Look, I don’t want to talk about the presidential election on a TV blog any more than you do, but when a nominee jokes about trying to sleep with Nancy O’Dell and brags about groping women while on a soap opera set with Billy Bush while preparing to tape a segment for Access Hollywood, it’s hard to argue that television hasn’t been dragged into this mess.
All the relevant fallout:
- Billy Bush — whose outgoing message says he’s “making America great again” — was suspended from the Today Show and Al Roker slipped in to take his place. Which literally could not be MORE PERFECT.
- It looks like Access Hollywood (really NBC) tried to make the tape look better for Billy Bush, and they were going to release the tape after last night’s debate, but the Washington Post beat them to the punch.
- And before we leave Billy Bush, allow John Oliver to take him down along with Donald Trump, because, seriously, fuck that guy.
- Both Nancy O’Dell — who Trump later tried to fire from hosting the Miss Universe Pageant BECAUSE SHE WAS PREGNANT — and Arianne Zucker, the woman on the Access Hollywood tape, have released statements basically denouncing Donald Trump, if not using him by name. Nancy O’Dell is going to be hosting Entertainment Tonight tonight.
- Trump’s replacement on Celebrity Apprentice has announced he will not be voting for him.
- Ana Navarro is a national hero. This literally never gets old.
- Meanwhile, people have been calling for The Apprentice to release their tapes since early September.
- And as it turns out, there might be some damaging footage in there.
- But Mark Burnett is threatening to sue anyone who releases the tape for $5 million.
- So someone started a GoFundMe page to cover legal costs for the hero who does.
- In the end, NBC is in this neck-deep, and has a lot of explaining to do.
And now let’s watch some funny people make light of this whole awful mess and move on:
Apparently, Lifetime is making a movie based on Dr. Dre’s relationship with his ex, Michel’le, and he’s NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT.
Lady Gaga is a busy lady these days. When she’s not seducing Cuba Gooding Jr. out in the woods, she’s appearing on Saturday Night Live, preparing for the Super Bowl halftime show and taking a ride in James Corden’s carpool karaoke.
If cheesetastic B-movies are your thing, IFC has you covered this month.
New York Comic-Con also happened this weekend, which means a ton of trailers were released:
A thing about me: I am anti-superhero shows. They’re just not my jam. But even I have to say that Marvel’s Legion looks kinda amazing — if only for the cast alone. Aubrey Plaza, Dan Stevens and Jean Smart? I mean, come on.
If you liked True Blood, but found all the nudity a bit too-too, you’re gonna love Midnight, Texas.
IFC’s Stan Against Evil looks like another Ash vs. The Evil Dead, which isn’t a bad thing.
Alright, so here’s our first look at the upcoming season of The Walking Dead and things don’t sound great for one of our most favorite characters. Mix up a batch of riot juice, kids. (Bonus: Andrew Lincoln managed to prank Norman Reedus at NYCC without even being there.)
Here’s a glimpse at season 3 of 12 Monkeys. Who even knows what’s going on here.
The trailer for the second season of The Man in the High Castle is here and it’s intriguing.
Here is your first look at the Doctor Who spinoff, Class:
And here’s a looksee at the Doctor Who Christmas special, yay!
Speaking of Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi has a pretty great idea for an episode.
And alert, John Noble fans, he’s returning to Sleepy Hollow this season.
But Barb won’t be returning to Stranger Things, so let it go, guys.
OMG FRAGGLE ROCK IS RETURNING TO HBO. THIS IS NOT A DRILL, PEOPLE.
In other development news:
- This will probably be wiped from your memory, but they are turning Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind into a TV series.
- Tom Tomorrow’s super smart political comic, This Modern World, is being turned into an animated series
- NBC is working on a legal drama about an art-thief-turned-lawyer. OK.
- NBC is also working on Infamous, another legal drama, this one based on an Icelandic series. It’s from the This is Us folks, NBC’s new darlings.
- Paula Deen is back, guys.
Freakish: A chemical leak starts the zombie apocalypse in this new teen horror series. Hulu
Supergirl: Remember, she’s flying over to a new channel. Season premiere. 7 p.m., The CW
2 Broke Girls: Season premiere. 8 p.m., CBS
Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Taraji P. Henson, David Harbour, Phish, Doyle Bramhall II Late Night with Seth Meyers: Sarah Silverman, Jake Tapper, Thaddeus Dixon, Corey Glover & Vernon Reid Jimmy Kimmel Live: Don Rickles, John Stamos, Two Door Cinema Club The Daily Show: Rep. Xavier Becerra Watch What Happens Live: Vicki Gunvalson, Kristin Chenoweth
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