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