TV News, Links, and What to Watch Tonight

ABOVE: Sir Elton John will host Saturday Night Live tomorrow night—and will be the show's musical guest as well! You can watch Kristen Wiig and Elton getting friendly with each other here. [NBC]

What's New on TV Tonight

8 PM — 9 PM
ABC: Shark Tank
CBS: Chaos (series premiere)
NBC: Who Do You Think You Are?
PBS: Washington Week
Syfy: WWE Friday Night Smackdown!
Cartoon Network: Star Wars: The Clone Wars (season finale)

9 PM — 10 PM
ABC: 20/20
NBC: Dateline
CBS: CSI: New York
HBO: The Ricky Gervais Show
BBC America: Law & Order: UK
TLC: Say Yes to the Dress
Teen Nick: Degrassi

10 PM — 11 PM
CBS: Blue Bloods
Syfy: Merlin
E!: The Soup Awards
Discovery: American Loggers
TruTV: Forensic Files
TLC: DC Cupcakes
HBO: Real Time With Bill Maher
STARZ: Camelot (series premiere)

Tonight's Late Night Guests

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jerry Weintraub, Quinn Sullivan — repeat (ABC)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Vin Diesel, Ashley Tisdale, Scissor Sisters (NBC)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Magic Johnson, the Lonely Island, Joey Kola (NBC)
Late Show with David Letterman: James Franco, Royal Bangs (CBS)
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Paul Giamatti, Casey Wilson (CBS)

  • In TV News...

  • Comedy Central turned 20 years old today—celebrate by watching some "vintage" clips over at their website. [Comedy Central Insider]
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger will star in a new animated series called—you guessed it—The Governator. [EW]
  • Finally, the Mad Men drama is all worked out: Matthew Weiner will return as showrunner in a deal that will make him $10 million per year. The cast is signed on for another two seasons, they won't kill any beloved characters off—but we won't be seeing any new episodes until March 2012. [Inside TV]
  • MTV isn't finished bastardizing British television shows just yet: they've ordered 12 episodes of a remake of The Inbetweeners, as well as other new shows called Savage U, The Substitute and FriendZone. They'll also adopt the indie movie Catfish into a show ...somehow. [TV Squad]
  • Even though it was a complete trainwreck, Grey's Anatomy's musical episode lifted the show's ratings last night. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • CBS's Mike and Molly will air in Two and a Half Men's 9pm timeslot in what's likely a test-run for next fall. [Inside TV]
  • James Franco talked about his performance at the Oscars with David Letterman. The episode will air tonight. [PopEater]
  • Here's an interview with Top Chef All-Stars winner Richard Blais. [Slash Food]
  • Steve Carell's not the only Office cast member who's ready to leave Scranton—Rainn Wilson hinted at being ready to leave (and wanting to go back to theater) in a recent interview. [Vulture]
  • What was Pam sporting on her back tattoo in last night's Archer? Lord Byron's "The Destruction of Sennacherib." [Warming Glow]
  • Ke$ha will guest-star on an episode of Nickelodeon's Victorious. Don't worry, she'll keep her performance PG. [EW]
  • If the Grey's Anatomy musical episode just wasn't enough for you, here's 10 other show's singing specials. [The Daily Beast]
  • So You Think You Can Dance's Nigel Lythgoe is developing a game show in the same vein as Deal or No Deal for CBS. [Deadline]
  • This is great: a look at when sitcoms pay tribute to other sitcoms. [Splitsider]
  • Around the Web...

  • Why April Fools Day on the internet is just stupid. [Best Week Ever]
  • But in case you didn't see it... Funny or Die changed its site to be 100% Rebecca Black and renamed themselves "Friday or Die." [Funny or Die]
  • Hulu went 90s. [Hulu]
  • Gmail released a fake new social networking app called Gmail Motion today. [Google]
  • And of course, there was the incredibly well-executed announcement that Jalopnik was being sold. [Autoblognik]
  • Here's the cover of the new Lonely Island album Turtleneck & Chain. [Splitsider]
  • Oh, James Franco has gone and quit twitter. That was short-lived! [Movieline]
  • Oh wow! That's the Notorious B.I.G.'s son in Will Ferrell's new movie. [Vulture]
  • Bones's Emily Deschanel and David Hornsby (better-known as Always Sunny's Rickety Cricket) are expecting a baby. [People]
  • Judging by The Situation's rider, he's more of an ass than we had originally thought. He lists "six bottles of Devotion vodka, 24 cans of Red Bull, two bottles of high-end champagne and first-class security to keep out "grenades" in it and demands that no one look him in the eye. [Warming Glow]
  • If you need a laugh: 13 dog asses wearing glasses. [Best Week Ever]
  • This is the last of my daily round-ups! If you'd like to keep up with the links I find, I also post them to twitter. Or, you can just head on over to Jezebel, where I'll be starting Monday. [@twitney]