Josh Radnor and Cristin Milioti
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11. Best Reveal: Leslie and Ann are forced to find a celebrity spokesperson for Sweetums' latest sports drink on Parks and Recreation so that they can break ground on the park project that spawned their friendship. After their top pick turns them down, Ann is able to work her charm with local news personality Perd Hapley and convinces him to forget about his journalistic integrity for "old time's sake." Leslie quickly realizes that Ann and Perd have a romantic history. As Ann explains, it was just drinks while she was exploring her freedom as a single woman a few years back. "And at the end, he said, 'I am going to kiss you now by putting my mouth on...
This week, players started to gear up for the big game on Sunday. Of course, we're talking about the Puppy Bowl and the adorable live practice camera set up by Animal Planet so fans can watch the four-legged participants running "drills" ahead of the Super Bowl halftime event. In other Super Bowl news, an ad featuring Scarlett Johansson that was banned from the broadcast leaked online, as did an adorable Budweiser spot. Also, Jimmy Kimmeladministered a Polygraph test to Bachelor newlyweds Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici to find out if they really did wait until their wedding night to consummate their relationship. Also, Mexican fast-casual food chain Chipotle launched a satirical web series. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
The Full House nostalgia train kept rolling on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Wednesday, with Bob Saget, John Stamos and Dave Coulier reprising their roles as Danny Tanner, Uncle Jesse and Joey from the beloved sitcom.
Jay Leno isn't going away — but despite all the speculation about where he might land after The Tonight Show with Jay Leno ends on Feb. 6, the host is still keeping us guessing.
"You can't really do something like this again," says Leno, who spent most of his 21 years on The Tonight Show as TV's most-watched late-night star. "Because if you're not No. 1, you'll get 'Oh, Jay sucks, he's not No. 1.' And once you do this, you don't really want to do The Tonight Show Lite."
With two weeks left before his final show, Leno sat down with TV Guide Magazine for an exit interview of sorts. Of course, he made a similar round of chats in 2009, when he left the show the first time. ("I'll see you when I get fired from my next job," he quips.)
As he prepares to step down once again, Jay Leno is finally speaking out about when he first lost The Tonight Show to Conan O'Brien in 2009.
Seth Meyers, Ellen DeGeneres
This week, new Saturday Night Live cast member Sasheer Zamata took Girls fans on a tour of Brooklyn, and on the series itself, Marnie (Allison Williams) discovered a cringe-worthy — yet hilarious — video of herself on YouTube. The new Starz series Black Sails got an early premiere online, while Frozen got unnecessarily censored. Jennifer Lawrence flipped out on the red carpet at the SAG Awards when an interviewer dropped a major Homeland spoiler on her, and Ellen DeGeneres helped Seth Meyers practice his celebrity interviewing skills before he takes over Late Night next month. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Seth Meyers is still working out the kinks for when he takes over Late Night, but one thing he has for certain is his first guest.
Meyers, who takes the stage on Feb. 24 at 12:35 a.m./11:35c, told reporters at the Television Critics Association winter previews on Sundaythe first person to sit on his couch will be Amy Poehler. "She's basically Bono's common-law wife now," he joked, referring to her epic Golden Globes makeout with the singer.
Jimmy Fallon's first Tonight Show guests will be Will Smith and U2, he announced Sunday at NBC's Television Critics Association winter previews.
U2's appearance ...
Amy Poehler, Michael J. Fox
NBC has learned its lesson.
Last season, after a strong fall powered by The Voice and Revolution, NBC not only kept the shows off the air until March 2013, but chose not to launch any midseason series in January, cuing up a huge collapse.
"Essentially the momentum from last fall fell away. This year things are different," NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said Sunday at the network's Television Critics Association winter previews. "Of course, we've got the Olympics for 18 nights, but I also think we've also gotten smarter about how we've scheduled January and February. We didn't take The Blacklist off the air in January. ... Last Monday's episode ... saw a 60 percent jump in the demo."
Billy Crystal, Jimmy Fallon among Jay Leno's final Tonight Show guests
The Blacklist, Greenblatt noted, is the No. 1 drama and No. 1 new series in the 18-49 adult demo and No. 2 scripted series ...
Jay Leno is going out with a bang (again).
The Tonight Show host, who will pass the baton to Jimmy Fallon next month, has a star-studded lineup of guests for his final week including...