A balm for your mental health:
— Ink Blot (@inkblotio) September 18, 2022
Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News
Today’s big TV news: The funeral for Queen Elizabeth II and the end of the ten days of mourning in the U.K.
The entire nine+ hours of the funeral can be watched here if you, like your trusty blogger, did not feel like getting up at 4:30 a.m. to watch the whole thing live:
As Queen Elizabeth’s procession made it to Windsor Castle, her final resting place, her beloved Corgis were brought out to see her:
The Queen’s corgis, Muick and Sandy, sit in the forecourt of Windsor Castle to greet Her Majesty. pic.twitter.com/H02sPv17mY
— Royal Central (@RoyalCentral) September 19, 2022
Here are a bunch of photos of the Royals, world leaders and other famous people who attended the Westminster Abbey ceremony, including Bear Grylls and Sandra Oh. Oh represented the Order of Canada; Grylls represented the Order of Grub-eating.
Speaking of the world leaders in attendance, they had to ride to the funeral in buses (but not President Biden). This created some dramaz and feels like the set-up for a Jerry Bruckheimer/Speed-like thriller.
Our leaders went to the UK and are being treated the way they treat us🤡… pic.twitter.com/2LreyyS4oJ
— Emmanuel Lumumba (@e_lumumba) September 19, 2022
Putting groups of world leaders on buses at the funeral for a head of state is the most "And then Jason Statham shows up" premise.
— Downtown Brandi Frown 😾 (@ItsTheBrandi) September 19, 2022
There was a whole Queue-skipping scandal involving a pair of morning show anchors.
And Channel 5 bravely chose to air The Emoji Movie instead of the funeral.
Big day for Channel 5 pic.twitter.com/b41gNvi7H3
— Dave Brain 🧠 (@Ornsack) September 16, 2022
That was so emotional, I didn't think it would hit me that hard. Nothing but respect for the people that made the emoji movie that was a masterpiece.
— Parker (@panoparker) September 19, 2022
Channel 5 pausing for a 2 minute silence during the Emoji Movie is quite possibly the funniest thing I’ve ever seen.
— Paul (@PablotheNPC) September 19, 2022
The two minutes silence during The Emoji Movie on Channel 5 was two minutes earlier than the actual two minutes silence and it also wasn't silent.
— Nick Walker (@nickw84) September 19, 2022
Prince Louis chilling at home watching The Emoji Movie #queensfuneral pic.twitter.com/pfVtB4Yoah
— James (@gortavfc) September 19, 2022
Meanwhile, a gentle reminder that another hurricane is devastating Puerto Rico.
All the tv news networks are running the funeral for a monarchy we ousted and basically doing little or nothing on Puerto Rico. Which has been devastated in a storm.
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) September 19, 2022
Reportedly, Ted Lasso has been beset with production delays because of script changes, the war in Ukraine (yes, really), and Sudeikis being a perfectionist. So we’re going to have to wait a minute for the third and possibly final season to drop.
Happy anniversary to the iconic M*A*S*H:
Mike Farrell and I today toasting the 50th anniversary of the show that changed our lives – and our brilliant pals who made it what it was. MASH was a great gift to us. pic.twitter.com/FGd8ZwBgIq
— Alan Alda (@alanalda) September 17, 2022
In a recent interview with The New York Times, Sarah Michelle Geller expressed her gratitude that NBC did not move forward with a Cruel Intentions series, because it’s not broadcast material, it’s for streaming. She’s not wrong. Also, where’s the Cruel Intentions series on Peacock? Why hasn’t that happened yet?
Apparently, there is a new Karate Kid movie in the works, but the Cobra Kai guys have nothing to do with it.
The guys and I would love to make Karate Kid and Cobra Kai movies and hope to someday. But this one isn't from us or focused on the Cobra Kai cast. Don't know much about it, but wish it well. #KarateKid #CobraKai https://t.co/pd2aYYAF0A
— Jon Hurwitz (@jonhurwitz) September 17, 2022
Kandi Burruss is about to become the longest-running Housewife of all time. This is a sentence that would be meaningless twenty years ago.
Former Boy Meets World star Trina McGee has spoken out about her time on the show and being required to tone down her “Blackness.” She also suggests that the character of Trina on General Hospital was named for her. An interesting theory that I would like to hear more about, please.
Be careful with spray tans, kids.
People hated Thursday Night Football on Prime Video. SUCK IT UP, BUTTERCUPS, THIS IS THE FUTURE.
Chiefs vs Charges on Amazon Prime looking like pic.twitter.com/ul96x8YzNe
— Gurth_Brookz (@gurth_brookz) September 16, 2022
a stunning amount of the ads on Amazon Prime are for Amazon Prime, the service I am paying for to watch the ads
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) September 16, 2022
A quick roundup of where you might have seen SNL‘s newest hires (but probably not).
This hardly seems like the best way for Warner Bros. Discovery to spend their money if they’re so worried about cutting costs:
Twitter users report HBO Max removed Warren Beatty’s and Paul Newman's cigars from movie poster art used on its home page:
McCabe & Mrs. Miller.
The Life and Times of Roy Bean. pic.twitter.com/QLPz0olJz1
— Pete Salisbury (@Tuckerpete) September 13, 2022
Kobe Bryant was supposed to cameo on Peacock’s Saved by the Bell reboot days after the horrific helicopter crash.
Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s star James “Tim” Norman, has been convicted of three counts of murder-for-hire after arranging the murder of his nephew’s and fellow Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s star, Andre Montgomery.
Bhad Bhabie, the young woman who became famous from a Dr. Phil appearance, has been asked to speak at Oxford University because nothing matters anymore.
- J.J. Abrams’s TV adaptation of Constantine that had been in the works at HBO Max has been canceled, but! a sequel Constantine film starring Keanu Reeves is being developed.
- Also being shelved by HBO Max is the TV adaptation of Madame X. Both Madame X and Constantine could be shopped to other services.
- Magic Mike’s Last Dance was originally set to premiere on HBO Max, but will now be receiving a theatrical release first.
- 50 Cent has chosen to not renew his deal with Starz.
- An untitled Korean family drama is being developed by eOne.
- Star Stable: Mistfall, a popular animated web series, is being brought to TV.
- Foster Driver and Zoë Kent have signed a first-look deal with A+E Studios.
- Demi Moore will star in Feud on FX.
- Robert Patrick will co-star in 1923 on Paramount+.
- John Bradley has been added to the cast of North Shore on Paramount+.
- Charlie Barnett has joined Star Wars: Alcolyte on Disney+.
- Wendy Makkena has been added to the cast of Rabbit Hole on Paramount+.
Mark Your Calendar
- Ghosts returns on CBS on September 29.
- Floor Is Lava returns on Netflix on September 30.
- Step Up returns on Starz on October 16.
- Partners in Rhyme returns on ALLBLK on October 13.
- Vengeance is now streaming on Peacock.
- Yara Shahidi’s Day Off premieres on Facebook Watch on September 29.
- Ghost Files premieres on YouTube on September 23.
- Oddballs will premiere on Netflix After School on October 7.
- Snabba Cash returns on Netflix on September 22.
- My Name Is Vendetta will premiere on Netflix on November 30.
- FX has released a sizzle reel:
- Mysteries Decoded Presents: Spirit Squad will premiere on The CW on October 3; World’s Funniest Animals: Halloween on October 31; The 13 Scariest Movies of All Time also on October 31.
Henry Silva, Prolific actor who appeared in The Manchurian Candidate, Johnny Cool and Ocean’s 11, as well as many TV shows including Hawaii Five-O, Mission: Impossible, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Outer Limits, Night Gallery, The F.B.I., Dr. Kildare, Wagon Train, The High Chaparral, It Takes a Thief and The Streets of San Francisco
Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral at Westminster Abbey: Time to say goodbye to Her Majesty once and for all. 5 a.m., BBC America
Reboot: Keegan-Michael Key, Rachel Bloom, and Judy Greer star in this meta-comedy about the reboot of a beloved family comedy on Hulu. Series premiere. Hulu
9-1-1: A blimp catches on fire in the season premiere. 7 p.m., Fox
The Voice: Season premiere. 7 p.m., NBC
The Neighborhood: Dave causes a power outage in the season premiere. 7 p.m., CBS
Bob ♥ Abishola: Season premiere. 7:30 p.m., CBS
NCIS: The team examines who has a personal vendetta against Special Agent Alden Parker. Season premiere. 8 p.m., CBS
The Cleaning Lady: Thony looks for Luca. Season premiere. 8 p.m., Fox
Quantum Leap: A new team restarts the Quantum Leap project in the reboot’s season premiere. 9 p.m., NBC
NCIS: Hawai’i: The team tracks the whereabouts of the Raven in the season premiere. 9 p.m., CBS
Dancing With the Stars: The dancing competition moves to Disney+ for some reason (so ABC can air Bachelor in Paradise this fall). Season premiere. Disney+
Best in Dough: Speaking of Bachelor in Paradise, Wells Adams hosts this new pizza competition series. Series premiere. Hulu
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Margot Robbie, Bobby Moynihan, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: John Oliver, Quinta Brunson, Courtney Barnett, Craig Reynolds
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Ana de Armas, Ken Burns, Sudan Archives
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Emily Deschanel, Keegan-Michael Key, Black Eyed Peas
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Johnny Knoxville, Olivia Cooke, BLACKPINK
- The Daily Show: TBA
- Watch What Happens Live: Jenifer Lewis, Oliver Hudson
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2 thoughts on “Stop everything, we’re burying a monarch.”
Not long ago, I would have said Keanu-as-Constantine was passé because Matt Ryan. But now, Jenna Coleman …!
It’s all a plot to make your parents/grandparents call you every week when they can’t log into Disney+