- NBC's late night host controversy dominated the week's news; first, the network announced its intent to move Jay Leno from 10 p.m. to 11:35 p.m., scooting The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien back to 12:05 a.m. Conan responded via public statement that he wouldn't do the show at 12:05 a.m. Meanwhile, each night saw every late night host commenting — catch up on all the madness right here.
- I was away at the Winter TCA getting the TV scoop in person; besides the late night drama and Cowell exit, I got exclusive news about Lost, The Vampire Diaries, and brand-new midseason shows; get all my coverage here.
- Cheers to freshman success! Glee got picked up for a second season, along with ABC shows Modern Family, Cougar Town, and The Middle.
- Simon Cowell confirmed that this will be his last season on American Idol, while the show itself premiered with auditions and an instant viral video hit.
- Award season has officially begun, and I had a lot to say on the road to the Golden Globes; I made my predictions for the winners in the TV categories and the movie categories and showed you which of the nominated films are available on DVD. And there's still time for you to predict the winners for a chance to win Apple prizes!
- Spider-Man 4 was killed before it could even begin when director Sam Raimi pulled out, while Sony execs simultaneously announced that the next installment would feature a new, younger Peter Parker.
- At TCA, I interviewed some TV stars I love; Alison Brie talked about dancing on Mad Men and her Community character, while her costar Joel McHale joked around with me about The Soup and Community's upcoming guest stars.
- A couple new movie trailers debuted this week — watch Ben Affleck headlining The Company Men, or Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried getting racy in the spot for Chloe.
- Chuck is back! Weigh in on the first three episodes here.