I am not the target audience for the Saved by the Bell reboot: I was too old for the series during its original run and I’m not 10 years old now. That said, the news that the showrunner for the reboot has brought into the writers’ room Dashiell Driscoll, the executive producer of Funny or Die’s “Zack Morris is Trash” series, I have to admit, it gives me pause. Because Zack Morris IS trash! And writing the reboot to acknowledge that fact, it’s a terrific idea. OWN ZACK MORRIS’S TRASHNESS.
Sounds like there’s nothing left standing in the way of a 6th season of Lucifer on Netflix now that star Tom Ellis has signed a new contract. Just announce it already, Netflix!
Robert Durst’s trial began yesterday. Fingers crossed they get the psychopath this time. HE PEED ON THE CANDY AT MY CVS, YOU GUYS. WHAT KIND OF MONSTER DOES THAT?
Speaking of trials — here’s a piece about Court TV and whether or not the reboot of the network can ride this true-crime wave.
People were apparently pissed that Nik Wallenda was harnassed during his volcano walk last night. Yeah, see, the thing is, there are these people called “lawyers” and ABC hires a lot of them …
- Ragnarok has been renewed at Netflix for season 2.
- Crank Yankers has been renewed at Comedy Central.
- Flack; Florida Girls; and Best Intentions have been canceled at Pop TV.
- The Rook has been canceled at Starz.
- Taika Waititi is making two animated series based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for Netflix.
- Parenting Without Borders, a travel series hosted by Jessica Alba, has been ordered at Disney+.
- Growing Floret has been set at Magnolia.
- Netflix has ordered a dance series from the producers of The Circle.
- Kim Fields has joined The Upshaws, a comedy series on Netflix.
- Rose McIver has been cast in the lead of Ghosts, a CBS comedy pilot.
- Shannyn Sossamon will star in the pilot The Cleaning Lady on Fox.
- Christopher Lloyd will guest star on NCIS.
- Emayatzy Corinealdi has been cast in NBC’s drama pilot At That Age.
- Troian Bellisario has been cast in the CBS pilot Ways and Means.
- Jeff Pierre has been cast in the Walker, Texas Ranger reboot on The CW.
- Hailey Kilgore is joining the cast of Power Book III: Raising Kanan on Starz.
- Jon Seda is joining the cast of NBC’s drama pilot La Brea.
- Chelsea Holmes and Sam Straley have been added to the cast of This Country, a Fox comedy pilot.
Mark Your Calendars
The CW has announced their Spring premiere dates:
- Stargirl will premiere on May 12.
- The 100 will return on May 20.
- In the Dark will return on May 28.
- Ozark will return on Netflix on March 27.
- Daniel Craig is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend:
- Money Heist returns on Netflix on April 3.
- Archibald’s Next Big Thing returns on Netflix on March 20.
- AKA Jane Roe will debut on FX on May 22.
- The Challenge: Total Madness will premiere on MTV on April 1.
- Biography: Dolly and Biography: Willie Nelson will air on A&E on April 12. Biography: Kenny Rogers will air on April 13.
- Call Your Mother will debut on Comedy Central on May 10.
Wendell Goler, Former Fox News White House correspondent
Devs: A young software designer investigates her boyfriend’s suspicious suicide and uncovers a vast technology-based conspiracy in this new series. Hulu
Better Things: In the one-hour season premiere, Sam picks up the girls from a trip and embraces her “state of being.” 9 p.m., FX
Love is Blind: Reunion Special: Because you have to know what happened. Netflix
Castlevania: Complete third season. Netflix
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Daniel Craig, Whitney Cummings, Puss N Boots
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, James Taylor, Glen Sobel
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Keith Urban, Casey Wilson
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Liv Tyler, Norman Reedus, Blackbear
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Eric Andre, Phantogram
- The Daily Show: Judith Heumann
- Conan: Marshawn Lync
- Lights Out with David Spade: Brian Kiley, Jen Kirkman, Preacher Lawson
- Watch What Happens Live: Hillary Rodham Clinton
- A Little Late with Lily Singh: Jameela Jamil
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