Wanna feel old? ‘Breaking Bad’ ended 10 years ago.

This made me laugh way too hard for what it is.

Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News

Breaking Bad‘s finale aired 10 years ago (HOW?!) and Vince Gilligan gave Variety an interview to discuss the show and its legacy. He spoke on how he does not want a sequel featuring Walt Jr. following in his father’s footsteps, calling the idea “depressing as hell”; he lamented the way the fans treated Anna Gunn and Skylar; he discussed his upcoming series starring Rhea Seehorn which will be “mild science fiction” (!!!!! for those who don’t know, Gilligan made a name for himself on The X-Files). But the most surprising thing for me from this interview is that he admits that when they wrote the final season, they had no idea how it was going to end:

It was the dumbest thing I ever did. I was like, “Let’s start off this season with a bang.” It’s Walt’s 52nd birthday, let’s do the thing with the bacon and he’s all alone in a Denny’s. And he looks like hell. He looks like the Unabomber. What’s he at a Denny’s for? Well, he’s buying a machine gun, of course! It was self-evident that Walt’s story should not end well, so the idea of him looking like the cancer had returned felt right. But you just kind of feel your way through. We didn’t know where it was going. It’s astounding how little we knew. There was a little bit of hubris on my part thinking we would figure it out. “We’ve got 16 episodes until the end. We’ll get there!” We were still six or seven episodes away from the end and we still hadn’t figured out where we were going with the machine gun.

WHAT? HOW CAN THAT POSSIBLY BE?

Collider is asking why a UFO docuseries is so popular on Netflix and, duh, it’s because it’s really good. If you haven’t checked out Encounters yet, I recommend it. It’s only four episodes long, it’s very intelligent, calm and serious and the second episode is remarkable.

A Jeopardy! contestant asked Katie Couric for a favor and she obliged:

You can now book a Love is Blind package at the Mexican resort where they film and reenact JP and Taylor’s breakup over makeup. No word if golden goblets are included.

James Austin Johnson and Sarah Sherman got promotions on Saturday Night Live.

A coalition of media outlets, including C-SPAN, CBS News, ABC News, and CNN, have applied for audio and visual access to the federal trial of Former President Fucklenuts for his attempt to subvert the election.

In the filing, Chad Bowman and other attorneys for the coalition wrote that “the prosecution of a former President, now a presidential contender, on charges of subverting the electoral process, presents the strongest possible circumstances for continuous public oversight of the justice system.

They added, “That oversight, rooted in decades of First Amendment precedent and sound judicial policy, will be functionally illusory without audiovisual access to these proceedings. Through counsel, Trump has repeatedly spoken out about the importance of cameras in the courtroom in this case. For his benefit, and that of the Court and the public, real-time audiovisual coverage will be a critical step in stemming false conspiracy theories across the entire spectrum of public opinion, regardless of the trial’s outcome.”

I’m of two minds here: of course I’d watch every second of this, no chance I’d miss a minute. But my curiosity aside, there is genuine value in broadcasting a truly historic moment: a former President of the United States being tried for trying to overthrow an election. Also, there is value in showing all of the cards to help discourage and dispel conspiracy theories and lies which his followers love to wallow in.

On the other hand, there is nothing that narcissistic black hole loves more than attention, good and bad, and there is not a chance he wouldn’t attempt to turn the whole thing into a spectacle for the cameras. The media circus would be unparalleled. Additionally, adding cameras would make what will already be a difficult job of keeping the jurors safe unimaginably harder. I guess we wait and see.

Meanwhile, over on Fox News, Greg Gutfeld is saying that elections don’t work and that we need a civil war to punish his political enemies, so that’s … not great.

Renewals

Cancellations

  • Welcome to Flatch has been canceled at Fox after two seasons, unfortunately.
  • Sort Of will end on Max after three seasons.

In Development

Mark Your Calendar

  • Fall of the House of Usher will premiere on Netflix on October 12.

  • Fargo returns on FX on November 21.
  • Kennedy will debut on History Channel on November 18.
  • The Burning Girls will premiere on Paramount+ soon.
  • Wipeout returns on TBS on November 7.
  • Hurricane Season will debut on Netflix on November 1.
  • Mysteries of the Faith will premiere on Netflix on November 1.
  • De La Calle will debut on Paramount+ on November 7.
  • Unicorn Academy will premiere on Netflix on November 2.
  • The Farads debuts on Prime Video on December 12.
  • At the Moment will debut on Netflix on November 10.
  • Daily Dose of Sunshine debuts on Netflix on November 3.
  • Higuita: The Way of the Scorpion premieres on Netflix on November 2.

R.I.P.

Dick Butkus, NFL Hall of Famer and actor who appeared in many TV shows and movies including The Six Million Dollar Man, The Rockford Files, Wonder Woman, Taxi, Vega$, Magnum P.I., MacGyver, Simon & Simon, Matlock, Growing Pains, Kate & Allie and The Love Boat, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, and Any Given Sunday

Keith Jefferson, Actor who appeared in Django Unchained and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Paul Noble, Sony Pictures executive

WATCH THIS

FRIDAY

Totally Killer: Kiernan Shipka stars in this horror comedy as a teen who accidentally travels back to 1987 to try to stop a serial killer. Premiere. Prime Video

Desperately Seeking Soulmate: Escaping Twin Flames Universe: This docuseries explores the Twin Flames “online community” (cult), and the lengths that people will go to find their “twin flame.” Series premiere. Paramount+

Austin City Limits Music Festival: Two live feeds of the music festival will be available to Hulu subscribers throughout the weekend. Hulu

Ballerina: Ana de Armas stars as a young female assassin looking for revenge against the people who killed her family in this new film set in the John Wick universe. Premiere. NetflixSemataryetary: Bloodlines: In this Pet Semetary prequel, a young Jud Crandell begins to suspect something is not quite right with his childhood friend Timmy, ultimately revealing a terrible evil that has plagued the town for centuries. Premiere. Paramount+

SATURDAY

Harvey: The 1950s Jimmy Stewart classic is one of my all-time favorite movies. 7 p.m., TCM

Arsenic and Old Lace: And apparently, TCM is having a Therese’s favorites marathon on this night because I happen to adore this dark little Cary Grant romp as well. 9 p.m., TCM

3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1 Ghost: A ghost gets too involved in a real estate agent’s love life. She needs to call the team from Surrealestate. Premiere.  7 p.m., Hallmark

SUNDAY

Last Stop: Larrimah: This documentary series explores the disappearance and possible murder of a man in a town of only ten people in the Australian Outback. Series premiere.  8 p.m., HBO

The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial: Kiefer Sutherland and Lance Riddick (in one of his final roles) star in this courtroom drama. Premiere. 8 p.m., Showtime

The Circus: Oh boy, it’s politics season again. Season premiere. 6 p.m., Showtime

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Friday): J.J. Watt, Eric McCormack, Killer Mike featuring Robert Glasper & Eryn Allen Kane
  • Watch What Happens Live (Sunday): Matt Rogers, Ubah Hassan

FRI. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Shark Tank
(repeat)
20/20
CBS NWSL Soccer The Neighborhood
(repeat)
CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us
(repeat)
Inside the NFL
(new)
Local
FOX Friday Night Smackdown Local
NBC The Irrational
(repeat)
Dateline


SAT. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30
ABC College Football
(live)
News/Local
CBS Loteria Loca
(repeat)
NCIS: Hawaii 48 Hours News/Local
CW Great Chocolate Showdown
(new)
Masters of Illusion
(repeat)
Masters of Illusion
(repeat)
Local
FOX College Football
(live)
News/Local
NBC College Football
(live)
News/
Local
Saturday Night Live
(repeat)


SUN. 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos
(repeat)
Cruella
CBS NFL Football 60 Minutes Yellowstone
(new)
Big Brother
(new)
The CW Local The Chosen
(new)
World’s Funniest Animals
(repeat)
World’s Funniest Animals
(repeat)
Local
FOX The Simpsons
(repeat)
Bob’s Burgers
(repeat)
The Simpsons
(new)
Krapopolis
(new)
Bob’s Burgers
(new)
Family Guy
(new)
Local/News
NBC Sunday Night Football
(live)

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