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<p>Agents of SHIELD</p>

Agents of SHIELD

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Season premiere review: 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' - 'Shadows'

A promising continuation of last season's late improvement

"Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" is back for a new season, and I have a review of the premiere coming up just as soon as I find your head trauma joke in poor taste...

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Review: 'New Girl' - 'Dice'
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Review: 'New Girl' - 'Dice'

Jess learns about Tinder, and the gang gets stoned

A review of tonight's "New Girl" coming up just as soon as I show you some of my old baby clothes...

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Chloe Grace Moretz is taking on 24-year-old actresses for adult parts and winning

Chloe Grace Moretz is taking on 24-year-old actresses for adult parts and winning

'The Equalizer' star on fighting for roles and learning from Denzel

TORONTO - Chloe Grace Moretz has been working in the movie and TV business before she turned 7-years-old.  She's played a Hit Girl, a vampire, a horror movie icon and, most recently, a young woman deciding whether to come out of a coma or not in "If I Stay."  It's safe to say, however, that Moretz's role in Antoine Fuqua's "The Equalizer" is her toughest yet.  The again, most 16-year-olds aren't playing prostitutes in an R-rated action flick.

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Kevin Hart to guest-judge 'Dancing with the Stars'
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Kevin Hart to guest-judge 'Dancing with the Stars'

In defense of 'True Detective' casting Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn

Kevin Hart to guest-judge “Dancing with the Stars”
The comedian will fill in for Len Goodman for next week’s Movie Night.


In defense of “True Detective's” casting Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn
There was plenty of Twitter hate greeting today’s long-anticipated announcement, but the "seen-better-days duo” of Farrell and Vaughn could actually work. PLUS: HBO couldn’t have cast a better actor than Vaughn.


Floyd Mayweather: My Showtime “All Access” show was all fake
The boxer told Nevada boxing regulators today that his reality show was completely staged. "I don't want to just sell a fight," Mayweather said. "I want to sell a lifestyle."


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<p>&quot;The Big Bang Theory&quot;</p>

"The Big Bang Theory"

Ratings Analysis: 'Big Bang' is unstoppable, 'Gotham' strong, 'Blacklist' steady

'Scorpion' has a big launch, but how much of that is lead-in?

We're one day into the 2014-2015 season and thus far there are no losers!

Yes, FOX might have wanted better numbers from "Sleepy Hollow," but in a competitive time period, after a nine-month absence with a huge DVR bump probably coming? Yeah, a 2.0 rating in the key demo will suffice for now.

Yes, NBC may not have wanted such a big drop from last fall for "The Voice," but when will "The Voice" ever have to face a full hour of "The Big Bang Theory" ever again?

And yes, ABC might have wanted more viewers to check out "Forever," but it was just a chance to get some eyeballs and 8.6 million viewers (17.1-ish million eyeballs) counts. Remember that expectations are very low for ABC's Tuesday 10 p.m. slot after last season.

And there are plenty of early winners.

"Gotham" did a big demo number despite going against a full hour of "Big Bang Theory."

"The Blacklist" was up from last year's finale.

"Scorpion" drew nearly 14 million viewers.

"The Big Bang Theory" remains "The Big Bang Theory."

I started my morning with Fast National ratings for Monday, September 22.

Now it's time to end my afternoon with a deep dig into the Final Live+SD numbers.

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<p>Sleepy Hollow</p>

Sleepy Hollow

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 248: 'Transparent,' 'Black-ish' & more

Dan and Alan also discuss 'How to Get Away with Murder' and some recent drama premieres

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Happy Tuesday, boys and girls! It's a premiere week installment of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, as Dan and I deal with the rest of this week's new shows that we didn't already discuss on Friday's bonus podcast, including "Black-ish," "How to Get Away with Murder" and "Transparent." Plus we talk briefly about the premieres of "Key & Peele," "The Good Wife" and "Sleepy Hollow." We unfortunately do not talk about Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn being cast in "True Detective" season 2, which broke about 30 minutes after we finished recording for the day. But if someone wants to ask us a question about it, maybe we can discuss it next week!

The rundown:

"Black-ish" (00:01:55 - 00:11:30)
"Key & Peele" (00:11:35 - 00:14:30)
"How To Get Away With Murder" (00:14:30 - 00:29:15)
"Transparent" (00:29:15 - 00:46:05)
Listener Mail - Recent NFL Coverage (00:46:25 - 52:30)
"Good Wife" premiere (00:53:25 - 01:03:45)
"Sleepy Hollow" premiere (01:03:45 - 01:16:55)

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. 248

Dan and Alan review 'Black-ish,' 'How To Get Away With Murder,' 'Transparent' and more

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Happy Tuesday, Boys & Girls. 

Time for this week's installment of The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast. 

Last week we doubled things up so that we could both spend an hour wrapping up our "Friday Night Lights" Summer Rewatch, but also so that we could get a head-start on this week's reviewing. 

That means that this podcast contains reviews of new shows including ABC's "Black-ish," ABC's "How To Get Away With Murder" and Amazon's "Transparent." Although we didn't give it a full review, we reminded y'all that "Key & Peele" returns on Wednesday.

And we also answered one piece of Listener Mail about recent TV coverage of the NFL and we discussed Sunday's "Good Wife" premiere and Monday's "Sleepy Hollow" return.

So that's plenty for one podcast. We may need to double up again next week...

Here's today's breakdown:
"Black-ish" (00:01:55 - 00:11:30)
"Key & Peele" (00:11:35 - 00:14:30)
"How To Get Away With Murder" (00:14:30 - 00:29:15)
"Transparent" (00:29:15 - 00:46:05)
Listener Mail - Recent NFL Coverage (00:46:25 - 52:30)
"Good Wife" premiere (00:53:25 - 01:03:45)
"Sleepy Hollow" premiere (01:03:45 - 01:16:55)

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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<p>Asha Sing</p>

Asha Sing

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Exclusive Premiere: Asha Sing's party pop 'Satellite' video

Summer's not over yet

You may have picked up on Asha Sing's beat last summer with her infectious "Mercy." And this summer is hardly over, according to her new music video for "Satellite."

Today, HitFix exclusively premieres the vid from the Miami-based artist, below. Again, Sing actively incorporates her Desi roots with a handful of Holi powder around her pool party.

"Satellite was really fun for me to make because it was the first time I got to take more of a directors role. We specifically created a story where I got to show my personality and more of my acting chops," Sing said. "The best part was that a lot of my best friends and family were in the video. We were cracking up the entire shoot trying to finish."

This fall, the former Shakira backup dancer sets off on her Be Unique Tour in South Florida to middle and high schools, to share her story "of choosing an education first and how she set out to break the barrier between Indian and American pop music, blending them together and ridding it of stereotypes."

The single "Satellite" was released in August.

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Julianne Moore - Maps to the Stars
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Is Julianne Moore channeling Lindsay Lohan in NSFW 'Maps to the Stars' clips?

Get a taste for David Cronenberg's Hollywood satire

In his Cannes Film Festival review of "Maps to the Stars," our own Drew McWeeny praised actress Julianne Moore for being "the one person in the film that truly gets the tone right." David Cronenberg's Hollywood satire isn't earning much love on the critical front for its lucid attack on the movie business, but it sounds like Moore, as a neurotic actress chasing a theoretically life-changing role, cuts through it with her usual contemplative bravado. As Drew puts it, she plays it "like a person walking a tightrope over a yawning pit of psychosis, her every emotion bubbling up and threatening to knock her off."

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HBO confirms Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell for 'True Detective' Season 2
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HBO confirms Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell for 'True Detective' Season 2

HBO confirms Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell for "True Detective" Season 2
Vaughn will play a career criminal named Frank Semyon, while Farrell will take on the role of “compromised detective” Ray Velcoro. The 2nd season will consist of eight episodes, the first two of which will be directed by Justin Lin. HBO also revealed Season 2's logline: “Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.”

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<p>Colin Farrell</p>

Colin Farrell

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Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn to star in 'True Detective' season 2

The rest of the cast remains a mystery

After months of speculation, rumors and even actors making announcements ahead of HBO, we now know who two of the stars of "True Detective" season 2 will be: Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn.

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Ben Kingsley found freedom in stillness while making Laika's 'Boxtrolls'
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Ben Kingsley found freedom in stillness while making Laika's 'Boxtrolls'

Plus: Why has Jonathan Glazer only made two films since 'Sexy Beast?'

BEVERLY HILLS — I absolutely love talking to Sir Ben Kingsley. He has a cadence, a swagger, a rhythm of speech that I find easy to tap into, understand, and bounce off of, like a surfer off waves. His passion for his craft is always on the surface. He delights in its specificity. And with "The Boxtrolls," he has carved out another memorable piece of work in one of cinema's most laureled filmographies.

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