Welp, it’s been a month since things really went to shit, and there are only so many times you can rewatch Tiger King. Here is a gallery of some 38 other docuseries, reality shows and dramas based on true crimes you can binge on while we wait for this to blow over. If you’re looking for Tiger King-insanity, I highly recommend Wild Wild Country and The Jinx. Neither involve tigers, but they do involve plenty of crazy people doing crazy things. But if you’re just looking for something to watch while you shut down your brain, I’ve there are a bunch of easy-to-watch reality shows in here, too.
They’re just letting the penguins out loose on the streets now:
Hopping into the weekend the Wellington way! 🐧🐧🐧 The front steps of Shedd are perfect for a rockhopper penguin's preferred method of getting around: hopping! Early spring in Chicago is around the same temperature many rockhoppers thrive in—great for a quick outdoor adventure. pic.twitter.com/MBga7OBaJO
— Shedd Aquarium (@shedd_aquarium) April 11, 2020
That Friends reunion is not going to be a part of HBO Max’s launch next month because it hasn’t been filmed despite rumors to the contrary. (I still have no idea why we are all so obsessed with this “reunion.”)
Bob Iger is regretting announcing his retirement from Disney, apparently, and is back in charge in the midst of this crisis.
ESPN is asking its highest-paid employees to take pay cuts since there are no real sports anymore.
NBC Sports is going to begin airing old Olympic highlights tonight and all this week with Olympic Games Week, featuring big moments from Simone Biles, Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, Aly Raisman, among others.
Or you could watch Simone Biles remove her pants while doing a handstand:
handstand challenge 🤷🏾♀️ pic.twitter.com/D11uhLoG37
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) April 11, 2020
Pixar’s Soul and Disney Animation’s Raya and the Last Dragon have had to move their release dates. But good news for James Gunn fans: The Suicide Squad and Guardians of the Galaxy 3 are not delayed.
Tim Brooke-Taylor, A British comedian, has died from the coronavirus.
Hilary Heath, an actress who worked with Vincent Price, has died from the virus.
Wynn Handman, co-founder of American Place Theatre has died from the virus.
Anthony Causi, a New York Post photographer, has died of the virus. He was 48.
George Stephanopoulos has tested positive for the virus but says he is feeling fine.
Babyface and his family tested positive.
Sturgill Simpson, country star, has tested positive. He has some feelings about the government’s response:
Boris Johnson is out of the hospital, thanking the immigrant nurses who kept him alive and praising the NHS because COVID-19 has killed irony.
And a 107-year-old woman in the Netherlands has recovered from this virus, so there’s that.
Apparently, we’re in the “opening back up the country” stage of the pandemic, even though we have not peaked yet, have no widespread testing, are months — if not a year — away from a vaccine that can be used widely, and are still hitting around 2,000 deaths a day. But don’t worry, we’ve got these guys in charge:
"Okay, first idea: Has America thought about inheriting wealth from its dad?" pic.twitter.com/zt7IzDpyfL
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) April 13, 2020
not the choices i'd have gone with but ok pic.twitter.com/2wE3tkef6s
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) April 13, 2020
They’re shooting for a May 1 “re-open” date, which, listen — the sooner I get my husband back into his office THE BETTER. But I’m not optimistic that it is going to be feasible. And considering this virus is going to be hitting different areas and states at different times, it’s really going to be up to governors and local leaders to decide when things should start returning to normal, not President Dingleberry and his toadies. Considering how badly they have bungled the national response — and considering how they wanted to push it all off on the states to handle on their own — they DON’T GET A SAY when the country opens back up.
But of course the Hypocrite-in-Chief doesn’t see it that way:
….It is the decision of the President, and for many good reasons. With that being said, the Administration and I are working closely with the Governors, and this will continue. A decision by me, in conjunction with the Governors and input from others, will be made shortly!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 13, 2020
And this might be the single most telling tweet in his entire presidency:
Once we OPEN UP OUR GREAT COUNTRY, and it will be sooner rather than later, the horror of the Invisible Enemy, except for those that sadly lost a family member or friend, must be quickly forgotten. Our Economy will BOOM, perhaps like never before!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2020
YES! LET’S ALL FORGET THAT THIS EVER HAPPENED! SHAME ABOUT ALL THE DEAD AMERICANS BUT WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT WHAT REALLY MATTERS HERE IS PRESIDENT GHOUL’S POLL NUMBERS!
Oh, and he’s retweeting threats to fire Dr. Fauci because he’s angry the 3,000th article detailing how badly he handled this crisis in the early stages came out, and then Dr. Fauci was asked about it and Dr. Fauci was like, “I mean, yeah, lives could have been saved if we had done things differently …” and what I’m saying is that the Fire Dr. Facui clock is ticking away.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2020
Peter Navarro, President Tang’s trade advisor, is a goddamned joke:
Navarro gets slam dunked during 60 Minutes Overtime.
He challenged 60 Minutes’ record – “Show me episodes during the Obama and Bush administrations that said the global pandemic was coming, and then you will have some credence in attacking the Trump Administration.”
— Christopher C. Alberto (@ChrisAlbertoLaw) April 13, 2020
Well, well, well. Look who gets a little coronavirus and suddenly becomes rational:
Enough with the 3rd grade name-calling. Chris is doing his job. The news should not be any president’s friend, ally, or buddy. If it bothered you when Obama complained about Fox News, but you’re silent on this complete nonsense, then just stop. Seriously. Enough. https://t.co/uW1Dw275Or
— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) April 12, 2020
This was in response to this batshit insane tweet:
Just watched Mike Wallace wannabe, Chris Wallace, on @FoxNews. I am now convinced that he is even worse than Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd of Meet the Press(please!), or the people over at Deface the Nation. What the hell is happening to @FoxNews. It’s a whole new ballgame over there!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2020
I HATE IT WHEN SETH MACFARLANE MAKES ME LIKE HIM:
I really cannot fathom that we produce content for the same corporation. Laura, that is an insane remark. Everyone wants this to end. The sane among us are only trying to follow the lead of responsible science with regard to the timing. Please use your platform more responsibly. https://t.co/ccTck1IPBK
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) April 13, 2020
The Oneders, the band in That Thing You Do! are reuniting online for a watch party to raise money for relief funds. Considering the movie was directed by and featured Tom Hanks, who was the first celebrity to be struck by COVID-19 and the song itself was written by Adam Schlesinger, who passed away from it, this feels appropriate.
CONFIRMED: @tylerperry paid for all groceries during Seniors Hour at 44 Atlanta-area @Kroger stores. Look at these faces — you can see the smiles and tears through the masks! pic.twitter.com/MIm7F5Hssr
— Brendan Keefe (@BrendanKeefe) April 8, 2020
Kevin Smith is making Mooby’s real with Postmates to raise money for undocumented restaurant workers during COVID-19.
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Ever since I first introduced the fictional fast food joint in my films, folks have said “You suck at movies, so open a Mooby's!” Now the folks who did @savedbythemax is building the @moobyspopup – an IRL eatery in Los Angeles that opens later this year, pandemic depending! But as a preview of what’s to come, a Mooby Meal will be available for delivery in L.A. via @postmates starting THIS SUNDAY and running til 4/25! Our takeout Mooby Meals include "Mooby's Messy Lasagna Sandwich" with a side of "Hater Totz" and "Chocolate Covered Pretzels" for dessert! And for your “toy surprise”, we include an autographed Reboot card from me, that will also entitle the bearer to front row slots when the pop-up is finally open to the public! And we’re donating the proceeds to @nouswithoutyou (providing meals to families in need effected by Covid 19). If you’ve ever seen #dogma, or #jayandsilentbobstrikeback, or #clerks2, or #jayandsilentbobreboot, you’ve seen fake people eat at a fake fast food joint! Now, BE a fake person eating actual food from a real restaurant! Many thanks to @heyitsderekberry and the #savedbythemax folks for making a dopey dream come true! Follow @moobyspopup and on the high holiday of 4/20, live the Mooby’s slogan “I’m Eating It!” (Mooby Meals will be prepared by Chef @royce_burke and the @secret_lasagna team. Limited amounts daily, all of which will be offered first come, first serve. Hours 12pm-8pm. Follow @MoobysPopUp for more info!)
All Other TV News
We have Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper to thank for this new Bachelor singing series.
I just made a Gene Belcher reference last week, and here’s a whole New York Times profile on the comedian who voices him, the wonderful Eugene Mirman, who tragically lost his wife to cancer in January and is now left raising his 3-year-old son by himself in the middle of … all this.
Debra Messing says that playing Lucille Ball was “the hardest thing” she’s ever done, so now you know exactly how different your life is from Debra Messing’s.
Netflix has updated its parental controls to be able to block specific titles.
Looks like @Quibi made a show that presents crazy found footage clips and called it MEMORY HOLE (of all the things you could have called it… seriously?). It’s also deeply disappointing to see our logo from 10+ years ago completely ripped off as the look for the entire show. pic.twitter.com/fmduCXkb8M
— Everything Is Terrible! (@E_I_T) April 6, 2020
This Reddit user has an interesting theory on what American Horror Story season 10 could be about. I’m not sure I’m convinced, but it would be interesting.
This is Sarah Hyland and All-4-Wells doing Tiger King cosplay, because everyone is doing Tiger King cosplay because WE ARE ALL SO BORED.
I assume that if you’re a big Tiger King fan you’ve already watched the follow-up special hosted by Joe McHale. But there’s a possibility that you are so grossed out by the series that you couldn’t bring yourself to watch the special, but are still curious what happened on it. Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone you clicked the clicky.
- Disney+ is prepping a live-action Robin Hood remake.
- All Of Us Are Dead has been ordered at Netflix.
- Good Boys and True, a drama from the showrunner of Riverdale, has been ordered at Quibi.
- Deidre Bolton is moving to ABC News from Fox Business Network.
- Paige Turco is returning on NCIS: New Orleans.
Mark Your Calendar
- NOS4A2 will return on AMC on June 1.
— NOS4A2 (@NOS4A2) April 13, 2020
- Blindspot returns on NBC on April 30.
- Let’s Roll with Tony Greenhand premieres on Quibi today.
- Friday Night In With the Morgans will premiere on AMC on April 17. His first guests will be his TV sons.
- Hannah Gadsby: Douglas will debut on Netflix on May 26.
- The Amazing Race will return on CBS on May 20.
- Jimmy O. Yang: Good Deal will debut on Amazon Prime on May 8.
- Barkskins will debut on National Geographic on May 25.
- The Great Global Cleanup will premiere on Discovery on April 22.
- The Second City Presents: The Last Show Left on Earth will begin streaming on Topic on April 22.
Saul Turteltaub, Writer and producer of The Carol Burnett Show and Sanford & Son
Thea Trachtenberg, GMA producer
Timmy Brown, Actor in M*A*S*H and former NFL player
Tarvaris Jackson, Former NFL player
Nobuhiko Obayashi, Japanese film director
Diane Rodriguez, Actress, playwright, director and producer
Colby Cave, Hockey player
The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart: OK, so you know how The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are constantly featuring “concerts” by “musicians” that you’ve never heard of? Well, it looks like they decided to put all those people into the McMansion together for a singing/dating competition? I don’t know what this is nor do I care. Series premiere. 7 p.m., ABC
The Baker and the Beauty: A baker meets
one of the Crystals from the reboot of Dynasty an international superstar and they fall in love or something. Series premiere. 9 p.m., ABC
Songland: Songwriters pitch their songs to Lady Antebellum in the season premiere. 9 p.m., NBC
Biography: Kenny Rogers: This was scheduled before his death. Still bummed about this. 8 p.m., A&E
Merle Haggard: Salute to a Country Legend: One of the things I learned from Ken Burns’ Country Music documentary: young Merle Haggard looked like Walton Goggins — but hotter. 9 p.m., A&E
So I was watching Ken Burns really great Country Music documentary series and now I can’t get over how much young Merle Haggard looked like actor Walton Goggins. Biopic maybe? pic.twitter.com/iu8lckYUR0
— Paul Myers (@pulmyears) September 26, 2019
TMZ Investigates: Tiger King – What Really Went Down?: BECAUSE WE JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH. 8 p.m., Fox
The Late Late Show with James Corden: He’s back! 11:30 p.m., CBS
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Kenan Thompson, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: John Oliver
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Matthew McConaughey, Sam Hunt
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Alesso & Liam Payne
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Jack Black
- The Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
- Conan: Nick Kroll
- Watch What Happens Live: Ciara Duggan, Paget Berry, Glenn Shephard
- A Little Late with Lily Singh: Tan France
|ABC||The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart
|The Baker and the Beauty
|Bob Hearts Abishola
|CW||Whose Line is it Anyway?
|Whose Line is it Anyway?
|Roswell, New Mexico
|TMZ Investigates: Tiger King – What Really Went Down?