Are we still talking about Kevin Hart? UGH, I GUESS WE’RE STILL TALKING ABOUT KEVIN HART.

The Kevin Hart controversy continues to elicit responses.

Snoop Dogg told Kevin Hart to smoke a blunt and tell the Academy to suck a dick.
Michael Che defended him on Saturday Night Live by comparing him to  … Bill Cosby?
And Nick Cannon dragged Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, and Chelsea Handler into this mess, pointing out that they tweeted things that were homophobic. The obvious difference is, no one has asked any of these women to host the Oscars. Had they been asked to host, and the Academy requested they apologize for these specific tweets and they then refused in a petulant Instagram post, it might be the same thing.

Look, this just shouldn’t have been this hard. I think we can all agree that cultural attitudes towards homosexuality have changed and changed very rapidly in the past 20, 30 years. Hell, gay people in Texas have only been able to get married since 2015. As such, most people would be understanding if Hart had just from the get-go come out and apologized sincerely. But he didn’t do that! So stop defending him!

Instead, look at Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray who, at 21, came out and apologized for tweets he made when he was a teenager.

This is how you do it, Kevin Hart, and everyone defending Kevin Hart. It ain’t that hard. Unless your masculinity is really that fucking fragile.

As for who should host the Oscars, there’s only one choice:

Here’s what we know about Apple TV’s streaming service — or whatever it’s going to call itself. (Not much actually. It is expected to debut in early 2019, its fare will be mostly PG-13.)

Is The Walking Dead going to pull a Fear the Walking Dead? And will we get the Jesus/Aaron love story WE WERE DENIED? Maybe!

I don’t know if you watch Crazy Ex-Girlfriend — IF YOU DON’T, WHY NOT? IT’S SO GOOD — but this past episode was a master class in recasting a character. 

In other Shows That Are Currently Airing news, Veronica Newell is the best thing about Dirty John and reason enough to watch. And Juno Temple should be in everything.

WAIT, ROBB WASN’T AT THE GAME OF THRONES REUNION? I DEMAND A REFUND FOR THE THING I HAVEN’T BOUGHT YET.

Ryan Murphy describes his upcoming Netflix series, Ratched, which is about Nurse Ratched, as a “feminist horror story,” and compares the character to Hannibal Lecter. OH REALLY, RYAN MURPHY? DID SHE EAT PEOPLE? OR DID SHE JUST TRY TO EXERCISE SOME ORDER OVER A BUNCH OF LUNATICS? Sorry, I just might be the only person on the planet who roots for Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

Behind-the-scenes reminder: A Dark Crystal series is in the works at Netflix, and yes, it will be puppetry, none of this CGI bullshit.

I feel ya, Judy Woodruff.

Roma, the Netflix film from Alfonso Cuaron which will begin streaming on Friday, is already winning prizes.

So you probably know I hate Family Guy, but this eulogy for Carrie Fisher was actually very sweet:

Oh dear, get well soon, Mel B!

#MeToo

Harvey Weinstein’s argument is that he couldn’t have raped some women because they were cordial with him after the attacks because why would actresses continue to be polite to one of the most powerful men in Hollywood who could make or break their careers? It almost makes TOO MUCH SENSE.

The Ranch finally dealt with Danny Masterson (spoilers if you are a fan of the show and haven’t watched yet), and Masterson urged fans to stick with the series even though he’s not going to be on it anymore.

The problem with Deal or No Deal in the era of #MeToo.

Renewals

Cancellations

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • Stranger Things will return in 2019.

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine will debut on NBC on January 10.

  • The Umbrella Academy will debut on February 15 and it looks like fun.

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events will return for a final season on Netflix on January 1.

  • The Blacklist returns on NBC on January 3.

  • Doctor Who will air its New Year’s special on New Year’s Day.

  • Kim Possible will air on Disney Channel on February 15.

  • The American Meme is streaming on Netflix.

R.I.P.

Luis Valbuena and Jose Castilo, MLB players, both of whom formerly played for the Houston Astros

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CMA Country Christmas: Reba hosts, and Tony Bennett, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Amy Grant, Diana Krall, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley, Michael W. Smith, Lindsey Stirling, the Isaacs and Brett Young perform. When did Tony Bennett go country? 7 p.m., ABC

Pentatonix: A Not So Silent Night: The a cappella group performs in Las Vegas because what says Christmas better than the strip? 9 p.m., NBC

Arrow: The Elseworlds crossover continues … 7 p.m., The CW

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: … and continues …  8 p.m., The CW

Christmas Movies

  • No Sleep ‘Til Christmas: 8 p.m., Freeform

Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: John Mulaney, Vanessa Hudgens, Grimes Late Night with Seth Meyers: Milo Ventimiglia, Jahana Hayes, Lukas Graham, Todd Sucherman The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Bryan Cranston, Doris Kearns Goodwin The Late Late Show with James Corden: Sean Hayes, Ice Cube Jimmy Kimmel Live: Ellen DeGeneres, Pete Holmes, Cole Swindell The Daily Show: Tatiana Maslany Watch What Happens Live: Julia Garner, Stassi Schroeder

 

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