The ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel has begun filming. Maybe it can fill the ‘Game of Thrones’ shaped hole in your heart.

Look, all the news this week is about one of two things: Upfronts or Game of Thrones. So that’s what we’re going to talk about: Upfronts and Game of Thrones.

The Game of Thrones prequel (why can’t we just call it The Long Night already?) has begun filming in Northern Ireland.

George R.R. Martin thinks you’re dumb to believe that he finished the books. IT’S CALLED OPTIMISM, GEORGE. WISHFUL THINKING. HAVING HOPE.

In a week that sees the series finales of both Game of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory, this is a nice little piece about how the new tradition (pretty much started by Lost) of announcing a series finale long in advance makes a regular ol’ cancellation — which used to be the norm — feel that much more painful now. Personally, I would argue that every series and their viewers deserves the dignity of knowing that they are going to be canceled with at least three episodes to wrap up their stories. It just wouldn’t be that hard to do, but networks jealously guard their right to ax shows to make room as they see fit.

Over in Upfronts news, the head of FX wants to speed up the production of American Crime Story. We all do, dude.

CBS believes Michael Weatherly has learned his lesson. LOL OK.

Dancing with the Stars is coming up with SOOPER SEKRET ideas to bring bigger stars to the show. LOL OK.

The Oscars are probably going remain hostless next year. That’s fine.

CBS has put a dumb little heart emoji in the title of its new show Bob ♥ Abishola because they haven’t learned from ABC about stupid TV titles. More on this series in my CBS post which will be coming later this afternoon.

Speaking of ABC’s stupid show titles, now that Whiskey Cavalier has been canceled at ABC, will Lauren Cohan return to The Walking Dead? I know they’d be THRILLED to have her back, seeing as they didn’t kill off her character.

Renewals

  • Miracle Workers has been renewed for a second season by TBS, yay!
  • The Last O.G. has been renewed for a third season at TBS.
  • Snowpiercer has been renewed at TBS ahead of the premiere. And oh yeah, it’s on TBS now.
  • Sirens has been renewed for a third season at Freeform.
  • The Bold Type has been renewed by Freeform for a fourth season.

Cancellations

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Black Mirror returns on Netflix on June 5. And Miley Cyrus is involved?
  • Rick & Morty will return on Adult Swim in November.
  • Party of Five is coming to Freeform. I don’t know when.
  • BH90210 will debut on Fox on August 7.
  • Chad will be debuting on TBS sometime soon. I am already in love.
  • Motherland will debut on Freeform … sometime. I love the premise of this series, I hope it can deliver.
  • Everything’s Gonna Be Okay will also debut on Freeform sometime soon. It looks adorable.
  • Beats will debut on Netflix on June 19.
  • 3% will return on Netflix on June 7.

R.I.P.

Tim Conway, Actor and comedian. This one is sad, Conway was a great.

Tom Jennings, Agent and casting director

Isaac Kappy, Actor (I should note that Kappy had a complicated story. He accused multiple Hollywood figures of child sexual abuse including Steven Spielberg and once physically attacked Paris Jackson. He was a hero to the Qanon crazies. They are already spinning conspiracy theories about his death.)

WATCH THIS

The Real Housewives of New York: Sonja and Barbara go upstate to warn Lu. 8 p.m., Bravo

Riverdale: Alright, so are we going to settle this Gargoyle King once and for all? Also, how did those babies float above the fire? What was that even about? Are they ever going to tell us? Season finale. 7 p.m., The CW

Survivor: Season finale and reunion.  7 p.m., CBS

Southern Charm: It’s the sixth season premiere and I have never seen a single episode. I’m just as surprised as you are. Season premiere. 7 p.m., Bravo

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Howard Stern, Of Monsters and Men
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Margo Martindale, PKEW PKEW PKEW, Johnny Radelat
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: BTS
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Octavia Spencer, Henry Winkler, Sarah Tollemache
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Allison Williams, Patton Oswalt, Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Conan: Ron Funches
  • Busy Tonight: Leslie Mann
  • Watch What Happens Live: Kathryn Dennis, Patricia Altschul

 

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