The horse does not care about your injuries, thanks.
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Under the Banner of Heaven begins streaming on Hulu today. This is a good piece interviewing the creators both of the book and the series about how it came to be made. And this piece outlines the true story behind the series, in case you are unfamiliar.
Warming Glow demands that limited series be allowed to remain limited — one season — instead of milked dry. One just needs to look at Watchmen and WandaVision to see that allowing a series to end on its own terms, no matter how successful it might have been, is ultimately best not just for the show’s legacy in the long run, but for the fans, too.
We have more details about the now “Just Daryl” Walking Dead spinoff, and why Carol won’t be involved. And the reason Melissa McBride won’t be in the series might actually reveal the origin of the zombie apocalypse. It’s speculation, mind you, but it is interesting.
Schitt’s Creek will be moving to Hulu from Netflix later this year, as if Netflix needed any more bad news. The series moves over to Hulu on October 3, so start bingeing now if you only have Netflix.
Peacock had a good quarter and added 4 million subscribers, if anyone was wondering where Netflix’s subscribers went.
- Black and Missing (HBO)
- Dopesick (Hulu)
- Insecure (HBO)
- It’s a Sin (HBO Max)
- Reservation Dogs (FX)
- Taste the Nation: Holiday Edition (Hulu)
- The Year Earth Changed (Apple TV+)
CNN+ is shutting down today, which is two days earlier than previously announced. Subscribers, all five of them, will receive full refunds.
Pajiba makes an argument that amidst all the great stuff on TV, we’ve also entered the age of 30 Rock TV, with offerings like F-Boy Island, Is It Cake? and Sexy Beasts. And honestly? They’re not wrong.
For a reminder of what 30 Rock TV is:
Oh dear. :^• https://t.co/DRF90clPC5
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) April 27, 2022
And let this be a reminder to have a plan to vote in the midterms: check your registration, know where your polling location is, early vote if you can, and be prepared for a wait. Please vote, because these lunatics certainly will.
CinemaCon has been happening this week in Las Vegas. It’s a convention and trade show for movie theater owners, and studios use it as a forum to preview their upcoming films. Olivia Wilde was on stage introducing her upcoming film, Don’t Worry Darling, which stars her now-boyfriend Harry Styles, when a person approached the stage and slid a manila envelope to the actor/director. “This for me?” she asked, before looking at the contents briefly and then continuing with her presentation.
There was a lot of speculation about what was in the envelope, with an unsolicited script being the most popular theory. But NOPE, apparently, they were legal custody documents from Jason Sudeikis’ team. Which, come on, that’s just rude. Sudeikis is claiming he knew nothing about how the papers were going to be delivered, and said he “would never condone her being served in such an inappropriate manner.” His law firm better fire those process servers, because this is not a good look. Also, CinemaCon appears to be deeply embarrassed that their security did not prevent this, and is reviewing their procedures.
Speaking of someone who needs to step up their security procedures, Travis Scott’s people have decided that seven months is enough. I’m not saying that it isn’t, but as their Not!Lawyer, I hope they have made SIGNIFICANT changes to their security procedures.
- College Bowl has been renewed for a second season on NBC.
- Pretty Smart has been canceled on Netflix after one season.
- Noonan’s, a spinoff of Harley Quinn, has been ordered at HBO Max.
- Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths, Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s next film, has been acquired by Netflix.
- Música, a film starring Camila Mendes, is coming to Prime Video.
- ESPN has signed a two-year deal with Athletes United to bring women’s pro softball and lacrosse games to ESPN and ESPN+.
- The Memory Lost in Space is being adapted into an English-language TV series.
- Keke Palmer is replacing Megan Thee Stallion on Legendary on HBO Max.
- Sam Richardson and Zoë Chao will return to The Afterparty on Apple TV+. Elizabeth Perkins, Zach Woods, Paul Walter Hauser, Poppy Liu, Anna Konkle, Jack Whitehall, and Vivian Wu will also be joining the cast.
- Catherine Haena Kim will co-star in the ABC drama pilot The Company You Keep.
- David Gyasi, Ato Essandoh, and Rory Kinnea are joining The Diplomat on Netflix.
- Dominique Jackson, Leslie Jordan, Alex Newell, and Ross Mathews will all serve as narrators on The Book of Queer on Discovery+.
- Lexi Underwood is joining the cast of Cruel Summer on Freeform.
- Jesse Spencer will return on Chicago Fire on NBC.
Mark Your Calendars
- Black Gold will debut on Paramount+ on May 17.
- The Book of Queer will premiere on Discovery+ on June 2.
- Christina P: Mom Genes will premiere on Netflix on May 8.
- Failing Upwards will premiere on Prime Video on May 27.
Excited to announce that my Amazon Original stand-up special, FAILING UPWARDS will be available worldwide, 27th May! You’ll be able to enjoy tales of a man stealing my shoes, and an Uber driver stealing my wife, wherever you are on the 🌍 Only on @primevideouk!
📺 #FailingUpwards pic.twitter.com/xYKWesQxci
— Iain Stirling | ON TOUR (@IainDoesJokes) April 27, 2022
- This Is Going to Hurt will debut on AMC+ on June 2.
- Legendary returns on HBO Max on May 19.
- 13: The Musical premieres on Netflix on August 12.
- Allegoria will premiere on Shudder on August 2.
Kenneth Tsang, Actor who appeared in Rush Hour, Die Another Day and many others
Randy Rand, Bassist for the hair band Autograph
The Offer: The true, wild story of what it took to bring the greatest American movie, The Godfather, to the screen. Series premiere. Paramount+
Made for Love: Season two. HBO Max
Undone: Season two of the trippy animated series. Prime Video
Shining Girls: Elisabeth Moss stars in this new crime drama about a would-be journalist whose violent assault leads her to investigate a similar murder case. Series premiere. Apple TV+
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- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Molly Shannon, Josh Groban, Giveon
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- Watch What Happens Live: Oscar Isaac, Kiernan Shipka
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