‘Succession’ is going to end a lot sooner than we hoped, dammit all to hell.


All Other TV News

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.

The Manifest folks are just not letting a bad show go already.

MTV offered to make a second season of Freaks and Geeks, but Judd Apatow turned them down because the budget was “much lower.” Good for him.

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.

People were really excited about that Friends reunion.


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?)

LOL, The New York Times outed Tucker Carlson as one of the media’s most reliable “anonymous sources.”

Better hurry up and buy those Apple TV devices while you can still get a free year of Apple TV+ while you can.

The lost third season of Castle Rock is getting the podcast treatment.

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.

What if Former President About to be Indicted had a rally and no one paid attention?

Just look at Chris Wallace doing his job!

Here are the Daytime Emmy winners. (As for misidentifying Marguerite Ray in the In Memoriam section? Whoops!)

Critics Choice Real TV Awards had ties in three of their biggest categories.

Here are your BET Awards winners (and Lil Nas X’s “controversial” performance. He kissed a boy, y’all, get over yourselves).

Julie Pernworth, the woman responsible for the most successful comedy lineup in television for the past two decades, is leaving CBS.

The Halo adaptation at Paramount+ is having some showrunner issues.

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.

Get better soon, James Michael Tyler.


  • 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.

  • 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.

In Development

Casting News

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.


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

Late Night:

  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Pete Buttigieg, Katja Herbers
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Ed Sheeran
  • Watch What Happens Live: Capt. Sandy Yawn, Katie Flood

MON. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Bachelorette
Celebrity Dating Game
CBS The Neighborhood
Bob ♥ Abishola
NCIS: New Orleans
CW All American
The Republic of Sarah
FOX Hell’s Kitchen
NBC American Ninja Warrior
Small Fortune

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