In which I find myself contemplating going back and blogging an old show because apparently, I’ve lost my damn mind.

It’s Friday! Go out there and tackle the world like one of these two: a dog that won’t take no for an answer, or the prairie dog who isn’t taking anyone’s bullshit.

All Other TV News

This list of the best episodes of The Leftovers makes me not just want to do a rewatch but go back and write about this weird, beautiful, heartbreakingly genius series. Putting a pin in that, considering I never finished uploading my Lost episodes … I gotta get back on that.

Turns out Peacock’s bet on WWE and The Office fans paid off.

Julianna Marguiles explains that one line in a book cost her $27 million. There, I fixed the headline.

The Pixar kids are frustrated their films are being shifted to Disney+ and not being treated like other Disney releases that are sold at premium prices. And, honestly, that’s fair.

First of all, Hulu’s Sasquatch is a fascinating documentary that I highly recommend, especially if you are interested in true crime and/or Bigfoot. Here’s the heartbreaking story behind how David Holthouse, the investigative journalist at the center of the documentary, became who he is.

Next week, Eboni K. Williams will become the first Black woman to join the cast of The Real Housewives of New York. She says she’s been a fan of the show from day one and has seen every episode (good for her) and that the cast member she did not get along with? The Countess. Can’t wait.

TEAM ANDERSON COOPER. For shame, Jeopardy! contestants. SHAME.

Roku has removed YouTube during their ongoing slap fight with Google.

The head of Marvel can’t wrap his head around a non-VFX world. This explains so much, including why I can’t watch any of the Marvel movies without getting a headache.

The dingdongs at Project Veritas are suing CNN for saying that they were kicked off of Twitter for spreading disinformation instead of the REAL reason they were kicked off Twitter: doxing people. OK.

There was a time when I would have laughed at the idea of certifiable crazy person Randy Quaid running for governor of California, but then 2016 happened.

Lady Gaga’s dognappers have been arrested. Good. Go directly to jail.

Going Viral

Yesterday we had 51,465 new cases of the virus here in the States: the lowest number since October 13. Which is fantastic news — and a sign that the vaccine is working. The not-great news is that the rate of vaccinations seems to be slowing down, dipping below the 3 million+ rate we had been going at a couple of weeks ago.

What we need is more creative thinking like this: the Milwaukee Bucks are offering attendees the vaccine ahead of Sunday’s game. More sports teams should partner with their state health departments to do events like this — it’s in the interest of their own bottom line to get as many people vaccinated so that they can fill their stadiums again. And it should be stressed to fans across the country that their beloved games won’t return to normal until the majority of us are vaccinated.

Joe Rogan admits that he’s an idiot and no one should listen to him on the issue of vaccines. “I’m not a doctor, I’m a fuckin-ing moron,” he said. “I’m not a respected source of information, even for me … But I at least try to be honest about what I’m saying.” Sounds like someone was given a stern talking-to by his advertisers and bosses at Spotify.

And this is stupid: vaccines won’t be required from casts and crews on movie and TV productions. A renegotiation of the back-to-work order between the unions and studios will happen in June. Let’s hope they reconsider this part.

R.I.P. Waterworld stunt show.


  • The Duchess has been canceled at Netflix after one season.

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

The CW has announced its summer premieres:

  • In The Dark: June 23
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: July 11
  • Wellington Paranormal: July 11
  • Coroner: July 15
  • Dead Pixels: July 18
  • Roswell, New Mexico: July 26
  • DC’s Stargirl: August 10
  • Masters of Illusion: August 13
  • Burden of Truth: August 19

Not going to lie: I’m very excited Wellington Paranormal is coming to the States.

  • Dexter returns on Showtime this fall.
  • Castlevania returns on Netflix on May 13.


Johnny Crawford, Young star of The Rifleman

Jill Corey, Torch singer and TV star in the 50s

Anne Douglas, Widow of Kirk Douglas and former film publicist



MacGyver: Mac and Riley have nanotrackers in their bodies in the series finale. 7 p.m., CBS

Pet Stars: Pet agents find pet stars in this new series. Netflix

22 vs Earth: This is a new Pixar short set before the events in Soul. Disney+


Tenet: Christopher Nolan’s time-twisty action thriller comes to cable. HBO

Inspiring America: The 2021 Inspiration List: This new special honors those Americans who have served as inspirations to millions. The first honorees includeHamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon, World Central Kitchen founder José Andrés, and CEO of Feeding America Claire Babineaux-Fontenot. 7 p.m., NBC


Pose: Bianca becomes a nurse’s aide in the third and final season premiere. 9 p.m., FX

The Girlfriend Experience: A young woman moves to London where she juggles a tech job and providing the “girlfriend experience.” Season premiere. 7 p.m., Starz

Legends of Tomorrow: Sara is kidnapped by Aliens in the season premiere. 7 p.m., The CW


Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Friday): James Spader, Abbi Jacobson, Beach Bunny
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: (Friday): Jane Fonda, John Oliver, Ringo Starr, Teddy Swims
  • Watch What Happens Live (Sunday): Quad Webb, Marlo Hampton

FRI. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
CBS MacGyver
Magnum P.I.
Blue Bloods
CW World’s Funniest Animals: Spring Fling
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
FOX Friday Night Smackdown Local
NBC The Blacklist

SAT. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30
ABC Shark Tank
American Idol
CBS NCIS: New Orleans
NCIS: New Orleans
48 Hours News/Local
FOX PBC Fight Night
The Masked Singer
NBC Inspiring America
Law and Order: SVU
Dateline: Saturday Night Mystery
Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
(Nick Jonas)

SUN. 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos
American Idol
The Rookie
CBS 60 Minutes NCIS: Los Angeles
NCIS: New Orleans
The CW Local DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
FOX The Simp-sons
Bless the Harts
The Simp-sons
The Great North
Bob’s Burgers
Family Guy
NBC Ellen’s Game of Games
Ellen’s Game of Games
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
Good Girls

4 thoughts on “In which I find myself contemplating going back and blogging an old show because apparently, I’ve lost my damn mind.

  1. Hey! For what it’s worth, Almodóvar’s 30-minute film, The Human Voice, starring Tilda Swinton, has popped up on HBO Max today (Friday). It’s gotten a lot of critical praise; I’m looking forward to watching it.

    And don’t forget the ponies tomorrow. So many ponies!

  2. I appreciate Joe Rogan publicly stating that he is a dumbass. BUT, “I’m not a doctor, I’m a fuckin-ing moron,” he said. “I’m not a respected source of information, even for me … But I at least try to be honest about what I’m saying.”

    The problem is there are millions of people who inexplicably listen to what you have to say Joe. You may not have meant to be a respected source of information but your fans see you that way. Be better.

  3. I will totally re-watch “The Leftovers” if you decide to blog it. Hell, I’ll finally read the book, which has been sitting on my Kindle for however long. I’m here for this.

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