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Soooooooooooooooooooooooo The Oscars.
Last night I broke out my laptop and took notes on The Oscars with every intention to write my Not!Live Oscar blog, a popular feature that garners dozens of page views. After all, this was a historic Oscars, a return to form with hosts and a real audience, and an attempt to make the night exciting and must-see TV again.
As you know by now, last night certainly was exciting, and it definitely turned into must-see TV.
Right, so, The Slap happened, and in that moment I thought “Boy, I sure am glad I decided to Not!Live blog the Oscars this year! I can’t WAIT to dig into all this!” But then I woke up this morning and realized that I, a middle-aged white woman, do not have anything useful to add to this conversation. I do not need to, nor should I, add my particular .02¢ to this discussion that is about so many more things than just two multi-millionaires getting into a physical altercation on an awards show. This shit is layered and it is complicated and most of all, it’s Not. My. Business.
If I were to add my .01¢, I would say that Jada had it handled:
It all could have ended right there.
I will also say this: no matter what you think about what happened last night or who you think is to blame or who is in the right and who is in the wrong, we can all agree it’s a shame that The Slap overshadowed what should have been a huge night for the deserving winners. We can also probably agree that the In Memoriam was entirely too dancey.
And so, instead of spending an entire day recapping an Oscars that will only be remembered for its one particularly dark moment, I’m going to leave it at this, and go finish my Bachelor finale recap which aired two weeks ago. I’m sure you understand.
Enough about the Oscars: the big winner at the Razzies was Diana: The Musical on Netflix.
Halo is a big hit for Paramount+, becoming its most-viewed series globally.
Here’s a reminder that Malia Obama is writing on Donald Glover’s next series, a thing that I somehow forgot was happening.
Last week was the 20th anniversary of The Bachelor‘s premiere on ABC (March 25, to be exact),. This is an interesting piece about the history of the show: how the failure of Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire? helped the creator of The Bachelor design the series we know today; how differently sex was treated in those early days; and how social media has changed the entire dynamic of the show.
And here are some early not-at-all positive reviews of the series. You’re screaming into the wind, friends, trust me.
Meg DeLoatch has left as showrunner of The Neighborhood. CBS is looking for its third showrunner in five seasons.
The Black News Channel has abruptly shut down after two years on cable.
- Are You Afraid of the Dark has been renewed for a third season on Nickelodeon.
- SpongeBob SquarePants has been renewed for a fourteenth season on Nickelodeon.
- PAW Patrol has been renewed for a tenth season on Nickelodeon.
- Blue’s Clues & You! has been renewed for a fifth season on Nickelodeon.
- Middlemost Post has been renewed for a second season on Nickelodeon.
- Loud House has been renewed for a seventh season on Nickelodeon.
- Wendi McLendon-Covey has signed a deal to return to The Goldbergs on ABC, making a 10th season more likely.
- A Full Monty limited series featuring the original cast is coming to Hulu.
- 007’s Road to a Million, a James Bond-themed competition series, has been greenlit at Paramount+.
- A Baby Shark movie is being made for Paramount+.
- A Loud House live-action series has been greenlit at Nickelodeon. Additionally, Face’s Music Party; Bossy Bear; and HexVet have all been greenlit at the network.
- A PAW Patrol spinoff featuring Rubble is in the works at Nickelodeon.
- (R)evolution, a docuseries about athletes, is being developed.
- Captain Pantoja and the Special Service is being turned into a Spanish-language series at Vix+.
- Charlotte Richie will co-star in You on Netflix.
- Rich Sommer, Lauren Lindsey Donzis, Jayma Mays, Bentley Green, Angel Laketa Moore, and Bailey Gavulic have been cast in the CBS comedy pilot Rust Belt News.
- Whitney Cummings has joined Accused on Fox.
- Reema Sampat will co-star in the ABC pilot Son In Law.
- Rosa Arredondo and Tristen J. Winger have joined the Marcia Gay Harden legal drama pilot at CBS.
- Jacqueline Obradors, Jon Beavers, and Ruth Righi have joined the NBC drama pilot, Unbroken.
- Naveen Paddock, Margot Anderson-Song, Noah Baird, Stephanie Weir, Connor DeWolfe, Timm Sharp, and Tiffany Denise Hobbs have been added to the cast of The Mighty Ducks: Game Changer on Disney+.
- Ian McShane will co-star in Last King of the Cross on Paramount+.
- Ian Bohen and Kylin Rhambo have joined the cast of Teen Wolf at Paramount+.
- Charles Michael Davis, Nathaniel Buzolic, Claire Holt, and Riley Voelkel will guest star on Legacies on The CW.
- Ally Love will host Dance 100 on Netflix.
- Peter Gadiot is joining One Piece on Netflix.
- Francia Raisa, Emily Arlook, Chloe Bailey, Luka Sabbat, Halle Bailey, and Jordan Buhat have all left grown-ish on Freeform.
Mark Your Calendar
- Only Murders in the Building returns on Hulu on June 28.
- Mayans M.C. will return on FX on April 19.
- Welcome to Eden will premiere on Netflix on May 6.
- Hard Cell will debut on Netflix on April 12.
- White Water Summer premieres on Discovery+ on March 30.
- iCarly will return on Paramount+ on April 8.
- Cursed Films II will debut on Shudder on April 7.
- JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure STONE OCEAN will return on Netflix later this year.
- Yaksha: Ruthless Operations premieres on Netflix on April 8.
- Tom Swift will premiere on The CW on May 31.
- The Bob Saget tribute at the Comedy Store will be coming to Netflix in June.
Taylor Hawkins, Drummer for the Foo Fighters
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) March 26, 2022
God bless you Taylor Hawkins. I loved your spirit and your unstoppable rock power. Rest In Peace my friend. pic.twitter.com/AkiRLF2L3e
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) March 26, 2022
Devastated by the loss of our friend #TaylorHawkins I've no words to express all the feelings I have about his passing. But my heart goes out to his family. & his band & friends. RIP Taylor ❤️ https://t.co/pkQLK5rLVF
— Slash (@Slash) March 26, 2022
Taylor Hawkins 1972-2022.
Our deepest sympathies to Taylor’s family, his fans, and of course his band. pic.twitter.com/qlEaQK0uui
— The Smashing Pumpkins (@SmashingPumpkin) March 26, 2022
So incredibly sad to hear of the passing of Taylor Hawkins. My thoughts are with his family and the band at this time. pic.twitter.com/wueydCu5gw
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) March 26, 2022
So heartbroken to hear about Taylor Hawkins’ passing, what an incredible talent, who didn’t also need to be so kind and generous and cool but was all those things too anyway. The world was so lucky to have his gifts for the time that it did, Rest In Peace
— FINNEAS (@finneas) March 26, 2022
. @TaylorHawkins was truly a great person and an amazing musician. My heart, my love and my condolences go out to his wife, his children, his family, his band and his fans. See you on the other side – Ozzy
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) March 26, 2022
God bless Taylor peace and love to all his family and the band peace and love. 😎✌️🌟❤️🎶🌈☮️ pic.twitter.com/wn2izxn4Vd
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) March 26, 2022
I’m heartbroken to hear about Taylor Hawkins. He was such a nice young man. Love & Mercy to Taylor’s family and friends. pic.twitter.com/VyqZIP94UZ
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) March 26, 2022
Taylor Hawkins might’ve been the only drummer alive who could support Dave Grohl and not make you wish Grohl was sitting behind the kit.
— Stephen Thomas Erlewine (@sterlewine) March 26, 2022
Here’s Dave Grohl talking about why Taylor Hawkins joined Foo Fighters in 1997.
What a devastating loss. RIP pic.twitter.com/Et0Bav5eVs
— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) March 26, 2022
Wayne Mackie, NFL official
Jeff Carson, Country singer
The Girl From Plainville: Elle Fanning stars in this new limited series based on the true-crime story about Michelle Carter, the woman who was charged with manslaughter after she encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself. Hulu
American Idol: Hollywood Week begins! 7 p.m., ABC
Warrior Women with Lupita Nyong’o: In this docuseries, Lupita Nyong’o travels across Benin to uncover the truth about the “Agoji,” the African female fighters the Europeans called the “Amazons.” Premiere. 7 p.m., Smithsonian
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: John Oliver, Lana Condor, Buddy featuring Blxst
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Maren Morris, Brooke Colucci
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: TBA
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Rose McIver; Tony Hawk; YUNGBLUD
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: David Duchovny; Simone Ashley; Del Amitri
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