I usually start with non-TV cuteness here, but this is too perfect:

All Other TV News

Yesterday, ViacomCBS hosted its investor meeting and unleashed a firehose of news, renewals, and show announcements. Just take a peek below. The biggest news of the day at the ViacomCBS investor meeting is that ViacomCBS will be no more — as of today, it is now just going to be known as Paramount.

They are going all-in on streaming and placing all their bets on Paramount+. To that end, they are planning on spending $6 billion a year on streaming by 2024. They will also be integrating Showtime into the Paramount+ app (though, both will remain separate apps, too, if that’s your preference). The new bundle will cost either $11.99 to $14.99 a month, depending on whether you go ad-free or not. Also, beginning in 2024, all Paramount theatrical releases will stream on Paramount+ after being released in cinemas. 

As of the end of 2021, Paramount+ and Showtime had 56 million subscribers combined, having added 9.4 million new subscribers last year — most of which were new Paramount+ subscribers. They are hoping to reach 100 million subscribers by 2024.

Meanwhile, adding to the onslaught of TV news, HBO was at the Television Critics Association today. A few things that we learned:

And going back to And Just Like That … Sarah Jessica Parker explained on Watch What Happens Live! that the reason Carrie didn’t leap into action when she found Mr. Big collapsed on the floor is that she was in “suspended animation.”

“It’s this moment where everything stops, and then whatever collapsing of time that happens doesn’t stop her from taking care of somebody in a fashion that you would expect from your partner or husband or wife,” she continued. “In my head, she struggled through this moment and tried to get him to be responsive, and then she, you know, came to her senses — I’m going to say after about two to three seconds.”

Parker also refused to say whether or not Che is funny. (They aren’t.)

Speaking of Che and Miranda, Cynthia Nixon is baffled by people’s negative reactions to their relationship. Of course, as Buzzfeed points out, Miranda has always kinda been the worst.

112 million people watched the Super Bowl this year.

But no one is watching the Olympics, part two.

That Sarah Palin lawsuit I mentioned yesterday might have just been thrown into a mistrial when the jury all found out about the judge’s decision before they had made their own thanks to push notifications. Whoops.

Alec Baldwin and the Rust producers have been sued by the estate of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins for wrongful death. As you can imagine, Baldwin and the producers have called the allegations “false.”

Love is dead, part one.

Love is really dead, part two.



  • Promised Land will finish its first season on Hulu, and is effectively canceled at ABC before the first season has fully aired.
  • The Prince has been canceled at HBO Max after one season.
  • In Treatment has been canceled at HBO after four seasons.

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Our Flag Means Death will premiere on HBO on March 3.
  • Pieces of Her will debut on Netflix on March 4.
  • Windfall will premiere on Netflix on March 18.
  • The Boys Presents: Diabolical will debut on Prime Video on March 4.
  • The Good Doctor will return on ABC on February 28.
  • The Courtship will premiere on NBC on March 6.
  • Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives. will debut on Netflix on March 16.
  • Rat in the Kitchen will debut on TBS on March 31.
  • Rich & Shameless will debut on TNT on February 19.
  • The Big D will premiere this summer on TBS.
  • Welcome Home Nikki Glaser? will debut on E! on May 1.
  • Downton Abbey: A New Era will premiere in theaters on May 20.


P.J. O’Rourke, Political satirist, NPR commentator, author, editor-in-chief for National Lampoon, and writer for Playboy, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic Monthly, The American Spectator, The Weekly Standard, Car and Driver, and The Daily Beast and Real Time Real Reporter” for HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.

Kathryn Kates, Actress who appeared in Seinfeld, Law and Order, The Many Saints of Newark, The Good Fight among others

Bappi Lahiri, Indian singer, composer, and record producer


Jeen-Yuhs: The documentary about Kanye that no one asked for. Props to Netflix on their timing, though. Premiere. Netflix

Dr. Pimple Popper: Not my jam, but it’s clearly someone’s because this is the seventh season premiere. 8 p.m., TLC

Winter Olympics: Freestyle Skiing, Speedskating, Alpine Skiing & More 7 p.m., NBC

Late Night:

  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: TBA
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Adam McKay; Rebecca Hall
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Robert Pattinson; Foo Fighters
  • The Daily Show: Jessica Kingdon, Willie O’Ree
  • Watch What Happens Live: Heather Dubrow, Dr. Nicole Martin

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FOX I Can See Your Voice
Next Level Chef
NBC Olympics 2022 Primetime

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