You’ll Have To Wait An Extra Week To Get Your “TGIT” Fix Because, Trump + President Obama Praises Diverse Golden Globes Nominees In Thoughtful Note
TGIT fans aren’t going to want to hear this. The "Grey's Anatomy," “Scandal,” and “How To Get Away With Murder” line up has been pushed back a week. Find out why, plus read the thoughtful letter President Barack Obama wrote to the Golden Globe nominees inside…
Ugh! Just when we got excited about the return of our favorite shows, the lineup gets pushed back.
So here’s the deal. “Scandal” season premiere and the return of “How To Get Away With Murder” and “Grey’s Anatomy” have been pushed back a week. Shonda Rhimes’ TGIT lineup was originally scheduled to air January 19th. Now, we won’t get our TGIT fix until January 26th.
So what caused the push back? You guessed it, Donald Trump.
ABC News will be covering the presidential inauguration with “20/20” special titled, America’s First Family: The Trumps Go to Washington.” It’s set to air Thursday, January 19th at 10pm EST. The network issued a statement about the move saying, “The move was made in order to accommodate the ABC News special and to ensure that TGIT returned with three original episodes.”
Reruns of “Scandal” and “HTGAWM” will air at 8pm and 9pm before the Trump special.
In other presidential news…
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama couldn’t attend this year’s Golden Globe ceremony, but they sent well wishes to the nominees in a thoughtful letter that was printed in the award show’s program.
POTUS thanked the nominees for using their talents to bring diverse tales to the big and small screen.
“Michelle and I send greetings to all those attending the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards. Film and television have captured audiences for generations — transforming the art of storytelling and challenging our understanding of society. Using the big and small screens to bring diverse tales to life, actors and actresses and creative visionaries behind the scenes have inspired us to find deeper meaning in our shared humanity.”
“Tonight's nominees have devoted their talents to helping us celebrate our triumphs and illustrate our flaws. By enabling us to see ourselves in each other and creating a space for the many narratives that reflect our rich and collective history, they remind us of the power of our voices and ideas and the ways they can shape our world for the better. As you gather to recognize this year's nominees, I wish you all the best for a memorable evening.”
— National Geographic (@NatGeoMag) January 9, 2017
National Geographic shared cool never-seen-before pictures of POTUS snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean on a September trip. Photographer Brian Skerry hopes the picture of POTUS swimming in the ocean will draw attention to ocean conservation efforts. You can check out more shirtless POTUS flicks and the accompanying article in the February 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine.