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NBC Reveals First Week of Guests on Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon

NBC has unveiled the first week of guests for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

As previously announcedWill Smith and musical guest U2 will be on Fallon's inaugural show. read more

NBC Orders Anchorman-esque Comedy From Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell

NBC has ordered three comedy pilots from Will Ferrell, Jason Katims and Dan Mazer, TVGuide.com has learned.

Set in 1962, Mission Control is a workplace comedy in the tone of Anchorman that examines... read more

Thursday Review: IFC's Spoils of Babylon; More (and Better) Comedy on Network TV

Tobey Maguire, Tim Robbins

Here's the thing about satire: Parody has a sharper sting if what's being ridiculed is actually relevant. And while it looks like everyone's having a grand time lampooning the old-school histrionics of the classic TV miniseries "epic" in IFC's elaborate all-star Funny or Die put-on The Spoils of Babylon, I'm afraid the fun isn't all that contagious, in part because the joke is such a stale one to begin with.

The whole enterprise, which consists of six half-hour chapters (the first two airing back-to-back starting Thursday at 10/9c), has the musty whiff of one of those movies derived from so-so Saturday Night Live sketches. Each installment opens with a staged intro, featuring a heavily made-up Will Ferrell as a rotund Orson Welles-like egomaniac impresario (described as "author, producer, actor, writer, director, raconteur, bon vivant, legend, fabulist" — and that's just the first episode's credits) who sinks further and further into his (wine) cups as he reflects on his lost late-'70s "masterpiece," which he self-financed as if he were Scrooge McDuck.

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Frozen Returns to the Top of the Box Office

Frozen

Frozen weathered the box office well over the chilly weekend that covered several parts of the country in snow. The Disney animated flick reclaimed the No. 1 spot, grossing $20.7 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

Landing in second was Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, which took in $18.2 million in its opening weekend. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaugfollowed at No. 3 with $16.3 million.

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Top Moments: Homeland Leaves Us Hanging, and Gaga and X-Tina's Diva Duet

Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera

Our top moments of the week:

10. Strangest Showstopper:
 On The X Factor, it's not the three finalists that everyone is buzzing about but judge Paulina Rubio, who performs her song, "Boys Will Be Boys." Dressed in what appears to be an armored black teddy topped with marabou feather epaulets, Pau Pau is a vision in fetishwear as she prances around on stage, whipping ...
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Top Videos: Spoils of Babylon, "Between Two Ferns" Holiday Special

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:

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Celebrate the Holidays with Michael Buble's 3rd Annual NBC Special

Michael Buble

The sweet sounds of Michael Bublé will once again serenade viewers during the holiday season when the Canadian crooner headlines his third annual NBC special (Wednesday at 10/9c). "This year, the show is more music-driven and diverse," says Bublé, who included... read more

Top Videos: Homeland On Location, Wahlburgers, Duck Dynasty's Christmas Lists, More

Michelle Dockery and Jimmy Fallon

This week, Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery played a game of "Antler Ring Toss" with Jimmy FallonHomeland fans got a behind-the-scenes look at the show's Moroccan set, and the cast of Duck Dynasty outlined what items are on their Christmas lists. A&E released a teaser trailer for the upcoming Wahlberg restaurant series Wahlburgers, and Above Average released its latest Podtoon, "Crash Cab." Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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Saturday Night Live: Paul Rudd Hosts and Familiar Faces Return

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:

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VIDEO: Ron Burgundy Anchors Real Newscast

Will Ferrell and Amber Schatz

Ron Burgundy will go anywhere to report the news!

Will Ferrell reprised his role as Anchorman's famous ladies' man to help report the news in Bismarck, N.D., over the weekend. Helping to... read more

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