- In the least surprising twist on television, it seems that Brian on Family Guy will come back from the dead. Brian, who was killed off on a November 24th episode, is listed in the cast listings for the upcoming December 15th episode where "Stewie devises a master plan to get the one and only thing he wants for Christmas." [EW]
- The Sound Of Music live musical that aired last night gave struggling NBC its best Thursday night ratings since the E.R. finale in 2009. (Anyone else taken aback by the fact that E.R. was running for that many years?) The three-hour variety program took the top spot in last night's ratings, earning a 4.2 in the coveted 18-49 demographic. The Big Bang Theory tied at a 4.2, but CBS averaged a 2.5 over the course of their programming block. [THR]
- Even though Lena Dunham is the most excruciating interviewer of all time, she will be interviewing living legend Judy Blume for a limited edition 80-page book from The Believer magazine. Queue up at least 50 questions where Dunham once again just talks about herself, and three questions max on Blume's writing. [EW]
- DiGiorno Pizza live-tweeted last night's Sound Of Music Live, and it was not as magical as most news outlets are reporting it to be, but pretty adorable for a brand all the same. [Twitter]
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