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Review: Community 1×1

Community

In the US: Thursdays, 9.30/8.30c, NBC

Smart comedies are hard to do. So hail to those who try their best to do smart comedies. Even bigger hails to those who manage to achieve it.

But sometimes you need to borrow an old formula to do it. There’s no shame in this if you can make it your own, though, which is what the creators of Community have done.

The name of that formula? Bill Murray.

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NBC shows coming in Fall 2009

It’s upfronts time at NBC, the time of the year in which the network shows off to advertisers all the new programmes it has planned for the Fall – so they can decide if they’d like to advertise during them and save NBC from bankruptcy.

So after the jump, rundowns on all the new shows, virtually all of which seem to have been made by members of the Friday Night Lights staff. Previews include Trauma, Parenthood, Mercy, Day One, Community and 100 Questions, complete with videos. Don’t say I don’t spoil you.

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