The pastor who appeared on ‘We’re Here’ has been fired by his church because people suck

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President Biden announced yesterday that the United States will not be sending any government representatives to the Beijing Winter Olympics as a protest of China’s human rights abuses. American athletes will be allowed to compete. This certainly adds to the pressure some have put on NBCUniversal to not cover these Games, but I promise you, they aren’t going to cave. NBC is definitely going to air the Winter Olympics, and they’ll make a mess of it the same way they did the Tokyo Games. As for whether I’ll recap them, having not recapped Tokyo, I’m not sure yet. I will say that I have a lot of reservations about it.

Pastor Craig Duke of the Newburgh United Methodist Church in Newburgh, Indiana, participated in We’re Here, HBO’s drag series, to show that he supports the LGBTQ community and his queer daughter, and to try to open some dialogue within the church itself. Welp, he was fired for his empathy. To Pastor Craig’s profound credit, he knew this was a possibility, but he took the chance in the hopes of changing his church’s position on gay rights. I’m not in the least bit surprised, but it’s still heartbreaking. You are a good man, Pastor Craig.

Live in Front of a Studio Audience returns tonight with recreations of The Facts of Life and Diff’rent Strokes. Here producers Norman Lear and Brent Miller talk about the nuts and bolts of producing the live shows, including the fact that the cast only has a couple of days of rehearsal.

New supe alert.

Maybe all of these people connected to the Rust shooting should stop talking to the press so much? Maybe their lawyers should advise them to shut the fuck up already?

This is an interesting interview with Nick Kroll on Big Mouth and how they come up with ideas for the show. Apparently, they consult with both Sex Educators and students, which considering how genuinely thoughtful the raunchy series is, is not all that surprising.

Jeopardy!‘s first openly trans champion Amy Schneider isn’t afraid to get political.

1. She’s not wrong.

2. Good for her.

THOU SHALT NOT MAKE FUN OF ROGER GOODELL.

Drake doesn’t want your Grammys.

Pull it together, PK.

Renewals

Cancellations

  • A.P. Bio has been canceled at Peacock after four seasons. Hey, it was two more seasons than we were originally going to get. Plus, how many years can students be in a biology class anyway?

In Development

  • Kansas City, a drama starring and produced by Sylvester Stallone, is being developed at Paramount+.
  • Bunny & Clyde, a half-hour comedy, is being developed at HBO Max.
  • Simply Giada, a new series from Giada De Laurentiis, has been ordered at Food Network.
  • Battle Chasers is being turned into a live-action series.
  • Munich ’72, a three-part docuseries about the terrorist attack on Israeli Olympians, is being made.
  • Three new Korean competition series, The Quizzy Horror Show, Smashed Hits, and Inseparables, are being shopped to American markets.
  • Destin Daniel has signed a multi-year deal with Disney and will make a sequel to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and a new MCU series.

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • MacGruber will premiere on Peacock on December 16.
  • Punk’d returns on Roku on December 10.
  • Relatively Famous: Ranch Rules will premiere on E! on January 12.
  • The Accidental Wolf will return on Topic on December 30.
  • The Fungies will stream on HBO Max on December 16.
  • Reruns of The Office will begin airing on Freeform on January 1.

R.I.P.

Zen Cannon, Nick Cannon’s youngest child

Medina Spirit, 2021 Kentucky Derby winner

WATCH THIS

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘The Facts of Life’ and ‘Diff’rent Strokes: I am ridiculously excited for this: Facts of Life was MY JAM, Y’ALL. 7 p.m., ABC

Abbott Elementary: Quinta Brunson stars in and created this new sitcom about a bunch of diligent teachers doing their very best in an underfunded school. Series premiere. 8:30 p.m., ABC

The Slow Hustle: The death of a veteran detective in the Baltimore police department brings up new questions of corruption in this documentary. Premiere. 7 p.m., HBO

The People’s Choice Awards: The people get their say, but should they? I mean, The Bachelor is among the nominees for “The Show of 2021.” 8 p.m., E!

Nicole Byer BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo): Your kids might love Nicole on Nailed It! but they should probably not watch her stand-up. Netflix

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Nicole Kidman, Chloë Grace Moretz, Wizkid
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Halle Berry, Chris Kattan, Rutger Bregman, Nikki Glaspie
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Adam McKay
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Ansel Elgort, Jane Levy
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Chrissy Teigen, Brandy, Aminé, guest host J.B. Smoove
  • The Daily Show: aespa
  • Watch What Happens Live: Tom Schwartz, Katie Maloney-Schwartz

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ABC Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘The Facts of Life’ and ‘Diff’rent Strokes’
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Abbott Elementary

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Queens

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CBS FBI
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FBI: International
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FBI: Most Wanted
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CW The Flash
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Riverdale
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Local
FOX The Resident
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Our Kind of People
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News/Local
NBC The Voice
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People’s Choice Awards
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