Will Ferrell joins the cast of The Office, Colin Quinn's Broadway show will air on HBO, Conan's Tonight Show ratings officially beats Jay Leno's, plus lots and lots of reasons to stay in and watch the ol' boob tube tonight.

TV News, Links, and What to Watch TonightS

There is so much television on tonight—perfect for those of you who are sufficiently snowed in. Archer finally returns tonight at 10, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will duke it out reunion-style with Andy Cohen, and don't forget to look for Ricky Gervais' cameo in tonight's episode of The Office! Here's the rest...

What's New on TV Tonight

8 PM — 9 PM
ABC: Wipeout
CBS: Shit My Dad Says
CW: The Vampire Diaries
FOX: American Idol
NBC: Community and Perfect Couples

9 PM — 10 PM
CW: Nikita
FOX: Bones
NBC: The Office and Parks and Recreation
Bravo: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Reunion Show)
ESPN: Winter X Games
HGTV: Selling New York
truTV: Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest
USA: Royal Pains

10 PM — 11 PM
FX: Archer (Season Premiere)
NBC: 30 Rock and Outsourced
A&E: Beyond Scared Straight
Food Network: Ace of Cakes
MTV: Jersey Shore
USA: Fairly Legal

Tonight's Late Night Guests

Piers Morgan Tonight: The Kardashian Sisters (CNN)
The Daily Show: T. Boone Pickens (Comedy Central)
The Colbert Report: Dr. Daryl Bem, Brian Greene (Comedy Central)
Conan: Jane Lynch, Joe Buck, the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (TBS)
Lopez Tonight: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Guy Fieri, San Francisco Giant Brian Wilson (TBS)
Chelsea Lately Taraji P. Henson (E!)
Jimmy Kimmel Live: Ryan Seacrest, Melissa Leo, Cage the Elephant (ABC)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Kathy Bates, Brad Womack, Billy Currington (NBC)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: (REPEAT) Donald Trump, Bobby Moynihan, Neon Trees (NBC)
Late Show with David Letterman: (REPEAT) Robert DeNiro, Dustin Hoffman (CBS)
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Adam Goldberg, Shannon Woodward (CBS)

  • In TV News...

  • Will Ferrell is joining the cast of The Office for a four-episode arc and has committed to staying on for one episode after Michael Scott's departure to help create a bridge. I'm sorry, Steve Carrell who? [Deadline]
  • Here's ten reasons to watch Archer tonight at 10pm instead of 30 Rock. [Vulture]
  • Real Housewives of New York City's Countess LuAnn de Lesseps will guest star on an episode of Law & Order: SVU that will air Feburary 23rd. [New York Post]
  • Colin Quinn's one-man Broadway show Colin Quinn: Long Story Short will be broadcast as a one-hour special on HBO. [NY Times]
  • Just so we're all clear—Conan's 2009 Tonight Show officially beat Leno's 2010 Tonight Show. That is in no way ironic, right? #teamcoco [Splitsider]
  • CBS's mid-season replacement Mad Love will premiere on Valentine's Day. And that is in no way cheesy, tacky, or unplanned. [Deadline]
  • TMZ is reporting that Charlie Sheen was rushed to the hospital this morning. And after Jon Cryer talked all of that shit about working with him on Two and a Half Men last night! [TMZ]
  • Is this NBC Universal's new logo? It's peacock-less! [Mediabistro]
  • Around the Web...

  • A brief history of David Letterman trying to act in sitcoms and movies is a great read (and makes you realize why he never really made a foray into acting...) [Movieline]
  • Nostalgic gems Oregon Trail and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego are reportedly coming back, but this time you'll be playing them on facebook. [Pop Watch]
  • What in the world are Real Housewives' Ramona Singer and Michelle Trachtenberg doing at a basketball game together? [Matt Stopera]
  • Wilco has started their own music label named ...Wilco. [Vulture]
  • Check out this comic of Alex Trebek and Batman battling it it out in final Jeopardy! [Comics Alliance]
  • Someone has found (and scanned) Stephen Colbert's senior yearbook page. Dude was in a lot of after-school activities (including the Astronomy Club and the National Forensic League!) [Splitsider]
  • Read this interview with Parks & Recreation's lovable Chris Pratt, in which he talks about the show's third season and his reaction to Rob Lowe joining the cast. [Movieline]
  • Here's a weird photo of Justin Bieber hanging out with Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne. If anyone can tell me the reasonable explanation for this, my mind will be put to rest. [Best Week Ever]
  • Peep the films nominated for best Oscar recreated completely in Lego. [Gawker]
  • The sixteen worst ways to be killed by Jason Statham in a movie. [Vulture]
  • Paris Hilton rocked Terry Richardson's "unique" glasses on the cover of Vogue. Who let that one fly? [Jezebel]
  • Donald Glover would prefer you to not compare his show Community to Arrested Development because while they're both "DVD shows," he'd like to stay on the air. [Movieline]
  • How much excitement for Archer's return is too much? I'm probably reaching that point, but I wanted to link to this great explanation of some of the show's more obscure jokes anyway. [Warming Glow]