Some madman once tried to make a movie with killer golden retrievers. It went about as well as you’d expect:
It’s been done. A movie called Hallowgate actually legit tried to do a killer golden retriever scene. pic.twitter.com/6C4O0qb8KJ
— Marc McDonald (@MarcMcD) December 7, 2021
All Other TV News
Some dude set the Fox News Christmas tree on fire. Now they’re NEVER going to shut up about the “War of Christmas.”
The Christmas tree outside of Fox News has caught on fire. pic.twitter.com/No7SVK0JeF
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) December 8, 2021
So, the Fox News Christmas tree burned up?
Santa ain't playing this year. The naughty list has consequences.
— Michelle says "Get your fucking shot" (@RageMichelle) December 8, 2021
Maybe if Fox News raked the floor around their Christmas tree it wouldn't have burned down.
— Covie (@covie_93) December 8, 2021
Lol a lot of your tweets about that Fox News Christmas Tree may end up in a War on Christmas segment tomorrow
— Acyn (@Acyn) December 8, 2021
Fox News Christmas Tree pic.twitter.com/jJIG1SEm2r
— Brent Terhune in Nashville Dec 19 (@BrentTerhune) December 8, 2021
Wait, hold up, the Christmas tree is about Hanukkah? Does … does Ainsley know what Hanukkah is?
Ainsley Earhardt on the Fox Christmas tree: "It's a tree that unites us. It brings us together. It's about the Christmas spirit. It is about the holiday season. It's about Jesus. It's about Hanukkah. It is about everything that we stand for as a country." pic.twitter.com/fV8Hg2juHI
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) December 8, 2021
Last night’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience: The Facts of Life and Diff’rent Strokes was unsurprisingly delightful with a number of surprise guest stars and a reunion of The Facts of Life cast (well, most of them) (where were you, Nancy?) (and it kinda only served to remind me and bum me out that Todd Bridges is literally the only surviving member of Diff’rent Strokes) (also, Lisa Whelchel clearly has a portrait of herself hidden in her attic).
If you grew up in the ‘80s, this will be insane to you. Lisa Whelchel from the “Facts of Life” looks the same as she did 40 years ago. pic.twitter.com/WU3fUmfkqT
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) December 8, 2021
ABC also made 80s promos for some of their shows, like this one for The Bachelor:
And some companies got into the act, too, like Jack in the Box, Heinz, Kraft Singles, and Kool-Aid:
— Kraft Singles (@KraftSingles) December 8, 2021
— Jack in the Box (@JackBox) December 8, 2021
Kudos to the ABC advertising department, they had a big night.
Still mystified that apparently Dave Chapelle’s deal is that he says whatever he wants and Netflix just has to air it, unedited. Is that normal, for comedians? Because Netflix once asked me to change a joke because they were worried it might upset David Fincher.
— Raphael Bob-Waksberg (@RaphaelBW) December 7, 2021
Bob-Waksberg then turned the attention the tweet received into a fundraiser for Trans Lifeline, with the promise to reveal the joke if 100 people donated. People met his challenge:
Yay! THANK YOU! I don't know if this scene is worth it, but you gave over $2000 to Trans Lifeline today and that's definitely worth it. pic.twitter.com/i6ztDYxP3C
— Raphael Bob-Waksberg (@RaphaelBW) December 8, 2021
Congratulations on your People’s Choice Awards, everyone! But this list is bananas!
I mentioned yesterday that NBC will be facing more pressure over the Beijing Olympics, but that they’ll certainly broadcast them anyway. But I hadn’t factored the controversy over Peng Shuai into the equation … (They’re still going to broadcast them.)
It’s been … a lot here in Texas.
On the one hand, the alarming jump this week in the number of cases from last week is in large part thanks to the reporting issues surrounding holidays. It’s not like there was a sudden explosion from 83,000 cases to 120,000 cases. THAT SAID, 120,000 cases a day is STILL REAL BAD. You couple that with more hospitalizations and more deaths … January is going to be grim again.
Please get vaccinated and get your kids vaccinated and if you are double vaxxed, go get that booster. The good news I have for you is that the booster (at least the Pfizer booster) protects you from the Omicron variant. Just go ahead and do it — the booster is fully effective two weeks after you get the dose, so you’ll be all set just in time for Christmas.
Speaking of Omicron, we still don’t know a whole lot about it, but there are early signs that it is more transmissible than the original virus and the Delta variant, but it might be milder in terms of symptoms. THAT DOES NOT MEAN WE SHOULD ENCOURAGE ITS SPREAD.
Reporter asks if there would be any public health benefit to furthering the spread of Omicron if it proves to be more transmissible and less virulent pic.twitter.com/33B629ibkH
— Acyn (@Acyn) December 1, 2021
And then there is the Congressional idiot caucus.
Lookit this dumb bitch right here with her “cancer is airborne” shit. https://t.co/lnScuCtt0i
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) December 4, 2021
"The best vaccine we've found is Mother Nature's vaccine. It's contracting the virus" — on OAN, Rep. Matt Gaetz cuts a promo for getting a disease that has killed about 775,000 Americans pic.twitter.com/Z5RlJ5TNpp
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 4, 2021
Fauci on Sen. Ron Johnson saying he's "overhyped" Covid: "How do you respond to something as preposterous as that? … Overhyping Covid? It's already killed 780,000 Americans and over 5 million people worldwide. So I don't have any clue of what he's talking about." pic.twitter.com/ENgXo6jJIK
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 5, 2021
How does this work? So Mark Meadows, former Chief of Staff for Former President Flopsweat, wrote a book that revealed his boss had COVID during the Presidential debates, when he met with a bunch of Gold Star families and during the party for Amy Coney Barrett. Meadows then goes on Newsmax and claims that Former President Superspreader didn’t have COVID during the debate, and likes a statement Former President Shitstain put out that essentially said, “NUH-UH.” Agreeing that your own book is “FAKE NEWS,” friends, is the very definition of spinelessness.
Q: "Mark Meadows has written a book revealing that President Trump tested positive for COVID a few days before your first debate. Do you think the former president put you at risk?"
President Biden: "I don't think about the former president." pic.twitter.com/Z8apvnelYe
— CSPAN (@cspan) December 1, 2021
— Gemma Styles (@GemmaAnneStyles) December 8, 2021
Trevor Noah stirred some shit with this video expressing skepticism that the head of Moderna could be objective about the possibility of needing a new vaccine for the Omicron variant. Just … get the vaccine, y’all. Pfizer has already said that the booster does the job, so just go get the shot.
Moderna’s CEO hints at needing new vaccines to get ahead of Omicron. Hmm… pic.twitter.com/aYBNSWjodF
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) December 2, 2021
America’s Got Talent two-time contestant Jay Jay Phillips has died from COVID. He was not vaccinated.
UFC President Dana White caught COVID, but don’t worry, he’s consulting with Joe Rogan.
- Outer Banks has been renewed for a third season on Netflix.
- Invasion has been renewed at Apple for a second season.
- Power Book II: Ghost has been renewed by Starz for season three.
- The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula has been renewed by Shudder for season five.
- Walker: Independence, a prequel to Walker, is in the works at The CW.
- Get Millie Black has been ordered to series at HBO and Channel 4.
- Hipster Death Rattle, “a drama/satire with comedic elements,” is in the works at The CW.
- Country Eastern, a country music comedy from Vir Das, is in development at Fox.
- Tyler Perry’s Zatima has been ordered at BET+.
- Only to Deceive is being adapted into a series at ABC.
- A Slight Change of Plans is being turned into a docuseries.
- Bad Blood will be produced at Apple.
- For the Culture, a film by Hasan Minhaj, is being made at Amazon.
- Craig Zobel is sticking with HBO for a while. (Is this the first step towards a Mare of Easttown sequel?)
- Thandiwe Newton will (likely) co-star in Magic Mike’s Last Dance on HBO Max.
- Michael Shannon will (likely) star in Paramount+’s George & Tammy as George Jones.
- Chris O’Dowd will star in The Big Door Prize at Apple.
- Brittany O’Grady and Nat Wolff will star in The Consultant on Amazon.
- Stephanie March has joined the cast of Naomi on The CW.
- Henry Golding will star in the adaptation of Dean Koontz’s Nameless.
- Kandi Burruss, Robinne Lee, Kelly Price, and Dorien Wilson have joined the cast of À La Carte on AllBlk.
Mark Your Calendars
- The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window will debut on Netflix on January 28.
- The Bachelor will return on ABC on January 3, and this tease definitely shows us who his final two are. Take that, Reality Steve.
- Snowpiercer will return on TNT on January 24.
- Days of Our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas will stream on Peacock on December 16.
- Superman & Lois returns on The CW on January 11.
- Secrets of Playboy will debut on A&E on January 24.
- Like Mother, Like Daughter? will premiere on OWN on January 8.
- New York Homicide will debut on Oxygen on January 1.
- Rebelde will debut on Netflix on January 5.
- Dragons: The Nine Realms will debut on Peacock on December 23.
- Hotel Transylvania: Transformania premieres on Amazon on January 14.
- Bubble will debut on Netflix on April 28.
- Action Pack premieres on Nick Jr. on January 4.
- The ‘Free Larry Hoover’ benefit concert featuring Kanye and Drake will stream on Amazon on December 9.
- Ugliest House in America will premiere on HGTV on January 3. Retta will host.
- Help will premiere on Acorn TV on January 31.
- Summer House returns on Bravo on January 17.
Skilyr Hicks, Former America’s Got Talent contestant
Glenn Foster, Former New Orleans Saints player
Welcome to Earth: Will Smith hosts this docuseries, in which he explores some of the most extreme locations on the planet. Series premiere. Disney+
Christmas Around the World: Hosts Dean Cain and Laura McKenzie walk us through how Christmas is celebrated around the world in this two-hour special. 7 p.m., The CW
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation: MORE LIGHTS. 7 p.m., AMC
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Nicole Kidman, Úrsula Corberó, Raanan Hershberg
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Brian Cox, George Stephanopoulos, Wet Leg, Nikki Glaspie
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Dr. David Agus, Natalie Hemby
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Mariah Carey
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Rob McElhenney, Ariana DeBose, Sting
- The Daily Show: Nikole Hannah-Jones
- Watch What Happens Live: Kristin Chenoweth, Gina Kirschenheiter
|ABC||Olaf’s Frozen Adventure||Toy Story That Time Forgot||The Conners
|Tough as Nails
|CW||Christmas Around The World
|FOX||The Masked Singer