Hello, friends. Today is Tuesday, May 19. MAY 19. We are more than halfway through May. How did that happen? What even is time?
Anyway, here is a sweet doggo who loves puddles more than you love anything in the world. This is Stevie the Wonderdog, who has cerebellar hypoplacia, which explains his gait, but it doesn’t take anything away from his sheer joy.
PUDDLES !!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/TXjpJGW0Jl
— 🎸𝐆𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩𝐲 🤘 𝐒𝐜𝐨𝐭𝐬𝐦𝐚𝐧🎸 (@ScotsmanGrumpy) May 17, 2020
Fox just announced that they have renewed two more shows, and you know what? Because we’re friends, I’ll save you the clicky: Last Man Standing and The Resident. But neither will be on their fall schedule because … you know. This leaves only two Fox shows on the bubble: Prodigal Son and Outmatched. What I hear, they are working out new deals at Prodigal Son and Outmatched will not be returning. BUT THAT’S NOT SET IN STONE.
Also, Temptation Island is preparing to start production on multiple international versions, including the U.S. Cast and crew will be tested and quarantined during the shoot.
YouTube is launching Create Together, a learning series hosted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
President Fuckopotamus announced yesterday that he’s taking hydroxychloroquine just because. This, despite the fact that studies have shown the drug can have lethal side effects, does not protect you from contracting the virus and does not help you recover faster.
Even Fox News’ Neil Cavuto was shocked by this announcement, saying:
“If you are in a risky population here and you are taking this as a preventative treatment to ward off the virus — or, in a worst-case scenario, you are dealing with the virus and you are in this vulnerable population — it will kill you. I cannot stress enough: This will kill you. So, again, whatever benefits the president says this has — and, certainly, it has had for those suffering from malaria, dealing with lupus — this is a leap that that should not be taken casually by those watching at home or assuming, ‘Well, the President of the United States says it’s OK.’”
Fox News's Neil Cavuto is stunned by Trump's announcement that he's taking hydroxychloroquine: "If you are in a risky population here, and you are taking this as a preventative treatment … it will kill you. I cannot stress enough. This will kill you." pic.twitter.com/e6D5alfAgc
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 18, 2020
Grab your clutching pearls because I’m about to tell you something shocking: President Bad Science did not appreciate Cavuto contradicting him:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2020
As for the claim that he’s taking hydroxychloroquine despite it being a terrible idea …
“I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientists, especially in his age group, and in his, shall we say, weight group: ‘Morbidly obese,’ they say,” says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Pres. Trump’s revelation he is taking hydroxychloroquine. pic.twitter.com/0ImjpEjg9q
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) May 19, 2020
… there are plenty of people who think he’s lying and not actually taking the drug at all, but instead using it as another cultural wedge issue — and, hey, guess what, it’s working:
Fake News: Wear a mask and don’t use hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID
Trump: No mask and takes hydroxychloroquine
Guess who I trust more…
— Rogan O’Handley 🇺🇸 (@DC_Draino) May 19, 2020
Good morning to everyone especially President Trump for making liberals cry crocodile tears from him taking Hydroxychloroquine. (the trigger pill)
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) May 19, 2020
“The Plague Nerdalogues,” a video series featuring Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica”), Jonathan Frakes (“Star Trek”), Phil LaMarr (“Samurai Jack”) and Brea Grant (“Heroes”) reading beloved monologues, will be available on theplaguenerdalogues.com to raise money for No Kid Hungry.
All Other TV News
I understand that the actors are most certainly tired of being asked about the backlash to the ending of Game of Thrones, but calling the fans “ungrateful” is maybe not the best choice.
This is a very good interview with Drea De Matteo (Adriana on The Sopranos), about the show and growing up an Italian woman and how her grandfather was in the mob and it’s just genuinely fascinating stuff that makes me want to go back and recap The Sopranos.
Ryan Seacrest did NOT have a stroke during American Idol, and in fact was back on Live with Kelly and Ryan this morning, looking fine. But this is the clip that had people worried:
— M. Drake Krueger (@KingDraqula) May 18, 2020
There will be 9-1-1 and 9-1-1: Lone Star crossovers next season, which is very optimistic to think there will be a next season.
NBC News is being sued for $2.85 billion by Smile Direct for reporting that online orthodonture is maybe not the best idea.
LOOK. I know this is movie news, but Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor are going to write the script for Legally Blonde 3, so. And yes, Reese Witherspoon is going to star.
Nickelodeon and Time are looking for the “Kid of the Year,” so send in your submissions.
Honestly, I thought Brian Austen Green and Megan Fox had split up years ago, but apparently, not. Also, love is dead, blah blah blah.
- Motherland: Fort Salem has been renewed for a second season at Freeform.
- Gentefied has been renewed at Netflix for a second season.
- Young Life, a comedy from BJ Novak, is coming to HBO Max.
- “The Real Lord of the Flies” story is being shopped around. Here’s the story if you haven’t read it yet.
- A documentary by the McMillion$ guys has been bought at Apple TV+.
- Stay Close is being adapted into a movie at Netflix.
- Camp is being adapted into a series at HBO Max.
- People Magazine is launching a daily TV series.
- Cuba: The Revolution And The World is coming to Amazon.
- Independence Day? How Disabled Rights Were Won is being made for BBC.
- Edgar Wright and Nina Park’s production company have some projects in the works at Netflix.
- Adam Sandler is going to star in Hustle on Netflix.
- Olivia Holt has been cast in the lead of Cruel Summer on Freeform (formerly called Last Summer).
- Chris Harrison, Greg Louganis, and Steve Guttenberg will guest star on Holey Moley on ABC this season.
- Loni Love will be the host of Bridezillas on WE tv.
Mark Your Calendars
- Legendary will debut on HBO Max on May 27, and I have cleared my calendar:
- Space Force will premiere on Netflix on May 29.
- Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga will premiere on Netflix on June 26.
- All three seasons of Hannibal will be on Netflix on June 5.
- House Hunters: Comedians on Couches will debut on HGTV on June 2.
- Gina Brillon: The Floor is Lava will premiere on Amazon on June 5.
- Criminal Minds marathons on WE are happening all summer long, beginning on May 23.
Gregory Tyree Boyce, Actor known for his role in Twilight
The Voice: The three-hour season finale where a winner is announced. 8 p.m., NBC
The Story of Soaps: This special takes a look back at the history and influence of a dying genre, the soap opera. KEEP SOAPS ALIVE. 8 p.m., ABC
Stargirl: A high schooler becomes the inspiration for a new generation of superheroes in this new series. Series premiere. 7 p.m., The CW
Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything: It’s a Patton Oswalt comedy special, what more do you need to know? Netflix
After the Dance with Stephen A. Smith: A SportsCenter Special: It’s an aftershow for the ESPN Michael Jordan documentary, The Last Dance, that everyone has been watching and obsessing over. 7 p.m., ABC
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ben Stiller, Hannah Gadsby, Tim McGraw
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Issa Rae, Tom Papa
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Gayle King, Amy Sedaris
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Ken Jeong, Ava Max
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Janelle Monáe
- The Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
- Watch What Happens Live: Amy Sedaris, Leslie Jordan
|ABC||After the Dance with Stephen A. Smith: A SportsCenter Special
|The Story of Soaps
|FBI: Most Wanted
|DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
|FOX||The Masked Singer
|Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back