This ritual humiliation of Kevin McCarthy is giving me LIFE.

Going into 2023 like:


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Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News

Call Me Kat will not kill off Leslie Jordan’s character:

“When it came to the episode that is essentially his tribute, the cast felt very strongly and completely unanimously that the thought of doing a funeral episode while we are actively grieving our friend — it felt like a hurdle we weren’t sure we all wanted to jump together. I think Leslie Jordan was known so much for being Leslie, and while we also love him and know him as Phil, he’s such a beloved personality, truly larger than life. To try to encapsulate that felt challenging in ways that I don’t know would’ve been healthy for us as a cast or a production. So, we found a way for him to live forever. His character will live forever, and he can have whatever adventures we all imagine. And because we break the fourth wall anyway, we were able to use that convention to say simply, we gave this character a happy ending, but there’s a lot more going on here.”

Apparently, there were some reports that the second season of Wednesday might move to Prime Video from Netflix. This stems from a recent deal wherein Amazon bought MGM last spring, and Wednesday is an MGM production. But relax: Wednesday is going nowhere. Amazon is not keeping MGM content exclusive to Prime Video, and the Wednesday deal was locked in long before Amazon bought MGM. Even though Netflix hasn’t renewed it yet, pre-production on season two has begun and it’s just a matter of time before the announcement is made.

The Damar Hamlin story continues to play out:

The Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills will not resume their game this week.

The NFL and ESPN are having a bit of a tiff over ESPN saying on-air that the teams had been given a five-minute warm-up window shortly after Hamlin collapsed. The NFL is all, “NUH-UH! WE NEVER SAID THAT!” but ESPN says they are just reporting the facts.

Shannon Sharpe did not show up to co-host Undisputed on Tuesday in protest of this Tweet by his co-host Skip Bayless that Sharpe found disrespectful:

Sharpe returned this morning and explained why he didn’t show up yesterday, and it didn’t go great.

Less than a minute into today’s episode, Sharpe said during his opening monologue, “Skip tweeted something and although I disagree with the tweet — and hopefully, Skip will take it down…”, at which point Bayless interrupted to say, “Time out – I’m not going to take it down because I stand by what I tweeted.”

A frustrated and visibly angry Sharpe snapped back, “I cannot even get through a monologue without you interrupting.”

Andy Cohen does not approve of your TikTok celebrity death pranks and is so mad about them, in fact, that he dropped an F-bomb on live TV last night.

James Marsden is hoping that Westworld might be able to get its fifth season and proper ending. Somehow. (It’s not going to happen.)

Rian Johnson will not make an all-Muppet Knives Out, but he did give it some serious thought.

“It’s a joke that I thought was pretty brilliant, and I ended up really giving it some serious thought. As much as I take the murder mystery genre seriously, I take the genre of a Muppet movie seriously.

“I think those two things have very different rules. You can either have a Benoit Blanc mystery that has Muppets in it, but they’ll feel out of place. Or you can have a Muppet movie that Benoit Blanc is in, but it’ll feel like a Muppet movie. I wouldn’t want to compromise either of them. And I feel like in order to make it well and make it work, you’d have to make a choice and compromise one or the other. If I ever make a Muppet movie, I just want to make a great Muppet movie.”

As a woman who has had many important platonic friendships with men — my best friend for the past 30 years has been a guy, in fact — I love when TV shows explore that dynamic. One of the best things about The Bear was the relationship between Carmine and Sydney and getting romantic feelings involved would ruin it. Not to be harsh, but the fans who ship them need to grow up.

Hallmark Media has updated its code of conduct rules to include a ban on content and comments that are homophobic or otherwise discriminatory based on “gender identity and orientation or otherwise objectionable.”

Sharon Osbourne’s hospitalization last month is even weirder than it originally sounded — unless this is all a publicity stunt for Jack’s new paranormal investigation show which, now that I am typing that out, seems the most likely explanation. NOTHING TO SEE HERE, PEOPLE.

Rosie O’Donnell explains that she didn’t participate in The View‘s tribute to Barbara Walters even though she was invited because she “didn’t want to be in a big group of people” and worried she might become upset. And I get it! Her relationship with the show in general is … fraught. This is mostly interesting because the original story from her publicist was that she was on an airplane at the time.

Sarah Michelle Gellar is not interested in participating in a Buffy reboot. She’s not opposed to a revival — just that Buffy shouldn’t be involved.

Starz is following HBO Max’s example and has just pulled canceled series Becoming Elizabeth, Step Up, and Dangerous Liaisons from their streaming service.

I’m loving this retro Andor opening credit sequence:

I thought the Andrew Tate self-own was the funniest thing I had seen all month, but the repeated humiliation of Kevin McCarthy as he attempts — and fails — to become the Speaker of the House is becoming funnier and funnier with each failed vote.

For those of you not really paying attention, the Cliff’s Notes is that in November, the Republicans took back the House of Representatives with a very narrow majority. As such, Kevin McCarthy needed 218 votes to become the Speaker of the House. However, if only 5 Republicans vote for someone else, he loses the bid. And guess what? Some 20 Republicans refused to vote for him — at this writing, five times now.

So what do these 20 Republicans want? The first thing you should know is that these 20 are some of the nuttiest of the nutjobs, seemingly led by Matt Gaetz. They spent months extracting promises from McCarthy for positions on committees and rule changes, but even after all that, they still didn’t give him their votes. The New York Times reports:

“The dissidents who have challenged Mr. McCarthy have pressed for a balanced federal budget — one that would not permit any deficit spending — as well as for special rules that would make it easier for lawmakers to zero out federal offices and fire government workers, and would make it much harder to secure earmarks to direct federal money to individual projects. They want to heavily fortify the United States border with Mexico and dismantle the Internal Revenue Service, getting rid of federal income taxes and replacing them with a consumption tax.”

But leaving all that aside, what this group really seems to want is Not Kevin McCarthy. McCarthy seems to think he can wait them out, wear them down, and force them to vote over and over again, but the anti-McCarthy group isn’t shrinking — like, at all — so who knows how long we’ll be doing this. It’s turning into a real Battle of the Stupids Wills.

And maybe the most hilarious part of all of this? That asshole McCarthy moved himself into the Speaker’s office before a single vote was taken. I can’t wait to see the footage of them moving him back out again.

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Foundation will return on Apple TV+ this summer.
  • The Traitors will premiere on Peacock on January 12.
  • Hunters returns on Prime Video on January 13.
  • How I Caught My Killer will premiere on Hulu on January 12.
  • Sky Rojo returns on Netflix on January 13.
  • Trial by Fire will premiere on Netflix on January 13.
  • Princess Power will debut on Netflix on January 30.


Chris Ledesma, Longtime music editor on The Simpsons

Kelly Monteith, Stand-up comic and one of the first Americans to have his own BBC show

James D. Brubaker, Producer on Rocky IV and The Right Stuff, among many others

Frank Galati, Broadway director

Fay Weldon, British author

James “Buster” Corley, Co-founder of Dave & Busters


Chicago Med: Hannah and Dr. Justin Lieu search for a patient’s pregnant wife in the woods in the winter premiere. 7 p.m., NBC

Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test: Sixteen celebrities endure challenges from the Special Forces’ playbook. Series premiere. 7 p.m., Fox

Abbott Elementary: The classrooms go head-to-head in a read-a-thon. Winter premiere. 8 p.m., ABC

Chicago Fire: The team installs an infant-safe surrender box at the station. Winter premiere.  8 p.m., NBC

Tough as Nails: Season four. 8 p.m., CBS

Home Economics: Tom is jealous of Marina’s hunky contractor partner. Winter premiere. 8:30 p.m., ABC

Big Sky: Winter premiere. 9 p.m., ABC

Chicago P.D.: The team investigates a series of brutal home invasions. Winter premiere. 9 p.m., NBC

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Winston Duke, Darren Aronofsky, Emma Myers, Idles
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Brendan Fraser, Patti LuPone, Maya Stepansky
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Shania Twain, Ayo Edebiri
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Anna Kendrick, Jermaine Fowler, Sabrina Carpenter
  • Watch What Happens Live: Whitney Rose, Julia Fox

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ABC Celebrity Wheel of Fortune
Abbott Elementary
Home Economics
Big Sky
CBS The Price Is Right At Night
Tough as Nails
CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us
Kung Fu
FOX Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test
NBC Chicago Med
Chicago Fire
Chicago P.D.

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