The big TV news of the past 24 hours is that Michelle and Barack Obama have signed a multi-million dollar deal with Netflix to “produce a diverse mix of content, including the potential for scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features.” According to the New York Times, President Obama has told people this isn’t about coming after Trump or fighting other conservative voices. OH, COME ON. Instead, the Obamas want to “highlight issues and themes the president pursued during his eight years in office.” AND THAT’S GREAT, BUT TRUMP IS SUCH AN EASY TARGET. NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO GO HIGH, GUYS. GET HIM.
Of course, the right melted down upon this news, and conservatives began canceling their subscriptions because boycotts are censorship when they are lodged against Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Laura Ingraham, and the like but patriotic when MAGAites use them. But hey, it’s absolutely your right to boycott anything you don’t agree with so have at it, guys! Netflix has some 125 million subscribers and you’ll barely make a dent, but go get ’em, tigers.
I am not going to make any jokes about the grammatical errors riddled throughout these tweets because that’s just low-hanging fruit.
“You Tube Ted,” LOL.
Of course, if you’re not already a subscriber, Netflix has nothing to lose:
Good news: The Bachelorette Becca Kufrin is engaged. FOR NOW. (And no, she’s not engaged to Katy Perry.)
WAIT, UnREAL is going to debut on Hulu FIRST? AND IT WILL BE ITS LAST SEASON? I need to go lie down.
What you need to know about this story is that one of the shows CBS ordered was a military legal drama called The Code, but as they announced the pick-up at the Upfronts, they also announced they were recasting the two leads played by Mira Sorvino and Dave Annable. Annable had some things to say about that on Instagram which was both refreshingly candid and inspiring. Good job, Dave, I’m sure the next role is just around the corner.
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You may be wondering why the hell is this guy posting this when he was just fired from the show? Great question. There are multiple reasons. The first is that I fucking LOVED the people I worked with and for and wish them NOTHING but success and love on the this great show. To only see this as my loss is limiting and self centered. It’s so much bigger than me. How about all of the other writers, producers, crew and fellow actors that worked so hard and gave everything they had to make this show work? This isn’t just my story. All of my friends and family who have reached out have said “F them! You’ll show them!”. I understand this way of thinking but let me pose a question. How does it serve me to be angry? It would not and does not CHANGE the situation. Me being angry at someone or something would not ultimately make me feel any better. It actually would make me feel much worse. If I chose to be angry that emotion spills over into my relationship with myself, my family and my friends. If I choose anger then I’m taking on the perspective of a victim. I’m not a victim. This is a circumstance. It is my choice and my choice only on how I choose to deal with it. After receiving the call that the show was being picked up and I was being replaced (while I was at Disneyland with my family, ugh) I went to the perspective of the student. What is the lesson here? What can I learn from this experience moving forward? I’ve yet to be given a reason but when I do you bet your ass that I will try and learn from it. Another reason I am posting this is fear. Fear of embarrassment. Fear of Failure. I’ve never been fired before and certainly not publicly. Right now I want to run. I want to hide. I want to quit. The TOUGHER thing to do is face it. To embrace it. Learning to deal with failure is one of the most important lessons you’ll deal with in your life. Guess what? Failure is mandatory. It’s growth. It’ll never stop. It’s where all the good shit happens that makes you a better person when you are open to seeing the right perspective. (Continued in comments section)…
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia wants to break a TV record. Let’s get it done, FX! (Still, even if it were ordered for a 15th season, it wouldn’t even come near another record.)
Can’t wait for Riverdale, season three? Here’s what we know so far.
Surprise! People like watching television on their own terms and with no commercials. WHO’DA THUNK.
Love Connection has done away with that “love or money” option that so many people disliked. I personally thought it cut to the chase, but, you know.
Here is the comprehensive history of Saturday Night Live‘s Celebrity Jeopardy, maybe the best recurring sketch on SNL ever.
Wait, wait. Pete Davidson is dating Ariana Grande? And before that, he was dating Cazzie David? Is he funny or something?
Lucifer isn’t dead yet, not quite. The show filmed two episodes that were supposed to be a part of season four, and Fox will air them next week. See below.
Hillary ain’t wrong. Subscribe to someone in print: The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, your local paper — it’s all worthwhile in preserving the truth.
13 Reasons Why featured a graphic rape scene against [SPOILER ALERT] a male character and viewers are torn about it. The creators addressed the controversy, stressing that this is a real problem and it’s better to talk about it than remain silent.
Mario Batali’s troubles grow: first his partners have kicked him out of their partnership and then it turns out that after his sauce company promised to donate money to a women’s group, it never happened — probably because his sauces were pulled off the shelves in December. Still, it must have seemed like a really good PR move at the time.
Stephanie Beatriz is not here for your bullshit and she is going to shut it down.
- The Expanse has been saved by Amazon after being canceled by Syfy.
- L.A. to Vegas has finally been put out of its misery.
- Bravo signed 8 new shows: The Real Housewives of 1960s; Raising the Bar: Hong Kong; Gold with Envy; Your Shitty Family; Beverly Hills Driving School; Pampered Campers; Will You Marry Us; Flying High.
- Sundance has bought the limited series, In the Name of the Rose.
- Overlooked, a series based on the New York Times obituary series that acknowledges notable women who did not receive obituaries at the time of their deaths is coming to Paramount Network.
- Extinct or Alive has been ordered by Animal Planet.
- 48 Hours: NCIS has been ordered (see schedule below).
- A Girl Named Jo has been ordered by digital platform Brat.
- Kim Raver is being bumped up to series regular on Grey’s Anatomy next season.
- Cheyenne Jackson is joining the cast of Descendants 3 on Disney.
- Gina Rodriguez and David Thewlis are joining the cast of Big Mouth on Netflix.
- Giancarlo Giannini is joining Catch-22 on Hulu.
- Ginger Gonzaga is joining Kidding on Showtime.
- Liza Coshy is going to be the host of Double Dare, but Marc Summers will have some sort of presence.
- It’s not a TV show, but Charlize Theron will play Megyn Kelly in the Roger Ailes movie. Perfect.
Mark Your Calendars
- We’re not quite done with the devil: Fox will air two more episodes of Lucifer on May 28.
- The Staircase comes to Netflix on June 8. CAN NOT WAIT.
- Take 5: Beyond the Parades will air on Sundance on June 7.
The Middle: It’s time to say goodbye to the Hecks. Series finale. 7:30 p.m., ABC
Tig Notaro: Happy to be Here: Tig is back with a new stand-up special. Netflix
The Great American Read: A look at America’s 100 most beloved books. Series premiere. 7 p.m., PBS
The Voice: Finale! A winner is chosen! 8 p.m., NBC
The Flash: Team Flash gets a surprising ally in the season finale. 7 p.m., The CW
NCIS: Sloane is adamant that her torturer is alive in the season finale. 7 p.m., CBS
Roseanne: A major storm hits Lanford in the season finale. 7 p.m., ABC
Splitting Up Together: Lena and Martin share the house for the summer and throw a party. Season finale. 8:30 p.m., ABC
For the People: Sandra has her confidence shaken by a spy case in the season finale. 9 p.m., ABC
Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Sarah Paulson, Chris Hardwick, Danica Patrick, Foster the People Late Night with Seth Meyers: Emilia Clarke, Phoebe Robinson, Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Steven Wolf The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Andrew Garfield, the Kills The Late Late Show with James Corden: Thomas Middleditch, Dan Stevens, Ziggy Marley Jimmy Kimmel Live: Johnny Knoxville, Jenna Dewan, Franz Ferdinand Conan: Cedric the Entertainer, Julian Dennison, Tuxedo & Zapp Watch What Happens Live: Hannah Ferrier, Adam Glick
|Splitting Up Together
|For the People
|48 Hours: NCIS