We’re still waiting on President Dingus to accept reality.

It’s Thursday, and in 69 days, Joe Biden will be the President of the United States. Nice.

Political Crap

President Denial still hasn’t conceded, but Joe Biden don’t care. He just named Ron Klain, a longtime Democratic aide, and more importantly the person in charge of the Ebola outbreak during the Obama administration, his Chief of Staff, easily the most important role in any administration.

Meanwhile, President Failure’s legal avenues to challenge the election are drying up, one of his law firms has quit on him, and, another reminder for the idiots on the right who still haven’t gotten the message: faithless electors is not a thing that is going to work. And slowly, but surely, some Republicans are beginning to get the message:

Now, let me be clear, this is embarassing that these are the only high profile Republicans who feel brave enough to acknowledge THE GODDAMNED TRUTH, but that’s how insane and partisan we’ve become.

Meanwhile, the White House continues to make noises towards some sort of resolution. NBC News reports that President Ruiner may accept the results without ever conceding that he lost.

“Do not expect him to concede,” one top aide said. More likely, the aide said, “he’ll say something like, ‘We can’t trust the results, but I’m not contesting them.’”

Another adviser said that after the legal battles and recounts, the closest the president is likely to get to a concession is, “he’ll acknowledge the results and that we’ll never know how accurate they are.”

“But we’re not there yet,” the adviser said.

Ah, yes. Theater. Why try to protect democracy from an erosion of faith when we can put on a show both for idiot MAGAites and President Snowflake’s delicate ego?

But the real evidence that we might be nearing an end to this charade is that there is now talk of a post-game plan: Trump TV. You might remember back in 2016, there was some talk of President Shitshow starting his own network if he lost to Clinton. Apparently, that idea is back, but this time he wants to destroy Fox News for having the audacity to call Arizona (correctly) for Biden on Election Night.

According to Axios:

Here’s Trump’s plan, according to the source:

    • There’s been lots of speculation about Trump starting a cable channel. But getting carried on cable systems would be expensive and time-consuming.
    • Instead, Trump is considering a digital media channel that would stream online, which would be cheaper and quicker to start.
    • Trump’s digital offering would likely charge a monthly fee to MAGA fans. Many are Fox News viewers, and he’d aim to replace the network — and the $5.99-a-month Fox Nation streaming service, which has an 85% conversion rate from free trials to paid subscribers — as their top destination.

Frankly, I think this is too good to be true: I would love to see Trump TV and Fox News devour each other, but New York Times TV critic Jams Poniewozik makes an excellent point:

Anyway, the point is, now we just wait. And in 69 days, all of this noise will stop.

Black Lives Matter

Carly Hughes exited American Housewife, alleging a toxic work environment. “I was no longer able to work in the toxic environment that was created on American Housewife,” Hughes said in a statement to Deadline. “I made the decision to leave to protect myself from that type of discrimination. As a black woman in entertainment, I feel the responsibility to stand up for what I deserve, what we all deserve — to be treated equally. I wish the show well, and I am excited for a new chapter and to be able to pursue the opportunities ahead.”

ABC Signature launched an investigation: “Following the probe, American Housewife creator Sarah Dunn is no longer an active producer on the show, Mark J. Greenberg stepped down as line producer, and showrunners Rick Wiener and Kenny Schwartz underwent sensitivity training.” Damn. What happened there?

John Boyega had an “honest” conversation with Disney about his criticism of how they sidelined the characters of color in Star Wars. He also demanded that studios do more to protect their actors from toxic backlash online. “When one of your actors, especially an actor that’s so prominent in the story, is announced as part of your franchise and then it has a big racial backlash and receives abuse online and that starts to form a shadow on what is supposed to be an amazing gift, it is important for the studios to definitely lend their voice, lend their support to that and to have a sense of solidarity not just in the public eye, but on the ground on set.”

Chris Rock hates Civil Rights movies because they make racism look “very fixable.” Fair.

Here is a look at how network police procedurals will address police brutality in thewake of the George Floyd protests. The real question is whether these storylines will be one-off nods to the summer’s protests, or if the genre will actually change their ways of framing police dramas, and maybe not go with default hero-worship narratives.

Going Viral

Things are going great.

Oh, and Corey Lewandowski and Richard Walters, the RNC Chief of Staff, have both tested positive. GEE, WHERE’D THEY GET IT?

Ticketmaster is working on a program that would allow people to attend events only if they received a COVID-19 vaccine or tested negative within 24-72 hours.

The Maryland-Ohio State game was canceled for this weekend after eight Maryland players tested positive. The game will not be rescheduled. “The Big Ten rivals join already sidelined LSU-Alabama, Georgia-Missouri, Texas A&M-Tennessee and Auburn-Mississippi State. All four of the SEC games have been postponed by positive player tests.” GREAT PLAN TO GO AHEAD WITH COLLEGE FOOTBALL, EVERYONE.

Lionsgate has pulled out of the Gerard Butler film, The Plane, because they could secure COVID-19 insurance. Hmm.

Hugh Grant and his wife Anna Eberstein both contracted the virus, and he had some very strange symptoms.

Lady A is the third act who had to drop out of last night’s CMAs because they had a COVID exposure.

Chicago Fire had to suspend production due to multiple positive tests.

Three series — probably Why Women Kill; Mythic Quest; and Call Your Mother — had to suspend production after an outbreak at CBS Studio Center.

All Other TV News

The Weeknd will be your Super Bowl halftime act.

If you want to do your own Bachelor cosplay, you can for the low, low cost of only $6,000 a night.

Netflix is out here claiming that its renewal rate is the same as other networks but I’m still so mad about Teenage Bounty Hunters that I can’t hear a word of it.

Want to watch HBO Max on your Roku or Amazon Fire? Now there’s a workaround for that.

Disney had to clarify that Baby Yoda wasn’t committing genocide because 2020 is the weirdest year ever.

Alton Brown is having a wild week.

Nothing but love for my math nerd king.

Just everything about this entire Twitter conversation 😍:



In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Texas 6 will debut on CBS All Access on November 26.

  • Lazor Wulf returns on Adult Swim on December 6.

  • Craftopia will have two holiday specials, streaming on November 26.

  • Inside Pixar will debut on Disney+ on November 13.


Lawrence Clayton, Broadway actor


Station 19: More COVID-19, but this time with the extra spice of a wildfire in the season premiere. 7 p.m., ABC

Grey’s Anatomy: In the two-hour season premiere, Grey Sloan Memorial grapples with the virus.  8 p.m., ABC

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: And over in New York City, the cops are dealing with a community who has lost their trust in the institution of policing. Season premiere. 8 p.m., NBC

The Paley Center Presents: Law & Order Before They Were Stars: Ron Cephas Jones, Chris Sullivan, Susan Kelechi Watson, Leslie Odom Jr., Michael Imperioli, and Aida Turturro, Ariel Winter and S. Epatha Merkerson discuss how the iconic series changed their careers. 9 p.m., NBC

The Unicorn: Wade makes a connection in the season premiere. 8:30 p.m., CBS

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: James Spader, Chris Paul, 21 Savage x Metro Boomin
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Dan Aykroyd, Anya Taylor-Joy, Carter McLean
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Michael Moore, Sara Bareilles
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Sen. Cory Booker, Jack Harlow
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Ellen Pompeo, Chris Stapleton
  • The Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
  • Conan: David Oyelowo
  • Watch What Happens Live: Kate Mara, Jane Lynch
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ABC Station 19
Grey’s Anatomy
CBS Young Sheldon
B Positive
The Unicorn
Star Trek: Discovery
CW Supernatural
The Outpost
FOX Thursday Night Football
NBC Superstore
Law & Order Special Victims Unit The Paley Center Presents: Law & Order Before They Were Stars

2 thoughts on “We’re still waiting on President Dingus to accept reality.

  1. Oof… Trump TV is literally in the plotline of The Good Fight S4 Ep1 “The Gang Deals with Alternate Reality.” I can’t even with this fuckery anymore.

  2. I hope you are right about soon-to-be ex-President Voldemort. I am very concerned about the moves he’s made at DOD. I am personally praying that he will have to go abroad to a non-extradition country once all of the lawsuits pick up. And I hope he continues to be a sore enough loser that all but his QAnon following will desert him. (A girl can dream.) I don’t know how we stuff the genie back into the bottle, all of this division, violence and partisanship. But if we are going to survive as a country, we have to. Biden has his work cut out for him.

    Also, I love Stacey Abrams! She has excellent taste in television shows. Gosh, I do miss Buffy. And Angel. (Don’t get me started on Spike.) I just hope Joss Whedon isn’t the jerk that he has been alleged to be.

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