Would you like to see a bear, eating lunch, at a picnic table?
— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) August 18, 2021
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Wait, WAIT! You’re telling me that the guy who had been sued twice for sexual harassment and discrimination at his previous job also recorded himself in a podcast saying offensive things about women’s bodies and asking his female cohosts inappropriate questions? HIM? And then, when he was asked about it by a reporter, all episodes of that podcast were pulled down? And you’re also telling me that this same man might have manipulated the process by which the job he wanted for himself — and which he got — was filled? I’m shocked, SHOCKED! I say!
Mike Richards says he’s really sorry for being sexist and gross and saying some racist and anti-Semitic things and casually using slurs, but it was a long time ago, you guys (it wasn’t), and the Jeopardy! hosting gig shouldn’t be taken away from him just because he’s terrible and no one likes him or wants him to have the job (but him).
is mike richards the next trebek? clearly no. but is he a fan favorite who will do a passable job hosting jeopardy? also no. is he at least a good guy? uhh, turns out no. ok but can we say he won this job fair & square? unfortunately no we cannot say that either https://t.co/kAOSrwMnKh
— alexandra j. roberts (@lexlanham) August 19, 2021
And if that’s not bad enough, reportedly CNN’s Laura Coates was someone Alex Trebek named as his possible successor. If you recall, CNN’s Laura Coates was not someone who guest hosted during the sham audition process for the hosting spot at Jeopardy!
WAIT… Alex Trebek actually wanted a BLACK WOMAN to take his place on @Jeopardy
instead the show let a sexist white man appoint HIMSELF?! https://t.co/k4FWeAbce1
— Chuck Todd's shamble bangs (@Drea_got_rage) August 19, 2021
Jeopardy could've hired Laura Coates like Alex wanted or go with LeVar but now they got PR nightmare.
Because they gave the job to a wholeass sleazeball that had no business getting the job.
Now they in the news cycle for all the wrong reasons. https://t.co/nFfYjSKXt2
— Jeffrey Rousseau (@JRpotential) August 19, 2021
Hey look, this should not come as any kind of surprise. Most guest celebrities were given two weeks to host. LeVar Burton only got one.
Also, being Alex Trebek requested Laura Coates to be his replacement. They should have given him the "RESPECT", by giving her a audition.
— Luke Allan 💯😷💭🃏🀄💉⚰💉 (@LukeCage2000) August 19, 2021
As for Coates herself:
One of my favorite #AlexTrebek quotes. #WednesdayWisdom pic.twitter.com/HNxFa1PUfv
— Laura Coates (@thelauracoates) August 19, 2021
What a mess. Let’s hope Sony Pictures Entertainment is reconsidering this host situation.
Oh lordt, they really are bringing Manifest back. Despite this being one of the stupidest shows I’ve ever had the honor of recapping, even I have to admit, this comeback is remarkable.
I mean, I know that Curb Your Enthusiasm is loosely based on Larry David’s actual life, but it sure feels like reality is becoming more and more Curb-like in recent days. Oh no, what if we’re all descending into an alternate reality in which we’re all just extras in a never-ending episode of Curb? (Anyway, good on ya, Larry. Tell that gross Trump bootlicker where he can stick it.)
In the ongoing legal drama that is the Tom Girardi/Erika Jayne mess, some of Girardi’s business and personal items are currently being auctioned off. However, some of the items being labeled as Erica — some lingerie, specifically — are not hers.
RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K. is going to feature the franchise’s first cisgender woman drag queen, Victoria Scone. Good for her!
The Bradshaw Bunch is being sued for discrimination by a male producer who claims he was fired because the network wanted a “female voice” in his role.
Three Netflix employees have been accused of insider trading.
Congratulations, Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost!
- FBoy Island has, indeed, been renewed for a second season of bad decisions at HBO Max.
- MasterChef has been renewed for a 12th season on Fox.
- Never Have I Ever has been renewed for a third season on Netflix.
- Trafficked with Mariana Van Zeller has been renewed for a third season on Nat Geo.
- Marvel’s Spidey And His Amazing Friends has been renewed for a second season on Disney Junior.
- Significant Others, a comedy about a pair of friends, is being developed at ABC.
- How To Be Human is being developed at Fox.
- The Unusual Suspects, an Australian heist comedy, has been bought by Hulu.
- Squad, a werewolf graphic novel, is being adapted into a TV series.
- On the Edge with Alex Honnold has been greenlit at Disney+.
- The Jessica Simulation is being adapted into a limited series.
- Sorry About the Demon is coming to Shudder.
- Life Below Zero: First Alaskans; Appetite for Adventure; The 7 Toughest Days on Earth have all been greenlit at Nat Geo.
- From The Desk Of Zoe Washington is being turned into a film for Disney Television.
- Pupstruction has been greenlit at Disney Junior.
- The English Patient is being adapted into a series at BBC.
- Will Smith’s Westbrook Studios has signed a five-year first-look deal with Nat Geo.
- Nicole Ari Parker has been added to And Just Like That … on HBO Max.
- Tim Robbins is going to star in Wool on Apple TV+.
- Eliza Bennett is joining Dynasty on The CW.
- André 3000 is joining the cast of Wheat Germ on Netflix, an adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel White Noise.
- Raven Goodwin and Nicole Chanel Williams have been added to the cast of Our Kind of People on Fox.
- Zaria and Malia Pyles have joined the cast of Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin on HBO Max.
- Isaiah Johnson, Sibongile Mlambo, Paul Schneider, Lauren Buglioli, and Michael Esper have joined Florida Man on Netflix.
- Kit Williamson, Aubrey Peeples, James Bland, Briana Venskus, Willam Belli, Constantine Rousouli, Laith Ashley, and Dana Wheeler-Nicholson have been cast in the comedy series Unconventional.
Mark Your Calendars
- Foundation will premiere on Apple TV+ on September 24.
- Nuclear Family will premiere on HBO on September 27.
- Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror will premiere on Netflix on September 1.
- Blood Brothers will premiere on Netflix on September 9.
- The Hand of God will premiere on Netflix soon.
- He-Man and the Masters of the Universe will premiere on Netflix on September 16.
- Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition will debut on WE tv on October 7.
- Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem will premiere on Peacock on September 10.
- Chocolate Meltdown: Hershey’s After Dark will premiere on Food Network on September 27.
- Under Wraps and The Ghost and Molly McGee will debut on Disney Channel on October 1; Christmas Again will premiere on December 3.
- Mickey’s Tale of Two Witches will debut on Disney Junior on October 7; Mickey and Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas will premiere on December 2.
- Pepper Ann will begin streaming on Disney+ on September 8.
- Rupi Kaur Live will debut on Amazon on August 27.
- Bingo Hell and Black as Night will premiere on Amazon on October 1. Madres and The Manor will debut on October 8.
- Reno My Rental will premiere on Discovery+ on September 18.
- “Vetsgiving” will return on Nat Geo Wild on November 22.
- Here’s a bunch of stuff coming to Discovery+.
Frankie Mossman, Actor who appeared on Spartacus and The Horizon
Sonny Chiba, Japanese actor who appeared in Kill Bill
Sweet Life: This new reality series produced by Issa Rae follows a group of friends navigating their twenties in South Los Angeles. Series premiere. HBO Max
Annette: Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard star in this musical film about a comedian and his singer wife, and their unusual child who changes their lives forever. Premiere. Amazon
Truth Be Told: Season two premiere. Apple TV+
Jakob’s Wife: A bored housewife becomes a vampire in this new horror film. Shudder
Coroner: Season premiere. 7 p.m., The CW
Five Bedrooms: Season two premiere. Peacock
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Octavia Spencer, Common, Black Thought, Seun Kuti
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Cecily Strong, Patton Oswalt, Jeff Bowders
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Sean & Dylan Penn, Crowded House
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Tracee Ellis Ross, Simu Liu, Yola, guest host Sean Hayes
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