I’m going to get to TV stuff, I promise, but I’m going to be honest: nothing I have to say TV-related is half as entertaining as this amazing video of Ryker, a Belgian Malinois, failing his service dog training, and failing it SPECTACULARLY. Ryker was training at Double H Canine Training Academy and as you can see, it did not go well. But don’t worry, he was adopted by his trainer and is chasing all the tennis balls he could possibly dream of without putting anyone at risk:
BoingBoing has more Ryker videos here. SUCH A GOOD BOY.
Now onto TV junk:
Bob Iger, arguably one of Disney’s most successful CEOs (if not THE most, when you consider everything he accomplished) is stepping down immediately, and for no explicable reason. MYSTERY! Could it be Ronan Farrow is sniffing around? Is he ill? Bob Chapek, the guy in charge of Disney parks, is going to be the CEO and Iger is going to stick around for the next 22 months, but there’s no real explanation for why now.
Disney also censored this week’s episode of Last Week Tonight on their Indian streaming services. In this week’s episode, John Oliver criticized Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s anti-Muslim policies ahead of Donald Trump’s visit to the country. An aside: while Trump was visiting, riots broke out just last night in Delhi when Hindu Nationalists burned mosques and schools and 22 people were killed. SO, YOU KNOW, MAYBE JOHN HAD A POINT.
ABC News has suspended David Wright for some comments he made in a hidden Project Vertias video about he is a socialist and that our media doesn’t hold President Dingbat accountable. OK, BUT WHERE IS THE LIE?
Don’t have Shudder? That’s OK: AMC is going to broadcast the first season of Creepshow before the second season premieres.
One of the network shows is considering ending the season with a five-year time jump. Of the guesses I’ve seen, Riverdale is the best — keeping everyone together through the college years is a hard trick to pull off, and the news that two parents are leaving the show leaves this one wide open.
A new generation of #TheOffice fans starts here.
— 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚘𝚏𝚏𝚒𝚌𝚎 (@theofficenbc) February 25, 2020
Danai Gurira is a badass and will be missed on The Walking Dead.
Wait, people are still pissed about this? CALM DOWN, PEOPLE.
Sex Monster News
- Mental Samurai has been renewed at Fox.
- Stateless, a limited series produced by and starring Cate Blanchett, has been ordered at Netflix.
- Fan Girl, a high-concept comedy series, is being developed at Peacock.
- Summer Sisters, the Judy Blume novel, is being turned into a limited series at Hulu.
- Red Rose, a horror series has been picked up at Netflix.
- Don’t Let the Pigeon Do Storytime! has been acquired by HBO Max.
- Micro Mayhem, a stop-animation series from Jon Favreau and Seth Green, has been picked up by Quibi.
- The Weather Channel will have a morning show on Quibi.
- Netflix has signed six more anime creators.
- Five Bedrooms has been picked up by the BBC.
- Macaulay Culkin, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Sarah Paulson, Adina Porter, Lily Rabe, Angelica Ross, and Finn Wittrock make up the cast of American Horror Story, season 10.
- Michael Rooker has been added to the cast of The President is Missing on CBS.
- Molly Shannon is joining the Showtime pilot Big Deal.
- Mekai Curtis has been cast in the lead of Power Book III: Raising Kanan on Starz.
- Coolio is joining the cast of the HBO Max drama pilot Vegas High.
- Lacretta is joining the cast of the Paul Simms comedy pilot on FX.
- Ryan Michelle Bathe is joining the cast of All Rise on CBS.
- Sarah Gadon is going to co-star in Evel on USA.
- Amanda Warren is joining the cast of the CBS political drama pilot Ways & Means.
- Stella Baker will star in The CW pilot The Republic of Sarah.
- Kelly Clarkson will host the 2020 Billboard Music Awards on NBC.
- Kelsey Grammer will guest star on Carol’s Second Act on CBS.
- LeeAnne Locken is leaving The Real Housewives of Dallas on Bravo.
Mark Your Calendars
- Betty will debut on HBO on May 1.
- Ugly Delicious will return on Netflix on March 6.
Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker will debut on Netflix on March 20.
Clive Cussler, Best-selling author
I Am Not Okay With This: Sophia Lillis stars as an awkward high school student struggling to navigate normal teenage shit while also harnassing her newfound superpowers. Series premiere. Netflix
SEAL Team: The Bravo Team goes overseas to rescue a CIA agent in the two-hour season premiere. 8 p.m., CBS
It’s Personal with Amy Hoggart: The British Full Frontal with Samantha Bee correspondent gets her own series in which she tries to help Americans deal with their issues. Series premiere. 9 p.m., TBS & TruTV
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: David Beckham, Guy Fieri, Doja Cat
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Nick Jonas, Travis Kelce, Finesse Mitchell, Michel’Le Baptiste
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Jason Segel, Charlotte Alter
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Bautista, Princess Nokia
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Bob Odenkirk, Iliza Shlesinger, Soccer Mommy
- The Daily Show: Kiley Reid
- Conan: Wanda Sykes
- Lights Out with David Spade: Guy Branum, Moshe Kasher, Megan Gailey
- Watch What Happens Live: Michael Rapaport, Margaret Josephs
- A Little Late with Lily Singh: Beth Behrs, Tichina Arnold
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