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Premieres: Thursday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m. on NBC Stars: Amy Poehler, Adam Scott, Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari What to expect: Leslie (Poehler) heads to…

Image Credit: Bob Charlotte/PR Photos; David Gabber/PR Photos; Pixplanete/PR PhotosToday’s Golden Globe nominees included a few surprises — uh, Jennifer Love Hewitt was nominated for her role in The Client List? — and as with all awards shows, there are some pretty serious snubs. My first reaction: No Justin Timberlake? He blew me away in The Social Network, at once charismatic and romantic, but also chillingly power-hungry and manipulative. Better luck come Oscar season, Justin! No Mark Ruffalo for The Kids Are All Right? No Mary Elizabeth Winstead for her role in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World? No nominations at all for True Grit or Greenberg? Let’s all shake our fists at the heavens and grumble. Your moments will come, Hailee Steinfeld and Greta Gerwig.

On the TV side of things, I guess I should be used to Friday Night Lights being ignored, but I’m just not. Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton are both stunning, duh, and in a just universe, Zach Gilford would be getting a lot more credit, too. Parenthood became unmissable for me this year, and Lauren Graham and especially Mae Whitman definitely hold their own against any of the other nominees. Parks and Recreation didn’t get a single nod, which is hugely disappointing. It’s easily one of the five funniest comedies on television — for my money, it might be the actual funniest — and Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, and Chris Pratt all turn in stellar, layered performances week in and week out. The comedy offerings are so terrific right now that I knew some shows would have to be skipped, but both Cougar Town and Raising Hope deserve as much recognition as The Big C or Nurse Jackie.

The full list is right here, so read it and weep, and then let’s hear it: Who got most wrongfully snubbed by the Golden Globes this year?

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Premieres: Thursday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m. on NBC Stars: Amy Poehler, Adam Scott, Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari What to expect: Leslie (Poehler) heads to…
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