New details have been revealed about the upcoming “Suits” spinoff, which is going to be set in L.A.
Written by Aaron Korsh, who created the original “Suits” series, the new show will be set “in the same timeframe” as the original, president of Universal International Studios and UCP Beatrice Springborn said on Wednesday.
“We are working on it right now,” Springborn told the audience at U.K. industry conference Content London, referring to the show as “Suits L.A.”. “It’s so fun and happy.” (A source tells Variety that “Suits L.A.” is not the official title).
Springborn, who joined Universal in 2020 from Hulu, explained that returning series like “Suits” were attractive to buyers. “A lot of streamers are looking for ongoing series, things that feel easy to watch,” she said. “Our show ‘Suits’ is incredibly huge on Netflix.”
A new month is here, and Amazon’s free streamer has plenty of great content to watch. The Secret Life of Pets 2 is just one release to look out for.
If you’re in the mood to watch something else but you don’t want to pay for another streaming platform, Amazon has you covered. Freevee is completely free. It’s ad-supported to be able to keep it free. There is something for everyone throughout the month.
Everything streaming on Freevee in December 2023
All the Freevee Originals are denoted with the asterisks.
FBI True (2023)
The Middle Seasons 1-9 (2009)
Earth to Echo (2014)
Everybody’s Fine (2009)
Gods of Egypt (2016)
Happy Christmas (2014)
Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (2021)
Hotel Transylvania (2012)
Jason’s Lyric (1994)
Men in Black (1997)
Men in Black II (2002)
Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
Peter Pan (2003)
Repo Men (2017)
Still of the Night (1982)
Tank Girl (1995)
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
The American (2010)
The Emoji Movie (2017)
The Gift (2015)
The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
The Purge (2013)
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)
The White Buffalo (1977)
Think Like a Man (2012)
Think Like a Man Too (2014)
Mistletoe Mixup (2021)
The Star (2017)
Hollywood Houselift with Jeff Lewis Season 2 (2023)
A Lot Like Christmas (2021)
The Fairy Princess & the Unicorn (2019)
Spy Cat (2018)
Spy Cat (2018)
Night Court Seasons 1-9 (1984)
When Hope Calls: Hearties Christmas Present (2021)
Netflix has a full slate of buzzy new shows and Oscar-hopeful movies coming in December.
May December — NETFLIX FILM
Twenty years after their notorious tabloid romance gripped the nation, a married couple buckles under the pressure when an actress arrives to do research for a film about their past.
Sweet Home: Season 2 (KR) — NETFLIX SERIES
Who’s knocking? A monster, a human, or a hybrid…? The stakes are higher than ever as the lines begin to blur, and nobody is safe from infection.
Basketball Wives: Seasons 3-4
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Big Brother: Seasons 6 and 17
Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
Boyz n the Hood
College Hill: Celebrity Edition: Season 1
Holey Moley: Seasons 1-2
Man of Steel
Real Husbands of Hollywood: More Kevin, More Problems: Season 1
She’s All That
She’s the Man
The Suicide Squad
Wonder Woman 1984
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 3
The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Welcome to Samdal-ri (KR) — NETFLIX SERIES
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 4
Dew Drop Diaries: Season 2 — NETFLIX FAMILY
Whoosh, here we go! Athena, Phoebe and Eden return to help their kids solve everyday problems with glitter, grit and a great attitude.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 5
Stavros Halkias: Fat Rascal — NETFLIX COMEDY
Acerbic comic Stavros Halkias skewers tech culture, air travel, sex — and himself — in this raunchy, rollicking and irreverent stand-up set.
Top Chef: Seasons 6 and 15
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 6
Blood Coast (FR) — NETFLIX SERIES
As a vicious drug dealer tries to overtake Marseille, a rogue police captain and his daredevil team welcome a new recruit with an agenda of her own.
Christmas as Usual (NO) — NETFLIX FILM
To celebrate their engagement, Thea takes Jashan home — but his Indian roots and her family’s Norwegian traditions clash in a chaotic Christmas.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 7
Analog Squad (TH) — NETFLIX SERIES
After learning of his estranged father’s sickness, a scheming middle-aged man assembles a fake family to reunite with him for one last time.
The Archies (IN) — NETFLIX FILM
Set in 1960s India, Archie and the gang navigate romance, friendship and the future of Riverdale as developers threaten to destroy a beloved park.
Hilda: Season 3 — NETFLIX FAMILY
A trip to see her great-aunt sparks Hilda’s interest in fairies. But the young explorer may have a stronger connection to the creatures than she thinks.
I Hate Christmas: Season 2 (IT) — NETFLIX SERIES
It’s that time of year again, but now Gianna is in love and ready to embrace the Christmas spirit — even if new issues arise and threaten it.
High Tides (BE) — NETFLIX SERIES
Over a tense summer on the Belgian coast, a wealthy friend group faces adulthood’s harsh realities while grappling with love and societal expectations.
My Life With the Walter Boys — NETFLIX SERIES
When a tragedy disrupts her life, a teen moves in with her guardian’s big family in a small town and learns new lessons about love, hope and friendship.
NAGA (SA) — NETFLIX FILM
Teenage Cindy has high aspirations: to conquer the world. But first, she must survive high school — and high society — in her hometown of San Pedro.
World War II: From the Frontlines (GB) — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Through vividly enhanced archival footage and voices from all sides of the conflict, this docuseries brings WWII to life like never before.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 8
Blood Vessel (NG) — NETFLIX FILM
Brought together by chance, six people fleeing a town devastated by oil pollution stow away on a mysterious ship — not realizing the dangers that await.
The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: Season 6 (GB) — NETFLIX SERIES
Ring in the holidays with judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood as bakers gather for festive fun in the tent and a chance to win the coveted cake stand.
Leave the World Behind — NETFLIX FILM
A family’s getaway to a luxurious rental home takes an ominous turn when a cyberattack knocks out their devices — and two strangers appear at their door.
Women on the Edge (AR) — NETFLIX FILM
After meeting in an anger-control group, two women set out to expose a sketchy plastic surgeon, resulting in an empowering journey — and friendship.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 9
Love and Monsters
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 12
Kevin Hart & Chris Rock: Headliners Only — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
From back in the day to the top of their game, Kevin Hart and Chris Rock offer an unparalleled, behind-the-scenes look at their friendship and careers.
Single’s Inferno: Season 3 (KR) — NETFLIX SERIES
A new set of singles embark on a journey of love on a remote island — navigating drama, passion and everything in between for a chance at Paradise.
Under Pressure: The U.S. Women’s World Cup Team — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 13
1670 (PL) — NETFLIX SERIES
A quirky nobleman navigates family feuds and clashes with peasants in his misguided quest to become Poland’s most famous figure In this satirical comedy.
Car Masters: Rust to Riches: Season 5 — NETFLIX SERIES
New faces join the Gotham Garage gang as they prepare to bring their business to the next level — but it’ll take a lot of hard work and creativity.
Holiday in the Vineyards
The Influencer (CO) — NETFLIX SERIES
After a social media stunt goes wrong, an influencer is forced to rebuild her reputation while navigating a cutthroat online scene.
Se Eu Fosse: Luísa Sonza (BR) — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Brazil’s most polarizing pop singer opens up in this docuseries about her love life, career, controversies and the creation of a new album.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 14
As the Crow Flies: Season 2 (TR) — NETFLIX SERIES
Aslı and Lale must break from the norm and face fresh challenges as they continue to fight for their survival in a cutthroat media industry.
The Crown: Season 6 Part 2 (GB) — NETFLIX SERIES
With the Commonwealth irrevocably changed, Queen Elizabeth II reflects on her life and legacy, and paves the way for her successors Charles and William.
Married at First Sight: Season 14
Yu Yu Hakusho (JP) — NETFLIX SERIES
After a selfless act costs him his life, teen delinquent Yusuke Urameshi is chosen as a “Spirit Detective” to investigate cases involving rogue yokai.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 15
Carol & The End of The World — NETFLIX SERIES
With a mysterious planet hurtling towards Earth, extinction is imminent for the people of the world. While most feel liberated to pursue their wildest dreams, one quiet and always uncomfortable woman stands alone — lost among the hedonistic masses.
Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget (GB) — NETFLIX FILM
A fearless band of chickens flock together to save their own kind from an unsettling new threat: a nearby farm that’s cooking up something suspicious.
Face to Face with ETA: Conversations with a Terrorist (ES) — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Josu Urrutikoetxea, also known as Josu Ternera, gives an exhaustive interview to journalist Jordi Évole about his involvement in the terrorist group ETA.
Familia (MX) — NETFLIX FILM
As a family discusses the future of their idyllic olive farm over a meal, the complexity of their relationships emerges through laughs and confessions.
The Hills: Seasons 3-4
Yoh’ Christmas (ZA) — NETFLIX SERIES
Single, 30 and under pressure, Thando lies to her family that she has a boyfriend. Now she has 24 days to bring one home for Christmas. Can she do it?
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 18
Mush-Mush and the Mushables
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 19
Project Runway: Season 17
Trevor Noah: Where Was I — NETFLIX COMEDY
Returning to Netflix for his fourth original comedy special, Trevor Noah shares his hilarious experiences from his recent travels around the world, ranging from foreign national anthems to varying cultural norms.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 20
Cindy la Regia: The High School Years (MX) — NETFLIX SERIES
Teenage Cindy has high aspirations: to conquer the world. But first, she must survive high school — and high society — in her hometown of San Pedro.
Love is Blind Brazil: After the Altar (BZ) — NETFLIX SERIES
Drama, closure and rekindled flames collide as cast members from past seasons of “Love is Blind Brazil” come together in this special reunion episode.
Maestro — NETFLIX FILM
Maestro is a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. A love letter to life and art, Maestro at its core is an emotionally epic portrayal of family and love.
Taming of the Shrewd 2 (PL) — NETFLIX FILM
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 21
Flipping Out: Seasons 4-5
Like Flowers in Sand (KR) — NETFLIX SERIES
Supa Team 4: Season 2 — NETFLIX FILM
While Mr. Magedzee searches for a cleaner, greener power source, Supa Team 4 searches for the evil Chusi. Will they all find what they’re looking for?
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 22
Gyeongseong Creature: Season 1 Part 1 (KR) — NETFLIX SERIES
Gyeongseong, 1945. In Seoul’s grim era under colonial rule, an entrepreneur and a sleuth fight for survival and face a monster born out of human greed.
Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire — NETFLIX FILM
When a peaceful settlement on the edge of a distant moon finds itself threatened by the armies of a tyrannical ruling force, a mysterious stranger living among its villagers becomes their best hope for survival.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 24
A Vampire in the Family (BR) — NETFLIX FILM
When a fainthearted ex-soccer player learns his brother-in-law is a vampire with world domination plans, he must gather his courage and save the day.
The Manny (MX) — NETFLIX SERIES
A high-powered executive hires a rancher in a panic to care for her kids. Little does she know, he’ll challenge her views of gender roles — and of love.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 25
Ricky Gervais: Armageddon (GB) — NETFLIX COMEDY
The BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning mind behind The Office, Extras and Afterlife takes the stage for a provocative new stand-up special, riffing on the end of humanity, political correctness, family weddings, funerals and Artificial Intelligence.
Star Trek: Prodigy: Season 1
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 26
Thank You, I’m Sorry (SE) — NETFLIX FILM
Suddenly alone during the late stages of her pregnancy, Sara receives an unexpected lifeline when Linda, her estranged older sister, arrives.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 27
Hell Camp: Teen Nightmare (GB) — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
The brutal conditions of an infamous wilderness therapy camp — and the alleged abuse of the troubled teens who attended — are exposed in this gripping tell-all documentary.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 28
Pokémon Concierge (JP) — NETFLIX FAMILY
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 29
Berlin (ES) — NETFLIX SERIES
Back to his golden age before the events of “Money Heist,” Berlin and a masterful gang gather in Paris to plan one of his most ambitious robberies ever.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 31
Blippi Wonders: Season 3
The Millionaire Matchmaker: Seasons 3-4
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Buying used is often an easy way to find inexpensive, high-quality, and one-of-a-kind pieces. But in some cases, preowned or old items can be unsanitary, more expensive, and—in worst-case scenarios—dangerous. So the next time you scour your favorite thrift shop (or an antique store or garage sale), think twice about these items.
You’ll never know what previous pets were up to on secondhand pet beds, houses, crates, blankets, and toys. To prevent stinky smells from overtaking your space, and to ensure your furry friend has a clean place to sit or sleep, buy ’em something brand new.
Bringing home any sort of used textile or item covered with fabric puts you at risk for a bed bug infestation. In fact, bed bugs can survive up to one year in upholstered pieces. And with cute throw pillows available for just $10-$20, it’s both affordable and wise to go for something new.
The U.S.D.A. updated its Plant Hardiness Zone Map last week for the first time in more than a decade, showing that about half the United States had moved into a slightly warmer zone. The hardiness map is considered the gold-standard resource for understanding which perennials thrive and where. The map divides the country into color-coded zones, each indicating the average low temperature of the year for that area.
While Christopher Daly, who is the director of the PRISM Climate Group at Oregon State University and the map’s lead author, said that climate change may be a factor, he pointed to other changes in how the data is collected to explain the shift.
“It’s not a forecast,” he said. “It’s what happened in the past as best as we’re able to describe it.”
Below is the newest hardiness zone map.
The new Plant Hardiness Zone Map issued by the Agriculture Department. Credit…U.S. Department of Agriculture
The map is based on the 30-year average of the lowest annual winter temperatures for specific places. It is divided into 13 zones, each reflecting a 10-degree temperature range, and each zone is divided into two half zones, designated as A and B.
The coldest area, as low as negative 60 degrees Fahrenheit, applies to remote regions of Alaska. The warmest, as high as 70 degrees, covers coastal areas of Puerto Rico.
Dr. Daly said that the greatest changes came in and around Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee, where temperatures warmed as much as 5 degrees.
Some zone changes reflected how data was collected, he said, which included the use of more weather stations and increasingly sophisticated mapping methods, right down to the ZIP code.
Art DeGaetano, the director of the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, said that it can be hard to use an extreme number, like a historical average of a region’s coldest winter temperature, to model climate change over time.
The warming reflected on the updated map, however, is “very much in line with, over the long term, what we would expect to see from climate change,” he said. “Not every cold temperature is going to get warmer, but on average, things will get warmer.”
This is not the first version of the map to show planting zones shifting northward as winters become milder. When the Agriculture Department released a 2012 version of the map, most areas of the country had shifted one half zone from the 1990 version.
Among other uses, the plant hardiness map has applications in commercial agriculture and is used by the department’s Risk Management Agency to set some crop insurance standards.
But gardeners are its most frequent users, and for good reason: They need to know which zone they’re in because winter temperatures will play a major role in determining which perennials will survive to spring, which ones should be taken inside and which ones should not be planted in the first place.
Signs of adaptation are easy to find. In the New York metropolitan area, for example, some native plants, like sugar maples, are becoming less prevalent as temperatures rise. At the same time, some plants from the South, including camellias, the state flower of Alabama, have started to bloom at the New York Botanical Garden.
Jason D. Lanier, an extension specialist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, said the shift in the map, while minor compared with the one a decade ago, reflects longer and larger changes.
“If you talk about this in increments of a hundred years, based on what we’re seeing now, we’re seeing significant differences in these hardiness zones,” he said. He suggested looking at the hardiness zones as “a handy, sort of guideline.”
“We’re dealing with living things so nothing is hard and fast,” he said. “This is an attempt to get as close as we can to some real sort of go-to useful advice.”
That’s exactly how Mr. Reeves, who lives in Clarksburg, Tenn., is thinking about it. “Nothing has changed overnight,” he said. If gardeners want to push their limits on new zones a little bit, he added, they should do so in the spring and early summer, and give the plants a chance to take root before winter.
Even a newbie gardener knows that for plants to thrive, they need good soil, sunlight, and water. But that’s not all there is to a recipe for success in the garden: You also need to make sure the plants you choose will actually be happy in your yard.
While this sounds simple enough, things turn complicated the second you head to the nursery and find yourself completely overwhelmed by the selection. Big, beautiful flowering shrubs, promising saplings, and even those showy annuals all start vying for your attention.
So how do you choose the best plants for your garden? Check out this article, and future related ones, to help you make an intelligent decision.
Factor to consider: Climate
Source: Wisconsin Horticulture – Division of Extension
Title photo credit: usagardencenter.com
The first in a series of articles about plant choice in your landscAPE.
Sagittarians are optimists. Leave it to a Sagittarius to point out the silver lining. Their positive attitude and confidence make them experts at manifesting their goals, Ater explains. “Their naturally optimistic nature can help them in life with going after their dreams, because believing is always the first step,” says Ater. “And because they usually choose to see the bright side of things, they know how to have a good time and bring positive energy to others.”
Sagittarians are thirsty for knowledge. Sagittarians are basically students of the world. They love decoding the messages in their experiences as a way of making sense of things. “Sagittarius is constantly seeking new experiences, whether it be far-flung places or through the philosophical travels of the mind through belief systems and spirituality,” Dawn says. If they can gain new experiences, they’d easily choose to be uncomfortable over being content.
Sagittarians are honest. Sagittarians are great at speaking their mind, even if it stirs up a little drama. “Sagittarians are truth and knowledge seekers, so they are typically straightforward and honest about how they feel,” says Ater. They don’t hold back when it comes to speaking the truth, which can be intimidating at times. But you can always rely on a Sagittarius to give a sincere opinion, because they believe they owe it to others to be honest, which makes them great people to lean on.
Sagittarians are independent and love their freedom. It’s not so much that Sagittarians prefer to be alone, it’s more about the restriction that comes with being around others. “They want to go where the most fun and adventure is, so this can come across as a flakiness to others who don’t understand this sign,” says Ater.
What Are Sagittarius Weaknesses?
Sagittarians are noncommittal. As a mutable sign, Sagittarians are masters at going with the flow – literally! But because of their ability to adapt to their surroundings, it can be challenging for Sagittarius to devote themselves to any single person or idea for too long. “The Jupiter and archer symbol influence on Sagittarius gives them a love for travel and freedom, but this can lend to a lack of commitment,” says Ater.
Sagittarians are hard to please. Sagittarians are all about abundance: the bigger the better! Once they conquer one goal, it doesn’t take long for them to point their arrow toward another. “The natural tendency toward expansion and loftier ideals can be taken to excess,” says Dawn, “which results in greed, overconfidence, and conceit, which can be its downfall.” It can also lead to constant dissatisfaction, because they’re always looking for something more.
Sagittarians are overly fearless. Sure, the brazenness of a Sagittarius is inspiring. They know how to take risks, which can create magical opportunities. But because they have a one-track mind when it comes to their ambitions, they jump into things without weighing the consequences. “The lack of caution and free-spirited carelessness at times can bring all sorts of calamities to bear,” Dawn says.
What Is a Sagittarius’s Personality in Romantic Relationships?
When it comes to romance, Sagittarius signs tend to be a little cynical. While they can appreciate a steamy love affair (they are fire signs, after all), they love their freedom more than anything else. So it’s important that they can have their space from their partner. “If you’re the jealous type or have codependent tendencies, this is probably not the sign for you,” warns Ater.
Sagittarians are ever-changing, so they work well with people who can accept their whims and constant spiritual growth. They love to chase the thrill, which is just as true in love, so you can expect a Sagittarius to conjure creative dates and adventures.
“[Sagittarius zodiac signs] are fun, adventurous, and usually joyous to be around,” explains Ater, “but you’ll need to keep up with their desire for change and adventure.” In other words, Sagittarius zodiac signs need excitement in their romantic relationships – or they’ll easily get bored.
Don’t worry, you’ll get the hint when a Sagittarius is feeling a certain type of way, because they’re brutally honest. Communication is important for the fire sign, and they don’t typically hold back when it comes to voicing their truth. “Don’t ask a Sagittarius a question if you’re not ready to hear their honest answer!” Ater says.
While they can be somewhat intimidating as lovers, it’s hard to deny their optimism and curious minds. When they find someone who can grow with their whims and keep up with their hunger for adventure, they’re all in.
Sagittarius season falls around Nov. 22 and Dec. 21 of each year. It’s the ninth zodiac sign in the wheel and associated with the corresponding ninth house in astrology. The ninth house is related to higher learning, expansion, and philosophy, which is probably less than subtle in Sagittarius’s larger-than-life personality.
Symbolized by the centaur archer (you know, the mythological half-man-half-horse hybrid), Sagittarians are curious and ambitious. According to Ater, their archer archetype “further contributes to Sagittarius’s dual nature, while the arrow of the archer pointing in the air represents Sagittarius as a seeker of knowledge.”
These happy-go-lucky fire signs are the designated travelers of the zodiac, which helps if you’re ruled by Jupiter, the literal planet of luck.
“[Sagittarius placements] typically have a jovial, optimistic nature, and what seems like an unlimited stroke of luck because of their Jupiter rulership,” says Ater.
Jupiter also rules knowledge, long-distance travel, and abundance, which explains why a positive attitude and an infectious sense of humor are key traits of a Sagittarius. Plus, Sagittarius natives are one-third of the fire signs, who, according to Ater, “are energetic, creative, enthusiastic, and impatient.”
Needless to say, there’s nothing standing in the way of Sagittarius zodiac signs from getting their adrenaline fix.