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Ricky Gervais might not be interested in hosting the Golden Globes again, but that doesn't mean he's done with NBC.

Gervais, who co-created the British version of The Office is finally going to make a cameo on American version. He will show up as David Brent, the role he played in the UK series.

Although it's unclear what role Ricky will play in the episode, we do know that he will come face-to-face with Dunder Mifflin's Michael Scott. (Will Brent's arrival have anything to do with Steve Carell's early departure?)

Ricky, the executive producer of the NBC comedy, will appear on January 27.

Read More | TV Line

Gallery: Ricky Gervais to Appear on NBC’s The Office


A new year means a new TV schedule.

This week, we’ll see a number of familiar faces returning to primetime. On Monday, Brad Womack will play The Bachelor for a second time on ABC. The following day, Paula Abdul will come back to reality television with while Jane Badler will once again be featured in a series titled V.

As you will see from the schedule, Hellcats won’t be the only show airing on a new day. The Defenders will move to Fridays as will . Meanwhile, NBC has shuffled its Thursday night comedy lineup around.

We hope our detailed guide -- with information from the five major networks -- can assist you in the weeks to come. We’ve included the days, times and return/premiere dates for the midseason programs.

(NOTE: This schedule has been updated as of January 27. Don’t be surprised to see changes in the weeks to come.)

Click to continue reading 2010-11 Midseason Television Programming Schedule

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The Golden Globe contenders for the 2010-11 season were officially announced Tuesday morning in Beverly Hills by Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel and Blair Underwood.

Last year's Best Comedy Series winner, Glee, lead all television programs with a total of five nominations. Five series -- 30 Rock, Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, The Good Wife and Mad Men -- tied for second place with three nods each.

Here are some of the notable omissions/inclusions from this year's list of nominees:

  • The Good Wife was the only non-cable series to be recognized for Best Drama.
  • The Walking Dead replaced that other horror series (True Blood), giving AMC two nominations in the Drama category.
  • The limitations of the Best Supporting Actor category meant only two acting noms for the cast of Modern Family.
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt has found herself pitted against Claire Danes ... and Dame Judi Dench.

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards -- hosted again by Ricky Gervais -- will air Jan. 16 on NBC.

(You can find the full list of nominees after the jump. Click here for the film nominations.)

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While it's still not known exactly how Steve Carell will depart from The Office, I'm guessing his exit might have something to do with the Christmas "Holly" arriving in Scranton.

On tonight's episode, Holly Flax (Oscar nominee ) will make her long-awaited return to Michael Scott's Dunder Mifflin branch. Flax, who's scheduled for eight episodes, will be filling in for Toby once again. (Scott's nemesis will be away on a leave of absence.)

So will Holly finally dump her Nashua boyfriend? Will she forgive Michael for the herpes scare? Tune in!

Read More | TV Guide

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(To get a look at TV Envy's 2010-11 Midseason Television Programming Schedule, click here.)

MONDAY (12/6)

  • My Big Friggin' Wedding (VH1, 9 P.M.): "Johnny has a garage sale to raise money for the wedding." Face it: His fiancee was going to make him get rid of his stuff anyway.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9 P.M.): "Alan gets creative with a gift for Lyndsey when he's ashamed that he can't afford an expensive present. " He's going to try a little tenderness and see if that works.
  • Gossip Girl (CW, 9 P.M.): "Chuck believes that Lily is not being entirely honest with him." She keeps telling him that Jenny's absence is strictly for creative reasons, but he thinks otherwise.

Click to continue reading This Week on TV (12/6-12/12)

Gallery: This Week on TV (12/6-12/12)

Heroes Complete Series DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Ancient Aliens (Season 1)
  • Gangland (Season 6)
  • Heroes (Complete Series)
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: A Very Sunny Christmas
  • Mrs. Miracle (Hallmark movie)
  • National Geographic: Great Migrations
  • The Office (Digital Shorts Collection)
  • Peanuts Holiday Collection
  • Perry Mason (Season 5, Vol. 2)
  • The Twilight Zone (Season 2) **Blu-ray**
  • Wycliffe (Series 4 and 5)

Make sure to also check out the film options for this week.

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Gallery: TV on DVD: November 16, 2010

(Make sure to check out TV Envy's Programming Schedule.)

MONDAY (11/15)

  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8 p.m.): "The friends learn more about Robin's past as Canadian teen star , and they encourage her to reunite with her former costar, Jessica Glitter." The reunion will spark the return of another old frenemy: Becky Bedazzle.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9 p.m.): "Berta takes a few days off and Charlie falls for the woman who replaces her." He often feels attracted to women he pays.
  • Hoarders (A&E, 10 p.m.): "A man threatens his wife with divorce if she doesn't clean." She panicked when he said he would leave her with the assets.

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Gallery: This Week on TV (11/15-11/21)

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MONDAY (11/8)

  • 90210 (CW, 8 p.m.): "Adrianna breaks a date with Navid when Victor fixes her up with (appearing as himself)." She thought the opportunity could inspire her to write a great break-up song some day.
  • Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, 10 p.m.): "Danny's ex-partner in the Honolulu Police Department is murdered and his body is found in a barbecue pit during a luau." Well, that's the pits.
  • Hoarders (A&E, 10 p.m.): "A woman's home is so cluttered that she didn't realize a homeless person was living in her basement." The biggest shocker? All that unused storage space!

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Gallery: This Week on TV (11/8-11/14)

If you rely on TiVo to record episodes of (and not Outsourced) like I do, you may have missed this extra nugget as well.

At the very end of the recent episode, viewers got a chance to see the material Michael Scott (Steve Carell) used for a Sweeney Todd audition.

Let’s just say Johnny Depp won’t need to worry about the competition anytime soon.

Read More | The Huffington Post

Gallery: VIDEO: Steve Carell Does Law & Order

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MONDAY (10/11)
  • 90210 (CW, 8 p.m.):  “Debbie applies for a job as an assistant to a very pregnant Jen.” She’ll do whatever it takes to stay on the show provide for her family.
  • House (FOX, 8 p.m.):  “A patient who can’t stop vomiting is also hiding secrets.” A few more trips to the toilet, and he’ll be ready to cough them up.
  • Castle (ABC, 10 p.m.):  “Castle posits time travel as a possible element in the murder of a mathematician shot by a 200-year-old bullet.” Having seen Timecop, I fully support this theory.

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