In which Tina Fey breaks my heart into a million tiny pieces with an imaginary TV show that will never happen

After telling Entertainment Tonight that a 30 Rock reboot is basically never happening, Tina Fey said, “Amy’s (Poehler) willing to do a Parks & Rec reboot. Maybe we should just do a Liz Lemon, Leslie Knope spinoff.” GOD DAMN YOU, TINA FEY. GOD DAMN YOU DIRECTLY TO HELL FOR SUGGESTING SUCH A THING WHEN YOU KNOW FULL WELL IT WILL NEVER EVER HAPPEN. HOW DARE YOU BREAK MY HEART LIKE THIS. HOW DARE YOU. I AM REMOVING YOU FROM MY WILL.

Meanwhile, we’re still waiting to hear about that Roseanne spinoff.

A couple of other notes about George R.R. Martin’s blog post that I should have mentioned yesterday: 1. he notes that one of the five spinoff ideas has been nixed, but the other three ideas are still moving forward:

As for the other successor shows… if you have been following along, you know that we started with four, and eventually went to five.   One of those has been shelved, I am given to understand, and of course Jane’s pilot is now moving to film.   But that does not mean the others are dead.   Three more GAME OF THRONES prequels, set in different periods and featuring different characters and storylines, remain in active development.   Everything I am told indicates that we could film at least one more pilot, and maybe more than one, in the years to come.   We do have an entire world and tens of thousands of years of history to play with, after all.   But this is television, so nothing is certain.

and 2. that the new pilot won’t distract him from Book 6. WHATEVER, GEORGE. STOP BLOGGING AND WRITE, GEORGE.

Ranking the good and evil on Game of Thrones.

The head of Amazon Studios Jennifer Salke on the Lord of the Rings series: “It’s not a remaking of the movies, and it’s not a whole new thing. It’s something in between. It’s not, ‘Oh, it’s Lord of the Rings but you don’t recognize anything in it,’ but it’s not totally familiar to you either. So it’s original.” So that clears things up.

As for Transparent, she has no idea what the final season will be. “Is it a full series? Is it four episodes? Is it a movie?” I DON’T KNOW, LADY, YOU’RE THE ONE WHO IS SUPPOSED TO KNOW.

Wait, there might be a One Tree Hill reunion of some sort happening?

Clear Donald Trump’s schedule, there is a BATTLE OF THE SHARK PROGRAMMING coming this summer.

One of the editors of The Staircase was romantically involved with Michael Petersen during the filming of the documentary but claims that it didn’t affect the narrative. OK. SURE. And here’s an interview with the director of The Staircase if you’ve been binging the documentary on Netflix like me.

Alec Baldwin thinks he could become president.


A viewing guide to the World Cup. I am only posting this for my husband, honestly.

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson are now engaged having been dating for about a month. Good luck with that, kids. (But just THINK of the pressure Colin Jost and Scarlett Johannsson must be feeling right now.)

Chase Utley + Mac is a marriage I could get behind, however.

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Luke Cage returns on Netflix on June 22. And Alfre Woodard is a goddamned QUEEN.


The Bold Type: The unexpectedly delightful series about three young women in the magazine business is back for its second season. 7 p.m., Freeform

Legion: “David fights the future” in the season finale. OK. 8 p.m., FX

The Last Defense: In the premiere of this new docuseries that explores flaws in the justice system, the case of Darlie Routier, a woman accused of stabbing and killing her two young sons, is examined. Series premiere. 9 p.m., ABC

No Reservations: The Travel Channel is bringing back the Bourdain show on Tuesdays beginning tonight through July 3rd. 9 p.m., Travel Channel

Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jeremy Renner, Derek Hough, Joanne Rogers, Christine and the Queens featuring Dam-Funk Late Night with Seth Meyers: Julianna Margulies, Annabelle Wallis, Tom King, Brian Frasier-Moore The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Ed Helms, Michael K. Williams, Tom Papa The Late Late Show with James Corden: Sean “Diddy” Combs, Ashton Kutcher Jimmy Kimmel Live: Kevin Costner, Katherine Langford, Weezer Conan: David Spade, Yvonne Strahovski The Daily Show: Eric Garcetti The Opposition with Jordan Klepper: Bomani Jones Watch What Happens Live: Fredrik Eklund, Captain Sandy Yawn


TUES. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Middle
The Middle
The Last Defense
48 Hours: NCIS
CW The Flash
The 100
FOX Beat Shazam
Love Connection
NBC America’s Got Talent
World of Dance

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