Hey, remember when George R.R. Martin had some shitty things to say about the way ‘Lost’ ended? Because you know who does remember? Damon Lindelof remembers.

Instead of finishing the books, George R.R. Martin gave an interview to Leonard Maltin for his podcast, where Martin doubted the Game of Thrones spinoffs will match the popularity of the original series. But more interestingly, he and Maltin discussed the nature of fandom and how much it has changed in the Internet age from the more innocent days of fanzines.

The two discussed how the Internet has given fans a bigger voice, although Martin said far too often, the conversation can spiral into “madness.”

“The Internet is toxic in a way that the old fanzine culture and fandoms — comics fans, science fiction fans in those days – was not,” Martin explained.

“There were disagreements. There were feuds, but nothing like the madness that you see on the Internet,” he continued.

And now I take you back to 2011 when George R.R. Martin had some feelings about how Lost ended:

We watched [Lost] every week trying to figure it out, and as it got deeper and deeper I kept saying, ‘They better have something good in mind for the end. This better pay off here.’ And then I felt so cheated when we got to the conclusion.” Martin also cites the Lost ending as the type of mistake he fears making with his own show, saying, “I want to give them something terrific. What if I f— it up at the end? What if I do a Lost? Then they’ll come after me with pitchforks and torches.”

You know who remembers? The North Damon Lindelof remembers.

In other Game of Thrones news, apparently, there was a scene from season 8 that was cut that showed Cersei miscarrying. It’s a shame — we really could have used a whole lot more Cersei in that final season. I’m not sure that showing her miscarrying would have added much, I think the mystery of her pregnancy was actually beneficial to the show, keeping everyone including the characters and audience guessing as to whether or not she was just being manipulative again. But I genuinely wish she had been given more to do in the final episodes.

And in what would have been a VERY COOL scene that never made it to the scripts (but will hopefully be in the books), in the Battle of Winterfell, Viserion was originally supposed to have been attacked by a pack of 50 direwolves. I imagine this pack would have (may still be) lead by Nymeria, Arya’s direwolf, but who knows. In any event, GOD DAMMIT, I WANTED A PACK OF 50 DIREWOLVES. THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN SO FUCKING COOOOOOOL.

You’ll be able to buy the complete series Blu-Rays on December 3, just in time for the holidays.

In some much needed good news, Pop TV has picked up One Day at a Time, saving it from cancelation. The series will return in 2020.

Schitt’s Creek has wrapped filming.

George R.R. Martin and Damon Lindelof aren’t the only ones involved in a back and forth. (I would give anything for a Sunny/Office mashup.)

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Also, you MUST watch this Emmy nomination reel for Sunny. GIVE THEM ALL THE EMMYS, PEOPLE.

Wait, wait, wait, there is actual talk of a Family Guy movie? I truly hate this timeline.

For you Big Bang Theory fans out there, the set has been added to the Warner Brother’s Studio Tour.

Comic-Con Junk:

Well well well, look who believes in boycotts all of a sudden. Apparently, white supremacist and ultra-right groups have started taking up the Betsy Ross flag as one of their symbols, so when Nike decided to include the flag on a pair of Air Ones, Colin Kaepernick expressed some concerns to the company. The shoe company pulled the design and now Laura Ingraham is outraged! OUTRAGED! And will not be buying any more Nikes. Ok.

Your new Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Stephanie Grisham, fought back against North Korean guards who tried to prevent U.S. journalists from entering the room at the DMZ where Trump was meeting with Kim Jong-un. And I mean this sincerely: good for her. (She won’t last a year.)

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Some of your favorite shows at Pride:

The Office will officially end its run on Netflix in 2020 and begin streaming on NBCUniversal’s platform on January 1, 2021.

In the wake of the renewed attention the Central Park Five case has been receiving in the wake of When They See Us, President Lock Them Up was asked by April Ryan if he would apologize to the innocent men he called to be executed. His response: “Why do you bring that question up now? It’s an interesting time to bring it up. You have people on both sides of that. They admitted their guilt. If you look at Linda Fairstein, and you look at some of the prosecutors, they think that the city should never have settled that case. So we’ll leave it at that.” Our President is a bad person.

As you can imagine, Ava DuVernay had some feelings about this response.

Oh, and the NYPD detective who made the first arrests in the case, he’s not a fan of the series, either, for some reason. Meanwhile, some 23 million people have watched the series, so I guess it doesn’t matter what this jackass or Donald Trump thinks.

In MUCH happier news, NRA TV is shutting down. ADIOS, ASSHOLES.

Time’s Up

Jenji Kohan’s new Netflix series, Slutty Teenage Bounty Hunters (see casting below) will film in Atlanta as planned, and donate to The Autonomy Fund, a collection of non-profit organizations that support women’s right to choose. Pre-production had been underway for months before the abortion bill had passed.

Olivia Munn calls out Ben and Casey Affleck and Quentin Tarantino as men who need to step back and earn their way back into the public sphere after being accused of being jackasses.

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Bill Cosby is advocating for a new trial with a MAGA-invoking phrase, because there’s always a way to make it worse.


  • Wrong Man has been renewed for a second season at Starz.

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  • Divorce will end after this season on HBO.

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  • Chambers has been canceled after one season on Netflix.

In Development

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  • Making the Cut is the name of the new Amazon fashion competition featuring Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn.
  • Dicks, a female PI series from the iZombie team, is in the works at USA.
  • The Lincoln Lawyer is being developed at CBS.
  • Mapleworth Murders, starring Paula Pell and John Lutz, has been ordered at Quibi.

Casting News

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Mark Your Calendars

  • Four Weddings and a Funeral will premiere on Hulu on July 31.
  • Mrs. Fletcher will debut on HBO this fall.
  • Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee will return on Netflix on July 19.
  • Preacher returns on AMC on August 4.
  • Into the Dark: Culture Shock will debut on Hulu on July 4.

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  • GLOW returns on Netflix on August 9.
  • Orange is the New Black‘s final season will debut on Netflix on July 26.
  • Dear White People will return on Netflix on August 2.


Max Wright, Father on Alf

Bob Dorian, Host of American Movie Classics, and face of AMC for years before it ventured into original programming

Billy Drago, Actor known for The Untouchables and many other movies and TV series, including Charmed, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., Supernatural, and The X-Files

Tyler Skaggs, Pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels

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Desmond “Etika” Amofah, YouTube personality


Women’s World Cup: U!S!A! U!S!A! U!S!A! 2 p.m., Fox

Bill Murray marathon: Everyone loves Bill Murray.  Stripes, Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2 p.m., Sundance

America’s Got Talent: I’m actually advising against watching tonight, as this is just a “best of the auditions” episode. The more you know. 7 p.m., NBC


TUES. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Conners
American Housewife
Modern Family
The Goldbergs
Modern Family
CBS Big Brother
Blood & Treasure
CW The Flash
The 100
FOX Spin the Wheel
NBC America’s Got Talent


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  1. You think that the army of direwolfs would have been controlled by Bran? That way he would have done something.
    Also I hate it when groups take symbols from history and make them their own. Battle of Gonzales Flag, Gasden Flag etc.

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