<p>Cheryl Hines and Jane Levy in &quot;Suburgatory.&quot;</p>

Cheryl Hines and Jane Levy in "Suburgatory."

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'Suburgatory' - 'Pilot': Rubber or plastic?

What did everybody think of the new ABC comedy?

Yesterday, I posted my review of ABC's "Suburgatory." Now it's your turn. What did you think of Jane Levy, Jeremy Sisto and company? Do you like Tessa? Do you think the fictional suburb is too cartoonish, or amusing enough to ignore how fake parts of it are? Were you troubled by the shaky reasoning behind the move from the city to the 'burbs, or, again, did funny forgive a lot? Do you like Cheryl Hines with a Southern accent and Alan Tudyk with a perma-tan? Did it give you a hankering for sugar-free Red Bull?

Have at it.

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<p>Sarah (Lauren Graham)&nbsp;visits Amber (Mae Whitman)&nbsp;at her job on &quot;Parenthood.&quot;</p>

Sarah (Lauren Graham) visits Amber (Mae Whitman) at her job on "Parenthood."

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'Parenthood' - 'Step Right Up': Shift happens

Lighter stakes makes for a lighter episode

A quick review of last night's "Parenthood" coming up just as soon as I have a second card for dad...

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<p>The &quot;Sons of Anarchy&quot;&nbsp;blow things up real good.</p>

The "Sons of Anarchy" blow things up real good.

Credit: FX

'Sons of Anarchy' - 'Una Venta': By the time I get to Arizona

SAMCRO has beef with their Tucson charter

A quick review of tonight's "Sons of Anarchy" coming up just as soon as I bring you my dead bulbs...

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<p>Jess (Zooey Deschanel) channels her rage on &quot;New Girl.&quot;</p>

Jess (Zooey Deschanel) channels her rage on "New Girl."

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'New Girl' - 'Kryptonite': Schmidt happens

Jess gets a new roommate and has to confront her ex-boyfriend

A quick review of tonight's "New Girl" coming up just as soon as I get a new thumb ring...

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<p>A&nbsp;Cubs fan is not happy with Steve Bartman in the documentary &quot;Catching Hell.&quot;</p>

A Cubs fan is not happy with Steve Bartman in the documentary "Catching Hell."

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Review: ESPN's '30 for 30' brand lives on with 'Catching Hell'

Alex Gibney's stirring defense of Cubs fan Steve Bartman

ESPN's 30th anniversary was more than two years ago, and it's been almost a year since the "30 for 30" documentary series - designed to both celebrate the anniversary and show off ESPN's reach and creativity - concluded. (You can read my reviews of most of the "30 for 30" docs here and here.) But having discovered that there's an appetite for off-beat, deeply personal films about sports stories big and small, ESPN has wisely kept the concept going - if not the name(*) - and the now-rechristened "ESPN Films Presents" series has a very strong unofficial kick-off with the 8 p.m. debut tonight of Alex Gibney's "Catching Hell."

(*) Personally, I'd have kept it as "30 for 30 Presents." They spent more than a year building up brand equity, and it just sounds cooler than "ESPN Films Presents," frankly.

"Catching Hell" - the story of infamous Cubs fan Steve Bartman, who was the scapegoat when the Cubs failed to reach the World Series in 2003 - was originally supposed to be part of "30 for 30," but Gibney's schedule, film festival eligibility and other issues pushed it back to now. It was worth the wait.

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<p>Caroline (Beth Behrs)&nbsp;tries to put Max's name out there on &quot;2 Broke Girls.&quot;</p>

Caroline (Beth Behrs) tries to put Max's name out there on "2 Broke Girls."

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'2 Broke Girls' - 'And the Break-Up Scene': Slumber party

The bad trends from the pilot continue in the second episode

A quick review of the second "2 Broke Girls" coming up just as soon as I write a Yelp review of Wharton Business School...

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<p>Lily (Alyson Hannigan)&nbsp;and Marshall (Jason Segel)&nbsp;make a bet with Barney (Neil Patrick Harris)&nbsp;on &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother.&quot;</p>

Lily (Alyson Hannigan) and Marshall (Jason Segel) make a bet with Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) on "How I Met Your Mother."

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'How I Met Your Mother' - 'The Ducky Tie' - Clean your plates

Ted and Victoria have a heart-to-heart in a vintage episode

A quick review of last night's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as you make it sound like I've dated a series of Stieg Larson novels.

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<p>Jane Levy and Jeremy Sisto in &quot;Suburgatory.&quot;</p>

Jane Levy and Jeremy Sisto in "Suburgatory."

Credit: ABC
B+

Review: ABC's 'Suburgatory' a smart new comedy

High school anthropology in the vein of 'Mean Girls,' 'Clueless,' et al

There's a rich tradition on the big and small screen of the high school girl as amateur anthropologist: Molly Ringwald in "Sixteen Candles," Winona Ryder in "Heathers," Alicia Silverstone in "Clueless," Lindsay Lohan in "Mean Girls," Claire Danes in "My So-Called Life," and on and on and on. (Long before she was dissecting the Manhattan singles scene, Sarah Jessica Parker was trying to bring a peaceful accord between the jocks, the popular girls, the nerds and the New Wave kids on "Square Pegs," after all.) If high school is life in miniature, then it needs some kind of wry, clever observer to figure it all out, whether she's an insider (Silverstone), an outsider (Ringwald) or an outsider pretending to be an insider (Lohan).

To that reliably funny tradition we can add Jane Levy as Tessa Altman, the smart, sarcastic heroine of ABC's winning new comedy "Suburgatory," which debuts tomorrow night at 8:30.  

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<p>Rachel Bilson and Nancy Travis in &quot;Hart of Dixie.&quot;</p>

Rachel Bilson and Nancy Travis in "Hart of Dixie."

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'Hart of Dixie' - 'Pilot': Summer goes south

What did everybody think of the new CW drama?

I posted my review of "Hart of Dixieearlier today. Now it's your turn. Was Rachel Bilson likable enough to compensate for the "Doc Hollywood" story, cliched Southern backdrop, etc? Are you disappointed that Nancy Travis won't be around full-time? Glad to have Scott Porter using a Southern accent again? Wishing that Jaime King would go back to "James"? And, most importantly, will you keep watching? 

Have at it.

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<p>Stephen Lang as Nathaniel Taylor in &quot;Terra Nova.&quot;</p>

Stephen Lang as Nathaniel Taylor in "Terra Nova."

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'Terra Nova' - 'Genesis': Walk the dinosaur

What did everybody think of the FOX time travel drama?

I posted my review of FOX's "Terra Novathis morning. Now it's your turn. Obviously, you folks haven't seen the earlier, better version I have, but what did you make of what was on the screen? Did you find the Shannon family more compelling than I did? Are you ready to have the teenage son eaten by a T-Rex already? Were Stephen Lang and the special effects good enough to compensate for the rest? Do you buy the attempt to sidestep around the butterfly effect (and, possibly, the meteor heading their way in 20 million years)? 

Have at it.

Unless there's significant improvement, I doubt I'll be writing about this show regularly, but Ryan McGee is signed up to do weekly recaps at our Monkeys as Critics blog, and his first should be up even as we speak, for those who want a more detailed blow-by-blow account of the pilot.

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