Earlier this year Tom Perolta released a sequel to his book Election. The book, Tracy Flick Can't Lose, is set for a Paramount+ adaptation in the best possible way.

Reese Witherspoon is back as Flick. But also returning: Director Alexander Payne, who will again co-write the screenplay with Jim Taylor.

The film is being made for the streaming service, because apparently that's the only way quasi-mainstream interesting movies with legit stars are financially viable nowadays.

Reese Witherspoon to return as Tracy Flick in Election sequel
The Oscar-winner will reunite with Alexander Payne for a Paramount+ adaptation of Tom Perrotta’s Tracy Flick Can’t Win
  • Jerrod Carmichael will host the 2023 Golden Globes awards. Read: NYT
  • Ads are launching on Disney+ today in the US. Read: Variety
  • Shop With Google ads will run during episodes of HBO Max's Sex Lives of College Girls. What is interesting about this is that the ads will feature characters from the show. Read: Variety
  • Paramount+ has launched in Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. Read: The Streamable
  • Fox has cancelled its drama Monarch as it finishes its first season. The Susan Sarandon-led show streams in Australia on Paramount+. Read: Deadline
  • Happy Days star Anson Williams lost his mayoral bid for Ojai in California by just 42 votes. Read: The Wrap
  • Mike Flanagan has projects in the works at Amazon Prime Video already. He's there working on an adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower. Read: Variety

Paul T Goldman - uh, don't sleep on this show. It debuts Jan 1 on Peacock.

Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches debuts Jan 5 on AMC.

Godfather of Harlem returns for season 3 on Epix Jan 15.

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