Stephen Colbert says goodbye to Pappa Bear:
And now that O’Reilly is gone, Colbert turns again to his new favorite, Alex Jones:
Meanwhile, Trevor Noah wonders what took Fox News so long to fire that fuck-o.
And congratulations to The Daily Show’s Michelle Wolf who landed her own HBO special!
Here’s a Bill O’Reilly Roundup, Now Goodbye Forever, Asshole!
Here is Bill O’Reilly’s statement in which he insists he is an innocent victim:
Over the past 20 years at Fox News I have been extremely proud to launch and lead one of the most successful news programs in history, which has consistently informed and entertained millions of Americans and significantly contributed to building Fox into the dominant news network in television. It is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims. But that is the unfortunate reality many of us in the public eye must live with today.
I will always look back on my time with Fox with great pride in the unprecedented success we achieved and with my deepest gratitude to all my dedicated viewers. I wish only the best for Fox News Channel.
Here, Bill, Samantha Bee fixed it for you:
Meanwhile, Rupert Murdoch is still living in a fantasy land in which people are disappointed by any of this. And National Geographic Channel and Henry Holt publishers are standing by O’Reilly. For now.
And don’t feel bad for O’Reilly. It’s looking like he might walk away with something around $25 million. And there might be some conservative outlets who are anxious to do business with his toxic ass.
It looks like that bowtie-wearing twit Tucker Carlson will be taking over O’Reilly’s spot. They’re keeping “The Factor,” at least for the time being. And Mercedes is already suggesting that they might return as an advertiser.
And let’s all be clear: “Whaddya gonna do?” is never an appropriate response to sexual harassment. If the women who came forward hadn’t, O’Reilly would still be on the air. Listen, Fox News should have canned his ass back in 2002 when the first allegations against him emerged, they certainly shouldn’t have kept him when they made the most recent payouts, but the only reason they fired him now is because women DID something, came forward and told their stories. DO NOT JUST SIT BACK AND TAKE THIS, Y’ALL.
I’m sure if you are reading this site, you’re aware that a lot of people celebrated this news:
Finally: Where my English majors at?
In Other TV News
Fuck off, Billy Bush.
Here’s an interview with Noah Hawley, the showrunner of Fargo, in which he describes this season as No Country for Old Fargo.
Shannon Purser, your Stranger Things favorite, had to come out as being bisexual on Twitter a couple of days ago after getting into a fight with Riverdale Beronica shippers. What a world.
Ryan Murphy is hinting that the third season of Feud will feature a male gay feud and he wants Mark Ruffalo for one of the roles. START SPECULATING NOW.
Here’s a guide to the world of The Handmaid’s Tale, in case you haven’t read the book. (But you should totally read the book.)
Minnie Driver discusses the evolution of the TV mom. She neglects to mention the handmaids.
Oh hey, Watch What Happens Live! is going to be taped in Los Angeles for the first time ever somehow.
Here’s your writers’ strike update. Interestingly, one of the core issues for writers is their health plan which they do not want to lose. And considering it costs a family of five only $600, who can blame them? So which shows will be affected if there is a strike? Your late night shows, The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, Jessica Jones, Orange is the New Black and Star Trek Discovery, which is already having its share of delays thank you very much.
Richard Simmons has put out a statement to his fans, letting them know he’s OK. I still have a lot of questions.
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Netflix, May 19
The Keepers, Netflix, May 19
The Bold Type, Freeform, July 11
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, Freeform, 2018
Siren, Freeform, 2018
Alone Together, Freeform, 2018
- They are already making an Aaron Hernandez documentary series.
- Wheel of Time the TV series is moving forward finally.
- National Geographic Channel has greenlit The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman. They are also working on a series called Race with Jay-Z’s production company. Nat Geo is also working on a birth control pill drama.
- Crackle is developing The Oath, a drama from producer 50 Cent, as well as dramas Tribes and The Row and comedy Accident Park.
- Freeform picked up mermaid series Siren (see trailer above). And a sequel to Life-Size is happening.
- History ordered Superheroes Decoded, a special about comic books.
- The Vatileaks are going to be turned into a TV series.
- Sky and HBO have signed a deal to make high-end dramas together.
- Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon are going to star in HBO’s Fahrenheit 451.
- Kim Zolciak is returning to The Real Housewives of Atlanta, y’all.
- Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker, Flight) is replacing Sean Astin on TNT’s The Alienist.
- Jane Lynch will host National Geographic’s Earth Live! special.
- Freeform revealed the characters on Marvel’s New Warriors.
J.C. Spink, producer. He was better known for the films he produced, including The Hangover, History of Violencee and The Butterfly Effect, but he also produced Kyle XY. He also had a cameo on The Goldbergs as he went to highschool with Adam Goldberg and, incidentally, was a classmate of my husband’s.
Matt Anoa’i, WWE wrestler
The Blacklist: James Spader is back. 8 p.m., NBC
Prince: A Purple Reign & When Doves Cry: Friday marks the anniversary of Prince’s death. These two specials look back at his career and influence. 8 p.m., Reelz
The Amazing Race: Two hours of racing amazingly. 8 p.m., CBS
Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Sienna Miller, Anthony Bourdain, Chris Cornell The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Elisabeth Moss, Anthony Atamanuik, Sheryl Crow The Late Late Show with James Corden: Anne Hathaway, Armie Hammer, Rob Delaney, 6lack Jimmy Kimmel Live: Magic Johnson, Gabourey Sidibe, Dua Lipa Conan: Dana Carvey, Claudia O’Doherty The Daily Show: Rashida Jones Watch What Happens Live: Anne Hathaway, Sheryl Crow
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