Mandalorians, Muppets and Jeff Goldblum, oh my!

We had two huge TV stories over the weekend: the first being that Disney hosted their D23 summit, revealing trailers and details about their movies, Disney+ TV series and upcoming additions to their theme parks. For our purposes, we will focus on the Disney+ TV news, but the Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker trailer is out there (and it looks great).

In the Disney+ news most intriguing to yours truly, The Mandalorian, Disney+’s first original Star Wars series from Jon Favreau and starring Pablo Pascal, is set after Return of the Jedi. This means the series will not include Boba Fett who will be good and dead by then.

The Mandalorian will debut on Disney+ on November 12.

There is a bunch of other Disney+ trailers and casting and development news down below in the respective categories, including a bunch of information about Marvel series (which I couldn’t care less about, frankly). An interesting fact about Disney+: apparently, series will be released weekly, instead of all dropping at once.

The second huge TV story that broke this weekend is that the Breaking Bad sequel film, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, released its trailer. Netflix also accidentally released a title card with a synopsis of the movie before taking it down, but you can see it here. Honestly, it doesn’t reveal anything that the trailer doesn’t already make clear. And relatedly: apparently they filmed the movie in such secrecy that it was in the can before any of us heard any rumors about it even existing last year. Well done, guys!

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie will debut on Netflix on October 11.

Y’ALL, PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE IS GOING TO HOST SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE THIS SEASON. Also, Woody Harrelson will host the premiere episode which will air on September 28, and Eddie Murphy will return to host for the first time since 1984, and Billie Eilish and Taylor Swift will be musical guests, but WHATEVER. PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE.

1. Are you watching Succession? Because last night’s episode was incredible. But 2. here’s who the Logan family’s new rivals are based on

We have reached the Sharknado-inspired-policy decisions part of this presidency, presumably to no one’s surprise.

The Simpsons will pay homage to Stranger Things in this year’s Treehouse of Horror episode. Additionally, there will be a Thanksgiving of Horror episode this season. Also, Apu is going nowhere.

The OA folks are clearly trying to tamp down the speculation that the cancelation is all a meta part of the series:

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Gwendoline Christie probably won’t win the Emmy for Supporting Actress, but I won’t be mad if she did.

Looks like Pilot Peter is in the lead to be the next Bachelor because ABC is still not ready to have a black Bachelor. Mike Johnson is still in contention, supposedly, but I’m sure they’re just saying that to deflect criticism for as long as they can.

So it was Fun Robby in the Chrisley daughter sex tape and extortion attempt. INTERESTING.

Also, former Bachelor Chris Soules will spend 2 years in jail for that fatal DWI crash.

And in happier “Bachelor Nation” news, Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo were married this weekend in Mexico — BUT NOT IN PARADISE.

H’oh boy, Laura Spencer stepped in it on Good Morning America on Thursday when she laughed at the idea of Prince George taking ballet lessons. She has since made an on-air apology saying her comments were insensitive and stupid.

Andrew Luck of the Indiana Colts retired at only 29 after suffering several injuries, shocking the NFL and many fans. Mike Schur paid tribute to him in a lovely Twitter thread:

What’s crazy to me is that Luck is receiving any criticism at all for his decision to leave a brutal sport that takes years off of its players’ lives  — and sometimes literally costs them their lives. He has a right to live his life without pain and suffering. The idea that he owes anyone anything more than that, or that he’s weak for retiring is, like Laura Spencer’s sneering at boys practicing ballet, part of a toxic culture that sends dangerous, ugly and painful messages to our sons about what it means to be a man.

On the one hand, Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown really shouldn’t have defended Sean Spicer. On the other hand, it’s a shame that people were so awful to him on Twitter about it that he shut down his account. On the third hand, I was one of those people who told him to shut up, and maybe shouldn’t be chiming in now. But on the fourth hand, I didn’t do it on Twitter? Anyway, I agree with Queer Eye‘s Bobby Berk (in tweets that have since been deleted, but which you can read in the link above) on this one: this is ABC’s fault for casting Sean Spicer and making everything so political in the first fucking place.

Get better soon, Eddie Money.


In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • In fact, Disney+ debuts on November 12.
  • The World According to Jeff Goldblum will debut on Disney+ on November 12.
  • Lady and the Tramp will premiere on Disney+ on November 12.
  • Noelle will debut on Disney+ on November 12.
  • Encore! will debut on Disney+ on November 12.
  • High School Musical: The Series will debut on Disney+ on November 12.
  • Forky Asks a Question will debut on Disney+ on November 12.

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars will debut on Disney+ in February 2020.
  • Escaping the NXIVM Cult will debut on Lifetime on September 21.
  • The Great British Baking Show will return on Netflix on August 30.
  • The Ranch will return on Netflix on September 13.
  • Evil will premiere on CBS on August 25.


Bachelor in Paradise: Oh no, are Tayshia and John Paul Jones already over? 7 p.m., ABC

2019 MTV Video Music Awards: Sebastian Maniscalco hosts. Which makes no sense but OK. 7 p.m., MTV (Pre-show begins at 6 p.m.)

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath: The final episode of the groundbreaking series explores how Scientology’s policies prevent victims from reporting their abuse. Leah Remini and Mike Rinder did important work with this show and it’s a shame it’s coming to an end. Series finale. 9 p.m., A&E

Dave Chappelle: Sticks and Stones: Another stand-up special from the one and only. Netflix

Late Night:

  • Conan: Henry Winkler


MON. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Bachelor in Paradise
Grand Hotel
CBS The Neighborhood
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us
Whose Line is it Anyway?
I Ship It
FOX So You Think You Can Dance
NBC American Ninja Warrior

One thought on “Mandalorians, Muppets and Jeff Goldblum, oh my!

  1. Too…many…marvel shows…..
    Even if I wanted to watch them all I’d have to abandon my wife and kids to do so. Wow!

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