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The big news from Friday was the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse for shooting and killing two people, and injuring a third at a protest in Kenosha, WI. All I really have to say about it is that I’m not surprised, but I am saddened by what message this decision sends, and I worry about what others will learn from this.
I knew Rittenhouse would be acquitted but it is gutting to witness the inevitable, to know there will be no consequences for the judge, and to know Rittenhouse and others like him will be more emboldened to be openly white supremacist vigilantes. It's hollowing.
— roxane gay (@rgay) November 19, 2021
Tamir Rice was 12-years-old when he was killed for holding a toy gun. Kyle Rittenhouse killed 2 people and was found not guilty. A justice system built by white people, to benefit white people, while families who have lost loved ones are given no solace.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) November 20, 2021
Tell me again there are not two kinds justice in America!
— LeVar Burton (@levarburton) November 19, 2021
In other not at all surprising news, Tucker Carlson was filming the entire trial for a documentary series, and his interview with Rittenhouse will air on his show tonight. Apparently, Rittenhouse “supports BLM” and “peaceful demonstrating.” OK.
I leave you with Amber Ruffin’s poignant response:
In case you needed to be reminded of this after today's verdict. pic.twitter.com/CufF7l3vtw
— amber ruffin (@ambermruffin) November 20, 2021
In other Fox News news, two longtime conservative contributors, Stephen Hayes and Jonah Goldberg have resigned from the network following the decision to broadcast Tucker Carlson’s repugnant January 6 alternative history series, Patriot Purge on Fox Nation.
“Over the past five years, some of Fox’s top opinion hosts amplified the false claims and bizarre narratives of Donald Trump or offered up their own in his service. In this sense, the release of Patriot Purge wasn’t an isolated incident, it was merely the most egregious example of a longstanding trend. Patriot Purge creates an alternative history of January 6, contradicted not just by common sense, not just by the testimony and on-the-record statements of many participants, but by the reporting of the news division of Fox News itself.”
Good for them.
Over at CNN, Jim Acosta has also had enough of Carlson’s trash:
.#TuckerCarlson is “Bullshit Factory Employee of the Year”
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) November 20, 2021
Watch the entire video here:
The Simpsons finally gave Smithers a serious boyfriend in last night’s episode. It only took 33 years, but I’m glad they finally got there.
Joe Giudice would like to return to the United States after being deported. No thank you, please.
The Royal Family is SO MAD about a BBC documentary about Prince William and Harry’s relationship and is threatening to boycott future productions. I mean, alright, but y’all need them as much as they need you so good luck with all that.
Loving the new Cowboy Bebop pic.twitter.com/NcIIXEEx87
— Smelford (@SmelfordDip) November 19, 2021
Bridgerton has wrapped filming on season two. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming season in one handy place.
That’s a wrap on Season Two! So proud of this cast and crew who brought their A-games to work each and every day in this very challenging year. And these two in this photo with me right here. Words are not enough. Coming in 🔥🔥 in 2022. 🎩🐝🎬 #Bridgerton #SeasonTwo #BuckleUp pic.twitter.com/SP8IKXxOJh
— Chris Van Dusen (@chrisvandusen) November 20, 2021
Next year is set to be a good one for people who enjoy TV adaptations of popular books. Lifehacker has a list of 22 book-to-TV adaptations to look forward to in 2022. The Power and Sandman are high on my list, along with House of the Dragon.
- A Ghost Ruined My Life and The Haunted Museum have both been renewed at Discovery+.
- We Are Lady Parts has been renewed for a second season at Peacock and Channel 4.
- Arcane has been renewed for a second season on Netflix.
- Darcey & Stacey, Dr. Pimple Popper, Unexpected, and Doubling Down with the Derricos have all been renewed at TLC.
- Y’ALL, a Blade Runner series is in the works according to Ridley Scott. And we now know the Alien series is going to be 8-10 hours long.
- Fulfilled, a workplace comedy, is in the works at CBS.
- The Line, a drama inspired by a true story, has been picked up at BET+.
- Nikki Glaser has set a comedy special at HBO Max.
- Remember how Bobby Flay and Food Network had parted ways after like 30 years? Yeah, not so much.
- Roku is set to develop over 50 new shows in the next two years.
- Kal Penn will star in Belated on FX.
- Jackson White will star in Tell Me Lies on Hulu.
- Natasha Liu Bordizzo will star as Sabine Wren in Star Wars: Ahsoka on Disney+.
Mark Your Calendar
- MacGruber will premiere on Peacock on December 16.
- This Is Us returns on NBC on January 4.
- Inventing Anna debuts on Netflix on February 11.
- Finding Magic Mike will debut on HBO Max on December 16.
- Mother/Android will premiere on Hulu on December 17.
- 1883 will premiere on Paramount+ on December 19.
- The Great British Baking Show: Holidays will debut on Netflix on December 3.
- The Silent Sea will premiere on Netflix on December 24.
THE SILENT SEA – a sci-fi mystery thriller starring Doona Bae and Gong Yoo – arrives December 24, only on Netflix pic.twitter.com/0XTQY4xbuI
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) November 22, 2021
- Selling Sunset returns on Netflix on November 24; Selling Tampa debuts on December 15.
- Inside Edge will return on Amazon on December 3.
- The Rescue will premiere on Disney+ on December 3.
- DMX: Don’t Try to Understand will air on HBO Max on November 25.
- Foodtastic will premiere on Disney+ on December 15.
- American Refugee will premiere on EPIX and in theaters on December 10.
- Growing Up Hip Hop returns on VH1 on January 6.
- A Very Boy Band Holiday will premiere on ABC on December 6.
Peter Aykroyd, Writer, comedian, and actor, younger brother of Dan Aykroyd
Art LaFleur, Character actor known for his roles in The Sandlot, Field of Dreams, and over 100 TV credits, including Charlie’s Angels, Lou Grant, Soap, Benson, Hill St. Blues, The A-Team, Doogie Howser, M.D., Matlock, and E.R.
Jeff Johnson, Former reptile dealer featured in Tiger King
Will Ryan, Voice actor for Disney
Joey Morgan, Actor in Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
Emi Wada, Oscar-winning costume designer
Jay G Jacobs, William Morris agent
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: It’s that time, apparently. 7 p.m., CBS
Dancing with the Stars: Season finale. 7 p.m., ABC
Reservoir Dogs: A thing I learned last week: the only move that Quentin Tarantino finds genuinely scary is John Carpenter’s The Thing. The paranoia and the fear that the people you are with may not be who you think they are? That’s what inspired Tarantino’s now-classic debut film. Makes sense. 7:20 p.m., HBO Zone
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jeremy Renner, Kristin Chenoweth, Jenny Lewis
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Michael Che, Rep. Adam Schiff, Jon Epcar
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Andrew Garfield, José Andres
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Adrien Brody, Zazie Beetz, Little Simz
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Sandra Bullock; Bill Burr; Lizzy McAlpine
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