So, this gallery was actually more useful yesterday, when three of this week’s five season finales actually aired, but the Chron didn’t publish it until after I had already published my own post, so whaddya gonna do? The good news is that there are other finale dates in here for seasons ending in the coming weeks and months so its not a complete waste of your time.
One of those season finales airs tonight: The Bachelor puts all of us out of our misery tonight, and no one seems to know what, exactly, is going to happen. E! has put together this handy slideshow of how The Bachelor and Bachelorette finales have gone in seasons past.
Tyler Cameron, the guy Bahcelorette Hannah should have picked, lost his mother to a brain aneurysm, and he and his brothers have started a GoFundMe to start a charitable foundation in her name.
Quibi is launching in less than a month (April 6) and will offer a three-month free trial. Here is a list of everything that will be available on day one. Oh, and also, (once that free trial is over), you’ll be paying $4.99 a month for the service which will also feature 5- and 15-second ads that you can’t skip.
Damon Lindelof had nothing to do with Watchmen being recategorized as a “limited series” for Emmy consideration (except for that part where he said he wasn’t doing another season now or maybe ever).
Apparently, the Lizzie McGuire reboot was going to feature a story about sex and infidelity in its premiere episode, which is what had Disney’s panties in a twist.
One Day at a Time is still a little bitter about their breakup with Netflix. (Let’s hope their new home, Pop TV, remains stable despite Pop TV canceling pretty much all of their other scripted series.)
FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS: William Shatner has won all the horse semen in the divorce.
This claims to have the real story of Bob Iger suddenly leaving as Disney’s CEO, but it isn’t really passing the smell test. Disney wanted to get ahead of rumors? Or maybe Iger really did want to work on the creative side? I mean, OK. I don’t believe you, but OK.
There’s a bit of a shakeup over at Showtime in the head offices, if you care at all. (I do not.)
Veteran soap actor Roscoe Born’s family opened up about his death, revealing that he committed suicide after struggling with bipolar disorder, in the hopes to encourage others who need help to get it.
If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s toll-free number: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Another day living under the cloud Coronavirus, and a lot of shit has gone down since we last checked in … 24 hours ago.
Hey, remember when I pointed out that GOP nitwit Matt Gaetz thought he was making a funny by wearing a gas mask on the floor of Congress, trying to suggest that Democrats were being hysterical drama queens?
Reviewing the coronavirus supplemental appropriation and preparing to go vote. pic.twitter.com/wjJ4YY4VZz
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) March 4, 2020
And then he had a constituent in his district DIE of Coronavirus? Yeah, well, guess who was exposed to someone with Coronavirus at CPAC?
Congressman Gaetz was informed today that he came into contact with a CPAC attendee 11 days ago who tested positive for COVID-19.
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) March 9, 2020
And guess who YESTERDAY flew on Air Force One with President Germaphobe?
Matt Gaetz who was exposed to Coronavirus boards air force one with Trump. pic.twitter.com/977e8hk7UC
— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) March 9, 2020
Gaetz isn’t the only one exposed to the virus at CPAC, either:
Rep Louie Gohmert (R-TX) says he is not self-quarantining despite coming into contact with the person at CPAC with a confirmed case of Coronavirus
— Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) March 10, 2020
Oh, and Louie Gohmert, too, but keeping in character, that motherfucker is refusing to self-quarantine because he doesn’t wanna. HEY, YOU DUMDUMS IN TEXAS 1: STOP RE-ELECTING LOUIE GOHMERT, HE’S TRYING TO KILL YOU.
Meanwhile, MEANWHILE, this administration with the help of Fox News and Fox Business News is telling their viewers and base that everything is great and its the Democrats who are pushing the Coronavirus narrative to … lemme check my notes … impeach the President again:
Fox's Trish Regan warns that Democrats are using coronavirus as "another attempt to impeach the President" pic.twitter.com/LoEPVmwAGV
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) March 10, 2020
Hey! Guess who thinks the coverage of the virus is overblown — did you guess “Republicans?” Because the answer is “Republicans.”:
These are really stunning polling results by @SurveyMonkey showing the partisan divide on how the coronavirus is portrayed in the news. 62% of Republicans believe the news is "exaggerated" while a plurality of Independents and Dems feel it is "generally correct." Chart by @axios pic.twitter.com/vI478xI2Ql
— John Anzalone (@JohnAnzo) March 10, 2020
We are living in two very different worlds, you guys. One is grounded in reality and one is grounded in Fox News.
That said, there is a lone voice in the wild over at Fox News, who is speaking the truth? Telling his viewers that people they voted for are lying to them about the virus?
Tucker Carlson pushing back against coronavirus coverage from those who "have spent weeks minimizing what is clearly a very serious problem."
"'It's just partisan politics,' they say. 'Calm down. In the end this is just like the flu.'
Carlson: "It's definitely not just the flu" pic.twitter.com/h7N20Pi2Bd
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) March 10, 2020
In the entertainment world:
- The Bachelor grilled their studio audience over their potential exposure and they had to sign a disclosure statement.
- Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and Dr. Phil are all going to film without audiences.
- Fox’s Mental Samurai was set to film in Spain, but those plans have been scrapped.
- Quibi has canceled their launch event.
- AMC has canceled their upcoming Upfronts event.
- News organizations are asking their journalists who went to CPAC to self-quarantine. BUT LOUIE GOHMERT AIN’T GONNA AND YOU CAN’T MAKE HIM.
- Nightline is going to devote all of its coverage to the virus beginning this week.
- Coachella and Stagecoach have been postponed. NOW WHERE ARE THE BACHELOR IN PARADISE CONTESTANTS GOING TO HOOK UP? BESIDES MEXICO?
- SXSW has fired a third of their full-time staff.
- Sony has pushed back the release of Peter Rabbit 2.
- Broadway is slashing ticket prices (seriously: Hamilton was going for $50 a ticket)
- Snap has canceled their partner summit.
- Televangelist Jim Bakker, that snake oil salesman (and who I did not realize was STILL AROUND), has been told by the New York Attorney General to stop selling, well, snake oil, claiming it cures the virus.
- And Stephen King would really appreciate it if you would stop comparing Coronavirus to the virus in The Stand. OK, STEPHEN. SURE THING, STEPHEN.
- Here are a bunch of other things that have been canceled, including sporting events, parades, concerts, festivals, and universities (although I don’t see Rice University on here — which did cancel classes for the rest of the week).
And finally, for a little catharsis, here’s Stephen Colbert calling President Coronavirus a “monster” and an “idiot.”
REMEMBER: Wash your hands, don’t touch your face, if you’re sick stay home, and if you are elderly or immunosuppressed, AVOID EVERYONE. Stay healthy, guys. Virtual hugs.
- Going back to my gallery at the top of this post: Looks like 9-1-1: Lone Star has been renewed.
— 9-1-1 NEWS (@911FOXNEWS) March 10, 2020
- Kids Matter Now, a comedy pilot, has been ordered at ABC.
- J-Style Trip has been ordered at Netflix.
- Clyde Phillips has signed an overall deal with Showtime and CBS Studios.
- Disney+ scrapped three series they had been developing: A Muppets series from the Once Upon a Time guys; a Tron series, and Book of Enchantment.
- Nicole Byer and Aaron Jennings have been added to the cast of The Untitled Phil Augusta Jackson & Dan Goor Project on NBC.
- Andy Garcia is joining the cast of the ABC pilot, Rebel.
- Vincent Piazza and Ginger Gonzaga have been added to the cast of The Cleaning Lady pilot on Fox.
- Mark Moses and Pete Ploszek are joining the cast of the pilot The Maverick on The CW.
- Christian Keyes is joining the cast of At That Age pilot on NBC.
- Rita Angel Taylor is joining the La Brea pilot on NBC.
- Gavin Stenhouse and Gwendoline Yeo have been set in the Kung-Fu pilot on The CW.
- Anthony Hill and Sherri Saum are joining Grey’s Anatomy.
Mark Your Calendars
- Unorthodox will debut on Netflix on March 26.
- The Undoing will debut on HBO on May 10.
- Central Park will debut on Apple TV+ on May 29.
- I Promise will debut on Quibi in April.
- Creators for Change will debut on YouTube on March 17.
- Descendents Dance Party will air on Disney on March 20.
- The Split will return on SundanceTV on May 21.
Earl Pomerantz, Writer on Mary Tyler Moore, Cheers, The Bob Newhart Show, Taxi, and Sanford & Son and producer of Major Dad
The Bachelor: Part two of the season finale in which even Peter supposedly doesn’t know what is going to happen. Boy, bye. 7 p.m., ABC
Marc Maron: End Times Fun: The notorious crank has his own stand-up special. Netflix
The Princess Bride: Oh, just because. 7 p.m., Sundance TV
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Charli D’Amelio, 070 Shake
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Cillian Murphy, David Simon, Steve Ferrone
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Charles Barkley, Peter Sarsgaard
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Niall Horan
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Emily Blunt, Jake Johnson, Christina Aguilera
- The Daily Show: Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi
- Conan: Nikki Glaser
- Lights Out with David Spade: Gabriel Iglesias, Megan Gailey, Chris Franjola
- Watch What Happens Live: Stassi Schroeder, Beau Clark
- A Little Late with Lily Singh: Chrissy Metz, Marlena Rodriguez
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