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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 14, 2017

It's the week before Comic-Con so we're extra loopy. Please forgive the rambling and get yourselves ready for SDCC insanity! Oh, also we talk for three hours ... and some of the show is about TV, promise!

What are you looking forward to at Comic-Con? Are you going? Shout us out in the comments -- maybe we'll meet up for drinks and hugs!

NEWS:

  • Bill Skarsgard, aka Pennywise from the "IT" remake, is going to appear in Hulu’s “Castle Rock” series. He won’t be reprising his role as Pennywise, instead he’ll play “a young man with an unfortunate legal problem.”
  • Hulu is now offering HBO and Cinemax subscriptions
  • “Curb Your Enthusiasm” will return with new episodes to HBO on October 1
  • Netflix is developing a TV show inspired by Gerard Way’s Dark Horse comic book series “Umbrella Academy.” According to AV Club, “The series centers on a team of seven former kid superheroes, attempting to sort through the aftermath of their childhoods under the watch of a distant, mysterious adopted father. (Also, there’s a guy with a gorilla body, a time-traveling 10-year-old, and a woman who can kill you with a violin, if the previous description sounded a little too down to Earth.)
  • “New Warriors” casting announcement: We have our Squirrel Girl!
  • TNT has renewed “Claws” for a second season
  • “Empire” and “Star” will crossover in their back-to-back season premieres on Wednesday, September 27.
  • Michael Jackson’s estate and CBS are teaming up for an animated Halloween special. “Titled Michael Jackson's Halloween, the hour-long telecast will follow millennials Vincent (MacGyver star Lucas Till) and Victoria (The Flash film's Kiersey Clemons), who meet “accidentally” on Halloween night and find themselves, along with Ichabod the dog, at a mysterious hotel located at 777 Jackson Street called This Place Hotel. Once inside, Vincent and Victoria go an unexpected, magical adventure of personal discovery, culminating in a spectacular dance finale featuring an animated Jackson.”

AARON’S LOSERS: "Chris D’Elia: Man on Fire" (Netflix) and "Will" (TNT)
JACK’S LOSERS: "The Hollywood Puppet Shitshow" (Fuse) and "Candy Crush" (CBS)
JACK’S FENCERS: "Hood Adjacent" (Comedy Central)
AARON’S WINNERS: "World of Dance" (NBC), "Castlevania" (Netflix), "Preacher" (AMC), "Twin Peaks" (Showtime), "The Bold Type" (Freeform) and "The Defiant Ones" (HBO)
JACK’S WINNERS: "Better Call Saul," (AMC), "GLOW" (Netflix), "Tour De Pharmacy" (HBO), "The Nineties" (CNN), "Lockup" (MSNBC) and "Castlevania" (Netflix)

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