Things come to a head on 'The Walking Dead'
November 28th, 2011
09:40 AM ET

Things come to a head on 'The Walking Dead'

Sunday's "Walking Dead" was the last episode until February, and it left us with a final scene that we'll be talking about until then.

Before getting to that, though, I have to say that the immediate repercussions of Rick learning the truth about Lori and Shane didn't really amount to much.

I'm sure that it will have an effect eventually (after all, Lori is pregnant, something Rick mentioned to practically everyone at the most opportune times), but it was a bit surprising.

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Giving thanks for the cast of 'Modern Family'
November 24th, 2011
10:29 AM ET

Giving thanks for the cast of 'Modern Family'

Try as I might to name one MVP for Wednesday night's episode of "Modern Family," I just couldn't.

Every single member of the cast was tremendous. It was one of those episodes where you got to see the entire cast together, and once again you had a chance to appreciate this great ensemble.

It had everything you want in a great episode: hilarious individual moments, a cohesive story and equally funny subplots that complimented each other. (Amazingly, this was the first "Modern Family" episode credited to writer Ben Karlin, previously an executive producer for "The Daily Show" and "Colbert Report.")

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J.J. Abrams on 'Super 8' and readying more 'Trek'
November 22nd, 2011
10:03 AM ET

J.J. Abrams on 'Super 8' and readying more 'Trek'

J.J. Abrams may have made his name in television with series like "Alias," "Lost" and "Fringe," but he's had a succession of hits on the big screen. He delivered the most recent this past summer with the coming-of-age sci-fi film "Super 8," just released on DVD and Blu-ray.

Abrams told CNN that this was his most personal movie to date. "It was definitely very familiar to me as a kid growing up in that time making those movies," he said of the story, about a group of filmmakers in their early teens. "I loved the magic trick of moviemaking, the expression of it, whether it’s makeup or visual effects. There was something about doing it that felt like real life sort of paled in comparison."

Abrams considers himself "lucky" to have found such a talented young cast – including Joel Courtney and Elle Fanning – because they made the characters believable.

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The truth comes out on 'The Walking Dead'
November 21st, 2011
09:55 AM ET

The truth comes out on 'The Walking Dead'

It's got to be awfully tough for Dale and Glenn. These two not only have to keep track of all the secrets on the farm, but also have to be the voices of reason (at least in their view).

A lot of these secrets were revealed on Sunday night's episode of "The Walking Dead," so let's go over all of the various developments:

1. Hershel has a group of friends and family members-turned-zombies in the barn. When Glenn found out about this, he was sworn to secrecy by Maggie, but didn't know why there were a group of zombies being given chickens to eat in the barn.

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Sheldon and Amy make it official on 'Big Bang Theory'
November 18th, 2011
02:25 PM ET

Sheldon and Amy make it official on 'Big Bang Theory'

Thursday night's "Big Bang Theory" was a pretty momentous occasion for Sheldon, to say the least.

Our favorite geek now has his first girlfriend.

Amy forced the issue by accepting a date with Stuart, the comic book store clerk. As he said, "She didn't look through me with soul-sucking, ball-shriveling hatred and contempt. I like that in a woman."

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'Modern Family' keeps on truckin'
November 17th, 2011
04:10 PM ET

'Modern Family' keeps on truckin'

Cam can be an excellent truck driver, and Jay enjoys the occasional massage. The things you learn watching "Modern Family."

Wednesday night's episode had the entire family pitching in to help another family in their neighborhood who lost everything in a fire.

The aforementioned revelations came when Cam went along with Haley and Alex to get Jay's truck, and Jay threw his back out. Phil, of course, volunteered to give him a massage, and it was a whole production ("The pain must have been bad if I accepted Phil's help," said Jay). Phil jumping on top of Jay to rub oil on his back may be one of the best sight gags in the history of the show.

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