WELL, FORK. The Good Place is ending after this upcoming fourth season.
But you know, I’m fine with this. The concept of this show is very limited in scope and you don’t want the writers dragging it out for fan service. You’ve served us well, Show. I can’t wait to see how you tie it all up.
Lisa Vanderpump is officially done with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills after nine seasons. And as opposed to the story above, I AM NOT OK WITH THIS AT ALL. I can only hope that she’s leaving so that she can make a triumphant return in a couple of seasons down the road.
Oh, so Linda Fairstein, the prosecutor of the Central Park Five, refused to talk to the producers of When They See Us if they spoke to the Central Park Five, too? Huh! Wonder why. Meanwhile, Joshua Jackson suggests we should call them “The Exonerated Five.”
The Austin Television Festival was this weekend:
- The new season of Veronica Mars was originally written to take advantage of their new home on Hulu — the first word of the script was originally “FUCK” — only to learn that Hulu wanted to keep the tone and language of the original series, and they had to cut all the cursing. Maybe they should hire some Good Place writers — Kristen Bell is an old hand at replacing curse words with nonsense.
- One Day at a Time may not be dead yet. Co-creator and executive producer Mike Royce claims there is still hope.
- And The League could potentially do a reboot.
- As could Men in Trees, a show I barely remembered even existed.
- And about that Greek reunion movie that was promised and never happened …
- However, Tremors is officially dead. Not that Kevin Bacon thinks so.
- The creators of Fear the Walking Dead claim that this is a “redemption” season. Of course, every season is a “redemption” season, but whatever.
- The cast of Atypical discussed representing autism accurately, and the Casey-Izzie relationship.
- One of the greatest character actors out there — particularly at playing baddies — Neal McDonough is joining Yellowstone this season and is going to make trouble.
- The grown-ish folks hint that the series could extend past the arena of college one day.
- How Brett Kavanaugh influenced a Grey’s Anatomy story.
- The Good Trouble folks discussed their decision to include the Black Lives Matters movement in this upcoming season.
- The Younger cast teased what lies ahead in the new season.
- The Blumhouse guys are considering turning another of their movies into a series, but they aren’t saying which just yet.
- The festival closed with a screening of the upcoming Showtime series, City on a Hill. You can watch the pilot episode here:
Yeah, I didn’t think Alec Baldwin was done with Trump, we couldn’t be so lucky.
Lee Daniels claims that Star will receive closure. I suppose that means there will be some sort of cross-over episode?
Now North Carolina is disputing that report that Swamp Thing was canceled because of a fuck-up with a tax break, claiming that they don’t even have $40 million set aside for ALL tax rebates, much less for one project. Meanwhile, James Wan has no idea why it was canceled:
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Don’t really know or understand why #Swampthing was cancelled, but I can tell you this — all the cast and crew, and producing/writing team poured their hearts into this. Really proud of everyone’s hard work. Go watch episode 2, and immortalize these 10 episodes. Swampy deserves it.
The Tonys were last night — if Broadway is your thang, but you didn’t watch for some reason, here are the winners.
The best part of The Tonys wasn’t broadcast last night. The delightful Billy Porter was invited by host James Corden to do some karaoke during a commercial break and it is the best thing you’ll watch today:
While we’re talking about non-televised performances, here are the Sesame Street Muppets performing an NPR Tiny Desk Concert in honor of their 50th anniversary. I’m not going to lie, every time I hear “Sing,” I tear up a little bit. Nostalgia is a bitch.
And here is Vampire Weekend playing the Parks and Recreation theme in a concert in Indiana:
After tweeting this, Perrette followed up with a tweet that included photos of a crew member’s stitches with the caption, “You think I didn’t expect blow back? You got me wrong. THIS happened To my crew member and I fought like hell to keep it from happening again! To protect my crew! And then I was physically assaulted for saying NO!?and I lost my job.” She has since taken this tweet down. According to TMZ, Mark Harmon’s dog attacked an NCIS crew member, an incident that prompted Perrette to leave the series.
What I find particularly interesting about this whole mess is that Perrette continues to work with CBS — it’s the network for her new comedy debuting in the 2019-2020 season. I personally don’t know that I would return to the network that forced me to leave my job to avoid being with someone I was terrified of; I don’t know that I would have confidence that they would address future workplace concerns. But maybe her new show was some sort of deal she struck with the network. Who knows.
At something called the “Produced By” conference, Michael Douglas credited the #MeToo movement for “bringing women into our industry more than ever before,” before basically arguing, “Not All Men:” “I think it’s also time to be kind to each other. We know there have been some mistakes by a lot of people or some people but I don’t think it’s a large population. I do feel that it’s important to remember we all mutually love this process and to be kind to each other.” So while it’s great he thinks #MeToo is important, let’s calm down with all the applause for him.
- The Red Line has been canceled by CBS after one season.
- Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas has been canceled after two seasons on HBO.
- Vice News Tonight has been canceled at HBO.
- The Code has been pulled from CBS’s schedule. It’s not canceled yet but being yanked from the summer schedule ain’t a great sign.
- The novel Bunny is being developed into a series by AMC.
- Anthony Mackie will star in Outside the Wire on Netflix.
- Geena Davis is going to guest star in this upcoming season of GLOW.
- Ashley Tisdale is joining Carol’s Second Act in a bit of recasting.
- Sophia Lillis, Wyatt Oleff, Sofia Bryant, and Kathleen Rose Perkins have been cast in Netflix’s I Am Not Okay with This.
- Sam Ashe Arnold, Miya Cech, Tamara Smart, Jeremy Taylor, Lyliana Wray, and Rafael Casal have been cast in Are You Afraid of the Dark? on Nickelodeon.
- David Fierro’s role on the upcoming CBS series Tommy is being recast.
Mark Your Calendar
- Succession returns on HBO in August.
- Sherman’s Showcase will debut on IFC on July 31.
- Undone is coming to Amazon Prime soon. It looks very trippy.
- Dark returns on Netflix on June 21.
- The original run of Veronica Mars will debut on Hulu on July 1 to get you prepared for the new season.
- Murder and Justice: The Case of Martha Moxley will air on Oxygen on June 15.
Robert Earle, Moderator on College Bowl
Max Saines, Endeavor TV executive
Bushwick Bill, Houston rapper and member of the Geto Boys
Note: No Bachelorette tonight — it has been moved to tomorrow night thanks to sportsball.
Gentleman Jack: Lister is forced to choose between staying in Europe and returning home in the season finale. 9 p.m., HBO
80s movie marathon: Get your nostalgia on with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Weird Science, and Top Gun. 7 p.m., Sundance
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Shailene Woodley, Brian Tyree Henry, the National
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Steve Buscemi, Zosia Mamet, Noah Kahan
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Samuel L. Jackson, Ash Carter
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Mark Hamill, Bradley Whitford, Lewis Capaldi
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Will Arnett, Ali Wong, King Calaway
- The Daily Show: Danielle Brooks
- Conan: Adam Sandler
- Watch What Happens Live: Laura Linney, John Cena
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