Here’s the clue: He’s the new, incredibly disappointing host of ‘Jeopardy!’


Hello! I am back from a very long weekend playing on golf courses!

All Other TV News

Jeopardy! producer Mike Richards is, in fact, going to be your new host of the game show in a decision that feels like it had been made long before this new season even began. Mayim Bialik will host prime-time specials and a potential spinoff. I mean, did they even consider Will Ferrell doing his impersonation of Alex Trebek? I’d watch every damn day.

LOL, Dominion Voting Systems has now sued Newsmax, One America News Network, and former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne, Herring Networks owners Robert Herring and Charles Herring, and on-air personalities Chanel Rion and Christina Bobb for defamation to the tune of $1.6 billion. GET THE LIARS.

Meanwhile, over at Fox News, Dan Bongino interviewed Former President Frontotemporal Dementia where he spewed a bunch of lies about the election being “fake,” and Fox News edited it out before posting the interview on YouTube. So now Bongino and a bunch of deluded MAGAites are SUPER PISSED at Fox. 

Here’s your chance to rent Dorinda’s Berkshires home, Blue Stone Manor for $100 a night if I don’t beat you to it.

We are in the middle of Emmy voting season, which is why we have stories about a possible second season of Mare of Easttown and this conversation with the creator of the series.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer are not actually dating.

How long have the teens on Outer Banks gone without showering: an important investigation.

They’re trying to reboot Melrose Place again, this time with the original cast, which just seems like a terrible idea. YOU’RE IN YOUR 50s.

Does Disney’s new immersive Star Wars hotel look super cool? Yes. Does it look $6,000 for two nights for a family of four cool? No. No, it does not, that’s insane.

The Olympics were such a disappointment for NBC they offered some advertisers free ad space to make up for lackluster ratings. They also flubbed the Peacock side of things (which I can personally attest to, having tried, and failed to tune into the end of one women’s soccer match that went into overtime).

Here are your nominees for the MTV VMAs.

Back in 1997, an episode of Pokémon sent 685 children to the hospital.

AT&T is in talks to sell TMZ to Fox, where, admittedly, it seems more at home.

One of the things that happened while I was gone was that Meghan McCain FINALLY left The View after four seasons of spewing GOP talking points and her entitled nonsense, and not a single fight broke out. Is it crazy I’m going to kinda miss hate-watching her?

People had feelings:

Sending our best wishes and thoughts to Christina Applegate. 🧡

Going Viral

Last week:

This week:

Utterly heartbreaking and infuriating. The only good news that I have is that this Delta surge has encouraged more people to get vaccinated. Not many more, mind you, but those numbers are ticking upwards a bit.

I have just returned from New York City which has instituted a requirement on all restaurants and indoor entertainment venues to check vaccination status, and I am happy to report from the front lines that it did not, in fact, feel like Nazi Germany, despite what some of our dumber politicians would have you believe. If anything, it allowed me to relax in public spaces, and not feel like I had to keep my mask on to protect myself and others. Los Angeles is looking into implementing a similar requirement, and I am just sorry I live in a state run by a bunch of dumbfucks who don’t understand how viruses spread.

Because for those of you who somehow don’t know this, our shitty governor, in an attempt to score points with his mouth-breathing base, has banned vaccine and mask mandates for Texas businesses and government agencies, including our public schools. But that’s OK because the virus doesn’t affect kids, right?


And with schools opening across our state, what could go wrong?

Predictably, our hospitals, like hospitals all over the south where the fewest people are vaccinated, are completely overwhelmed. We are running out of ICU beds, and having to set up overflow tents, and our governor is now asking for hospitals to postpone elective surgeries and for traveling nurses to come help the more than 10,000 Texans who are currently hospitalized with the virus WHICH THEY COULD HAVE AVOIDED HAD THEY JUST GOTTEN THE DAMN SHOT. But is Governor Dipshit reversing his ban on mask or vaccination mandates? LOL OF COURSE NOT.

And then there’s this asshole:

For those of you not in Houston, Ted’s kids go to an elite private school here in town that most definitely has a mask mandate. So why is it a mask mandate acceptable for his kids but not yours?

And let’s not forget Florida, and Governor DeathSantis, who is actively trying to out dumb Texas. We’ve already discussed how he has also banned mask and vaccine mandates, including for cruise ships which are just literal COVID nurseries (though Norwegian Cruises won one round recently). Now he’s threatening to withhold the pay of superintendents and school board members who violate his ban on mask mandates in schools — WHILE AT THE SAME EXACT TIME! Florida has asked the federal government for 300 more ventilators. I would ascribe this to cognitive dissonance, but I think that’s giving him too much credit. This is political cynicism at its purest.

For once, I don’t disagree with Meghan McCain when she said last week that this is only playing into DeSantis’ popularity because we live in a hellscape now.

Fortunately, there are more businesses, organizations, and productions who are being responsible and requiring vaccinations:

Meanwhile, the return to normal life is delayed: Amazon, Lionsgate, and ViacomCBS have all postponed the return to the office that was set for this fall. The Emmys have moved to an indoor/outdoor venue and the Red Carpet will be limited; BravoCon 2021 has been canceled; The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has been canceled; and the Beijing International Film Festival has been postponed.

NBCUniversal has been hit particularly hard with new cases.

Anti-vaxxer right-wing radio host Marc Bernier has been hospitalized with COVID, and Dick Farrel, a former Newsmax anchor and conservative talk show host has died from it


In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Stranger Things will return in 2022.

  • The Great will return for season two on November 19.
  • Annette will premiere on Amazon on August 20.
  • Yellowjackets will premiere on Showtime sometime this fall.
  • Bachelor in Paradise returns on ABC on August 16.
  • Come From Away will premiere on Apple TV+ on September 10.
  • The Big Leap will debut on Fox on September 20.
  • House Calls with Dr. Phil will debut on CBS on August 18.
  • La Fortuna will debut on AMC+ this winter.
  • How to Be a Cowboy will premiere on Netflix on September 1.
  • Sweet Life: Los Angeles will premiere on HBO Max on August 19.
  • Robot Chicken returns on Adult Swim on September 23.
  • Gossip will debut on Showtime on August 22.
  • Pretty Hard Cases will premiere on IMDb TV on September 10.
  • Squid Game will debut on Netflix on September 17.


Markie Post, Actress best-known for her roles on Night Court and The Fall Guy among others.

Sunni Welles, Actress who got her start as a child in Leave it to Beaver and later Quincy, M.E., Trapper John, M.D., and I Spy, and one of Bill Cosby’s accusers

Peter A. Lees, Producer of the live-action The Little Mermaid, among other projects

Patricia Hitchcock, Actress and daughter of Alfred Hitchcock

Jack Couffer, Oscar-nominated cinematographer

Jonathan Rinzler, Author of “making of” books about Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Alien and The Shining

Tony Esposito, NHL Hall of Famer

Cameron Burrell, Houston track star, son of Olympic gold-medalist Leroy Burrell, and godson of Carl Lewis


What If?: This new animated series reimagines famous Marvel moments, with different heroes involved or something. Series premiere. Disney+

Riverdale: Archie leads the charge to round up the escaped prisoners in the season premiere. 7 p.m., The CW

Superstar: This new docuseries takes an intimate look into the lives of some of our most beloved superstars, including Whitney Houston, Kobe Bryant, Robin Williams and others. Series premiere. 9 p.m., ABC

Cribs: This is where the magic happens. Series reboot premiere. 8:30 p.m., MTV

Homeroom: This documentary looks at a group of high schoolers at Oakland High School as they navigate what would already be a treacherous year of college applications and testing which was only compounded by the pandemic and social justice issues. Premiere. Hulu
Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Billy Crystal, Katie Ledecky, Jackie Fabulous
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Andy Samberg, Hannah Waddingham, Tom Odell
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Alan Alda, Gabriel Iglesias
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: James McAvoy, Taika Waititi, Max with Ali Gatie, guest host Sarah Silverman
  • Watch What Happens Live: Lisa Rinna, Gary Janetti

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CBS Big Brother
Love Island
CW Riverdale
In the Dark
FOX MasterChef
NBC America’s Got Talent
Family Game Fight!
Chicago P.D.

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