So, you know how Pete Davidson has become something of a go-to joke at Saturday Night Live, mostly about him not being there for reason X, Y or Z? Yeah, he wasn’t in on the joke and he’s ready to leave the show. But to be fair to the Saturday Night Live writers, a big part of his persona was his bits on “Weekend Update” where he would sort of wallow in his immaturity, so maybe they assumed they were laughing with him not laughing at him? In any event, this week at studio 8H is going to be awkward. (Reminder: He has a Netflix special debuting today.) (Also a reminder: I will never forgive him for giving my now-Congressman Dan Crenshaw TONS of free publicity.)
In an interview with The New York Times, Hank Azaria explains that he based his version of Apu on Peter Sellers’ character in The Party, a pretty racist movie from the sixties that also inspired Mr. Bean. (Huh!)
Go figure, the glut of television is a mixed blessing for writers: More opportunities! Less pay.
Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty to new charges of falsifying police records. Good luck with that, Jussie.
Oh, Jules. What I will say is that Jules and Michael’s relationship never seemed healthy on RHONY, but I always suspected HE was the abuser.
Meanwhile, Chad from The Bachelorette being arrested for felony domestic violence is the single most predictable thing ever.
Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of criminal sex act in the first degree and rape in the third degree, thank the lord. He was not found guilty of the two more serious charges against him, two counts of predatory sexual assault, and that sucks, but I’m just happy some justice is being served. Furthermore, the judge was like, “No you do not get to remain out on bail, you dangerous monster, off to Rikers with you until sentencing!” But then Weinstein claimed he was having chest pains, and sent to a hospital instead, the big fucking coward. That’s alright. He’ll get his.
The jury came back. Harvey Weinstein is found guilty. He is. He did this.
— Mia Kirshner (@msmiakirshner) February 24, 2020
— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) February 24, 2020
— Mira Sorvino (@MiraSorvino) February 24, 2020
Gratitude to the brave women who’ve testified and to the jury for seeing through the dirty tactics of the defense .we will change the laws in the future so that rape victims are heard and not discredited and so that it’s easier for people to report their rapes
— Rosanna Arquette🌎✌🏼 (@RoArquette) February 24, 2020
Today’s outcome in Harvey Weinstein’s New York trial is the result of the decisions of multiple women to come forward to journalists and to prosecutors at great personal cost and risk. Please keep those women in your thoughts today.
— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) February 24, 2020
Right now Harvey Weinstein is on his way to prison. These are the women who put him away…
— Ellen Barkin (@EllenBarkin) February 24, 2020
— Gretchen Carlson (@GretchenCarlson) February 24, 2020
- Ryan’s Mystery Playdate has been renewed at Nickelodeon.
- Monster Garage has been renewed at Discovery.
- Bunk’d has been renewed at Disney.
- Atypical has been renewed for a fourth and final season on Netflix.
- Chris Harrison tried to warn us: they are making a grandma’s The Bachelor.
- Love, Victor, the series inspired by Love, Simon, has been moved from Disney+ to Hulu. HUH. WHY? Because it’s a gay teen series?
- Side Hustle, a live-action series, has been greenlit at Nickelodeon.
- Ana Gasteyer will star in American Auto, an NBC comedy pilot.
- Oliver Hudson and Malin Akerman have been cast as the leads in The Three of Us, a CBS comedy pilot.
- Megan Rapinoe will host Prodigy on Quibi, a docuseries about young athletes.
- Betsy Brandt will co-star in Jeffries, an NBC comedy pilot. Darien Sills-Evans, and Mike Lane have also joined the cast.
- Seann William Scott will star in the Fox comedy mockumentary, This Country.
- Teri Polo, Matt Lucas, Ser’Darius Blain, and Ray Cham have been cast in The Big Leap, a ballet dramedy pilot for Fox.
- Sebastian Chacon has been added to the cast of Daisy Jones & The Six on Amazon.
- Jazz Raycole has joined The Lincoln Lawyer pilot at CBS.
- Martin Freeman will star in The Responder on BBC.
Mark Your Calendars
- Making the Cut will debut on Amazon on March 27.
- Black Monday returns on Showtime on March 15.
- The Most Dangerous Animal of All will debut on FX on March 6.
- Parasite will begin streaming on Hulu on April 8.
- Camp Getaway will debut on Bravo on April 6.
- Deadwater Fall will premiere on Acorn on April 6.
Bob Cobert, Emmy- and Grammy-nominated composer for Dark Shadows, The Winds of War and The $100,000 Pyramid
Katherine Johnson, NASA genius who got us to the moon
Diana Serra Cary, Silent film star known as “Baby Peggy”
Pete Davidson: Alive from New York: The SNL favorite has his first Netflix stand-up special. Netflix
Democratic Primary Debate: This will be the final debate before South Carolina votes and Super Tuesday. Buckle up, it will be fiery. 7 p.m., CBS
Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back: Two-hour season finale. 7 p.m., Fox
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Steve Coogan, a performance by the Broadway cast of “Girl from the North Country”
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Carson Daly, Juliette Lewis, Patrick Radden Keefe, Michel’Le Baptiste
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Chris Christie, Nathaniel Rateliff
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: TS, Adam Pally, Mo Rocca
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Elisabeth Moss, Dan Abrams, Dustin Lynch
- The Daily Show: Rahm Emanuel
- Conan: Sam Morril
- Lights Out with David Spade: Jeff Ross, Dave Attell
- Watch What Happens Live: Adam Pally, Tom Sandoval
- A Little Late with Lily Singh: Karen Gillan
|Bless This Mess
|CBS||CBS News Democratic Primary Debate
|DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
|FOX||Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back
|NBC||Ellen’s Game of Games
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