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Are Apple (and Nick Mohammed) out here teasing us with a spinoff?:
— Nick Mohammed (@nickmohammed) June 6, 2023
My favorite overthinking of Ted Lasso are the Wizard of Oz comparisons. They are clearly intentional:
Oh, and because the guy in the video didn’t break down who all the characters are:
- Ted = Dorothy
- Coach Beard = Toto
- Rebecca = Glinda the Good Witch
- Rupert = Wicked Witch of the West (Ham)
- Roy Kent = Tin Man
- Nate = Cowardly Lion
- Jamie Tartt = Scarecrow
- Mae the bartender = The Wizard
And if I’m REALLY going to overthink it — The Wizard of Oz is a female hero’s journey, and it’s interesting that so much of Ted Lasso is a criticism of toxic masculinity. So much of the heart of the story is about how the male characters — especially Roy Kent and Jamie — are forced to explore their more vulnerable, more “feminine” sides of themselves to experience growth and transformation, and how it was within them all along. They just needed Ted/Dorothy to give them a reason to head down that particular road, and he needed them to realize that road led back home.
Ellen Pompeo has talked about how frustrated she became that Meredith wasn’t allowed to grow and figure out how to make relationships work on Grey’s Anatomy. It’s the dilemma with any long-running soap opera: happy couples are boring. If you want to give a character a happy ending, you have to have a finale, or write them off.
Following her criticism in her stand-up special Nanette, Hannah Gadsby organized a Pablo Picasso exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. It was not well-received by the art world. Pajiba has the story if you’re curious.
Prince Harry has become the first royal in over a century to testify in trial at the lawsuit he and other celebrities have brought against the Mirror Group Newspapers for phone hacking, and he said that Piers Morgan makes him “physically sick.” Girl, same.
The creator of Black Mirror got very Black Mirrory and asked Chat GPT to write an episode of Black Mirror. According to him, it was “shit.”
Zack Snyder has revealed that his upcoming Netflix film Rebel Moon will be split into two parts, and that there will be multiple cuts.
The Idol debuted to 913,000 viewers on Sunday, lower than Euphoria‘s 1.1 million. Have I mentioned it’s not very good? Because it’s really not very good. But it’s also boring.
The PGA has agreed to merge with the Saudi-owned LIV Golf. Gross. And boo, PGA.
The two guilty verdicts in the rape trial of celebrity Scientologist Danny Masterson are a relief.
The women who survived Danny Masterson's predation are heroes. For years, they and their families have faced vicious attacks and harassment from Scientology and Danny's…
— Leah Remini (@LeahRemini) May 31, 2023
Trey Songz is being sued for sexual assault after exposing a woman at an event at a casino.
Elliott Page recently wrote that back in 2014, when he originally had come out as a lesbian, an A-list actor confronted him and said: “You aren’t gay. That doesn’t exist. You are just afraid of men. I’m going to fuck you to make you realize you aren’t gay.”
Jack Nicholls has been suspended at Netflix’s Drive to Survive after he was accused of inapporpriate behavior.
Over in the U.K., they are having a crazy Morning Show-style scandal unfolding at ITV’s popular morning series, This Morning. Buckle in, because this is A LOT. Phillip Schofield has been the co-host of This Morning since 2022 after the former male co-host was fired after he was accused falsely of sexual assault. Schofield first share the show with co-host Fern Britton, but then after he perhaps got her fired in 2009, his co-host was his friend Holly Willoughby.
In 2020, rumors started swirling that Schofield was in a relationship with a young male runner on the show, and ITV investigated, but found they could substantiate the stories. However, shortly after the investigation, Schofield left his wife and came out of the closet. The pandemic hit, and everyone forgot about this whole mess.
But then, Queen Elizabeth died, and Schofield and Willoughby found themselves in the most hilariously British scandal of all time, when they were accused of jumping the queue to pay their respects to the dead monarch. It was a whole thing.
BUT THEN, in the spring of this year, Schofield’s younger brother Timothy went on trial for sexual offenses involving a minor. Willoughby reportedly didn’t know anything about this and was furious with her co-host for keeping her in the dark. On May 19, the day after Timothy was found guilty, Schofield announced he would be leaving This Morning, and made it clear it wasn’t his choice. ITV made noise about giving him other work on the network. BUT THEN, on May 26, Schofield announced that in fact he DID have a relationship with that young runner, who Schofield had originally met when he was 15, and got him a job on the show when he was 19. Schofield insists that he did not “groom” the young man, but ITV and Schofield’s agency immediately dropped him, and now there are a bunch of questions about who knew what and when.
So obviously, Jeremy Clarkson has jumped to Schofield’s defense. Tick tock, Piers Morgan.
A message to you, from Holly. pic.twitter.com/TwiqxbSwSn
— This Morning (@thismorning) June 5, 2023
- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is being rebooted at ABC.
- All You Hear Is Noise, a documentary about Special Olympic athletes produced by Robin Roberts, is in the works.
- A four-part documentary about Lionel Messi is in development at Apple TV+.
- Inspired, a docuseries about the making of art, hosted by Julian Lennon, is being developed.
- Psycho: The Lost Tapes of Ed Gein has been picked up by MGM+.
- Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent has been ordered by Canada’s Citytv.
- Mr Loverman is being adapted for TV at BBC.
- Isha Blaaker is joining Fear the Walking Dead on AMC.
- Edward James Olmos will join the voice cast in Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur on Disney Channel.
- Walt Willey will join General Hospital as Jackson Montgomery(!!!).
Mark Your Calendars
- The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart will premiere on Prime Video on August 4.
- grown-ish returns on Freeform on June 28.
- The Grand Tour: Eurocrash premeires on Prime Video on June 16.
- FreeKs will debut on Disney+ on June 28.
- My Little Pony: Make Your Mark will return on Netflix After School on June 6.
- The Lincoln Lawyer returns on Netflix on July 6.
- Barbie Dreamhouse Challenge premieres on HGTV on July 16.
- Deep Water Salvage returns on Weather Channel on June 11.
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30 for 30: The Luckiest Guy in the World: This four-part documentary explores the life of NBA legend Bill Walton. Premiere. 7 p.m., ESPN
Burden of Proof: Decades after his sister’s disappearance, a filmmaker investigates the case, convinced that his parents had something to do with it. What he finds in this documentary, makes him reexamine everything he thought he believed. Premiere. 8 p.m., HBO
Soul of a Nation: The Freedom to Exist: An interview with actor Elliot Page and an in-depth look at the transgender community. They’re really not scary, guys. Everyone needs to settle down. 9 p.m., ABC
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|NBC||America’s Got Talent
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