Stranger Things is not returning until next summer, but that’s because the Duffer Brothers “want to deliver something bigger and better.”
We don’t know when House of Cards will return, or what will happen to Frank Underwood, but the head of Netflix assures us the end of the series is “emotional.”
Sorry, Shadowhunters and Timeless fans, but Netflix probably isn’t going to save your shows. And the reason Everything Sucks was canceled after only one season? Because you guys weren’t finishing season one.
Netflix has not discussed another Gilmore Girls installment, but they haven’t not not discussed it, either.
Meanwhile, Arrested Development‘s future is not looking great for some fairly obvious reasons.
But Netflix is ready for season three of Master of None just as soon as Aziz Ansari is.
Chuck Lorre’s new Netflix show, The Kominsky Method, talks “a lot about prostrates.” So, right up my alley.
Netflix continues to be defensive of the whole fat-shaming issue with Insatiable, pointing out that fat-shaming is bad IS THE POINT.
Remember Amazon’s pilot gimmick? Yeah, that’s not coming back anytime soon.
The head of Starz is happy with American Gods, season two, and insists that it has plenty of Bryan Fuller’s “DNA.”
The stars of Starz’s upcoming documentaries America to Me and Warriors of Liberty City had some very pointed words to the critics at the TCA event: “Don’t just say that you care. Act like you care. Don’t write about the show. Write about the problems that the show is dealing with, the struggles that made the show possible.”
So, Nat Geo ordered this new Gordon Ramsay series, Uncharted, which clearly took some notes from Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, in that Ramsay would “go on expeditions “to unearth the most incredible people, places, and flavors the world has to offer.” But! Then! In a hilarious twist! Later in each episode, Ramsay will compete “against the locals, pitting his own interpretations of regional dishes against the tried-and-true classics.” LOLOLOLOL. Nat Geo then had to put out a defensive statement after people were like, “WOW, WHAT A WAY TO BE THE VERY OPPOSITE OF EVERYTHING ANTHONY BOURDAIN REPRESENTED YOU STUPID SHITBIRD!” I love everything about this story, and while I don’t believe in an afterlife, if there is one, I can see Bourdain there, smoking a cigarette and shaking his head in disbelief.
Roseanne Barr is now saying that she warned ABC that she was feeling the crazies from the stress of promoting Roseanne. Still doesn’t get you off the hook for racism, though.
I love this story about Maisie Williams watching Game of Thrones with her parents and grandmother who got through the sex scenes by drinking more gin. MORE GIN, STAT!
Here’s how The Last Man on Earth would have ended if Fox HAD JUST BEEN COOL AND ALLOWED THEM TO WRAP UP THEIR STORY. Farts.
Sharknado is going to time travel in its final installment. How confident are we that the Sharknado writers will be smart enough to avoid paradoxes?
Alex Trebek is threatening to retire soon which is completely unacceptable.
Stop talking about a Parks and Recreation reboot, it’s never going to happen, and it JUST BUMS ME OUT.
Finally, in your “the President is trying to erode our institutions and the very fabric of democracy itself” news of the day: apparently, President Dummy met with New York Times publisher, A.J. Sulzberger, and the editorial page editor, James Bennet, over the weekend, which we only know because he tweeted about it:
Sulzberger took exception to the description of this meeting, and put out this statement in response:
“My main purpose for accepting the meeting was to raise concerns about the president’s deeply troubling anti-press rhetoric.
I told the president directly that I thought that his language was not just divisive but increasingly dangerous.
I told him that although the phrase “fake news” is untrue and harmful, I am far more concerned about his labeling journalists “the enemy of the people.” I warned that this inflammatory language is contributing to a rise in threats against journalists and will lead to violence.
I repeatedly stressed that this is particularly true abroad, where the president’s rhetoric is being used by some regimes to justify sweeping crackdowns on journalists. I warned that it was putting lives at risk, that it was undermining the democratic ideals of our nation, and that it was eroding one of our country’s greatest exports: a commitment to free speech and a free press.
Throughout the conversation I emphasized that if President Trump, like previous presidents, was upset with coverage of his administration he was of course free to tell the world. I made clear repeatedly that I was not asking for him to soften his attacks on The Times if he felt our coverage was unfair. Instead, I implored him to reconsider his broader attacks on journalism, which I believe are dangerous and harmful to our country.”
In a telephone interview, Mr. Sulzberger described the meeting with Mr. Trump, whom he had met only once before, as cordial. But he said he went into the Oval Office determined to make a point about what he views as the dangers of the president’s inflammatory language.
Mr. Sulzberger recalled telling Mr. Trump at one point that newspapers had begun posting armed guards outside their offices because of a rise in threats against journalists. The president, he said, expressed surprise that they did not already have armed guards.
At another point, Mr. Trump expressed pride in popularizing the phrase “fake news,” and said other countries had begun banning it. Mr. Sulzberger responded that those countries were dictatorships and that they were not banning “fake news” but rather independent scrutiny of their actions.
President Tantrum clearly didn’t care for being contradicted, and tweeted out the following in response:
Well, it’s clear that at least one party in this ongoing story is never going to change.
So, Les Moonves. Ileana Douglas’ accusations against him are really something. And as bad as the physical harassment that he is accused of is, it’s the fact that he would ruin women’s careers is the worst part of this whole nasty story. And it wasn’t that long ago that he was talking about the #MeToo movement being a “watershed moment.”
60 Minutes and CBS News employees also accuse former News Chair, Jeff Fager, of not just condoning harassment, and covering up for Charlie Rose and other men accused of harassment, but also participating in it himself. The entire culture at CBS was toxic, apparently.
The CBS Board is meeting today to decide what to do with him and to set investigation plans. Their stock is already sinking this morning. And considering the legal battle over CBS that Moonves was already wrangling with against Summer Redstone’s daughter, this whole story could not come at a worse time for him.
Meanwhile, Moonves is getting support from some of his employees, including the head of Daytime and Ad Sales. And his wife, Julie Chen, is standing by her husband. Of course, maybe the employee who did give in to his advances supporting him against the charges by the employees who didn’t give into his advances isn’t the best look.
In other news, I would usually reserve this for the late night post tomorrow, but John Oliver devoted his longest segment to workplace harassment and interviewed the ever-brilliant Anita Hill, so it’s actually really relevant here:
Related: the Roy Moore segment of Who is America? aired last night. Sacha Baron Cohen used a “Pedophile Detector” on Moore to predictable results:
- Better Call Saul
- Fear the Walking Dead
- Rise of the Mutant Ninja Turtles
- Henry Danger
- Knight Squad
- Hunter Street
- The Dude Perfect Show
- Sneaky Pete has been renewed by Amazon.
- Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television has been renewed by YouTube.
- GLOW has not yet been renewed by Netflix. WHAT GIVES?
- Time Bandits is being turned into a TV series by Apple.
- Dispatches from Elsewhere has been ordered by AMC.
- Euphoria, a teen drama starring Zendaya and produced by Drake and Future the Prince, has been ordered by HBO.
- Netflix has ordered a limited series based on Madam C.J. Walker, which will star Octavia Spencer.
- Them, a horror series from Lena Waithe, has been ordered for two seasons by Amazon.
- HBO ordered a comedy series from Lena Waithe and Kid Fury.
- White Lines, a drama about a dead DJ from the creators of The Crown, has been ordered by Netflix.
- Upload, a sci-fi romantic comedy, has been ordered by Amazon.
- The Russo Brothers are creating a “global event series” for Amazon.
- The Expatriates has been ordered to series by Amazon.
- The OA will (probably) have five seasons. (!!!!!!!!!!!!)
- JD Payne and Patrick McKay have been chosen to develop the Lord of the Rings series for Amazon.
- The Royal World has been ordered by MTV.
- Hallmark has ordered Amy Grant’s Tennessee Christmas and Christmas in America.
- Norman Lear is considering reboots of All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Maude and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. … Or maybe not at all.
- Adam Rippon, Mandy Moore and Val Chmerkovski are going to be the judges on Dancing with the Stars: Juniors.
- Annie Ilonzeh and Steven Boyer are joining Chicago Fire.
- Sara Gilbert, Dylan O’Brien, Ed O’Neill, Rosario Dawson, Michael Cera, Laverne Cox and LeVar Burton will appear on Jordan Peele’s Weird City on YouTube.
- Missi Pyle, Spencer Locke, Bailey Chase, and Sherri Shepherd will star in Walk Ride Rodeo on Netflix.
- Maggie Lawson has joined Lethal Weapon.
- Toby Onwumere will appear on Empire this season.
- Rhona Mitra and Robert Baker will recur on Supergirl.
- Roberta Colindrez is joining Vida on Starz.
Mark Your Calendar
- Maniac will debut on Netflix on September 21.
- The Romanoffs will debut on Prime on October 12.
- The Good Cop will debut on Netflix on September 21, and while this is not my thing, dare I say it looks charming?
- Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will debut on Netflix on October 26.
- Ozark returns on Netflix on August 31.
- Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat will debut on Netflix on October 19.
- Chef’s Table will return on Netflix on September 28.
- Castlevania will return on Netflix on October 26.
- The Little Drummer Girl will debut on AMC sometime in November.
- Deutschland 86 will return on Sundance on October 25.
- Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle will debut on Sundance on November 17.
- AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror will debut on October 14.
- Loudermilk will return on Audience Network on October 16.
- The Kominsky Method will debut on Netflix on November 16.
- CMA Fest will air on ABC on August 8.
- Sundance Now also released descriptions of upcoming series on their streaming service.
Nikolai Volkoff, Legendary WWE wrestler
Brian Christopher, Former WWE wrestler (and son of Jerry Lawler)
Mai Skaf, Syrian actress who protested the Assad regime
The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All, except not about Lincoln and not about Garrett, so not really “all” after all. 7 p.m., ABC
Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story: This documentary series explores the death of Trayvon Martin and the movement it inspired. Series premiere. 9 p.m., Paramount
The Proposal: “Ten eligible women selected by a blue-ribbon panel of matchmakers vie for the heart of Winston, a mystery entrepreneur and self-made millionaire, ready to take a risk for love and make a proposal of a lifetime.” I’ve seen this before. It was called Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire? and it didn’t end well. 9 p.m., ABC
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