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Andy Samberg comes home, gets goofy in 'SNL' promos -- VIDEO

The Andy Samberg who will host Saturday Night Live this weekend is not the same Samberg who departed the show in 2012, after seven seasons of viral video-making and face-pulling. For one thing, the comedian is now a Golden Globe™ Winning Actor; for another, he’s wearing glasses now. You can see the difference!

Actually, scratch that. Samberg’s antics in the following video are right on par with the sort of stuff he used to do on SNL; on a scale of cast-members-turned-hosts from Chevy Chase to Jimmy Fallon, it seems like he’ll fall closer to the Fallon end of the spectrum. But don’t take my word for it — enjoy Samberg and old pal Kenan Thompson’s quick yoga, delightful frolicking, and general silliness in the video below. Think it deserves the prize for Promo of the Year?

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'Raising Hope,' 'How I Met Your Mother' and the obligation of a 'Legendary!' finale

Our TV week is bookended by sitcom goodbyes. It began with the series finale of How I Met Your Mother; it concludes with the capper to Raising Hope, tapping out tonight with back-to-back episodes, including one cheekily entitled “How I Met Your Mullet.” Created by Greg Garcia, who also gave us My Name Is Earl, the four-season-running Raising Hope was a sweet-and-salty sitcom about the daffy-dumb Chance clan — Virginia, the responsible materfamilias (Martha Plimpton); Burt, the air-headed dad (Garret Dillahunt); Jimmy, the teen-son-turned-teen-father (Lucas Neff); and Maw-Maw, the cracked and coarse grandma (Cloris Leachman) — collectively raising the titular babe, and was always a big-hearted, absurd amusement. One of its best episodes was the season 4 premiere, which featured Jeffrey Tambor as Virginia’s deadbeat dad, a self-centered gay man who skipped town because of perceived bigotry that was actually all in his head. The series finale sees the return of Tambor, with a story that thematically brings the series full circle. READ FULL STORY

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine': The highs and lows of season 1

Brooklyn Nine-Nine capped off a pretty great first season with a pretty great finale — one that managed to reaffirm everything that already works about the show while setting up a few new, intriguing possibilities for season 2.

Here’s where things stand as the episode draws to a close: Peralta’s leaving the precinct for six months for a dangerous undercover mission. (One that, much to Jake’s disappointment, doesn’t involve a cool fake identity.) He’s also finally come clean to Santiago about his feelings for her — not with some kind of bombastic grand gesture, but with an appropriately low-key confession. Meanwhile, Boyle and Vivian have broken up — boo! — making Rosa apparently reevaluate how she feels about him — yay? Holt and Terry are… still doing Holt and Terry. Oh, and in one last wrinkle: After a long night of drinking, Boyle wakes up only to find Gina, of all people, lying next to him. The horror, the horror!

Before we say goodbye to the Golden-Globe winner, let’s take stock of the show’s first season as a whole — the highs, the lows, and the creamy middles. By which, of course, I mean Gina.

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TV Recap: 'New Girl,' 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' and 'Shahs of Sunset' -- VIDEO

If you couldn’t catch last night’s new episodes of New Girl, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, or Shahs of Sunset, don’t worry: We’ve got our video recaps here. Watch below! READ FULL STORY

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine': Adam Sandler stops by for a low-key Super Bowl episode

The most extraordinary thing about Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s big post-Super Bowl show? Besides a few unobtrusive cameos — compare them, for example, to Prince Presents New Girl: A Royal Post-Game Engagement Brought To You by Ford Focus — Sunday’s special episode was hardly extraordinary at all. Football itself came into play only once, during a brief cold open that pitted the Nine-Niners against their archnemeses in the FDNY; both A and B-plots revolved around fairly standard shenanigans in the office and in the field; even Adam Sandler managed to keep things toned down when he popped up briefly during the show’s second half. (He collects antiquities, and is writing a movie about Russian revolutionaries starring Kevin James as Trotsky — who knew!)

Happily, Brooklyn‘s low-stakes gamble paid off. “Operation: Broken Feather” was as relaxed and confident as the show’s ever been, making it a great introduction for anyone who hasn’t yet been won over by fall’s best new sitcom. And as goofy as this may sound, the episode also did a fair amount of world-building — bringing back onetime guest stars like Patton Oswalt, Fred Armisen (peering around a barely opened door, as per usual), and Dean “Dennis From 30 Rock” Winters helped to establish that Brooklyn takes place in a universe populated by all kinds of amusing minor characters, not just the ones we see each week in the opening credits. Called it an attempted Springfieldification.

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TV Recap: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'New Girl,' and 'Trophy Wife' -- VIDEO

Did you miss Tuesday night’s episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, or Trophy Wife? Catch up with our recap videos, below! READ FULL STORY

TV Recap: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'Cougar Town,' and 'The Goldbergs' -- VIDEO

Did you miss Tuesday night’s episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Cougar Town, or The Goldbergs? Catch up with our recap video below! READ FULL STORY

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' after the Globes: Is it earning that 'Best Comedy' trophy?

See the face newly-crowned Golden Globe winner Andy Samberg is pulling in this picture — full-on grimace, crazy eyes, neck vein that might pop at any second? It’s a mug that screams “mugging,” even without the benefit of motion or sound — and it’s also a nice encapsulation of why more than one friend has told me that they’ve decided Brooklyn Nine-Nine isn’t for them, even without laying eyes on a single episode. Their objections generally boil down to something like this: “I might be able to get into that show… if it didn’t star Andy Samberg.”

Tonight’s all-new episode of Brooklyn — the first to air since the star and his comedy won a pair of shiny statuettes at Sunday’s Globes — may not convince those naysayers to change their minds. Its A-plot, for the most part, revolves around Samberg’s Detective Jake Peralta acting as obnoxious as humanly possible: pledging to take his quasi-love interest Detective Amy Santiago on the “worst date ever” after she loses a bet to him, hiring a children’s choir to sing a song about how much Santiago sucks on said date, wearing the top half of a tuxedo with cargo shorts. Don’t get me wrong: All these things are pretty funny. But occasionally, Peralta’s behavior seems less irritating than downright cruel; in those moments, you can sort of see why Brooklyn and Samberg might leave a bad taste in some potential viewers’ mouths.

But as those who are already fans of the show know, it’s absolutely worth persevering through the times when Peralta’s antics go too far. Because even while the Globes might have been a little hasty in naming Brooklyn 2013’s best TV comedy — we’ve only seen half a season so far! Where’s the fire, Hollywood Foreign Press? — it is still the network season’s most promising new sitcom, give or take a Trophy Wife. (P.S. Why aren’t you watching Trophy Wife?)

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TV Recap: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'The Mindy Project,' and 'The Voice' -- VIDEO

Did you miss Tuesday night’s episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Mindy Project or The Voice? Catch up with our TV Recap video below! READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Matchmaker: Andy Samberg's Det. Jake Peralta and Lucy Liu's Joan Watson

Some of our favorite TV characters are often unlucky in love. They just can’t seem to find The One — but what if The One is on another show altogether?

As the saying goes, opposites attract. As another saying goes, birds of a feather flock together. And as one last saying goes, couples who solve crimes together, die together.

Er, never mind. I think I just botched a Bad Boys II quote.

Regardless, Elementary‘s ultimate partner-in-crime(solving) Joan Watson has been looking for a man — she signed up for a dating service in the last episode — and Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Det. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) is in need of a lady, what with his recent botched hook-up. And what better lady than Lucy Liu’s Joan? Granted, Joan is a tad older and a lot wiser than Jake, but it’d be a coupling that would benefit both. She’s serious and he’s silly, yet they are both more than competent at their similar jobs. Just hear me out: I’m not saying they have to commit — I simply think the two would make a great crime-fighting, New York-dwelling power couple.
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