Because we could all use some puppies in pajamas right now. And they’re even TV-related: their names are “Eleanor” and “Chidi!”
I know this is what you've been waiting for. pic.twitter.com/QzCHQ0zvBr
— Blue Heron Farm (@BlueHeronFarmTX) March 9, 2022
All Other TV News
Can you guess what FX’s most-watched show is? I give you three guesses.
The slow death of cable TV continues afoot. Nearly 5 million more people cut the cord last year, amounting to 5.8% of the industry.
Jeff Zucker is leaving CNN quietly, having reached a deal with WarnerMedia.
The head of Paramount seems to be walking back the promise of a new movie every week on Paramount+, moving to a movie every other week. Interestingly, he also seemed to be suggesting that Paramount might be available for some bigger streaming company, like Apple or Amazon, to purchase down the road.
Fox News can’t wiggle out of being sued by Smartmatic voting systems for lying about their machines and the election, lol.
And HBO is being sued in a class action for sharing subscribers’ viewing history with Facebook, in violation of federal privacy law.
A producer and creator of Stranger Things explains why the show is going to end after five seasons and the answer is because ALL SHOWS SHOULD PROBABLY END AFTER FIVE SEASONS. After that, most scripted series just start “running on fumes” (that’s me saying it, not this producer). One of the biggest contributions Lost made to television as a whole was allowing show producers to say to networks, “We want to end this show at X number of seasons, because that’s how much story we have.” Before that, shows would mostly just continue airing until audiences lost interest, the ratings plummeted, and they were canceled by the networks. But now, producers have more control and can treat series as a contained story. And that’s a good thing! But it’s also an obvious thing! So why are we still asking producers about it? SORRY FOR THE RANT.
And we’re going to end this section on this positive Keanu note:
Because we could all use a new wholesome Keanu Reeves story today. pic.twitter.com/4BlQFoBVsM
— Goodable (@Goodable) March 6, 2022
Two Weeks Ago:
The great news is that the COVID case numbers keep rapidly declining, and we are below 2,000 deaths a day. The CDC said we can do away with our masks, and many places are loosening their mandates and rules. The good news is there was so little entertainment-related COVID-19 news last week, that I was able to skip posting about it last week.
But. You know me: I can’t let down my guard, so I will just point you in the direction of this piece about how the Omicron sub-variant BA.2 appears to be on the rise in New York following the relaxing of COVID measures there. All I’m saying is we’re not back to normal, and don’t throw those masks away just yet.
The Talk co-host Amanda Kloots tested positive last month, one year after COVID took her husband, Broadway star Nick Cordero.
Broadway legend Patti LuPone tested positive and had to step away from starring in Company.
Ron DeSantis is an asshole.
This is a little unexpected, but I heart Dee Snider?
People are asking me why I endorsed the use of "We're Not Gonna Take It" for the Ukrainian people and did not for the anti-maskers. Well, one use is for a righteous battle against oppression; the other is a infantile feet stomping against an inconvenience.
— Dee Snider🇺🇸 (@deesnider) February 27, 2022
Drag him, Chris Meloni.
So……pro abortion ? https://t.co/Ufv0WH2nEJ
— Chris Meloni (@Chris_Meloni) March 7, 2022
- Vikings: Valhalla has been renewed for seasons two and three on Netflix.
- I Literally Just Told You has been renewed at Channel 4 for a second season.
- Avenger Field, a World War II drama starring Renée Zellweger, is in development at Peacock.
- Career Opportunities in Murder and Mayhem, a cruise ship murder mystery starring Violett Beane, Lauren Patten, Rahul Kohli, Angela Zhou, Hugo Diego Garcia, Pardis Saremi, and Mandy Patinkin, has been greenlit at Hulu.
- They Both Die at the End is being adapted into a TV series by Chris Van Dusen, the creator of Bridgerton.
- Stokes, a series based on the life of civil rights attorney Ben Crump, is in the works.
- Friday Night Baseball is coming to Apple TV+.
- A documentary about finding Sir Ernest Shackleton’s sunken Endurance ship, is in the works at National Geographic.
- Crip Advisor, an adaptation of the UK series Mission Accessible, is in the works.
- Heather Hemmens has signed a deal to star in multiple films for Crown Media Family Networks.
- Maryland, a family drama, is in the works at ITV.
- I regret to inform you that Rupert Murdoch’s Talk TV has given Piers Morgan a new show, Piers Morgan Uncensored.
- Ernie Hudson will co-star in the reboot of Quantum Leap on NBC.
- Nick Offerman has joined the cast of The Resort on Peacock.
- Michael Paul Chan has joined the cast of Hello Tomorrow! on Apple TV+.
- Ward Horton is joining Tom Swift on The CW.
- Breeda Wool is joining National Treasure on Disney+.
- Diane Farr, Jordan Calloway, Stephanie Arcila, and Jules Latimer have been added to the cast of the Cal Fire pilot at CBS.
- Dorian Missick, Pamela Reed, Amanda Warren, and Jim Klock joined the cast of The Burial on Prime Video.
- Sophie Okonedo, Matthias Schweighöfer, Jing Lusi, and Paul Ready have joined the cast of Heart of Stone on Netflix.
- Jay Duplass, Sonny Poon Tip, and Katrine De Candole are joining Industry on HBO.
- Morgan Davies, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino, Aidan Scott, Jeff Ward, McKinley Belcher III, and Vincent Regan have been added to the cast of One Piece on Netflix.
- Ashley Nicole Black will host the 2022 Writers Guild Awards.
- Florence Pugh could join the cast of Dune 2 on HBO Max.
Mark Your Calendars
- Bridgerton will return on Netflix on March 25.
- Angelyne will debut on May 19 on Peacock.
- The Oscars will air on ABC on March 27.
- The Terminal List will debut on Prime Video on July 1.
- Tehran returns on Apple TV+ on May 6.
- Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off premieres on HBO on April 5.
- Under the Banner of Heaven will premiere on Hulu on April 28.
- Cha Cha Real Smooth will debut on Apple TV+ on June 17; Luck will premiere on August 5.
- The Garcias will debut on HBO Max on April 14.
- Scream is now available to stream on Paramount+.
Conrad Janis, Mork & Mindy actor who had more than 100 film and TV credits
Joshua Tharpe, Party Down South cast member
The Andy Warhol Diaries: This limited series is based on the diaries that Warhol started keeping after he was shot in 1968. Premiere. Netflix
The Last Kingdom: Fifth and final season. Netflix
The Flash: Bart and Nora race to fix the timeline in the spring premiere. 7 p.m., The CW
The Masked Singer: Season premiere and a reminder that Rudy Fucking Giuliani is eliminated in this episode. 7 p.m., Fox
Survivor: Season premiere. 7 p.m., CBS
Kung Fu: A break-in at the Shen residence leaves Nicky shaken in the second season premiere. 8 p.m., The CW
Domino Masters: Exactly what it sounds like: in this new series teams compete in domino toppling. (Yes, that’s what it’s called, I looked it up.) Series premiere. 8 p.m., Fox
Good Trouble: Callie has to keep Kathleen out of trouble in the season premiere. 9 p.m., Freeform
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Samuel L. Jackson, Rupert Grint, Wet Leg
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Sandra Oh, Thomas Middleditch, Inhaler, Todd Sucherman
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Michael McFaul, Denée Benton, Father John Misty
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Bob Odenkirk, Edi Patterson, Walk the Moon
- The Daily Show: Dolly Parton, James Patterson
- Watch What Happens Live: Aidy Bryant, Emily Simpson
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