He just wants to pet the cat, what’s the problem?
Dog petting the cat.. 😅 pic.twitter.com/Fil555AU19
— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden) August 16, 2022
Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News
Better Call Saul ended last night, but since I was busy watching The Bachelorette (~sigh~) I have yet to watch it. And since I know some of you must be in the same boat, the only thing I’m going to post about it is Bob Odenkirk’s emotional thank you to the fans and the show:
Finale thank you from Bob Odenkirk pic.twitter.com/IFODl4bcLD
— Mr. Bob Odenkirk (@mrbobodenkirk) August 16, 2022
She-Hulk is getting great early word-of-mouth, by the way. Considering how much people were shitting on the CGI, having critics out here calling it the “best Marvel Disney Plus show so far” is pretty high praise.
Tatiana Maslany fires back at the “strong female lead” category of film and TV, calling it “reductive”: “It’s just as much a shaving off of all the nuances, and just as much of a trope. It’s a box that nobody fits into. Even the phrase is frustrating. It’s as if we’re supposed to be grateful that we get to be that.” And you know what? She’s not wrong. It’s not like we designate certain characters “strong male leads,” after all.
Sadly unsurprisingly, people are being little bitches about the diversity in the A League of Their Own series and Abbi Jacobson is NOT INTERESTED IN YOUR BULLSHIT OPINIONS.
2/2 – I have seen a lot of people angry and mad at our inclusion of more experiences (POC, QWOC, queer) and that anger (aka fear) has only made me more sure about why this reimagining needed to be made. Why representation matters so much. – Abbi https://t.co/b2QDNoPEER
— A League of Their Own (@LeagueOnPrime) August 15, 2022
So yesterday’s news about Nexstar’s takeover of The CW included a fact that I read, and my brain completely rejected. But according to Nexstar, The CW’s average viewer is … 58 years old. The AVERAGE age. I reject this. I absolutely reject that I, a middle-aged woman, is somehow BRINGING DOWN the average age of CW viewers.
The bottom line is that though The CW’s programming skews young, actual young people tend to watch those shows on streaming services instead of broadcast TV, so it is possible that older people are watching it on broadcast. But if they’re watching … why take away what they’re enjoying?
People had thoughts:
— uzi (@uzionmain) August 15, 2022
Life comes at you fast. One day, you're in your 20s, the next, The CW tells you you're apparently 58. https://t.co/GF0d65durq
— Rachael Ellenbogen (@TheRachaelE) August 15, 2022
the average cw viewers watching organ harvesting cults and supernatural plots playout on riverdale: pic.twitter.com/xSIAiVQZ9P
— barchiedaily (@Barchiedaily) August 15, 2022
***The CW, 2006-2022***
– sexy teens
***The CW, 2022-????***
– The Bucket List: The Series
– Golden Girls: The Next Generation
— Alex Zalben (@azalben) August 15, 2022
I like to think the CW’s audience is like 99.99999% teenagers, and there’s just this one man whose like 7,000 years old that’s just completely throwing off the average https://t.co/qlvzPfjnGx
— JWTCosplay (@JWTCosplay) August 16, 2022
Well yeah. They probably started watching the cw in high school for Supernatural and then 30 seasons later here we are. https://t.co/lglTVIsjEh
— Brad Huber ⚜️👽🍻🕹 (@daybreaker) August 16, 2022
Paramount+ will be bundled with Walmart+ which is apparently going to be a thing?
The head of CNBC is stepping down after 17 years, if you care.
Tonight, Alex Wagner takes over the Tuesday-Friday 8/9 p.m. slot on MSNBC which used to be The Rachel Maddow Show. Wagner (who I have admired on The Circus on Showtime), promises that Alex Wagner Tonight will be a “different show.” The Rachel Maddow Show still airs on Mondays in the 8/9 slot.
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Apparently, someone on Ezra Miller’s team has gathered them up, because Miller just released a statement saying that they are seeking treatment for “complex mental health issues.” There had been a ton of speculation about the fate of the DC film, The Flash, after Miller’s on-going run-ins with the law. Reportedly, they reshot some scenes while Miller was evading the law, which is particularly interesting in the wake of Warner Bros. Discovery’s shelving of Batgirl. “A source close to the studio says that Warner Bros. supports Miller’s decision to seek professional help.” LOL YA THINK? ARE WE SURE WARNER BROS. DIDN’T ACTUALLY KIDNAP THEM THEMSELVES?
In the wake of Jennette McCurdy’s best-selling memoir, I’m Glad My Mom Died, in which she revealed how creepy Dan Schneider, the creator of iCarly was, and her complicated relationship with Ariana Grande, a 2019 YouTube video entitled “Ariana Grande being sexualized on Victorious for 2 minutes straight” went viral. This was a kid’s show, guys. I’m beyond disgusted.
remember that episode of victorious and they were all locked in that rv? these scenes with cat all felt very uncomfortable too. pic.twitter.com/qZPwgRMNwf
— khalia. | FLOnomenal stan ☀️ (@VERONASFILMS) August 11, 2022
Millie Bobby Brown has spoken out against a TikToker who claims he “groomed” her when she was 16 and he was 20, and hopes that other young women be aware of the “wrong decisions” she made. She also discussed the fact that one casting director told her when she was 10 that she was “too mature” and would never get work. DO NOT PUT YOUR CHILDREN IN SHOWBUSINESS, JESUS.
More people have come out against Sean Bean’s dumb comments about intimacy coordinators, including Emma Thompson who calls them “fantastically important”; Amanda Seyfried, who wishes she had intimacy coordinators to protect her when she was 19 and agreeing to being naked to keep her job; and Interview with the Vampire star, Sam Reid who called it “important” and added, “I think it treats those scenes more like a stunt scene or a fight scene, so they’re choreographed as well as trying to keep some spontaneity in it.” I will note that Sam Reid is one of the first men I’ve seen speak out in favor of intimacy coordinators, and point out that the sex scenes he filmed involved two men. My point is, I’d be interested in Sean Bean’s thoughts on intimacy coordinators if he were suddenly required to film a homosexual sex scene.
WWE found an addition $5 million in payouts to women from Vince McMahon, bringing the payouts to nearly $20 million. Jesus, what was he doing with them? You know what? I take it back. I don’t want to know.
Angelina Jolie has sued the FBI under the Freedom of Information Act to find out why an investigation into Brad Pitt was closed after allegations of physical assault in 2016. Y’all, I can not take another Johnny Depp/Amber Heard case …
Singer Michelle Branch discovered that her husband, Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney, was having an affair with his manager while she was home with their 6-month-old, according to this now deleted tweet:
i will go to war for michelle branch pic.twitter.com/Xf7ie7UJD5
— ilana kaplan (@lanikaps) August 12, 2022
That same night, she was arrested for domestic assault for slapping Carney “one to two times” during an argument. She’s since filed for divorce. And I’m just going to walk away from this without comment, because it could get me in trouble for being a huge hypocrite.
Macho Man Randy Savage’s 1992 words of wisdom continue to resonate, MEN:
- The Great American Recipe has been renewed for a second season on PBS.
- Westworld will end with season five — if it is renewed by HBO.
- Breaking Bear, an adult animated comedy, is coming to Tubi.
- The Many Daughters of Afong Moy is being adapted into a TV series through Jenna Bush’s production company.
- Seven, a docuseries about Carmelo Anthony, is being developed.
- Natural Beauty is being adapted into a series by Constance Wu’s production company.
- Weird NJ is being adapted into a horror-comedy TV series.
- Rich Eisen Show is moving to Roku from Peacock.
- Annabella Sciorra and Tatiana Zappardino have been added to the cast of Tulsa King on Paramount+.
- Charlie Hall (son of Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall) is joining the cast of The Sex Lives of College Girls on HBO Max.
Mark Your Calendars
- Interview with the Vampire debuts on AMC on October 2.
- Cobra Kai returns on Netflix on September 9.
- Last Light debuts on Peacock on September 8.
- End of the Road will premiere on Netflix on September 9.
- Your Honor will return on Showtime this fall.
- Shock Docs: The Visitors debuts on Travel Channel and Discovery+ on September 5.
- Firebuds will debut on Disney Channel on September 21. Padma Lakshmi, Melissa Rauch, Oscar Nuñez, José Andres, Pamela Adlon and “Weird Al” Yankovic have provided voices.
- Modern Love Amsterdam will premiere on Prime Video this winter.
Darius Campbell Danesh, Pop Idol star and West End actor
Bill Robinson, Agent and talent manager for Robert Duvall, Carole Burnett, Audrey Hepburn and others
Leonardo: This new series follows the life of Leonardo da Vinci, but it’s a crime thriller? I mean, why not. Series premiere. 7 p.m., The CW
Devils: Season two. 8 p.m., The CW
Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist: This documentary explores the catfishing of rising football star, Manti Te’o. Premiere. Netflix
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Demi Lovato, Murray Bartlett
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Bob Odenkirk, Rep. Katie Porter, Los Lobos, guest host Al Franken
- The Daily Show: Sterling K. Brown
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|Celebrity Family Feud
|FBI: Most Wanted
|FOX||So You Think You Can Dance
|NBC||America’s Got Talent