At New York Comic-Con, Sophie Turner revealed that the code name for the final season of Game of Thrones was “Tree of Life” and now my mind is REELING thinking about what that could mean. Does it have anything to do with the Heart Trees and weirwoods? Or the Children of the Forest? Or the Isle of Faces? Or The Tree-Eyed Raven? Or Brad Pitt and dinosaurs? I NEED TO KNOW.
She also noted that they filmed a behind-the-scenes panel for the final season, and when she saw Sean Bean she burst into tears, which is just very sweet.
Meanwhile, Peter Dinklage breaks from the tradition of actors saying that fans might not like how the series will end, instead insisting that it is going to be the “best season of television anyone has ever seen,” and that “they ended it brilliantly. Better than I could have imagined, and you people are in for it.” As for Tyrion, it “ends beautifully” but he declined to say if it is a happy beautiful or tragic beautiful.
This is a nice reminder that HBO has really had some stellar programming over the years. And I genuinely don’t know who I would choose. Tony Soprano? Selina Meyers? Tyrion Lannister? Arya Stark?
Wait, so there might be a Riverdale/Sabrina crossover after all? Y’ALL NEED TO MAKE UP YOUR DAMN MINDS.
And while we’re on the subject of Riverdale and Netflix, the networks would like to remind you that they still exist.
Olivia De Havilland is taking her fight with Ryan Murphy all the way to the Supreme Court and at this rate, this fight will be the next season of Feud.
The Man in the High Castle is NOT about Trump. That said …
Speaking of Trump:
The new Dark Crystal series is going to be true to the movie, and it is going to be 100% puppet, 100% CGI-free, thank God.
The upcoming The Originals‘ spinoff, Legacies, will answer what happened to Elijah and Klaus’ souls.
Here’s an interview with Zac Bagans, the ridiculous host of Ghost Adventures, my biggest guilty pleasure, the show I genuinely love to hate.
Doctor Who is getting her own Barbie, and I need one.
And in other doll news, New Girl‘s Cece is finally getting her own Funko Pop, but it doesn’t look anything like her? What is going on with that feathered hair?
Oh, The Situation. You’ve gotten yourself into a real … predicament.
Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed as a Supreme Court justice this weekend by the narrowest vote in history (thanks to Maine senator and gender traitor Susan Collins) and literally over the protests of sexual abuse survivors.
(I have to say, while these are lovely stories, I’m not sure I would recognize Ava DuVernay in the wild?)
Fun fact: The vote came on the eve of the second anniversary of the release of the “Grab ‘Em by the Pussy” tape, so, yeah.
If you’re outraged, vote. Registration closes tomorrow in my neck of the woods.
If you live in Texas, register to vote at VoteTexas.gov, and remember that you have to mail your registration or deliver it in person to an appropriate location. To everyone who is not in Texas, you can still go here to register to vote, though be sure to check your state laws because motherfuckers don’t want you to vote and will do whatever they can to disenfranchise you. And if you are registered to vote, make sure you still are registered to vote. The last day to register in Texas is Tuesday, October 9. Early voting in Texas begins on October 22. For everyone else:
Oh, for fuck’s sake. A Late Show with Stephen Colbert writer tweeted: “Whatever happens, I’m just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh’s life,” which is an obvious joke that his life HASN’T BEEN RUINED SINCE HE’S ABOUT TO SIT ON THE DAMN SUPREME COURT. Dumb people FREAKED OUT, and she had to take the tweet down and post this apology:
Fortunately, other comedy writers got her back.
At The New Yorker Festival, Rachel Bloom, the creator of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, said that Kavanaugh was “fucking lying.” She also had some things to say about Family Guy mentioning Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, explaining that while she wasn’t offended, she could “taste the male condescension.”
Also at The New Yorker Festival, Ronan Farrow said that our culture has “crossed a Rubicon and not going back” in regards to recognizing sexual violence and harassment. Let’s hope. After the President of the United States publically attacked a survivor, I’m a bit worried that people will be understandably terrified to come forward.
Farrow also hinted that more could come out about Kavanaugh. Of course, it’s too late now.
A CBS anchor in Palm Springs resigned after posting a long Facebook rant in which he wrote the following: “You are beyond dreaming of you think 17 year old boys are not going to misbehave from time to time as they begin to attempt relationships with the opposite sex. That is just the way we animals are made!”
Related (but not to the whole #MeToo thing): a TV reporter in Minnesota was fired for wearing a MAGA hat while covering the Trump rally there. Good.
Teri Hatcher wrote an open letter on Instagram to Donald Trump detailing her sexual assault.
Amandla Stenberg also wrote a powerful and beautiful essay for Teen Vogue about her sexual assaults.
It is not your fault. It is not your responsibility to figure this out by yourself. It is not your responsibility to sacrifice your comfort to gratify others. Assault can look like many different things. Consent is continual. You are not dirty. You are not stupid. You are not weak for needing help. You are not defined by this. You are not alone. You are loved. Cry if you need to. Breathe. Your breath and your body belong wholly to you.
Indian actor, writer, and director Rajat Kapoor has apologized for improper conduct in the past.
Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege won the Nobel Peace Prize for their work fighting sexual violence in war.
- Dragon Prince has been renewed for a second season on Netflix.
- Sue Sue in the City is the name of The Middle‘s spinoff.
- Thicker Than Water, a dramedy from Tig Notaro, is in the works at ABC.
- Bob ♥ Abishola, from Chuck Lorre, is in the works at CBS.
- Nurses and Life Lessons, two series from NCIS: Los Angeles’ star Eric Christian, are being developed by CBS.
- An American Band, a musical comedy, is in development at Fox.
- A faith-based procedural cop drama is in the works at Fox.
- The Perfection has been bought by Netflix.
- Gina Gershon and Trinity Likin are joining the cast of Riverdale as Jughead’s mother and sister.
- Simon Pegg is joining The Boys on Amazon.
- Scott Wilson and Sonequa Martin-Green are both going to appear on The Walking Dead this season. (~sniff~ R.I.P. Scott Wilson. ~sniff~)
- Naomi Watts is your new Gretchen Carlson for the Showtime Roger Ailes limited series. Interestingly, her best friend Nicole Kidman will play Gretchen Carlson in a different Roger Ailes project.
- Brock Ciarlelli is joining the cast of Sue Sue in the City, the spinoff of The Middle.
- Jeff Ross will recur on Sneaky Pete on Amazon.
- Bradley Whitford will return to The Handmaid’s Tale as a regular next season.
- Nick Hargrove is going to join The CW’s Charmed.
- DC Young Fly is going to star in MTV’s How High 2.
- Michael Harney, Mindy Sterling, Adam Langdon, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Jaime Murray, and Nick Lee will all guest star on Midnight, Texas this season.
- Jan Luis Castellanos is joining Marvel’s Runaways.
- Julie Benz is going to recur on YouTube’s On Becoming a God in Central Florida.
- Tye White will recur in Chicago Fire.
Mark Your Calendar
- American Gods is returning in 2019 and ohmygod I need to finish season 1.
- Good Omens will premiere on Amazon sometime in 2019.
- The Boys will debut on Amazon in 2019.
- Gotham will return on Fox in 2019.
- Star Trek: Discovery will return on CBS All Access on January 17.
- Deadly Class will debut on Syfy on January 16.
- Tell Me a Story will debut on CBS All Access on October 31.
- Happy returns on Syfy in 2019.
- Nightflyers will debut on Syfy on December 2.
- Dynasties will air simultaneously on BBC America, AMC, IFC and Sundance on January 19.
- The Umbrella Academy will debut on Netflix on February 15.
- Ghost Adventures will air a four-hour live special on Halloween, and debut a new season on November 2 on Travel Channel.
- A Discovery of Witches will debut on Shudder and Sundance Now on January 17.
- Project Blue Book will debut on History on January 8.
Scott Wilson, Actor most recently known for his role as Herschel on The Walking Dead (but interestingly, who was also in Dead Man Walking)
Cristy Caserta, Bachelor contestant (Brad Womack’s second season)
Manifest: Let’s get this conspiracy started! 9 p.m., NBC
Better Call Saul: “Jimmy turns the page on his reputation” in the season finale. 8 p.m., AMC
Lodge 49: The Lodge’s fate “hangs in limbo” in the season finale, but since this series was just renewed for a second season, I wouldn’t worry about it too much. 9 p.m., AMC
Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story: A look at the Neo-Burlesque movement in New York City. 8 p.m., Starz
Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Anthony Anderson, Shaquille O’Neal, Dinah Jane featuring Ty Dolla $ign & Marc E. Bassy, Ray Angry Jimmy Kimmel Live: John Goodman, Regina Hall, NCT-127 Watch What Happens Live: Tamra Judge, Behati Prinsloo
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