It’s Monday and it is August. Hi.
When The White Guy showrunner Does an HBO Inside Look at His TV Show After The Latest Episode pic.twitter.com/yI1ivrRWQk
— Chris Calogero (@RealChrisCal) June 12, 2019
Reminder: Stephen Colbert is returning to a studio tonight. Which is kind of a shame: I actually really liked the flirty vibe he had with his wife in his shows from home …
Back to NYC offices tomorrow after five months. Looking forward to broadcasting again from the Greatest City on Earth™️. And just in time (maybe way past time), I finally cracked that sourdough puzzle. pic.twitter.com/nGJG7aHyej
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) August 10, 2020
The $100,000 Pyramid will return to its New York Studio at the end of the month.
Happy birthday, Antonio Banderas. Genuinely sorry you have the COVID.
There is probably nothing in this piece that will be particularly new to you if you’ve been paying attention to how abhorrently this administration has handled the coronavirus crisis, but this article, by far and away, does the best job of walking through step-by-step the whens, hows and whys President Incompetence has the death of thousands — tens of thousands — of Americans on his hands. It’s well worth your time.
Welp, they’re canceling college football because dummies couldn’t wear masks. The Power 5 conferences had a meeting yesterday and it’s not looking good for fall sportsball. In fact, the Big 10 voted this morning to cancel and others are expected to follow suit.
This was entirely predictable, and I don’t want to hear any whinging about it from people who couldn’t be bothered to social distance, wear a mask or take this virus seriously for the past six months.
Play College Football!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2020
Lol, and I don’t want to hear any whining from you, in particular. Maybe if you had DONE YOUR JOB, your voters would be enjoying football this fall. OH WELL.
If you’re in Denver or Austin, for as little as $150 (and $150 in food and drinks), you can rent out an Alamo Drafthouse movie theater for a private showing for you and up to 29 of your friends. As I have grown older, I enjoy going to the movies less and less — but this literally does away with all the things I hate about going, that mostly being the other people.
All Other TV News
President Thin-Skinned Baby can’t handle it when he is directly confronted with the truth — especially by a WOMAN:
— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) August 8, 2020
It being a strange world, Yosemite Sam is actually Jewish. He bore more than a passing resemblance to his creator, Isadore Freleng, and his full name is given in one episode as Samuel Rosenbaum.
But until today, it never occurred to me to pronounce his first name like that. https://t.co/LDZHgbxRVz
— Yoni Appelbaum (@YAppelbaum) August 4, 2020
The creator of Steven Universe talks about how Cartoon Network tried to remove the LGBTQ content of the show — and how she cleverly pulled a long game so that they couldn’t once they realized what she had done. They did strongly discourage her from talking about it publicly, for fear the show would have been pulled from many countries — a fear that is not unfounded, as many countries did in fact pull the series over its content.
HBO Max still isn’t on Amazon Fires, but WarnerMedia strongly suggests it’s in Amazon’s best interest to change that before the holidays. I already have a Fire and an Apple TV, and I have to say, if I were buying a streaming device right now, I wouldn’t buy a Fire specifically because HBO Max and Peacock are unavailable on it. WarnerMedia might be on to something with this.
And a massive thank you to all the nurses and doctors. Some of the nicest people I have ever met.
Stay safe everyone
— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) August 10, 2020
- Nightgowns has been renewed at Quibi for a second season.
- MacGruber is being turned into a series at Peacock.
- The Amber Ruffin Show and an untitled Larry Wilmore show have been ordered at Peacock.
- CSI: Vegas, starring William Petersen and Jorja Fox, is being negotiated at CBS.
- The Girl From Plainville starring Elle Fanning is coming to Hulu.
- The Patrick Star Show, a spinoff of SpongeBob SquarePants, is in the works at Nickelodeon.
- Paper Gods, a political drama from John Legend and Nia Long, is being developed at ABC.
- The Next Thing You Eat starring David Chang, has been ordered at Hulu.
- One Perfect Shot from Ava DuVernay is in the works at HBO Max.
- A George Carlin documentary from Judd Apatow is being developed at HBO Max.
- The Last Bus has been ordered at Netflix.
- Sara Bareilles will star in Girls5eva, a Tina Fey-produced comedy at Peacock.
- Jana Schmieding, Michael Greyeyes, Jesse Leigh, and Dustin Milligan have joined the cast of Rutherford Falls on Peacock.
Mark Your Calendar
- Fargo will return on FX on September 27.
- Away will debut on Netflix on September 4.
- All Together Now will debut on Netflix on August 28.
- The Owners will debut on VOD on September 4.
- Robin’s Wish will debut on VOD on September 1.
- Magic Camp will debut on Disney+ on August 14.
- Undercover returns on Netflix on November 8.
- Rust Valley Restorers returns on Netflix on August 21.
- Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans will debut on Netflix sometime in 2021.
Trollhunters, 3 Below, & Wizards combine for one epic adventure 💫 From Executive Producer Guillermo del Toro, Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans arrives on Netflix in 2021. pic.twitter.com/yIODYerluc
— Netflix Family (@netflixfamily) August 7, 2020
- Soulmates will debut on AMC on October 5.
- Rebecca will debut on Netflix on October 21.
- Books of Blood will debut on Hulu on October 7.
- The Devil All the Time will premiere on Netflix on September 16.
- Buried in the Backyard will return on Oxygen on September 3.
- Baroness von Sketch Show will return on IFC on October 14.
- Deutschland 89 returns on Sundance on October 29.
- The A Word will return on Sundance on November 4.
- Planet Earth: A Celebration premieres on BBC American on August 31.
- Top Gear returns on BBC America on August 30.
- Wonderstruck – Animal Babies will debut on BBC America on September 12.
- Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones will premiere on BBC America on October 7.
- Doctor Who Festive Special: Revolution of the Daleks will debut on BBC America during the holiday season.
- The Graham Norton Show will return on BBC America in fall 2020.
- The Watch will debut on BBC America in January.
- Backyard Takeover will premiere on HGTV on August 21.
- Evil Lives Here will return on ID on August 30.
- The 93 Victims of Samuel Little will debut on ID on August 31
- The Butcher Baker: Mind of a Monster will premiere on ID on September 2.
- The Serial Killer Among Us: Phillip Jablonski will debut on ID on September 3.
- BTK: Chasing a Serial Killer will debut on ID on September 4.
- The Salisbury Poisonings will premiere on AMC+ on October 1.
- Gangs of London will debut on AMC+ on October 1.
- Eli Roth’s History of Horror returns on Shudder on October 10.
- Stereoscope will debut on Facebook Watch on August 21.
Lorenzo Soria, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association
James “Kamala” Harris, Professional wrestler
Game On: A Comedy Crossover Event: Eva Longoria, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Anthony Alabi, Jencarlos Canela, Paulina Chavez, Gabriel Iglesias, and Paul Wight compete in a series of games in this crossover event. Netflix
About Face: Just can’t get enough info on Kylie Jenner and others’ makeup empires? Then this show is for you. Series premiere Quibi
The Titan Games: One man and one woman will be named “TITAN CHAMPIONS!!!!” in the season finale. 7 p.m., NBC
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Bryan Cranston, Julia Garner, Surfaces
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Tracee Ellis Ross, Luke Bryan
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Dr. Jon LaPook, Maroon 5
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Rachel Brosnahan, Anderson .Paak
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Gwen Stefani, guest host Dua Lipa
- The Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
- Watch What Happens Live: Malia White, Christine “Bugsy” Drake
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