The final FINAL day of shooting on Game of Thrones actually took place last week, and Maisie Williams marked the occasion with this cryptic Instagram post:
BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAAAAAAAAAAAAANnnnnnnn???? Does it just mean she was the last female cast member filming OR DOES IT MEAN SOMETHING ELSE ENTIRELY? Ugh, HURRY UP, SEASON EIGHT.
And what are you trying to get at, The Walking Dead?
And who is the “secret friend” joining American Horror Story season 8?
In other spoiler news, our reality show president is planning on announcing his pick for the Supreme Court at 8 p.m. tonight so that he can claim “tremendous ratings” at his next rally. This, infuriatingly, is going to interrupt The Bachelorette, just like his pointless meeting with Kim Jong-Un did last month. Here’s how the networks are going to deal with this stupid fucking publicity stunt.
Westworld created a choose-your-own-adventure game for the Amazon Echo to fill the time between now and the next season, but if you don’t have an Echo, you can download an app and play it there.
But back to Game of Thrones for a second: apparently the Song of Ice and Fire books are banned in one women’s prison for a hysterically stupid reason.
AT&T is threatening HBO, despite promising earlier to be a hands-off parent. At a town hall meeting with HBO employees, an AT&T executive demanded more programming from the network who is known for their quality, not their quantity:
“It’s going to be a tough year,” Mr. Stankey said. “It’s going to be a lot of work to alter and change direction a little bit.”
“We need hours a day,” Mr. Stankey said, referring to the time viewers spend watching HBO programs. “It’s not hours a week, and it’s not hours a month. We need hours a day. You are competing with devices that sit in people’s hands that capture their attention every 15 minutes.”
Continuing the theme, he added: “I want more hours of engagement. Why are more hours of engagement important? Because you get more data and information about a customer that then allows you to do things like monetize through alternate models of advertising as well as subscriptions, which I think is very important to play in tomorrow’s world.”
Looking for a good sci-fi show to binge? I can’t argue with this list. I just binged the final season of 12 Monkeys, yesterday myself.
Colonel Sanders appeared on General Hospital to celebrate “National Fried Chicken Day” last week. It was weird.
I mean, I don’t disagree, Katharine McPhee, but it’s still gross that you’re marrying David Foster.
Wow, Mrs. Bill Shine is really … something. And that something is racist.
Yay, William and Shannan from Queer Eye are married! Congratulations, guys!
Robin Wright gave an interview to NBC where she claims everyone on House of Cards was “surprised” by the allegations against Kevin Spacey:
“We were coworkers, really. We never socialized outside of work. [It was a] respectful, professional relationship. He was so great with me. He was never disrespectful to me, so that’s my personal experience. That’s the only thing that I feel I have the right to talk about.” …
“I think we were all surprised, of course, and ultimately saddened,” she says of finding out about the allegations. “We forged ahead and we were so thankful that we were able to complete the series as planned.”
And according to Patricia Clarkson, it was Robin Wright who saved the show, insisting that they go forward with the final season: “Robin led all of this charge so that people would save their livelihoods, because when the show goes away, some people don’t get paid. I think it’s going to be a stunning, stunning new season and I’m thankful for it.”
- Real Men Watch Bravo, a late night talk show that Jerry O’Connell will host, has been set at Bravo. I am for this.
Mark Your Calendar
- Who is America? the secret Sacha Baron Cohen project, will debut on Showtime on July 15, and I CAN NOT WAIT.
- Orange is the New Black returns on Netflix on July 27.
- Insecure returns on HBO on August 12.
- Ghoul will debut on Netflix on August 24.
- Bug Juice will premiere on the Disney Channel on July 16.
- Counting On will debut on TLC on July 30 — because apparently TLC is still in the Duggar business. Gross. Gross, TLC, gross.
Tab Hunter, Actor
Steve Ditko, Co-creator of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange
Johnathan Barker, Co-creator of SK Films
The Bachelorette: Becca frets over which four men she should terrorize with hometown visits. 7 p.m., ABC
So You Think You Can Dance: We’re done with auditions, and off to “The Academy.” And if SYTYCD were looking to make a real change, I would start by doing away with multiple “Academy” episodes because no one cares. Get on with it already. 7 p.m., Fox
Bachelor Party: This movie stars Tom Hanks — because it was made back in 1984, when Tom Hanks would still be happy to make a movie called “Bachelor Party.” I remember watching it during my unsupervised childhood, and if I’m correct, it’s not that explicit — maybe some boobies, but that’s about it. But I shudder to think how it holds up in our current environment. Just think what unintended horrors lie in wait. 7:10 More Max
Late Night: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Gordon Ramsay, Andrew Rannells, Junun featuring Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood & the Rajasthan Express Jimmy Kimmel Live: Terry Crews, Bobby Cannavale, Todd Rundgren’s Utopia Conan: Steven Yeun, Van Jones, Nick Hart Watch What Happens Live: Shep Rose, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
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