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Welcome to Punch Drunk TV, where your intrepid hosts Jack Conway and Aaron Pruner navigate the often tumultuous Peak TV landscape -- one drink at a time.

Dec 14, 2018

It's our final episode of the year. And through Aaron's deliriously tired state and Jack's inebriation, we'd like to apologize for all the loud typing and random banging on the table (seriously, we didn't even realize it was happening until it was too late.)

This week, we not only document our winners and losers of the week -- we go through the past year's programming and sift through the best and worst. And we also discuss the SAG Awards TV Nominations ... which, with just a few exceptions, is seriously all about the white people.

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:

  • A new rumor puts Ken Jeong as the frontrunner to host The Oscars.
  • Ian Ziering has joined the cast of DC's "Swamp Thing" as the hero, Blue Devil. 
  • Netflix is getting ready to premiere a four-part true crime series about Ted Bundy on January 24th, called "Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes." The release date is the 30th anniversary of Bundy's execution.
  • "Get Shorty" has been renewed at Epix. "Goliath" has been renewed at Amazon. "Detroiters" has been canceled at Comedy Central.
  • Japan's anime industry is now worth roughly $19 billion dollars, thanks to streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, and overseas sales.
  • While it seems like Netflix has a bunch of debt to deal with, Amazon's Prime Video channels helped the streaming service grow with revenues gaining $700 million over 2017 averages.
  • Most importantly, Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon will return to Amazon Prime as hosts of the upcoming Rose Parade.

AARON'S LOSERS: "Into the Dark: Pooka" and "SNL"
JACK'S LOSERS: "SNL"
AARON'S FENCERS: "Dirty John" and "Escape at Dannemora"
JACK'S FENCERS: "Legends of the Lost With Megan Fox" and "Border Live"
AARON'S WINNERS: "Christiane Amanpour: Sex & Love Around the World," "Nailed It! Holiday!" and "The Good Place"
JACK'S WINNERS: "The Good Place," "Daredevil," "The Kids Are Alright" CW's "Elseworlds" Crossover Event

AARON'S TV LOSERS OF THE YEAR: "Succession," "Here and Now," "Making a Murderer Pt. 2," "Disjointed" and "Camping"
JACK'S TV LOSERS OF THE YEAR: "House of Cards," "Alex, Inc," "Take Two" and "Living Biblically"
AARON'S TV WINNERS OF THE YEAR: "Killing Eve," "Barry," "The Haunting of Hill House," "Better Call Saul" and "Somebody Feed Phil"
JACK'S TV WINNERS OF THE YEAR: "Barry," "Queer Eye," "The Good Place," "BoJack Horseman," "The Haunting of Hill House," "Detroiters," "The Kids Are Alright," "Aggretsuku" and "Somebody Feed Phil"

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