing that on "Halt and Catch Fire," Lee Pace will be spending less time surrounded by flowers than he did on "Pushing Daisies."

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AMC announces 'Halt and Catch Fire' premiere

Drama about '80s computer industry will arrive in June

AMC has finally given a premiere date to "Halt and Catch Fire," its upcoming drama series about the computer industry in the early 1980s. The series — starring Lee Pace from "Pushing Daisies," Scoot McNairy and Kerry Bishé from "Argo," Mackenzie Davis from "Smashed" and Toby Huss from "King of the Hill" (Cotton Hill forever!) will debut on Sunday, June 1 at 10 p.m.

AMC also plans to premiere the pilot this Saturday at 11 a.m. at the SXSW Festival in Austin.

AMC had previously announced that the new season of "Mad Men" will debut on Sunday, April 13 at 10 p.m., that Revolutionary War spy drama "Turn" will debut on April 6 at 9 p.m., that "Breaking Bad" prequel "Better Call Saul" will debut sometime in November and that "Hell on Wheels" will also be back sometime in the summer. (With "Halt and Catch Fire" airing at 10 rather than 9, is it possible "Wheels" could return from the Saturday purgatory where it did fairly well?)

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