October 6, 2011
SERIES Community: While patrolling the campus, Chang (Ken Jeong) imagines himself in a noirish detective story. Michael K. Williams, Joel McHale, Chevy Chase and Gillian Jacobs also star in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC). The Mentalist: Patrick (Simon Baker) and his colleagues are asked to help locate the kidnapped son of a former client (Kelli Williams) from his psychic days (10 p.m. CBS). Austin City Limits: This new episode features performances by contemporary folk rockers Mumford & Sons and Flogging Molly (10 p.m. KVCR)
November 22, 2009
R.E.M.'s 'Live at the Olympia': One of the more distressing musical developments over the last decade has been R.E.M.'s tumble into mediocrity. This live "rehearsal" doesn't solve where Michael Stipe and Co. go next after 2008's promising "Accelerate," but it's wonderful to hear them burn through deep cuts like "Wolves, Lower" like the young, hungry band we once knew. 'Community's' Ken Jeong : We're not entirely sure about this show -- the smugness of Joel McHale's character is off the charts and his will-they-or-won't-they romance with Gillian Jacobs is tiresome.