A walk through food TV to remind you that Houston is delicious

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This will certainly only be of interest to my Houston readers, but if you’re among them, I wrote up a piece for Chron.com about the Houston food scene as seen on food TV. I watched every episode of every show — obscure or popular — that dedicated the entire episode to Houston. (So, no Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, for instance. By my count, there were well over 90 shows that featured Houston in one way or another, and if I watched every single one of them, I’d still be wading through them.)

A few things: 1. The piece sort of ended up being a history of the Houston food world — from moving from being primarily a barbecue and Tex-Mex kind of city to the global culinary destination it is today. 2. Andrew Zimmern? He gets our town. 3. This guide is most helpful if you subscribe to Discovery+, because that’s where most of these episodes are going to be.

I’m a huge fan of We’re Here on HBO, and I have seen the show’s hosts give some amazing performances both on this show and during their respective times on RuPaul’s Drag Race and Drag Race All-Stars. But I have NEVER in MY LIFE seen a reveal like the one Bob the Drag Queen did on this week’s episode of We’re Here. You have never seen anything like it either, I promise.

Here, Bob the Drag Queen reveals how he did it. Pure genius.

HOW DID I MISS “TOBY SOPRANO” IN THAT DAVID CHASE INTERVIEW? TOBY! TOBY SOPRANO!

Happy Stranger Things Day Eve! (No, Stranger Things is not returning tomorrow, instead this is just some promo thing.)

You can now watch the first episode of Yellowjackets on Showtime for free. The series premieres on November 14.

Of course, Nene Leakes is open to returning to The Real Housewives of Atlanta. You didn’t really think she’d stay away, did you?

Susan Kelechi Watson — Beth on This Is Us — revealed that she co-wrote an episode about Beth’s backstory for this upcoming final season.

Eve is going on maternity leave from Queens ahead of her February due date.

Jeffrey Toobin thinks Rudi Giuliani and Fox News are in deep doo-doo over the election fraud claims. WELL, LET’S CERTAINLY HOPE SO.

Guy Fieri has offered to marry Kristen Stewart and Dylan Meyer in the most random collection of proper nouns I’ve ever seen.

Hey, remember Lodge 49? Wyatt Russell reveals what would have happened in a third season, alas.

I’m going to say two controversial things: 1. I have fallen out of love with watching movies in movie theaters and will always choose to stay home. 2. I have never really liked popcorn, movie theater or otherwise. So regarding this story about AMC making its popcorn available for delivery next year?

Lionsgate is considering selling Starz off, hoping, I guess, for some of that Amazon money.

Whatever is going on between Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson, it’s not for the benefit of her family’s new reality series.

Dave Chappelle: The Closer‘s audience skewed mostly male — the most male on Nielsen’s list for the week of October 4 — surprising absolutely no one.

Chris Pratt just keeps becoming more fucking awful, huh? Team Anna Faris forever. 

Renewals

In Development

Casting News

  • Dolly Parton will guest star on Grace and Frankie on Netflix this season. IT’S HAPPENING! THE 9 to 5 REUNION IS FINALLY HAPPENING!

Mark Your Calendar

  • The Righteous Gemstones will return on HBO on January 9.
  • The Power of the Dog will open in theaters on November 17 and on Netflix on December 1.
  • The Curse of Von Dutch: A Brand to Die For premieres on November 18 on Hulu.
  • Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records will premiere on Epix on December 5.
  • 8-Bit Christmas will premiere on HBO Max on November 24.
  • 12 Dates of Christmas returns on HBO Max on November 25.
  • Oasis Knebworth 1996 will premiere on Paramount+ and MTV on November 19.
  • The Toys That Built America will air on History Channel on November 28.
  • Bill Burr Presents Immoral Compass is now streaming on Roku Channel.
  • Soul Santa will premiere on BET+ on November 11.
  • The Tower will debut on BritBox soon.
  • Advent Calendar will debut on Shudder on December 9.
  • Hard Knocks In Season: The Indianapolis Colts premieres on HBO Max on November 17.
  • Lead Me Home will debut on Netflix on November 30.
  • The Journalist will premiere on Netflix on January 13.

R.I.P.

William Lucking, Actor with more than 100 credits on IMDb, including for his work on Sons of Anarchy

Lionel Blair, UK TV star

WATCH THIS

FRIDAY

Big Mouth: Fifth season premiere. Netflix

Narcos: Mexico: Third and final season premiere. Netflix

SATURDAY

Saturday Night Live: Kieran Culkin & Ed Sheeran 10:30 p.m., NBC

Highway to Heaven: Michael Landon’s classic series is rebooted with Jill Scott in the angel role. 7 p.m., Lifetime

Land: Robin Wright stars in this movie about a widow who moves to Wyoming to live off the grid. No thank you. 7 p.m., HBO.

SUNDAY

Dexter: New Blood: Dexter is back after living a quiet life for the past ten years. Get the tarps. Series premiere. 8 p.m., Showtime

Yellowstone: The attacks on the Duttons continue in the season premiere. 7 p.m., Paramount

Weather Gone Viral: In the season premiere, they look at the cold snap that shut down Texas last February. I still have PTSD — not kidding. 9 p.m., Weather Channel

 

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Friday): Kieran Culkin, D.J. “Shangela” Pierce, Camilo & Evaluna
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: (Friday): Snail Mail

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NBC Home Sweet Home
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NCIS: Los Angeles
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(live)
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Saturday Night Live
(Kieran Culkin & Ed Sheeran)


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NCIS: Los Angeles
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SEAL Team
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Masters of Illusion
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FOX The OT
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The Simp-sons
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