Typically, I post trailers and teasers in the “Dates” section, but I’m too excited about Damon Lindelof’s upcoming Watchmen series to bury it at the bottom of the post. Having created two of my very favorite shows, Lost and The Leftovers, I am anxious to see what Lindelof does with The Watchmen universe:
TICK. TOCK. Y’ALL.
Lindelof has been a fan of the Watchmen series since he was a kid, and he wants everyone to know that he is honored to working with material that Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons created. Awesome:
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For those not familiar with the brilliant source material, just know that EVERYTHING in this show was built upon the foundation created by the unbelievable artistry of Moore & Gibbons. I will continue to sing their names until I can sing no longer, for I am only here because of them.
Liam Cunningham claims it was Emilia Clarke’s coffee cup in that Game of Thrones‘ scene; Clarke has another theory:
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Did I just stumble upon the truth here?! The cup bearer does not drinketh the Starbucks tea… oh and this ain’t a spoiler just a lost wanderer coming home for a mid filming cuppa….🔥 @prideofgypsies you so fire you make my hair turn blue. #forfuturereferenceileavethebagin #drogonyouhavemyheart4lyfe #familyvalues @gameofthrones #forthethrone #forthecaffeine #forthedragons #🔥 #🙌 #❤️
Hey, here are a bunch of pictures from the next Game of Thrones episode:
The Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience is heading out on the road again this summer. It comes to Houston on September 27. You can buy tickets here.
Prepare for Hulu and Disney+ to be the hubs for all your Marvel TV needs. Long story short: be prepared to say goodbye to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (even though ABC is owned by Disney).
Janelle Evans has been fired from Teen Mom 2 after it was revealed her husband shot and killed their family dog because he’s a monster.
A BBC radio broadcaster compared the royal baby to a monkey and then tried to claim he didn’t realize the racist connotations but come the fuck on. He’s been fired.
David Cross talks about that disastrous Arrested Development interview, and he helps clarify what I suspected: that in the moment everyone was talking over one another and trying to make an uncomfortable situation less uncomfortable — but that when reading the transcript back, it became obvious how bad it actually was. The lesson here, for everyone, is to learn how to listen.
Al Franken and Mark Halperin are trying to slide back into public life. What do the women they harassed think of that? Spoiler: they’re not happy: “Why should we have to rack our brains about what’s appropriate punishment for them?” says Dupuy. “Let’s talk about all the brilliant women who walked away from the Hill, who are not currently lawmakers or journalists, because they are tired of getting their asses grabbed by old men.”
Fresh on the heels of her show getting canceled, Busy Philipps has zero fucks left to give. She opened her show earlier this week discussing Georgia’s barbaric abortion bill and revealing that she herself has had an abortion. It was powerful and she is a badass.
Soledad O’Brien has called out her former network, CNN, for a lack of diversity among their executives. GOOD FOR HER. O’Brien is a goddamned force of nature on Twitter and you should follow her.
- Billions has been renewed for a fifth season at Showtime.
- How to Get Away With Murder is probably renewed for a sixth and final season.
- T.O.T.S. has been renewed for a second season at Disney ahead of its series premiere.
- It was briefly rumored that Fam, Murphy Brown and Happy Together had been canceled at CBS, but then TV Guide pulled down the story. Listen, guys, these shows are totally canceled. CBS might be waiting until next week to break the news, but these shows are DOA.
ABC is starting to roll out its fall pickups ahead of the Upfronts:
- Stumptown, Cobie Smolder’s P.I. drama based on a graphic novel of the same name has been ordered.
- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will have an interactive special on Netflix next year!
- The Art of Political Murder has been picked up by HBO.
- FX is joining BBC for an adaptation of A Christmas Carol from the Peaky Blinders guy.
- A documentary about Congressman John Lewis is in the works at CNN.
- A documentary about Jacques Cousteau is being developed at Nat Geo.
- Phoebe Robinson has signed a first look deal at ABC.
- Manolo Carlo signed an exclusive deal with Netflix.
- Hilary Swank is going to star in the Netflix film Away.
- Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Skylar Astin, Elodie Yung, Ashley Liao, and Noah Lomax are going to star in the Disney+ movie Secret Society of Second Born Royals.
- Ty Burrell is going to join the voice cast of the Fox animated series Duncanville.
- Jessie T. Usher, Jamie Chung, Cam Gigandet, Sasha Alexander, and Elliott Gould have boarded the Netflix film Windfall.
- Rachel Matthews and Henry Zaga are going to appear in the Hulu series Looking for Alaska.
- Kenan Thompson is going to host the 2019 NHL Awards. Which is a thing.
Mark Your Calendars
- BH90210 will debut on Fox on August 7.
- The Detour returns on TBS on June 18.
- Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate will debut on Netflix on May 14.
- Mindhunter is set to return on Netflix sometime in August.
- The Rook will premiere on Starz on June 30.
- Guardians of the Glades will debut on Discovery on May 28.
- sMothered will debut on TLC on June 9.
- Breaking Homicide returns on Investigation Discovery on June 3.
- Russia’s Wild Sea will air on Smithsonian on June 5 and June 12.
Tony Shafer, Star of Nashville Flipped
Kip Nevin, Character actor who appeared in Alice and The Waltons among others.
Paradise Hotel: Like genital warts, this trash is back. Series (re)-premiere. 7 p.m., Fox
Klepper: Jordan Klepper tries again with this new series that focuses more on his remote pieces. Series premiere. 9:30 p.m., Comedy Central
Mom: Season finale. 8 p.m., CBS
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Halle Berry, Chris Kattan, Luke Combs
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Amy Poehler, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Phillip “Fish” Fisher
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Matt Walsh, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole, Sam Richardson, Sarah Sutherland, Clea DuVall
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jacob Batalon, Vampire Weekend
- The Daily Show: Mark Jonathan Harris
- Conan: Rose Matafeo
- Busy Tonight: Tom Ellis, Rachael Harris, Kristin Hensley, Jen Smedley
- Watch What Happens Live: Rhea Perlman, Whoopi Goldberg
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