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:
He infamously killed Laura Palmer in Twin Peaks and starred as the Devil himself in Reaper. What evil does Ray Wise now have in store for The Young and the Restless? On Wednesday, Jan. 8, war vet Dylan McAvoy heads to Idaho in search of his birth father, Wise's character Ian Ward, who was a notorious cult leader back in the 1970s. But before Dylan can find Ian, Ian will show up in Genoa City! Wise gave TV Guide Magazine the wicked lowdown.
FEARnet has acquired rights to the late CW series Reaper with plans to reunite the original cast and crew for a half-hour special, Deadline reports.
The last two episodes of How I Met Your Mother's eighth season may be titled "Something Old" (airing May 6 and featuring the return of Robin's dad, played by Ray Wise) and "Something New" (May 13), but don't assume that means we'll finally see the long-anticipated nuptials of Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin (Cobie Smulders). "I don't want to necessarily promise the wedding," executive producer Carter Bays says. "It's more complex than that."
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I hear Beckett's therapist will be back on Castle. What can you tell us about that? — Angela
ADAM: Michael Dorn will indeed reprise his role as Dr. Burke during February sweeps. But what brings Beckett back to his couch? Well, it's not because of any problems with Castle. Instead, it will be another run-in with Sen. Bracken (guest star Jack Coleman) that sends Beckett back to therapy. "A murder seems to lead to his doorstep and Kate thinks this her opportunity to finally get the man who was responsible for her mother's murder behind bars," creator Andrew W. Marlowe, adding that Beckett may once again find herself out of control. "Nothing is as it seems," he says. "The case leads us into really interesting moral territory for our character."
Are Jeremy and Bonnie getting back together on The Vampire Diaries? —Micah
NATALIE: You weren't the only one who noticed those stolen glances during the midseason finale! ...