Melanie Lynskey is not interested in your body-shaming bullshit.

The post-sneeze grumble is simultaneously the most adorable and the most terrifying thing:

@ggconservation

Sneezy Smokey 🦁 The one where Smokey needed to sneeze… twice..

♬ original sound – GG Conservation Glen Garriff

Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News

Do not come for Melanie Lynskey. Former America’s Next Top Model and Mrs. Peter Brady had some very dumb thoughts about Melanie Lynskey being cast as The Last of Us’ terrifyingly brutal Kathleen, but Miss Melanie was NOT HAVING IT TODAY.

KICK SOME ASS, MISS MELANIE.

(It should be noted that Adrienne Curry doubled down on her stupid opinion, adding that she said the “same shit about Carol on the walking dead” which just goes to show you how stupid she is, as Carol was easily the most terrifying character on that show.)

And while we’re talking about bad The Last of Us takes, Ben Shapiro is a fucking idiot. Also, Frank didn’t have cancer.

CBS is replacing The Late Late Show with James Corden with @midnight, a series that ran for 600 episodes on Comedy Central from 2013-17.

Netflix has rolled out those password changes in Canada, and people are unhappy.

Warner Bros. Discovery is not shutting down Discovery+ after all. The plan had originally been to fold HBO Max and Discovery+ into one expensive streamer, but they’ve come to realize that their Discovery+ subscribers might not actually want to pay for expensive HBO content. From the sound of it, their plan is to launch Max, which will include both HBO and Discovery content, and do away with HBO Max, while also keeping Discovery alive. So, basically, they are going to force HBO viewers extra for Discovery content they don’t actually want. Cool!

Disney+ lost 2.4 million subscribers at the end of 2022. 

And Bob Iger is open to selling Hulu.  👀

A writers’ strike is coming. Brace yourselves.

The upcoming Damon Lindelof Peacock series Mrs. Davis was apparently rejected by a different streaming service because they didn’t like that algorithms were painted in a negative light. So let that sink in a minute.

I’m not going to spend a lot of time on Tuesday’s State of the Union except to say that the Republicans could not have given President Biden a bigger gift than to act like a bunch of over-sugared and under-rested toddlers.

My favorite story of the week has to be that the kiss at the end of Netflix’s You People was CGI. Like, why? How? WHY? I have so many questions that need answers.

The headline here is “Chris Harrison Says Kaitlyn Bristowe & Tayshia Adams Were ‘Doomed to Fail’ as ‘Bachelorette’ Co-Hosts” and the use of the passive voice makes it sound like he is being ugly towards them. It’s actually just the opposite — he was saying that ABC set them up to fail. Had I written the headline, it would have been much more direct: “Chris Harrison says Bachelor producers set Kaitlyn Bristowe & Tayshia Adams to fail as Bachelorette co-hosts”. Anyway, it’s an interesting interview for two reasons: 1. Bristowe told Harrison on his podcast that she and Adams were given the titles “mentors” instead of “hosts” so that ABC wouldn’t have to pay them as much — which in and of itself is infuriating. And 2. Chris Harrison was mad when they were named co-hosts … but on their behalf:

“The only thing that really upset me when I heard that you and Tayshia were hosting was that it was you and Tayshia and that they named two of you,” he said. “Because you were doomed to fail. You were set up to fail. That was never going to succeed.”

“There’s not room for two people; there’s not room for two mentors. There’s not room for two emotions in that mental space that you’re taking over. So, that was just never going to work,” he added.

JUST. IMAGINE. THE FREAKOUT. IF. HE. HOSTED.

Netflix’s Heartstopper will explore asexuality and aromanticism in season two through Isaac’s story.

FINISH THE BOOK, GEORGE.

Y’all need to give Teresa her Mercedes back.

I regret to inform you that Joe Rogan is at it again, this time with the antisemitism.

I don’t care about sportsball (… if the Astros aren’t involved) but congratulations to LeBron James! That’s an amazing accomplishment. 

Thank you for a brilliant career, Christina Applegate. We love you.

Renewals

Cancellations

  • Reboot is officially canceled, after no one wanted to pick it up after being canceled by Hulu.

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Perry Mason returns on HBO on March 6.
  • Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies will premiere on Paramount+ on April 6.
  • Liaison premieres on Apple TV+ on February 24.
  • The Night Agent will debut on Netflix on March 29.
  • Berlin will debut on Netflix in December.
  • RapCaviar Presents debuts on Hulu on March 30.
  • Grown & Gospel will premiere on WE tv on March 16.
  • The Madame Blanc Mysteries returns soon on Acorn.
  • African Queens: Njinga premieres on Netflix on February 15.
  • The Law According to Lidia Poet premieres on Netflix on February 15.
  • The Glory returns on Netflix on March 10.
  • Invisible City returns on Netflix soon.

R.I.P.

Burt Bacharach, Legendary pop composer

Scott Alexander, Magician who appeared on America’s Got Talent and Penn & Teller: Fool Us

Eugene Lee, Emmy-winning production designer for SNL

Bob Orben, Joke writer for many comedians and at least one president

Lee Moder, Comic book artist

WATCH THIS

You: Joe takes his psychopathy to Europe. Season premiere. Netflix

Stolen Youth: Inside the Cult at Sarah Lawrence: Oh hey, it’s another documentary about the weird sex cult at the college we chose to send one of our children to, cool. Premiere. Hulu

Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special: Premiere. HBO Max

Hell’s Kitchen: Two-hour season finale. 7 p.m., Fox

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Matthew McConaughey, Evangeline Lilly, Lang Lang
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Penn Badgley
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: O’Shea Jackson Jr.
  • The Daily Show: Guest host Chelsea Handler
  • Watch What Happens Live: Natasha Lyonne, Alison Brie
THUR 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Parent Test
(new)
The Parent Test
(new)
The Chase
(new)
CBS Young Sheldon
(new)
Ghosts
(new)
So Help Me Todd
(new)
CSI: Vegas
(new)
CW Walker
(repeat)
Walker: Independence
(repeat)
News/Local
FOX Hell’s Kitchen
(new)
News/Local
NBC Law & Order
(repeat)
The 12th Annual NFL Honors
(new)

2 thoughts on “Melanie Lynskey is not interested in your body-shaming bullshit.

  1. All of my friends who are my age (early 40s) but don’t have kids cancel Disney+ whenever a new Star Wars/Marvel series is not running. They’ve been doing it for years.

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