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After Another Lackluster Season, Can the Network Sitcom Be Saved?

Sarah Michelle Gellar, Robin Williams

This was supposed to be the year that popular stars Michael J. Fox, Sean Hayes and Robin Williams triumphantly returned to television and saved the sitcom. But of these three, only Williams is still on the air — and his new show, CBS' The Crazy Ones, is more "solid" than "smash."

"It's hard to launch comedy even in the best of circumstances," says NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. And network TV circa 2014 is not experiencing the best of circumstances. NBC pulled The Michael J. Fox Show and Sean Saves the World off the network's Thursday night lineup this winter after both shows attracted just around 3 million viewers a week. (Michael J. Fox's remaining episodes may still air.

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NBC Announces Season Finale Dates for The Blacklist, Chicago Fire and SVU

James Spader and Megan Boone

NBC announced its season-finale dates Tuesday, including First Lady Michelle Obama's appearance on Parks and Recreation, and the Season 6 finale of The Voice.

The... read more

VIDEO: Amy Poehler Gets Big Laughs in New Old Navy Commercial

Amy Poehler

Is there anything Amy Poehler can't do? (Answer: No).

In addition to her starring role on Parks and Recreation, her acclaimed turns as Golden Globes co-host and her appearance in pretty much the... read more

Exclusive Parks and Rec Sneak Peek: Has Tom Found a New Calling?

Aziz Ansari

Tom Haverford may have lost Rent-a-Swag, but a new career may not be far off!

When Tom (Aziz Ansari) and Ben (Adam Scott) go in search for corporate sponsors for an upcoming benefit concert during Thursday's Parks and Recreation (8:30/7:30c, NBC), Tom comes across... read more

Patton Oswalt Previews the Film Independent Spirit Awards

Patton Oswalt

The day before Hollywood's biggest stars don their gowns and tuxedos for the Oscars, they cut loose and drink up on the Santa Monica beach during the Film Independent Spirit Awards. This year, stand-up comedian/actor Patton Oswalt hosts the laid-back affair (airing Saturday, March 1 at 10/9c on IFC). "I'm doing as little as possible [to prepare]," Oswalt admits. "I want to be as relaxed and boozy as everyone I'm performing for. If I'm too focused, I'll just freak everybody out." But one tongue-in-cheek stunts has already been nixed: Oswalt will not be allowed to present live birds to this year's winners, as he had previously intended.

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Michelle Obama to Appear on Parks and Recreation's Season Finale

First Lady Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama will make a cameo in the Parks and Recreation season finale, NBC announced Thursday.

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Seth Meyers Makes His Late Night Debut

Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers kicked off his Late Night debut Monday by paying tribute to his predecessor. Writing a "thank you note" — which was a regular segment on the old Late Night — to current Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, Meyers promised to... read more

Top Videos: Fallon's Tonight Show, Parks and Rec Webisode, Marlon Wayans' New Comedy Channel

Anthony David Miles, Tom Shillue, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Tartaro

This week, Jimmy Fallon made his debut as host of The Tonight Show, and welcomed a host of celebrity guests — the most entertaining of which was Kristen Wiig, who did her entire interview in character as One Direction's Harry Styles. With NBC devoting its prime time programming to Olympics coverage, Parks and Recreation launched its online spin-off The Hapley Group, and Parenthood's companion web series incorporated the show's long-awaited crossover with Friday Night Lights. Also bowing this week were Marlon Wayans' new comedy channel, and Chipotle's original web series Farmed and Dangerous. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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Watch the First Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel's first departure from its traditional comic book roster. Based on a popular franchise, the film's leads are a far cry from the clean-cut Golden Age Avengers. Most of them aren't even human.

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How I Met Your Mother's Cristin Milioti Joins Rashida Jones' Comedy Pilot

Cristin Milioti

Rashida Jones' romantic comedy pilot just landed a mother of a casting.

Cristin Milioti, who joined How I Met Your Mother this season as the future Mrs. Ted Mosby, has signed on to... read more

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