<p>Patton Oswalt, Aziz Ansari and Chris Pratt in &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>

Patton Oswalt, Aziz Ansari and Chris Pratt in "Parks and Recreation."

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Review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'Article Two/Jerry's Scrapbook'

Patton Oswalt competes with Leslie, and Jerry's retirement day is here

A review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" double feature coming up just as soon as I define buffalo meat as acceptable currency...

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<p>Danny Pudi, Ken Jeong and Joel McHale in &quot;Community.&quot;</p>

Danny Pudi, Ken Jeong and Joel McHale in "Community."

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Review: 'Community' - 'Intro to Knots'

At Christmastime, the study group tries to get Cornwallis to change their grade

A quick review of tonight's "Community" coming up just as soon as I copy and paste the lyrics to "War"...

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<p>&quot;Dexter&quot;&nbsp;will end with its eighth season, debuting this summer.</p>

"Dexter" will end with its eighth season, debuting this summer.

Credit: Showtime

Showtime confirms 'Dexter' to end with season 8

Serial killer drama's concluding chapter to begin June 30

It's been assumed for a long time that the eighth season of "Dexter" would be the last, but Showtime declined to officially confirm that until today. In an announcement first made on the show's Facebook page, Showtime announced that the eighth season, debuting June 30 at 9 p.m., will be the final one for America's favorite vigilante serial killer.

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<p>Michael Cudlitz and Gerald McRaney in the &quot;Southland&quot;&nbsp;finale.</p>

Michael Cudlitz and Gerald McRaney in the "Southland" finale.

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Season finale review: 'Southland' - 'Reckoning'

If this was really the series finale, the cop drama went out the only way it should

A review of last night's "Southland" season finale coming up just as soon as you succumb to the charms of my pimp-mobile...

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<p>Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings in &quot;The Americans.&quot;</p>

Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings in "The Americans."

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Review: 'The Americans' - 'Covert War'

Elizabeth seeks revenge and Stan is confronted by his wife

A review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as I make insurance...

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<p>Jane Levy as Tessa in the &quot;Suburgatory&quot;&nbsp;finale.</p>

Jane Levy as Tessa in the "Suburgatory" finale.

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Season finale review: 'Suburgatory' - 'Apocalypse Meow/Stray Dog'

Tessa reacts poorly to news of Dallas and George's plan to move in together

A review of the two-part "Suburgatory" season finale coming up just as soon as my troubles melt away like so much provolone...

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<p>&quot;Breaking Bad&quot;&nbsp;will return in August.</p>

"Breaking Bad" will return in August.

Credit: AMC

AMC announces 'Breaking Bad' will return in August

Final 8 episodes will be paired with 'Low Winter Sun' and 'Talking Bad' talk show

The final 8 episodes of "Breaking Bad" will debut on Sunday, August 11 at 9 p.m., one of many announcements made today at AMC's upfront presentation for advertisers.

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<p>Patton Oswalt guest stars on &quot;Parks and Recreation&quot;&nbsp;tomorrow night.</p>

Patton Oswalt guest stars on "Parks and Recreation" tomorrow night.

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On 'Parks and Recreation,' Patton Oswalt gets his 'Star Wars' nerd on

In an extended outtake from tomorrow night's first episode, comedian riffs for 8 minutes about Luke Skywalker and... Thanos?

Tomorrow night, NBC is airing back-to-back episodes of "Parks and Recreation" at 9 and 9:30 ("The Office" gets the week off), and they're two of my favorite installments of the season. And yet the funniest part of either one isn't going to air at all.

In the first episode, titled "Article Two," Patton Oswalt guest stars as another Pawnee crackpot who gets upset at Leslie's proposal to eliminate some of the more outdated/racist/sexist laws on the town charter. Taking advantage of the laws still on the books, he launches into a citizen filibuster discussing his proposal for the J.J. Abrams-directed "Star Wars" sequel, which somehow turns into a "Star Wars"/Marvel Comics mash-up halfway through.

In the episode itself, you hear a few lines of dialogue from it, but when the episode was filmed, "Parks" producer Dan Goor told Oswalt to just improvise something and they would edit it down as needed in the final cut. Oswald launched into an eight-minute rant that you can watch below. It's remarkable for the absolutely hardcore nerditry of it, for Oswalt's commitment to a bit that he knew would likely never air, and also for veteran improv comic Amy Poehler's gift for interrupting at just the right moments and with just the right observations. It's really remarkable. Enjoy, and I look forward to discussing both "Article Two" and "Jerry's Scrapbook" with you after they air tomorrow night.

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<p>Famke Janssen in &quot;Hemlock Grove.&quot;</p>

Famke Janssen in "Hemlock Grove."

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Review: Netflix tries horror with 'Hemlock Grove'

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Werewolves, vampires and mad scientists co-mingle in silly, overstuffed Eli Roth joint

As Netflix pushes into the world of original programming, it's easy to see why the streaming video giant picked up certain series. "House of Cards" had a two-time Oscar winner as its star, David Fincher as an executive producer and a look and feel that automatically put Netflix into the discussion with HBO, AMC, etc. "Arrested Development" (which will debut on Netflix in May) is a show that, while never a hit on FOX, was beloved then and has been among the most popular titles in Netflix's library.

With "Hemlock Grove," whose 13-episode first season will be released in its entirety on Netflix on Friday, you have to squint a bit to see why it was chosen. Yes, it's a supernatural thriller larded with teen angst, which has value in the age of "Twilight" and "The Vampire Diaries." And it has a movie pedigree as well: Eli Roth is an executive producer and directed the pilot, and the cast includes Famke Janssen and Dougray Scott.

But it's also a mess: a horror series with a weirdly slow build (you don't even see the lead werewolf character transform until the end of the second episode), a mix of campy performances and competent ones, and just enough intriguing ideas to make me wish the entire thing was a lot better than it is.

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<p>An Italian fantasy with Marshall (Jason Segel)&nbsp;on &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother.&quot;</p>

An Italian fantasy with Marshall (Jason Segel) on "How I Met Your Mother."

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Review: 'How I Met Your Mother' - 'Romeward Bound'

Lily gets a job offer she tries to refuse, while Ted and Barney fixate on a woman in a big coat

A quick review of last night's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as my life turns into an angsty, existential Italian black-and-white movie...

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