Watch Trevor Noah finally earn his spot at the ‘Daily Show’ anchor desk with this debate with Shout Monster Tomi Lahren.

OK, so here’s what you need to know going into this clip: Tomi Lahren is a 24-year-old conservative political commentator on TheBlaze and formally on One America News Network which is a thing. She’s shouty! I came across her for the first time, as I think a lot of Blue America did, when my aunt posted one of her clips on Facebook. Anyway, Trevor Noah devoted a very good segment to her a few weeks ago as a discussion of how much we are all in our own political bubbles. She was brave enough to come on The Daily Show last night and have a political debate with Trevor Noah about Black Lives Matter, the KKK and the whole thing came off as polite but without pulling any punches. I don’t think she ever answered his question, though. If the YouTube video below is taken down, watch here.

This is a very long, but very moving piece about how Survivor had one of the most powerful moments on TV this year when an older player came out to a younger player and What It All Means in terms of the difference between my generation, Generation Xers and Millennials. It’s really beautiful, and a poignant reminder that as far as we’ve come, we still have work to do.

Speaking of: The hosts of HGTV’s Fixer Upper, Texans Joanna and Chip Gaines, are members of an anti-gay church that believes in conversion therapy which is yet another reason why we can’t have nice things and why we have to be vigilant.

Masters of Sex has been cancelled after four seasons, which is a shame but also not a shame at all. Look, it was a good show with good acting and good writing, but it also didn’t actually do anything important or particularly memorable. I say this as someone who watched every single episode. We are drowning in prestige dramas these days, so if you don’t have murderous sexbots running around in multiple timelines or multiracial triplets or motherfucking dragons, you’re going to get lost in the shuffle. Goodbye, Masters of Sex. You were good, but you were not great.

Have questions about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new project, The Kingkiller Chronicle? You’re not alone. Here’s a handy guide to what it is all about.


Nashville will debut on CMT on January 5th, BUT you can watch the first hour of the two-hour premiere on December 15th. Here’s the trailer, which makes the series look MUCH more interesting than the series I gave up on a couple of seasons ago.

Better get used to that baseball bat because Negan is not going anywhere anytime soon.

Gilmore Blacks is a genius tumblr that catalogues every African-American forced to endure life in Stars Hollow. #people are not props:

Jaden Smith or American Horror Story is the hardest game you’ll ever play.

Leah Remini’s Scientology show, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, brought in the highest ratings for the network in years. 2.1 million people watched, which is still fewer than the number of votes Hillary Clinton beat Trump by in the popular vote. I just thought you should remember that.

Interestingly enough, the only thing that can defeat Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer are crying triplets.

CBS is going to try to make Saturday nights work. They are going to air new series, Ransom, on Saturday nights, making them the only network broadcasting new scripted material on that night. They’ve also scheduled the Katherine Heigl series Doubt for Wednesday nights and Training Day for Thursdays.

Fox is working on High Wire, a drama about trapeze artists. No, really.

In other development news:

The holidays are breathing down our freaking necks: here’s where you can buy the Twin Peaks fan in your life an awesome gift.

Amazon is going to offer HBO and Cinemax, but you’re going to have to pay full price for them.

Vanderpump Rules‘ Scheana Shay has filed for divorce from Michael Shay and I can hear Brandi Glanville cackling about it from here.

Are y’all watching Last Man on Earth? I am, and I agree with everything in this piece about how it has improved itself this season.

These videos of the cast of This Is Us doing push ups with each other on their backs is the most homoerotic thing you will see all day. You. Are. Welcome.

This doesn’t have anything to do with TV, but Dolly Parton is a God damned hero.


Supernatural: Sam, Dean and Castiel enter the underbelly of the music industry to stop Rick Sprincifer. 8 p.m., The CW

Top Chef: Eight new chefs and eight returning chefs battle it out in the new season. Season premiere. 9 p.m., Bravo

D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow: The crossover event finally concludes. 7 p.m., The CW

A Charlie Brown Christmas: Gather ’round the tiny Christmas tree and learn the true meaning of the season. 7 p.m., ABC

The Great American Baking Show: TIME TO CARBO-LOAD. Season premiere. 8 p.m., ABC

Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Emma Stone, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kacey Musgraves The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Lauren Graham, Justin Long The Late Late Show with James Corden: Jessica Alba, Kate Mara, Ken Jeong Conan: Simon Helberg, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Maniscalco The Daily Show: Chelsea Handler Watch What Happens Live: Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Leah Remini

THURS 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC A Charlie Brown Christmas The Great American Baking Show
CBS The Big Bang Theory
The Great Indoors
Life in Pieces
Pure Genius
CW DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
FOX Rosewood
NBC Thursday Night Football: Cowboys at Vikings

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