These three shows are ranked most likely to be renewed and one of them will SHOCK you. (No it won’t. I’m just trying to get you to click on the clicky.)

Just to mix things up a little, I’ll start with the very little TV news that I have to offer because y’all don’t seem to be clicking on the impeachment-related headlines. And you know what? I don’t blame you. This is exhausting, and we could all use a big gulp of fresh air. (That said, I’m just pushing Impeachment Corner down below, I’m not getting rid of it because SHIT BE CRAY RIGHT NOW AND WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT IT.)

Our friend Cancel Bear is back for the fall season — though not with any guesses as to which shows will be canceled. Instead, they are picking which shows are most likely to be renewed. And while that may sound like the same thing just worded differently, it’s not.

Without even considering ratings, some shows already have a better chance of being renewed just based on how many seasons have already been made and how many episodes are already out in the universe as those numbers can make them more attractive for syndication. (It used to be that a series that was entering its third season was a safe bet for renewal, though with the decline of 22-episode seasons, it’s no longer a hard and fast rule.) Also, there’s the understanding that if a show airs on the network that produces it, its chances for renewal are stronger.

With that said, according to Cancel Bear, 9-1-1, Dynasty, and Black Lightning are all sure bets for renewal for a fourth season. (Dynasty, by the way, is the show I am alluding to in the headline.) Click on their post to see where all the other third season shows’ chances shake out.

In other pretty big TV news, a federal judge has blocked Georgia’s draconian abortion bill. (Which of course is exactly what Georgia wants — they want to push this up to the Supreme Court.) That sound you hear is the sigh of relief from literally hundreds of TV and film productions who won’t have to leave the state and their sweet, sweet tax breaks — at least for now.

We might get some more Fleabag after all! Hooray! Except we have to wait about 16 years. BOO. I’M HOLDING YOU TO THIS, WALLER-BRIDGE.

Schitt’s Creek is going to host a pop-up event in Los Angeles and New York in which fans can visit Cafe Tropical, the Rosebud Motel, Rose Apothecary and more. So if you’re in L.A. or New York this winter …

Kylie Jenner and Houston’s own Travis Scott are on a break. R.I.P. LOVE.

Get well soon, Bernie! I don’t want you to be the candidate, but I do want you to feel better.

Impeachment Corner

What does today have in store for us? A lying Secretary of State, a “jaw suit” against “The Swamp,” and somehow President Twitter Fingers manages to tweet even CRAZIER things! I don’t know how, but he did it!

First up: Mike Pompeo, after telling journalists that he hadn’t read the whistleblower report on the call President Grifter took with the president of Ukraine, admitted in a press conference that he sat in on the call. OH. OH OH OH, OK. I SEE. Remind me again what Pompeo said on the Sunday morning shows when the whistleblower report first came out? “Those are private conversations between world leaders, and it wouldn’t be appropriate to do so [release transcripts] except in the most extreme circumstances.”

HUH. GEE. WHY, MIKE? WHY?

Also, it turns out Kurt Volker, the special envoy to Ukraine who resigned on Friday? Yeah, Pompeo pushed him out of the State Department in an attempt to make him the fall guy in all this. HEY, MIKE, YOU SWEATING YET?

Meanwhile, President Swindlers’ attorney, Crazy Rudy, told journalist Elaina Plott in a bizarre text exchange that he was filing a “jaw suit” against “The Swamp.”

By the way, CrazyRudyLaw.com is live.

In a soberer tweet (although “soberer” is a low bar), Giuliani said he’s looking into suing Congress, and by “Congress” he means “Adam Schiff.”

Yep! Because utilizing a constitutionally dictated procedure, impeachment, is trampling the constitution. Just makes sense.

And not to get too bogged down in all this, because I genuinely believe the best thing to do with all of this is to keep it as simple as possible and remind folks that the President of the United States used his office to blackmail a foreign country to help him get dirt on a political opponent for the 2020 election, BUT! The Washington Post is reporting that Congress is looking into some of Giuliani’s OTHER clients, ones who actually pay him and GUESS WHAT?

House committees have also requested documents and depositions from two of Giuliani’s current clients, Florida-based businessmen who have been pursuing opportunities in Ukraine for a new liquefied natural gas venture.

The men, Lev Parnas, and Igor Fruman, have been assisting Giuliani’s push to get Ukrainian officials to investigate former vice president Joe Biden and his son and Giuliani’s claim that Democrats conspired with Ukrainians in the 2016 campaign.

WELL, WELL, WELL.

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So then this morning, Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi held a press conference where they warned the White House that if they continue to stonewall Congress and not hand over documents and witnesses, their obstruction will be added to the articles of impeachment.

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Also, Representative Elijah Cummings, chairman of the Oversight and Reform Committee, told colleagues that if the White House doesn’t comply, the subpoenas go out on Friday.

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It’s important to note here that the Inspector General of the State Department reached out to Congress, asking to meet with them today to brief them about documents related to Ukraine:

WHAT’S GOING ON? IS THE WHITE HOUSE OR THE STATE DEPARTMENT DESTROYING DOCUMENTS? I BET THEY’RE DESTROYING DOCUMENTS, Y’ALL.

As for how President Meltdown is handling all of this, first he called a constitutionally-prescribed process a “coup,” in a clear effort to get the crazies wound up:

I’m sure it’s no big deal. After all, it’s not like he’s ever inspired his base to commit acts of violence.

And then he watched Schiff and Pelosi’s press conference, and guess what? He did not care for it. He did not care for it one bit!

By the way, and not that it matters much, but Clinton won 232 electoral votes.

Oh, and then President NOT ANGRY VERY CALM talked to reporters during his meeting with the President of Finland where he yelled about the whistleblower and how he still wants to know their identity and how they’re not a REAL whistleblower, before then complaining about a book written by New York Times reporters that claims he wanted to build a moat at the border and fill it with alligators and snakes, and to shoot migrants as they tried to cross over. Because this story, which is BATFUCK INSANE, BY THE WAY, it has to take a backseat to everything else that is happening. Oh, and also, he said The Washington Post reported this before screaming about the “corrupt media.” Is it too early to drink?

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And I’m just going to leave it on this note because if I don’t publish right now, 900 more things will happen:

Cancellations

  • Grand Hotel has been canceled at ABC after one season.

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Atypical returns on Netflix on November 1.
  • Breast Cancer themed movies will air every Sunday night on Lifetime this month.
  • The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash will debut on YouTube on November 11.

R.I.P.

Hogan Sheffer, Emmy-winning writer on As the World Turns and The Young and the Restless

Peter Sessions, BBC Broadcaster

Henry Capanna, Agent

Eric Pleskow, Former head of Orion Pictures and United Artists

WATCH THIS

Stumptown: We learn Dex and Grey’s history. 9 p.m., ABC

Almost Family: A woman discovers that her brilliant fertility doctor dad was impregnating his patients with his own sperm and whoops! she might have 100 half-siblings. Series premiere. 8 p.m., Fox

SEAL Team: Jayson leads a team to Serbia in the season premiere. 8 p.m., CBS

S.W.A.T.: A serial bomber uses drones to terrorize Los Angeles. Season premiere. 9 p.m., CBS

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Natalie Portman, Henry Winkler, Robbie Robertson
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Nick Kroll, Zazie Beetz, Rep. Katie Porter, Roy Mayorga
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Rami Malek, Jill Soloway
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Allison Janney, Jonathan Van Ness, Tom Walker
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Gwyneth Paltrow, Evan Funke, Lunay
  • The Daily Show: Jacqueline Woodson
  • Lights Out with David Spade: Martin Short, Maya Rudolph
  • Watch What Happens Live: Taye Diggs
  • A Little Late with Lily Singh: Meghan Trainor

 

WEDS. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Goldbergs
(new)
Schooled
(new)
Modern Family
(new)
Single Parents
(new)
Stumptown
(new)
CBS Survivor
(new)
SEAL Team
(new)
S.W.A.T.
(new)
CW iHeartRadio Music Festival
(new)
Local
FOX The Masked Singer
(new)
Almost Family
(new)
News/Local
NBC Chicago Med
(live)
Chicago Fire
(new)
Chicago P.D.
(new)

3 thoughts on “These three shows are ranked most likely to be renewed and one of them will SHOCK you. (No it won’t. I’m just trying to get you to click on the clicky.)

  1. Please don’t stop your coverage of the impeachment proceedings. I love your daily summaries of this ever-evolving batsh%# craziness. I’m trying to read all of the headlines too as they come in, but it’s so nice of you to lay them all out for me in a more organized manner. You’re the best!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Alicia! No worries, I’m going to keep talking about this impeachment story even though it has little to do with TV. MY BLOG, I DO WHAT I WANT. Thanks for reading and for your kind words!

      -T

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