In which I suddenly remember a show I definitely meant to include on my Best of 2019 list. Dammit.

The Writers Guild 2020 TV Award nominees have been announced and, honestly, this is the only awards ceremony that even matters. AND GODDAMIT, MINDHUNTER. There’s ANOTHER one that I left off my listMindhunter‘s second season was so great, I actually would have included it in my top 25. UGH. THIS IS WHY I HATE LISTS. Anyway, go watch Mindhunter. So, so good.

But one show I don’t regret putting on that list, Watchmen, has, thanks to word-of-mouth buzz, become the biggest new cable series of the year and HBO’s biggest hit since Big Little Lies. Y’all, this show is so good. HBO is going to be so sad when Lindelof doesn’t do a second season.

And while we’re talking about awards shows, the one that is the least important, The Golden Globes, are announcing their nominations on Monday. Can’t wait to see which wildly undeserving shows and movies are nominated.

Someone is way overthinking the Baby Yoda math here.

Abigail Spencer would like to do more Timeless movies and you know what? That’s not a terrible idea.

For my other friends in the John Mulaney fan club.


DC Comics is releasing a comic to go along with The CW’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover event.

You’re not going to have Snooki to misrepresent anymore, MTV. Even if Jersey Shore hasn’t yet been renewed for a fourth season. It’s the principle of the matter.

Outlander is set to reveal a clip from season five next weekend and I wouldn’t have even mentioned it, but the Outlander fans are apparently REALLY PSYCHED ABOUT IT.

Congratulations to Joe Anglim and Sierra Dawn Thomas, two former Survivor contestants who decided to make their own tribe.

Time’s Up

Somehow, we haven’t talked about the Peloton ad here, but it wouldn’t surprise you to learn that I thought it was gross and hella sexist. Good news: other people thought so, too, and the ad has caused Peloton’s stock to crash 13%, nearly ONE BILLION DOLLARS of value. Damn. Additionally, the actor in the ad is now worried about his career. TOO BAD, SO SAD, MR. PATRIARCHY.

A March episode of Grey’s Anatomy that dealt with sexual assault brought awareness and increased calls to rape crisis centers by 43% percent.

Oh, hey, R. Kelly is being charged with bribery for paying a government employee for a fake ID so that he could marry an underage Aaliyah.

The Prince Andrew story just isn’t going away: President Grab ‘Em By The Pussy claims he doesn’t know Prince Andrew, but here are a bunch of pictures of them together. The one with Jeffrey Epstein lingering in the background is my personal favorite.

President Liar also said in a 2000 interview that Prince Andrew is “not pretentious. He’s a lot of fun to be with”; Prince Andrew’s accuser, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, gave an interview to the BBC, and apparently it was bad enough that Prince Philip and Prince Charles told him his career is over. I thought it already was but sure. Also, isn’t it weird for your “career” to be just being … you? Royalty is weird.

In this interview with Charlize Theron, she reveals that Harvey Weinstein pitted female actresses against one another and lied about sleeping with actresses. None of this is in the least bit surprising.

This isn’t related to entertainment, but Uber released a report on sexual assaults and revealed there had been 3,045 in the past year involving their passengers and drivers. Jesus Christ. Be careful out there.

In Development

  • Reno 9-1-1 is being revived at Quibi!!!!!
  • Generation, Lena Dunham’s dramedy, has been ordered to series at HBO Max.
  • Florida Man, a “rom-com procedural” (the Hell?), has been given a put pilot order at Fox.
  • Fallback, a sci-fi series, has been ordered at NBC.
  • ISB, a national parks crime drama written and produced by Kevin Costner, is in development at ABC.
  • Olympic Boulevard, a K-Pop drama, is being developed for Peacock.

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will return on The CW on January 21.
  • Troop Zero will debut on Amazon on January 17.
  • Ronny Chieng: Asian Comedian Destroys America will debut on Netflix on December 17.


Leonard Goldberg, Producer of Blue Bloods, Starsky & Hutch, Fantasy Island, Hart to Hart among many others



The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season three premiere. Amazon

Fuller House: Say goodbye to the girls — final season. Netflix

Reprisal: Abigail Spencer stars as a woman bent on revenge in this new series. Series premiere. Hulu

Truth Be Told: Olivia Spencer stars in this new series about a podcaster who may have implicated an innocent person in a murder case. Series premiere. Apple TV+

Charmed: Maggie makes a life-changing decision in the fall finale. 7 p.m., The CW

Dynasty: Blake’s trial begins in the fall finale. 8 p.m., The CW

Confession Killer: A documentary about the notorious serial killer, Henry Lee Lucas, and his possible false confessions. Netflix


Saturday Night Live: Jennifer Lopez & DaBaby 10:30 p.m., NBC

The Spongebob Musical: Live on Stage!: A live performance of the Broadway show. 6 p.m., Nickelodeon


Silicon Valley: Pied Piper tries to pull off a “spectacular feat” on launch day. Series finale. 9 p.m., HBO

Madam Secretary: The President kicks off a new initiative with help from the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team in the series finale. 9:30 p.m., CBS

The L Word: Generation Q: The premiere of the revival of the genre-changing drama series. Series premiere. 9 p.m., Showtime

Miss Universe 2019: You know. 7 p.m., Fox

Crisis on Infinite Earths: The DC crossover event begins on Supergirl. The episode will be followed with by a special hosted by Kevin Smith. 7 p.m., The CW

Mrs. Fletcher: Eve celebrates a life-changing decision in the series finale. 9:30 p.m., HBO

Work in Progress: A depressed queer woman struggles after her therapist dies in one of her sessions, in this new ~checks notes~ comedy? (It actually looks very funny.) Series premiere. 10 p.m., Showtime

The Rookie: Nolan and his team work with a female serial killer to unearth her victims in the fall finale. 9 p.m., ABC

Watchmen: We learn about Angela’s past in Vietnam. INTERESTING. 8 p.m., HBO

Late Night:

  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: (Friday): Pharrell Williams, Chris Parnell
  • Watch What Happens Live (Sunday): Ashanti, Eva Marcille


FRI. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Pac-12 Football Championship
CBS Hawaii Five-0
Magnum P.I.
Blue Bloods
CW Charmed
FOX Friday Night Smackdown
NBC The Blacklist

SAT. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30
ABC ACC Football Championship
CBS Bull
48 Hours
48 Hours
FOX Big Ten Football Championship
NBC The Voice
Dateline News/


Saturday Night Live
(Jennifer Lopez & DaBaby)

SUN. 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos
AFV: America, This is You!
Kids Say the Darndest Things
The Rookie
CBS NFL Football
60 Minutes
God Friended Me
NCIS: Los Angeles
Madam Secre-tary
The CW Local Supergirl
Crisis Aftermath I
FOX 2019 Miss Universe
NBC Sunday Night Football

2 thoughts on “In which I suddenly remember a show I definitely meant to include on my Best of 2019 list. Dammit.

    1. It has been good. It’s based on a Tom Perotta novel (same guy who wrote The Leftovers, and Election) and he’s been showrunning it. He was aksed about a possible second season and he left the door open, but since he wrote the novel and clearly felt like that was the end of the story, he might be content to leave it as a one and done.


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