Hey, Gen Xers: this one is for y’all. SOUND ON:
The final dance in Dirty Dancing, but they’re dancing to The Muppet Show theme tune. pic.twitter.com/ldfjmm5JoQ
— Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) May 17, 2022
All Other TV News
CBS says they intend to “experiment” with The Late Late Show spot after Corden leaves. They say they don’t want to just replace him with another host, but really rethink the entire format. Stay tuned.
Y’all really liked Loki! Season two will begin production in the coming weeks.
Jensen Ackles wasn’t on the shortlist to play Soldier Boy on The Boys (but he got the role anyway).
Yesterday was the primary day in Pennsylvania, and we still don’t know if Dr. Oz is going to be the Republican candidate or not. Apparently, they are checking the mail-in ballots and are probably going to have to do a recount. Huh. Funny how that works.
Oh, and hilariously, Madison Cawthorn lost his primary. MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid has an offer for him:
If Madison loses tonight he is welcome to appear on @thereidout tomorrow night to release the names of all the Republican congress members who took part in the cocaine orgies.
— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) May 18, 2022
A report by Media Matters says that Fox News aired at least one lie every day in the first four months of this year. And not in the primetime talking head hours — in the daytime, supposedly “news” hours. Fun story: I am writing this from my parents’ house where Fox News is on in the next room. 1. I feel like I’m losing my mind. 2. Surely that number by Media Matters is low.
Are the Savannah Bananas the future of baseball? I sure hope so. Read the linked article and tell me you don’t want to immediately go to a game.
I dunno, maybe we should mask back up for a minute?
And though the New York Times numbers up there don’t reflect it, according to the White House, we have reached one million dead of COVID here in the United States.
Interestingly, Dr. Hotez, who tested positive last week, too, had a similar experience:
Well thought Covid was over, finished a 5 d Paxlovid, felt well, X2 neg antigen tests. 5 d later up this AM lots of rinorrhea, sore throat, antigen test screaming +. So either this post-Paxlovid relapse is real, something unique to BA.2.12 (although can’t confirm)…or something
— Prof Peter Hotez MD PhD (@PeterHotez) May 18, 2022
Hollywood studios are being hit pretty hard, just days after they lifted their mask mandates for crews. Huh.
Pearl Jam’s regular drummer got COVID. Shout out to the Bay Area music teacher sitting in on the drums at Oracle Arena. (Didn’t get his name.)
Hope every one of his students are here tonight. pic.twitter.com/BirxwJELtT
— Peter Hartlaub (@peterhartlaub) May 14, 2022
Eric Clapton also tested positive and had to cancel shows. It should be noted that he was a vocal critic of COVID protocols and vaccines. OH WELL, I GUESS.
- 60 Minutes has been renewed at CBS for season 55.
- 20/20 has been renewed at ABC for season 45.
- The Eric Andre Show has been renewed at Adult Swim for a sixth season.
- Peyton’s Places has been renewed for a third season on EPSN+; Eli’s Places on a second season.
- Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin might have been renewed at Freeform for a second season.
- Tom Swift might have been renewed at The CW for a second season.
- Women Of the Movement has been all but canceled at ABC.
- Rick and Morty: The Anime has been greenlit at Adult Swim. Ninja Kamui has also been ordered.
- The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is being rebooted at Hulu.
- All of the XFL games will be broadcast on ABC, ESPN, and FX.
- Tempting Fortune is in development at Channel 4 and The Roku Channel.
- Ouija, a multigenerational drama, has been ordered at Starzplay.
- Downey’s Dream Cars, a docuseries starring Robert Downey Jr., is coming to Discovery+.
- All the Kremlin’s Men, a House of Cards-like series about the rise of Putin, is in the works.
- 30 for 30 has announced they will do documentaries on the Baltimore Ravens and “The Black Widow” Pool Legend Jeanette Lee for ESPN.
- Wild Life, a teen comedy series, has been ordered at HBO Max.
- A documentary about the HQ mobile trivia game and Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico have been ordered at CNN.
- ID and Discovery+ have announced their true-crime slate for the 2022-23 season. Travel Channel and Discovery+ have announced their paranormal slate for the 2022-23 season.
- Netflix is pulling more animated projects: Wings of Fire; Antiracist Baby; and With Kind Regards From Kindergarten.
- Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford will star in 1932, a Yellowstone prequel series on Paramount+.
- Erinn Hayes — who played Kevin James’ first wife on Kevin Can Wait — has joined the cast of Kevin Can Fuck Himself on AMC. SHOTS FIRED!
- Julianne Moore and Sandra Oh have been cast in Stone Mattress at Prime Video.
- Jesse Palmer will, indeed, host Bachelor in Paradise on ABC this fall. BOO. GIVE IT TO WELLS.
- Mayim Bialik will host Celebrity Jeopardy! on ABC this fall.
- Billy Boyd, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, and Julian Rhind-Tutt have joined the cast of Washington Black.
Mark Your Calendars
- She-Hulk: Attorney at Law will debut on Disney+ on August 17.
- Only Murders in the Building returns on Hulu on June 28.
- That Damn Michael Che will return on HBO Max on May 26.
- Catherine, Called Birdy will premiere on Prime Video on October 7.
- We Hunt Together will return to Showtime on June 24.
- Look At Me: XXXTENTACION will premiere on Hulu on May 26.
- Dynasties II will return on BBC America on May 21.
- Exposure returns on YouTube on May 29.
- Blood & Treasure returns for a second season on July 17, moving from CBS to Paramount+.
- City on a Hill returns on Showtime on July 31.
- Hocus Pocus 2 will premiere on Disney+ on September 30.
- Follow the Thread will premiere on TCM on June 4 and HBO Max on June 17.
- It’s Draft Season: 2022 NBA Draft Presented by State Farm will air on ESPN and ABC on June 23.
- The Mandalorian is expected to return on Disney+ in late 2022 or early 2023.
- Squid Game might not return on Netflix until late 2023 or early 2024.
Musa Yamak, Boxer
So You Think You Can Dance?: ZOMG, IT’S BACK (with 100% less Nigel, but still). Season premiere. 8 p.m., Fox
Love on the Spectrum: U.S.: This U.S. version of the Australian series follows people on the autism spectrum as they date and navigate relationships. Series premiere. Netflix
The Deep End: This limited docuseries explores the world of Teal Swan, guru or cult leader, depending on your perspective. Premiere. 9 p.m., Freeform
The Goldbergs: It’s graduation day for Adam! Season finale. 7 p.m., ABC
The Masked Singer: A winner is chosen from the final three. Season finale. 7 p.m., Fox
The Wonder Years: A tornado tears through Montgomery in the season finale. 7:30 p.m., ABC
Beyond the Edge: The celebrities face one final challenge. Season finale. 8 p.m., CBS
The Conners: MEGAWEDDING. (Or not.) Season finale. 8 p.m., ABC
Home Economics: Connor plans to go to space in the season finale. 8:30 p.m., ABC
A Million Little Things: Eddie discovers Anna’s shocking secret in the season finale. 9 p.m., ABC
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Tim McGraw, Maisie Williams, Doechii
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Sarah Silverman, Jeffrey Donovan, Sleaford Mods
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Antony Blinken, Twice
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Sheryl Crow, Rhea Seehorn
- Watch What Happens Live: Christine Quinn, Erika Jayne
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