We had our first look at Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball and people have … thoughts

Wrinkle the Duck ran the New York Marathon last weekend:

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The trailer for Being the Ricardos came out yesterday and gave us our first real look at Niciole Kidman as Lucille Ball. To say people are unimpressed is an understatement, especially since Debra Messing was RIGHT THERE.

Aaron Sorkin has responded to the Lucy criticism with basically a “fuck you”: “We made this movie during COVID, and so in Zooming with Nicole and Javier and everyone else, I’d make it very clear to them that I am not looking for a physical or vocal impersonation of these people. Leading up to the first rehearsal, I’d write to them every day, ‘Just play the characters who are in the script.’” 

OK, but Messing was RIGHT THERE.

Disney+’s growth is slowing down — way down. (This shouldn’t be a surprise, though: between its explosive subscription numbers when it debuted, and the pandemic production slowdown, there aren’t many people who don’t already have it who want it, and those holdouts have not been given any new reasons to subscribe, not really.)

CBS is out here using “minutes watched” as a measurement because I guess they’re jealous of Netflix?

The Wheel of Time showrunner expects the series to go eight seasons.

The Witcher will be downright chatty in season two, according to Henry Cavill.

The reason those Vizio TVs are so cheap is that they’re selling data about what you’re watching.

Children of the 70s and 80s, this one’s for you:

So, remember that production company, Ozy, that got in trouble for lying about a bunch of stuff? The Justice Department is now involved.

The person chosen by President Biden to run the FCC has received the endorsement of … the president of One America News Network … wait, that can’t possibly be right.

General Hospital has responded to that transphobic post that former cast member Ingo Rademacher shared. The series has a trans character played by a trans actress, which is great, but they could give her more of a role and story, tbh.

Ava DuVernay is set to be honored with the first-ever Melvin Van Peebles Trailblazer Award at the Critics Choice Association’s fourth annual Celebration of Black Cinema & Television.

Get better soon, Wendy Williams.

Oh no! Get better soon, Lois!

Rust update: Alec Baldwin, armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed, first Assistant Director David Halls, property master Sarah Zachry, armorer mentor Seth Kenny, the production, the financiers, and many more have been sued over the shooting death of Halyna Hutchins. It won’t be the last lawsuit. Hannah Gutierrez-Reed’s lawyer is out there saying that she’s being framed; Santa Fe’s D.A. isn’t buying it.

Astroworld update: Oh, look at that, no one was going around stabbing people with drugs after all. It was all a bullshit story the cops put out there with no evidence that the media took and ran with, again, with no evidence. Houston’s police chief is also trying to do his best to distance the force from any responsibility for what happened, but this all reeks of bullshit if you ask me.


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Mark Your Calendars

CBS has released their winter premiere dates:

  • S.W.A.T. moves to Sundays on January 2.
  • Good Sam debuts on January 5.
  • The Amazing Race returns on January 5.
  • Undercover Boss returns on January 7.
  • Celebrity Big Brother returns on February 2.
  • Survivor returns on March 9.


  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia returns on FXX on December 1.
  • Silent Night will premiere in theaters and on AMC+ on December 3.
  • Queen of the Universe will premiere on Paramount+ on December 2.
  • Hanna returns on Amazon on November 24.
  • How to with John Wilson returns on HBO on November 26.
  • Gossip Girl returns on HBO Max on November 25.
  • Voir will debut on Netflix on December 6.
  • Lost in Space will return for a final season on Netflix on December 1.
  • Song & Story: Amazing Grace will debut on OWN on December 21.
  • Selling Sunset returns on Netflix on November 24.
  • Jonas Brothers Family Roast will debut on Netflix on November 24.
  • Power Book IV: Force will premiere on Starz on February 6.
  • Sort Of debuts on HBO Max on November 18.
  • The Hand of God will debut on Netflix on December 15.
  • Under the Stadium Lights is streaming on Roku.
  • Looney Tunes Cartoons returns on HBO Max on November 25.
  • Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous returns on Netflix on December 3.
  • The Making of Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles will premiere on Disney+ on November 12.
  • Discovering David Dobrik will debut on Discovery+ on November 16.
  • Downton Abbey: A New Era will premiere in theaters on March 18.


Jerry Douglas, Longtime actor on The Young and the Restless

Coronji Calhoun Sr., Actor in the film Monster’s Ball

Richard Kyanka, Creator of Something Awful, which shaped much of web culture, for better and often much much worse


The Shrink Next Door: Paul Rudd stars as a charming and manipulative therapist who cons his patient played by Will Ferrell in this new limited series based on a true story. Also, Kathryn Hahn is in this, so. Series premiere Apple TV+

Mayor Pete: This documentary follows Pete Buttigieg as he runs for President and becomes a national figure. Amazon

Always Jane: In this docuseries, Jane Noury, a transgender teen, prepares for graduation and leaving the nest. Premiere. Amazon

Ragdoll: Lucy Hale stars in this new crime drama in which six people are murdered and then sewn together into a grotesque “ragdoll,” hence the name. Series premiere. AMC+

Paris in Love: Paris Hilton is trying to demand your attention again. Series premiere. Peacock

The Game: The reboot of the sexy dramedy moves from San Diego to Las Vegas. Series premiere. Paramount+

The Challenge: All Stars: Season two premiere. Paramount+

Sesame Street: Season premiere. HBO Max

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Taylor Swift, Colin Quinn, Sam Fender
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Taylor Swift, Aisling Bea, Elmo Lovano
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Kenneth Branagh, Ellie Kemper
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Andrew Garfield, Jamie Dornan, Laurie Kilmartin
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Garnett, the War On Drugs
  • The Daily Show: Will Smith
  • Watch What Happens Live: Emily Ratajkowski
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