First of all, trying to read this nut’s tea leaves is an exercise in futility. But second of all, I’ll believe it when I see it (and once the lawyers aren’t called).
A former network executive weighs in on whether he thinks ABC will do a Roseanne spinoff, how the network will fill the hole in their schedule and whether or not ABC will bring back any of the series they canceled.
If the Roseanne spinoff doesn’t happen, will the stars still receive their $300,000-an-episode paychecks? Maybe — although that seems hardly fair if the writers and crew won’t be receiving severance pay.
LOL, an Emmy magazine has a profile about Channing Dungey that gushes about the Roseanne reboot, and it was too late to pull it before being sent out to TV Academy voters. Whoops!
Kenya Barris was all ready to make a stink about Roseanne, but ABC took such swift action he never got the chance.
On that same panel, Jill Soloway addressed the Jeffrey Tambor Arrested Development mess:
Soloway addressed the difficult situation she faced on “Transparent” when star Jeffrey Tambor was accused of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior on the set, which led to his firing last year. She pointed to the response generated by a recent Q&A in the New York Times with stars of “Arrested Development,” another show featuring Tambor, in which the male cast members appeared to defend Tambor’s behavior at the expense of his female co-star Jessica Walter.
“Men are really comfortable denying (harassment claims), but they’re really willing to admit to that kind of bullying and tantrum (throwing) behavior,” Soloway said. “The men of the ‘Arrested Development’ cast were saying, ‘At work, people get to be really awful to each other.’ …That’s the centering of the status quo,” she said.
Speaking of Arrested Development, Mitch Hurwitz has finally spoken out about the Tambor-Walter fight, and admits that he was “guilty of not realizing how deeply upsetting that was for Jessica.” He also explains his decision to not cut Tambor from the series after the Transparent allegations came out, and his explanation isn’t unreasonable.
Meanwhile, that former Fox News contributor who quit in that spectacular blaze of glory draaaaaaaaagged Fox News and Sean Hannity on Anderson Cooper 360 last night.
Game of Thrones returns to an interesting setting for some filming. HMMM…
Reality show hosts share their most awkward moments. And reality producers weigh in on Trump. Favorite quote: “Housewives like Trump don’t last because there’s no there there. When you throw your leg, what else is left?” — Andy Cohen.
Netflix is really snippy about you criticizing them for renewing 13 Reasons Why.
The Friends reunion is NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN, LET IT GO. But if it makes you feel any better, Ross and Rachel are still together.
Peter Jackson will not be involved with Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series, sorry to disappoint you.
American Idol will be auditioning around the country, beginning on August 25. For those of you here in Houston, they come to town on September 4. Meanwhile, Mariah Carey really really really really hated being an American Idol judge.
NBC News is building a streaming video outlet for a new way to disseminate FAKE NEWS.
Lena Waithe, Eva Longoria, The Black List, and Marco are teaming up to promote more writers of color.
The Today Show did not appreciate Bill Clinton blaming them for his terrible answer regarding Monica Lewinsky. And Lordy, there are tapes.
Here is an interesting piece about watching Sex and the City through a #MeToo filter, and how the series holds up 20 years later.
Dylan Farrow dismisses Woody Allen’s recent gross comments as a PR campaign to try to salvage his career.
- Fancy Nancy has been renewed at Disney ahead of its premiere.
- Temptation Island might be revised at USA.
- The Hills might be revised at MTV.
- Little Voices, a dramedy from J.J. Abrams and Sara Bareilles, has been ordered by Apple.
- The Executioner’s Song is being turned into a limited series at A+E studios.
- Crossing Swords, an animated series from the Robot Chicken guys, has been picked up by Hulu.
- La Niña, a popular Colombian drama, is being developed for the U.S. market at FX.
- Ready for the League, a series about college basketball from Kenny Smith, is being developed by the NBA.
- Gerry Baker is leaving as the Wall Street Journal‘s editor-in-chief and will be hosting a new series on Fox Business Network.
- Travis Tritt joins the judges’ panel of True Country on CMT.
- Sarah Lancashire, Sinéad Cusack, and Paul Ready are joining the cast of BBC’s MotherFatherSon.
- Pam Grier, JT Neal, and Christina Offley are joining the cast of the Fox pilot Bless this Mess.
Mark Your Calendars
- Seaside Snacks and Shacks debuts on Cooking Channel on June 19.
- The Challenge: Final Reckoning will air on MTV on July 10.
- Nashville — and possibly Rayna? — returns on CMT tonight.
American Woman: Kyle Richards’ show about her mom that is pissing off Kathy Hilton SO MUCH is finally here. Series premiere. 9 p.m., Paramount
The Four: I know that “The Four” referred to the four competitors, but remember when they also had four judges? Anyway. Season premiere. 7 p.m., Fox
Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger: Oh hey, another Marvel series, just what we needed. Series premiere. 7 p.m., NBC
Nashville: The beginning of the end. Mid-season premiere. 8 p.m., CMT
Late Night: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Nick Offerman, Niecy Nash, Lykke Li The Late Late Show with James Corden: Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Shawn Mendes Conan: Kate Mara, Sam Richardson The Daily Show: Regina King The Opposition with Jordan Klepper: Will Sommer
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