Fuck your black shoe:
Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News
Before we get started, keep Western Florida in your thoughts as Hurricane Ian is headed straight for them. It looks like a rough storm with a possible strong storm surge of 8-12 feet. All filming has been shut down in the Tampa region.
Another House of the Dragon executive producer, Jocelyn Diaz, is not returning for the second season. What is going on over there? The show is a hit — why mess with what works?
Industry is just going to pretend they’ve been renewed by HBO until they are. (And three months ago, I’d confidently say they will be — but that was before the Warner Bros. Discovery days …)
Buckingham Palace is really worried that The Crown is going to make now King Charles not look great, but only because it’s going to cover his divorce from Diana. The royals have asked that Netflix put a disclaimer on the show claiming it is a “drama, not a documentary.” Honestly, it’s pretty rough timing for King Charles to have this particular part of the story told just as people were starting to warm up to him (a little).
Kelly Ripa has written a book which came out today. In it, she provides the names of all of her favorite Botox providers (good for her for being honest). And in an upcoming People Magazine interview to promote the book, she talked about how the early days with Regis were rough. WHO’S LAUGHING NOW, REGIS?
There’s an unauthorized biography of Anthony Bourdain about to come out that claims some fairly explosive things about his private life, and his family and friends are furious.
The producer of Jeopardy! wants to create a pro-level version of the show. Which I thought they already had? With the Tournament of Champions?
TV Line argues that Dahmer is exploitative, as the victims’ families say, but it also largely sticks to the facts, and tries to expose the failures of the police department that allowed Dahmer to kill for so long.
The Boys, but make it fashion:
THE BOYS but high fashion pic.twitter.com/96fPSCn5BD
— Wisdom Kaye (@modsiwW) September 26, 2022
Constance Wu is now saying she was sexually harassed by a senior producer on Fresh Off the Boat, but she does not name names.
Wu alleges the producer told her to send him selfies and to run all her business decisions by him before making them. She also alleges the producer coerced her to attending a Lakers game with her, during which he touched her thigh and grazed her crotch, and then became cold to her after she told him to stop. Wu writes that she and the producer stopped talking after a blow-up argument over Wu’s decision to not attend an Asian American film festival to give her time to recuperate from the non-stop schedule on the show. However, she writes she eventually forgave him so that she could move on.
She also opens up in her memoir about being raped (by a different man, not this producer), and how confusing the entire experience was.
A federal district court threw out former Fox News host Ed Henry’s lawsuit against the network for firing him, noting that he did not prove that the sexual harassment he was accused of didn’t happen.
Speaking of Fox News, former host Melissa Francis says they fired her remotely via teleprompter over a pay dispute. She wanted to be paid the same as her male counterparts.
The woman who sued Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears has dropped her lawsuit against them (~cough cough~ settlement ~cough~). Soon after the case settled, Haddish told TMZ that she “lost everything. All my gigs are gone.”
Real life is nuanced, and several things can be true at the same time. @LastWeekTonight and @iamjohnoliver brought attention to what has been a reality for many victims, including ME-the chasm between how we BELIEVE #lawenforcement should function, and how it often does not.
— Diane Neal (@DianeNeal) September 17, 2022
No one WANTS to be a victim. It’s thrust upon them. And what people come to expect from all their combined experiences-whether it’s real #LawEnforcement plastering “To Protect & Serve” on everything, to that of watching empathetic crime shows-it’s that law should help, not hurt.
— Diane Neal (@DianeNeal) September 17, 2022
New #LawAndOrderSVU’s @DavidGraziano said season #SVU24 is about healing trauma. He’s right, we all need healing. There is no guidebook to being a victim. So, part of that healing is telling the truth so others have realistic expectations of the system as we work to improve it.
— Diane Neal (@DianeNeal) September 17, 2022
Yes, Armie Hammer’s ex-wife saw that documentary about him, and called it “heartbreaking.” Which is interesting considering how little sympathy she had for his victims, and how she used a fake email account to call them “crazy.”
Over in the NBA, Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka was suspended after it was revealed he was having an affair with an employee that started off consensual and then wasn’t. Making matters even worse: Udoka was engaged to actress Nia Long and had just convinced her to move with her 10-year-old son across the country to be with him just days before news of this affair was set to break. HOW DARE YOU, SIR.
It should be noted that ESPN is receiving criticism over how it’s been covering this Udoka story while Brett Favre is out here stealing millions from welfare recipients in the poorest state in the country, and its crickets over at the sports network.
If you are more upset about Ime Udoka and the Celtics situation than Brett Favre STEALING MILLIONS IN WELFARE MONEY FROM THE POOREST PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY IN MISSISSIPPI then you are part of the problem.
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) September 22, 2022
Michael Vick – the most electric quarterback I’ve ever seen — was talked about every day for months and eventually imprisoned for a dog-fighting ring.
The silence from right-wing media on Donald Trump’s and Brett Favre’s fraud is deafening.
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) September 22, 2022
Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver says he is going to sell the Suns and the WNBA Mercury after an investigation revealed he used racist language, was abusive towards employees, and gross towards female employees in particular. Bye.
La Brea employed an intimacy coordinator for this upcoming season. Meanwhile, over at Minx, star Ophelia Lovibond spoke on how working without intimacy coordinators on a set is “unthinkable” now, comparing them to seat belts. And if you’ve seen Minx, UH YEAH, I SHOULD SAY SO.
A St. Louis TV news anchor lost his damn mind and went on a sexist rant about his co-worker on a radio show and was promptly fired. Good! But what happened here? Was he drunk?
But because she’s a woman, these are the kinds of comments she has to deal with on her videos. MEN: STOP IT. STOP BEING GROSS.
So, the Adam Levine mess. If you were in a coma for the past week, an Instagram model named Sumner Stroh came forward saying that she had an affair with the Maroon 5 lead singer and that he reached out to her asking if it would be cool if he and his wife named their soon-to-be-born baby “Summer.” Weird, right? And the only reason I’m including this here is that Stroh suggested that Levine took advantage of her.
“I was having an affair with a man who’s married to a Victoria’s Secret model,” Sumner said. “At the time, I was young, I was naive, and, I mean, quite frankly, I feel exploited. I wasn’t in ‘the scene’ like I am now, so I was definitely very easily manipulated.”
People attacked Stroh for trying to make herself the victim in this, claiming that she knew he was a married man, but model and actress Emily Ratajkowski had Stroh’s back:
@emrata #stitch with @sarasadmomfoster ♬ original sound – Emrata
Levine denied the affair but admitted that he had “crossed the line” with “flirtatious” messages.
Then a bunch of other women came forward with their “flirtatious messages” from Levine, and there were a lot of them.
But it’s all good, because Levine’s terrible sexts have become their own meme:
Me to my MacBook after using it for 30 minutes pic.twitter.com/RzP9vCdbPP
— samantha bush (@takeyourzoloft) September 21, 2022
the timeless art of seduction pic.twitter.com/aPO8GbfGSw
— Seinfeld Current Day (@Seinfeld2000) September 22, 2022
robin williams when he invented flubber pic.twitter.com/fxGmgtv8Mk
— laura 🦠 (@ecto_fun) September 21, 2022
Goldilocks trying the first bowl of porridge pic.twitter.com/I3jzC65tM9
— curt sarj (@1664timemachine) September 21, 2022
matt damon when he sees a zoo pic.twitter.com/uCgH0G0iZz
— zach silberberg (@zachsilberberg) September 21, 2022
— Rahul Kohli (@RahulKohli13) September 22, 2022
— dilly (@arbysmozzstick) September 22, 2022
- Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines has been renewed for a seventh season at Magnolia Network.
- Ranch to Table and From the Source have been renewed for third seasons at Magnolia Network.
- The Craftsman and Magnolia Workshops have been renewed for second seasons at Magnolia Network.
- Silos Baking Competition has been renewed at Magnolia Network.
- Hannah Gadsby has signed a multi-title deal with Netflix one year after calling it an “amoral algorithm cult.”
- Carry On, a thriller starring Sophia Carson and Danielle Deadwyler, is in the works at Netflix.
- Sr., a documentary about Robert Downey Sr., has been acquired by Netflix.
- Everyday Cooking; In the Kitchen with Abner and Amanda; Inspired Interiors with Sarah Sherman Samuel; Make Yourself at Home with Maddie Moate; Storefront Stories; The Story of Home (wt); and The Williams Family Cabin have all been acquired by Magnolia Network.
- If We Were Villains is being adapted into a series.
- Former LA Laker Derek Fisher is getting his own reality series.
- The Outwaters has been acquired by SCREAMBOX.
- Satan’s Slaves: Communion has been acquired by Shudder.
- Supersex, an Italian series, will be made available on Netflix globally next year.
- Johan Renck has signed a first-look deal with Freemantle.
- Ridley Scott’s Napoleon movie will not debut this year on Apple TV+, despite reports.
- Yes, that was Melanie Lynskey in The Last Of Us‘s trailer which came out yesterday.
- CCH Pounder is joining Full Circle on HBO.
- Minnie Driver will narrate The Witcher: Blood Origin on Netflix.
- Jon Heder, Tina Majorino, Efren Ramirez, and Jon Gries have been cast in the animated pilot Cyko KO. If you recognize those names: they are some of the leads from Napoleon Dynamite.
- Damian Terriquez and Kaleb Horn have joined the cast of Glamorous on Netflix.
- Jen Lilley and Jesse Hutch will star in Stay for Christmas on Great American Family.
Mark Your Calendars
- The Winchesters will debut on The CW on October 11.
- Unsolved Mysteries returns on Netflix on October 18.
— Unsolved Mysteries (@Unsolved) September 27, 2022
- Solar Opposites Halloween Special will premiere on Hulu on October 3.
- Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure will debut on Netflix on December 13.
- 20th Century Girl premieres on Netflix on October 21.
- Monster High will debut on Nickelodeon on October 28.
- The Calling premieres on Peacock on November 10.
- AMC’s FearFest has announced its schedule.
- Alaska: The Last Frontier returns on Discovery on October 9.
- A Cut Above premieres on Discovery on October 2.
Jim Post, Singer-songwriter
La Brea: I GUESS WE’RE DOING THIS AGAIN, HUH? FINE. FINE. Season premiere 8 p.m., NBC
Bachelor in Paradise:
7 p.m., ABC
The Rookie: Fed: The delightful Niecy Nash stars in this spinoff of The Rookie because apparently, The Rookie producers have a monopoly on charismatic actors or something? Series premiere. 9 p.m., ABC
Nick Kroll: Little Big Boy: I have to be honest, despite being something of a comedy nerd and a huge fan of Nick Kroll, I don’t know that I’ve ever seen Nick Kroll’s standup? Premiere. Netflix
11 Minutes: This four-part documentary series tells the stories of the victims and survivors of the mass shooting at the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas. Premiere. Paramount+
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Kelly Ripa, Kid Cudi, Ty Dolla $ign
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Nick Kroll, Stephen “Steve-O” Glover, Dick Ebersol, Tom Benko
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Samuel L. Jackson, Clarissa Ward
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Luke Macfarlane, Kelsea Ballerini
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: David Letterman, Tracy Morgan
- The Daily Show: William MacAskill
- Watch What Happens Live: Billy Eichner, Kate Berlant
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|The Rookie: Feds
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