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To time with tonight’s Abbott Elementary season finale, Warner Bros. is donating 150,000 meals to Feeding America and launching a campaign to bring awareness to food scarcity. I do love how this show continues to bring awareness to social issues without ever being preachy or losing its heart.
Here’s how you can help, if you’re interested.
it’s abbott it’s season
elementary day finale day pic.twitter.com/J9pOF2tdSf
— out of context abbott elementary (@abbottnocontext) April 12, 2022
i can’t believe the abbott elementary season finale is today pic.twitter.com/rJjiXuikPO
— danielle (@makaridruig) April 12, 2022
season finale of abbott elementary tonight… pic.twitter.com/OfnH4ehSVI
— des (@tanasmonet) April 12, 2022
The Abbott Elementary season finale is tonight y’all….I AM NOT OKAY pic.twitter.com/Y8oRBcYhMc
— A.C. (@AgentCarter53) April 12, 2022
Netflix will be rolling out a “Two Thumbs Up” feature so that you can let them know if you REALLY enjoyed something.
Over in the Real Housewives world, Jill Zarin is making her case to be on Real Housewives of New York Legacy (or whatever they’re calling it) by claiming she’s not sure that she wants to be on it. And apparently, over on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Erika and Garcelle are feuding? Yeah, I really need to catch up.
This is some interesting insight into why Dancing With the Stars is moving to Disney+ from ABC. The short answer: they’re trying to lure new, older subscribers who are not the traditional Disney+ subscriber (read: families with kids).
FIFA is launching its own soccer streaming platform ahead of the Qatar World Cup. (But the World Cup games won’t stream on it, go figure).
This is a very interesting article written by a woman who works as a scriptwriter and producer in the porn industry, wondering what, exactly, separates her business from series like Bridgerton and Normal People which are applauded for their “frank” depictions of sex. It’s not unfair.
Congratulations to Britney Spears!
And this has nothing to do with anything in television, but my thoughts are with the people of Brooklyn in the wake of this terrible attack. When I moved into my second apartment in Brooklyn back in 1997, on our first weekday there, my now-husband and I made our way to our new subway station for our new commute. It was a madhouse — people everywhere, pouring out into the street. We were a little concerned that this was what this station was always like during rush hour, but no: the police had disrupted a plan to bomb our station that very morning. I couldn’t help but think back to how scary and awful that situation was — an attack that was very fortunately thwarted. I shudder to think how terrifying this morning was for those unfortunate Brooklynites as they were just trying to get to work. My heart is broken for my old borough.
The Johnny Depp/Amber Heard Libel Trial, Part II is underway in Virginia. If it feels like we’ve done this before, it’s because we kinda have. Back in 2020, he sued the British tabloid The Sun after it called him a “wife-beater,” in reference to allegations Heard made against Depp. Depp lost that case. This case is against Amber Heard who wrote a Washington Post editorial in 2018 about being an abuse survivor without ever mentioning Depp by name. For some reason, he thinks suing her and dragging all this back out into the light, again, will clear his name. GOOD LUCK WITH ALL THAT.
Oh hey, remember Chris Noth? Yeah, here’s how they wrote him off of The Equalizer. Spoilers if you didn’t watch Sunday’s episode.
More stories about the One Tree Hill showrunner, Mark Schwahn, and what an unbelievable asshole he was on set to his actors. And on the one hand, yeah, it was a while ago, he hasn’t done anything since 2018, so who cares; but on the other hand, I think it’s important in the wake of #MeToo that actors feel empowered to tell these stories and that people in power be reminded that this shit won’t stand.
Japanese director Sion Sono has been accused of sexual assault and trading roles for sex.
David Mamet has turned into a pathetic joke. It should be noted that both he and his mother both worked as teachers, so really, he’s just telling on himself here.
David Mamet on Fox News: "Teachers are inclined, particularly men because men are predators, to pedophilia" pic.twitter.com/azAlXPWRUc
— Madeline Peltz (@peltzmadeline) April 11, 2022
- Single’s Inferno has been renewed on Netflix for a second season.
- Based on a True Story, a comedic thriller from Jason Bateman and Craig Rosenberg, has been given a straight-to-series order at Peacock.
- A live-action Casper series with a darker edge is in development at Peacock.
- The Ledger, a half-hour action series, has been picked up at HBO Max.
- Glamorous, which had originally been set at The CW, is now moving to Netflix.
- Must Love Christmas; Fit For Christmas; and When Christmas Was Young have been ordered at CBS.
- The Gangster’s Guide to Sobriety: My Life in 12 Steps is being adapted into a TV series.
- Netflix has announced 18 Polish films.
- Thuso Mbedu has signed a deal to make socially conscious shows for Paramount+.
- Justin Bartha is joining the cast of National Treasure on Disney+.
- Walker Scobell has been cast as Percy Jackson in Percy Jackson and the Olympians on Disney+.
- Jill Hennessy will co-star in Accused on Fox.
- Samantha Mathis and Norm Lewis have joined the cast of Blank Slate, an NBC drama pilot.
- Hollis Jane Andrews has joined The Good Doctor on ABC.
- Noel Fielding will star as Dick Turpin in an upcoming Apple TV+ comedy.
Mark Your Calendars
- Stranger Things returns on Netflix on May 27.
- Girls5eva returns on Peacock on May 5.
- Interview With the Vampire will debut on AMC in the fall.
- Senior Year will premiere on Netflix on May 13.
- For All Mankind returns on Apple TV+ on June 10.
- We Own This City will premiere on HBO on April 25.
- Conversations with Friends premieres on Hulu on May 15.
- Moonhaven will debut on AMC on June 30.
- Savage Beauty debuts on Netflix on May 12.
- Marlon Wayans Presents: The Headliners will debut on HBO Max on April 21.
- Chad will return on TBS sometime this summer, much later than the original April 11 date.
- Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy and Nomad with Carlton McCoy return on CNN on May 1.
- Loot premieres on Apple TV+ on June 24.
- Fantasy Island returns on Fox on May 31.
- Mama June: Road to Redemption will return on We TV on May 13.
- Commit or Quit with Judge Lynn Toler will premiere on We TV on May 12.
Francis C. La Maina, The former C.O.O. of Dick Clark Productions
Kathy Lamkin, Character actress who appeared in Malcolm in the Middle, Nip/Tuck, Medium, Bones, Boston Legal, and My Name Is Earl, and No Country for Old Men and Texas Chainsaw Massacre among other films
Abbott Elementary: Somehow it’s already the season finale, and Abbott goes to the zoo on a field trip. 8 p.m., ABC
Hard Cell: Catherine Tate plays multiple roles in this new women’s prison comedy. Premiere. Netflix
The Thing About Pam: Pam does the unthinkable to get out of her web of lies. Series finale. 9 p.m., NBC
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Molly Shannon, Rep. Cori Bush
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Gillian Anderson, Janelle James, Maxwell
- The Daily Show: TBA
- Watch What Happens Live: Julia Haart, Jennifer Aydin
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