WELL, WELL, WELL, LOOK WHO HAS COME TO REALIZE THAT THE PRESIDENT ATTACKING JOURNALISTS IS DANGEROUS. WELCOME TO THE PARTY, GUYS, WE’VE LITERALLY BEEN WAITING FOR YOU FOR TWO YEARS. I mentioned this briefly yesterday, but President Baby Playing with Matches decided that his fee-fees were hurt by Fox News when they took a brief timeout from their nonstop presidential fellating to criticize his negotiating with the Democrats over the wall:
This didn’t sit well with one Fox News journalist, Julie Banderas, who tweeted back that the President singling out journalists for criticism is anti-free press, not presidential and down right dangerous. HUH, YOU DON’T SAY.
I mean, good for you, Julie, but where were you when he was doing this with Jim Acosta or April Ryan or Abby Phillip or any of the other journalists he’s denigrated and set up as targets for his more deranged followers, like the nutjob who sent bombs to CNN and others?
The State of the Union was supposed to be tonight, but Nancy Pelosi was like, “Nah.” So now it will be held on February 5.
President Blahblah will also do a pre-Super Bowl interview this Sunday with CBS News. Can’t wait to hear about those women with the duct tape over their mouths being driven all over the damn desert again.
So I didn’t wade into this story when it was erupting last week because frankly I thought it was one of those culture war skirmishes that the right uses to turn us against one another and just talking about it adds oxygen to a bullshit fight that ultimately means nothing, but the Catholic school boys who confronted that Native American man. ~sigh~ Look, I can agree that the whole situation was more nuanced and complicated than it first appeared, but at the end of the day, they were a bunch of teenager boys who were bused in to Washington D.C. to tell adult women what they can and cannot do with their bodies who were wearing the trademarked hat of a President who has turned the full power of the American government against brown people and who were chanting and mocking a Native American man. So regardless of what the Black Israelites did or didn’t do, don’t try to gaslight me and tell me that I didn’t see what I saw with my own damn eyeballs. Anyway, True Detective has a Native American character this season who is dealing with racism and violence and the actor who portrays him has some thoughts on his arc and how it mirrors what went down last week. And that is all I’m going to say about that.
Have you ever wondered why you can’t find Law & Order streaming somewhere? Vulture did, and concluded that the issue is two-fold: too many episodes, which makes it expensive to license in its entirety and it’s a procedural making it less bingeable. It’s actually a very interesting question and I wonder how much of the answer — particularly the part where the nature of procedurals to tie up stories in a single episode, thereby making it less compelling to audiences to binge another episode, will shape what kinds of series networks will create in the future in search of that streaming money.
Atlanta isn’t returning anytime soon. COME ON GUYS, I NEED MORE.
Did you watch I Am the Night’s premiere yesterday? Here are five facts about the true story it is based on, but beware: here be spoilers.
If you need an interview with the Mooch about being a fake Big Brother contestant, TV Guide has got you covered.
WELL HERE’S SOMETHING THAT BOILS MY BLOOD: Empire’s Jussie Smollett was attacked last night in Chicago in what is being looked at as a racist homophobic hate crime. Apparently, he was jumped by two men who put a noose around his neck, poured chemicals on him and yelled “This is MAGA country.” The attack was bad enough, Smollett went to a hospital. He’s since been released. According to TMZ, in recent days he had received a death threat in the mail. Get better soon, Jussie Smollett, and I’m sorry there are so many awful people in the world.
- An untitled American dream comedy from Kal Penn and Mike Schur (!!!) has been given a pilot order at NBC.
- Until the Wedding, a drama based on an Israeli series, has been ordered to pilot by ABC.
- The Baker and the Beauty, a romantic comedy, has been ordered to pilot by ABC.
- Carol’s Second Act, a comedy starring Patricia Heaton, has been given a pilot order by CBS.
- Prodigal Son, a drama from Greg Berlanti, has been ordered to pilot by Fox.
- A Black Lady Sketch Show, a comedy sketch series from Issa Rae and Robin Thede, has been ordered by HBO.
- Half-Empty, a comedy from and starring Cazzie David, daughter of Larry, has been ordered to pilot by Amazon.
- Dare Me has been ordered by USA.
- Black Panther Party has been ordered to pilot at Freeform.
- Party Girls is being developed at Freeform.
- The Report, starring Adam Driver, is being bought by Amazon.
- Little Monsters, a zombie movie starring Lupita Nyong’o, was bought by Hulu and something called NEON.
- Hala, a coming-of-age drama, has been bought by Apple.
- Work in Progress will be Lilly Wachowski’s next project.
- Delhi Crime, an Indian crime drama, has been picked up by Netflix.
- Dick Hackett, the executive producer of The Man in the High Castle, has signed a deal with Amazon.
- Taissa Farmiga, Rhea Seehorn, Luke Kirby and Ike Barinholtz are going to appear in a Twilight Zone episode on CBS All Access.
- Noah Jupe is going to star in The Undoing on HBO. He joins Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant.
- Tyler Alvarez is joining Veronica Mars on Hulu.
Mark Your Calendars
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns on ABC in the summer.
- The Real Housewives of New York City returns on Bravo on March 6.
- Trading Spaces will return on TLC on March 16.
- In Ice Cold Blood returns on Oxygen on February 25.
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The State of the Union was supposed to take place tonight but thanks to Nancy Pelosi’s brass balls, it’s been postponed. As a result, everyone is just airing reruns. As for what to watch?
May I suggest catching up with your DVR recordings? Maybe with that Netflix queue that is backed up? I finally got around to Fyre on Netflix and Get Me Roger Stone and I recommend both. But if you’re missing the sense of existential dread that the SOTU would have provided, I urge you to go watch Hereditary on Amazon.
Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: One Show Fits All: Or this. This is new and you could watch this. Netflix
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Matthew Broderick, Maddie Ziegler, Yo Gotti featuring Lil Baby
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Rosie O’Donnell, Nicolle Wallace, DaniLeigh, Brendan Buckley
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Chris Christie, Yvette Nicole Brown
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Regina Hall, Eugene Levy, Charlie Day
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Viola Davis, Charles P. Pierce, Cypress Hill
- The Daily Show: Sallie Krawcheck
- Conan: Gina Rodriguez
- Busy Tonight: Chris Sullivan
- Watch What Happens Live: Jerry O’Connell, Rebecca Romijn
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