Fall TV Preview

TVLine Items: Whitney's Loss Is 30 Rock's Gain, Arrested Development Revival Update and More

Maulik Pancholy won’t be a part of Whitney‘s world in Season 2 — but fret not, because he’s headed back to 30 Rock.

The actor — who was a series regular during the Whitney Cummings comedy’s freshman run — is set to reprise his role as Jack Donaghy’s ever-doting assistant Jonathan in 30 Rock‘s upcoming seventh and final season. READ MORE

TVLine Items: Whitney Gets a New Boss, Kelsey's Boss Sneak Peeks Season 2 and More!

NBC’s Whitney is, as we already knew, returning — but with a new showrunner at the helm.

Exec producer Betsy Thomas has stepped down from the top spot, and is relocating to NBC’s Guys With Kids (where she’ll serve as a co-EP), EW.com reports. Succeeding Thomas as Whitney‘s new boss …READ MORE

NBC's Whitney on the Bubble: Keep Or Cut?

Come mid-May (if not sometimes sooner), the networks will be making some tough calls as to which series will return for the 2012-13 TV season, and which … won’t. As we did last spring, TVLine is singling out select “bubble” shows to survey their prospects.

Next up is a much-maligned freshman laffer that you may not think deserves a second look …READ MORE & VOTE

TV's 20 Biggest Disappointments of 2011

Just as TV can exceed our expectations by, say, taking what felt like the umpteenth couples comedy and parlaying it into wonderful, weekly Happy Endings, gripping us tight with Homeland drama or reviving the primetime sudser with a delicious serving of Revenge, small screen fare can also let us down.

With 2011 drawing to a close, we reflected on 20 instances over the past year when, for one reason or another, the TV gods didn’t quite smile on us. VIEW SLIDESHOW