'30 Rock': And so the end begins
October 5th, 2012
12:53 PM ET

'30 Rock': And so the end begins

The final season of “30 Rock” premiered Thursday with an episode that was neither bitter nor sweet.

Instead, it was brimming with the rapid-fire, dagger-sharp jokes that have made it TV’s most consistently funny show for six seasons.

In the opening scene, Liz Lemon held a swaddled baby and declared, “After all these years I finally have it all.” Then she hurled the fake baby at the crew.

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'Louie' heads to China for season finale
September 28th, 2012
12:55 PM ET

'Louie' heads to China for season finale

On the heels of Louis C.K.’s Emmy wins, “Louie’s” third season came to an end last night with the funniest, saddest, most puzzling, yet, heartwarming moments of the season.

Louie looked lonely sitting on his couch, but he wasn’t alone. Lilly and Jane were there tearing open Christmas presents.

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'Late Show' finds its guy ... is it 'Louie'?
September 21st, 2012
12:08 PM ET

'Late Show' finds its guy ... is it 'Louie'?

[This post contains spoilers for the September 20 episode of FX's "Louie."]

Thursday night’s “Louie” concluded the three-part “Late Show” arc, and like all great comedians, Louis C.K. has expert timing.

So it came as no surprise that his deliberate pacing over the past two episodes built to a payoff that was as inspiring as it was tragic.

At the episode’s start, Louie seemed fully dedicated to replacing David Letterman. He continued his determined quest to lose weight, and resumed his training with Jack Dall. He explained he wasn’t a "3, 2, 1, funny" kind of comedian.

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'Louie' fails to watch his back
September 14th, 2012
12:00 PM ET

'Louie' fails to watch his back

Thursday's “Louie” continued the storyline that began in the last episode, when Louie found out he was on the short list to replace David Letterman as host of the “Late Show.”

With the opportunity all comedians dream of dangling in front of him, Louie realized he’d have to work to get the job.

But first, he tried to bail. He lamented to his ex-wife Janet that the job would take too much time away from their daughters. She agreed, “Yes, you’ll see them a lot less. But that’s because you’ll have. A job.”

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'Louie' and his 'Late Night' dreams
August 31st, 2012
12:34 PM ET

'Louie' and his 'Late Night' dreams

[This post contains spoilers for the August 30 episode of FX's "Louie."]

On the latest episode of “Louie,” the beleaguered comedian headed to Los Angeles. And as with so many saucer-eyed starlets before him, opportunity came knocking.

This episode defied Louie’s expectations as well as ours, replacing the usual intro with an acoustic ditty playing over a static shot of Hollywood’s famed Improv theater.

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Bill ascends on 'True Blood' finale
August 27th, 2012
10:33 AM ET

Bill ascends on 'True Blood' finale

[This post contains spoilers for the August 26 season finale of HBO's "True Blood."]

On Sunday's season finale of "True Blood," every storyline intersected and reached a satisfying conclusion.

Just kidding!

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