Tonight The CW will air the 300th Supernatural episode — becoming one of only 24 scripted shows to ever reach that milestone. In honor of tonight’s episode, here are a bunch of stories about Supernatural that I’ve been hoarding for the past week or so.
As you probably know by now, Jeffrey Dean Morgan will return as Sam and Dean’s father, John, for a long-overdue Winchester reunion. John is also reunited with his wife Mary, and Entertainment Weekly has the clip here. Suffice it to say, the episode is going to be an emotional one.
“The core of ‘Supernatural’ has always been family, and Sam and Dean, from the very first shot of the show, were victims of a broken family — in a crazy, supernatural way, but were still broken,” he says. “The last 14 years were them recovering from that — putting together a family of their own with Bobby and Castiel, having their mother come back into their lives, and now their father. They have some really emotional conversations with him and conversations they wouldn’t have had at age 23.”
TV Guide, meanwhile, has been making lists, including the most underrated episodes, the most frustrating loose ends …
… and the worst things that ever happened on the show.
And here’s a story about how The Gilmore Girls nearly cost Jared Padalecki the role of Sam.
Finally, the boys want their fans to know that they can’t do it without you guys.
So far, Vulture has been doing an excellent job guessing who the celebrities on The Masked Singer are. Plans for beefing up security for the second season are well underway.
Liam Neeson canceled his appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Gee? Why?
Um, Michelle Rodriguez? You’re not helping.
The Rock was supposed to be the host of the Oscars but couldn’t do it because of scheduling conflicts. Just think of all the Kevin Hart drama we all would have been spared …
This writer wonders why the Bachelorette is never allowed to propose to the men on that show and I dunno, maybe because it’s a retrograde series that has no intention of questioning, much less overthrowing, deeply ingrained sexist norms in our culture and society in general?
Look! A Wonder Years reunion! And Winnie is still gorgeous! And Paul is still not Marilyn Manson!
So, I haven’t done a late night roundup in a long time (I’ve been busy, get off my jock), but here’s a delightful clip of Seth Meyers getting day drunk with the Barefoot Contessa:
This isn’t so much a TV story as it is a journalism story but former New York Times executive editor, Jill Abramson, has just published a book, Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and The Fight For Facts, in which she talks about the ethics of journalism and takes swipes at her former paper for being excessively anti-Trump. Hey, guess who is being accused of plagiarizing several passages in her new book about journalistic ethics?
Sex Monster News
So, this Virginia clusterfuck. What the hell, Virginian Democrats? In the unlikely off-chance you have no idea what I’m talking about (you laugh, but just last night my husband and I were discussing how insane this Virginia shit was when a woman asked what we were talking about — the proverbial uninformed citizen, they do exist!) it was revealed last week that Ralph Northam, the governor of Virginia, included a photograph of someone in blackface and someone in a KKK hood on his page in his medical school yearbook. He says it is not him in blackface because he appeared in blackface that same year at a different event. Have to give him credit for an interesting defense. No word on whether or not it is him under the hood. He is defying calls by everyone, including the entirety of the Democratic party, to step down.
In the event Northam does finally discover his missing sense of shame and step down, he would be replaced by Justin Fairfax, the lieutenant governor, who, conveniently enough for the Virginia Democratic party is an African-American. Except … a woman, Vanessa Tyson, has stepped forward to say that he forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004. Her statement was released yesterday and it is credible and horrible.
Fairfax has not denied that he had an encounter with Tyson but has suggested that it was consensual. I believe her and I believe that the very fucking least, this needs to be fully investigated. (I genuinely think he should just resign already, but due process, blah blah blah.)
And here’s where it gets fun: the next in line to become governor is the attorney general, Mark Herring, who is also a Democrat. And guess what? He just admitted that he wore blackface in college.
So who is after him? That’s right, a Republican, Kirk Cox who won his seat in a tied election through a coin toss. Boy, howdy, he better hope he was the one white guy in Virginia who stayed away from the shoe polish in the 1980s.
Look, this is a messy situation that the Republicans are taking great delight in, crowing about Democratic hypocrisy, particularly in the Fairfax situation and comparing it to Brett Kavanaugh. (Speaking of: Fairfax has hired Kavanaugh’s lawyer. Gross.) Except, Democrats are calling for an investigation into Fairfax, and for Northam and Herring to resign?
And Republicans confirmed Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, elected Donald Trump president and have been protecting him ever since, so I’m not sure what they are even talking about? Also, the whole situation is so chaotic at the moment, particularly with Northam refusing to budge, that I think everyone is just sort of holding their breath waiting to see what happens next. Stay tuned, this is going to get messy.
Meanwhile, here’s The View‘s Joy Behar wearing “makeup a little bit darker” than her skin as part of a “beautiful African woman” costume in the 70s.
I thought this had already been announced but the premiere of the second season of Cosmos has been delayed while the investigation into Neil deGrasse Tyson continues.
Aziz Ansari reportedly briefly mentioned the sexual misconduct allegations against him in a stand-up set recently. According to Page Six:
“No jokes but did briefly comment on it at the end of the set when thanking us for coming,” the insider said. “It was a great show with some new material.”
A separate source added, “He addressed it briefly and somewhat in joke format, nothing specific, referencing it like ‘that story.’ Aziz was really, really good and some of the jokes seemed more introspective like he’s thought a lot about what all came out.”
I’m glad to hear this and not surprised at all. He’s no Louis C.K.
Well, here’s a fun statistic from the more-needed-than-ever Guerrilla Girls:
- Star vs. the Forces of Evil will end on Disney after the fourth season.
Hey! We haven’t done this in a while mostly because Cancel Bear has been inconsistently posting this season. I think anyone who reads my Manifest or Real Housewives recaps knows full well that I do not judge. Anyway:
- Manifest is almost certain to be renewed, despite slipping in the ratings.
- The Cool Kids and Last Man Standing are almost certain to be renewed at Fox.
- All American is in trouble at The CW, but Roswell, New Mexico will probably be renewed.
- Grey’s Anatomy will almost certainly be renewed. If it was the final season, Cancel Bear points out, we would have heard about it by now.
- Madam Secretary could go either way.
- Graphic novel Talent is being turned into a series by Fox. Justified’s and The American‘s showrunner Graham Yost is attached.
- The Emperor of Malibu from Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan, The Unicorn, and Our House, all comedies, have been given pilot orders at CBS.
- Gus Kenworthy is joining American Horror Story. He’s going to play Emma Roberts’ boyfriend.
- Jane Seymour, Paul Reiser, and Jacqueline Bisset will guest on The Kominsky Method on Netflix.
- Rachel Naomi Hilson and Akira Akbar have been cast as teen and young Beth on This is Us. Carl Lumbly has been cast as Beth’s father.
Mark Your Calendars
- American Princess will premiere on Lifetime on June 2. Dare I say, it looks kinda cute!
- L.A.’s Finest, the Bad Boys remake, will debut in Canada on Spectrum One on May 13.
- Tin Star will return on Amazon on March 8.
- A.P. Bio will return on NBC on March 7.
- Halsey is Saturday Night Live‘s host and musical guest this week.
- I Am will debut on Paramount Network on March 15.
Steve Levy, Actor who appeared in a ton of shows, beginning with Cheers, up to Ray Donovan and Shameless
Supernatural: It’s the big 300th episode, and John Winchester is finally making his big return. See above and prepare for tears. 7 p.m., The CW
Legacies: Lizzie finds someone who can”make all her dreams come true.” Maybe. 8 p.m., The CW
Song of Parkland: A documentary about the Parkland kids who insisted on performing their musical following the horrific shooting at their school — the embodiment of “the show must go on.” 6 p.m., HBO
A Million Little Things: ZOMG IS DREA DE MATTEO “BARBARA MORGAN???” Maybe. 8 p.m., ABC
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Kim Kardashian West, James Cameron, Christina Tosi
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: J.J. Watt, Tim Meadows, Anna Konkle, Maya Erskine, Tucker Rule
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Chris Pratt, Meghan McCain, Beirut
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Matt LeBlanc, Will Arnett, Broods
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Jennifer Connelly, Richard E. Grant, Miley Cyrus & Mark Ronson
- The Daily Show: Dorothy Butler Gilliam
- Conan: Nick Kroll
- Busy Tonight: Michelle Williams
- Watch What Happens Live: Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Teddi Mellencamp
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|Big Brother: Celebrity Edition
|NBC||The Titan Games
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