Saw a cat get rescued from a burning building and look absolutely pissed about it today. pic.twitter.com/eQyijRixYl
— Hannah Phillips (@haphillips96) December 3, 2021
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And Just Like That …, the Sex & the City sequel series, premiered yesterday and promptly killed off a character after a fateful ride on a Peloton. (Don’t click through these links if you don’t want to be spoiled, by the way.) Peloton’s stock price dropped 12% this morning and people are blaming the series. To be fair, Credit Suisse had also downgraded the stock as more people return to the gym. That said, Peloton did not think it was funny, and released a statement blaming the character’s “extravagant lifestyle” for their death, not the Peloton. (HBO apparently did not reveal to Peloton that they would be using their bike to kill someone off, LOL.)
Peloton on 8 Dec: Yay, we have a product placement on #AndJustLikeThat 🎉
Peloton on 9 Dec: pic.twitter.com/Zozf9ngblm
— Ross Purves (@RossSPurves) December 9, 2021
Kim cattrall should do a peloton ad
— Natalie Walker (@nwalks) December 10, 2021
crisis comms due to tv plots
— Madison Malone Kircher (Taylor's Version) (@4evrmalone) December 9, 2021
Texting my whole family ‘bye’ before my peloton class
— Raven__Smith (@Raven__Smith) December 10, 2021
SATC vs. Peloton is the white-on-white crime I didn’t know I needed
— meagan (trade kyrie) 🥀 (@meaganrosae) December 10, 2021
You know what Peloton could use right about now pic.twitter.com/mjibf7DgUQ
— Joe Scattergood (@joescat82) December 10, 2021
Not gonna lie, weird day to get a Peloton. pic.twitter.com/Plf2gB4N3n
— Allison Hunter (@AllisonSHunter) December 10, 2021
Samantha: "On a Peloton?"
PR Flack: "On a Peloton."
Samantha: "Well? Were they fucking on it?"
— Manchin Gun Kelly (@jacobtwop) December 10, 2021
Succession‘s finale is on Sunday, and we’ll finally get some resolution about what happened to Kendall — if it was his death scene or just foreshadowing of his death (because Kendall’s gonna die, y’all, one way or another). In fact, did he spoil his own death in this interview he gave to Indie Wire earlier this year?
Meanwhile, people are still talking about that New Yorker profile of Jeremy Strong that made him come off as … INTENSE. Jessica Chastain tweeted in his defense:
Ive known Jeremy Strong for 20yrs & worked with him on 2 films. Hes a lovely person. Very inspiring & passionate about his work. The profile that came out on him was incredibly one sided. Don’t believe everything you read folks. Snark sells but maybe its time we move beyond it.
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) December 8, 2021
And Strong’s Succession sister, actress Sarah Snook was asked about Jeremy. Show me how to say, “I disliked working with this man,” without saying those words:
“Jeremy is great. He is a very singular, unique person and actor and he works in a different way than other people. We all work in different ways. We all have a different process.”
Brian Williams signed off last night after 28 years with NBC News, telling viewers: “My biggest worry is for my country.” You and me both, Brian.
The truth is I am not a liberal or a conservative. I’m an institutionalist,” he said. “I believe in this place and in my love of country I yield to no one. But the darkness on the edge of town has spread to the main roads and highways and neighborhoods. It is now at the local bar and the bowling alley, at the school board and the grocery store. And it must be acknowledged and answered for.
Grown men and women, who swore an oath to our Constitution, elected by their constituents, possessing the kind of college degrees I could only dream of, have decided to join the mob and become something they are not, while hoping we somehow forget who they were. They’ve decided to burn it all down with us inside.
I’m hyper aware that it has been a remains a wonderful life. It’s as if I am going to wake up tomorrow morning in Bedford Falls. The reality is, though, I will wake up in the America of the year 2021, a nation unrecognizable to those who came before us and fought to protect it, which is what you must do now.
WATCH: Brian Williams gives an on-air goodbye to his audience as he signs off for the final time after 28 years with NBC. https://t.co/VRRmGdoi80 pic.twitter.com/mb8zSoUnkq
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) December 10, 2021
Squid Game was the most-tweeted-about show of 2021. I bet you can guess #2, but #3 was a legit surprise to me.
Universal is going to start streaming its new theatrical releases on Peacock after only 45 days.
I just want to go one goddamned day without having to think about Pete Davidson at all.
Jussie Smollett was found guilty of lying about a hate crime that never took place. What a shitshow.
- Leverage: Redemption has been renewed for a second season on IMDb TV.
- Cowboy Bebop has been canceled at Netflix after one season (and only one month — ouch).
i truly loved working on this. it came from a real and pure place of respect and affection. i wish we could make what we planned for a second season, but you know what they say, men plan, god laughs. see you space cowboy… #CowboyBebop #whateverhappenshttps://t.co/iAcphDkE0M
— javier grillo-marxuach (@OKBJGM) December 9, 2021
— John Cho (@JohnTheCho) December 10, 2021
See you space cowboys! 🦾🤠🔥🚀 pic.twitter.com/DX5qlgO3A6
— Mustafa Shakir (@_mustafashakir_) December 10, 2021
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- Would I Lie to You?, an adaptation of a British comedy game show of the same name, has been set at The CW. Aasif Mandvi will host.
- Catching Babies, a medical drama written by some Manifest folks (lord help us) has been ordered at ABC.
- Sky On Fire, a presidential assassination thriller, has been picked up at NBC.
- Praise Petey, an animated comedy series starring Annie Murphy, John Cho, and Christine Baranski, has been ordered at Freeform.
- How to Get Over Brian Byers, a friend comedy, is being developed at CBS.
- Tiny Putin, a family comedy, and Black in Therapy, a comedy about a group of friends and therapy, have been ordered at CBS.
- Full Bloom, a family comedy, has been ordered at ABC.
- Sky TV is working on a British Saturday Night Live.
- Frank Langella, Carla Gugino, Mary McDonnell, Carl Lumbly, and Mark Hamill have joined the cast of The Fall of the House of Usher on Netflix. Also joining: Kyleigh Curran, Samantha Sloyan, Rahul Kohli, Kate Siegel, Sauriyan Sapkota, Zach Gilford, Katie Parker, Malcolm Goodwin, Crystal Balint, Aya Furukawa, Daniel Jun, Matt Biedel, Ruth Codd, Annabeth Gish, and Robert Longstreet.
- Aria Mia Loberti will star in All the Light We Cannot See on Netflix.
- Sonia Mena, Catherine Missal, and Alicia Crowder have been cast in Tell Me Lies on Hulu.
- Eliot Sumner has joined Ripley on Showtime.
- Thora Birch has left the cast of Wednesday on Netflix.
Mark Your Calendar
- Halo will debut on Paramount+ in 2022.
- Monarch will premiere on Fox on January 30.
- RuPaul’s Drag Race will return on VH1 on January 7.
- Billions returns on Showtime on January 23.
Here's the official trailer for @SHO_Billions season 6! January 23rd. No one here is fucking around. pic.twitter.com/Vp6MzXqHIC
— Brian Koppelman (@briankoppelman) December 9, 2021
- Chillin Island will debut on HBO on December 17.
- Firebite will premiere on AMC+ on December 16.
- Miracles Across 125th Street will debut on VH1 on December 20.
- Astrid & Lilly Save the World will premiere on Syfy on January 26.
- A Very British Scandal will stream on Amazon in 2022.
- Book of Love will debut on Amazon on February 4.
- The Now debuts on Roku today.
- The Silent Sea will debut on Netflix on December 24.
- Light the Night returns on Netflix on December 30.
- Hilda and the Mountain King will premiere on Netflix on December 30.
- Child of Kamiari Month premieres on Netflix on February 6.
- Eternals will stream on Disney+ on January 12.
- Wolf Like Me will premiere on Peacock on January 13.
- Resident Alien returns on Syfy on January 26.
- Jersey Shore Family Vacation returns on MTV on January 6.
- I Am Shauna Rae will debut on TLC on January 11.
- Metallica 40th Anniversary Live will stream on Amazon on December 17 and 19.
Michael Nesmith, Monkees singer-guitarist and country-rock pioneer
Demaryius Thomas, Super Bowl champion and four-time Pro Bowler
Denis O’Brien, Film producer who made Life of Brian, Withnail & I, The Long Good Friday, and Time Bandits among others
Masayuki Uemura, The creator of the Nintendo System and the Super Famicom
twentysomethings: A bunch of 20-somethings navigates life in over-priced Austin in this reality series. (Y’all should move to Houston.) Series premiere. Netflix
The Unforgivable: Sandra Bullock stars as a woman trying to rebuild her life after serving a sentence in prison for a violent crime. Netflix
Saturday Morning All Star Hits!: If you’re a fan of Saturday Night Live‘s Kyle Mooney, this new surreal comedy series spoofing 1980s Saturday morning television will be for you. Series premiere. Netflix
Saturday Night Live: Billie Eilish 10:30 p.m., NBC
Toy Story marathon: PREPARE FOR UNHINGED CRYING ABOUT YOUR CHILDHOOD. 2:10 p.m., Freeform
Bill Murray marathon: Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2, Caddyshack, and Scrooged. 2 p.m., AMC
Succession: SEASON FINALE OH MY GOD WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN 8 p.m., HBO
A White House Christmas: Remember when the last First Lady decorated the White House like it was a set in a Stanley Kubrick movie? That was so weird. 5 p.m., HGTV
The 70th Miss Universe Pageant: Pretty ladies from around the world are paraded around like show ponies. 6 p.m., Fox
All Creatures Great and Small: If you missed this warm blanket of a series when it first aired earlier this year, here’s your chance to catch up with it before season two begins next month. 7 p.m., Fox
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Friday): Jodie Turner-Smith, Rick Ross featuring Jazmine Sullivan
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: (Friday): Sting, David Alan Grier
- Watch What Happens Live (Sunday): Lisa Barlow, Jeff Lewis
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