Here, late night hero Seth Meyers takes the media to task for normalizing the alt-Nazi movement. STOP TALKING ABOUT THEM LIKE THEY ARE GOD DAMNED HIPSTERS ALREADY. Thank goodness someone is here to do Jon Stewart’s job.
Homeland is going to feature an alt-Nazi character in the upcoming season, and I have to say, they cast the perfect guy. I’m not saying that Jake Weber is a Nazi! Just that he’s best when he’s playing an unctuous jerk.
Pope Nice Guy compared the media’s desire to cover scandalous stories to eating shit, and the man is not wrong.
Let’s talk about Hairspray Live! The ratings were just OK. More Peter Pan than The Wiz.
Some reviewers weren’t too impressed, calling out the weirdness of the whole enterprise.
And the cameos! Can we talk about the cameos?
But the highlight was when Jennifer Hudson killed “I Know Where I’ve Been.” Murdered it. Assassinated it and then sent bits of it back to its family to taunt them.
Hudson is almost as good as John Legend singing the song Joe Giudice wrote for Teresa Giudice on Watch What Happens Live.
The guy who played Loras Tyrell has some complicated but thought-out political ideas about how Game of Thrones should end. And I wasn’t really expecting that?
This is a very interesting piece about Speechless and how it pulls off being a funny show about such a sensitive topic.
Reign is ending its reign on The CW after this fourth season that is about to begin.
Bye, Candace Cameron. Don’t let the door hit ya.
We have a premiere date for that Good Wife spinoff, The Good Fight. You can start watching it on CBS On Demand on February 19th.
Here’s the trailer for that new One Day at a Time, and, dare I say it? It doesn’t look half-bad. AND I HATE MULTI-CAMERA COMEDIES. AND LAUGH TRACKS. AND REBOOTS.
Ryan Murphy apologized for not doing enough to support female directors while he was accepting an award for supporting female directors (and others). I think this is what the kids mean when they say someone is “woke.”
I’m not sure if I’m even allowed to use the word “woke” but if I am, I think it applies to this story about how last year was the blackest on TV yet.
Sexual assault as a way to motivate male characters or as a way to add a tragic backstory for a female character is still far too common in many scripts, but writers are finally beginning to push back.
An Austin woman will make Jeopardy’s first posthumous appearance on Tuesday’s episode, having passed away on December 5th. Only Alex Trebek and the producers knew she was ill. Apparently, the producers allowed her to tape her show just three weeks after her audition when they learned she only had six months to live. And this is a very sad story, and I hope she did well, but I am a monster because I am giggling because instead of typing “posthumous,” I originally typed “posthumus” which an entirely different thing.
Lifetime bought Under the Bed, a thriller from the director of The Blair Witch Project about a stalker who lives in his victim’s home, presumably under her bed. Beverly D’Angelo is going to be in it.
There are a bunch of renewals to mention:
- Adam Ruins Everything and The Carbonaro Effect have been renewed by TruTV.
- Botched has been renewed by E! for a fourth season.
- Alone has been renewed by History for a fourth season.
- Please Like Me is now moving to Hulu for its fourth season.
Even John Cena is intimidated by Leslie Jones.
Supernatural: Lucifer makes his way to the White House. THIS IS NOT A JOKE ABOUT TRUMP. 8 p.m., The CW
Taraji’s White Hot Holidays: Performances by Jussie Smollett; Taye Diggs; Pharrell Williams; Missy Elliott; Alicia Keys; Darryl McDaniels; Snoop Dogg; and TLC. 7 p.m., Fox
Notorious: This is the end of the road for the Piper Perabo series. Season (series) finale. 9 p.m., ABC
Inception: In case you’re not confused enough by Sunday’s Westworld finale. 7 p.m., IFC
Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Robert De Niro, Pharrell Williams Late Night with Seth Meyers: Taraji P. Henson, Lola Kirke, Bret Baier, Abe Cunningham The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Octavia Spencer, Travis Scott The Late Late Show with James Corden: Stephen Fry, Lukas Graham Jimmy Kimmel Live: Jennifer Aniston, Tom Ford, Frenship Conan: T.J. Miller, Anna Camp, the Lemon Twigs The Daily Show: DJ Khaled Watch What Happens Live: Courtney B. Vance, Dan Rather
|ABC||Toy Story That Time Forgot||Shrek the Halls||The Great American Baking Show
|CBS||The Big Bang Theory
|The Great Indoors
|Life in Pieces
|CW||DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
|FOX||Taraji’s White Hot Holidays
|NBC||NFL Football: Raiders at Chiefs