This season, Tuesday is the busiest sitcom night of the year, with three of the four networks airing comedies all against each other on that night each week. Yesterday saw Fox's New Girl and The Mindy Project each celebrating the holidays as they prepare to take their winter breaks, while Happy Endings has its holiday episode set up to debut next week. Let's take a look at last night's new holiday-themed (and non-holiday-themed) episodes:
Happy Endings – "To Serb with Love" CLAY: In "To Serb with Love" we get to meet Alex and Jane's parents, look inside Jane's joke-writing process, and watch Max try to compete with Pete for [...]
This season, Tuesday night is a sitcom traffic jam in primetime, with three of the four big networks airing comedies all against each other on the same night. Let's take a look at last night's shows, including new episodes of Happy Endings, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Ben and Kate, and Don't Trust the B—- in Apartment 23.
Happy Endings – "P&P Romance Factory"
CLAY: This week's episode, "P&P Romance Factory," seemed a little slow. Even though we got three separate storylines, none of them really stood out. The best story was probably Penny and Alex's, thanks to Casey Wilson's excellent delivery, while Max and Dave's fist bump [...]
The big networks' Tuesday night sitcom traffic jam continued last night – at least Fox and NBC's shows did. ABC's Tuesday comedies, Happy Endings and Don't Trust the B, took the night off to clear way for the Dancing with the Stars finale, but they'll be back next week. Let's take a look at what happened on last night's new Fox sitcoms, New Girl, The Mindy Project, and Ben and Kate:
New Girl – “Eggs”
SAMANTHA: This Neal Brennan-directed episode begins when Jess and Cece’s friends, Melissa and Sadie (Kay Cannon and June Diane Raphael!), reveal that they’re pregnant. Initially, the girls are thrilled – until Sadie (who’s also [...]
Halloween and Hurricane Sandy are finally behind us, and last night's lineup returned in full before it goes away again for Thanksgiving break next week. So will Up All Night survive its second retooling? Is The Office keeping up its final season momentum? Did Biden do a good job on Parks and Rec? And most importantly, has Liz Lemon ruined her feet forever?
Last week, all Thursday night shows except 30 Rock were bumped so Hurricane Sandy victims could get their reality singing competition fix, and last night only The Office and Parks and Rec returned due to another The Voice butt-in. It's probably for the best, though — I'm all for 30 Rock ending later rather than sooner, and the news of Up All Night's forthcoming changes (including more episodes and a live audience) sounds more grim than exciting given how much the show has already tried to revamp itself. But for a small night of comedy, NBC still packed a punch, so let's take a look at these [...]