CBS just renewed a BUNCH of shows. Like, so many shows.

Wombats get the zoomies. And now you’ve learned something new today.

Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News

Don Lemon is back on CNN This Morning, and though he didn’t address the elephant in the studio on air, he did issue another apology via Twitter.

Kevin McCarthy has handed over 44,000 hours of January 6th footage to Tucker Carlson — and Tucker Carlson only. What could possibly go wrong?

The creators of The Last of Us insist that it is NOT a zombie show, and, in fact, the “Z” word was banned from the set.

And it turns out The Last of Us fans have some eagle eyes. Some folks spotted some crew in a shot from last Sunday’s episode, but you really have to look to see them:



The Last of Us : Season 1, Episode 6. About 15 minutes in. They might have accidentally left a few of the film crew in the shot. #thelastofus #hbomax #filmcrew #accident

♬ The Last of Us Theme – Epic Version – L’Orchestra Cinematique

Casey Bloys, the head of HBO, gave an interview to Variety recently, and he had much to say: for starters, we can anticipate House of the Dragon returning in summer 2024, which gives me plenty of time to finish my recaps of the first season. Maybe.

Succession will not have a spin-off. Nor will Six Feet Under.

And oh my God, stop asking if they are going to make more Watchmen. They are not going to make more Watchmen. Enjoy the wonderful limited series for what it is: a limited series.

Also, HBO’s Casey Bloys is threatening comedies on the network: “Comedy budgets got a little bit out of whack compared to how they perform. You’re going to see some contraction there. You’re going to see, maybe, reining in some costs in comedy across the board as an industry.” YOU KEEP YOUR FILTHY HANDS OFF OF THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES, BLOYS.

We are never going to stop talking about Jeremy Strong’s method acting, and Brian Cox is never going to stop being irritated by it. In Cox’s words, “it’s f*cking annoying.” OK THEN!

Meanwhile, people are interpreting some comments Strong made in an interview to mean Succession will probably end with this upcoming fourth season. Maybe! And as much as I love this show, I would be fine with it as long as they stick the landing — which I have every confidence they will.

Evan Peters was thisclose to playing Ethan on The White Lotus last season. And that’s interesting, but I think Evan Peters + Aubrey Plaza would have been giving off too many dangerous vibes. Will Sharpe was a much calmer persona that helped balance out Plaza’s bitchiness.

Kevin Costner’s lawyers want you to know that if Yellowstone ends with season five, it is NOT Costner’s fault for not wanting to work much. Whatever you say, my dude.

Tulsa King might not film in Tulsa — or even Oklahoma — next season. This article suggests it’s because Stallone hated filming in Oklahoma in the summer, but if I have learned anything about this business in the past several years, it’s because the production is looking into filming in states with much juicier tax breaks.

The Mandalorian‘s season four has already been written and is ready to shoot.

I fully endorse this, especially about American Auto. It’s the best sitcom no one has ever heard of. Watch it.

Liam Neeson was embarrassed by his appearance on The View last week, where the co-hosts spent the entire time talking about Joy Behar’s crush on him.

AMC+ is not a sustainable model. (And honestly, it’s for this very reason that it is one of the few streamers I don’t have a subscription to, because … why?) I suspect they are trying to position themselves to be bought by someone else.

Drew Barrymore’s birthday happened to overlap with the return of You, her favorite show. So the show locked her in a glass box.

You season four had a big debut week, bringing in over 92 million viewing hours.

In other ratings news: Animal Control is the most streamed debut for Fox; and Not Dead Yet is ABC’s most-watched multiplatform comedy debut. (And yes, those are a lot of qualifiers.)

The Emmys are changing their documentary nominee rules: documentaries can campaign for both Oscars and Emmys, now, as long as they aren’t already nominated for an Academy Award.

You can now stream all the Nordic thrillers you could possibly want.

Brace yourselves, another writers strike is coming. (Probably.)



In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story premieres on Netflix on May 4.
  • Reggie debuts on Prime Video on March 24.
  • Too Hot To Handle: Germany will debut on Netflix on February 28.
  • Most Dangerous Game: New York will premiere on Roku on March 10.
  • Chang Can Dunk will premiere on Disney+ on March 10.
  • Wellmania debuts on Netflix on March 29.
  • Class of ’07 will debut on Prime Video on March 17.
  • Divorce Attorney Shin will premiere on Netflix on March 4.
  • Unseen will debut on Netflix on March 29.
  • Noise debuts on Netflix on March 17.
  • You & Me will debut on ITVX on February 23.
  • We Lost Our Human premieres on Netflix on March 21.


Jeff Vlaming, Writer and producer on a number of series including The X-Files, Xena: Warrior Princess, Numb3rs, Fringe and Hannibal, and Northern Exposure,

Dave Hollis, Former Disney executive

Bethlyn Hand, Former Senior Vice President of Advertising and Administration for the Motion Picture Association

Chris Chesser, Film producer

Tom Luddy, Co-founder of the Telluride Film Festival and film producer

Chuck Jackson, R&B singer


Murdaugh Murders: I’m mildly obsessed with this case which is in trial right now. What a sociopath. Premiere. Netflix

Snowfall: Franklin struggles to keep his business afloat in the sixth and final season premiere. 9 p.m., FX

Tough As Nails: Two-hour season finale. 8 p.m., CBS

Late Night:

  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Eugene Levy, Nas
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Keri Russell, Ms. Pat, Logic
  • Watch What Happens Live: Iggy Azalea, James Kennedy

WEDS. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Conners
The Goldbergs
Abbott Elementary
Not Dead Yet
A Million Little Things
CBS The Price is Right at Night
Tough As Nails
CW The Flash
Kung Fu
FOX The Masked Singer
Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test
NBC Chicago Med
Chicago Fire
Chicago P.D.

2 thoughts on “CBS just renewed a BUNCH of shows. Like, so many shows.

  1. “Kevin McCarthy has handed over 44,000 hours of January 6th footage to Tucker Carlson — and Tucker Carlson only. What could possibly go wrong?”

    One thing not mentioned above is that several members of Congress and the Veep were evacuated to safe rooms or out of the building. These tapes will show the safe room locations and the routes taken.

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