Ricky Gervais has been invited to host the Golden Globes again, Jane Lynch and Kiefer Sutherland will appear on The Simpsons, Kristen Bell returns to TV, Kathy Griffin will play a cruel comic on The Defenders, and tonight's TV lineup.

TV News, Links, and What to Watch TonightS

ABOVE: Tim and Eric appear on Conan immediately after allegedly going skiing in the nude at Sundance.

What's New on TV Tonight

8 PM — 9 PM
CBS: NCIS
NBC: The Biggest Loser
The CW: One Tree Hill
PBS: Pioneers of Television
HGTV: My First Place

9 PM — 10 PM
ABC: V
CBS: NCIS: Los Angeles
FOX: Million Dollar Money Drop
The CW: Hellcats
Food Network: Cupcake Wars
Discovery: Dirty Jobs
Travell: Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern
WE: Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best

10 PM — 11 PM
ABC: Detroit 1-8-7
CBS: The Good Wife
NBC: Parenthood
TNT: Southland
FX: Lights Out
USA: White Collar
Food Network: Chopped
Bravo: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Reunion Special, Part Two)
Comedy Central: Tosh.0 and Onion Sportsdome

Tonight's Late Night Guests

The Daily Show: Michael Steele (Comedy Central)
The Colbert Report: Leslie Dach, Michael Lewis (Comedy Central)
Conan: Jennifer Aniston, Nick Offerman, Peter, Bjorn & John (TBS)
Lopez Tonight: DeSean Jackson, the Thermals (TBS)
Chelsea Lately Kevin Nealon (E!)
Jimmy Kimmel Live: Jamie Foxx, Sarah Shahi (ABC)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Helena Bonham Carter, Timothy Olyphant, One eskimO (NBC)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Ice Cube, Leighton Meester, Todd Rundgren (NBC)
Late Show with David Letterman: Matthew Perry, Chris Elliott, a Top Ten List presented by Mitt Romney, the National (CBS)
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Dr. Cornel West, George Clinton (CBS)

  • In TV News...

  • Both Jane Lynch and Kiefer Sutherland will lend their voices to The Simpsons. Lynch will play Homer's new assistant (who then takes his job!) and Sutherland will play a Jack Bauer-like man, of course. [TV Guide]
  • Ricky Gervais says he's already been invited back to host next year's Golden Globes ceremony. So much for being blacklisted from the event, eh? [Splitsider]
  • PBS will air the 25h anniversary show of Les Miserables—with Nick Jonas in the role of Marius. [Inside TV]
  • Kathy Griffin will appear on The Defenders this season, playing a second-rate nightclub comic who gets sued for insulting audience members. Doesn't sound that far off from the truth. [TVLine]
  • ABC Family has picked up three new TV series: Switched at Birth, The Nine Lives of Chloe King and The Great State of Georgia (starring Raven Symone.) [EW]
  • Aw, rats—there was a written bit for the Oscars for James Franco to dress up as Cher. Sadly, her song from Burlesque wasn't nominated and she won't be attending the ceremony, thus the bit has been scrapped. [Vulture]
  • Kristen Bell is returning to TV in the form of a new pilot for Showtime. House of Lies also stars Don Cheadle and Dawn Olivieri. [TVLine]
  • Prepare to be spoiled: you can watch the opening number of Glee's Super Bowl episode online. They cover Katy Perry's "California Gurls." [Vulture]
  • Saturday Night Live has pissed off GLAAD with their sketch about an imaginary product called "Estro-Maxx," an estrogen drug for male-to-female transgendered people. [Vulture]
  • TLC will air a 2-hour special about the wedding of Niecy Nash. Don't worry, only an hour of it will be about the process of getting that ass into a wedding dress. [People]
  • If you've ever found yourself scratching your head and wondering about your favorite show's ratings, read this in its entirety: "Why Nielsen Ratings Are Inaccurate, and Why They'll Stay That Way." [Splitsider]
  • Around the Web...

  • Lessons to be learned from The Lonely Island on how to go viral. And how to do the creep. And to be on a boat. And to have just had sex. And how to have a lazy Sunday. And how to put your dick in a box... [Splitsider]
  • Hooray! Jane Lynch is currently writing a memoir called "Happy Accidents." [Vulture]
  • Check out the cover of Vanity Fair's 2011 Hollywood Issue. So many stars, I think I'm blinded! [Oh No They Didn't]
  • Here's a shot of Rico Rodriguez and Nolan Gould playing with their SAG Awards as if they were action figures. [Warming Glow]
  • Hugh Jackman is currently eating 6,000 calories per day to prepare for his next acting job as Wolverine. [Vulture]
  • Here's Tyler Perry as Madea as Natalie Portman in Black Swan. Click if you dare. [Hit Fix]
  • Trey Parker and Matt Stone's Book of Mormon now has an official playbill and will debut on February 25th. [Playbill]
  • Need an app for your iPhone that will let you know where you can use the nearest bathroom? [Thrillist]
  • This could be the new logo for The Muppets—and presumably—Jason Segel's new Muppets movie. [Slash Film]