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Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News
The Critics Choice Awards were on last night (on The CW, no less, as Seth Rogan pointed out, is the critics’ least favorite network), and in the television categories, Better Call Saul and Abbott Elementary were big winners. I have no complaints about any of these winners, honestly. I mean, should Rhea Seehorn have been recognized? Maybe. But I’m always going to give that one to Jennifer Coolidge, sorry not sorry.
In terms of speeches, Brendan Fraser gave the speech of the night, echoing the messages that Ke Huy Quan, Michelle Yeoh, and Jennifer Coolidge all sent in their Golden Globe speeches, about being appreciative of being given a second chance in this business.
Worth noting: Brendan Fraser was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in The Whale as well, but did not attend the ceremony out of principle. According to Fraser, he had been sexually assaulted by former HFPA President Philip Berk in 2003, and was blacklisted when he came forward with the accusations.
“I have more history with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association than I have respect for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association,” he said. “No, I will not participate.”
He added, “It’s because of the history that I have with them, and my mother didn’t raise a hypocrite. You can call me a lot of things, but not that.”
I’m happy for him that he was given his moment at the Critics Choice Awards.
After I was being mean and making fun of her moon costume, Houston’s R’Bonney Gabriel won Miss Universe. Some are saying the pageant was rigged in USA’s favor, but Gabriel deserved to win just for not collapsing under the weight of that ridiculous costume, if you ask me.
Lisa Rinna gave her first interview after leaving The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills following a tumultuous season. Basically, she sticks by her Kathy Hilton story; says they’ve made nice since; and that season 12 was rough following her mother’s death. She also talked some shit about the other cast members, saying that Kyle wants to be liked too much, Garcelle and Sutton are going to have to show up for a change, and Crystal is too young.
Maren Morris is good people.
Bella Ramsey has come out as being nonbinary and some idiots are mad about it. OH WELL.
- Chucky has been renewed for a third season on USA and Syfy.
- Reginald the Vampire has been renewed for a second season on Syfy.
- Firebuds; Superkitties; and Pupstruction have all been renewed for second seasons on Disney Junior.
- Snowpiercer has been canceled at TBS despite having filmed season four. (And despite Warner Bros. Discovery claiming they were done with write-downs for a while.) The show is being shopped to other services.
- Uncoupled has been canceled at Netflix after one season.
- A Phineas and Ferb revival is in the works at Disney.
- 1266, a comedy pilot about a singer/model turned phone sex operator starring Gabourey Sidibe has been ordered at Hulu.
- Second Wife, a dark comedy starring Emma Roberts and Tom Ellis, has been ordered at Hulu.
- Black Twitter, a docuseries, has been ordered at Hulu.
- A docuseries about Spanish King Juan Carlos I has been ordered at Sky.
- John Corbett will reprise his role as Aidan on And Just Like That on HBO Max.
- Jack Cutmore-Scott has been cast as Freddy Crane in the Frasier reboot on Paramount+. Nicholas Lyndhurst has been cast as Frasier’s college buddy turned professor.
- Danielle Pinnock has joined the cast of Candy Cane Lane on Netflix.
- Melissa Villaseñor, Pete Holmes, Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski, Lyric Lewis, Kurt Fuller, and Stephnie Weir will guest star on Night Court on NBC.
- Nicholas Galitzine will co-star in George & Mary on Sky/AMC.
Mark Your Calendar
- Poker Face premieres on Peacock on January 26.
- You returns on Netflix on February 9.
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit — this episode will air on January 26 on NBC.
- True Lies will premiere on CBS on March 1.
- American Auto will return on NBC on January 24.
- Grand Crew returns on NBC on March 3.
- Magnum P.I. moves to NBC on February 19.
- Snowfall returns on FX on February 22.
- Summer House will return on Bravo on February 13.
- Luther: The Fallen Sun will premiere on Netflix on March 10.
- Bono & The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming will premiere on Disney+ on March 17.
- Why Can’t My Life Be a Rom-Com? debuts on E! on February 19; Royal Rendezvous on February 26; Married by Mistake on March 5.
- Secrets of the Elephants will premiere on National Geographic on April 21 and the next day on Disney+.
- The Crossover will debut on Disney Channel on April 4 and the next day on Disney+.
- A Small Light will premiere on National Geographic and Disney+ in the spring.
- The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder returns on Disney+ on February 1.
- Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur will premiere on Disney Channel on February 10.
- The State of the Union address will be held on February 7. It will air on the major networks, the cable news channels, PBS, and C-SPAN.
- Miracle Workers, which was supposed to return on TBS today, now no longer has a return date. After what Warner Bros. Discovery did to Snowpiercer (see above), don’t be surprised if they cancel Miracle Workers, too.
- Riverdale will return on The CW on March 29; Nancy Drew returns on The CW on May 31. Both series will end on August 23.
- Up Here will premiere on Hulu on March 24; Saint X will premiere on April 26; Tiny Beautiful Things will debut on April 7.
- Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller will premiere on National Geographic on January 18 and on Hulu the next day.
- American Chinese will premiere on Disney+ in the spring.
- My Kind of Country will debut on Apple TV+ on March 24.
- UnPrisoned will premiere on Hulu on March 10; The 1619 Project will premiere on January 26.
- Restaurants at the End of the World will premiere on National Geographic on March 21, and on Disney+ the next day.
- Prom Pact debuts on Disney Channel on March 30 and Disney+ the next day.
- Extraordinary Birder with Christian Cooper will premiere on June 17 on Nat Geo Wild and in the summer on Disney+.
- Never Say Never with Jeff Jenkins will premiere on July 9 on National Geographic and in the summer on Disney+.
Al Brown, Actor known for playing Col. Stan Valchek on The Wire, among other roles
Michael Levin, Actor known for his work on Ryan’s Hope
CJ Harris, Former American Idol contestant
Gordon Edwards “Country Boy Eddie” Burns, Alabama TV show host who was an early supporter of Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Emmy Lou Harris and more
Brian Tufano, Cinematographer on Trainspotting, Billy Elliot, and others
Gina Lollobrigida, Italian actress
Lewis R. “Lew” Hunter, Screenwriter and professor
The Neighborhood: When Tina and Calvin take their honeymoon, Gemma, Dave, Marty, and Malcolm work on a surprise for them. Winter premiere. 7 p.m., CBS
Bob ♥ Abishola: Is Dale ready to get behind the wheel? Winter premiere. 7:30 p.m., CBS
NCIS: Parker learns he’s the victim of identity theft in the winter premiere. 8 p.m., CBS
NCIS: Hawai’i: Pike is ambushed while working undercover. Winter premiere. 9 p.m., CBS
NFL Wildcard Playoff: Football junk. 7 p.m, ABC
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Aubrey Plaza, Jalyn Hall, Sudan Archives
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Leslie Jones, Rosie Perez, Daniel Fang
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Hugh Jackman, Mimi Webb
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Danny DeVito, Lucy DeVito, Travis Bennett, A Boogie wit da Hoodie
- Watch What Happens Live: Leslie Jones, Rosie Perez, Daniel Fang
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