Baby penguin loves being tickled.🐧🥰
Sound On. pic.twitter.com/P4Hm2WPLGE
— 𝕐o̴g̴ (@Yoda4ever) December 1, 2021
All Other TV News
Houston’s ABC station, KTRK, created a 50-minute documentary about the Travis Scott Astroworld tragedy called Astroworld: Concert From Hell, and Hulu decided to add it to their platform on Wednesday. People were OUTRAGED that the documentary seemed to be trying to profit from the tragedy so soon after it happened and Hulu quickly pulled the special down.
Hulu making a documentary about Astroworld is in poor taste all around.
People are still burying their loved ones. The legal cases haven’t even started.
Great documentaries are done when all the facts are laid out. Not enough time has passed to fully discuss this.
— Petty Slimane (@LilAioli) December 2, 2021
Astroworld victims haven’t been put in the ground yet, and the media already has a special on Hulu. 🤢 We are in hell
— Nielcen Saint-Jean (@PrinceAkeem_845) December 2, 2021
What viewers didn’t appreciate or seem to understand was that this was local reporting about a tragedy that happened in our community that Hulu uploaded, and not a cynical attempt to exploit the catastrophe (at least on KTRK’s part). The documentary is still available at KTRK’s website.
Alec Baldwin insists he didn’t pull the trigger on the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust, claiming that as they were preparing for the shot, “I let go of the hammer of the gun and the gun goes off,” he said. “The trigger wasn’t pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger.” Gun experts are skeptical about this, however.
Don’t try to drag Cassie back into your mess, Colton. Haven’t you bothered that poor woman enough?
People had feelings about Harry Connick Jr.’s bald cap on Annie Live! last night:
— Lil Megan Archbold (@tapanddab) December 3, 2021
— drew woodley (@andrewWoodley) December 3, 2021
— Nareissa's Notes (Nareissa Smith) (@NareissasNotes) December 3, 2021
— Jillian Sederholm (@JillianSed) December 3, 2021
— JThotTimTom (@JonEd_Thomas) December 3, 2021
I asked my bald bf for his thoughts on infamously haired Harry Connick Jr wearing a bald cap to play Daddy Warbucks, and he said “my culture is not a costume. Let Jason Stratham play Daddy Warbucks” #AnnieLive
— Emmy Potter (@emmylanepotter) December 3, 2021
— Sista D.Barnes👑✊🏾🔥 (@sistadbarnes) December 3, 2021
— Morgan Ponder 💓🥀 (@ponder_morgan) December 3, 2021
Nicole Kidman almost didn’t play Lucille Ball because “Everyone thinks I’m not right …” ~polite clearing of the throat, and a glance sideways~
Only Murders in the Building is filming again:
Day one -back with these dads
OOoooooOOOOooooOOoo … is Kendall in danger?
- Lego Masters has been renewed for a third season on Fox.
- The Wanda and Jamal Thanksgiving story is getting the Netflix treatment.
- The Cyrus Family is getting into TV production with an animated series based on the Cyrus family; and Kentucky Blaze, a mother/daughter dramedy.
- Sterlin Harjo, the co-creator of Reservations Dogs is developing a new miniseries for FX.
- Jon Stewart will be in a mystery role in Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘The Facts of Life’ and ‘Diff’rent Strokes on ABC.
- Ana de Armas will replace Scarlett Johansson in Ghosted at Apple.
- Juliebeth Gonzalez, Maya Eshet, Tyson Ritter, Kate Lyn Sheil, Liz Sierra, and Finley Rose Slater have joined the cast of The Idol on HBO.
- Michelle Monaghan, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Meredith Hagner have been cast in Bad Monkey on Apple TV+.
- Laverne Cox is joining the cast of Uglies on Netflix.
- Daniel Augustin, Nazanin Mandi, Mike Merrill, Juan Gil, and Xavier Avila have joined the cast of À La Carte on AllBlk.
- Imani Pullum has been added to the cast of Emancipation on Apple TV+.
- Jason Biggs will guest star on Law & Order: SVU on NBC.
Mark Your Calendar
- Peacemaker will debut on HBO Max on January 17.
- RuPaul’s Drag Race returns on VH1 on January 7.
- Station Eleven will premiere on HBO on December 16.
- American Idol will return on ABC on February 27.
Time to find America's next SUPERSTAR! On Sunday, Feb 27 at 8/7c, join music legends and your favorite judges @lukebryan, @katyperry and @lionelrichie, along with host @ryanseacrest, for the historic 20th year of #AmericanIdol on ABC! Stream on Hulu. pic.twitter.com/cHDU1O6vFt
— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) December 2, 2021
- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel returns on Amazon on February 18.
- Let the World See will premiere on ABC on January 6. It’s a documentary companion piece to the limited series, Women of the Movement.
- Reacher will debut on Amazon on February 4.
- Tiger King: The Doc Antle Story will premiere on Netflix on December 10.
- The Murders at Starved Rock will debut on HBO on December 14.
- Vigil will premiere on Peacock on December 23.
- Alex Murdaugh: Death. Deception. Power. will premiere on Oxygen on December 12.
- BTK: Confession of a Serial Killer will premiere on A&E on January 8.
- Jeopardy! National College Championship will begin on ABC on February 8.
We’ll take “Primetime Event” for $1000! Mayim Bialik is hosting the Jeopardy! National College Championship, starting Tuesday, Feb 8 on ABC. Stream on Hulu. #JeopardyCollegeChampionship @missmayim pic.twitter.com/pjTICJnOZh
— ABC (@ABCNetwork) December 2, 2021
- Anxious People will debut on Netflix on December 29.
- Queens of Mystery will premiere on Acorn on January 24.
- The Club will return on Netflix on January 6.
- Celebrity Bake Off Spain premieres on Amazon on December 16.
- Home Courts will debut on YouTube on December 16.
- Shaman King will premiere on Netflix on December 9.
- Seal Team will premiere on Netflix on December 31.
- Ghost Hunters will return on Discovery+ on January 1.
- American Greed will return on CNBC on January 5.
Sir Antony Sher, U.K. theater actor
Silent Night: Merry Christmas! Everyone’s going to die! Premiere. AMC+
Coming Out Colton: Former Bachelor Colton Underwood begins his journey living as an openly gay man in this new series. Premiere. Netflix
The Great British Baking Show: Season Premiere. Netflix
Money Heist: Series finale of the wildly popular Spanish series. Netflix
It’s a Wonderful Life: Help Clarence earn his wings, George! 7 p.m., NBC
Elmo Saves Christmas is an underrated masterpiece for this joke alone 😂
It’s a wonderful reference pic.twitter.com/7mYEW0NTl4
— ⛄️ Muppet History ❄️ (@HistoryMuppet) November 28, 2021
A Clüsterfünke Christmas: Rachel Dratch and Anna Gasteyer star in this spoof of romantic holiday movies. Premiere. 6 p.m., Comedy Central
Space Jam: A New Legacy: Not Squid Game. 7 p.m., HBO
The National Christmas Tree Lighting: The big tree in D.C. is lit. 7:30 p.m., CBS
The 23rd Home for the Holidays: The annual special celebrating adoption and foster care is back. 8:30 p.m., CBS
The Walking Dead: The World Beyond: “The group faces enemies, living and dead, on their way to save the future…and themselves.” Series finale. 9:15 p.m., AMC
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Friday): Tyler Perry, Michael Bublé, CKay
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: (Friday): Jeff Goldblum, Natalie Hemby
- Watch What Happens Live (Sunday): Whitney Rose and Jeremy O. Harris
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