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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.

Jul 7, 2017

Did you guys enjoy your holiday weekend? Jack did -- he had Danny Trejo tacos. Aaron, on the other hand, was bedridden with food poisoning. Somehow, both of these options sound appropriate for 2017. AMERICA!

NEWS:

  • Season 3 of “Rick and Morty” will premiere Sunday, July 30th at 11:30 pm
  • Ryan Murphy and FX are being sued by 101 year old Olivia de Havilland over Catherine Zeta Jones’ portrayal of her in “Feud”
  • “World of Dance” has been renewed for a Second Season
  • The pilot for the “Sons of Anarchy” spinoff, “Mayans MC,” has been recast and is going through reshoots
  • SAG AFTRA averted a pending actors strike on 4th of July weekend, renegotiating a deal through to 2020 with the AMPTP. Highlights of the agreement here: http://deadline.com/2017/07/screen-actors-guild-strike-averted-tentative-deal-film-tv-contract-sag-amptp-1202123068/
  • NBC has canceled “The Carmichael Show” after two and a half seasons.
  • Netflix finally renewed “Dear White People” for a Season 2
  • Mahershala Ali, who played Diamondback in "Luke Cage"  -- and also won an Oscar for his role in Moonlight -- is in early talks to star in "True Detective" Season 3.
  • “Castlevania’s” Adi Shankar is now developing an “Assassin’s Creed” animated series
  • Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park are leaving “Hawaii Five O” over salary issues. They allege CBS wouldn’t pay them equal rate to their white co-stars.

Comic Con News:

  • The cast and creator of “Battlestar Galactica” are reuniting at Comic-Con. Syfy has scheduled the “BSG” reunion panel for 2:30 PM Thursday, July 20, at Ballroom 20.
  • “Legion” is coming to Ballroom 20 on Thursday, July 20 at 5 pm, followed by “Marvel’s Inhumans.”
  • “Twin Peaks” is coming to Hall H at Comic-Con for the very first time on July 21 around 2:45 pm
  • “The Walking Dead,” “Fear the Walking Dead” and “Preacher” are all coming to Hall H on Friday, July 21.
  • “The Gifted” is coming to Hall H on Friday, July 21 at 3:45 pm followed by “Marvel’s The Defenders.”
  • “Stranger Things” Season 2 is coming to Hall H on Saturday, July 22 at 3 pm

AARON’S LOSERS: “Embarrassing Bodies" (Netflix), “Roseanne” Season 9 (ABC) and “Zoo” (CBS)
JACK’S LOSERS: "Gypsy" (Netflix) and "Battle of the Network Stars" (ABC)
AARON’S FENCER: “Claws” (TNT) and “Snowfall” (FX)
JACK’S FENCERS: "I’m Sorry" (TruTV)
AARON’S WINNERS: “The Gong Show” (ABC), “GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling” (Netflix), “Preacher” (AMC), “The Great British Baking Show” (Netflix), “OITNB” Season 5 (Netflix) and “Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On” (Netflix)  
JACK’S WINNERS: "Puss in Book" (Netflix), "The Standups" (Netflix) and "OITNB" Season 5 (Netflix)

 

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