In which George R.R. Martin tries my last nerve

To be fair, I still react this way every time I see a dog, and I’m 584 months old.

14 months old kid seeing a dog for the first time from aww

All Other TV News

BREAKING: George R.R. Martin ain’t never gonna finish that GODDAMN BOOK.

~deep breath~

On his blog, Martin revealed that he has been “deeply, heavily involved in every one of the new shows” in development, before going into detail about some (but not all) of them:

There is going to be a Corlys Velaryon series renamed The Sea Snake from Nine Voyages. Bruno Heller, the creator, and showrunner of one of my favorite epic series, Rome, is writing the pilot script.

There is also a Nymeria series, Ten Thousand Ships, which will be helmed by Amanda Segel, who produced Person of Interest.

And they are still working on a Dunk & Egg series by Steve Conrad, the creator of Patriot. It will either be called A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms or The Hedge Knight because “Dunk & Egg” sounds like a sitcom, which it is not.

Finally, there is an animated series set in Yi Ti that might be called The Golden Empire.

As for The Winds of Winter, the goddamn novel he’s been working on for more than a decade now … he claims he’s still writing it, BUT COLOR ME CYNICAL, GEORGE. Color me real cynical.

In the wake of Disney telling its employees that it isn’t going to stop giving money to Republican lawmakers who pushed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill in Florida because they made Modern Family, and that should be good enough for the LGBTQ community, employees of the Mouse are pushing back.

Disney’s LGBTQIA+ Business Employee Resource Groups leaked a letter they wrote to Disney brass last month, demanding that they speak out against anti-LGBTQ+ legislation being passed across the country (including Texas’ disgusting anti-Trans bill), and Pixar employees released a statement that claims:

We at Pixar have personally witnessed beautiful stories, full of diverse characters, come back from Disney corporate reviews shaved down to crumbs of what they once were. Nearly every moment of overtly gay affection is cut at Disney’s behest, regardless of when there is protest from both the creative teams and executive leadership at Pixar. Even if creating LGBTQIA+ content was the answer to fixing the discriminatory legislation in the world, we are being barred from creating it. Beyond the “inspiring content” that we aren’t even allowed to create, we require action.

Disney CEO Bob Chapek told shareholders that he met with Governor DeSantis privately to express his concerns about the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, but DeSantis was like, “lol, whatevs.” In his statement about it, he finally criticized the bill and pledged to give The Human Rights Campaign a $5 million donation. However, The Human Rights Campaign was all, “Try harder. Thanks, but no thanks.”

Whew! What a completely unnecessary mess this Chapek guy has found himself in!

Abbott Elementary continues its charm offensive, now teaming up with Scholastic to give unfunded schools and students free books.

MLB’s Opening Day has been pushed all the way back to April 14, and players are pissed.

Magic Johnson is not watching Winning Time, because neither he nor the NBA had anything to do with the series. His loss, it’s a fun ride.

MSNBC’s talking heads programming, namely Morning Joe, Deadline: White House, The Beat with Ari Melber and All In with Chris Hayes, and The ReidOut, will be available on the top Peacock pier soon. Good! And I edge closer to cutting the cord.

A MasterChef contestant is suing the show, claiming they forced her to film even though she was having a stroke.

Oh, you done did it now, Kim.

Ukraine Update

The Russians bombed a children’s and maternity hospital in Ukraine. You’ll be shocked to learn that the Russians are just lying willy-nilly about it, claiming simultaneously that the hospital was being held by Ukrainian militias or that the bombings were just good old-fashioned “fake news.”

The White House is also warning that Russia is setting the stage for a false-flag chemical weapons attack, so that’s coooooool. 

The electrical grid around Chernobyl has been damaged. What could go wrong?

We’ve finally banned imports of Russian oil here in the States, which is good in terms of the morally correct thing to do, but it is going to affect gas prices.

What is rich is that Republicans were calling for us to ban Russian oil, but are already criticizing the Biden Administration for high gas prices, because they are banking it playing well in the midterms.

Gas prices “started rising the day President Biden took office”? Wrong. They’ve been on an upward trend since bottoming out in April 2020 at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. This is because of booming demand during the recovery — not because of Biden’s policies (or President Donald Trump’s, for that matter).

Canceling the Keystone XL pipeline caused gas prices to rise? Wrong. It was only 10 percent done when Biden canceled it, and its owners didn’t expect to open it until 2023 at the earliest.

Biden “halted new drilling on federal lands”? Wrong. After a temporary halt in new leases, Biden has outpaced Trump in new drilling permits for public lands, The Post reported.

As for Biden’s “shutdown of American energy,” U.S. production has increased under Biden from 9.7 million barrels a day to 11.6 million barrels. The number of oil rigs operating was at 172 in July 2020, E&E News reports. Now, 519 are in operation. U.S. production is forecast to set a record next year.

What’s holding back oil production isn’t government policy. U.S. producers still have 4,400 wells already approved and drilled that are not yet producing. They aren’t drilling more because of a shortage of workers and equipment and, particularly, investors’ greed. As The Post reported, major U.S. oil companies say they would rather use their profits “to boost payouts to shareholders” than “rush to drill new wells.”

Meanwhile, after two-ish weeks of pretending that they thought Russia’s invasion was bad, some Republicans are reverting to form:

And here’s Tucker Carlson claiming that America was running secret biochemical weapons labs in Ukraine and that America is spreading disinformation in Russia. (Both of these things are false, of course.)

Former President Sycophant then:

Former President Windmills now:

ALL OF WHICH WHICH REMINDS ME: Are you ready to vote in November? Because you really need to vote in November. 

New York Times has moved its editorial staff out of Russia, but BBC has decided to resume reporting from inside the country, stupid law be damned.

Amazon, Prime Video, Discovery, Warner Media, Universal Music Group, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, and Starbucks are just some of the 300 companies that have pulled out of Russia.

Oh, and that Russian Oligarch won’t be able to sell off Chelsea Football Club after all. The U.K. has seized ownership of the team.

Hayden Panettiere is raising money for the Ukrainians and Leonardo DiCaprio has donated money (but not $10 million contrary to some reports). Mila Kunis’ fundraiser has raised $20 million for Ukrainians.



  • Judge Jerry has been canceled after three seasons in syndication. 
  • Nick Cannon has been canceled after one season in syndication. 
  • The Good Dish has been canceled after one partial season in syndication.

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi will debut on Disney+ on May 25.
  • Better Call Saul returns on AMC on April 18.
  • Outer Range will premiere on Prime Video on April 15.
  • Star Trek: Strange New Worlds premieres on Paramount+ on May 5.
  • Cheaper by the Dozen will debut on Disney+ on March 18.

  • Gentleman Jack returns on HBO in April.
  • Brene Brown: Atlas of the Heart debuts on HBO Max on March 31.
  • Clive Davis: Most Iconic Performances premieres on Paramount+ on March 23.
  • Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King will premiere on Netflix on March 30.
  • Stillwater returns on Apple TV+ on March 18.
  • Pretty Hard Cases returns on IMDb TV on April 22.


The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey: Samuel Jackson produced and stars in this limited series about a man suffering from dementia who begins treatment, revealing shocking memories of his past. Series premiere. Apple TV+

Bust Down: Jak Knight, Langston Kerman, Sam Jay, and Chris Redd star in this new comedy about four friends working dead-end jobs in Middle America. Series premiere. Peacock

Upload: Season two premiere. Prime Video

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season four finale. Prime Video

The Seed: This alien horror-comedy sure looks like … something. Shudder

Ghost Adventures: Season premiere. Discovery+

Desus & Mero: Season premiere. 10 p.m., Showtime

Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer: Kurt and Steven make their final selections and reveal the truth about their bank accounts in the season finale. 7 p.m., Fox

B Positive: Season finale. 8 p.m., CBS

Pivoting: The ladies celebrate Coleen’s birthday, and things go awry in the season finale. 7:30 p.m., Fox

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Omar Apollo
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Taylor Schilling, Chris Redd, Todd Sucherman
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Daniel Craig, Marie Yovanovitch, Rex Orange County
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Adam Scott, Joachim Trier, Maria Bamford
  • The Daily Show: Sandra Oh
  • Watch What Happens Live: Sam Heughan, Brooke Shields
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Grey’s Anatomy
Big Sky
CBS Young Sheldon
United States of Al
B Positive
CW Walker
FOX Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer
Call Me Kat
NBC Law & Order
Law & Order: SVU
Law & Order: Organized Crime

One thought on “In which George R.R. Martin tries my last nerve

  1. Good a date for Peaky Blinders.
    I’d like to add to your facts on oil production. There has been an uptick in more rigs but its all been done by the privately owned companies. Not the ones with stock. The cost of materials to make the wells has shot way up and they’re hard to get. The drilled but uncompleted wells (duc’s) have halfed in the last year and are now producing. Yes Biden did things when he took office like cutting new permits on federal land which a court overturned but most oil companies have 4-5 years worth so it won’t affect pricing now. Now keep in mind Bernie wanted to ban all fracking day 1 in office…..

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