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'Mom': The highs and lows of season 1

Allison Janney adds a touch of greatness to anything she’s in – Masters of Sex, The West Wing, the Mandy Moore classic How to Deal. So it’s no surprise that Janney shines in CBS sitcom Mom, created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, and Gemma Baker.

Janney’s Bonnie plays mom to Christy (Anna Faris), who plays mom to pregnant teen Violet and adorable 9-year-old Roscoe. Much of the show hinges on Bonnie and Christy’s tumultuous relationship, but the two get along rather nicely in last night’s season finale — probably because they have bigger problems to worry about, i.e. Alvin’s heart attack and Violet’s water breaking.

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Tracy Morgan wants David Letterman's job -- VIDEO

Watch your back, Jimmy Fallon: One of your former Saturday Night Live co-stars is gunning for David Letterman’s job.

Tracy Morgan stopped by the Today show Thursday morning, where he told Matt Lauer he’s launching a new campaign: To become CBS’s next late night host. “Jimmy Fallon needs some competition,” he explained. Hold up, everyone. Let’s not dismiss this too quickly — Morgan’s show sounds amazing.

The band: “It would be different every night. It might be Drake one night, it might be Sly and the Family Stone [the next].”

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'How I Met Your Mother' finale review: Why it worked

What was How I Met Your Mother about?

If you took the title at face value, you’re one of the (many, many, many) disappointed fans following Monday’s series finale. Yes, Ted met the Mother, but their meeting ended up being beside the point.

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'Friends With Better Lives': A first assessment, plus burning questions

Clearly, CBS hopes its newest “group of pals” sitcom may be able to fill the How I Met Your Mother-shaped hole in your heart. Why else would the network premiere Friends With Better Lives at 9 p.m. Monday night — right after HIMYM wraps up its final season, when all its loyal fans are at their most vulnerable?

But if HIMYM was, at heart, a Ted Mosby — kind, good-hearted, a soul-mate sort of show; hold on, I’ve got something in my eye – FWBL is more of an early-period Barney Stinson. By that, I mean it’s crass, boorish, and, at least as of now, not exactly the kind of series you’d want to spend more than a few nights with. READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother' recap: '...and it was legendary'

UPDATE: Recap is live! Monday’s episode of How I Met Your Mother, titled “The End of the Aisle,” was the series’ last new episode before next week’s hour-long season finale. Your full recap of tonight’s episode is on the way, but as the series prepares to wind down, we want to get the discussion going ASAP.

VOW-za, guys. Vow-za.

I’m moved. I’m smiling. I’m crying rivers of happy tears.

I always knew the writers of How I Met Your Mother could do a several things extremely well. Craft masterful inside joke, for example. Or create a catchphrase that somehow weaseled its way into ours everyday lives. But what am I going to miss most when this show takes its final bow next week? Basically the last four minutes of every episode that ever resonated with me.

This week, as the titled of the episode indicated, Barney and Robin finally reached the end of the aisle. They got married. But wrapped up into this long, long, long, long, long, long-awaited ceremony were lessons about love and honesty and bears. Ok, maybe just the first two were important.

I’ll back up…

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Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs defend Lindsay Lohan's '2 Broke Girls' performance

So it turns out all of those rumors about Lindsay Lohan being a nightmare to work with on the set of 2 Broke Girls were just that — rumors.

Stars Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs took to Twitter on Friday to refute claims that guest star Lohan was a disaster and repeatedly screwed up her lines during a taping on Wednesday. The reports stemmed from an unimpressed witness who claimed: ”[We, the audience members] are very familiar with every single one of Lindsay Lohan’s lines and can repeat them all verbatim to you because we heard them so many times last night. There is not a member of the audience who couldn’t do a better job than Lindsay Lohan did last night.”

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CBS to live stream 1963 coverage of JFK assassination

Today is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. CBSnews.com will mark the event by replaying their Dallas, Texas and international coverage via a live stream. It begins today at 1:38 p.m. EST and will continue for four days, until Monday, Nov. 25.

The stream will open with the first breaking news bulletin that shots were fired in Dallas, then coverage from CBS anchor Walter Cronkite, national and international broadcasts, and the president’s funeral.

The livestream below will begin at 1:38 p.m. EST. READ FULL STORY

'The Millers' premiere react: Go big or go home

Creating a funny family out of quirky parents living with their adult children is one thing. Taking that family and making it lovable, well, that’s another thing entirely.

The premiere of Will Arnett’s new CBS comedy The Millers was a lackluster first effort, I’m sad to say. Arnett plays Nathan, a semi-successful broadcast journalist, who accidentally turns his life upside down when his parents come to visit. After he reveals that he and his wife are divorced, his father (Beau Bridges) decides it’s time for him to leave his wife of 43 years. And by leave, I mean go live with his daughter Debbie (Jayma Mays), while mom (Margo Martindale) stays with Nathan. So now we’ve got two grown siblings (one with a family and one recently divorced) who are living with one of their parents.

Nathan is stuck with his newly single mother, who enjoys sleeping pills and (fart joke alert!) can’t tell when she’s passed gas. Meanwhile, Debbie is stuck with her ridiculously stupid father, who accidentally flushes a belt down the toilet, puts metal in the microwave, and can’t figure out how to work any remote in the history of remotes. Even Arnett’s laid-back one-liners can’t save the in-your-face comedic approach of this episode.
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'The Big Bang Theory' season seven premiere react: Double the episode, double the 'Star Trek' references

Can you believe The Big Bang Theory has been on for seven seasons? Seven seasons is no walk in the park even for a traditional sitcom on CBS. But America loves Sheldon! And Jim Parsons delivers on his Emmy gold as he continues to play the brilliant but socially challenged Sheldon Cooper. READ FULL STORY

Vince Gilligan's cop show: Will the 'Breaking Bad' creator change network television?

When an acclaimed TV drama comes to an end, the showrunner of said acclaimed TV drama is in a unique position. For the first time in years, their schedule is wide open. Often, various people are fighting to give them lots of money to create something. And pretty much everyone agrees that whatever they do next will be considerably less impressive than the acclaimed TV drama they just ended. Some showrunners get weirder, embarking on complex, fascinating, self-indulgent passion projects: Think David Simon and Treme, or David Milch and John From Cincinnati.

When Lost ended, Damon Lindelof started writing movies; when Battlestar Galactica ended, Ronald D. Moore helped to kickstart a spin-off prequel before working on a series of failed pilots. (Both men have new TV shows on the horizon.) And after the Sopranos ended, David Chase just stopped doing anything, essentially dropping the mic on a brilliant career before briefly picking it up again for his own self-indulgent passion project.
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