Some milestones can't help but make a longtime TV viewer feel a bit long in the tooth. Such is the case this Sunday, as Fox's The Simpsons marks a full quarter-century of spooky satire with its 25th annual "Treehouse of Horror" Halloween trilogy (8/7c), which strikes a nostalgic chord from its opening fanfare, echoing the classic (and still-missed) theme from Johnny Carson's Tonight Show — with a macabre twist, naturally.
Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl cranks musical education up to 11 in HBO's new docuseries Foo Fighters Sonic Highways. Over one year, Grohl visited eight American cities — from Austin to Washington, D.C. — to document their artistic histories through original interviews and personal anecdotes. At the end of each stay, the band recorded a track influenced by that stop for their new album, also titled Sonic Highways, available Nov. 10. Grohl gives us a peek.read more
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13. Best Response: In case you were living under a rock, or, you know, watching something else on TV Monday night, Gwen Stefani took a page from John Travolta's book and totally mispronounced Stephen Colbert's last name when she presented at the Emmys. Even though Colbert had already pre-taped his Tuesday show last week, the host still gets in a small jab at the much-discussed gaffe in the blink-and-you'll-miss-it opening credits, in which "Colbore" comes across the screen next to other descriptive words like "honorable," "star-spangled" and...read more