‘The Haunting of Hell House’ and what could have been …


Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News

In your Twitter is Burnign Update: A bunch of media companies, including Lions Gate, Apple, Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, Comcast/NBCUniversal, Paramount, and Sony, have pulled their advertising from Twitter after Elon Musk responded positively to a post suggesting that Jews support hatred of white people and support replacing white people with minorities. Additionally, Media Matters published a report showing that advertisements from these and other big companies were showing up next to “pro-Hitler, Holocaust denial, white nationalist, pro-violence, and neo-Nazi accounts,” despite CEO Linda Yaccarino insisting that they wouldn’t. Musk is FREAKING OUT and threatened to sue Media Matters — while also admitting that the ads were showing up alongside these accounts — but no such lawsuit has been filed as of yet. It’s quite the way to set $44 billion on fire.

The wealthiest Real Housewife will probably not surprise you. But the way the next 9 shakes out is pretty interesting, especially with the Beverly Hills wives. (Also, I don’t know why they listed these in the wrong way — meaning #10 is the wealthiest and #1 is the least wealthy … on this list. Have any of you people ever made a list before?)

Had we had a third season of The Haunting of … by Mike Flanagan, it would have been an adaptation of Hell House by Richard Matheson. In a forward to a recent limited edition of the 1971 novel, Flanagan wrote that it was the first novel he considered adapting before Hill House, but the rights were tied up. Additionally, he wrote:

“I don’t know that there has ever been a haunted house story as downright cinematic as ‘Hell House.’ It is written by a man who thought visually, who had a flair for cinematic set pieces, audience expectations, and visceral thrills that eluded many of his literary predecessors. That is one of the reasons ‘I Am Legend’ [a novel by Richard Matheson] resonates so deeply, and Stephen King is correct when he says: ‘Without his ‘I Am Legend,’ there would have been no ‘Night of the Living Dead.’ Without ‘Hell House,’ I’d argue that there would be no ‘Poltergeist,’ no ‘The Conjuring,’ no ‘Insidious.’”


Your chance to own a piece of The Crown is coming.

Suits will have a reunion at the ATX TV Festival (but I wouldn’t hold my breath for a Meghan Markle appearance).

DRAMA behind the scenes of HGTV’s Good Bones.

White Collar is the most recent series they’re talking about rebooting.

This is an argument that season five of Game of Thrones is actually the worst season, and there are some valid points here, but will probably only resonate with those who have read the books.

Oppenheimer‘s Oval Office was originally Selina Meyer’s.

Former General Hospital star Ingo Rademacher has opened up about having mental health struggles following being fired from the soap opera over vaccine mandates. I hope he gets the help he needs.



In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live will debut on AMC on February 25.
  • Great Photo, Lovely Life: Facing a Family’s Secrets will debut on HBO on December 5.
  • The Woman in the Wall will premiere on Paramount+ with Showtime on January 19 and on Showtime on January 21.
  • Love After Lockup: Innocent After Lockup premieres on WE tv on December 15.
  • Ilary Blasi: The One and Only premieres on Netflix on November 24.
  • Blood Vessel will debut on Netflix on December 8.
  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse will premiere on Netflix on January 31.


Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady

Suzanne Shepherd, Actress on The Sopranos and Goodfellas

Peter Spellos, Actor who starred in American Dreams and a voice actor on Transformers

Joss Ackland, British actor who appeared in Lethal Weapon 2, The Hunt for Red October, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Midsomer Murders, and many others

Heath, Basisst for X Japan


Stamped from the Beginning: An exploration of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s book of the same name, chronicling “the origins and evolution of anti-Black, racist ideas and their power in shaping policies, culture, and norms throughout American history.” Premiere. Netflix

The Addams Family marathon: Attention all Wednesday fans. 7 p.m., Pop

JFK: Breaking the News: This special from 2003 hosted by Jane Pauley looks back on how the news covered the Kennedy assassireal-time real time. 9 p.m., PBS

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Sterling K. Brown, Jenna Bush Hager, Barbara Pierce Bush, Davido
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Wanda Sykes, Taran Killam, Bryan Carter
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: David Letterman, the National
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Adam Sandler, Henry Winkler
  • The Daily Show: News Team Takeover

MON. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Monday Night Football
CBS The Price is Right at Night
Let’s Make a Deal Primetime
CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us
Masters of Illusion
World’s Funniest Animals
FOX Kitchen Nightmares
Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test
NBC The Voice
That’s My Jam

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