A bunch of shows ended this year and not all of them because their hosts or stars were gross sex monsters! Here is a gallery I made of all the shows that ended this year. Bye, Orphan Black! Bye, The Leftovers! Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, The O’Reilly Factor.
The Screen Actors Guild Award nominations are out. Interesting note: this year the presenters are all going to be women.
The Emmys have made some small changes to some of their categories if you’re interested.
Big Saturday Night Live news: Colin Jost and Michael Che are now co-head writers, along with current head writers, Kent Sublette and Bryan Tucker. So. Four dudes are now co-head writers. Cool cool cool cool.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Sophie Turner promises an epic final season of Game of Thrones, and a Sansa who might be a little lost. John Bradley (Samwell Tarly) promises that all of the characters will find themselves in “alien environments” next season. And here is a collection of a bunch of interviews with some other cast members if you’re interested.
Here are seven things we learned from the Game of Thrones season 7 Blu-Ray set, including the situation in Grey Worm’s pants.
“Why do the Golden Globes hate Game of Thrones?” Because, as I’ve told you so many time, because the Golden Globes are trash. Don’t get worked up about it.
The Spoiling Dead Fans did not spoil that big impending death on the mid-season finale The Walking Dead. Why? Because he/she nicely asked them not to. Spoilers, obviously.
Hey! Congratulations, James Corden and Julia Carey! Quite the timing, Baby Corden.
Adios, Omarosa. What the fuck were you doing in the White House anyway?
This potential Disney-Fox merger. If this merger went through, the deal would be a similar size to the AT&T-Time Warner deal, which the government is threatening to torpedo because it’s too big — unless AT&T is willing to dump CNN or DirecTV. And obviously, it’s no coincidence that Trump hates CNN. However, a Disney-Fox deal would probably be beneficial to Trump, pouring money into Murdoch’s pockets which he could use on Fox News. So, will the government be consistent and oppose this deal on the same grounds, that it is “too big”? Sorta related, remember Carter Page?
Meanwhile, Fox News was the most-watched basic cable network this year. Which is depressing. However, MSNBC saw the biggest percentage gains in important demographics, mostly thanks to my non-stop watching of it.
As for CNN, they keep delivering gems like this. If you haven’t watched this video yet, do yourself a favor and take the one minute to enjoy:
And CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta who deserves hazard pay had a weird showdown with Sarah Huckabee Sanders yesterday:
Yeah, that’s not how any of this works, Sarah. The press can ask the President ANYTHING THEY WANT TO. SARAH. As NBC’s White House correspondent put it:
Not that this has anything to do with TV, but while we’re talking about the Gillibrand tweet and Sarah Huckabee Sanders, she tried to claim that the reporters who thought Trump was making a sexual innuendo have their “minds in the gutter.” Oh, Sarah, someone’s mind is in the gutter.
… which … ok … but this is the best someone could do after hacking Anderson Cooper’s Twitter account? Huh.
Go away, Jeffrey Lord. No one wants you here, Jeffrey Lord.
There were so many great Twitter responses to Roy Moore’s defeat in Alabama and his refusal to concede, but the most relevant to this blog is this guy’s:
The Daily Groper
Another woman, Melinda McGillivray, has come forward to accuse Donald “Grab ‘Em” of groping her. And yet, according to Google, Trump did not make the top 10 of people searched for sexual harassment. HAVE WE FORGOTTEN ALREADY?
A fifth woman has come forward to accuse Mario Batali of being gross. She probably won’t be the last.
Anthony Bourdain wrote an essay declaring that he stands the women who come forward with accusations, arguing that they have nothing to gain from telling their truth.
This handy website, Rotten Apples, allows you to search a TV or movie to see if the cast includes a sex monster.
This is an interesting piece about why TV writers rooms are a breeding ground for bad behavior. And how it’s finally — FINALLY — changing.
- The Punisher has been renewed for a second season by Netflix.
- Mr. Robot has been renewed for a fourth season on USA.
- Netflix is bringing back She-Ra. It’s one of six new animated series, including one based on Baby Boss.
- Fox is developing Searching for Me, a family soap.
- Lady in the Mask, a psychological thriller, is being developed at The CW.
- Caught in Providence, a court show, has been picked up by Fox.
- Rapper Pras is developing a hip-hop cop series.
- Jill Hennessy is joining Showtime’s City on a Hill.
- Ari Parker is going to recur on Empire.
- Amirah Vann is joining Unsolved on USA.
Mark Your Calendars
- NBC has pushed back the return of This is Us to January 9.
- Homeland will return to Showtime on February 11.
- The Good Fight will return on CBS All Access on March 4.
- Hap and Leonard returns on Sundance on March 7.
- Falling Water returns on USA on January 6.
- Corporate will premiere on Comedy Central on January 17.
- Bethenney and Fredrik will debut on Bravo on February 6.
- My 600-lb Life returns on January 10 on TLC. Family by the Ton will debut that same day.
- The Interrogation Room will debut on Discovery on January 4.
- How the Universe Works returns on Science on January 9.
- EA Madden NFL 18 Challenge will debut on The CW on December 27.
Howard Gottfried, Producer
Pat DiNizio, Lead singer of the Smithereens whose music was used on many soundtracks
The Real Housewives of New Jersey: The women take their bickering to Europe. 8 p.m., Bravo
The Fake News with Ted Nelms: Ed Helms hosts this comedy special that skewers “fake news.” 9 p.m., Comedy Central
Mr. Robot: Mr. Robot has a choice to make in the season finale. 9 p.m., USA
Golden Globe 75th Anniversary Special: Eric McCormack and Debra Messing host a look back at the awards ceremony’s history. 8 p.m., NBC
Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Michael Shannon, Alison Brie, Jaboukie Young-White & Jamaaladeen Tacuma Late Night with Seth Meyers: Sarah Paulson, Judd Apatow, Mark Guiliana The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Nick Jonas, Dennis Rodman The Late Late Show with James Corden: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Tim Minchin Jimmy Kimmel Live: Terry Bradshaw, Yvette Nicole Brown, John Legend, Sheila E. Conan: Owen Wilson, Noah Gardenswartz The Daily Show: Satya Nadella The Opposition with Jordan Klepper: Chris Matthews Watch What Happens Live: Teresa Giudice, Michael Rapaport
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