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Oh these were always my favorite days of the week. I’ve been starring things in my Google Reader in anticipation. Let’s roll!

  • Raising Hope is the first show in the class of 2010 to get picked up for new episodes. If you haven’t seen it yet, start watching. It’s good for a few good chuckles an episode.
  • Now everyone, and I mean everyone, thinks Christina Hendricks is hot….and supposedly it’s news.
  • In other Mad Men news, John Slattery is guesting on 30 Rock, which begs the question, when will we get to see Tina Fey at Sterling, Cooper, Draper, Pryce?
  • Awkward Family Photos is the latest blog to get its own TV show. I’d hate on that, but I’m holding out for EdubTV on ABC’s comedy block in 2011.
  • Two attractive, former reality contestants are running a marathon. You heard it here…second or third.
  • In an attempt to save Lone Star, the TV addict whipped up this handy guide for where to find shows online, thus freeing up your TV. It didn’t save Lone Star, but the guide’s still useful.
  • There’s an upcoming episode of The Office where the entire cast is watching Gleebecause they don’t have enough hype. I wish they’d sit around and watch Friday Night Lights.
  • My Favorite Non-TV Related Link Of The Week: I’ve been listening to StoryCorps at work all week. The stories are so authentic and interesting. A few months ago, they released animated versions of a few stories, probably with the sole purpose of making me cry at my desk.
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Well gees! We’ve been knee-deep in season finales this week. Here some snappy reviews:

  • LOST: Whoa! What? Wait, what? We finally meet the mysterious, Jacob and lo and behold he’s handsome. Locke is dead but his body is alive an apparently inhabited by someone else. And did Juliet just ignite an H-Bomb? The season long pattern of providing more answers than questions is apparently over. These 8 months till the final season will be unbearable.
  • The Office: I think my brother and I are the only people who were unimpressed with the finale. Why didn’t I like it? It was hokey as all get out. I don’t watch The Office for that. If I wanted adorable I’d watch Puppy Bowl and call it a day. The Office was on a serious funny streak and this kind of put the kibosh on that. I am curious as to where they’ll take this “new development,” though.
  • Grey’s Anatomy: Speaking of Brother Bear, he’ll be writing a longer review sometime soon. I don’t watch Grey’s much anymore, but I read what happened. I’m not a fan of the show, but I am a fan of getting T.R. Knight and Katherine Heigl out of the entertainment news cycle. I would be completely okay with killing both of them off in one fell swoop. That would also leave some holes for new people, new stories, etc. (And have I mentioned how much I hate Meredith’s whining? This might finally shut her up.)
  • Private Practice: Their finale was a few weeks ago but it was awesome! I know that crazy woman won’t actually kill Violet, but will they be able to save the baby? If the baby dies it could put her character on a collision course. Hopefully they’ll acurately portray the mourning period (if there is one). I’m optimistic.
  • 30 Rock: Unlike The Office, 30 Rock has been a little uneven this season but last night’s finale was strong. If you liked the kidney song, you can download it from iTunes. Proceeds go to the National Kidney Foundation.
  • The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency: This show won me over from the beginning. The season finale didn’t disappoint. I hope this is not the last we see of Note Makoti, I hate what he does to Precious, but I love the intrigue and complexity he provides to her character.

Next week we’ve got finales for Ugly Betty, American Idol, and 24 among others. May is such a wonderful time of year!

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Personal sidenote: The last project I need to do to earn my Masters is due on Friday. I should probably put the HDU off for a week. Luckily (or not so luckily) due to swine flu, the media is a little less concerned with TV news this week.

  • Interesting Award update: The Office took home a PRISM Award for which recognizes shows for accurately depicting addiction, drug and alcohol use in film and television. Wow, did not know that existed.
  • Mr. T got called for jury duty. Can you imagine if he was on your jury? Or better yet (and more likely) if you were on jury duty with him? That would be awesome.
  • Heidi & Spencer got married. Gross. Even worse, they’re honeymooning in Mexico (masks and all). Plus Heidi said she wants to do Playboy now. I know posing for men’s magazines is the first thing I’ll do once I get hitched.
  • E! Hostess Guiliana Rancic and her husband, Apprentice Season 1 Winner Bill Rancic, are getting their own reality show. It should be called, “Seriously, Who’s Watching This?”
  • Two of my favorite actors, Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls) and Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights) are in a movie together and it looks just interesting enough to make me go back to the movie theater. Or I might just sit around think about what would happen with Rory met Matt Saracen.
  • And finally, my favorite non-TV related link of the week: A funny blog, Texts From Last Night. It’s exactly what it sounds like.

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Amy Poehler’s new vehicle got some pretty crappy early reviews. I just watched it this afternoon, and I was pretty impressed.

Critics say it’s a little too close to The Office (mockumentary style, talking head interviews, naive protagonists you want to root for, etc.) While this critique may be valid, I’m not complaining. If three Law & Order‘s, and three CSI‘s can coexist (under the same title no less) than I am a-okay with a show with a similar format to The Office. Duplicating a funny, and successful comedy? Why the hell not.  A show called Larry Unmarried would be a different story.

Also, it’s fantastic to see Paul Schneider again. I loved him in The Family Stone and All The Real Girls. I didn’t hear about his involvement with the show at all, but he’s definitely a super addition to this cast.

If Kath & Kim can not only last but get a second season pick-up, then Parks & Recreation should find a nice home on NBC Thursday nights. I’m already rooting for it.

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What a Monday folks! We had one long-held rumor confirmed for us, and one nice little surprise come to light.

  • First, the rumor in question. Yes, we’re being treated to two more seasons ( 13 episodes each) of Friday Night Lights. Bickety-Bam! NBC is continuing their partnership with Direct-TV so the dish will get the eps first and NBC will run them second. I personally don’t care when they air, so long they run as promised. This season has been spectacular and rumor has it the season finale is a beaut.’ Great determination from this show’s rabid fan base. They never gave up hope. Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose!
  • Second, a jolly piece of news today: the syndication rights to The Office have been sold to stations covering 93% of the country. What does this mean for you? Unless you live in Moose Junction (and maybe even there) The Office will be on 5 nights a week in a city near you. What nice news. The show currently pops up in re-runs on TBS but the potential to see it everyday is a nice step-up. Not only will this get the show out to the latecomers who “didn’t understand it” the first time around, it also gives us long-running fans something to smile about. My hope? It replaces the current Two and A Half Men hour currently soaking up time on my Fox affiliate.

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The “Seriously Adam Lambert? Really?” Edition

  • Speaking of which, Scandalist put together 5 covers of “Ring of Fire” better than his last night.
  • In other Idol chatter, check out some of Paula Abdul’s “poetry.” I thought she’d gone of the deep end this year but it turns out she’s always been this way.
  • Seth Rogen may host SNL in April. Sweet! BTW did you catch SNL on Saturday? Tracy Morgan did a great job and we saw the triumphant return of Astronaut Jones. No new clip, I’m making do with the old ones.
  • Guess who signed on to do a cameo on The Cleveland Show? Sir Kanye!
  • And finally, my favorite non-TV related link of the week: Scanwiches I’ve yet to meet a food Tumblr I didn’t like.

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This could be a first. The trailer for John Krasinski’s new movie, Away We Go, looks endearing, witty and just indie enough to work. It also stars Maya Rudolph and features the acting talent of some of my favorites including Allison Janney and Maggie Gyllenhaal. And guess who’s at the helm? Sam Freakin’ Mendes.

Love, love, love it already. This could be the movie that cracks The Office star film curse. Just what am I referring to? The phenomenon describing the string of altogether disappointing movies the cast of The Office has made in recent years. I’ll start a short list: The Rocker, License to Wed, Walk Hard, Evan Almighty, should I continue? But this one could break all that. I am optimistic.

Don’t believe me? Watch the trailer for yourself!

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