Deaths! Interrogations! Plane crashes! Breakups! Weddings! Catfights! Sex dreams! TV had it all this year. From Desperate Housewives' fitting farewell to Fringe's powerful flash-forward, 2012 served up some remarkable hours of television, and we've assembled the top 25 episodes. Which ones made the cut? Tune in all week to see the full list.
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As 30 Rock heads towards its series finale, it should come as no surprise that we'll see plenty of our favorite familiar faces returning.
Dean Winters, who portrayed Liz's (Tina Fey) horrible boyfriend Dennis Duffy, has been tapped to return in the upcoming Thursday, Nov. 29 episode, Vulture reports.
Yes, we're excited to see what trouble he'll bring, but there are so many other characters we'd love to see return as well! Here's our wish list for the final season:
"In five years, we'll all either be working for him... or be dead by his hand."
It's been more than five years since Jack (Alec Baldwin) uttered those foreboding words about Kenneth (Jack McBrayer) on 30 Rock, but now that the NBC comedy is heading into its seventh and final season (Thursday at 8/7c), one of those predictions may just come true.
"We certainly have not forgotten about that," co-showrunner and executive producer Robert Carlock tells TVGuide.com. "I think it would be disappointing if one of those didn't happen. There are so many things we want to do before it's over."
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But there's so little time. The three-time Emmy winner for Best Comedy Series will return for a shortened 13-episode run — or a "full-out sprint," as Carlock calls it. "When we were doing 22 episodes, there are sort of three phases you go through. One usually takes you through about 10 or 11 episodes. There's a sprint to that with an arc, then there's a wait and you usually do your weirder episodes while you're treading water, and then you have your sprint ...
Saturday Night Live vet Will Ferrell stopped by to host for the third time with a little help from his friends, including fellow alums Ana Gasteyer (the Bobbie to his Marty Culp) and Will Forte.
Ferrell kicked things off by reprising his most famous impersonation — of former President George W. Bush. Turns out, George got a little lost about three and a half years ago and ended up moving into Vice President's Joe Biden's closet. Thankfully, George was there to...
You gotta love a show that's never met a line it wasn't afraid to cross.