What kind of family must it be where slacker bartender Nick Miller (Jake Johnson) is seen as the responsible one? That answer becomes clear in a sporadically amusing road-trip episode of Fox's New Girl (9/8c) that takes the roomies to Chicago to lay Nick's scoundrel of a dad (former guest star Dennis Farina) to rest. The formidable Margo Martindale (Justified, The Americans) presides over the ridiculous antics as Nick's gruff but needy mom, and cable clown Nick Kroll hams it up as his emotionally volatile brother. As usual, Schmidt (Max Greenberg) hijacks the proceedings with his death neuroses, and while he wonders "What's with this open casket thing?" it's his encounter with said coffin and its contents that provides the episode's biggest laughs.
"I'm the oldest cougar in town," says former Partridge Family mom Shirley Jones, who guest stars as Jules' new neighbor on the March 26 episode of TBS's Cougar Town. "My character and her husband decide to move to an area where they can play and try some new things out."
Susan Luckey, best known for playing Mayor Shinn's daughter in The Music Man, died Thursday, TMZ.com reports. She was 74.
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In an upcoming episode, Tori (Victoria Justice), Cat (Ariana Grande) and Jade (Elizabeth GIllies) travel to San Diego to pay their respects when a classic TV star dies. But the girls soon discover that Mona (Jones) is very much alive — and starring on a new show called The Dead.