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Is Community Really Going to Be "Less Weird" This Year?

Joel McHale, Community

"We're gonna have more fun and be less weird than the first two years combined!"

So sings — yes, sings — the Greendale Community College study group as NBC's Community kicks off its third season.

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The flashy opening number speaks to creator Dan Harmon's plan for the third season, which he says won't be as stunt-episode heavy as the self-referential comedy has been in the past.

"I don't want to disappoint any more of the more hyperactive savvy fans that love nothing more than the fact that the show is completely unpredictable," Harmon first told TVGuide.com at the end of Season 2. "I have to continue a promise to the audience to always engage them in every part of their brain that love television. But at the same time I've got to get my mom more comfortable with the show."

But doesn't an elaborate song-and-dance routine fly in the face of that? read more

Parks and Rec's Nick Offerman on Ron Swanson's Moustache Misadventures and Scary Tammy

Nick Offerman

When viewers last saw Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation, he was eyebrow-less and running scared from first wife Tammy 1. Nick Offerman promises that in the beginning of Season 4 (Thursday, 8:30/7:30, NBC) "fans will go through a roller-coaster ride of emotion with Ron's facial hair." No, really. Just wait. TVGuide.com quizzed Offerman about the state of his popular 'stache, what he thinks of the Ron Swanson phenomenon, and why Tammy 1 was once attractive to a young Ron. Plus, he tells us whether we'll see more of his woodworking skills or his smooth alter ego Duke Silver.

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All My Children Comes to an End: Creator Agnes Nixon and the Cast Look Back

All My Children

After nearly 42 years of scandalous affairs, decades-long rivalries, fairy tale romances, kidnapped babies, serial killers, resurrected loved ones and the occasional Pennsylvania tornado, All My Children as fans have known it will come to an end on Friday. Two weeks before production wrapped, TVGuide.com spent a few days behind the scenes of Pine Valley as writers, producers and cast performed something of a three-ring circus, rallying to deliver what they hoped would be a satisfying conclusion for their loyal viewers.

During one morning meeting, longtime director Steven Williford planned out the moment in which Angie (Debbi Morgan) would get her sight back, enacting how she would stumble, joyful and teary-eyed, toward Jessie (Darnell Williams). Downstairs on set at the Pine Valley police station, Tad (Michael E. Knight) and Dixie (Cady McClain) -- together, at last — confronted David (Vincent Irizarry) perhaps for the final time, begging to know read more

Simon Cowell's The X Factor Finally Premieres: Let's Review It Together!

Simon Cowell

Over the past year, you've heard plenty of hype from Simon Cowell about his new singing competition, The X Factor: It's huge! Auditions are held in packed arenas! It's got really young and really old contestants! Groups are allowed! New judge Nicole Scherzinger will out-cry and out-crazy Paula Abdul! L.A. Reid will finally give Simon a worthy opponent! And did he mention it's huge? For all these reasons, we should probably brace ourselves for it to blow American Idol and The Voice right out of prime time's talent show-infested waters, right?

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Well, now that you've tuned in to Wednesday's premiere to see the goods firsthand, let's discuss. We want to hear your opinions on the night's standouts, good and bad, starting with:

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Exec Producer Betsy Thomas: There's Room Among NBC's Snobby Sitcoms for Whitney's Comedy

Whitney Cummings and Chris D’Elia

NBC's Thursday night lineup was once dubbed Must-See TV — and with shows like The Office, Community and Parks and Recreation leading the comedy block, it's hard to say things have really changed from the days when Friends and Seinfeld once held court. This makes it even more challenging for new comedy Whitney to gain its footing at 9:30/8:30c, a spot previously held by the likes of 30 Rock, which returns midseason, and the short-lived Outsourced.

Whitney: How different is Whitney Cummings from her TV persona, really?

"Of course we're... read more

Who's A.J. Cook's Dream Criminal Minds Guest Star? Plus 5 More Things We Learned

A.J. Cook

JJ and Prentiss are back!

After a year of casting upheaval, A.J. Cook and Paget Brewster returned to Criminal Minds Wednesday, a homecoming that was punctuated by Cook live-tweeting the Season 7 premiere.

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The opener picked up three months after the finale at a Senate hearing, where the BAU was grilled about its rogue operation pursuing Prentiss' IRA nemesis Ian Doyle (Timothy V. Murphy). After Doyle's son, Declan (Conrad Bluth), was kidnapped — but not by Doyle — Prentiss (Brewster) came out of hiding to help the team, which now finds JJ (Cook) as a profiler, solve the case.

"Gang's all here!" Cook tweeted after Brewster's ...
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Fall TV Popularity Contest: Did You Dig The X Factor or Revenge?

Steve Jones, Nicole Sherzinger, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and L.A. Reid

The anticipation finally is over. On Wednesday, Fox's The X Factor debuted, reuniting American Idol judges Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul. Was the competition show as exciting as you expected? Or is it just another singing reality series?

Vote: Which fall premieres won you over? Which flopped?

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Grey's Anatomy: Where Were We and What's Next?

Grey's Anatomy

When Season 8 of Grey's Anatomy premieres (Thursday, 9/8c on ABC), Meredith and Derek are on the outs, Alex has been shunned by his fellow Seattle Gracers and Cristina is grappling with whether or not to abort her and Owen's child. But there's oh so much more that will be happening at the hospital so you might need a quick refresher on where we left off — and a juicy tease about what comes next in the doctors' final year of residency.

Grey's Anatomy: Shonda Rhimes talks Mer-Der's struggle, Cristina's pregnancy

Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo)
Where Were We? She tampered with the Alzheimer's clinical trial in hopes of saving Adele's life, which caused her to be suspended from the hospital. She also adopted baby Zola, but ended up having a huge fight with Derek.
What's Next? As we've seen in the promos, Meredith will soon be out of a job, but... read more

Charlie’s Angels' New Angels Don't Feel Pressure to Live Up to the Past

Rachael Taylor, Minka Kelly, Annie Ilonzeh

Charlie's Angels has seen a number of faces take on the duties of a crime-fighting angel: Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack, Tanya Roberts, Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Demi Moore.

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Now, Minka Kelly, Annie Ilonzeh and Rachael Taylor will join the ranks of their near-exclusive club — one that comes with both halos and fighting skills and even a billionaire boss. The three new angels certainly have some big high heels to fill, but they, along with a much fitter and younger John Bosley (Ramon Rodriguez), are ready for the challenge.

"I don't think there's... read more

The Big Bang Theory Boss: Raj and Penny's Hookup Is Karma for Leonard

Big Bang Theory

Of all the possible Big Bang Theory couplings, do any of them make for stranger bedfellows than Raj and Penny?

"I really don't think so! Especially if my reaction means anything," executive producer Steve Molaro tells TVGuide.com. "I remember Chuck [Lorre], Bill [Prady] and I were in the writers' room breaking the season finale and that story of [Raj and Penny sleeping together] came up. I think I had a strong reaction to it — facially. I was like, 'Really?!' I think Chuck was so amused by how strong my reaction was that he was like, 'Well, now we have to do it!'"

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And of course they did it — and so did Raj (Kunal Nayyar) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco), who were ...
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