It’s a big day of news for fans of two shows many people are still really angry about …

Hi. It’s Monday. Things are still weird, so here is the sweetest reunion you’ll see all day:

There is big, unsubstantiated news for fans of two series who arguably did not stick their landings, i.e., yours truly:

This is just the sketchiest of rumors, but there is some talk out there that a Lost reboot could be in the works. According to “We’ve Got This Covered’s” source, the reboot is only in the discussion stage right now, but what is being discussed would be “more mature” and will probably be shopped to streaming services. It sounds like this is in VERY early stages of talks, and may never happen. But it might surprise you to learn that I am actually fine with a reboot — not a remake — of Lost, one that would take place in the universe that Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof created. It’s been long enough since the series finale to give everyone some distance from the original material and it’s a rich world with many narrative possibilities.

That said, I am apprehensive about a series that would not be written by “Darlton,” despite whatever criticisms people might have about how the series ultimately concluded. I am deeply skeptical that anyone who attempts this would be able to recapture lightning in a bottle, but I would wish them all the best in their attempt.

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And in other series I am legitimately excited about, there are also rumors that the Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon, is beginning to cast its lead roles and is starting some form of production, which is unexpected considering we are in the middle of a pandemic, but hey! I’ll take it.

Yesterday’s big political TV news was President Mental Acuity Test’s interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace. It did not go well for him thanks to Chris Wallace fact-checking his bullshit throughout.

You can watch the whole thing for yourself here:

And last week’s interview with Mary Trump gave Rachel Maddow her best ratings ever, and did better than Sean Hannity’s town hall with President Mush Brain, a point that Mary Trump made on Twitter:

Oof, hitting him where it hurts.

Disney+ and Hulu are pulling advertising from Facebook to coerce them to do something about hate speech on the social media site.

Nick Cannon’s planned daytime talk show has been “delayed” by a year following his anti-Semitic comments. I wouldn’t be holding my breath that it will be coming back.

Important Bachelor data: the ten shortest relationships in the show’s history. Also, did you know that when The Bachelor or The Bachelorette aren’t filming, a real family lives in the McMansion? NOW YOU DO AND YOU’LL NEVER UNKNOW IT.


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A Qanon Karen (a Qaren?) discovered Adult Swim, and had a meltdown. It did not go well for her:

Netflix is being sued over the name “Tiger King.” Good luck with that!

Ooh, Schitt’s Creek might be getting its own LEGO set. Gimme!

Get well soon, Savannah Guthrie!

Going Viral

4,000 people have died in the Los Angeles area from this bastard virus.

The studios are still negotiating with unions and guilds about how to begin filming again.

Over in New York, productions are allowed to begin ramping up again as of today. The city’s plan requires productions to be “limited to 50 people (up from 25), can’t interfere with hospitals or COVID-19 testing centers, can’t block streets, and can’t be close to restaurants with outdoor seating without the eateries’ permission.”

Related: Saturday Night Live is trying to figure out how to get back into Studio 8H for season 46. They won’t have audiences, obviously, but leaving that aside, I wonder how they can possibly pull this off. I get wanting to return to something resembling normal but … are the performers going to all stand 6 feet apart from one another? Are they going to quarantine together? How does any of this work?

There are a LOT of questions on how this quarantine The Bachelorette will work.

Here the host of The Amazing Race pats himself on the back for stopping production on a ’round-the-world scavenger hunt IN THE MIDDLE OF A FUCKING GLOBAL PANDEMIC. Wow, dude. Well done, I guess.

MasterChef UK has resumed production. Good luck!

Great news everyone: President Virus Denier is going to start holding daily COVID-19 press briefings again. And if the first question from the first reporter isn’t, “Why are you trying to cut finding for testing and tracing out of the Senate relief bill,” I AM GOING TO BURN EVERYTHING DOWN.

Megyn Kelly and Soledad O’Brien had a twitter fight about a Fox News meteorologist who questioned Dr. Fauci which also involved Megyn Kelly calling herself the “blackface lady” in a roundabout way which I think accurately sums up 2020 so far.

Warner Brothers has set up a hotline for people to report COVID-19 safety violations on set anonymously.

The Conjuring 3 has been pushed back to June 2021, and Tenet has been removed from the release calendar altogether, surprising EXACTLY NO ONE.

Uncharted, an action movie starring Mark Wahlberg and Tom Holland, went back into production in Germany today. (Sorta related, my cousin headed to Berlin this weekend to get back to work on Matrix 4. He actually contracted COVID back in the spring while filming the movie in San Francisco. So, you know, GOOD LUCK, EVERYONE.)

The NFL is still acting as if the season is going to be business as usual. We’ll see.

Moonyeenn Lee, a casting agent and manager, has died from coronavirus complications.


  • Grantchester has been renewed for a sixth season at PBS and ITV.

In Development

  • Good Serial, a dark comedy written by James Roday Rodriguez and Todd Harthan, has been bought at 20th Century Fox Television.

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • Black is King will debut on Disney+ on July 31. It looks beautiful.


  • Filthy Rich will premiere on Fox this fall.


  • Hoops will premiere on Netflix on August 21.


  • Top Gear returns on BBC America on August 30.


  • Get Even will debut on Netflix on July 31.


  • Malibu Rescue will premiere on Netflix on August 4.


  • Pan y Circo will premiere on Netflix on August 7.



John Lewis, Civil rights hero and congressman. Read the tributes here.



Phyllis Somerville, Broadway, film and TV actress. She was WONDERFUL on The Big C.

Haruma Miura, Japanese actor

Joe Sutton, Publicist, manager and TV and radio show host

Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya, Olympic figure skater

Tony Elliott, The founder of Time Out


The Andy Cohen Diaries: Andy Cohen brings his book to life in this new animated series that was designed for Quibi’s 10-minute format. Series premiere Quibi

Die Hart: Kevin Hart and John Travolta star in this “movie” (I guess) about a comedy star who longs to be an action hero. Premiere. Quibi

Magnolia: Thanks to knowing way too much about Scientology, I think Tom Cruise is a certifiable weirdo. But that said, his performance in this movie is terrific. (But y’all can keep those Mission Impossible movies, thanks.) 7:50 HBO Signature West

The Bold and the Beautiful: It’s back, baby! 12:30 p.m., CBS

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: David Schwimmer, Alison Brie, Jimmy Buffett
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Colin Jost, Cristin Milioti, Nikki Glaspie
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Andy Cohen, Phoebe Bridgers
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Billy Strings, guest host Joel McHale
  • The Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
  • Conan: Don Cheadle
  • Watch What Happens Live: Christine “Bugsy” Drake, Jessica More


MON. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever!
CBS The Neighbor-hood
Bob Hearts Abishola
All Rise
CW Whose Line is it Anyway?
Whose Line is it Anyway?
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
FOX 9-1-1
9-1-1: Lone Star
NBC The Titan Games
The Wall
Dateline NBC

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