While I was away, Meghan Markle took down yet another racist British institution

Hi! It’s Monday and I’m back and this is a capybara shoving itself into a bucket.

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Hi! I’m back! What did I miss? A full-fledged nuclear meltdown over at The Talk involving an Osbourne? COOL.

So what had happened was on Wednesday, March 10, The Talk, being a hot topic talk show, was discussing what everyone was talking about that week: the bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and, specifically, Piers Morgan’s completely bonkers reaction to it. Sharon Osbourne defended her pal, Morgan, which led to heated discussion with her co-hosts, specifically Sheryl Underwood.

Osbourne issued an apology on Twitter a couple of days later:

But it was too little, too late. On the same day the apology went out, one of Osbourne’s former co-hosts, Holly Robinson Peete revealed that Osbourne called her “ghetto” and had her fired from the show.

In response, Sharon Osbourne claimed she was set-up by the producers:

Osbourne says about eight minutes before the show began on Wednesday, a showrunners called and ask her if it was OK if they asked about Morgan. “I said, ‘Sure, they can ask me whatever.’ But then I get on there, I say my piece and Sheryl [Underwood] turns around straight-faced, looks at me and is reading from a card with questions. I was just so hurt, caught off guard and stunned by what I was being asked and not prepared. I was honestly in shock. I felt like I was in front of a firing squad. I felt like a lamb held out for slaughter. … They had me there for 20 minutes.”

So, then on Monday, CBS was like: “You know what? We’re just going to push the pause button here, and not film The Talk for two days next week while we do an ‘investigation’ into the allegations of racism against Sharon Osbourne.”


As a result, CBS was forced to extend The Talk‘s hiatus through all last week, in desperate hope that this whole mess will blow over.

CBS is committed to a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace across all of our productions. We’re also very mindful of the important concerns expressed and discussions taking place regarding events on The Talk. This includes a process where all voices are heard, claims are investigated and appropriate action is taken where necessary. The show will extend its production hiatus until next Tuesday as we continue to review these issues.

EXCEPT, IT’S NOT COMING BACK THIS WEEK EITHER. CBS extended the hiatus for a third time, lasting through this week.

But hey — someone is defending Osbourne. This is an actual email FoolishWatcher received last week, despite being on a hiatus ourselves and not covering this story:

“Fuck CBS bring back Sharon Osbourne I Believe In Reverse Racism and when I See crocodile tears and bullshit that’s going on on your set like the rest of the world wake up see who in a minority is then make your fucking decisions dumbasses”

Ma’am, this is a TV blog.

Something else that I missed last week was the Oscar nominations. Now, this is a TV blog, not a movie blog, so I’m not going to spend a whole lot of time on them, except to note a few very interesting things:

  1. The Walking Dead‘s Steven Yeun became the first Asian-American man to receive a nomination in the Lead Actor category for his performance in Minari.
  2. Theatrical releases had a surprisingly strong showing despite the past year being all about the streaming services. That said, Amazon scored 12 nominations — including one for Riz Ahmed, the first Muslim to be nominated for Lead Actor. 
  3. The Oscar ceremony is going to be held at The Dolby Theater and Los Angeles’ Union Station. The station will continue to service passengers during the ceremony which is a choice. No word on a host yet, though.

Also, the Grammys happened, and a very dirty performance of “WAP” had people losing their damn minds.

Speaking of the Grammys: Rachel Maddow is one step closer to an EGOT.

And Tiffany Haddish learned she won a Grammy while filming Kids Say the Darndest Things in the most adorable, uplifting way:

And in more awards show news, The Writers Guild of America held their virtual ceremony last night and the big winner were, again, Ted Lasso and The Crown.

John Oliver completely evicerated Tucker Carlson on his show last week, exposing him as the white supremacist that he is:

The Last of Us is going to be true to the game, but don’t expect it to be a perfect replica.

AMC is developing digital spinoffs of Fear the Walking Dead and Better Call Saul.

Bryan Cranston explains why Walter White leaves the watch behind in season five of Breaking Bad because y’all think too hard about these things.

Yes, there will be more Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Organized Crimes crossovers, obviously.

Tubi, a free streaming service, is getting into the original programming business. Because what we were lacking was content.

Wait, David Bowie was supposed to be in Hannibal? … Really?

Congratulations to Karlie Kloss and absolutely no one else who might be related to the Trump clan.

Get better soon, Lo Bosworth.

Going Viral

As of today, we have seen somewhere between 542,000 and 555,000 deaths here in America. Deaths are going down, as are cases, though not nearly as quickly. Here in Harris County, we have gone from “Extremely High Risk” to “Very High Risk” which sorta feels like The Bluth Company moving from a “Triple Sell” to a “Don’t Buy,” but I’ll take it.

The great news is we have had two days in a row of 3 million+ vaccinations, and President Biden was able to surpass his promise of 100 million vaccinations in his first 100 days on March 19 — his 59th day in office.

Additonally, the AstraZeneca vaccine has been proven effective. Here in America we have millions of AstraZeneca doses, but we might not need them as we should have enough of the other three vaccines to vaccinate every adult by May. If that’s the case, we should be able to distribute these vaccines globally and help fight the virus in needier parts of the world.

Go get your vaccine, and you could get a free Krispy Kreme.

The science-denying shitbirds who made a big show of going maskless to large superspreader events at the White House were the same assholes who tried to jump the line for the vaccine when it became available.

Meanwhile, now that Biden is president, there are an alarming number of Republican politicians who are refusing to get the vaccine — a full quarter of the members of the House, including that dipshit Madison Cawthorn. 🙄

The Boston Symphony Orchestra will return to the open-air Tanglewood performance space this summer.

Yo-Yo Ma gave an impromtu performance after receving his vaccine.

The French are freaking out about theaters being closed — Corinne Masiero, a French actress stripped down in the in the middle of the César awards as a protest, and there have been multiple demonstrations around the country.

A Galveston Karen refused to wear a mask in a bank and got her ass arrested. “POLICE BRUTALITY!” she tried to yell, but the other customers were like, “nah.”

Eric Spinato, a Fox News and Fox Business News producer, has died from COVID-19 complications.

Kent Taylor, the founder of The Texas Roadhouse chain of restaurants, commited suicide after suffering severe tinnitus as a result of COVID-19.

The Kid Mero contracted COVID-19 and reports that he’s doing OK. His Desus & Mero‘s co-host, Desus Nice has received his vaccination.

The Chi had to suspend production following a positive COVID-19 test.


  • Mr. Mayor has been renewed for a second season at NBC. Hooray! It took the show a minute, but it eventually found its footing.
  • Outlander has been renewed at Starz for a seventh season.
  • Bloodlands has been renewed for a second season on BBC.


In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • The Irregulars debuts on Netflix on March 26.
  • Van Helsing will return on Syfy on April 16.
  • Baketopia will premiere on HBO Max on March 25.
  • Descendants: The Royal Wedding will premiere on Disney Channel this summer.
  • Earth Moods will debut on Disney+ on April 16.
  • The Banishing will premiere on Shudder on April 15.
  • Behind the Music returns on Paramount+ soon.
  • Glad You Asked returns on YouTube on March 30.
  • Ferry premieres on Netflix soon.
  • Edens Zero will debut on Netflix sometime in 2021.
  • Domina will premiere on Sky soon.


Jeffrey M. Hayes, Paramount producer who developed MacGyver, Vega$, T.J. Hooker, and Star Trek: The Next Generation

“Marvelous” Marvin Hagler, Boxer and occasional TV guest star

Carmel Quinn, Irish singer and TV star

JT Gray, Owner of the Nashville institution, The Station Inn


Breeders: The dark family comedy starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard is back and now the kids are preteens so good luck with all that. Season premiere. 9 p.m., FX

American Idol: The Hollywood duets round is upon us, as is a move to Monday nights (in addition to Sunday’s episodes). 7 p.m., ABC

Hoarders: The show that makes you feel a bit better about your own mess — but also concerned about your inability to throw certain things away — is back. Season premiere. 7 p.m., A&E

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Tracee Ellis Ross, Andy Cohen, Aaron Frazer
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Ken Jeong, Eddie Izzard, Griff, Ash Soan
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Robert Downey Jr., Walter Isaacson, Sebastián Yatra & Guyanaa
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: David Tennant, Joy Downer
  • The Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
  • Watch What Happens Live: Natasha De Bourg, Hannah Ferrier
  • A Little Late with Lily Singh: Melinda Gates

MON. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC American Idol
The Good Doctor
CBS NCAA Basketball
CW Bulletproof
Black Lightning
FOX 9-1-1
America’s Most Wanted
NBC The Voice

One thought on “While I was away, Meghan Markle took down yet another racist British institution

  1. Welcome back. You might have missed it but that woman was arrested twice for not wearing a mask. Once in Galveston and once in Texas City. Im anxiously waiting for her to get the trifecta.

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