I have an anxious dog with bizarre food rituals. I relate so hard.
Greg and I have to stand in these spots every mealtime for the dog or he won’t eat. He looks at Greg who says MORE then he looks at me and I say MORE and this lasts til he’s done. We used to have dignity pic.twitter.com/dnKAPfIrG9
— broti gupta (@BrotiGupta) October 13, 2021
All Other TV News
BREAKING: @WilliamShatner lands back on Earth as the oldest person to ever go to space.
Here's his astonished and emotional reaction.
— ABC News (@ABC) October 13, 2021
Congratulations to @WilliamShatner & the entire @blueorigin crew! Star Trek was a big part of my life & why I became an astronaut. Knowing that Captain Kirk made it to space warms my heart. I even brought #StarTrek to space with me. So happy for the entire crew.👩🏾🚀🚀#Space2inspire pic.twitter.com/X1VC5VJ3Y3
— Dr. Sian “Leo” Proctor (@DrSianProctor) October 13, 2021
Huge Congratulations to @WilliamShatner You should do it again every ten years!
— Brent Spiner (@BrentSpiner) October 13, 2021
And now, at last, William Shatner truly is the goddamn Rocket Man. pic.twitter.com/QTWCqsFadO
— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) October 13, 2021
Unless William Shatner went to space today and boned some hot alien chick in full body paint, I don’t really give a shit.
— David Simon (@AoDespair) October 13, 2021
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.”)
IT DAMN WELL BETTER BE SEASON THREE OF MINDHUNTER. (Update: it’s not.)
Something special is coming tomorrow from David Fincher… 👀
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) October 12, 2021
Bravo is being subpoenaed for unaired Erika Jayne footage. Who could have possibly seen this coming from ten miles away?
Brian Cox wearing a “Fuck Off” face mask to the Succession premiere party makes me happy.
Brian Cox, Nicole Ansari-Cox, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Jeremy Strong attend the Succession Season 3 Premiere pic.twitter.com/cO0gjoiMVa
— Succession updates (@SuccessionNews) October 13, 2021
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.
“…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.)
LeBron and AD discuss their thoughts on Squid Game and I briefly lose my professionalism pic.twitter.com/HWP1tHi8oK
— Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) October 13, 2021
This happened in the U.K.:
— TVP Roads Policing (@tvprp) October 11, 2021
(I genuinely am trying to avoid writing about Squid Game so much — the buzz will eventually die down at some point, I guess.)
Two weeks ago:
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.
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:
5/ I can attest that, after this experience, I am even more dedicated to fighting against vaccine mandates. Instead of enriching the pockets of Big Pharma and corrupt bureaucrats and politicians, we should be advocating the monoclonal antibody infusion therapy.
— Allen West (@AllenWest) October 10, 2021
Supreme Court Justice Brett “I Like Beer” Kavanaugh tested positive for the virus last week.
Meanwhile, these anti-vaxxers keep making trouble.
It's still like this every single night. pic.twitter.com/6pGUZzgF5r
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) October 13, 2021
Fox News keeps turning vaccine resisters into culture war heroes. https://t.co/wk4yYB3lb0
The latest: pic.twitter.com/M5Tk9vDbLd
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) October 13, 2021
Shaq shares his thoughts on Kyrie's situation in Brooklyn.
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) September 30, 2021
And no, Irving’s not just protesting mandates:
A few years ago Kyrie Irving went through an extended phase where he insisted the earth is flat. One does not have to accept the spin that there's something deep or pioneering driving his rebellion against the vaccine. https://t.co/DrnAJjz8OM
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) October 13, 2021
As if I needed more confirmation that I am pro-NBA mandate, look at this fucking hypocrite:
I stand with Kyrie Irving.
I stand with Andrew Wiggins.
I stand with Bradley Beal.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 29, 2021
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.
Doocy: Do you know if this hospital might have been having staffing shortages because they have a vaccine mandate
Psaki: I would love for you to account to me where that is the issue more so than the number of unvaccinated who are filling emergency rooms and ICU beds pic.twitter.com/ImB6TPMFxR
— Acyn (@Acyn) October 8, 2021
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.
Hollywood Blvd, Saturday, 11:22 AM:
ANTI-VAXX PROTESTER: Do you see all of these homeless people around. Are they dead in the street with COVID? Hell no. Why?
HOMELESS PERSON (walking by): Because I’m vaccinated you dumb fuck. pic.twitter.com/rPskpOqtKs
— Film The Police LA (@FilmThePoliceLA) October 6, 2021
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.
- You has been renewed for a fourth season on Netflix.
- Better Things will end after this fifth season on FX.
- Dash & Lily has been canceled after one season on Netflix.
- Fall of the House of Usher is being adapted into a series on Netflix by Mike Flanagan, the guy behind Midnight Mass and The Haunting series. I am very excited about this.
- The Bear has been given a series order at FX.
- A Spy Among Friends is being made at Britbox. It will star Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce.
- Aloha MotherFucker, a crime drama, has been ordered at HBO Max.
- Before She Disappeared is being adapted into a series. It is being produced by and will star Hilary Swank.
- Misfit City is in development at HBO Max.
- The Children’s Hour is being adapted into a TV series.
- Welcome To The Team, a soccer reality series, is in the works by Mark Burnett and MGM Television.
- The Blade Artist, starring Robert Carlyle as his Trainspotting character Begbie, is in the works.
- Mr Men Little Miss is going to be adapted into a children’s series.
- Not Going Quietly, a documentary, has been picked up at Vice.
- Rights to Sue Grafton’s alphabet book series have been bought at A&E.
- The Makery and Babble Bop!, both preschool series, have been ordered at Peacock.
- Debra Moore Muñoz has signed an overall deal with FX.
- Robin Givens has returned to Head of the Class on HBO Max (see trailer below).
- Bellamy Young will star in Promised Land on ABC.
- James Denton and Teri Hatcher will star in A Kiss Before Christmas on Hallmark Channel.
- Melissa De Sousa and McKinley Freeman have joined Our Kind of People on Fox.
- Bobby Berk will host a holiday edition of Blown Away on Netflix.
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.
- Gabby Petito: ID Special Report airs tonight on ID.
- The Real Queens of Hip-Hop: The Women Who Changed the Game will air on ABC on October 18.
- Hotel Transylvania: Transformania will premiere on Amazon on January 14.
- Tales of the Walking Dead will premiere on AMC and AMC+ in Summer 2022.
- 90 Day: The Single Life will return on Discovery+ on November 12.
- Moonshiners returns on Discovery and Discovery+ on October 27.
- Animal will premiere on Netflix on November 10.
- Masters of the Universe: Revelation Part 2 will debut on Netflix on November 23.
- The Scripps National Spelling Bee will move to Ion and Bounce on June 2.
- Fox Weather will launch on October 25.
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
- 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
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