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Community Episode Recap: "Pilot"

From Dan Harmon (The Sarah Silverman Program) and Emmy Award-winning directors Joe and Anthony Russo (Arrested Development) comes Community. In the series premiere of this shiny new NBC show, it doesn't seem to matter how they got there or why, but a mismatched band of students at the Greendale Community College in Colorado are about to teach each other lessons that their curriculum could never cover.

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Supernatural Episode Recap: "Good God, Y'all!"

Castiel tells Sam and Dean he needs to find God because God is the only other one besides Michael that can stop Lucifer. The brothers head to River Pass, Colorado to handle an alleged demon outbreak, but that's not the big news. Not by a long shot.

"Good God, Y'all" reminds me of a mix between Season 2's "Croatoan" and Season 3's "Sin City." In "Croatoan," Sam and Dean dealt with a demonic virus. Bridges were out, chaos reigned, people turned into monsters — that's basically what has been happening in this small town. The citizens have been made to think their neighbors are demons, but It turns out no one really had black eyes or was susceptible to holy water, salt and/or exorcisms. The "Sin City" part of the equation comes in to play after "Roger" reveals to Sam he didn't have to do much to cause the disorder and destruction of this town. I kind of remember the same thing happening in the Season 3 episode where decadence and debauchery prevailed. So thanks to a hallucination here and a nudge there, the good people of River Pass are taking each other out. And we can all thank "Roger" who turns out to be War, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. The fact we're in Week 2 of Supernatural's version of the end of days and we've already met one of the four horsemen is a pretty significant event. But this was just one of many significant events:

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The Biggest Loser Episode Recap: Week 1

The Biggest Loser

Welcome back to The Biggest Loser. While last cycle was all about couples, this time, the theme is "second chances." And like Bob and Jillian told us within the first few minutes of the premiere, "These people are not like you...they are you!" So let our Biggest Loser journey begin. read more

Gossip Girl Episode Recap: "Reversals of Fortune"

On the third-season premiere of Gossip Girl, many of our favorite Upper East siders headed home from various luxurious vacation spots, and Chuck and Blair learned that summer games could be dangerous. But while summer began to wind down, Serena's wild behavior heated up. read more

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"

Supernatural

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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