Election, escapism and 'Gilmore Girls'

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Following the election, The Spin-off crew talks about the role television played in the run-up to the vote, from cable news to late night. In terms of ratings, Fox News is still doing very well post-election, but it's possible that MSNBC will get a boost when progressive viewers come out of hibernation and are ready to start watching the news again. We also contemplate what we could be seeing creatively on the TV development side under a Trump Presidency.

Also, NFL ratings have been down all year, but did return the week immediately following the election. We break down some of the various factors influencing the football ratings ups and downs.

Plus, Dan Fienberg tells us why, unlike many reboots and remakes, the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life actually has a reason to exist. He says while it's not perfect, fans will be happy to be able to spend their Thanksgiving weekends back in Stars Hollow, via Netflix.

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Daniel: Not everybody will be into Search Party on TBS, but Dan's a fan of the new mystery series with Alia Shawkat.

Joe: If you miss Brian Williams on NBC, check out his MSNBC show The 11th Hour. It's classic BriWi and filled with inside jokes.

Mike: HBO has a leadership change this year, so it's been interesting to watch the decision-making of president of programming Casey Bloys, who's now about six months on the job. And keep an eye out for Jon Stewart's forthcoming HBO animated cable news show.




Kaitlin Parker