Happy Valentine’s Day, TV lovers!
This is Charlie. He has literal heart-eyes. 14/10 would be an honor to pet pic.twitter.com/TLMdX7SwHi
— WeRateDogs® (@dog_rates) February 14, 2022
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Yesterday was very obviously Super Bowl Sunday, and the halftime show featuring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar was a Gen X dream. It was EXCELLENT.
Or “sexual anarchy” if you’re a conservative white dude who drafted your knee-jerk response to it before it aired.
The right wingers keep promising things like taco trucks on every corner and never delivering. I doubt the sexual anarchy league ever materializes either. So disappointing. pic.twitter.com/W5cXDJufxZ
— Spiersual Anarchy (@espiers) February 14, 2022
Also, Eminem took a knee after the NFL told him not to, and now the NFL is all, “Of course we never told him to not take a knee, what are you even talking about.”
NFL: Don’t take a knee, Eminem.
Eminem: So you want me to definitely, 100%, absolutely take a knee? Got it. https://t.co/nFIPnDQuEb
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) February 14, 2022
In any event, while the performance was undeniably fantastic, Prince would like to remind you that it was NOT the best halftime show of all time, thank you very Goddamned much.
The ad that is clogging up my feeds is the Chevy Silverado ad that recreates The Sopranos’ opening credits and stages a weirdly emotional reunion between Meadow and AJ. David Chase directed it.
Like, I don’t know what is happening here? Is it supposed to be funny? Nostalgic? What am I supposed to be feeling right now? Very confused. It did seem to get people’s attention, so I guess mission accomplished?
good to see after all these years Meadow Soprano finally learned how to park.
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) February 14, 2022
AJ Soprano has always supported hybrid vehicles. pic.twitter.com/865h3dRWnY
— Meadow Soprano BS, MBA (@meadowmsoprano) February 14, 2022
— Rudy A. Rodas (@RudyARodas) February 14, 2022
The sopranos kids didn’t die at the end it’s canon now
— Levi Weaver, idk (@ThreeTwoEephus) February 14, 2022
Also getting a lot of attention, I regret to inform you that Larry David did a crypto ad and not everyone is cool with it.
seeing Larry David in a commercial then finding out what it’s for pic.twitter.com/YaE8zgEM9I
— Michael Tannenbaum (@iamTannenbaum) February 14, 2022
Larry David in a crypto ad is a pretty succinct answer to “Is it ever possible to have enough money?”
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) February 14, 2022
Larry David doing crypto ads? pic.twitter.com/zenqt8RoNa
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) February 14, 2022
the Larry David Super Bowl commercial was disappointing and, to be honest, inappropriate pic.twitter.com/bWE3d1musD
— Rob (@robrousseau) February 14, 2022
Larry David being in a crypto commercial is the single most devastating thing to ever happen to me please give me space to process.
— Zach Kornfeld (@korndiddy) February 14, 2022
LARRY DAVID NO
— AlternateHistoryHub (@AltHistoryHub) February 14, 2022
If only there were a piece of music to describe the feeling of seeing Larry David in a crypto ad
— Daryl Bartley (@hypercubexl) February 14, 2022
It’s Valentine’s Day, the perfect time for this article about how couples watch TV shows and what it reveals about relationships.
Hey, Chevy Chase, how do you feel about everyone in the industry who has ever worked with you thinking that you are an unpleasant jerk? “I guess you’d have to ask them. I don’t give a crap! I am who I am. And I like where— who I am. I don’t care. And it’s part of me that I don’t care. And I’ve thought about that a lot. And I don’t know what to tell you, man. I just don’t care.”
This Is Us‘s showrunner threw out an idea for a movie based on what would have happened if Jack hadn’t died, and NBC is FOR IT. (It is unlikely to ever get made, so don’t hold your breath.)
No one is watching the Winter Olympics. (~sad trombone~) Of course, decisions from the IOC like this one in which a Russian ice skater was caught doping, but will be allowed to compete … but if she medals, there will be no medal ceremony for anyone ISN’T HELPING MATTERS.
Can we get a solid answer on the difference of her situation and mines? My mother died and I can’t run and was also favored to place top 3. The only difference I see is I’m a black young lady. https://t.co/JtUfmp3F8L
— Sha’Carri Richardson (@itskerrii) February 14, 2022
Playwright Jeremy O. Harris, who has been working as a consultant on Euphoria, tried to defend the show and its head writer from criticism of a recent episode and in the process managed to insult TV writers and viewers. It was a mess. People had feelings.
Bob Saget’s death is getting weirder and weirder. It wasn’t just a head injury, it was a massive head injury: “This is something I find with someone with a baseball bat to the head, or who has fallen from 20 or 30 feet.” What the hell happened here?
- The Cube has been renewed for a second season on TBS.
- Teen Titans Go! has been renewed for an eighth season on Cartoon Network.
- Babble Bop! has been renewed for season two on Peacock.
- The Handmaid’s Tale has been renewed for a sixth season on Hulu (unofficially).
- Game show Lingo has been ordered at CBS. RuPaul Charles will host.
- A drama about a group of Philadelphia therapists from a This Is Us writer-director has been given a pilot order at ABC.
- Netflix has greenlit a docuseries from the creator of Tiger King and FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened about that couple who tried to launder over $4.5 billion in crypto, and also, one was a terrible rapper.
- 101 Places to Party Before You Die, a travel series starring Adam Pally and Jon Gabrus, is coming to truTV.
- Freddie Mercury: The Final Act will air on The CW.
- Omnivore has been ordered as a series at Apple TV+.
- The History of the Black Quarterback has been ordered at Peacock.
- E.A.T. With Gavin Rossdale is in production. No network is involved yet.
- The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu is being adapted into a TV series.
- Mikey and Miguel an adult animated series starring Tara Reid is in development.
- Megamind’s Guide To Defending Your City; Abominable and the Invisible City; Press Start!; Team Mekbots Animal Rescue; and Dino Pops have been ordered at Peacock.
- Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, The Punisher, Iron Fist, and The Defenders will be leaving Netflix soon. It’s still unclear whether Disney will put them on Disney+ considering how adult they are. Stay tuned for where they will land next.
- Garcelle Beauvais and Jenna Bush Hager have both signed first-look deals with NBC Universal.
- Bill Lawrence has signed a five-year overall deal with Warner Bros. Television.
- Story TV, a network featuring unscripted and historical series, will launch on March 28.
- Michael Rapaport will be in Only Murders in the Building on Hulu.
- Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson will host American Song Contest on NBC.
- Ray Stevenson has joined Star Wars: Ahsoka on Disney+.
- Clive Owen, Harris Dickinson, Alice Braga, Jermaine Fowler, Joan Chen, Raul Esparza, Edoardo Ballerini, Pegah Ferydoni, Ryan J. Haddad, and Javed Khan have been cast in Retreat on FX.
- Daniella Pineda has joined the cast of Tales of the Walking Dead on AMC.
- Chris McNally has been cast in both Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies on Paramount+ and Firefly Lane on Netflix.
- Brían F. O’Byrne and Heather Goldenhersh have been cast in Three Women on Showtime.
- Shi Ne Nielson is joining Charmed on The CW.
- Joy Suprano has been added to Fleishman is in Trouble on Hulu.
- Trevor Noah will be the next host of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
Mark Your Calendar
- The Rings of Power will debut on Amazon on September 2.
- Bridgerton returns on Netflix on March 25.
- Moon Knight will premiere on Disney+ on March 30.
- Deep Water will premiere on Hulu on March 18.
- Shoresy will debut on Hulu soon. (As a Letterkenny fan, I can’t decide if this will be genius or a terrible terrible idea.)
- Chad returns on TBS on April 11.
- Domino Masters will premiere on Fox on March 9.
- The Deep House is now streaming on Paramount+.
- Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale will debut on Netflix on March 3.
- Young, Famous & African will premiere on Netflix on March 18.
- He-Man and the Masters of the Universe returns on Netflix on March 3.
- Crazy About You is streaming on Roku.
- Singleholic is streaming on Roku.
- Russian Doll will return on Netflix this spring.
- Oscar nominee Drive My Car will premiere on HBO Max on March 2.
- This is Us‘s series finale will air on May 24 on NBC.
- The Problem with Jon Stewart will return on Apple TV+ on March 3. It will begin streaming weekly.
- Life After Death with Tyler Henry will debut on Netflix on March 11.
- The Green Room with Nadia Brown will premiere on Ovation on March 23.
- Beyond Ed Buck will stream on AllBlk on February 24.
- Serving the Hamptons premieres on Discovery+ on April 7.
- Men in Kilts will return on Starz … sometime.
We made it!!
The “Men in Kilts” are down under! 🇳🇿
So lucky to be exploring this incredible island with its unique heritage. I can’t wait to share this epic journey with you.
Let the adventures begin!!@MenInKiltsSTARZ @SPTV @STARZ @GreatGlenCo @grahammctavish @starzplayuk pic.twitter.com/qi1CPaTUjE
— Sam Heughan (@SamHeughan) February 11, 2022
AMC+, Disney+, and Netflix all released ads during the Super Bowl:
Ivan Reitman, Legendary producer and director of Ghostbusters, Stripes, Twins, Dave, and many more
I’ve lost my hero.
All I want is the chance to tell my father one more story.
He came from a family of survivors and turned his legacy into laughter.
Thank you for the kind messages. Enjoy his movies and remember his storytelling gifts. Nothing would make him happier. pic.twitter.com/tSijfxSnLg
— Jason Reitman (@JasonReitman) February 14, 2022
Opening night of Ghostbusters at UA Plainview was like a rock concert. The place exploded with joy. It was one of the most memorable moments of my childhood. Ivan Reitman influenced everything we all love about film comedy. A true legend. https://t.co/AHKAoo1ahB
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) February 14, 2022
I’m in absolute shock. I had the honor of working so closely with Ivan and it was always such a learning experience. He directed some of my favorite comedies of all time. All of us in comedy owe him so very much. Thank you for everything, Ivan. Truly. ❤️❤️ https://t.co/SGnI7OcT9s
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) February 14, 2022
ANIMAL HOUSE, MEATBALLS, STRIPES, GHOSTBUSTERS, all the way to OLD SCHOOL and I LOVE YOU, MAN, #IvanReitman made an eternal mark on film comedy. 4eva. Thank you so much. #RIP pic.twitter.com/aeFZ2eQd0z
— Justine Bateman (@JustineBateman) February 14, 2022
Ivan Reitman was old school in the best way, and kind. I loved working with him. It’s sad he’s gone, it makes me feel older and like my childhood movies are more faraway than ever. RIP ❤️
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) February 14, 2022
Ivan Reitman produced Road Trip and there wasn’t, and still isn’t, a day that we forgot what a COMEDIC MASTER he was. Growing up on his work & THEN getting to work with him was a dream. He was encouraging, brilliant and pretty much right about everything. RIP Ivan and thank you
— Breckin Meyer (@breckinmeyer) February 14, 2022
Mr. Ivan Reitman. Comic Maestro. He cast me in STRIPES and inspired me to be funny. Condolences to his family. pic.twitter.com/eSOkgh0NWz
— John B. Larroquette (@johnlarroquette) February 14, 2022
Working with Ivan was an honor and a pleasure and I’m so grateful that I was invited into the universe he helped to build, one that continues to resonate with fans the world over. 💔 pic.twitter.com/24N3L6nOjY
— Carrie Coon (@carriecoon) February 14, 2022
Ivan Reitman was very good to me and @chrizmillr. He sought us out and encouraged us when we made our first movie. He saw an early cut of Spider-verse (“Half of this is the best movie I have ever seen and the other half is bad”) and spent DAYS giving us helpful notes… RIP Ivan
— Phil Lord y Betancourt (@philiplord) February 14, 2022
Meatballs, Stripes, & Ghostbusters = This trilogy truly shaped my career. Randal, Brodie, & Banky are the children of Tripper, Winger, & Venkman. So thank you, IVAN REITMAN; your movies made me make my movies. Your work is a part of my creative DNA. I’m lucky you ever existed. pic.twitter.com/omghEHJ53X
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) February 14, 2022
Jan DeWitt, TV producer of Bones and Judging Amy among others
Jim Angle, Former Fox News correspondent
Beryl Vertue, British producer of Sherlock
Isabel Torres, Star of HBO Max miniseries Veneno
Tony Pace, Advertising executive who pioneered techniques of and brand integration within shows including Chuck and Hawaii Five-0
Kerry Chater, Grammy-nominated songwriter
Alvin Deutsch, Entertainment attorney
The Bachelor: One woman goes over the Falls on the two-on-one date. 7 p.m., ABC
4400: An attack is made on Bois Blanc in the season finale. 8 p.m., The CW
Ali Wong: Don Wong: Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Ali Wong is back with a new stand-up special revealing the challenges with monogamy and how she feels about single people. Netflix
Winter Olympics: Snowboarding, Freestyle Skiing, Bobsled, Alpine Skiing & More 7 p.m., NBC
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Jeffrey Wright; Alex Borstein; Maxwell
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Jenny Slate; Murray Bartlett; Teddy Swims
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Seth Rogen; Aly & AJ
- The Daily Show: TBA
- Watch What Happens Live: Sarah Jessica Parker
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