James Gandolfini was paid $3 million to do literally nothing, and he was worth every penny.

Look at these adorable ground owls. Fun fact about owls that I learned a couple of years ago: they are VERY STUPID.

Superb family of burrowing owls in south Florida from Superbowl

All Other TV News

To protect the legacy of The Sopranos, HBO paid James Gandolfini $3 million to turn down the role of the new Dunder Mifflin boss on The Office after Steve Carrell left the show. Any network is more than welcome to pay me $3 million to do nothing, too. My DMs are open.

ABC’s series Rebel has moved over onto IMDb TV, and could, possibly, get a new life on the streamer.

Joe Exotic is about to be re-sentenced for his murder-for-hire plot against Carole Baskin. He could get up to 52 months (4.5 years) shaved from his 22-year sentence. Fun fact: he was asking for a new trial because he didn’t think that Baskin should have been allowed to attend the original one. You know, his victim.

Joshua Jackson is not interested in visiting what happened to Pacey and Joey in their 40s (dammit).

Will LeFou be gay in the upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast series on Disney+? Probably! But Josh Gad isn’t saying! But probably!

NBC has sold 85% of the Super Bowl ad time already, which I guess suggests that people expect things to be pretty much back to normal by February?

Rob Zombie’s concept art for The Munsters is here:

A website called Government Attic just published 360 pages of complaints to the FCC about Saturday Night Live, extending back to 2019, and y’all, the supporters of Former President Can’t Take a Joke were really mad about how the show depicted him. One gentleman who does not understand how the First Amendment works wanted the Secret Service to start vetting scripts, and another called Dave Chappelle’s monologue a “hate crime.”



  • iCarly has been renewed for season two on Paramount+.
  • Go-Big Show has been renewed at TBS for a second season.
  • Bridge and Tunnel has been renewed for a second season on Epix.

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

ABC has announced their fall premiere dates:

  • Dancing with the Stars: September 20
  • The Goldbergs: September 22
  • The Wonder Years: September 22
  • The Conners: September 22
  • Home Economics: September 22
  • A Million Little Things: September 22
  • Celebrity Wheel of Fortune: September 26
  • Supermarket Sweep: September 26
  • The Rookie: September 26
  • The Good Doctor: September 27
  • Station 19: September 30
  • Grey’s Anatomy: September 30
  • Big Sky: September 30
  • America’s Funniest Home Videos: October 3
  • Shark Tank: October 8
  • 20/20: October 8
  • The Bachelorette: October 19
  • Queens: October 19


  • Y: The Last Man will premiere on FX on Hulu on September 13.
  • What We Do in the Shadows will return on FX on September 2.
  • Madame X will debut on Paramount+ on October 8.
  • Modern Love will return on Amazon on August 13.
  • Hart to Heart will premiere on Peacock on August 5.
  • Titans will return on HBO Max on August 26.
  • Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog will debut on National Geographic on July 30.
  • Hostel Daze will return on Amazon on July 23.
  • Cribs returns on MTV on August 11.
  • Cousins will premiere on Netflix on July 22.


Jeff LaBar, Guitarist for Cinderella

Renée Dorléac, French actress and mother of Catherine Deneuve


Dr. Death: The very simple fact is I will watch anything Joshua Jackson is in, and the fact that this limited series is based on a great true-crime podcast is just icing on the cake. Series premiere. Peacock

Never Have I Ever: Season two finds Devi trying to date two boys at once. Season premiere. Netflix

The Outpost: A mysterious assassin seeks revenge in the season premiere. 8 p.m., The CW

Making the Cut: Season premiere. Amazon

Schmiggadon!: Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key star in this star-studded comedy about a couple who find themselves trapped in a musical. Apple TV+

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Mark Wahlberg, Mark Hamill, John Mayer
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Alan Cumming, Damian Lillard, Charlie Benante
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Hugh Jackman, Lorde
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: XXX
  • Watch What Happens Live: Patti LaBelle, Hoda Kotb
THUR 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren
Holey Moley
The Hustler
CBS Big Brother
Love Island
CW Walker
The Outpost
FOX Beat Shazam
Lego Masters
NBC Making It
Good Girls
Law & Order: Organized Crime

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