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Everybody’s working for Labor Day!

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Remember what we said about new content over the summer? Er, sorry about that. But we’re back now, and ready to have fun!

Happy Labor Day, Everyone!

As summer unofficially comes to an end on this holiday weekend, we have cause the celebrate — because that means the fall TV season is just around the corner!

To ease our way out of barbecues and reruns, and back into commutes and must-see TV, we here at TYLL want to take a look at some of our favorite fictional workplaces in recent years. (We are honoring workers today, after all.)

Grab your briefcases and to-go cups, because going back to work never seemed so fun. Be sure to let us know what your favorite offices are in the comments!

Thank You Liz Lemon Team
We’re a couple of girls who really love TV, and we’re okay with that.

PARKS AND RECREATION Season 7 Premiere: “Thank you, Commissioner Gordon, people of Gotham…”

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I am quite sad Parks and Rec is coming to an end.

I really respect their decision to end on their own terms, before it overstayed its welcome — while the show might not be as brilliant as it was at its peak, it’s still consistently funny and heartwarming. The first two episodes of this season prove it.

Finishing last season with the time jump to 2017 allowed them to refresh their world and shake up their dynamics and characters just enough that the show’s current story lines feel rejuvenated

… is a young graduate student that has been way too passionate about television ever since she was little. While she insists she doesn’t have a specific type of show, they all usually have strong but flawed lady characters, some derivation of the stubborn friends-in-love/friends-to-lovers trope, and they all make her yell at her tv a lot. She just wishes she had more hours in the day so she could actually write about this.
You can usually find her on Twitter, Tumblr, and at cassidy at thankyoulizlemon.com

Tuning In Tonight: 09/24/14

Nels: Hmm, things are starting to heat up on my DVR. I started watching The Middle this summer when it ran in syndication on one of my local stations, so I may tune in to its season premiere at 8 on ABC, just to see my favorite loveable nerd Sue Heck be her usual adorable self. I’ll be watching Red Band Society at 9 on FOX, and maybe even black-ish (which I’ve already reviewed) on ABC at 9:30 if I’ve got the time. Then it’s time for my guilty pleasure, Nashville, at 10 on ABC — I can’t wait to see what they do with Juliette’s story, or what the Stella sisters sing this week.

Cassidy: I’m watching the second episode of Red Band Society at 9 and then, I’ll tune in to watch the Big Brother finale at 10, even if the episode starts at 9:30. Here’s hoping I don’t miss that much in that first half hour. (And with BB16‘s finale my summer shows are officially done!)

Lucie:  I may tune into The Mysteries of Laura even though the premiere was extremely underwhelming. If it’s unbearable, I’ll switch to The Goldbergs on at a new night on ABC at 8:30/7:30c.  Count me in as another to watch Red Band Society while the PVR records Modern Family and black-ish.  I’ll be PVRing Nashville but will probably watch it live as well. But by that time at night, I’m using half listening while I’m settling down for bed. I can’t help it – I’m old.

Thank You Liz Lemon Team
We’re a couple of girls who really love TV, and we’re okay with that.

Tuning In Tonight: 9/15/14

As fall draws closer, so does the fall TV season! From now on, TYLL will share what we’re watching every night with you! Be sure to tell us down in the comments what you’re tuning into, too.

Nels: Honestly? It’s probably going to be a Netflix kind of night for me. I am woefully behind on Scandal, as in, still on season 1, so I may try to catch up on it before the new season premieres! (I’ve also got a DVR full of Late Late Show episodes I’ve missed in the last few weeks — Craig is just on too late for me to catch live these days!

Cassidy: It’s a reality kind of night for me: the two-hour finale of Masterchef on FOX, starting at 8/7c and then I will probably tune in to the American Ninja Warrior finale’s last hour on NBC. Masterchef promises to be a close race and I can’t wait to see what it happens, and ANW is just so exciting.

Lucie: Count me in for Masterchef too! I will never admit that I’m addicted to cooking competitions but once I watch one episode, I’m hooked until the end. I have a love/hate relationship with Masterchef and while I claim I don’t care who’ll win, deep down, I know that if Courtney wins, I will be raging. Social media, beware!

Thank You Liz Lemon Team
We’re a couple of girls who really love TV, and we’re okay with that.

More SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE news! (Not quite as fun, though.)

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According to the New York TimesSNL is replacing anchor Cecily Strong at the “Weekend Update” desk with Michael Che. Colin Jost, who co-hosted with Strong after Seth Meyers’ departure last season, remains in the other chair.

I must admit I’m pretty disappointed in this news. I thought Strong was really coming into her own this past season. The idea that it was preventing her from appearing in other sketches surprises me, since she seemed to be playing a huge role throughout the show. Besides, I thought having a female voice in the segment really balanced the tone. However, this is not the place for idle speculation.

On the other hand, it will be great to see Michael Che get the spotlight every week. (Not to mention, it’s about time SNL had a person of color at the helm, at least at “Update.”) He’s been great on The Daily Show, and I can’t wait to see more of him on NBC. SNL is notoriously lacking in visible minorities as of late, so it’s nice to see that they’re trying to reverse that trend, at least a little.

What do you think of this news? Do you have high hopes for Che and Jost as a team? Are you going to miss Strong? Is this indicative of deeper issues over at SNL? (Does any of this really matter?)


Saturday Night Live debuts its 40th season, with Michael Che co-anchoring “Weekend Update,” on Sept. 27 at 11:30pm on NBC.

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Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

News Bites

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Here are some odds and ends on the internet that caught our eye this week:

What news excited you this week?

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

We’re true to our school!

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It’s September, folks! And you know what that means — the air is crisp, the leaves are turning, and it’s back to school time for students young and old.

Today, we thought we’d revisit some of our favourite TV schools. Maybe they’ve got the raddest principal in all the land, maybe they’re the scene of our most embarrassing moments, maybe they house murderers and demons, but no matter what, they’ve  become characters in their own right.

Make sure you get to class before the bell rings, and grab a seat before they’re all gone!

Thank You Liz Lemon Team
We’re a couple of girls who really love TV, and we’re okay with that.

A TO Z Sneak Peek: The Mother Gets Her Do-Over (Or, How I Met Your Mother And Didn’t Yank Your Chains For Nine Years)

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Spoiler alert: She’s not dead! (I kid.)

NBC’s freshman comedy is packed with charm, but it’s got some obstacles to overcome to take off.

In the run-up to the new fall TV season next month, we here at ThankYouLizLemon thought we’d take a look at some of the new pilots that will be hitting the airwaves in the next few weeks.

I’m going to state this upfront: I’m generally not a fan of romantic comedies. Sure, once in a while when something clever comes along, I enjoy a good love story as much as anyone. Most of the time, I can’t be bothered with them, simply because I find the formula so tired, and the various roadblocks on the way to happily-ever-after trite.

Needless to say, my expectations were way, way low when it came to NBC’s new comedy A to Z. When the series was first revealed at upfronts in May, I just couldn’t shake the feeling that this was How I Met Your Mother redux, and the fact that the actress who played the title character in that show (Cristin Milioti) is the lead in this one did nothing to dispel that qualm.

While there are many similarities to CBS’ dearly-departed stalwart, A to Z still somehow manages to feel fresh, despite not being particularly original in concept, and to my great shock, is downright charming.

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.
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