Following Kevin Spacey’s half-apologetic acknowledgment that he — at the very least — acted inappropriately with a minor, Netflix announced that the upcoming season of House of Cards will be its last. But then today, Netflix went a step further and suspended filming indefinitely.
Netflix faced something of a backlash yesterday after making the cancellation notice when people pointed out that Netflix had decided months ago that the sixth season was going to be their last and that their cancellation had nothing to do with Spacey despite their announcement sounding like it did.
The series had only started filming two weeks ago so it will be interesting to see what Netflix ends up doing with the series long-term.
Meanwhile, Netflix is considering House of Cards spinoffs, including one that would focus on Doug Stamper.
As for Spacey, the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has revoked the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award they were going to give him.
Meanwhile, Family Guy made a pedophilia joke about Kevin Spacey years ago. Seth MacFarlane hasn’t commented yet, but as Gawker founder Nick Denton pointed out, these stories have been open secrets for a long time now.
Hamilton Fish of liberal publication The Nation is out over sexual harassment allegations.
The only surprising thing about this Andy Dick sexual harassment story is how long it took Andy Dick to get dragged into this.
Harvey Weinstein — whose sexual assault allegations now stretch back to the 1970s — is out of the Producers Guild of America. UK cops have expanded the investigation into Weinstein’s sexual assault allegations.
Jimmy Kimmel is promising to address Weinstein during the Oscars but knows that he has to do so sensitively: “It’s not really a laughing matter. There’ll be a lot of people in that room who maybe have been through experiences with him, and that’s not something I want them to relive on the night they get their Oscar.” IS THAT SO HARD?
Hey, It’s Halloween!
The morning shows love Halloween sooooo much. Here’s what everyone wore today. And did Megyn Kelly know Shania Twain was going to be a guest on the show? Maybe not!
Meanwhile, Wendy Williams overheated in her costume and passed out on her show. She’s OK.
Twin Peaks costumes! It’s too late for this year, but there’s always next year. Or 25 years from now. You know what? What year is it?
If you’re not going to be watching Game 6 tonight — and if not, why not? — Indiewire.com has some suggestions of the best Halloween episodes you can stream right now.
Nene Leakes might have won Halloween with this reference to her feud with Kim Z.
Here’s Sarah Paulson screaming her way through an American Horror Story-themed haunted house:
In Other TV News
It’s too late for this Halloween, but this Eleven candleholder is BLOODY AMAZING and I NEED IT.
Mark Frost hasn’t decided about a fourth season of Twin Peaks — but it’s not been ruled out, either. Oh, and if you were wondering what happened to Audrey in Twin Peaks, Mark Frost’s new book clears things up. (A little.)
Right-Wing Media Watch
Confirming what Hillary said earlier, Sean Hannity is pretty sure she’s president right now. We all wish, Sean.
John Kelly had quite the interview with Laura Ingraham last night, in which he refused to apologize to Congresswoman Wilson, said that Robert E. Lee was a good dude, and claimed that the Civil War was fought because people couldn’t compromise. ONCE AGAIN FOR THE BACK ROW: NAZIS ARE BAD. SLAVERY IS BAD.
- Playing House has been canceled by USA after three seasons.
- HBO has bought Kit Harington’s miniseries Gunpowder — it will air in December.
- The Blair Witch Project might be turned into a series.
- Graphic novel Snow Blind is being developed into a series for Fox.
- Fox has bought Filthy Rich, a soapy family drama.
- Marcus Samuelsson will host No Passport Required, a food series for PBS.
- Paramount Network is working on Entertainment Weekly: The Bullseye and Sports Illustrated: True Crime.
- Grey’s, American Housewife, and black-ish have all been given a couple more episodes for this season.
- Haley Joel Osment will guest star on The X-Files.
- Diane Lane is joining The Romanoffs.
- Tom Sturridge, Caitlin Fitzgerald, and Paul Sparks are all joining Sweetbitter.
- Adhir Kalyan will star in the Amazon comedy Making Friends.
- Chantal Thuy is joining the cast of Black Lightning.
- Michael Maize and Ambyr Childers have been added to the cast of You.
American Horror Story: Cult: Kai threatens to go full Jim Jones. 9 p.m., FX
The World Series: LET’S GO ASTROS! 7 p.m., Fox
The Simpsons: All of the “Treehouse of Horror” episodes in order. 10 a.m., FXX
The Others: Nicole Kidman’s scariest movie that isn’t Eyes Wide Shut. 10 p.m., POP
Nightmare on Elm Street marathon: A whole bunch of Freddy Krueger movies to get you in the Halloween spirit. 9 a.m., Syfy
Under the Bed: In this bonkers Lifetime movie, a stalker hides under a woman’s bed. 7 p.m., Lifetime
Major Crimes: Final season premiere. 8 p.m., TNT
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