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Guest post of the week by Monte Dominguez.

Ah… no more re-runs! It was so difficult for me to wait until Thursday on the opening week of NBC’s fall programming especially since I have direct tv HD. The peacock network is finally returning to its “must-see” sit-com status on Thursday nights with new episodes of “Community,” “30 Rock,” “The Office,” and the all-new “Outsourced.”

The best of the group, at least in my opinion, was the second-season premiere of “Community.” My satellite tv reception never looked so good as when I kicked my feet up while the great ensemble cast prepared for another semester at Greendale College. The interplay between Greendale’s coolest study group (made up of Joel McHale as ‘Jeff,’ Gillian Jacobs as ‘Britta,’ Chevy Chase as ‘Pierce,’ Yvette Nicole Brown as ‘Shirley,’ Danny Pudi as ‘Abed,’ Donald Glover as ‘Troy,’ and Alison Brie as ‘Annie’) was as clever as ever. The best example: when it is revealed that Jeff and Britta had sex at the end of season one on the group’s conference table, everyone jumps up with a collective “AHHH!!!” that nearly masks Troy’s true reaction of “AHHH-SOME!!!”

My favorite part of the season premiere, though, had to be the guest-starring appearance of comedy legend Betty White as the group’s new anthropology professor. Thanks to her, the show’s writers were able to resolve the issues remaining from the first season without being overly sentimental.

Community‘s score? A+!

Hot in Betty White

Hot in… Betty White?  Have I said lately how much I love the current Betty White craze?  TV land is taking it one step further and putting her in a new show that is already being dubbed “the silver girls”. Hot in Cleveland co-stars White as Elka, a cantankerous caretaker of a house in Cleveland that gets rented by three friends from Los Angeles; portrayed by sit-com vets Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves, and Valerie Bertinelli. The show is a mix of fish out of water comedy with a deeper message of friendship and that it is never too late to reinvent yourself.  This is TV Land’s first go at a scripted series, and premieres at 10pm.

Also on tonight?

8PM

  • CBS: TV’s Greatest Surprises: A Paley Center for Media Special

9PM

  • NBC: America’s Got Talent (Reality)
  • A&E: Dog the Bounty Hunter (Reality)
  • TBS: Are We There Yet? (Comedy)
  • TRAVEL: Man v. Food (Docu Eating)

10PM

  • ABC: Happy Town (Mystery Drama)
  • A&E: Billy the Exterminator (Reality)
  • SPIKE: Ultimate Figher: Road to the Finale (Reality Fighting)
  • TBS: Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (Comedy)
  • USA: In Plain Sight (Crime Drama)