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2013's Best Episodes: Fringe's Bittersweet Sacrifice and Matt Damon Bumps Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel Live with Matt Damon

Torture! Clones! Betrayal! Sexting! And just sex! From touching series finales (adieu, 30 Rock and The Office!) to Game of Thrones' brutal Red Wedding, 2013 was brimming with fantastic hours of television. TVGuide.com has compiled the top 25 episodes. Which ones made the cut? Tune in all week to see the full list.

What were the best TV shows of 2013?


Here are the first five in our countdown.
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Parenthood Exclusive: John Corbett Books Return Appearance

John Corbett

Another one of Sarah's former flames is returning to Parenthood!

John Corbett is set to reprise his role as her troubled... read more

Parenthood Boss Reveals What’s Next for Amber and Ryan, and Joel and Julia

Mae Whitman, Craig T. Nelson

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday's episode of Parenthood. Read at your own risk (and preferably with tissues handy!)]

After a relatively calm beginning to Parenthood's fourth season, emotions kicked into high gear on... read more

Ask Matt: Blacklist, Coven, Nashville, Parenthood and NBC's Thursday Comedies

Jessica Lange

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: I'm enjoying The Blacklist thus far and would watch it for James Spader's performance alone, but I'm also enjoying the stories as well. NBC is sticking to a formula that has worked before, albeit on a sister network. The intriguing loner, at odds with a government agency, solving the case of the week with the help of his associates, with a through story that's addressed for a few minutes at the start and end of each episode, just enough to keep the serial nature of the story going. Am I the only one who thinks that The Blacklist is Burn Notice with a network budget? If the show is successful, NBC will end up as an expensive version of USA Network. Not there's anything wrong with that. — Rick

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Parenthood's Matt Lauria on Amber and Ryan's Engagement and the "Myriad of Challenges" Ahead

Mae Whitman, Matt Lauria

Parenthood's Matt Lauria admits that he had a hunch early on that Mae Whitman was his (TV) soulmate.

"Mae and I both, within the first couple of episodes, thought that we had really landed on something special," Lauria tells TVGuide.com. "So we both put our whole hearts into it."

Thankfully, this was no instance of puppy love. In the final moments of last Thursday's season premiere of the heartwarming family drama, Ryan returned home from military duty and... read more

Parenthood Boss on Sarah’s Growth, Crosby's New Baby and a Separation for Joel and Julia?

Parenthood

What a difference a year makes. Last September, Parenthood faced a shortened 15-episode season after three years of high critical praise but lukewarm ratings. But thanks in no small part to Kristina's heartbreaking battle with breast cancer, the tearjerker family drama transformed from bubble show to buzz show. Now the NBC series returns for a full 22-episode season on a brand new night, Thursdays at 10/9c.

"Moving us to Thursdays was a vote of confidence from... read more

Parenthood Books Friday Night Lights Alum for Recurring Role

Jurnee Smollett

Parenthood has booked Friday Night Lights alum Jurnee Smollett for a recurring role, TVLine reports.

Smollett will play a smart and feisty woman named Heather whom Kristina (Monica Potter) hires as her campaign manager when she decides to run for office. The arc will reunite Smollett with her FNL producer Jason Katims, as well as Matt Lauria with whom she worked on the show's final two seasons.

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5 Teases for Season 5 of Parenthood: A Wedding and a "Conveyor Belt of Babies"

Parenthood

Last year was a tough season for Parenthood, on-screen and off-screen. The show kept viewers reaching for the tissues when Kristina Braverman (Monica Potter) battled breast cancer, while her niece Amber (Mae Whitman) struggled with her feelings for a former soldier suffering from PTSD. Behind the camera, the perennial bubble show had been renewed for 15 episodes — shorter than the usual 22 — and ended its season way back in January. However, seven months later, the show has been renewed for a full 22-episode season and has been moved to... read more

Drop Dead Diva's Josh Stamberg Joins Parenthood

Josh Stamberg

Josh Stamberg is moving into Parenthood, TheWrap reports. read more

Friday Night Lights Reunion: Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler Discuss a Possible Movie

Friday Night Lights panel, ATX Festival

Friday Night Lights may be long over but many of the cast reunited at the ATX Television Festival  over the weekend in celebration of the beloved show, to spill some fun secrets and share some heartwarming memories from the five seasons.

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