Steve Carell will depart The Office much earlier than expected, Wendy Williams gets a third season, CBS finally speaks about Charlie Sheen, Garfunkel and Oates get an HBO show, and an inappropriate mural from Parks & Rec!

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Details takes us behind the scenes of Parks & Recreation and to the historic (yet inappropriate) murals of Pawnee. Writer Norm Hiscock had this to say about the above painting: "The idea of women getting really into boxing men just seemed funny to us, and everyone was behind it. What I love about the mural is that everybody watching seems really happy and into it. The woman's really going for it—she's pulling his hair."

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8 PM — 9 PM
ABC: Supernanny
CBS: Medium
FOX: Human Target
MTV/VH1: The Critics' Choice Movie Awards Red Carpet Special
NatGeo: Dog Whisperer
OWN: Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes
SyFy: WWE Friday Night SmackDown

9 PM — 10 PM
ABC: Primetime: What Would You Do?
CBS: CSI: New York
NBC: Dateline
HBO: The Ricky Gervais Show (Season Premiere)
OWN: Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star
TLC: Say Yes to the Dress
VH1: 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards

10 PM — 11 PM
ABC: 20/20
Animal Planet: Confessions: Animal Hoarding
E!: The Soup and Fashion Police
SyFy: Merlin
TLC: Four Weddings
HBO: Funny or Die Presents (11pm start, Season Premiere)

Tonight's Late Night Guests
Chelsea Lately (REPEAT) Kevin Spacey (E!)
Jimmy Kimmel Live: (REPEAT) Simon Baker, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Lloyd Banks (ABC)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Michael Douglas, Julie Scardina, Randy Rogers Band (NBC)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Candice Bergen, Colin Jost (NBC)
Late Show with David Letterman: Joan Rivers, Jeff Caldwell, Wintersleep
(CBS)
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Paul Giamatti, Piper Perabo (CBS)

  • In TV News...

  • Steve Carell will depart from The Office in April, not during the season finale like we all assumed would happen. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
  • Paris Hilton promises tears and fights in her new Oxygen series, The World According to Paris. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Despite the fact that the show's regular cast is fleeting before filming has even begun, Bob Saget has signed on to play a porn producer on Law & Order: Los Angeles. [TV Squad]
  • OWN has acquired the documentary about Chaz Bono's gender transformation called Becoming Chaz. Look for it on Oprah's channel soon. [Vulture]
  • Merv Griffin Entertainment is shopping a show based on Pac-Man. It will essentially be a Wipeout-style game show. [TV Squad]
  • The first episode of IFC's Portlandia is already streaming on Hulu—a full week before its premiere. [Splitsider]
  • Gwenyth Paltrow will host SNL tomorrow night, prompting a look at the history of previous host/musical guest double threats. Justin Timberlake, anyone? [Splitsider]
  • Lauren Ambrose (of Six Feet Under and Can't Hardly Wait fame) will join the cast of Torchwood as a "a public-relations maven." [TV Squad]
  • Awkward-but-cute girl group Garfunkel and Oates are developing a show for HBO. [Splitsider]
  • A leaked photo straight out of TCA shows an image of Joel McHale running in the rain from next week's Community. [Crazy Q + A]
  • The president of CBS addressed Charlie Sheen's erratic behavior, saying "We have a high level of concern" about the actor. Finally? [Inside TV]
  • Go ahead and flip your wigs, everyone—the Wendy Williams Show has been renewed for a third season. [Deadline]
  • Ten reasons to look forward to the Golden Globes. My #1 reason? Drunk celebrities. [Vulture]
  • Around the Web...

  • Adam Sandler will play Andy Samberg's father in a new movie from Happy Madison productions called I Hate You Dad. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • It's Bill and Ted versus the Daleks! [io9]
  • If you're in need of some inspiration for that weight-related New Year's resolution, check out these 10 celebrities who lost a ton of weight for a movie role. [Blisstree]
  • In case you've been living under a rock, Playboy photos have surfaced of Christina Hendricks. [Gawker]
  • Peep the first image of Chris Evans in Captain America: The First Avenger. [Collider]
  • And here's a first look at Andrew Garfield as Spiderman. [Faded Youth Blog]
  • J.J. Abrams says that the next Star Trek movie will be filmed in 3-D. [Vulture]
  • Sick of listening to all of your friends find out that their zodiac sign has changed? Here's an interview with the astronomer who started the whole revolution. [io9]