Somehow tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which seems kind of crazy since I still have bags of Halloween candy in my office. I’m looking forward to seeing my nephew enjoy his first Thanksgiving, though since he can’t eat turkey or anything yet I’m not sure how much he’s really going to get out of the day other than being passed around like a hot potato. That kid seriously has no idea how much he is adored.
This year I am particularly thankful for the four day weekend. My master plan is to get caught up on all the movies and TV shows that I’ve fallen behind on. I’m not sure how I’m actually going to accomplish all that is on the schedule unless I don’t sleep the entire holiday, but I’m up for the challenge. Usually by this time I’ve started prep for the Oscar death race, but this year I haven’t even gotten around to seeing the new Thor movie yet. I never used to miss a Marvel movie in the theater and now I’ve already missed Spider-Man: Homecoming. I seriously have to get my life back on track.
So while I binge-watch Netflix shows and spend all day in the movie theater, get yourself caught up on all that you might have missed with this week’s pop culture roundup. Best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving!
- Jeffrey Tambor will not return to Transparent after sexual misconduct allegations.
- The Good Place has been renewed for a third season. *happy dance*
- George Clooney to direct and star in a Catch-22 TV series.
- Redacted will return for Stranger Things 3.
- CBS is developing a small-screen adaptation of Stripes.
- The It’s Always Sunny gang still won’t confirm if Glenn Howerton’s Dennis is returning.
- Michael Imperioli is rumored to be playing Governor Andrew Cuomo in the Showtime miniseries about the Dannemora prison break.
- NBC is developing the first network drama with a majority Asian cast.
- Nashville has been canceled once again.
- Saoirse Ronan will host SNL in December.
- FX is developing a series based on the podcast Crimetown.
- TV Land has cancelled Lopez.
- Alexander Skarsgard will play the male lead in the AMC/BBC series The Little Drummer Girl.
- The creators of American Vandal have definitively answered “who drew the dicks?”
- Carmen Ejogo will star opposite Mahershala Ali in the third season of True Detective.
- Kat Dennings will star in Dollface for Hulu.
- The BBC is working on a Les Miserables TV series.
- The second season of The Handmaid’s Tale will debut in April.
- The X-Flies will return January 3, 2018.
- Seth Meyers looks to be hosting the Golden Globes.
- Adam Rothenberg has been cast as the male lead in AMC’s Dietland
- Amazon will debut all 10 episodes of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams on January 12.
- Production on Veep has been postponed for Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ cancer treatment.
- The second season of The Wine Show will debut on Hulu.
- Netflix has ordered a comedy series starring Rev. Run and his wife Justine.
- Diddy, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor and Charlie Walk will reportedly be judges on Fox’s singing show The Four: Battle for Stardom.
- Jenna Elfman and Garret Dillahunt will join the fourth season of Fear The Walking Dead.
- NBC is funding a remake of the German legal drama Danni Lowinski.
- The former What Not To Wear co-hosts aren’t pals IRL.
- Here’s what is coming and going from Netflix in December. And Amazon. And Hulu.
- Sony landed the rights to Quentin Tarntino’s next movie. Some plot details have been revealed.
- Chris Miller and Phil Lord discuss getting fired from the Han Solo movie.
- Princes Harry and William will reportedly play anonymous Stormtroopers in an upcoming Star Wars film.
- Netflix has picked up the rights to Super-Normal; Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley, and Luke Evans are attached to star.
- Netflix has also secured the rights to the animated film Klaus.
- Paddington 2 has been rescued from The Weinstein Company by Warner Brothers.
- Craig Roberts has been cast in the Tolkien biopic.
- Assuming it ever gets made, Lizzy Caplan will star opposite Channing Tatum in Gambit.
- A Kill Bill theory posits that the Bride never actually killed Bill.
- Ben Affleck and Matt Damon both auditioned to play Robin in a Batman movie.
- Jay Pharoah will star in #Twominutesoffame. Katt Williams and Keke Palmer are also attached.
- Vulture ranks all 19 Pixar movies.
- Vulture also tackles ranking the many performances of Julia Roberts. Hot take: Notting Hill is overrated.
- Vulture is on a roll – ranking every Netflix original move.
- Stephen Chbosky will write and possibly direct Disney’s Prince Charming.
- Murder on the Orient Express is getting a sequel.
- L.A.’s Cinefamily is closing for good.
- June Diane Raphael and Ravi Patel will star in the comedy Flarsky.
- There are two drafts for a Bored to Death movie.
- A Freddy Got Fingered conspiracy theory exists.
- A Wrinkle In Time:
- A Quiet Place:
- Incredibles II:
- Phantom Thread:
- Peter Rabbit:
- The Strangers: Prey at Night:
- Hotel Transylvania 3:
- Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool:
- The Road Movie:
- Beyoncé is the highest paid woman in music.
- Ranking all 368 songs from Disney animated films.
- The Vans Warped Tour is ending.
- Bob Dylan is writing lyrics for a song by T Bone Burnett and Poo Bear
- Mariah Carey may be managed by Jay Z’s Roc Nation.
- The Broadway musical Come From Away will be adapted as a movie. (Great show – definitely worth seeing)
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory sets its Broadway closing.
- The Pretty Woman musical sets its opening dates.
- The 2017 National Book Awards winners have been announced.
- Liz Phair is writing two books.
- Neil Patrick Harris is writing a magic novel for kids.
- Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix special will drop on New Year’s Eve.
- SF Sketchfest announced their 2018 line-up.
- Comedy Central announced its new half-hour stand-up specials.
Odds and Ends
- Sexual assault/harassment claims have been made against Sylvester Stallone, Ryan Seacrest, Murray Miller, Russell Simmons, Charlie Rose, Oliver Stone, John Lasseter, Nick Carter, Evan Stephens Hall, and many more.
- Jennifer Hudson has secured a protective order against ex-fiancé David Otunga.
- Bill Hader and wife Maggie Carey to divorce after 11 years of marriage.
- Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian were married over the weekend.
- Kevin Hart and wife Eniko Parrish welcomed a baby boy, their first child together.
- Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are expecting their second child.
- Harrison Ford helped rescue a woman after a highway crash.
- Here are the nominees for the NAACP Image Awards.
- Al Yankovic has filed a trademark application for the name “Weird Al.”
- A.J. Langer is a countess. No big deal.
- Rapper Lil Peep died, He was 21.
- Project Runway designer Wendy Pepper died. She was 53.
- Singer and actor Della Reese has passed away.
- Actor Earle Hyman, best known for playing Bill Cosby’s father on The Cosby Show, has died.
- Country star Mel Tillis has passed away. He was 85.
- Singer and actor David Cassidy has died. He was 67.
- AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcom Young has died. He was 64.
Mashups and Supercuts
- Supreme Court Justice League
- Postmodern Jukebox performs “Don’t Stop Believin’”:
- Brad Pitt eating in movies:
- Jimmy Fallon and Adam Levine were subway buskers:
- If you ever wanted to hear Tywin Lannister narrate cute kittens and puppies, here you go: