It was a busy weekend:
The March for Our Lives happened on Saturday and by all measures, it was a huge success — estimates have one million people attending. I’m going to mention some celebrities who were there because this is a TV blog, but make no mistake, the real stars of this event were the teens who inspired it, organized it and spoke at it.
Emma Gonzalez was as powerful as anyone I’ve ever seen.
Sam Fuentes threw up on live TV, and then came back and finished her speech with a moving tribute to one of her friends and victims:
Naomi Wadler is 11. 11.
As for the best sign at the march, it was inspired by TV, too:
In second place (TV category):
And did Tiffany Trump join The Resistance?
Also this weekend, Stormy Daniels spoke to Anderson Cooper about her relationship with Trump on 60 Minutes. 1. I believe her. 2. The story here is not the sex, it’s the threat. 3. The only real reason I am mentioning it here is that she alleges that he essentially got her into bed by suggesting he might get her on Celebrity Apprentice. The interview came after Anderson Cooper’s other interview with a Playmate who claims to have had a relationship with him at the same time — in fact, at the same golf tournament where he met Stormy Daniels. Hollywood had some thoughts on the whole mess.
The Simpsons gets it:
Mike Pence’s daughter is totally cool with John Oliver’s gay bunny book. High five, Charlotte!
So this is a really good Game of Thrones spoiler and bit of deduction about what it all means. It goes along nicely with this post from last week. Don’t click if you want to remain unspoiled.
Andrew Lincoln is pretty sure The Walking Dead will cough up the dough to keep Lauren Cohen. We’ll see. In the meantime, here’s the first look at Morgan on Fear the Walking Dead. (Garrett Dillahunt is going to be the real reason to watch this season.)
We have our first details about Stranger Things, season three. (Mike and Eleven are still together, awww.)
The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary script originally featured the Ninth Doctor. Here’s what it would have been like.
And as soon as you become as successful a producer as Shonda Rhimes or Ryan Murphy, maybe someone will pay you $100 million, too.
If you’re a cable customer, you can now stream all of The Terror ahead of tonight’s premiere.
Here are a bunch of shows that will be at this year’s ATX Television Festival.
CBS News removed Political Director Steve Chaggaris for inappropriate behavior and replaced him with Caitlin Conant.
Claire Foy has finally said something publicly about The Crown pay nonsense. Basically: “Weird, but not.”
Transparent is having a rough go of it according to Jay Duplass, and not just because of Jeffrey Tambor. (But mostly because of Jeffrey Tambor.)
Tavis Smiley admitted to “multiple sexual encounters with subordinates” according to PBS.
- Street Fighter is being turned into a TV series.
- Margot Robbie and ABC are working on an anthology series that will team with female writers and directors to interpret Shakespeare’s plays.
- Netflix and Formula 1 racing are teaming up for a series.
- The novel I Still Dream is being turned into a series.
- The Tattoo Shop will unite Miami Ink and NY Ink casts on Facebook Watch.
- Blumhouse TV is working on documentaries about gun violence.
- BBC One has ordered The Greatest Dancer from Simon Cowell’s production company.
- Here’s what we know about Apple TV’s launch next year.
- Seth Rogan’s Hilarity for Charity special for Netflix will feature: Tiffany Haddish, Sarah Silverman, Michelle Wolf, John Mulaney, James Corden, The Muppets, Post Malone, Nick Kroll, Kumail Nanjiani, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Che, and Craig Robinson & The Nasty Delicious.
- Mike Colter is joining The Good Fight in his Good Wife role.
- Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Brooke Bloom, Ayden Mayeri and Jacob Pitts have been cast in Amazon’s Homecoming.
- Dhruv Singh has been cast in the lead of CBS comedy pilot Pandas in New York.
- Lilla Crawford is set to star in an untitled ABC drama pilot. Will Kindrachuk has also been cast.
- Sherry Cola is joining Claws.
- Joel Edgerton has been cast in Netflix’s The King.
- Jocko Sims is joining NBC’s medical pilot.
- Mouna Traoré is joining In Contempt on BET.
- Michael Stuhlbarg has been cast in the lead of Jerusalam on Channel 4. Matt Lauria, Emma Appleton, Brandon P. Bell, Keeley Hawes and Luke Treadaway have also been cast.
Mark Your Calendar
- Fahrenheit 451 will debut on HBO on May 19.
- New Girl returns for its final season on April 10.
- I’m Dying Up Here will return on Showtime on May 6.
- Into the Badlands will return on AMC on April 22.
- My House will debut on Viceland on April 25.
- Meghan Markle: An American Princess will premiere on Fox on May 11.
- Waco: The Longest Siege will air on Smithsonian on April 9.
- Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: I’m Still Laughing will debut on Showtime on March 23.
- Taskmaster! will debut on Comedy Central on April 27.
- SuperMansion will debut on Crackle on May 7.
Andy Lewis, Screenwriter
My DVR. That’ll do, pig. That’ll do.
The Terror: Based on a true story: In the 19th century, some Royal Navy ships attempted to explore the Northwest Passage, and … something happened. Series premiere. 8 p.m., AMC
The Zen Diaries of Gary Shandling, Part 1: A documentary on the influence of the great comedian from Judd Apatow. 7 p.m., HBO
One Strange Rock: Darren Aronofsky’s new series explores the history of our planet, Will Smith narrates. Series premiere. 9 p.m. National Geographic Channel
The Good Doctor: Season finale. 9 p.m., ABC
Late Night: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Sean Penn, Sara Gilbert, Bishop Briggs The Late Late Show with James Corden: Zachary Quinto, Rupert Friend, Zoey Deutch, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite Conan: Thomas Middleditch, Ta’Rhonda Jones, Erin Jackson The Daily Show: Tyler Perry The Opposition with Jordan Klepper : Michael Ian Black Watch What Happens Live: Jeff Goldblum, Alan Cumming
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