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Do-Over: A Sneak Peek at the Season Premiere of "30 Rock"

I watched the first two episodes of 30 Rock 's third season last week and am just itching with excitement to talk about it more. (You can read my advance review of the first two episodes, "Do Over" and "Believe in the Stars," here .) While 30 Rock 's third season doesn't kick off on NBC until next week, you can, thanks to the magic of the interwebs, catch the entire episode of "Do Over" either at Hulu , NBC.com , MySpace , or, well, right after the jump. And now that you've watched, head over here to talk about the premiere episode . It might not be Friday at lunchtime, people, but we've got cake. 30 Rock 's third season launches--on-air, anyway--on Thursday, October 20th at 9:30 pm ET/PT on NBC.

Thank God For Second Chances: "Lost" Season Five Promo

Ever since we finally found out who the man in the coffin was (and saw the island disappear into the ether), I've been dying with anticipation to find out just what will happen next on Lost . Thankfully, the big news this morning is, of course, the long-awaited reveal of the new promo for Season Five of Lost , which kicks off on ABC in 2009. Anxious to see the promo yourself? Fret not, as I've included it right after the jump. So what can we make out from this tantalizing teaser promo? For one Hurley and Sayid meet up but rather than engage in hugs and catching up have to battle some baddies and head to a safehouse, Kate tells Aaron they're "on vacation" and packs a gun, Daniel Faraday explores the island with a pith helmet and a compass, Ben and Jack discuss second chances, Sun finds herself locked in a room with some government-types... and they are all likely in big trouble from Charles Widmore and other interests intent on determining just what happened t

"Pushing Daisies" Once Again Proves to Be as Comforting as a King-Size Duvet of Goose Down Goodness

Another fantastic installment of Pushing Daisies , but have we come to expect any less of this gorgeously crafted series? My only complaint about the series is, of course, that not enough people are watching and the clock is ticking away for the fate of Pushing Daisies as ABC has yet to order any additional scripts. Sigh. On this week's episode of Pushing Daisies ("Frescorts")--written by Lisa Joy, Gretchen Berg, and Aaron Harberts--the gang investigates the murder of a professional best friend as new BFFs Chuck and Olive go undercover (as Kitty Pimms and Patty Boots respectively) as potential Frescort trainees, Emerson attempts to negotiate a new relationship with his best friend/mother Calista ( Everwood 's Debra Mooney) and finally comes clean about a secret, and Chuck and Ned try to find new footing in their relationship now that she's living with Olive. And, of course, there was that jaw-dropping last scene in which Chuck surprised Ned (who earlier offere

Talk Back: CW's "Stylista"

How many of you tuned in to watch the CW's latest fashion-related reality competition series, Stylista , last night? By now you've not only read my advance review of the first two episodes of Stylista but had a chance to catch the premiere episode yourself. So I'm curious to know: what did you think? Did you fall for Stylista 's charms or did you think it was too much of a reality version of Devil Wears Prada ? Did you think that Elle magazine editor Anne Slowey was out-bitched by contestant Megan? How much longer can Kate (a.k.a. "Boobs") last in this competition with seemingly every other participant rooting against her? And the biggest question of all: will you tune in again next week? Talk back here. Next week on Stylista ("Hidden Gems"), the editor wannabes are tasked with dressing mannequins using specific fashion points and are also separated into teams and asked to find a "hidden gem" in Chinatown and write it up for the magaz

Channel Surfing: Monaghan Heads to "Chuck," Jason Dohring, and More

Welcome to your Thursday morning television briefing. I had a wonderful night of telly viewing last night, between another fantastic episode of Pushing Daisies , Old Christine , and Dirty Sexy Money . (I'm saving Top Model , which I'm growing bored of, for later in the week.) Jason Dohring fans have some positive news for a change. The former Veronica Mars star--who appeared in last season's short-lived vampire drama Moonlight --has signed on to star in HBO comedy pilot The Washingtonienne , based on Jessica Cutler's semi-autobiographical book of the same name. Also cast in the comedy about the lives of a troika of sophisticated 28-year-old women on Capitol Hill: Kate Burton of Grey's Anatomy . ( Hollywood Reporter ) In other casting news, Lost 's Dominic Monaghan has been cast to guest star on the February 2nd episode of NBC's Chuck (which will be presented in 3-D), where he will play Tyler Martin, a "free-spirited British rock star targeted for

Tag, I'm It

I don't usually participate in memes, but when I got tagged by fellow TV blogger Vance from Tapeworthy , I figured this was as good a chance as any to (A) participate in a meme with some pretty awesome bloggers and (B) reveal some information about myself at the same time. The Rules are pretty simple. Share seven facts about yourself--some random, some weird--on your site and then tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs. So what are the seven facts about myself that I chose to reveal? You can read them after the jump. (1) I've worked in the television industry for about six years now. My first (very short-lived) gig in the entertainment business was on a Joss Whedon series. Yep, I was an office PA on Buffy the Vampire Slayer ... for a few weeks, anyway. (2) I never slept as a little kid so many of memories of growing up are of staying up at night and watching television with my parents ( Dynasty was a favorite, as was

TV on DVD: "Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest"

Since the end of Doctor Who 's fourth season, I've been going through a bit of Who withdrawal. I like having the Doctor on my television set each week and the long breaks between seasons (especially since the next batch of episodes will be four feature-length specials rather than a thirteen-episode season) seems especially harsh. So I was pleasantly surprised to learn that there IS a new episode of Doctor Who available to watch. Sort of, anyway. Next month, BBC Video will release the animated special Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest , which presents a brand-new story for the Doctor and Martha Jones. Originally broadcast in thirteen segments of three and a half minutes during children's series Totally Doctor Who , The Infinite Quest is a sort of flashback to the days of the Doctor traveling with Martha Jones and if you're a fan of that particular pairing, the special is a rare treat. David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, and Anthony Head lend their voices to this animated t