Because you want to see a Toad, wearing a cowboy hat, riding a turtle.
— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) September 8, 2022
Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News
The BBC (and cable news here in general) are on death watch. The Queen is dead. God save the Queen.
I’m not much of a royal watcher, but this is undoubtedly a historic moment in time. Queen Elizabeth was 96 years old. She was the longest reigning monarch in the United Kingdom’s history. In her 70 years on the throne, she lived through 15 Prime Ministers, and met 13 of the past 14 Presidents. Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister when she was crowned. The world has changed.
The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.
The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/VfxpXro22W
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 8, 2022
HBO has built a decade of programming around this question https://t.co/WAnHyp7cQv
— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) September 8, 2022
(Real quick, before we get on with the rest of it: go vote on TV Foolishness right here. These are interesting polls today, and you don’t want to miss your opportunity to vote for the Goddamned Orville again, do you?)
Thursday is She-Hulk day, and since I wasn’t around to talk about Megan Thee Stallion making an appearance last week, I’m going to mention it here: Megan Thee Stallion was on She-Hulk as Megan Thee Stallion! She and She-Hulk twerked!
It turns out, Jameela Jamil is the one who connected Megan Thee Stallion to the show, having worked with her on Legendary, which OF COURSE.
🥵THE GREATEST BTS PICS OF A MARVEL SHOW DON'T EXI- pic.twitter.com/uByeWOGMDy
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 she/her (@jameelajamil) September 4, 2022
Anyway, She-Hulk is a fun feminist show that is tackling male entitlement and all of the ways women are second-guessed, undermined, and belittled. Keep on commenting, haters, you’re just proving the show’s entire point.
Maybe you can go back to the post and look at similar ones you found! 👀 pic.twitter.com/KPxka6TqXi
— She-Hulk Updates (@shehuIkupdates) September 1, 2022
Norman Reedus thought he was going to die during the filming of the last episode of The Walking Dead, which would have been really ironic, if you think about it.
This is a very interesting piece about how Mo was shot and edited to capture both the comedy and drama, but also its very distinct sense of place in Houston.
This Variety list of “The Worst Finales of All Time” can just go right on ahead and suck it. I see that the editors note that this list is in “no particular order” but the fact that The Sopranos is at the very top of a list number 1-24 makes me think otherwise. If you didn’t like the finale of The Sopranos, you didn’t understand The Sopranos. I said it and I mean it.
But apparently, the show included on the list that elicited the most outrage was Dinosaurs. The Variety writer who included it on the list received so many comments disagreeing with his assessment that he reached out to the creators of the series to ask about that very dark ending. Kudos to him for not just listening to his readers but trying to learn more.
Waaaaaait, Alexandra Daddario was on All My Children for a year? Maybe that’s why she’s always seemed so familiar …
Warner Bros. Discovery has canceled DC FanDome for 2022, because fuck your fandom.
Bob Iger states the obvious: traditional TV is in for a “world of hurt.”
- Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin has been renewed at HBO Max for season 2.
- Rutherford Falls has been canceled by Peacock after two seasons.
- The King of the Hill reboot is not moving forward at Fox.
- Jenny Is A Weapon, a spy drama about a psychic from Marc Cherry, has been given a script order at Fox.
- Worst House on the Block, a half-hour comedy, is being developed at ABC.
- Farmer Wants a Wife is being rebooted at Fox.
- Irish Wish, starring Lindsay Lohan, has been acquired by Netflix.
- Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me has landed at Apple TV+.
- Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar literary universe is being adapted into a series by Universal TV.
- Bruiser has been acquired by Onyx Collective at Hulu.
- American Son, a documentary about tennis player Michael Chang, has been ordered by ESPN.
- Justine Juel Gillmer has signed an overall deal with Prime Video.
- Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseñor, and Aristotle Athari are leaving Saturday Night Live on NBC.
- Dancing with the Stars has announced their “stars”: Joseph Baena, Selma Blair, Wayne Brady, Sam Champion, Charli D’Amelio, Heidi D’Amelio, Jessie James Decker, Trevor Donovan, Daniel Durant, Teresa Giudice, Vinny Guadagnino, Cheryl Ladd, Jason Lewis, Shangela, Jordin Sparks, Gabby Windey. (I have to admit, this is the first time in years that I recognize most of these names.)
- Claire Danes will co-star in Full Circle on HBO Max.
- Carla Gugino will co-star in The Girls on the Bus on HBO Max.
- Jason Bateman is joining Carry On on Netflix.
- Sebastian Roché is joining 1923 on Paramount+.
- Lee Jung-Jae is joining Star Wars: The Acolyte on Disney+.
- Alex Wagner is hosting The Mole on Netflix.
- Jaime Ray Newman, Noah Emmerich, Chris Brochu, John Doman, and Brenton Allen have joined the cast of The Big Cigar on Apple TV+.
- Garret Dillahunt has joined A Million Miles Away on Prime Video.
- Tasha Smith and Tone Bell have joined Survival of the Thickest on Netflix.
- Nicole Power has joined the cast of Glamorous on Netflix.
- Vinessa Shaw has joined Swagger on Apple TV+.
- Allen Leech and India Mullen will star in The Vanishing Triangle on Sundance Now.
Mark Your Calendars
- Bachelor in Paradise returns on September 27 on ABC.
— Bachelor in Paradise (@BachParadise) August 30, 2022
- Glass Onion will premiere on Netflix on December 23.
- The English will debut on Prime Video on November 11.
- Reasonable Doubt premieres on Hulu on September 27.
- Meet Cute will premiere on Peacock on September 21.
- Tulsa King will debut on Paramount+ on November 13.
- The Good Nurse will debut on Netflix on October 26.
- My Policeman will debut on Prime Video on November 4.
- All American will return on The CW on October 10.
- The Hype returns on HBO Max on September 22.
- High School will premiere on Freevee on October 14.
- Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler will stream on HBO Max on October 6.
- Shadowland will debut on Peacock on September 21.
- All Creatures Great and Small returns on PBS on January 8.
- Designing Miami will premiere on Netflix on September 21.
- Jo Koy: Live from the Los Angeles Forum premieres on Netflix on September 13.
- Cuomo will debut on Newsmax on October 3.
- The Mole will premiere on Netflix on October 7.
- BTS Permission To Dance On Stage – LA is streaming on Disney+ right now.
- Teletubbies are returning on Netflix on November 14.
- CSI: Vegas returns on CBS on September 29.
- Queer for Fear will premiere on Shudder on September 30.
- Gold Rush will return on Discovery Channel on September 30.
- Hostages will debut on HBO on September 28.
- Below Deck Adventure will debut on Bravo on November 1.
- LEGO Masters: Celebrity Holiday Bricktacular will air on Fox on December 19, 20, and 21.
- Horsepower will debut on Prime Video on September 23.
- Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings returns on Discovery on September 19.
- A Sinister Halloween Scary Opposites Solar Special will debut on Hulu on October 3.
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Pinocchio: Robert Zemeckis’ live-action/CGI hybrid take on the classic tale stars Tom Hanks as Geppetto, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Jiminy Cricket. Premiere. Disney+
The Good Fight: Final season premiere. Paramount+
Football Night in America: NFL Kickoff 2022 & Sunday Night Football: I am not ready for some football, thanks. Bills at Rams. 6 p.m., NBC
Last Light: Matthew Fox tries to revive his career in this new thriller about a threat to the world’s oil supply. Series premiere. Peacock
Thor: Love and Thunder: Premiere. Disney+
Central Park: Season three premiere. Apple TV+
Gutsy: Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton celebrate “gutsy” women including Kim Kardashian, Megan Thee Stallion, Dr. Jane Goodall, Gloria Steinem, Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, and many more in this limited series. Premiere. Apple TV+
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Blake Shelton, Gigi Hadid
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Gwen Stefani, Grant Morrison, Raghav Mehrotra
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney, James Taylor
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Terry Crews, Ken Jeong, Amanda Shires
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Simon Cowell, Ralph Macchio
- The Daily Show: Marty Walsh
- Watch What Happens Live: Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton
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