<p>Dakota Johnson and Nat Faxon in &quot;Ben and Kate.&quot;</p>

Dakota Johnson and Nat Faxon in "Ben and Kate."

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FOX pulls 'Ben and Kate,' scraps four-sitcom Tuesday bloc in favor of 'Hell's Kitchen'

'Raising Hope' will pull double duty until March

As recently as two weeks ago, FOX president Kevin Reilly said there was nothing that could be done in-season to fix the flagging fortunes of his Tuesday comedy lineup, and that "we've just gotta play through" from then until May.

But several more weeks of ratings data for the night in general changed that opinion, as today FOX announced that "Ben and Kate" is being pulled from the schedule immediately, and that the four-sitcom bloc will be going away by March, with "Hell's Kitchen" leading into survivors "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project."

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<p>Zooey Deschanel and Jake Johnson in &quot;New Girl.&quot;</p>

Zooey Deschanel and Jake Johnson in "New Girl."

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Review: 'New Girl' - 'Pepperwood'

Nick goes undercover in Jess's class, while Winston and Cece have an awkward morning encounter

A quick review of last night's "New Girl" coming up just as soon as I have a deaf grocer...

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<p>Aubrey Plaza and Amy Poehler in &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>

Aubrey Plaza and Amy Poehler in "Parks and Recreation."

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HitFix First Look: 'Parks and Recreation' puts women in garbage

And is trash one subject that brings out April's sincerity?

If there's one thing "Parks and Recreation" has made abundantly clear over five seasons, it's that Leslie Knope can rock any job put in front of her. Tomorrow night's episode, "Women in Garbage," puts that idea to the test as Leslie spends a day (with April) working as a trash collector, all to prove a point to the male-dominated Pawnee government that there should be more civil service jobs open to the women of the town.

In this scene — exclusive to HitFix for the next few hours — we see Leslie and April gearing up for their shift as garbage women, with Leslie approaching the task the way she does everything, and April realizing this is a job she might actually like.

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<p>Kristina (Monica Potter)&nbsp;has reason to smile in the &quot;Parenthood&quot;&nbsp;season finale.</p>

Kristina (Monica Potter) has reason to smile in the "Parenthood" season finale.

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Season finale review: 'Parenthood' - 'Because You're My Sister'

Kristina gets a diagnosis, Sarah makes a choice, and the family officially welcomes Victor

A review of the "Parenthood" season finale coming up just as soon as I compare you to Pinky Tuscadero...

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<p>Jon Hamm will direct the second episode of &quot;Mad Men&quot;&nbsp; season six.</p>

Jon Hamm will direct the second episode of "Mad Men"  season six.

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'Mad Men' season 6 will premiere in April

AMC drama will return with another two-hour season premiere

Don Draper and the rest of "Mad Men" will be back on AMC on Sunday, April 7 at 9 p.m.

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<p>Boyd (Walton Goggins)&nbsp;confronts Preacher Billy (Joseph Mazzello)&nbsp;on &quot;Justified.&quot;</p>

Boyd (Walton Goggins) confronts Preacher Billy (Joseph Mazzello) on "Justified."

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Review: 'Justified' - 'Truth and Consequences'

Raylan gives Lindsey's ex an ultimatum, while Boyd snakes Preacher Billy

A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as I figure out a way to keep a gun in my undershorts...

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<p>Brian Van Holt and Ian Gomez in &quot;Cougar Town.&quot;</p>

Brian Van Holt and Ian Gomez in "Cougar Town."

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Review: 'Cougar Town' - 'Between Two Worlds'

Bobby chooses a new name, and the gang identifies their super powers

A review of tonight's "Cougar Town" coming up just as soon as specialists weigh in on my STD results...

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<p>Krysten Ritter in &quot;Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23,&quot;&nbsp;which ABC&nbsp;has pulled from the schedule. </p>

Krysten Ritter in "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23," which ABC has pulled from the schedule.

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ABC pulls 'Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23,' will double-run 'Happy Endings'

One Tuesday comedy lives a little longer, while the other goes away

Well, ABC has figured out a way to air all the remaining episodes of "Happy Endings" before "Dancing with the Stars" returns in March — it just comes at the expense of the network's other Tuesday comedy, "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23," which has been pulled off the schedule, effective immediately.

Both shows are pre-empted tonight by the premiere of ABC's new cooking competition show "The Taste," but starting next week, we'll get "Happy Endings" at both 9 and 9:30 each Tuesday until "Dancing" is back.

The return of "Dancing" — and the decision to back away from a planned four-comedy Tuesday bloc that was announced last spring — left ABC with more inventory of both shows than the network was going to be able to air. For a few weeks, the solution was to air additional episodes on Sunday nights (the "Happy Endings" producers talked to me about that back at press tour), but the ratings were so low that the Sunday airings were dropped. I'm told that all the remaining "Happy Endings" episodes should air by the time "Dancing" is on the air again, while there will be eight episodes of "Don't Trust the Birkenstock" in limbo. (As "Don't Trust the Bugle" co-star James Van Der Beek bluntly put it on Twitter, "We've basically been canceled.")

I won't mourn the loss of "Don't Trust the Biplane," but that's also because every time I tuned in this season, it seemed to be a leftover episode from last spring (Liza Lapira tended to be the giveaway), which meant I got very little exposure to whether the show did or didn't improve in season 2. But given its ratings, there was no way it was going to return next season, anyway. The question is whether this represents a significant sign of hope for "Happy Endings," or just Paul Lee playing favorites between the fanbases of two different doomed comedies. At a minimum, it's not bad news that Lee picked "Happy Endings" to stay on the air for the next couple of months.

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<p>Jay and Mark Duplass return to &quot;The Mindy Project&quot;&nbsp;tonight.</p>

Jay and Mark Duplass return to "The Mindy Project" tonight.

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Mark and Jay Duplass on 'The Mindy Project,' 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Safety Not Guaranteed' & more

What's it like when two filmmaking brothers play brothers on camera?

Mark Duplass likes to work — and the more job titles, the better. In 2012 alone, he appeared in four movies, doubled as a producer on one of them ("Safety Not Guaranteed"), did his usual 13 episodes as Pete on FX's "The League," and wrote and directed "The Do-Deca Pentathlon," his latest filmmaking collaboration with brother Jay Duplass. (Their previous films include "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" and "Cyrus," among others.) And tonight at 9:30, the brothers Duplass make their latest on-camera appearance on FOX's "The Mindy Project" as Brendan and Duncan, a pair of midwives who are competing with Mindy's obstetrics practice.

I spoke with the brothers back in December (shortly before the release of "Zero Dark Thirty," in which Mark is part of a massive TV Character Actors On Parade supporting ensemble) about how they hooked up with Mindy Kaling, what it's like to play brothers on screen, and whether Mark prefers one of his many showbiz identities to the others.

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<p>Josh Radnor and Ashley Benson in &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother.&quot;</p>

Josh Radnor and Ashley Benson in "How I Met Your Mother."

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Review: 'How I Met Your Mother' - 'Ring Up'

Ted dates a much younger woman, Robin turns invisible and Lily loves Marshall's new accessory

A review of last night's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as a flash mob breaks out in front of a group of Korean American food trucks in Williamsburg...

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