Angry Birds will turn into an animated series, David Brent will appear on the American version of The Office, the University of Texas gets its own sports network, and all of NBC's Thursday-night comedies return with new episodes tonight!

What's New on TV Tonight

8 PM — 9 PM
ABC: Wipeout
CBS: The Big Bang Theory and Shit My Dad Says
FOX: American Idol
NBC: Community and Perfect Couples (Series Premiere)

9 PM — 10 PM
CBS: CSI
FOX: Bones
NBC: The Office and 'Parks and Recreation (Season Premiere)
USA: Royal Pains (Season Premiere)
A&E: The First 48
Bravo: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Season Finale)
HBO: A President to Remember: In the Company of John F. Kennedy
HGTV: Selling New York
truTV: Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest...

10 PM — 11 PM
CBS: The Mentalist
NBC: 30 Rock and Outsourced
Food Network: Ace of Cakes
MTV: Jersey Shore
USA: Fairly Legal (Series Premiere)

Tonight's Late Night Guests
The Daily Show: Kambiz Hosseini & Saman Arbabi (Comedy Central)
The Colbert Report: Chris Matthews (Comedy Central)
Conan: William H. Macy, Marc Maron, Aloe Blacc (TBS)
Lopez Tonight: Johnny Weir, My Chemical Romance (TBS)
Chelsea Lately Matt LeBlanc (E!)
Jimmy Kimmel Live: Ryan Gosling, Kourtney Kardashian, Ra Ra Riot (ABC)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Ben Affleck, the Decemberists (NBC)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Ashton Kutcher, Fred Armisen, Dismemberment Plan (NBC)
Late Show with David Letterman: Kaley Cuoco, Piers Morgan, Wanda Jackson with Jack White (CBS)
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Maria Bello, Dan Riskin (CBS)

  • In TV News...

  • TMZ is reporting that Snooki and JWOWW are filming a Jersey Shore spin-off pilot this weekend. [Pop Culture Brain]
  • ...which is pretty interesting, considering that it's being reported that Jersey Shore has been picked up for a 4th season and will being filming in May. [Hollywood Life]
  • An update on Ricky Gervais' cameo on next week's episode of The Office: he will, in fact, be reprising his role of David Brent. However, his appearance will be of the blink-and-you-miss-it type, so perhaps we'll catch a cast member watching an episode of the British show? [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • The first "angel" of the Charlie's Angels revamp has been cast. The honor goes to Annie Ilonzeh, who's known as General Hospital's Maya Ward. [TVLine]
  • ESPN and the University of Texas have struck a deal to create a new network dedicated solely to the school. So it's like YES for Texans? [Variety]
  • TLC is already planning their coverage of the Royal Wedding. Their live broadcasts will include "specials, interviews with royals, a round-table discussion with experts and a show focusing on 'extreme' collectors of royal memorabilia." Oookay then! [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • In honor of Parks and Recreation's return tonight, why not Ron Swanson-yourself? [TV Squad]
  • That didn't take long! Angry Birds will turn into an animated series for the TV. [Mashable]
  • Gossip Girl has recast the role of Lily's sister. Now Sheila Kelley (the chick with the glasses in Lost's final season) will be tearing up the Upper East Side! [TVLine]
  • Roger Ebert has announced that he'll wear a prosthetic chin when he returns to his show At The Movies. [Vulture]
  • Nurse Jackie, Glee, Greek, Pretty Little Liars, Grey's Anatomy and The United States of Tara have all been nominated for GLAAD awards this year. [Deadline]
  • Around the Web...

  • How cute are these teen modeling photos of Amy Poehler that have surfaced? I'm sure she's horrifed by the sight of them now, though... [Jezebel]
  • Splitsider has an interview with Aziz Ansari about the return of Parks and Recreation, playing Carnegie Hall his weekend, and just being pretty awesome in general. [Splitsider]
  • Some guy got Kirstie Alley's face tattooed on his chest. The bar has been raised, fellas. [Buzzfeed]
  • Here's three new images from X-Men: First Class. I'll go ahead and say it—January Jones looks pretty fierce. [Vulture]
  • Have you seen She & Him's new video? [Zooey Deschanel]
  • Vouge has a big story on Trey Parker and Matt Stone's foray into the Broadway musical. [Vouge]
  • What's Antoine Dodson up to lately? Oh, just shopping with his girlfriends! [Best Week Ever]