If you are here looking for fluffy baby otters, allow me to apologize for the confusion. This is not actually fluffybabyotter.com, despite what you might have thought from last week’s content. We are a TV blog, and it’s time to get back to serious TV business.
So what did we miss?
Shots Fired, Fox, March 22
RuPaul’s Drag Race, VH1, March 24
Dave Chappelle Comedy Specials, Netflix, March 24
Doctor Who, BBC, April 15
The Leftovers, HBO, April 16
Veep, HBO, April 16
Fargo, FX, April 19
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, HBO, April 22
American Gods, Starz, April 30
Master of None, Netflix, May 12
In other TV news
- Jimmy Fallon on April 15.
- Chris Pine on May 6.
- Melissa McCarthy on May 13.
- Dwayne Johnson for the season finale May 20.
And they are going to give “Weekend Update” a limited primetime run in August. Now if they’d only replace the anchors with someone funny.
Our friend Rachel The First Black Bachelorette (that is now her official name, I’m afraid) began filming her season last Thursday, and the season itself will begin airing on Monday, May 22nd, giving me two Bachelor-free months.
This is Us ended its season without telling us how Jack died, but if it makes you feel better, the cast knows how he dies. (It doesn’t make me feel better.)
Tyra Banks is returning to America’s Next Top Model. BYE RITA ORA BYE.
Netflix is making some changes, including adding a button that allows you to skip the opening credits, and simplifying the rating system. Bingers rejoice!
Everyone is putting together their summer schedules: We finally know when the talking dog series, Downward Dog (and all of ABC’s other summer programs) will debut. NBC has released its summer premiere dates for Midnight, Texas and The Carmichael Show, among others. And CBS has announced when Big Brother and Zoo will return.
John Oliver wants you to do stuff with this zebra. NO NOT LIKE THAT.
- Ryan Murphy is developing yet ANOTHER series: Pose, a look at 1980s New York City.
- Young Sheldon, The Big Bang Theory spinoff, has been picked up to series.
- Fleabag is going to have a second season, and it might be here before you know it, hooray!
- FX’s Getty family anthology series, Trust, will debut in January.
- L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later, a documentary by John Singleton, will debut on A&E on April 18, the 25th anniversary of the L.A. riots, and you are so old.
- MTV is thinking about rebooting Scream for a third season.
- Star has dumped its showrunner for the second time. What is going on over there?
- Rev Run’s family comedy pilot is getting another shot at ABC.
- Comedy Central has ordered a pilot from a pair of Saturday Night Live writers.
- Top Gear America has been greenlit by BBC America.
- Legion has been renewed for a second season on FX.
- Shades of Blue has been renewed for a third season on NBC.
- The 100 has been renewed for a fifth season on The CW.
- Scientology and the Aftermath has been renewed for a second season on A&E.
- Detroiters has been renewed by Comedy Central for a second season.
- HBO has renewed Crashing for a second season.
- The Good Fight has been renewed for a second season on CBS All Access.
- The Expanse has been renewed for a third season on Syfy.
- A Series of Unfortunate Events has been renewed for a second season on Netflix.
- 12 Monkeys has been renewed for a fourth and final season on Syfy.
- Big Hero 6: The Series has been renewed for a second season on Disney XD.
- StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson has been renewed for a fourth season on National Geographic.
- Expedition Unknown has been renewed by the Travel Channel for a fourth season.
- Jeff Daniels is going to star in Hulu’s The Looming Tower.
- Alyssa Milano is joining Insatiable, The CW’s beauty pageant drama pilot.
- Donald Faison will star in Spaced Out, NBC’s space comedy pilot.
- Eva Longoria and Ken Marino are joining the cast of Type A, a Fox comedy pilot.
- Monica Potter is going to co-star in Wisdom of the Crowd, CBS’s drama pilot.
- Jane Lynch is going to star in NBC’s comedy pilot, Relatively Happy.
- Rachel Griffiths has joined the cast of NBC’s medical drama pilot.
- Jane Curtain is joining the cast of Thin Ice, Fox’s comedy pilot.
- John Larroquette is going to star in Me, Myself and I, CBS’s comedy pilot.
- Nia Long is going to star in The Goldbergs spinoff.
- Jim Caviezel and Jessica Paré have been added to the cast of CBS’s Navy SEAL pilot.
- Emily VanCamp is going to be the female lead in The Resident, Fox’s medical pilot.
- Yvette Nicole Brown is joining ABC’s mayor comedy pilot.
- Timothy Hutton has been added to the cast of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Amazon.
- Richard Dormer is starring in Rellik, a serial killer drama on Cinemax.
- Bobby Cannavale has joined the cast of Mr. Robot.
- Susan Sarandon is joining Ray Donovan.
Lawrence Montaigne, actor on Star Trek
I lied. Here’s one last fluffy baby otter. I wouldn’t cut you off cold turkey from fluffy baby otters. I’m not a monster.
Dancing with the Stars: Erika Jayne is reason enough for me to watch this season. Nick Viall is reason enough NOT TO. 7 p.m., ABC
Humans: Season finale. 9 p.m., AMC
Sweet Home Oklahoma: Do they … do they know the song is “Sweet Home Alabama“? 9 p.m. Bravo
Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jake Gyllenhaal, Paris Jackson, Julia Michaels Late Night with Seth Meyers: Will Forte, Jay Bilas, Chris Hayes, Charlie Benante The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Bryan Cranston, Audra McDonald, Greer Barnes The Late Late Show with James Corden: Kaitlin Olson, Ben Platt, Tim Minchin, Bea Miller Jimmy Kimmel Live: Adam Carolla, Yara Shahidi, Ice-T.I. (mashup of Ice-T and T.I.) Conan: Jeff Garlin, Adam Pally The Daily Show: Bassem Youssef, Omarosa Manigault Watch What Happens Live: Katie Maloney, Tom Schwartz
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