The hate-blog results are in and … just … why?

Apparently, this is a thing this week:

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Well, you did it, you monsters.

It looks like I’ll be blogging La Brea this fall. IT LOOKS SO BAD, GODDAMMIT. But I gave you this power, so I have literally no one to blame but myself. La Brea will premiere on Tuesday, September 28th on NBC, and I just set the DVR. I hate you people.

Chaos just broke out on the set of The View this morning. Vice President Kamala Harris was scheduled to be on the show today, an event that the show had been promoting breathlessly all week.

But things started off on the wrong foot when it was announced that Whoopi Goldberg was not going to be there thanks to a bout of sciatica. The show began with the panel consisting of Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Sara Haines, and Ana Navarro discussing vaccine hesitancy and the continued spread of COVID. But when the show returned from the first commercial break, Hostin and Navarro were removed from the table. After the next commercial break, Behar and Haines were at the table alone with the news that Hostin and Navarro had just tested positive for the virus.

As for Vice President Harris, her interview would go on — but late into the episode and with Harris remaining backstage rather than at the table with Behar and Haines. Absolute madness.

Vice President Harris had no contact with the hosts before the show, so she should be safe.

So, Russell T. Davies is returning to Doctor Who.

Jensen Ackles will, in fact, direct an episode of Walker, so I guess his little spat with Jared Padalecki is over?

Gloria Vanderbilt once offered to carry her son Anderson Cooper’s baby when she was 85 because she was a lunatic.

Hey, Netflix has created a dedicated page for all their Halloween goodness, so you can easily get your spook on.

Speaking of horror, I watched the new James Wan film, Malignant, on HBO Max and holy shit, you guys, I’m not sure that I’ve seen a more insane horror movie. I don’t want to spoil anything, because you do NOT see the reveal coming, but I can’t decide if it is an instant camp classic or the worst horror movie I’ve seen in a long time. I can’t say I recommend it, but I kinda recommend it, as long as you can 1. handle a LOT of gore, and 2. go in with low expectations. Complete insanity. And if you have watched it, I recommend you read this VERY SPOILERY DO NOT READ UNTIL YOU HAVE SEEN IT piece about where Wan and his wife and co-writer came up with the idea, and then go search “Malignant” on Twitter, where people’s responses have been hilarious.

Nathan for You was one of the most subversive shows that has ever aired.


Feel better soon, Tom Felton!

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • Acapulco will debut on Apple TV+ on October 8.
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer  will premiere on Amazon on October 15.
  • The Orville will return on Hulu on March 10.
  • The Electrical Life of Louis Wain premieres in theaters on October 22 and on Amazon on November 5.
  • Claws returns on TNT on December 26.
  • Jacinta will premiere on Hulu on October 8.
  • Bob’s Burgers will return on Fox on September 26.
  • The Way Down: God, Greed, and the Cult of Gwen Shamblin debuts on HBO Max on September 30.
  • Dead & Beautiful will debut on Shudder on November 4.
  • The Unlikely Murderer will premiere on Netflix on November 5.
  • A World Without will premiere on Netflix on October 14.
  • Vince Carter: Legacy will debut on Crackle on October 1.
  • Puppy Place will premiere on Apple TV+ on October 15.
  • Get Rolling With Otis will premiere on Apple TV+ on October 8.


Basil Hoffman, Actor who had more than 100 film and TV roles, including Hill Street Blues, Square Pegs, and Santa Barbara

Al Harrington, Actor in the original Hawaii Five-0

Tim Donnelly, Actor in Emergency!

Jay Sandrich, Emmy-winning director of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Cosby Show

Roger Michell, Director of Notting Hill

George Ferencz, Director of Off-Broadway plays



Midnight Mass: The creator of Haunting of Hill House delivers a new terrifying story set on a small island that begins to experience miracles when a mysterious priest arrives. Series premiere. Netflix

The Great British Baking Show: Season premiere. Netflix

The Show: A look behind the scenes at The Weeknd’s Super Bowl performance. Premiere. 8 p.m., Showtime

Aly Raisman: Darkness to Light: The remarkable Aly Raisman meets with fellow survivors of abuse and discusses their trauma while also sharing her story in this three-hour special. Premiere. 7 p.m., Lifetime


Eli Roth’s History of Horror: This series is legitimately a must-see for fans of horror. Streaming premiere ahead of the October 1st premiere on AMC. AMC+

Elvira’s 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special Special: The horror icon’s 40th anniversary is here, not that you can tell it by looking at her, and Shudder is going to celebrate her with a movie marathon. Shudder

Promising Young Woman: I hesitate to call this a “comedy” but it is a very dark revenge thriller about gender politics that is well worth your time.  7 p.m., HBO


The Simpsons: Marge stages a revival of her high school musical in the season premiere. 7 p.m., Fox

The Great North: Judy receives some unexpected news from the dentist. Season premiere. 7:30 p.m., Fox

Bob’s Burgers: Louise attends the Pixie Princess Promenade. Season premiere. 8 p.m., Fox

Family Guy: Lois gets LASIK in the season premiere. 8 p.m., Fox

The Rookie: Officer Nolan and the team race against time to save Lopez in the season premiere. 9 p.m., ABC

Celebrity Wheel of Fortune: Season premiere. 7 p.m., ABC

Supermarket Sweep: Season premiere. 8 p.m., ABC

The Tony Awards: Broadway’s back! (Kinda.) 8 p.m., CBS

Global Citizen: Performances by Stevie Wonder with Adam Lambert, Chloe x Halle, Demi Lovato, H.E.R., ONEREPUBLIC, Ozuna, The Lumineers and 5 Seconds of Summer. 2 p.m., FX; 6 p.m., ABC

BMF: This new series produced by 50 Cent is based on the true story of two brothers in Detroit who created one of the most influential crime families in the country. Series premiere. 8 p.m., Starz

Nuclear Family: A three-part documentary special about a lesbian couple and their family who was nearly torn apart via a lawsuit that ended with a legal decision that would forever change the way gay families were seen in this country. Premiere. 9 p.m., HBO

Wellington Paranormal: Season finale. 8 p.m., The CW


FRI. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Wonder Years
Home Economics
CBS Secret Celebrity Renovation
The Greatest #AtHome Videos
Blue Bloods
CW Dynasty
FOX Friday Night Smackdown Local
NBC Ordinary Joe

SAT. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30
ABC College Football
48 Hours News/Local
FOX MLB Baseball
NBC The Voice
Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live

SUN. 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Global Citizen Live
Celebrity Wheel of Fortune
Supermarket Sweep
The Rookie
CBS Local Big Brother
The Tony Awards
The CW Local Penn & teller: Fool Us
Wellington Paranormal
Wellington Paranormal
The Simp-sons
The Great North
Bob’s Burgers
Family Guy
NBC Sunday Night Football

2 thoughts on “The hate-blog results are in and … just … why?

  1. Just over here doing the happy dance in anticipation of your La Brea hateblogging. I may even watch the first couple of episodes along with you, so I can fully appreciate the hate. Truly, you are doing us all a huge service.

  2. “I can’t decide if it is an instant camp classic or the worst horror movie I’ve seen in a long time.” You put my feelings about Malignant into words! I have a lot of friends that turned it off during the first 5 minutes before the title sequence and I almost did as well. It was campy to a degree that it was terrible.

    With that said, I’m excited for the La Brea hate blog.

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