Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News
We have a date for when SAG-AFTRA will meet with AMPTP: October 2. Let’s get this done.
This is such a welcome sight:
So great to be back at The Ed Sullivan Theater with my Late Show staff and writers. Can’t wait to see you on Monday! pic.twitter.com/tAuCOEPQMs
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) September 27, 2023
And soap writers are back on the job, thank Erika Kane.
Hasan Minhaj will not be your next host of The Daily Show following that New Yorker profile that revealed he fabricated his stand-up routines in dangerous ways. Comedy Central is reportedly expanding its search for a new host even though Roy Wood Jr. IS LITERALLY RIGHT THERE.
Why is Comedy Central playing in Roy Wood Jr’s face???? He is so excellent. And funny! Smart! Interesting. What more do they want?
— roxane gay (@rgay) September 27, 2023
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) September 27, 2023
— Skyler Higley (@skyler_higley) September 27, 2023
i feel like at this point roy wood jr has to have just said no to the daily show job for some reason. there is no other plausible explanation
— Kath Barbadoro (@kathbarbadoro) September 28, 2023
The Daily Show itself will return on October 16 with revolving hosts again. Or, and this would be a lot easier, they could just name Roy Wood Jr. already. Damn.
Naked Attraction, the British dating show with full frontal nudity, is the most popular show on Max right now, which is hardly a surprise. We Americans are terrible prudes: we would never allow such an explicit (but surprisingly unsexy) series on American airwaves; but we are also terribly curious, so of course we’re taking a peek or two. Or a million. (As for the show itself, I don’t know that I recommend it, exactly. I grew bored with the repetitiveness after two episodes. That said, the variety of body types, the matter-of-factness of it all, and the lack of embarrassment is refreshingly different from American television.)
In other Max news: Ballers and Insecure are seeing bumps in views on Max now that they are streaming on Netflix, which is both counterintuitive and makes perfect sense.
The XFL and the USFL have announced they will merge and still no one will watch.
Here are all the News Emmy winners, you nerd.
“I don’t want these people, like Emmy-winning Donald Glover, who are bothering to gather out of loyalty to this thing, to come back and once again be getting blue pages run down by an intern that totally contradict what they spent all night memorizing,” Harmon said. “I want to have a veneer of, ‘Here’s your reward.’ I don’t want them to go, like, ‘Oh, he’s learned nothing, he’s treating us like cattle again.’”
You know what? Fair enough. We’ll see if it actually happens, though.
- America’s Got Talent has been renewed for a 19th season on NBC.
- Alice in Borderland has been renewed for a third season on Netflix.
You may draw another card. 🃏 Alice in Borderland will return for Season 3! pic.twitter.com/7nftpDq632
— Netflix (@netflix) September 27, 2023
- Morimoto’s Sushi Master has been renewed for a second season on Roku.
- The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs has been renewed for a sixth season on Shudder
- Got to Get Out, a competition series, has been ordered at Hulu.
- Devil May Cry has been ordered at Netflix.
- Chrissy & Dave Dine Out; Royal Rules of Ohio; and Sasha Reid and The Midnight Order have been ordered by Freeform.
- In Love & Toxic: Blue Therapy has been picked up at BET+.
- Bad Host: Hunting the Couchsurfing Predator is being turned into a docuseries at Sky.
- Joe Manganiello will host Deal or No Deal Island on NBC.
- Katy Perry will guest star on Peppa Pig Wedding Party Special on Nickelodeon.
- Dianne Wiest is not returning to Mayor of Kingstown on Paramount+.
- Toby Jones has joined the cast of Ruth on ITV.
- Rachel Griffiths will star in Madam, a New Zealand dramedy that is seeking international distribution.
Mark Your Calendars
- True Detective: Night Country will premiere on HBO on January 14.
- The Curse debuts on Paramount+ with Showtime on November 10 and on Showtime on November 12.
- The Mill premieres on Hulu on October 9.
- Big Mouth returns on Netflix on October 20.
- FBoy Island returns on The CW on October 16.
- No Accident will premiere on HBO on October 10.
- All Creatures Great and Small returns on PBS on January 7.
- Argylle will premiere on Apple TV+ soon.
- Theresa Caputo: Raising Spirits is coming soon to Lifetime.
- Peter & The Wolf will debut on Max on October 19.
- Hazbin Hotel will premiere on Hulu in January.
- This Old House returns on Roku on October 2.
- Robbie Williams will premiere on Netflix soon.
- Why Not Us: Grambling Dance will stream on ESPN on October 4.
- Sister Death will premiere on Netflix on October 27.
- Burning Betrayal will premiere on Netflix on October 25.
- Castaway Diva premieres on Netflix on October 28.
- Scavengers Reign debuts on Max on October 19.
- Tomb Raider: The Legend Of Lara Croft is coming to Netflix soon.
- Good Night World will premiere on Netflix on October 12.
- The Naughty Nine will premiere on Disney on November 22 and on Disney+ on November 23.
- All the Same… or Not is now streaming on Disney+.
- L-POP is now streaming on Disney+.
- The Curse of Oak Island returns on History Channel on November 7.
- Ink Master returns on Paramount+ on November 1.
- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction will stream on Disney+ on November 3, moving from HBO.
- Metal Massacre will debut on AXS TV on October 28.
- All of the Leprechaun movies will begin streaming on Hulu on October 1.
- Rocket Saves the Day will premiere on PBS on December 26.
Michael Gambon, Legendary actor who has appeared in The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, The Wings of the Dove, Gosford Park, The King’s Speech and The Life Aquatic, The Singing Detective, Perfect Strangers, Path To War and Emma, but is best known for being Dumbledore in the later Harry Potter movies
Magnificent Michael Gambon has died. I learned what acting could be from Michael in The Singing Detective – complex, vulnerable and utterly human. The greatest thrill of being in the Potter films was that he knew my name and shared his fearless, filthy sense of fun with me.
— Jason Isaacs (@jasonsfolly) September 28, 2023
Hilarious! A brilliant actor. I saw him on stage several times, and he lives unforgettably in my memory. He took over Dumbledore from my father, which was fitting as he over took Brando as my father’s favourite actor. https://t.co/BMGDDTtM2w
— Jared Harris🎭 (@JaredHarris) September 28, 2023
Sir Michael Gambon – THE GREAT GAMBON pic.twitter.com/BqS51Ai0g6
— Richard E. Grant (@RichardEGrant) September 28, 2023
Very sorry to hear about the passing of Michael Gambon. He was, on and off the camera, a legend. Just a little memory of Michael pic.twitter.com/4M6E6inWMy
— James Phelps (@James_Phelps) September 28, 2023
— Doctor Who (@bbcdoctorwho) September 28, 2023
Craig Sjodin, Photographer for ABC who took photos for The Bachelor, General Hospital, and other ABC projects.
The Golden Bachelor: Gerry Turner is our 71-year-old Grandpa Bachelor, looking for a second chance at love after having lost his wife of 43 years. Series premiere. 7 p.m., ABC
Hell’s Kitchen: Season premiere. 7 p.m., Fox
People’s Choice Country Awards: The People’s Choice awards, but make it entirely about country music for some reason. 7 p.m., NBC, Peacock
Bachelor in Paradise: Aaaaaaaaaaand … we’re back in Mexico. Season premiere. 8 p.m., ABC
LEGO Masters: Season premiere. 8 p.m., Fox
Starstruck: Season three of the quirky rom-com. Max
The Kardashians: This will never end. Hulu
Castlevania: Nocturne: This new anime series set in the Castlevania universe finds us in France in 1792, where it began. Series premiere. Netflix
|ABC||The Golden Bachelor
|Bachelor in Paradise
|The Challenge: USA
|CW||Fight to Survive
|NBC||People’s Choice Country Awards