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Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News
Somewhat surprisingly, talks between SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP have broken down, with the actors’ guild claiming that the studios are using “bullying tactics” and are refusing to protect actors from AI and increase wages to keep up with inflation. As for the studios, they claim the actors are being unreasonable and declining a deal similar to the ones the WGA and the DGA accepted. Meanwhile, the DGA is having to reassure their members that the deal they made with the AMPTP was a good one, no really, you guys. Let’s hope the actors and studios get back into talks quickly and resolve this so that production can start again soon — now that the writers are back, they have about 6 weeks to make something happen to avoid any further production delays.
Reminder this is what SAG-AFTRA is fighting against pic.twitter.com/dsZl130uif
— Caiden Reed | Ghostface-Doo (@caiden_reed) October 12, 2023
Happy New Mike Flanagan Series Day! Fall of the House of Usher is now available on Netflix — and sadly for those of us who look forward to this day every year, it’s probably going to be the last Flanagan Netflix series for a while … maybe ever? He’s currently making a film adaptation of a Stephen King novella, The Life of Chuck, starring Tom Hiddleston and Mark Hamill, and has been adapting The Dark Tower into a TV series.
Big day today. New show is out and I really, really hope you enjoy it. And, I'm five years sober today – a milestone that fills me with gratitude. Difficult to celebrate much, given the state of the industry today, but wanted to express my thankfulness.
— Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) October 12, 2023
I’m sure he’s tired of making these Netflix horror series, but I’m not tired of watching them. (Not sure I agree with the list’s rankings, but get back to me next week, once I’ve watched Fall of the House of Usher.)
And speaking of Fall of the House of Usher – once you have watched, check out these easter eggs you might have missed (spoilers abound).
I think what is happening here is that when she was renegotiating her contract with Wheel of Fortune a few weeks ago, Vanna White hired a P.R. agent to put stories out there about her and how beloved she is. Well, the contract has been signed, and now the P.R. agent is just looking to prove they should be kept around by Vanna White by putting all these stories about Vanna White into the ether because I have never in my life seen so many stories about Vanna Fucking White in my life, and they have all come out in the past two months. Enough with the Vanna White. You’re great and all but turn your letters and stay out of my newsfeed.
- Under the Vines has been renewed for a third season on Acorn TV.
- Wild Cards, a comedic crime procedural starring Vanessa Morgan and Giacomo Gianniotti; and Sight Unseen, a blind detective series starring Dolly Lewis and Daniel Gillies, (wasn’t this once called In the Dark?) have both been ordered at The CW.
- Marie Osmond will guest star on The Bold and the Beautiful on CBS.
- Lena Olin will star in The Darkness, an Icelandic detective series.
Mark Your Calendars
- The Curse premieres on Showtime on November 10.
- Orphan Black: Echoes will premiere on AMC, AMC+, and BBC America in 2024.
- Candy Cane Lane debuts on Prime Video on December 1.
- South Park: Joining the Panderverse will premiere on Paramount+ on October 27.
- Bodies premieres on Netflix on October 19.
- The Garden: Commune or Cult debuts on Discovery on October 29.
- Mayflies premieres on Acorn TV on October 30.
- Scavengers Reign premieres on Max on October 19.
- Pawn Stars Do America returns on History Channel on October 25.
- Tore debuts on Netflix on October 27.
- Leo premieres on Netflix on November 21.
- Twende debuts on Showmax on December 4.
- Blue Eye Samurai premieres on November 3.
- Yu Yu Hakusho will debut on Netflix on December 14.
More than three decades after Yu Yu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi first captured the imagination of readers, the beloved manga gets a live-action adaptation.
Yu Yu Hakusho premieres December 14! pic.twitter.com/KUpeSuLXPB
— Netflix (@netflix) October 11, 2023
- President Biden will sit down with 60 Minutes to discuss Israel on October 15.
- Chopped: Julia Child’s Kitchen premieres on Food Network on November 14.
- Improv: 60 and Still Standing will debut on Netflix on November 7.
- A Christmas Frequency and Reporting for Christmas will debut on Hulu on November 1.
- How to Fall in Love by the Holidays premieres on Roku on November 3; The Holiday Shift on November 17; The Great American Baking Show: Celebrity Holiday November 10; Martha Holidays on December 4; and A Very Demi Holiday Special on December 8.
- Great American Family has announced 20 holiday films. You can find them here.
- Victim to Verdict with Ted Rowlands premieres on Court TV on October 15.
Phyllis Coates, Actress who was TV’s first Lois Lane
Dick Curtis, Comedian and character actor who appeared in many shows and served as Jonathan Winters’ straight man
Rudolph Isley, One of the Isley Brothers
Jeff Burr, Horror director who directed movies in the Puppet Master, Pumpkinhead and Stepfather franchises, among others
Keith Giffen, Creator of the Blue Beetle and Rocket Racoon
Fall of the House of Usher: Mike Flanagan’s latest horror project for Netflix is a twisted take on Edgar Allen Poe and I can not wait. Series premiere. Netflix
Frasier: In this reboot, Frasier Crane moves back to Boston, but I doubt the Cheers bar will be making an appearance. Series premiere. Paramount+
House of Villains: 10 reality show villains live together under one roof in this new competition series, and I don’t know why it took someone this long to make this very obvious show. Series premiere. 9 p.m., E!, Syfy, Bravo, USA
Transplant: Mags struggles to save a patient in the season premiere. 8 p.m., NBC
Monster Inside: America’s Most Extreme Haunted House: This documentary explores the story of McKamey Manor, the most extreme haunted house ever, and its completely demented creator, Russ McKamey. Premiere. Hulu
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Raye
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Jason Blum, Greg Clark Jr.
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: John Mulaney, Darius Rucker
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Josh Duhamel; Måneskin
- Watch What Happens Live: Jax Taylor, Taylor Ann Green
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