It’s Wednesday! Here’s a baby pig having a bath!
smol oinkyboi does a relax pic.twitter.com/paiOyJ9zQX
— Animal Life (@animalIife) December 16, 2020
I know I only have 35 more days to scream about President Dumpsterfire, but I’m going to give us all a break from it today. Don’t worry, I’ll be back to set my hair on fire about whatever stupid shit he’s tweeting and doing tomorrow.
I write about this virus every single day, I am well aware of what is going on out there, and yet somehow it wasn’t until I saw this picture of Houston’s-own Dr. Hotez receiving the vaccine that I became emotional about it. It’s really happening, we’re really close to the end of this thing. We just have to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe for a few more months.
2/4: Also with mixed emotions X3.
1. Sadness & Grief: Reflecting on the 300,000 Americans who lost their lives from #COVID19. Those who never had this opportunity, because our nation could never organize a national plan roadmap. How I tried to push WH to implement an Oct 1 Plan
— Prof Peter Hotez MD PhD (@PeterHotez) December 16, 2020
4/4: Apprehension: Hoping things go well with the US vaccination program this month and that @moderna_tx @AstraZeneca @JNJNews @Novavax vaccines get up, we’ll need them. Also our @TexasChildrens @BCM_TropMed vaccine with @biological_e deeply worried about the LMICs pic.twitter.com/vhU1NW0a0m
— Prof Peter Hotez MD PhD (@PeterHotez) December 16, 2020
And don’t be duped that this is just an old person’s disease: this July was the deadliest month for U.S. adults ages 25 to 44 in modern American history. I shudder to learn what this winter brings.
California is considering rationing care. This, theme park CEOs, is why you weren’t allowed to fling DinseyLand wide open.
Tom Cruise doesn’t sound happy pic.twitter.com/wiREiK3XYh
— 👔 N17 Pete (@PeteJColeman007) December 15, 2020
“You can tell it to the people who are losing their fucking homes because our industry is shut down. It’s not going to put food on their table or pay for their college education. That’s what I sleep with every night – the future of this fucking industry! So I’m sorry, I am beyond your apologies. I have told you, and now I want it, and if you don’t do it, you’re out. We are not shutting this fucking movie down! Is it understood? If I see it again, you’re fucking gone.”
“Am I clear? Do you understand what I want?” Cruise asked. “Do you understand the responsibility that I have? Because I will deal with your reason, and if you can’t be reasonable and I can’t deal with your logic, you’re fired. That’s it. That is it. I trust you guys to be here.”
I mean, he’s not wrong.
Kamala Harris promises that there won’t be a punishment if people disregard her administration’s 100-day mask mandate. (But there should be. GO TO MAKSLESS JAIL AND SEE HOW COMFORTABLE YOU ARE THEN.)
Ivanka needs to shut the hell up and sit the hell down. Can not be done with these garbage people soon enough.
Maine senator Angus King is asking streaming services to make themselves available for free during the holidays to encourage people to stay home. They did this at the beginning of this crisis, and it’s not a terrible idea now, too, but I don’t think some free Netflix is going to convince some family of Karens who is determined to give grandma COVID this Christmas to not do so.
Nathan Apodaca, the viral Fleetwood Mac “Dreams” skateboarder, has contracted the virus.
Secretary of State (not for long) Mike Pompeo is in quarantine after being exposed to someone with the virus and NOT because he’s hiding in embarrassment after his 900-person State Department party only garnered 70 RSVPs and even fewer guests and he canceled his appearance.
All Other TV News
Better Call Saul, The Good Place, The Boys and Watchmen: It shouldn’t surprise you that Barack Obama has good taste in TV.
“Better Call Saul, because of its great characters and examination of the dark side of the American dream. The Good Place — it’s a wise and sweet combination of goofy comedy and big philosophical questions. And Watchmen and The Boys, for how they turn superhero conventions on their heads to lay bare issues of race, capitalism, and the distorting effects of corporate power and mass media. Oh, and the NBA playoffs — because it’s hoops!”
Ummm. You guys? HOLY. SHIT.
Thanks for watching, @BarackObama. If you ever wanna hang out, hit me up in my DM's. (But seriously, this is amazing, THANKS for the shout out) #TheBoys #TheBoysTV @TheBoysTV @SPTV #SPNFamily https://t.co/Ek9rYEdzm9
— Eric Kripke (@therealKripke) December 15, 2020
Hey, the first three episodes of The Expanse have dropped on Amazon early.
Showtime is going with a “quality over quantity” approach to its marketing. I mean, good luck with that.
- Servant has been renewed for a third season on Apple TV+.
- Full Frontal with Samantha Bee has been renewed for a sixth season on TBS.
- The Ingraham Angle is going to be on Fox News for a while.
- A Night Court sequel with John Larroquette is being developed at NBC, you guys.
- Pam & Tommy, a limited series about Pam Anderson and Tommy Lee starring Lily James and Sebastian Stan, is coming to Hulu.
- Stath Lets Flats is being remade at Fox.
- Burn In, an A.I. thriller, is in development at CBS.
- The Three Joaquins is in development at ABC.
- RIP, a dark comedy, is in the works at Paramount+.
- Sharing The Wisdom Of Time, the book written by Pope Francis is being turned into a documentary series at Netflix.
- Secret Guide to Celestial Creatures is being developed at Disney+.
- Life After Life is being turned into a four-part series at BBC.
- A Children’s Bible is being adapted into a limited series.
- Clap When You Land is being developed into a TV series.
- Bruce W. Smith and Ralph Farquhar have signed a multi-year overall deal with Disney.
- David James Elliott and Joel Murray are joining the cast of Heels on Starz.
- Merrin Dungey and Brianna Hildebrand are joining the cast of Lucifer on Netflix.
- Navid Negahban and Pej Vahdat are joining The Old Man on FX on Hulu.
- Jeffrey Nordling is joining Walker on The CW.
- Meagan Holder is joining Dave on FXX.
- Emily Beecham will star in 1899 on Netflix.
- Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen are doing the CNN New Year’s Eve thing again.
- April Ryan is joining TheGrio.TV as its first White House correspondent and Washington, D.C. bureau chief.
Mark Your Calendars
- Search Party returns on HBO Max on January 14.
- Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry will premiere on Apple TV+ on February 26.
- Cobra Kai returns on Netflix in January.
- 9-1-1 returns on Fox on January 18.
- Disenchantment returns on Netflix on January 15.
- Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous will return on Netflix on January 22.
- Tribes of Europa will debut on February 19 on Netflix.
- Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer premieres on Netflix on January 13.
- Asphalt Burning debuts on Netflix on January 2.
- NBC returns with new episodes on January 4.
- Common Sense Networks, a streaming service for kids, will launch in early 2021.
- Cherries Wild, a game show hosted by Jason Biggs, will premiere on Fox on February 14.
- The Circus will return on Showtime on January 10.
- Legends will premiere on Disney+ on January 8.
- The 2020-2021 NBA TV schedule is out.
- Reelz has released their January premieres.
- The Clown and the Candyman will debut on ID on January 18.
- The Proof Is Out There will debut on History Channel on January 5.
- 90 Day Bares All will premiere on Discovery+ on January 4.
- Get a Clue returns on Game Show Network on January 4.
Scott Marshall Smith, Screenwriter of Men of Honor and The Score
Catie Lazarus, Comedian and writer who hosted Employee of the Month, an onstage New York celebrity talk show
Edgardo del Villar, Telemundo anchor in the New York-New Jersey area
Robert Werden, Film industry publicist
The Masked Singer: The three finalists perform one last time before being demasked and one takes home the prized Golden Mask Trophy. Season finale. 7 p.m., Fox
The Expanse: Season five premiere (and first three episodes). Amazon
The Amazing Race: One team finishes the race first and wins the one million dollar prize in New Orleans. Season finale. 7 p.m., CBS
Devils: Series finale. 7 p.m., The CW
How to Ruin Christmas: A sister tries to make things right after ruining her sister’s Christmas wedding in this new comedy series. Series premiere. Netflix
The Ripper: This limited docuseries explores the Yorkshire Ripper who terrorized England in the late 70s (and who just recently died of COVID-19 in prison — oh, spoiler alert: they caught him). Premiere. Netflix
The Art of Political Murder: An examination of the murder of Guatemalan Bishop, Juan Gerardi, who had been looking into the atrocities committed in his country during the brutal civil war of the 80s. Premiere. 8 p.m., HBO
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Tina Fey, Patty Jenkins, Marcus King
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Stacey Abrams, Holland Taylor
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Tom Hanks, Leslie Odom Jr.
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Kawhi Leonard, Lewis Capaldi
- The Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
- Conan: Christopher Walken
- Watch What Happens Live: Michelle Buteau, Jen Shah
|ABC||The Great Christmas Light Fight
|CBS||The Amazing Race
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us
|FOX||The Masked Singer
|NBC||Christmas Spectacular: Starring the Radio City Rockettes at Home Holiday Special
|Saturday Night Live Christmas Special