Thanks to a song choice that is unashamedly manipulative and this coming at the end of a very rough year, this video of a bunch of very good dogs made me sob as if my own dog had died. It’s WONDERFUL. You’ve been warned.
The Dogs of 2021 pic.twitter.com/aXNh5jD13H
— WeRateDogs® (@dog_rates) December 30, 2021
All Other TV News
Andy Cohen had quite the New Year’s Eve, co-hosting CNN’s Times Square coverage with best friend Anderson Cooper. After a few shots …
Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen get hammered on TV 😁🍻 pic.twitter.com/dojOtgWadi
— Dallas (@59dallas) January 1, 2022
Cohen began tearing into former New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio:
— Wes Reynolds (@WesReynolds1) January 1, 2022
He also attacked Mark Zuckerberg:
— PatrioticMamaaa (@patrioticmamaaa) January 1, 2022
And he came for Ryan Seacrest and ABC:
Classy. :/ a drunken MESS! pic.twitter.com/5YiSUbnpfo
— mynameisinuse (@my_nameisinuse) January 1, 2022
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) January 4, 2022
Andy was, as many people are, regretful the next morning:
🌧 good morning! 🌧. Um, I was a bit overserved last night…. 🥴
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) January 1, 2022
After Radar Online ran a story claiming Cohen had been fired from the show, CNN confirmed that Andy will be back next year with Anderson — because, I mean, that is television gold.
As for Andy, the only thing he regrets is being mean to Ryan Seacrest and ABC.
“The only thing that I regret saying, the only thing is, that I slammed the ABC broadcast and I really like Ryan Seacrest, and he is a great guy, and I really regret saying that. I was just stupid and drunk and feeling it,” he said on his Sirius Radio show.
And I’m sure the fact that Seacrest is the cohost of his other best friend, Kelly Ripa’s show, and that Andy doesn’t want to be blacklisted from ABC, has nothing to do with it.
— itsallrealitv (@itsallrealitv) January 1, 2022
Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen understood the assignment.
— Attorney at Paw 🐾 (@_AttorneyAtPaw) January 1, 2022
Andy Cohen being blackout on national TV is a mood
— stephen (@talltbh) January 1, 2022
Just sent this book to Andy Cohen… pic.twitter.com/AaNhEPQRyB
— Steve Hernandez (@BigHern) January 1, 2022
According to Politico, The View is struggling to find a replacement for Meghan McCain because they are looking for someone who is Conservative who is opposed to the January 6th insurrection, but pro-Former President Insurrectionist, but someone who is vaccinated, but someone who is willing to fight and isn’t too chummy with the other hosts, but someone who won’t quit in a couple of years. LOLOLOLOL OK GOOD LUCK.
Fox News contributor Lisa Marie Boothe was supposedly close to landing the job, but she made it clear she would not be getting vaccinated, so they had to pass on her. (She then contracted COVID, obviously.)
A massive snowstorm in Virginia shut down I-95 for hours, trapping motorists in their cars in below-freezing temperatures for almost 24 hours, and one MSNBC reporter was amongst them, reporting on it the entire time.
Can you guess what the most-watched show on Disney+ was last year? Because it might surprise you.
Patton Oswalt performed with old friend Dave Chappelle on New Year’s Eve, and now people are really mad at him.
Oswalt followed the post up later with an apology for the deep hurt his post caused and affirmed that he is for trans rights. But, he argued, we shouldn’t cut people out of our lives just because we disagree with them, and that people are constantly growing and evolving. It’s a nuanced position that, as someone who has plenty of people I love with whom I strongly disagree with, I understand.
White people have lost their damn minds. Again. When a Korean news anchor in St. Louis covered a nothing story about foods traditionally eaten on New Year’s Day, she mentioned in passing that she enjoyed some dumplings herself. Yum! Dumplings are great!
So a Karen called the station to express her displeasure, angry that Ms. Li was being “very Asian,” and insisting that she keep her “Korean to herself.”
WHITE PEOPLE, I AM BEGGING YOU: CUT IT OUT.
Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty on five of six felony counts of sex trafficking. GOOD. Now how about we prosecute the men who actually had sex with the young girls she abused.
SPEAKING OF: The BBC made a whoopsie by interviewing lawyer and gross person Alan Dershowitz following the announcement of Maxwell’s verdict. Dershowitz is one of the men that Jeffrey Epstein’s survivor, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, has accused of abusing her, a fact that the BBC somehow forgot to mention when they interviewed him. They are terribly sorry and are looking into how it happened. OK.
Chris Noth has been accused of sexual assault by a fifth woman. And Just Like That … was in talks for a second season, but negotiations have been paused in the wake of this scandal. (It’s likely to be renewed, I’m guessing, but for public relations purposes, they want to put some distance between this news and announcing season two.)
A second CNN producer, Rick Saleeby, has resigned after Project Veritas broke a story about him texting fantasies about an underage girl.
James Franco is sorry he was a creep all those times, and he still loves Seth Rogan even though he broke professional ties with him over the allegations.
Joan Collins has opened up about the abuse she suffered over the course of her life, including being drugged and raped by her first husband when she was 17. “I survived being a young actress when practically all the men were predators, They used to say female stars were finished at 27, but here I am after seven decades in the business to tell you a thing or two about how to survive the perils of the profession,” she said. Queen.
- Cunk on Earth is in development for BBC and Netflix. It will star Diane Morgan.
- Keanu Reeves will (probably) star in Hulu’s adaptation of The Devil in the White City. And I am VERY excited about this.
- Keesha Sharp will co-star in Power Book II: Ghost on Starz.
- Ken Rosenthal has been fired by the MLB Network after he criticized MLB commissioner Rob Manfred.
- Scott MacFarlane has been named a CBS News Congressional Correspondent.
Mark Your Calendars
- Killing Eve returns on BBCAmerica for its final season on February 27.
- Snowpiercer returns on TNT on January 24.
- The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window will debut on Netflix on January 28.
- Meddling premieres on Peacock on January 6.
- Joe Montana: Cool Under Pressure will debut on Peacock on January 6.
- Picabo debuts on Peacock on January 21.
- American Rock Stars will premiere on Peacock on January 26.
- Fauda will return on Netflix at some point in 2022.
- Angry Birds: Summer Madness will premiere on Netflix on January 28.
- Bigbug will premiere on Netflix on February 11.
- The Falls will debut on Netflix on January 29.
- Sanditon will return on PBS on March 20.
- Space Force returns on Netflix on February 18.
- 9-1-1 reruns will begin airing on USA tomorrow.
Jean-Marc Vallée, Director of Big Little Lies, Sharp Objects, Wild, and Dallas Buyers Club
John Madden, Hall of Fame NFL coach and announcer
— NFL (@NFL) December 29, 2021
No one was more fun in the booth than John Madden. pic.twitter.com/FSgPtia0k1
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) January 2, 2022
John Bowman, Emmy-winning writer for Saturday Night Live and co-creator of Martin
Harry Reid, Former Senator and Majority Leader
Harvey Evans, Broadway actor
Jaime Osorio Márquez, Colombian director
Wayne Thiebaud, Artist
Jody “Babydol” Gibson, Infamous Hollywood madam
This Is Us: The Big Three celebrate their 41st birthday in the final season premiere. 8 p.m., NBC
Judge Steve Harvey: I’m pretty sure this is a Saturday Night Live sketch taken too far. Series premiere. 7 p.m., ABC
black-ish: Michelle Obama graces the final season premiere of the family sitcom. 8:30 p.m., ABC
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Milo Ventimiglia, Sabrina Carpenter, Yola
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Paul Giamatti, Stacey Abrams, Jamie Demetriou, Gustavo Di Dalva
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Tracee Ellis Ross
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Lily Collins, William Jackson Harper, St. Vincent
- Watch What Happens Live: Alexia Echevarria, Lisa Hochstein, Larsa Pippen, Guerdy Abraira, Julia Lemigova, Nicole Martin
|ABC||Judge Steve Harvey
|FBI: Most Wanted
|CW||Penn & Teller: Fool Us
|Masters of Illusion
|Masters of Illusion
|FOX||Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip
|This Is Us