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Top Moments: Modern Family Comes Up Short, Top Chef's Avian Rap

Modern Family

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9. Some Things Never Change Award: On the season finale of Millionaire Matchmaker, Patti tries to find love for Stacy Kessler — a millionairess whom she threw out of her office earlier in the season. But history repeats itself when Stacy shows her date a cringe-worthy, self-made DVD about preparing for a lingerie shoot, which promptly ends the date, and her relationship with Patti -- again.

8. Scariest Stare-Down: Unsurprisingly, former heavyweight champ Patrick "Lights" Leary throws some blood-splattering punches in the Lights Out premiere. But his most threatening confrontation comes when the big bruiser silently stares down daughter Ava's secret boyfriend, "Brent from Brunswick," after the two... read more

Top Moments: Mother Loses a Father, Castle Gets a Meta Heat Wave

How I Met Your Mother

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Cutest Acceptance Speech: When Neil Patrick Harris picks up his best comedy actor trophy at the People's Choice Awards, he is forced to switch languages from English to baby talk ("ug-ha, baga-badga," to be exact), in order to thank his new twins. (Note to other celebrity parents: Only Harris has the skills to make baby talk seem charming.)

11. Most Progress: Orson tries his best to win back Bree on Desperate Housewives by denigrating her surprising relationship with Keith. Just when fans think her ex-husband has won... read more

Top Moments: Conan Goes Coco for Christmas, Survivor Gets Dumb and Dumber

Conan

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8. Best Diss:
When Phaedra and Kim whip out the claws about Phaedra's due date on Real Housewives of Atlanta, the new mother takes a nasty swipe at Kim's alleged nursing degree: "Honey, just because you strip out of a nurse's outfit does not make you a nurse, baby girl." Not exactly something we thought we'd hear from the mouth of a self-proclaimed Southern belle, but we'll take it.

7. Worst Second Act: Now with some extra time on his hands, Larry King drops by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to chat about semi-retirement and debut, as Leno dubs it, his "bright young comedy styling" in a stand-up routine. "If you're watching to book me, I tell stories..." King says, before launching into... read more

Top Moments: Sarah Palin's Unhappy Camper and a Few of Barney Stinson's Favorite Things

Sarah Palin, Kate Gosselin

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11. Worst Delivery: During the announcement of the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, Rizzoli & Isles star Angie Harmon jokes that there's a name missing from the list of TV drama actress contenders: hers. "I'm confident Angie Harmon is in there for Rizzoli & Isles," she says. "I said it," co-announcer Rosario Dawson says, playing along. "Yeah, that's totally fine. It's fine," Harmon says. Crickets.

10. Most Feel-Good Moment: Just when The Sing-Off's Jerry Lawson and the Talk of the Town put on their... read more

Top Moments: The Walking Dead's Big Bang and Community Gets Lost

Andrew Lincoln and Danny Pudi

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12. Heaviest Joke: What is it about Levi Johnston that makes all the ladies crazy? Kathy Griffin, who famously had a faux relationship with the Thrilla from Wasilla, pokes fun at Bristol Palin, who had a child with Johnston, while hosting VH1 Divas Salute the Troops. The acerbic comic quips that Palin is the only person in the history of Dancing with the Stars to gain weight on the show. "She gained, like, 30 pounds a week. I swear to God; it was fantastic — she's like the... read more

Top Moments: Sons of Anarchy's Master Con, Dexter's Murderous Hook-Up and Reality Quitters

Michael C. Hall and Charlie Hunnam

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12. Saddest Laugh: He's held his own against the likes of the Salahis, George W. Bush and even Kanye West, but apparently Today host Matt Lauer is no match for... small packages? During a segment examining the shrinking sizes of food packaging, Lauer shows the show's financial editor he's just a kid inside — a 5-year-old — when he starts uncontrollably giggling over "small packages." We haven't seen anyone break ...
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Top Moments: Oprah's Tricks and Treats and Dancing Goes Baywatch

Oprah, Dancing With The Stars

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11. Best Drunken Advice:
Self-professed "lush" Gwyneth Paltrow had trouble getting into the alcoholic mindset of her character in her upcoming film Country Strong, but she knew exactly who to turn to for some pointers: Robert Downey Jr. Paltrow tells Chelsea Handler on her Big Interview Special that her Iron Man pal "wrote me the most amazing e-mail and he helped me... read more

Top Moments: Hawaii Five-0's Molotov Cocktail Party, Dancing's Bulletproof Bristol

Alex O'Loughlin and Bristol Palin

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12. "Oh No She Di'nt" Award: Laguerta knew she was in some deep doo-doo after her last sting operation on Dexter resulted in the death of civilians. But rather than nut up and take responsibility for her actions, she suggests to Deb that they pin the blame on Manzone because her career would be least affected. Deb isn't having it, so Laguerta decides to throw Deb under the bus and get Manzone to back her story to the chief.

11. Most Engaging Day: After sleeping through their start time... read more

Top Moments: Conan's Killer Return, Glee's First Kiss and Instant Dancing Drama

Chris Colfer and Conan O'Brien

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13. Worst Parents:
Jen Clark isn't going to win any Parent of the Year awards, and neither is Ryan after this week's baby-drop fiasco on 90210. When Jen turns her back on baby Jack while changing him, the poor little guy rolls off the table and lands flat on his back. Jen is hysterical naturally, and while Ryan is sweet for trying to console her, we wondered: Um, did we forget that a newborn baby just fell three feet to the floor and could very well be injured?

12. Blunt Truth Award: Outgoing California Gov... read more

Top Moments: Jon Stewart's Dueling Musical Trains and Walking Dead's Zombie Pain

Walking Dead, Tina Fey

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12. Best Use of Chardonnay: To promote her new craft book on the Today show, Amy Sedaris knows just how to get Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford's attention: wine! Sedaris teaches the two hosts the importance of stretching before and after crafts. First, reach... read more

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