Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 70: Steve Carell leaves ‘The Office,’ ‘The Voice’ & more

Senior Television Writer
04.25.11 10 Comments


It’s Monday, which means it’s time for a new Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, in which Dan and I look back over Steve Carell’s tenure on “The Office,” talk a bit about NBC’s “The Voice” and the state of “American Idol,” and answer a bunch of your mail.

The run-down:

Steve Carell’s “Office” departure — 01:15 – 21:25
“The Voice”/”American Idol” — 21:30 – 36:30
Listener Mail:
“Archer” – 36:40 — 42:30
Boston Rob’s “Survivor” performance — 42:40 – 48:00
Points of disagreement — 48:20 – 52:20
Quick cancellations, particularly “Paul Reiser Show” — 52:20 – 56:38
TV shows course-correcting — 56:40 – 01:01:00
Successful and unsuccessful shows using locations — 01:01:00 – 01:09:30
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