A weird spinoff of ‘Lost’ was once pitched, and, y’all, I can not wrap my head around it.

Sound on. Unless you have misophonia.

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.

David Simon does not appreciate you praising The Wire as the “best piece of conservative art ever made” and will draft an obscenity-laced 30-tweet-long thread to tell you so.

The reason Inside Amy Schumer ended in 2016 was that she was too depressed to continue with the show after the election. GIRL, SAME.

Neil Gaiman is out here torturing Sandman fans:

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.)

Wells Adams says that hosting a pizza-making competition series is better than being the bartender at Bachelor in Paradise. OH NO SHIT?

People are loving them some Dahmer. I’m not sure what that says about us.

A lawsuit against Fox News and Lou Dobbs by a Venezuelan businessman who was accused by Dobbs of rigging the 2020 election can go forward. GOOD.

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.

Congratulations, Amy Schneider and Genevieve Davis!

Get better soon, Marlyne Barrett!

Stay healthy, Katie Couric. We’re all rooting for you! And fuck cancer.

Going Viral

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.

Emma Samms, a long-time General Hospital actress, is going to return to the soap next month after suffering from long COVID.

George R.R. Martin contracted COVID in July after attending Comic-Con, and had to miss the premiere of House of the Dragon.

Lea Michelle had to cancel Funny Girl performances after contracting COVID almost immediately after taking over the role.

SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher has called for a review of Hollywood’s vaccine mandate. Not great.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, an 81-year-old man who has had a time of it, announced he would be retiring in December.


  • 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.


In Development

Casting News

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.


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

Late Night:

  • 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

WEDS. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Conners
The Goldbergs
Abbott Elementary
Home Economics
Big Sky
CBS Survivor
The Amazing Race
CW Stargirl
World’s Funniest Animals
World’s Funniest Animals
FOX The Masked Singer
LEGO Masters
NBC Chicago Med
Chicago Fire
Chicago P.D.

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