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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.

Oct 7, 2016

It's officially spooky month and with it, DJ Spook Nasty and MC Tummy Troubles have returned for the fourth time. For your die hard Pass the Effin' Remote fans, you know what we're talking about. There's a lot to unpack in this episode, which is why it ended up going over 2 hours again. That's what we get when all the TV shows return at once!

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK:

  • "Westworld" was HBO’s highest rated premiere since the premiere of the first "True Detective," bringing in 3.3 million viewers.
  • HBO is in early talks to possibly develop "Watchmen" TV series.
  • FX has renewed "American Horror Story" for a 7th season.
  • A TV series spinoff of "The Purge" is in the works.
  • The horror streaming service Shudder now has every episode of "Tales From the Darkside."
  • Chris Columbus is developing a new Alfred Hitchcock anthology series for Universal Cable Productions called “Welcome to Hitchcock.” It will reportedly be “an inspired take” on Hitchcock’s “unique brand of storytelling,” and it will feature one Hitchcock-esque “season-long mystery or crime” every year.
  • Patrick Warburton will appear in some capacity on Amazon’s "The Tick."
  • "A Series of Unfortunate Events" will premiere to Netflix on Friday, January 13th.
  • "Iron Fist" is set to premiere on Netflix in March, 2017.
  • NBC has canceled "Aquarius" after two seasons.
  • NBC canceled its new mail order bride themed sitcom 72 hours after it first announced it. It was to be written and produced by Jackie Clarke, who works on Superstore, and be inspired by her own life growing up with her dad purchasing a Filipina mail order bride soon after her mother died.

AARON’S LOSERS: "Son of Zorn," "Easy," "Timeless," "Conviction" and "Once Upon a Time"

JACK’S LOSERS: "Conviction," "Son of Zorn," "Notorious," "New Girl," "Gotham," "Falling Water" and "Total Bellas"

AARON’S FENCERS: "Designated Survivor," "Speechless," "The Good Place," "South Park" and "Luke Cage"

JACK’S FENCERS: "Speechless," "The Flash," "Arrow," "Blackish" and "Frequence"

AARON’S WINNERS: "The Circus," "Last Man on Earth," "American Horror Story," "Ash vs. Evil Dead," "The Exorcist" and "Brooklyn Nine Nine"

JACK’S WINNERS: "Last Man on Earth," "The Good Place," "Pitch," "This Is Us" and "Lethal Weapon"

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