Here are some celebrity auction items the internet would very much like to bid on.


Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News

A glimmer of hope? The WGA and AMPTP are meeting again early next week for talks on ending the strike. Considering the deadline for saving the TV season is two weeks away, this is the most optimistic I’ve been yet … but I’m not holding my breath.

In other strike-related news:

Drew Barrymore released an emotional response to the criticism launched at her for resuming her series, saying that the choice was because other people’s jobs were on the line, apologizing to both unions and writers, and taking full responsibility for bringing the show back.

Meanwhile, her show’s co-head writer says that bringing the show back will only prolong the strike.

As for Bill Maher, people are digging up old dunks on him, and good lord, this man was (is?) homophobic …

But the best read of Bill Maher comes from the late great Norm Macdonald:

Celebrities are auctioning themselves off in some creative ways to make money for the crew healthcare funds. Some of the most notable items include: dinner with Bob and Dave (would); help from Natasha Lyonne with the New York Times crossword (would); a watercolor of your dog by John Lithgow (would); and a mural in your home by Lena Dunham (oh my God, absolutely not, this is like a New Yorker cartoon caption).

First of all, I need to point out that while the Bob and Dave dinner has gone from $500 to $9,300 (at the time of this writing) over the course of three days and 64 bids, a Zoom with two of the stars of Manifest has gone from $500 to $540 with four (4) bids. I’m not laughing, you’re laughing.

But second, the internet has turned this whole thing into a wonderful celebrity-centric meme. Enjoy:

Byron Allen is throwing his hat into the ring to be the next owner of ABC. However, Disney is playing hard to get, and claiming that there are no plans to sell yet.

Lando, Donald and Stephen Glover’s Lando Calrissian series, is now being turned into a movie, which … I guess. I just feel like of all the characters who have received their own Star Wars series, Lando had the most potential for an ongoing episodic show. OH WELL.

Which streamer canceled the most series from 2020-2023? You won’t be surprised if you remember 2022.

Reportedly, one of Kevin Costner’s demands to return to Yellowstone was the right to approve or veto every script, to which showrunner and singular writer, Taylor Sheridan, was like GFY. Fair.

Can’t wait until Sunday? Here’s The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon‘s first episode.

On yesterday’s The View, the ladies were having a conversation about Mitt Romney and politics and blah blah blah, when, out of absolutely nowhere, Whoopi Goldberg turned to conservative panelist, Alyssa Farah Griffin, and asked, “Are you pregnant?” Farah Griffin was shocked and insisted that she is not. I can not stress how weird and out of left field this clip is — the question comes at the 2:45 mark, but watch a few seconds before to see how out of context the question is. 1. RUDE. But 2. When Mother Abigail asks if you’re pregnant, you better go to CVS and get yourself a pregnancy test quicklike.

Oh good, known fraudsters Elizabeth Holmes and Jen Shah are becoming buddies in prison. Why not add Anna Delvey to the mix?


So Drea de Matteo is an anti-vaxxer? Cool cool cool.

Hasan Minhaj has admitted that many of his stories that he tells in his standup about racial threats and profiling are fabrications. It’s not great. It’d be one thing if he exaggerated stories about being targeted, which I don’t doubt has happened to him. But he claimed the FBI targeted his mosque with an undercover agent and that he once had to take his daughter to the hospital after being exposed to what he thought was anthrax. This isn’t the difference between saying that your homecoming date dumped you the night of the dance versus being dumped a few days earlier — these are disturbing exaggerations and outright lies that could do real damage. The New Yorker piece where this comes to light is here.

Love is dead.


In Development

  • Alice & Jack has been acquired by PBS’s Masterpiece Theater.
  • Vigil season two has been sold to Peacock.

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar debuts on Netflix on September 27.
  • Our Flag Means Death returns on Max on October 5.
  • Frasier premieres on Paramount+ on October 12.
  • Big Mouth will return on Netflix on October 20.
  • Lessons in Chemistry will debut on Apple TV+ on November 24.
  • Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal will return on Netflix on September 20.
  • Nolly will debut on PBS on March 17.
  • Goosebumps will debut on Disney+ on October 13.
  • Appendage will debut on Hulu on October 2.
  • The Burning Girls premieres on Paramount+ on October 19.
  • The Puppetman debuts on Shudder on October 13.
  • Naked and Afraid returns on Discovery Channel on October 15.
  • The Conference will debut on Netflix on October 13.
  • John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams premieres on Peacock on October 13.
  • Kite Man: Hell Yeah! will debut in Max sometime in 2024.
  • Milli Vanilli will premiere on Paramount+ on October 24.
  • The “Truly Unbelievable Movies” event premieres on Lifetime soon.
  • Keke Wyatt’s World debuts on WE tv on October 12.
  • Fright Krewe debuts on Peacock on October 2.
  • Mud, Sweat and Tears: Premiership Rugby debuts on Prime Video on October 12.
  • Nowhere debuts on Netflix on September 29.
  • Feedback debuts on Netflix in November.
  • House of Kardashian will debut on Sky soon.


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Dean Jones, Director of Production on Britain’s Got Talent



Wilderness: A woman whose perfect marriage is exposed as a lie takes her revenge on a road trip through the American West. Series premiere. Prime Video

Fast X: Streaming premiere. Peacock

A Million Miles Away: The true story of NASA flight engineer José Hernández, who, after being turned down 11 times, finally became an astronaut in 2004. Prime Video

Love at First Sight: Haley Lu Richardson and Ben Hardy star in this romantic comedy. Netflix

The Count: In this Chilean film, a 250-year-old vampire who may or may not be former dictator Augusto Pinochet, is ready to die already. Premiere. Netflix


All Rise: Emily returns to the Public Defender’s office in the third season premiere. 8 p.m., OWN

48 Hours: In the 32nd season premiere, the true crime show takes a look at the Gilgo Beach murders and the arrest of Rex Heuermann. 8 p.m., CBS

The Ring: Let’s start spooky season already. Put in the tape. 8 p.m., MGM+


60 Minutes: 56th season premiere. 6:30 p.m., CBS

The Gold: This limited series tells the true story of a British robbery that turned into the biggest heist in world history at the time. Series premiere.  Paramount+

Psycho: The Lost Tapes of Ed Gein: A look into one of the most notorious serial killers of all time who inspired Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Silence of the Lambs. Premiere. MGM+

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