Drew Barrymore and Bill Maher have changed their minds about being scabs

Oh to be a snoring pig surrounded by ducklings …


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Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News

WHEW! It was a busy weekend in writers/actors’ strike news! So, last we left, Drew Barrymore had posted a teary video explaining that it was her decision to bring The Drew Barrymore Show back without writers, but that she HAD TO, you guys. Elsewhere, Professional Smug Asshole Bill Maher announced that he would be bringing Real Time with Bill Maher back without writers, too.

But then, a bunch of Barrymore’s friends and colleagues called her ass out for the video:

And by that afternoon, Barrymore’s video was pulled down.

By Sunday, Drew Barrymore announced that her show, which was supposed to return today, would not be coming back at this time after all:

And it wasn’t long before other daytime shows began following suit: The Talk announced yesterday that they would not be returning for their scheduled season 14 premiere today; and The Jennifer Hudson Show announced it too would delay today’s second season premiere.

Lest you think this is all altruistic, it should be noted that the WGA reached out to the AMPTP last week to restart negotiations this week (after some showrunners started publicly pushing the WGA to start talking again) — and they’ve confirmed that those talks will begin on Wednesday. So there is some thinking that maybe, possibly, theoretically, these might be very short postponements if the WGA and AMPTP could come to terms in the next few days or weeks. See: Bill Maher’s statement this morning that he, too, would be delaying his return to Real Time to see if the two sides can work something out (and avoid being the only talk show host taking flack from the unions now that Barrymore is no longer joining him as a scab).

Let’s hope that this defection of talk shows adds pressure on the AMPTP to negotiate in good faith this time.

Some daytime shows have returned: Live With Kelly And Mark, Tamron Hall, and The Sherri Shepherd Show, none of which are covered by the WGA, and therefore are not scabbing. (The View, however, is a different animal, and I expect more attention to be paid to them now that these other shows have delayed their returns.)

Meanwhile, ABC has picked up 10 more Monday Night Football games to shore up their schedule because you can only show so many reruns of Celebrity Family Feud.

In good news for your trusty TV blogger, my CW has been restored just in time for a new season of FBoy Island, as Nexstar and DirecTV are close to making a deal.

According to TMZ, Kyle Richards and her maybe-girlfriend Morgan Wade were also approached about competing on Dancing with the Stars, along with Mauricio Umansky, but they turned it down

Love is Blind returns this week, so you still have time to order your own gold wine goblets from Amazon if you have Prime delivery.

Team Larry David forever.

I unabashedly love Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos and have since the All My Children days and the best thing that has happened to Live! was adding Mark who was always the most obvious choice and I don’t know why we had to go through all those other jokers and I will not be taking any questions at this time.

A little bit of TV history: Apparently, the Gilligan’s Island boat was named “S.S. Minnow” as a diss to the then FCC chair, Newton Minnow, who famously called most of TV a “vast wasteland.” And now you know.

Oh boy, Shannon Beador. Apparently, The Real Housewives of Orange County drunkenly drove her car into a house this weekend, drove away, and then stopped the car in the middle of the street, and pretended to be walking her dog when the cops arrived. Here’s hoping she gets the help she needs.

I’m not saying somebody cheated. But.

Congratulations to Madlyn and Colby Kissinger of The Ultimatum, season one.


  • Harry Wild has been renewed for a second season on Acorn TV.


In Development

  • OMG Fashun, a fashion competition hosted by the insufferable Julia Fox, is in development at NBCUniversal.
  • Richard Linklater’s film Hit Man has been acquired by Netflix.
  • The Twits is being adapted into an animated film on Netflix.

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • American Horror Story: Delicate premieres on FX and Hulu on September 20.

  • Loki will return on Disney+ on October 5.
  • Heist 88 premieres on Paramount+ with Showtime on September 29 and on Showtime on October 1.
  • No One Will Save You will premiere on Hulu on November 22.
  • Monster High 2 debuts on Paramount+ on October 5.
  • True Crime Story: Citizen Detective debuts on SundanceTV, AMC+, and Sundance Now on October 12.
  • Ijogbon debuts on Netflix on October 13.
  • Good Burger 2 will premiere on Paramount+ on November 22.
  • Hilda returns on Netflix on December 7.


Billy Miller, Soap actor on General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, and All My Children, and partner of General Hospital veteran, Kelly Monaco. He also had roles on CSI: NY, Justified, Ringer, Major Crimes, Suits, Ray Donovan, and Truth Be Told among others


Sir Horace Ové, Pioneering Black British filmmaker

Byun hee-bong, South Korean actor


Superpower: This documentary co-directed by Sean Penn features multiple interviews with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky over two years while his country has been under attack by Russia. Premiere. Paramount+

Academy of Country Music Honors: Clint Black, Kane Brown, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Tim McGraw, K.T. Oslin, Chris Stapleton, and others are honored. 7 p.m., Fox

Neighbours: A new chapter of the Australian soap that launched dozens of careers begins. Freevee

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ABC Monday Night Football
CBS The Neighborhood
Bob ♥ Abishola
NCIS: Hawai’i
NCIS: Los Angeles
CW Son of a Critch
Run the Burbs
Children Ruin Everything
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
FOX Academy of Country Music Honors News/Local
NBC American Ninja Warrior
Weakest Link


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