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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.

Sep 7, 2018

Aaron here. I'll just cut to the chase: my baby is coming any day now. That said, Jack and I recorded this new episode a bit early in the week. As I type this, it's almost midnight on Wednesday and I'm prepping to schedule this to post on its own. Because who knows where I'll be!? Breakfast Pruner is almost here.

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:

  • "Dark Tourist" is being investigated by Japan's Reconstruction Agency and Fukushima Prefectural Government. 
  • Henry Cavill will star in Netflix's new "Witcher" series. 
  • Alan Tudyk will play Mr. Nobody in DC's live-action "Doom Patrol" series.
  • Former 'Sleepy Hollow' showrunner Len Wiseman will exec produce and direct the pilot for DC's upcoming live-action "Swamp Thing" series, which will also be exec produced by James Wan and air on their new OTT platform, DC Universe.
  • Ellen Degeneres is returning to stand-up comedy after 15 years with a Netflix special that will premiere on December 18.
  • NBC is expanding the "Law & Order" universe with a new series titled "Law & Order: Hate Crimes." According to The Hollywood Reporter, "the show is based on the real-life Hate Crimes Task Force within the New York Police Department. The unit works under the Special Victims Unit (the basis for SVU) within the department and often borrows SVU detectives for help with investigations."
  • Damon Herriman, who played Dewey on "Justified," will not only be playing Charles Manson in Tarantino's new movie, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," he'll be playing Manson in season 2 of "Mindhunter."
  • Former "Cosby Show" actor Geoffrey Owens was shamed online in an article on Fox News for being an actor working at Trader Joe's. 

AARON'S LOSERS: "The Great British Baking Show" (Netflix), "Jack Ryan" (Amazon), "Ozark" (Netflix) and "The Purge" (USA)
JACK'S LOSERS: "Jack Ryan" 
AARON'S FENCER: "God Friended Me" (CBS) and "Kidding" (premieres 9/9 to Showtime)
JACK'S FENCERS: "God Friended Me" and "Transformers: Cyberverse" (Cartoon Network)
AARON'S WINNERS: "Mayans MC" (FX), "Better Call Saul" (AMC), "You" (premieres 9/9 to Lifetime) and "Castle Rock" (Hulu)
JACK'S WINNERS: "Safe Harbour" (Hulu) and "Angels of Death" (Crunchy Roll)

 

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Welcome to Episode 108.