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How to Live with Your Parents Sneak Peek: Polly Goes on a Date!

Reid Scott, Sarah Chalke

Polly (Sarah Chalke) is faced with a dilemma this week on ABC's How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life): Should she go on a date with Scott or stay home with her daughter?

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The Wednesday Playlist: Southland, Suburgatory Finales,Idol, Real-Life Glee

Michael Cudlitz, Gerald McRaney

Without question, the hour of TV I have been most anticipating — and dreading — this week is the season, and for all we know, series finale of TNT's remarkable, brutal, bleak yet gripping cop drama Southland (Wednesday, 10/9c). Anticipating because each week, this series somehow raises the dramatic stakes for its characters, in a grueling but rewarding tour of duty through the socio-ethnic sprawl of Los Angeles. Dreading because Southland has almost always lived on the verge of ratings extinction, from the time TNT rescued the show after NBC dumped it before its second season could even premiere, and I fear (as do many) that this fifth season could very likely be its last hurrah. (Several of its stars have signed up for new work during this pilot season, perhaps seeing the writing on the wall.) read more

The Wednesday Playlist: Spies Abroad, DirecTV's Rogue, Meet ABC's Parents

David Tennant

In the spy game, intelligence is the most precious commodity. And in the world of fictional espionage, few authors of historical suspense deliver thrills with the crisp and unsparing intelligence of Alan Furst. BBC America's Spies of Warsaw, a two-part miniseries adaptation (concluding Tuesday, April 10) of his 2008 novel, loses none of its twisty allure and passionate urgency in the translation from page to screen (9/8c). Tension comes with the territory of late-'30s Poland, a country harboring refugees and dissidents in a murky culture of political intrigue, as everyone nervously waits for the jackboot to drop as rumors spread of Nazi aggression. read more

How to Make a Sitcom Like How to Live with Your Parents

How To Live With Your Parents (for The Rest Of Your Life)

They say you can't go home again. Unless, for instance, you're a recently divorced mom whose only option is to move in with your parents after your ex-husband blows through your savings — which is the case for Polly (Sarah Chalke), the protagonist of ABC's new comedy How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life).

In the show's pilot episode, which airs Wednesday at 9:30/8:30c, Polly shows up on the doorstep of her freewheeling mother and stepfather (Elizabeth Perkins and Brad Garrett) with her 5-year-old daughter in tow. Here, we've put together a how-to guide of how to get a show like How to Live with Your Parents off the ground: 

1. Write and act what you know. The series is based on... read more

Exclusive How to Live... Sneak Peek: Can Polly Lie About Her Life to Win Over "Hot Scott"?

Sarah Chalke

It's no secret that living with your parents past the age of 18 is not exactly considered cool. Yet that is exactly what Sarah Chalke is doing on ABC's new comedy, How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life).

Premiering on Wednesday at 9:30/8:30c, the Scrubs alum plays Polly, a single mom who moves in with her mother (Elizabeth Perkins) and... read more

Critic's Notebook: ABC's Fall Lineup

Emily VanCamp

"Why just watch if you can feel?" As new-season slogans go, ABC's feels ... well, a bit clingy and demanding. Back off, ABC. I'll feel you when I'm good and ready.

But the proof is in the programming, and ABC's new fall schedule — unveiled during Tuesday's Lincoln Center upfront presentation — feels like something I'll be spending a fair amount of time analyzing, and perhaps even enjoying, in the season to come. (See the full lineup here.)

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Critic's Guide to the Week in TV: Finales, Musical and Comedy Divas, and More!

Allison Miller

'Twas the week before Christmas, and I can't remember when so much was stirring on TV this late into the year. Here are some highlights from an unusually busy pre-Christmas week.

MONDAY

DINO-MIGHT? The biggest cliffhanger regarding the two-hour finale of Fox's time-tripping family sci-fi drama Terra Nova (8/7c) isn't so much what happens on the show, which is fairly standard action-adventure mayhem, but whether it will return for a second season next year. (That decision should be ...
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Elizabeth Perkins Appearing on The Closer

Elizabeth Perkins

Weeds alum Elizabeth Perkins will guest-star in an upcoming episode of The Closer, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Perkins, 50, will play Gail Meyers, the wife ...
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Our Emmy Nominations Predictions

The Good Wife, Glee

Joel McHale (Community) and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) will be announcing the names of this year's Emmy nominations Thursday live at 8:40 a.m. ET. Here's who we think will get the 2010 nods.

COMEDY

Best Series

30 Rock: Surprising guest stars Elizabeth Banks and Matt Damon proved that Tina Fey's brilliant love child is also a romantic.
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Seinfeld reunion was... read more

Elizabeth Perkins Leaving Weeds

Elizabeth Perkins

Elizabeth Perkins is leaving Weeds, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The actress will end her five-year run as breast cancer survivor Celia Hodes on the Showtime hit to develop her own comedy series and to star in the upcoming film

Elizabeth Perkins is leaving Weeds, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

The actress will end her five-year run as breast cancer survivor Celia Hodes on the Showtime hit to ...
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