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Check out Sarah Silverman's failed NBC pilot -- VIDEO

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“This isn’t like, ‘Can you believe they didn’t pick this up?!’” Sarah Silverman says by way of introduction in the following video. “It’s like, ‘They probably did the right thing, but we liked the show.’”

Maybe you’ll like it too. The proposed series, Susan 313, starred Silverman as Susan Farrow, a recently single woman moving back into her old apartment building. The cast includes comedy bigwigs like famed standup Tig Notaro, actress/Casey Wilson’s writing partner June Diane Raphael, and Harris Wittels, the Parks and Recreation writer who coined the term “humblebrag.” Also, Jeff Goldblum is there! Also, what is perhaps a Wreck-It Ralph reference within the show’s first minute! Wait, why wasn’t this thing picked up again?

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Jimmy Fallon discusses Jay Leno and 'Tonight Show' plans

Great news for viewers who just can’t get enough of Jimmy Fallon slow-jamming the news — it’s not going away anytime soon.

In an interview with the Orlando Sentinel, Fallon shared his plans for his move up to The Tonight Show, and explained that the Late Night team intend to pretty much do the exact same thing, just an hour earlier. “We have to. That’s my background from Saturday Night Live,” Fallon explained. “I do sketches, I act, I do impressions. It’s just part of my background, so I have to do that stuff. There’s a hole in late night for that. No one else is doing it. We started doing it five years ago and we’ve gotten really good at it. I’m doing musical stuff, ’cause I love music and so do the Roots. And people look forward to doing musical stuff when they come on our show….We’re doing our show as if we were doing The Tonight Show. It’s news to everyone else. We have been doing The Tonight Show.” READ FULL STORY

'Parenthood' spot inspection: Heed the warning signs, Bravermans!

I only cried once. I ONLY CRIED ONCE! It’s a Braverman miracle. But don’t be alarmed: Though the two often seem to correlate, you can’t judge an episode of Parenthood by how many times it makes you sob. I recently saw a film that was so melodramatic I wept for 75% of its duration, even though it hardly developed a character beyond “she’s the nicest one, and she’s definitely going to die in an hour.” It went for the cry every time and it was not enjoyable.

Parenthood, by contrast, doesn’t go for the cry. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that Parenthood is only about the cry.

Thursday’s episode was a great contribution to a confident season. Perhaps its swing to the less-than-three side of my crying average had to do with its focus on non-original Bravermans — people we don’t know enough about to get emotional just thinking about all they’ve been through in the last four years.

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Donald Glover explains those Instagrams: 'I definitely was just expressing myself'

Don’t worry, guys — Donald Glover’s going to make it after all.

Days after posting a series of angsty, ultra-personal notes on his Instagram page (Example: “I’m afraid people hate who I really am.”), the Community star has opened up to People about what possessed him to bare his soul online. “That night, we had a show, and then afterwards, I had this moment of feeling like, ‘What’s the point? Why am I even here?’” Glover explained. “I just wanted to write down my feelings. I definitely was just expressing myself.”

So Glover isn’t suffering from a bout of depression? Well, yes and no, he says: “If I’m depressed, everybody’s depressed. I don’t think those feelings are that different from what everybody’s feeling. Most people just don’t tell everybody.”

In the end, he added, Glover is “glad” that he got everything in those notes off his chest: “It felt like I had been holding on to something,” he explained. Clearly, he had been avoiding making this sort of confession for awhile — “I was just tired of telling people I was tired. It felt like every day someone would ask, ‘What’s wrong. Are you okay?’ And I would say, ‘I’m tired, I’m tired,’” said Glover. “I didn’t want to do that anymore. I guess sometimes not telling the truth is just as bad as telling a lie.”

So there you have it. While Glover declined to speak more about his upcoming exit from Community, at least we know he’s okay; it’s a shame, though, that People didn’t think to ask why he’s scared he’s going to turn into Tyrese. Maybe next time?

'Law & Order: SVU' react: Saying a very brief goodbye to Sergeant Munch

After turning in his retirement papers last week, Sergeant John Munch (Richard Belzer) finally said his goodbye to the world of SVU. No more are the days of Munch and Fin out on a case, getting confessions out of people with nothing but dry humor and Ice-T’s tough-guy face. Ladies and gentleman, the semi-comedic relief has officially left the building.

In Munch’s final hour, his goodbye was given anywhere from 5-10 minutes. Sorry Munch, but even on your last day, you still don’t get to work a crime or be the lead on a case. Instead, we’re going to give Olivia the reins, and we will see you around. Seriously though, did it seem weird to anyone else that his goodbye episode barely even included him? READ FULL STORY

'The Biggest Loser' premiere react: Changing lives, business as usual

The Biggest Loser has returned for a 15th season and it looks to be a good one. I cried six times and mentally vowed to work out tomorrow morning at least four, so all is right in Biggest Loser land (sponsored by Subway). You know what you sign up for when you turn on this show: tears, transformations, screaming, sweat and probably a vomit montage. Tonight’s premiere certainly delivered all of those in spades. READ FULL STORY

Miley Cyrus on 'Today': Everything's going according to plan -- VIDEO

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Newsflash, guys: All along, Miley’s been acting this way because she wants attention. I’ll pause while you pick your fallen monocles off the floor.

The 20-year-old revealed her dastardly strategy this morning on Today, telling Matt Lauer that her notorious VMAs performance “went exactly as planned” — after all, “it’s a month later and we’re still talking about it.” And when Lauer asked Cyrus if she’s surprised by the attention she’s been getting lately, Cyrus answered, “Not really. I mean, it’s kind of what I want. I’m an artist so I’m hoping I get a little attention. Otherwise, my record sales might be a little sketch.”

Quelle surprise! What’s next, the notion that men find Scarlett Johansson attractive?

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'Sean Saves the World' premiere: Not exactly world-changing

Sean Hayes has many talents: He sings, he dances, he inspires me to buy Will and Grace box sets. But as last night proved, his trademark frantic energy isn’t exactly enough to carry a workplace/family sitcom.

Sean Saves the World strives to be both funny and relatable. In practice, it’s both of these things at varying — but rarely intersecting — times. The first scene opens with Sean, a grown man, sticking a metal knife deep, deep into the depths of a broken toaster. Luckily, he’s just acquired his daughter, Ellie (Samantha Isler) as a new roommate; perhaps she can teach him about electrical currents.

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'Ironside' premiere: Does Blair Underwood remake measure up to the original?

Too much talk and too little action is not a good thing, and that’s what we saw as NBC’s rebooted police drama Ironside premiered Wednesday night. Why? Well, it was just … boring. In the 1960s, the show was a hit starring Raymond Burr, but its new incarnation doesn’t have a good shot at connecting with a modern audience.

Starring Blair Underwood as Robert Ironside, an aggressive, sexually charged officer in the NYPD detective unit, the show depicts the life of a paraplegic officer. Due to a huge settlement with the city, he’s been given his own building and his own team but still has to report to a boss. The pilot opens up with the detective aggressively questioning a suspect involved in a kidnapping. Ironside displays a mixture of extreme cockiness and intimidation, maintaining a macho attitude in spite of his disability. You can’t blame him, though. In his line of work, he needs to establish a presence. The first episode takes us through Ironside’s dealings with his office while flashing back to moments preceding his handicap.
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'The Michael J. Fox Show' series premiere react: Stay informed, New York

Welcome back, Michael J. Fox. I mean Mike Henry. No wait — welcome back, Michael J. Fox, and nice to meet you, Mike Henry. After appearing on other shows in guest stints and recurring roles, Fox is officially back to TV business as he leads his own single-camera comedy series, The Michael J. Fox Show. READ FULL STORY

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