<p>Gillian Jacobs and Alison Brie in &quot;Community.&quot;</p>

Gillian Jacobs and Alison Brie in "Community."

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Review: 'Community' - 'An Alternative History of the German Invasion'

The study group battles the German exchange students for study room supremacy

A quick review of tonight's "Community" coming up just as soon as I take a provisional Lactaid...

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<p>On Sunday's &quot;Shameless,&quot;&nbsp;Fiona (Emmy Rossum)&nbsp;and the kids go to court.</p>

On Sunday's "Shameless," Fiona (Emmy Rossum) and the kids go to court.

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HitFix First Look: 'Shameless' star Emmy Rossum on Fiona's day in court

An exclusive video and a chat with the Showtime drama's leading lady
Emmy Rossum is giving one of the best performances in all of television as fierce, wounded Fiona Gallagher on Showtime’s “Shameless.” She’s working for a network that has had a lot of success at promoting its actors for awards the last few years. Oh, and she has the word “Emmy” right there in her name. Yet despite this, Rossum and “Shameless” haven’t so much as sniffed any Emmy love as yet. Not even her two-time Emmy-winning co-star William H. Macy got a nomination for either of the series’ first two seasons.
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<p>Keri Russell in &quot;The Americans.&quot;</p>

Keri Russell in "The Americans."

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Review: 'The Americans' - 'Comint'

When an asset starts to crack up, Phillip and Elizabeth have to foil surveillance on the Soviet embassy

A review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as I hire you and your socks...

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<p>&quot;The Walking Dead.&quot;</p>

"The Walking Dead."

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New 'Walking Dead' showrunner confirmed, season 4 production begins in May

Scott M. Gimple replaces Glen Mazzara, who replaced Frank Darabont

"The Walking Dead" is the biggest hit in the history of AMC, and one of the biggest in the history of cable television — at the moment, it's the highest-rated entertainment show of this season in all of television —  but success has not brought with it stability. Original showrunner Frank Darabont departed under murky circumstances midway through season 2, to be replaced by his lieutenant Glen Mazzara. And when the season 4 renewal came in, it was with the announcement that Mazzara would be departing the series over the ever-popular creative differences.

Though it's been rumored for months that Scott M. Gimple (who's been on the writing staff since season 2) would be promoted to replace Mazzara, AMC wouldn't confirm that until today, when the channel also announced more details about the fourth season.

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<p>Jess (Zooey Deschanel)&nbsp;and Jax McTavish (Steve Howey)&nbsp;in a scene from last night's &quot;New Girl.&quot;</p>

Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Jax McTavish (Steve Howey) in a scene from last night's "New Girl."

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How a 'New Girl' script gets made

Story ideas don't always come easy, but the work is usually worth it for the great FOX comedy
"You must think we're such dummies," an exasperated J.J. Philbin tells me.

This is somewhere in the fourth of five hours I'll spend at the writers offices of "New Girl" late on a Friday afternoon in January, watching as the show's writers work on a story outline for "TinFinity," the 18th episode of the terrific FOX comedy's second season. (It aired last night.) As Philbin suggests, it has not been coming easily to them on this day.
 
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<p>Theo James, Kevin Alejandro and Chi McBride in &quot;Golden Boy.&quot;</p>

Theo James, Kevin Alejandro and Chi McBride in "Golden Boy."

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Series premiere: 'Golden Boy' - 'Pilot'

What did everybody think of the new CBS cop drama?

I posted my review of CBS' "Golden Boyearlier today. Now it's your turn. For those of you who tuned in, what did you think? Does the flash-forward structure intrigue you, or did it just feel like window dressing on the latest CBS cop drama? Did you buy British actor Theo James as a New York cop, or will he always be Pamuk to you? (And does anyone else agree with Fienberg that he's just channeling Peter Gallagher's voice?) Did you like James together with Chi McBride? Did the Kevin Alejandro character seem like an interesting foil or a two-dimensional villain? Did you find the mystery interesting? And will you watch again?

Have at it.

<p>Raylan (Timothy Olyphant)&nbsp;and Shelby (Jim Beaver)&nbsp;in &quot;Justified.&quot;</p>

Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) and Shelby (Jim Beaver) in "Justified."

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Review: 'Justified' - 'Outlaw'

Arlo runs into trouble, and Boyd moves against his rivals

A review of tonight's "Justified" just as soon as I plan to make it rain at the Lobster Box...

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<p>Theo James and Chi McBride in &quot;Golden Boy.&quot;</p>

Theo James and Chi McBride in "Golden Boy."

Credit: CBS

Review: With CBS' 'Golden Boy,' Greg Berlanti revisits the idea of 'Jack & Bobby'

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Theo James plays a young cop who will be NYPD commissioner in seven years

It's hard for a writer to let go of a good idea that didn't work the first time out. That's why, from time to time, you'll see a TV producer present a new show very obviously inspired by a past project that failed. On very rare occasions — Joss Whedon turning "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" into a TV show after he was unhappy with how the movie was directed — the second time's the charm. More often, though, you get something like "The Black Donnellys" — Paul Haggis using his Oscar juice to do another show like his brilliant-but-canceled '90s CBS drama "EZ Street," to similar ratings and lifespan.

Will CBS' "Golden Boy" (it debuts tonight at 10) be another second chance to fail with the same broad idea for producer Greg Berlanti? Or has he found the right tweak to the formula this time out?

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<p>The &quot;Bunheads&quot;&nbsp;watch Michelle dance one more time in the season finale.</p>

The "Bunheads" watch Michelle dance one more time in the season finale.

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Season finale review: 'Bunheads' - 'Next!'

Sasha researches sex, and the girls follow Michelle to an audition

A review of last night's "Bunheads" season finale coming up just as soon as I name my banana...

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<p>The &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother&quot;&nbsp;gang re-enacts &quot;Weekend at Bernie's.&quot;</p>

The "How I Met Your Mother" gang re-enacts "Weekend at Bernie's."

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Review: 'How I Met Your Mother' - 'Weekend at Barney's'

Barney brings back the Playbook to help Ted, and Marshall bombs at an art event

A review of last night's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as I stop sitting on the art...

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