All Other TV News
Guess how many titles there are available to watch across TV and streaming. Now scroll over to see if you guessed correctly: 817,000 unique program titles. THAT IS TOO MANY. THAT IS TOO MUCH TV. IS EVERYONE WORKING IN TV? HOW CAN THERE BE THIS MUCH TV?
It’s no wonder viewers are overwhelmed and wish they could just bundle the streaming services. This was always inevitable — in fact, right now, with this glut of streaming services, but then some things like news only on cable, and other things like sports only on network, it is probably the worst, most-expensive time to be a TV fan. Eventually, the different players will begin gobbling each other up (see below about WarnerMedia and Discovery) but for now, unless you’re willing to shell out for at least 7 or 8 streaming services and premium cable, you’re going to be missing out on something.
I know corporate news is probably not what you come here for, but I do think it’s worth mentioning that the WarnerMedia and Discovery merger is moving full-steam ahead. A bunch of WarnerMedia executives has stepped down — like, a BUNCH — and the deal could be complete by next week, maybe by Friday.
Sean Penn went on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC and Hannity on Fox News last night to discuss Ukraine and his first-hand look at what is happening there. He and Sean Hannity opened by talking about not trusting each other and their political differences, before moving on to the crisis. I have my own feelings about Sean Hannity — NOT GOOD ONES — but I do have to respect the decision to have someone like Penn on his show to talk about the war in Ukraine.
Jonathan Groff says a third season of Mindhunter is as likely to happen as a third Frozen installment, and I don’t know if I should be optimistic or disappointed.
Mindy Kaling always planned to end Never Have I Ever after four seasons because high school is only four years long. This makes sense. Also, he addressed the Rudy Giuliani situation by saying, 1. it would have never happened in South Korea, but also 2. ~shrug~ whatcha gonna do?
The Korean creator of The Masked Singer says that the Rudy Giuliani thing would never have happened on the South Korean version of the show, but also, ~shrug~, whaddya gonna do?
Barney turns 30 today. I’m not surprised that Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato were kids on the show, but I AM shocked that Alison Tolman played a mom. How old did they think she was?
A crew member has been injured on the set of Tales of the Walking Dead. They must have some serious insurance over there.
Daniel Craig tested positive and was forced to cancel his Macbeth performances on Broadway.
Matthew Broderick tested positive and had to cancel his performance in Plaza Suite on Broadway.
Broadway is leaving its mask and vaccine policy in place through at least April 30. Good idea.
Miley Cyrus caught COVID on her world tour.
- Severance has been renewed for a second season on Apple TV+.
- Snowfall has been renewed for a sixth and final season on Apple TV+.
- Make or Break has been renewed for a second season on Apple TV+.
- The Nate & Jeremiah Home Project has been renewed for a second season on HGTV.
- Locke & Key is ending after three seasons on Netflix.
- DailyMailTV has been canceled after five seasons in syndication.
- HBO Max is looking to make two Sherlock Holmes spinoff series, hoping to make the next franchise.
- A Killing Eve spinoff series focused on Carolyn Martens’ early career is being developed at BBC and AMC.
- Orphan Black: Echoes has been greenlit at AMC.
- Straight Man, a drama series starring Bob Odenkirk, is in the works at AMC.
- The Islands, a 1960s crime saga set in Hawaii, is being developed at Peacock.
- Nancy Meyers is making a film for Netflix.
- The Deep End; Dear Pony: Keep This Between Us; and Day To Night, all docuseries, have been ordered at Freeform.
- Court TV will televise the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard defamation trial beginning next week.
- The Eve Stranger comic book series is being adapted into a TV series at BBC.
- Pignon Scorbion and the Barbershop Detectives is being adapted into a TV series.
- Natalie Chaidez has signed an overall deal with Warner Bros. Television.
- Katy Mixon, Christopher Gorham, Cree Cicchino, and Connor Kalopsis have been cast in Unplanned in Akron, a CBS comedy pilot.
- Josh Banday, Jessica St. Clair, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Angela Gibbs, and Rick Glassman have joined the ABC comedy pilot Not Dead Yet.
- Tahj Mowry will co-star in Muppets Mayhem on Disney+.
- West Duchovny is joining the cast of Saint X on Hulu.
- Damon Wayans and Pam Grier will star in Cinnamon on Tubi.
- Christine Ko is joining The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu.
- Ana Ayora has joined the cast of Truth Be Told on Apple TV+.
- Abhi Sinha is joining the NBC drama pilot Blank Slate.
- Andy Favreau is joining Call Me Kat on Fox.
- Choi Min-yeong, Anthony Keyvan, Gia Kim, Sang Heon Lee, Peter Thurnwald, and Regan Aliyah have been cast in XO, Kitty on Netflix.
Mark Your Calendars
- Abbott Elementary: April 12
- black-ish: April 19 (Series finale)
- The Rookie: May 15
- The Good Doctor: May 16
- The Goldbergs: May 18
- The Wonder Years: May 18
- The Conners: May 18
- Home Economics: May 18
- A Million Little Things: May 18
- Station 19: May 19
- Big Sky: May 19
- Grey’s Anatomy: May 26
- Duncanville: May 1
- So You Think You Can Dance: May 18
- Don’t Forget the Lyrics: May 23
- Beat Shazam: May 23
- MasterChef: May 25
- LEGO Masters: May 31
- Fantasy Island: May 31
- The Wilds returns on Prime Video on May 6.
- Animal Kingdom will return on TNT on June 19.
- The Baby debuts on HBO Max on April 24.
- Ghislaine — Partner in Crime will premiere on Paramount+ on April 7.
- Preaching Evil: A Wife on the Run with Warren Jeffs will debut on Peacock on April 26.
- Signora Volpe will premiere on Acorn TV on May 2.
- The Porter will debut on BET+ on May 5.
- Les Norton will stream on Crackle on April 21.
- Vince’s Places debuts on ESPN+ today.
- The Primetime Emmys will air on NBC on September 12. (Which means that the fall season will probably be off to an early start — maybe as early as September 13.)
- Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known will debut on HBO Max on May 3.
- The Lincoln Lawyer will premiere on Netflix on May 13.
- I Bought a Dump… Now What? will premiere on HGTV on April 30.
- Man in the Arena: Tom Brady is now streaming on Hulu and Disney+.
Bobby Rydell, Teen idol of the early 60s who co-starred in Bye Bye Birdie among others
The Ultimatum: In this dating “experiment,” couples in which one member is ready to get married and the other is not, are challenged to make a decision. Trash television at its best. And by “best” I mean “worst.” Series premiere. Netflix
The Dropout: Series finale. Hulu
The Rental: Two couples sharing a rental become suspicious of the owner’s intentions in this thriller written and directed by Dave Franco and starring Alison Brie and Dan Stevens. AMC+
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Eddie Redmayne, Patricia Arquette, Rauw Alejandro
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Sienna Miller, Caitlyn Smith, Johnny Rabb
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Anderson Cooper, Thomas Rhett
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Nicki Minaj, Mark Wahlberg, Judy Greer, Sigrid
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Members of the Kardashian family, Rob Gronkowski
- Watch What Happens Live: Amy Schumer
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