More Jersey Shore... With a Twist

... Okay, here's The Situation. Jersey Shore cast members held out for $10k an episode, and MTV budged. That means a whole new season of cavorting stereotypes is in the works. But this time, MTV is taking them out of Jersey and to... an unannounced location. Might I suggest the bottom or the Mariana Trench? [MTV]

... In slightly better series pickup news, the wacky folks of Pawnee, Indiana will be back for a third season as NBC has issued an early pickup for Parks and Recreation. I heard the show got better, so I gave it another shot. Still don't get it. Although I laugh uncontrollably whenever Aziz Ansari says anything. That guy r00lz. [The Wrap]

... Dollhouse came to a fitting disappointing conclusion on Friday, complete with tech-heads, tears, and kick-ass deaths. So did the Whedonites converge for the series finale? About as much as they did for the rest of the show's existence: The finale was watched by 2.2 million fans and drew up a 0.8 rating in adults. That's not that great. [The Live Feed]

... Torchwood's John Barrowman is joining the cast of Desperate Housewives for a minimum of five episodes. He'll play "the Big Bad at the center of the Angie mystery." Whatever that means. In other news, I'm not sure what to think of John Barrowman anymore. [EW]

... Super guest stars Fred Willard and Swoosie Kurtz will do their temporary thing on a future episode (or maybe even episodes) of Chuck. This may get my just-now-made-up award for best guest casting of the year. Even I might tune in. [EW]

... I know this isn't TV news, but c'mon. Avatar at the top of the box office for a seventh week in a row? This is just crazy talk! I haven't seen the movie yet (i'll probably just watch it on my iPod Nano, I hear that's the best way), but I imagine that some of you out there are creeping toward a dozen or so viewings so far. Should I really go see it soon? [LA Times]

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Let me see if I have this straight...you ARE keeping in touch with the goings-on of MTV's epic "Jersey Shore", but you don't "get" Parks & Recreation and you haven't yet seen "Avatar". Is that about right?

When you went to school as a teenager, exactly how long was bus you were on? Did the other school buses seem... I don't know... longer than the one you rode on?
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avatar effects = excellent bubble gum pop, the crowds will come (and it is well done if your into all that cgi stuff) Movie = a big steaming pile of colonialism propaganda. "civilized" man invades, takes over, gets pissed off that the locals don't like it, then one of the civilized turns around to help the locals fight because, well, because they're locals and can't do anything for themselves.
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I'd also agree that Parks & Rec improved a lot with the 2nd season, especially with the addition of Louie C.K.: who no longer seems like he will have a reoccurring role. My favorite character though is Andy.
I also haven't seen Avatar yet either. It's one of those things where the concept design completely turns me off. The hype reminds me of when Titanic released.
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Jersey Shore rots your brain
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The effects for Avatar were stunning, I've been thinking about seeing it again, but my mom would think I'm nuts. and good news for Chuck!
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I tried watching Avatar, but after 40 minutes i got bored and stopped. I don't get the hype...its not that good.
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I don't get Parks and Rec either.
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I agree with fatfreeoreos or seriously they gave the neilson boxes that generate the ratings to the only people who don't watch dollhouse it's bogus
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Ooh...more great guest stars on Chuck! That's major good news...can't wait!
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Avatar, P&R and Jersey Shore are all badass. How's that for a trifecta?
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I watched Avatar (not in theatre) and it wasn't that great. The only reason to watch is for the visual display so IMAX 3D maybe, but otherwise not unless you are bored.
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I agree with fatfreeoreos. That's all I'm going to say.
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There has to have been a massive conspiracy against Dollhouse. That's the only explanation.
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Avatar was boring, too long and the story had been done dozens of times before.
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I haven't seen Avatar but will soon. I heard that the only way to see it is at the theatre in 3D.
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i am so so so so so excired about john barrowman being on desperate housewives
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Avatar is one of the best movies I've ever seen.
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