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'Parks & Rec': Candidate Leslie's Disastrous First Event

Posted 01.13.2012 | TV

It was a moment of heartfelt joy and community when the team at the Parks Department rallied behind Leslie and said they would help her run her campai...

'30 Rock': Jack Seeks Advice From His Baby Daughter

Posted 03.13.2012 | TV

After a much longer than usual break, "30 Rock" (Thu., 8 p.m. EST on NBC) returned to the Peacock's Thursday night lineup. It's a bitter pill to swall...

Rob's Terrible First Impression With Maggie's Grandmother On 'Rob'

Posted 03.13.2012 | TV

The pilot episode of "Rob" (Thu., 8:30 p.m. EST on CBS) was all about Rob (Rob Schneider) meeting Maggie's (Claudia Bassols) family for the first time...

Sheldon Learns How To Make Up On 'The Big Bang Theory' (VIDEO)

Posted 03.13.2012 | TV

Sheldon Cooper isn't anything close to a normal guy, and his relationship with Amy Farrah Fowler is as unusual as he is. She's almost as off as he is ...

Elka Talks To The Animals On 'Hot In Cleveland'

Posted 01.12.2012 | TV

Betty White must have had an absolute blast filming the latest episode of "Hot in Cleveland" (Wed., 10 p.m. EST on TV Land). While there were no zoo a...

Dave's Dad Has A New Girlfriend On 'Happy Endings'

Posted 03.13.2012 | TV

It was the return of a familiar face, albeit in an unexpected way, on "Happy Endings" (Wed., 9:30 p.m. EST on ABC). Dave's dad, Big Dave (Michael McKe...

'Suburgatory': 'Cougar Town's Dan Byrd Is Undercover

Posted 03.12.2012 | TV

With "Cougar Town" still off the schedule, though ABC has now said it will tentatively return in March, fans have had to look across the dial for the ...

'Modern Family': Phil Has To Run His Seminar Alone

Posted 03.12.2012 | TV

With Claire immersed in a ridiculous competition with Jay over their respective boy's school project, Phil called on Gloria to help him with an import...

Fighting Cynicism Without & Within

Nato Green | Posted 03.11.2012 | San Francisco
Nato Green

Last spring, after 14 years as a labor activist, I walked away. After devoting my adult life to building worker power, I hung it up for comedy. I told...

Jennifer Coolidge Plays A Drug Dealer On 'The Game'

Posted 03.12.2012 | TV

"The Game" (Tue., 10 p.m. EST On BET) returned for its Season 5 premiere with a one-hour episode that saw Jennifer Coolidge playing both a baddie ... ...

Almost an Epiphany

Floyd Elliot | Posted 03.10.2012 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

As I have done for the past several years, I took a week off at the beginning of January to celebrate my birthday by indulging in the aforementioned eating, drinking and various sexual acts.

Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire

John Shore | Posted 03.10.2012 | Comedy
John Shore

We've all seen those steamy letters published in certain sorts of men's magazines -- the ones that begin with "I'm a student at a small liberal arts college in the Northeast... "

'House of Lies': Marty's Plan To Help Bankers Look Good

Posted 03.10.2012 | TV

Management consultant Marty, played by Don Cheadle, isn't going to win any friends among the 99 percent on the new series "House of Lies" (Sun., 10 p....

Hanks Burns His New York Girl, She Burns The Rest On 'Californication'

Posted 03.10.2012 | TV

Another season of "Californication" (Sun., 10:30 p.m. EST on Showtime) and already Hank Moody is in all kinds of trouble with the ladies. First, there...

Frank Loses Bar Bet, Then Liam On 'Shameless'

Posted 03.10.2012 | TV

It's summertime in Chicago and the Gallaghers are back with a new season of "Shameless" (Sun., 9 p.m. EST on Showtime). Fiona is still in way over her...

'Family Guy': Crazy Girls At 'Teen Choice Awards'

Posted 03.09.2012 | TV

For Meg's 18th birthday on "Family Guy" (Sun., 9 p.m. EST on Fox), Seth MacFarlane decided to brutally mock Fox's own "Teen Choice Awards" by having t...

'Simpsons': Homer Backs Ted Nugent For President

Posted 03.09.2012 | TV

In a timely installment of "The Simpsons" (Sun., 8 p.m. EST on Fox), Homer becomes the voice of the people, earning his own talk show on a network ver...

Jon Hamm is Dave's Assistant On 'Todd Margaret' Premiere

Posted 03.09.2012 | TV

On the surface, "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret" (Fri., 10:30 p.m. EST on IFC) has been about the hapless idiot and pathalogical lia...

Guess Who's Coming To 'Parks & Rec'?

TV Guide | Posted 03.08.2012 | TV

How's this for your show of shows? TV Guide Magazine has learned exclusively that Parks and Recreation is set to host a living legend when comedy icon...

'House of Lies' Cast Can't Save The Business Comedy

Maureen Ryan | Posted 03.07.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

"House of Lies" does nothing but confirm our worst fears about the darkest aspects of business culture; its overall grimness overpowers its ham-fisted attempts at complexity.

Predictions for 2012

Paul Krassner | Posted 03.06.2012 | Home
Paul Krassner

The world will end on December 21st, but will begin all over again on December 23rd, just in time for last-minute Christmas shopping. The most popular gift will be cans of pepper-spray in a variety of flavors.

'Happy Endings': Who Can Wear Their Ugly Outfit Longest?

Posted 03.06.2012 | TV

The gang was back and possibly hinting at a new relationship in the mix on "Happy Endings" (Wed., 9:30 p.m. EST on ABC). Like all buddy sitcoms that h...

'Hot In Cleveland' Flashes Back To The 1980s

Posted 03.06.2012 | TV

The girls took a trip back to the 1980s on "Hot in Cleveland" (Wed., 10 p.m. EST on TV Land) to tell Elka the story of how they first met. It must hav...

Judith Light Is Holly's Intimidating Mother On 'The Exes'

Posted 03.05.2012 | TV

Getting older doesn't necessarily make parents less intimidating. Holly was clearly still terrified by her mother, played by Judith Light, on "The Exe...

'Modern Family': Benjamin Bratt Hits On Claire

Posted 03.05.2012 | TV

Sometimes a dream is just a dream, but on "Modern Family" (Wed., 9 p.m. EST on ABC), Gloria was convinced that the black mouse in her dream was a port...