It's been nearly 20 years since Arsenio Hall has graced the late-night desk, and he's returning to a crowded market.
"There's a lot of competition," Hall said at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Monday to promote the revival of The Arsenio Hall Show, which premieres on Sept. 9 (syndicated, check local listings). "I know that not everybody has a late-night host. It's hard to get people to watch you and make appointments for television... "
This week, it seemed like everyone jumped on the "Blurred Lines" parody bandwagon, creating alternate versions that featured everything from reversed gender roles to the cast of Growing Pains. CollegeHumor released a trailer for a Daria movie (here's hoping!) starring Aubrey Plaza as the title character, and Veronica Mars fans got their first glimpse of the upcoming movie. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Steve Carell and Jimmy Fallon
Our top moments of the week:
15. Oddest Return: Jerry Seinfeld has kept plenty busy since the end of his TV show in 1998. However, it's still a little odd to see him return to stand-up on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno basically doing the same comedy he's been doing his whole career with some minor chronologically required updates (America's obesity problem! Push-up bras!). Aren't there struggling up-and-coming stand-up comics who need his coveted spot more? Also, isn't this precisely why the...
The title of this week's pivotal episode of FX's Justified (Tuesday, 10/9c), "Get Drew," may evoke memories of an Elmore Leonard classic (Get Shorty), but Justified is a modern classic in its own right, honoring Leonard's spirit with wit and suspenseful grit and twisty plotting that just won't let up. That's especially true after last week's revelation of the identity of the long-missing and much-sought-after Drew Thompson, who sets off a multi-faceted manhunt.
Jamie Bamber, Jennifer Finnigan
Last week, NBC's ludicrous insta-flop Do No Harm (about a Jekyll-Hyde neurosurgeon) pushed TV's medical genre beyond its melodramatic limits. Taking the completely opposite tack, and likely to get a much longer leash (this being cable), TNT's Monday Mornings (Monday, 10/9c) is a surprisingly mellow drama set at a hospital, about doctors forced to face up to their shortcomings, with an ensemble led by (trend alert?) gorgeous and flawed — though decidedly not bonkers — neurosurgeons, played by Jamie Bamber and Jennifer Finnigan.
Put away your jelly bracelets and your cool graffiti coats. It's time to break out your eyeliner and plaid shirts. Robin Sparkles is back on Monday's How I Met Your Mother — but she looks very different.
"It may be the craziest Robin Sparkles yet," executive producer Craig Thomas told reporters on a conference call. "We see a totally new part of Robin Sparkles' career in this."
Check out HIMYM's "Girls Versus Suits" and other memorable TV musical episodes
How new? Gone is the perky, denim-loving, blonde Canadian pop princess, and in her ...
James Van Der Beek, Jason Priestley
Robin Sparkles (Cobie Smulders) is going back to the mall — and she's bringing a lot of famous (Canadian) faces with her!
How I Met Your Mother has lined up a slew of Canadian-born celebrities for the Feb. 4 return of Robin's teen idol alter ego, CBS announced Monday.
How I Met Your Mother returning for a ninth season
James Van Der Beek, Jason Priestley, K.D. Lang, Paul Shaffer, Barenaked Ladies frontman...
Jim Carrey tapped into the manic energy and physical comedy that defined his early career while hosting Saturday Night Live.
Carrey was game for anything, including proposing to an already married audience member during his monologue ...
Alex O'Loughlin and Bristol Palin
Here are our top TV moments of the week:
12. "Oh No She Di'nt" Award: Laguerta knew she was in some deep doo-doo after her last sting operation on Dexter resulted in the death of civilians. But rather than nut up and take responsibility for her actions, she suggests to Deb that they pin the blame on Manzone because her career would be least affected. Deb isn't having it, so Laguerta decides to throw Deb under the bus and get Manzone to back her story to the chief.
11. Most Engaging Day: After sleeping through their start time...
Category: Cameos We Can't Wait to See. Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek will appear in the Christmas episode of How I Met Your Mother, show co-creator Carter Bays tells TV Guide Magazine exclusively.
"It's our twisted version of...