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Roush Review: A Syfy Holiday Treat

Eddie McClintock and Joanne Kelly

If you're the type that tries to keep track of those perplexing stop-and-start cable schedules, you'll know December tis NOT the season for summer's sci-fi larks Eureka and Warehouse 13 to be airing new episodes. But Syfy programmers are playing Santa Tuesday night, and their gift is a back-to-back package of holiday-themed special originals of the channel's whimsical hit series. It's a great idea, because these are Syfy's most festive series anyway, so why not bring them back to spread a little cheer.

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Matt's Picks: December 6-9

Community

Men of a Certain Age (Monday, 10/9c, TNT)

This seriocomic slice-of-midlife-crisis drama returns for a second season with its three best buds of a certain age (Ray Romano, Andre Braugher, Scott Bakula, each terrific) adjusting to new circumstances. Joe (Romano) is tentatively re-entering the ... read more

Which Version of 30 Rock's Live Episode Did You Like Better?

Tina Fey

Thursday's episode of 30 Rock aired live on the both East and West Coasts, but the second broadcast made some sly adjustments.

During the East Coast broadcast, the opening number was sung by Jane Krakowski, while Cheyenne Jackson did the honors in the later broadcast, altering some of the lyrics. Chris Parnell tweaked the lyrics of Leo Spaceman's love songs, and the lines during the "commercial" from hook-handed Dr. Drew Baird (Jon Hamm) were also changed.

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Exclusive: Stan Lee to Guest-Star on Eureka

Stan Lee, Ming Na

Stan Lee will guest-star on Syfy's Eureka, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Lee hinted at a cameo on the sci-fi series — which was just renewed for a fifth season — on his Twitter account Tuesday, saying he was rushing to Vancouver to film a guest spot. Syfy is keeping mum on who or what the comic book legend will play.

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Cheers & Jeers: A Big Waste of Chris Parnell

Chris Parnell

Jeers to Big Lake for achieving the impossible: making Chris Parnell unfunny.

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During his 1999-2006 tenure at SNL, he was like the second coming of Phil Hartman, a chameleon who held sketches together with dead-on deadpan timing. Parnell finally went viral with the digital short "Lazy Sunday," then exited SNL to explore greener prime time pastures. His outlandish cameos... read more

Roush Review: Few Laughs in Melissa & Joey, Big Lake and Kids' Death

Kids in the Hall

Memo to the gods of summer TV: Enough already! These are the dog days of August, I understand that all too well (as I wring out my socks after every muggy walk home from work), but the last thing we need in this summer of original-programming bounty is a pack of actual barking dogs pretending to be comedies.

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Two make their bow Tuesday night, with back-to-back episodes challenging you to make it to that second half-hour.

First up: ABC Family's retro snooze Melissa & Joey, or: The Manny. Not Manny as in the wonderfully precocious Manny (Rico Rodriguez) of Modern Family, but male nanny, Who's The Boss? style.

Joey Lawrence fills that role, as "Joe," a down-on-his-luck commodities broker who lost his fortune and family in a financial meltdown. Let me be the first to say: "Whoa." He moves in, platonically, to work ... read more

Will Big Lake Sink or Swim?

Big Lake

Turns out you can go home again—you just might not be welcome there. In the new scripted comedy Big Lake (premiering tonight at 10/9c on Comedy Central), Chris Gethard stars as Josh Franklin, a failed financial whiz kid who flees the big city for his Pennsylvania hometown. But Josh's folks aren't exactly thrilled to see him—especially since he lost their nest egg on failed investments.

"His parents outwardly hate him at this point—they take their aggression out on him, and deservedly so," says Gethard, an accomplished improv comic who landed the role after impressing exec producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay on the set of Ferrell's new comedy The Other Guys... read more

Upright Citizens Brigade's Chris Gethard Replaces Jon Heder in Comedy Central Sitcom

Chris Gethard

Upright Citizens Brigade performer Chris Gethard has replaced Jon Heder as the lead in Comedy Central's new sitcom, Big Lake.

Jon Heder exits Comedy Central sitcom

Heder left Big Lake (working title) last week over "creative differences," according to his rep. Gethard, 29, will now play the part of an unemployed IT specialist ...
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Jon Heder Exits Comedy Central Sitcom

Jon Heder

Jon Heder has dropped out of the sitcom he was set to headline for Comedy Central, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

"Comedy Central, Gary Sanchez Productions and Jon Heder have mutually decided to part ways over creative differences with the character," the actor's rep said in a statement. "Jon wishes the show nothing but success ...
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SNL Alums Join Jon Heder in Comedy Central Sitcom

Chris Parnell, Horatio Sanz

Comedy Central is hoping to up the funny factor on its upcoming untitled comedy series by casting former Saturday Night Livers Chris Parnell and Horatio Sanz to join star Jon Heder.

Dynamite news: Jon Heder lands Comedy Central sitcom

The sitcom, produced by Will Ferrell's Gary Sanchez Productions, revolves around a young man (Heder) who ... read more

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