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Top Videos: OITNB Takes Over Conan, "Apparently" Boy, Giant Beer Pong with Nina Dobrev

The Cast of Orange is the New Black on Conan

This week, members of the Orange Is the New Black cast took over Conan for an episode, and it was glorious. Also, a farmer serenaded a team of cows with a trombone rendition of Lorde's "Royals," and the Internet found a new celebrity in "Apparently Boy." Taylor Swift made us sniffle when she visited a 7-year-old cancer patient, and Nina Dobrev and Jimmy Fallon entertained us with a game of Giant Beer Pong. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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Thursday TV: The Red Road, Vikings, Portlandia Join TV's Busiest Night

Julianne Nicholson and Martin Henderson

The road of great expectations invariably contains its share of potholes. So it is with SundanceTV's The Red Road (Thursday, 9/8c), a lugubrious six-episode drama that's as overwrought as it is underwhelming, representing a rare misfire for the channel that brought us such outstanding originals as Top of the Lake and Rectify last year.

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The Millers Casts Roseanne Barr as Andy Richter's Mom

Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr is returning to the small screen to play the TV mom of a famous face.

The former TV star has signed on to play Andy Richter's mom on The Millers, TVLine.com reports.

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SNL Vet Fred Armisen to Lead Seth Meyers' Late Night Band

Fred Armisen and Seth Meyers

This will be music to SNL fans' ears — literally.

Fred Armisen will re-team with his former castmate Seth Meyers as the leader of the Late Night band, Meyers announced Monday on Twitter.

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Top Videos: The Big Lipinski, Divergent Trailer, Bill Nye's Creationism Debate

Tara Lipinski

This week, Bill Nye (the Science Guy) participated in a debate about the origins of matter with Ken Ham, the founder of the Creation Museum, and Jon Stewart paid tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman on The Daily Show. ABC Family's The Fosterslaunched its web series, and BIO released a collection of videos online in honor of Black History Month. Oh, and Tara Lipinski did an amazing Big Lebowski-inspired figure skating routine. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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Which Former SNL Co-Star Made Andy Samberg's Watchlist?

Andy Samberg

Which of Andy Samberg's former Saturday Night Live co-stars headlines his favorite show? Fred Armisen!

"Portlandia is one of my favorite shows," Samberg tells TVGuide.com in his celebrity Watchlist video.

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Jim Gaffigan Comedy Pilot Being Redeveloped by CBS

Jim Gaffigan

The untitled Jim Gaffigan comedy pilot that failed to get picked up will be redeveloped by CBS, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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The single camera comedy will star Gaffigan as a happily married New York City father of five, just as he is in real life. Peter Tolan remains as writer and executive producer along with Gaffigan, while Michael Wimer and Alex Murray will also executive-produce. The project, from Sony Pictures Television, is being developed in 2013-14 to air possibly in the 2014-15 season.

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It's Official: Fred Armisen Is Leaving Saturday Night Live

Fred Armisen, Vanessa Bayer, Seth Meyers

Saturday Night Live has lost another familiar face. After much speculation, longtime cast member Fred Armisen confirmed last week that he's leaving the show.

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IFC Renews Portlandia For Two More Seasons

Fred Armisen

IFC has renewed Portlandia for two more seasons, the network announced on Wednesday.

"Portlandia has celebrated sustainable local agriculture, underemployment, avian crafting, gender politics, intense bicycle messengers and so much more," Jennifer Caserta, president and general manager of IFC, said in a statement.  "We can now celebrate two more seasons."

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The comedy series is created and written by SNL's Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, who also star in the show. Filmed and set in Portland, Ore., each episode features sketches with Armisen and Brownstein playing different characters. Guest stars over the years have included Kyle MacLachlan, Chloë Sevigny, Jeff Goldblum, Roseanne Barr, Patton Oswalt, and Andy Samberg.

Seasons 4 and 5 will each feature 10 half-hour episodes and premiere in early 2014 and early 2015, respectively.

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The Mindy Project Casts American Horror Story Alum as Danny's Ex-Wife

Chloe Sevigny

There's nothing scarier than an ex-wife. Unless that ex-wife also once played the resident nymphomaniac on American Horror Story.

Chloe Sevigny has been cast on The Mindy Project for a multi-episode arc as Danny's ex-wife, Christina, TVLine reports.

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Premiered: January 21, 2011, on IFC
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Premise: Comic vignettes chronicle the lives of various offbeat fictional characters in Portland, Ore.

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