We have our first official renewal of the season and the second probable — but it hasn’t happened yet —– cancelation. Fox has renewed the animated series Bless the Harts for a second season, but Bluff City Law over on NBC is probably doomed. While NBC hasn’t axed Bluff City Law, they aren’t making any more episodes after the 10th episode wraps production next week. It’s not all terrible news: they aren’t destroying the sets or soundstages in Memphis, because the plan is to see if the ratings improve. But the bad news is that NBC bought 16 scripts — and they’re only making 10. So, don’t get too attached, is what I’m saying. ANYWAY, at that link is my updated renew/cancel gallery with my best guesses as for the rest of the schedule’s chances if you’re curious.
Emilia Clarke remains sad about the ending of Game of Thrones: “Everyone is going to have their own opinion and they’re fully entitled to them. It’s art and it’s to be dissected and taken on in whatever individual way you wish. And if you’re sad that the show is done and you’re sad because you enjoyed watching it, then that’s sad. It sucks this wasn’t the perfect ending that people were hoping for, but I truly believe we would never have made everyone happy.”
That all said, playing Daenerys did give Clarke one thing: LADY BALLS. Indeed.
The streaming wars are about to begin, and it’s looking like Disney+ will have the upper hand thanks to their enormous library. Stay tuned.
Aw, Busy Tonight was resurrected on The Affair last night. R.I.P., Busy Tonight.
Jane Fonda and Sam Waterston were arrested together at a climate change protest. This season of Grace & Frankie is going in an interesting direction …
Pro-Hong Kong and Tibet protestors attended the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors preseason game this weekend. GOOD. KEEP IT IN THEIR FACES, Y’ALL.
Megyn Kelly and Matthew Dowd had a Twitter slap fight when Dowd suggested that Kelly and Lauer should go away and never come back. (He’s not wrong.)
Oh no, John Cho! Get better soon!
Just a couple of stories from over the weekend while we wait for the deposition machine to fire up again (Bill Taylor, the ambassador in those texts who was all, “HOLD UP WHAT THE QUID PRO QUO IS GOING ON IN HERE?” he is going to testify tomorrow and I’m not saying that I think the fact that one of my husband’s law partners is representing him is the coolest thing happening in this whole impeachment business, but I’m not saying that it ISN’T cool, either):
After the White House via Mick Mulvaney announced that the only hotel in the whole entire country that was suitable to host the G7 just happened to be Trump’s Miami Airport bedbug-riddled resort, Republicans told President Emoluments that they couldn’t possibly defend this flagrant shitting upon the Constitution. As a result, President Petulant Baby tweeted out that they weren’t going to host the summit there, after all. THANKS FOR NOTHING, CRAZY DEMOCRATS AND FAKE NEWS MEDIA.
…..its own 50 to 70 unit building. Would set up better than other alternatives. I announced that I would be willing to do it at NO PROFIT or, if legally permissible, at ZERO COST to the USA. But, as usual, the Hostile Media & their Democrat Partners went CRAZY!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 20, 2019
….Therefore, based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility, we will no longer consider Trump National Doral, Miami, as the Host Site for the G-7 in 2020. We will begin the search for another site, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 20, 2019
He’s still whining about it as of this morning:
Doral in Miami would have been the best place to hold the G-7, and free, but too much heat from the Do Nothing Radical Left Democrats & their Partner, the Fake News Media! I’m surprised that they allow me to give up my $400,000 Plus Presidential Salary! We’ll find someplace else!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2019
Of course, maybe his tantrum shouldn’t be so surprising. Mick “Cannon Fodder” Mulvaney went on Chris Wallace’s show on Fox News yesterday where he said that everyone was SO SHOCKED that the announcement of the G7 summit at the Miami Airport Hotel didn’t go over well because President Bedbug, “still considers himself in the hospitality business.”
Mick Mulvaney tries to defend Trump's original G7 Doral decision: "At the end of the day, [Trump] still considers himself to be in the hospitality business."
Chris Wallace responds: "You say he considers himself in the hospitality business, he's the president of United States." pic.twitter.com/HDVyHz4GhS
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 20, 2019
I mean. You guys.
Speaking of that Chris Wallace interview, the other hilarious story from this weekend is that even his closest lackeys, they are struggling to defend all of this bullshit.
Mulvaney, you’ll remember, dropped not only the news about the G7 Emoluments Party in a press conference on Thursday, but he also announced that they TOTALLY did a quid pro quo with Ukraine, before shouting at the press, “GET OVER IT.” Well, he would like you to know, Chris Wallace of Fox News, that you did not hear him say the things you heard him say. But Chris Wallace is all, “ROLL THE TAPE.”
BREAKING NOW: White House COS Mick Mulvaney caught LYING on #FoxNewsSunday with Chris Wallace
Wallace deserves an award and a round of applause for this interview! #TrumpImpeachment #FoxNews #MulvaneyConfession #mulvaney pic.twitter.com/sQ8LIyhMn9
— MocksNews🧢 (@MocksNews) October 20, 2019
Also not doing great on the Sunday political shows, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who got rolled by ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos when asked about Mick Mulvaney’s admission that they committed a quid pro quo.
Check out the LONG pause from SecState Mike Pompeo after George Stephanopoulos calls him out for stiffly refusing to discuss Mick Mulvaney's devastating admission of a quid pro quo this week.
Whole clip looks like a hostage video.#ImpeachmentTaskForce pic.twitter.com/iGojWPDKUf
— Grant Stern (@grantstern) October 21, 2019
You’re out of your depth, Mike.
Meanwhile, the Republicans are planning to vote on a resolution to censure Adam Schiff for his handling of the impeachment inquiry because they don’t know what else to do.
President Doofus is threatening to sue CNN for biased reporting of its impeachment coverage. Even more hilariously, he’s aligning himself with that fraudster James O’Keefe’s Veritas Project who filmed some supposed CNN employees talking about how Don Lemon is “blatantly left.” LOLOLOL OK. Good luck with all of that.
And then there’s this. ARE YOU LISTENING, GOP?:
A NYT/Siena College poll of the six states that will probably decide the 2020 election — Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — finds that a majority of registered voters in these states support the impeachment inquiry by 5 points, 50% to 45%.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 21, 2019
- Bless the Harts has been renewed for a second season — the first renewal of the season.
- High School Musical: The Series has been renewed for a second season at Disney+.
- Bluff City Law is ending production after 10 episodes. It’s not canceled… yet.
- Live, a cop drama, has been set at Fox.
- Bent, a crime drama, has been bought by CBS.
- Expecting Amy has been ordered at HBO Max. It is a documentary about Amy Schumer.
- Crash Landing on You has been bought by Netflix.
- People and Places, and documentaries about Mickey Mouse and Wolfgang Puck have been greenlit at Disney+.
- The Girl in the Woods has been greenlit at Crypt TV. It will star Kal Penn.
- Brad & Gary Go To… is being developed at HBO Max.
- The Unsettling has been bought by Hulu.
- Casey Wilson will co-star in Delilah on HBO Max.
- David Anders is joining the cast of Roswell, New Mexico on The CW.
- Richard Flood is joining the cast of Grey’s Anatomy.
- Mackenzie Davis and Himesh Patel will star in Station Eleven on HBO Max.
- Missi Pyle and Holley Fain will join the cast of Dirty John on USA.
Mark Your Calendar
- Making It will return on NBC on December 2. (Yay!)
- Dickinson will debut on Apple TV+ on November 1.
- Into the Dark: Pilgrim will debut on Hulu on November 1.
- We Are the Wave will premiere on Netflix on November 1.
- Bill Burr Presents Jessica Kirson: Talking to Myself will premiere on Comedy Central on December 6.
David Weisman, Producer
Nick Tosches, Writer and rock critic
Catherine the Great: Helen Mirren plays another bad bitch. 9 p.m., HBO
The River and the Wall: The description of this documentary: “Five friends journey from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes to document the borderlands and explore the potential impacts of a border wall on the natural environment.” 8 p.m., Starz
2019 Humane Hero Dog Awards: SO MANY GOOD GIRLS AND GOOD BOYS! 7 p.m., Hallmark
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Scarlett Johansson, Pete Buttigieg, Jim James, Teddy Abrams & the Louisville Orchestra
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Mariska Hargitay, Lizzy Caplan, Sam Fender, Terence Higgins
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Julie Andrews, Jonathan Groff, YUNGBLUD featuring Dan Reynolds
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Paul Rudd, Hasan Minhaj, Anthony Ramos
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys
- Conan: Rosario Dawson, Dulcé Sloan
- Watch What Happens Live: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Rachael Ray
- A Little Late with Lily Singh: Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger
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2 thoughts on “The first official renewal of the season is … unexpected.”
I don’t know if this is your area or if you have already touched on this, but what’s going on with Xfinity and Starz? Do you think they are both blustering and something gets worked out or is this another Cinemax situation where Xfinity drops the service and we get some knockoff TV station like Hitz?
From just an initial looksee, this seems like just another carrier/network slapfight that will end either right before the December deadline or maybe a few days after, as these things usually do. THAT SAID, there is a chance that this might end differently. For starters, Xfinity has already annouced that starting in December, Epix will be part of the premium cable package (which isn’t a bad thing — Epix has a lot of interesting offerings, including originals); but also Xfinity is objecting to the fact that Starz is selling some of its content to Amazon and on its own streaming service, and Xfinity might want to send a message to both Starz and other networks that it’s going to play hardball in a changing marketplace. So who knows! I’d put my money on them making a deal, but then I’m not good at gambling.