HALP I AM DROWNING IN COMIC-CON NEWS HALP

Hello, everyone! I had to go to Savannah this weekend to go pick up Kid Number One from a college camp he was attending (yes, we are very proud of him), and while I was gone, this Comic-Con news started piling up all over the place. So, I apologize for the glut of information here — it’s … a lot — but I hope I got to everything that might interest you. I’ve included some of the trailers in this post for the shows that generate the most interest, but I’m going to do a second post with the rest later today. Be sure to check in later!

LET’S GO LESBIANS NERDS, LET’S GO!

Supernatural news: Show’s 300th episode is coming up and it will be told from an “outsider’s perspective;” Jensen Ackles talks time jumps; The Wayward Sisters will be back! but the season will be shorter because Ackles and Padalecki NEED A BREAK, YOU GUYS. Also, here are a bunch of your pressing questions answered.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend news: Patton Oswalt is back; there will probably be a “Cell Block Tango” moment; and here’s your fourth season theme song:

The Good Place news: We know what will happen in the first two minutes of The Good Place next season. The Good Place actors also apologized to Florida — not that they deserved it. Meanwhile, Kristen Bell and Ted Danson are the only actors who think they are going to The Good Place in real life.

It’s not a trailer, but here are some season two bloopers, even though they are totally medium:

Better Call Saul (and Breaking Bad) news: Walter and Jesse will not be appearing in season four, but this character will be; Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead has influenced Better Call SaulBryan Cranston doesn’t think Walter White is dead; Vincent Gilligan once considered killing off Walt Jr.; Cranston used to prank Aaron Paul and make him think that he was about to be killed off; Everyone loves the idea that the blue meth started the zombie apocalypse in The Walking Dead (including yours truly).

Hey, speaking of The Walking DeadAndrew Lincoln is for reals leaving the show, despite speculation to the contrary; Maggie and Rick will probably not fight to the death; more importantly, will Carol and King Zeke finally get it on? Arguably, that’s a more important question than these seven lingering ones TV Insider came up with.

AND ZOMG DID YOU HEAR THE WHISPER IN THE TRAILER ABOVE?

OOH, ARE WE GOING TO SEE THE FARM CULT ON RIVERDALE THIS SEASON? … and other season three teases.

Doctor Who promises to be more hopeful this season because we need it right about now. Also, expect more “new stuff” and fewer Daleks. Yeah, I’m sure that’ll THRILL the fanboys.

Obviously, there is going to be a Magnum P.I./Hawaii Five-0 crossover. OBVIOUSLY.

Please give the Charmed reboot a chance? PLEASE.

Supergirl will feature the first trans superhero this season.

Hitchcock and Scully are going to be getting a flashback Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode next season.

Manifest swears it knows where it’s going in an attempt to distance itself from the criticism that it is just another Lost ripoff. HOW DARE YOU, SIRS.

Seth MacFarlane claims that the first season of The Orville was marketed all wrong by Fox, but that the second season will get it right. Hey? Will it still be the same shitty show? Then no amount of marketing will make me watch it ever again.

And here’s some news about Family Guy. Whatever.

David Lynch’s message to Comic-Con: “I got my days mixed up and I’m going to be there yesterday if not sooner. It’s slippery in here. In the Red Room, Special Agent Dale Cooper has already won the Emmy.”

DC Universe is going to cost you a whopping $74.99 a year, or $7.99 a month.

In non-Comic-Con news:

The Bachelor villainess, Corwin, was targeted by Who is America? But … why? It’s one thing to prank politicians and people in power and have them reveal their actual biases and feelings, but this is just punching down.

Meanwhile, if you want that torture kit Cohen tricked Dick Cheney into signing, it could be yours.

Insecure will have another show-within-a-show this season.

The new Netflix series Insatiable is facing a lot of accusations of fat-shaming — even though the whole concept of the show is apparently the damage that fat-shaming does.

Ryan Murphy claims that he’s “not interested in shock value” anymore. OK. SURE THING. TOTALLY BELIEVE YOU.

THEY ARE GOING TO TEAR DOWN THE BRADY BUNCH HOUSE (PROBABLY).

Ooh … did The Biggest Loser load up the contestants with pills to help them lose weight? (For sure they did.)

Did I mention that Neve Campbell loves the idea for the Party of Five reboot and is game to appear on it as Julia? I am obligated to mention it, as Party of Five — for reasons that still baffle me — is my husband’s favorite TV show. I KNOW, I KNOW.

Here’s a fun piece about what The Countess’ cabaret act was like — before she was sued by her family and dragged back to rehab.

The Wendy Williams Show is being sued by a woman that Sherri Shepherd claimed racially profiled her in a video that aired on the show.

The Big Brother cast continues to be terrible.

Get well soon, Jeff Zucker!

Kimberly Guilfoyle is out at Fox News so she can spend more time with her boyfriend ~shudder~ Dummy Junior.

I’m sure you saw — or heard about — Roseanne Barr continuing to lose her damn mind, screaming on a video that she thought Valerie Jarrett, or as she refers to her “the bitch,” was white. Yep! That makes things better! Give her back her show, I guess! Roseanne also claims that ABC fired her for voting for Trump. BITCH, THEY HIRED YOU FOR THAT. UGH. GO AWAY.

Also, there was a huge blow-up at The View last week, when Jeanine Pirro joined the panel and accused Whoopi Goldberg of “Trump Derangement Syndrome.” Pirro told Hannity that after the segment ended, Goldberg said “FUCK YOU,” and told her to get “THE FUCK OUT OF THE BUILDING.” First of all, Whoopi just gained a thousand points in my estimation, but second of all, according to Goldberg and The View, as soon as the segment was over, Pirro started screaming about how the panel were “cocksuckers” in front of the audience. So, yeah, she can fuck right off.

#MeToo

In a powerful moment, the Espys brought out 100 of Lary Nassar’s survivors to the stage at the same time to accept the Arthur Ashe Courage Award:

Anthony Anderson has been accused of assault by a woman stemming from an incident that happened over a year ago.

Chad Johnson is suing a Bachelor producer for sexually harassing him.

R. Kelly just released a song called “I Admit” in which he defiantly admits to everything while denying everything. Oh, and somehow it’s 19 minutes long. He’s a treat.

Jeff Fager, executive producer of 60 Minutes, might have hired a law firm to try to kill a Washington Post story about Charlie Rose. Not cool, dude.

Lionsgate’s former general counsel has been accused of harassment and abuse during his time at the studio.

Harvey Weinstein continues to be gross.

Tom Wopat won’t be going to jail for groping multiple women after pleading guilty to “annoying” a person.

Edgar Hansen of Deadliest Catch will not be going to jail after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a teenager. Cool. Very, very cool, justice system.

John Hendry of the IATSE has been accused by a third woman of sexual harassment.

James Gunn — as I am sure you are well aware — was fired from Guardians of the Galaxy after 10-year-old tweets joking about rape and pedophilia were dug up by conservatives. Gunn apologized, but it wasn’t enough to save his job. Guardians of the Galaxy stars have come to his defense.

(Somewhat ironically, all of this happened because Mark Duplass tweeted that people should follow conservative Ben Shapiro, who had been nice to him or whatever, and people FREAKED OUT because Ben Shapiro is a gross racist. James Gunn came in to defend Mark Duplass, arguing that being mad at him for suggesting that you follow an “asshole” is a silly thing to be outraged about in the current world full of outrages. And for this, Ben Shapiro came after Gunn — for defending a guy who told people to follow him. What a world.)

Meanwhile, Paramount Network president Amy Powell was fired after making a racially insensitive comment on a call about the upcoming First Wives Club series.

And Dan Harmon just deleted his Twitter account after his 2009 video spoofing Dexter that featured him “raping” a baby doll was dug up.

Both of these firings demonstrate Hollywood’s new no tolerance policies in the wake of #MeToo, but are they going too far? It’s genuinely a difficult question: in the case of Powell, the comment was a contemporary one, but Gunn’s tweets and Harmon’s video were intended as jokes, admittedly tasteless ones, and they were both from a decade ago. While I agree that rape and pedophilia jokes are gross, never funny and should not be rewarded, I am uncomfortable for punishing people today for things they said or wrote ten years ago. To be clear, that is not saying that crimes committed a decade or more ago should be allowed to let slide, but being tacky isn’t a crime. Thoughts?

Renewals

Cancellations

In Development

Casting News

R.I.P.

Elmarie Wendel, Actress on Third Rock from the Sun, General Hospital among others

Jon Schnepp, Writer and director of Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse, animator on Space Ghost

Michael Howells, Production and art designer on shows including Victoria and The Game

Anthony Ray, Actor and assistant director

Denis Ten, Olympic figure skater

Jonathan Gold, Los Angeles Times food critic

WATCH THIS

The Bachelorette: At least she’s not bringing the virgin to Fantasy suites. I’ll take my blessings where I can get them.7 p.m., ABC

Chopped: Season 1,990th premiere. 8 p.m., Food Network

So You Think You Can Dance: The top ten are chosen. 7 p.m., Fox

Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Tom Cruise, Parker Posey, Jorja Smith Late Night with Seth Meyers: Andy Cohen, Jacob Soboroff, Rebecca Makkai, Nate Smith The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Eric Holder, John Cleese, Arctic Monkeys The Late Late Show with James Corden: Dominic Cooper, Rebecca Ferguson, Grace Vanderwaal Jimmy Kimmel Live: Justin Theroux, Lauren Cohan, Calpurnia The Daily Show: Tip “T.I.” Harris Watch What Happens Live: Bridget Everett, Kelly Dodd

 

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Man with a Plan
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Salvation
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Elementary
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Whose Line is it Anyway?
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Whose Line is it Anyway?
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One thought on “HALP I AM DROWNING IN COMIC-CON NEWS HALP

  1. More Wayward Sisters! Yay! Maybe the CW will realize their mistake.

    As for a Buffy reboot, the whole concept was of a typical flighty blonde Valley Girl who held the fate of the world in her hands and watching her grow into her responsibility. (Interesting take on the “coming of age” story.) SMG nailed it. I like the idea of revisiting the Slayer-verse, but not another Buffy.

    Jim

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