It’s Monday and here are some nosy Huskies:
All Other TV News
Morrissey is angry about the way The Simpsons portrayed him in last night’s episode. LOL, WHY? Because they portrayed him as a fat, racist carnivore, maybe?
Are Dale and Clare back together again? I mean, maybe, who knows. Adult relationships are complicated.
The “Herogasm” interlude will appear in The Boys season three, though it even scandalized Eric Kripke who is not easily scandalized.
— Eric Kripke (@therealKripke) April 14, 2021
Sharon Osbourne is blaming her former The Talk co-hosts for her firing, instead of, you know, being a racist asshole.
Is Pat Sajak TRYING to get fired?
Did anyone catch this? 👀 pic.twitter.com/W55vshBCpe
— Wheel of Fortune (@WheelofFortune) April 16, 2021
There’s a big brouhaha brewing in European soccer if you care.
- Many of their own employees think that what they are broadcasting is “misleading, inaccurate or untrue”
- “Into April, news articles on the OAN website consistently referred to Donald J. Trump as ‘President Trump’ and to President Biden as just ‘Joe Biden’ or ‘Biden.’”
- Into March, they were promoting the theory that the Capitol rioters were Antifa
- Somehow, Dominion has not sued OAN yet, but some OAN employees actively wish they would. They referred to the voting systems company as “notorious” just last month
Marty Golingan, a producer at OAN said that he and many colleagues “disagreed” with the networks’ coverage of the election:
“The majority of people did not believe the voter fraud claims being run on the air,” Mr. Golingan said in an interview, referring to his colleagues.
He recalled seeing a photo of someone in the Capitol mob holding a flag emblazoned with the OAN logo. “I was like, OK, that’s not good,” Mr. Golingan said. “That’s what happens when people listen to us.”
OH? YOU THINK?
Celebrity politicians are a bad idea no matter what your politics. That said, I’d vote for him over Greg Abbott … (of course, I’d vote for an avocado over Greg Abbott, too).cor
Deaths continue to slide downwards, which, along with a 40% vaccination rate — with 50% of all adults having received at least one shot –, is good news. The bad news continues to be that we are still seeing cases and hospitalizations rise as the variants spread. Michigan continues to spiral out of control, and according to this map, the Texas panhandle is a goddamned mess (which does not surprise me — for the past month, it was the one area of the state where vaccines were readily available in pharmacies when they were nowhere else to be found).
Every adult in every state is now eligible for the vaccine, and hopefully, we will see a decline in the spread of the virus over the next several weeks, now that people 30 and younger — the group that is seeing the highest rates of contagion now — are eligible.
It’s interesting: early on in the pandemic as the mask mandates were beginning, I had read somewhere (wish I could remember where now … ) that implementing mask mandates in Asia was relatively easy because after the SARS outbreak in 2002, masks became ubiquitous. It will be interesting to see how many Americans continue wearing masks when this is all said and done — the number won’t be zero, as many people are recognizing that they became sick a lot less often in the past year. I, for one, don’t see myself flying without one in the near future, despite being vaccinated.
France plans to gradually reopen to Americans — VACCINATED Americans — in May.
A look back at how TV networks scrambled to fill the schedule when everything shut down. (TL; DR: they saved midseason shows for the fall, upped the number of reality series in production).
As for this coming season, the networks are expected to renew many more existing series, just like they did last year, and many of the pilots they are considering are holdovers from last year whose production had to be scrapped because of the pandemic.
Nielsen is telling the networks to get stuffed in regards to their concerns about pandemic-related declines in ratings, and are refusing to do a third-party audit.
Universal Studios Hollywood has reopened but only at 25% capacity and only for Southern California residents.
- Ginny & Georgia has been renewed for season two on Netflix.
- Castlevania will end after season four on Netflix.
- Shining Vale, a horror-comedy series starring Courteney Cox, Greg Kinnear, Mira Sorvino, and Merrin Dungey, has been given a series order at Starz.
- Call Me God is being adapted into a TV series.
- The Young Team is being adapted into a TV series.
- The Munsters movie that Rob Zombie is making might stream on Peacock simultaneously.
- John Cameron Mitchell will play Joe Exotic in the Joe Exotic limited series on the NBC platforms, including NBC, USA Network, and Peacock.
- Frances Fisher is joining the cast of The Sinner on USA.
- Olivia Colman is in talks to join Secret Invasion on Disney+.
- Joe Buck will host Jeopardy! This is becoming ridiculous.
Internet: LeVar Burton should guest-host Jeopardy!
Jeopardy! producers: We got Dr. Oz!
LeVar Burton: I would love to host Jeopardy!, folks.
Jeopardy! producers: How about Joe Buck?
Internet: No, seriously, how about LeVar Burton?
Jeopardy! producers: What about Mario Lopez?
— Josh Spiegel (@mousterpiece) April 17, 2021
Thats Levar Burton's job. Levar taught me to read, Joe Buck taught me to mute the TV. https://t.co/N9DmNZqYko
— Matt Marsden (@MarsAttacks81) April 17, 2021
Joe Buck is a really weird way to misspell LeVar Burton.
— Nicolas Ward (@UltraNurd) April 18, 2021
Everyone on Earth: please make LeVar Burton the permanent host of Jeopardy
Jeopardy: best we can do is Joe Buck pic.twitter.com/zpammOc3Ww
— Andrew (@Tashville401) April 17, 2021
- John Ortiz, Cecilia Suárez, and Augusto Aguilera will star in Promised Land, an ABC drama pilot.
- Deborah Cox is joining Station Eleven on HBO Max.
- Emma Laird has been added to the cast of Mayor of Kingstown on Paramount+.
- Henry Lloyd-Hughes and Thalissa Teixeira will co-star in Ragdoll on AMC.
- Sabrina Carpenter, RJ Cyler, Donald Elise Watkins, and Sebastian Chacon will star in Emergency, a comedy thriller film at Amazon.
- Gemma Whelan will star in The Tower on ITV.
- Emily Deschanel will guest star on The Rookie on ABC.
- George Lopez will guest star on The Neighborhood on CBS.
- Hugh Dancy, Dominic West, Laura Haddock, and Nathalie Baye have been added to the cast of Downton Abbey 2.
- Dominic Purcell is leaving Legends of Tomorrow on The CW, and it’s turned into a whole thing.
Mark Your Calendar
- Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will premiere on Netflix in July.
- From Cradle to Stage will premiere on Paramount+ on May 6.
- Castlevania returns on Netflix on May 13.
This is where it all started. The final season of Castlevania arrives May 13. pic.twitter.com/sLqWjJxjoA
— NetflixGeeked (@NetflixGeeked) April 16, 2021
- That Damn Michael Che will debut on HBO Max on May 6.
- Love, Death & Robots returns on Netflix on May 14.
- Legendary returns on HBO Max on May 6.
- Haunted returns on Netflix on May 14.
- Growing Up Hip Hop returns on WE tv on May 13.
- The Naked Director returns on Netflix on June 24.
- Blinded – Those Who Kill will premiere on Acorn on May 10.
- Dave returns on FX on June 16.
- The Choe Show will premiere on FX on June 25.
- The Shahs of Sunset returns on Bravo on May 16.
- Deadliest Catch returns on Discovery on April 20.
- Downton Abbey 2 will be released in theaters on December 22.
“Already I miss her,” Lewis writes. “She has shone more brightly in the last months than you would imagine even the brightest star could shine. In life, too, we had to rise to meet her. But her greatest and most exquisite act of bravery and generosity has been to ‘normalize’ her death. She’s shown no fear, no bitterness, no self-pity, only armed us with the courage to go on and insisted that no one be sad, because she is happy. I’m staggered by her. She’s been a meteor in our life.”
— Peaky Blinders (@ThePeakyBlinder) April 16, 2021
I’m devastated to learn of the death of Helen McCrory, an extraordinary actress and a wonderful woman who’s left us far too soon. My deepest condolences to her family, especially her husband and children. Simply heartbreaking news.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 16, 2021
Felix Silla, Actor and stuntman best-known for playing Cousin Itt in the Addams Family series
Sunday Burquest, Survivor contestant
Alma Wahlberg, Mother of Mark, Donnie, and seven other Wahlbergs and co-star of Wahlburgers
Robert “Black Rob” Ross, Rapper known for “Whoa!”
Black Rob. A story teller. An MC. a gentleman every time I saw him. Rest in power my brother. 🙏🏾♥️
— LLCOOLJ (@llcoolj) April 17, 2021
Charles “Chuck” Geschke, Founder of Adobe
Nick Springer, Paralympics medalist
Rusty Young, Cofounder of the country-rock band, Poco
Mari Törőcsik, Hungarian actress
Sasquatch: Cannabis, hippies, true crime and bigfoot come together in this wild new documentary from the Duplass Brothers. Premiere. Hulu
9-1-1: A drunk driver causes a deadly pile-up on the freeway on the spring premiere. 7 p.m., Fox
9-1-1: Lone Star: Grace and Judd fight for their lives in the spring premiere. 8 p.m., Fox
Jordan Klepper Fingers the Pulse — Into the MAGAverse: Jordan Klepper attends rallies and events across the country in an attempt to better understand the world of Donald Trump supporters. 10 p.m., Comedy Central
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Michael Strahan, Tig Notaro, Emmy Blotnick
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Wyatt Russell, Emmanuelle Caplette
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Anthony Hopkins, Florian Zeller, Sen. Mazie Hirono
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Ron Funches, Karol G
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Riz Ahmed, Andra Day
- The Daily Show: Jordan Klepper Fingers the Pulse: Into the MAGAverse
- Watch What Happens Live: Natasha De Bourg, Dani Soares
- A Little Late with Lily Singh: Nick Offerman
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