Hump Day Update: November 25th, 2015

By Rachel A.G. Gilman

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Welcome to Hump Day Update, the place to find out everything you need to know about what’s been going on in the entertainment world for the week. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news.

Nickelodeon has announced that it is going to reboot the animated series “Hey Arnold” as well as produce a new TV film which will apparently resolve the unsettled plotlines all of us have been concerned with for the past eleven years. So, for all of you worried about the future of children’s television (or just really big fans of football head), your prayers have been answered.

As One Direction goes around the country doing press for their latest album “Made in the A.M.,” Niall Horan sent girls into a tizzy when he decided to wear a pair of circular specs in interviews. The glasses are only an accessory, but hey, it’s the image of brains that’s a turn on, right?

Among shows having their Winter Finales this week were Shondaland’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” and “How To Get Away With Murder,” meaning #TGIT won’t be back until February of 2016. Sounds more like Winter Finale stands for let’s take the entire winter off and give people a chance to catch up on all the episodes already filling their DVR.

What could potentially be the last Coldplay album, “A Head Full Of Dreams,” is set to drop on December 4th, and it will feature a long list of guests, including Chris Martin’s ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow and President Obama. Hey, that is probably considered ending with strength, as my creative writing professor tells us, but I’d prefer if this weren’t your grand finale!

CBS, a network, which hasn’t cancelled one show, yet this season, ordered five more episodes of their new medical drama “Code Black” despite so-so ratings. Hey, CBS, if you’re “America’s Most Watched Network,” why can’t you get a few more people to tune in? Maybe you should use that as a marketing strategy (you already watch our others shows, why not this one, too?).

The American Music Awards happened this Sunday, and if you weren’t distracted from Jennifer Lopez’s ten outfit changes, then you were definitely struck by Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth’s make-out session following their performance of their duet “Marvin Gaye.” Both artists followed the performance by clarifying they are just friends, but personally, I think that kind of sounds like the start of another great duet.

In other couples news, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez may be back on once again. On Friday evening in Los Angeles, Bieber serenaded Gomez with “My Girl” after he performed a piano version of his newest single “Sorry,” and of course, the whole thing was filmed and posted online just moments after. Some girls get apologies in the form of badly written text messages, some get songs sung in their honor. Just another reason the world isn’t fair.

HBO announced this week they are in production for a new show entitled “Divorce,” staring Sarah Jessica Parker. No more information was given about the project, but if it’s about what happened to Carrie and Mr. Big after the last film, I always thought she should’ve gone with Aiden, anyway.

And finally, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, ABC had its annual airing of the 1973 holiday special “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” yesterday, which they followed up for the finale of “Dancing with the Stars.” I thought we were done with Halloween, ABC—sounds like a treat followed by a trick!

Hope you enjoyed this week! See you back here next Wednesday, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Rachel A.G. Gilman is a Highlighter Staff Columnist. Email her at



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