<p>Agent Van Alden (Michael Shannon)&nbsp;disagrees with his wife on &quot;Boardwalk Empire.&quot;</p>

Agent Van Alden (Michael Shannon) disagrees with his wife on "Boardwalk Empire."

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'Boardwalk Empire' - 'Hold Me in Paradise': Return to normalcy

Nucky rubs presidential elbows in Chicago, while things get ugly back home

A review of tonight's "Boardwalk Empire" coming up just as soon as I besmirch the national pastime...

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<p>&quot;Conan&quot;&nbsp;comes to TBS.</p>

"Conan" comes to TBS.

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How excited should we be for Conan O'Brien's TBS show?

Is too much being made about yet another late night talk show?

Is it possible to be on Team Coco without being particularly excited about Coco's new show?

Tomorrow at 11, Conan O'Brien concludes his long, strange journey of the past year-plus, from his old "Late Night" job, to his abbreviated tenure as host of "The Tonight Show," to unemployed (but spectacularly-compensated) cult hero, to stints onstage and online, to his new "Conan" talk show on TBS.

As someone who believes Conan was thoroughly hosed by NBC's mismanagement, and by Jay Leno's refusal to keep his word and step aside when he said he would, I'm glad that he's about to be back on TV. And as I wrote back in the spring, I'm glad that he chose to avoid the headaches that would have come with taking his act to FOX and instead chose the unconventional route of basic cable, where he won't have to worry about pleasing affiliates, or shifts up and down by a tenth of a ratings point.

But as the debut of "Conan" approaches, I'm not sure how much I actually want to see it.

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<p>Olivia (Anna Torv)&nbsp;at work Over There on &quot;Fringe.&quot;</p>

Olivia (Anna Torv) at work Over There on "Fringe."

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'Fringe' - 'Amber 31422': Amber is slammin'

Olivia begins to suspect all is not right Over There

A quick review of last night's "Fringe" coming up just as soon as I visit the Statue of Liberty gift shop...

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<p>Pam and Jim enjoy Cece's christening on &quot;The Office.&quot;</p>

Pam and Jim enjoy Cece's christening on "The Office."

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'The Office' - 'Christening': Save me, Jeebus!

Michael contemplates a Christian life in a spectacularly unfunny episode

A quick review of last night's "The Office" coming up just as soon as Jesus is my caterer...

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<p>Avery (Elizabeth Banks)&nbsp;has something to tell Liz and Jack on &quot;30 Rock.&quot;</p>

Avery (Elizabeth Banks) has something to tell Liz and Jack on "30 Rock."

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'30 Rock' - 'Gentleman's Intermission': Don't be such a DIHC

Avery forces Jack and Liz to spend time apart, which only makes them need each other more

A quick review of last night's "30 Rock" coming up just as soon as I leave for my ironic kickball league...

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<p>Britta and Annie enjoy Abed's newfound power on &quot;Community.&quot;</p>

Britta and Annie enjoy Abed's newfound power on "Community."

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'Community' - 'Aerodynamics of Gender': Mean girls, mean boy

Abed turns the tables on Hilary Duff, but the study group women take his powers too far

A review of tonight's "Community" coming up just as soon as I'm smuggling a lime and a coconut...

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<p>Andy (Ian Gomez)&nbsp;and Jules (Courteney Cox)&nbsp;go dancing on &quot;Cougar Town.&quot;</p>

Andy (Ian Gomez) and Jules (Courteney Cox) go dancing on "Cougar Town."

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'Cougar Town' - 'Fooled Again (I Don't Like It)': I'm tellin' ya, it's Keyser Soze!!!

Jules celebrates her birthday by getting to know Andy a little too well

A review of last night's "Cougar Town" coming up just as soon as I take my Disney characters seriously...

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<p>Julie Bowen and Sarah Hyland on &quot;Modern Family.&quot;</p>

Julie Bowen and Sarah Hyland on "Modern Family."

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'Modern Family' - 'Chirp': Save-zilla vs. Cam

A warm, silly, satisfying outing for all three families

A review of last night's "Modern Family" coming up just as soon as I kiss a pigeon on the mouth...

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<p>Hank (Donal Logue)&nbsp;and Gretchen (Kimberly Quinn)&nbsp;on &quot;Terriers.&quot;</p>

Hank (Donal Logue) and Gretchen (Kimberly Quinn) on "Terriers."

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'Terriers' - 'Pimp Daddy': Hard out here for a Hank

Hank has bad news for Gretchen, and Britt plays muscle

A review of tonight's "Terriers" coming up just as soon as I Suzanne Somers lends me her thigh-master, after which I freshen up my cultural references...

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<p>Get ready for two extra episodes of the &quot;Community&quot;&nbsp;gang.</p>
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Get ready for two extra episodes of the "Community" gang.

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'Community' gets two extra episodes

Brings season total to 24; will other NBC shows follow?

Ratings-wise, this hasn't been a great fall for "Community," which has predictably gotten thumped by CBS' move of "The Big Bang Theory" to Thursdays at 8. But last week's zombie epic got a bump airing at 8:30, and whether that was the "Scared Shrekless" lead-in or not having to face Sheldon and Leonard and company, it was a piece of good news for the show.

Now I've learned some even better news: NBC has, according to sources close to the show, ordered 2 additional episodes, bringing the season total up to 24.

Last year, NBC ordered 3 additional episodes at a late date, which brought that season up to 25 but also led to some late shuffling with the episode order that kept confusing people even after creator Dan Harmon explained it on his blog. I'm told this year the extended order came in early enough that this won't be an issue.

"Community" isn't the only show getting a longer-than-average season. While NBC spokespeople wouldn't officially comment on episode order numbers, a few weeks ago the "Chuck" producers said they got a "back 11" order for the season, also bringing them to 24, and I hear but haven't been able to confirm that a few other NBC shows could also wind up with 24 episodes before all is said and done.

For now, though, I'm just happy to know I'll have an extra hour of Jeff, Britta, Troy, Abed, Annie, Shirley, Pierce and company. And after the jump we have an early scene from tomorrow night's episode:

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