Kiss these shows goodbye in 2019.

I built a gallery of the 100+ shows that ended or will end this year. We lost so many great shows: Veep, You’re the Worst, Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend … BYE, GUYS. Y’ALL WERE REALLY GREAT AND I MISS YOU ALREADY. I’m not sure what else to say about the gallery except that the only comment on the piece chides me for using the word “beloved.” Reader, I did not use the word “beloved” in either the article or in any of my 108 slides. I am pretty sure I’m being gaslit.

look at the gaslight jordan klepper opposition

Threat Level Midnight is here in its entire 25-minute glory!

After secret agent Michael Scarn (played by Scott) is forced into retirement due to the death of his wife Catherine Zeta-Scarn, the President of the United States of America (played by Darryl Philbin) requests that he prevent Goldenface (played by Jim Halpert) from blowing up the NHL All-Star Game and killing several hostages. Scarn goes undercover and learns how to play hockey, killing another hockey player (played by Oscar Martinez) to make it into the game, but after confronting Goldenface, he is shot. He later recuperates but learns that the President was in on it all along. Depressed, he goes to a bar to drown his sorrows. The patrons of the bar sing a song called “The Scarn” which he danced to with his wife, which cheers Scarn up immensely. With his courage restored, Scarn is able to save the day and blow up Goldenface in the process.

TV Guide argues that FX and FXX were the best networks of the decade. I’m not entirely certain hat I agree — I think HBO might have something to say about that — but I will agree that in terms of the ratio of high quality shows to duds on FX is remarkably high.

I almost feel sorry for Jar-Jar. I SAID ALMOST.

Steve Brusk, CNN’s Politics Producer, has resigned after the Project Veritas secret video came out accusing him of misconduct.

Samantha Bee has set up a wedding registry for Stephen Miller and Katie Waldman to raise money for refugees. I love this bad bitch.

Merrill Markoe, the head writer for Late Night with David Letterman, is receiving the Writers Guild of America West’s Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement. Good for her.

This Martin Scorsese/Marvel story will never die. LET IT GO. HE DOESN’T LIKE SUPERHERO MOVIES. SO WHAT?

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are making a film out of the graphic novel Lovecraft. However, people are already pointing out that the subject of the film, H.P. Lovecraft, was a racist and anti-Semite and that maybe the guys who thought Confederate would be a good idea aren’t the best choice for this project.

Oh, lord. 2020 is going to be the longest century of our lives.

Impeachment Corner!

The Corner is small today, but it’s worth pausing to note that this morning, the House Judiciary Committee voted to approve the articles of impeachment against President Dumb Baby for only the third time in U.S. history. The articles will now go to the full House for a vote, probably sometime next week, possibly Wednesday.

There’s not a lot to say about the markup process — it ended up just being a tedious day and a half-long debate in which the Democrats hammered on the facts of the case and the Republicans whined about Hunter Biden. But! Somewhat hilariously, after nearly 15 hours of this nonsense, last night Committee Chairman Nadler announced that they would take the vote in the morning instead of that night. Ranking Member Doug Collins was SO MAD Y’ALL! calling it a “bush league stunt” and “crap.” Which … what?

See, what had happened was, the Republicans deliberately dragged out the markup process all day and all night with repetitive nonsense for the sole purpose of delaying the vote on the articles until sometime after midnight just so they could claim that the vote was taken “in the dead of night” because the Democrats were so ashamed of themselves that they didn’t want the American people to see it took place. But then Chairman Nadler was like, “NOPE! We will do it in broad daylight, motherfuckers. See you tomorrow.”

Love it.

Now brace yourself: next week is going to be SOMETHING.



In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • Dracula will debut on Netflix on January 4.
  • The Age of A.I. will debut on YouTube on December 18.


Danny Aiello, Legendary actor

Chris Cotton, Comedian and co-host of Every Damn Day on Comedy Central online.



6 Underground: Ryan Reynolds and Dave Franco star as members of a team of international operatives brought together to take down a dictator. Also, car chases! Netflix

Marvel’s Runaways: Third and final season. Hulu

The Grand Tour: Seamen: Like the Grand Tour but with boats. Amazon

The Expanse: The entire fourth season. Amazon

Mel Brooks Unwrapped: A celebration of American treasure, Mel Brooks. 8 p.m., HBO

The 88th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade: Christmas but a parade. 7 p.m., The CW

American Housewife: A family heirloom is broken in the fall finale. 7 p.m., ABC

Fresh Off the Boat: Louis threatens to ruin Christmas by trying to help. Fall finale. 7:30 p.m., ABC

The Blacklist: Red and the Task Force visit a former blacklister in the fall finale. 7 p.m., NBC

Hawaii Five-0: A tourist helicopter is shot down in the fall finale. 7 p.m., CBS

Magnum P.I.: Magnum is set up. Fall finale. 8 p.m., CBS


Saturday Night Live: Scarlett Johansson & Niall Horan 10:30 p.m., NBC

Hellboy: David Harbor takes over the horns. 10 p.m., HBO


Watchmen: Everything ends? for real this time.” That’s all I know. Goodbye awesome show, you were awesome. Series finale. 8 p.m., HBO

The 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors: Earth, Wind & Fire, Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt, Sesame Street, and Michael Tilson Thomas are celebrated. 7 p.m., CBS

The Simpsons: Sideshow Bob is Santa. Fall finale. 7 p.m., Fox

Bless the Harts: Betty tries to give the family Christmas on a budget. Fall finale. 7:30 p.m., Fox

Bob’s Burgers: Linda saves Christmas in the fall finale. 8 p.m., Fox

Family Guy: Stewie is scarred by his trip to visit Santa. Fall finale. 8:30 p.m., Fox

Rick & Morty: Fourth season finale. 10:30 p.m., Cartoon Network

Late Night:

  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: (Friday): Mark Harmon
  • Watch What Happens Live (Sunday): Kate Chastain, Rhylee Gerber


FRI. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC American Housewife
Fresh Off the Boat
CBS Hawaii Five-0
Magnum P.I.
Blue Bloods
CW The 88th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade
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 The Little Mermaid Live!
(not live)
20/20 News/Local
CBS Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Frosty the Snow-man Frosty Returns 48 Hours News/Local
FOX The Masked Singer
NBC How to Train Your Dragon: Home-coming Dream-works Trolls Holiday Dateline Saturday Night Live News/


Saturday Night Live
(Scarlett Johannson & Niall Horan)

SUN. 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Sound of Music
CBS 60 Minutes
The 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors
NCIS: Los Angeles
The CW Local The Christmas Caroler Challenge
The Christmas Caroler Challenge
The Simpsons
Bless the Harts
Bob’s Burgers
Family Guy
NBC Sunday Night Football

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