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Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News
Better Call Saul positioned itself ideally for Emmy consideration, with seven episodes airing in April and May, allowing it to be considered this year, and the final six in July and August, just when people are voting. Will the strategy finally pay off with a win? Let’s hope. (And if it does, look for other shows to use this scheduling ploy in the future.)
— CAPTAIN_117 (@captain_117) August 18, 2022
Jameela Jamil hurt herself in a very … um … specific place while filming She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
After it was revealed the average viewer of The CW is 58, Variety looked into the average age of the rest of the broadcast networks, and it turns out The CW is pretty young.
Related: Streaming has surpassed cable viewing for the first time ever. Tick tock.
HBO Max has just removed a TON of titles from the streaming service — some 36 shows and movies. They claim it’s about making plans for the eventual merge with Discovery+, but it seems to really be about not having to pay out residuals. Bleak.
Oh thank goodness– see, I thought that HBO Max was just removing a bunch of shows for no reason at all, but it's actually so that don't have to pay residuals to the creators.
— Zander Cannon (@zander_cannon) August 18, 2022
We worked for 5 years to make 100 episodes of animation. We worked late into the night, we let ourselves go, we were a family of hard working artists who wanted to make something beautiful, and HBO MAX just pulled them all like we were nothing. Animation is not nothing!
— Julia Pott (@juliapott) August 18, 2022
What’s happening at HBO Max is so scary from a creator perspective? Like making a show for a streamer, you rarely get a chance for a physical release, or for it to air anywhere else, and being reminded they can just delete it from existence, all your work, your portfolio, awful!
— FlameCon Table A10 | Hamish Steele (@hamishsteele) August 18, 2022
Station 19 has named Zoanne Clack, MD, MPH executive producer and head writer in the wake of racial tumult in the writers room.
Love is dead. (But she can do better.)
Newsmax seems to be bracing themselves for Former President Declassified to have to run for President from prison.
They sound pretty sure Trump is going to be indicted but they also point out that you can run for President from prison. pic.twitter.com/4qURgfhHtt
— Acyn (@Acyn) August 18, 2022
Heartbreaking news from NBC News’ Richard Engel, whose 6-year-old son Henry passed away from a very rare condition called Rett syndrome. He was treated here in Houston at Texas Children’s, and his specific genetic mutation has opened up new avenues of research for treatments.
- RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars: Untucked have been renewed for season eight at Paramount+.
- The Chi has been renewed for a sixth season on Showtime.
- Reliable Sources has been canceled at CNN after nine years, and Brian Stelter is leaving the network.
- Power Book V: Influence has been canceled at Starz.
- The Decameron, a soapy period drama set during the Black Plague, has been ordered at Netflix. Huh.
- The Big Ten Conference has signed a huge seven-year deal with CBS, NBC, and Fox, dropping ESPN.
- A documentary about the cult Synanon has been set at HBO.
- On the Edge With Alex Honnold has been ordered at Disney+.
- Caroline’s Comedy Hour is being rebooted.
- The Figo Affair (El Caso Figo) has been ordered at Netflix.
- Chloë Sevigny has been cast as C.Z. Guest in Feud: Capote’s Women on FX. Tom Hollander has been cast as Truman Capote, and Diane Lane and Calista Flockhart are also joining the cast.
- Ariana DeBose will star in House of Spoils on Prime Video.
- Rory Culkin is joining the cast of Black Mirror on Netflix.
- Ebon Moss Bachrach has been added to the cast of Dust on Hulu.
- Kirby Howell-Baptiste will co-star in Sugar on Apple TV+.
- Chipo Chung and Anthony Mark Barrow have joined Black Cake on Hulu.
- Kelly Thiebaud is returning to Station 19 on ABC, and leaving General Hospital.
- Simone Kessell has joined the cast of Yellowjackets on Showtime.
- Donald Sumpter, Brendan Patricks, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Mark Quartley, Jonathan Livingstone, Charlotte Louise Arrowsmith, and Kelly Wenham have been added to the cast of Entitled on Showtime.
- Kristian Flores, Spencer MacPherson, Kiara Pichardo, Sarah Yarkin, Nick Pugliese, and Rainbow Wedell have joined the cast of School Spirits on Paramount+.
- Ellie Kemper and Zach Cherry, will host The Great American Baking Show on Roku Channel.
- LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj, and Jack Harlow will host the MTV VMAs.
- Shania Twain, Martina McBride, Little Big Town, and Tanya Tucker will guest star on Monarch on Fox.
- Ken Jennings will guest star on Call Me Kat on Fox.
- Gwyneth Paltrow will guest star on Shark Tank on ABC.
- Christine Quinn is leaving Selling Sunset on Netflix.
- Rena Sofer is leaving The Bold and the Beautiful on CBS.
Mark Your Calendars
- House of the Dragon premieres on HBO and HBO Max on August 21.
- Abbott Elementary returns on ABC on September 21.
- American Gigolo will debut on Showtime on September 9.
- The Greatest Beer Run Ever will debut on Apple TV+ on September 30.
- A Friend of the Family premieres on Peacock on October 6.
- Out of Office will premiere on Comedy Central on September 5.
- Pantheon will debut on AMC+ on September 1.
- Buy My House debuts on Netflix on September 2.
- Heartbreak High will premiere on Netflix on September 14.
- The Empress premieres on Netflix on September 29.
- Kiddie Kai will debut on Discovery+ on September 6.
- Batwheels will premiere on HBO Max on September 17.
- Ramy returns on Hulu on September 30.
- The English will debut on Prime Video in November.
- The Midnight Club will premiere on Netflix on October 7.
- Cold Justice will return on Oxygen on September 3.
- Tales from the Explorers Club debuts on Discovery and Discovery+ on August 31.
- How It Really Happened with Jesse L. Martin returns on HLN on August 28.
- Pictionary premieres in syndication on September 12.
- Swindler Seduction debuts on Lifetime on September 22 and An Amish Sin on October 29.
- TMZ No BS will debut on Tubi on August 24.
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She-Hulk: Attorney at Law: Tatiana Maslany stars in this new Marvel series as She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters, a lawyer who specializes in superhuman cases
and battling questionable CGI. Series premiere. Disney+
Bad Sisters: In this clever Irish murder mystery from the wonderful Sharon Horgan, a group of five sisters bound together by the premature death of their parents, support each other when one of their husbands turns up dead. Series premiere. Apple TV+
Glorious: A man finds himself trapped in a rest stop bathroom with a mysterious entity behind a glory hole in this horror comedy. Shudder
Sprung: Garrett Dillahunt stars in this mini-Raising Hope reunion and Greg Garcia comedy as a recently released convict who moves in with his former cellmate (and his mother, played by Martha Plimpton) at the beginning of a global pandemic. Series premiere. Freevee
Making the Cut: Season three. Prime Video
Selena + Chef: Season four. HBO Max
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Martin Short, Juno Temple, Demi Lovato
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Heidi Klum, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Seventeen, guest host Nicole Byer
- The Daily Show: Harnaaz Sandhu