New details on David Brent's return to the American Office, Ed Harris will play John McCain for HBO, two more years of Futurama, American Idol's haunted mansion and Jersey Shore finishes its season tonight.

TV News, Links, and What to Watch Tonight

ABOVE: Just one of the happy moments from the past season of Jersey Shore, which ends tonight. Next stop, Italy!

What's New on TV Tonight

8 PM — 9 PM
ABC: Wipeout
FOX: American Idol
NBC: Community and Perfect Couples
G4: Sucker Punch: An Exclusive Look

9 PM — 10 PM
ABC: Grey's Anatomy
NBC: The Office
Discovery: Man vs. Wild
TruTV: World's Dumbest
HGTV: Selling New York

10 PM — 11 PM
FX: Archer
ABC: Private Practice
NBC: 30 Rock and Outsourced
USA: Fairly Legal (season finale)
MTV: Jersey Shore (season finale)
Food Network: Ice Brigade
HGTV: House Hunters

Tonight's Late Night Guests

The Daily Show: Bret Baier (Comedy Central)
The Colbert Report: Jody Williams (Comedy Central)
Conan: Steven Ho, Patton Oswalt, Wanda Jackson — repeat (TBS)
Lopez Tonight: Kristen Bell, Jake Johnson, Slash — repeat (TBS)
Chelsea Lately: Brittany Snow (E!)
Jimmy Kimmel Live: Penelope Cruz, Paul Iacono, Oh Land (ABC)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Kirstie Alley, Jon "Bones" Jones, Peter, Bjorn & John (NBC)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Rachel Maddow, Tres Mts. (NBC)
Late Show with David Letterman: Rainn Wilson, Hank Aaron, Mountain Goats — repeat (CBS)
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Jason Biggs, Jennifer Ouellette — repeat (CBS)

  • In TV News...

  • More details on Ricky Gervais' appearance on The Office: ""Ricky is back as David Brent for the last episode of the series where he will be vying for the manager's job ... But in typical David Brent style he won't make it easy for them to hire him." [The Daily Mail]
  • Speaking of Ricky Gervais, Johnny Depp will guest star on Life's Too Short, a show that Gervais produces. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • HBO has ordered a pilot for Spring/Fall, a comedy starring Tea Leoni in the fashion world. [Deadline]
  • Ed Harris will play John McCain in HBO's Game Change. If you'll recall, Julianne Moore will be playing the role of Sarah Palin. [Inside TV]
  • The Hub has ordered an original series from The Aquabats that will be worked on in part by one of the companies that did Yo Gabba Gabba. [Deadline]
  • Eliza Dushku has signed on to a CBS comedy pilot that costars Damon Wayans. [TVLine]
  • Hey now! Futurama was just renewed for two more years! [Inside TV]
  • Zach Galifianakis has landed a deal with HBO, likely having to do with the show he co-wrote for the network. [Deadline]
  • New photos from HBO's Game of Thrones. [Warming Glow]
  • Here's a DVD extra that's found its way online from Friday Night Lights: The Fifth and Final Season that looks at the music from the show's composer, W.G. Snuffy Walden. [EW]
  • It's official: Bravo has canceled the Real Housewives of DC. [Radar]
  • Is the American Idol mansion haunted? According to TMZ, the finalists have moved out of their Beverly Hills mansions due to ghosts. [TMZ]
  • Looks like you can consider Outsourced gone as well—Ben Rappaport has booked a new comedy pilot for the fall (alongside Michelle Trachtenberg.) [TV Squad]
  • You can also say goodbye to FX's boxing drama Lights Out. It's been officially canceled by the network. [EW]
  • Around the Web...

  • Jason Schwartzman is the latest star to sign on for Wes Anderson's next movie Moonrise Kingdom. [/Film]
  • Howard Stern is suing Sirius XM radio over stock options. [TV Guide]
  • HIMYM's Josh Radnor and Elizabeth Olsen (Mary Kate and Ashley's lil sis) have signed on to star in Liberal Arts together. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • There are three more episodes of the Star Wars spoof that stars Aubrey Plaza. [Vulture]
  • Yelp has expanded it's "ambience" category to include the an option called "hipster." [Laughing Squid]
  • Step aside, Justin Bieber—there's a new man in town (for lesbians to look like.) [Lesbians Who Look Like Conan O'Brien]
  • Learning to love Oprah's best friend Gayle King. [Pop Eater]
  • Mindy Kaling wrote some imaginary (but so clever) tweets about fashion week for Harper's Bazaar. [Harper's Bazaar]