While American Idol continues to decimate its competition, it also keeps lagging behind its numbers for last season.
NBC has ordered new seasons of The Office, Parks and Recreation, and Community, the network announced on Thursday.
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"I am so pleased to renew these three outstanding comedies which are all at the top of their game creatively," Bob Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment said in a statement. "The Office continues to fire on all cylinders on the most competitive night of television; Parks & Recreation has come into its own this season as the rightful companion to The Office; and Community is one of the freshest comedies on any network and a solid foundation for Thursday night."
Ken Jeong, Yvette Nicole Brown, Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Could Senor Chang become Papa Chang?
On Thursday's Community, the study group throws a baby shower for Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown). Also, Chang (Ken Jeong) has warmed up to the possibility that he could be the father of her baby, but the only problem is that Shirley feels that Andre (Malcolm Jamal Warner) would make the better, saner choice.
Matthew Fox has signed on to play the villain in the upcoming thriller I, Alex Cross, Deadline reports.
In his first major role since wrapping ABC's Lost, Fox will play Michael Sullivan, a man who kills for both money and the thrill. The character comes from the series of books about detective-psychologist Alex Cross by James Patterson.
Mother Nature was not on Tiffany Derry's side on the second part of the Top Chef: All Stars finale. After she plated her conch and coconut chowder with conch ceviche early, strong Bahamian winds and a threatening storm cooled the soup, leading to her elimination. Still, the Dallas-based chef believes her dish would've worked if it stayed hot, even with a cold component on it.
British actor Michael Gough, best known for playing Alfred in the Batman film franchise, has died, according to E! Online. He was 94.
Gough was born in Malaysia and made his film debut in the 1948 movie Blanche Fury. He went on to appear in many British television shows, including the long-running series Doctor Who. He married his costar from the series, Anneke Wills, in 1962. They later divorced in 1979.
Mel Gibson turned himself in to the police for booking on criminal battery charges.
Gibson and his lawyer went to the El Segundo Police department where he was fingerprinted and took a mug-shot, according to The Hollywood Reporter The booking took place the same night that Gibson's new film The Beaver debuted at SXSW.
Tiger Woods and Jimmy Fallon
Tiger Woods returned to late-night television for the first time in more than a year, and Late Night host Jimmy Fallon was happy to welcome him back — and to thank him for providing great material.
"Thank you for having the courage to come on a late-night comedy program," Fallon said to the golfer. "I gotta commend you for that...but from a comedian's standpoint ... thank you."