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Netflix has revealed how they plan to crack down on password sharing and HOO BOY is it A MESS.
According to The Streamable, your Netflix account will still be “shareable” on multiple devices, but only within one household (and within that household, it will be available on only so many devices, which depends on which Netflix plan you have). To determine what this “household” is, Netflix is asking users to open the Netflix app or website on devices connected to their home Wi-Fi at least once every 31 days and watch something, or they might get locked out of their account.
So … can family members living someplace else, like, I don’t know, your two college-attending sons in different states continue using your account? NOPE.
“Netflix will prompt users who try to sign into your account elsewhere to sign up for their own account instead and block their access until they do.”
OK, but what if you’re traveling? So many hotels and Airbnbs make it very easy to access your account and enjoy Netflix when you’re on the go. Will that change?
“Traveling users who want to use Netflix on a hotel smart TV, company laptop, etc. can request a temporary code from the service when signing in. This will give them access to their account for seven consecutive days.”
OK, BUT WHAT IF YOU’RE TRAVELING FOR MORE THAN SEVEN DAYS? HOW OFTEN CAN YOU ASK FOR A CODE? Because sometimes I travel for more than a week, and sometimes I stay in multiple locations on these trips. Do I get to ask for multiple codes over multiple days and in multiple locations?
And if you do grant multiple codes, how does that work? Because if you’re trying to prevent my college-aged sons from being able to access my account, why wouldn’t they just request codes over and over again?
And very specific to me and how I like to travel, how does this apply to downloading shows and movies onto your phone to watch while on the go? I honestly watch most of my Netflix on my phone when I’m flying somewhere. Will that change?
ALSO, SO THAT I AM VERY CLEAR, Y’ALL ARE GOING TO LOCK ME OUT OF MY ACCOUNT IF I DON’T LOG IN EVERY MONTH? ARE Y’ALL GOING TO REFUND ME MY FEES, TOO? I hate this. This is a terrible plan.
But good news — if you’re paying for the $20 a month plan, you can access Netflix from your home Wi-Fi on 6 devices instead of just 4. Yay. What a deal.
Also, no more free Peacock for you.
The Biden Administration wants to save you from early termination fees by cable TV, internet, and mobile phone providers.
So, La Brea was renewed for a third season by NBC (see below in Renewals) but Deadline is reporting that it might be the last season — and a short one at that. According to this story, which is interesting in terms of how the sausage gets made, NBC is anticipating potential writers’, directors’, and actors’ strikes this summer as the WGA, DGA, and SAG-AFTRA contracts expire in May and June. So, NBC negotiated with the actors to do a six-episode, possibly final third season. The series regulars have 10-episode minimum guarantee in their contracts — meaning they have to get paid for at least 10 episodes whether they film them or not, and most broadcast contracts lock the actors in for 6 seasons. So to get the actors to agree to only 6 episodes next season, NBC agreed to release them after season three, allowing them to find work on other projects. I’ve learned so much!
James Gunn and Peter Safran revealed their vision for the DC Universe, including movies and TV shows. You can find the series below in “In Development.” Besides the new project announcements, they also made a lot of news:
- They said that Superman & Lois has one or two more seasons left — and maybe The CW kinda agreed that it had been renewed? Unclear.
- They expressed their complete support for Ezra Miller as The Flash: “Ezra is completely committed to their recovery. And we are fully supportive of that journey that they’re on right now,” Safran said.
- Gunn addressed the Henry Cavill situation:
“We didn’t fire Henry. Henry was never cast. He was in a cameo, and that was the end of his story. A lot of people made assumptions which weren’t true,” said Gunn, “But for me, it’s about who do I want to cast as Superman and who do the filmmakers want to cast. For me, for this story, it isn’t Henry. I like Henry. He’s a great guy. I think he’s gotten dicked around by a lot of people, including former regimes of this company. But this Superman isn’t Henry for a number of reasons.”
“I saw the movie,” Safran said at the DC presentation in Los Angeles. “There were a lot of incredibly talented people in front of and behind the camera on that film. But that film was not releasable. It happens sometimes. That film was not releasable.”
He added, “I actually think that [David] Zaslav and the team made a very bold and courageous decision to cancel it, because it would’ve hurt DC, it would’ve hurt those people involved. I think they really stood up to support DC, the characters, the story, the quality and all that.”
“Actors, filmmakers I work with are going to say things that I agree with and things that I don’t agree with. That’s going to happen. I don’t have a list of things that somebody should say because of what I think. I can’t be changing my plans all the time because an actor says something that I don’t agree with.”
“By the same token, if someone is doing something morally reprehensible, that’s a different story. We have to take that stuff into account. It’s a balance, it’s a modern world, it’s a different place.”
This is a very good eulogy for Showtime, and it’s heyday lifitng up female-driven stories and taking chances on weirdness like Twin Peaks, Ziwe and Who Is America?
Helena Bonham Carter says that she doesn’t think The Crown should continue now that it is edging closer to the modern era. OK, but so what?
This has been giving me such joy all day:
thought I was off camera https://t.co/QKNwy9167n
— Kyle MacLachlan (@Kyle_MacLachlan) February 1, 2023
There is a channel on Twitch that streams an AI-generated animated Seinfeld called Nothing, Forever and it is the stuff of nightmares.
This is a thing that happened on television last night:
Jimmy Kimmel’s interview with MyPillow Mike Lindell from inside an arcade claw machine… pic.twitter.com/V9pbW20DGF
— Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) February 1, 2023
Ozzy Osbourne is retiring from touring, but not retiring from reality television.
Get better soon, Blake Moynes!
- La Brea has been renewed for season three, God help me.
- Extra has been renewed for a 30th season in syndication.
- Family Feud has been renewed for its 50th season in syndication.
- Dr. Phil is ending after 21 seasons in syndication.
- Dexter: New Blood has been canceled at Showtime after one season.
- Paramount+ has removed a bunch of series, including Real World: Homecoming; Jordan Peel’s reboot of The Twilight Zone; Interrogation; Coyote; No Activity; Guilty Party; and The Harper House.
DC has announced a number of upcoming new series:
- Booster Gold: “A loser from the future who uses his basic future technology to come back to today and pretend to be a superhero.”
- Creature Commandos: Amanda Waller creates a black ops team formed by monstrous creatures.
- Lanterns: The Green Lantern series has been reimagined to follow two of our favorite Green Lanterns, Hal Jordan and John Stewart, in a “more of a True Detective-type mystery.”
- Paradise Lost: A “Game of Thrones-type story” set in Themyscira.
- Waller: Viola Davis revives her role as Amanda Waller in this series that features Team Peacemaker.
- A King of the Hill revival has been ordered at Hulu. Yay, but what about Luanne and Lucky?
KING OF THE HILL IS COMING BACK!!!
Super psyched to see what it’s gonna be like. Although it defintitely won’t be the same now that Brittany Murphy and Tom Petty, the voices of Luanne and Lucky, are sadly not with us anymore. https://t.co/TsAsYFgtGS
— Simon A. (Baby Lamb Creations) (@BabyLamb5) January 31, 2023
- Elsbeth, a spinoff of The Good Wife/The Good Fight starring Carrie Preston, has been given a pilot order at CBS.
- Matlock, a gender-swapped revival of the classic lawyer series starring Kathy Bates, has been given a pilot order at CBS.
- The Pact and Watson, both medical dramas, have been given writers’ rooms at CBS.
- Rock Camp, a comedy, is being developed at Fox.
- A prequel series to Dexter is being considered at Paramount+ with Showtime.
- Lolla: The Story of Lollapalooza has been ordered at Paramount+.
- The Cases of Mystery Lane is in production at Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
- Long Division is being adapted into a TV series by Trevor Noah’s production company.
- Lil Rel Howery will star in The Mill on Hulu.
- Toks Olagundoye has joined the cast of Frasier on Paramount+.
- Here is the cast of Survivor season 44.
Are you ready to be DARING?🔥 Meet the 18 new castaways who have dared to give it their all to claim the Season 44 Sole #Survivor title. pic.twitter.com/iA2dVr1xov
— SURVIVOR (@survivorcbs) January 31, 2023
Mark Your Calendars
- The Power will debut on Prime Video on March 31. I’ve had my eye on this one for a while — the book is very entertaining.
- SWV & Xscape: The Queens of R&B premieres on Bravo on March 5.
- Love Is Blind: After the Altar will debut on Netflix on February 11.
- The Romantics debuts on Netflix fittingly on February 14.
- FBI; FBI: Most Wanted; and FBI: International will have a crossover event on CBS on April 4.
- 9-1-1 will return on Fox on March 6.
- Sunday Night Rocks will return on AXS on February 19; Rockstar Shuffle and Parking Lot Payday will debut the same night.
- A selection of episodes of Neighbours will stream on Freevee beginning February 23.
- Apple’s Major League Soccer season pass streaming service begins today.
Floyd Sneed, Drummer for Three Dog Night
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: The widely praised sequel to Black Panther is both a tribute and a way forward after the loss of star Chadwick Boseman. Premiere. Disney+
Schoolhouse Rock! 50th Anniversary Singalong: Ryan Seacrest hosts this tribute to the classic educational cartoons. Premiere. 7 p.m., ABC
The Ark: A spaceship on a planetary colonization mission faces a catastrophic loss, and the survivors have to try to make do with a loss of supplies and leadership in this new sci-fi drama. Series premiere. 9 p.m., Syfy
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Derek Jeter, Rita Ora
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Natasha Lyonne, Adam Pally, Keio Stroud
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Harrison Ford; Vic Mensa
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Dave Bautista, Jenny Slate, Stephen Sanchez with Em Beihold
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Nick Offerman; Kerry Condon; Sofia Carson, Diane Warren
- The Daily Show: Guest host D.L. Hughley
- Watch What Happens Live: Alexia Nepola, Marysol Patton
|ABC||Schoolhouse Rock! 50th Anniversary Singalong
|Soul of a Nation: Black in Vegas
|CBS||The Price is Right at Night
|Tough As Nails
|CW||Penn & Teller: Fool Us
|FOX||Name That Tune
|Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test