Hey, look who’s back and has had his phone returned to him:
“Believe it or not, even when I’m in Washington or New York, I do not watch much television,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One. “People that don’t know me, they like to say I watch television — people with fake sources. You know, fake reporters, fake sources.”
“But I don’t get to watch much television. Primarily because of documents. I’m reading documents. A lot,” Trump continued, speaking mainly to print reporters. “I actually read much more — I read you people much more than I watch television.”
Meanwhile, over in the Sean Hannity “I’ve Made A Huge Mistake” news hour, after being his staunchest defender not named “Steve Bannon,” Hannity has given Roy Moore 24 hours to come up with explanations for his inconsistencies or get out of the race. As of the time of this writing, Moore has 11 hours left.
Meanwhile, Volvo has dropped their sponsorship of his show (though I don’t know how many Volvo drivers are big Sean Hannity fans).
While over in the one sane corner of Fox News, Shep Smith dismantled the Uranium One conspiracy in about 6 minutes.
(If you don’t have six minutes, here’s the crux of it in 20 seconds:)
Predictably, Fox viewers FREAKED OUT and want Shep’s head on a spike because God forbid they be confronted with painful things like FACTS.
In Other TV News
If you’re in London in a couple weeks, you could go to a marathon of all seven seasons of Game of Thrones. I prefer to do this in my own home over the Christmas break, but you know, to each their own.
The Directors Guild finds some progress in hiring women and minorities as TV directors — and it didn’t cost White guys anything. Women still only direct 21% of shows, while representing more than half of the population, but yay, progress.
The show that The Orville could have been is chugging along. Speaking of The Orville, looks like the TV Gods have given me a small reprieve. PRAISE YOU, BORTUS.
Today’s Harassment Roundup
Bryan Cranston has said there might be a “way back” for Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein. HEY. MAYBE MEN WHO HAVEN’T BEEN VICTIMS AREN’T WHO SHOULD BE DETERMINING WHETHER OR NOT FORGIVENESS IS GIVEN.
George Takei apologizes … for his Howard Stern interview, not for allegedly groping someone back in the 80s.
Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company have slapped with a lawsuit by Gloria Allred and an anonymous accuser. They also have been hit by a class action lawsuit.
NBC News has dismissed a talent booker for being inappropriate with two different women.
Terry Crews described being groped in detail and all I can say is that guy is lucky to still be in one piece.
Grant Gustin, star of The Flash, has spoken out against harassment in the wake of his showrunner being suspended.
Ugh, ratings are down for this season of The Exorcist even though it is much better. (And last season was pretty good to begin with!) Watch this show, people!
Jane the Virgin remains stable despite being moved to a weaker night and with a weaker lead-in and has a solid chance for season five.
Wait, does Marvel’s Inhumans actually have a chance at renewal? Even the Cancel Bear is confused.
Hulu has announced that The Handmaid’s Tale will return in April 2018; The Path will return on January 17; The Looming Tower is going to debut on February 28; and Hard Sun will debut on March 7.
Taraji’s White Hot Holidays and Showtime at the Apollo: Christmas will air on Fox on December 14.
- Hulu has canceled Difficult People. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
- ABC is developing The French Detective, based on James Patterson’s Luc Moncrief mysteries.
- NBC is working on a Korean family drama from the EP of Sleepy Hollow.
- CBS is developing The Source from Dr. Phil and his son.
- Fox is working on Off-Site, and adventure drama.
- Amazon bought Absentia.
- American Rust, a drama from the author of The Son, has landed at USA.
- Netflix has acquired Arranged Marriage, a comedy from a Modern Family producer.
- Eve is joining The Talk.
- Garret Dillahunt will join the cast of Fear the Walking Dead.
- Chris Martin is going to guest star on Modern Family.
- Tracee Ellis Ross is going to host the American Music Awards.
- Nick Kroll and John Mulaney will host The Spirit Awards again.
- Jay Baruchel is going to star in Canadian comedy Letterkenny.
- Geraldine Viswanathan, Jon Bass, and Karan Soni are joining the cast of TBS comedy Miracle Workers.
- Isiah Whitlock, Jr. has been cast in The Good Cop on Netflix.
- Shoniqua Shondai will join One Day She’ll Darken on TNT.
- Mishel Prada, Karen Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon, Carlos Miranda and Maria Elena Laas have joined the cast of Starz’s Vida.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Dolores drops a bomb on Teresa about Danielle. 8 p.m., Bravo
You’re the Worst: Jimmy and Gretchen go for a long drive in the one-hour season finale. 9 p.m., FXX
Vertigo: While we’re talking about problematic men, how about watching one of the most problematic greatest work. 7 p.m., TCM
True Romance: Brad Pitt’s greatest work. 9 p.m., Showtime
Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Gary Oldman, Gigi Hadid, Darryl Strawberry, Macklemore featuring Travis Thompson & Dave B Late Night with Seth Meyers: Jeremy Irons, Rich Eisen, Jessica Ladd, Michel’le Baptiste The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Jordan Peele, Alia Shawkat, Paul Mecurio The Late Late Show with James Corden: Kim Kardashian West, Ludacris, Amy Shark Jimmy Kimmel Live: Colin Farrell, Patton Oswalt, Bishop Briggs The Daily Show: Elaine McMillion Sheldon The Opposition with Jordan Klepper: Sarah Lacy Watch What Happens Live: Jerry O’Connell, Melissa Gorga
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