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The SAG award nominations are out, and here are the TV nominees:
Ensemble in a Drama Series
The Handmaid’s Tale
The Morning Show
Male Actor in a Drama Series
Brian Cox, Succession
Billy Crudup, The Morning Show
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Lee Jung-jae, Squid Game
Jeremy Strong, Succession
Female Actor in a Drama Series
Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
Jung Ho-yeon, Squid Game
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Sarah Snook, Succession
Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show
Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The Kominski Method
Only Murders in the Building
Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Michael Douglas, The Kominski Method
Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso
Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building
Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Elle Fanning, The Great
Sandra Oh, The Chair
Jean Smart, Hacks
Juno Temple, Ted Lasso
Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso
Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Murray Bartlett, The White Lotus
Oscar Isaac, Scenes from a Marriage
Michael Keaton, Dopesick
Ewan McGregor, Halston
Evan Peters, Mare of Easttown
Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus
Cynthia Erivo, Genius: Aretha
Margaret Qualley, Maid
Jean Smart, Mare of Easttown
Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown
Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Mare of Easttown
Speaking of award shows: The Oscars will return to having a host this year. Names being seriously suggested include Tom Holland, the cast of Only Murders in the Building, and, God help me, Pete Davidson. So, (mostly) a bunch of white guys. Got it.
Meanwhile, the Twitter has some suggestions:
Gabriel will host the Oscars, yeeting chairs at people whose speeches go on too long pic.twitter.com/l3iDoqvqP7
— Jeff Zhang 张佶润 (@strangeharbors) January 11, 2022
This year's Oscars host has been revealed: pic.twitter.com/iyLYesD9ZI
— Chris Evangelista (@cevangelista413) January 11, 2022
introducing this year’s Oscars host pic.twitter.com/wpGDYsHRut
— Carlos Aguilar (@Carlos_Film) January 11, 2022
let her host the oscars you cowards pic.twitter.com/omkzZ7bPT5
— molly 🙂 blm (@apoca1ypse_n0w) January 12, 2022
Let’s get Kendall roy to host the Oscars then pic.twitter.com/sYdKjEEtuX
— anthonito (taylor’s version) (@Anthonydjfr_) January 12, 2022
they should host the oscars pic.twitter.com/bNpRYPJSXW
— 🎞 (@vivelefilms) January 11, 2022
In a radical reimagining, the Academy has found its ’22 Oscar host. pic.twitter.com/3IbVg0ACiZ
— Chris Eigeman (@ChrisEigeman) January 12, 2022
Yes, The Goldbergs has lost two of its stars in recent years, and yes, at the end of this season, the youngest Goldberg child will graduate high school and go off to college, but that doesn’t mean ABC is going to cancel the show. (Yes, actually, it probably does. And if it doesn’t, it should.)
Season two of The Witcher is one of Netflix’s most-watched shows (and I’m here to recommend it: it was a much more cohesive and fun ride than the first season, which I also enjoyed).
And Dexter was a huge hit for Showtime — the most-watched in the network’s history, in fact. That said, don’t hold your breath for another season.
HAPPY 25th ANNIVERSARY, KING OF THE HILL! Fun story: I was living in New York City during the heyday of King of the Hill, and one of my now-husband’s friends who grew up in Philadelphia, explained to me, a Texan, that King of the Hill was set in “Middle America.” When I assured him it most definitely was NOT set in Middle America, but in Texas, this idiot tried to mansplain to me that of course Texas was in Middle America: it’s in the middle of America. Bless his heart.
Sarah Palin doesn’t want you to remember that time she performed “Baby Got Back” in a bear costume on The Masked Singer. LOL, GUESS YOU SHOULDA THOUGHT ABOUT THAT BEFORE YOU GOT INTO THAT COSTUME, LADY.
Are you boosted yet?
Hometown hero, Dr. Peter Hotez, is out here trying to stop the mutation of this virus by vaccinating poorer countries. He and his team have developed a low-tech, low-cost vaccine, called Corbevax that they are not patenting so that developing nations can vaccinate their populations at a low cost. It has already been authorized in India, Bangladesh, and Indonesia, and they’ve made 300 doses. Let’s hope this slows the virus enough to avoid more variants like Omicron.
Other less positive stories coming out of Houston: PLEASE DO NOT PUT YOUR COVID-POSITIVE CHILD IN THE TRUNK OF YOUR CAR, OH MY GOD.
- Savannah Guthrie tested positive.
- Seth Meyers, who tested positive last week, is broadcasting from his house again.
- Anna Navarro tested positive.
- Pamela Brown tested positive.
- Most of the entire Lakers organization has caught COVID.
- Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has tested positive.
- Roddy Ricch has been exposed to COVID and had to pull out of his Saturday Night Live appearance.
As of now, WarnerMedia has no plans to pull The Batman from its theatrical premiere in March. Disney recently chose to move the premiere of Turning Red from theaters to Disney+ because of the Omicron surge.
This is an interesting piece on how TV shows are desperate to either ignore or move past COVID in their storylines, and how while the urge is understandable, it also creates a weird dissonance.
Soooooo Novak Djokovic, this asshole. The world’s best men’s tennis player is set to compete in the Australian Open on January 17. However, Djokovic has loudly and proudly refused to get vaccinated, which created a problem for the Open. They granted him and a few other players “exemptions” from their vaccine requirement, sparking outrage amongst Australians.
His team then claimed that actually, what had happened was … Djokovic tested positive on December 16, so he should be released from detention and allowed to compete, based on Australia’s COVID rules that allow people who have been infected within the past six months to be exempt from the vaccination requirement.
Funny thing about that: on December 17, this asshole did a maskless photo shoot, gave a maskless interview and … handed out awards at a children’s event. Maskless. On January 10, an Australian court sided with Djokovic and released him from custody, but Australia is still considering revoking his visa.
Howard Stern goes off on “f**knut” Novak Djokovic: “Throw him right the f**k out of tennis.” pic.twitter.com/9VbE9Zw0Be
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) January 11, 2022
And you’ll be shocked by this, I’m sure, but the right has begun rallying around this unvaccinated, inconsiderate asshole. The Open begins on January 17.
Speaking of the right, Dr. Fauci is absolutely done with their idiocy and dangerous disinformation. He called one Senator a “moron” in a meeting yesterday, and tore Senator Rand Paul a whole new asshole:
HOT MIC MOMENT: After clashing with GOP Sen. Roger Marshall, Dr. Fauci was caught muttering, "what a moron," followed by "Jesus Christ." pic.twitter.com/merKU3BGAJ
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) January 11, 2022
Dr. Fauci had enough of Rand Paul’s shit pic.twitter.com/nD2ZfFu114
— Wu-Tang Is For The Children (@WUTangKids) January 11, 2022
- The Great has been renewed for a third season on Hulu. Huzzah!
- Station 19 has been renewed for a sixth season on ABC.
- A gender-swapped Zorro is in development at The CW.
- Final Destination 6 is coming to HBO Max.
- Josep, a comedy from Jo Koy has been given a pilot order at ABC.
- The Last Movie Stars is being developed at CNN+ and HBO Max.
- Driving Over Lemons is being adapted into a TV series.
- Katie Price’s Mucky Mansion and Katie Price: Trauma and Me have been greenlit at Channel 4.
- Domhnall Gleeson will co-star in The Patient on FX.
- Sharon Stone is joining The Flight Attendant on HBO Max.
- Viola Davis is in talks to star in Two Butterflies on Amazon.
- Jada Pinkett Smith will star in Redd Zone on Netflix.
- Vanessa Bell Calloway has joined the cast of This Is Us on NBC.
- Zach Galifianakis, Elizabeth Banks, Sarah Snook, and Geraldine Viswanathan will star in The Beanie Bubble on Apple TV.
- Laura Donnelly has joined the cast of Werewolf by Night on Disney+.
- Simone Biles, Daveed Diggs, Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, Vivica A. Fox, Magic Johnson, Stephen A. Smith are all set to guest star in the final season of black-ish on ABC.
- Rosie Perez, Jemaine Clement, Thandiwe Newton, Bobby Cannavale, Henry Winkler, and Maria Bamford have joined the voice cast of Human Resources on Netflix.
- Ana Villafañe, Rob Delaney, Ahmed Elhaj, and Arturo Luis have been added to the cast of Bad Monkey on Apple TV+.
- Mandela Van Peebles, Em Haine, Aren Buchholz, Savannah Basley, Marguerite Hanna, and Georgia Waters have joined the cast of Reginald the Vampire on Syfy.
- Caroline Rhea, Debra DiGiovanni, Dave Foley, Jon Lajoie, Tom Green, Mae Martin, Colin Mochrie, Brandon Ash Mohammed, Andrew Phung, and K. Trevor Wilson will star in LOL: Last One Laughing Canada on Amazon.
- Jeanine Pirro, Harold Ford Jr., Geraldo Rivera, and Jessica Tarlov are joining The Five on Fox News.
- Kate Bolduan will host 5 Things on CNN+; Sara Sidner will host The Big Picture.
Mark Your Calendars
- Shining Vale will debut on Hulu on March 6.
- Human Resources will premiere on Netflix on March 18.
- Dollface returns on Hulu on February 11.
- KIMI will debut on HBO Max on February 10.
- The Tinder Swindler will debut on Netflix on February 2.
- Botched returns on E! on January 25.
- Use of Force: The Policing of Black America will debut on Peacock on January 14.
- Big Nate will debut on Paramount+ on February 17.
- Neymar: The Perfect Chaos will premiere on Netflix on January 25.
- Cielo Grande will debut on Netflix on February 16.
- C.I. Ape is airing on Roku. God bless them.
- The Offer will premiere on Paramount+ on April 28.
- From Dickinson, With Love is now streaming on Apple TV+.
- The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey will debut on Apple TV+ on March 11.
- Lucy and Desi will debut on Paramount+ on March 4.
- Aziz Ansari: Nightclub Comedian will premiere on Netflix on January 25.
- Terry Bradshaw: Going Deep will premiere on HBO and HBO Max on February 1.
- Underground Railroad: The Secret History will debut on Science Channel and Discovery+ on January 30.
- All Rise will debut on OWN in the spring.
- Cassius X: Becoming Ali will air on Smithsonian Channel later this year.
- RuPaul’s Drag Race: U.K. Versus The World will debut on BBC3 on February 1.
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Jean Ramirez, Tampa Bay Rays catcher
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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Sara worries her team is making some questionable choices regarding the timeline. Mid-season premiere. 7 p.m., The CW
Batwoman: Ryan, Luke, and Sophie are desperate in the mid-season premiere. 8 p.m., The CW
Cheer: The Navarro Bulldogs are back — with a whole new host of problems following the first season. Season premiere. Netflix
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Sarah Silverman, Lewis Black, Fontaines D.C.
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Isla Fisher, James Wolk, Bianca Richardson
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Keanu Reeves, Caitriona Balfe
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: David Spade, Alana Haim, Jay Wheeler
- Watch What Happens Live: Emily Simpson, Adriana De Moura
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