In which we learn the original idea for ‘Silicon Valley’ which was almost impressively sexist

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:

Meanwhile, Tucker Carlson keeps being Tucker Fucking Carlson.

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!

This is so Miranda.

#MeToo

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.

Mark Cuban claims that an old allegation of sexual assault that has resurfaced is absolutely false.

Renewals

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Luke Cage returns on Netflix on June 22.
  • 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.

WATCH THIS

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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