Sound on. Unless you have misophonia.
— Bearsome (@Bearsomez) September 27, 2022
Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News
Hurricane Ian is a monster that is about to slam into Western Florida as a nearly Category 5 beast. Those of us who survived Harvey and Ike are, I’m sure, feeling a little anxious for our Florida neighbors right now. The networks and cable news networks have arrived to the area to cover the storm, and the January 6th Committee meeting that was scheduled for today will be rescheduled.
I will have more suggestions once the storm has passed and we know what the area needs, but for now, consider donating to the Red Cross or World Central Kitchen, who will certainly be among the first to help in the immediate aftermath.
We could have had a Miles and Sawyer-led True Detective-esque spinoff series of Lost but we were denied, according to Ken Leung. If you will kindly remember, in the Flash Sideways — or alternate timeline — Miles and Sawyer were detectives and partners in the LAPD. So I’m a little confused by this spinoff series suggestion: would it have taken place entirely in this other timeline? Which takes place in some sort of afterlife? How does that work?
EPIX is rebranding to MGM+ and Starz will be known as Lionsgate+ outside of the U.S. and Canada and what this says to me is that the merger of HBO Max and Discovery+ is for sure going to be called Warner Bros+.
Speaking of Warner Bros. Discovery, they are being sued for inflating their HBO Max subscription numbers.
1) When a shitbird mangles an opponent's language into his own rhetoric, you can be assured of one thing, he's stuffing a strawman weak enough so he can wrestle with it. Two things can be true at once and in this case are: https://t.co/PdIqadVuhU
— David Simon (@AoDespair) September 27, 2022
If you are using a sand motif & the next thing you tell us isn't season 2, I will find you. I mean, at most I will whisper "rude" from like 20 feet away, but it'll be the point of the thing.
— ‡ Diesis Key ‡ (@DiesisKey) September 28, 2022
AMC is launching a “Night Market” on October 2, a virtual boutique selling products associated with Interview with a Vampire. You’ll only be able to shop it from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. (The early reviews on this one are great, btw.)
The View honored Barbara Walters’ 93rd birthday the other day, and viewers began freaking out, wondering what happened to her. (It’s common knowledge — but unofficial — that she’s been suffering from Alzheimer’s for a while now.)
People are loving them some Dahmer. I’m not sure what that says about us.
Excuse me, Chris Redd is dating Kenan Thompson’s ex-wife? And we’re supposed to ACTUALLY BELIEVE that this has NOTHING TO DO with REDD LEAVING SNL? OH. OK.
Stay healthy, Katie Couric. We’re all rooting for you! And fuck cancer.
Oh hi! It’s been a minute! I’d reduced the number of times I talked about COVID to once a month, and then I was traveling last month at this time so this will be a two-month update on where we stand with COVID.
From July 26, 2022:
From today, September 28, 2022:
As you can see our daily positivity rate has dropped significantly in the past two months. In fact, according to the New York Times, this is the lowest the positive case rate has been since April. Hospitalization and ICU rates have also dropped, which is very positive news, and I hope that translates down the line to fewer deaths. The bad news, guys, is that the daily death rate is pretty much the same. And 415 people dying a day is 2,905 people a week. That’s twice as many people dying daily/weekly than in a very bad flu season. Just be careful out there as we head into the fall. And also, you’re probably going to want to get your flu shot, too.
Just a few COVID stories from the past couple of months:
Dancing With the Stars was hit with at least four cases of COVID following the September 19th premiere. In fact, competitor Joseph Baena had to have a new partner after his pro, Daniella Karagach, tested positive.
Lea Michelle had to cancel Funny Girl performances after contracting COVID almost immediately after taking over the role.
- Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire has been renewed for a second season ahead of its premiere on AMC.
- Sparklers has been renewed for a second season on Somm TV, which I bet you didn’t know existed. Joel McHale has been added as a judge.
- Bridge and Tunnel has been canceled after two seasons on EPIX.
- Under the Bridge, a true crime book, is being adapted into a limited series at Hulu.
- Disorientation and Fifty Words for Rain are being developed by Malala Yousafzai’s production company for Apple TV+.
- The Slumber Party, a family comedy, is being made by Disney.
- A documentary about the legendary haenyeo of South Korea is being made for Apple TV+.
- The live-action adaptation of Grendel is not moving forward at Netflix.
- Patti Labelle has joined the cast of The Wonder Years on ABC.
- Nuha Jes Izman is joining Yellowjackets on Showtime.
- Lana Parrilla joined the Jennifer Lopez movie Atlas on Netflix.
- K.C. Collins is joining The Cleaning Lady on Fox.
- Jennifer Ehle has joined 1923 on Paramount+.
- George Takei, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Arden Cho, and Danny Pudi are among 20 new cast members in Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Mark Your Calendars
- The Munsters debuted on Netflix yesterday and somehow I missed it:
- One of Us Is Lying returns on Peacock on October 20.
- The Lincoln Project will debut on Showtime on October 7.
- The Playlist debuts on Netflix on October 13.
- Spector will debut on Showtime on November 4.
- The Letter: Laudato Si Film premieres on YouTube in October.
- Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan will return on Prime Video on December 21.
- Black Ink Crew New York returns on VH1 on October 18.
- Fantasy Football will debut on Paramount+ on November 25.
- YOLO: Silver Destiny premieres on Adult Swim on January 15 and on HBO Max on January 16.
- Doc Martin will return on Acorn on October 17.
- Supreme Power: Inside the Highest Court in the Land will premiere on CNN on October 2.
- Predators, a documentary narrated by Tom Hardy, will debut on Sky in December.
Robert Cormier, Actor who appeared in American Gods, Designated Survivor, Rans,om and Canadian series Heartland and Slasher: Solstice
Blonde: Ana de Armas is being praised for her portrayal in this new film about Marilyn Monroe, based on the Joyce Carol Oates fictional novel of the same name. However, the film itself is receiving mixed reviews. Premiere. Netflix
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City: These sociopaths are back and some have been indicted. Season premiere. 8 p.m., Bravo
Sex, Lies and the College Cult: About ten years ago, a man in his fifties moved into his daughter’s on-campus apartment at Sarah Lawrence College and indoctrinated several of her friends into a cult of his own making. After exploiting these students for over a decade, he was convicted of conspiracy, extortion, sex trafficking, forced labor, and other related offenses in March of this year. FUN FACT: My child is currently a student at this school so I am mildly obsessed with this case. Series premiere. Peacock
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Miles Teller, Idina Menzel, Babyface featuring Baby Tate
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Timothy Olyphant, Rachel Sennott, Tom Benko
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Anderson Cooper, Sosie Bacon
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Max Greenfield, Jamali Maddix
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Mila Kunis, Ramy Youssef, Future
- The Daily Show: Mark Cuban
- Watch What Happens Live: Lisa Barlow, Whitney Rose
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