12/16/13: Brian Griffin Lives; Disney Kid Caught With Pants Down

Plus, our pics for what to watch tonight


It’s an early Christmas miracle. Brian Griffin is back from the dead! In last night’s episode, Stewie used his time machine to travel back in time and save the beloved family pet from being hit by a car. “And thus endeth our warm, fuzzy holiday lesson:” creator Seth MacFarlane tweeted after the episode aired. “Never take those you love for granted, for they can be gone in a flash.”

NUDE PICS OF DISNEY CHANNEL STAR HIT THE INTERNET
Dylan Sprouse seems to have a sense of humor about a collection of nude selfies that would make Anthony Weiner blush. On Sunday, several revealing photos of the 21 year-old NYU student appeared on Tumblr, leaving very little to the imagination.  “Whoops, guess I’m not 14 and fat anymore,” he tweeted last night.  “I messed up…. but I’d be a fool not to own up to it.  Got to move past it I suppose.  Move past it in a sexy way tho.”

Monday morning, Dylan — who appeared with his twin brother on THE SUITE LIFE OF ZACK & CODY — posted this follow-up message:  At least you can’t see my third testicle.”

BETH STERN TO HOST HALLMARK CHANNEL’S ‘KITTEN BOWL’
If you hate football and love cats, you are the target audience for Hallmark Channel’s KITTEN BOWL.  Not to be outdone by Animal Planet’s annual PUPPY BOWL, Hallmark hopes to lure viewers in with this ridiculous-sounding competition it is billing as “The greatest feline showdown in cable television history.”

“The competition will consist of two preliminary playoffs and a championship match,” the network announced Monday.   “Along with basic obstacle courses of hurdles, tunnels, hoops, jumps, weave poles, lasers, lures and toys on strings, “Kitten Bowl” will feature clever locker room strategies, player profiles and “interviews,” and camera work and audio recordings from the athletes as they play the game!  This inaugural three-hour special event, in Association with North Shore Animal League America, will be hosted by TV personality and activist Beth Stern, and emceed by John Sterling, the legendary radio voice of the New York Yankees.”

WHAT TO WATCH TONIGHT

THE VOICE LIVE FINALE, PART 1 (NBC, 8:00 PM)
The Top 3 performs!

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER ‘BASS PLAYER WANTED’ (CBS, 8:00 PM)
The gang encounters a guy at the wedding who intentionally stirs up trouble among them, and Marshall finally arrives at the Farhampton Inn

REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS ‘ESCAPE TO BITCH MOUNTAIN’ (BRAVO, 8:0 PM)
Brandi confronts a break in…and one of her dogs goes missing.