Day: December 24, 2021

New Year’s Eve plans trimmed a bit

In an era when TV viewers keep expecting more, this is a surprise: COVID has caused some New Year’s Eve plans to be dumped, trimmed or changed.
The Fox newtwork has dropped its celebration entirely … The others will continue, but with a reduced crowd in Times Square … And the Gator Bowl has switched one of its teams.
Other celebrations are still scheduled, but only ABC and CNN will be strongly in New York. NBC is in Miami and CBS has a new country-music event, based in Nashville. Read more…

Best-bets for Dec. 26: four finales and a Latifah-thon

1) “Insecure” series finale, 10 p.m., HBO, rerunning at 11:23 p.m. and 12:45 a.m.. These five years have seen Issa Rae’s career soar. Once confined to short-form humor (YouTube and, later, “A Black Lady Sketch Show”), Rae (shown here, center, in a previous episode) created and starred in “Insecure,” getting two Emmy nominations for best comedy actress and one for best comedy series. She also wrote a book and did movies, including a serious drama, “The Photograph.” Tonight, her character looks back at what got her where she is. Read more…