The truth about why T.J. Miller left Silicon Valley has finally come out and basically, it was because he was drunk or high all the time. Also, this was the original idea for the series:
The original pilot from Judge and his King of the Hill collaborators John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky had hung its narrative on two gold-digging women from Los Angeles who head to Silicon Valley in the hope of snagging the next Steve Jobs. HBO’s executives were underwhelmed, if not altogether put off, by what came in. “We wanted women,” says one, “but not like that.”
Uh, wow, no. No, that’s a terrible idea for a show. Was the pilot written in 1958?
Following his interview with George Stephanopoulos, James Comey is headed to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. CAN. NOT. WAIT.
Soledad O’Brien is not to be trifled with. Quick backstory, CNN contributor and dumb dummy Chris Cillizza wrote a dumb thing about how Donald Trump is running the presidency like a reality show and how people are going to be TUNING IN FOR ANOTHER TERM! 1. How original. 2. But also no.
Soledad O’Brien shared her thoughts on the piece and Cillizza took offense and accused her of not reading it — because obviously, she would only have issues with the piece if she didn’t read it because it’s just that great. He would regret this soon enough:
Fox is the most recent network looking into reducing the amount of ad time in their programming — down to only two minutes an hour. Streaming has literally upended everything.
The Walking Dead keeps falling in the ratings. I guess people don’t like it when you kill major characters off with no good reason.
Apparently, the American Idol kids are very randy this season. And not randy as in Randy Jackson.
Some of the names left off of the Oscars In Memoriam: Adam West, Glen Campbell, Dina Merrill, Powers Boothe, Dorothy Malone, Miguel Ferrer, Rose Marie and Robert Guillaume. Robert Guillaume!
Jeffrey Tambor’s assistant, Van Barnes, told Megyn Kelly that the actor told her he spied on her when she slept naked. He sounds like a treat. Meanwhile, Transparent will be delayed until 2019 because of his ouster.
Universal fired their marketing president Josh Goldstine over allegations of misconduct.
CTV has suspended prominent journalist Paul Bliss after accusations of sexual misconduct.
Acclaimed Korean director Kim Ki-duk has been accused of rape in a new documentary.
- Schitt’s Creek has been renewed for a fifth season on Pop.
- The Sinner has been renewed by USA.
- TruTV renewed Impractical Jokers and they are going to make a movie.
- Botched has been renewed for a fifth season on E!
- Lip Sync Battle Shorties has been renewed on Nickelodeon.
- Blue’s Clues is returning and they will be casting a new host soon.
- David Spade is producing and starring in Verified for Comedy Central.
- Ray Romano is the most recent comedian to get his own Netflix comedy special.
- BBC and FX are developing the Martin Freeman comedy Breeders.
- Amazon has greenlit Undone, an animated series.
- Los Casagrandes and Pony have been greenlit at Nickelodeon.
- Netflix picked up Distrito Salvaje, a Colombian series.
- Khandi Alexander will co-star in the Get Christie Love reboot on ABC.
- Connie Nielsen will star in CBS’s pilot F.B.I.
- Noah Wylie is going to star in the Ava DuVernay and Greg Berlanti pilot Red Line for CBS.
- Dax Shepherd and Lake Bell are going to star in Bless this Mess, a Fox comedy pilot.
- John Carroll Lynch, Leslie Odom Jr., Sturgill Simpson, Nathaniel Martello-White, Philip Ettinger, Chris Denham, Kirrilee Berger, Gracie Lawrence, and Jeff Perry are the cast of CBS All Access’ $1.
- Peter Gallagher is joining the CBS pilot Main Justice.
- Stephanie Szostak will star in A Million Little Things for ABC.
- Mekhi Phifer, Lil Rel Howery, T.K. Carter, Laz Alonso, Lance Gross, Alyssa Goss and Sandi McCree have joined The Bobby Brown Story.
- Matt Davis and Danielle Rose Russell are going to co-star in a potential The Originals‘ spinoff on The CW.
- Michael Trevino is joining the Roswell reboot.
- Rebekah Graf is joining Netflix’s The Dirt.
- Emily Althaus is joining the ABC pilot Salvage.
- Kimrie Lewis and Jake Choi have joined the ABC comedy pilot Single Parents.
- Cassandra Freeman is joining the pilot The Enemy Within.
- Jack Quaid is joining Amazon’s The Boys.
Mark Your Calendars
- Luke Cage returns on Netflix on June 22.
- World of Dance and America’s Got Talent return on May 29 on NBC. American Ninja Warrior and Running Wild with Bear Grylls return on May 30.
- Braxton Family Values returns on WE on March 22.
- Barefoot Contessa returns on Food Network on March 11.
- Drunk History returns on June 19 on Comedy Central.
- Lost in Space premieres on Netflix on April 11.
- The Secret Life of Kids debuts on USA on March 16.
- Nobodies premieres on Paramount Network on March 29.
- Southern Charm New Orleans premieres on Bravo on April 15.
- Back in the Game premieres on CNBC on March 13.
- Lifetime movies, The Mistress Hunter premieres on March 16, and Doctor Foster on March 18.
- A Series of Unfortunate Events returns to Netflix on March 30.
Hard Sun: Earth only has five years left in this apocalyptic drama. Series premiere. Hulu
Life Sentence: A young woman who lived in the moment because she thought she had terminal cancer discovers that she was misdiagnosed and is going to live after all in this new series. 8 p.m., The CW
Hap & Leonard: Season three premiere. 9 p.m., Sundance
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