me futilely lashing out at the consequences of my own actions pic.twitter.com/2GpFnoA6bP
— ❤️Hush Jared🤙 (@HushJared) September 5, 2022
Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News
We are on Day Eight of the TV Foolishness Tournament, so go vote over here. And before we move on to today’s TV news, yesterday’s vote results aren’t showing up for me for some reason — it might just be my computer acting like an asshole — but in case it’s a problem you guys are having too, yesterday’s winners are:
New Fall TV Shows:
Classic Shows I Should Have Recapped, but Didn’t:
Shows I Began Recapping, and Then Gave Up On, Including Hate Blogs:
They will face off against today’s winners on Friday, so go vote!
Miguel Sapochnik is leaving House of the Dragon as co-showrunner with Ryan Condal? The hell? The only hint at what is going on comes from the Sea Snake himself, Steve Toussaint, who says he’s “gutted” that Sapochnik is leaving, but says Condal told him it was Sapochnik’s choice. It sounds like it was just an overwhelming about of work:
“And it was full-on with him, because he was constant. Of course, he had to direct and do his own bits, obviously his own episodes. And then, of course, he has to overlook the whole thing, make sure the look is still in line with the whole story. I think they’re still right now cutting the last couple of episodes. So it’s a huge amount. So I understand.”
House of the Dragon already has its own VFX mistake. It’s no Starbucks cup, but …
Not the green screen glove on Viserys’s missing fingers 🤣🤦🏻♀️#hotd pic.twitter.com/4CLUw5tDhI
— Sarah Capps (@SarahC_821) September 5, 2022
Thomas and Friends is adding an autistic character, Bruno the Brake Car. He will be voiced by an autistic actor.
Peppa Pig’s friend Penny Polar Bear has two mommies. Cue the outrage from the PTC and One Million Moms.
DJ Conner is being sent overseas to go visit his military wife as a means to write Michael Fishman off The Conners. I’m sure this has nothing so much to do with the actor, as much as it is the writers had literally nothing for DJ to do on the show.
The Masked Singer is changing up its format this season.
Wait … might Carol show up in Daryl Dixon’s spinoff after all?
The lawsuit against The Queen’s Gambit and Netflix has been settled out of court.
An official Sopranos convention is taking place in December.
I knew Bryan Cranston and Bob Odenkirk guest starred on Seinfeld but I genuinely didn’t know the rest of these.
Snap is no longer making original programming. Yes, that’s right, Snap was making original programming for some reason.
You can now bundle Showtime and Paramount+ at an introductory low price.
Disney is considering creating their own Amazon Prime-like bundling program for those Disneyphiles in your life.
We now know why Michael hates Toby so much on The Office.
The Boys (which you monsters did not choose in the TV Foolishness Tournament — what’s wrong with you?) is tweeting up a storm during season four production:
Stephan Fleet is the VFX supervisor of The Boys — a man who helped build a giant penis for this show — so if he says this …
My eyes can't unsee what I just saw right now.
— Stephan Fleet (@stephanfleet) August 31, 2022
… You really have to wonder what horrors they have planned for next season.
Meanwhile, Voight International continues to be an entertaining Twitter follow:
At Vought, we believe in providing a safe and welcoming work environment for employees. That’s why we’ve removed Starlight from the famous mural at Vought Tower at a somewhat minimal cost to shareholders. Now important business can resume without a traitor looking on! pic.twitter.com/0pDusP1dpD
— Vought International (@VoughtIntl) August 31, 2022
After washing the department clean of corruption, The Deep is rebuilding the Crime Analtics team. All interested eagle-eyed patriots can fill out this form he drafted himself! We look forward to reviewing your application, please allow 7-70 business days for response. pic.twitter.com/M2WP19JI9R
— Vought International (@VoughtIntl) August 26, 2022
Made 4 kids, by kids, Mickey's Kicks are the perfect shoe for the back-to-school season. Available in four shades of white, and marked down from $79.99 to $77.77. Use code "WHITE-ON" for additional savings! pic.twitter.com/nrxIu93WCS
— Vought International (@VoughtIntl) August 23, 2022
This International Lawn Day, get your grass the drought relief it’s needed – official HomeTeam signs! Cover up the browntown created by left-leaning policy wanks keeping hard-working Americans from using water that is rightfully theirs. Available at V-Mart, Vowes, plus more! pic.twitter.com/X48Qs7Gr8y
— Vought International (@VoughtIntl) August 31, 2022
Hands down, the best political satire out there.
Apparently, back in the day, the FBI was monitoring The Monkees? Because they made some anti-war comments back in the ’60s? But who didn’t? Anyway, The Monkees drummer Micky Dolenz is now suing the FBI over the whole thing.
So, apparently, someone posing as Kanye tweeted that Friends wasn’t funny. He clarified that he hadn’t tweeted it — but wishes he had:
Get better soon, Justin Bieber.
Goodness, stay safe Barton Fitzpatrick!
My heartfelt sympathies to Megan Hilty and her family. What a heartbreaking tragedy.
Well played, NBC.
don’t worry darling 2022 press tour pic.twitter.com/PKSTuROStP
— NBC Entertainment (@nbc) September 6, 2022
- Harley Quinn has been renewed for a fifth season at HBO Max. (Which was not a given, even though it’s a critically-acclaimed darling.)
- Fox has ordered Special Forces: The Ultimate Test, and Anthony Scaramucci, Jamie Lynn Spears, Mel B, Danny Amendola, Hannah Brown, Tyler Florence, Kate Gosselin, Dwight Howard, Montell Jordan, Gus Kenworthy, Nastia Liukin, Carli Lloyd, Beverley Mitchell, Kenya Moore, Mike Piazza, and Dr. Drew Pinsky will compete.
- Phony, a half-hour comedy from the co-writer of Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, has been ordered at Hulu.
- The Incendiaries is being adapted into a series.
- Jodie Turner-Smith will star in Star Wars: The Acolyte on Disney+.
- Kate Walsh is returning to Grey’s Anatomy on ABC because she just can’t stay away.
- Margo Martingale, Rachel Bilson, Molly Parker, and Jack Davenport will star in Accused on Fox.
- Kiernan Shipka will co-star in Red One on Prime Video.
- Tig Notaro is joining The Morning Show on Apple TV+.
- Cherry Jones, Luis Guzman, Hong Chau, and Reed Birney have joined the cast of Poker Face on Peacock.
- Kyra Sedgwick and Elsie Fisher have joined the cast of The Summer I Turned Pretty on Netflix.
- Michael Bishop is replacing Jordan Elsass on Superman & Lois on The CW.
- Sherri Saum has joined CSI: Vegas on CBS.
- Regan Aliyah has joined Ironheart on Disney+.
- Joy Bryant has joined the cast of The Spiderwick Chronicles on Disney+.
- Helen Hunt will narrate Meet Marry Murder on Lifetime.
- Daniel Lawrence Taylor has joined Kaos on Netflix.
- Hayley Kiyoko will guest star on Life By Ella on Apple TV+.
- Cathy Tyson, Dionne Brown, Stephen Campbell Moore, Charlie Creed-Miles, Shaun Dooley, Aysha Kala, Tom Moutchi, and Zoë Wanamaker have joined Criminal Record on Apple TV+
- Travis Fimmel, Simon Baker, and Phoebe Tonkin will star in Boy Swallows Universe on Netflix.
- Survivor has announced its cast for the 43rd season.
- Lindsay Arnold Cusick has left Dancing with the Stars on ABC.
Mark Your Calendars
- The Real Housewives of Potomac returns on Bravo on October 9.
- Derry Girls returns on Netflix on October 7.
- The D’Amelio Show returns on Hulu on September 28.
- The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers returns on Disney+ on September 28.
- Hell of a Cruise will premiere on Peacock on September 14.
- Hasan Minhaj: The King’s Jester will debut on Netflix on October 4.
October 4th. New special drops on @netflix. See you then 😎 pic.twitter.com/pmMEubm4lR
— Hasan Minhaj (@hasanminhaj) September 6, 2022
- Runaway Mom: The Sherri Papini Story premieres on HLN on September 18.
- Heathers: The Musical will debut on Roku on September 16.
- Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory will premiere on Disney+ on September 8.
- Sherwood will premiere on BritBox on October 4.
- Holy Family will premiere on Netflix on October 14.
- High Water will debut on Netflix on October 5.
- Santo will premiere on Netflix on September 16.
- Sago Mini Friends will premiere on Apple TV+ on September 16.
- Bloodlands returns on BBC soon.
- Red Table Talk returns on Facebook Watch today.
- Great British Baking Show returns on Netflix on September 16.
- Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace? will debut on HBO Max on September 23.
- Picturing the Obamas will premiere on Smithsonian Channel on September 10.
- Bling Empire will return on Netflix on October 5.
- Deadstream will debut on Shudder on October 6.
- The Challenge: Untold History will premiere on MTV on September 21.
- American Greed will return on CNBC on September 27.
- NFL Slimetime returns on Nickelodeon on September 14.
- The Paloni Family Comedy Show will premiere on Hulu on October 17.
- Deerfoot of the Diamond will premiere on ESPN on September 27.
- New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash will air on CBS on December 31.
- Daniel Spellbound will premiere on Netflix on October 27.
Peter Straub, Horror novelist and Steven King collaborator
This Twitter tribute by his daughter is “the fucking best”:
Ok this is going to be long and rambling but here goes. My father, Peter Straub, died on Sunday night. He was the fucking best, and here's why, with photos: pic.twitter.com/vR3gV1KZP2
— Emma Straub (@emmastraub) September 6, 2022
Jan Josephs, Ex-husband of RHONJ‘s Margaret Josephs
Amanda Mackey, Casting director
Ashley Tropez, Beyond Scared Straight star
Neena Pacholke, Wisconsin news anchor
Chef’s Table: Pizza: If you don’t think pizza deserves the Chef’s Table treatment, you’ve never had really good pizza, and I’m sad for you. Series premiere. Netflix
Wedding Season: Katie and Stefan have an affair. Two months later at Katie’s wedding, her new husband and his entire family drop dead. WHODUNNIT? Series premiere. Hulu
Raising a F****ing Star: This reality show follows parents who are trying to make their children stars. This seems healthy and not at all a setup for a sequel series that follows these kids through therapy. Series premiere. 8:30 p.m., E!
101 Scariest Horror Moments of All Time: It’s spooooky season, kids! Shudder
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Susan Sarandon, Julio Torres, FLETCHER
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Danny DeVito, Tegan & Sara, Raghav Mehrotra
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Gayle King, Tony Dokoupil, Nate Burleson, Betty Gilpin
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Pete Buttigieg, Simone Biles, Jessie Baylin
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Brie Larson, Josh Duhamel, Macklemore
- The Daily Show: Edward Enninful
- Watch What Happens Live: Kyle Richards, Jenny McCarthy
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I am drunk on a work trip to Nashville and reading your blog at midnight like a nerd. Just had to post the gratitude I have for your blog and all the excellent taste that you have. BOO on the gentiles choosing crap for the recap brackets – I’ll still read them thoguh because you make TV shows interesting to reaed about even if I don’t watch them. Real Housweives of Beverly Hills sounds crazy but I don’ t have the heart to watch it. I still read your recaps though.
It’s a good thing I’m alrady logged in otherwise this comment would not have made it. Much love from TN.