Once again my dog looks like she’s about to solve a murder mystery. pic.twitter.com/Zzr33Bk2MR
— Maris Kreizman (@mariskreizman) May 2, 2021
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Will The Walking Dead kill off Negan? SHOULD The Walking Dead kill off Negan?
Paramount+ will be releasing an original film every month, and 1,000 new movies will be added to the streamer next month.
The Handmaid’s Tale‘s fourth season premiere is Hulu’s most-watched original, bringing in over a million viewers, 10 times the number that watched the season three finale when it debuted. I guess people did some binging during quarantine.
Netflix is not afraid of throwing its viewers into complicated universes, and this writer is down for it.
ATX has added several more shows to their lineup, including Degrassi: The Next Generation and Walker.
Will Comic-Con survive? 🤷🏻♀️
The Last Thing He Told Me, Reese Witherspoon’s upcoming Apple TV+ series, starring Julia Roberts, was inspired by the Enron trial and Linda Lay.
The HFPA has released details for their diversity plan which includes adding more Black members and putting more restrictions on the kinds of gifts their members can receive. And NBC is like, “Cool. Maybe we won’t cancel the Golden Globes, after all.”
The View‘s Sunny Hostin has launched a production company that will be “highlighting important social justice issues and meaningful, inclusive stories.”
Morgan Wallen will not be invited to the Billboard Music Awards even though he’s been nominated for six of them, thanks to his little racist outburst.
Hey, remember last week when CNN contributor Rick Santorum claimed that “we” created America from a “blank slate” before going on to say, “We birthed a nation from nothing. I mean, there was nothing here. I mean, yes, we have Native Americans, but, candidly, there isn’t much Native American culture in American culture”? Yeah, so he went on Chris Cuomo’s show to do a big “OOPS,” and Don Lemon WAS NOT HAVING IT.
Don Lemon is really in no mood for Chris Cuomo's excuses on Rick Santorum.
"We are not getting anywhere… We got to go because we are not going to agree."
Cuomo: "What’s the solution?"
Lemon: "I got a solution, anyway, not my decision. Thank you, see ya later!" pic.twitter.com/lkxSqeqxdw
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) May 4, 2021
This hand-in-hand with how the Right has now decided that “critical race theory,” which is an academic movement that is largely confined to post-graduate circles, is somehow a grave danger to America’s schoolchildren and must be banned. Of course, “critical race theory,” is just another way of saying, “teaching our kids about the darker side of our American history, things like slavery, Jim Crow, and how we massacred the Native Americans.” They literally want to teach our kids about the “good” of slavery, and that the three-fifths compromise was to help “end” slavery, all while they sneer at the idea that systemic racism is even possible.
“They ban things that aren’t even an issue. There is no public school teacher in America who is attempting to put critical race theory in schools. Critical race theory isn’t even taught in high schools. It’s not even really taught in college. It is taught in law school and it has increasingly been taught in graduate school.”
Hill directed his closing comments at Jones as a Black Republican—”You want to ban a theory that nobody is trying to bring in in the first place? That is a smoke signal to white America and really to white racists”—but that critique of the entire effort to ban critical race theory from schools holds true for all the white Republicans making a big stink about it as well. They are all trying to ban something that is not seriously being taught in the schools, because using a term that sounds a little jargon-y and advanced is a lot more palatable to the (white) general public than saying “we just want to ban schools from talking about the existence of racism or teaching about the contributions of anyone but white people.” Which is actually what’s going on here, to the extent that there’s a real effort to influence school curriculum.
We had 701 deaths from COVID yesterday, and 46,603 new cases. Still a lot! But it’s continuing to get better.
The Biden Administration is proposing to waive patent rights to the vaccine so as to speed the vaccine to developing countries. Pharma companies are not happy about this for obvious reasons, but they’re hiding those behind the claims that it will actually slow production down as more and more companies compete for supplies to make the vaccines. Alright.
While his colleagues return to the studio and their couches, telling their audiences they have all been vaccinated, Tucker Carlson is out here telling people that the vaccine is actually killing people — it is not. He’s a dangerous fucking lunatic who needs to be removed from the air.
Fox & Friends is back in-house. And while Fox News's night hosts are pushing against vaccinations, Steve Doocy shows off his vaccine card:
"Look, we're back on the couch. We've all been vaccinated and we're six feet apart. Ainsley demanded to see my vaccination card." pic.twitter.com/sZkOIThJBT
— The Recount (@therecount) May 6, 2021
Reminder: Tucker’s entire shtick is just theater.
This is incredible.pic.twitter.com/WUbQGacpQT
— Keith Edwards (@keithedwards) May 4, 2021
As we begin to move back into the real world, The Daily Show has some helpful tips on how to behave in restaurants:
- The Conners has been renewed for a fourth season on ABC.
- Sanditon has been renewed for a third season on PBS.
- A Little Late With Lilly Singh is ending after two seasons on NBC.
- Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide, a Slip ‘N Slide competition series hosted by Bobby Moynihan and Ron Funches, is coming to NBC. Sure. Why not.
- Lady Killer, a film based on the comic of the same name will star Blake Lively, be directed by Diablo Cody, and is coming to Netflix.
- Hello Tomorrow!, a half-hour dramedy starring Billy Crudup, has been ordered at Apple TV+.
- Unknown, a psychological horror anthology series from Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy, is coming to Amazon.
- Minor Feelings is being adapted into a series starring Greta Lee.
- Untitled Prentice Penny/Janine Nabers Project has been ordered at HBO.
- Lucky Luke is being adapted into an adventure comedy TV series.
- Vicious, a half-hour comedy, has been ordered at UrbanflixTV.
- Separation Anxiety is being adapted into a TV series starring Julianne Nicholson.
- The Commune is being adapted for U.S. television.
- Loving Adults, a Danish film, has been bought by Netflix.
- Hollington Drive, a four-part thriller, has been ordered at ITV.
- I’m With The Band, a music and entertainment show hosted by Gary Barlow, is in the works at BBC.
- The Rise of the Anti-Vaxx Movement has been ordered at Channel 4.
- Adrien Brody is joining Succession on HBO.
- Ken Jeong will star in Shoot the Moon at Amazon.
- Henry Golding is joining the cast of Persuasion on Netflix.
- Ali Wong is joining Paper Girls on Amazon.
- Colton Ryan is joining the cast of The Girl From Plainville on Hulu.
- Brian Thomas Smith is joining the cast of The United States of Al on CBS.
- Jason Ralph will join The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon.
- Kimberly J. Brown is joining General Hospital on ABC.
- Chad Rook has been added to the cast of Joe Pickett on Spectrum Originals.
- Aida Osman, KaMillion, and Jonica Booth have been cast in Rap Shit on HBO Max.
- Terrell Carter, Medalion Rahimi, Jonathan Del Arco, Peter Mendoza, Lorenzo Pozzan, and Jonathan D. King have been added to the cast of From Scratch on Netflix.
- Lydia Leonard, Jack Davenport, Maggie Steed, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Harry Trevaldwyn, and Hiftu Quasem will star in the Netflix U.K. remake of the hit French series Call My Agent!
Mark Your Calendars
- Stranger Things returns on Netflix sometime this year. Still no release date, but I’m thinking July 4th weekend again. We’ll see!
- Rugrats returns on Paramount+ on May 27.
- Castlevania returns for the final season on Netflix on May 13.
- Awake will premiere on Netflix on June 9.
- Reunion Road Trip will debut on E! on June 10.
- A Discovery of Witches will begin airing on AMC on June 27.
- America’s Top Dog will return on A&E on June 29.
- Alone will return on History on June 3.
- Infinite, a sci-fi film starring Mark Wahlberg and Chiwetel Ejiofor, will premiere on Paramount+ in June.
- iCarly will debut on Paramount+ sometime in June.
- Christina on the Coast will return on HGTV on June 3.
- Turning the Tables With Robin Roberts will debut on Disney+ on June 30.
Frank McRae, An NFL player-turned-actor. He appeared in Licence to Kill and in the Last Action Hero
girls5eva: A 90s girl group reunites to try to recapture the magic in this new Tina Fey/Robert Carlock series. Premiere. Peacock
Mythic Quest: Season two premiere. Apple TV+
Shrill: Annie’s life is finally falling into place in the third and final season. Hulu
That Damn Michael Che: Michael Che is getting his own series exploring various day-to-day experiences like falling in love and being racially profiled. He gets a little help from former and current SNL cast members. Series premiere. HBO Max
Legendary: The voguing competition series is back, finally. Season premiere. HBO Max
And Tomorrow the Entire World: A law student joins an anti-fascist group in Germany as right-wing tensions rise in her country in this festival-winning film. Netflix
The Drowning: A mother who lost her son some eight years earlier catches sight of a young man she is convinced is her child in this dark limited series. Premiere. Acorn & Sundance TV
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jessica Alba, Marc Maron, Sech
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ziwe, Foo Fighters, Mario Duplantier
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Alec Benjamin
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Julianna Margulies, Daniel Dae Kim, Amythyst Kiah
- The Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
- Conan: W. Kamau Bell
- Watch What Happens Live: Bravo Blasts from the Past, featuring Jacqueline Laurita, Gretchen Rossi, Jill Zarin, Phaedra Parks, Adriana de Moura, Taylor Armstrong
- A Little Late with Lily Singh: Whitney Cummings
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