Criminal Minds has been on the air for FIFTEEN YEARS, y’all. That’s a lot of years! In fact, when the series finale airs tonight, it will be the show’s 324th episode, making it the 22nd longest-running primetime series, if we’re counting by total the number of episodes. (And running for 15 seasons places it in the top 13 longest-running shows if we’re measuring by number of seasons.) But it’s not the only series leaving us forever this week: Fresh Off the Boat ends on Friday, and Almost Family bows out on Saturday. I built a whole gallery to commemorate all the series ending this year right here, if you’d like to check it out. BUT NO PRESSURE, YOU GUYS.
Of course President TV Show Host commuted the sentence of a Celebrity Apprentice contestant. This is a perfect metaphor for this entire presidency.
When you, as a Democratic candidate, are saying that Fox News is being fairer to you than MSNBC, the question may not be why MSNBC is being so mean, but rather, why is Fox News being so nice?
Speaking of Doctor Who, apparently you are going to need to brace yourself for the upcoming season finale.
— ً (@livextweets) February 19, 2020
Game of Thrones did not shoot alternate endings, according to Maisie Williams. So now you know.
Lark Voorhies is very hurt that she was not included in the Saved by the Bell reboot, but honestly, and I’m NOT TRYING TO BE MEAN, but would anyone recognize her?
Disney released an official Star Wars timeline in case you’re interested.
Cable lost another 6 million customers as the cord-cutting phenomena continues afoot.
- Ellen’s Game of Games has been renewed at NBC.
- Bigger has been renewed at BET.
- Nickelodeon renewed a bunch of shows: Are You Afraid of the Dark? The Casagrandes, AW Patrol, Bubble Guppies, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Blue’s Clues & You, Top Elf, and All That.
- The Auteur, a limited series starring Jude Law and produced by Taika Waititi, is coming to Showtime.
- Adopted, a comedy written and produced by Jimmy Kimmel, has been ordered to pilot at ABC.
- The Curse, a comedy from Nathan Fielder and Benny & Josh Safdie, has been ordered at Showtime.
- The Bachelor Summer Games has been ordered at ABC.
- Painkiller, an opioid drama from the creator of Narcos, has been ordered at Netflix.
- Exterminate All the Brutes has been ordered at HBO.
- Nickelodeon has ordered a bunch of shows: The Astronauts, The Loud House: A Very Loud Christmas!, Big Nate, and Danger Force.
- The Drowning has been ordered at Channel 5.
- The Holdout is in development at Hulu.
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will air next day on Pop TV.
- Jorge Garcia and Henry Ian Cusick will guest star on Hawaii Five-0 in a mini Lost reunion.
- Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell are going to star in The Shrink Next Door. No network is associated yet.
- Melissa Leo will star in the Fox pilot Blood Relative.
- Omar Epps has been cast in Power Book III: Raising Kanan on Starz.
- Mark Hamill, Lena Headey, Chris Wood, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Liam Cunningham, Stephen Root, Diedrich Bader, Griffin Newman, Tiffany Smith, Henry Rollins, Alan Oppenheimer, Susan Eisenberg, Alicia Silverstone, Justin Long, Jason Mewes, Phil LaMarr, Tony Todd, Cree Summer, Kevin Michael Richardson, Kevin Conroy, and Harley Quinn Smith have been cast for the voices of Masters of the Universe: Revelation on Netflix.
- Andrew Yang is going to be a commentator on CNN.
- Freddy Miyares is joining DMZ on HBO Max.
- Norbert Leo Butz is set to co-tar in Debris on NBC.
- Carl Lumbly is joining The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+.
- Sasha Banks will be in the second season of The Mandalorian.
- Reagan Rozas, Kyanna Simpson, Emma Meisel, Lexi Simonsen, Kevin Rahm, and Da’Vinchi have been cast in Vegas High on HBO Max.
- Kate Chastain is leaving Below Deck on Bravo.
Mark Your Calendars
- Amazing Stories will premiere on Apple TV+ on March 6.
- Listen to Your Heart will premiere on ABC on April 13. I WILL NOT BE BLOGGING THIS TRASH.
- I Am Not Okay With This will premiere on Netflix on February 27.
- The Stranger will debut on Quibi in April.
- Vagrant Queen is going to premiere on March on 27 on Syfy.
- Vida returns on Starz on April 26.
- Elite will return on Netflix on March 13.
- On My Block returns on Netflix on March 11.
- Celebrity Ghost Stories premieres on A&E on April 8.
- Ghost Hunters returns on A&E on April 8.
- What We Do in the Shadows returns on FX on April 15.
- Extraction will premiere on Netflix on April 24.
Chris Hemsworth plays a fearless black market mercenary who embarks on the most deadly mission of his career.
— Netflix US (@netflix) February 18, 2020
- CNN and Univision will host another Democratic primary debate on March 15.
- Love Island USA will return on CBS on May 21.
- Young Dylan will debut on February 29 on Nickelodeon.
- Carl Weber’s Influence will premiere on BET+ on February 20.
- Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years will premiere on Nickelodeon in July.
- Cold Justice will return on Oxygen on March 14.
- Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta returns on VH1 on March 16.
- The Accused: Damned or Devoted? will air on BBC on March 2.
Ja’net DuBois, Actress best-known for her role on Good Times.
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I am so very saddened to hear my longtime friend Ja’Net DuBois has passed away. I saw first hand how she broke stereotypes and changed the landscape for Black women in entertainment. I’m grateful in recent years I had a chance to see her and create more lasting memories. I pray for comfort for all her family and friends. Thank you Ja’Net, I’ll miss you. 🖤
Esther Scott, Actress known for her roles in Boyz N the Hood, in Hart of Dixie, and countless roles on other series
Zoe Caldwell, Actress and Tony-award winner
Pop Smoke, Rapper. He was shot and killed in the home of Teddi Mellencamp of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Nikita Pearl Waligwa, Actress and star of the Disney film Queen of Katwe
Cheryl Sanders, Former stuntwoman
Daniel Lee Martin, Country singer and host of Brotherhood Outdoors and Backstage and Backroads with Daniel Lee Martin on the Sportsman channel. Martin committed suicide after law enforcement attempted to serve him multiple warrants associated with charges of sexual abuse of minors.
Stumptown: Dex and Grey work on a plagiarism case. 9 p.m., ABC
Year of the Rabbit: Meet your new favorite Victorian murder-mystery comedy. 9:30 p.m., IFC
Democratic Candidates Debate: It never ends. 8 p.m., NBC
Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb: No reason. 7 p.m., TCM
Criminal Minds: Two-hour series finale. 8 p.m., CBS
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