This is 1. adorable but 2. entirely too many birds for one household.
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Oh, lordt, Bravo is doubling down on The Real Housewives of New York. Andy Cohen has confirmed that they are going to recast the series, and then make a second series that will bring back former cast members from over the years. So, The Real Housewives of New York, and The Real Housewives of New York: Geriatric Edition. I’m sorry, RHONY: Legacy. But yes, this is their solution to complaints about last season: to give us MORE Real Housewives of New York. Obviously.
One of the shows I binged while not skiing was Netflix’s Inventing Anna, the dramatized version of Anna “Delvey” Sorokin’s grift of the New York social scene. I have mixed feelings about it, namely that the series tries to make Anna borderline sympathetic and make SPOILER ALERT otherwise reasonable characters like a journalist and a lawyer mourn the fact that Anna gets caught and is punished FOR HER ACTUAL CRIMES. It makes literally no sense.
ANYWAY. Since the series premiered a couple of weeks ago, it was announced that Delvey would be deported to Germany; she’s planning on making her own documentary to counter what she considers disputed facts in Inventing Anna (even though Shondaland paid her $320,000 for her story); and maybe she’s trying to sell “art” now? What a weirdo.
The other true-crime series that I binged was Bad Vegan, a docuseries about a raw vegan New York chef who gave all her money — and her employees’ money — to a scam artist who promised he could make her dog immortal. Alec Baldwin gets involved. And I’m not the only one who watched: it’s #5 on the global charts for Netflix, and as of two days ago, 27 million hours of the series has been consumed.
The subject of the series, chef Sarma Melngailis, is angry about how the series used a 2019 phone call between herself and the scammer Anthony Strangis that made it appear she was still in contact with him today. As Pajiba points out, the docuseries actually makes her look sympathetic and possibly brainwashed, so this seems petty.
She’s also super-pissed that Netflix created an Instagram profile, “Perpetual Pup,” to market the show, mocking her willingness to believe her dog could be made immortal.
LOL, I’m sorry but this is really funny:
Interestingly, as opposed to Inventing Anna, Netflix did not pay Melngailis for her story or involvement in the documentary but did pay the employees she owed back pay.
Atlanta — occasionally the best show on television — returns tonight. Here’s what happened on the season two finale (which feels like a lifetime ago) and here’s what to know going into tonight’s premiere.
The Crown is looking to cast teenage William and Harry. Have they talked to the I Wanna Marry Harry guy?
If there ever is a Buffy reboot — which was once rumored before it came out that Joss Whedon was an enormous creep — Sarah Michelle Geller wants Zendaya to take on the iconic role. It’s a great choice, but honestly, I think Zendaya is bigger than Buffy now.
Comedy Central will celebrate South Park‘s 25th anniversary this summer with a Primus and Ween concert at Red Rocks. This all feels very appropriate.
The White Lotus will compete in the Emmys as a limited series instead of a drama, even though Jennifer Coolidge’s character is returning for season two. It’s all on a weird technicality, and if I were another actual limited series in competition, I’d be a little pissed.
Dr. Oz and Hershel Walker have to resign from the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition if they insist on running for Senate. Yes, Former President Could Live to 200 appointed both of them to the council.
HBO Max is offering shuffle play, which according to them is one of their most-requested features? Do any of y’all like shuffle play? Personally, I can’t stand the idea of some beebot choosing what I watch …
I am strongly anti-Daylight Saving Time. I hate changing clocks and agree that we need to stick to one time, and that time should be Standard Time because I HATE waking up in the pitch dark. All of this is to say, I feel like Veep‘s Jonah Ryan endorsing the Sunshine Act just proves that I’m right and all you Daylight Saving Time lovers are wrong.
— David Mandel (@DavidHMandel) March 16, 2022
- FLCL has been renewed for two more seasons at Adult Swim.
- Before We Die has been renewed for a second season on Channel 4.
- The Courtship has been moved from NBC to USA. It’s not a cancellation, per se, but its future is dim.
- Nanny, an award-winning horror movie, has been acquired by Prime Video.
- Stubs, a comedy, is in the works at TBS.
- I, Chihuahua, a film starring Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, is in the works at Netflix.
- SLIP, a comedy directed by and starring Zoe Lister-Jones has been ordered at Roku.
- Who Killed Lady Di?, a miniseries, is being made.
- The Lighthouse Witches is being developed into a TV series.
- Housing Complex C has been ordered at Adult Swim.
- Vancity, a Vancouver-set dramedy, is being sold around.
- They’re making a docuseries about CeeLo Green for some reason. A series inspired by Goodie Mob is also in the works.
- Bunim-Murray Productions are making NFT shows, whatever that means.
- Tony McNamara has signed an overall deal with ABC Signature.
- Judd Apatow has signed “a massive, multi-year first-look contract with NBCUniversal.”
- Marcia Gay Harden is replacing Geena Davis in the upcoming CBS comedy pilot.
- Mae Whitman has been set to lead Up Here on Hulu.
- Alexandra Daddario will star in The Mayfair Witches on AMC. Harry Hamlin has also joined the cast.
- Brian Cox, Edie Falco, Lisa Kudrow, and Dean Norris will star in The Parenting at HBO Max.
- CCH Pounder, Jason Watkins, Fiona Shaw have joined the cast of Anansi Boys on Prime Video.
- Steven Weber and Jessy Schram are returning to NBC’s Chicago Med.
- Margaret Cho, Blake Draper, Monique Green, Arica Himmel, Jason Sakaki, and David S. Jung have joined Prom Pact on Disney+.
- Natasha Henstridge is joining the cast of Charmed on The CW.
- Rhys Ifans is set to co-star in Nyad on Netflix.
- Scott Bakula is starring in the NBC ranch drama pilot Unbroken. Also starring: Cress Williams and Shian Tomlinson.
- Gabrielle Union is joining Truth Be Told on Apple TV+.
- Eve Hewson, Anne-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistle, and Sarah Greene have joined Bad Sisters on Apple TV+.
- Omar Chaparro will lead comedy Coyotes M.C.
- Amanda Warren will co-star in the CBS drama pilot, East New York.
- Chance Perdomo is joining the cast of The Boys’ college spinoff.
- Amin Joseph, Karen Obilom, and Kimiko Singer are joining Send Help on AllBlk.
- Ruby Stokes, Ali Hadji-Heshmati, and Cameron Chapman will star in Lockwood & Co. on Netflix.
- Sharon Horgan and Michael Sheen will star in Best Interest on BBC.
- Kevin and Frankie Jonas will host Claim to Fame on ABC.
- Joe Buck and Troy Aikman are moving to ESPN for Monday Night Football.
- Maia Mitchell has left Good Trouble on Freeform.
Mark Your Calendars
- Barry returns on HBO on April 24.
- We Own This City will premiere on HBO on April 25.
- I Love That for You will premiere on Showtime on April 29.
- Anatomy of a Scandal will debut on Netflix on April 15.
- The Hardy Boys returns on Hulu on April 6.
- Close Enough returns on HBO Max on April 7.
- The Bad Seed Returns will debut on Lifetime on May 30.
- Deadliest Catch returns on Discovery on April 19.
- Pinecone & Pony will debut on Apple TV+ on April 8.
- Komi Can’t Communicate returns on Netflix on April 27.
- My Liberation Notes debuts on Netflix on April 9.
- Resident Evil will premiere on Netflix on July 14.
- The Essex Serpent will premiere on Apple TV+ on May 13.
- The Batman comes to HBO Max on April 23.
- Pacific Rim: The Black will return on Netflix on April 19.
- Lifetime has announced some April movie dates.
- Worst Cooks in America Celebrity Edition: That’s So 90s will debut on Food Network on April 24.
- Duck Family Treasure will premiere on Fox Nation in June.
- Moonshiners: American Spirit premieres on Discovery on April 13.
- Plane Swap will stream live on Hulu on April 24.
- Inside Eats with Rhett & Link debuts on Food Network on April 24.
Marilyn Miglin, Home Shopping Network host and widow of one of Andrew Cunanan’s victims
Madeleine Albright, Former Secretary of State and the first woman to assume the role
Mary Jane Thomas, Wife of Hank Williams Jr.
Halo: Pablo Schreiber stars in this series adaptation of the popular video game series. Paramount+
Atlanta: Donald Glover’s brilliant comedy(?) series is back after a much-too-long hiatus. One-hour premiere. 9 p.m., FX
Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls: Lizzo looks for confident badass women to join her on her world tour in this new competition series. Amazon
Pachinko: Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, this new series follows four generations of a Korean family that spans Korea, Japan, and America. Series premiere. Apple TV+
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