<p>&quot;New Girl&quot;&nbsp;stars Jake Johnson and Zooey Deschanel get their Halloween on.</p>

"New Girl" stars Jake Johnson and Zooey Deschanel get their Halloween on.

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The Evening Round-Up: 'Ben and Kate,' 'New Girl' & 'Happy Endings'

It's a happy, and funny, Halloween, for all three sitcoms

[The following reviews were written before Hurricane Sandy cruelly confiscated Alan's power for a yet-to-be-determined, but still-ongoing duration.]

It's evening round-up time, with quick review of tonight's episodes of "Ben and Kate," "New Girl" and "Happy Endings," coming up just as soon as I have a mustache glued on top of my mustache...

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<p>Christina Applegate in &quot;Up All Night,&quot;&nbsp;which is about to shift formats and become a more traditional multi-camera sitcom. </p>

Christina Applegate in "Up All Night," which is about to shift formats and become a more traditional multi-camera sitcom.

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'Up All Night' to shift to multi-camera sitcom

Christina Applegate series to retool to film in front of a live studio audience, 'Happy Days'-style

"Up All Night" returned for its second season with what seemed like a massive facelift. A sitcom that had once split its time between Christina Applegate's life at work with Maya Rudolph and at home with Will Arnett and their baby instead refocused on the home life, canceling the show-within-the-show (and getting rid of the other characters who worked there), having Applegate replace Arnett as the stay-at-home parent, and introducing Luka Jones' as Applegate's brother and Arnett's partner in a new contracting business.

Compared to what the show is about to do, all those changes amount to little more than getting a little collagen injected into the lips. The real overhaul is just beginning, and it will leave "Up All Night" unrecognizable by the end.

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<p>Morena Baccarin in &quot;Homeland.&quot;</p>

Morena Baccarin in "Homeland."

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Review: 'Homeland' - 'Q and A'

Carrie and Brody have a long conversation in a series highlight

A review of tonight's "Homeland" coming up just as soon as I specialize in widescreen agony...

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<p>On &quot;Trem&eacute;,&quot;&nbsp;David (Steve Zahn)&nbsp;pays a visit to Fats Domino.</p>

On "Tremé," David (Steve Zahn) pays a visit to Fats Domino.

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Review: 'Tremé' - 'Careless Love'

Education is on the agenda for Antoine, Janette, Davis and company

A quick review of tonight's "Tremé" — and, in case you missed the news, HBO announced how many episodes there will be in the fourth and final season — coming up just as soon as I misquote Spinal Tap...

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<p>David Morrissey as the Governor on &quot;The Walking Dead.&quot;</p>

David Morrissey as the Governor on "The Walking Dead."

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Review: 'The Walking Dead' - 'Walk With Me'

Andrea meets David Morrisey as the Governor

A review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as we get a show of hands...

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<p>Richard (Jack Huston)&nbsp;and Julia (Wrenn Schmidt)&nbsp;on &quot;Boardwalk Empire.&quot;</p>

Richard (Jack Huston) and Julia (Wrenn Schmidt) on "Boardwalk Empire."

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Review: 'Boardwalk Empire' - 'Sunday Best'

The show takes a memorable Easter break

A review of tonight's "Boardwalk Empire" coming up just as soon as I play the saw...

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<p>Clarke Peters and Rob Brown in &quot;Trem&eacute;.&quot;</p>

Clarke Peters and Rob Brown in "Tremé."

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Final 'Treme' season to feature five episodes

Production to begin on November 5th

Last month, HBO ordered a fourth and final season of "Tremé," giving creators David Simon and Eric Overmyer a lump sum of money to stretch as far as they could. At the time, Simon told me they would likely be able to make somewhere between 4 and 6 episodes, and today it was announced that the creative team had split the difference and settled on 5.

A post on the show's Facebook page (which I confirmed with HBO) says "Strike up the band. Production on the 5-episode final season of Treme begins November 5th."

The current season still has 5 episodes to go, starting with one this Sunday at 10.

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<p>Ben (Adam Scott)&nbsp;and Leslie (Amy Poehler)&nbsp;on &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>

Ben (Adam Scott) and Leslie (Amy Poehler) on "Parks and Recreation."

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'Parks and Recreation' co-creator Mike Schur on last night's big Leslie/Ben moment

When and why did the writers decide to do this?
After the memorable ending of last night’s “Parks and Recreation” (which I reviewed here), I emailed co-creator Mike Schur a few questions about why they chose to do it, and what it means for the show going forward.
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<p>Rashida Jones and Amy Poehler on &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>

Rashida Jones and Amy Poehler on "Parks and Recreation."

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Review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'Halloween Surprise'

Ben ponders his next move, Ron goes trick-or-treating, and Jerry gets a shock

A review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" coming up just as soon as I get a chicken parm and watch "Blade Runner"...

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<p>Scott Speedman and Andre Braugher in uniform on &quot;Last Resort.&quot;</p>

Scott Speedman and Andre Braugher in uniform on "Last Resort."

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Review: 'Last Resort' - 'Skeleton Crew'

Secretary Curry comes to the island in the most cohesive episode yet

A review of tonight's "Last Resort" coming up just as soon as they have rodeos in France...

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