Donkey gets a new chicken.
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Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News
As of 12:01 a.m. this morning, the writers’ strike is technically over — but the entire WGA body still has to vote to ratify the terms between October 2 and October 9. They are very likely to vote for it — the writers seem genuinely thrilled with the deal they got from the studios: they received significant raises, significant increases on residuals and more transparency on ratings from the streamers, minimum staffing requirements (unless it is a single writer-run show like Yellowstone), more access to health care, and protections on A.I.
Wow! This WGA deal is INCREDIBLE. The erosions we were seeing have been corrected and the years ahead have a solid foundation that values our worth and fosters the advancement of future talent. Now – showrunners, it’s up to you to make sure that ALL writers benefit! 🙌🏽
— Robin Thede (@robinthede) September 27, 2023
The WGA negotiating committee members are unpaid. They are volunteers. They did that work out of a sense of duty and as an act of service.
And they saved the fucking town.
— Krista Vernoff (@KristaVernoff) September 27, 2023
The wins of this new contract are hitting me, and I'm sitting here happy crying because my friends on writing teams will now be able to actually qualify for health care.
— Gennifer Hutchison (@GennHutchison) September 27, 2023
As an author, I genuinely want to kiss the feet of the #WGA NegCom who got the studios to commit that AI isn't writing. Stuff like this tends to trickle down through industries. You all may have saved so many more than just your own!! x pic.twitter.com/6MiZ16XgZH
— Jennifer Iacopelli (sometimes Hennessy) (@jennifercarolyn) September 27, 2023
Reading through the WGA deal now…
Holy **fucking** shit.
We just… saved this profession?
— James Is READY TO STAFF (@ScriptsByJames) September 27, 2023
It is going to be a minute before scripted TV returns, but late night is ready to go. Real Time with Bill Maher will be the first late-night show to return this Friday. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver returns on Sunday, October 1. And The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; Jimmy Kimmel Live!; Late Night with Seth Meyers; and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will all return on Monday.
Somewhat ominously, however, in the wake of the WGA’s win over the studios, Netflix, Paramount+, Warner Bros. Discovery’s Max, Comcast’s Peacock, Disney, TelevisaUnivision and Univision’s ViX, as well as smaller streamers, such as ForUsByUs Network, Vault and Afroland.tv have decided to create the “Streaming Innovation Alliance,” an organization designed to protect the industry from “regulatory threats.”
Yesterday, a New York State judge found Former President 91 Felony Charges, Dummy Jr. and Eric liable for defrauding banks by overvaluing the Trump Organization’s assets and net worth to gain financing. The judge ordered that some of the Trump Organization’s business certificates be canceled, and that a receiver be appointed to oversee the dissolution of the LLCs. Former President Fake Rich will certainly appeal this decision but if it stands, he could lose a number of office buildings, a golf club, and even the famous Fifth Avenue Trump Tower.
When the news broke yesterday, I checked to see how it was being covered on MSNBC and Fox News:
A tale of two networks pic.twitter.com/p3IPuviwLG
— thereseodell (@thereseodell) September 26, 2023
And by the way, that Fox News story on “Blue City Residents Accepting Crime” … it didn’t go the way they expected, methinks:
Fox News tried to do a bunch of scary man-on-the-street interviews about crime. It didn't go well. pic.twitter.com/49PVjwgFBB
— Kat Abu (@abughazalehkat) September 26, 2023
green jacket treating fox news with the exact level of seriousness it deserves https://t.co/rTRynGzB2w
— 🦋Freckle⁷🐰🐨(ꪜ) (@FreckleCBC) September 27, 2023
Lady with the green jacket mocking the Fox reporter is my hero. https://t.co/45NlbU0r5p
— Tricia Barr just keeps swimming (@fangirlcantina) September 27, 2023
Fox News was right about crime being up because green jacket lady just committed a murder
I stan 😍😍 https://t.co/THBZOiXizS
— Van Kelsing (@SherpaWhale) September 27, 2023
I need to be friends with green jacket lady.
- The Family Chantel will end with season 5 on TLC.
- It’s a Wonderful Knife has been acquired by Shudder.
Mark Your Calendars
- Fingernails debuts on Apple TV+ on November 3.
- Living for the Dead debuts on Hulu on October 18.
- Murdaugh Murders: The Movie will premiere on Lifetime on October 14.
- Wolf Like Me returns on Peacock on October 19.
- Obliterated debuts on Netflix on November 30.
- Quantum Leap returns on NBC on October 4.
- FBI True will debut on CBS on October 3.
- Barmageddon returns on USA on November 13.
- Help! I’m in a Secret Relationship! returns on MTV on October 24.
- The Family Chantel will return on TLC on November 6.
- The Challenge: Battle For a New Champion premieres on MTV on October 25.
- Evil Lives Here: The Killer Speaks premieres on ID on October 1.
- Ghosts returns on BBC on October 6.
- Zainab Johnson: Hijabs Off premieres on Prime Video on October 24.
- Leave the World Behind will debut on Netflix on December 8.
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Brooks Robinson, Baseball Hall of Famer
Reservation Dogs: Series finale. FX on Hulu
Physical: Series finale. Apple TV+
Encounters: This new series explores UFO sightings and encounters over the past 50 years. Series premiere. Netflix
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar: Wes Anderson brings his singular vision to the Roald Dahl short story, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Premiere. Netflix
America’s Got Talent: A winner is chosen. Season finale. 8 p.m., NBC
Celebrity Jeopardy!: Season premiere. 7 p.m., ABC
The Masked Singer: Season premiere. 7 p.m., Fox
Survivor: Season premiere. 7 p.m., CBS
Celebrity Wheel of Fortune: Season premiere. 8 p.m., ABC
Snake Oil: David Spade hosts this new fake Shark Tank competition series in which contestants are pitched various products from entrepreneurs or “entrepreneurs” and have to determine which are real and which are fake. Series premiere. 8 p.m., Fox
The Amazing Race: Season premiere. 8:30 p.m., CBS
$100,000 Pyramid: Season premiere. 9 p.m., ABC
|Celebrity Wheel of Fortune
|The $100,000 Pyramid
|The Amazing Race
|Penn and Teller: Fool Us
|FOX||The Masked Singer
|NBC||America’s Got Talent
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