We nearly had a very different Joel on ‘The Last of Us’ and boy, it would have pissed some people off.


Here’s a farting hedgehog. You’re welcome.

Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News

Taylor Sheridan, the creator of Yellowstone, is working on a series based on the 6666 Ranch in King County, Texas, which I knew. What I didn’t know is that Sheridan bought the legendary ranch for at least $320 million in order to make this series.

Krapopolis, the upcoming Dan Harmon cartoon about Greek gods, has been renewed for a third season on Fox. And I only mention it here instead down in “Renewals” because it hasn’t premiered yet. I’ve seen plenty of shows that have been renewed for a second season before they had premiered, but I can’t remember a network renewing a series for a third season before it had ever aired a single episode.

Krapopolis was originally slated to debut last Thanksgiving, before being pushed back to this upcoming May, but now has been moved to next fall to piggyback on NFL football. That kind of schedule movement doesn’t usually suggest a lot of confidence in a series, but Fox’s President of Scripted Programming Michael Thorn is out here saying that they are very bullish on the show and that one of the characters could one day be on “the Mount Rushmore of animated figures” with Homer Simpson, Bob Belcher, and Peter Griffin. So I guess they are excited about it?

Hold up, they were originally thinking about casting Mahershala Ali as Joel in The Last of Us instead of Pedro Pascal? Personally, I think he would have been amazing, BUT CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE HOW THE ASSHOLES WOULD HAVE REACTED? Believe it or not, there are plenty of people who are butthurt that Pascal was cast because his beard isn’t accurate enough. Can you even begin to imagine the meltdown had they cast a Black man? Y’all, as much as I love Pedro Pascal, I almost wish they had cast Ali.

You gotta love Sarah Michelle Gellar:

There was a question about one of Megan Thee Stallion’s most controversial projects on Jeopardy! this week; and thanks to Wheel of Fortune, I’ve learned that Midwesterners have no idea what lox is. Y’all are missing out, friends, lox is delicious with some cream cheese and capers on an onion bagel.

The Walker: Independence folks are being realistic about their renewal chances on The CW (low) and are planning on trying to find a new home for it.

Speaking of new homes: Starz has officially picked up Three Women after Showtime canceled it.

Wait, Salacious B. Crumb IS ALIVE? Maybe! (Probably not, but it would be fun.)

LOVE IS DEAD. (And can I just pause here for one moment to give respect to the amazing names the cast of Netflix’s Perfect Match had? Y’all, there was a woman named “Colony” on this show. Colony! And one of the women in the story that I linked? Her name is Kariselle. SOUND IT OUT. Yep. That’s right. Kariselle.)



  • It hasn’t been officially announced, but it sure sounds like The Resident has been canceled at Fox after six seasons.

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Succession returns on HBO on March 26.
  • Agent Elvis will premiere on Netflix on March 17.
  • Dave returns on FXX on April 5.
  • From returns on MGM+ on April 23.
  • Somebody Somewhere will return on HBO on April 23.
  • Who the Bleep Is That? will premiere on TMZ on March 6.
  • Saturdays premieres on Disney Channel on March 24.
  • From Me to You: Kimi ni Todoke will premiere on Netflix on March 30.


Lawrence Pitkethly, Producer and director of multiple documentary series on PBS and other networks


Alaska Daily: The team races to help Eileen in the winter premiere. 9 p.m., ABC

Sex/Life: Season two of this shamelessly trashy series. Netflix

Walker: Independence: Gus clings to life in the season one finale. 8 p.m., The CW

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Brendan Fraser, Tan France, Lizzy McAlpine
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Jonathan Majors, Riley Keough, Atom Willard
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Paul Mescal, Kali Uchis
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Martin
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Kevin Bacon, Paul Mescal, Kali Uchis
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