They’re making a third ‘Walking Dead’ series whether you like it or not.

A third Walking Dead series has been ordered by AMC and will debut in 2020. The series will focus on two young female leads whose characters have grown up in the apocalypse and it’s the only world they know. (I have some thoughts about this but I think I’m going to save them for the next TWD recap I’m about to write.) I’m not sure that we need another Walking Dead series, and I wonder what this means for the future of the original series, but it’s not like they didn’t warn us that this was coming.

And speaking of The Walking Dead spinoffs, there is some speculation that Fear the Walking Dead could intersect with Rick’s story somewhere along the line.

Meanwhile, the best thing that has happened to the show in recent years, showrunner Angela Kang, promises more “stuff [they’ve] never done,” more information about that voice on the radio, and another time jump in the next season.

And here’s a nice explainer of where The Walking Dead universe stands as of now. Yes, there is a whole universe.

The Game of Thrones cast is warning us against getting our hopes up for happy endings again. Jacob Anderson, who plays Grey Worm, warns that fans are going to be “conflicted” about his character’s journey, Jerome Flynn, Bronn, basically said the same thing about his character, Richard Dormer, who plays Beric, essentially confirmed his character is going to die (No duh.) and Emilia Clarke acknowledges that some people are going to be disappointed in the finale, but she’s cool with it.

Game of Thrones‘ behind-the-scenes set photographer discusses her favorite 14 pictures.

Pretty much me during this week’s Saturday Night Live:

In honor of the Men’s Final Four being in Minneapolis this year, SportsCenter did a whole segment elaborating on that amazing story about Prince and basketball including the story told by Charlie Murphy on The Chappelle Show years ago. This gives me great joy:

Here’s a helpful guide to Fosse/Verdon in case, like me, you don’t know your Broadway history. The series debuts tomorrow on FX.

This is a very interesting and clearly heartfelt piece about why Rebecca deserved more in the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend series finale, and comparing it to how You’re the Worst ended (and I don’t know why I hadn’t considered comparing those two shows before — I feel like an idiot for not seeing the similarities in retrospect). If you watched both shows you should give it a read. That said, I ultimately disagree with the author and think that the ending of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend was always what the show was building up to — from the very first episode, in fact — and just because the author had success dealing with her own mental health issues while also maintaining a romantic relationship doesn’t mean that it’s the path for everyone. I hope that was not too spoilery. Apologies if I just ruined everything.

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are breaking up, you guys.

The show that Jodie Whitaker left so as to be the Doctor will make a few nods to Doctor Who in its upcoming season.

Coronation Street, a soap that has been airing on BBC since 1960, is adding its first black family. It’s ridiculous that it took them longer to introduce black characters than the royal family BUT WHATEVER.

Netflix is dropping support for Apple’s AirPlay in their on-going fight with Apple ahead of the company’s streaming service AppleTV+ debuting. I don’t really know what this means but as long as Netflix still plays on my Apple TV, I guess I don’t really care?

The WGA has extended talks with their agents, so no one is getting fired. Yet.

Fox is starting to offer advertisers “fast breaks” — ad breaks so short viewers won’t be able to skip over them — which is just very clever. I’ve been noticing (on NBC, I think) an announcement that “Show will be back in 60 seconds” and you are less inclined to fast forward over the commercial. This is the future of broadcast TV folks.

Billie Eilish is obsessed with The Office. (If you don’t know who Billie Eilish is, that’s OK, I didn’t know who she was five minutes ago, it just means we’re old.) (Also, I’m glad I read this because I was thinking that my 17-year-old was the only one completely obsessed with The Office.)

Don’t feel sorry for Olivia Jade.

A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, John Oliver’s Mike Pence-inspired gay bunny book, is the second-most challenged book in libraries around the country.

A Fox News reporter wore a hilariously tiny and plateless armored vest while doing a segment at the border and people had some thoughts about it on Twitter.

Did Lou Dobbs force Kirstjen Nielsen out of her job? Knowing President Executive Time: probably.

I’m just going to leave this here:

#MeToo

Seven women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault and defamation have settled their claims — but Cosby isn’t paying them. Instead, his insurance company A.I.G. is settling the cases. This asshole is still planning on going forward with his countersuits against the women because he’s awful. (My lawyer-in-residence tells me that continuing his countersuits might be a dangerous play, however, and get his ass sanctioned for being frivolous. Let’s hope.)

Michael Jackson’s family is releasing a documentary of their own refuting the charges in Leaving Neverland. That should do the trick.

Juliana Margulies will not be appearing on The Good Fight because CBS refused to pay her what they paid her for The Good Wife. Good for her.

Renewals

  • Killing Eve has been renewed for a third season with a new showrunner. HOORAY!
  • Documentary Now! has been renewed for a fourth season by IFC. HOORAY!

Cancellations

Ratings

In Development

    • Don’t, a game show from Ryan Reynolds for some reason, is coming to ABC.
    • Netflix is developing a Wizard of Oz/Alice in Wonderland crossover called Dorothy and Alice.

 

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • The Amazing Race‘s premiere is moving up to April 17, and Million Dollar Mile is being moved to Saturdays.
  • Lucifer is going to be on Netflix … at some point.

R.I.P.

Roberta Haynes, Actress

Barry Malkin, Editor known most for his work on films, including The Godfather Part II, but who got his start on The Patty Duke Show

Ernest F. Fritz Hollings, Former Senator from South Carolina who co-sponsored the Children’s Protection from Violent Programming Act of 1993, and who chaired the Senate hearings that lead to warning labels on record albums. Not a huge fan of the First Amendment, this one.

WATCH THIS

Game of Thrones marathon: Clear your schedule, HBO is replaying the whole damn series ahead of Sunday’s premiere. Today: Season one. 12 p.m., HBO2

White Boy: A documentary about Richard Wershe Jr., who was accused of running a violent drug ring in Detroit as a 17-year-old. 8 p.m., Starz

NCAA National Championship Game: Sports. 8 p.m., CBS

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Hugh Jackman, Chrissy Metz, Juice WRLD
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Kit Harington, Chelsea Clinton, Marina
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Zach Galifianakis, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Ellie Goulding
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Bill Hader, Anna Chlumsky, Ally Brooke featuring Tyga
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, Chris Hemsworth, 2 Chainz
  • The Daily Show: David Oyelowo
  • Busy Tonight: Mandy Moore
  • Conan: John Bradley
  • Watch What Happens Live: Jax Taylor, Brittany Cartwright

MON. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC American Idol
(new)
The Fix
(new)
CBS The Big Bang Theory
(repeat)
NCAA Basketball National Championship
(live)
CW DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
(new)
Arrow
(repeat)
Local
FOX The Resident
(repeat)
9-1-1
(repeat)
News/Local
NBC The Voice
(new)
The Enemy Within
(new)

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