OH MY GOD IS GEORGE R.R. MARTIN ACTUALLY GOING TO FINISH THE WINDS OF WINTER? In a blog post, Martin wrote the following:
I know you want WINDS, and I am going to give it to you… but I am delighted that you stayed with me for this one as well. Your patience and unflagging support means the world to me.
Enjoy the read. Me, I am back in my fortress of solitude, and back in Westeros. It won’t be tomorrow, and it won’t be next week, but you will get the end of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE. Meanwhile, you have the final season of GAME OF THRONES coming, and the new show that is not yet officially called THE LONG NIGHT being cast, and a couple more shows still being scripted… and a few other cool things in the works as well.
Winter is not the only thing that is coming.
Current Mood: excited
YOU HAD BETTER NOT BE TOYING WITH US, GEORGE. AND LET ME JUST SAY THIS: YOU BETTER FINISH BOTH OF THOSE BOOKS, GEORGE. DON’T GIVE US THE WINDS OF WINTER AND THEN MAKE US WAIT 37 YEARS FOR A DREAM OF SPRING. DON’T YOU PROMISE ME AN END TO A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE UNLESS YOU CAN GIVE US BOTH OF THOSE BOOKS IN THE NEXT DECADE.
Time Magazine named journalists the Person of the Year, calling them the “guardians” in the “war on truth.” They specifically honored “murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Filipina reporter Maria Ressa, two Reuters journalists currently imprisoned in Myanmar, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, and the entire staff at Maryland’s Capital Gazette newspaper.” Well done, Time Magazine.
Kathie Lee Gifford is leaving The Today Show to drink 10 a.m. Chardonnay in the privacy of her own home.
Carol Burnett will receive the first Carl Burnett Award, which, you know, seems appropriate.
Sarah Silverman and Billy Eichner responded to Nick Cannon calling out Silverman and other female comedians for using gay slurs. I get Silverman’s point (or, rather, the point of the gay man she reteweeted), that intention and context matters. But I am Team Eichner: how about we just don’t use the f-word, no matter what the intention?
Meanwhile, the Oscars are toying with the idea of No Host. Honestly? THAT’D BE JUST FINE.
Sophia Bush is on a tear: She went on Dax Shepherd’s podcast where she explained why she left Chicago P.D. (because they filmed in Chicago in the winter and Chicago in the winter SUCKS) and said the producers of One Tree Hill were “really, deeply inappropriate” when it came to her relationship with Chad Michael Murray: “They ran, like, TV ads about it, it was really ugly,” she said. “They made practice of taking advantage of people’s personal lives, and not just for me and for my ex, for other actors on the show who would share — as you do when you get close to people — deeply personal things that were happening in their lives and they would wind up in storylines. It wasn’t OK… It was opportunistic and ugly. When you run a show, you’re like a parent, you’re supposed to protect your flock, and it was the opposite of that… It was a very ugly situation on their part. I think they kind of lived for the drama.” DAMN, DON’T HOLD BACK, SOPHIA.
Thanks to Fixer Upper, Waco is having a tourism boom. (Guys, Waco is not a tourist town.)
CBS is selling Television City to a developer. The Late Late Show with James Corden, The Price Is Right and The Young and the Restless will continue to film there for the next five years
Robin DiMaggio, the former musical director on The Arsenio Hall Show, embezzled money from a charity concert for homeless children. Hope you enjoy The Bad Place, Mr. DiMaggio.
- Riches To Rags, a comedy, is being developed at CBS.
- Conway, a cop drama produced by Vin Diesel, is in the works at NBC.
- You’re Killing Me, a comedy, is coming to CBS All Access.
- Strange Times, an adult animated series, is being developed at TBS.
- Punk, a docuseries about the punk rock movement, is coming to Epix.
- Gorilla and the Bird, a limited series, is coming to HBO.
- A drama series based on the life of Audrey Hepburn is in the works.
- A&E is developing ten or eleven projects with British production companies, so THAT’S vague.
- Samira Wiley will guest star on Will & Grace.
- Cristina Rodlo is joining the cast of The Terror next season on AMC.
- Katrina Bowden has joined the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful.
- Nicole Petallides is leaving Fox Business News to join the TD Ameritrade Network which is apparently a thing, saints preserve us.
- Ahna O’Reilly is your new Julie Roginsky in the Roger Ailes movie.
Mark Your Calendars
- Won’t You Be My Neighbor will air on HBO on February 9.
- Carmen Sandiego will premiere on Netflix on January 18.
- FYRE will also debut on Netflix on January 18 and I can. not. wait.
- Now Apocalypse will debut on Starz on March 10.
- The 2019 Rose Bowl Parade with Cord & Tish will stream on FunnyOrDie.com and Twitch on January 1.
- American Style will debut on CNN on January 13.
- Black Ink Crew: Chicago will air on VH1 on January 2.
- Street Outlaws: Bristol Race to $200K will air on Discovery on January 1.
- Ready to Love will debut on OWN on December 29.
- Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition will premiere on WE tv on January 10.
- Cartel Crew will premiere on VH1 on January 7.
Pedro Jimenez, Crew member on Power who was killed on set
Stuart Witt, CBS News executive and talent agent
Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas: The puppeteer who won America’s Got Talent celebrates Christmas “Oklahoma style” which sounds MORE like a threat. 8 p.m., NBC
Momentum Generation: This documentary examines the teen surfers who changed the sport in the 1980s. 9 p.m., HBO
Supergirl: … and continues … 7 p.m., The CW
Black Lightning: … and continues. 8 p.m., The CW
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