Netflix and CBS strike a deal, Canada launches a whole network dedicated to chicken, a slew of shows get renewed, and see your favorite male TV stars all gussied up for GQ.

TV News, Links, and What to Watch Tonight

ABOVE: The cast of Modern Family, by Joey Judkins. [TwitPic via Pop Culture Brain]

What's New on TV Tonight

8 PM — 9 PM
CBS: Survivor
ABC: The Middle and Better With You
The CW: America's Next Top Model (Season Premiere)
NBC: Minute To Win It
FOX: American Idol
G4: Campus PD

9 PM — 10 PM
ABC: Modern Family and Mr. Sunshine
The CW: Shedding For the Wedding
CBS: Criminal Minds
PBS: NOVA
Discovery: Sons of Guns
Syfy: Ghost Hunters (season premiere)
Travel Channel: Man vs. Food: Carnivore Chronicles

10 PM — 11 PM
ABC: Off the Map
Bravo: Top Chef All-Stars
CBS: Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
NBC: Law & Order: SVU
TBS: Are We There Yet?
Food Network: Restaurant: Impossible
TV Land: Hot in Cleveland and Retired at 35
TLC: Toddlers & Tiaras
Spike: 1000 Ways To Die
FX: Justified
Syfy: Face Off

Tonight's Late Night Guests

The Daily Show: Donald Rumsfeld (Comedy Central)
The Colbert Report: Stephanie Coontz (Comedy Central)
Conan: Jason Sudeikis, Brandon T. Jackson, G. Love (TBS)
Lopez Tonight: Trevor Bayne, Jessica Lucas, Bobby V & Bobby Brown (TBS)
Chelsea Lately: Jason Biggs (E!)
Jimmy Kimmel Live:Nancy Grace, Twilight Singers (ABC)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Randy Jackson, Nick Swardson, Travie McCoy (NBC)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Liza Minnelli, Anthony Mackie, Joshua Topolsky, Bell Biv Devoe (NBC)
Late Show with David Letterman: Rainn Wilson, Henry "Hank" Aaron, the Mountain Goats (CBS)
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Joel McHale, Greg Warren (CBS)

  • In TV News...

  • Netflix has struck a deal with CBS to bring the network's shows to the "Watch Instantly" feature for the next two years. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Christine O'Donnell updated her facebook page today with claims that Dancing With the Stars has approached her to be on the show. [TV Squad]
  • Oh, Canada! Why are you creating an entire network about chicken? Regardless, The Rotisserie Channel will launch on February 28th. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Jenna Elfman is in talks to play the lead in ABC's pilot for Bad Mom. It'll be her first foray into TV since Dharma & Greg. [Deadline]
  • Fox has renewed American Dad through 2013. [EW]
  • Gold Rush Alaska is getting a second season, but this time with an entirely new cast. Do you think it's because The Soup now makes fun of that old guy's "search for the glory hole" every week? [TV Squad]
  • Rebecca Herbst is not leaving General Hospital—as previously reported. [TV Squad]
  • NBC renewed The Biggest Loser, The Sing Off and Who Do You Think You Are? for another season each. [TV Squad]
  • Here's a brief history of David Letterman admiring his female musical guests. (This isn't actually a new thing at all, but still kind of funny.) [Village Voice]
  • Here's the fellas from Community, Treme, Skins, and The Vampire Diaries all dolled up for a GQ fashion shoot. [GQ]
  • Around the Web...

  • Read highlights from the new book Snooki in Wonderland—which is totally available for your e-reader for instant gratification. [Buzzfeed]
  • Aw, the poster for HBO's Pee-Wee's Playhouse special is great. [Pop Bytes]
  • Parks and Recreation fans! Check out this awesome blog dedicated to cats that look like Ron Swanson. [Cats That Look Like Ron Swanson]
  • Hey neat—the life and times of Hunter S. Thompson has been made into a graphic novel. [Boing Boing]
  • John C. Reilly is rumored to be starring in Tim and Eric's new film called Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie. [/Film]
  • How to effectively act like you've seen something when you actually haven't. [Splitsider]
  • Take a look at the evolution of video game controllers. [Laughing Squid]
  • Okay, so there is a Ghostbusters 3 script, but Bill Murray hasn't gotten around to reading it just yet. [Splitsider]