‘Making It’ was renewed and it was just one of many amazing things — SO AMAZING! — that happened yesterday.

Good morning and what a morning it is, right? This is a TV blog, so I’m not going to go off on a political screed about what happened yesterday. You know what happened yesterday, you don’t need me to recount all the delicious details of what happened yesterday. But I will tell you that because all the wonderful things that happened yesterday happened just as I was finishing updating a gallery for Chron.com and distracted me, I done goofed up.

See, I updated my renewal/cancellation gallery yesterday, adding all the network summer series with my best guesses as to whether or not they will be brought back in 2019 (based on how they’re doing in the ratings and less scientifically, through “buzz”). I finished the gallery around 3 p.m. yesterday, Chron.com posted it, and then I just drowned myself in all of the fucking fantastic news that broke yesterday. And that’s why I didn’t see until I was doing my Twitter check-in at 4 a.m. during a fit of insomnia that NBC renewed Making It and Fox renewed Beat Shazam around the same time I was building my gallery, and I had left them as Likely Renewal and Too Close to Call respectively until this morning. What I am saying is that I am bad at my job.

Anyway, this is a long way to go to say: here is my gallery, come check it out and tell me what else you think I got wrong. And also, too, enjoy jail, Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen and fuck you, Donald Trump! I’m already chilling a bottle of champagne to be opened in your honor on impeachment day!

In Other TV News

No one watched the VMAs. Maybe they should think about honoring Missy Elliott next time.

We are finally going to learn what all those “A”s mean on The Walking Dead. (If it stands for “Alpha” I am going to be SO IRRITATED.) Also, there was something about three rings? I don’t remember anything about three rings …

Here’s how Queer Eye works. Also, if you want to be on the show, hang out at Waffle House. And while we’re on the subject, Carson Kressley is a bitch (which, of course, is his whole brand).

If you are thinking about spending $600 on an ice dragon statue, please contact me, I will take over your finances and make sure you don’t do something very stupid.

Sex Monster News

Summer Zervos is not going away and made a very bad day for Trump even worse.

Mira Sorvino has spoken (tweeted) out about the Asia Argento story:

Another woman is suing Harvey Weinstein for rape.

Hey, remember how Kevin Clash, the creator of Elmo, had to leave Sesame Street after some allegations came out that he was inappropriate with some teenage boys several years ago, and long before the #MeToo movement? He’s one of the head puppeteers in the upcoming Happytime Murders movie, and this piece asks some interesting questions about how and when people accused of gross behavior reenter the public sphere. Clash was cleared of criminal behavior — but because the statute of limitations had expired. Does simply being accused make him a predator and should he be forever forbidden from returning to his previous life? These are really difficult questions.

Finally, if you haven’t read Kelly Marie Tran’s powerful and emotional essay in The New York Times about why she deleted her Instagram account after being harassed by hateful Star Wars — I hesitate to call them “fans” — I urge you to do so now.


In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Hold the Dark will debut on Netflix on September 28.
  • Cable Girls will return on Netflix on September 7.
  • Ingobernable will return on Netflix on September 14.
  • Rick & Morty returns …. ?


Craig Zadan, Producer of Oscar telecasts and a number of the live musical productions that have become popular in recent years, including Hairspray, The Wiz, Sound of Music, Peter Pan, and Jesus Christ Superstar. A number of stars you’ve heard of mourned his loss.

Stefan Karl Stefansson, Actor best known for his work on Lazy Town

Barbara Harris, Actress

Brian Murray, Actor


The Real Housewives of New York City: The reunion begins and I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to hear more about these ladies’ bowel movements. 7 p.m., Bravo

The Real Housewives of Dallas: Stephanie throws a baby party for Brandi, which is definitely a thing. 8 p.m., Bravo

Mr. Mercedes: Brady is in a coma when the season begins, but I’m guessing he won’t stay that way. Season premiere. 9 p.m., Audience

Yellowstone: John learns who his real allies are in the season finale. 9 p.m., Paramount

The Story of the Royals: A look at the royal family and our weird American obsession with them. 8 p.m., ABC

Late Night: Conan: Bill Burr, Regina Hall, Marina Franklin

WEDS. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Goldbergs
American Housewife
The Story of the Royals
CBS Big Brother
Criminal Minds
CW Burden of Truth
FOX MasterChef
NBC America’s Got Talent
World of Dance


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