March 1st, 2012, 04:27 PM
There’s a lot to complain about when it comes to TV. Bristol Palin getting a reality show. Jay Leno beating Letterman in ratings every night. The fact that there isn’t a 24 hour Pawn Stars network. But we can’t lose sight of why we love TV! Here are some of this week’s reasons:
-Community returns in 2 weeks! I don’t know about you, but even the return of 30 Rock hasn’t been able to fill the void that removing Community form NBC’s Thursday night line-up has left. But, after a few months of uncertainty, we have a solid return date: March 15th! If you haven’t ever watched Community, you’ve got 2 weeks to catch up and tune in live. If it’s going to return in the fall it could use all the help it can get.
-Urkel is joining Dancing with the Stars! This is beyond exciting for any kid who grew up in the 90’s, because it could finally lead to the Urkel career resurgence we’ve all been praying for. The last time I saw Jaleel White it was in a straight to DVD movie called Who Made the Potato Salad? (yes, this movie exists and yes I rented it based on that title alone), so he could use the paycheck. If he puts on those suspenders and glasses for a tango he can probably win the season.
-James Spader is leaving The Office! Sorry if there are any big Robert California fans out there (somehow I doubt it), but trying to fill the void left by Steve Carell with Spader’s odd, unsettling character did a whole lot to make this season feel even more of a miss, not to save it. The Office team seemed to forget that the British version made a name for itself with uncomfortable, awkward laughs, but unfortunately Spader’s character only nailed the first two…
-Gak is back! That green slime that any Nickelodeon kid should remember well is back on the shelves. I will gladly pay $4.99 for that little bottle of nostalgia.