Our top moments of the week:
12. Worst Flameout: After weeks of training at the academy, the time finally comes for Dawson to take the final firefighters test on Chicago Fire. Although she starts out strong, helping to untangle another trainee's hose, she trips and injures her ankle. She recovers to finish the test, but a...
Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn
Parks and Recreation's upcoming 100th episode will welcome back many familiar faces, and TVGuide.com has learned that list includes Kathryn Hahn.
Samuel L. Jackson, Tobey Maguire and Zach Galifianakis
This week, Katy Perry was awkwardly caught lip-syncing when her backup track failed at an awards ceremony in France, while Paul Rudd and Kate McKinnon premiered their new web series Hudson Valley Ballers. Someone adorably re-created the movie Elf using pugs, andZach Galifianakis hosted a holiday edition of "Between Two Ferns." Also, Sarah Silverman,Michael Cera and other comedians launched an ugly sweater charity campaign for Stand Up to Cancer, and the first scene of the Kristen Wiig and Tobey Maguire miniseries The Spoils of Babylon premiered. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best onlinevideos:
For most, the Bill Brasky sketch on the Paul Rudd-fronted SaturdayNight Live was a highlight — but not Tim Meadows.
The former SNL cast memeber, who had previously appeared in four Brasky sketches, took to Facebook to express his displeasure at not being invited to participate.
"I guess it just dawned on me that I mean NOTHING to them...I'm just being overly sensitive. It doesn't matter in the long run. I'm grateful for what they did for me. But everyone in a while as a fan and a alumni, it stings a little to not even be considered as someone they would like to come back around," Meadows wrote.
Paul Rudd, One Direction
Host Paul Rudd and musical act One Direction weren't the only special guests on Saturday Night Live this week. Alums Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig returned to the show, and Rudd's Anchorman 2 castmates Will Ferrell (also an SNL vet), Steve Carell and David Koechner also made cameos to sing "Afternoon Delight" with One Direction during Rudd's opening monologue. The show also didn't miss the opportunity to skewer NBC's live Sound of Music musical, which aired Thursday. Check out some of the highlights below:
Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon
Saturday Night Live is bringing back some familiar faces throughout the month of December.
Paul Rudd will host the show for the third time on Dec. 7, two weeks before Anchorman 2's release. He'll be joined by musical guest One Direction, coming back for their second stint as musical guest.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Ron Burgundy is back!
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, which is scheduled to be released in December, finds Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and his team of intrepid broadcast journalists (Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner) transitioning to a 24-hour cable news channel in the 1980s.
Adrianne Palicki, Bruce Willis
G.I. Joe: Retaliation muscled its way to the top of the weekend box office, hauling in a whopping $41.2 million and knocking The Croods out of the No. 1 spot. The sequel's debut marks the second highest Easter weekend opening ever, after 2010's Clash of the Titans, and is the highest debut ever for Bruce Willis, Box Office Mojo reports.
Animated film The Croods soared to the top spot at the box office this weekend, with an impressive $44.7 million haul in its opening weekend, Box Office Mojo reports. But coming in second with a surprisingly strong $30.5 million showing was Olympus Has Fallen, the action thriller about a White House takeover starring Morgan Freeman and Gerard Butler.
If only they'd blacked out the ads.
What a bizarre Super Bowl Sunday it was, from the oddly imbalanced game to the 34-minute Superdome power outage that separated the Ravens blowout of the first half from the 49ers blowout of the second half, pushing a fairly gripping Elementary episode past prime time on the East Coast.