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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.

Apr 14, 2017

Been a long couple of weeks -- and some big news leads Aaron on a pretty long tangent. Prepare yourselves and join us for another lengthy drunken excursion inside your televisions...

NEWS:

  • Netflix is adapting the classic horror film "Haunting of Hill House" to series and Mike Flanagan -- the director behind Oculus, Hush, Ouija: Origins of Evil and the upcoming Stephen King adaptation of Gerald’s Game -- will helm the series.
  • TNT passed on the "Let the Right One" In TV series  -- and it’s now being shopped to other networks. Do we need this?
  • Donald Sutherland will play J. Paul Getty in Danny Boyle’s new FX series "Trust" which will “take place in 1973, when the young heir John Paul Getty III is kidnapped in Rome and his mafia captors are banking on a multimillion-dollar ransom from his wealthy family.”
  • Comedian Charlie Murphy Is Dead At 57 After A Leukemia Battle
  • Hulu’s renewed "The Path" for Season 3
  • Ricky Martin has been cast as Gianni Versace’s long-time lover Antonio D’Amico in Season 3 of "American Crime Story."
  • VH1 announced a bonkers new slate including:
    • "Scared Famous," in which a bunch of supposed celebrities live together in a spooky house
    • The scripted “Daytime Divas,” a drama based on Star Jones’ thinly veiled anti-View attack novel, Satan’s Sisters.
    • ’90s House,” a Real World-esque reality show in which ’90s person Lance Bass will preside over a house full of Generation Z-ers who’ve had their smartphones and wifi taken away. The show promises to “reboot” all the coolest ’90s moments its young cast members absolutely will not remember, as they desperately try to figure out dial-up internet so they can Alta-Vista “Who the hell is Lance Bass?”
  • MTV And Ludacris Are Bringing Back ‘Fear Factor’ For Anxious Millennials.

AARON’S LOSERS: Dimension 404, The Gorburger Show and American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story

JACK’S LOSERS: American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story and The Gorburger Show

AARON’S FENCERS: The Get Down, Prison Break, The Son, Archer and 13 Reasons Why 

JACK’S FENCERS: The Son, First Dates and Riverdale

AARON’S WINNERS: The Real Ghostbusters, Detroiters, 24: Legacy, Underground, Bates Motel, Rick and Morty and Better Call Saul

JACK’S WINNERS: Mike Tyson Mysteries, Check it Out, Venture Brothers, Maron and The Real O’Neals

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