It’s a Thursday and this puppy has a beef with the ocean:
All Other TV News
A reminder that Superstore, one of the best contemporary network sitcoms left, ends tonight.
Some Russians built their own Mandalorian ship and why the hell not?
Chrissy Teigen has had a rough year and Twitter trolls have not made it easier, so it’s not surprising that she’s decided to leave the platform. But of course, the real victim here is Meghan McCain. Funny, wasn’t Meghan McCain just pointing out yesterday that they have had too few Asian-American panelists on The View?
Meghan McCain: "We’ve only had one Asian American host co-host host this show. Does that mean one of us should be leaving because there’s not enough representation? We're talking about — is identity politics more important than the qualifications for the job?" pic.twitter.com/0nN1ilB9Nn
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) March 24, 2021
Fortunately, the perfect solution just landed in our laps:
The only way the stars align at the end of today is if Meghan McCain gets fired from The View and Chrissy Teigen takes her place.
— Lisa Guerrero 💃🏽 (@4lisaguerrero) March 25, 2021
Yes, we are only just starting The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, but apparently, we need to start thinking about the next Disney+ Marvel series already.
Early 2000s Disney Channel and Nickelodeon fashions explained:
it’s 2007 and I’m the wardrobe person for disney channel and nickolodeon pic.twitter.com/7C5Ew8SRtl
— kylie brakeman (@deadeyebrakeman) March 15, 2021
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) March 24, 2021
The fact that the Oscars will be held in person and not Zoomed is creating a backlash with nominees: “One source with scores of nominees situated around the globe told me the cost of hotel stays for two weeks or more, including the required 10 days of quarantine, will “bankrupt” their entire budget, not to mention the problems caused for some nominees who are working — if they wanted to come to the Oscars it might mean shutting down their productions for the better part of the month of April just for quarantining considerations alone that would have to take place both leaving and returning from all points international, many of them like Italy, France, the UK and more in various stages of lockdown or severe restrictions on travel.” I dunno, maybe let the foreign nominees and nominees in other parts of the country like New York Zoom in?
They paused production on Law & Order: Organized Crime because of a positive COVID test.
Magic Johnson, Arsenio Hall, and Danny Trejo got vaccinated together.
- FBI has been renewed for a fourth season, and FBI: Most Wanted has been renewed for a third season at CBS.
- Resident Alien has been renewed for a second season on TBS.
- The Drew Barrymore Show has been renewed for a second season.
- Trying has been renewed for a second season at Apple TV+.
- People (The TV Show!) has been renewed for three more seasons.
- Wellington Paranormal, a spinoff of the film What We Do in the Shadows, is coming to The CW.
- She’s All That is being remade at Netflix.
- National Treasure is being turned into a series at Disney+.
- FBI: International has been ordered at CBS.
- City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit is being developed as a series from the Justified team and Timothy Olyphant might return as Raylan Givens.
- Inside Man has been picked up at Netflix and it will star Stanley Tucci, David Tennant, Dolly Wells, and Lydia West.
- Truly Like Lightning is in development at Showtime with David Duchovny set to star.
- Grace has been picked up at BritBox.
- Roads to Freedom, a 10-part World War II epic from Ridley Scott and Steven Knight, is being developed.
- Motherland is being adapted for American television by Sharon Horgan and Paul Feig.
- Rhodes to the Top, a reality series about Cody and Brandi Rhodes is coming to TNT.
- Apples Never Fall is being adapted for television.
- Austral is being adapted for television.
- The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is being turned into a TV series.
- Joe Pickett has been ordered at Spectrum Originals and will star Michael Dorman.
- The Lazarus Files: A Cold Case Investigation is being adapted for television.
- Bewitched is being turned into a movie. Again.
- Natalie Portman has set a first-look deal at Apple TV+.
- Jamie Foxx has signed a deal with ViacomCBS.
- Paris Hilton has signed an overall deal at Warner Bros. Television.
- DJ Cassidy has set a deal to make six Mic specials on BET.
- Gunpowder & Sky has signed a first-look deal with WarnerMedia.
- Melissa Stokes has signed a first-look deal with HBO Max.
- Amazon Prime is going to stream 21 Yankees games this season in a deal with YES Network.
- CBS Sports has secured the rights to the Concacaf Men’s World Cup Qualifiers.
- Maya Rudolph has been cast as the lead of an untitled Apple TV+ comedy.
- Lena Headey will star in Beacon 23 on Spectrum and AMC.
- Raven-Symoné will host What Not To Design on HGTV.
- Alice Kremelberg has been set to co-star in The Sinner on USA.
- Alan Kim is going to guest star in Awkwafina is Nora From Queens on Comedy Central.
- Alexander Siddig is joining the cast of Shantaram on Apple TV+.
- Iain Glen and Emily Hampshire have been cast in The Rig on Amazon UK.
- John Cho is going to star in the dramedy film Don’t Make Me Go at Amazon.
- Justin Bartha, Method Man, Annabella Sciorra, Michael Rispoli, Ronald Guttman, Gino Cafarelli, Isaach De Bankolé, Neal Matarazzo have joined Godfather of Harlem on Epix. (See the trailer below)
- Mindy Kaling has joined the voice cast of Monsters At Work at Disney+.
- Khalilah Joi is joining the cast of Station 19 on ABC.
- Dulé Hill, Laura Kariuki, Milan Ray, Julian Lerner, and Amari O’Neil are joining The Wonder Years reboot pilot at ABC.
- Eme Ikwuakor and Scott Haze are joining The Gray Man on Netflix.
- Karen Robinson, Joe Regalbuto, Kathleen Chalfant, Maxwell Whittington-Cooper, and Abubakr Ali have been cast in the untitled CW nun drama.
- Lyriq Bent, Shalini Bathina, and Ian Harding have joined the cast of Long Slow Exhale on Spectrum.
- Aaron Abrams and Meaghan Rath will co-star in the CTV comedy Children Ruin Everything.
- Jakob Oftebro, Ardalan Esmaili, Dar Salim, and Erik Enge have been added to the cast of the Netflix film Black Crab.
- Adriyan Rae has left Chicago Fire on NBC.
- Nischelle Turner has become the first Black woman to host Entertainment Tonight.
- Eugene Daniels has joined MSNBC as a contributor.
Mark Your Calendars
- Younger returns on Freeform on April 15.
- Miracle Workers will return on TBS later this year.
- The Girlfriend Experience returns on Starz on May 2.
- Godfather of Harlem returns on Epix on April 18.
- Our Towns will premiere on HBO on April 13.
- Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! will premiere on Netflix on April 14.
- Fall River will premiere on Epix on May 16.
- My Love will debut on Netflix on April 13.
- Cher & The Loneliest Elephant will debut on Smithsonian Channel on April 22.
- Red Table Talk returns on Facebook Watch on March 31.
- Backstrom will premiere on Acorn on April 26.
- Irul will debut on Netflix on April 2.
- K-Pop Evolution will debut on YouTube on March 31.
- La Leyendade De Sergio Ramos will return on Amazon on June 18.
- The Kominsky Method will return on Netflix on May 28.
- Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace will premiere on Lifetime this fall.
- Trying will return on Apple TV+ on May 14.
- Restaurant Recovery will debut on Discovery+ on April 15.
- America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston will debut on PBS sometime this spring.
- Bargain Block premieres on HGTV on April 14.
Jessica Walter, Legendary and brilliant actress best known as Lucille Bluth on Arrested Development, though she had a long career that spanned everything from Play Misty for Me to Archer. This one genuinely hurts your trusty blogger — she was the funniest part of one of the funniest television shows of all time, and one of my very favorite go-tos for reaction gifs. She was a treasure.
She was a force, and her talent and timing were unmatched. Rest In Peace Mama Bluth. pic.twitter.com/wJeOeJleR3
— Tony Hale (@MrTonyHale) March 25, 2021
OH NO …We worked together for years on ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT ..It was an honor to watch her comedy explode from the very first row . https://t.co/edVRAPsKRk
— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) March 25, 2021
I just heard the shitty news about Jessica Walter an absolutely brilliant actress and amazing talent. I consider myself privileged and very lucky to have been able to work with her. Lucille Bluth is one of TV's greatest characters
— david cross✍ (@davidcrosss) March 25, 2021
Jessica Walter was an unparalleled talent. So funny. So insanely good in everything she was in. Wonderful to be around. I will miss her.
— h. jon benjamin (@HJBenjamin) March 25, 2021
Jessica Walter was a queen in every way: kind, classy, incredibly talented, generous with love & support. And so insanely funny. She was the brilliant center of our @archerfxx universe. Sweet flight to you, dear Jessica. You were so loved, and we were so lucky to know you. 💔 pic.twitter.com/0fsXh6CwbS
— Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler) March 25, 2021
Rest In Peace, Jessica Walter.
Here – she talked about her favorite Arrested Development scenes…
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) March 25, 2021
For the loveliest girl in the world: Mother pic.twitter.com/TpREAVoRcR
— Arrested Development (@arresteddev) March 25, 2021
Craig “Mums” Grant, Prolific actor who appeared in Oz, Boston Legal, She’s Gotta Have It and many many others
Richard Gilliland, Actor in Designing Women, Airplane II and was Jean Smart’s husband
Joel Steiger, Producer and writer on Dynasty, Matlock, Jake and the Fatman, and Diagnosis: Murder, among others
Kim Tyler, Child actor who is best known for his role in the 60s sitcom Please Don’t Eat the Daisies
Houston Tumlin, Child actor who appeared in Talladega Nights as a child
James Levine, Metropolitan Opera conductor who had been fired over sexual harassment allegations
Superstore: America Ferrera returns for the hilarious and emotional one-hour series finale. 7:00 p.m., NBC
People Presents: Harry & Meghan’s American Dream: Because who hasn’t heard enough about these two. 7 p.m., The CW
John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise: A look at one of America’s most notorious serial killers, and how the full truth about the case might still not be fully known. Premiere. Peacock
Baketopia: And for something completely different: a wild candy-colored baking competition! Series premiere. HBO Max
Solar Opposites: Season two. Hulu
Invincible: J.K. Simmons, Sandra Oh, and Steven Yeun provide the voices for this new animated superhero series from Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. Series premiere. Amazon
Into the Dark: Blood Moon: A mother and her ten-year-old son move to a desert town where they attract unwanted attention. Premiere. Hulu
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Maya Rudolph, Christopher Meloni, 24Goldn
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Sacha Baron Cohen, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Ash Soan
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Chrissy Teigen
- The Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
- Watch What Happens Live: Paige Desorbo, Luke Gulbranson
- A Little Late with Lily Singh: Renee Montgomery
|A Million Little Things
|CW||People Presents: Harry & Meghan’s American Dream
|Call Me Kat
|Last Man Standing
|Law & Order Special Victims Unit