Amber Tamblyn, please come collect your husband. He’s somehow making this whole ‘Arrested Development’ mess worse.

Time’s Up

The big story of the day is that Harvey Weinstein has been arrested and charged this morning for rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct involving two women. He has been accused of abuse by almost 80 women, and the allegations against him set the #MeToo movement on fire. He posted a $1 million bond and will be fitted with a monitoring device. And as an American, he deserves a trial before we rush to judgment, and yet, I don’t give a shit: he is a monster and I hope he rots in prison for the rest of his life.

As you might imagine, Asia Argento and Rose McGowan had some thoughts about this turn of developments:

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David Cross says that he will apologize to Jessica Walter “unequivocally” for his shitty behavior in that Arrested Development interview before immediately turning around and accusing her of yelling at a cast member herself. DO YOU KNOW WHAT “UNEQUIVOCALLY” MEANS, DAVID? BECAUSE THAT IS NOT AN UNEQUIVOCAL APOLOGY, DAVID. THIS IS A BULLSHIT APOLOGY, DAVID.

Look, I agree that no one should be yelling at anyone in any workplace, man or woman, but to try to drag Walter for doing the same thing as Tambor as a way of deflecting and defending your own shitty behavior is JUST MAKING IT WORSE, DAVID. First of all, your wife and co-star shouldn’t have to be the ones to explain to you what you did wrong in that terrible interview, and second of all, if you had actually listened to them as you claim, you’d understand that the thing you are in trouble for is NOT LISTENING TO A WOMAN. Maybe you can’t hear lady voices? Is that what is happening here? How about before you make any more public statements you make an appointment with an Otolaryngologist, see if there is something you can do about your condition.

Meanwhile, Netflix has canceled Arrested Development‘s UK press tour in the wake of this mess. AND I DON’T BLAME THEM. EVERYONE GETS A TIME OUT.

This is a good piece comparing what happened in the Arrested Development interview to Stephanie Beatriz telling a costar on Brooklyn Nine-Nine to knock it off with the nicknames. In one instance, an actress’ costars listened to her, in another they did not.

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This is Jessica Walter. She is a national goddamned treasure. It was an honor and a privilege to work with her. I don’t give a fuck who you think you are or how good you think you are or how awesome you think your buddy/daddy is: screaming at someone isn’t “part of the business”. It’s bullshit. It’s unhinged bullshit behavior and it has NEVER been acceptable. It wasn’t cool in the 70’s or 80’s or whenthefuckever you “came up”. It was bullshit then, it is bullshit now. And excusing that kind of behavior is pathetic. Just pathetic. I worked in shitty greasy-spoon kitchens growing up: it wasn’t acceptable behavior THERE and most of us were on HEAVY DRUGS. It certainly isn’t acceptable for some man-baby millionaire to do on a cozy ass tv show set. And it is even less acceptable for his male cast-mates to excuse it away IN FRONT OF THE PERSON THAT IT HAPPENED TO….(wait for it)….WHILE SHE IS TRYING TO EXPLAIN HOW TRAUMATIZING THE EXPERIENCE WAS. What in the halfpenny fuck is happening?!

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Expect a ton of #MeToo storylines on TV this summer, and just wait until the Emmys roll around.

Morgan Freeman is having a timeout himself: VISA is pulling their marketing featuring Freeman, and Vancouver’s Public Transportation Service has paused using his voice announcements.

Talent agent Tyler Grasham will not be facing charges from the Los Angeles District Attorney, and his agency has concluded their internal investigation.

Other TV News

Here, showrunners discuss how Trump has impacted their shows. Boy, I’d happily take some boring television in exchange for Hillary Clinton to be president right now.

Huh. So you mean to tell me that a deeply original series with a distinct voice and perspective (a fiercely feminine one at that) can be successful? Whodda thunk.

Prepare yourself, This is Us is about to break your heart again.

So, I guess that boycott of Netflix is working.

Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke find their love scenes super weird.

Picnic at Hanging Rock begins streaming on Amazon today. Here’s what you can expect from the new miniseries compared to the original movie and book.

True crime documentary The Staircase begins streaming on Netflix soon. You’re going to want to know about the “owl theory.”

Starz will be available on YouTube soon.

NBC is going to launch podcasts for The Good Place and American Ninja Warrior.

Hey, Brian Ross is coming back.

Renewals

  • Baskets has been renewed for a fourth season on FX, yee-haw!

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

R.I.P.

Elizabeth Sung, Actress

Gerry Woolery, Emmy-award-winning animator

WATCH THIS

FRIDAY

Picnic at Hanging Rock: A six-part miniseries based on the 1975 film (and 1967 film) about a group of school girls who mysteriously go missing during a school trip. Amazon

Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life: Fan of the Martins? Good news! Netflix

Champions: Michael prepares to go on his first date in the one-hour season finale. 7 p.m., NBC

My Last Days: The return of the series about real-life heroes who are facing terminal illnesses. Season premiere. 7 p.m., The CW

SATURDAY

The Tale: Laura Derm stars as a journalist who explores her own childhood when some disturbing information comes to light. 9 p.m., HBO

Taken: Bryan races to stop a weapons dealer. 7 p.m., NBC

Patti Cake$: White girl wants to rap. 7 p.m,, HBO

SUNDAY

The Break with Michelle Wolf: If you loved her at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, you’ll love her new weekly series. Netflix

The Fourth Estate: This new documentary series follows The New York Times as they struggle to cover the insanity that is the Trump administration. 6:30 p.m., Showtime

Killing Eve: Eve makes a discovery that leads her directly to Villanelle. Season finale. 7 p.m., BBCA

Deception: The Deception team goes up against the Mystery Woman. What am I even writing? Series finale. 8 p.m., ABC

Trust: Chace embarks on a new journey in the season finale. 9 p.m., FX

1968: The Year that Changed America: You think 2018 is rough … 8 p.m., CNN

Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Friday): Julianna Margulies, Giancarlo Stanton, Dan White Watch What Happens Live (Sunday): Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer, Phoebe Robinson

 

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