First they came for a Batgirl movie. And I said nothing. And then they came for a bunch of animated shows that I had either never heard or, or really just couldn't care about. And I said nothing. But now that HBO Max has reversed its renewal of one of the best shows of 2022: Well, dammit... these guys can go jump in a lake.

Minx, a very funny comedy about a passionate woman in the 1970s who launches a stridently feminist magazine in conjunction with a Los Angeles skin mag producer (yes, this pro-women mag is filled with nude pictorials of men), was nearing the end of filming its second season when HBO Max reversed their order for a second season.

Baffling decision - this show will be making it onto quite a few best-of lists this year, which likely would have sparked renewed viewership for the show.

Here's the trailer, if this one got past you:

Producer Lionsgate will shop the show around. I suspect they will find the market highly receptive to picking up this well-received show.

‘Minx’ Canceled as HBO Max Undoes Season 2 Renewal
Producer Lionsgate will seek a new home for the nearly finished second season.
  • Disney+ has a new Witch Mountain TV show in the works. It will star Bryce Dallas Howard. Why no remake yet of The Computer Who Wore Tennis Shoes? Read: Deadline
  • Interview show Who's Talking To Chris Wallace has been renewed for a second season by CNN/HBO Max. This is the only show, as I recall, to have survived beyond the CNN+ debacle. Read: Variety
  • The (meaningless) Golden Globes nominations are out. Read: BBC
  • Related: How did we let the Golden Globes back in? Read: LA Times
  • If you are the 99% who didn't see Disney's animated film Strange World, you will be able to change that on Dec 23 when it debuts on Disney+. Read: Deadline
  • Netflix has acquired a second season of oddball Japanese reality show Old Enough, which followers toddlers sent out to do things on their own. Read: Deadline
  • Casper Kelly is the mad brain behind Too Many Cooks. He's just made something new for Adult Swim: A burning yule log recording that was hiding a horror film. Read: Polygon
  • Danica McKellar uses weasel comments to defend her continued involvement in Great American Family TV movies. Boo, Winnie Cooper. Boo. Read: TV Insider
  • Jim Vorel list ranks 90 TV shows from the 90s. Take a trip down memory lane. Read: Paste
  • UK pay TV service Sky has released a dedicated streaming box. Samuel Gibbs at The Guardian has a review of Sky Stream. Read: The Guardian

Alpha Males debuts Dec 30 on Netflix.

The Drop is a Hulu original film debuting Jan 13.

That's it for today. Tomorrow's newsletter will be sent from the queue at customs as I wait to enter Pandora. See you then.