You can now, finally, download some of Netflix’s shows and movies and watch them offline — but only on the Netflix app on your phone or tablet because I guess I’m the only weirdo who likes to watch things on my computer? Here are 50 movies and shows you can download.
Confused by Westworld? Aren’t we all? Here is a very clear untangling of the many timelines that helps make sense of what is happening when — at least with Dolores.
This is sorta inside baseball, but network executives from ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Amazon and Netflix are skipping the traditional executive panels at the Television Critics Association winter press tour for the first time in 20 years. Why? Well, for a bunch of reasons, but mostly because the executives hate talking to the press. This does not bode well for the future of the TCAs in general.
Here is a very interesting, long conversation on whether American television (and entertainment in general) can really be fair to Muslims and how hard it is to portray well-rounded Muslim characters that don’t default to stereotypes.
Y’all need to stop sending Jeffrey Dean Morgan your weird BDSM fantasies, and you need to leave Alanna Masterson alone about her weight. She just had a baby, you monsters.
BREAKING NEWS: Rory Gilmore is a terrible reporter.
Here are just 11 minutes of news bloopers.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new project sounds like a doozy: He’s producing a movie, TV series and possibly a musical based on the epic fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go add The Kingkiller Chronicle books to my iBooks.
In other development news:
- Mike Daniels is creating a police procedural for NBC that is being described as This is Us-like because it will focus on the humanity of its characters. LOL OK. THAT’S A LOW BAR TO HURDLE, BUT SURE.
- Cinemax has bought Rellik, a serial killer series that is told in reverse. Get it? Rellik = killer backwards.
- Harry Shearer has created Too Soon?, a comedy based on Trump’s presidency that uses motion-capture technology to animate it. (A teaser is included in the link.)
- Faye Kellerman’s Decker-Lazarus mystery novels are being turned into a TV series.
- Jamie Foxx is making a limited series about Marvin Gaye’s life.
- Netflix is turning YA novel Kissing Booth into a movie.
Stephen Root will play the titular character in The Man in the High Castle. He retreated up there with his red stapler.
In other casting news:
- Erika Christensen is joining the ABC drama Ten Days in the Valley.
- Derek Hough is leaving Dancing with the Stars to be a judge on Jennifer Lopez’s new dance competition series, World of Dance. Ne-Yo will be joining him at the table.
- Paul Bettany is going to be the Unabomber in Discovery Channel’s drama, Manifesto.
Campy zombie series Z Nation has been renewed on Syfy for a fourth season.
The current season of The Odd Couple will only be 13 episodes long, and not recieve a full-season order. This does not mean good things for The Odd Couple.
Let’s talk ratings: Timeless has medium-OK ratings at NBC, but is not a sure thing the way This is Us is; Empire, Family Guy and Lethal Weapon are all sure bets for renewal on Fox, and Scream Queens looks like a sure bet for cancellation; Jane the Virgin, despite having relatively low ratings, will probably be renewed for next season; Quantico is moving to Monday nights in January which does not make Cancel Bear feel better about its chances; And for the reason mentioned above, The Odd Couple is probably doomed at CBS.
Matt Lauer is sticking around NBC for another couple of years.
The Church of Scientology has launched their own website to counter the accusations made on Leah Remini’s A&E series. That’ll do the trick.
E! is now denying that production has been halted on Keeping up with the Kardashians. And there goes any respect I might have had for the production staff of Keeping up with the Kardashians.
R.I.P. Keo Woolford, Detective James Chang on Hawaii Five-O. He was so young!
R.I.P. Grant Tinker, Former CEO of NBC, ex-husband of Mary Tyler Moore and producer of such shows as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, The Bob Newhart Show, WKRP in Cincinnati, Hill Street Blues and St. Elsewhere.
Vikings: Season premiere. 8 p.m., History
Arrow: Hey, guess what? More of the crossover event. 7 p.m., The CW
Incorporated: In this new dystopian sci-fi thriller, corporations have become the defacto government. TOO REAL. Series premiere. 9 p.m., Syfy
Christmas in Rockefeller Center: Time to light the giant Christmas tree. 7 p.m., NBC
Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love: Dolly Parton herself makes an appearance in this year’s Christmas movie based on her childhood. 8 p.m., NBC
Nature: Get the tissues: Human caretakers are reunited with the animals they helped save and care for. 7 p.m., PBS
Watch What Happens Live!: Andy visits with his BFFs Kelly Ripa and Anderson Cooper. 10 p.m., Bravo
Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Felicity Jones, Billy Crudup, Car Seat Headrest The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Lauren Cohan, Sleigh Bells The Late Late Show with James Corden: Jessica Alba, Kate Mara, Ken Jeong Conan: Nick Offerman, Johnny Pemberton, Dorothy The Daily Show: Tomi Lahren Watch What Happens Live: Kelly Ripa, Anderson Cooper
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