<p>Julia and Joel on &quot;Parenthood.&quot;</p>

Julia and Joel on "Parenthood."

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Review: 'Parenthood' - 'One More Weekend With You'

Is the cancer storyline overwhelming the rest of the show?

A review of last night's "Parenthood" coming up just as soon as I have piggy bank money for a taxi...

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<p>Jamie Lee Curtis stopped by &quot;New Girl&quot;&nbsp;last night.</p>

Jamie Lee Curtis stopped by "New Girl" last night.

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Tuesday night comedy open thread

What did everybody think of last night's Thanksgiving and non-Thanksgiving episodes?

For a variety of weird reasons, I didn't get to see any of last night's sitcoms in full, and due to the demands of a three-day work week, I'm not going to have time to get back to them today. So time to trot out something I used to do quite a bit in the early days of the old blog: an open thread. If you have specific thoughts on last night's comedies on FOX, ABC or NBC — whether it's something I regularly cover like "New Girl" or "Happy Endings," or something I've long since moved past like "The New Normal" — have at it. (I'm actually kind of curious about whether "New Normal" has gotten any better or fallen deeper into its own bad habits.) Did you like seeing Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner back in the sitcom world? Do you wish that "The Real World Sacramento" had actually happened? Did you find it amusing that, on the day it was announced that Anna Camp was stepping back from "The Mindy Project" regular to a recurring guest star, the show (from what I saw of it) finally remembered to give her something to do? 

Additional housekeeping on Thanksgiving getaway day: I'll have a review of "Parenthood" (which I did see in full) coming later this morning, another post tonight around 9 Eastern (and maybe something sooner if there's breaking news, like another cancellation on a classic Take Out the Trash kind of day), another post on Friday morning, and then back Sunday with posts on my usual four Sunday dramas. Because only two of the four (the HBO shows) were available to me through yesterday, they may not all be full-length reviews, but it'll at least be an opportunity to discuss them.

Back on something resembling a full schedule next week. If you're about to head to the airport, happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy the turkey coma.

 

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<p>James Bond (Daniel Craig)&nbsp;in &quot;Skyfall.&quot;</p>

James Bond (Daniel Craig) in "Skyfall."

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Movie Review: James Bond battles his obsolescence in 'Skyfall'

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One of the best Bond movies ever, but could it have been more than that?

As you know, this blog is largely TV-focused, but every now and then I get to leave the mancave and see a movie at roughly the same time as the rest of the adult world. I saw "Skyfall" over the weekend, and though HitFix's movie team has done a terrific job covering the film, I have a few specific thoughts on the movie (spoiler-filled, just like my TV episode reviews, so don't click if you haven't seen it yet), coming up just as soon as I'm expecting an exploding pen...

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<p>Starz has canceled &quot;Boss,&quot;&nbsp;starring Kelsey Grammer.</p>

Starz has canceled "Boss," starring Kelsey Grammer.

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Starz cancels Kelsey Grammer's 'Boss'

Drama about the mayor of Chicago won't continue past season 2

"Boss" is out of a job.

Starz announced today that it would not be ordering a third season of the drama starring Kelsey Grammer as the corrupt, ailing mayor of Chicago.

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<p>Joe Manganiello from &quot;True Blood&quot;&nbsp;returned to &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother&quot;&nbsp;tonight.</p>

Joe Manganiello from "True Blood" returned to "How I Met Your Mother" tonight.

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Review: 'How I Met Your Mother' - 'The Stamp Tramp'

Joe Manganiello returns for the first non-terrible episode in weeks

A review of tonight's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as I send you a fax machine and a Charo calendar...

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<p>Antoine (Wendell Pierce)&nbsp;dines with a New Orleans jazz legend on &quot;Trem&eacute;.&quot;</p>

Antoine (Wendell Pierce) dines with a New Orleans jazz legend on "Tremé."

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Review: 'Tremé' - 'Poor Man's Paradise'

Projects start slipping out of control in the season's penultimate episode

A quick review of tonight's "Tremé" coming up just as soon as the third beer is talking...

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<p>Damian Lewis as Brody on &quot;Homeland.&quot;</p>

Damian Lewis as Brody on "Homeland."

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Review: 'Homeland' - 'I'll Fly Away'

Brody struggles with the weight of too many lies

A review of tonight's "Homeland" coming up just as soon as it's like the starship Enterprise in here...

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<p>Michael Rooker as Merle on &quot;The Walking Dead.&quot;</p>

Michael Rooker as Merle on "The Walking Dead."

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Review: 'The Walking Dead' - 'Hounded'

Michonne goes on the run, while Rick answers the phone

A review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I feel less like a lobbyist...

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<p>Charlie Cox as Owen on &quot;Boardwalk Empire.&quot;</p>

Charlie Cox as Owen on "Boardwalk Empire."

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Review: 'Boardwalk Empire' - 'A Man, A Plan'

Margaret and Owen plot their escape, while Van Alden sells to the wrong bar

A review of tonight's "Boardwalk Empire" coming up just as soon as we live among the Indians...

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<p>My new book, &quot;The Revolution Was Televised,&quot;&nbsp;is now available in print as well as for several eReaders.</p>

My new book, "The Revolution Was Televised," is now available in print as well as for several eReaders.

'The Revolution Was Televised' is on sale now!

A look back at TV dramas from 'Sopranos' through 'Breaking Bad' is now out in paperback

Last week, I told you all about my new book, "The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers and Slayers Who Changed TV Drama Forever," and said that it would go on sale around the week of Thanksgiving. As it turns out, the Kindle and Nook editions of the book were released much earlier than expected, while the paperback has come out slightly ahead of schedule today. (Other digital editions, for the iBookstore, Sony Reader, Kobo, etc., should be coming at some point in the next few weeks. The distributor I use for those sites works on a different schedule from everyone else. But if you want to read it on an iPad or iPhone, the Kindle app is really good, and is what I use for eBooks.)

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