Russell Brand and Chris Brown will host SNL, the Power Rangers go samurai, bad news for The Cape, Bobby and J.R. Ewing will return for the new Dallas reboot, and everything that's new on TV tonight.

TV News, Links, and What to Watch Tonight

ABOVE: From the promo for Thursday's Dungeons and Dragons-themed episode of Community, Senor Chang (also known as Ken Jeong in real life) appears to be an elf with blackface. But feel free to let us know if you know of any other explanation! Does this make you "Changry?" [via Splitsider, watch the promo here.]

What's New on TV Tonight

8 PM — 9 PM
CBS: Live to Dance
NBC: Minute to Win It
FOX: American Idol
OWN: Mystery Diagnosis

9 PM — 10 PM
NBC: Minute to Win It
FOX: Human Target
Travel Channel: Man vs. Food: Carnivore Chronicles
TLC: My Strange Addiction
Showtime: Inside the NFL

10 PM — 11 PM
ABC: Off the Map
CBS: Blue Bloods
NBC: Law and Order: SVU
Bravo: Top Chef
TV Land: Hot in Cleveland and Retired at 35
Syfy: Face Off
Spike: MANswers

Tonight's Late Night Guests

The Daily Show: Matthew Perry (Comedy Central)
The Colbert Report: Sean Kelly (Comedy Central)
Conan: Kobe Bryant, Camilla Belle, Jamie Kilstein (TBS)
Lopez Tonight: Mindy Kaling, Derek Fisher, Jasper Redd, Arturo Sandoval (TBS)
Chelsea Lately Rachel Bilson (E!)
Jimmy Kimmel Live: Josh Brolin, Camille Grammer, Tinie Tempah (ABC)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Jesse Eisenberg, Jennifer Lawrence, Ryan Bingham (NBC)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Samuel L. Jackson, Larry the Cable Guy, Phantogram (NBC)
Late Show with David Letterman: Kate Walsh, Jim Gaffigan, Boxer Rebellion (CBS)
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Jim Parsons, Kurt Metzger (CBS)

  • In TV News...

  • Russell Brand will host the February 12th episode of Saturday Night Live with Chris Brown as the musical guest. Let's hope the show doesn't bring back "Shy Ronnie" that night. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Oh my—Anderson Cooper was punched in the head a reported ten times by a pro-Mubarak mob iun Egypt. [THR]
  • Apparent best-friends Gwenyth Paltrow and Cee-Lo will perform at the Grammys together. [Vulture]
  • You guys, even Proactiv has pulled out from advertising during MTV's SKINS. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Here's a few photos of the Community cast getting extra—errr—close to each other. [Oh No They Didn't]
  • The Kennedys will, in fact, see the light of day. It will air on a channel that you've probably never heard of—the Reelz Channel. [Variety]
  • Amy Smart will join the cast of Shameless as early as next month. [TVLine]
  • Both Larry Hagman and Patrick Duffy have signed on for the Dallas remake. [Vulture]
  • NBC has cut the season order for The Cape from 13 to 10. This does not bode well for the show living on past its first season. [TVLine]
  • Stephen Tobolowsky will guest star on Community as an expert about the show Who's the Boss?. [TVLine]
  • Here's your first look at the new Power Rangers show on Nickelodeon. This time, they're Samurai. [TV Squad]
  • Derek Hough (brother to Julianne Hough) won't be returning for the next season of Dancing With the Stars as he's too busy filming a 3D dance movie—but he'll be back for season 13. [TV Squad]
  • More on the two-hour Saturday Night Live Backstage special— it will air on February 20th and is described as a "behind-the-scenes tour throughout the show's long history highlighting previously untold stories of auditions, censorship, Weekend Update, and more." [Splitsider]
  • Around the Web...

  • Here's 12 things you probably didn't know about the movie Groundhog Day. [Buzzfeed]
  • Play this game called Charlie Sheen: Escape From Rehab . [Screen Junkies]
  • Aw! Here's a photo of Kanye West in his early Elementary School years. [Vulture]
  • The White Stripes have broken up! As per the note on their webpage, "The White Stripes do not belong to Meg and Jack anymore. The White Stripes belong to you now and you can do with it whatever you want. The beauty of art and music is that it can last forever if people want it to. Thank you for sharing this experience. Your involvement will never be lost on us and we are truly grateful." [White Stripes]
  • Here's your look at PETA's NSFW Super Bowl spot (prepare yourself for hot ladies being suggestive with vegetables.) [Buzzfeed]
  • Make this a new rule: never see movies with bold, uppercase fonts. [Banned in Hollywood]