So I made this gallery for the Houston Chronicle, “ranking” the fall series that you don’t want to miss this fall. But since we’re friends, I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I hate rankings. I just tried to organize these in an order that I thought the average Chron.com reader would be least excited to most excited to see them. But even that is sort of not true because the top two are really my own personal picks. The point is, lists are dumb.
Screen Rant made a comprehensive list of all the hidden ghosts in The Haunting of Hill House and some of these gave me legitimate chills.
If you were holding your breath hoping, for some unimaginable reason, that Joe Jonas would make a guest appearance on Game of Thrones, I have some bad news for you.
Maisie Williams revealed that Arya’s final scene was filmed alone. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN THOUGH.
Oh, I hadn’t even thought about this This is Us detail from Tuesday’s episode, but it makes sense.
Last night’s American Horror Story was directed by Sarah Paulson, and she described it as “a total nightmare,” that it sounds like Ryan Murphy tricked her into doing. That said, she also said she’d happily do it again.
Someone tweeted pity for kids for Netflix-era kids because they’ll never know the pain of commercial breaks or having to wait a week for the next episode — or a whole summer for the new season. And I get it, sorta, but honestly, the pain of missing an episode because you had to wash the dishes that night is something that I wouldn’t wish on anyone.
Producer Jason Blum of horror film production company Blumhouse, when asked about the fact that he has not hired a female director for any of Blumhouse’s movies said, “there are not a lot of female directors period, and even less who are inclined to do horror.” OH HONEY NO.
io9 came up with a list of 10 female horror directors that Blumhouse could afford. And Better Call Saul writer Gennifer Hutchison had a different suggestion:
Jason Blum is really sorry, by the way.
Kobe Bryant was removed from a jury panel for the Animation is Film Festival over the 2003 rape allegation.
Scribner is going to publish the book from Moira Donegan, the woman who created the Shitty Media Men list, despite the defamation lawsuit against her. The book will be a “primer on misogyny and sexual harassment,” and nothing to do with the list itself.
- Single Parents has been given a full season order at ABC.
- Elite has been renewed by Netflix for a second season.
- Orange is the New Black will end after season 7.
- Nathan for You is over, and it was Nathan Fielder’s decision, and this is terrible news.
- Animals has been canceled at HBO.
- NYPD Blue, a sequel to the original series, is in development at ABC.
- It Takes Two, a comedy based on the Property Brothers, is in the works at Fox.
- Tails, a comedy from Amy Poehler’s company and starring Riki Lindhome, is in development at Fox.
- No Hard Feelings, a dark revenge comedy, is in development at The CW.
- Chaplain and Melanie have been sold to CBS by Dr. Phil and his son.
- A dramedy based on Sarah Chalke’s life and will star Chalke is in the works at ABC.
- Dorian, a series based on The Picture of Dorian Gray, is being developed by The CW.
- Family Reunion, a comedy starring Loretta Devine and Tia Lowry, is in the works at Netflix.
- Utopia is apparently being developed for Amazon, which is news I somehow missed. (It was going to be developed for HBO by David Fincher, but that fell through.)
- Twelfth Night is being turned into a musical series on Amazon.
- Wu-Tang 36:25: A Tribute to the 25th Anniversary of Enter the Wu-Tang is in the works.
- Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham are working on shows for Fox’s streaming service.
- Tyler the Creator has signed a first look deal with Sony Pictures TV.
- Mandy will stream on Shudder. Have you seen the trailer for this movie? Because you kinda need to see the trailer for this movie:
- Joshua Bassett will be the lead in the Disney series based on High School Musical.
- Martha Plimpton joined the cast of Brockmire.
- Angela Basset is going to narrate The Flood on National Geographic.
- Ben Lewis is joining the cast of Arrow.
- Lawrence Kao and Celia Au are joining Wu Assassins on Netflix.
Mark Your Calendars
- Narcos: Mexico — mentioned in my 25 shows to be excited about gallery! — will premiere on Netflix on November 17, and it looks kinda amazing.
- The World’s Best will premiere on CBS after the Super Bowl on February 3.
- The Tonys will broadcast on CBS on June 9.
- The Great Christmas Light Fight will return on ABC on November 26.
- Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath will return on A&E on November 27.
- Jane the Virgin will return on The CW in January.
- Garth: Live at Notre Dame! will air on CBS on December 2.
- People Magazine: Sexiest Chef Alive will air on Food Network on November 1.
- People Magazine Investigates will return on ID on November 5.
- Heritage Hunters will debut on DIY on November 4.
- The MTV EMAs will air on MTV on November 4.
- Doc McStuffins will premiere on Disney on October 26.
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!: The most existential children’s special? The most existential children’s special. 7 p.m., ABC
Halloween marathon: Have you seen the new Halloween? Here’s your chance to rewatch all the other Halloweens. 8 a.m., AMC
The Good Place: “The group explores the three main branches of ethical thought.” God bless this show. 7:30 p.m., NBC
Late Night: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Laura Benanti, the Revivalists The Late Late Show with James Corden: Maya Rudolph, Nick Kroll, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Jimmy Kimmel Live: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mike Birbiglia, Bebe Rexha The Daily Show: Lewis Hamilton Watch What Happens Live: Busy Philipps, Stockard Channing
|ABC||It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!||Toy Story of Terror||Station 19
|How to Get Away with Murder
|CBS||The Big Bang Theory
|FOX||Thursday Night Football: Broncos at Cardinals
|The Good Place
|Will & Grace
|I Feel Bad
|Law & Order: SVU