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<p>&quot;Chuck&quot;&nbsp;(Zachary Levi)&nbsp;and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski)&nbsp;will now be back on Oct. 28, rather than the 21st.</p>

"Chuck" (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) will now be back on Oct. 28, rather than the 21st.

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NBC moves 'Chuck,' 'Grimm' premiere dates back a week

Spy dramedy's final season and fairy tale procedural's first to both premiere Oct. 28

Remember how yesterday - while reporting news of Stan Lee's guest appearance - I reminded you folks that the fifth and final season of "Chuckwould be debuting on Friday, Oct. 21? Well, adjust your viewing calendars by a week, as NBC has pushed the premiere for both "Chuck" and the fairy tale-themed cop drama "Grimmback one week, so both will debut on Oct. 28 at 8 and 9 p.m., respectively.

Given what a mess some of NBC's other nights have been, I had started to wonder if perhaps the network might deploy "Chuck" - which has a small but relatively consistent audience - on a different night (Wednesday, maybe?) to stop the bleeding there. Instead, they're still set to be on Fridays, with the move apparently being made to make it easier to promote the "Grimm" premiere closer to Halloween. (All four of NBC's Thursday comedies will be airing Halloween-themed episodes the night before.) 

So Chuck, Sarah, Casey, Morgan and company will still be back - just a few days later than originally planned.

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"Private Practice"

 "Private Practice"

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'Private Practice' fakes us out in the season premiere- clever or just sneaky?

It's soapy drama, but when is it just too much to take?

I'll admit that "Private Practice" (along with its companion piece "Grey's Anatomy") is one of my guilty pleasures. A prime time sudser about narcissistic doctors who Care Too Much and should all be brought up on malpractice charges in every episode, the storylines frequently veer into too crazy/ridiculous/annoying to be believed territory (a crazy patient splits open Violet and steals her unborn baby! Charlotte discovers her rapist is a patient at her hospital!). But with a committed cast and characters who, when not saving the world, are busily bedding one another, it's just good, soapy fun. But last night the show tested my patience, and for once the usual soap opera tropes aren't working for me.

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<p>Britney Spears</p>

Britney Spears

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Watch: Britney Spears talks about her upcoming TV concert special

What does 'Jersey Shore's' Pauly D have to say about touring with Brit Brit

It takes a lot to put together a Britney Spears’ tour, y’all. You can get a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes with this snippet from her forthcoming concert special, “Britney Spears Live: The Femme Fatale Tour,” which airs on Epix Nov. 12. 

Her show designers talk about using Spears’ acting skills as part of the backdrop to developing the little vignettes featured in each song.

[More after the jump...]

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<p>Michael&nbsp;Shannon fears for the future in &quot;Take Shelter&quot;</p>

Michael Shannon fears for the future in "Take Shelter"

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Tell us what you thought of 'Take Shelter'

The Sundance stand-out finally hits theaters today

Ever since I caught "Take Shelter" in advance of the fall festival season, I can't really stop thinking about it. It's easily one of the most powerful, lingering works of the year for me, across the board. Michael Shannon's performance -- it's no secret -- gets top marks from me so far. I spoke to him earlier this week about his work on the film. His co-star, Jessica Chastain, is also quite wonderful in the film and this could actually be her best bet for a nomination. And, of course, Jeff Nichols' vision is so drilled down and vibrantly realized. Okay, enough from me. The film hits theaters today, so I'd love to hear your thoughts. Cut loose with them in the comments section here if/when you get around to seeing the film.

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<p>T-Pain</p>

T-Pain

Watch: T-Pain takes the long way home in '5 O'Clock' video

Lily Allen is missing, but Wiz Khalifa shows up

Like Adele’s new video for “Someone Like You,” the new video for T-Pain,” “5 O’Clock” featuring Lily Allen and Wiz Khalifa shows the artist meandering through the streets of a beautiful European city. For Adele, the locale is Paris. For T-Pain, it’s Amsterday. That’s where any similarities end.

T-Pain’s tune, which is built around the dreamy, adult lullaby-like sample from Allen’s 2009 tune "Who'd Have Known,"  features the autotuned rapper strolled through the Amsterdam streets, including the famed Red Light District, which is proving to be a distraction, as his lady waits and waits.

[More after the jump...]

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<p>Trey Parker (far left) and Matt Stone (far right) make J-Lo and Paltrow proud with their 2000 homage...with a little Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds for added effect.</p>

Trey Parker (far left) and Matt Stone (far right) make J-Lo and Paltrow proud with their 2000 homage...with a little Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds for added effect.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone tripped acid at the Oscars in 2000

Imagine if they won and had to accept in those dresses?

One of the cooler Oscar nominations of recent memory was the Best Original Song recognition Trey Parker and Marc Shaiman received for the ditty "Blame Canada" from 1999's "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut." And one of the more eye-popping moments of an Oscar telecast was when Parker and Matt Stone showed up to the ceremony in March of 2000 decked out in dresses similar to those worn by Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow at previous Oscar ceremonies.

While visiting David Letterman back in March, the duo copped to "Sheening" at the Oscars that year, in reference to bad boy Charlie Sheen, who was very much in the news for his shenanigans at the time of their Late Night appearance. "We were just Sheening our heads off," Parker said at the time. No explanation of the drug of choice, though given the association, many thought they were coked out of their minds. Well, they wanted to set the record straight when they appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" last night.

Settle down, everyone. They weren't using cocaine that night. They were just flying high on a little acid, okay? Click through to see the section of the interview where they discuss the trippy night.

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Oscar Talk: Ep. 63 -- Digging into the supporting categories

Oscar Talk: Ep. 63 -- Digging into the supporting categories

Also: Urging you to see '50/50' and 'Take Shelter' and discussing the box office of films like 'Drive,' 'Warrior' and 'Moneyball'

Welcome to Oscar Talk.

In case you're new to the site and/or the podcast, Oscar Talk is a weekly kudocast, your one-stop awards chat shop between yours truly and Anne Thompson of Thompson on Hollywood. The podcast is weekly, every Friday throughout the season, charting the ups and downs of contenders along the way. Plenty of things change en route to Oscar's stage and we're here to address it all as it unfolds.

With the early fall tests behind us, we stand on the precipice of October. The New York film fest is just around the corner with London fest not far behind. We're very much off to the races, but also very much in our bubble right now, seeing a number of films that Academy members and even industry sorts haven't gotten around to yet. So that's the echo chamber for you. A few more weeks of that and finally the few voices will turn into a more rousing chorus. Now, let's see what's on the docket today...

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<p>Joseph Gordon-Levitt (left)&nbsp;and Seth&nbsp;Rogen in a scene from &quot;50/50&quot;</p>

Joseph Gordon-Levitt (left) and Seth Rogen in a scene from "50/50"

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Tell us what you thought of '50/50'

The 'cancer comedy' hits theaters today

Today sees an interesting pair of releases, both of the highest quality, both indie productions with integrity, both well worth your money. Let's start by gauging reaction to "50/50," Jonathan Levine's follow-up to "The Wackness" starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen, based on the true story of young screenwriter Will Reiser's struggle with a sudden cancer diagnosis. I've been singing the film's praises for about a month now. Yesterday you heard from Gordon-Levitt about the attempt to draw out the honesty of the piece. But now it's your turn to tell us what you thought. So if you happen to make it out to the theater this weekend to see it, rifle off your thoughts in the comments section here.

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<p>&quot;Citizen&nbsp;Kane&quot; celebrates its 70th anniversary on DVD and Blu-ray</p>

"Citizen Kane" celebrates its 70th anniversary on DVD and Blu-ray

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Oscarweb Round-up: Rosebud 70 years later

Also: Dishing Best Supporting Actress and more out of this weekend's 'Extremely Loud' test screening

Linked in today's round-up is LA Times critic Kenneth Turan's DVD/Blu-ray pick of "Citizen Kane," which received the 70th anniversary treatment from Warner Home Video earlier this month. It got me thinking that I should finally put it in and give it a look, since the monolithic box set has just sat there on my shelf since I bought it a few days back. I haven't dug all the way in yet, but I put it in last night to give it a gander and boy is it gorgeous. Gregg Toland's photography here has long deserved the HD treatment. While the structure of the film always gets the lion's share of the "groundbreaking" praise, what he did behind the camera was certainly no less revolutionary. I tend to watch it around this time of year, Halloween or into the fall. There's something about the crisp bite of the air outside as those "News on the March" notes strike up that is just, I don't know, settling. Anyway, let's see what's going on in the Oscarweb today...

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<p>Maria Bello in &quot;Prime Suspect.&quot;</p>

Maria Bello in "Prime Suspect."

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'Prime Suspect' - 'Carnivorous Sheep': A changed man?

Episode two tones down the pilot's rampant sexism

A quick review of last night's "Prime Suspect" coming up just as soon as I choose the clown fish...

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<p>Damian Lewis and Claire Danes in &quot;Homeland.&quot;</p>

Damian Lewis and Claire Danes in "Homeland."

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Review: Claire Danes and Damian Lewis riveting in Showtime's 'Homeland'

Terrorism thriller is easily the fall's best new series

They seem too good to be true at first, the two leads of Showtime's "Homeland," the best new show of the fall season. One is Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), a tough, smart, dedicated CIA agent who can only be held back by her by-the-book superiors. The other is Sgt. Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis), a Marine sniper who went missing in Iraq 8 years ago and was long presumed dead, only to be discovered alive and (relatively) well during a special forces raid on his captors' base.

The two could be poster girl and boy for the War on Terror, but almost immediately "Homeland" (it debuts Sunday night at 10) begins showing cracks in the facade.

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<p>&quot;Whitney&quot;&nbsp;(Whitney Cummings)&nbsp;and Alex (Chris D'Elia)&nbsp;have a strange encounter in the lobby.</p>

"Whitney" (Whitney Cummings) and Alex (Chris D'Elia) have a strange encounter in the lobby.

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'Whitney' - 'First Date': Crazy game

Things get worse rather than better with the second episode

A quick review of last night's "Whitney" coming up just as soon as I wear my dressy Crocs...

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