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Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News
Password sharing is officially over at Netflix. How it works is Netflix will only allow your password to be used in your home location. And how Netflix will determine where the home location is will be based on where you log in — so if you’re sharing your password with others, you might want to login before they do. (How traveling with your account will work — or if you have two homes — is anyone’s guess. They haven’t clarified that issue yet.) You can add one another person to a standard account for $7.99 a month; two people if you have a premium account. It should be noted that a standard account with ads costs $6.99, so it might be cheaper to kick your college kid off and pay for their own standard account and make them watch ads.
The A.V. Club seems to think Netflix chose yesterday to revoke password sharing because we were all too busy roasting the debut of Max, and, you know, there’s something to it.
Peacock trolling Max is pretty good:
I know you’re all very disappointed, but I will *not* be dropping the first half of my name any time soon 👀
— Peacock (@peacock) May 23, 2023
An argument against worrying about “sticking the landing” in the series finale.
I mean, if you really believed that Pedro Pascal was actually under that mask … I have a 140-year-old bridge to sell you.
The Hollywood Reporter‘s round table discussion featuring Evan Peters, Michael Imperioli, Jeff Bridges, Kieran Culkin, Damson Idris, and Pedro Pascal is going to have some people sweating thanks to this “daddy” exchange between Pascal and Cullkin:
At the same time, you seem to be having fun with the fandom. I don’t have a good handle on what the whole “daddy” narrative is all about …
CULKIN (To Idris) Husband, (to Pascal) daddy.
PASCAL I think one is (to Idris) young, (to himself) old.
What I do know is if you google your name and “daddy,” 1.5 million pages turn up. So, my question is …
CULKIN Will you be my daddy? (Laughter.)
Am I right that you’re having fun with it?
PASCAL Yeah, I am having fun with it. [The daddy thing] seems a little role-related. There was a period where the Mandalorian is very daddy to baby Grogu, and Joel is very daddy to Ellie. These are daddy parts. That’s what it is.
BRIDGES Are you a daddy?
PASCAL I’m not a daddy and (looks directly to camera) I’m not going to be a daddy.
CULKIN I’m a daddy. Nobody likes my daddy parts.
PASCAL Did you just say, “Nobody likes my daddy parts”?
CULKIN They like your daddy parts. (Laughter.)
(But also, who doesn’t get the “daddy” thing? Lacey Rose, girl, what’s wrong with you? Are you a part of society?)
La Brea will start filming again soon. Oh good.
I have no idea how they solved this puzzle, but good for them.
Just Sam, American Idol‘s season 18 winner, is back to busking in the subways. It’s a tough business.
Apparently, there’s some behind-the-scenes tumult over at Jennifer Hudson’s talk show, too.
It came out that Fox News treats its employees like human beings and allowed them to be called by their preferred names and pronouns, dress in alignment with their preferred gender, and use the bathroom that corresponds with their preferred gender, and now the hard RIght is OUTRAGED, and want to give the network “the full Bud Light treatment.” Let the girlies fight.
Shame on Target. I understand that their employees are being threatened by these lunatics, but maybe hire more security rather than capitulate to bigotry and hate.
And while we’re talking about bigotry and hate, Ron DeSantis is set to announce his candidacy on Twitter because of course he is.
Sending my thoughts to the greatest songwriter of the 20th century. Yeah — I said it. And I mean it.
Writers’ Strike Update:
So, over on HBO Max, movie credits pages listed specific roles for writers and directors on the productions. But when things moved over to Max yesterday, the credits looked … different … lumping writers and directors under a vague “creators” category, inspiring A LOT OF IRE:
The new HBO Max (MAX) has eliminated writer/director credits in their interface in favor of a vague "Creators." This is what Raging Bull currently looks like. It's so fucking over. pic.twitter.com/gPveQ469GB
— John Frankensteiner (@JFrankensteiner) May 24, 2023
It’s especially poor timing thanks to the current writers’ strike and the looming directors’ strike. Max is trying to blame it on technical issues, which seems like bullshit — you have to actively create a “Creators” tag. This was a choice. In any event, Max promises they are going to fix it. But yeah, you can see why the writers and other creatives are feeling a little disrespected these days.
Meanwhile, the actors might be about to join the strike.
The WGA and SAG striking side by side ❤️ pic.twitter.com/DD6oxjilba
— Emma Dudley (@captainEmdud) May 18, 2023
WGA and SAG walking the picket lines together… pic.twitter.com/Nl3bthGJ3G
— Jeff Topolski (@JeffTopolski) May 18, 2023
WGA and SAG on strike pic.twitter.com/HASV9oj7qp
— Laura Mannino🪧✏️🪄 (@lauramannino) May 18, 2023
SAG and WGA striking together pic.twitter.com/IaWPgsftnD
— Noah Segan (@kidblue) May 18, 2023
the WGA and SAG striking side by side pic.twitter.com/cWp33SR85S
— dramaturgically it tracks (@YasminZacaria) May 20, 2023
And other actors already have the writers’ backs:
It begins with the words.
Nothing happens without them. Sometimes, the writing achieves transcendence, but, in every case, it’s seminal. I got to a give a brilliant speech recently, which not only explicated my and my brother’s characters, it illuminated an entire narrative. 1/3
— James Cromwell 🐷 (@jamesocromwell) May 22, 2023
In this era of corporate greed and union busting, management seems to hold all the cards. Except for the most important ones: Unity; Solidarity; Fraternity. All of us win when the writers win. And we will win. Union! Strike! #wgastrike #UnionStrong #Succession @jessearmstrong1
— James Cromwell 🐷 (@jamesocromwell) May 22, 2023
Meanwhile, you have to love David Simon:
possibly the funniest exchange of all time pic.twitter.com/HcEMcnqIj0
— Onion™ (they/them) (@AnarchOnion) May 22, 2023
- The Family Stallone has been renewed for a second season on Paramount+.
- Space Ghost Coast to Coast has also been removed from Max, which is a damn shame.
- Ice Road 2: Road To The Sky was bought by Prime Video (the original streamed on Netflix, so this is particularly interesting).
- Mermicorno: Starfall is in development at Max.
- Indira Varma is joining Doctor Who on Disney+ and BBC.
- Ali Larter, Michelle Randolph, and Jacob Lofland have joined the cast of Land Man on Paramount+.
- NeNe Leakes, Martina McBride, Richard Blais, and Dwight Howard will guest judge on Crime Scene Kitchen on Fox.
Mark Your Calendars
- Star Trek: Strange New Worlds returns on Paramount+ on June 17.
- With Love returns on Prime Video on June 2.
As if you need any more reasons to love #WithLoveTV… let us count the ways. Don't miss the new season streaming June 2 only on @primevideo! pic.twitter.com/TclnWrhrGJ
— With Love On Prime (@withloveonprime) May 23, 2023
- Searching for Soul Food premieres on Hulu on June 2.
- Skull Island debuts on Netflix on June 22.
- Glamorous premieres on Netflix on June 22. This is especially shady because Glamorous stars Kim Cattrall, and June 22 is also the return date of And Just Like That. ~popcorn emoji~
- King of Clones will debut on Netflix on June 23.
- Muscles & Mayhem: An Unauthorized Story of American Gladiators premieres on Netflix on June 28.
- Christina on the Coast returns on HGTV on June 29.
- The Wheel of Time will return on Prime Video on September 1.
- MTV Video Music Awards will air on MTV on September 12.
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Chicago Med: Maggie questions her future at Med in the season finale. 7 p.m., NBC
The Flash: Friends gather to save Central City one last time. Series finale. 7 p.m., The CW
Jeopardy Masters!: Season finale 7 p.m., ABC
Masterchef: Season premiere. 7 p.m., Fox
Survivor: Three-hour season premiere. 7 p.m., CBS
Chicago Fire: A psychic gives a grave warning about a call in the season finale. 8 p.m., NBC
Prank Panel: “Pranxperts” help everyday people get revenge on their loved ones. 8 p.m., ABC
Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars: Food industry entrepreneurs compete in this new series for a $250,000 investment from Gordon Ramsay. Series premiere. 8 p.m., Fox
Vanderpump Rules: Let the reunion begin. 8 p.m., Bravo
Chicago P.D.: The team hurries to get ahead of an unprecedented disaster. Season finale. 9 p.m., NBC
Mayans M.C.: The SONS escalate the conflict in the season premiere. 9 p.m., FX
The Clearing: A cult survivor has to face the nightmares of her past to save innocent children in this psychological thriller. Series premiere. Hulu
Platonic: A pair of middle-aged friends, Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne, reconnect after a long rift, destabilizing their respective lives. Series premiere. Apple TV+
The Ultimatum: Queer Love: Five couples of women and non-binary people face an opportunity to explore their relationships in the second season of this reality series. Netflix
American Born Chinese: A teen’s life is changed when he teams up with the son of a mythological god in this new series. Disney+
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