I'll post later about "Mad Men," "How I Met Your Mother," "The Big Bang Theory" and some other viewing. For now, items from the e-mail:
The ABC Television Network announced full season pick-up orders for new drama “FlashForward” and comedies “Cougar Town,” “The Middle” and “Modern Family.” So says a release. Am happy about "Modern Family," which I like a lot, and "The Middle," which I like some. Have quit on "Cougar Town" and am backed up with viewing of "FlashForward."
From Fox: Multi-platinum recording artist and Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood will headline CARRIE UNDERWOOD: AN ALL-STAR HOLIDAY SPECIAL (working title), a two-hour variety special airing Monday, Dec. 7 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Underwood will perform new music from her upcoming album as well as previous hits and holiday classics. She will be joined on stage by special musical guests and chart-topping artists including Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley and David Cook. Additional guest stars and performers to be announced.