The polls officially closed at about 8 a.m. this morning, and it was a nail-biter, decided by literally one vote. ONE! ONE. Last week, banal medical drama New Amsterdam came out of nearly bottom place to challenge Manifest for the show you want me to hate blog this fall. This weekend the two shows battled it out for the top spot, but, in the end, Manifest managed to hang on, like I said, by one measly vote.
Dancing with the Stars, which premieres tonight, turned around these people’s careers. (I mean, sorta. I’m pretty sure turning her back on Scientology is what resurrected Leah Remini’s career and that Gilles Marini is still not relevant.)
Last Man Standing‘s premiere is available to watch ahead of its official premiere on Friday night.
Turns out Apple is super prudish and doesn’t want any gratuitous violence, sex or cursing in their programming. Hey, Apple? Have y’all been watching which way this trend has been going, guys?
I’ve never watched Suits before, but you’re telling me the big conflict on the show is between lawyers trying to get their names on the door? That’s … that’s not how big law firms work? At all? They don’t just … no.
Here’s a preview of Universal Studios Stranger Things haunted house which looks … huh.
Comcast has outbid Fox for Sky, for those of you following all this mergers and acquisitions junk in the media business.
NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt is considering leaving the network. Reportedly, he’s been “re-evaluating his life” and this is not scandal-related.
Over the weekend, Dr. Blasey Ford agreed to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegations against the Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. At this time, we do not know what that questioning will look like — whether the senators themselves will do it as she has requested, or if an outside counsel will do it because the senators are TOO CHICKENSHIT — or if it will even happen, because …
A woman has come forward in a Jane Mayers/Ronan Farrow piece in The New Yorker to accuse Brett Kavanaugh of being sexually inappropriate with her while they were students at Yale. Perhaps the most shocking (but not at all) part of this piece is that high-ranking Senate Republicans knew this woman was coming forward, and tried to rush through Kavanaugh’s nomination before the story could break.
And this just broke: but a fourth woman has made allegations against him stemming back to high school. Montgomery County, Maryland investigators are looking into the accusations.
After our Sexual Assaulter-in-Chief tweeted this last week:
… #WhyIDidntReport became a hugely trending hashtag on Twitter this weekend with thousands and thousands of men and women explaining why they didn’t report sexual assault. Among them were many celebrities, including Ashley Judd, Alyssa Milano, Padma Lakshmi, and Mira Sorvino. But their stories are no more heartbreaking or important than the average person who also suffered. If you can take it, you should take a look at the hashtag. Then make sure you’re registered to vote — even if you think you are. The deadline to register here in Texas is October 9.
Things aren’t looking great for NBC News head, Andy Lack: a report has come out stating that he protected Charlie Walk — the guy from The Four who was fired — against sexual misconduct allegations when he was the head of Sony BMG.
Michael Ketterer, a singing finalist on America’s Got Talent whose entire schtick was that he was a preternaturally wonderful person and father of six children, five of which were adopted foster kids, has been arrested on felony domestic abuse charges. Apparently, he and his wife had some sort of altercation, the cops were called, they saw a red mark on her arm, she didn’t want to press charges, they arrested him anyway. Good. I am not saying that I knew something was up with this guy, but I knew something was up with this guy.
Benny Medina will not be charged with sexual assault by the Los Angeles D.A.
France will be offering more incentives to films that hire more women. To qualify, films need to hire only four women in key leadership positions — but the bar is set so low that only one in six films currently fulfills that requirement.
- Duck Tales has been renewed for season three on Disney.
- Mysteries of the Abandoned has been renewed for a second season at Science.
- IS ELLEN POMPEO SAYING GREY’S ANATOMY IS GOING TO END ON SEASON 16? Maybe!
- Saving Larry, a comedy starring Kenan Thompson MEANING HE COULD BE LEAVING SNL, is in the works at NBC.
- Far Rockaway, a supernatural drama from the producers of Bull, is being developed at CBS.
- Everything’s Under Control, a comedy, is in development at ABC.
- An animated Diablo is in the works at Netflix.
- Ego Nwodim is the newest Saturday Night Live featured cast member.
- Robert Englund will guest as Freddie Krueger on The Goldbergs.
- J.R. Bourne will recur on The 100 on The CW.
- Laurie Holden is joining Presumed Innocent on Fox.
- Billy Eichner is going to guest star on The Simpsons.
- Rob Benedict will guest on Bosch.
- Bellamy Young will appear on Whiskey Cavalier on ABC.
- Kerry O’Malley is going to be on Snowpiercer.
- Katherine McNamara will recur on Arrow.
- Kearran Giovanni is joining Black Lightning.
- Nigél Thatch is your new Malcolm X.
- Josh Segarra, Michael-Leon Wooley, Katerina Tannenbaum, and Tia Carrere are joining Netflix’s AJ and the Queen.
Mark Your Calendar
- Charmed debuts on The CW on October 14.
- Lore returns on Amazon on October 19.
- Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro returns on Food Network on October 21.
- StartUp returns on Crackle on November 1.
- Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh will debut on Netflix on October 23.
- Truly, Madly, Sweetly will debut on Hallmark on September 22.
Chelsey Rai S. Standberry, Actress and local TV host in Cleveland and Atlanta (horrifically, she died in a terrible car accident on I-10 in Beaumont along with three of her children)
The Big Bang Theory: “Koothrappali insults physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and starts a Twitter war.” Season premiere. 7 p.m., CBS
The Resident: “Chastain Memorial Hospital suffers a blackout that requires the staff to treat their patients without the help of any technology.” Season premiere. 7 p.m., Fox
The Voice: Season premiere. 7 p.m., NBC
Dancing with the Stars: Season premiere. 7 p.m., ABC
Young Sheldon: “Sheldon dismantles the refrigerator.” Season premiere. 7:30 p.m., CBS
Magnum P.I.: All the Ferarris and Hawaii, none of the mustache. Series premiere. 8 p.m., CBS
Bull: “Bull returns to work following his heart attack.” Season premiere. 9 p.m., CBS
The Good Doctor: “Shaun’s proposed treatment for a homeless patient puts him and Jared in Andrews’ crosshairs.” Season premiere. 9 p.m., ABC
Manifest: Not Lost. Series premiere. 9 p.m., NBC
Jane Fonda in Five Acts: A documentary about the extraordinary life of Jane Fonda. 7 p.m., HBO
Bravo’s Play by Play: Jerry O’Connell hosts this new talk show that tries to make Bravo shows palatable to men. Series premiere. 9 p.m., Bravo
No Greater Law: A look into a Christian sect that refuses medical treatment, and as a result has a high child mortality rate. Sounds like light-hearted stuff! 9 p.m., A&E
Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Mandy Moore, John David Washington, Mumford & Sons Late Night with Seth Meyers: Samantha Bee, Ron Livingston, Portugal. The Man, Ben Sesar The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Emma Stone, Flight of the Conchords The Late Late Show with James Corden: Tiffany Haddish, Jay Hernandez, Tori Kelly Jimmy Kimmel Live: Viola Davis, Hasan Minhaj, Bastille Conan: Bradley Cooper, Superorganism The Daily Show: Jenny Han Watch What Happens Live: Chrissy Teigen, Kelly Dodd
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