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It looks like Warner Bros. Discovery is already killing CNN+ less than a month after its launch. The company has suspended all marketing for the streaming service and laid off CNN CFO Brad Ferrer. It sounds like it was a combination of bad timing and bad luck.
So, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is not a fan of HBO’s Winning Time: “If you gathered the biggest gossip-mongers from the Real Housewives franchise and they collected all the rumors they heard about each other from Twitter and then played Telephone with each other you’d have the stitched together Frankenstein’s monster that is this show,” he wrote. “I was shocked that for all the talent and budget, the result was so lacking in substance and humor.”
I’m very excited for Russian Doll, season two, which launches on Netflix tomorrow. The first season was such a wild, funny, weird delight, and the second season, according to this very insightful piece, sounds like it goes into some interesting directions involving time travel, generational trauma, and the Holocaust. Just don’t confuse Natasha Lyonne with Nadia:
Nadia is a full-fledged creation, not a pure reflection of Lyonne herself. In a recent WGA event at the SVA Theater, she went on a tangent about how the recurrence of that assumption. “It’s not like I went, ‘Put some fucking trace paper over my past, and there ya go, some fucking episodes!’ What are ya, nuts?” she said. “I do wonder if it’s because I’m a woman. Like, oh, but you must have gone through it, right cutie? Yeah, I guess I did, you’re right, officer. Fucking minimizing as shit!”
Netflix’s new Catherine Tate comedy, Hard Cell, is creating one of the biggest critic-to-audience disparity on Rotten Tomatoes I’ve ever seen:
Chris Licht, the new head of CNN has signed off Twitter ahead of starting his new job. Interesting.
May 2 will be my first official day in the office at CNN & my last day on Twitter. Twitter can be a great journalistic tool, but it can also skew what's really important in the world. I’m logging off & looking forward to working with the incredible team at CNN.
— Chris Licht (@ChrisLicht) April 18, 2022
It is taken as gospel among fans of Saturday Night Live that the Worst Host of All Time is one Steven Seagal when he hosted back in 1991. Bob Odenkirk (who was a writer at the time), Norm Macdonald, and Tim Meadows have all stated how awful Seagal was to work with, and the episode was such a mess that Lorne Michaels pulled it from rerun rotation. Podcaster Scott Gairdner made this handy 60-second video, compiling the worst moments from the episode, so you can experience the second-hand cringe for yourself.
I will add that the last sketch, in which Seagal is throwing Exxon executives around, was Seagal’s idea. According to Odenkirk: “He wrote a scene and it’s the last scene in the show and it’s like one of his movies but they tried to do it live. They got some stuntmen to come in. It’s insane. There’s this board of directors, a bunch of stuntmen in suits. As a viewer you’re like, ‘Who are these actors? They’re not in the cast.’ There’s some speech and then he enters the banquet room, it’s live, and he’s beating them up and throwing them around the room. It goes on for like eight minutes. It’s the longest scene you’ve ever seen. Then at the very end, he turns to camera and says, ‘This is what happens when you pollute the planet.’ The audience is mystified.”
Ladies and gentlemen, the Steven Seagal SNL in 60 seconds pic.twitter.com/GMpX538HcM
— Scott Gairdner (@scottgairdner) April 16, 2022
Frank Langella has been fired from the cast of Netflix’s Fall of the House of Usher after an investigation concluded that he sexually harassed a co-star. The production will recast his role of Rodrick Usher, and have to reshoot all of his scenes.
Cuba Gooding, Jr. pled guilty to one count of forcible touching after three different women accused him of groping a few years ago.
CBS has settled a class-action lawsuit with shareholders for $14.5 million over how it handled the Les Moonves’s sexual assault allegations.
Jesse Watters jokes about how he courted a woman 14 years his junior. He let the air out of her tires so he could offer her a ride home. He leaves out that he was married at the time. This is some stalker nonsense. She also worked for him. It's a Fox News love story pic.twitter.com/ge9zZ2vMMH
— Decoding Fox News (@DecodingFoxNews) April 16, 2022
- Ultraman‘s third season will be it’s last on Netflix.
- Ultimate Social Boxing, a reality show in which social media stars live together and fight one another, is being developed and our society is gross.
- Mauricio Katz and Pedro Peirano have signed a two-year overall deal with HBO.
- Candace Cameron Bure has signed a deal with GAC Media, moving from Hallmark.
- Katrina “Kat Tat” Jackson has signed a first-look and executive producer deal with Paramount+.
- John Slattery is joining The Good Fight on Paramount+.
- Andrew McCarthy is joining The Resident on ABC.
- Kevin Bacon and Farrah Mackenzie have joined the cast of Leave the World Behind on Netflix.
- Kelsea Ballerini, Gloria Estefan, Little Big Town, LL Cool J, Pitbull, and Shania Twain have been set for CBS’ competition series, Superfan.
- Cheryl Hines, Rachael Harris, Jasika Nicole, and Zack Pearlman will guest star on Fantasy Island on Fox.
- Ramón Rodríguez will star in the ABC drama pilot Will Trent.
- Michael Urie, Luke Tennie, and Lukita Maxwell are joining the cast of Shrinking on Apple TV+.
- Kristian Alfonso and Peter Reckell are returning to their roles as Hope and Bo for Beyond Salem on Peacock.
- Oakes Fegley and Robert Wisdom will guest star on Accused on Fox.
- Ashley Williams, Ryan Paevey, and Mary-Margaret Humes will star in the Hallmark movie Two Tickets to Paradise.
Mark Your Calendars
- Dark Winds premieres on AMC on June 12.
- Angelyne premieres on Peacock on May 19.
- Now & Then will debut on Apple TV+ on May 20.
- Make or Break will return on Apple TV+ on April 29.
- Love, Death, and Robots will return on Netflix on May 20.
- Meltdown: Three Mile Island will premiere on Netflix on May 4.
- Children Ruin Everything will debut on Roku on May 13.
- Unfaithful: Caught in the Act will premiere on VH1 on May 16.
- Corrective Measures will premiere on Tubi on April 29.
- The 13th Doctor’s final Doctor Who adventure will air sometime on BBC America later this year.
- Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem will return on Peacock on July 11.
- Wild Babies will premiere on Netflix on May 5.
- Navalny will premiere on CNN and CNN+ on April 24.
- Grace will return on ITV on April 24.
Roderick “Pooh” Clark, Member of the ’90s boy band Hi-Five
black-ish: Dre and Bow contemplate a big life change as Pops and Ruby prepare to move away in the series finale. 8 p.m., ABC
black-ish: a celebration: The cast take a look back at the 8 seasons of the beloved family sitcom. 8:30 p.m., ABC
Mayans M.C.: War comes to Santo Padre in the fourth season premiere. 9 p.m., FX
New Amsterdam: The team goes out for karaoke in the spring season premiere. 9 p.m., NBC
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Aaron Paul, Marc Maron, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Leikeli47
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Tina Fey, Craig Robinson, Marc Bernardin, Aric Improta
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Emmy Blotnick
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Elle Fanning, Anthony Ramos, UPSAHL
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: The cast of “Black-ish”
- The Daily Show: Pamela Adlon
- Watch What Happens Live: Jackie Goldschneider, Melissa Gorga
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