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Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News
Trevor Noah is leaving The Daily Show even sooner than I thought: his last day will be December 8. I had fully anticipated him staying through the rest of the season, but I guess he’s really ready to go. The show will return on January 17th, as part of a “reinvention.”
Alex Jones has been ordered to pay nearly $1 billion for the lies he pushed and abuse that he inflicted upon the Sandy Hook families. “Jones was found liable of violating Connecticut’s Unfair Trade Practices Act by using lies about the Sandy Hook massacre to sell products on his website. Under that law, there is no limit on punitive damages.” GOOD. This has nothing to do with the First Amendment and everything to do with Alex Jones being a disgusting human who profited off of one of the worst horrors in recent American history. Let’s hope that Fox News is next for selling lies about Dominion Voting Systems.
Mike Flanagan is warning us that his upcoming series Fall of the House of Usher is going to be unlike any of his other horror projects:
“It’s crazy. It is unlike anything I’ve ever done, but in the other direction,” Flanagan said. “My favorite way to describe it to people is like Hill House is kind of a string quartet, and Bly Manor is this delicate, kind of beautiful piece of classical piano music, and The Fall of the House of Usher is heavy metal. It’s rock and roll.” If that wasn’t enough to make horror fans scream, Flanagan added, “It’s the closest I will get to Giallo. It’s wild. It is colorful and dark and blood-soaked and wicked and funny, and aggressive and scary and hilarious.”
“Giallo,” for those of you who are not knee-deep into the horror lexicon, is an Italian-style of horror film which is usually bloody, graphic, and erotic — American slasher films have a similar feel. Anyway, I’m for it. Will watch anything this guy makes. Can’t wait.
Hey, remember how I told you that Warner Bros. Discovery had shut down their Writers and Directors Workshops that had previously been a boon for diverse creators? Yeah, it seems they got the memo that this was a bad P.R. move, and have reversed the decision. The Workshops will now be a part of their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion unit.
Eric Andre is suing Clayton County in Georgia over the time he was racially profiled at the airport there.
- Le Coq, a comedy from Guy Branum about a gay bar, is being developed at NBC.
- Outer Calistoga, another comedy from Guy Branum about the renovation of a country home, is in development at ABC.
- A documentary about Dungeons & Dragons is in the works.
- The Cryptopians is being adapted into a drama series.
- Zooey Deschanel has joined the cast of Physical on Apple TV+.
- Lucy Liu will co-star in Red One on Prime Video.
- Michael Beach, Joshua Colley, and Lindsey Gort have joined Dead Boy Detectives on HBO Max.
- Stephen Colbert will host Pickled on CBS. (See below in “Dates.”)
- Chanel Creswell, Michael Sheen, Natalia Tena, and Simon Coury have been cast in Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom at Channel 4.
- Brian Tee is leaving on Chicago Med on NBC.
Mark Your Calendars
- God Forbid: The Sex Scandal that Brought Down a Dynasty will premiere on Hulu on November 1.
- The Montaners will debut on Disney+ on November 9.
- The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans will debut on Shudder and AMC+ on October 25.
- A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting will premiere on HBO Max on October 26.
- Judy Justice returns on Freevee on November 7.
- Pawn Stars Do America premieres on the History Channel on November 9.
- The Wonderful Autumn of Mickey Mouse will premiere on Disney+ on November 18.
- Neal Brennan: Blocks will premiere on Netflix on November 8.
- Pickled will debut on CBS on November 17.
- Life After will debut on Prime Video on October 18.
- Going From Broke returns on Crackle on November 10.
- Pit Bulls & Parolees will return on Animal Planet on October 22.
- Designing Christmas and A Christmas Open House will premiere on HGTV on November 11.
- A Gingerbread Christmas and One Delicious Christmas will debut on Food Network on November 11.
The Watcher: This Ryan Murphy limited series is based on one of the absolutely creepiest true stories you’ll ever hear. A family buys a beautiful house in an exclusive New Jersey neighborhood, and then the letters begin arriving … Series premiere. Netflix
The Rings of Power: Season finale. Prime Video
She-Hulk: Season finale. Disney+
Rosaline: This comedic reimaging of the Romeo and Juliet story is told from the perspective of Rosaline, the girl Romeo dumped to be with Juliet. Premiere. Hulu
High School: This new series is based on the lives of twin singer-songwriters Tegan and Sara. Series premiere. Freevee
Shantaram: Charlie Hunnam stars in this new series as a heroin addict who escapes from prison and reinvents himself as a doctor only to find himself enmeshed in the criminal underworld of Afghanistan. When I originally read the description of this, I mistook “a hopeful cinematic love story” with “a hopeful comedic love story” and was understandably confused for a minute or two. Series premiere. Apple TV+
Dark Glasses: SPEAKING OF GIALLO, did you know that legendary Italian horror director Dario Argento is still alive? Because I did not know that legendary Italian horror director Dario Argento is still alive and still making movies, apparently. In this film, his daughter Asia, plays a woman who loses her sight and must rely on her guide to help her track down a dangerous killer. Premiere. Shudder
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Trevor Noah, Antoni Porowski, Andrea Campos, Ian Lara
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Johnny Knoxville, Jake Lacy, Pusha T
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Jeremy Strong, Ed Sheeran
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Jamie Lee Curtis, Jason Blum, Zach Zimmerman
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Omar Apollo
- The Daily Show: Quintessa Swindell
- Watch What Happens Live: Noah Centineo, Aldis Hodge
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