Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News
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.
— Laenor Also Said Bye Felicia 🏳️🌈✡️🌰🦉 (@CakesPom) September 29, 2022
Dropping this thread again.
At the end of the day, if Linda respected YOU or the rest of YOUR team she wouldn’t be dragging you down with her bigotry. If YOU and the rest of your team respected US, the association with her and Elio would have ended OVER A DECADE AGO. https://t.co/SHAOVCPbXy
— Margo | a shame bat 🦇 they/them (@MargoshatheKing) September 26, 2022
Sorry George. All love and respect to you but nothing Linda touches will ever see a dime from me. Not about to fund someone with so much hate for people who look like me. See you when TWOW is released. https://t.co/FbI1Lx8XlO
— A Knight of Ice and Fire (@KnightOfIceFire) September 26, 2022
James Harden approves of Quinta Brunson’s Abbott Elementary Halloween costume (and how could he not?):
— James Harden (@JHarden13) October 4, 2022
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.
The people on OAN are insane:
On OAN, they are outraged M&Ms has “gone woke” with new purple M&Ms that signify “inclusiveness and acceptance.” pic.twitter.com/9clGHKRLok
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) October 3, 2022
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.
Warner Bros. Discovery is assuring everyone that Casey Bloys is going nowhere. So that’s ONE good decision on their part.
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?”
No idea what a Try Guy is, but the kids today would absolutely melt down if they lived through Fleetwood Mac.
— Mary Jones (@tlachtga) September 27, 2022
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.
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.
- Firefly Lane will end with season two on Netflix.
- How to Be a Bookie, a comedy series from Chuck Lorre, has been ordered to series at HBO Max.
- Watson is being developed for CBS, again.
- Bling Empire: New York has been ordered at Netflix.
- Little Secrets is being adapted into a series at Peacock.
- The Animal 2 has been ordered at Tubi.
- Monica Macer has signed an overall deal with MGM Television.
- Emily Watson and Shirley Henderson have been cast in Dune: The Sisterhood at HBO Max.
- Rhea Perlman, Chelsea Frei, and Rowan Blanchard have joined Poker Face on Peacock.
- Anders Holm has joined the Godzilla series on Apple TV+.
- Hannah Waddingham has joined the cast of Tom Jones on PBS.
- Amara Walker will co-anchor on New Day on CNN.
- Sesame Street has announced guest stars for the upcoming 53rd season.
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.
It's October 3rd — but here's an early holiday gift:
Lindsay Lohan's Falling For Christmas premieres November 10 pic.twitter.com/ejVzmDWE9b
— Netflix (@netflix) October 3, 2022
- Firefly Lane will return on Netflix on December 2.
- NCIS, NCIS: Hawai’i and NCIS: Los Angeles will have a crossover event in January on CBS.
- Riches will premiere on Prime Video on December 2.
- Rehab Addict Lake House Rescue debuts on HGTV on November 3.
- David Ortiz: Legend of the Fall will premiere on Fox Sports on October 14.
Loretta Lynn, Country music icon
— Crystal Gayle (@TheCrystalGayle) October 4, 2022
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) October 4, 2022
Loretta Lynn contributed enormously to the world of Country Music. All of us adored and loved her. 💜 pic.twitter.com/M8LIXNu3IQ
— Barbara Mandrell (@barbaramandrell) October 4, 2022
— rosanne cash (@rosannecash) October 4, 2022
The first time I met Loretta Lynn was at the Grand Ole Opry at beginning of my career. I was chatting in the corner with another artist and someone walked behind me and smacked me on the rear end! I turned around and there she was…in a big sparkly dress.. https://t.co/LG40fLLSiG pic.twitter.com/BGfL0SVwEo
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) October 4, 2022
We’re sure going to miss @LorettaLynn. What an amazing woman and so unbelievably talented. Very thankful she shared that with all of us fans. God bless all of the family. Rest in Peace Loretta. See you down the road. — gs pic.twitter.com/TxniY3Qmgs
— George Strait (@GeorgeStrait) October 4, 2022
She was an inspiration.
R.I.P. Loretta Lynn ❤️ pic.twitter.com/VqwmkcOAqy
— Carole King (@Carole_King) October 4, 2022
loretta lynn paved the way for so many of us women in country music. what a legacy she leaves behind 🕊️ pic.twitter.com/b92uVPjZoQ
— leann rimes cibrian (@leannrimes) October 4, 2022
60 years of Opry membership, countless memories, songs and stories.
Our Opry family turns to music when words fail. Thank you for all you’ve given to the Opry, @LorettaLynn.
We love you ❤️ pic.twitter.com/NnLMzTRIWE
— Grand Ole Opry (@opry) October 4, 2022
I’ll never forget meeting Loretta Lynn and her home was one of my most memorable and favorite locations to ever visit. She was the most kind person you’d ever meet. Rest in Peace pic.twitter.com/8IEd53tY4F
— Zak Bagans 🧛🏻♂️ (@Zak_Bagans) October 4, 2022
Thank you for always being that friend we could count on, Loretta Lynn. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/QAlcZrZnNr
— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) October 4, 2022
Working with our friend Loretta Lynn was unforgettable. Not only was she a country music legend, but when she joined us on The Muppet Show, she proved she was game for almost anything – even putting on an entire show at a train station! Thanks for the music and memories, Loretta.
— The Muppets (@TheMuppets) October 4, 2022
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
- 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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