I love crows:
Crows having fun in the snow.. 😅 pic.twitter.com/vrYN7anDBb— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden) December 12, 2022
Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News
David Zaslav, head of Warner Bros. Discovery, is determined to be the most hated man in Hollywood, I suppose.
Yesterday, HBO Max canceled Minx, Love Life, and The Nevers. The cancelation of Minx was particularly galling, as the delightful series with a cult following not only had already been renewed for a second season, but it was almost finished filming said second season. According to Jake Johnson, the plan is to complete season two, and shop the series to other platforms; let’s hope it finds a new home.
I am obviously disappointed that Minx (along with several other shows yet to be announced) is leaving HBO Max. I’m proud of the show we’ve made and am confident that the audience will come with us to our new home. Thank you to the best cast and crew in the business. #minxonmax— Ellen Rapoport (@ellenrapoport) December 12, 2022
This is so scary! THEY WERE TOWARDS THE END OF PRODUCTION?! They're throwing money away AND insulting all the work that went into it. ALSO MINX IS GOOD AND I AM SAD. https://t.co/hKARSfS9cq— a.b. (@AlannaBennett) December 12, 2022
Me going to the HBO max office now that they’ve canceled Minx pic.twitter.com/uMCNfAJX6S— Danny (@notdannym) December 12, 2022
They cancelled Minx on hbo fr???? pic.twitter.com/WHZWLunMmB— HOOD VOGUE is tired of poverty (@keyon) December 12, 2022
Me walking out of HBO headquarters with a drive that contains season 2 of minx in my ass pic.twitter.com/sUExqfxiOu— not Emma (parody) (@monkeys4anarchy) December 13, 2022
To add insult to injury, Warner Bros. Discovery announced that they weren’t just canceling these series, they would be pulling them off of HBO Max altogether, along with Westworld. This announcement confirms that the second half of the first season of The Nevers will not see the light of day despite having been completed (for a couple years now).
People have some feelings.
if zaslav's goal is to infuriate the creative community, A+++ /no notes https://t.co/HRGYpnL5FE— Mo Ryan (@moryan) December 13, 2022
Holy shit. Even with Zaslav being so Zaslav, this one floors me. Even though its numbers dropped, Westworld was a big deal show for HBO. This seems to underline that we shouldn't assume anything will stay on HBO Max going forward. https://t.co/vlPVgrObl3— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) December 13, 2022
Not only is it cruel for HBO Max to cancel these quality shows with solid fanbases, it’s straight up disrespectful to ALSO remove them from the platform. Art deserves to exist, to be seen, and, for TV shows, to have a home where people can revisit something that brings them joy.— IAMNJERA (@IAMNJERA) December 13, 2022
I wonder if there is anything David Zaslav wouldn't burn to the ground for a tax write-off https://t.co/KeywrkUGPm pic.twitter.com/slqrXnVdWr— Connor Ratliff (@connorratliff) December 12, 2022
WESTWORLD started off sucking and then it sucked much worse, but the fact that HBO is happy to just disappear a series it spent almost half a billion dollars on seems a little worrisome for … everything else— Sam Adams (@SamuelAAdams) December 13, 2022
: Me praying my favorite shows will get renewed :— Jack Scacco (@jackandforth) December 12, 2022
There is a great deal of speculation that Zaslav is removing these projects from HBO Max to avoid having to pay creators residuals which will have the effect of discouraging creative types from working with Warner Bros. Discovery, and might exacerbate a writers’ strike.
Zaslav is a thief and he’s stealing money from the people who make TV shows he doesn’t understand. https://t.co/Uq76zBcVJd— Harley Peyton (@HarleyPeyton) December 13, 2022
This is a surefire way to piss off top talent who are about to lose residuals.— The Nerdy Sasquatch🏳️🌈🔞 (@NerdySasquatch) December 13, 2022
WTF is Zaslav doing? Nobody is going to want to work for WBD and I stand by my prediction that WBD is headed for bankruptcy. https://t.co/ctT2RJWHLA pic.twitter.com/qafEm4XUA2
You guys know what David Zaslav’s doing?— Kevin D. Grüssing (Pronounced Grew-sing) (@KevDGrussing) December 13, 2022
He’s probably most likely GUARANTEEING a Writers Strike b/c pulling these shows off and moving to a lesser service is about stealing the RESIDUALS.
Pretty sure this’ll become a Guild issue before long. https://t.co/ulwaJWPGaF
Station Eleven‘s showrunner (who has to be lighting ALL of the prayer candles right about now promises to play the series on a loop somewhere in the desert if it gets yanked from HBO Max.
I, in the meantime, will be lighting all the prayer candles that David Zaslav gets his ass Bob Chapeked before he can take everything off of HBO Max.
In some slightly hopeful news, after winning two awards at the Children & Family Emmys, The Baby-Sitters Club might be shopped for a third season or possibly a movie after being canceled by Netflix.
A Simpsons writer asked Twitter what joke from the show did they think was an actual fact, and the answers were great.
ABC is keeping T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach off the air while they conduct an internal review on whether or not the company’s morality clauses might have been violated by their affair.
Backstreet Boy Nick Carter has been sued for sexual battery in an incident involving a minor that happened in 2001. Carter has been accused of rape in the past but has never faced any charges. In response, ABC pulled A Very Backstreet Holiday which was scheduled to air tomorrow night. The Backstreet Boys did perform at the New York Jingle Ball on Friday.
David Graziano, Law & Order: SVU‘s new showrunner, has been accused of creating a toxic work environment and inappropriate behavior by former co-workers.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas opened up about achieving pay parity with her male costar in Citadel on Prime Video, claiming that in her Bollywood days, she was paid 10% of what the male actors were.
The director of Blonde just keeps making it worse.
Twitter is being sued for discrimination after firing 63% of women in engineering compared to 48% of men. Overall, 57% of women were fired from Twitter, while 47% of men were laid off.
I always forget that MSNBC’s Katy Tur dated Keith Olbermann, possibly because I respect Katy Tur and don’t want to think that she dated that blowhard. Anyway, here he is trying to take credit for her own accomplishments because he’s a douche.
R. Kelly released an album called “I Admit It.” It was quickly removed from streaming services.
Between Jennifer Lawrence saying that “weight loss” was the biggest conversation that was had around her being cast in The Hunger Games, and Lea Michele claiming that she was urged to get a nose job because she wasn’t “pretty enough,” it’s a wonder women haven’t burnt this whole place down yet.
- Quantum Leap has been renewed for a second season on NBC.
- Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock has been renewed for a second season on Apple TV+.
- Sandition will end with season three on PBS.
- Dangerous Liaisons has been canceled at Starz after one season.
- Step Up has been canceled at Starz after three seasons. (What’s going on over at Starz? I know we’re paying a lot of attention to HBO right now, but there’s also been a bloodbath at Starz recently.)
- Witch Mountain, starring Dallas Bryce Howard, has been given a pilot order at Disney+.
- My Hero Academia will be given a live-action adaptation at Netflix.
- The novel Bellies is being adapted into an 8-episode series.
- The 2010s; Vegas: The Story of Sin; Blue Carbon; and Chowchilla have been ordered at CNN.
- Jake Lacy is joining The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial at Showtime.
- Lily Gladstone has joined Under the Bridge at Hulu.
- Emma Myers and Brady Noon have joined the cast of Family Leave on Netflix
- Tate Donovan will guest star on FBI on CBS.
- William H. Macy will guest star on The Conners on ABC.
Mark Your Calendars
- Kaleidoscope will premiere on Netflix on January 1.
- RuPaul’s Drag Race is moving to MTV and will return on January 6.
- The Circle returns on Netflix on December 28.
- The Drop debuts on Hulu on January 13.
- Snap premieres on AllBlk on December 22.
- Bling Empire: New York premieres on Netflix on January 20.
- Stolen Youth: Inside the Cult at Sarah Lawrence premieres on Hulu on February 9.
- Sometimes When We Touch will debut on Paramount+ on January 3.
- Alpha Males debuts on Netflix on December 30.
- The Tidal Zone will debut on Paramount+ on January 13.
- Strange World will debut on Disney+ on December 23.
They’re in their element when exploring this world…— Disney+ (@DisneyPlus) December 12, 2022
Join the Clade family and experience Disney’s #StrangeWorld, streaming December 23 only on #DisneyPlus! pic.twitter.com/uLIU4xC2iq
- How I Met Your Father will return on Hulu on January 24.
- Down Home Fab premieres on HGTV on January 16.
- Street Outlaws: OKC returns on Discovery Channel on January 2.
- Proud Family will return on Disney+ on February 1.
- Death in the Dorms will premiere on Hulu on January 5; Web of Death on January 19; Killing County on January 26.
- Giuliani: What Happened to America’s Mayor? will premiere on CNN on January 8; United States of Scandal with Jake Tapper on January 8;
- The Big Money Show and The Bottom Line will debut on Fox Business on January 23.
Angelo Badalamenti, Composer who wrote the theme music for Twin Peaks and more of David Lynch’s projects
Stuart Margolin, Emmy-winning actor known for Rockford Files
Pedro Miguel Arce, Actor who appeared in Land of the Dead
Albert Brenner, Oscar-nominated art and production director
Mike Leach, Mississippi State football coach
Pelosi in the House: Filmed over three decades by Nancy Pelosi’s documentarian daughter, Alexandra, this tells the extraordinary story of the first woman Speaker of the House. Premiere. 8 p.m., HBO
The Battle for Justina Pelletier: When a 14-year-old girl came to the hospital with mysterious symptoms, the hospital turned her over to the state, convinced that her parents were abusing her. This documentary series explores this case which eventually became a national debate about parental rights and child protections. Premiere. Peacock
The Voice: Three-hour season finale. 7 p.m., NBC
FBI: A teen shows up at FBI headquarters seeking their protection from the men who killed his father in the fall finale. 7 p.m., CBS
FBI: International: The team investigates the mysterious death of an American model in Milan. Fall finale. 8 p.m., CBS
FBI: Most Wanted: The team investigates the murder of three prosecutors in rural Arkansas in the fall finale. 9 p.m., CBS
Gudetama: The lazy egg reluctantly joins Shakipiyo, a newly hatched chick on an adventure to find their mother. The Japanese, y’all. Premiere. Netflix
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Stanley Tucci, Michael Che, Sean Patton, Muni Long
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Kate Hudson, Angie Rito, Scott Tacinelli, Kevin Murphy
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: RuPaul, Ed Sheeran
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Zoe Saldana, Kumail Nanjiani, Talk
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Sigourney Weaver, Jovan Adepo, Dawes
- Watch What Happens Live: Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa
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