— Kate Smith (@KateSmithAZ) June 26, 2021
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One of the most amazing stories that, um, exploded (I’m sorry, but I am also not) while I was out of town for the past couple of weeks was the one about NBC’s upcoming competition, Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide, and how it had to shut down production because of all the “explosive diarrhea.” Apparently, more than 40 crew members developed symptoms of giardia, a waterborne parasite that causes diarrhea that can last for weeks. Hopefully, everyone is recovering by now. There was only one week of filming left, so it remains to be seen if it will still premiere on August 8 as planned.
According to Succession writer and executive producer Georgia Pritchett, the most we’re going to get of the Roy clan is five seasons. MAYBE. More like only four. Goddammit.
George R.R. Martin is now saying that his ending for the Game of Thrones books will be different than the series. (Well, sure: the series HAD an ending.) But also: Martin saw that fans hated the ending of the show and decided to not do that? WHAT BRAVERY.
I had wondered about the abrupt cancellation of Jupiter’s Legacy at Netflix, especially considering it was the most-watched series on the streamer there for a while, but it sounds like there were all sorts of budgetary and pandemic-related problems that took place before the series even premiered that doomed it.
If you see AJ Soprano on a dating site, that might just very well be AJ Soprano and not someone trying to use AJ Soprano’s photo.
This is a genuinely good list of TV shows where the writers showed off just how clever they are. That said, they could have just compiled a list entirely composed of Arrested Development callbacks and it would have been a hell of a lot longer than 27 entries. (Also, how did Watchmen not make the list?)
Better hurry up and buy those Apple TV devices while you can still get a free year of Apple TV+ while you can.
Chris Carter has some thoughts on that Pentagon reports on UFOs, and they aren’t as cut and dry as some of the headlines would have you believe.
Just look at Chris Wallace doing his job!
Chris Wallace nails Rep. Jim Banks on how hypocritical it is for him to allege that Democrats are the anti-police party while he and all other Republicans vote against legislation providing cities and states with funding for more and better policing pic.twitter.com/1fMMiNIuTU
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 27, 2021
Y’all saw this Tour de France footage right? Well, the Tour de France will be suing Little Miss Sign Lady. And honestly, maybe for everyone’s safety, they shouldn’t allow anyone that close to the road? Free advice: YOU’RE WELCOME.
- Girls5Eva has been renewed for a second season on Peacock, hooray!
- Made for Love has been renewed for a second season on HBO Max.
- Somebody Feed Phil has been renewed for a fifth season on Netflix. It’s a real rollercoaster of a weekend for Phil Rosenthal (see below in R.I.P.).
- Good Girls was officially (and somewhat unsurprisingly) canceled at NBC after four seasons, and there are no plans to shop it elsewhere.
So. Very. Sad. https://t.co/7bd8SaVvdx
— matthew lillard —Will block. 0-F’s-given (@MatthewLillard) June 25, 2021
- Dad Stop Embarrassing Me has been canceled at Netflix after one season.
- Clarice may not be moving to Paramount+ after all, and might just be canceled. This story actually came out a couple of weeks ago, and it might have just been leaked as a tough negotiation tool, so stay tuned.
- Madame X is being adapted into an HBO Max series by J.J. Abrams and Angela Robinson.
- Love Has Won, a docuseries about the cult, has been greenlit at HBO.
- A Clüsterfünke Christmas has been ordered at MTV.
- Swedish comedy Lust has been greenlit at HBO Max.
- Richard Hammond’s Workshop has been ordered at Discovery+.
- The Idea of You is being adapted into a movie at Amazon.
- Let Me Hear a Rhyme is being adapted into a drama at Peacock.
- Code 8: Part II has been picked up at Netflix.
- Take Note, a musical comedy, has been ordered at Peacock.
- Monica Lewinsky signed a first-look deal with Sony Television.
- John Lithgow is returning to the revival of Dexter on Showtime.
- Harry Connick Jr. is your new Daddy Warbucks.
- CCH Pounder has joined the cast of The Good Fight on Paramount+.
- Forest Whitaker will appear in the Rogue One series on Disney+.
- Rhea Perlman, Josh Peck, and Peter Hermann are joining 13: The Musical on Netflix.
- Aurora Perrineau is joining Westworld on HBO.
- Olivia DeJonge is joining the cast of The Staircase on HBO.
- Kristian Nairn, Nathan Foad, Samson Kayo, Rory Kinnear, Con O’Neill, and Vico Ortiz have joined Our Flag Means Death on HBO Max.
- Mike Epps, Carina Conti, Max E. Williams, and Mariama Diallo have been added to the cast of the L.A. Lakers HBO drama.
- Darrell Britt-Gibson, Rob Brown, McKinley Belcher III, and Larry Mitchell have been added to the HBO limited series, We Own This City.
- Ray Panthaki is joining The Serpent Queen on Starz.
- Kayli Carter has been added to the cast of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon.
- Leah Gibson and Aadila Dosani are joining Joe Pickett on Spectrum.
- Edvin Endre, Ulf Stenberg, Gizem Erdogan, Joel Lützow, and Christian Hillborg will star in the Netflix drama about Spotify.
- Waleed Zuaiter, Jasmine Armando, Salem Kali, Aymen Hamdouchi, and Fady El-Sayed have joined Gangs of London on AMC and Sky.
- Dame Harriet Walter, Ambika Mod, Michele Austin, Alex Jennings, and Rory Fleck Byrne are joining This Is Going to Hurt on AMC and BBC One.
- Dougray Scott has left Batwoman on The CW.
- Yes, Wes Ramsey is leaving General Hospital. His character is dead, not “dead” dead.
Mark Your Calendar
- Foundation will debut on Apple TV+ on September 24.
- Schmigadoon! will debut on Apple TV+ on July 16.
- Wellington Paranormal will premiere on The CW on July 11.
- The Morning Show will return on Apple TV+ on September 17.
- Atypical returns on Netflix on July 9.
- 100 Foot Wave will debut on Apple TV+ on July 18.
- The Chestnut Man is coming to Netflix soon.
- Turning The Tables will premiere on Disney+ on July 28.
- Jack Irish will debut on Acorn TV on July 12.
- The 8th Night premieres on Netflix on July 2.
- Centaurworld will premiere on Netflix on July 30.
- Spin will debut on Disney on August 13.
- Younger will premiere its final season on TVLand on July 7.
- Secret Celebrity Renovation will premiere on CBS on July 9; The Greatest #AtHome Videos will return on August 20.
- Descendants: The Royal Wedding and Disney’s Magic Bake-Off will premiere on August 13.
- Unknown Amazon With Pedro Andrade will premiere on Vice on July 13.
Ned Beatty, Legendary Oscar-nominated actor
John Langley, Creator of Cops, one of the fathers of reality TV
John Gabriel, Ryan’s Hope actor and Daytime Emmy nominee
Mark Peel, Chef, Top Chef Masters contestant and Top Chef judge
Ric Romo, Longtime Today Show producer
Christopher Sign, Local reporter who broke the news that President Clinton had met with then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch on a private plane while Hillary Clinton’s use of private email servers was being investigated
Michele Gillen, Emmy-winning investigative journalist
Max Rosenthal, Father of Everybody Loves Raymond’s creator Phil Rosenthal who had a recurring role on Everybody Loves Raymond and Somebody Feed Phil
Ann Ratray, Actress and drama coach
Milton Moses Ginsberg, Indie filmmaker
Jim “Mudcat” Grant, MLB Pitcher and early National Anthem protestor
Johnny Solinger, Former lead singer of Skid Row
Timothy Jerome Parker, Rapper known as “Gift of Gab”
Mike Gravel, Former U.S. Senator from Alaska
Champ Biden, First dog
The Bachelorette: Grizzly Adams from Tayshia’s season joins the fun. 7 p.m., ABC
American Experience: Stonewall Uprising: Happy Pride! It’s important to know your history. 9:30 p.m., PBS
Point Break: My solemn vow to you is that I will always mention when the original 1991 Point Break is on TV. No need to thank me, it’s my job. 6:55 p.m., HBO West
Stanley Cup Finals: In case you care. 7 p.m, NBCSN and Peacock
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