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Thursday Review: A Parks and Rec Farewell, Comedy Legends on Men

Rob Lowe, Rashida Jones

Emotions have been running high lately on NBC's best Thursday comedies. Saying goodbye to beloved characters can have that effect. Last week, Community sent Abed's playmate Troy (Donald Glover) off to sail the world with LeVar Burton, but not before staging one last epic stunt that turned Greendale into Lava World. This week, the focus shifts to a more grounded yet fictional Indiana — where, incidentally, there is an actual Greendale (I grew up there) — as Pawnee prepares a going-away bash for Chris Traeger (Rob Lowe) and Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones) on Parks and Recreation that may not be as surreal as Community's but compensates with a reservoir of genuine emotion and character-rich moments. read more

Happy Days' Scott Baio, Garry Marshall Reunite on Nick at Nite

Garry Marshall and Scott Baio

Happy Days are here again! Alums Scott Baio and Garry Marshall are reuniting on Baio's Nick at Nite show See Dad Run, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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TV Writer Behind Happy Days' Jump the Shark Scene Dies

Bob Brunner

Bob Brunner, a writer and producer on Happy Days who both named Fonzie and also reportedly suggested that the character jump the shark, has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 78.

Brunner died of a heart attack on Oct. 28 near... read more

Exclusive: Garry Marshall Eyes a Return to TV with Fox Project

Garry Marshall

Three decades after Garry Marshall dominated TV with the likes of Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley and Mork & Mindy, he's just sold a new TV project to Fox with his son Scott Marshall.

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New Year's Eve Attracts Few Partygoers at the Box Office

Jon Bon Jovi and Lea Michele

New Year's Eve rang in at No. 1 but with a weak start at the box office, Box Office Mojo reports.

The Garry Marshall film, starring Lea Michele, Ashton Kutcher and Zac Efron among others, grossed an estimated $13.7 million in its opening weekend. That's a far cry from its predecessor, Valentine's Day, which opened to... read more

Regis Philbin to Receive TV Land's Legend Award

Live with Regis and Kelly

Regis Philbin will receive the Legend Award at this year's TV Land Awards, the cable network announced Monday.

The Legend Award is given to an entertainer or TV show that has stood the test of time and ranks among the most celebrated in entertainment history. Previous winners include Garry Marshall, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Don Rickles.

"Hey, it's about time... read more

Aaay! Milwaukee Now Boasts the Fonz in Bronze

Henry Winkler by Amy Graves/

It was a "happy day" in Milwaukee, as the city unveiled a statue of Arthur Fonzarelli before an invite-only crowd that included most of the Happy Days gang.According to E!, the bronze Fonz commemorates the 10-year run of the sitcom and its iconic character, as well as the city that served as the series' setting. Henry Winkler, the actor under Fonzie's leather jacket, was joined by creator Garry Marshall and costars Anson Williams, Don Most, Marion Ross, Tom Bosley and Erin Moran. Ron Howard was on location and unable to attend.Winkler gave his likeness an enthusiastic two thumbs up that even the Fonz would appreciate. "I hope that this statue really represents in the way that this city deserves," he said.Thankfully, there were no bronze sharks involved. — Adam Bryant read more

On the Lot: Inside TV's Hottest New Reality Series

On the Lot judges Jon Avnet, Carrie Fisher and Brett Ratner

Fox's On the Lot, a new reality show from Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett, searches for Hollywood's next top director. Here are the five things you need to know before the camera starts rolling tonight at 9 pm/ET. 1) On the Lot is like YouTube meets American Idol… at least that's how Mark Burnett thinks of it. YouTube and Idol are the constant reference points for Survivor and Apprentice exec producer Burnett, who brainstormed the idea for On the Lot over a meal with the read more

May 20, 2007: Goodbye

After it was resolved that Justin's deployment to Iraq would be delayed to allow him to work on his recovery, much of his story line has centered on his struggle to shake his addiction. But Justin's fears about going back to war were always there in the background. And tonight those fears became a reality in the worst way, as Justin found out at the last minute that his departure date was earlier than planned. At first I liked the way Justin handled his goodbyes individually — until, like Nora, I realized that he was saying goodbye for real, in case he wouldn’t be coming back. Even though I can see, rationally, how it doesn’t matter whether or not the word “goodbye” is actually said, I can understand how Nora felt that avoiding a formal goodbye would bring Justin back to her, as if not saying goodbye would make it impossible for him to die. Justin’s early departure coincided, unfortunately, with Kitty’s engagement party. He’d already said his ... read more

Lot of Big Names to Judge Spielberg Series

With Fox's Steven Spielberg-produced reality competition, On the Lot, set to premiere May 22, the initial panel of judges has now been revealed, and it's a doozy. Tendering their take during the first two "audition" episodes will be actress/screenwriter Carrie Fisher (Star Wars) and director-producers Brett Ratner (X-Men 3), Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman) and Jon Avnet (Risky Business). Judges for additional rounds will be announced at a later date/as soon as Chewie gets his annual vaccination. read more

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