I know it’s another zombie series, but I’m really excited for ‘The Last of Us,’ y’all.

Going into 2023 like:


Snow TIME! #snow #fun #funny #winter #animali #lama #alpaca

♬ suono originale – Jessica Ripamonti

Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News

The Last of Us will debut on HBO on January 15, and between Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey starring and Craig Mazin at the helm, I’m pretty excited about it even though I know NOTHING about the game.

This very good Hollywood Reporter piece on the series — which could be HBO’s Next Big Thing or a colossal disappointment —  is worth your time. It tells the story of the origin of the video game (and how George Romero was unimpressed with the idea), how it was originally going to be made into a movie by Sam Raimi until game creator Neil Druckmann saw Chernobyl and wanted Mazin to make it into a TV series; and how they cast Lady Mormont and the Red Viper as the leads. It’s a great deep dive. But also, you fans of the game need to get over the beard issue. That’s just ridiculous.

The Andy Cohen – Ryan Seacrest catfight has entered a new level. On Live with Kelly and Ryan the other day, Seacrest claimed that Anderson Cooper saw him on New Year’s Eve and wished him a good show, but that while Seacrest tried to wave at Andy Cohen, Cohen never acknowledged him. Kelly denied this was true.

But now, Andy Cohen is claiming that it’s Anderson’s fault, that Anderson never alerted him to Seacrest’s presence, and added that Seacrest “has a bug up” about him. KEEP FIGHTING, GIRLS!

Roku is going to start making its own smart TVs.

HBO Max also pulled three seasons of The Flintstones from the streamer. These guys.

Hugh Dancy offers his theory on why Hannibal season four hasn’t happened: $$$.

This is a list of 10 TV Shows in Which the Pilot Episode Was the Worst and honestly, this list should have been the 10 TV Shows in Which the Pilot Episode Wasn’t That Bad, Actually, because honestly, pilot episodes are usually trash. There’s a reason for that, of course: pilots have to do a lot of heavy lifting in terms of exposition and introducing the characters all while also trying to emotionally engage the audience and often a show’s “magic” — whether that is a character or a story thread — isn’t discovered until several episodes in. All I’m saying is that this list should be a LOT longer than 10 shows.

You know what, Candace Bushnell? Fair point.

In honor of Abbott Elementary, DonorsChoose has announced an initiative to fund teachers by matching up to $500,000 in donations made to projects beginning on January 10.

I don’t know how I feel about Walter White being in a Super Bowl ad, but I think I’m somewhere around “not great.”

You can watch the first episode of Showtime’s Boys in Blue below. It premieres on Showtime on January 6.

After a great deal of hand-wringing and some political maneuvering over in the U.K., Channel 4 will not be privatized.

Some good news: Damar Hamlin is showing “remarkable improvement.” He’s still critical, but appears to be neurologically intact and making steady progress.


  • BMF appears to have been renewed for a third season on Starz. No official announcement though.

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • You People will premiere on Netflix on January 27.
  • Poker Face will premiere on Peacock on January 26.
  • The Ark will premiere on Syfy on February 1.
  • Harlem will return on Prime Video on February 3.
  • Shania Twain: Not Just a Girl will debut on AXS TV on January 11.
  • Rowdy will premiere on Freevee on February 3.
  • Crash Course in Romance premieres on Netflix on January 14.
  • Shanty Town will premiere on Netflix on January 20.
  • Prince Harry will be interviewed on GMA on January 9.


Todd Brian, Director of Development at WildBrain Animation


January 6: This documentary tells the story of the events that unfolded on that terrible day through footage of the siege of the capitol and through interviews with the people who were there including “Representatives Cheney, Susan Wild, Adam Kinzinger, and Jamie Raskin, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, law enforcement officers who came under attack that day and others.” Premiere. Discovery+

The Rig: An oil rig off the coast of Scotland becomes engulfed in a supernatural mist in this new series. Premiere. Prime Video

Ginny & Georgia: Season two. Netflix

Celebrity Jeopardy!: Winter premiere. 7 p.m., ABC

Hell’s Kitchen: The final nine chefs face a taco challenge in the winter premiere. 7 p.m., Fox

Law & Order: Cosgrove and Shaw investigate a cover-up at a construction site. Winter premiere. 7 p.m., NBC

Young Sheldon: Sheldon considers dropping out of college. Winter premiere. 7 p.m., CBS

Ghosts: Sam and Jay find an assistant to help run the B&B. Winter premiere. 7:30 p.m., CBS

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Benson becomes the target of a gang leader. Winter premiere. 8 p.m., NBC

So Help Me, Todd: Todd seeks out help from an ex-girlfriend in the winter premiere. 8 p.m., CBS

Welcome to Flatch: It’s Barb’s birthday. Winter premiere. 8 p.m., Fox

Call Me Kat: Phil’s mother fills in for him in the winter premiere. 8:30 pm., Fox

The Chase: Season premiere. 9 p.m., ABC

CSI: Vegas: A social media influencer’s party ends with a murder. Winter premiere. 9 p.m., CBS

Law & Order: Organized Crime: The team investigates a dangerous gang. Winter premiere. 9 p.m., NBC

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Colin Quinn, Madison Cunningham
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Jordan Peele, Melissa Rauch
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Chris Wallace, Jessie Buckley
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Laura Dern, Jeremy Allen White, Matt Maeson
  • Watch What Happens Live: Jessica Chastain, Seth Meyers
THUR 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Celebrity Jeopardy!
The Parent Test
The Chase
CBS Young Sheldon
So Help Me, Todd
CSI: Vegas
CW Walker
Walker: Independence
FOX Hell’s Kitchen
Welcome to Flatch
Call Me Kat
NBC Law & Order
Law & Order: SVU
Law & Order: Organized Crime

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