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'Friday Night Lights' recap: Taking a 'gut check' on the season thus far

Friday Night Lights is, we all know, the greatest TV drama centered around sports in the history of the medium (I said drama, readers, so don’t start writing in about your [and my] beloved SportsNight, or your inexplicable nostalgia for Robert Wuhl’s Arliss). But that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. In fact, one of the things that makes FNL so engrossing is its willingness to go off in all sorts of directions, some of which pay off magnificently, while others pay off aimlessly. Such is life. And TV. READ FULL STORY

'Teen Wolf' premiere review: MTV bit its own '16 and Pregnant'

The most telling line in the debut of Teen Wolf, which aired after the MTV Movie Awards, was a throwaway joke. The mother of Tyler Posey’s teen wolf warned her son that she doesn’t want to “end up on some reality show with a pregnant 16 year-old.” While 16 and Pregnant and Jersey Shore still do phenomenally well for what are essentially the same train wrecks every week, even TV networks have occasional twinges of pride, shows they want to point to as being quality stuff, or at least minimally classy. In this sense, Teen Wolf is the anti-Snooki, and would be welcome for that alone. READ FULL STORY

Why do we like Tom Selleck so much?

Tonight, Tom Selleck will star in another of his Jesse Stone TV-movies, this one titled Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost. In it, Selleck’s Jesse has lost his job with the Paradise, Mass., police department, he’s drinking heavily, and he’s haunted by the death of a girl he once tried to help. In other words, it’s Jesse just the way we like him: broody and depressed, but never missing a clue or a chance to get back at someone who’s done him wrong. READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' finale with Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga: Your opinion is desired.

Oh my, is it the end of the season for Saturday Night Live already? Well, what better way to cap it off with one of the show’s best hosts, Justin Timberlake? And, as the music guest, a  READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' with host Ed Helms: Your opinion is desired.

Ed Helms hosts Saturday Night Live this week, with Paul Simon as the music guest. Helms’ comic style — the intelligently effusive — should serve him well in the SNL universe. The former Daily Show correspondent, current co-star of The Office, and READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' tonight with host Tina Fey: Your opinion is desired.

What a week for Tina Fey to return to Saturday Night Live, which itself is returning from a three-week hiatus. To say that a lot has happened since the last SNL is an understatement, and yet  READ FULL STORY

Letterman thinks Donald Trump's Obama remarks 'smack of racism'

David Letterman is joking around with Dr. Phil tonight, and in the preview clip here, he asks the would-be wise doctor about Donald Trump. Dr. Phil fumfers around a bit, but Dave is really setting up to advance his own theory about Trump: that he’s carried his campaign against President Obama into ugly territory. READ FULL STORY

Helen Mirren hosts 'Saturday Night Live': Your opinion is desired.

Tonight, Helen Mirren will host Saturday Night Live; the musical guest is Foo Fighters. Mirren is promoting the new version of Arthur, in which she co-stars with READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' with host Elton John: Your opinion is desired.

Elton John is hosting Saturday Night Live this week; he’s also the musical guest.

The promos the show has released suggest an Elton fully confident he’s up for the task. Or  READ FULL STORY

A new 'Parenthood' returns tonight: Is Crosby really that bad, as a father, as a man?

Parenthood returns with a new episode tonight, and among the show’s many wonderfully emotional, intricate subplots, the Crosby-is-a-bad-dude one fascinates me, and perhaps you. READ FULL STORY

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