<p>The staff of &quot;The Office&quot;&nbsp;watch the first promo for their documentary.</p>

The staff of "The Office" watch the first promo for their documentary.

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Review: 'The Office' - 'The Promo'

The staff gets their first hint of what the documentary will look like

A review of last night's "The Office" coming up just as soon as we buy an augur together...

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<p>Mads Mikkelsen as &quot;Hannibal&quot;&nbsp;in the new NBC&nbsp;drama.</p>

Mads Mikkelsen as "Hannibal" in the new NBC drama.

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Series premiere: 'Hannibal' - 'Aperitif'

What did everybody think of Bryan Fuller's take on Hannibal Lecter and friends?

I published my review of "Hannibal" yesterday. As you can see, I was a big fan. Despite Bryan Fuller's track record, I went in assuming I'd hate it, just based on serial killer drama burnout. Instead, Fuller, David Slade, Hugh Dancy and company really impressed me with a show that's both fairly faithful to the Thomas Harris books (the killer from this episode is taken straight from "Red Dragon") while feeling like its own thing.

My hope is to add this to the weekly review rotation, though given the sheer number of interesting shows airing this spring, I can't promise that I'll get to it every episode.

In the meantime, though, I'm curious what everybody else thought of this one. Did you enjoy Mads Mikkelsen's more understated Hannibal the Cannibal? How did you feel about the visual device for showing how Will Graham learns to think like the killers? Was it creepy, or cliched? Did anyone make the mistake of trying to eat while watching? And will you watch again?

Have at it.

<p>On &quot;New Girl,&quot;&nbsp;Jess (Zooey Deschanel)&nbsp;and Nick (Jake Johnson)&nbsp;ran into Russell (Dermot Mulroney).</p>

On "New Girl," Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) ran into Russell (Dermot Mulroney).

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Review: 'New Girl' - 'First Date'

Nick asks Jess out, but Russell's presence complicates things

A review of tonight's "New Girl" coming up just as soon as I shoot up a bear with Hep C...

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<p>Gillian Jacobs as Britta in &quot;Community.&quot;</p>

Gillian Jacobs as Britta in "Community."

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Review: 'Community' - 'Herstory of Dance'

Britta tries to cover up a mistake, and Abed tries to date two women at once

A quick review of tonight's "Community" coming up just as soon as I'm in an all-girl kazoo band...

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<p>On &quot;Parks and Recreation,&quot;&nbsp;Ben (Adam Scott)&nbsp;revisits his hometown.</p>

On "Parks and Recreation," Ben (Adam Scott) revisits his hometown.

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Review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'Partridge'

Ben returns to his hometown, Jamm sues Ron, and Ann and Chris struggle with compatibility

A review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" coming up just as soon as I know how many pounds of money I have...

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<p>Last night's &quot;The Americans&quot;&nbsp;is available online for those who missed the final scene due to a DVR&nbsp;mix-up.</p>

Last night's "The Americans" is available online for those who missed the final scene due to a DVR mix-up.

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FX apologizes for 'The Americans' DVR snafu

FX publicity department takes the blame for listings error

Last night, I published my review of another terrific episode of "The Americans" that had a particularly memorable final shot (no spoilers). Then the commenters began expressing their confusion — and anger — because their DVR recordings had cut off at an earlier, more mild moment in the final scene.

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<p>The late, great, Roger Ebert.</p>

The late, great, Roger Ebert.

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The balcony is closed: Roger Ebert, 1942-2013

The late, great movie critic was an enormous influence on film, and criticism, and also a great human being

Cliches are generally born of a truth that gets repeated over and over until everyone tires of it. A cliche you will be reading and hearing a lot today — and that is true in every case, including mine — is that Roger Ebert, who died today at 70 after a long battle with cancer, was the direct inspiration for people to get into the criticism game.

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<p>&quot;Arrested Development&quot;&nbsp;brothers Will Arnett and Jason Bateman will be back on May 26.</p>

"Arrested Development" brothers Will Arnett and Jason Bateman will be back on May 26.

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'Arrested Development' to return on May 26 on Netflix

The Bluth family's new adventures finally have a premiere date, and a new (15) episode count

I've viewed this entire process of Netflix making a fourth season of "Arrested Development" with some skepticism, taking the default assumption that Mitch Hurwitz and company are simply staging an elaborate prank on Jeffrey Tambor. I won't believe these new episodes are real, I told myself, until I'm sitting in front of my computer watching them.

I now have a date for when this will allegedly be happening: Sunday, May 26.

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<p>On &quot;The Americans,&quot;&nbsp;Chris (Maximiliano Hernandez)&nbsp;and Stan (Noah Emmerich)&nbsp;enjoy some downtime. </p>

On "The Americans," Chris (Maximiliano Hernandez) and Stan (Noah Emmerich) enjoy some downtime.

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Review: 'The Americans' - 'Safe House'

Phillip and Elizabeth begin a trial separation, and Chris is in the wrong place at the wrong time

A review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as I burn my hand on a potato...

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<p>&quot;How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your LIfe)&quot;</p>

"How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your LIfe)"

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Series premiere review: 'How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)'

What did everybody think of the new ABC comedy?

I'm more than a little under the weather today, but even at full health, I doubt I'd have the enthusiasm to write a full review of ABC's "How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)," which debuted tonight in the post-"Modern Family" timeslot. It's a sitcom featuring a bunch of actors I often like (Sarah Chalke, Brad Garrett, Elizabeth Perkins), given material that's alternately limp and frantic. (Though Chalke's always been frantic; it's just that "Scrubs" knew how to turn that to the show's advantage in a way most of her other gigs have not.) Garrett demonstrated on "Til Death" that he had an ability to wring laughs out of weak material, but that was when he was playing to a studio audience; one of the disadvantages of the single camera sitcom format is that there's no crowd whose energy you can feed off of.

It's airing Wednesdays at 9:30 because ABC hasn't given up on the idea that some show they air there will retain more of the "Modern" audience than "Cougar Town," "Happy Endings," "Don't Trust the Breadbox in Apt. 23" and "Suburgatory" have managed to, and because it was either this or "Family Tools," which is being held all the way until May. But it's unmemorable at best, and in hindsight — given how much it evolved from its lame pilot — I wonder if ABC might have been better off just leaving "The Neighbors" there as originally planned.

For those who tuned in tonight, what did you think? You setting a season pass, or waiting for any or all of the cast to find other work?