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'Community,' 'Happy Endings,' 'Psych': Zap2it's favorite comedic episodes of 2011

29 December 2011 5:09 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

You've seen our favorite drama episodes of 2011. Now, for the stuff that made us laugh.

As you'll see below, we love us some "Community" and "Parks and Recreation" at Zap2it. But we also found room for episodes of shows that aren't always consistent still capable of being very good. And also "Jersey Shore," which is not strictly a comedy but sure can be funny.

These were our favorite comedic episodes of 2011. What were yours?

Andrea Reiher

"Community" - "Advanced Dungeons & Dragons": There were a lot of great "Community" episodes in 2011, but my personal favorite was when the gang took Fat Neil under their collective wing and played an epic game of Dungeons & Dragons to make him feel included. From the portentous voiceover to Annie's hilarious portrayal of Hector the Well-Endowed, it was a massively fun episode.

"Psych" - "Last Night Gus": Gus and Shawn having adventurous shenanigans »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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'Breaking Bad,' 'The Vampire Diaries' and more: Zap2it's favorite dramatic episodes of 2011

29 December 2011 5:06 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

We've told you about our favorite guilty TV pleasures of 2011, and we've highlighted some of the underrated performances of the year. But what about the the stuff we just flat-out liked?

The episodes on this list -- which encompasses everything from "Breaking Bad" to "The X Factor" -- represent Zap2it's favorite dramatic episodes of 2011. Tell us yours in the comments.

Jean Bentley

"The Vampire Diaries" - "Klaus": It took the better part of Season 2 to meet the ultimate bad guy threatening our favorite Mystic Falls residents, but it was so worth the wait. In "Klaus," we finally met the evil half-vampire, half-werewolf hybrid played by sexy Brit Joseph Morgan. And since the introduction happened via flashback, there was plenty of long, luxurious medieval hair to go around. Plus: Clueless Aunt Jenna finally (Finally) found out about the vampires in her midst. Although it wasn't as sensational as some of the series' other episodes, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching Wednesday

30 November 2011 4:30 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On TV this Wednesday: A really big tree grows in Manhattan, the Shat hits the Psych, Soup‘s on… a new night, and more. With ABC in repeat mode and the CBS dramas riding the pine, we’ve singled out 11 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Survivor: South Pacific (CBS) | Sit down and wrap your brain around this teaser: “A castaway tells a bold lie in hopes of gaining favor with his tribemates.” No, really. A strategic lie. On Survivor!

8 pm Christmas in Rockefeller Center (NBC) | Co-hosted by Today‘s Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie, the 79th annual tree »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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TVLine Items: Regis Plots Primetime Talent Show, Once's Beauty Is Revealed and More!

28 November 2011 12:53 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The just-retired Regis Philbin is already eying his next big gig. Or gigs plural, even,

Speaking with New York Post‘s Page Six, the former Live! co-host announced that he and his team are “contemplating a show that is sort of a talent show…a family competition.” Philbin added that this latest project is “going to be on primetime” when and if it comes to fruition. Reege also says he has been approached about reviving the variety show format.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• As previously reported, Emilie de Ravin will bring Beauty and the Beast »

- Megan Masters

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TNT Greenlights ‘Hornet’s Nest’ To Extend Mystery Movie Series; Sherry Stringfield and Virginia Madsen To Star

28 November 2011 11:53 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

While original TV movies continue to struggle on broadcast TV as evident by the underwhelming ratings for the Hallmark Hall Of Fame film on ABC last night, the genre’s resurgence on basic cable continues. TNT has decided to extend its Mystery Movie Night franchise into the spring, greenlighting today the original movie Hornet’s Nest, an adaptation of the Patricia Cornwall novel that will star Sherry Stringfield and Virginia Madsen. The green light for Hornet’s Nest comes ahead of the debut of the TNT Mystery Movie Night, which features original movies based on popular crime novels. The franchise is set to premiere tomorrow with Scott Turow’s Innocent and continues Wednesday with the Sandra Brown novel Ricochet, starring John Corbett, Julie Benz and Gary Cole. The series will feature six movies this month and in December before returning in the spring with Hornet’s Nest and three other movies to be announced. »

- THE DEADLINE TEAM

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Corbett Shaves Off His Hair

17 November 2011 5:31 PM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Sex & The City stud John Corbett has gone bald after dying his hair brown for a TV movie role.

The actor is currently sporting a shiny pate because he hated his two-tone look.

Corbett, who is dating ageing bombshell Bo Derek, explains, "I just did this movie... and they (producers) wanted me to look a little younger because I'm a teacher in his 30s, so they dyed it (hair) brown and two weeks ago when I finished the movie, it looked great; two days ago I looked like that dude who needs to dye his hair again because he's too cheap to go back.

"I either had to dye it again or just shave it (off)." »

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John Corbett's Access Hollywood Live Kitchen Strip Tease!

17 November 2011 2:12 PM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

John Corbett got swept away with Access Hollywood Live's continuing Sex Week treating our hosts, guests and viewers to an impromptu stripdown!

The actor, who turned 50 in May, revealed to Billy Bush and Kit Hoover why he's currently rocking a shaved head.

"I just did this Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, coming out in January, and they wanted to make me look a little bit younger, so they dyed it brown," he said. "So, two weeks ago when I finished the movie, it looked great, but two days ago I looked like that dude that needs to ...

Copyright 2011 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »

- nobody@accesshollywood.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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'Parenthood' sneak peek: Amber and Seth have a moment

4 November 2011 4:56 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

We would really, really like to see Amber get to a better place with her dad on "Parenthood" -- and it looks like they might just be on their way to doing that.

In this exclusive clip from Tuesday's (Nov. 8) episode, "In-Between," Amber (Mae Whitman) has offered to let Seth (John Corbett) stay at her apartment after he's released from rehab. That leads to the scene in the video, which is profoundly awkward but still considerably warmer than a lot of the interactions we've seen them have in the past.

Whatever emotions they're playing, though, Whitman and Corbett seem to draw good things out of one another, and the pain Amber has shown over her dad not being around has always felt very real. So watching her give him the benefit of the doubt for once, even tentatively, makes us only want to see their relationship develop more.

"Parenthood" airs at 10 p. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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‘Parenthood’ Season 3 Episode 7 Review: Forced Family Fun

2 November 2011 2:08 PM, PDT | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

This week’s episode of Parenthood put the spotlight on the disconnect or disregard that the Bravermans have with those in their family, those at work, those they are dating, and more. A bigger concern for many in the family overshadowed the ability to think about how their decisions were affecting others around them. What a powerful aha moment this entire episode was. John Corbett shined this week. The writing on this show is fantastic but the actor who brings those words to life is more significant than people realize and Corbett hit the mark. Talk about personal growth. But he can grow in therapy alone, Sarah should not be there. That’s too much. There are still boundaries when one is being a support to another. That does not get thrown out of the window. So should Sarah help Seth? Or is Seth a threat to her relationship with Mark? »

- Melody Simpson

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Parenthood's Lauren Graham and Jason Ritter Talk Romance, Punches and TV Show Reunions

1 November 2011 12:13 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Parenthood‘s Sarah and Mark (played by Lauren Graham and Jason Ritter) seem like the perfect, happy couple, so naturally, the show’s writers plan to send them through a romantic obstacle course, of sorts. In tonight’s episode (airing on NBC at 10/9c), Mark will face a lot of Bravermans, but the biggest challenge comes from someone outside the family.

TVLine caught up with Lauren Graham and Jason Ritter to talk about their characters’ romance, the challenges Sarah’s ex Seth (John Corbett) poses, and some extra treats for fans of Gilmore Girls and The Event.

Tvline | What’s »

- Vlada Gelman

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Julie Benz makes no 'Bones' about reuniting with David Boreanaz

13 October 2011 3:06 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Julie Benz would love an on-camera reunion with her former "Angel."

Now recurring as Patrick Wilson's sister on the CBS drama "A Gifted Man" -- on which she's featured Friday (Oct. 14) -- the "Dexter" and "No Ordinary Family" alum is game for a guest shot on Fox's "Bones" once the show returns Thursday, Nov. 3. That would put her back in the company of series star David Boreanaz, who was Angel to her Darla as still seen in weekday-morning TNT repeats.

"David and I always had a very special relationship," Benz tells Zap2it, "and to work with him again would just be very exciting. We joke around about it, and hopefully, it'll come true. Charisma Carpenter [alias Cordelia on both 'Angel' and 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'] is still a close friend; with David, the two of us are always like, 'We need to work with you again!'"

Carpenter will reteam with James Marsters, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Parenthood 3.06 Promo and Synopsis: Tales from the Luncheonette

12 October 2011 9:06 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Season three of Parenthood has been all about new beginnings, but it was no more abundantly clear than last night, as Kristina gave birth to a baby girl named Nora with Crosby in the delivery room. Now's the time when things get more interesting, since a new baby will certainly have ramifications that affect the rest of the family as a whole and Nora was born to two tightly wound perfectionists that have barely been holding it together these days.

Now that Nora is in the picture, where do we go from here?

Cee Lo Green Tests Adam And Crosby's New Music Business While Sarah Stands By Seth As He Makes An Important Change - Cee Lo Green And Jason Ritter Guest-star - Kristina (Monica Potter) exhausts herself by diving back into supermom mode while Adam (Peter Krause) and Crosby (Dax Shepard) prepare their new music studio, in hopes of impressing their first potential client, »

- Shilo Adams

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'Parenthood': Welcome to the Bravermans, Nora!

11 October 2011 10:34 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

I was starting to worry about Parenthood, PopWatchers. The first few episodes of the third season of NBC’s typically underrated dramedy felt lackluster out of the gate. Besides the wonderful, long-overdue romantic reunion of Sarah and Mark (Jason Ritter), the remaining Bravermans and Co. didn’t have as much to work with: Haddie’s split from Alex (Michael B. Jordan), while sad, was inevitable, Zeke almost starred in a impotence commercial, scarring us indefinitely, and they finally gave poor Drew…a bad first date. (Quick thought, PopWatchers: What if one day Drew has a son named Steve? Steve Holt! »

- Aly Semigran

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'Parenthood': Five reasons you simply can't miss 'Nora'

11 October 2011 6:42 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Now that "Friday Night Lights" has finally been recognized by the Emmy voters, we're going to start campaigning for NBC's touching family drama "Parenthood" as the most underrated, exquisite show that's deserving of far, far more awards attention.

On tonight's "Parenthood," the Braverman family will invite a new member into the mix. We just hope that baby girl is enjoying her last peaceful moments, because once she pops into the world, she's going to discover that being a Braverman comes with a whole lot of baggage.

In the meantime, we've already watched tonight's amazing episode, so here are the top five reasons you should, too.

1. Adam Braverman (Peter Krause) "hips it up." After Crosby (Dax Shepard) asks his big brother to loosen up his tie for their meeting with a hip hop star, Adam takes things just a little bit too far. Actually, sorry, we're going to need to amend that. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Parenthood 3.05 Promo and Synopsis: Nora

5 October 2011 8:18 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

One of the most interesting things about this season of Parenthood is that the plots that were introduced at the tail end of season two are being wrapped up fairly quickly. Instead of stretching, say, Kristina's pregnancy or Julia's search for a baby for the entire 18 episode span of the season, Parenthood has chosen to focus not on the event itself but on the aftermath of the event and what effect the event has on the family unit.

On next Tuesday's episode, it looks like we'll finally get to meet the newest Braverman and, as expected, she has to make an entrance.

Kristina And Julia Receive Unexpected Surprises That Will Change Their Families' Lives While Sarah's Past Troubles Return - Jason Ritter And John Corbett Guest Star - Kristina (Monica Potter) is rushed to the hospital by an unlikely accomplice, while Julia (Erika Christensen) and Joel (Sam Jaeger) receive positive »

- Shilo Adams

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Parenthood 3.04 Promo and Synopsis: Clear Skies From Here on Out

28 September 2011 8:02 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

The third season of Parenthood has seen the Braverman family in a bit of a tizzy. Everyone's life is in a bit of an upheaval at the moment, from Adam's new baby/business to Julia's baby desperation, Sarah's luck in love/problems with Amber, and Crosby's torch carrying for Jasmine. The last 10-15 episodes of the show, dating back to the middle of last season, have continued to pile things onto the Bravermans and it doesn't look like things will be slowing down any time soon.

10/04/2011 (10:00Pm - 11:00Pm) (Tuesday) : Zeek Gets His First Real Taste Of Show Business While Sarah And Mark Grow Closer - Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) lands his first commercial, prompting Camille (Bonnie Bedelia) to reflect on her own achievements. Sarah (Lauren Graham) and Mark (guest star Jason Ritter) take their friendship to a new level while Haddie (Sarah Ramos) and Alex (guest »

- Shilo Adams

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Parenthood 3.03 "Step Right Up" Review

28 September 2011 7:25 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Learning how to put your pride aside and accept help can be pretty hard to do, especially if you're trying to be independent. Even though we're all human and nobody can be great at everything, sometimes it takes an extra bit of effort to show vulnerability and to express the fact that you don't have it all together. It doesn't make you weak or any less of a person, but the inner perfectionist in all of us just won't seem to let us budge, at least until things get very hairy.

In "Step Right Up", Parenthood's third episode this season, the Braverman family are leaning on other people and while it may come naturally for some, others aren't taking it as well. My favorite storyline of the bunch had to be Drew's and it's not just because we've barely seen him since Seth (John Corbett) disappeared at the end of last season. »

- Shilo Adams

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TV Review: Torturous ‘Suburgatory’ Ineptly Imitates Diablo Cody

27 September 2011 5:12 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – ABC reaches a new low with “Suburgatory,” one of the least funny comedies of the fall TV season. It’s only appropriate that the pilot premieres after ABC’s other torturous suburban sitcom, “The Middle,” since neither show seems to have been conceived by a writer willing to step foot outside of the L.A. city limits. Yet while “The Middle” was admittedly likable during its first season, “Suburgatory” tanks in its opening moments.

The instant heroine Tessa (Jane Levy) starts spouting streams of hyper-articulate snark, it becomes quickly apparent that writer/creator Emily Kapnek (“Parks and Recreation”) is straining to imitate the stylized dialogue of “Juno” screenwriter Diablo Cody. Though many viewers have criticized “Juno”’s overwritten banter for sounding self-consciously artificial, it had the immense benefits of Cody’s vibrant wit and a first-rate cast willing to do it justice.

Television Rating: 1.5/5.0

Yet Cody also had a »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Jason Ritter teases 'Parenthood' love triangle

21 September 2011 5:37 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jason Ritter has revealed that he will be involved in a love triangle of sorts in upcoming episodes of Parenthood. Ritter has returned to the show to reprise his role as Mark, a love interest for Sarah (Lauren Graham). However, he told TV Line that the return of Sarah's ex Seth, played by John Corbett, may cause problems. Ritter said: "She's trying (more) »

- By Catriona Wightman

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Glee, Gossip Girl, Grey's, Castle, Svu, Bones, Community and More!

20 September 2011 8:11 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Just want to say hi? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Will Quinn be meeting her daughter soon on Glee? —Cindy

Ausiello: Considering the fact that Idina Menzel (a.k.a. the kid’s adoptive mother, Shelby) is returning for a major arc, I think it’s probably a safe bet that Quinn (and possibly baby daddy Puck) will cross paths with their daughter at some point. But the $1 million dollar question is whether the inevitable reunion will awaken any maternal feelings in the teen mom. »

- Michael Ausiello

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