<p>Kelsey Grammer was terrific on last night's first &quot;30 Rock.&quot;</p>

Kelsey Grammer was terrific on last night's first "30 Rock."

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Review: '30 Rock' - 'Idiots Are People Three!/The Ballad of Kenneth Parcell'

Kelsey Grammer, Denise Richards and the Phillie Phanatic help both episodes score big laughs

Because "30 Rock" premiered at mid-season but had a full season order, from time to time we'll get nights like last night with back-to-back episodes, and I have a review of both coming up just as soon as I care about locally-sourced pig sweepings...

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<p>Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski), Chuck (Zachary Levi)&nbsp;and Casey (Adam Baldwin)&nbsp;went freelance in the final &quot;Chuck&quot;&nbsp;season.</p>
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Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski), Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) went freelance in the final "Chuck" season.


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'Chuck' vs. the Retrospective Interview, Part 5

Morgan gets the Intersect, Casey gets a girlfriend, and the show gets a finale
"Chuck" airs its last two episodes ever tonight at 8 and 9 on NBC, and that means we've come to the conclusion of the long interview I did with the show's co-creator, Chris Fedak (and, in previous installments, with Josh Schwartz as well).
 
In part 5, we look at how Morgan as the Intersect worked out, at the introduction of Carrie-Anne Moss as Gertrude Verbanski, the revelation of the season's big villain, and more.
 
I'll have a review of the finale up tonight at 10 Eastern, along with one last Fedak interview, this time discussing what goes down in the finale.
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<p>Leslie (Amy Poehler)&nbsp;shows off her bowling skills on &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>

Leslie (Amy Poehler) shows off her bowling skills on "Parks and Recreation."

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'Parks and Recreation' - 'Bowling for Votes': The perfect game

Leslie overreacts to a slight, April tries to crush Chris and Tom schools Ron

A review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" coming up just as soon as I find an octagonal house...

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<p>Chevy Chase as Pierce on &quot;Community.&quot;</p>

Chevy Chase as Pierce on "Community."

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Why I miss 'Community': Because Pierce isn't as dumb as he looks

Every now and then, the old man has something to teach Jeff

It's Thursday at 8, which once upon a time would have meant an episode of "Community" was about to start. Instead, "Community" remains off of NBC's schedule with no announced return date(*), which means it's time for another installment of Why I Miss "Community," which I'm going to keep running every Thursday until we know the show's coming back.

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<p>&quot;Luck&quot;&nbsp;producers David Milch and Michael Mann.</p>

"Luck" producers David Milch and Michael Mann.

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Interview: 'Luck' producers David Milch and Michael Mann

How did the two dramatic heavyweights work together on horseracing series?
When I heard a couple of years ago that David Milch, Michael Mann and Dustin Hoffman had teamed up to write, direct and star in an HBO drama about the world of horseracing — the finished product, "Luck," debuts Sunday night at 9 — my initial reaction was that I was almost as eager to see a fly-on-the-wall documentary about the making of such a show as I was to see the show itself.
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<p>Guest stars Timothy Dalton and Linda Hamilton both played pivotal roles in &quot;Chuck&quot;&nbsp;season 4.</p>

Guest stars Timothy Dalton and Linda Hamilton both played pivotal roles in "Chuck" season 4.

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'Chuck' vs. the Retrospective Interview, Part 4

Timothy Dalton and Linda Hamilton join in the fun, and Chuck and Sarah get hitched and
"Chuck" airs its series finale Friday night at 8 on NBC, and it's time for the penultimate installment of our 5-part retrospective interview with creators Chris Fedak and Josh Schwartz, to discuss the show's fourth season.
 
Schwartz actually only cameos at the beginning of this one, as he had to leave early to attend a meeting for another show he works on. After he left, Fedak and I took a ride to the empty stage on the Warner Bros. lot that used to house the Buy More set, to get one last look at a place where so many crazy things (including shootouts, sexy entrances and the inaugural Jeffster! performance) had happened over the life of the series.
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<p>Marg Helgenberger left &quot;CSI&quot;&nbsp;at the end of tonight's episode.</p>

Marg Helgenberger left "CSI" at the end of tonight's episode.

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'CSI' - 'Willows in the Wind': She left her Marg

What did everybody think of Marg Helgenberger's farewell?

I don't write about "CSI" very often, but wanted to note tonight's departure of Marg Helgenberger from the cast after over 260 episodes. William Peterson's been gone a while now, and though Ted Danson has worked out quite well after the problematic Laurence Fishburne era(*), Catherine has been just as important to the show as the various leading men. Where Grissom exemplified the brains, Catherine (who was very smart in her own right) was where the heart was centered. Among the reasons I've always preferred original recipe "CSI" to the spin-offs is that I liked the characters better, and Catherine and the way she related to everyone else was a huge part of that.

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<p>Kiefer Sutherland in &quot;Touch.&quot;</p>

Kiefer Sutherland in "Touch."

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'Touch' - 'Pilot': I just called to say I love you

What did everybody think of the new FOX drama?

I posted my review of FOX's "Touch" yesterday. Now it's your turn. How did you feel about Kiefer Sutherland in a slightly un-Bauer-ish role? Did you like the clockwork plot, or did it strike you as contrived? Did you feel moved or manipulated by the big closing moments? Did you enjoy the Kring-ian moments or did it feel too much like "Heroes" for you? Did you believe the way things turned out (particularly involving the Chris Rock fan)? And are you looking forward to seeing more episodes starting in March?

Have at it.

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<p>Nick Nolte in HBO's &quot;Luck.&quot;</p>

Nick Nolte in HBO's "Luck."

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Review: Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte head to the track in HBO's 'Luck'

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David Milch/Michael Mann drama brings the world of horseracing to life
One of the great things about art, if you're good at what you do — and few in TV history have been better at it than David Milch and Michael Mann, the chief writer and director, respectively, behind HBO's horseracing drama "Luck" — is that you can use your art to take something you care deeply about and make other people care deeply too, even if they never expected to.
 
I have no sentimental attachment to horseracing and could only vaguely follow many of the show's early storylines about Pick Six line-ups and claiming races. Yet I became caught up in the world of the track, and the passions of the people who gravitate towards it, thanks to the artistry of Milch ("Deadwood," "NYPD Blue"), Mann ("Miami Vice," "Crime Story") and their many gifted collaborators, including a cast headed by Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte.
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<p>Ben (Benjamin McKenzie)&nbsp;and Sammy (Shawn Hatosy)&nbsp;enjoy some down time on &quot;Southland.&quot;</p>

Ben (Benjamin McKenzie) and Sammy (Shawn Hatosy) enjoy some down time on "Southland."

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'Southland' - 'Underwater': The naked and the wet

Sherman has a bad day, Adams takes a dive and the precinct gets a new captain

A quick review of last night's "Southland" coming up just as soon as I shoot an old lady with a bean bag... 

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