R.I.P. three not-so-great NBC shows, and one very good one.

The last of NBC’s shows that had not learned their fates at the Upfronts, Abby’s, The Enemy Within and The Village, have all been canceled. Frankly, I’m good with all of these getting the ax. The Enemy Within just never picked up any real steam. The Village was melodramatic hoo-ha. And Abby’s potential was never realized despite a great cast and some strong talent behind the scenes. That said, I’m still bummed about A.P. Bio being canceled earlier this week, one of the most subversive and best little network shows that almost no one watched. At the link is my updated gallery of shows that have been canceled and renewed, if you’re interested. Oh, and also officially dead and gone forever: Star. No one wanted it.

The NBA finals began last night, so here are some basketsportsmen reading Mean Tweets:

Millie Bobby Brown knows how Stranger Things ends and she says she’s “very scared.” David Harbor, in contrast, says the ending is “beautiful.” Brown also says the show should run either four or five seasons total.

TV cinematographers: “We like to shoot in the dark now!” Millions of Game of Thrones’ fans: “YEAH, NO SHIT.”

You could live like Tony Soprano if you happen to have $3.4 million.

More evidence that there was a secret alternative ending to Quantum Leap has emerged.

This is a legitimately good gallery of shows that were canceled for dumb reasons.

When They See Us sounds like painful but important viewing. See below for more information.

Hillary is looking to be the next Obamas. No, not like that.

The New York Times is not allowing its reporters to appear on MSNBC’s talking head shows anymore, lest they be perceived as too partisan. In contrast, The Washington Post says they encourage their reporters to appear on a variety of programming to speak objectively about their reporting, which just makes sense to me.

Anthony Bourdain’s friends, Eric Ripert and José Andrés have declared June 25 as Bourdain Day, to celebrate his life and memory:

Emilia Clarke thanks the fans for their fundraising on behalf of her charity:

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Ok so ‘speechless’ is a very fluid term…. that I’ve ignored in this rambling video BUT how could I be when there are so many thank you’s to give to YOU AMAZING HUMAN BEANS!!!!! Bloody hell, I am one very lucky lady to have such kind, generous, shining spirited fans who are raising money for my chairty @sameyouorg Elle Elaria and your reddit page where you have raised almost £38,000 has made my day, week, month, year, decade, and I couldn’t think of a more beautiful way to wave goodbye to the mother of dragons than with this step towards making brain injury sufferers feel less alone. YOU ARE MY HEROS. I am the one who should be bending the knee to you. #loveinabundance #sameyoucharity #humanitywins #thisiswhatbraininjurylookslike #❤️

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William H. Macy holding congrats grad balloons is the most melancholy image you will see all week.

Time’s Up

Netflix has opened the floodgates, and finally other studios are saying that if Georgia’s abortion bill goes into practice, they will reconsider filming there. AMC — home of The Walking Dead, which is closely associated with Georgia, WarnerMedia, NBCUniversal, STX Entertainment, Viacom and Sony, have all said that they would reevaluate filming in Georgia and CBS, and Showtime have said any state that enacts restrictive abortion laws might no longer be viable filming locations. Because this is not just about Georgia — Alabama, Louisiana, and Ohio, along with Georgia, offer the best tax incentives for filming in their states, and all four have passed new abortion laws. And New Mexico and South Carolina, who are also in the top 12 states offering tax breaks, are considering their own abortion bills. Meanwhile, Lou Dobbs is having a tantrum.

R. Kelly has been charged with 11 more sex crimes.

Tony Robbins’ book deal has been pulled at Simon & Schuster. Good.

Ellen Degeneres’ mother regrets not believing her daughter when she accused her stepfather of abusing her.

Lena Waithe is super sorry, too, guys.

I’m not sure that the world is crying out for an Ally McBeal reboot, but if it does happen, David E. Kelly thinks it should happen with a female showrunner. So, I guess that’s something.

Renewals

  • Spider-Man has been renewed for another season on Disney XD.

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • GLOW will return for season three on Netflix on August 9. (And don’t be surprised if it’s the final season.)
GLOW
  • Dark will return on Netflix on June 21.

WATCH THIS

FRIDAY

Deadwood: The Movie: From what I have read, the movie is definitely good, but is meant for the true-blue fans of the series, not for those who haven’t seen the show. Just so’s you knows. 7 p.m., HBO

Good Omens: David Tennant and Michael Sheen star in the adaptation of the Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett beloved book. Series premiere. Amazon

When They See Us: Ava DuVernay’s series about the Central Park Five that I, as the mother of two teen boys this age, don’t know that I can handle watching. Series premiere. Netflix

Always Be My Maybe: Ali Wong and Randall Park and Keanu Reeves and Daniel Dae Kim. Yes, please. Netflix

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction: David Letterman is back to interview Kanye and Tiffany Haddish among others. Season 2. Netflix

Swamp Thing: SWAMP THING! Series premiere. DC Universe

Killer Ratings: A documentary series about a Brazilian TV host who tried to boost ratings by ordering murders. Netflix

SATURDAY

Ask Dr. Ruth: A documentary about the delightful sex therapist. Hulu

Prince Rave Un2 the Year 2000: It’s the performance Prince gave on New Year’s Eve 1999. (There’s a personal story about this that I will not get into but it ends with “and that’s why my sister and I got into a fight on New Year’s Eve 1999.” She was right, by the way.) 9 p.m., PBS

Stephen King marathon: It’s pet-themed! Pet Semetary, Pet Semetary II and Cujo. 7 p.m., IFC

SUNDAY

NOS4R2: Zachary Quinto stars in this new horror series based on a book by Joe Hill, Stephen King’s son. Series premiere. 9 p.m., AMC

Luther: Idris Elba is back, ladies everyone. Season premiere. 7 p.m., BBC America

Fear the Walking Dead: Hey! That reminds me! I didn’t finish recapping The Walking Dead. 8 p.m., AMC

American Princess: After her wedding goes awry, a woman joins a Renaissance Faire in this new series. Series premiere. 8 p.m., Lifetime

Downton Abbey Returns!: A celebration of everything Downton Abbey and to get us all worked up about the upcoming movie. 8 p.m., PBS

Southern Charm New Orleans: Season premiere. 8 p.m., Bravo

The Burden of Truth: Season premiere.  7 p.m., The CW

 

FRI. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
(new)
20/20
CBS Whistleblower
(new)
Hawaii Five-0
(repeat)
Blue Bloods
(repeat)
CW Masters of Illusion
(new)
Whose Line is it Anyway?
(new)
Whose Line is it Anyway?
(new)
Local
FOX Beat Shazam
(repeat)
MasterChef
(repeat)
Local
NBC Blindspot
(new)
Blindspot
(new)
Dateline
(new)

SAT. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30
ABC Shark Tank
(repeat)
The Good Doctor
(repeat)
20/20 News/Local
CBS God Friended Me
(repeat)
48 Hours
(new)
48 Hours
(new)
News/Local
FOX MLB Baseball
(live)
News/Local
NBC Songland
(repeat)
Dateline News/Local Saturday Night Live
(repeat)

SUN. 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC NBA Finals: Game 2
(live)
CBS 60 Minutes
(repeat)
God Friended Me
(repeat)
God Friended Me
(repeat)
Madam Secretary
(repeat)
The CW Local Burden of Truth
(new)
Supernatural
(repeat)
Local
FOX Last Man Standing
(repeat)
Last Man Standing
(repeat)
The Simpsons
(repeat)
Bob’s Burgers
(repeat)
Family Guy
(repeat)
Family Guy
(repeat)
Local/News
NBC American Ninja Warrior
America’s Got Talent
(repeat)
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