It’s time.

Impeachment Corner!

Today’s the day.

“Our founder’s vision of a republic is under threat from actions from the White House. If we do not act now, we would be derelict in our duty. It is tragic that the president’s reckless actions make impeachment necessary. He gave us no choice.” — Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.

As I am typing this, the House is debating the articles of impeachment. Every member of the House of Representatives will have an opportunity to speak their piece for a minute or two — and so far the Republicans have compared the impeachment process to: Pearl Harbor, the Salem Witch Trials, and Jesus’ trial. Yes, that Jesus. So, the clown show is performing exactly as expected.

Then, after some six hours of debate (or “debate” as no one’s mind is going to be changed), the House will vote on the articles — unless the Republicans pull some nonsense and try to drag it out so they don’t vote until “the dead of night” again.

And that’s pretty much it. The impeachment will happen — the first impeachment of a first-term president ever.

And someone isn’t taking it well at all:

Trump golf tantrum

But whatever joy I feel today will be short-lived. Once today is over and done with and put into the history books, everyone in Washington will go home for a long winter’s nap. Then in January, the fight will start all over again in the Senate where the Republicans there will find some reason to acquit the Corrupter-in-Chief. While I obviously think that it would be better for the entire country — including Republicans — if President EXCLAMATION POINT! were removed from office and Mike Pence took over the remainder of his term (and in fact, I believe Pence would be virtually impossible to beat in the election in that circumstance), I have absolutely no hope for that taking place.

Instead, the next 11 months are going to be rough — REALLY ROUGH — once President Shitburger believes he’s been exonerated. God only knows what he’ll have in store for us next year, but it won’t be pretty. And that is why we have to be ready to do everything we can to be prepared for November 2020, make sure everyone we know is registered to vote and then does so. Take heart in the protests in support of impeachment that took place in all 50 states last night, and brace yourself for a long hard election battle next year. We thought it was going to be a cakewalk in 2016 — we know better this time around.

In Other TV News

This is a stunning factoid: In 2019, Netflix released more original programming than the ENTIRE TV INDUSTRY did in 2005. Not network TV — all of TV. And there were a jillion cable channels in 2005!


Jussie Smollett might return to Empire for the series finale, as the showrunner notes that it would be weird to not have Jamal there. My money is on him coming back because what do they have to lose? It’s literally the end of the show, so …

Wait, The Witcher is a procedural? Uh …

Lodge 49 is officially and for serious dead. No other outlet saved the day.

It might not be the end of The End of the Fucking World.

Orlando Jones is considering suing Freemantle over the whole American Gods thing. Freemantle better get their ducks in a row, because between this and Gabrielle Union …

By the way, this is a great look back at what went wrong with American Gods, if you’re interested.

Dolly Parton is finally going to be recognized for her TV work.


Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice have admitted the inevitable: they are splitting up after 20 years of marriage.

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch will debut on Netflix on December 24.


Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and Good Times: WE’RE DOING IT LIVE! AGAIN! 7 p.m., ABC

Survivor: A very controversial season comes to an end. DO BETTER, SURVIVOR. Season finale. 7 p.m., CBS

The Masked Singer: The three finalists compete for the golden mask trophy. Season finale. 7 p.m., Fox

Mad About You: Season finale. Spectrum

Don’t Fuck with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer: A group of people around the world find a disturbing video online, realize they have a potential murderer on their hands, and set out to find him. Murderinos: this is right up your alley. Netflix

Masters of Illusion: HOLIDAY MAGIC! 8 p.m., The CW

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt, Dua Lipa, James Blake
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: John Mulaney, Rodrigo Santoro
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Charlize Theron, Martha Stewart
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Laura Dern, Mark Duplass, guest host Melissa McCarthy
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Brie Larson, Jamie Foxx, Bryan Stevenson, Molly Hopkins, Yola
  • The Daily Show: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
  • Conan: TBA
  • Lights Out with David Spade: Adam Sandler
  • Watch What Happens Live: Margaret Josephs, Vicki Gunvalson, Brandi Redmond
  • A Little Late with Lily Singh: Malala Yousafzai


WEDS. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and Good Times
CBS Survivor
CW Grandma Got Runover by a Reindeer
Masters of Illusion
FOX The Masked Singer
NBC Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways
Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways
Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways

3 thoughts on “It’s time.

  1. “… the first impeachment of a first-term president ever.”

    Well, Donald has always claimed that he has done more in his first term than any other President.

    I think it would be ironic if – in his desperation to be exonerated, not just acquitted – he forced Mitch to allow witnesses. And gets convicted.

    “We were all set to acquit,” said Sen. Graham, “but those witnesses were so compelling we had no choice but to convict.”

  2. So completely off topic but you pointed me toward the Travel Channel show “Hometown Horror” and this last week was about some cursed dolls and the haunting of Old Town Spring just up the road.

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