David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are going to produce the next series of Star Wars movies, making geeks heads explode everywhere. We don’t know how many movies they will make, but Disney did make it clear that they would be separate from the Luke Skywalker movies. This is TV news because it essentially gives them an out from actually having to make the ill-received Confederate series for HBO that nobody wanted anymore. Everyone can just walk away, and never speak of it again.
Benioff and Weiss are still working on Game of Thrones though, which began shooting in Dubrovnik which stands in for King’s Landing. And a particular actor has been spotted there. Do not click that last clicky unless you want to be spoiled!
Robert Kirkman assures us that Fear the Walking Dead will be a “much different show.” He also shot down any hope of a crossover, so put those theories away.
On second thought, Chris Carter might do an X-Files without Scully if it came to it.
Steve Wynn has resigned as the CEO of Wynn Resorts in the wake of the allegations against him, but the GOP still has not returned his money.
Jason Mantzoukas is your new Mucinex monster because go away, T.J. Miller.
Reese Witherspoon talked about extricating herself from an abusive relationship without naming names but we all know who she was talking about, Ryan Phillippe.
- Ridiculous Cakes has been renewed for a second season on Food Network.
- Disney is making “a few” new Star Wars series for their new streaming service to the surprise of no one.
- Fox has ordered Lil Kev, an animated series about Kevin Hart’s childhood, which will star Kevin Hart.
- CBS ordered The World’s Best, a global talent competition from Mark Burnett.
- Fox ordered the pilot Bless This Mess which will star Lake Bell.
- The Disney Channel is making a live Kim Possible movie.
- BBC’s conservation documentary The Red List will air on The Discovery Channel.
- Food Network has ordered Dallas Cakes.
- History has ordered American Farmer.
- BattleBots is coming back.
- The Kenya Barris series that was going to star Alec Baldwin has been demoted down to a pilot after Baldwin backed out.
- Michael Emerson is joining the cast of In the Name of the Rose.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger is going to be in the Amazon series Outrider.
- Mamie Gummer is joining True Detective.
- Scott Speedman is joining Grey’s Anatomy in a “top-secret” role.
- Chet Hanks and Kade Wise are joining Empire.
- Jason Alexander is going to guest on Young Sheldon.
- Christopher Lloyd will be joining the cast of the NBC pilot Guess Who Died.
- David Giuntoli will be starring in the ABC pilot A Million Little Things.
- Caitlin McGee is joining the cast of the CBS pilot History of Them.
- Moran Atias is joining the NBC pilot The Village.
Mark Your Calendars
- Legion will return to FX on April 3.
- Everything Sucks! will begin streaming on Netflix on February 16.
- Ugly Delicious will begin streaming on Netflix on February 23.
- Apple & Onion will premiere on Cartoon Network on February 23.
Celebrity Big Brother: Oh brother. (Great joke, high five.) Series premiere. 7 p.m., CBS
Queer Eye: It’s back and one of the “queer eyes” is the brilliance behind Gay of Thrones. Series premiere. Netflix
Channel Zero: Something about weird staircases mysteriously appearing in the middle of the city and people disappearing and whatever, it’s going to be fucking creepy as fuck. Season premiere. 9 p.m., Syfy
Law & Order: SVU: JACK’S BACK! 8 p.m., NBC
NOVA: The 13,000 year-old remains of a teenager are found in an underwater cave in Mexico and that is SO COOL. 8 p.m., PBS
Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Sienna Miller, Tim Tebow, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Tye Tribbett Late Night with Seth Meyers: John Mulaney, Rep. Seth Moulton, Tony Rock, Alan Cage The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: John Oliver, Beanie Feldstein, Wolfgang Puck The Late Late Show with James Corden: Meghan Trainor, Guillermo del Toro, Jamie Lee Jimmy Kimmel Live: Rose Byrne, In Real Life Conan: Kumail Nanjiani, Van Jones, Judah & the Lion The Daily Show: Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler & Spencer Stone The Opposition with Jordan Klepper: John McWhorter Watch What Happens Live: Cecily Strong, Whitney Cummings
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