Everything we know about the Game of Thrones prequel series: it will feature “strong female leads” (but it doesn’t have a “female lead” — it’s an ensemble); it takes place 8,000 years before the events in Game of Thrones; production will begin in early 2019; and those other four spinoff ideas? Some are dead in the water, the others, not happening anytime soon.
“There are others that are good, there are others that are not going forward,” Bloys said. “But I don’t want to get into that individually, other than to say that we’re excited about the pilot we’re shooting and we’re just looking for a director now, we’re just casting. I don’t imagine there will be any more activity on the prequels until we see how this goes. I’m not holding one back and we’re going to make an announcement any time soon.”
BOOOOOOOOO. I WANTED A BLACK DRAGON RIDER AND I WANTED HER NOW. BOOOOOOOOOOO.
HBO hasn’t officially ordered Watchmen, but according to the head honchos: “They did a great job. Damon wrote a phenomenal script, and Nikki Kassell did an amazing job shooting the show. I think we see it in a few weeks. So, we’ll see.”
The reports of Confederate’s death at HBO are greatly exaggerated. But it won’t be happening anytime soon.
HBO is a little defensive of Westworld, and insist that it’s not for the casual viewer. That is for DAMN sure.
The Buffy reboot will (probably) not be coming to HBO — but did anyone think it was going to?
PRINCESS CAROLE IS LEAVING THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY AND IS BEING SUPER SHADY ABOUT IT: “I have worked with amazing producers, made great friends, and I’m thrilled to leave frenemies behind.” OH DAMN, BETHENNY, THAT’S ABOUT YOU.
Norman Reedus made a pact with Andrew Lincoln to leave The Walking Dead together, but I guess that’s not happening now? Meanwhile, Maggie isn’t going to die and the show will leave open the door for Lauren Cohen to return.
Cher, Philip Glass, Reba McEntire and Wayne Shorter will be the Kennedy Center honorees and I DARE Donald Trump to attend. I DARE HIM TO.
You can now customize your Netflix icon to be Johnathan from Queer Eye, hooray!
Some Trump Crap Because Always Trump Crap
The White House, these fuckers, banned a CNN reporter from a Rose Garden press event after she had the audacity to ask President Biff questions about Michael Cohen. — You know, the biggest news story of the day. This is how egregious this is: Fox News defended her with this statement: “We stand in strong solidarity with CNN for the right to full access for our journalists as part of a free and unfettered press.”
And over in the whole Sinclair mess, if you remember, even the conservative FCC chairman was like, “Yeah, these guys were up to such shady shenanigans we couldn’t give them the green light to just break the law all over the place.” But then President Dummy was all, “WAHHHHH!”
And maybe the best story of the day? President Baby Tantrum was SO MAD that Melania was watching CNN on Air Force One but Melania is all “I really don’t care, do you?”
Chris Hardwick is returning to Talking Dead after all. AMC has investigated Chloe Dykstra’s allegations and determined that it is “appropriate” for him to return to the show. This is a hardly surprising turn of events as it seems Dykstra’s allegations were the only ones that were made public, and many women in his life came out in full-throated support of him.
64% of women in the Writers Guild Association say they’ve been harassed at work. I’m so surprised. This is my surprised face.
Bill Cosby might be classified as a violent sexual predator by the state of Pennsylvania AND SHOULD BE.
You’ll be shocked by this, but the guy who got James Gunn fired from Guardians of the Galaxy has lots and lots of thoughts about rape, and was accused of rape himself back in 2003. He’s a goddamn treat who was also behind PIzzagate.
- The Affair has been renewed for a fifth and final season by Showtime.
- You has been renewed for a second season by Lifetime ahead of its premiere.
- One Strange Rock has been renewed by National Geographic.
- SKAM Austin has been renewed by Facebook Watch.
- The Rundown with Robin Thede has been cancelled by BET.
- Locke & Key has finally FINALLY been ordered to series by Netflix. It comes from Carlton Cuse.
- Kelsey Grammer is considering doing a Frasier reboot. But fans don’t want it without John Mahoney, so.
- The Curiosity of Jeff Goldblum — a show where Jeff Goldblum travels around the world and learns about stuff — is coming to Nat Geo.
- You’ll be able to watch BoJack Horseman without Netflix soon.
- Dystopian thriller from Tom King, States of America, is being turned into a TV series.
- MAD Magazine is coming to Snapchat.
- A Gentleman’s Murder is being turned into a TV series.
- Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted is coming to Nat Geo.
- Big Chicken Shaq is coming to Facebook Watch.
- HBO’s Perry Mason reboot is still in the works and looking for a lead.
- Felicity Huffman, Jharrel Jerome, and Jovan Adepo are joining Netflix’s Central Park Five.
- Kendrick Lamar will appear on Power.
- Alfre Woodard is joining the cast of See on Apple.
- Julianna Margulies will star in Nat Geo’s The Hot Zone.
- Josh O’Connor is your new Prince Charles and Marion Bailey, your new Queen Mother.
- Alicia Coppola is joining Blood & Treasure on CBS.
- Bear Grylls will host Hostile Planet on Nat Geo.
- Gina Rodriguez, Edward James Olmos, Rita Moreno, Prince Royce, Rosario Dawson and Javier Munoz will guest star on Elena of Avalor.
- Eugenio Derbez will star in Amazon’s LOL: Last One Laughing.
- Amy Hill will recur on Magnum P.I.
- Willa Fitzgerald, Herizen Guardiola, and Marlo Kelly will star in USA’s Dare Me.
- Wagner Moura is going to star in an untitled Netflix film about Sergio Vieira de Mello.
Mark Your Calendars
- Flight of the Conchords: Live at the London Apollo will air on HBO on October 6.
- Camping will debut on HBO on October 14.
- Game of Thrones will return to HBO sometime in the “first half of 2019” which really gives them a lot of wiggle room.
- Veep will return on HBO in spring 2019.
- My Brilliant Friend will debut on HBO this fall.
- Jane Fonda in Five Acts will air on HBO on September 24. It is one of several documentaries coming to HBO this fall. Here is a complete list.
- Paradise PD will debut on Netflix on August 31.
- Jersey Shore: Family Vacation will return on August 23.
- Drew Michael’s comedy special will air on HBO on August 25.
- Ultimate Beastmaster: Survival of the Fittest will return on Netflix on August 31.
- Too Stupid to Die premieres on MTV on August 21.
- Let’s Eat will debut on the Food Network on August 12.
- American Ninja Warrior Junior will debut on Universal Kids on October 13.
- Esme & Roy will debut on HBO on August 18.
- Treasure Quest will debut on Discovery on August 24.
- Dr. Ken’s Exotic Animal ER will return on September 9.
- Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet will return on October 6.
- Snake City will return on September 14.
- Fish My City with Mike Iaconelli will debut on October 12.
- “Big Cat Week” will begin on November 30.
Patrick Williams, Composer
Nashville: Deacon gets an opportunity to fulfill a lifetime dream in the series finale. 8 p.m., CMT
Baby Driver: I am only adding this because it’s my teenage son’s current favorite movie. 7 p.m., Showtime Showcase
Inglourious Basterds: In case you were having a sudden craving to watch some Nazis get what they deserve for some reason. 8 p.m., Showtime 2
Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Leslie Jones, Vanessa Kirby, Greta Van Fleet Late Night with Seth Meyers: Martha Stewart, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Nate Smith The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Jake Tapper, Michael Pena, Dua Lipa The Late Late Show with James Corden: Debra Messing, Nick Offerman, Elon Gold Jimmy Kimmel Live: Sam Heughan, the Interrupters The Daily Show: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Watch What Happens Live: Rosanna Arquette, Laverne Cox
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|CW||Burden of Truth
|NBC||Ellen’s Game of Games
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