‘Game of Thrones’ just killed your fan theory, sorry.

Game of Thrones just cast a crucial role for season eight. This would normally go under casting but the repercussions for this particular role are kinda big if you adhere to one popular fan theory. Spoiler tagged for those who wish to remain pure, the rest of you scroll over: German actor Marc Rissmann has been cast as Harry Strickland, who book readers know is the leader of the mercenary group the Golden Company. If you remember, Sea Pacey peaced out of the talks between Cersei and Jon Snow and Daenerys after seeing the wight. But instead of returning to the Iron Islands, like he said he was doing , he was on his way to Essos to pick up the Golden Company for Cersei.

Some fans were theorizing that when Sea Pacey returned with the Golden Company, they’d be led by Daenerys’ old hot boyfriend Daario, and he’d hand the Golden Company over to Daenerys as a fuck you to Cersei. Doesn’t look like that’s where this is headed. Instead, it sounds like we can maybe expect one more battle between Cersei’s forces and Team Targaryen, maybe with an assist from Jaime? Alternatively, in the books there is some hint that Strickland might be Team Targaryen, too, so he might betray Cersei on his own, or on orders from the Iron Bank. Stay tuned.

In other Game of Thrones news, the head of HBO is really excited about the prequels, calling them “an embarrassment of riches.”

Here are five international series that want to be the “next Game of Thrones (and by that, this article means the next big global phenomena). I want to watch Britannia. Someone broadcast Britannia in the States, please.

Kevin James’ excuse for killing off Kevin’s wife on Kevin Can Wait “We were literally just running out of ideas” — is the laziest crap I’ve ever heard.

Everybody Loves Raymond will not be rebooted any time soon. Ever.

Speaking of never rebooting, if Gillian Anderson really is done with The X-Files, then everyone involved should be done with it. There is no X-Files without Scully.

A Today Show editor has been fired for leaking that hilarious Lawrence O’Donnell freakout tape.

Here are some very true Walking Dead spoilers from the cast themselves. Possum tail.

Bill O’Reilly is claiming that his dog would never kneel during the national anthem which is just the very good argument. Also, I was forced to Google: “do Corgis have knees” because of this, so thanks for that, Bill O’Reilly.

Gloria Allred has filed a subpoena on behalf of her client, former-Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos, demanding that the Trump campaign hand over documents related to the Zervos’ sexual harassment case. Trump called this “fake news,” adding, “It’s fake, it’s made-up stuff and it’s disgraceful what happens, but that happens in the world of politics.” OK. It should be noted that this was just one of many blatant, sometimes hideous lies the Harasser-In-Chief uttered in yesterday’s press conference, including the gobsmacker where he claimed that he’s the only President who has reached out to the families of fallen soldiers. I hate him so much.

This is fascinating: Russian trolls were instructed to watch House of Cards to teach them about American politics and help them craft messages that would turn Americans against their government.

I’d rather talk about anything other than Harvey Weinstein.

A reminder: Corey Feldman tried to warn people about this crap years ago, and Barbara Walters is an asshole.

Mayim Bialik is sorry that you thought she was saying that women can avoid being harassed by dressing more modestly and not flirting when she said exactly that.

America Ferrera, in the meantime, is brave:


As is Reese Witherspoon. As is Jennifer Lawrence.

And Bjork is accusing Lars Von Trier of harassing her, which should come as exactly no surprise if you’ve ever suffered through a Lars Von Trier movie.

This is an interesting defense of NBC News for not running Farrow’s Weinstein story. I’m not sure that I agree with it — especially the specious argument that the (corrupt) Manhattan DA’s office rejected the police recording, and therefore, NBC should have, too — but it’s worth considering.

Krista Vernoff, Grey’s Anatomy‘s showrunner, has written a very strong piece about sexual harassment, a culture of misogyny and Hollywood’s complicity.

Carrie Fisher once gifted a producer who had harassed one of her friends a cow’s tongue in a Tiffany box, with the following promise: If you ever touch my darling Heather or any other woman again, the next delivery will be something of yours in a much smaller box!” Carrie Fisher was a motherfucking hero.

In Development

Casting News


John F. Dunsworth, Trailer Park Boys Actor


American Horror Story: Cult: It looks like this will be the episode with Lena Dunham and Evan Peters playing a bunch of different cult leaders. 9 p.m., FX

Jimmy Kimmel Live!: David Letterman returns to TV for one night only! 10:30 p.m., ABC

Strange Evidence: In this new series, video evidence of weirdness is broken down and explained by experts. So, basically, don’t believe everything you see. Series premiere. 9 p.m., Science

Loudermilk: The wonderful Ron Livingston stars as Sam Loudermilk, a substance abuse counselor with a terrible attitude in this new comedy. Series premiere. 9 p.m., Audience

Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Live: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer The Daily ShowArne Duncan, Curtis Toler The Opposition with Jordan Klepper: Bill Kristol Watch What Happens Live: Tracey Ullman, David Arquette

TUES. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Middle
Fresh Off the Boat
The Mayor
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
NCIS: New Orleans
CW The Flash
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
FOX Lethal Weapon
The Mick
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
NBC The Voice
This Is Us
Law & Order True Crime

Leave a Reply