What’s on Tonight: Comedy Gold

By: 01.20.11  •  26 Comments

Parks and Recreation (NBC) — Season premiere. After stumbling out of the gate in its first season, “Parks and Rec” became arguably the funniest show on TV in its critically lauded but little-watched second season. There’s so much to love about this show: Rashida Jones playing straight man to Amy Poehler’s lunacy. Every deadpan comment and sarcastic look from Aubrey Plaza. Great performances from Rob Lowe and Adam Scott. Aziz Ansari. Chris Pratt. And of course: Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson, probably my favorite character on TV right now. Watch this show or fade into irrelevance. [Read the Hitfix interview with Amy Poehler]

Community (NBC) — Back from hiatus! I had a dream about Alison Brie last night in which we had a long conversation about tennis. I woke up massively disappointed in my unconscious. I suppose I’m gay.

Perfect Couples (NBC) — Series premiere (I don’t count last month’s sneak preview). This is, of course, part of NBC’s all-new three-hour comedy block, featuring the two awesome shows above, “30 Rock,” “The Office,” and the execrable “Outsourced.” Pick and choose your viewing wisely.

Fairly Legal (USA) — Series premiere. Sarah Shahi (pictured, nice ass) stars in the new legal drama. This was originally titled “Facing Kate,” and I covered it when it was greenlit simply so that I could put together a giant gallery of Sarah Shahi looking sexy.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Bravo) Season finale. Except not the season finale, because it will be back next week with a reunion, and then maybe another week after that for PART TWO of a reunion. Gah, I hate this franchise.

Piers Morgan (CNN) — I don’t know what the show is actually called and I don’t feel like looking it up, so I’m calling it “Piers Morgan.” Anyway, tonight Ricky Gervais defends his work on the Golden Globes.

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