The Supernatural boys talked about the ending of the series at Comic-Con, and it sounds … worrisome. These are not quotes from people who are happy with how the show ends — in fact, they remind me of comments by other actors of another show that ended recently, comments that should have been treated as a blaring siren about what we could expect.
Jared Padalecki had the most optimistic take, explaining that Sam and Dean “find some version of peace.” He then added: “Whether or not that’s alive or dead, or if Amara possesses me or whatever the situation is, I feel like they find more peace than when the season starts.” Wait, he’s going to be possessed by Amara?
As for Jensen Ackles, he had a harder time coming to terms with the ending, not because he didn’t like it, but because it was so final. “I struggled with it for about a week or so, and then I realized I’m too invested, I’m too emotional. I’m too close to this character. To see anything with finality on it, it’s just hard to digest. I talked to a few people about it and got some clarity on it and have tried to look at it from a different perspective. I, now, have come around to being like, ‘This is a really good ending. This is satisfying.'” He had to be convinced that this is a good ending. Uh-oh.
As for creator Eric Kripke: “He actually has been told the ending, and he kind of likes it.” HE “KIND OF” LIKES IT? THAT’S HARDLY A RINGING ENDORSEMENT, GUYS. I’M OFFICIALLY NERVOUS, Y’ALL.
Eric Kripke revealed in an AMA that he had a VERY stupid idea for the Supernatural pilot: “In the pilot, we explored adding James Bond-style switches to the Impala dash — to release oil or salt. We might have even shot it. But then we realized that was stupid.”
Eric Kripke is also the co-creator of The Boys on Amazon (which is what he was really AMAing about). Here, he reveals the one scene in The Boys — a show that goes too far — that went too far for Amazon. It sounds like it was a lot, but apparently not the worst thing on the series? Whoa.
The Comedy Central show Alternatino had to pull yesterday’s episode in the wake of the mass shooting at the Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California. Apparently, a sketch involved a Guatemalan immigrant in at “Welcome to the United States” class, which warned the students about gun violence and mass shootings. I mean, accurate, though?
Congratulations, Jade and Tanner! Those second babies, they come fast. (I mean, it doesn’t explain giving birth in the closet, but sure.)
The current occupant of the White House whined on CSPAN about how much money he made for NBC, complained about Fox News showing a protestor at one of his recent events, and claims that he wouldn’t have to tweet if the media would just cover him “fairly,” i.e., the way he likes.
“CNN is 100 percent negative,” he said. “NBC is negative. I made a lot of money for NBC with The Apprentice. It was a tremendous success at a time when they didn’t have any successes. But they forgot about that very quickly. And they wanted to extend me. … I wanted to run for president. I think I’ve done a great job.”
As one commenter on the Deadline piece wrote: “What’s his point? Bill Cosby made even more money for NBC than Trump did; it doesn’t mean they should coddle him and minimize his rapiness.” WORD.
Also, your President attacked Mika Brzezinski again, calling her “Psycho” in a tweet yesterday morning. He also took a swipe at Morning Joe, with a particularly brutal dig that they helped him get elected.
Wow! Morning Joe & Psycho ratings have really crashed. Very small audience. People are tired of hearing Fake News delivered with an anger that is not to be believed. Sad, when the show was sane, they helped get me elected. Thanks! Was on all the time. Lost all of its juice!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2019
I mean, that does kind of sting.
He then came after them again:
….Don’t watch show, but heard Mika said I asked to preside over their marriage. Not true—does anyone really believe that? They were married by Elijah, King of Baltimore!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2019
I love when he criticizes a show for their content and then lies that he doesn’t watch the show.
For her part, Brzezinski responded:
President Trump apparently is watching Morning Joe again.
Donald, you really ought to find something else to do in the morning. It is just not healthy. Tweeting about the show this morning saying that there is anger on the show. My anger? No, I’m not angry. Don’t worry, Donald, I’m not angry. I’m sad and disgusted when pathetic politicians don’t stand up to your racism. your racism. They are too afraid to. That is sad and that is unbelievably pathetic to watch and it is really bad for our country.
So just make sure that you understand the emotion you’re seeing here. It is really sad and what I’m saying is what is happening with those who suck up to you to the point where they throw away everything that they have worked for all their lives including the trust that voters have in them, the trust that other members of the senate and congress have in them, that they cannot be a true friend and stand up for a friend when they are being called a racist by the President of the United States?
Let’s talk about [Rep.]Mark Meadows, and how he is too busy sucking up to you than being the friend that [Rep.] Elijah Cummings was to him when he was called a racist during a hearing about you, by the way, and Mark Meadows cried like a baby when he was called a racist and had these crocodile tears in front of the entire committee and Elijah stood with him and said, “you’re not a racist.” Mark meadows cannot return that favor to Elijah Cummings because he is too busy being afraid of you? That’s sad and that’s pathetic. So that is what you are, Donald, as you are tweeting away with your little thumbs. So again, unlike Mark Meadows, just for the record, we’re not afraid of you.
Sex Monster News
Mike Fleiss has paid his wife a $10 million settlement, and the restraining order against him has been dropped. I guess The Bachelor franchise will accept this as enough and try to pretend this never happened?
Kiara Belen, a former America’s Next Top Model contestant, is suing Bravo and Ryan Seacrest for a scene on Shahs of Sunset in which she was filmed in what she thought was a dressing room, “nearly fully nude.”
- A Teacher, a limited series starring Kate Mara and Nick Robinson, has been greenlit at FX.
- Action Scene, a series starring Kevin Hart, has been ordered at Quibi.
- Circe, a fantasy drama, has been ordered straight-to-series at HBO Max.
- Fast Color, a series based on the movie of the same name, has been ordered by Amazon.
- False Flag, an Israeli thriller, is being adapted for Apple TV+.
- Olivia Williams, James Norton, Tom Riley, Ann Skelly, Ben Chaplin, Pip Torrens, Zackary Momoh, Amy Manson, Nick Frost, Rochelle Neil, Eleanor Tomlinson, and Denis O’Hare have been cast in The Nevers on HBO.
- Tanisha Long, Angell Conwell, Rasheda Crockett, Chase Anthony, and Tristen Winger will star in the BET series Bigger.
- Kurtwood Smith will star in the Nate Bargatze comedy pilot on ABC.
- Jaime Ray Newman is joining the cast of Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu.
- Sam Witwer is joining the cast of Riverdale.
- Rufus Sewell and Kaya Scodelario will star in The Pale Horse for BBC One.
- WWE’s Big Show is going to star in The Big Show Show on Netflix.
- Jessica Tuck is returning to General Hospital.
Mark Your Calendars
- The Irishman will debut on Netflix sometime this fall.
- Gods of Food will premiere on Dropout on August 8.
- What Would You Do? returns on ABC on August 9.
Grant Thompson, Creator of the YouTube channel “The King of Random”
Harold Prince, Legendary Broadway producer
Phil Hymes, Saturday Night Live lighting director
Nick Buoniconti, NFL Hall of Famer
Jane the Virgin: I’m not ready for this wonderful little telenovela to end — it genuinely was one of the best and healthiest representations of female relationships I’ve ever seen on TV. Adios, Jane. Two-hour series finale. 7 p.m., The CW
Democratic Presidential Debate, Part the Second: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Julian Castro, Andrew Yang, Jay Inslee, Tulsi Gabbard, Kirsten Gillibrand, Bill de Blasio, and Michael Bennet. 7 p.m., CNN
Four Weddings and a Funeral: Mindy Kaling has turned the classic romantic movie into a series and its receiving solid reviews. Series premiere. Hulu
Sherman’s Showcase: A loving spoof of Soul Train partially inspired by Documentary Now! this show looks delightfully bonkers. Series premiere. 9 p.m., IFC
Unmasking Jihadi John: Anatomy of a Terrorist: A documentary about what led to the radicalization of a British student, and his recruitment into ISIS. 7 p.m., HBO
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Dwayne Johnson, Issa Rae, Eddy Grant
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Chris Hayes, Charlamagne tha God, Jeff Quay
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Rahm Emanuel, Michael Ian Black
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Patricia Arquette, Michael Peña, Freya Ridings
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Steve Martorano, BJ the Chicago Kid
- The Daily Show: Cornell Belcher
- Watch What Happens Live: Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk
- Lights Out with David Spade: Jim Jefferies, Steve Byrne, Kaley Cuoco
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|NBC||Ellen’s Game of Games