Brace yourselves, the Roys are coming.

Toddlers, man.

All Other TV News

Just a friendly reminder that the best drama on television returns this weekend. TEAM COUSIN GREG ALL THE WAY. Here, creator Jesse Armstrong talks about season three, writing to the audience, and what Succession is going to look like in a post-Former President Golden Showers world.

As for what the man who plays Logan Roy thinks of Fox News? It’s not good.

Obviously, Matt Amodio did not intentionally lose Jeopardy! What is even going on in some of y’all’s brains?

America’s Got Talent: Extreme has already injured someone, and pretty badly. Here’s hoping Jonathan Goodwin recovers quickly.

Bo Burnham’s album Inside will not be considered for Best Comedy Album at next year’s Grammys ceremony, and it’s unclear why? Maybe because it’s made from materials from a TV show, his Netflix special of the same name? But this is confusing because last year’s winner in the category was Tiffany Haddish’s Black Mitzvah, which was the soundtrack to her Netflix special. Inside will be eligible for consideration in Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media instead. Which, I guess makes some sense: Haddish’s album was her stand-up routine, Inside is a compilation of songs. EXCEPT, Weird Al’s album Mandatory Fun which was a bunch of songs won Best Comedy Album in 2015. So who even knows what the rules are here.

LOL, George Takei didn’t think much of William Shatner going to “space.”

According to TMZ, Bravo is planning to start filming Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 12 much earlier than usual to continue following the Erika and Tom Girardi story. WHY ARE HER LAWYERS ALLOWING HER TO DO THIS???

Here’s a handy explainer for what is going on with Erika Jayne Girardi’s legal meshugganahs.

Hannah Gadsby (who has an actually BRILLIANT Netflix special — Nanette — go watch it) is not interested in Ted Sarandos using her in his attempt to defend himself and Netflix against criticism for Dave Chappelle’s transphobic comedy special.

Here are three very good essays explaining why Ted Sarandos’ “giving a popular comedian a huge platform to denounce the very idea of trans people does not cause real-world violence” defense is bullshit.

North Korea applauded Squid Game for showing how cruel South Korea’s capitalist society is. Which feels … weird. Like, yes, that is the point, but also, maybe it’s hard to take this criticism seriously from … North Korea of all entities?

Squid Game cost only $21.4 million to make, which is a DAMN BARGAIN for a Netflix show: leaving the Dave Chappelle conversation aside for a minute (whose last two specials each cost more than the entire season of Squid Game), Stranger Things costs $8 million an episode; and The Crown costs $10 million.

Here, the series production designer discusses the design and build of the remarkable sets on Squid Game. It’s a genuinely fascinating article and explains a lot about the gorgeous visuals of the series, and some of the cultural clues that we Americans might have missed. Give them all of the Emmys.

My crazy former neighbor has been given a life sentence for being a fucking murderer. GOOD.

Oh no, get better soon, Katey Sagal! And be careful!

Feel better soon, President Clinton!


  • Johnson will return on Bounce for season two.
  • Miz & Mrs. has been renewed for season three at USA.

In Development

  • That 90s Show, a spinoff of That 70s Show, has been ordered at Netflix.
  • Atlas of the Heart by Brené Brown is being adapted into an unscripted series at HBO Max.
  • Conjuring Kesha has been ordered at Discovery+.
  • My Mom, Your Dad, a reality dating show, has been ordered at HBO Max. It’s produced by Greg Daniels and Yvonne Orji will host. 
  • Paralleles, a French sci-fi series has been ordered at Disney+.
  • Aidy Bryant has signed an overall deal with Universal Television.

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • Hawkeye will premiere on Disney+ on November 24.
  • The Tender Bar will debut on Amazon on December 17.
  • The Expanse will return on Amazon on December 10.
  • Big Mouth will return on Netflix on November 5.

  • Olaf Presents will debut on Disney+ on November 12.
  • Mayor of Kingstown will debut on Paramount+ on November 14.
  • Horror Noire will debut on Shudder on October 28.
  • Bruised will premiere on Netflix on November 24.
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog will debut on Paramount+ on November 10.
  • Power Book II: Ghost returns on Starz on November 21.
  • Adventure Thru the Walt Disney Archives will premiere on Disney+ on November 19.
  • Taste the Nation: Holiday Edition will debut on Hulu on November 4.
  • Carole Baskin’s Cage Fight will premiere on Discovery+ on November 13.
  • Tear Along the Dotted Line will premiere on Netflix on November 17.
  • Shenmue the Animation will debut on Adult Swim on November 13.
  • Paradise will premiere on HBO Max on October 28.
  • Yara will debut on Netflix on November 5.
  • Call My Agent: Bollywood will premiere on Netflix on October 29.
  • Back to the Outback will premiere on Netflix on December 10.
  • Instant Influencer with ZHC will premiere on YouTube on October 27.
  • Komi Can’t Communicate will debut on Netflix on October 21.
  • Arsene Wenger: Invincible will premiere on Amazon next year.


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You: Psychopaths have a baby, what could go wrong? Season three. Netflix

Halloween Kills: Laurie Strode encourages a vigilante mob to hunt down Michael Meyers and end his reign of terror once and for all in this new sequel to the Halloween films. Premiere. Peacock

Home Sweet Home: Like Wife Swap, but instead of trading moms, families trade entire houses. Series premiere. 7 p.m., NBC

Day of the Dead: Six strangers try to survive a zombie apocalypse in this new series based on the classic Romero movies. Premiere. 9 p.m., Syfy


Those Who Wish Me Dead: The Angelina Jolie firefighter crime drama arrives on HBO after its premiere on HBO Max.  7 p.m., HBO

Misfit: The Series: The Misfits plan a musical in this series spinoff. Premiere. Netflix

Slumber Party Massacre: I mean, I think you can probably guess what this is about. 8 p.m.., Syfy



Fear the Walking Dead: Strand finds a survivor. Season premiere. 8 p.m.., AMC

Hightown: Jackie seeks to avenge Junior’s death. Season premiere. 9 p.m., Starz


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  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Friday): Oscar Isaac, Jo Firestone, Alec Benjamin
  • Watch What Happens Live (Sunday): Jennie Nguyen, Dr. Wendy Osefo

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