I need one of these fat groundhogs or whatever the hell these are. Marmots?
This is cinema. pic.twitter.com/N8K0N6L7m7
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) October 9, 2023
Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News
Jerry Seinfeld is threatening us with some sort of Seinfeld reunion or reboot or … something. Unclear. It’s going to be a Super Bowl commercial, isn’t it?
We know more about the Slayers: A Buffyverse Story podcast that many of the original cast are participating in, and it sounds fun. First of all, it’s co-written by Amber Benson who played Tara, and she reached out to her former castmates to participate, particularly ones she felt had their characters sidelined. As for the story itself, it follows Indira Nunnally, a 16-year-old slayer, in search of a watcher. Along the way, she comes across a fellow slayer from a parallel universe where Cordelia was the Slayer and Buffy never existed. Love it. And what a delicious way for the cast to take Buffy back from Whedon.
John Cena is still in the WWE? But why?
This is interesting: Disney pulled a bunch of content from Disney+ earlier this year, including Stargirl, Artemis Fowl, and Cheaper by the Dozen. Now, some of the titles have quietly appeared on PVOD channels, available to rent or buy. Will Warner Bros. Discovery follow suit?
Apparently, Paramount won’t be making any more limited series at least for a while? Huh. Honestly, The Offer is one of the best things on Paramount+, so that’s a choice.
— Lucas Holtz (@LucasHoltz__) October 9, 2023
A Love is Blind season five contestant, Tran Dang, is suing the show’s production companies with “a sexual assault, false imprisonment and negligence lawsuit,” claiming that she was attacked in Mexico by her then-fiancee Thomas Smith. The producers’ position is that they are not responsible for the participants’ behavior behind closed doors. This is an interesting lawsuit, and frankly, I’m surprised we haven’t seen more of them from the reality dating TV world. Stay tuned.
Julia Ormond has sued CAA, The Walt Disney Company, and Miramax for being complicit in Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault on her, and is demanding systemic change.
Sam Wineman, a producer on the Shudder series Queer for Fear is suing Bryan Fuller, Shudder, and AMC Networks for sexual harassment, a hostile work environment, and retaliation. Wineman claims that when he reported abuse by Fuller, he was fired from the show and had his producing credits reduced.
Emaza Gibson, a former member of musical group Ceraadi, has sued Jason Derulo for “quid pro quo sexual harassment” related to the advancement of her career. Derulo denies the allegations.
Actress Ashley Johnson and six other women have sued Johnson’s ex-boyfriend and Critical Role castmate Brian Foster, “alleging domestic violence, sexual battery, assault, stalking, gender violence, intentional infliction of emotional distress and civil rights violations.”
Former Below Deck cast member, David Bradberry, has come forward in a recent BBC documentary with allegations that he was sexually abused and drugged by Abercrombie & Fitch’s former CEO Mike Jeffries, and his associate, Matthew Smith.
- The Spiderwick Chronicles has been acquired by Roku after being canceled before airing on Disney+.
- Black Barbie: A Documentary has been acquired by Netflix.
- Messi and the Giants, an animated series featuring Lionel Messi, is in the works.
- House of Laughs and RuPaul’s Drag Race Live Untucked have been ordered at WOW Presents Plus.
Mark Your Calendars
- Lawmen: Bass Reeves premieres on Paramount+ on November 5.
- The Gilded Age returns on HBO on October 29.
- Pain Hustlers premieres on Netflix on October 27.
- The Love is Blind reunion will air on Netflix on October 15. It will not be live.
- Planet Earth III premieres on BBC America and AMC+ on November 4.
- A restored Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will come to Disney+ on October 16.
- Candy Cane Lane premieres on Prime Video on December 1.
- Tyler Perry’s The Oval returns on BET on October 17.
- Faraway Downs will debut on Hulu on November 26.
- Shohei Ohtani: Beyond the Dream will debut on ESPN+ on November 17.
- Candace Parker: Unapologetic will premiere on ESPN on November 12.
- Grag Hearts Drag will premiere on WOW Presents Plus on November 8.
Anthony Hickox, Horror film director of Waxworks and Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
No Accident: This documentary follows the civil lawsuit filed against the white nationalists who led the “Unite The Right” rally in Charlottesville, which led to the deaths of peaceful counter-protestors. Premiere. 8 p.m., HBO
Press Your Luck: Season premiere. 9 p.m., ABC
The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs: Halloween: Joe Bob hosts us through one of the true classics. AMC, AMC+, Shudder
Astros at Twins: Game three of the ALDS. LET’S GO ‘STROS. (And I’m going to just overlook that the MLB gave the primetime game to the Texas Rangers BUT WHATEVER.) 3:07 p.m., Fox
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Pete Davidson, Troye Sivan, Rod Wave
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Bob Odenkirk, Marcello Hernández, Aparna Nancherla, Greg Clark Jr.
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Kerry Washington, Rep. Maxwell Frost
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Billie Eilish, Finneas; Whitney Cummings; Grace Potter
- Watch What Happens Live: Mary Cosby, Ziwe
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