Let the pardonpalooza begin.

It is Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving.

And I am pretty sure I’ve posted this one before but 1. it gives me great joy and 2. it’s my blog, I do what I want.

Political Crap

This is the only political headline you need today, trust me.

Next turkey to be pardoned: Mike Flynn.

Also, you’re going to want to watch this video of President Irony pardoning a different turkey a couple of years ago. Time is a flat circle:

Going Viral

Yesterday, America had the highest death toll since May: 2,100 Americans. We increased two million more cases in only two weeks.

But, good news: the government is planning on sending 6.4 million vaccine doses to front-line healthcare workers beginning next month.

Quick change magician David Maas has died from COVID-19. He and his partner and wife, Dania Kaseeva, appeared on America’s Got Talent and The Oprah Winfrey Show among others.

Ghislaine Maxwell has reportedly tested positive and has been in quarantine. Pity.

Boris Epshteyn has tested positive for the virus. What a shame.

People are booking cruises on the vaccine news.

Grey’s Anatomy‘s season is going to only be 16 episodes long thanks to the pandemic. I’m sure it will not be the only series to have a foreshortened season.

All Other TV News

Netflix has removed Chappelle’s Show after Dave Chappelle asked them to since ViacomCBS licensed the show to Netflix without paying him.

Run has become Hulu’s most-watched original movie.

You can buy Baby Yoda’s macarons, but it’s gonna cost you.

BBC’s MasterChef was forced to edit out a contestant due to “health issues,” which just sounds like some bullshit to me. Often if a reality show contestant has some sort of health problem, they use it for story-building and drama. But maybe the Brits are more sensitive about such things (no, they absolutely are not).

Fox News has settled the lawsuit Seth Rich’s family brought against them for spewing hideous conspiracy theories about his death.

Saved by the Bell Hooks is amazing. (bell hooks, for those who don’t know)

Mike Schur has some thoughts and feelings about Thanksgiving and I am here for it:

I mean, if I’m being honest, Christmas is just a much better holiday.

Cancellations

  • One Day at a Time has been canceled at Pop, which is not entirely surprising: they had been shedding original programming as soon as the ViacomCBS merger was complete. Sony Picture TV will be shopping it around to other networks. 

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Mr. Mayor will premiere on NBC on January 7.
  • Shameless will return on Showtime on December 6.
  • 9-1-1: Lone Star returns on Fox on January 18.
  • The Great Gift Exchange will debut on YouTube on December 1.

R.I.P.

Malcolm Marmorstein, Writer of Pete’s Dragon and Return from Witch Mountain and Dark Shadows

Jery Hewitt, Stunt coordinator who worked on Law & Order and many Coen Brothers movies

Ed Murray, Brother of Bill and inspiration for Caddyshack

Diego Maradona, Soccer great

Hal Ketchum, Country singer (and one of my personal favorites)

WATCH THIS

Saved by the Bell: Bayside High is back in this winking reboot. Series premiere. Peacock

Women of Worth: NBC celebrates 10 women who have done exceptional work bettering their communities. 7 p.m., NBC

The Mystery of D.B. Cooper: A look at the unsolved case of the mysterious man who hijacked a plane and then parachuted away with a $200,000 prize back in 1971. 8 p.m., HBO

Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving Special: SNL‘s best Thanksgiving skits all in one place. 8 p.m., NBC

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Melissa McCarthy, the original cast of “Saved by the Bell”, Sheryl Crow
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: John Oliver, Joe Buck
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Rob Corddry, José Andrés
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Chris Rock, Rauw Alejandro featuring J Balvin
  • The Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show

WEDS. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Goldbergs
(new)
American Housewife
(new)
The Conners
(new)
black-ish
(new)
For Life
(new)
CBS The Amazing Race
(new)
The Amazing Race
(new)
S.W.A.T.
(new)
CW Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Local
FOX The Masked Singer
(repeat)
I Can See Your Voice
(repeat)
News/Local
NBC Women of Worth
(new)
Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving Special
(new)

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