Some hella good news about ‘Evil,’ your soon-to-be favorite show

Hello to another Wednesday. We are 41 days away from Election Day, and for those of us in Texas, we are now 20 days until early voting will begin. Have a plan? Have you already voted? IF YOU CAN, GO DO IT. NOW.

Here’s what’s been going on in my neck of the woods:

Political Crap

I am going to keep this brief because we have had enough tough news in the past week. So here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to do one AND ONLY ONE bad news story to scare you out of complacency and then two good stories to give you a little hope. Deal?

I’m going to start with this terrifying story about how President Disinformation is already working with Republican state legislatures to possibly throw out the popular vote

… to remind you that the only way we can prevent this from working is if we vote in enough numbers to make Biden’s win incontrovertible. Here’s a good voting checklist, but if you take one thing away from this, it is to vote early and in-person if at all possible. OK, two things: be ready for this fight to extend past Election Day, and be ready to take to the streets if President Dicktator tries to shut down the count before every vote is recorded. It’s scary, it’s stressful, but they are going to pull every trick in the book and we have to be prepared to fight back.

And now for two good stories:

Cindy McCain, the widow of one former GOP Presidential candidate, John McCain, has formally endorsed Joe Biden:

And it isn’t bothering President Suckers and Losers one little bit. It’s not bothering him so much he fired off a tweet about it at 7 a.m. this morning:

And Michael Bloomberg is not only putting up $100 million for ads for Biden in Florida, he also has raised some $16 million from donors and organizations to specifically pay off court fines and fees that otherwise would prevent voters with felony convictions from voting. (Quick backstory: In 2018, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment that would restore voting rights to convicted felons except for those convicted of murder or sexual offenses. But the Republican legislature couldn’t possibly allow that to happen, so they passed a “law that conditioned their return to the voting rolls on the payment of all fees, fines, and restitution that were part of their sentence.”) Bloomberg’s donation will allow some 32,000 convicted felons who have served their time the opportunity to vote this year.

See? It’s not all terrible. People are doing what they can. So do your part and vote.

Going Viral

Thanks to COVID-19 travel restrictions, Liv Tyler won’t be returning to 9-1-1: Lone Star this season.

Barry Jenkins was able to wrap production on his limited series Underground Railroad. It only had three days of shooting left when production had to be suspended because of COVID-19.

British dramedy Brassic had to pause shooting after a crew member came down with the virus.

North Carolina is reopening productions in its state, including two TV series: Starz’s Hightown and OWN’s Delilah.

It turns out recreating stadium sounds for NFL games is harder than you might think.

For the sounds to work, they must be stripped of any audio elements that might take people out of the game they are currently watching. That means staffers have to remove any voices over a public address system talking about old scores or music indicating a specific kind of play. If a team scores, says Caputo, the NFL wants to play the sound of fans in that stadium swelling. But it doesn’t want any of the music or sounds of announcers talking.

“Sometimes you would hear a fan yelling out a player’s name who is no longer on the roster. You have to edit that out,” says Caputo. “It was actually a very tedious process.”

Vladimir Putin is offering the Russian COVID vaccine to U.N. staff. What could go wrong?

Tommy DeVito, an original member of the Doo-Wop group The Four Seasons, has passed away from COVID-19.

COVID is killing Sizzler Steak Houses.


Oh, give your guy time, Kyleigh.

All Other TV News

CBS gets the power of Netflix: In a non-exclusive one-year deal, Netflix will stream The Unicorn and Evil beginning on October 1. Both shows were critically embraced but a little squishy in the ratings. This suggests that ViacomCBS has learned a valuable lesson from Riverdale that network shows can gain audiences through the streaming services, once viewers have a good binge session.

The Unicorn is cute enough, but EvilEvil is a show that deserves a following. If you missed it when it originally aired — especially if you’re a horror fan — set aside some time next week and give it a spin.

Damon Lindelof continues to wrestle with the legacy of the infamous Lost finale, and promise to continue to honor the story of the Tulsa Massacre of 1921 in this Emmy post-mortem. I can not wait to see what he does next.

Matt James has begun production on his season of The Bachelor. Good luck, kid.

Don Lewis’ family is suing Carole Baskin for allegedly joking about his death on Dancing with the Stars and Good Morning America (even though she wasn’t the one who made the jokes).

Kit Harington is done playing emotionally shut-off men, thankyouverymuch.

“I feel that emotionally men have a problem, a blockage, and that blockage has come from the Second World War, passed down from grandfather to father to son,” Harington said. “We do not speak about how we feel because it shows weakness, because it is not masculine. Having portrayed a man who was silent, who was heroic, I feel going forward that is a role I don’t want to play any more. It is not a masculine role that the world needs to see much more of.”

It took them five years, but Shudder has hit one million subscribers. It doesn’t sound like a lot when compared to the big boys, but it’s a niche service, and this is actually pretty solid. Congratulations!

The time Lorraine Bracco pranked James Gandolfini with a fart machine.

For my Supernatural friends out there, meet Dustin. He’s just discovered his man-crush on Jensen Ackles.



  • Supergirl‘s upcoming 6th season will be its last.

In Development

  • God’s Country, a drama based on the Blake Shelton song of the same name, is in the works at NBC.
  • High Desert, a comedy starring Patricia Arquette and directed by her Flirting with Disaster co-star Ben Stiller, has been ordered at Apple TV+.
  • Derek Hough has signed an overall deal with ABC.
  • The Kings of Napa, a drama, is being developed at OWN.
  • The Inheritance Games is being adapted into a TV series at Amazon.
  • TZGZ has been greenlit at Syfy.
  • Trico, an animated series, is coming to Netflix.

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • The Haunting of Bly Manor will debut on Netflix on October 9 and it looks great:

  • There’s going to be some kind of Father of the Bride reunion on Netflix on Friday?

  • Run will debut on Hulu on November 20.

  • David Byrne’s American Utopia will debut on HBO on October 17.

  • Helstrom debuts on Hulu on October 16.

  • Equal will debut on October 22 on HBO Max. Billy Porter will narrate.

  • Books of Blood will premiere on Hulu on October 7.

  • Barbarians debuts on Netflix on October 23.

  • That Animal Rescue Show will premiere on CBS All Access on October 29.

  • Stylish with Jenna Lyons will premiere on HBO Max on November 26.

  • David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet debuts on Netflix on October 4.

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 will debut on Netflix on October 16.

  • The Cabin with Bert Kreischer will premiere on Netflix on October 13.

  • Top Gear returns on BBC America on October 18.

  • Fatal Attraction returns on TV One on September 28.

  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman returns on Netflix on October 21.


Joe Laurinaitis “The Road Warrior Animal,” WWE Hall of Fame wrestler

Gale Sayers, NFL great, and subject of Brian’s Song


The Masked Singer: Fourth season premiere. 7 p.m., Fox

I Can See Your Voice: From what I can tell, contestants on this show have to figure out if someone else is a good singer just based on what they look like? So, basically, the opposite of The Voice. Series premiere. 8 p.m., Fox

America’s Got Talent: A winner is announced after two hours of nonsense. Season finale. 8 p.m., NBC

Enola Holmes: Millie Bobby Brown stars Enola, the teenage crime-solving younger sister of detective Sherlock Holmes in this new film. Netflix

Agents of Chaos: A two-part look at Russian interference in the 2016 election and a warning for what could be coming our way again. Premiere. 8 p.m., HBO

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Millie Bobby Brown, Colin Quinn, Anitta featuring Cardi B & Myke Towers
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Sarah Paulson, H. Jon Benjamin
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Jeff Daniels
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Ken Jeong, Alicia Keys
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Riz Ahmed, Tim McGraw
  • The Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
  • Conan: Michelle Obama
  • Watch What Happens Live: Drew Barrymore, Brad Paisley


WEDS. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Guardians of the Galaxy The Goldbergs
CBS Big Brother
Love Island
48 Hours: Suspicion
CW The 100
FOX The Masked Singer
I Can See Your Voice
NBC America’s Got Talent
America’s Got Talent


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