Star of Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Goldbergs Jeff Garlin has come out on the offensive, denying rumours that he has been fired from The Goldbergs. He has also denied on-set harassment claims, saying he is "just a hugger". Anyone who actively defends being a "hugger" - it immediately gives me the creeps.

Again, I gotta be honest with you. I am a person who hugs for sure. And it’s quick hugs, but I didn’t realize that anyone was feeling—so if you want to write that story, that’s a true story. It puts the onus on them to say something, and I would gladly respect anyone who said, “Please don’t hug me. I don’t feel comfortable.”

Garlin has also been spoken to by HR on multiple occasions about a variety of issues and has said that he expects this to be the final season of The Goldbergs.

Or is that just what they're telling him and hoping he doesn't notice the show is back on TV next season with new episodes?

“No, I Have Not Been Fired From ‘The Goldbergs’”: Jeff Garlin Responds to Talk of Misbehavior on Set
The comic, who also appears on ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ calls ‘V.F.’—and answers some uncomfortable questions.

TeeVee Snacks

  • Batman: The Animated Series is set to return as an audio drama. For some reason. Read: The AV Club
  • RIP former Gardening Australia host Peter Cundall. Read: TV Tonight
  • CNN has officially fired Chris Cuomo, opening up the 9pm slot to a new host. Let the speculation begin! Read: Deadline
  • Former childrens TV star Sylvester McCoy has joined the cast of The Munsters film. Read: Cult Box
  • Remember that viral story from a few years ago about the guy who mistakenly received a Thanksgiving Day invite from a family and has been going every year since? Netflix has a movie in the works about it. Read: Variety
  • Season 3 of Joe Pera Talks With You is set in 2018 for reasons of maintaining a consistent timeline. Read: Vulture

Trailer Park

Feb 3 is the return date for Raised By Wolves.

Feb 18 will see the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre film debut on Netflix.

Peacemaker is a TV tie-in to the recent film The Suicide Squad. It debuts on HBO Max (and BINGE here in Australia) on Jan 13.

Harlen Coben drama Stay Close debuts on Netflix Dec 31.

When Carlton Flynn vanishes 17 years to the night after Stewart Green did, it sets off a chain reaction in the lives of people connected to both men.

What's next? Tomorrow.