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'Community' react: Bon Troyage

Well, we all knew this was going to happen. The writing’s been on the wall for a while now, even if we didn’t want to read it. That’s right, sad as it is, it’s finally Troy’s last d—

But wait, the floor is lava! To put off the pain of saying goodbye to his best friend, Abed turns this week’s episode, “Geothermal Escapism,” into a schoolwide game of hot lava, with a prize worth $50,000 reserved for the winner. And thus commences Community‘s Water Lava World, a bleak, post-apocalyptic landscape where Mad Maxian gangs roam the halls — the Chair Walkers, Chang and his Locker Boyz (I’m assuming it’s with a z), the Floor Striders (who once had a truce with the Locker Boyz), the citizens of Shirley Island, Prof. Hickey — and everyone is one misstep away from lava death.

It’s a fun game for sure, and a fitting way to send off Troy, whose tenure at Greendale has included epically scaled activities such as zombie attacks, blanket forts, and, of course, paintball matches. But to Abed, it’s no game at all. The floor really is lava to him, because his mind can’t handle the pain of Troy’s imminent departure, and what was once a nifty diversion transforms into a touching goodbye between two best friends. READ FULL STORY

Calling all shippers! What are your favorite fictional first kisses?

[Spoilers from Tuesday's The Mindy Project]

Mindy Kaling loves a good romantic comedy, so it shouldn’t have been a surprise that Mindy Project‘s winter finale last night culminated in a perfect rom-com moment: Danny kissed Mindy! And it was a longggg one! On a plane! After helping her try to win Cliff back!

I don’t know how I’m going to be able to wait until April to see what happens next. (Is Cliff going to be at the airport? Will Danny want a relationship? OMG what is Morgan going to say!?) Side note: Between this and her meeting with Ginsberg from Mad Men on an airplane earlier this season, I can’t help but feel like I’m getting on the wrong flights.

For fans of Mindy and Danny’s will they/won’t they tension, the moment has been in the making for quite some time. I mean, you don’t rush to the hospital in a season premiere for just anybody! And while there are debates to be had about whether you want those two together as a couple on the show right away or not, it got me thinking about some of my other favorite TV first kisses — because Mindy and Danny certainly ranks up there. READ FULL STORY

'#RichKids of Beverly Hills': 45 context-free Dorothy and Morgan quotes that explain this entire show

On Jan. 19, E! premiered its newest guilty pleasure #RichKids of Beverly Hills, which will immediately be either your favorite new TV show or the most obnoxious program you’ve ever seen. I’m personally a fan of horrible people doing fabulous things (or fabulous people doing horrible things, which is pretty much the same thing anyway), so I’m reluctantly on board for this trashy romp through the luxurious world of Beverly Hills twentysomethings.

While the show purports to follow a cast of spoiled brats, the #RichKids at its core are Dorothy and Morgan, two high-living do-nothings who are alarmingly self-aware in their preposterousness. The duo rivals Snooki and JWOWW when it comes to sheer soundbite power, even if some of their more ridiculous quotes are made-for-TV transparent.

You don’t really need to know what’s going on in the series — or Jan. 19′s blood drive-themed episode OR Jan. 20′s mansion hunting episode, for that matter — to understand what these girls are like. Below, read 45 context-free quotes from our introduction to Dorothy and Morgan. If you’re not mortified, the second episode in the two-night premiere airs at 10 p.m. ET (and trust me, it’s just as absurd). READ FULL STORY

'Community' react: Death at a funeral

“He’s doing it again. Pierce is doing it again!”

Shirley makes this realization early on in this week’s Community, titled “Cooperative Polygraphy,” and she’s not wrong. In an episode set entirely in the study room, the recently deceased Pierce Hawthorne manages to rouse the rabble even in death thanks to his representative Mr. Stone (played excellently by Justified‘s Walton Goggins), who carries out Pierce’s final wish: to submit the study group to a polygraph test and have his only living friends reveal their most shameful secrets.

Needless to say, it was one of those feelings-and-emotions episodes (rather than a straight-up parody, as with last week’s Ass Crack Bandit caper), and during the half-hour we learned something important about our heroes: They all suck. But that’s okay! Because everyone sucks, in one way or another. But! Also! Everyone is awesome, in one way or another. That’s more or less the moral of the story that Pierce foists upon his chums. But in that great bittersweet tone that Community so often strikes, the “awesome” part won out over the “sucks” part, and it all added up to a touching moment where Pierce gives everyone sincere and poignant compliments, as well as gifts and/or sperm. (That’s right.)

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Tyrese Gibson discusses Paul Walker's 'energy' -- VIDEO

Well, this is bittersweet.

The Fast and the Furious star Tyrese Gibson spoke about Paul Walker in his first interview since Walker’s death last month. He told The Arsenio Hall Show that the whole cast was struggling, but that remembering Walker’s positive attitude has helped them all.What gave me my smile again is really thinking about the fact I’ve never seen him cry, never seen him sad and his energy was always up so I’m like, ‘Why would I be crying and sad and messed up?”

Watch Gibson share his memories in our highlight video below: READ FULL STORY

'Parks & Rec' 100th episode react: Leslie decides on next step with help from special guest star

An unexpectedly emotional 30 minutes of Parks and Recreation found the show grappling with what the next step would be for all of its major characters. For some, like parents-to-be Ann and Chris, the answer was sweet and obvious: They’re having a baby boy! For others, like Tom, the show set the groundwork for him to move in a different, perfectly right direction in his new, self-created position as business liaison for the Parks department. And for others, like Ben and Leslie, the next step isn’t quite so clear yet — but that’s okay, too. Jennifer Barkley even said so!

It was the 100th episode of the show Thursday, and it was a welcome and long-awaited return for our favorite public servants. Parks picked up with Leslie’s last day as City Councilor, and she was coping well with having to give up her life-long dream job. Just kidding! She was, of course, a wreck, but managed to put on a brave face while showing  Ingrid de Forest (Kristen Bell) around. The two even managed to do a split-second duet before Leslie realized she really doesn’t need to feel worse about herself today. (Cross-promotion missed opportunity: Bell could have sung a little Frozen!) READ FULL STORY

'Killer Women' premiere: Helfer, Texas Ranger

Tricia Helfer is Molly Parker, Texas Ranger. Bow down, Big Hats, and admire her evening gown.

I definitely had the wrong impression of ABC’s Killer Women, brought to you by Sofia Vergara. Thanks to the series’ aggressive promos, I assumed it might be campy and fun. This is horrible to admit, but I suspect Vergara’s personality and Modern Family character (which seem similar) led me to believe the show might be a caricature of the modern Western drama instead of a solid attempt at it. Ugh, I’m as bad as the rest of ‘em! (Men.) READ FULL STORY

Late Night Highlight: Gisele Bundchen reveals how she learned English (hint: think Mariah) -- VIDEO

When 16-year-old Gisele Bundchen arrived in New York City to launch her modeling career, she had a slight problem: Although the Brazilian bombshell spoke both Portuguese and a little bit of Spanish, her English was basically nonexistent. Thankfully, Bundchen eventually found an unorthodox solution to her quandary, thanks to three heroes of the mid-’90s — Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey, and a trusty cassette tape player.

Watch the Angel reveal the secret to her multilingual success in our highlight video below.

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'The Bachelor' premiere: Dog Lover, Free Spirit, and other ambiguous 'job' titles

What would you want your “occupation” chyron to say if you were on The Bachelor? (Just go with it.)

I’d be fine with “Beach Stroller,” “Cheese Whisperer,” or “TV Recapper,” all of which are true depending on the hour. If we’re going for every-second-of-every-day accuracy, though? “Bum.”

Here are the most creative job titles of The Bachelor: Juan Pabs premiere (read our full recap here):

Dog Lover

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WHO? WHO PAYS YOU TO LOVE DOGS? READ FULL STORY

'Family Guy': Guess who's back! (Hint: Exactly who you thought would be) -- VIDEO

Toldja so.

Three weeks ago, Family Guy shocked fans by killing off one of the show’s most-beloved figures: Brian Griffin, the erudite dog/liberal caricature who’s one of several characters voiced by series creator Seth MacFarlane. As it turns out, however, all that outrage was misplaced — because as of last night, Brian’s back. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good psych!

Here’s how it went down. During a routine holiday shopping trip, brilliant baby Stewie spotted something incredible in a toy store — his past self. This version of Stewie had traveled into the future before his time machine broke… and he also happened to have a time machine return pad in his backpack. (What’s a time machine return pad? Just go with it.)

Using the gadget, present-day Stewie went back in time — arriving seconds before Brian got fatally hit by a car. This time, though, the baby managed to push his pal out of the way just in the nick of time. And with that, current Stewie’s timeline was erased — leaving Brian alive, well, and in the perfect position for new present-day Stewie to hit him in the crotch with a hockey stick. (We are, after all, still talking about Family Guy here.)

It’s a turn of events that may have been totally predictable, but was also totally welcome for the show’s fans. These post-episode tweets from MacFarlane really say it best:

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