Here be dragons!

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HBO has released its first official trailer for House of the Dragon, and I am trying to not get too excited about it, but y’all …

Again, this series — for which the ending has already been written, so no lazy showrunners will be able to completely muck it up — follows the so-called “Dance of the Dragons,” a succession fight amongst the Targaryens, marking the beginning of the end of their reign.

“Men would sooner put the realm to the torch than see a woman ascend the Iron Throne.” DON’T I KNOW IT. Patriarchy and misogyny will be the death of us all, guys.

HBO also released character posters:

Kim Cattrall opened up about her decision to retire Samantha on Sex and the City in a recent interview with Variety. According to Cattrall, she wasn’t even asked to join the series, after rejecting a part in the third film (not that she would have accepted). She also claims the series is just a revamping of the third unmade film which would have focused on the aftermath of the death of Mr. Big. As for Samantha, her conflict would have been that she was receiving unsolicited dick pics from Miranda’s 14-year-old son. Gross. It’s gross to center a mature woman’s narrative around an underage child’s inappropriate behavior. There could have been a real opportunity here, either in the film or on the series, to explore and break taboos around an older woman’s sex life, and they blew it. I don’t blame Cattrall for walking away and preserving some sort of dignity for Samantha as a character.

There’s more to this interview, including talking about intimacy coordinators, how she doesn’t want to do nude scenes anymore, her work on How I Met Your Father and Queer as Folk, and confirming that Samantha is never ever ever coming back.

Vanity Fair has some “first look” photos and details of the second season of Only Murders in the Building on Hulu.

Will there be a second season of Moon Knight? No one seems to know. And some contradictory tweets that suggested last night’s episode was either the series or season finale not only is adding to the confusion, it might hurt the series’ Emmy chances.

Matt James had no idea he was going to be the first Black Bachelor when he was cast, which seems like something they should have made very clear when they asked?

This Is Us‘s showrunner is promising an “uplifting” ending, but he has his work cut out for him.

Kanye West is an exhausting human being.

The final season of Better Call Saul has been a boon for AMC+. (Of course, all those subscribers are going to cancel the minute that show is over so they shouldn’t get too excited.)

The SAG Awards are no longer going to air on TNT and TBS, another casualty of the Warner Bros./Discovery merger.

Netflix shareholders are suing the streamer for withholding subscriber information.

A group of Florida residents is suing Ron DeSantis over his repeal of Disney’s special tax district.

Piers Morgan’s new show is a dud in the ratings. What a shame.

Hollywood is still doing a piss-poor job of representing characters with mental health issues. Very few characters are portrayed with mental health issues, and those who are tended to be white, male, straight, and able-bodied, and most of the time those characters were perpetrators of violence or disparaged because of their condition.

Well, this is messy.


  • The Equalizer has been renewed for seasons three and four at CBS.
  • Minx has been renewed for a second season on HBO Max.
  • The Steve Wilkos Show has been renewed for a 16th season in syndication.
  • The Conners has probably been renewed for a fifth season on ABC, but it’s not official yet.
  • The Summer I Turned Pretty seems to have been renewed for a second season on Prime Video.
  • Swagger appears to have been renewed for a second season on Apple TV+.


In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Uncoupled will debut on Netflix on July 29.
  • The Chi returns on Showtime on June 26.
  • Love on the Spectrum U.S. will premiere on Netflix on May 18.
  • The Summer I Turned Pretty premieres on Prime Video on June 17.
  • The G Word will premiere on Netflix on May 19.
  • The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip will premiere on Peacock on June 23.
  • Never Seen Again will premiere on the CBS News App on May 7 and Paramount+ on May 10.
  • Interceptor will premiere on Netflix on June 3.
  • Love & Anarchy returns on Netflix on June 16.
  • Borgen – Power and Glory will premiere on Netflix on June 2.
  • Action Pack will return on Netflix Jr. on June 6.
  • Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of the Sky returns on Peacock on May 19.


The Staircase: This dramatization of the Michael Petersen case stars Colin Firth, Toni Collette, Juliette Binoche, and Parker Posey, among others. Also, it looks like the owl might even get a mention. Premiere. HBO Max

Girls5Eva: Season two! Peacock

The Pentaverate: Mike Meyers stars in this new comedy about a secret society that has been controlling the world since the Black Plague. Series premiere. Netflix

The Wilds: Season two — now it’s the boys’ turn. Prime Video

Outer Range: Season finale — which means I can now start bingeing it. Prime Video

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: This new series follows the adventures of Captain Pike as he helms the U.S.S. Enterprise. Series premiere. Paramount+

Tehran: Glenn Close joins the second season. Season premiere. Apple TV+

The Big Conn: This documentary series follows Eric C. Conn, a lawyer who defrauded the government of over half a billion dollars in the largest Social Security fraud case in U.S. history. I mean, it’s right there in his name, guys! Premiere. Apple TV+

Bosch: Legacy: Bosch finds himself working with his one-time enemy in this new series. Series premiere. Freevee

Call Me Kat: Kate tries to save the cat cafe in the season finale. 8 p.m., Fox

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Chris Pratt, Benedict Wong, Ingrid Andress
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Sutton Foster, Hugh Jackman, Ali Wentworth, Kristina Schiano
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Matt Walsh
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Walker
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Kevin Hart, Hannah Einbinder
  • The Daily Show: TBA
  • Watch What Happens Live: “Best of One-On-Ones”, Part 2
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CBS Young Sheldon
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How We Roll
CW Walker
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Welcome to Flatch
NBC Law & Order
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Law & Order: Organized Crime

3 thoughts on “Here be dragons!

  1. So I have a question. With the bloodbath over at TBS/TNT, what do you think Warner Bros./Discovery is going to do with them moving forward? Just sports and Friends reruns?

    1. Yeah, they just announced that TNT had acquired Lucifer reruns which makes me think that this is exactly the plan: use TNT and TBS for sports, reruns and where they will play Harry Potter marathons, until the eventual death of cable.


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