I just can’t figure out how this ‘Stranger Things’ Halloween decoration works . . .


Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News

Former President Big Lie is suing CNN for defamation for using the term “Big Lie” to describe his lying about the 2020 election. Good luck with that, asshole.

Game of Thrones fans are threatening to boycott an upcoming George R.R. Martin book because of some … not great things his co-authors have said, specifically about diverse casting on Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon.

Back in 2012, Linda Antonsson complained in a blog post that Nonso Anozie, a Black man, was cast in the role of Xaro Xhoan Daxos, who is described as “pale” in the books. Five months later, she celebrated when Dario was cast as a white man. More recently she tweeted about Steve Toussaint being cast as the Sea Snake: “There are no Black Valyrians and there should not be any in the show.”

I, for one, have a difficult time imagining anyone other than Toussaint in the role — the man owns it completely. Also, there is a VERY good reason to make the Velaryons Black, which if you’ve seen the most recent episode, should make good sense. It’s a brilliant creative decision, honestly.

James Harden approves of Quinta Brunson’s Abbott Elementary Halloween costume (and how could he not?):

PRO TIP: If you are not 100% positive an actor is wearing a fat suit, do not write about them wearing a fat suit.

Over in Russia, Marina Ovsyannikova, the news producer who interrupted a broadcast to hold up a sign blaming what was happening in Ukraine on Putin and yelling to viewers that the news was lying to them has escaped house arrest with her 11-year-old daughter. Let’s pray they make it to safety.

Nathan Fielder explores the ethical lines of comedy, but he’s not insane.

The people on OAN are insane:

Velma is confirmed to be a lesbian. Can’t wait for OAN to hear the news.

Wait, is a reboot of Moonlighting on the way? Apparently there will be some kind of announcement tomorrow, so stay tuned.

Rings of Power has begun filming for season two on Prime Video.

Warner Bros. Discovery is assuring everyone that Casey Bloys is going nowhere. So that’s ONE good decision on their part. 

Everyone, go home: this couple has already won the Halloween yard decorating contest this year:


This is for you. #thankyou #happyhalloween #max #floating #strangerthings #strangerthings4 #vecna #horrorprops #sunset #storm #fyp #vecnacurse #spookyszn #halloweendiy #saddiesink

♬ Cornfield Chase – Hans Zimmer

… aaaaaaaand, it’s already been taken down because of complaints to the cops.

Love continues to die.

Stay strong, Emma Caulfield.


You might have heard something about something something “Try Guys” last week. Pajiba has a very good explainer for those of us over a certain age who had no idea what the fuss was about if you would like a deep dive. The short version is, The Try Guys is a quartet of dudes originally from Buzzfeed who made videos of themselves trying different activities, like high diving or wearing heels or eating weird things. One of them, Ned Fulmer, cheated on his wife with one of their producers, and has thus been kicked out of the Try Guys. The link above explains that it’s not just that he cheated, it’s that 1. his marriage was a big part of his brand, and 2. he put the entire team at a certain amount of legal and financial exposure by sleeping with an employee. And that’s why your Twitter feed last week was maybe filled with people my age saying, “Wait, who the hell are the Try Guys?”

On Red Table Talk, Constance Wu opened up some more about being sexually harassed on Fresh Off the Boat.

Naomi Watts was told by industry insiders that her career would be over by the age of 40 — when she would become “unfuckable.” VERY HEALTHY BUSINESS.

Chloë Grace Moretz reveals that she stepped away from acting after the internet made mean Family Guy memes about her. She developed body dysmorphia and anxiety as a result.

Bill Cosby’s request for a new trial in the Judy Huth case has been denied. GOOD.

The Supreme Court will not take up Danny Masterson and Scientology’s case against his rape accusers. GOOD.

Megyn Kelly defending Jordan Peterson from Olivia Wilde is completely on-brand for Kelly.

Old Man Director decries “woke” culture is no longer breaking news, guys.


  • Ghost Files has been renewed for a second season on YouTube. (Yay!)
  • Rock the Block has been renewed for a fourth season on HGTV.


In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Unsolved Mysteries returns on Netflix on October 18.
  • Big Mouth returns on Netflix on October 28.
  • The Wonder will debut on Netflix on November 16.
  • Beast will premiere on Peacock on October 7.
  • The Problem with Jon Stewart returns on Apple TV+ on October 7.
  • Acapulco returns on Apple TV+ on October 21.
  • Real Life Nightmare returns on HLN on November 13.
  • Rogue Heroes will debut on EPIX this fall.
  • A Radical Life will premiere on Discovery+ on October 13.
  • Blue’s Big City Adventure will debut on Paramount+ on November 18.
  • Play-Doh Squished debuts on Freevee on November 11.
  • Wreck will premiere on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer on October 9.
  • Falling For Christmas will premiere on Netflix on November 10.


Loretta Lynn, Country music icon

Joan Hotchkis, Actor, writer, screenwriter, and playwright known for her roles on The Odd Couple and Legacy, but who appeared in many others

Robert Brown, Actor who starred in Here Come the Brides and appeared in Star Trek and others

Carol Samrock, Former executive at Warner Bros. and former photojournalist

Charles Fuller, Pulitzer-prize-winning playwright


Arsenic and Old Lace: My very favorite movie about sweet little old ladies who poison men. 7 p.m., TCM

Making Black America: A look at how Black Americans have carved out spaces for connection and joy in our country. Season premiere. 8 p.m., PBS

BET Hip Hop Awards: Fat Joe hosts the ceremony with performances by French Montana, Pusha T, Glorilla and more. 8 p.m., BET

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ralph Macchio, Jennifer Beals, Lea Thompson, Modern English
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Queen Latifah, Sarah Sherman, Celeste Ng
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Maggie Haberman
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Mila Kunis, Clea DuVall, a performance by the national touring company of “Oklahoma!”
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Ralph Macchio; Jennifer Beals; Lea Thompson; Modern English
  • The Daily Show: Rep. Cori Bush
  • Watch What Happens Live: Bob Weir, Anderson Cooper

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CW Leonardo
FOX The Resident
NBC The Voice
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