Hello, my creepy chickens. Today is Halloween, maybe my very favorite holiday, and to celebrate I’m turning off the political news for one more day to concentrate on costumes, Halloween TV stunts, and spooooooky news because I can. That said, the midterm election is in 6 days, so when I return tomorrow, it will be back to me screaming in your face about Trump. And if that’s not scary, I don’t know what is.
The morning shows — for reasons I’ll never entirely understand — have made it an annual tradition to dress up for Halloween every year, usually in some sort of group theme. Here is what went down on TV this morning, while you were going to your place of work:
Both The Today Show and Good Morning America had the very original idea to pay tribute to the 80s:
Here’s The Today Show (any guesses on what Megyn Kelly would have been if she hadn’t been shitcanned last week?):
And here’s Good Morning America. I have no idea who George Stephanopoulos is supposed to be:
Live with Kelly & Ryan! did a whole TV theme that included tributes to I Dream of Jeannie, I Love Lucy, All My Children, and Laverne and Shirley that was well organized and cute:
The Talk did iconic singers, but I don’t know who most of these people are even supposed to be:
And The View was … all over the place. Elsa, Black Panther, Lady Gaga and The Terminator? I don’t even know.
This weekend, all of Hollywood dressed up for Halloween. Here are some of the best costumes:
The Modern Family girls both had good couple costumes with their boyfriends (slides 11 & 12 in this slideshow) & the Riverdale girls did a good job:
Joe Jonas dressed as his wife-to-be which is amazing:
Lisa Rinna as Erika Jayne is also pretty great:
Beyoncé as Toni Braxton is quite good but of course it is, it’s Beyoncé:
Here’s a whole gallery of stars dressed as other stars (although some of these are old). Nicki Hilton dressed as Paris Hilton just confuses me.
And this is a gallery that mostly consists of people who haven’t really been in anything lately. You know, just in case you were lying awake at night wondering what Chris Colter dressed as.
Maybe my favorite:
In case you missed this last week, my imaginary best friend Chrissy Teigen went through a haunted house with one of Ellen’s producers:
Jimmy Kimmel tested how kids would react to taking a picture with Michael Myers. That last “nope” girl is my hero:
In actual spooky TV news, the Satanic Temple is suing Netflix and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina for using their copyright protected statue of Baphomet. Similarly, the Church of Satan was not cool with American Horror Story: Apocalypse‘s depiction of their founder (but they are not suing):
While on the topic of Sabrina, there was a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Riverdale cameo.
And this is a good breakdown on how Sabrina expresses some fucked-up ideas about sexuality. Hey guys? Can we cool it with the gay panic nonsense?
This person is sick of seeing TV witches cut open the palms of their hands, and I don’t disagree?
Still have questions about The Haunting of Hill House? TV Insider has some answers.
Today is the 80th anniversary of the time Orson Wells FREAKED OUT EVERYONE’S SHIT with his reading of War of the Worlds. Or maybe he only freaked out 50 people. WAY TO TAKE THE FUN OUT OF EVERYTHING, HISTORIANS. Anyway, you can listen to the original broadcast here:
And now non-Halloween stuff you might be interested in:
Sex Monster News
Zoë Kravitz has revealed that she was sexually harassed by a director early in her career.
Director Abdellatif Kechiche has been accused of sexual assault by a young actress in Paris.
Hundreds of Google employees are planning a walkout tomorrow in protest of the revelation that the company settled with an executive accused of sexual misconduct for $90 million.
“I really have been on this path of talking about, or wanting to focus on this new generation, the little boys and the little girls,” she says. “Let’s start there. Because we all — women, men — we’ve all just gone through life going, ‘That’s just the way things are.’ I’m guilty of it, too: ‘Yeah, that’s just the way it is,’ if you felt someone cross a line with you. We need to change that tape. It’s not going to be that way anymore. And when you teach the little ones the difference between right and wrong and they grow up with that, that’s going to be a whole new world.”
Sylvester Stallone will not face sex abuse charges from a case that goes back to 1987. Stallone has been accused of plenty of gross stuff, by the way.
- BoJack Horseman has been renewed for a sixth season at Netflix.
- Paradise PD has been renewed by Netflix.
- Chrisley Knows Best has been renewed at USA for a seventh season.
- The Ranch has been renewed by Netflix — at least according to Debra Winger.
- Ms. America, a limited series starring Cate Blanchett has been ordered at FX.
- Strangers, the Dean Koontz novel, is being developed into a series by Fox.
- The Fifth Risk, the Michael Lewis book about the Trump administration, will be the Obamas’ first project with Netflix.
- The Watch, Terry Pritchett’s Discworld novels, are being developed by BBC.
- Marvel’s Falcon and Winter Soldier are getting a crossover limited series on the Disney streaming service.
- The Edge of Seventeen is being turned into a series by YouTube.
- Goldbug, an adventure drama, is being developed at NBC.
- An LAPD police drama is being developed by NBC.
- A Lady Macbeth drama is in the works at BBC.
- Dumb People Town has been ordered by YouTube.
- Growing Up Chrisley has been ordered at USA.
- Motivational speaker Mel Robbins is getting her own talk show.
- IFC is developing five comedies: Almost Asian, Annika Erotica, Art Thieves, Beth, and The Middle Passage.
- Welcome to Murdertown has been ordered by Investigation Discovery.
- False Profits is not moving forward at ABC.
- NAOMI WATTS IS GOING TO STAR IN THE GAME OF THRONES SPINOFF PILOT. HOLY HELL.
- Laurence Fishburne is going to star in Rendlesham, a UFO drama from Sony.
- Ryan Hansen is returning to Veronica Mars because it’s not Veronica Mars without Dick Casablancas.
- Forest Whitaker will star in Jingle Jangle on Netflix which still, somehow, has nothing to do with Riverdale.
- Elena Tovar is joining Designated Survivor on Netflix.
- Kristine Froseth and Charlie Plummer will star in Looking for Alaska on Hulu.
- Jason Flemyng is joining the cast of Pennyworth on Epix.
- Ashleigh LaThrop is joining the cast of The Handmaid’s Tale.
- Jaime Murray has been added to Gotham.
- Jordan Belfi will recur on Chicago Fire.
- Lauren Stamile is joining Good Girls on NBC.
- David Sakurai, Carter MacIntyre, and Bruce Locke will recur on The Man in the High Castle on Amazon.
- Megyn Price and Coy Stewart are joining the cast of Mr. Iglesias on Netflix.
- Paloma Faith and Miriam Margolyes are joining the voice cast of 101 Dalmatian Street on Disney.
Mark Your Calendars
- What We Do in the Shadows will premiere on FX in Spring 2019.
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine will debut on NBC (for its sixth season) in January.
- Fuller House will return on Netflix on December 4.
- ABC has announced their Thanksgiving-themed episodes and specials.
- Silicon Valley’s Breakthrough Prize will broadcast live on National Geographic on November 4.
- Up and Vanished will debut on November 18 on Oxygen.
- Real Country will debut on CMT on November 13.
- Riviera will debut on Ovation on February 9.
- The Shivering Truth will debut on Adult Swim on December 9.
- America’s Mississippi will air on Smithsonian on December 5.
American Horror Story: Apocalypse: “Sojourn.” By the way, I have not given up on this show, I’m just trying to play catch-up. Will post soon. 9 p.m., FX
The Real Housewives of Dallas: The women go to Copenhagen. Good luck, Copenhagen. 8 p.m., Bravo
Ghost Adventures Live: The Ghost Adventures goofs wander around scaring themselves for a few hours this Halloween. 7 p.m., Travel
Tell Me a Story: Fairy tales are reimagined in this psychological thriller. Series premiere. CBS All Access
Stan Against Evil: Stan is back. Season premiere. 9 p.m., IFC
Saw marathon: All seven Saw movies. Did you know there were seven Saw movies? I had NO IDEA there were seven Saw movies. 4 p.m., Starz
Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Mike D & Ad-Rock, Desus & Mero, Sheck Wes Late Night with Seth Meyers: Diane Lane, Doug Liman, Cloves, Jon Theodore The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Mike Myers, Christiane Amanpour The Late Late Show with James Corden: Adam DeVine, Dan Stevens Jimmy Kimmel Live: John Stamos, Emily Ratajkowski, Trippie Redd The Daily Show: Ana Navarro Watch What Happens Live: Seth Meyers
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