NBC Thursday Fall TV Premiere Night: More Exciting Than Christmas

Or whatever day/holiday/event you got most excited for as a kid. That's how I feel about the return of most of my favorite NBC shows for their fall seasons (except "30 Rock," which comes back in early 2012). "Community," "Parks and Recreation" and "The Office" all came back to hang out with me in my living room, and let me tell you, I was not disappointed. Spoilers below, so if you haven't watched your favorite shows yet, now's a good time to go read something else (or just watch them already!).

"Community" started off with a song and dance number, claiming they're going to "have more fun and be less weird" in season three. Yeah right, guys. Omar from "The Wire" is the new biology teacher, so that's pretty cool.

"Parks and Recreation" saw Leslie dealing with ending her relationship with Ben so that she could announce her run for City Council scandal-free. I'd be lying if I said I did not cry at all when Ben presented Leslie with his gift. I totally cried. My roommate laughed at me. The end.

"The Office" revealed that Andy is the new boss, which makes perfect sense! He's the most Michael Scott-esque of the group, and proved it in last night's episode when he just wouldn't let "the list" go. Jenna Fischer is for real pregnant, so of course so is Pam, and she looks amazing! She also cries over that Travelers Insurance commercial about the dog and his bone (fun fact: so do I, but I can't use pregnancy hormones as my excuse). And the piece of paper Jim "dropped" in a ploy to help Pam feel better also made me cry.

"Whitney" did not make me cry, but it did surprise me by being funny/charming/endearing enough for me to want to keep watching. She's kinda gross and her boyfriend is cool with it. And points were raised that I still want to smack all of my exboyfriends over. So thanks, Whitney!

 

All in all, it was a good night of super exciting, teary-eyed reunions with some of my favorite fictional characters. I'm so glad they're back. What are your thoughts on the premieres?