— NBC has announced that they’ll air the final season on Tuesdays beginning January 13th with two episodes each week at 8 p.m. leading up the hour-long series finale on February 24th. So, it’s pretty much back for a month. The peacock network is calling this schedule move as a “the first TV event of the new year,” which will give the network’s “landmark comedy a sendoff that will maximize the show’s cultural impact.” Meanwhile, the rest of us are calling this a “burn out,” as in when a network just doubles up and airs a series as fast as they can. Oh well, what did you all expect.
— E! has announced that Kathy Rivers will fill the spot left by Joan Rivers when Fashion Police returns next month. Former panelists Kelly Osbourne and Guiliana Rancic will be returning while George Kotsiopoulos is not. The Rachel Zoe Project/It’s A Brad Brad World’s Brad Goreski will fill the last seat, according to TV Line.
— With Parenthood ending, NBC is trying to keep Lauren Graham at the network as they’re developing a new series about a female late-night talk show called Kate On Later. In addition to starring on the half-hour comedy project, Graham will co-write it along with Liz Truccilo (He’s Just Not That Into You) while Ellen DeGeneres will serve as executive producer. NBC is also developing a comedy series for Graham’s Parenthood co-star Monica Potter.
— The Walking Dead’s sad, sad, very sad midseason finale raked in 14.8 million viewers in the U.S., beating the NFL! Talking Dead, the aftershow, also experienced a record high as it included an appearance by Emily Kinney (Beth – you can also check out her exit interview with Entertainment Weekly here).
— Meanwhile, AMC is under attack for revealing the huge spoiler on social media before the episode aired on the west coast.
Here’s a clip of Broad City’s Abbi & Ilana showcasing some helpful Holiday Party tips: