Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News
George R.R. Martin made fun of himself for not finishing the Game of Thrones books on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and hahahaha, yes, great. NOW GET OFF MY TELEVISION, GEORGE, AND GO FINISH THE GODDAMNED BOOK.
He did say he’s “three-quarters” of the way done with it, which, according to Colbert’s on-the-spot calculations means it might be out in THREE YEARS. I remain doubtful.
Matthew Perry has written a book, and Flatiron Books, his publisher, has hired quite the publicist, because I can’t open the internet without another “Matthew Perry said ‘XYZ'” story falling into my lap. The biggest takeaways from the book have been about his struggles with addiction: he nearly died when his colon “exploded”; he had to drop out of Don’t Look Now after he nearly died in surgery while in rehab; and Jennifer Anniston confronted him about his drinking while on Friends, and tried to help him. The book also discusses how he came up with Chandler’s signature delivery and reveals that he has some sort of weird thing against Keanu Reeves, the Internet’s boyfriend. Now please stop drowning me in Matthew Perry stories, thanks.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Agency will no longer hold press conferences for TV shows and movies being considered for the Golden Globes. The press conferences were a point of contention, particularly for actors who felt obligated to attend and endure intrusive questions from members.
They are still looking for the next host — or hosts — of The Daily Show, and are not necessarily committed to hiring from within after all.
Netflix’s very first series, Lilyhammer, is leaving the streamer next month. Though it wasn’t a Netflix original, it was the first show to stream on the service, and in the binge model which was revolutionary at the time.
Call Me Kat will honor Leslie Jordan with a title card at the beginning of tomorrow night’s episode. He had filmed eight episodes of the series before his death.
Let me be very clear, I love the changes Interview With the Vampire has made, with the time period, with Claudia’s age, and with Louis’ race and backstory. That said, I find it very curious that there hasn’t been the same sort of fan outrage about the changes, particularly over Louis’ race, the way we’ve seen with House of the Dragon and The Lord of the Rings. I can only assume the difference is that Interview With the Vampire‘s fan base is inherently less toxic than those two. Anyway, get over yourselves, racists! Sometimes change is good!
Melissa Villaseñor has revealed that she left Saturday Night Live after six years for the sake of her mental health. “At the end of the day, it was about my mental health. Last season, I had a couple panic attacks. I was struggling, and I always felt like I was on the edge of a cliff every week. I was like, ‘I don’t want to do that to myself anymore.’”
DC has named James Gunn and Peter Safran as Co-Chairmen of DC Studios. Congratulations, guys! I won’t be seeing any of your superhero movies, but I’m happy for ya!
- Chad has been saved by Roku, and the completed second season will stream there.
- Never Let Me Go has been given a series order at FX. Kelly McDonald, Tracey Ullman, and Viola Prettejohn have joined the cast.
- Bryan Cranston might be writing a Malcolm in the Middle reboot, guys.
- Erin Cahill has signed a multi-picture deal with Hallmark Channel.
- Richard Speight Jr. will reprise his role as Loki on The Winchesters on The CW.
- Jesse Williams will join the cast of Only Murders in the Building on Hulu.
- Amaury Nolasco, Santiago Cabrera, Gloria Muñoz, and Victoria Bazua have been added to the cast of Land of Women on Apple TV+.
- Antonia Thomas and Craig Roberts will star in Still Up on Apple TV+.
Mark Your Calendars
- Poker Face will premiere on Peacock on January 26.
- Fleishman Is in Trouble will premiere on Hulu on November 17.
- Servant returns on Apple TV+ on January 13.
- The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special will premiere on Disney+ on November 25.
- The Parent Test will debut on ABC on December 15.
- Lockwood & Co. will premiere on Netflix on January 27.
- First Wives Club returns on BET+ on November 17.
- Toxic Love: The Gabby Petito Tragedy will premiere on HLN on November 5.
- Inside Job returns on Netflix on November 18.
- Ian Lara: Romantic Comedy and Entre Nos: The Winners 3 premieres on HBO Max on November 11.
- FIFA Uncovered debuts on Netflix on November 9.
- Hotel for the Holidays will premiere on Freevee on December 2.
- Good Bones: Better Yard premieres on HGTV on November 15.
- Sleeping With Death will debut on Oxygen on November 6.
- Somehow Miracle Workers wasn’t canceled at TBS? How’d they pull that off when everyone else was canceled? And they’re working on season four? No date for the premiere, yet, but here’s a first look:
— Miracle Workers (@miracletbs) October 24, 2022
Jules Bass, Producer of classic animated specials, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman among others
Michael Kopsa, Voice actor and actor who appeared on Fringe, and The X-Files among others
Ben Feigin, Emmy-award-winning Schitt’s Creek executive producer
The Good Nurse: A single mother and nurse is shocked to learn that her colleague and friend is the prime suspect in a series of mysterious patient deaths. Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Chastain star. Netflix
A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting: The survivors and families of victims of the terrible 2018 mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue tell their stories in this new documentary. 8 p.m. HBO
Sherman’s Showcase: Season two. 9:30 p.m., IFC, AMC+
The Mysterious Benedict Society: Season two. Disney+
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Selena Gomez, Rose Byrne, Isabel Hagen
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Aubrey Plaza, Nikole Hannah-Jones
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Josh Gad, Fred Armisen, the Big Pink
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Duran Duran
- The Daily Show: Elizabeth Banks
- Watch What Happens Live: Leslie Grossman, Heather Gay
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