Dave Chappelle is out there being an asshole again.

Welcome to the Day After Thanksgiving.

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Because it’s the Day After Thanksgiving, there’s not a whole lot of TV news, so you’re going to have to make do with his collection of leftovers I’ve compiled for you.

Here are some more gift ideas for the TV lover in your life. (Or, again, yourself.)

Disney plans on spending $33 billion on streaming content next year. To put this number in perspective, Netflix spent almost $14 billion this year.

I’m really tired of talking about Dave Chappelle, but he keeps going out there and stirring up shit so here we are. So, recently a fundraiser for his former high school, Washington D.C.’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Georgetown where he was scheduled to be a guest of honor, was canceled following the furor over his recent Netflix special and plans to name a theater after him were paused. Still, Chappelle showed up to the school on Tuesday for a surprise Q & A with students, I guess to try to salvage some part of this mess, and … it did not go well.

During a Q&A session, one student stepped to the mic and called Chappelle a “bigot,” adding, “I’m 16 and I think you’re childish, you handled it like a child,” according to two students present. The comments were confirmed by Chappelle’s spokesperson Carla Sims.

NO APOLOGIES: Chappelle responded, as recalled the next day by the students, “My friend, with all due respect, I don’t believe you could make one of the decisions I have to make on a given day.” That peeved some students who were hoping for an apology or some semblance of one from Chappelle.

In response to another antagonistic question, Chappelle roughly told the student body of artists: “I’m better than every instrumentalist, artist, no matter what art you do in this school, right now, I’m better than all of you. I’m sure that will change. I’m sure you’ll be household names soon.”

The students recalled that another student in the audience shouted at him, “Your comedy kills,” and Chappelle shot back, “N—— are killed every day.” He then asked, “The media’s not here, right?”

H’oh boy. Telling a bunch of high school students they suck is not … not the way to rehabilitate your image, Dave.

A contestant on the U.K. series, I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, Richard Madeley, was literally taken out of there when he fell ill and had to be taken to the hospital. Here’s to hoping he gets well soon.


In Development

  • The CBS bowling comedy formerly known as Smallwood has been renamed How We Roll, and the episode order has been reduced, which is always a sign of confidence.

Casting News

  • Adrienne Bailon-Houghton is joining the cast of Raven’s Home on Disney Channel.
  • Ricky Gervais has joined the cast of the German show Greenlight – German Genius which is based on real-life events that took place after the creator of the show had a Twitter exchange with Gervais.
  • Andrea McArdle will not be in Annie Live! on NBC after all. This production appears to be cursed.

Mark Your Calendar

  • This Is Us will return on NBC on January 4.
  • Around the World in 80 Days will debut on PBS on January 2.
  • Call Me Kat returns on Fox on January 9.
  • Rumble will debut on Paramount+ on December 15.
  • Outlander will return on March 6 on Starz.


Steve Restivo, Actor who appeared in Pretty Woman and many other films as well as TV roles in Quincy M.E., Remington Steele, and The New Adam-12. He also was the former co-owner of Vitello’s Restaurant, where Robert Blake’s wife was murdered.

Bob Bondurant, Racecar driver, and instructor to film stars

Slide Hampton, Grammy-winning trombonist



How to With John Wilson: This quirky little series was one of the best-reviewed shows of last year, and now it’s back. Season premiere. 9 p.m., HBO

5 Sleeps ‘Til Christmas: Jimmy Fallon gets into the kids’ Christmas special game. Premiere. 7:30 p.m., NBC

South of Heaven: Jason Sudeikis is in a gritty crime drama? I mean, I guess. AMC+


Wellington Paranormal: Twas the Patrol Before Christmas: Just because it’s Christmas Eve doesn’t mean the paranormal nonsense just stops. 7:30 p.m., The CW

Nash Bridges: Don Johnson and Cheech Marin are back as investigators for the San Francisco Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit in this reboot of the 90s Carlton Cuse series. Premiere. 8 p.m., USA


One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: A live concert that serves as a tribute to the friendship and musical legacy of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, recorded around his 95th birthday at Radio City Music Hall. Premiere. 7 p.m., CBS

Hogwarts Tournament of Houses: The houses of Gryffindor and Hufflepuff face off to see which knows the most about the Wizarding world in this new competition series. Premiere. 7 p.m., TBS

The Hot Zone: Hey, do y’all remember that time we had the Anthrax scare right after 9/11? Good times, good times. Season premiere. 8 p.m., NGC

The Waltons’ Homecoming: John-Boy goes on a life-changing journey to find John Sr. in this reboot of the classic 70s series. Premiere.  7 p.m., The CW

Elves: If you’ve had just about enough of Christmas spirit already, check out this new Danish series about a family who discovers elves are real — and not at all the kind you find in the North Pole. Premiere. Netflix

The Great Christmas Light Fight: Season premiere. 8 p.m., ABC

FRI. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town 20/20
CBS Frosty the Snowman Frosty Returns Magnum P.I.
Blue Bloods
CW Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic 2021
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
FOX Friday Night Smackdown Local
NBC How the Grinch Stole Christmas 5 More Sleeps ‘Til Christmas Trolls: Holiday In Harmony A Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving Special

SAT. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30
ABC College Football
CBS Robbie the Reindeer Robbie the Reindeer <The Story of Santa Claus 48 Hours News/Local
FOX College Football
NBC National Dog Show 2021 Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live

SUN. 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Wonderful World Of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration The Great Christmas Light Fight
CBS 60 Minutes One Last Time: An Evening With Tony Bennett And Lady Gaga
The Equalizer
Forever Young: Searching For The Fountain Of Youth
The CW Local The Waltons’ Homecoming
The Simp-sons
The Great North
Bob’s Burgers
Family Guy
NBC Sunday Night Football

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