Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Fallon
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12. Tastiest Defense: How do you know when your airline passenger is done? You stick a fork in him, naturally. Or at least, that's what Maggie does on Pan Am when a male first-class flyer (and first-class sleazebag) tries to feel her up and pull into the bathroom. It's about 50 years later, but we'd still stab someone with a fork if they pulled that crap with us.
11. The Edge of Sanity Award: Susan deals with her immense guilt over helping to hide Carlos' murder on Desperate Housewives the only way she knows how...
Unforgettable — the highest-rated new drama of the 2011-12 TV season's first week — apparently isn't memorable enough for some people to return to.
The show's third episode attracted 11.35 million viewers and nabbed a 2.4 rating among industry-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, overnight Nielsen ratings showed. It drew 19 percent fewer viewers two weeks after its debut, and last week it fell behind Person of Interest as the most popular new network drama.
It still emerged victorious in prime time's final hour Tuesday ...
Richard Dreyfuss, Lauren Graham, Craig T. Nelson
NBC has ordered two more episodes of Parenthood, a show rep confirms.
The pickup brings the Season 3 total to ...
It looks like New Girl is no fluke. The second episode of the sitcom starring Zooey Deschanel attracted 9.26 million viewers and scored a 4.4 rating among industry-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, again bettering Glee.
Adorkable is a winning trait. Zooey Deschanel and that precious description brought 10.08 million viewers to the series debut of New Girl — which did substantially better than the Season 3 premiere of Glee (8.91 million).
Dana Delany, Nicholas Bishop
Continuing a weeklong series of new-season analysis and previews, here's my take on how I see the new Tuesday lineups playing out.
Tuesday in a Nutshell: The no-brainer: CBS will continue to rule with its NCIS-NCIS: LA combo, and the new procedural-with-a-twist Unforgettable should fit right in, possibly putting a dent in ABC's midseason surprise Body of Proof, which roughly targets the same audience for female-driven crime dramas. Fox should make significant inroads with the younger demos, especially if Glee gets back its groove in this transitional graduation season (for some characters, anyway). The delightful New Girl deserves to break out, and may bolster the fortunes of my favorite comedy from last season, Raising Hope. On NBC, The Biggest Loser provides stability if not much excitement ...
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15. Orange You Glad You Did This? Award: Now that Anderson Cooper has come out of the closet about his admiration for Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, it's only fitting that they go out on a proper date. On his new daytime talk show, the Jersey Shore star takes Cooper for his first spray tan. "I had no idea that Mr. Anderstand had muscles," Snooki says, as a sheepish, shirtless Cooper undergoes the process. "So when he took off his shirt, he had, like, a huge peanut muscle. Cool." Cooper, at least, seems pleased with the results: "Wow! I've never had a tan line like that." Does anyone...
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Ringer, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar in her much ballyhooed return to TV, drew 2.7 million viewers, according to preliminary Nielsen data, boosting The CW to its most-watched Tuesday night in two years.
The series, which has gotten decidedly mixed reviews, also scored a 1.2 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds — one-third of the 3.6 rating snagged by America's Got Talent's penultimate episode (which lured 13.20 million in viewership) at the same hour (9/8c).
Michael B. Jordan
Cheers to Parenthood for keeping Michael B. Jordan in the family.
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Executive producer Jason Katims has brought back his charismatic Friday Night Lights veteran for Season 3 of NBC's drama as Alex, the recovering-alcoholic boyfriend of...
When fans saw Parenthood last, Julia (Erika Christensen) Julia had just decided she wanted to adopt a baby, and Kristina (Monica Potter) had just learned she was pregnant. Eight months later, Kristina is about to pop, but Julia's daughter Sydney is still an only child. However, someone is about to enter Julia's life who could easily change all that.
"There's a turn of events which seems like it might be fate, and Julia has to decide whether or not she wants to be...