And now it’s Charlie Rose and John Conyers.

Veteran TV host Charlie Rose is your next Shithead of the Day. Eight women have come forward to say that he groped them, exposed himself to them, made unwanted advances and made lewd calls.

CBS, PBS and Bloomberg have all suspended Rose. Here’s how CBS This Morning handled the story this morning. They were PISSED.

Also, Buzzfeed revealed that Michigan Representative John Conyers, a Democrat and one of the most senior members of the House, has been a serial gross person who paid thousands in tax-payer-funded settlements.

Fun(?) twist on this story, Buzzfeed received the documents from Mike Cernovich, an alt-right media activist who fueled the Pizzagate story. There is speculation that the docs were leaked to Cernovich by Republicans who want Michigan’s Republican governor to replace Conyers with a GOP Representative. Of course, Conyers is not the only Congressman who has paid off accusers with that slush fund, so Republicans should be careful about opening certain doors.

Melissa Gilbert has accused Oliver Stone of humiliating her in an audition.

Dozens of women who worked with Al Franken on Saturday Night Live have come forward with a letter of support for the Senator, reading in part: “What Al did was stupid and foolish, and we think it was appropriate for him to apologize to Ms Tweeden, and to the public. In our experience, we know Al as a devoted and dedicated family man, a wonderful comedic performer, and an honorable public servant. That is why we are moved to quickly and directly affirm that after years of working with him, we would like to acknowledge that not one of us ever experienced any inappropriate behavior; and mention our sincere appreciation that he treated each of us with the utmost respect and regard.”

Heather Unruh, the mother of one of Kevin Spacey’s accusers, is saying that 8 more men have shared allegations against him with her.

Another actor has come forward to back up Anthony Edwards’ story about Gary Goddard.

Natalie Portman says she has 100 stories.

Fox News has set up a “Workplace Council” to deal with sexual harassment and racial discrimination. So basically another layer of HR to help protect the company and its stars. OK.


In Other TV News

Seth Meyers will be your Golden Globes host.

Here’s the single funniest thing that happened yesterday. Watch with sound, trust me:

A lot of people are calling for Jeffrey Tambor to be replaced with a transgender actress on Transparent.

A Russian cultural minister has said that a Game of Thrones-like show would never work in Russia, because the Russian culture so strictly distinguishes between “good” and “evil.” Meanwhile, Game of Thrones currently airs in Russia where it is a huge hit.


This piece is the beginning of what could be a very interesting conversation about TV finales, author intent and audience interpretation, but it needs to be fleshed out more. Also, how do you discuss Lindelof and TV finales and not once bring Lost up, except very peripherally?

The Justice Department is set to sue to block the AT&T/Time Warner merger so as to punish CNN, so that’s great. Also in just really cool news, the Sinclair-Tribune merger will probably go through. Here’s an explainer to help depress you further.

CBS and Dish Network haven’t been able to work out a deal, and now CBS and its channels have gone dark on the second largest satellite provider. Ooh, and the Thanksgiving Cowboys game is broadcast on CBS? Someone better start negotiating…



In Development

Casting News


Della Reese, Actress and singer


Marvel’s Runaways: The newest entry in the overstuffed superhero genre. Hulu

Dancing with the Stars: Some D-lister wins the disco ball trophy. 8 p.m., ABC

Chicago Med: Season premiere. 9 p.m., NBC

Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Gwen Stefani, Justin Hartley, Johnny Bananas Late Night with Seth Meyers: Jeff Daniels, Danielle Brooks, Daniel Caesar The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Benjamin Bratt, Daveed Diggs, Gregory Porter The Late Late Show with James Corden: Chris Hardwick, Camila Mendes, Rag’n’Bone Man


TUES. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Middle
Fresh Off the Boat
Dancing with the Stars
NCIS: New Orleans
CW The Flash
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
FOX Lethal Weapon
The Mick
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
NBC The Voice
This Is Us
Chicago Med

One thought on “And now it’s Charlie Rose and John Conyers.

  1. Joke’s on the Cernovich idiots–governors don’t get to name House replacements. The seat stays open until it can be filled by an election.

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