Tomorrow is Thanksgiving which means gorging on pie and finding a screen, any screen to watch hours and hours of TV so as to avoid fighting with your cousin over whether or not the migrant caravan was just one big stupid midterms stunt designed to inspire racial hysteria in gullible people JUST LIKE YOU, KENNY. WHY ARE YOU FALLING FOR IT, KENNY? HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THE FACT THAT WE ARE ALREADY PULLING THE TROOPS OFF THE BORDER BEFORE THE CARAVAN EVEN ARRIVED, KENNY? WELL?
I’m sorry, I lost my train of thought there. My point was going to be it’s a great few days to binge stuff, and I definitely have some suggestions in a number of genres for you. But may I suggest one more thing — that before you immerse yourself in 13 hours of a binge, grab Kenny and Aunt Louise and your mom and rewatch the greatest Thanksgiving episode of television of all time: the WKRP in Cincinnati episode, “Turkey’s Away.”
If you are my age or older, you don’t need me to remind you what happens in this amazing classic episode, and if you are younger and have never seen it, I am not going to say another word. Just trust me. I know … the first 15 minutes or so are slow, and you don’t know who these characters are, and the laugh track guffawing at what don’t appear to be particularly funny jokes are tedious, but … just … trust me. The payoff is amazing. And for those of you who haven’t seen it in a while, I just rewatched it this morning with my sons who have never seen it before and had no idea what to expect, and I assure you, it holds up.
You can find “Turkey’s Away” (and the entire first season of WKRP in Cincinnati) on Hulu anytime and if you have MeTV on your cable lineup, the episode will air tomorrow night at 7:30/8:30 p.m. It’s the perfect after-turkey treat.
Once you’ve rewatched “Turkey’s Away,” here are several strong suggestions for things to stream on Netflix this weekend. If you haven’t watched The Haunting of Hill House or The Sinner, now’s the time. May I also suggest: Mindhunter, Black Mirror, Schitt’s Creek, Breaking Bad and End of the Fucking World on Netflix; Killing Eve on BBC America; Succession and The Leftovers on HBO Go; Homecoming and Fleabag on Amazon; Pose, Atlanta and You’re the Worst on FXNOW; The Bisexual, Castle Rock, and Lost on Hulu. YOU ARE WELCOME.
And while you’re streaming Friends Thanksgiving episodes instead of any of those things recommended above, remember: Team Rachel is the only correct answer.
Watchmen have released two new images of a mysterious yellow-faced police force with the mysterious messages, “Masks save lives” and “Hiding in plain sight.”:
Y’ALL. GEORGE R.R. MARTIN BASICALLY JUST CONFIRMED THAT THEORY ABOUT TYRION IN HIS NEW BOOK, FIRE & BLOOD. I knew it. I KNEW IT. Spoilers for Fire & Blood ahoy.
I know you are worried but this next season is not probably the end of Stranger Things, you guys. Considering it’s the most popular streaming series on ANY platform, Netflix would be insane to not try to squeeze another season or three out of the Duffer Brothers. Calm down.
Could these shows have survived had the writers’ strike not happened? I mean, maybe. Look, as much as I loved it, Pushing Daisies was always going to be a long show.
They say there won’t be a Big Little Lies 3, but they also said there wouldn’t be a Big Little Lies 2, so who are you going to believe?
Megyn Kelly and NBC still haven’t negotiated the terms of her exit, in case you were keeping track.
Donald Trump is threatening to come to the White House Correspondent’s Dinner now that they won’t tell mean jokes about him and hurt his fee-fees.
Don’t worry about Michelle Wolf, she’s got this one.
- Teachers will end on TV Land after season three.
- CBS is rebooting Northern Exposure. Rob Morrow is set to return and the original creators are involved.
- Bzhaun Rhoden, Louis Ferreira, and Peter Shinkoda are joining The Man in the High Castle.
- Sacha Dhawan and Charity Wakefield are joining Hulu’s The Great.
- Chaske Spencer will recur in Blindspot.
- Tim Lounibos and Jon Lindstrom are joining Bosch on Amazon.
- Brooke Smith and Michael Buie have been added to the cast of that Roger Ailes movie.
- Alessandro Nivola is in talks to star in the Sopranos prequel movie that is apparently really happening.
Mark Your Calendars
- The Blacklist will receive a two-night premiere on NBC beginning January 3.
- Future Man will return on Hulu on January 11.
- Murder Mountain will debut on Netflix on December 28.
- Legend Hunter will debut on Travel Channel on January 11.
- Paranormal Lockdown will return on Destination America on December 4.
- The Challenge: CT’s Getting Married will premiere on MTV on December 11.
- Susan Powell: An ID Murder Mystery will premiere on Investigative Discovery on December 12.
- CLEO TV will launch on cable on January 19.
The Real Housewives of Dallas: Something about cloned phones? I don’t know. Season finale. 9 p.m., Bravo
The Real Housewives of New Jersey: The ladies go to a cattle ranch in Oklahoma oh my god. 8 p.m., Bravo
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving: Who doesn’t love jelly beans? 7 p.m., ABC
A Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving: Clip show! 8 p.m., NBC
Double Dare: Team Kel vs. Team Kenan: Get your 90s nostalgia on — or realize just how old you’ve become. You know, either/or. 7 p.m., Nickelodeon
Man’s Greatest Food: TEX-MEX, FUCK YEAH. Season finale. 8 p.m., Cooking
- My Christmas Inn: 7 p.m., Lifetime
- Reunited at Christmas: 7 p.m., Hallmark
- A Christmas Arrangement: 9 p.m., Lifetime
Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Tim Allen, Sophia the Robot, Meek Mill Late Night with Seth Meyers: Daniel Radcliffe, Arjen Lubach, Antoni Porowski The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Connie Britton, George R.R. Martin, Emma Willmann The Late Late Show with James Corden: Michael B. Jordan, Eddie Redmayne
|ABC||A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving||Modern Family
|CW||iHeartRadio Music Festival
|NBC||Hollywood Game Night
|A Saturday NightLive Thanksgiving