<p>&quot;Friday Night Lights&quot;&nbsp;will be on DVD in early April, on NBC sometime &quot;this spring.&quot;</p>

"Friday Night Lights" will be on DVD in early April, on NBC sometime "this spring."

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'Friday Night Lights': The DirecTV/NBC/DVD conundrum

Many final season episodes will be available on DVD before NBC airs them

I watched the series finale of "Friday Night Lights" yesterday, and while I will not spoil a thing about it for any of you - and this article and its comments won't feature any spoilers about any of the DirecTV episodes - I will say that my heart was full throughout, but my eyes were not always clear, if you know what I mean. And for the first time, I actually feel envious for the people who don't have DirecTV and/or aren't TV critics with screener access. Because you guys still have 13 new episodes of this great drama to watch, and I now have none. (I know, I know... the world's smallest violin is playing for me.)

The final two episodes of the series are going to air on The 101 Network on Feb. 2 & 9 at 9 p.m. That's simple for those of you with DirecTV. For everyone else, things get a bit stranger.

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<p>Tracy (Tracy Morgan)&nbsp;finds a way to insult Liz while being filmed on &quot;30 Rock.&quot;</p>

Tracy (Tracy Morgan) finds a way to insult Liz while being filmed on "30 Rock."

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'30 Rock' - 'Operation Righteous Cowboy Lightning': Uptown girl vs. backstreet guy

Liz and Tracy feud, and Jack's scheme hilariously backfires on him, in a strong episode

A quick review of last night's "30 Rock" coming up just as soon as I buy two blimps to crash them into each other...

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<p>Ed Helms on &quot;the Office.&quot;</p>

Ed Helms on "the Office."

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'The Office' - 'The Seminar': Oceans apart

Michael Scott and David Brent meet, and Andy runs the show again

A review of last night's "The Office" coming up just as soon as I put the Q there...

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<p>Pierce tries to steal the show on &quot;Community.&quot;</p>

Pierce tries to steal the show on "Community."

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'Community' - 'Celebrity Pharmacology 212': Drugs are bad, mmmkay?

Pierce runs amok, Annie needs cash and Jeff learns the perils of blind sexting

A review of last night's "Community" coming up just as soon as I drag you kicking and screaming into 1997...

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<p>Ann (Rashida Jones)&nbsp;helps Chris (Rob Lowe)&nbsp;battle the flu on &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>

Ann (Rashida Jones) helps Chris (Rob Lowe) battle the flu on "Parks and Recreation."

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'Parks and Recreation' - 'The Flu': Leslie Knope and the Chamber of Secrets

The flu ravages Pawnee in an instant classic episode

My review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" coming up just as soon as I mist myself with hand sanitizer...

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<p>Tom joins the gang for a game of hide and seek on &quot;Cougar Town.&quot;</p>

Tom joins the gang for a game of hide and seek on "Cougar Town."

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'Cougar Town' - 'Lost Children': Pick-up schticks

An iffy episode stands alone on a night filled with ABC repeats

A review of last night's "Cougar Town" coming up just as soon as I put a mannequin in a dog cage...

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<p>Sterling Archer and the rest of the ISIS gang are back on Thursday night.</p>

Sterling Archer and the rest of the ISIS gang are back on Thursday night.

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Review: 'Archer' is back for season 2 of raunchy, hilarious spy comedy

'Bob's Burgers' star H. Jon Benjamin continues his animation domination

H. Jon Benjamin has one of the more recognizable voices in animation today. While other voiceover actors like the cast of "The Simpsons," or even Seth MacFarlane, try to offer up lots of different voices, Benjamin has just the one very deep, very grave voice, which has been largely unchanged from "Dr. Katz Professional Therapist" all the way through to his two current gigs in the title roles of FOX's "Bob's Burgers" and FX's "Archer," which returns for its second season tomorrow night at 10. Benjamin's voice is so distinctive that I'm actually distracted now when I see him do live-action work, like on Comedy Central's now-defunct "Important Things with Demetri Martin."

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<p>Sammy (Shawn Hatosy)&nbsp;under fire on &quot;Southland.&quot;</p>

Sammy (Shawn Hatosy) under fire on "Southland."

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'Southland' - 'Code 4': Officers need assistance

Sammy runs into big trouble in the climax of last night's episode

I don't usually review (or even watch) "Southland" episodes, but with the State of the Union pre-empting most of my Tuesday shows, and some hype for the episode from people I follow on Twitter, I decided to give "Code 4" a shot. Some thoughts coming up just as soon as I get my PlayStation back...

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<p>Pablo Schreiber on &quot;Lights Out.&quot;</p>

Pablo Schreiber on "Lights Out."

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'Lights Out' - 'The Shot': Training day

Lights tries to put off a comeback by mentoring another fighter

A review of tonight's "Lights Out" coming up just as soon as I come up with a song for my ring walk...

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<p>&quot;127 Hours&quot;&nbsp;star and Oscar co-host James Franco in his &quot;Freaks and Geeks&quot;&nbsp;days.</p>

"127 Hours" star and Oscar co-host James Franco in his "Freaks and Geeks" days.

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Oscars 2011: TV pasts for some movie nominees

James Franco, Jesse Eisenberg & co's small screen history

I grew up in an era where there was more obvious stratification between movie stars and TV stars, where a Tom Hanks or a Bruce Willis could make the leap from small screen to big, but when it was still unusual enough to remark upon.

Today, actors flow easily between the two, and nobody feels the need to joke about Shia LaBeouf having been on "Even Stevens" the way Hanks used to catch grief about "Bosom Buddies." Still, there's something that feels oddly satisfying to look at so many of this year's Oscar nominations and be able to say, "I knew you when." (And I'd have been able to say it at least one more time if Mila Kunis had gotten a nomination for "Black Swan.")

Aaron Sorkin seems the most likely TV alum to walk home with gold for his "The Social Network" screenplay, which had many elements that would feel familiar to anyone who watched "Sports Night" or "The West Wing." And here are some notable TV backstories for this year's acting nominees (with video clips where available/appropriate):

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