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By admin Published: October 29, 2009

The Deschanel sisters team up for "Bones," "Glee" goes gold, more love from me for "Modern Family," a link to the mailbag and a video for the folks at the Beacon Journal, all after the jump. And, what did you think of the new "Friday Night Lights"?

From Fox:

Zooey Deschanel, star of the romantic comedy “(500) Days of Summer” and sister of BONES’ Emily Deschanel, will guest-star in “The Goop on the Girl,” a special holiday-themed episode of BONES airing Thursday, Dec. 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

In this first-ever on-screen pairing of the Deschanel sisters, Zooey Deschanel plays MARGARET WHITESELL, a distant relative of DR. TEMPERANCE BRENNAN (Emily Deschanel). When Brennan’s father, MAX KEENAN (guest star Ryan O’Neal), makes contact with Margaret, he invites her to spend Christmas with him and his daughter. Meanwhile, Brennan and BOOTH (David Boreanaz) investigate the death of a man dressed as Santa Claus who was blown up after a botched bank robbery.

I am a fan of both women, and it will be fun to see them together.

Good episode of "Community" on NBC tonight, with a Halloween theme.

Excellent "Modern Family" last night, and a demonstration of how confident the show has become. Was more than willing to work little serious moments into the comedy, and to go for a fairly serious ending -- although it went for a big, nutty laugh afterward. Am just loving this show. And vow never to dress a baby like Diana Ross in the RCA years.

Today's mailbag is now online. Questions about "Trouble," "Huff," "Ally McBeal," Lloyd Bridges and "The World According to Garp." You can find it here.

If you chanced to see the fourth-season premiere of "Friday Night Lights" on DirecTV last night, I welcome your comments. You can find my review in a previous post.

The following is for my co-workers today (and I note there are women in black in the video, too).

And, on another musical note, this news about "Glee" from Fox:

In yet another sign that Glee has gone from smash comedy hit to cultural phenomenon, the cast’s rendition of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’“ has just been certified Gold for digital sales in excess of 500,000 downloads, and to date, over two million Glee songs have been purchased online. Seven songs from Glee now occupy spots in the top 200 of iTunes’ Top Songs chart and Newsweek recently observed that the FOX series’ “rabid online fanbase has given the show’s music a life of its own.” It’s this fervor for the music that prompted the New York Times to say “from ‘Cabaret’ to Kanye, Songs of ‘Glee’ are a hit” and the Los Angeles Times to add “this comedy has become music to our ears.”

On Tuesday, November 3, Glee: The Music, Volume 1 hits stores. This highly anticipated debut soundtrack will feature 17 songs heard in Glee’s first season (see below for full track listing). Glee has set itself apart as one of the few scripted television shows to feature music so prominently and successfully. Entertainment Weekly recently stated that Glee was able to accomplish this “by making music so catchy and addictive, it’s taken on a life – and revenue stream – of its own.” They also went on to proclaim “the snarky, theatrical series is a cult phenomenon on its way to becoming a national obsession.”

The full track listing for “Glee: The Music, Volume 1” is as follows:

“Don’t Stop Believin’”
“Can’t Fight This Feeling”
“Gold Digger”
“Take a Bow”
“Bust Your Windows”
“Taking Chances”
“Maybe This Time”
“Somebody to Love”
“Hate On Me”
“No Air”
“You Keep Me Hangin’ On”
“Keep Holding On”
“Bust a Move”
“Sweet Caroline”
“Dancing with Myself”
“Defying Gravity”

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