Houston’s Moon Princess is now our Miss Universe, which only seems appropriate

It’s MLK Day, what am I even doing here?

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.

Kathryn Hahn is teasing there might be some singing in Agatha: Coven of Chaos on Disney+.

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.

Chris Wallace out here asking Andy Cohen if he’s “at all embarrassed” by what he does? MEOW, SIR.

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.

Pam Anderson is still pissed about Pam & Tommy.

T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach aren’t officially out at GMA, but it looks like they won’t be coming back.

At least two former Zoey 101 actors think Zoey 102 is completely unnecessary.

@paulbutcher

Queue JoJo “Too Little Too Late”

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Bryan Cranston teases there could be a Malcolm in the Middle movie one day.

Oh God, CNN is looking into working with Bill Maher.

MLB is looking into ending local blackouts. Finally.

Maren Morris is good people.

Bella Ramsey has come out as being nonbinary and some idiots are mad about it. OH WELL. 

Congratulations to Chrissy Teigen and John Legend.

Renewals

Cancellations

  • 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.

In Development

Casting News

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.

R.I.P.

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

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