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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.

Aug 24, 2018

After a few weeks of exploring the netherworld, where we battled three-headed Trump-beasts and drank from the fountains of Cola Mountain, Jack and I have finally returned to bellow our opinions into the TV chasm. Didja miss us? 

In all seriousness, Jack started a new job at CryptTV and was in heavy production mode which had us go dark for a time. I can only assume that'll be happening more frequently as Baby Pruner touches down. 

But until then ...

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:

  • CNN is doing a full-length documentary about Anthony Bourdain that will be released in theaters sometime in 2019.
  • Season 3 of "Stranger Things" will take place in 1985 and obviously reference "Back to the Future," but according to David Harbour, the new season will also make multiple references to the movie "Fletch."
  • Netflix has renewed both "GLOW" and "Anne with an E" for a third season.
  • Netflix has canceled "The Joel McHale Show" and "The Break with Michelle Wolf."
  • "Castle Rock" has been renewed for a second season on Hulu.
  • "Knightfall" — History Channel's series about the Knights of the Templar — has been renewed for a second season and Mark Hamill is joining the cast. 
  • USA has ordered a Jason Bourne TV series called "Treadstone." Production is set to begin in 2019. According to THR, "the first season will follow sleeper agents — none of them played by Matt Damon — across the globe as they're instructed to carry out deadly missions."
  • Before it could even open, a "Rick and Morty" pop-up bar was shut down by Turner Broadcasting. It was going to be called Wubba Lubba Dub Pub and would've been located in Washington D.C. 

AARON'S LOSERS: "Carter," "All About the Washingtons" and "Insatiable"
AARON'S FENCERS: "Ballers" and "Disenchantment"
JACK'S FENCERS: "Shut Eye," "Live PD," "Cloak and Dagger" and "Mary and the Witch’s Flower"
AARON'S WINNERS: "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" (Nicki Minaj episode), "The History of Comedy" (Season 2, the animation episode), "Dark Tourist" (also "Tickled" movie on HBO), Hannah Gadsby's Comedy Special "Nanette," "Random Acts of Flyness" and "Better Call Saul"
JACK'S WINNERS: "Castle Rock," "Better Call Saul," "Tickled" (PLUS "The Tickle King!" on HBO), "Hollywood Love Story" and "Mister Tachyon"

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