I’m keeping this post brief, babies, because it has been a busy, exhausting day and it’s already 5:30 and WHY ISN’T THIS POST UP YET.
So, in case you were busy like, doing your job or going to school or some other lame thing, here’s the video chat Andrew, Wei and I had at the Chronicle today about last night’s episode of Game of Thrones. We’re still working on the pacing of this thing — most comments came at the end and we shut the chat down before I could find them and answer them. So sorry if we didn’t get to yours!
SO THE LESSON, CHILDREN, IS THIS: If you have questions about next week’s episode, think about them Monday morning and at 11:45 Houston time, be ready to dump them into the comments when we go live, and I will make sure we talk about them.
A few other bits about last night’s episode:
Last night was the most-tweeted episode in television history. Obviously. I think that record will only be challenged by the finale itself.
There was yet ANOTHER leak before the episode aired, this time of photos. BUT STILL. Y’ALL FOOLS NEED TO CUT IT OUT WITH THIS.
Be glad you weren’t trying to watch last night’s episode on HBO Go in Latin America. Let me tell you what would make me go all Arya-stabby.
Chris Stapleton had a brief-blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo as a wildling turned wight.
Here’s Emilia Clark dressed as Jon Snow in Times Square just because.
Disney could possibly buy Comcast’s 30% share in Hulu. After the Fox acquisition, it already owns 60%.
Meanwhile, Amazon is expected to spend $7 billion on entertainment this year. Which is a lot! But Netflix is going to spend $15 billion. So.
And as for AppleTV+, it’s sounding … eh.
- The Twilight Zone has been renewed for a second season at CBS All Access.
- Black Monday has been renewed by Showtime for a second season.
- Wahlburgers has been renewed for a 10th and final season at A&E.
- Santa Clarita Diet has been canceled at Netflix after three seasons. Fans are NOT HAPPY.
- Wrecked has been canceled at TBS, although I thought that had happened a while ago.
- I’m Your Woman, a film produced by and starring Rachel Brosnahan has been set at Amazon.
- Simon Pegg and Nick Frost aer making a TV version of the fantasy series Rivers of London.
- Fox has greenlit an after-show spoof series by and starring Fred Savage.
- Reality Z, a Brazilian version of the British series Deadset (which is wonderful and you should find it if you like zombie series), is being developed by Netflix.
- The James Hart Stern Story is being produced by Mark Wahlberg’s production company.
- Central Ave, a newsmagazine series, is being tested at certain Fox stations.
- Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos have signed a deal to produce true crime series for Oxygen.
- Kevin Lau has set an overall deal with HBO.
- Olivia Spencer has signed a deal with 20th TV.
- Phil Lord and Chris Miller have signed a huge deal with Sony TV.
- Shannen Doherty is joining the cast of BH90210 after all!
- Rosemarie DeWitt is going to star in Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu.
- OH NO, Kate McKinnon could leave Saturday Night Live after this year AND THEN WHAT’S THE POINT.
- Chris Zylka and Taveeta Syzmanowicz are joining Dare Me on USA.
- Claes Bang is your new Dracula.
- Bechir Sylvain is joining Claws on TNT.
- Meg Steedle is joining Mr. Mercedes.
Mark Your Calendar
- Deadwood will premiere on HBO on May 31.
- Dark returns on Netflix on June 21.
- Easy will return on Netflix on May 10.
- Jailbirds will debut on Netflix on May 10.
- Murder Mystery will premiere on Netflix on June 14.
- The Mechanism will debut on Netflix on March 23.
- Light as a Feather will return on Hulu on July 26.
- True Justice will debut on HBO on June 26.
- Ripley’s Believe It or Not! will premiere on Travel Channel on June 9.
- Arthdal Chronicles will debut on Netflix on June 1.
- Just Roll With It will premiere on Disney Channel on June 14.
- Ms. T’s Music Factory will debut on Lifetime on June 6; Cheerleader Generation will debut on June 11.
- How Far is Tattoo Far? will return on MTV on May 23.
- My Favorite Shapes by Julio Torres will premiere on HBO sometime this summer.
- Death at the Mansion: Rebecca Zahau will premiere on Oxygen on June 1.
John Singleton, Director
Stefanie Sherk, Actress
Larry Flash Jenkins, Actor
Jo Sullivan, Actress
Steve Golin, Producer
Jack de Mello, Composer for animated series including The Flintstones and The Jetsons
The Show Must Go On: The Queen and Adam Lambert Story: Hey, it’s a two-hour special about how Adam Lambert has been filling in for Freddy Mercury since 2014. 7 p.m., ABC
Superman marathon: Marvel’s The Avengers who? 5 p.m., Sundance
Korea: The Never-Ending War: And you thought the Battle of Winterfell was long. ~ba dum tiss~ 8 p.m., PBS
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Kate McKinnon, Noah Centineo, Mac DeMarco
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Glenn Howerton, Desi Lydic, Craig Finn, Valerie Franco
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Seth Rogen, Ronda Rousey, Jessica Yellin
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Dax Shepard, Jodie Comer, Paul Rudd, Avril Lavigne
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Josh Brolin, Olivia Holt, G-Eazy featuring Blueface & ALLBLACK
- The Daily Show: Pete Buttigieg
- Busy Tonight: Martin Short
- Conan: Nore Davis
- Watch What Happens Live: Stassi Schroeder, Cecily Strong
|ABC||The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story
|CBS||The Big Bang Theory/b>
|Man with a Plan
|CW||DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
|The Enemy Within