While TV news brought controversy and a shocking moment or two this week, despite the fact that it wasn't quite as dramatic (the "Modern Family" contract feud was resolved ... phew!).
In the second installment of our weekly series, we shed light on Aaaron Sorkin's claim that he hasn't fired the "Newsroom" writing staff, Snoop Dogg becoming Snoop Lion, the sense of security "Mad Men" is finally giving us and more.
Click through the slideshow below to find out what lessons we learned from TV this week!
"Arrested Development," "Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long" And "Best Week Ever" Are All Happening Again
<strong>The Event</strong>: Shows that were considered dead are on their way back. Ten more episodes of the beloved Fox series <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/31/arrested-development-season-4_n_1725338.html" target="_hplink">"Arrested Development" begin shooting on Tuesday</a>, VH1 is bringing back <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/03/best-week-ever-coming-back-vh1_n_1738403.html" target="_hplink">"Best Week Ever"</a> after a three year hiatus and <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/30/dr-horribles-sing-along-blog-tv-debut_n_1719804.html" target="_hplink">"Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" is<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/31/arrested-development-season-4_n_1725338.html" target="_hplink"> officially making its TV debut</a> on October 4.</a> <strong>The Lesson</strong>: Only the good die young, but they can come back for more!
Aaron Sorkin Says He Didn't Fire Anyone
<strong>The Event</strong>: At The Television Critics Association summer press tour,<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01/tca-the-newsroom_n_1730809.html" target="_hplink"> Aaron Sorkin revealed that despite rumors, he hadn't fired his writing staff</a>. "A couple of weeks ago, an un-sourced and untrue story appeared in the Internet that then got picked up: The writing staff was not fired," Sorkin said. "I love the writing staff -- I thought that we did great this year, and it's a fantastic group to work with." <strong>The Lesson</strong>: Don't wait too long to squash a rumor -- it seems more likely to be true.
Rashida Jones Addresses Being "On The Bubble:
<strong>The Event</strong>: For all of its four seasons, "Parks And Recreation" has been in danger of cancellation. But according to <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/03/rashida-jones-parks-and-recreation_n_1736992.html" target="_hplink">Rashida Jones, the constant fear was good for the cast</a>. "Being [on the bubble] has brought us closer together," she told <em>Rolling Stone</em>. "We seriously, legitimately appreciate every single minute that we spend together, because we're always hearing that it might be limited." <strong>The Lesson</strong>: What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
Snoop Dogg Gets Really Into "American Idol"
<strong>The Event</strong>: This week, there were a lot of developments for 40-year-old Snoop Dogg. He changed his name to Snoop Lion, declared himself a reggae singer instead of a rapper and decided he wanted to <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/02/snoop-american-idol_n_1733878.html" target="_hplink">judge "American Idol."</a> <strong>The Lesson</strong>: It's never too late to be what you might have been.
"Mad Men" Actors Near 2-Year Deals
<strong>The Event</strong>: On Thursday, it was revealed that <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/02/mad-men-season-6-elisabeth-moss-january-jones_n_1732315.html" target="_hplink">"Mad Men" actors Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks, Vincent Kartheiser and January Jones were in final talks to sign new two-year contract.</a> <strong>The Lesson</strong>: When you have a deal to close, do it quickly, quietly, and correctly. Don't pull a "Modern Family"!
Steven Tyler Bashes "American Idol"
<strong>The Event</strong>: In an interview with <em>Rolling Ston</em>e, Steven Tyler said that "American Idol" wasn't his "cup of tea." <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20120801/us-people-steven-tyler/" target="_hplink">Adding insult to injury, he said it was a "great job" because he sat next to Jennifer Lopez and "made a ton of money."</a> Ouch! <strong>The Lesson</strong>: Money can buy a lot of things, including happiness (for a while).
"Parenthood" Adds Another "FNL" Vet
<strong>The Event:</strong> Matt Lauria, who played Luke Cafferty on "Friday Night Lights," <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01/matt-lauria-parenthood_n_1727673.html?utm_hp_ref=tv" target="_hplink">was announced as a cast member of NBC's "Parenthood" on Wednesday</a>. This isn't the first time the series has pulled from the football-loving, small town "FNL" gang: "Parenthood" has also seen appearances by Minka Kelly, Michael B. Jordan, Derek Phillips, Angela Rawna and Jeff Rosick. <strong>The Lesson:</strong> Like many "FNL" fans, some casting departments also know that with clear eyes and full hearts, you can't lose.
Ryan Murphy Gets A Twitter Account
<strong>The Event: </strong> This week, Ryan Murphy officially got a Twitter handle. <a href="https://twitter.com/MRRPMurphy" target="_hplink">Since activating @MRPMurphy</a>, the "Glee" and "American Horror Story" co-creator has hosted live chats, tweeted never-before-seen clips and revealed details about upcoming seasons. And this is just the beginning. <strong>The Lesson:</strong> Twitter can move mountains.