Don’t write that obituary for Big TV just yet …

I don’t know who needs to hear this, but cows get the zoomies, too.

All Other TV News

The report of the death of Event Television was greatly exaggerated. Or so argues The New York Times

Poniewozik’s piece points to a number of big projects coming out, including The Wheel of Time, Lord of the Rings, and Foundation, to argue that Big TV is not dead. The flip side of that is that TV is increasingly depending on franchises, reboots, revivals, and sequels. In an ever-expanding TV market, the easiest way to make a splash is to offer something the audience is already familiar with, and original series are having a more difficult time breaking through. Where would a Lost or a Mad Men or a Sopranos fit in this world that increasingly depends on more Star Wars and Marvel and Game of Thrones? Stay tuned.

The MTV VMAs were last night, and if you, like me, couldn’t be bothered to watch, here’s who won.

The Creative Emmys also took place this weekend, too, broken up into three separate ceremonies. All of the winners can be found here, but some highlights:

Season three of The Boys is coming and there has been a lot of talk of how crazy it’s going to be.

James Gandolfini and Michael Imperioli once got so drunk on the set of The Sopranos, that they had to be chained to a tree so they wouldn’t fall off of a cliff, true story.

Not TV-related, but it’s my blog, I do what I want: SOON YOU WILL BE ABLE TO BUY THE MAD MAX: FURY ROAD CARS. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Someone buy me the El Dorado, please, and thank you.

Feel better soon, Wendy Williams.

Hey, congratulations, Uzo Aduba!


In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • Saturday Night Live will return on NBC on October 2, though it’s still unclear which cast members will be back.
  • Hawkeye will premiere on Disney+ on November 24.
  • Dexter: New Blood will debut on Showtime on November 7.
  • We’re Here will return on HBO on October 11.
  • Unidentified with Demi Lovato will premiere on Peacock on September 30.
  • Fear the Walking Dead will return on AMC on October 17.
  • The Last O.G. will return on TBS on October 26.
  • Aly Raisman: Darkness to Light will debut on Lifetime on September 24.
  • The Chicago series return on NBC on September 22.
  • CSI: Vegas premieres on CBS on October 6.
  • Nancy Drew returns on The CW on October 8.
  • Aquaman: King of Atlantis will debut on HBO Max on October 14.
  • The Haunted Museum will premiere on Discovery+ on October 2.


Ben Best, Co-creator of Eastbound and Down and The Foot Fist Way

Art Metrano, Comedian and actor who appeared in Bewitched, Mannix, Mod Squad, The High Chaparral, Then Came Bronson, and co-starred in Police Academy


Y: The Last Man: The much-anticipated adaptation of the comic of the same name is finally here. After an apocalypse that wipes out (almost) every mammal with a Y chromosome, there is one cisgender man and his pet monkey left. Series premiere.   FX on Hulu

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: After a few months off, The Daily Show is back and revamped, maybe? 10 p.m., Comedy Central

Back to Life: Miri’s optimistic look at life is put to the test in the second season premiere. 9 p.m., Showtime

Monday Night Football: Oh boy, football is back. Yay. Baltimore Ravens at Las Vegas Raiders. 7 p.m., ABC

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Andrew Garfield, Patton Oswalt, a performance from “Little Shop of Horrors”
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Sarah Paulson, Machine Gun Kelly, José Medeles
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Jeff Daniels, Nate Burleson
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Drew Barrymore, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Jennifer Aniston, Dave “Lil Dicky” Burd, Bazzi
  • Watch What Happens Live: Jerry O’Connell, Delaney Evans

MON. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Monday Night Football
CBS The Neighborhood
Bob ♥ Abishola
NCIS: Los Angeles
CW Roswell, New Mexico
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
FOX Hell’s Kitchen
NBC American Ninja Warrior
The Wall

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