Slava Ukraini!

First and foremost: HAPPY MARDI GRAS, Y’ALL!

I was in New Orleans this weekend to celebrate, and this small girl near us danced like this for hours. May we all have a little bit of this joy in the face of a darkening world.

Let’s start with Russia

We’re back — and back to the real world, the state of which is … not great. Russia is shelling and attacking Ukrainian cities, and it’s kinda hard to care about pop culture news when it feels like World War III is imminent. Again.

But that’s where we are, so let’s get this Russia stuff out of the way first. Let me note that I understand that you don’t come here for hard news, but this situation is impacting the entertainment business in indirect ways.

  • The future is terrible:

  • The Simpons take sides:

  • Republicans are fucking cowards.

And before we wrap this all up, let’s remember that the heroic President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, he himself began as an entertainer before becoming the man so many of us are admiring for his grit, strength and bravery. In fact, he rose to popularity as the star of a comedy called Servant of the People, in which he played a high-school teacher who unexpectedly becomes the President.

He also served as the voice of Paddington in the Ukrainian-dubbed versions of the films.

He also performed on the Ukrainian version of Dancing with the Stars:

And, of course, there is this:

But most importantly, he’s this man:

I pray he stays alive.

All Other TV News

Mark your calendars for March 16: that’s the day that Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher, and The Defenders limited series as well as Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. move to Disney+. It’s an interesting choice because up to this point, Disney+ had remained decidedly PG. Disney+ will be updating its parental controls ahead of this move.

Hours before it was scheduled to air, HBO has pulled The Larry David Story off of its schedule tonight. Apparently, he wants to “do it in front of an audience” first? Whatever the hell that means?

Chris Licht, the showrunner of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and the guy who saved the show when it was tanking in the ratings, was just named Chairman and CEO of CNN Global. “I wasn’t sure whether I would like him, whether we would become friends, because we’re all show folk here, and Chris is not…. I didn’t know whether I’d like him, but six years later, I love you, Chris,” said Colbert on his show last night.

In case you didn’t know, 1883 was a limited series, and not returning for another installment. If that last episode felt like a finale, it’s because it was.

Peacock hid Kevin Malone’s chili recipe in their terms of service agreement. You can check it out here, if you’d like. As someone who is pretty proud of her own chili recipe, I turn my nose up at a 15-minute cook time. That’s some straight-up undercooked nonsense.

Jurassic Park getting sassy with a Wheel of Fortune contestant:

Congratulations to Colton Underwood!

And congratulations to Amy Schneider!

And big fingers crossed for Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa!


In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • WeCrashed premieres on Apple TV+ on March 18.
  • The Baby will premiere on HBO and HBO Max on April 24.
  • Life After Death with Tyler Henry will premiere on Netflix on March 11.
  • 61st Street premieres on AMC on April 10.
  • Better Nate Than Ever debuts on Disney+ on April 1.
  • Gaming Wall St debuts on HBO Max on March 3.
  • Murder in Provence premieres on BritBox today.
  • The Shop: Uninterrupted moves to YouTube on March 4.
  • Queen of Versailles Reigns Again will stream on Discovery beginning March 30.
  • Theodosia debuts on HBO Max on March 10.
  • Formula 1: Drive to Survive returns on Netflix on March 11.
  • Bubble premieres on Netflix on April 28.
  • Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 returns on Netflix in May.
  • Weekend Family will debut on Disney+ on March 9.


Sally Kellerman, Oscar-nominated actress in M.A.S.H. and others

Ned Eisenberg, TV, film, and Broadway actor known for his roles on Law & Order: SVU among others

Ralph Ahn, Actor who appeared on New Girl and whose credits go back to the 1950s

Marna Grantham, Entertainment executive at Epix, Miramax, Turner, Fox, and UPN

Mark Gage Stroman, Advertising and marketing executive

Alice Koh, Documentary director

Leo T. Reed, Former AFL player and longtime Teamsters leader

Joni James, Pop singer

Snootie Wild, Rapper


State of the Union: President Biden gives his first state of the … all this. 8 p.m., ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, C-SPAN

The Larry David Story: Larry David’s personal highs and lows are examined in this two-part documentary.  8 p.m., HBO  It’s been postponed? For some reason?

Worst Roommate Ever: This series better include Robert Durst, the dude who chopped his roommate into pieces, dumped him in Galveston Bay AND SOMEHOW GOT AWAY WITH IT.  Netflix

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Greg Kinnear, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Jim James
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Amanda Seyfried, Harvey Fierstein, Frank Bruni, Carter McLean
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Sen. Bernie Sanders, Big Thief
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Pamela Adlon, Taika Waititi, Pinegrove
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Sandra Oh, Russell Wilson, Ciara, Mitski, Doreen Ketchens
  • The Daily Show: Bob Odenkirk
  • Watch What Happens Live: Melissa Gorga, Joe Gorga

TUES. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Celebrate Andres The State of the Union and The Republican Response
CBS News: State Of The Union 2022
CW Superman & Lois
FOX The Resident
State Of The Union 2022
NBC American

NBC News Special: State of the Union

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