Welp. Pilot Peter is, indeed, the next Bachelor. Mike Johnson — a handsome and charming Air Force vet who loves his mother and grandmother, who was respectful to Hannah and didn’t slut-shame her or try to gaslight her when she dumped him, and who had won over a huge portion of the Bachelor audience — was right there for the. taking, but The Bachelor decided to go with yet another mediocre white guy instead. Coooool.
— meaghan (@meaghan_connors) September 18, 2019
Forgive me I’m gonna be tweeting about Mike not being Bachelor for at least the next… *looks at watch* six months #BachelorInParadise
— Brett S. Vergara (@BrettSVergara) September 18, 2019
— Brett S. Vergara (@BrettSVergara) September 18, 2019
Pilot peter as the bachelor is the least surprising news ever. He was planned to be the bachelor before he started filming Hannah B’s season. ABC would rather cast Sean Spicer than have a black bachelor #bachelorsowhite #thebachelor #mikeforbachelor
— Bachelorette Rose (@RealityRose_) August 25, 2019
GO DATE DEMI LOVATO, MIKE JOHNSON. ABC DOESN’T DESERVE YOU.
Bachelor Nation: Mike should have been bachelor!
— Beeahnkah™ Zam (@ZBeeahnkah) September 18, 2019
If you were going to go with another white guy, Pennywise would have been a more interesting option:
Jessica Lange is not coming back to American Horror Story and I just have to come to terms with that.
A look at how “save our show” campaigns play out (and why The OA is screwed).
The Amazon Lord of the Rings series is going to be filmed in New Zealand, in case you were wondering.
A few final (hopefully) notes about Shane Gillis and Saturday Night Live and the whole dumb debacle. Apparently, he was cast to appeal to conservative viewers — now what it says about conservatives that the comedian they found to appeal to them peddled in racist, homophobic and sexist “humor” I will leave unsaid.
Bill Burr and Jim Jeffries defended Gillis, arguing that his firing is just “cancel culture” and, “The guy shouldn’t have been fired. It was just a couple things back in his history. We’re gonna go through everyone’s history?” The podcast in question was from LAST YEAR.
the most hilarious part about shane gillis getting fired is that snl said sorry our vetting wasn't up to snuff…..when everything is on page one of his google results
— discourse wallah (@krutika) September 16, 2019
put it this way: could you say the stuff Shane Gillis said at work and not get fired?
— Sam Adams (@SamuelAAdams) September 16, 2019
Y'all: Cancel culture has gotten out of hand
— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) September 17, 2019
Everything you wanted to know about Charlie Day (including the fact that he and Jimmi Simpson used to be roommates).
President Sociopath said that he never met Cokie Roberts and that she wasn’t nice to him because it’s always about him. He’s the bride at every wedding and the corpse at every funeral.
Martin Luther King III is calling for a boycott of the NFL until Colin Kaepernick is finally put on an NFL roster. DONE! (But do I have to start watching if he’s hired? Because, no.)
You’re running out of time to pick a show for me to hate-blog. Evil is still in the lead, but Stumptown has pulled ahead of Emergence and is making a run for Evil’s spot:
Older News I Missed Last Week
Westworld is only going to be 8 episodes long next season.
There is going to be a two-part Magnum P.I./Hawaii Five-0 crossover this season, which just makes sense.
The pros and cons of handing your home over to a TV series. In case you were thinking about it.
Sex Monster News
OH. HEY. ANOTHER CBS MAN HAS BEEN OUSTED FOR BAD BEHAVIOR. John Glenn, the showrunner for SEAL Team is out after an investigation of … some sort. Reportedly, it’s not for anything sexual, but we’ll see.
The production company behind The Rookie has announced that they have concluded their investigation into Afton Williamson’s claims that she was sexually and racially harassed, and they have announced that there’s no there there. Williamson, as you might imagine, is disappointed in the results.
MLB pitcher Felipe Vazquez has been arrested for solicitation of a child. A 13-year-old child. Jesus Christ, y’all.
Older Renewal News
- A present-day Hogan’s Heroes reboot is in the works. (Present-day? Really?)
- The Boondocks reboot is coming to HBO Max and has been ordered for two seasons.
- ABC has bought Committed, a marriage anthology series, Rice, a family restaurant drama, an untitled empty-nester comedy, and FML, a female drama.
- Everyday Insanity, a drama, is being developed at Fox.
- The Archived, a ghost hunter drama, is being developed at The CW.
- Bad Education, from Hugh Jackman, has been bought at ABC.
- Yellowjackets, a survival drama, has been ordered at Showtime.
- Tinder has made an apocalyptic TV series, which could be the premise of an apocalyptic series in and of itself.
- Pluto TV has added seven more channels, including one devoted to RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Older Development News
- A Time Lost, a series based on a story by Millie Bobby Brown and her sister Paige, is being developed by Netflix.
- The Institute, from Stephen King, is being developed as a limited series by David E. Kelly and Jack Bender. INTERESTING.
- Ghostwriter, a reboot of the 90s series, is in the works at Apple TV+.
- TriBeCa, a college scandal series is in the works at NBC.
- An animated comedy about Maz Jobrani’s life is being developed for Fox.
- Dear Santa, I Need a Date is being developed at TV One.
- The Platform has been bought by Netflix.
- Predateurs is being adapted for TV.
- Angels Everywhere is being adapted for TV by Roma Downey’s production company.
- Timothy Olyphant is joining Fargo this season. Yes, gawd.
- Marilyn Manson is joining American Gods next season.
- Kiefer Sutherland and Boyd Holbrook are going to star in Quibi’s remake of The Fugitive.
- Tim Matheson is going to be Rebecca’s father on This Is Us.
- Jasmine Guy will recur on Grey’s Anatomy next season.
- Matt Jones will return as Badger in the Breaking Bad film, El Camino.
- DeVaughn Nixon will play his father Norm Nixon on HBO’s Lakers series.
- Charlyne Yi and Jackie Cruz are joining Good Girls on NBC.
- Abigail Cowen is going to star in Fate: The Winx Club Saga on Netflix.
Older Casting News
- Milo Ventimiglia will star as Evel Knievel in a USA series.
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt will star in Mr. Corman on Apple TV+
- Goran Visnjic and Claudia Doumit are joining The Boys on Amazon.
- Hope Davis and Lilli Kay are joining Your Honor on Showtime.
- Julia Jones is joining the cast of The Mandalorian on Disney+.
- Wentworth Miller and Michael Patrick Thornton will be joining Madam Secretary on CBS.
- John C. Reilly is replacing Michael Shannon in the Lakers series over at HBO.
- Byron Mann is joining Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu. He is also going to return on Arrow.
- Corey Hendrix and Matthew Elam are joining Fargo on FX.
- Brett Dalton will star in Ghostwriter on Apple TV+.
- Dermot Mulroney, Anthony Welsh, Severine Howell-Meri, Cherelle Skeete, and Gianna Kiehl are joining the cast of Hanna on Hulu.
- Adam Pålsson has been cast as the lead in Young Wallander on Netflix.
- Ricardo Chavira and Gabriel Chavarria are going to star in the Selena series on Netflix.
- Ritu Arya, Yusuf Gatewood, and Marin Ireland are joining The Umbrella Academy on Netflix.
- Tucker Albrizzi is joining Mr. Iglesias on Netflix.
- Cassandra Jean Amell will be joining Roswell, New Mexico on The CW.
- Tami Roman, Theodore Barnes, Briyana Guadalupe, and Vince Swann are joining the cast of Ms. Pat on Amazon.
- Ken Kirby is joining Dynasty on The CW.
- Chelsea Rendon is joining the cast of Shameless.
- John Wesley Shipp and Johnathon Schaech will return for the “Crisis on Infinite Earth” crossover on The CW.
- Ian McShane will guest star on Law & Order: SVU.
- Kathy Baker will guest star on Chicago Med.
Mark Your Calendars
- Big Mouth will return on Netflix on October 4.
- In the Tall Grass will debut on Netflix on October 4.
- Living Undocumented will premiere on Netflix on October 2.
- Schitt’s Creek will return for its final season on Pop on January 7.
- Psych: The Movie 2 will debut on Peacock sometime in 2020.
- How Far is Tattoo Far? will return on MTV on September 19.
- Arsenio Hall: Smart & Classy will debut on Netflix on October 29.
- Underground Marvels will premiere on the Science Channel on October 2.
- Finding Escobar’s Millions will return on Discovery on October 1.
- Insatiable will return on Netflix on October 11.
- Elena of Avalor will return on Disney Channel on October 7.
- Bubble Guppies will return on Nickelodeon on September 27.
- My Country: The New Age will debut on Nickelodeon on October 4.
- See will debut on Apple TV+ on November 1.
- Limetown will debut on Facebook Watch on October 16.
- ABC comedies, they return next week!
- Dublin Murders will debut on Starz on November 10.
- Jack Ryan returns on Amazon on November 1.
- Hip Hop: The Songs that Shook America will debut on AMC on October 13.
- Nancy Drew debuts on The CW on October 9.
- The Good Doctor returns on ABC on September 23.
- Fox comedies return next week:
- Schitt’s Creek returns on Netflix on October 10.
- Black Jesus returns on Adult Swim on September 20.
- The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards will air on CBS on April 5.
- Ready to Love will return on OWN on October 5.
- Isle of Chimps will debut on Smithsonian Channel on October 9.
- Gorillas of Gabon will debut on Smithsonian Channel on October 16.
- Chopped: Sweets Showdown will debut on Food Network on October 1.
- The Owl House will debut on the Disney Channel on October 4.
- Rock the Block will debut on HGTV on October 21.
- Hallmark Channel’s “Fall Harvest” event will begin on September 21.
- The John Grisham multi-series project is no longer going forward at Hulu.
- Patty Jenkins has signed an overall deal with Netflix.
Sander Vanocur, Longtime ABC and NBC news correspondent
Carol Lynley, Actress best known for The Poseidon Adventure, but who also appeared in many shows including The Virginian, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Hart to Hart, and Night Gallery.
LaShawn Daniels, Songwriter
American Horror Story: 1984: I DON’T WANT TO WATCH THIS SEASON, but I’m totally going to. Season premiere. 9 p.m., FX
America’s Got Talent: America chooses its most talented person of the year. “Talented.” 7 p.m., NBC
MasterChef: A winner is chosen. Season finale. 7 p.m., Fox
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Sarah Paulson, Dennis Miller, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Residente featuring Bad Bunny
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Chelsea Handler, Sara Gilbert, Tove Lo, Yesod Williams
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Billy Crystal, Thomas Rhett
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Kirsten Dunst, Billy Porter, Andrew Orolfo
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Zach Galifianakis, Lake Bell, Fitz, and the Tantrums
- The Daily Show: Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey
- Conan: Scraps
- Lights Out with David Spade: Jim Gaffigan, Sarah Tiana, Fred Armisen
- Watch What Happens Live: Tanya Tucker, Brandi Redmond
- A Little Late with Lily Singh: Tracee Ellis Ross
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