All the Netflix news and trailers you can shake a stick at.

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.

Ooh, is Laura Linney the Big Bad in season two of Ozark? MAYBE.

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.

Kenya Harris is leaving his deal at ABC, and looking for the big money over at Netflix. INTERESTING.

Transparent is officially been renewed for season five, and Amazon promises that the show will give the fans “closure.”

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.”

Bob Odenkirk pulled down his pants at the AMC TCA event, and showed off his butt.

Lodge 49, AMC’s upcoming series, is being described as a “palate-cleanser” for the era of prestige TV, while also comparing it to Thomas Pynchon. OK.

Interesting: Joseph Fiennes fought to cut a rape scene in The Handmaid’s Tale because he didn’t think that Fred was quite that evil.

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!

Sounds like Dorinda or Ramona is chatting with TMZ.

And the Real Housewives of Orange County are involved in a weird lawsuit.

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.

Bobby Brown tried to gaslight the TCA audience.

ABSOLUTELY NOT.

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.”

And in a much longer piece in the New York Times — which is definitely worth reading — were these nuggets:

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.

#MeToo

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:

Allen Baron, a director who used to work on Charlie’s Angels and The Love Boat is being sued by his personal assistant for some truly disgusting behavior.

Claire Foy still hasn’t been given her backpay for The Crown.

Renewals

AMC renewed:

  • Better Call Saul
  • Fear the Walking Dead
  • McMafia

Nickelodeon renewed the following series:

  • Rise of the Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Henry Danger
  • Knight Squad
  • Hunter Street
  • The Dude Perfect Show

 

In Development

Casting News

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?

R.I.P.

Nikolai Volkoff, Legendary WWE wrestler

Brian Christopher, Former WWE wrestler (and son of Jerry Lawler)

Mai Skaf, Syrian actress who protested the Assad regime

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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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