Judge Judy is ending after this upcoming 25th season which will run from Fall 2020-2021. I mention those dates because I have a confession to make: I included Judge Judy in my gallery of “Shows That Will End in 2020” but it’s A LIE. I LIED TO THE GOOD READERS OF CHRON.COM, Y’ALL. IT DOESN’T END UNTIL 2021.
Also, Hawaii Five-0 is coming to an end after this season — its final episode will air on April 3. So it IS ending in 2020, but did I use that gallery in this piece? Nope! I AM AN ENIGMA.
Clare Crawley is your new Bachelorette. At 38, she will be the oldest Bachelorette in the show’s history, and you know what? GOOD FOR HER. You know how old the remaining contestants on The Bachelor all are right now? TWENTY-THREE. You don’t know SHIT when you’re 23. And go ahead and guess how old the oldest Bachelor was: If you guessed 40, then go pick out a prize. What I’m saying is it’s about damn time we’ve had an adult woman on this dumb show.
Netflix is going to have its own comedy festival this spring, with Ali Wong, Amy Schumer, Bill Burr, Dave Chappelle, David Letterman, Jamie Foxx, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin, Kevin Hart and Martin Lawrence set to appear. Which, great, but is right now the moment to announce any kind of festival?
Oh dear. Orlando Jones is now dragging Ricky Whittle into his fight with American Gods.
— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) February 29, 2020
Why didn’t people watch John Mulaney’s Saturday Night Live? IT WAS REALLY GOOD. I have all the sketches in my SNL post. GO WATCH THEM.
Meanwhile, Hillary Duff would very much like the Lizzie McGuire reboot to join them. Hillary Duff is now publicly appealing to Disney to move Lizzie McGuire over to Hulu. (I would not hold my breath if I was her.)
YOUR SHOW IS TOO DARK. Please add The Walking Dead and The Outsider to this list, thnx.
Grammy-winner Duffy opened up about her long hiatus from music, explaining in an Instagram post that she had been raped, drugged and held captive.
Do not be fooled, Johnny Depp is a trash person.
Fucking Harvey Weinstein is still in the hospital and NOT IN JAIL WHERE HE BELONGS.
Chris Matthews has a long history of being gross and inappropriate with women. I can only assume he has an iron-clad contract with MSNBC.
Adèle Haenel, who recently spoke about being sexually abused by her director from ages 12-15, leaving the Cesar Awards with Céline Sciamma following Polanski’s ‘win’: “Bravo, le pédophilie, bravo!” pic.twitter.com/8334hD3LMI
— adèle haenel stan account (@arexnna) February 29, 2020
- My Loving Wife is being adapted for film by Amazon.
- Let’s Go, Atsuko! is coming to Quibi.
- Q Talks, a comedy talk show, is being made at Quibi.
- Middle School’s A Drag, You Better Werk! is being adapted for television.
- Steve Blackman signed an overall deal with Netflix.
- America Ferrera is leaving Superstore, WHAT???
- Courtney Cox is going to lead Shining Vale, a horror-comedy pilot on Starz.
- Sophia Bush has been cast in the lead of the CBS drama pilot Good Sam.
- Emily Alyn Lind has been cast in the lead in the Gossip Girl reboot on HBO Max.
- Lorraine Toussaint will co-star in the Equalizer pilot on CBS.
- Anthony LaPaglia has been cast in Jeffries, a comedy pilot on NBC.
- Kim Bodnia is joining The Witcher on Netflix.
- Tony Romo is CBS’s new lead NFL game analyst.
- Ben Schnetzer is the new lead in Y: The Last Man on FX.
- Rochelle Aytes has been cast in the led of The Lost Boys on The CW.
- Coby Bell is joining the Walker, Texas Ranger pilot on The CW.
- John Ratzenberger is joining the cast of Just Roll With It on Disney.
- Janina Gavankar has been cast in the lead of the NBC time travel pilot Echo.
- Akili McDowell is joining Billions on Showtime.
- Brandon Scott Jones has been cast in the CBS comedy pilot Ghosts.
- Reina Hardesty, Nandy Martin, and Zainne Saleh have been cast in The CW pilot Maverick.
- Ian Gomez, Collette Wolfe, James Earl, and Joe Massingill have been added to the NBC comedy pilot Night School.
- Erika Alexander, Gerardo Celasco, and Ross Butler has been cast in the Quibi series Swimming with Sharks.
Mark Your Calendar
- I Know This Much is True will debut on HBO on April 27.
- On My Block will return on Netflix on March 11.
- The English Game will premiere on Netflix (at least the UK and Ireland Netflix) on March 20.
The English Game – written by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes – charts the origins of football and how those involved reached across the class divide to establish the game as the world's most popular sport. Coming 20 March. pic.twitter.com/jb4fAP9MQ5
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) February 27, 2020
- Mike Bloomberg will have a town hall on Fox News tonight, and Donald Trump will do one on Thursday.
- Siren will return on Freeform on April 2.
- Just Roll With It will debut on Disney Channel on March 15.
- Driven will premiere on Discovery on March 30.
- Mama June: Family Crisis will premiere on WE tv on March 27.
James Lipton, Inside the Actors Studio host and creator
Jack Welch, CEO of General Electric who bought NBC’s owner RCA.
Joyce Gordon, Actress and former SAG president
Herb Dorfman, Executive at Orion Pictures Home Video
Nick Apollo Forte, Actor
Joe Coulombe, Founder of Trader Joe’s
Breeders: Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard star in this new comedy about the struggles of parenthood. Series premiere. 9 p.m., FX
The Bachelor: “The Women Tell All”: A bunch of former pageant contestants scream at each other over a man none of them have spent more than two hours with. 7 p.m., ABC
9-1-1: Lone Star: RATTLESNAKE INFESTATION! 7 p.m., Fox
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Rachel Maddow, Pamela Adlon, Joji
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Winston Duke, Surfaces, Glen Sobel
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Ty Burrell, John Heilemann, James Taylor
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Mark Wahlberg, Iliza Shlesinger, Rob Haze
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Freddie Highmore, Tame Impala
- The Daily Show: Nina Dobrev
- Conan: Flula Borg, Cameron Esposito
- Lights Out with David Spade: Josh Wolf, Erik Griffin, Arielle Vandenberg
- Watch What Happens Live: Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge
- A Little Late with Lily Singh: Taran Killam
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