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The Jay Leno Show Episode Recap: Monday, September 14, 2009

Jay Leno

On the premiere episode of The Jay Leno Show, the Tonight Show vet's new prime-time talk show/variety show/comedy hybrid, Kanye West did some time in the chair to complete an act of contrition for bullying tender flower Taylor Swift at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards. Jerry Seinfeld mocked Leno for not being able to get a better first guest. Leno interviewed President Obama...sort of. Dan Finnerty and the Dan Band serenaded car washers. Jay-Z, West and Rihanna performed. And then there were Headlines. So, how did it all go? Read on to find out...

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One Tree Hill Episode Recap: "4:30 AM (Apparently They Were Traveling Abroad)"

Austin Nichols and Sophia Bush

After saying good-bye to One Tree Hill couple Lucas and Peyton, many of us have wondered how the new season would continue without them (and whether their departure would be explained). Jamie Scott's seventh birthday served as the introduction to all the new cast members and also gave us the only answer we'd get, for now, about where Lucas, Peyton and little Sawyer have gone. So to all you OTH fans, welcome to Season 7. Now let's start recapping.

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Entourage Episode Recap: "Security Briefs"

After a two-week break, Vince and the boys are back and there's trouble in paradise. The men hired to guard Vince and the house are infringing on their territory, Ashley is in constant suspicion of E and Lloyd is unhappier than ever.

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True Blood Episode Recap: "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'"

True Blood

The witching hour is upon us, folks! In the second-season finale of True Blood, Maryann's plan comes to a surprising conclusion, as both Bill and Sam make serious sacrifices to try to thwart her. But wait, there's a whole lot more, as the residents of Bon Temps, specifically Eggs, have much difficulty dealing with the messy, memory-challenged aftermath, during which Jason and Andy will make life-changing decisions.

The Queen reveals that she's the source of Eric's V-dealing operations, and she is none too pleased that Bill knows about it. Even with Maxine back to "normal," Hoyt and Jessica's relationship still has its challenges. And just when Bill and Sookie — who has begun to question whether she is even human — get ready for their happy ending, a juicy cliff-hanger postpones it... for at least a year, when we'll next see a new episode of Alan Ball's genius vampire fables. Sucks, doesn't it? (One last vampire pun for the road!)... read more

The Vampire Diaries Episode Recap: "Pilot"

Vampire Diaries

Kevin Williamson (Dawson's Creek, Scream) and Julie Plec (Kyle XY) bring the world of author L.J. Smith to life with the series premiere of The Vampire Diaries. The pilot features Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley as the Salvatore brothers, vampires whose centuries-old war spills over into their hometown of Mystic Falls, Virginia as well as the life of Elena Gilbert, played by Nina Dobrev.

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Supernatural Episode Recap: "Sympathy for the Devil"


The apocalypse is starting; Lucifer is rising; the world is experiencing disasters of epic proportions. What are Sam and Dean doing? Well, they are dealing with the fallout from last year. Find something to hold onto because from the looks of it, Season 5 is going to be a bumpy ride. Bumpy in the best way possible, of course.

First I want to welcome any new readers to this Supernatural blog. And I want to welcome back those who waited out the hiatus and are once again ready to analyze our favorite show. This premiere rocked, didn't it? And I'm not just talking about AC/DC's "Thunderstruck," the song that accompanied the Season 4 recap at the beginning of the episode. To me, "Sympathy for the Devil" is a great set-up to what I'm betting will be an amazing saga. It's also awesome to see Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki doing a great job with the troubled relationship that is the Winchester brothers. It has to be troubled after what went on last season. Sam trusting Ruby over Dean isn't something Dean's just going to forget. Sam losing himself to what turned out to be an addiction is going to mean a lot of struggle, introspection, and hopefully a lot of growth for the younger brother. I'm looking forward to seeing how all of that is going to play out and I hope you guys are too.

Sound off on the new season and tell us what you think after you watch the premiere.

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Glee Episode Recap: "Showmance"

Jessalyn Gilsig, Glee

In Tuesday's episode of Glee (no matter what Fox is calling it, it's technically the second of the series after May's "preview" episode), Will faces pressure at school from Coach Sylvester, who'd like to see glee disbanded, and at home from his insane wife Terri, who would very much like to buy a house that the Scheusters cannot afford. His two-part plan: Find six more kids to join glee and make more money. How does he do it? Through the magical power of singing, of course!

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Melrose Place Episode Recap: "Pilot"

Melrose Place

On the series premiere of the Melrose Place reboot, we meet the chic residents of 4616 Melrose Place, the Spanish-style apartment complex with the familiar-looking pool. Right off the bat, there's a mystery to solve, so little time is wasted on pesky exposition.

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90210 Episode Discussion: "To New Beginnings!"


The CW kicks off its sophomore season of 90210 this week by picking up where we left off. (To summarize: Annie called the cops on her friends' post-prom party and ended up involved in a hit-and-run.) Naomi, Silver and Adrianna bond over the summer. Annie, on the other hand, shuts out everyone in her life as she can't help but think about her accident on prom night. While hanging out at the Beverly Hills Beach Club, Naomi and Silver meet 90210 newbie Teddy (Trevor Donovan), a tennis pro and son of a movie star. Navid tries to set up a romantic night with Ade in hopes of finally losing his virginity, and a text message may force Dixon to end things with Silver for good.

Are you excited for the new season of 90210?

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True Blood Episode Recap: "Frenzy"

True Blood, Evan Rachel Wood

Queen Sophie-Anne has some advice for Bill about dealing with a maenad. Hoyt and Jessica have their first fight. Lafayette and Sookie try to protect Tara from Maryann. Sam, Jason and Andy form an unlikely alliance to protect Bon Temps, which includes an assist from an even more unlikely accomplice.

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