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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.

Nov 30, 2018

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:

  • Netflix has invested $1Billion dollars in a Roald Dahl deal that will bring 16 of the author's books to life -- including, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, The BFG, The Twits, George's Marvellous Medicine and The Enormous Crocodile -- in multiple animated shows.
  • Netflix is developing a 10-episode, live-action "Cowboy Bebop" series.
  • "Ugly Delicious" has been renewed for a second season.
  • The planned spinoff to "The Middle" has been scrapped by ABC
  • "Take Two" has been canceled at ABC
  • CBS will end the "Murphy Brown" sequel after this season.
  • Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of "Spongebob Squarepants," has died at the age of 57.
  • Youtube is going to shift back its strategy with originally scripted content from being a premium pay service back to an ad-based platform in 2020.
  • Jerry Springer will launch his own courtroom reality show called, "Judge Jerry" in the fall of 2019 at NBCUniversal.
  • Legendary TV is developing Blake J. Harris’ "Console Wars" novel, which documents the "behind-the-scenes drama that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the video game industry," as a limited series.

JACK'S LOSERS: "Dirty John" and "Paradise PD"
AARON'S FENCERS: "Room 104," "The Purge" and "The Walking Dead"
JACK'S FENCERS: "Queen America"
AARON'S WINNERS: "The Good Place," "The Final Table," "The Nightflyers," "The Christmas Chronicles" and "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs"
JACK'S WINNERS: Matt Baume's Culture Cruise, LegalEagle and NHK WORLD-JAPAN all on YouTube, "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and "Hilda"

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