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Hey, apparently “nice guy” Jimmy Fallon is actually a terrible boss and huge jerk who berates and mistreats his employees to the point that they joke about suicide and use the guest dressing rooms as “crying rooms.” His behavior is so nasty that while as a guest on the show, Jerry Seinfeld demanded Fallon apologize to a cue card guy, to whom Fallon was rude. The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon has gone through nine showrunners in nine years — which is just about all you really need to know. And not to be a Monday morning quarterback, but he’s always seemed like a fake faker to me, so absolutely no part of this story is particularly surprising, except for how long it took to come out.
“We are incredibly proud of The Tonight Show, and providing a respectful working environment is a top priority,” a spokesperson said. “As in any workplace, we have had employees raise issues; those have been investigated and action has been taken where appropriate. As is always the case, we encourage employees who feel they have experienced or observed behavior inconsistent with our policies to report their concerns so that we may address them accordingly.”
Fallon’s people declined to comment altogether.
You know how hard it is to get 30 people to all agree on something? Like 30 current & former staffers all agreed Jimmy Fallon is a shit person. Ain’t nobody went to bat for him lol https://t.co/jEZM2T2DBu pic.twitter.com/vC7J0jhnq3
— Nicholas (@NicholasJLevi) September 7, 2023
for reasons, thinking of the part in bossypants where tina fey describes amy poehler having enough of jimmy fallon’s shit and cussing his ass out
— ashlee, mph (@avsmph) September 7, 2023
Me, a Conan girlie since the 90s, watching this Jimmy Fallon drama play out pic.twitter.com/OtJuXaFEcj
— Clare 💋 (@SayWhatSugar) September 7, 2023
H’oh boy, David Zaslav plans to milk as much as he can from Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, because everyone is just crying out for more Lord of the Rings content.
Meanwhile, Warner Bros. Discovery has suspended its deals with some of its biggest producers, including “Greg Berlanti, Bill Lawrence, John Wells, Chuck Lorre, and Mindy Kaling, as well as J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot shingle.”
GEE, WHY IS EVERYONE AGAINST THE STUDIOS IN THIS STRIKE BUSINESS, WHAT A MYSTERY.
CNBC has a long, juicy piece about how Bob Iger and his brief Disney CEO replacement, Bob Chapek didn’t get along from the get-go. An in-office shower is involved.
Charter/Spectrum has now been hit with a class action suit by subscribers who are REAL MAD about losing their college football thanks to Disney and Charter’s carriage fight. The plaintiffs are claiming they are being used as pawns in a “a clear money grab” by the cable company. Why does it feel like Disney is behind this lawsuit …
In honor of the kickoff of the NFL season, here’s the complete NFL regular season schedule. Hope you don’t have Charter cable!
Some things I missed last week:
George R. R. Martin says this finale is the most perfect finale in the history of television … and no, it’s not the finale of Game of Thrones, because COME ON.
Michael Patrick King, the creator of And Just Like That, thinks he knows when the audience turned against Che, but BOY HOWDY IS HE WRONG — it wasn’t that incident between Che and Miranda in the kitchen; the audience turned against Che from the minute they came on screen with their unfunny podcast, their unfunny stand-up comedy, and just general abrasiveness. But it is completely unsurprising that the man who created Che — and insists on keeping Che around — would misunderstand why the audience has responded so negatively towards Che from the get-go.
No MPK. That one scene is not why we vehemently do not like Che. It's all the scenes.
— TWO LIME WEDGES – DO NOT COMPLY (@TwoLimeWedges) September 7, 2023
— Nick (@NDMORRS) August 25, 2023
Reasons viewers hate Che Diaz, according to And Just Like That / Sara Ramirez / Michael Patrick King:
– they’re just too cool
– we benefit from the patriarchy
– we hate standups
— Brodie Lancaster (@brodielancaster) August 25, 2023
Mitchel Musso, a former star of Hannah Montana, got himself arrested in Rockwall County, here in Texas, after stealing a bag of potato chips from a hotel and then being drunkenly belligerent with the hotel employees. He insists this is all a dumb misunderstanding.
- Small Town, Big Story, a comedy-drama starring Christina Hendricks and Paddy Considine and written by Chris O’Dowd, is in the works at Sky.
- Latrice Royale is joining We’re Here on HBO.
- Meet the cast of this season of Survivor on CBS.
- Meet the cast of this season of LEGO Masters on Fox.
- Dr. Darien Sutton is joining ABC News as a medical correspondent.
- Bob Brooks will join Newsmax.
Mark Your Calendars
- Lawmen: Bass Reeves will debut on Paramount+ on October 5.
- Love Is Blind returns on Netflix on September 22.
- The Burial premieres on Prime Video on October 13.
- A Murder at the End of the World will premiere on FX on November 14.
- Goosebumps debuts on Disney+ on October 13.
- Rebuilding Black Wall Street will debut on OWN on September 29.
- The Super Models will debut on Apple TV+ on September 20.
- Emeril Tailgates returns on Roku on September 7.
- The D’Amelio Show will return on Hulu on September 20.
- Savior Complex will premiere on HBO on September 26.
- Who the Bleep Is That? returns on Fox channels on September 11.
- Race to the Summit will debut on Netflix on October 4.
- Song of the Bandits will debut on Netflix on September 22.
- Castlevania: Nocturne will premiere on Netflix on September 28.
- Mickey & Friends Trick or Treats will premiere on Disney Junior, Disney Channel and Disney XD on October 1 and Disney+ on October 2.
- Expats will debut on Prime Video in early 2024.
- 9-1-1: Lone Star has been moved onto Fox’s fall schedule, premiering on September 19, and I Can See Your Voice is moving to mid-season.
- FBoy Island is moving to Monday nights, premiering on October 16 on The CW. Everyone Else Burns will move to Thursday nights, premiering on October 19.
- Pictionary will return in syndication on September 11.
- Lifetime has released its schedule of ripped-from-the-headlines movies: How She Caught a Killer premieres on September 16; Stolen Baby: The Murder of Heidi Broussard on September 23; Amish Stud: The Eli Weaver Story on September 30; Buying Back My Daughter on October 7; Murdaugh Murders: The Movie on October 14 & 15; Bad Romance: The Vicky White Story on October 21; Would You Kill for Me? The Mary Bailey Story on October 28.
- The Marlow Murder Club will premiere on PBS in 2024.
Jim Tom Hedrick, Star of Moonshiners
Football Night in America: NFL Kickoff 2023: Oh yay. Football is officially back despite having been back for weeks now. Lions at Chiefs. 7 p.m., NBC
Dear Child: In this German thriller, a mysterious woman’s escape from captivity reveals a dark truth about a disappearance from 13 years earlier. Premiere. Netflix
Virgin River: Season five premiere. Netflix
Project Runway: A winner is chosen. Season finale. 8 p.m., Bravo
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