<p>Amy Poehler and Louis C.K. on &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>

Amy Poehler and Louis C.K. on "Parks and Recreation."

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'Parks and Recreation' - 'Dave Returns': It's complicated

Louis C.K. is back as Leslie's cop ex-boyfriend

Louis C.K. came back to "Parks and Recreation" tonight, and I have a review of the episode coming up just as soon as I make mature women swoon when I play...

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<p>Donald Glover in &quot;Community.&quot;</p>

Donald Glover in "Community."

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Why I miss 'Community': Because it's hard to be Jewish in Russia, yo

One of many hilarious musical numbers the show has given us

"Community" fans got one bit of good news today, but it wasn't THE good news we've all been hoping for, which is NBC announcing a return date for the show. And as long as "Community" and its fans remain in limbo, I'm going to mark every Thursday at 8 with a different clip exemplifying just why it is that I love and miss it.

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<p>Jason Isaacs in &quot;Awake.&quot;</p>

Jason Isaacs in "Awake."

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NBC gives 'Awake' an early-rising preview

Jason Isaacs drama's pilot available weeks before its broadcast debut

For the second time in about a month, NBC has decided to make the entire pilot episode for one of its new dramas available through non-traditional means weeks in advance of its broadcast debut. In mid-January, it was "Smash." Now, it's "Awake," which won't air on NBC until Thursday, March 1 at 10 p.m., but is up on NBC.com, Hulu (as embedded below) and at least some cable On Demand systems. (Though it is not, as of this writing, up on iTunes the way the "Smash" pilot was.) 

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<p>&quot;Breaking Bad&quot;&nbsp;alum will be appearing on &quot;Community&quot;&nbsp;sometime later this season.</p>

"Breaking Bad" alum will be appearing on "Community" sometime later this season.

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'Community' gets 'Breaking Bad' alum Giancarlo Esposito to guest star

What plan does the former Gus Fring have in mind for the study group?

I'll have the latest installment in my Why I Miss "Community" series up tonight at 8 (hint: there's a song involved), but while we still wait for news on when and where the Greendale gang will be making their return to NBC, I have a bit of news about one of the episodes we will eventually get to see, someday, somewhere.

As first reported by Vulture's Joe Adalian, the show has cast Giancarlo Esposito — aka Gustavo "The Chicken Man" Fring from the last few seasons of "Breaking Bad" — in an upcoming episode.

The show is, understandably, trying to keep details tight about the story Esposito is involved in, but I can tell you that he plays Gilbert, a long-time employee of Pierce's late, very racist father Cornelius Hawthorne, and that he presents Pierce and the rest of the study group with a challenge related to Cornelius' inheritance.

Esposito (who's also made some guest appearances this year on "Once Upon a Time") joins a very interesting guest star roster this season that's already featured Michael Kenneth Williams, John Goodman and (as himself) Luis Guzman.

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<p>New &quot;CSI&quot;&nbsp;cast member Elisabeth Shue.</p>

New "CSI" cast member Elisabeth Shue.

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The Morning Round-Up (Cop Show Edition): 'CSI' & 'Southland'

Elisabeth Shue joins 'CSI,' while Officer Cooper celebrates a milestone

Morning Round-Up, part 2, with brief thoughts on last night's "CSI" and Tuesday night's "Southland" (which I just watched), coming up just as soon as you squeeze my hand...

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<p>A shirtless James Wolk and Eliza Coupe in &quot;Happy Endings.&quot;</p>

A shirtless James Wolk and Eliza Coupe in "Happy Endings."

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The Morning Round-Up (Sitcom Edition): 'Suburgatory' & 'Happy Endings'

Both ABC comedies show off their weaker sides

Just to try something slightly different, I'm splitting the morning round-up into a couple of posts today by genre: a couple of cop dramas in a bit, and quick reviews of "Suburgatory" and "Happy Endings" coming up just as soon as I call for an across-the-board chillaxing while wearing an indoor scarf...

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<p>Dax Shepard and Craig T. Nelson in &quot;Parenthood.&quot;</p>

Dax Shepard and Craig T. Nelson in "Parenthood."

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'Parenthood' - 'Tough Love': Mind your own business?

It's a particularly nosy week for the Bravermans

A review of last night's "Parenthood" coming up just as soon as I start all my best talks with "Hey, man!"...

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<p>Max Greenfield, Zooey Deschanel and Ryan Kwanten in &quot;New Girl.&quot;</p>

Max Greenfield, Zooey Deschanel and Ryan Kwanten in "New Girl."

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'New Girl' - 'Valentine's Day': I feel twirly, oh so twirly

Jess seeks a one-night stand, Nick visits Julia's office and Winston goes to a girls night in

A review of last night's "New Girl" coming up just as soon as I play guitar in an alt-country ska band...

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<p>Damon Herriman as Dewey Crowe on &quot;Justified.&quot;</p>

Damon Herriman as Dewey Crowe on "Justified."

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'Justified' - 'Thick As Mud': End times for Dewey Crowe?

The series' biggest punching bag gets the spotlight in a terrific episode

A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as I knock over a fluff-and-fold...

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<p>A.J. (Shaun Parkes)&nbsp;on &quot;The River.&quot;</p>

A.J. (Shaun Parkes) on "The River."

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'The River' - 'Los Ciegos': Eye of the camera

The Magus crew begins to go blind thanks to a native ritual

A few quick thoughts on tonight's "The River" coming up just as soon as I find a nice eco-hotel...

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