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Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News
Get your Ikea fur shrugs and toy swords ready: The first Game of Thrones Official Fan Convention will be held in Los Angeles on December 9-11. So far, Kit Harington, Alfie Allen, Jack Gleeson, Kristofer Hivju, Kristian Nairn, Daniel Portman, Gemma Whelan, and Isaac Hempstead Wright have all announced they will attend.
Here’s a look back at the history of the HBO intros. I remember when they introduced the 1983 one. That’s how very old I am.
Warner Bros. Discovery U.K. ordered 149 hours of new lifestyle shows from their Discovery brands, which is making the unscripted departments at HBO Max freak out a little. Again, I reiterate, nothing better happen to my beloved FBoy Island, and frankly, if I don’t hear that FGirl Island hasn’t been greenlit soon, I’m going to start setting fires.
Big Brother is returning to the U.K. after a five-year hiatus, albeit on a new network.
LOL, Russia banned Piers Morgan. The enemy of my enemy is still my enemy in this case.
In news that is interesting to no one but me, Penguin Random House is trying to buy Simon & Schuster, and the Department of Justice is suing to block it. Stephen King volunteered to be a witness for the Department of Justice, and explained how having one company own all of the publishing companies might be a Bad Idea for writers. What I will say is that when I worked in publishing, I was at Bantam which at the time was part of Bantam Doubleday Dell. Our parent company bought Random House right before I moved away, and Bantam Doubleday Dell became part of Random House. Then a few years later, Penguin and Random House merged. They all remain their own “publishing houses” but they are all owned by one corporation — so how, realistically, are they going to compete with each other? ~cough~ monopoly ~cough~
Deshaun Watson has been suspended for only 6 games after 26 women accused him of sexual assault. He’s settled 23 of the 24 lawsuits against him.
Meanwhile, Josh Gordon, a wide receiver who went to my high school (not with me) and who could have been an NFL superstar, has had his career all but ruined over being suspended so many times — sometimes entire seasons — for smoking pot. And I get it, sorta. Rules are rules. But why is the use of a controlled substance, which is legal in many states, more offensive to the league than dozens of women being sexually assaulted? Infuriating.
Mystikal has been arrested for rape, domestic abuse, battery by strangulation, false imprisonment and property damage. Talented rapper. Trash person.
Grand Theft Auto will introduce its first playable female protagonist, making her the first female character in the game whose sole purpose is not to be beaten, solicited for sex, or robbed. It is the year of our Lord 2022.
- 100 Day Dream Home has been renewed at HGTV.
- The First Lady has been canceled at Showtime after one season.
- The Flash will end after season nine on The CW.
- Mason, a surrealist comedy from the team who created Everything Everywhere All At Once, has been ordered at Showtime.
- Road House, a remake of the Patrick Swayze movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal, is in the works at Prime Video.
- The Veil, a limited series starring Elisabeth Moss, has been ordered at Hulu.
- Everybody Still Hates Chris, an animated version of Everybody Hates Chris has been ordered at Paramount+.
- My Lady Jane, a half-hour comedy, has been ordered at Prime Video.
- St. Denis Medical, a mockumentary-style workplace comedy, has been given a pilot order at NBC.
- HMS Murder has been ordered by Channel 5.
- Jamie’s One-Pan Wonders and Jamie’s Seasons have been ordered by Channel 4.
- Michael Grassi has signed an overall deal with Warner Bros. Television.
- Cyndi Lauper is joining the cast of The Horror of Dolores Roach on Prime Video.
- Taylor Armstrong is joining The Real Housewives of Orange County on Bravo. WHAT?!
— WWHL (@BravoWWHL) August 2, 2022
- Valorie Curry and Susan Heyward are joining The Boys on Prime Video, and Cameron Crovetti will be a series regular.
These new Supes are some of the best & craziest ever written for #TheBoys. You are going to love them. And by love, I mean be absolutely horrified & a tiny bit nauseous. WELCOME TO THE FAMILY YOU GUYS. #TheBoysTV @TheBoysTV @PrimeVideo @SPTV https://t.co/Pa9qMBFqwt
— Eric Kripke (@therealKripke) August 1, 2022
- Hannah Simone is joining the cast of Not Dead Yet on ABC.
- Skeet Ulrich and Bonnie Mbuli are joining The Driver on AMC and AMC+.
- Milo Manheim is joining School Spirits on Paramount+.
- Moses Ingram and Jordane Christie are joining The Big Cigar on Apple TV+.
- Trevor St. John is joining The Young and the Restless on CBS.
- June Diane Raphael has joined Everything’s Trash on Freeform.
- Rick Cosnett is joining Mrs. American Pie on Apple TV+.
- Georgina Reilly is joining Quantum Leap on NBC.
- Jimi Stanton, Lilli Kay, and Benjamin Flores Jr. are joining Your Honor on Showtime.
- Rakhee Thakrar is leaving Sex Education on Netflix.
Mark Your Calendars
- Atlanta returns on FX on September 15.
- Everything I Know About Love will debut on Peacock on August 25.
- The D’Amelio Show returns on Hulu on September 28.
- Heartbreak High will debut on Netflix on September 14.
- Recipes for Love and Murder will debut on Acorn TV on August 5.
- Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers will premiere on Hulu on August 15.
- Hard Knocks: The Detroit Lions will debut on HBO Max on August 9.
- Drive Hard: The Maloof Way will premiere on Netflix on August 26.
- Cars on the Road will premiere on Disney+ on September 8.
- Heathers: The Musical will debut on Roku on September 16.
- Cyberpunk: Edgerunners will debut on Netflix in September.
- The Brave Ones will debut on Netflix on September 16.
- I Came By premieres on Netflix on August 31.
- Murder at the Cottage will debut on Topic on August 4.
- WOW: Women of Wrestling will premiere in syndication on September 17.
- Goodnight Mom will premiere on Prime Video on September 16.
- Run Sweetheart Run will debut on Prime Video on October 28.
- My Best Friend’s Exorcism will debut on Prime Video on September 30.
- Here are all the rest of Prime Video’s fall premiere dates.
Mo Ostin, Record industry executive and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member
Reservation Dogs: Season two. Hulu
Tom Swift: In the series finale, Tom is forced to confront his deepest emotional wounds. 8 p.m., The CW
The Hillside Strangler: The Devil in Disguise: A look at the pair of serial killers who terrorized Los Angeles in the 1970s. Premiere. Peacock
Family Game Fight!: The Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell game show is back — but only for a couple of nights to fill up NBC’s summer schedule. 9 p.m., NBC
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Michael Strahan, Jamie Campbell Bower, King Princess
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Tommy Vietor, Bianca Cristovao, James Taylor
- The Daily Show: Alec Karakatsanis, Ms. Pat
- Watch What Happens Live: B.J. Novak, Tisha Campbell
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