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COUGAR TOWN on ABC
This comedy series just keeps getting better: Courteney Cox shows plenty of bite playing a single mom on the prowl. Plus, her supporting cast (Busy Philipps, Christa Miller, and scene-stealer Carolyn Hennesy) is the cat's meow.
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Pop quiz! What was the first cable series to nab Emmy nods for writing and directing? Yep, that's how groundbreaking this 1986?90 meta sitcom — about a comedian whose life is a TV show — was. Don't miss this look back, and in case Garry asks (he will), his hair looks great.
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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS on DIRECTV
We're too distracted by Taylor Kitsch's return to be sad that Coach (Kyle Chandler) and his missus (Connie Britton) are now at rival schools.
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A noir tapestry of breathtaking images, this glimpse of Pedro Almodóvar's latest — about a blind, heartsick writer — makes us fall for Penélope Cruz all over again.
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Brought to you by the number 300 — as in, that's how many pages of behind-the-scenes photos, cast interviews, and Muppet history you'll find once you get your furry paws on this keepsake book, which even comes with a DVD of the very first episode. Even Oscar (pictured, with Paul Rudd) can't trash-talk about that.
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''MEET ME HALFWAY'' video, Black Eyed Peas
In the Peas' video for this neo-disco single, Fergie is nothing short of luminous as she and the boys navigate a desolate planet, a windswept desert, and an Eden-like paradise, all in the name of love.
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DOLLY four-disc boxed set
For more than four decades, Dolly Parton has made toe-tapping music that's now smartly catalogued in this collection. From her early singles (''Dumb Blonde'') to her dozens of hits (''9 to 5''), the country music icon never hits a false note.
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30 FOR 30 on ESPN
To mark its 30th anniversary, the cable net has begun airing 30 new sports-themed documentaries filmed by a stunning roster of directors (including Peter Berg, Spike Jonze, Barry Levinson, and Ice Cube, seen here delving into the Oakland Raiders' 1982 move to L.A. with Snoop Dogg). Score.
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DEXTER animated webisodes
Nobody starts out as an expert — not even psychopaths. Beginning Oct. 25 on SHO.com, find out how serial murderer Dexter (Michael C. Hall) went from amateurish to meticulous, perfecting the art of the kill.
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ZOMBIE PIZZA app for iPhone
The undead aren't exactly known for their patience, especially when there's brain pizza on order. So our advice with this fun, fast-paced, perfect-for-Halloween app is to sling the offal toppings onto empty crusts like your life depends on it. In this game, it does: Push those pies too slowly, and the customers snack on you.
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WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
''I can't wait to see Spike Jonze's wild rumpus.'' —Jennifer
''I feel like I've been waiting for this movie for my whole life!'' —Steph
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KNOW BETTER LEARN FASTER, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down
''This group of clambering musicians delivers a set of happy, meaningful tunes to kick the fall off right.'' —Seth
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''I think Editors' new single (off their album 'In This Light and On This Evening') has a killer beat.'' —Crispy
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INVENTORY, by A.V. Club (foreward by Chuck Klosterman)
''Funny, informative, just great. The full [Must List-appropriate!] title is 'INVENTORY: 16 Films Featuring Manic Pixie Dream Girls, 10 Great Songs Nearly Ruined by Saxophone, and 100 More Obsessively Specific Pop-Culture Lists.''' —Mike
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WHATEVER, MARTHA on Fine Living
''It's like Mystery Science Theater 3000, only with bad '90s clothes and crafting tips'' —Danna