ABC had the final spot at the TCAs last week:
The Marvel’s Inhumans panel and it went hilariously sideways. They are going to premiere the show at IMAX theaters a couple of weeks before it airs for free on TV, but they couldn’t say how much the IMAX screenings would cost. They tried to defend the terrible Medusa wig by saying, “If we only did things that were perfect, we would never start.” They had to explain to the critics who had just watched the episode what a certain character’s powers were. Anson Mount compared himself to Sad Ben Affleck. They begged the critics to reserve judgment because it wasn’t finished yet and then they ended the panel early. Read the critics’ hilarious twitter responses here.
Modern Family will (probably) end after its 10th season (last season was its 8th), and it will end with a “big family event.” Any guesses? (Hayley having a baby.)
Roseanne is going to pretend that Dan’s death in the previous finale never happened, which apparently is a whole trend now, and they are still in talks with Johnny Galecki.
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World recast Cristela Alonzo’s angel role with the wonderful Kimberly Hebert Gregory from Vice Principals, and now they are going to have a very difficult needle to thread to avoid the magical negro trope. Good luck!
We learn that the difference between the doctor in The Good Doctor and Dr. House in House is that Dr. House was cynical. So basically they took all the fun parts out of House and what was left is The Good Doctor. Sounds great.
Designated Survivor is going to be “more grounded” next season. BOO. I WANT MORE TWISTS.
Scandal’s final season will feature a power struggle between Olivia and Mellie, but other than that none of the actors know what is coming.
ABC claims they are going to tighten up their vetting process for The Bachelor franchises following the Lee debacle. I still insist that casting him was never a mistake, he didn’t just slip through the cracks. They also claim they will handle the whole Bachelor in Paradise debacle “tastefully.” OK.
I’ve been trying to stay neutral on the Confederate controversy, mostly because I don’t want to criticize a work before it’s been created, in part because I trust that Benioff and Weiss have made a good faith effort to bring in African-American voices with the addition of their writing and producing partners, the Spellmans. But Ta-Nehisi Coates writes a great piece in The Atlantic arguing against giving Confederate a chance, stating: “…we cannot fix the lie by asking ‘What if the white South won?’ and waiting for an answer, because the lie is not in the answer, but in the question itself.”
The Emmys revoked This is Us‘ nomination for costume design. It turns out there are two different categories in costume: contemporary and period or fantasy. This is Us submitted the “Moonshadow” episode for contemporary, when most of it took place in the past. In related news, I learned something about Emmy procedures today.
Speaking of This is Us, the post-Super Bowl will not be a stand-alone episode, somehow.
Sounds like the Supernatural producers have learned their lesson about spinoffs: make it more like Supernatural, not less. How hard is that, though?
Carrie Coon is interviewed by Damon Lindelof and they talk about how bummed they are by the Emmy noms. Fortunately, Coon received a little love from the Television Critics Association on Saturday and won for Individual Achievement in Drama. Here are some of the program winners.
ABC is going to reair the first episode of The View on Friday in honor of the show’s 20th anniversary.
- NBC is developing a new music competition that they insist is not going to be another Voice, but instead is more like World of Dance. Oh, that clears it up.
- Fox bought Infamy, a new one-hour drama from the co-creator of Empire.
- Disney is bringing Bug Juice back.
- John Slattery, Christina Hendricks, and Isabelle Huppert are going to be in Matthew Weiner’s new Amazon series which is somehow not Mad Men 2: Madder.
- Whoopi will be back for season 21 of The View.
- Abigail Spencer from Timeless is going to take over the role of Megan Hunt on Grey’s Anatomy.
- Annabeth Gish is returning to The X-Files.
- Paris Jackson will be returning to Star in the second season.
- Meagan Good will guest star in White Famous on Showtime.
- Saad Siddiqui is joining HBO’s Fahrenheit 451.
- Topher Grace is going to star in Treasure Squad, a dramedy that he co-wrote and will executive produce.
- Aisha Tyler has left The Talk.
Ty Hardin, star of Bronco
Robert E. Vitarelli, former CBS News Director
The Bachelorette: FINALE FINALLY. Let’s just pick Diastema already and be done with it. 7 p.m., ABC
Brillo Box (3¢ Off): This is a short documentary about an Andy Warhol piece that sold at auction for $3 million. 9 p.m., HBO
So You Think You Can Dance: The top 10 perform live for the first time. 7 p.m., Fox
Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jeff Bridges, Aubrey Plaza, the Roots featuring Bilal Late Night with Seth Meyers: Billy Eichner, the All-American Rejects, Venzella Joy The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Laura Dern, Leah Remini, Trombone Shorty The Late Late Show with James Corden: Anthony Mackie, Lily Collins, Borns Jimmy Kimmel Live: Matt LeBlanc, Emily Ratajkowski, Vince Staples featuring Juicy J Conan: Bob Newhart, Tom Segura, Sheryl Crow Watch What Happens Live: Meghan King Edmonds, Julie Klausner
|CBS||Kevin Can Wait
|Life in Pieces
|CBSN: On Assignment
|Hooten and the Lady
|FOX||So You Think You Can Dance
|NBC||American Ninja Warrior