I don’t know who needs to hear this, but cows get the zoomies, too.
— WholesomeMemes (@WholesomeMeme) September 13, 2021
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 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:
- The Queen’s Gambit was the biggest winner with 9 Emmys.
- In terms of platforms, Netflix took home the most Emmys, with 34. Disney+ came in second with 13.
- Maya Rudolph became the first person in 20 years to win back-to-back Emmys for the same role — in two different categories. She won for her role on Big Mouth this year and last; and for guesting on Saturday Night Live this year and last. All hail Maya Rudolph!
- RuPaul’s Drag Race won five Emmys.
👍🏻THATS A WRAP ON SEASON 3!👍🏻
Thank you to everyone who worked on this season. This thumb is for YOU! Love this cast and crew so much. I can’t wait for you guys to see just how fucked up this season is. You’re not ready. @TheBoysTV #TheBoys #Season3 pic.twitter.com/V4AJEbPjWw
— Jack Quaid (@JackQuaid92) September 10, 2021
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.
- Real Time with Bill Maher has been renewed through 2024.
- The Amazing Race has been renewed for a 33rd season on CBS.
- Last Chance U: Basketball has been renewed at Netflix for a second season.
- Bass Reeves, a limited series starring and produced by David Oyelowo, is being made at ViacomCBS and MTV Entertainment.
- Black Brother, Black Brother is being adapted into a film for Netflix.
- Silent Night, a dark comedy starring Kiera Knightly, has been acquired by AMC+.
- No Recipe Road Trip With the Try Guys has been ordered by Food Network.
- The Girl and the Goddess is being adapted into a series.
- Yo Gabba Gabba! is being rebooted at Apple TV+.
- Daryl Edwards, Parveen Kaur, Luna Blaise, Holly Taylor, Ty Doran, and Matt Long will return to Manifest on Netflix.
- John Lithgow has joined Sharper on Apple TV+.
- Billy Bob Thornton is joining the cast of 1883 on Paramount+.
- Justin Hartley will star in The Never Game on CBS.
- Patrick J. Adams is joining the cast of A League of Their Own on Amazon.
- Brian Tee has joined the cast of Expats on Amazon.
- Beth Ditto is joining the cast of Monarch on Fox.
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.
- Here is the rest of Discovery+’s Ghostober line-up.
- Gentefied will return on Netflix on November 10.
- Judy Justice will premiere on IMDb TV on November 1.
- Swagger will debut on Apple TV+ on October 29.
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
- 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
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