There’s a therapy dog at this airport to help people with travel anxiety, and she’s a very good girl who keeps eating things off the floor and rolling over for belly rubs. Is currently blocking boarding. Perfection and no notes. pic.twitter.com/ONm6Rl5Q6q
— Dr. Jess Maddox (@drjessmaddox) October 18, 2023
Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News
Oh my God, Mike Schur — Parks and Recs and Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Good Place and The Office Mike Schur — was given the greenlight to make a Field of Dreams miniseries at Peacock, and he had cast Kristen Bell, Nick Offerman, William Jackson Harper, and Andre Braugher AND THEY BUILT THE FIELD IN IOWA, but then Peacock canceled the project before they could start filming. “We built it and they didn’t get the chance to show up,” Schur joked. I am not even a huge fan of the film, it’s fine or whatever, but I would have watched every second of this. DISAPPOINTED.
In 2021, Peacock hired writer/producer Mike Schur to create a seven-episode “Field of Dreams” reboot before it was eventually cancelled. 👀 The details:
"Andre Braugher was going to play James Earl Jones' role, Kristen Bell was going to be in it. Nick Offerman was going to be… pic.twitter.com/mXlx2zJ5pY
— Pablo Torre Finds Out (@pablofindsout) October 17, 2023
LOL, Benioff and Weiss lied to HBO about how Game of Thrones was going to be a small, contained series, a character study, really, to convince them to buy the show.
Showtime Sports will be shutting down at the end of the month as Showtime gets folded into Paramount+.
Netflix is tinkering with its ad-supported tier and is looking to start a binge-reward tier where viewers will be rewarded with an ad-free episode after binging a certain number.
Meanwhile, Izzy’s definitely moved on.
Dick Vitale will be back! (I mean, the man is in his 80s and should probably take a nice retirement, but I’m glad he’s beating this thing.)
- That’s My Jam has been renewed for a third season on NBC.
- Reptile Royalty, UFO Cowboys, and Lincoln Log Masters have all been renewed for second seasons on Roku.
- Inside the FBI: The ’70s; The Color of Victory: Heroes of WW2; and Waking the Dead have been ordered at National Geographic.
- No Taste Like Home with Antoni Porowski has been ordered at National Geographic.
- The 1% Club, the British game show, is being adapted in the U.S. at Prime Video.
- The Stones: Still Rolling, a one-hour documentary, is in the works.
- An animated Hawk series is being developed.
- Nate Bargatze will host Saturday Night Live on October 28 with musical guest, The Foo Fighters. (Who is Nate Bargatze? you ask.)
- Ariana DeBose, Quinta Brunson, Brandi Carlile, Eugene Cordero, and Dan Levy will guest star on Sesame Street on PBS and Max.
- Cyril Metzger, Manon Clavel, Simon Ludders, Astrid Roos, Henry Pettigrew, Clive Standen, Vincent Heneine, Axel Granberger, Alix Henzelin, Antoine Basler, Gaspard Boesch, Roland Vouilloz, Serge Musy and Karim Barras will star in Winter Palace on Netflix.
Mark Your Calendars
- Napoleon will debut on Apple TV+ … soon. It will be in theaters on November 22.
- EXmas will premiere on Freevee on November 17.
- Beacon 23 debuts on MGM+ on November 12.
- Escaping Twin Flames will premiere on Netflix on November 8.
- Hidden Assets debuts on Acorn TV on November 13.
- In Love & Toxic: Blue Therapy will premiere on BET+ on October 19.
- “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” begins on Lifetime on November 18.
- “Geeked Week 2023” will take place on Netflix on November 6-12.
- Trevor Wallace: Pterodactyl will debut on Prime Video on November 14.
- OWN Spotlight: Oprah & Kerry Washington will premiere on OWN on October 28; OWN Spotlight: Oprah & Nicole Avant on November 4; OWN Spotlight: Oprah, Courtney B. Vance & Dr. Robin on November 11.
- Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will premiere on Netflix on October 31.
- The Sacrifice Game debuts on Shudder on December 8.
- Generation Z will air on Channel 4 soon.
- Avatar: The Last Airbender will premiere on Netflix soon.
Astros at Rangers: LET’S GO ‘STROS! 7 p.m., Fox Sports 1
Living for the Dead: They’re ghost hunters … but queer. And I’m going to watch every second of this. Series premiere. Hulu
Coleen Rooney: The Real Wagatha Story: This limited series explores the amazing and hilarious story about Coleen Rooney, wife of English soccer star Wayne Rooney, exposing how stories about her were being leaked to the tabloids. It’s juicy. Premiere. Hulu
Friday the 13th: Because it’s too obvious to watch Friday the 13th on Friday the 13th. 9:45 p.m., HBO 2
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ronnie Wood, Issa Rae, David Kushner
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Nathan Lane, Fred Armisen & Jacquelene Acevedo
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Talking Heads, Daniel Caesar
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Martin Scorsese; Mike Epps; Chelsea Cutler
- The Daily Show: Guest host Michael Kosta
- Watch What Happens Live: Issa Rae, Sherri Shepherd
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