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August 23, 2014

'Cougar Town' Moment: Lou Diamond Phillips Is the Face of Penny Can

Something that you realize quickly when you watch a Bill Lawrence production is that he tends to use the same actors over and over again. It's why, for instance, Barry Bostwick has had roles in all three of his shows (though his role on 'Scrubs' was a one-time-only guest role). But, when he sees someone he likes, he tends to use them over and over. Let's officially add Lou Diamond Phillips to...

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'Modern Family' Season 2, Episode 23 Recap

['Modern Family' - 'See You Next Fall'] It's interesting that the episode's title would be perfect if this was the season finale, right? Makes me wonder if this actually was the season finale, but ABC intervened. It's not the first time this has happened. This had the feeling of a season finale, didn't it? There was a life passage (Alex's graduation from middle school), lots of...

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Paul Lieberstein of 'The Office' on Steve Carell's Exit & the Star-Studded Season Finale

On the seventh season finale of 'The Office' (Thurs., May 19, 9PM ET on NBC), it feels like everyone on the planet is coming to Dunder Mifflin Scranton to interview for Michael Scott's old job. Jim Carrey, Ray Romano, Warren Buffett, Ricky Gervais, Will Arnett, James Spader and Catherine Tate will all be appearing in the episode as possible replacements. But, as NBC Entertainment president...

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'Glee' Season 2, Episode 21 Recap

['Glee' - 'Funeral'] Amazing. Despite everything that's going wrong with her character this year, Jane Lynch might have still locked up another Emmy tonight. Sure, an episode like tonight's can be seen as "award bait" if you look at with a cynical-enough eye. And the next-to-last episode of season two had a lot to not like about it. But Lynch's performance wasn't one of them. Lynch...

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Chris Colfer on 'Glee,' His Many Projects & How His Sister Keeps Him Humble

If you weren't aware of who Chris Colfer was a year ago, you probably know who he is now. He won a Golden Globe for his role as Kurt Hummel on the smash FOX hit 'Glee,' and Kurt has been featured prominently in a storyline about bullying this season. But that's not all; Colfer also signed a deal to write a live-action pilot for the Disney Channel called 'The Little Leftover Witch,' and 'Struck...

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'How I Met Your Mother' Season Finale Recap

['How I Met Your Mother' - 'Challenge Accepted'] How many times can viewers of 'How I Met Your Mother' be like Charlie Brown? We keep running up to that football, with promises that it's going to be there for us to kick it to the moon. But then Carter Bays and Craig Thomas make like Lucy and yank it away from us once again, letting us fall flat on our asses in shame. That's how I felt at...

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Greg Garcia on the 'Raising Hope' Season Finale & Cloris Leachman's Freakish Strength

Between seasons of a television show, most showrunners talk about breaking stories for the following season. Some talk about going on a much-needed vacation. Greg Garcia of 'Raising Hope' does something a little different: He runs contests on his Twitter feed. "I'd done a little bit of the Twittering there once we stopped shooting because I thought well, I'm bored, I'll do it," he told me...

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'Parks and Recreation' Season 3, Episodes 13 and 14 Recap

['Parks and Recreation' - 'The Fight' / 'Road Trip'] You've just got to love it when a network starts doubling up on episodes of your favorite show in order to cram them all in by the official end of the season. In one respect, it's great: bonus show! But in another respect, it stinks: You can't let an episode stand on its own and let it linger on the brain for a week until the next one comes....

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'The Office' Season 7, Episode 23 Recap

['The Office' - 'Dwight K. Schrute, (Acting) Manager'] When I spoke to Paul Lieberstein earlier this week, I told him that, from what I had seen in this episode's previews, it reminded me of when Frank Burns took over the 4077th in a couple of episodes of 'M*A*S*H.' Of course, Lieberstein knew exactly what I was talking about, despite the age of the reference, and he laughed heartily. "I was...

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Is Mindy Kaling Done Writing for 'The Office'?

On Mindy Kaling's Twitter feed, the actress has been hinting that this is her last season, even if it's jokingly in comparison to the much more ballyhooed departure of Steve Carell. The other day, I spoke to Paul Lieberstein, who most people know as hapless H.R. rep Toby on 'The Office,' but he is also an executive producer and the current showrunner on the series. During our interview,...

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