Bill Maher is bringing back ‘Real Time’ without his writers. Good luck with that, Bucko.

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: I need a fox.


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Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News

Well, here’s a shocking development: Bill Maher is bringing Real Time with Bill Maher back without its writers, because he’s an attention-hungry scab. Considering how mediocre Real Time is with professional writers, I can only imagine what a gross, smug, unwatchable mess it will be without them. And I will only guess because if you think I’m going anywhere near that show …

The head of Fox says the scripted-TV season will be lost if the strike isn’t settled by October 1. Get to talking, guys.

Disney is the latest studio to suspend deals with producers because of the strike, including “Gina Rodriguez and ThIs Is Us alums Justin Hartley, Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore at 20th Television, Yara Shahidi (grown-ish) and director-producer Marc Webb (Rebel) at ABC Signature as well as The Bear executive producer Hiro Murai, Pose alum Billy Porter and Stacey Sher at FX Productions.”

Speaking of Disney, now Nexstar is talking about buying the eight local ABC stations that Disney owns, including my own KTRK in Houston. I mean, I guess, but Nexstar better negotiate with DirecTV, and bring back my CW first, damn.

Oh great, Kristen Welker’s first episode of Meet the Press will feature a pre-taped interview with Former President Schmingus. Terrific. Let’s definitely give him more platforms. What could possibly go wrong.

Alan Moore told DC that he wanted all of his royalty checks from TV and movie adaptations of The Watchmen to go to Black Lives Matter. And that’s terrific — but I still wish he’d actually watch Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen instead of just railing against it. Moore:

When I saw the television industry awards that the Watchmen television show had apparently won, I thought, “Oh, god, perhaps a large part of the public, this is what they think Watchmen was?” They think that it was a dark, gritty, dystopian superhero franchise that was something to do with white supremacism. Did they not understand Watchmen? Watchmen was nearly 40 years ago and was relatively simple in comparison with a lot of my later work. What are the chances that they broadly understood anything since? This tends to make me feel less than fond of those works. They mean a bit less in my heart.

Personally, I thought Lindelof and his team addressed exactly the issues with superheroes that Moore has, and it awakened a lot of white folks up to a dark chapter in American racial history they previously had not been taught. Watchmen wasn’t an adaptation of the original work (unlike the 2009 Snyder film), but a new work that took place within the universe of The Watchmen, that addressed policing, racial strife, and the rise of fascism — all of which riffed on ideas within his original The Watchmen story. But I guess the biggest takeaway from this story is just leave Alan Moore alone? He decided to go through life believing that he’s the only one who TRULY understands his material and there’s no convincing him otherwise, I suppose.

Former Bachelorette Hannah Brown is going to write two romance novels. Good for her!

You’ll soon be able to buy your own Stranger Things‘ inspired Scoops Ahoy ice cream. Personally, The Void sounds delicious. 

AN UPDATE ON #SCANDOVAL: Raquel Leviss blocked Tom Sandoval on Instagram and he’s having a little snit about it.

Hoping for the best for General Hospital actor John J. York as he battles myelodysplastic syndromes, or MDS, and multiple smoldering myeloma.



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Casting News

  • Rob Lowe will host The Floor on Fox.
  • Rita Ora will replace Nicole Scherzinger on The Masked Singer on Fox.

Mark Your Calendars

  • Billy the Kid premieres on MGM+ on October 15.
  • Nightmare debuts on Shudder and AMC+ on September 29.
  • Harry Wild will debut on Acorn TV on October 9.
  • Stranded with My Mother-in-Law debuts on Netflix on October 9.
  • Pact of Silence will premiere on Netflix on October 11.
  • Do Not Disturb premieres on Netflix on September 29.
  • Once Upon a Star debuts on Netflix on October 11.


Edward Hume, Emmy-nominated TV writer who wrote and created The Streets of San Francisco, Cannon and Barnaby Jones and wrote The Day After

Maddy Anholt, British actress

Eddie Marks, President of Western Costume Company

Neil Currey, Bodybuilder


Buddy Games: Six teams of lifelong friends compete in absurd games at a lake house to claim a cash prize. Series premiere. 8 p.m., CBS

Theatre Camp: Ayo Edibiri, Ben Platt, and Molly Gordon star in this comedy about a scrappy theatre camp in upstate New York that suffers an unexpected financial crisis. Can the campers save the day?  Hulu

Southern Charm: Season nine premiere. 8 p.m., Bravo

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ABC Generation Gap
The Prank Panel
Shark Tank
CBS Big Brother
Buddy Games
The Challenge: USA
CW Fight to Survive
FBoy Island
FOX MLB Baseball
NBC Password
American Ninja Warrior

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