This would usually go under “Renewals,” but I do what I want:
HEY. NBC is working on a revival of The Office with a whole new cast and why? Why? Just, why?
(Netflix. As someone whose son has been binging The Office on Netflix for weeks now, I’m guessing NBC looked at those numbers and thought this was a good idea.)
Look, Ricky Gervais had the good sense and decency to end the original BBC comedy after two seasons, which NBC did not do because monies. But if they had, it would have spared us the slog of seasons 8 and 9 with Pam and Jim’s marriage troubles and the loss of Michael altogether. But in addition to the fact that NBC already kept their original version going WAY TOO LONG, there’s the fact that it did not end all that long ago. It’s only been four years! Even Will & Grace waited 10 years to return — AND THEY HAVE THE ENTIRE CAST. And then there is the fact that despite a shitty final season, the finale of The Office was one of those rare series finales that stuck the landing. SO WHY DO YOU WANT TO GO AND RUIN IT? I’m not saying that a reboot of The Office is something that should never happen, I’m just saying, calm your tits, NBC. There’s time somewhere down the road, once we’ve all missed the original a little more. But next year ain’t it.
Speaking of reboots — reboots that have the good sense to wait for the right time to be rebooted, that is — here’s everything we know about Roseanne so far.
The President of ESPN has resigned citing substance abuse problems, which in this day and age seems almost noble.
Shitty Man of the Day
T.J. Miller has been accused of sexual assault and violence by a woman he met in college. He denies all the accusations.
In a statement, Meryl Streep says she was hurt by Rose McGowan’s comments accusing her of turning a blind eye to Harvey Weinstein’s violence, adding, “I wasn’t deliberately silent. I didn’t know. I don’t tacitly approve of rape. I didn’t know. I don’t like young women being assaulted. I didn’t know this was happening.”
NOT NOW, MIKA, JESUS. You know what? If there are men out there not hiring women because they are afraid of being accused of bad behavior, MAYBE IT’S THE MEN WHO ARE A PROBLEM. AND FURTHERMORE, MAYBE WOMEN SHOULDN’T WORK WITH THOSE GUYS BECAUSE MAYBE THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND BASIC CONCEPTS OF CONSENT.
Watch out, Mika, or you’ll get the Matt Damon treatment.
- Dirk Gently has been canceled at BBC.
- Amazon is passing on all three of their 2017 fall pilots, Sea Oak, Love You More and The Climb, which is a damn shame because they were pretty all good, Love You More in particular. MAYBE DON’T PAY WOODY ALLEN $80 MILLION TO MAKE A BORING DUMB ASS SHOW NO ONE WANTS TO WATCH NEXT TIME, AMAZON.
- HBO is developing two new series from Issa Rae: Him or Her, and Sweet Life.
- CBS might be working on a Watergate miniseries. Wonder why everyone is so interested in Watergate all of sudden. What could it be?
- The Chase, a Nazi hunters series is being developed by the same guys who made 3%.
- John Legend is your new Jesus.
- Diego Luna and Michael Pena are joining Narcos in news that will make my sister very happy.
- Erin Moriarty will star in The Boys on Amazon.
- Jaime Murray is joining The Originals.
- Catt Sandler is leaving E! News.
Mark Your Calendars
- Our Cartoon President, a new animated series based on the animated Trump that often visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, will debut on Showtime on March 11.
- David Bowie: The Last Five Years will air on HBO on January 8.
- True Conviction debuts on Investigation Discovery.
- A&E will air Waco: Madman or Messiah on Sunday, January 28.
- Truth and Lies: Waco will debut on ABC on Thursday, January 4.
- Gaida Entertains returns on Food on January 7.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: The ladies head to Las Vegas in the season premiere. 8 p.m., Bravo
A Home for the Holidays: CBS’s annual event brings awareness to adoption and foster care. Josh Groban hosts this year. 7 p.m., CBS
The Voice: A winner is chosen. Season finale. 8 p.m., NBC
Finding Your Roots: Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, and Maya Rudolph learn a little about themselves in an all comedy edition. 7 p.m., PBS
Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Rebel Wilson, Paul Reiser, Gwen Stefani Late Night with Seth Meyers: Seth MacFarlane, Karlie Kloss, Seth MacFarlane Watch What Happens Live: Christian Siriano, Erika Jayne
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