Henry Cavill is being replaced on ‘The Witcher’ but does Liam Hemsworth even know how to take a bath?

And you think Houston traffic is bad.

Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News

Happy Halloween! This is NOT a Stranger Things haunted house. I repeat this homemade neighborhood haunted house has nothing to do with Stranger Things.

And here are a bunch of celebrities in Halloween costumes, if you care about that kind of thing.

For me, the biggest news of the day is that Henry Cavill is abandoning The Witcher for the stupid Superman franchise. BOO. Beginning in season four, Geralt of Rivia will be played by Liam Hemsworth. BUT CAN HE EVEN TAKE A BATH? They better have bath screen-tested Hemsworth IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT ANY OF THIS.

I AM NOT OK.

On my travels this weekend, I watched the first three episodes of Unsolved Mysteries, 28 Days Haunted (which is the absolute most unintentionally hilarious paranormal show I’ve ever seen) and Love is Blind (DON’T YOU DARE JUDGE ME. ALSO, COLE AND BATISTE ARE GARBAGE MEN.). I only mention this because I am confident that they will catch Tammy Williams any day now thanks to Unsolved Mysteries. (Also, the episode on the Lake Michigan UFOs is genuinely fascinating stuff.)

The White Lotus premiered last night, which means it’s time to start speculating on who will die this season. My money is on Greg and/or Dominic, but we will see.

Also, the opening credits contain a lot of clues, as they did last season.

Neil Gaiman hosted a talk with George R.R. Martin in New York last week, where Gaiman and Martin bemoaned filmmakers who declare that they want to take the original material and “make it my own.”

As someone who has been on both sides of screen adaptations of literature, Martin discussed the “obligation to be faithful to the written material,” which he said is a “controversial” issue in Hollywood. The author made it clear where he stands: “How faithful do you have to be? Some people don’t feel that they have to be faithful at all. There’s this phrase that goes around: ‘I’m going to make it my own.’ I hate that phrase. And I think Neil probably hates that phrase, too.”

“I do,” Gaiman responded. “I spent 30 years watching people make ‘Sandman’ their own. And some of those people hadn’t even read ‘Sandman’ to make it their own, they’d just flipped through a few comics or something.” Gaiman added that it was a “joy” getting to make Season 1 of “The Sandman” on Netflix, and Martin energized the crowd by saying, “We want Season 2!”

Also, this was finally settled:

In a different interview, Martin revealed that if he had his druthers, House of the Dragon would have begun 40 years earlier than it did, but that he was the only person enthused by that idea. NO DOUBT.

This is pretty funny: a while back, a bunch of male ABC executives just could not believe that people would watch a TV show where a female character had sex the night before her first day on a new job. And yet, Grey’s Anatomy has been on the air for 19 years now.

Peacock is going to be your Hallmark Movie streaming hub.

Bryan Fuller is tired of y’all saying that Hannibal engaged in queerbaiting.

I don’t know, but maybe this is going too far to get into character, Evan Peters.

Netflix’s account sharing plan is coming, and coming soon. Here’s what you need to know about it.

That wonderful Mad Men scene, in which Don Draper takes Peggy’s hand and kisses it after she tells him that she’s leaving, and she tears up — that was all improvised, and it was all real. This is beautiful:

Because Chris Licht is apparently on some sort of one-man mission to make me hate him, CNN is now talking about reducing their original series and films. This means that Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy, one of my favorite stress relievers, is under threat of cancelation. CHRIS LICHT, I SHAKE MY FIST AT YOU.

Let Mike Flanagan make The Dark Tower, Netflix. Do it, cowards.

This footage of Rob McElhenney becoming emotional as Wrexham fans sing their gratitude towards him and Ryan Reynolds is very sweet:

Chris Redd is out of the hospital after being attacked on Wednesday night.

People have been writing Saturday Night Live‘s obituary for four decades now.

Elon Musk has taken over Twitter, and immediately began tweeting out disgusting conspiracy theories about the savage beating of Paul Pelosi, husband of Nancy. Fox News was quick to defend Musk. Gross.

Love is officially, legally dead.

WAIT! LOVE MIGHT NOT BE DEAD JUST YET!

Renewals

  • I mean, the good news is that The Witcher has been renewed for a fourth season on Netflix. But the bad news is … well, see above.
  • Wreck has been renewed for a second season on BBC.

Cancellations

  • DC’s Stargirl has been canceled after three seasons on The CW.
  • The Real Love Boat has been moved from CBS to Paramount+. This isn’t a cancellation, per se, but it is.

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • Accused will premiere on Fox on January 22.
  • Willow will premiere on Disney+ on November 30.
  • The Best Man: The Final Chapters will premiere on Peacock on December 22.
  • Orgasm Inc: The Story of OneTaste will debut on Netflix on November 5.
  • Circuit Breakers will debut on Apple TV+ on November 11.
  • The Silent Twins will debut on Peacock on November 4.

R.I.P.

Jerry Lee Lewis, Legendary Rock and Roll pioneer, member of the Rock and Roll and Country Music Halls of Fame and notorious monster who ruined multiple lives

Stephen C. Grossman, Producer of Newhart among others

Shirley Baskin Familian, Public TV pioneer, philanthropist, and one of the creators of Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream

Lee Jihan, K-pop singer and actor

D.H. Peligro, Drummer for the Dead Kennedys and Red Hot Chili Peppers

Cormac Roth, Musician son of Tim Roth

Bruce Arnold, Singer and songwriter for the band Orpheus

WATCH THIS

World Series Game 3: TAKE IT TO PHILLY, BOYS. 6 p.m., Fox

Inside Job: David Tennant and Stanley Tucci star …  and … you know what? Enough said. I’m sold. Premiere. Netflix

God Forbid: The Sex Scandal that Brought Down a Dynasty: The story of how Jerry Falwell Jr. was taken down by a Miami pool boy and his own weird sex stuff. I live for this genre. Premiere. Hulu

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Daniel Radcliffe, Winston Duke, Caroline Rhea
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Ice T, John Irving, Rina Sawayama, Dena Tauriello
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Jennifer Hudson, Zosia Mamet
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Kerry Washington, Paul Feig, Rosa Linn
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Gwyneth Paltrow, Patton Oswalt
  • The Daily Show: TBA
  • Watch What Happens Live: Pam Grier, Chris Redd

MON. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Bachelor in Paradise
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The Good Doctor
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CBS The Neighborhood
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Bob ♥ Abishola
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NCIS
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NCIS: Hawai’i
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CW World’s Funniest Animals: Halloween The 13 Scariest Movies of All Time Local
FOX World Series: Game 3
(live)
NBC The Voice
(new)
Quantum Leap
(new)

2 thoughts on “Henry Cavill is being replaced on ‘The Witcher’ but does Liam Hemsworth even know how to take a bath?

  1. I guess now instead of shows being canceled mid season they just dump the rest on their streaming service. Makes sense. They already paid for the episodes.

    1. Yep. What’s interesting is when they shift a show over to the streamer — and it is manages to be successful enough to be renewed. See: ‘Evil’ and ‘SEAL Team,’ both of which seem to have thrived over on Paramount+ having originated at CBS. It’s possible ‘The Real Love Boat’ might find a second life at Paramount+, especially if they loosen up standards (though I’m doubtful).

      -T

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