Alex Trebek is a survivor and an inspiration. May you have many more healthy years ahead of you, sir:
A one-year update from Alex: pic.twitter.com/W9101suZeZ
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) March 4, 2020
These are the other six women who were considered for The Bachelorette. I’m happy for Clare and think that she’ll be an interesting choice, but I would be lying if I said I didn’t wish Tayshia had been chosen.
So, who is going to replace Chris Matthews at the 6/7 p.m. hour on MSNBC? For now, poor overworked Steve Kornacki, who hasn’t had any sleep in WEEKS, will fill in for Matthews while MSNBC figures it out. There are arguments for giving Kornacki the hour, but there are other contenders, including Nicole Wallace, Joy Reid, Katy Tur, and Ari Melber. And, of course, there is always the Shep Smith option. Stay tuned!
Quibi has raised another $750 million ahead of its April launch. The streamer will deliver 175 new original shows and 8,500 individual episodes in year one. THAT’S A LOT.
Nik Wallenda will decide whether or not to wear an oxygen tank during his tightrope walk over a volcano sometime today. I, however, long ago decided to not watch this because I literally can not take it.
Sophie Turner didn’t finish watching Game of Thrones season 8 and she never should.
A pair of former Bachelor contestants had to clarify they aren’t dating after posting a cute photo together on Instagram.
How’s everyone feeling? Got the Coronavirus yet? I mentioned a few days ago that I had the flu last week, and I’m still battling a TERRIBLE cough so you can just imagine how popular I was waiting in line to vote yesterday.
Anyway, people are canceling things left and right because of Coronavirus:
- Folks are trying to decide whether or not Austin’s South by Southwest should go on and a bunch of groups are pulling out, including Amazon, TikTok, Facebook, and Twitter.
- The Bachelorette will not be filming in Italy, after having planned to do.
- A Dwayne Johnson movie, Red Notice, and the next Mission Impossible movie have canceled plans to film on location in Italy.
- Disney has canceled a Disney+ European launch event.
- Fox has pulled out of the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference where Lachlan Murdoch was scheduled to make a presentation.
- Google canceled its Google I/O developer conference.
- And Sony has closed offices in London, Paris, and Poland.
- Asian Descent, a comedy series, is being developed at Freeform.
- The Sauce, a dance competition from executive producer Usher, is coming to Quibi.
- Hot Off the Mike, a daily stand-up series, is coming to Quibi.
- Sex Next Door, a documentary series, has been ordered at Quibi.
- Spitting Image has been ordered at BritBox.
- Daniel Dae Kim has joined New Amsterdam on NBC.
- Genevieve Padalecki and Danneel Ackles will guest star in an upcoming episode of Supernatural.
- Ann Dowd is joining The President is Missing at Showtime.
- Thomas Middleditch has been cast in the led of CBS comedy pilot B Positive.
- Maxim Baldry has been cast in a lead role in the Lord of the Rings series on Amazon.
- Ryan Hansen, Aimee Carrero, and Neil Casey have been cast in the pilot for Someone Out There on NBC.
- Eric Petersen has been cast in the led of Kevin Can Go Fuck Himself on AMC.
- Kylie Bunbury will co-star in the ABC drama pilot The Big Sky.
- Katherine Reis will co-star in The Brides, a vampire pilot at ABC.
- Tami Sagher has joined the cast of Big Deal on Showtime.
- Natalie Martinez and Charlie Barnett have joined the cast of the Ordinary Joe pilot on NBC.
- Emily Hampshire is joining the Epix series Chapelwaite.
- Tory Kittles is joining the cast of the Equalizer pilot on CBS.
- Izabella Alvarez, Nia Holloway, and Hope Lauren have joined The Republic of Sarah pilot on The CW.
- Catherine Bell will return to NCIS: Los Angeles.
Mark Your Calendars
- Bloodride will debut on Netflix on March 13.
- Boomerang will return on BET on March 11.
- Brews Brothers will debut on Netflix on April 10.
- Dragnificent! will debut on TLC on April 19.
- Sunderland ‘Til I Die will return on Netflix on April 1.
- Red Nose Day will air on NBC on May 21.
- Tyler Perry’s Ruthless will debut on BET on March 19.
Bobbie Battista, Former CNN anchor
Stumptown: Dex spirals as memories from Afghanistan surface. 9 p.m., ABC
Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda: NOPE. 7 p.m., ABC
Dave: A neurotic white guy is convinced he’s meant to be one of the greatest rappers of all time in this new comedy. Series premiere. 9 p.m., FXX
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Noah Schnapp, Jane Birkin, Iggy Pop
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Ty Burrell, Susie Essman, Glen Sobel
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Chris Hayes, David Chang
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Usher, Judy Greer, Javier Hernández
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Elle Fanning, Dave Burd, Local Natives
- The Daily Show: Nneka Ogwumike
- Conan: Timothy Olyphant
- Lights Out with David Spade: Greg Fitzsimmons, Beth Stelling, Moshe Kasher
- Watch What Happens Live: Carl Radke, Luke Gulbranson
- A Little Late with Lily Singh: Jo Koy, Erinn Hayes
|ABC||Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda
|FOX||The Masked Singer