The Emmys will be hostless this year, and honestly, it’s doubtful anyone will even notice

Yesterday Fox had its presentation at the TCAs:

The Emmys will be hostless this year — and that’s fine. If they’re not going to hire Tina and Amy to do it, we genuinely don’t need a host.

Jussie Smollett is never ever ever coming back to Empire (I mean unless he does). As for his character, Jamal, he’s on an extended honeymoon. And while this might be Empire’s final season, the head of Fox, Charlie Collier, is open to the idea of spinoffs. Just not Star, apparently.

Fox’s upcoming series, Almost Family, is about a woman who discovers that her father, an infertility specialist, used his own sperm to impregnate some 100 women and her journey in meeting two of her sisters. Since it’s about a man impregnating a bunch of women without their consent, there were some questions about how the show would handle a touchy subject, but the producers insist it is handled with sensitivity, and that the show ponders the ethical and moral implications of the situation.

Another new series, Filthy Rich, is a soapy drama about a televangelist family, and its creator is hoping to spark controversy conversation: “Anything I do, whether it is film or television, I like to bring together people with vast differences,” Taylor tells Deadline. “To have Fox be so brave to make a show about faith and religion and the difference we have in America but not do it in a satirical or bias way — that’s what I am most excited about. There’s no right or wrong. It’s not pro or anti-Christian.”

Prodigal Son, the series in which Michael Sheen plays Jesus from The Walking Dead‘s psychopathic serial killer father, and then Jesus from The Walking Dead becomes a criminal profiler, was clearly inspired by Hannibal, not House, no matter what the creator might have to say about it. It’s just Hannibal with daddy issues and no Bryan Fuller.

One of the Masked Singers on the next season of Masked Singer demanded to be an egg.

There could be more BH90210 in the future, but don’t look for Beverly Hills 90210 to be remade — or for the original cast to recognize The CW’s remake as authentic. Ian Ziering: “They were using ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ to rope people in, [but] once I saw that pilot episode, I realized it had nothing to do with what we had created.” As for Shannen Doherty, she originally wasn’t going to be involved with BH90210, but then Luke Perry went and died. And then there’s poor Tori Spelling. Alas.

Fox will never let 24 die.

In Non-TCA News

Netflix won Benioff and Weiss in the end. Related: Confederacy is NOT going forward at HBO, to no one’s surprise.

Danny Trejo, the hero we need right now, saved a special needs child from an overturned car. We ♥ Danny Trejo. Give him his own series where he goes around saving people.

I miss Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

The Rocko’s Modern Life revival on Netflix will feature a transgender character. Pearl-clutching forthcoming from the Parents’ Television Council, no doubt.

Netflix is being sued by people who were featured in their documentary series, Afflicted, for being portrayed as crazy hypochondriacs. Now I want to watch it …

There will be a Fleabag book if you’re interested.

God bless Macaulay Culkin:

Interesting: The CW is owned by two companies: WarnerMedia and CBS Corp. As WarnerMedia is now part of AT&T and Time Warner, and CBS is expected to merge with Viacom, there is some question as to The CW’s fate. One of the two companies is expected to buy the other out, the question is which will it be?

Speaking of CBS and AT&T: their slap fight is finally over.

Fun: the White House is hinting that President Crybaby might issue an executive order to counter the supposed anti-conservative bias on social media sites. 1. JUST EXCELLENT TIMING, ASSHOLES, TO HINT AT THIS THE SAME WEEK WE ARE NECK DEEP IN WHITE SUPREMACY VIOLENCE. 2. But also, good luck with that. These are private companies and there’s a little thing called the FIRST AMENDMENT that frowns upon the government interfering in free speech by private entities.

Oh, lord, President TV is threatening to grant clemency to that crook Rod Blagojevich, who was once a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice, because his idiot son-in-law Jared thinks that the Democrats might like it. This, from the idiot who also argued that the Democrats would LOVE it if President Coverup would fire James Comey. MAYBE, YOU DUMMIES, MAYBE JARED DOESN’T KNOW WHAT THE FUCK HE’S TALKING ABOUT.


In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Prodigal Son will debut on Fox on September 23.
  • Almost Family will debut on Fox on October 2.


Two Sentence Horror Stories: I mean, the title pretty much says it all — short horror stories. Series premiere. 8 p.m., The CW

Wu Assassins: “The last in a line of Chosen Ones, a wannabe chef teams up with a homicide detective to unravel an ancient mystery and take down supernatural assassins.” Ok. Series premiere. Netflix

Chasing the Cure: In this new series, a panel of doctors work together to solve individual patients’ medical mysteries. Series premiere. 8 p.m., TBS, TNT

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Special Guest TBA, Lil Rel Howery, Lester Holt, Natalie Merchant
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Special Guest TBA, Billy Crudup, Robin Thede, Julian Dorio
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Special Guest TBA, Niecy Nash
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Josh Gad, Guillermo del Toro
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Special Guest TBA, Leslie Jones, Monsta X featuring French Montana
  • The Daily Show: Meek Mill
  • Lights Out with David Spade: Dana Carvey, Al Madrigal, Sarah Tiana
  • Watch What Happens Live: Eva Longoria, Julianne Moore


THUR 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC NFL Preseason Football
CBS The Big Bang Theory
Young Sheldon
Big Brother
CW The Outpost
Two Sentence Horror Stories
Two Sentence Horror Stories
FOX MasterChef
Spin the Wheel
NBC The Wall
Hollywood Game Night
Law & Order: SVU

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