This is my husband since we left Daylight Saving Time and reverted to Standard Time. (Which is the correct time. I will not be taking any questions.)
Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News
Matt LeBlanc has posted a tribute to Matthew Perry and … ugh. It feels like my twenties has just punched me in the face.
Hey, remember when Jerry Seinfeld made some weird comment about some sort of future Seinfeld project or reunion or Super Bowl commercial or SOMETHING? Yeah, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Michael Richards have no idea what the hell he’s talking about.
The casting process for season three of The White Lotus will begin soon, and among the 13 roles, they will be casting “a patriarch, a corporate executive, an actress, a couple of mothers, a misfit, and a yogi.” They are expected to start filming as soon as February, but it won’t premiere until 2025.
Now that the strike is over, Elle Fanning has shared her thoughts on the tragic cancellation of The Great (which happened in no small part because of the strikes …). What a wonderful little show …
Jason Donner, a reporter and producer on Fox News for 12 years is suing the network, claiming they fired him after speaking out about the “false coverage” of the 2020 election and aftermath. Donner was in the Capitol on January 6, hiding with other reporters during the attack, when he heard the network was describing the protest as “peaceful.” He called into the control room to let them know that the false reports were going to get them killed and later complained about the network’s lack of support following the violence. They fired him for calling in sick later.
This is Jerry O’Connell’s version of “keep my wife’s name out your mouth.” Fortunately, no one was slapped.
A number of previously believed lost episodes of Doctor Who have been found — but they haven’t been handed over yet, because the people who saved them are afraid of getting in trouble for having held onto them this whole time.
I’m just gonna keep screaming the praises of FBoy Island out into the void, knowing full well that you won’t watch and it’s going to be canceled, again. But by God, I am going to make sure that those of you who read this dumb blog will know what you missed out on.
I raise a poisoned flute of champagne to the self-consciously theatrical, joyously nihilist FBoy Island, a show so shot through with camp and ham that it somehow becomes the “realest [of the] reality shows,” or so its host, Nikki Glaser, asserts. Glaser sets the show’s playful tone with dialogue like this:
Nikki (host): Why are you here?
Hali (contestant): Love.
That thing where we thought Homer would stop strangling Bart? Yeah, nah.
Jeopardy! won’t feature new contestants, non-tournament episodes until April and fans are FREAKING OUT. (In Jeopardy‘s defense, this is because of the writers’ strike, but fans don’t care.)
Enough @KenJennings ! When is the regular show coming back? Alex is turning in his grave!
— GZed (@zed72817522) November 3, 2023
Why do I keep seeing the same players over and over again?
We weren't this obsessed with tournament of champions and such when Alex was hosting.
I just want to see normal games with different people instead of past contestants acting like A-Listers
— Jacie L (@JacieMLiktria) November 2, 2023
All these freakin tournaments to start your season is absolute bullshit. No one want to see 20 weeks of loser tournaments. Are you guys hard up on cash…because you are saving $200,000 every week of your stupid tournaments
— David Kiesler ⚖️ (@DavidKiesler) November 13, 2023
This is definitely an old person complaint, but when the heck will Jeopardy! have NEW contestants who have never been on the show before? It seems like these tournaments of previous contestants have been going on forever. [Rant over]
— Mark Neese (@BookMarkSpart) November 10, 2023
Keke Palmer has filed a restraining order against her former boyfriend and baby’s father, Darius Jackson, alleging “many instances of physical violence.” Reportedly, Jackson recently broke into her home and assaulted her. She’s also filed for full custody of their son, which she has temporarily been granted. Jackson attempted to publicly shame Palmer after she attended an Usher concert this summer. It did not go well for him.
Music mogul L.A. Reid has been sued by a former music executive, Drew Dixon, for derailing her career when she rejected his advances, and for sexually assaulting her on two occasions.
Producer Timbaland recently suggested that Justin Timberlake needed to “muzzle” Britney Spears following the revelations in her book The Woman in Me, and now he’s (sorta) sorry.
Danny Elfman is denying the allegations against him that have come from a second woman.
Hulu will not renew its licensing deal for the Emmy-nominated documentary 3212 Un-Redacted after James Gordon Meek, the producer, was convicted and sentenced in a child porn case.
- Welcome to Wrexham has been renewed for a third season on FX.
- Recipes for Love and Murder has been renewed for a second season on Acorn.
- Praise Petey has been canceled at Freeform after one season.
- Run the Burbs and Everyone Else Burns have both been pulled from The CW’s schedule.
- Hapless, a British cringe comedy, has been acquired by Peacock.
- Kevin James: Irregardless has been ordered at Prime Video.
- Amazon MGM is in talks about making a live-action Masters of the Universe film.
- Jamie Lynn Spears and Nigel Farage have been cast in I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! on the U.K.’s ITV.
- Ross Coulthart is joining NewsNation.
Mark Your Calendars
- Parish will premiere on AMC and AMC+ in 2024.
- The UnBelievable with Dan Aykroyd will premiere on The History Channel on December 1.
- CMA Country Christmas airs on ABC on December 14.
- Merry Little Batman will debut on Prime Video on December 8.
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever will premiere on Disney+ on December 8.
- Baby Shark’s Big Movie debuts on Paramount+ on December 8.
- Paramount+ Presents The “Tis the Season for Streaming”:
- Kennedy Center Honors will air on December 27 on CBS.
- Blank Slate will premiere on Game Show Network on January 8.
- Made from Scratch debuts on Fuse on November 22.
- Game Show Network has released its Thanksgiving Day schedule.
- The Long Shadow has been pushed from November to early 2024 on AMC.
Michel Ciment, French film critic and historian
A Murder at the End of the World: A Gen Z amateur detective and eight other people are invited to an exclusive retreat by a billionaire when one of the guests ends up murdered in this new mystery series from the creators of The OA. Series premiere. Hulu
NCIS: Sydney: Series premiere of the first international franchise of the popular procedural. 7 p.m., CBS
How We Get Free: This documentary follows activist Elisabeth Epps as she works to abolish the cash bail system in Colorado. 8 p.m., HBO
Jay-Z and Gayle King: Brooklyn’s Own: Gayle interviews the one and only Jay-Z about his life, career and music. 8 p.m., CBS
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: 20th season fall premiere. 8 p.m., The CW
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Viola Davis, Jeff Probst, Robert Glasper featuring SiR & Alex Isley
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Ed Helms, Eve Hewson, Micaela Diamond, Clementine Moss
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Rachel Maddow, Gracie Abrams
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Kurt Russell, Wyatt Russell, Juno Temple, d4vd
- The Daily Show: Guest host Leslie Jones
- Watch What Happens Live: Jordan Emanuel
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