Captain Kirk has finally gone where lots of men have gone before …

I have an anxious dog with bizarre food rituals. I relate so hard.

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Captain Kirk has finally gone to space.

The View gave Candace Cameron Bure PTSD. No doubt.

Mike Flanagan discusses his next project and it sounds pretty heavy metal. (More details under “In Development.”)


Ridley Scott isn’t threatened by the upcoming Alien series.

BREAKING: People watched more TV during the pandemic.

Bravo is being subpoenaed for unaired Erika Jayne footage. Who could have possibly seen this coming from ten miles away?

All of the Silicon Valley jokes that called Kumail Nanjiani ugly hurt his and his wife’s feelings.

Brian Cox wearing a “Fuck Off” face mask to the Succession premiere party makes me happy.

Time to start thinking about your Halloween costume.

If you’ve got a spare $2 million, you can buy the Sabrina the Teenage Witch house.

The Wendy Williams Show returns next week — but not with Wendy Williams.

Netflix has reinstated those employees who were suspended over their protests of the Dave Chappelle special because they realized it wasn’t a great look.

Time for your daily Squid Game news:

The numbers are in for the show, and reportedly 111 million households watched the series in its first 28 days (or at least two minutes of it, which is how Netflix comes up with its numbers), which far surpasses the previous record-holder, Bridgerton at 82 million.

The creator of the series, Hwang Dong-hyuk, credits Former President Game Show for being an inspiration for the series:

“…And then Donald Trump became the president of the United States and I think he kind of resembles one of the VIPs in the Squid Game. It’s almost like he’s running a game show, not a country, like giving people horror. After all these issues happened, I thought it was about time that this show goes out into the world.”

SPOILER ALERT: LeBron didn’t like the ending. (Also, there are real spoilers in here.)

This happened in the U.K.:

(I genuinely am trying to avoid writing about Squid Game so much — the buzz will eventually die down at some point, I guess.)

Going Viral

Two weeks ago:

This week:

Since I posted about the virus last, we passed the horrible marker of over 700,000 Americans dead from this virus. We are definitely seeing declines in cases, though, especially here in the South where it looks as though Delta might have finally burnt itself off. The decline in hospitalizations is particularly good news, as it means deaths will (hopefully) follow suit soon. This is definitely good news, but I am still holding my breath (no pun intended) as we head into the cold weather and holiday season. Fingers crossed for all of us.

Oh, and more good news: A new pill could cut hospitalizations and death in half.

Since I was here last, a few notable people have contracted and died from the virus:

Marc Pilcher, Emmy-winning Bridgerton makeup and hairstylist, passed away from COVID. He was vaccinated and only 53 years old.

Ricarlo Flanagan, a former actor on Showtime’s Shameless and contestant on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, passed away from the virus at age 41.

Smokey Robinson nearly died of the virus last December.

That lunatic Alan West has COVID and is doubling down on his anti-vaxx position. Tell me if you can figure out what is stupid about this tweet:

Supreme Court Justice Brett “I Like Beer” Kavanaugh tested positive for the virus last week.

Dancing With the Stars contestant Cody Rigsby tested positive after his partner Cheryl Burke contracted the virus. And Derek Hough had to stay home last week after being exposed.

Meanwhile, these anti-vaxxers keep making trouble.

Nets player Kyrie Irving has been banned from playing until he gets the damn shot. GOOD.

And no, Irving’s not just protesting mandates:

As if I needed more confirmation that I am pro-NBA mandate, look at this fucking hypocrite:

By the way, Andrew Wiggins got the vaccine.

ESPN’s Sage Steele was suspended after she tested positive and called Disney and ESPN’s mandate “sick and scary.” She’ll return to the air tomorrow.

Letitia Wright is still out there talking nonsense.

Joe Rogan is still out here talking nonsense.

Bravo didn’t require Nicki Minaj to be vaccinated when she appeared at the Real Housewives of Potomac reunion. Boo.

New York’s largest hospital system fired some 1,400 employees for refusing to be vaccinated.

Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva is refusing to enforce the city’s mandate in his department. More cops are dying from COVID than anything else. The city should fire him.

Our Idiot Governor is now trying to put in his own executive order preventing any Texas business from instituting a vaccine mandate. First of all, fuck this guy. Second, good luck with that and a little something called The Supremacy Clause. Third, how is it that these assholes are always so pro-get-yer-guvment-out-my-business until they’re the ones running the government who wants to get into your business? Like, literally. He’s literally trying to use the government to interfere in private businesses’ business decisions. Fourth, I return to point the first.

The Disney Princess – The Concert tour has been canceled for this year.

Food Network’s Halloween Wars had to be canceled because of the pandemic.

Theme parks in California are going to require proof of vaccination. GOOD.


  • You has been renewed for a fourth season on Netflix.


In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm returns on HBO on October 24.
  • Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin will premiere on Paramount+ on October 29.
  • Home Sweet Home Alone will debut on Disney+ on November 12.
  • The Beatles: Get Back will premiere on Disney+ on November 25.
  • Head of the Class will debut on HBO Max on November 4.
  • Locke & Key will return on Netflix on October 22.
  • The Blacklist will return on NBC on October 21.

  • Money Heist returns on Netflix on December 3.
  • Fairfax will premiere on Amazon on October 29.
  • Cusp will debut on Showtime on November 26.
  • Temple will return on Spectrum on November 1.
  • Harriet the Spy will premiere on Apple TV+ on November 19.
  • Cowboy Bebop will debut on Netflix on October 21.
  • Swap Shop will debut on Netflix on November 9.
  • The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula will return on Shudder on October 19.
  • Dragons: The Nine Realms will premiere on Hulu and Peacock on December 23.
  • A Boy Called Christmas will premiere on Netflix on November 24. Netflix has released their holiday programming dates: You can find them here.


Cynthia Harris, Mad About You actress and Broadway star

Fuller Goldsmith, Chopped Junior champion and competitor on Top Chef Junior

Brian Goldner, CEO of Hasbro and executive producer of Transformers

Paddy Maloney, Founding member of The Chieftans


The Sinner: Ambrose can’t even go on vacation without finding himself in the middle of a murder mystery. Season premiere. 9 p.m., USA

Just Beyond: This new spooky anthology series is based on the stories of R.L. Stine. Series premiere. Diseny+

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Legends are stranded in 1925 Odessa, Texas in the season premiere. 7 p.m., The CW

Batwoman: Batwing joins the action in the season premiere. 8 p.m., The CW

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Nicole Holofcener, Victoria Beckham, Holly Humberstone
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Sarah Snook
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Billie Eilish
  • Watch What Happens Live: Garcelle Beauvais, Amber Tamblyn

WEDS. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Goldbergs
The Wonder Years
The Conners
Home Economics
A Million Little Things
CBS Survivor
Tough as Nails
CSI: Vegas
CW DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
FOX The Masked Singer
Alter Ego
NBC Chicago Med
Chicago Fire
Chicago P.D.

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