The dream of Six Seasons and a Movie is one step closer to fruition, thanks to Yahoo rescuing "Community" from cancellation, for a sixth season to debut sometime this year. Beyond knowing which castmembers won't be a part of the new season — Yvette Nicole Brown left for personal reasons, Jonathan Banks is now on "Better Call Saul," and of course Donald Glover and Chevy Chase have been gone a while, leaving only Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Ken Jeong and Oscar Winner Jim Rash — we don't have a whole lot of detail about the new season, including when it might debut on Yahoo Screen, whether Yahoo will try a Netflix all-at-once approach or release the episodes weekly, etc.
Woody Allen is coming back to television, signing a deal to create a series for Amazon Studios, where he will write and direct every episode.
The new season of "Parks and Recreation" (which debuts with back-to-back episodes tonight at 8 & 8:30 on NBC) takes place in the year 2017, and the veteran comedy has a lot of fun with throwaway jokes about what life in the near-future is like, from souped-up tablet computers to the changed state of popular culture. Mostly, though, the fictional presentation of 2017 looks not dissimilar to what I imagine our real version of that year will look like, with one unfortunate exception:
When we get to the year 2017, we won't be lucky enough to have new "Parks and Recreation" episodes to enjoy.
Agent Cooper is going to get out of the Black Lodge, as Kyle MacLachlan is now officially part of Showtime's "Twin Peaks" revival.
CBS is giving Stephen Colbert a long time to get his version of "Late Show" on its feet, announcing that "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" won't debut until Tuesday, September 8 — almost nine months from now and nearly four months after David Letterman's final telecast.
In TV, January has long been the new September, and is in some ways both busier (because the mid-season premieres take place at the same time as the winter TCA press tour) and more exciting (because some of TV's best shows, including "The Americans," "Broad City," "Parks and Recreation," "Justified," "Shameless" and "Girls," are all premiering this month).
Fienberg and I know it's a lot of TV to keep track of — heck, this is our job, and we can't always keep up with all the shows these days — so the HitFix design team has put together a Winter TV hub featuring easy access to a lot of our recent reviews and previews, including our picks for the most anticipated new and returning TV shows (with premiere dates), predictions for which TV characters are in greatest danger of dying this winter, a look back at the extensive history of "Girls"-related controversies, and more. It's also a place where a lot of my Sunday night episode reviews will go, though of course you can find links to all of the shows that get regular coverage here.
Midway through their monologue as hosts of the 2015 Golden Globes, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler noted that they were never going to host the show again, and were thus free to do whatever they wanted. This started out as them playing a mock game of Who Would You Rather? about men in the audience — Fey, on wanting to have sex with Richard Linklater, noted it would be "Five minutes, once a year" — but the true freedom that came with knowing they didn't have to worry about being invited back didn't manifest itself for another minute or two.
I posted my review of HBO's "Togetherness" on Friday. Now it's your turn. For those of you who tuned in tonight, what did you think? Too much like "Married" and various other mid-life crisis marital comedies, or did the Duplass brothers' special sauce make it feel like its own thing? How did you feel about the relatively unknown Steve Zissis in such a prominent role? Did Amanda Peet seem pathetic enough, or still too much Amanda Peet to be believable? And will you watch again?
A review of the "Shameless" season premiere coming up just as soon as I run to the store for baby supplies...