I know this tweet says that this creature is a “Tawny Frogmouth” but you can’t convince me this isn’t a Muppet.
Good morning to this hangry cottonball only https://t.co/uHt9mj3wJw
— Katie Mack (@AstroKatie) October 21, 2021
All Other TV News
HBO released their third-quarter report yesterday, and made some news:
You’ll be able to stream Dune on HBO Max this afternoon starting at 5 p.m., CST, a day earlier than originally announced.
There is also already some talk about Dune 2; a Sopranos series based on The Many Saints of Newark; and more Matrix sequels. I, for one, was not furious at The Many Saints of Newark, unlike some Sopranos fans, and think that a series set in this time period could be really interesting.
HBO and HBO Max lost nearly 2 million subscribers after Amazon removed the channels from Amazon Channels.
Update on the Meghan McCain mess: ABC is reportedly “furious” over her allegations that The View is a toxic workplace, and are saying “privately” (i.e., unofficially) that she did not leave by her own choice.
Our sources tell us Meghan was essentially forced out of her role after an internal investigation into the environment she describes — which we’re told was, in fact, real … but mostly due to Meghan’s behavior on and off camera, not her coworkers’ — other way around.
Our sources say new ABC chief, Kim Godwin, did a thorough investigation — meeting with key stakeholders of the show, like talent and producers — and in the end, we’re told she found Meghan was the source of a lot of the in-fighting that ultimately played out on the show … something Godwin had to address head-on in an emergency Zoom meeting.
Those on-camera blow-ups are well-documented, and even though a lot of the hosts are often seen bickering … we’re told many at ABC feel Meghan was, more often than not, the instigator of these arguments — or she was the one who kept them going longer.
Meanwhile, Meghan went on Watch What Happens Live! and claims that she loves Whoopi, still talks to Sunny, and still uses the hairdresser from The View who repeatedly did this to her:
meghan mccain's hairstylist……welcome to the resistance pic.twitter.com/xBXtnFg87a
— amy b (@arb) February 22, 2021
The devil couldn’t reach Megan McCain so he sent whoever the fuck her hair stylist for The View is pic.twitter.com/t9VwiHBAPx
— Devonta Smith’s Stunt Double (@Jwarbss) March 25, 2021
Breh Megan McCain’s hair stylist just wakes up, watches a couple old clips of her client espousing some BS to piss herself off and goes to WORK. She HATES that lady 😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/1Xpf92vQfC
— Aaron West (@oeste) March 24, 2021
Talk about a hostile work environment.
The actors who play the VIPs on Squid Game have decidedly different reactions to how their performances were received by audiences. One actor explains that he suffers from clinical depression so seeing criticisms of his work has been challenging, while another actor is loving the attention and claims he’s had many sexual offers. “There have also been some sexual invitations, from males and females… This project has elevated me from absolute, total obscurity. I get tattoos of my signature. I get invitations for fellatio. I’m a star!”
In other Squid Game news, union protestors in South Korea wore the guard costumes while demanding better working conditions.
The Netflix walkout happened yesterday, supported by Netflix talent including Dan Levy, Elliot Page, Lilly Wachowski, and Billy Eichner.
Netflix is also vehemently insisting that the employee they fired for leaking the financial documents is the person who did the deed. (The individual in question denies doing it.)
Jonathan Goodwin, the escape artist who was injured on America’s Got Talent: Extreme, posted from the hospital on Instagram, thanking everyone for their support, and noting that he has a long road to recovery.
Maid is about to surpass The Queen’s Gambit as the most popular limited series on Netflix.
Issa Rae promises she won’t “Game of Thrones” the ending of Insecure. I’m just glad to hear a show other than Lost become the default metaphor for a terrible series finale.
Brian Cox says that Succession will probably end after two more seasons — but I’m unclear if he’s counting the season that is currently airing? I think he is, but ~shrug~. (Also, none of that is official — Cox has no idea how long the show will go on, he’s just guessing.)
David Duchovney auditioned for all the lead roles on Full House, and now I desperately need to see him as Uncle Jesse.
Amazon Fire has doubled the number of local news stations included in its News App.
- Ghosts has been given a full series order at CBS, yay! It’s a darling show.
- Tyler Perry’s Sistas has been renewed for a fourth season on BET.
- I Give It 6 Months, a romantic comedy, is in development at CBS.
- Foe has been acquired by Amazon. It stars Saoirse Ronan, Paul Mescal, and Aaron Pierre.
- Hell’s Half-Acre, a book about the serial-killing Bender family, is being adapted for television.
- My Summer in Seoul is also being adapted for television.
- Power Rangers Dino Fury is headed to Netflix.
- Level Up with Stephen Curry; Addison Rae Goes Home; Ryan Garcia: The Fight Inside; Reunited; and A Fighting Chance with Anthony Joshua have been ordered at Snap.
- Jesse Spencer has left Chicago Fire after ten seasons.
- Michael Gandolfini and Zack Schor have joined The Offer on Paramount+.
- Brian d’Arcy James, Olivia Applegate, Mackenzie Astin, Adam Cropper, and Bruce McGill are joining the cast of Love & Death on HBO Max.
- Adam David Thompson, Ben Chase, Olivia Luccardi, and Celia Weston have been cast in The Thing About Pam on NBC.
- Tom Wlaschiha, Amber Rose Revah, Victor Alli, Alyth Ross, Taylor Fay, and Hakeem Jomah have joined the cast of Last Light on Peacock.
- Pat Monahan, Laura Osnes, Kyle Selig, and George Lopez will star in Christmas in Tahoe on Hallmark Channel.
Mark Your Calendars
- Red Notice will debut in theaters on November 5 and on Netflix on November 12.
- Women of the Movement will premiere on ABC on January 6.
- Squidbillies will return for its final season on Adult Swim on November 7.
- The Game will premiere on Paramount+ on November 11.
- The Challenge: All Stars returns on Paramount+ on November 11.
- Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight Part 2 will debut on Netflix on October 27.
- Everybody Loves Natti will debut on Amazon on November 19.
- Para – We Are King will premiere on HBO Max on October 26.
- Mother/Android will premiere on Hulu on December 17.
- The Next Thing You Eat premieres on Hulu today.
- Wild Tales from the Farm will premiere on Smithsonian Channel on November 3. The Crown’s Ancient Forest will premiere on December 1.
- The Last Cowboy moves to CMT on November 12.
- The Great Soul Food Cook-Off will premiere on OWN and Discovery+ on November 20.
- Harlem will debut on Amazon on December 3.
- Silent Night will premiere on AMC+ on December 3.
- Protect or Neglect will debut on Bounce on October 27.
- Wipeout will return on ABC on January 11.
- F Is For Family will return on Netflix on November 25.
- Flipping Showdown will premiere on HGTV on November 17.
- Pau Gasol: It’s About the Journey premieres on Amazon on November 12.
- Rise will debut on Disney+ in 2022.
Ralph Carmichael, Composer who worked on I Love Lucy, The Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Show, My Mother The Car, and many others
Roy Horan, Martial arts film star and film executive
The Blacklist: The task force is brought back together when one of their own is injured in the line of duty. Season premiere. 7 p.m., NBC
Law & Order: SVU: A figure from Benson’s past returns in the series landmark 500th episode. 8 p.m., NBC
Invasion: An alien invasion is seen through different perspectives all over the world in this new sci-fi series. Apple TV+
Sex, Love & goop: Gwyneth must be stopped. Series premiere. Netflix
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Larry David, Coldplay
- The Daily Show: Michael Pollan
- Watch What Happens Live: Gwyneth Paltrow
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