<p>&quot;Chuck&quot;&nbsp;(Zachary Levi)&nbsp;and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski)&nbsp;will now be back on Oct. 28, rather than the 21st.</p>

"Chuck" (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) will now be back on Oct. 28, rather than the 21st.

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NBC moves 'Chuck,' 'Grimm' premiere dates back a week

Spy dramedy's final season and fairy tale procedural's first to both premiere Oct. 28

Remember how yesterday - while reporting news of Stan Lee's guest appearance - I reminded you folks that the fifth and final season of "Chuckwould be debuting on Friday, Oct. 21? Well, adjust your viewing calendars by a week, as NBC has pushed the premiere for both "Chuck" and the fairy tale-themed cop drama "Grimmback one week, so both will debut on Oct. 28 at 8 and 9 p.m., respectively.

Given what a mess some of NBC's other nights have been, I had started to wonder if perhaps the network might deploy "Chuck" - which has a small but relatively consistent audience - on a different night (Wednesday, maybe?) to stop the bleeding there. Instead, they're still set to be on Fridays, with the move apparently being made to make it easier to promote the "Grimm" premiere closer to Halloween. (All four of NBC's Thursday comedies will be airing Halloween-themed episodes the night before.) 

So Chuck, Sarah, Casey, Morgan and company will still be back - just a few days later than originally planned.

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<p>Maria Bello in &quot;Prime Suspect.&quot;</p>

Maria Bello in "Prime Suspect."

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'Prime Suspect' - 'Carnivorous Sheep': A changed man?

Episode two tones down the pilot's rampant sexism

A quick review of last night's "Prime Suspect" coming up just as soon as I choose the clown fish...

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<p>Damian Lewis and Claire Danes in &quot;Homeland.&quot;</p>

Damian Lewis and Claire Danes in "Homeland."

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Review: Claire Danes and Damian Lewis riveting in Showtime's 'Homeland'

Terrorism thriller is easily the fall's best new series

They seem too good to be true at first, the two leads of Showtime's "Homeland," the best new show of the fall season. One is Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), a tough, smart, dedicated CIA agent who can only be held back by her by-the-book superiors. The other is Sgt. Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis), a Marine sniper who went missing in Iraq 8 years ago and was long presumed dead, only to be discovered alive and (relatively) well during a special forces raid on his captors' base.

The two could be poster girl and boy for the War on Terror, but almost immediately "Homeland" (it debuts Sunday night at 10) begins showing cracks in the facade.

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<p>&quot;Whitney&quot;&nbsp;(Whitney Cummings)&nbsp;and Alex (Chris D'Elia)&nbsp;have a strange encounter in the lobby.</p>

"Whitney" (Whitney Cummings) and Alex (Chris D'Elia) have a strange encounter in the lobby.

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'Whitney' - 'First Date': Crazy game

Things get worse rather than better with the second episode

A quick review of last night's "Whitney" coming up just as soon as I wear my dressy Crocs...

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<p>Andy (Ed Helms)&nbsp;has a new incentive plan for &quot;The Office.&quot;</p>

Andy (Ed Helms) has a new incentive plan for "The Office."

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'The Office' - 'The Incentive': Tattoo you

How long can the show get away with turning Andy into Michael Scott 2.0?

A quick review of last night's "The Office" coming up just as soon as I scat about the good part...

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<p>Annie (Alison Brie)&nbsp;has an idea on &quot;Community.&quot;</p>

Annie (Alison Brie) has an idea on "Community."

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'Community' - 'Geography of Global Conflict': Rage against the machine

Alan and Todd VanDerWerff talk about the difference between "normal" and "abnormal" episodes

A quick review of tonight's "Community" - followed by an anything-but-quick discussion between me and Todd VanDerWerff about the current state of the series - coming up just as soon as I have a multi-cultural evil twin...

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<p>Ron (Nick Offerman)&nbsp;faces his past on &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>

Ron (Nick Offerman) faces his past on "Parks and Recreation."

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'Parks and Recreation' - 'Ron and Tammys': If you have diabeetus...

Ron faces off against two ex-wives and his mom in a riotous episode

A review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" coming up just as soon as I make toilet wine in the federal prison in Terre Haute...

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<p>David Hornsby and Kevin Dillon in &quot;How to Be a Gentleman.&quot;</p>

David Hornsby and Kevin Dillon in "How to Be a Gentleman."

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'How to Be a Gentleman' - 'Pilot': The not-so-original odd couple

What did everybody think of the new CBS sitcom?

I posted my review of "How to Be a Gentlemanearlier today. Now it's your turn. For those of you who watched - whether you're a Rickety Cricket fan, a Johnny Drama fan, a Murray Hewitt fan, Chloe O'Brien or Dave Nelson fan, or simply someone who left the TV on after "Big Bang Theory" - what did you think? Did you find it funny? Do you intend to come back for more? Did all the characters step out of a time machine from 1997?

Have at it.

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<p>Stan &quot;The Man&quot;&nbsp;Lee will guest star on the fifth season of &quot;Chuck.&quot;</p>

Stan "The Man" Lee will guest star on the fifth season of "Chuck."

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Exclusive: 'Chuck' gets comics legend Stan Lee to guest star

Chuck will meet Spider-Man's co-creator in the final season's 7th episode

"Chuck" has been loading up on the nerd-bait casting for the spy comedy's fifth and final season. Guest stars already announced for the new season, set to debut on Friday, October 21(*), include Mark Hamill, Carrie-Anne Moss and "Community" star Danny Pudi.

(*) UPDATE: NBC today pushed back the premiere date by a week, to October 28.

To that list we can now add perhaps the most Comic Con-friendly guest star of all time: Stan Lee, legendary co-creator of Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and almost every other iconic Marvel Comics character (including most of the roster of Joss Whedon's "Avengers" film).

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<p>Kevin Dillon and David Hornsby do the odd couple thing in &quot;How to Be a Gentleman.&quot;</p>

Kevin Dillon and David Hornsby do the odd couple thing in "How to Be a Gentleman."

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Review: CBS' 'How to Be a Gentleman' big on funny people, light on funny jokes

David Hornsby, Kevin Dillon and company need to do better

I'll be brief on "How to Be a Gentleman," which CBS debuts tonight at 8:30. On the one hand, this is a show - an odd couple comedy about a sophisticated magazine writer who has to learn how to be more dude-like with the help of his former high school bully - filled with lots of very funny people. David Hornsby (the gentleman) plays Rickety Cricket on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," and is one of that show's writers, and the creator here. Kevin Dillon (the ex-bully) was consistently one of the few parts of "Entourage" I didn't hate myself for watching. Dave Foley (Hornsby's editor, who's adrift when the magazine goes the Maxim route(*)) was one of the Kids in the Hall, as well as the center of one of my all-time favorite sitcoms, "NewsRadio." Before she was Chloe on "24," Mary Lynn Rajskub (Hornsby's sister) was a very strange and funny comedienne. Rhys Darby (Rajskub's wimpy husband) was the hilarious Murray on HBO's deadpan "Flight of the Conchords." Nancy Lenehan (Hornsby's mother) has been a welcome sitcom presence for years.

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