<p>Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansar)&nbsp;and Jean-Ralphio (Ben Schwartz)&nbsp;on &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>

Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansar) and Jean-Ralphio (Ben Schwartz) on "Parks and Recreation."

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'Parks and Recreation' presents 'The Best of Jean-Ralphio'

Bask in the splendor of Tom's smarmy sidekick

I'll have another "Fringe" Comic-Con video interview up a little later today, but let's change course with a treat from one of this blog's favorite shows, "Parks and Recreation." 

The fourth season doesn't debut until September 22, and they're only in the process of filming the premiere right now. But if you want to get back into a Pawnee frame of mind, what better way than to enjoy the five minutes of awesome otherwise known as "The Best of Jean-Ralphio," featuring Ben Schwartz douchin' it up as Tom Haverford's best/worst friend?

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<p>&quot;Doctor Who&quot; star Matt Smith was among the show's panelists at press tour.</p>

"Doctor Who" star Matt Smith was among the show's panelists at press tour.

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Press tour: 'Doctor Who' panel live-blog

Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Steven Moffat meet the TCA

I live-blogged the "Doctor Who" panel at Comic-Con, so why not go for a two-fer with today's press tour session? I suspect the critics will ask different questions from the fans - though most of us are arguably both - and if nothing else, we'll have showrunner Steven Moffat on the stage (along with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and producers Piers Wenger and Beth Willis), who may be able to say more than staff writer Toby Whithouse could in San Diego. 

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<p>Even Detective Linden looks a little dismayed at how &quot;The Killing&quot;&nbsp;season finale played out.</p>

Even Detective Linden looks a little dismayed at how "The Killing" season finale played out.

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Press tour: AMC executive on 'The Killing' controversy & more

Were people just angry about 'The Killing' finale? Or well before it?

Since the debut of "Mad Men,"(*) AMC's appearances at press tour have been unequivocal lovefests. Even when the channel has put on a show that hasn't quite worked creatively ("The Prisoner" remake) or failed commercially ("Rubicon"), there's been a sense that at least AMC was trying, and the twin debuts of "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad" earned them a lot of rope.

(*) Production on season 5 begins on August 8, and Jon Hamm is directing the season premiere. We still don't have a more specific premiere date beyond early 2012.

Thursday morning at the summer 2011 tour, however, featured not one but two thorny subjects to discuss, and the first really obvious tension between the critics and AMC in this era.

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<p>&quot;Fringe&quot;&nbsp;star Joshua Jackson at Comic-Con.</p>

"Fringe" star Joshua Jackson at Comic-Con.

Watch: 'Fringe' star Joshua Jackson at Comic-Con

How does he feel about his character ceasing to exist?

Now that all my "Chuck" video interviews from Comic-Con have been edited and posted, it's time to move on to the batch I did with the cast of "Fringe." As with the "Chuck" interviews, these are all quick hits(*) - and in some cases especially tricky, since no one in the cast can obviously say much about how the show will work now that Peter has been erased from existence.

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<p>Alma (Molly Parker)&nbsp;ponders a move on &quot;Deadwood.&quot;</p>

Alma (Molly Parker) ponders a move on "Deadwood."

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'Deadwood' Rewind: Season 1, episode 8: 'Suffer the Little Children' (Veterans edition)

The women's concerns come to the forefront

After a week off, it's time to resume our trip back through the first season of David Milch's epic revisionist Western "Deadwood," and we're continuing to do it with two separate but largely identical posts: one for people who watched the whole series and want to be able to discuss it from beginning to end, and one for people who are just starting out and don't want to be spoiled with discussion that goes past the current episode. This is the former; click here for the newbie-safe version.

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<p>Alma (Molly Parker)&nbsp;ponders a move on &quot;Deadwood.&quot;</p>

Alma (Molly Parker) ponders a move on "Deadwood."

Credit: HBO

'Deadwood' Rewind: Season 1, episode 8: 'Suffer the Little Children' (Newbies edition)

The women's concerns come to the forefront

After a week off, it's time to resume our trip back through the first season of David Milch's epic revisionist Western "Deadwood," and we're continuing to do it with two separate but largely identical posts: one for people who watched the whole series and want to be able to discuss it from beginning to end, and one for people who are just starting out and don't want to be spoiled with discussion that goes past the current episode. This is the latter; click here for the veteran-friendly version.

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<p>A scene from Glen Mazzara's episode from &quot;The Walking Dead&quot;&nbsp;season one.</p>
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A scene from Glen Mazzara's episode from "The Walking Dead" season one.


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'The Walking Dead': Glen Mazzara takes over as showrunner

'The Shield' veteran ran seasons of 'Crash' and 'Hawthorne'

The bizarre behind-the-scenes shuffle at "The Walking Dead" seems to have settled down, with Glen Mazzara named to succeed Frank Darabont as showrunner.

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"Chuck" co-star Adam Baldwin.
"Chuck" co-star Adam Baldwin.

Watch: 'Chuck' co-star Adam Baldwin at Comic-Con

Has John Casey gone soft in the show's old age?

We saved a fan favorite for last with these "Chuckvideo interviews from Comic-Con: the hero of Canton, the man they call Adam Baldwin.

Baldwin is the one member of the "Chuck" cast who refuses (publicly, at least) to believe that these 13 episodes will be the end of the show. Regardless of when "Chuck" concludes, John Casey has definitely evolved over the last four seasons, and we talked about how Baldwin has tried to keep the character's edge while letting him grow, about the Casey/Morgan friendship, and more.

Hope you liked these. As with almost everything at Comic-Con, there wasn't much time, but I tried to get a sense of what these people will miss about the show.

<p>Frank Darabont, seen here with &quot;The Walking Dead&quot;&nbsp;co-star Jon Bernthal, has stepped down as showrunner.</p>

Frank Darabont, seen here with "The Walking Dead" co-star Jon Bernthal, has stepped down as showrunner.

Credit: AMC

Frank Darabont stepping down as 'Walking Dead' showrunner

Was the weekly grind too much for the movie veteran?

In what's become a strange annual tradition, the eve of the Television Critics Association press tour has been marked by a surprise resignation. Two years ago, Ben Silverman bailed on NBC. A year ago, Steve McPherson bolted from ABC. Today, Frank Darabont stepped down as showrunner on AMC's "The Walking Dead."

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"Chuck" co-creator Chris Fedak and co-star Ryan McPartlin.
"Chuck" co-creator Chris Fedak and co-star Ryan McPartlin.

Watch: 'Chuck' co-creator Chris Fedak and co-star Ryan McPartlin at Comic-Con

How will things be different knowing all along that this is the final season?

Time for the next-to-last of my "Chuckvideo interviews from Comic-Con, this time a team-up between co-creator Chris Fedak and Captain Awesome himself, Ryan McPartlin.

Once again, we looked back over their memories of the show, and I also asked Fedak if he's approaching these 13 episodes differently from any of the previous seasons or half-seasons when he had no way of knowing if or when cancellation was coming.

Adam Baldwin will be running the anchor leg within a couple of hours.