Bake a pie and pour out a 40: Supernatural returns tonight for its last season premiere EVER.
At 15 seasons, Supernatural is one of the longest-running shows on TV, and is, in fact, the longest-running fantasy series of all time.
Executive producer Andrew Dabb promises that though the overarching story of the season will deal with the God problem, “there are a lot of standalone adventures — some are scary, some are funny. We wanted to keep that mix going because it’s a key part to the show overall.” The show will also tackle issues of free will, and “‘will go to great lengths to address’ whether free will is really even possible as long as God is in the picture.” OK THEN.
Dabb also promises to revisit some favorite characters and to tie up loose ends, including as reaper Billie, hunter Eileen, prophet Kevin and half-brother Adam. (WHAT, NO CHARLIE? BECAUSE I’M STILL PISSED ABOUT CHARLIE. IF FELICIA DAY DOESN’T MAKE AN APPEARANCE THIS SEASON …) Speaking of Adam, here’s a good piece from TV Guide speculating on how Show will bring him back after completely forgetting about him FOR YEARS.
Here’s a piece in which the main cast talks about predicting how emotional they will be when the end finally comes. SPOILER FOR THE ARTICLE: very emotional.
Finally, this is only tangentially related to the season premiere, but congratulations to Jeffrey Dean Morgan and his beautiful wife Hilarie Burton who got married in a ceremony that was performed by Jensen Ackles and Norman Reedus:
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Ok. A few words… It was an intimate ceremony… performed by @jensenackles and @bigbaldhead with our kids at our sides… and the party of the century afterwards… thank you to all our friends and family. It was, without a doubt… the best day of our lives. Ever ever. Just never knew that it could be so damn perfect. It was. And more. Xxxxjd
According to our Whitney, Jensen and his wife introduced Jeffrey and Hilarie. After the ceremony, Morgan, Ackles, and Padalecki got matching tattoos:
Whit will be back with us recapping the season, so stay tuned!
South Park‘s episode this week fired back at the Chinese government and all of the American companies who are willing to overlook China’s atrocities, human rights violations, and repression of democracy to do business there and get that sweet sweet Chinese money. In the episode, Randy starts a weed business in China and on his way there “spots NBA players, Marvel superheroes, Google executives, and Disney princesses all on the same plane.” (Yeah, but what about Apple execs?) Eventually Randy cuts ties with China (after being sent to a labor camp) and he yells, “Fuck the Chinese government.” INDEED.
— South Park (@SouthPark) October 10, 2019
And speaking of taking a principled stand: Rhianna is calling Jennifer Lopez and Shakira OUT. In an interview with Vogue, she was asked about being invited to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show, and she confirmed that she rejected the offer in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick. “I couldn’t dare do that,” Rihanna says. “For what? Who gains from that? Not my people. I just couldn’t be a sellout. I couldn’t be an enabler. There’s things within that organization that I do not agree with at all, and I was not about to go and be of service to them in any way.” GOOD FOR YOU, RIRI.
Mindy Kaling revealed in an interview that during the early seasons of The Office, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences didn’t believe her claim that she was a writer and producer on the show, and sent her a form to fill out and demanded she write an essay detailing her contributions — a requirement they did not ask of any of the other writers and producers. The Academy put out a statement that read, “NUH-UH,” and claimed that no one was singled out, but Kaling is not having it.
Respectfully, the Academy’s statement doesn’t make any sense. I *was* singled out. There were other Office writer-performer-producers who were NOT cut from the list. Just me. The most junior person, and woman of color. Easiest to dismiss. Just sayin’. https://t.co/frT2pQUfLF
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) October 9, 2019
Aaron Paul is trying to take my job:
Sesame Street is introducing a new muppet, Karli, whose mother is addicted to opioids. And good on Sesame Street for addressing this crisis but JESUS, this bums me out so hard.
Black Mirror Funko dolls, you guys!
Remember: this is very simple. Our corrupt president asked a foreign country for campaign dirt on his political rival in exchange for military aid. That’s it, that’s the through-line.
Because this is going to about to become a little messier and I’m going to be throwing a lot of new names at you here. SO. Remember how I told you about Rick Perry had been pressuring the Ukrainian government to remove folks from the board of the gas company that Hunter Biden was on because CORRUPTION but really because he wanted to replace them with his own oil and gas buddies? Yeah, well, shit just got crazy.
SO, Marie Yovanovitch, career diplomat, was sworn in as the American ambassador to Ukraine in August of 2016, and one of her top jobs there was trying to root out corruption — actual corruption — in the Ukrainian government. But! Then last year conservatives and Rudy Giuliani started claiming that she wasn’t looking into the right kind of corruption (i.e., the bullshit they were making up about Ukraine helping Hillary Clinton and the whole Biden mess) and former Republican Texas Representative and Trump toadie, Pete Sessions, he sent Pompeo a letter urging him to remove Yovanovitch for her supposed “bias” against the president and whatever else.
Here’s Laura Ingraham’s segment on it at the time:
Laura Ingraham: “In May 2018, former Congressman Pete Sessions sent Secretary of State Pompeo an urgent letter imploring him to remove the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. … She’s reportedly demonstrated clear anti-Trump bias.” pic.twitter.com/iHoujSHB1h
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 23, 2019
OK, BUT, GET THIS: Pete Sessions was paid some $3 million from a Trump SuperPac to write the letter. And this is obvious gross and we could have a long conversation some other time about the corrupting influence of money in politics and campaign finance reform, but the bottom line is that this isn’t technically illegal.
What IS illegal are foreigners funneling money through PACs to pay off American politicians, which two of Rudy Giuliani’s goons, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, were just charged this morning by the SDNY for doing. According to the indictment, Parnas, Fruman and other defendants “conspired to circumvent the federal laws against foreign influence by engaging in a scheme to funnel foreign money to candidates for federal and state office so that the defendants could buy potential influence with the candidates, campaigns, and the candidates’ governments.”
Prosecutors say Fruman and Parnas schemed to donate money to an unidentified U.S. congressman, at the same time they were asking that congressman to get the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine removed from her job.
In the spring of 2018, Parnas met with the congressman seeking his “assistance in causing the U.S. government to remove or recall the then-U. S. Ambassador to Ukraine,” the indictment alleges. “Parnas’s efforts to remove the Ambassador were conducted, at least in part, at the request of one or more Ukrainian government officials.”
Yovanovitch was eventually removed from her post in May of this year. And guess who is scheduled to be deposed by Congress tomorrow? If you guessed our girl, Marie Yovanovitch, you get a cookie.
The problem is, Yovanovitch didn’t leave the State Department, so while she’s still on the schedule to testify as of this writing, there’s a good chance they could block her from attending. I hope if they pull that bullshit, she just straight-up resigns and gives Pompeo the finger as she walks into the Committee room.
Well, well, well, look who just got subpoenaed:
The Chairmen write: " They are required by law to comply … They are not exempted from this requirement merely because they happen to work with Mr. Giuliani, and they may not defy congressional subpoenas merely because President Trump has chosen the path of … obstruction." https://t.co/Lr1qOxm0V1
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 10, 2019
Good luck, fellows!
Meanwhile, President Bad With Numbers tweeted yesterday:
Only 25 percent want the President Impeached, which is pretty low considering the volume of Fake News coverage, but pretty high considering the fact that I did NOTHING wrong. It is all just a continuation of the greatest Scam and Witch Hunt in the history of our Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2019
Who even knows where he got these numbers but they are categorically false. Maybe 25% of Republicans want him impeached, but if so THAT’S REALLY NOT GOOD NEWS FOR YOU, PRESIDENT DUMBASS.
Because lookee here: a Fox News poll says that 51% of Americans not only want President ThugLight to be impeached but also removed from office. FOX MUTHAFUCKIN NEWS. (Somewhat hilariously, when I looked up “Fox News Poll 51%” just now, one of the articles Google gave me had this headline from almost exactly one year ago today: “Fox News poll: 51% are proud of America.” This feels accurate.)
Anyway, as you could predict, the Toddler-in-Chief is taking this betrayal by his favorite pacifier particularly terribly:
…Court Justice & I turned him down (he’s been terrible ever since), Shep Smith, @donnabrazile (who gave Crooked Hillary the debate questions & got fired from @CNN), & others, @FoxNews doesn’t deliver for US anymore. It is so different than it used to be. Oh well, I’m President!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2019
Hopefully, not for long, asshole.
- The Politician has been renewed for a second season at Netflix.
- For All Mankind has been renewed at Apple TV+.
- Drew Barrymore’s daytime talk show is officially happening.
- Decades, a documentary about New Order, is in the works at Showtime.
- Diversity Hire, a workplace comedy has been given a put pilot commitment at Fox.
- Karma, an “adventure competition” hosted by Michelle Khare and Craftopia, a craft competition hosted by Lauren Riihimaki has been ordered at HBO Max.
- Josh Hartnett has joined the cast of Paradise Lost on Paramount.
- Kaley Ronayne has joined The Right Stuff on Nat Geo.
- Michael Raymond-James is joining Prodigal Son on Fox.
Mark Your Calendars
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will debut on Netflix on October 23.
- David Harbour hosts Saturday Night Live this weekend (and also shills for the upcoming NBC streamer Peacock):
- Project Runway will return on Bravo on December 5.
- Flirty Dancing, hosted by Jenna Dewan, will debut on Fox this winter.
ASTROS!: … I don’t want to say anything lest I jinx them. Just … 6 p.m., FS1
Supernatural: Sam and Dean have really done it this time. Season premiere. 7 p.m., The CW
Legacies: The fall season begins with summer vacation? Sure. Season premiere. 8 p.m., The CW
Temptation Island: Wait, this is still around? I thought they canceled this? But apparently, it wasn’t canceled because hey, new season of this trash. Season premiere. 9 p.m., USA
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Questlove & Tariq, Rex Orange County
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Sam Rockwell, Lucy Boynton, Les Savy Fav, Steve Gorman
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: John Oliver, Amy Sedaris, Paul McCartney, Big Thief
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Aaron Paul, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sara Bareilles
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Regina King, Nat Wolff, Jimmy Eat World
- The Daily Show: Sen. Rand Paul
- Lights Out with David Spade: Ron Funches, Adam Devine, Alexandra Shipp
- Watch What Happens Live: Jimmy Fallon
- A Little Late with Lily Singh: Adam Lambert, Casey Wilson
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