The NFL has some soul-searching to do.

Going into 2023 like:

Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News

On last night’s Monday Night Football, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field after he tackled a Cincinnati Bengals player, having suffered a cardiac arrest. The event took place in the first quarter of the game which was paused as he received CPR for several minutes before being taken off the field by ambulance. However, the NFL did not cancel the game for over an hour, prompting a great deal of criticism of the league and of the sport itself.

Hamlin was transferred to a hospital where he remains in critical condition.

In a moving tribute, a toy drive that Hamlin founded with an initial goal of raising $3,500 has received $3.7 million as of this writing. My hopes for a speedy recovery for this young man, and more introspection on the part of fans and the NFL as a whole.

I have my issues with the NFL and with football in general; too many here to repeat without sounding shrill. All I will say is that this incident in which a healthy young athlete faced a life-threatening event because of the violence of the sport and in which the NFL cared more about ratings and advertising dollars than doing the right thing by canceling the game immediately feels like a metaphor for everything that is wrong with the organization and the sport.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of An American Family, the first reality show. The series moved into the home of Pat and William C. Loud and their five children and followed their day-to-day life for 12 weeks. At the time, nothing like it had ever been seen or attempted, and it became fodder for commentary and a lot of criticism for being exploitative. And TV has never been the same since.

Spurred by news that you will find below in Cancelations, a Pajiba writer has come up with a theory on why new Netflix live-action series are canceled after only one season: they fail to reach 100 million hours in the first full week on the streamer. If this is true, one of my end-of-the-year favorites, Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities, is in danger.

The story of why Miguel Sapochnik left House of the Dragon is now coming out: it seems he asked for his wife Alexis Raben to be included as a producer on the second season (she had been a producer on the first), and HBO refused.

James Corden says that leaving The Late Late Show was an “easy decision.”

Steven Moffat has made a public plea to Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman to come back to Sherlock. “They’re on to bigger and better things but, Martin and Benedict, ‘please come back?’” (Don’t hold your breath, Sherlock fans.) He also teased a second season of Inside Man, so that’s good.

I keep seeing this all over the place, so I guess people care? But Michael Weatherly is hinting at a reunion between Tony and Ziva on NCIS.

Netflix’s Assassin’s Creed adaptation has lost its showrunner over creative differences.

Comcast is launching a “Free This Week” program for subscribers of Xfinity X1 pay-TV bundle and Flex streaming packages more access to no-fee streaming and network programming.

Congratulations, Robin Roberts and Amber Laign!

Al Roker will return on The Today Show on Friday.

The View paid tribute to Barbara Walters on today’s show.

Get better soon, Martina Navratilova.


Maybe — possibly — my favorite story of 2022 snuck in at the very end of the year. But it arrived and just ~chef’s kiss~.

So there’s this asshole named Andrew Tate. He’s a former kickboxer who became an internet personality known for his vicious misogyny — he literally calls himself “absolutely a sexist” and “absolutely a misogynist” and teaches young men that women are “given to the man and belong to the man.” He moved to Romania a few years ago to avoid being investigated for sexual assault. And from what I understand, he makes his money by human trafficking women and forcing them to do webcams. He’s a treat. And I only tell you all of this because I was shocked to learn that my husband had no idea who this guy was until this story broke last week.

ANYWAY. So this idiot, Andrew Tate, he decided to troll environmental activist Greta Thunberg for no good reason? And having had his Twitter account recently reactivated by Elon Musk — OBVIOUSLY — he tweeted at her:

Because he thinks a person’s worth lies in how many supercars they own or something. Again, he sent this to her out of the fucking blue.

Greta promptly responded:

As of this writing, this had become the fourth most-liked tweet of all time.

OH BUT HE WOULDN’T! Because this would have been amazing if that was the end of the story, but HILARIOUSLY IT WAS NOT.

Tate, instead of just letting it go, felt compelled to respond to Greta’s burn by making a whole ass video:

And, again, this would have been hilarious enough in its sheer patheticness. BUT! THEN! Soon after he posted this, Romanian police arrested Tate and his brother for human trafficking and rape.

And there is a suggestion that the authorities were able to locate him based on a pizza box seen in the video above. Which, if true, is literally the greatest self-own of all time.

(And that tweet above? It’s the seventh most-liked tweet of all time.) I’m still laughing days later.


This storyline was the best possible way for 2022 to end. #gretathunberg #andrewtate🔥✨

♬ original sound – Austin Archer

On Emily Ratajkowski’s podcast, Bella Thorne accused an unnamed director of accusing her of flirting with him and making him feel uncomfortable during a casting session when she was 10 years old.

“Just putting that on a 10-year-old child and making it like they made an adult man uncomfortable is insane… and then that was relayed to a casting director who was happy to relay that to your mom,” Ratajkowski sums up the vomit-inducing tale. “If you need a more fucked up story about Hollywood and, like, pedophilia and the sexualization of children, I don’t know if there is one.”

She also claims that when she was 14 and starring in Shake It Up! on Disney Channel, she was nearly fired for wearing a bikini on the beach. She was warned to be careful with what she wore in public, and told to only wear boy shorts and t-shirts on the beach. Ridiculous.

Aan has sued Steven Tyler for sexually assaulting her in 1973 when she was 16.

Joan Lunden has finally opened up about being replaced on Good Morning America with a younger version of herself when she was only 47.  47! Of course, back in 1997, 47 for women was like 97 in men years.

UFC president Dana White says he and his wife have apologized to each other after video footage of them hitting each other in an argument appeared online.

Bill Cosby wants to tour again this year. GROSS. NO. I mean, y’all do what you want with your money, but I can think of literally millions of better things to do with it other than give it to a gross old rapist. Speaking of, he’s being sued again.

Politico is trash.


  • 1899 has been canceled at Netflix after one season.

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • The Consultant will debut on Prime Video on February 24.
  • Koala Man will premiere on Hulu on January 9.


Catherine Cyran, Daytime Emmy-nominated director and writer

Ken Block, Motorsport legend and creator of Gymkhana YouTube series

Fred White, Drummer for Earth, Wind & Fire


Will Trent: Ramón Rodríguez stars as Will Trent, an investigator in the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, who uses his unique point of view to solve cases. Series premiere.  9 p.m., ABC

The Menu: Ralph Fiennes, Ana Taylor-Joy, and Nicholas Hoult star in this dark comedy about the exclusive culinary scene. Premiere. HBO Max

Sometimes When We Touch: This documentary explores the rise and fall of soft rock in the late 70s and early 80s. Premiere. Paramount+

FBI: The abduction of a young woman leads the team back to a cold case. Winter premiere. 7 p.m., CBS

The Resident: The ER will no longer accept trauma patients due to budget cuts. Winter premiere. 7 p.m. Fox

FBI: International: The Fly Team tries to intercept a major art heist in the winter premiere. 8 p.m., CBS

FBI: Most Wanted: A child psychiatrist is kidnapped in the winter premiere. 9 p.m., CBS

New Amsterdam: Helen Sharpe returns unexpectedly to New York. Winter premiere. 9 p.m., NBC


Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ana de Armas, Luke Grimes, Protoje
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Michael Shannon, Danielle Brooks, Maya Stepansky
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Michelle Obama, Quinta Brunson, Tom Papa
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Seth Rogen, Diego Calva, Aoife O’Donovan featuring Allison Russell
  • Watch What Happens Live: Kenya Moore, Carson Kressley

TUES. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Rookie
The Rookie: Feds
Will Trent
FBI: International
FBI: Most Wanted
CW The Winchesters
Mysteries Decoded Local
FOX The Resident
Fantasy Island
NBC America’s Got Talent: All-Stars
New Amsterdam

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