Ladies of TV, Give Yourselves a Hand: Your Boyfriends Are All So Handsome This Year

Give this page a quick scrolly-down if you didn’t watch The Mindy Project last night, because I need to share: much like the lady actually involved in it, I never saw that Mindy/Josh blowup coming. I was looking forward to Josh (Tommy Dewey) sticking around for a while. Once you know a man can make slightly ladylike glasses look this good, you just want to see what else he can do, ya know?

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THE MINDY PROJECT: Josh (guest star Tommy Dewey) hosts a Chritmas party with Mindy in the all-new holiday-themed “Josh and Mindy’s Christmas Party” episode of THE MINDY PROJECT airing Tuesday, Dec. 11 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2012 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Prashant Gupta/FOX

But my disappointment at this turn of events just goes to show how spoiled we’ve been lately. Ladies of the TV universe, I’d like you to rise and please give yourselves a standing ovation. Because this season, you have put together a true embarrassment of riches in the boyfriend department. I can’t remember the last time guest-star romances were so top-notch. I mean, are you all on TV universe phones right now, talking about how awesome it is that you’re dating…

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PHOTO: ©2012 Warner Bros. Television. All Rights Reserved.

“And The Candy Manwich” — Ryan Hansen (âÂ?Â?Veronica MarsâÂ?) guest stars as CarolineâÂ?Â?s new love interest, Andy, on 2 BROKE GIRLS, Monday, Nov. 12 (9:00 âÂ?Â? 9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Darren Michaels/Warner Bros. Ã?©2012 Warner Bros. Television. All Rights Reserved.


You know him from: Party Down, Friends With BenefitsThe lucky lady: Caroline (Beth Behrs), 2 Broke Girls

The best part: Besides those dimples? His character owns a candy store. Get it, Caroline.

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HAPPY ENDINGS – “P & P Romance Factory” – Penny meets a terrific new guy, Pete (guest star Nick Zano, “2 Broke Girls,” “90210”), but her frantic attempt to hide the fact that she’s wearing a prescription helmet because of her concussion really limits their potential romance; Jane, as always, tries too hard to break into the “boys’ club” at the car dealership and enlists Brad to be her “trophy wife”; and Max and Dave’s fist bump issues bring back painful childhood memories, n “Happy Endings,” TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4 (9:01-9:31 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Rob Corddry (“The Daily Show,” “Hot Tub Time Machine”) guest stars as the Car Czar. (ABC/RANDY HOLMES)NICK ZANO


You know him from: 2 Broke Girls, incidentally! (He’s also Kat Dennings’ real boyfriend.) But in the TV universe he belongs to…

The lucky lady: Penny (Casey Wilson), Happy Endings

The best part: He got over it when chronically-nutso Penny made a list of his flaws (nipples a quarter-inch too low). And he looked like this doing it.

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BEN AND KATE: Tommy (Echo Kellum, L) and Maddie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones, R) listen to Ben’s entrepreneurial ideas in the “Career Day” episode of BEN AND KATE airing Tuesday, Nov. 13 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2012 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jennifer Clasen/FOX


You know him from: Comedy Bang! Bang!, Hot in Cleveland

The lucky lady: Kate (Dakota Johnson), Ben and Kate

The best part: OK, they’re not together yet (and Echo is a regular). But now that Geoff Stults (another gorgeous man!) has bowed out, Echo’s character may soon get to do more than follow Kate around like a lovelorn puppy. A protective longlorn puppy. A protective longlorn puppy with… eyes… that we… sigh.

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GLEE: Rachel (Lea Michele, R) and Brody (Dean Geyer, L) partner up for a dance in the “Britney 2.0” episode of GLEE airing Thursday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2012 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Mike Yarish/FOX


You know him from: Terra Nova

The lucky lady: Rachel (Lea Michele), Glee

The best part: Watching little old Rachel discover the beauty of New York. And I don’t mean the buildings.

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NEW GIRL: Jess (Zooey Deschanel, L) finds out Sam (guest star David Walton, R) is a doctor in the “Halloween” episode of NEW GIRL airing Tuesday, Oct. 30 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2012 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Ray Mickshaw/FOX


You know him from: Bent, Perfect Couples

The lucky lady: Jess (Zooey Deschanel), New Girl

The best part: He [SPOILER!] came back for her! At Christmastime! And his hair is out of control. What guy has hair like that? It’s luscious.

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PHOTO: Byron Cohen/NBC

THE OFFICE — “Andy’s Ancestry” Episode 903 — Pictured: Jake Lacy as Pete — (Photo by: Byron Cohen/NBC)


You know him from: Better With You

The lucky lady: Erin (Ellie Kemper), The Office

The best part: I’d say it has to be the fact that Jake’s character, who’s subtly chasing Erin as she (hopefully) winds down with Andy, makes us feel that early Jim-and-Pam pitter-patter magic again.

Cheers, girls. Enjoy this while it lasts. And here’s to keeping the hot streak up in 2013.

What TV boyfriends have you liked the best so far this season? (Also, look what Mindy Kaling tweeted–maybe there’s hope for our bespectacled crush yet.)


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