You won’t have James Corden’s rodent crotch thrusting in your face while you’re stuck in traffic anymore.

 

Seriously, wait for it.

All Other TV News

James Corden has announced he’ll be leaving The Late Late Show in 2023. And here I thought his talk about wanting to go back to the U.K. was just a contract negotiating tactic.

Here’s how he broke it on the show last night:

But Craig Ferguson is not interested in taking back over, thankyouverymuch.

Also saying goodbye: Ellen DeGeneres. She taped her last episode of The Ellen Show yesterday, which will air on May 26.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan needs all y’all to back off Norman Reedus. Melissa McBride chose to not be a part of the Carol and Daryl Walking Dead spinoff, it had nothing to do with Reedus, so stop being mean to him.

This is a nice article about the creation of Abbott Elementary, and why it’s struck such a chord (in large part because it is a good old-fashioned “family” show, whose humor resonates with people of all ages) (also, they’ve followed the Parks and Recreation model almost exactly: it’s about a group of optimistic civil servants who keep their heads up all the while working in a system that is pitted against them).

Interesting fact about Abbott Elementary that I learned when I toured the Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank in December: the show is filmed on Sound stage 16, which is the largest sound stage on the lot. They used it for the scene in Jurassic Park when a T. rex chases the Jeep; Rebel Without a Cause staged the drag race scene on this stage; The Perfect Storm used it with a tank stage and full-sized versions of the Andrea Gail fishing boat and the Mistral sailboat; The Goonies built a full-sized pirate ship on this stage; and Executive Decision had a full-sized Boeing 747 on this stage. Abbott Elementary built a full-sized school in this sound stage, which suggests to me that the studio knew they had a hit on their hands, because that’s a huge expenditure for a freshman show.

“Senior Bachelor” could still be happening; Jesse Palmer will probably host Bachelor in Paradise; and they’re threatening that Bachelor Pad is maybe not dead after all (but it probably is, so don’t get too excited).

Elisabeth Moss opened up about being a Scientologist in an interview with The New Yorker recently. She claims that she doesn’t have any beef with Leah Remini, contrary to rumors, and that Scientology is “the most misunderstood” belief system. OK.

Netflix has just laid off their “Tudum” staff, just a few months after launching the website geared to fans.

The Disney-Florida feud update:

Ron DeSantis is out here lying about the content of Disney cartoons, claiming that they are “injecting sexuality into the programming for very young kids.”

No, they’re not. But also, when he says “sexuality” we all know what he means:

DeSantis is also claiming that Florida will be able to revoke Disney’s special status without having to incur Disney’s debts, but yeah, that’s not what the law says.

Meanwhile, ask me how much of Disney’s campaign contributions DeSantis has returned to them. Go ahead, ask me.

Maybe don’t release the video of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins’s death on the set of Rust? Maybe let’s not do that, Santa Fe?

Get better soon, Ms. Juicy Baby.

Renewals

  • Pachinko has been renewed for a second season on Apple TV+.
  • The Marked Heart has been renewed for a second season on Netflix.
  • The Conners is very close to being renewed for a fifth season on ABC.

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • Bling Empire will return on Netflix on May 13.
  • To Mom (And Dad) With Love will premiere on Apple TV+ on May 6.
  • Dodo is streaming on HBO Max.
  • The Villains of Valley View will debut on Disney Channel on June 3.
  • Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion will debut on Disney Channel on June 3.
  • Glamour Girls will debut on Netflix soon.
  • Money Heist: Korea will premiere on Netflix on June 24.

WATCH THIS

FRIDAY

Ozark: The final episodes are here. Netflix

Grace and Frankie: The final episodes are here! Netflix

Shoplifters of the World: A group of friends mourns the breakup of The Smiths in this film set in 1987. AMC+

SATURDAY

28 Days Later: I forever mix this movie up with 28 Days. This is the zombie one, not the Sandra Bullock goes to rehab one. 9 p.m., Action MAX

Terms of Endearment: One of the best films set in Houston. 9 p.m., Showtime Women

SUNDAY

I Love That For You: Vanessa Byer and Molly Shannon star in this new comedy set in the Home Shopping world. Series premiere. 7:30 p.m., Showtime

Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy: FOOD PORN IS BACK, Y’ALL. Season premiere. 8 p.m., CNN

Ziwe: Ziwe has returned to make everyone very uncomfortable. 10 p.m., Showtime

The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Season premiere. 7 p.m., Bravo

Duncanville: Duncan and his friends end up in a viral event for charity in the season premiere. 6:30 p.m., Fox

Naked & Afraid: XL: Season premiere. 7 p.m., Discovery

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Friday): Shawn Mendes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson
  • Watch What Happens Live (Sunday): Marlo Hampton, Gabrielle Dennis

FRI. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC 2022 NFL Draft on ABC
(live)
CBS Come Dance With Me
(new)
Magnum P.I.
(live)
Blue Bloods
(live)
CW Charmed
(new)
Dynasty
(new)
Local
FOX Friday Night Smackdown Local
NBC The Blacklist
(new)
Dateline


SAT. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30
ABC Shark Tank
(repeat)
American Idol
(repeat)
News/Local
CBS The Equalizer
(repeat)
48 Hours 48 Hours News/Local
CW Whose Line Is It Anyway?
(repeat)
Would I Lie to You?
(new)
Masters of Illusion
(new)
Masters of Illusion
(repeat)
Local
FOX USFL Football
(repeat)
News/Local
NBC Local News/
Local
Saturday Night Live
(repeat)


SUN. 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos
(new)
American Idol
(new)
The Rookie
(new)
CBS 60 Minutes NCIS: Los Angeles
(new)
NCIS: Los Angeles
(new)
SWAT
(new)
The CW Local Riverdale
(new)
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
(repeat)
Would I Lie to You?
(repeat)
Local
FOX The Simp-sons
(repeat)
Duncanville
(new)
The Simp-sons
(new)
The Great North
(new)
Bob’s Burgers
(new)
Family Guy
(new)
Local/News
NBC American Song Contest
(repeat)
Weakest Link
(new)
Transplant
(new)

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