Seacrest out and Consuelos in.

HI, I’M BACK! And this is how I feel attempting to tackle all the TV news I’ve missed in the past couple of weeks:


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Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News

I began watching Live with Regis and Kelly when she joined as co-host some 22 years ago. I was a big All My Children fan, and Kelly Ripa and I happened to be pregnant at the same time. Since then she’s been through two other co-hosts: Michael Strahan and Ryan Seacrest, but my favorite episodes were the ones in which her husband and fellow All My Children star, Mark Consuelos, filled in with her. They just have so much chemistry — for obvious reasons — and their natural charisma, sense of humor, and willingness to get personal and tease one another always made for a fun, zingy watch. In fact, since Regis retired, I’ve been complaining that Consuelos should be his replacement. So needless to say, I’m thrilled at the news that when Ryan Seacrest leaves Live with Kelly and Ryan this spring, Mark Consuelos will finally — FINALLY — join the host desk with his wife. I mean, just watch some of these clips and tell me this isn’t good television.


Speaking of being in trouble, Don Lemon might be wanting to update his resume. First of all, CNN This Morning, which Lemon co-anchors, is CNN’s lowest-rated morning show in over a decade. And that’s not Lemon’s fault, not entirely. But then for this asshole to go on the air yesterday and say that Republican Presidential candidate Nikki Haley — who is 51 — “isn’t in her prime” anymore …

Well, that’s not going to help matters any.

After Lemon said this, co-host Poppy Harlow stormed off set followed by Kaitlan Collins who has reportedly had her own issues with Lemon.

Lemon was quick with a Twitter apology a couple of hours later:

He also joined a CNN staff call this morning to apologize but some found it “tone deaf.” On the same call, CNN head Chris Licht called the comments “upsetting, unacceptable, and unfair.”

Lemon was absent from this morning’s episode — though they are claiming that it was a “scheduled” day off. (O.K.) Chris Licht is reportedly under pressure from female staffers to fire him, and considering how disastrously CNN This Morning is doing in the ratings, he might be just the sacrifice to the TV Gods CNN is looking for. Stay tuned.

HOLD UP, IS THE WHITE LOTUS GOING TO BE IN JAPAN NEXT SEASON? Or is Johnny Knoxville just punking us?

So this is an interesting rabbit hole to go down: The White Lotus theme song is for sure “a bop” as the kids would say. But did you know that one of the reasons you like it so much is that you’ve been hearing it your entire life? Those four notes you can probably hum in your head right now, they come from a 12th-century Gregorian chant called “Dies Irae.” And The White Lotus is far from the only score to make use of the ominous tones, which have been employed for years to signify death, dread, horror, and suspense.

Here’s the original chant:

And here are some examples of it in other scores:

Now listen to The White Lotus theme again:

The Great British Baking Show producer knows y’all didn’t like the last season. Maybe leave the sombreros at home next time?

The new Fawlty Towers will be set in the Caribbean, and John Cleese is saying it won’t be an “anti-woke” nightmare. So it will be a “woke nightmare?” I’m very confused by this story. He also says he won’t be doing as much physical comedy in the new series, which I SHOULD HOPE SO, the man is 83 years old.

Roseanne Barr is out here claiming that ABC wanted her to commit suicide after she tweeted something racist and they fired her. Sure, Roseanne. Sounds legit.

Starz and MGM+ are being offered as a bundle on Prime Video for $11.99 a month. Does this make Amazon a likely buyer of Starz in the future? Maybe!

Pilot season is light this year. Typically, networks are looking at 10 to 20 pilots each — this year, only 13 pilots are being considered across all four big networks. There are a number of reasons for this: the number of streaming services and cable networks out there; the fact that networks are playing it safe with what they are already airing; and a looming writers’ strike.

A nudity-free True Blood and a profanity-free Silicon Valley are headed to TBS for some reason.

Penn Badgley revealed that he signed a six-season contract for You, meaning there could be two more seasons after this current fourth one. But should there be? How many times can we see Joe in the same obsess, stalk, murder pattern?

Interview with the Vampire and Mayfair Witches have given a boost to AMC, right when they needed it.

GOOD NEWS, DRAG RACE FANS: The producers and MTV heard you and on March 10, the show will return to its original 90-minute format.

Over in the Love is Blind universe, Raven revealed on Nick Viall’s podcast that she learned that S.K. had cheated on her at the same time as the rest of us: when that woman posted her TikTok about it in November after S.K. had proposed. For the second time. FOR SHAME, S.K.

Alec Baldwin and Rust armorer have been sued in civil court by the family of Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer who died on set after being shot.

Kate Bedingfield is leaving as White House Communications Director at the end of the month.

Sending good wishes to Senator Fetterman.

Get better soon, Zach Roloff.

Thoughts to the entire Willis family and all of their friends. 


  • Vikings: Valhalla has been renewed for a third season on Netflix.


In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • Ted Lasso returns on Apple TV+ on March 15.
  • Love & Death will debut on HBO Max on April 27.
  • Luther: The Fallen Sun debuts on Netflix on March 10.
  • Air will debut on Prime Video sometime later this year.
  • Great Expectations will debut on Hulu on March 26.
  • Tetris will premiere on Apple TV+ on March 31.
  • The Weeknd: Live at SoFi Stadium will debut on HBO on February 25.
  • Sex/Life returns on Netflix on March 2.
  • School Spirits debuts on Paramount+ on March 9.
  • Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. returns on Disney+ on March 31.
  • Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico debuts on CNN on March 26.
  • Marie Antoinette will premiere on PBS on March 19.
  • Kathleen Madigan: Hunting Bigfoot premieres on Prime Video on February 21.
  • Next in Fashion returns on Netflix on March 3.
  • Power Book II: Ghost returns on Starz on March 17.
  • Dance 100 debuts on Netflix on March 17.
  • Secrets of Sulphur Springs returns on Disney Channel on March 24.
  • Saturdays premieres on Disney Channel on March 24.
  • Swarm will premiere on Prime Video on March 17.
  • Wreck will premiere on Hulu on March 1.
  • Rain Dogs premieres on HBO on April 6.
  • The Wine Down debuts on BET on March 1.

  • Royal Crackers debuts on Adult Swim on April 2.
  • Jared from Subway: Catching a Monster debuts on ID and Discovery on March 6.
  • The Exhibit: Finding the Next Great Artist premieres on MTV on March 3.
  • Outlast premieres on March 10 on Netflix.
  • Stone Cold Takes on America premieres on A&E on April 30.
  • Blood & Money premieres on CNBC on March 7.
  • Formula 1: Drive to Survive returns on Netflix on February 24.
  • The Magician’s Elephant debuts on Netflix on March 17.
  • The Boarding School: Las Cumbres returns on Prime Video on April 7.
  • Kill Boksoon returns on Netflix on March 31.
  • Masameer County returns on Netflix on March 2.
  • Pretzel and the Puppies returns on Apple TV on February 24.
  • The Days will debut on Netflix sometime this year.
  • Beyond Paradise will premiere on BBC soon.


Raquel Welch, Legendary sex symbol and actress from One Million Years B.C. and Three Musketeers

Tim McCarver, Baseball Hall of Famer and broadcaster

Cody Longo, Days of Our Lives actor

Dave “Trugoy the Dove” Jolicoeur, Founding member of De La Soul. This one hits your Gen X blogger particularly hard.

Hugh Hudson, Oscar-winning director of Chariots of Fire

Carlos Saura, Spanish film director

Jeffrey Ballard, Hollywood publicist

Doris Bergman, Longtime Hollywood publicist

Andrew Freedman, News and entertainment publicist

Jay Julian Eller, Entertainment lawyer



Hello, Tomorrow!: Billy Crudup stars as a salesman of a brighter tomorrow in this new retro-future drama. Series premiere. Apple TV+

Carnival Row: Season two. Prime Video

Sharper: A young man who is resentful that his family never accepted him cons other powerful families to steal the wealth he believes he deserves in this new thriller starring Julianne Moore, John Lithgow, and Sebastian Stan. Premiere. Apple TV+

The 12th Victim: A look back at the infamous 1958 Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate murder case, in which Caril Ann’s guilt is re-evaluated. Series premiere. 7 p.m., Showtime

Animaniacs: Third and final season. Hulu


Empire of Light: Olivia Coleman and Colin Firth co-star in this Sam Mendes film about a movie theater in an English seaside town in the 1980s. I have never heard of this movie until now, which brings to mind the Saturday Night Live sketch from last week. 7 p.m., HBO

Airplane!: And Leon’s getting LARGER! 6:35 p.m., OuterMAX


American Idol: Season 21 — or 6. Depending on how you count. Season premiere. 7 p.m., ABC

The Equalizer: Mel must save her brother in the winter premiere. 7 p.m., CBS

Magnum P.I.: Magnum P.I. moves to NBC in the two-hour season premiere. 8 p.m., NBC

The Company You Keep: Milo Ventimiglia and Catherine Haena Kim star as a con man and an undercover CIA agent respectively in this romantic cat-and-mouse action series. Series premiere. 9 p.m., ABC

Last Week Tonight: He’s back! 10 p.m., HBO

FRI. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Shark Tank
CBS The Greatest #AtHome Videos
Fire Country
Blue Bloods
CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
FOX Friday Night Smackdown Local
NBC Lopez vs. Lopez
Young Rock

SAT. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30
ABC NHL Hockey
CBS Star Trek Beyond (2016) News/Local
CW Masters of Illusion
Masters of Illusion
World’s Funniest Animals
World’s Funniest Animals
FOX College Basketball News/Local
NBC America’s Got Talent All-Stars
Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live

SUN. 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos
American Idol
The Company You Keep
CBS 60 Minutes The Equalizer
East New York
NCIS: Los Angeles
The CW Local World’s Funniest Animals
World’s Funniest Animals
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
FOX The Masked Singer
The Simp-sons
The Great North
Bob’s Burgers
Family Guy
NBC Magnum P.I.
Magnum P.I.
Magnum P.I.
Magnum P.I.

5 thoughts on “Seacrest out and Consuelos in.

  1. Carlos Saura’s film Flamenco Flamenco has no nudity and is rated G (all ages) in Japan; but it’s one of the most erotic films I’ve ever seen. Currently streaming on tubi, kanopy, Crackle, OVID, and Plex (and rentable elsewhere).

  2. Man, I’m real bummed out about Avenue 5 being cancelled. Although I understand. It’s a very specific type of humor that probably didn’t have a massive audience and HBO needs the space. Basically got the Los Espookys treatment.

    1. Exactly. Frankly, I’m surprised either of them received second seasons. But under this new regime they never had a chance for a third.


    1. BILL. I know. And I’ve taken notes on a couple of episodes. I will try to get around to them this week, but there’s no way I’m catching up before the finale, just FYI.


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