Here are a bunch of comedies you should stream, because who couldn’t use a laugh right now?

Chron.com asked me to make a gallery of TV shows to stream while we’re all stuck in our homes, and I was like, “Sure thing! I’ll do 10 dramas and 10 comedies and 10 sci-fi and 10 documentaries, maybe 10 horror series … and have a nice 50 slide gallery. That should work!” But then I started drafting my list and I realized that I actually had 30 dramas, and 40 comedies and 20 documentaries and 30 sci-fi, so I had to scrap that plan because I’d be doing this for years. Instead, I’ve been spending the last few days building individual genre galleries, and to that end, I present to you my first: 44 great comedies to stream while you’re stuck at home. Hopefully, there’s something in there you forgot you wanted to watch!

More comedy gold:

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We have officially passed the 9/11 death toll and it’s only getting started.

Andrew Jack, Star Wars actor, and dialect coach, has died from complications of the virus.

Adam Schlesinger, the founder of Fountains of Wayne, is on a ventilator.

CNN’s Chris Cuomo has tested positive.

A Russian doctor with whom Putin met last week has tested positive and I AM NOT GOING TO SAY ANYTHING NEGATIVE.

And it’s important to keep in mind that people — most people, in fact — recover from this. For instance, David Lat, the 40-something creator of the blog Above the Law, was on a ventilator just a couple of days ago and is now recovering.

American Idol has no idea what they are doing. As of this weekend, it sounds like they were still planning on filming in their studio before giving up on that idea yesterday. Still — they are not giving up on the season, and are looking at having the judges commenting from home. OK, but where will the contestants be performing? On Zoom?

More closures:

The guy who is filling conservatives’ and President Bingbong’s heads with nonsense about how the scientists are blowing this out of proportion is an idiot who doesn’t know what he’s talking about. You should really read this entire interview … it is … something.

Jerry Falwell Jr. is a god damned idiot who is trying to get the good people of Lynchburg, VA killed by bringing Liberty University students back to campus. Now at least a dozen of them have Covid-19.

These two morons are suggesting that the number of deaths is being exaggerated to hurt President Nitwit because they don’t understand how exponential growth works.

President Yokel ADMITTED ON TV to lying about the virus:

And during another press briefing (which MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and CNN’s Don Lemon are now calling for networks to stop covering live), where he talked about his hair is “his,” and had the My Pillow guy come out and blather praise for himself and God, President Dildo threatened to send ventilators to Europe.

Some more good news:

Andy Cohen has been reunited with his son.

Savannah Guthrie is back in the Today Show studios after two weeks of self-isolating. (Though it is unclear why — it seems a better message is to be doing these shows from home right now.)

HBO and Netflix are continuing to pay cast members of shows that have been suspended. (OK but what about the crews?)

Writers are promoting each other’s books since tours have been canceled.

Senator Richard Burr is being investigated for those incredibly fishy stock sales he made after being briefed on the spread of the virus.

The pastor of a Florida megachurch has been arrested after having services on Sunday. Good. Fuck that guy.

Dolly Parton is reading bedtime stories to kids because she is the best.

The MLB will stream classic games while the regular season continues to be suspended.

Alamo Drafthouse will begin a project called Alamo-at-Home in which they host online screenings.

Sirius XM is offering free streaming through May 15.

Lizzo is sending lunches to hospital workers.

This dog is delivering wine to people. HERO.

And, like everyone else in the world, I am OBSESSED with these mountain goats who have taken over a Welsh town:

GOATS FOR PRESIDENT, 2020.

All Other TV

Because all news these days is either virus news or Tiger King news, here’s today’s Tiger King updates:

Y’ALL. This should go under casting or in development but I know how exciting this will be for some of you so I put it here: Christopher Meloni is going to star in a new NBC/ DIck Wolf drama as Elliot Stabler. It will revolve around the NYPD organized crime unit and there will definitely be Law & Order: SVU crossovers with Benson.

Huh. Turns out the Succession opening credits is just basically the opening sequence to the David Fincher 1997 film, The Game, with a better soundtrack.

Here are a bunch of the RHONY housewives being catty about Bethenny Frankel.

And this is a story about Lisa Rinna that sort of hints at what is to come in the next season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

This is heartbreaking: Michelle Money, The Bachelor contestant I first started using the Kaa gif for when I recapped Brad Womack’s season (only to realize during Bachelor Pad and Bachelor in Paradise that she was actually a lovely person), her daughter Brielle had a terrible skateboarding accident and is on life support. My thoughts are with her entire family, and I hope Brielle has a speedy recovery.

Renewals

  • Shrill has been renewed at Hulu.

Cancellations

  • V Wars has been canceled at Netflix.
  • The October Faction has also been canceled after one season on Netflix.
  • Bachelor Summer Games isn’t happening because the thing it was going to be counterprogrammed against, The Olympics, aren’t happening. Also, coronavirus. (But I’m not sure this really counts as a “cancelation” as I suspect ABC will bring it back in 2021.)

In Development

Mark Your Calendars

  • The Good Fight returns on April 9.
  • Normal People will debut on Hulu on April 29.
  • Outer Banks will premiere on Netflix on April 15.
  • Gayme Show will debut on Quibi on April 6.
  • Trying will debut on Apple TV+ on May 1.
  • SKRRT With Offset will debut on Quibi on April 6.

The CW has announced when their shows are returning:

  • Nancy Drew: April 8
  • Riverdale: April 15
  • Katy Keene: April 16
  • In the Dark: April 16
  • The Flash: April 21
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: April 21
  • Batwoman: April 26
  • Supergirl: April 26

R.I.P.

Vincent Marzello, Actor

Tomie dePaola, Author of Strega Nona

WATCH THIS

Twilight Zone: There’s a marathon happening over on Syfy right now. Syfy

NBC News Special Report: Coronavirus Pandemic: HEY, MORE VIRUS NEWS. 9 p.m., NBC

The Biggest Loser: A loser wins! Season finale. 8 p.m., USA

FBI: The FBI investigates a drug deal gone bad in the unexpected season finale. 8 p.m., CBS

Miracle Workers: Al and Prince Chauncley face a big threat in the season finale. 9:30 p.m., TBS

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Demi Lovato, Jonathan Van Ness
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Sen. Elizabeth Warren
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: ???
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Samuel L. Jackson, Sean Paul featuring Tove Lo
  • The Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show with Trevor Noah
  • Conan: Sophie Turner
  • Watch What Happens Live: Stassi Schroeder, Beau Clark, Jax Taylor, Brittany Cartwright, Tom Schwartz, Katie Maloney-Schwartz
  • A Little Late with Lily Singh: Natalya Neidhart, Paige & Alexa Bliss

 

 

TUES. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Conners
(repeat)
Bless This Mess
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black-ish
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For Life
(new)
CBS NCIS
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FBI
(new)
FBI: Most Wanted
(new)
CW The Flash
(repeat)
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
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Local
FOX The Resident
(repeat)
Empire
(new)
News/Local
NBC Ellen’s Game of Games
(repeat)
New Amsterdam
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NBC News Special Report: Coronavirus Pandemic
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One thought on “Here are a bunch of comedies you should stream, because who couldn’t use a laugh right now?

  1. Another comedy to stream (unless I overlooked it in the gallery): Andrea Savage’s I’m Sorry (truTV & Netflix; season 3 coming this year, virus willing).

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