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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Orange Is the New Black, Grey's Anatomy, Orphan Black, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Modern Family are among the TV shows that scored nominations for the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards, which honor outlets that depict "outstanding images of the LGBT community." ABC leads broadcast networks with three nominations.
On Monday's The Fosters' (9/8c, ABC Family), Callie Jacobs is right back where she began when the series premiered, in juvie. But this time around she has a loving family by her side -- if only she could see finally accept them into her life.
"It's complicated for Callie because her goal is to live independently and take control of her life and not be bound by the system or family or expectations of her that have been restricting," Maia Mitchell tellsTVGuide.com. "She gradually realizes that may not be the best thing for her, but it's hard when you've never been loved or nurtured to accept it because it's terrifying to have the thought of it being taken away."
Exclusive First Look: Rosie O'Donnell joins The Fosters
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She didn't have to be asked twice. Rosie O'Donnell will join the hit ABC Family series The Fosters on Monday, Jan. 20 (9/8c), for a multi-episode storyline. Her role: Rita Hendricks, the tough-love operator of a group home that takes in runaway Callie Jacob (Maia Mitchell). TV Guide Magazine spoke with O'Donnell — actress, activist and super-Tweeter — about landing this cool new gig on one of her favorite shows.
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Do you know who the mole is on The Blacklist? —Dominic
NATALIE: When the NBC drama returns, everyone who was in attendance during Garrick's incursion on the black site will be a suspect, and a familiar face will end up on Red's hit list. See, he's determined to avenge Luli's death, taking down anyone and everyone who was involved in the raid.
Will Joe Carroll have to rebuild his cult on The Following since he's been presumed dead for a year? — Megan
ADAM: The number of Joe's followers does seem to have dwindled as the new season begins, and those that do remain...
The Fosters' Callie will find a new mentor in Rosie O'Donnell.
In the final moments of the Season 1 finale, Callie (Maia Mitchell) left the Fosters' home in the middle of the night after her little brother saw her kissing foster brother Brandon (David Lambert). When the show returns, Callie will have found herself at Girls United, a transitional home, where O'Donnell plays a social worker named Rita. In our first look photo from the second episode of the season — and the beginning of O'Donnell's arc — Rita is questioning Callie about an incident with one of the other foster kids.
Jake T. Austin
A car registered to former Disney star Jake T. Austin was involved in a hit-and-run on Tuesday morning, TMZ.com reports.
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ABC Family has pushed back the premiere of Twisted to make room for new episodes of Ravenswood, the network announced Monday.
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ABC Family will kick off the new year with new episodes of Pretty Little Liars, Twisted, Switched at Birth and The Fosters.
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The Fosters has been renewed for a second season, ABC Family announced Friday.
"The Fosters has demonstrated its ability to build an audience, and the creative team's compelling storytelling assures us that there will be more growth in upcoming seasons," Kate Juergens, ABC Family's executive vice president of programming, said in a statement. "The show's dynamic cast and groundbreaking story lines resonate with our core viewers and leave them wanting more."
Percentage of LGBT characters on TV has dropped, GLAAD report says