This morning's newsletter is all snacks, no substantial food. It is almost a metaphor for the weeks leading into Christmas.

  • Netflix has cancelled The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself after one season. Read: TV Line
  • In a career going from strength to strength, Busy Phillips will star in a 'comedic' special for the QVC+ home shopping streaming service. Read: Variety
  • Tina Fey is writing the screenplay for the film based on the Mean Girls Musical (which was based on her film Mean Girls). Read: Variety
  • RIP June Blair, a cast member of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. Read: THR
  • RIP Helen Slayton-Hughes, a character actor who is best remembered for a recurring role on Parks and Recreation. Read: THR
  • Are you looking to spend part of your day getting angry over a list of the best 20 episodes of The Office (US)? Read: Paste
  • Director Fernando Meirelles is in development on a City of God TV series for HBO Max. This will not be the first TV work based on City of God, with Meirelles having co-created the rather good City of Men TV series in 2002. Read: Dark Horizons
  • Jay Peters argues that Disney+ with Ads is not a good deal for consumers. Read: The Verge
  • A Very Backstreet Holiday has been pulled by the US ABC network following accusations of rape levelled against Backstreet Boy Nick Carter. He has denied the claims. Read: Newsweek
  • The team behind the very good Apple TV+ series Black Bird will reunite for a new series for Apple Studios based on a podcast called Fire Bug. Read: TBI Vision
  • Law & Order: SVU showrunner David Graziano has been accused of bullying, misogyny, and 'toxic' behavior. Read: EW
  • Black Adam starts streaming on HBO Max Dec 16. Read: The Streamable

White House Plumbers debuts March 2023 on HBO.

Busy Philipps Sets Comedic Shopping Special ‘Busy for the Holidays’ at QVC+ (EXCLUSIVE)
Busy Philipps will star in the upcoming special “Busy for the Holidays” on free platform QVC+. Part variety show and part shopping special, “Busy for the Holidays” premieres…

That's it for today. There are just three days (including today) until I see Avatar: The Way of Water.