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Welcome to Punch Drunk TV, where your intrepid hosts Jack Conway and Aaron Pruner navigate the often tumultuous Peak TV landscape -- one drink at a time.

Jul 13, 2018

We have officially begun counting down till San Diego Comic-Con! So, of course, that means Aaron and Jack spend a good portion of the episode talking about the TV goodies (or lack there-of) happening next week. 

The Emmy nominations were also announced this week, so we not only try to figure out who will win in this insane race but dig through some of the snubs (ie: No Twin Peaks or Last Man on Earth!) For shame!

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:

  • Game of Thrones Peter Dinklage scored his seventh Emmy nomination for supporting actor in a drama series. Dinklage is now the most nominated person ever in the category.
  • Sandra Oh becomes first Asian woman to score lead actress Emmy nom for Killing Eve.
  • FX has renewed Pose for a second season
  • Three new Archie comics series are in the works.
    • The first of which is an updated animated incarnation of Archie and his friends. There have been numerous Archie cartoons in the past, but this one will reportedly lean more towards comedy than the current comic book series or even Riverdale.
    • The second show is also an animated series, with Josie from Josie and the Pussycats in the lead. That series is described as a "horror-tinged" story.
    • The third is a live-action adaptation of Sam Hill, a private detective character whose adventures have only been sporadically published within the last few decades. Sam Hill is far from an obvious choice for an adaptation, but it could be a sign that the company is attempting to expand its reach. The accompanying report states the three shows are being pitched to streaming services and broadcast networks.
  • Season 22 of South Park will premiere on September 26.
  • FX's Y: The Last Man series has been cast. Barry Keoghan has been signed to portray Yorick Brown, an amateur escape artist and the only human male who survived a catastrophic plague that nearly wiped out his gender. Yorick and his Capuchin monkey, Ampersand, may be the only two male mammals left alive. Imogen Poots will play Hero Brown, Yorick’s sister and an EMT who has her own burdens to bear in the new world. Diane Lane will co-star as Senator Jennifer Brown, Yorick and Hero’s mother. Captain Marvel co-star Lashana Lynch has nabbed the fan favorite role of Agent 355, a Secret Service operative who becomes Yorick’s protector and one of the most memorable characters in the comic. Juliana Canfield will portray Yorick’s girlfriend, Beth, while Marin Ireland will play Nora, “the president’s senior assistant and right hand.”

AARON'S LOSER: Bill Maher Live from Oklahoma and Succession
JACK'S LOSERS: The Outpost and Very Cavallari
AARON'S FENCERS: Preacher and Mr. Mercedes
JACK'S FENCERS: Cooking on High, Paid Off with Michael Torpey, Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters, TKO: Total Knockout and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
AARON'S WINNERS: Explained, Claws, Somebody Feed Phil, GLOW and Sharp Objects
JACK'S WINNERS: Youtube Channels: Lindsay Ellis and Red Letter Media's Best of the Worst, Anne with an E and Somebody Feed Phil

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