Aug 11, 2017
Welcome to Punch Drunk TV. We're a podcast that drinks and yells
about television. Do you remember us? It's been a while ... three
weeks to be exact. And holy crap so much has happened in the
21 days we've been on hiatus! There was Comic-Con and the TCA
Summer Tour but now Jack and Aaron are back, so let's just get into
it, shall we?
- Disney will pull all their movies from Netflix
at the end of 2018. But hey, they’ll be creating their own
stand-alone streaming service that will launch in 2019.
21 years, Jon Stewart will be starring in his first stand-up
special on HBO.
- YouTube has announced a Karate Kid sequel
series, titled "Cobra Kai," starring Ralph Macchio and William
Zabka, reprising their roles in a new half hour comedy. It’ll
follow Daniel Larusso and Johnny Lawrence as they manage battling
- Former "Walking Dead" showrunner Glen Mazzara
will be bringing "The Dark Tower" TV series to the small-screen.
It’ll apparently follow the story of the books, which the movie did
- Netflix has just acquired the rights to Mark
Millar’s Millarworld, aka his entire line of comics which includes
the likes of "Kick-Ass,"
"Kingsman." And others Jack should talk
- Netflix is partnering with Joel and Ethan Coen
for an original Western anthology series called
"The Ballad Of Buster
Scruggs." Told in the Coens’ signature sardonic style,
each episode of the series will focus on a different tale of the
American West. The Coens will write and direct all six episodes,
which will star "O Brother,
Where Art Thou’s" Tim Blake
Nelson as the eponymous Buster Scruggs, along with “many
Letterman is teaming up with Netflix for a six-episode series of
“in-depth conversations with extraordinary people, and in-the-field
segments expressing his curiosity and humor.” About the show,
Letterman says, “I feel excited and lucky to be working on this
project for Netflix. Here’s what I have learned: if you retire to
spend more time with your family, check with your family first.
Thanks for watching, drive safely.”
- Lifetime has renewed "UnREAL" for a fourth
season, keeping the show on the network through to 2019
has a live musical version of "A Christmas Story" coming in
December. It’ll star Maya Rudolph as Mrs. Parker, Ralphie and
asked Sean Spicer to join the cast of "Dancing with the Stars."
Sean Spicer said no.
Diesel is out to reboot "Miami Vice" for NBC. According to AV Club,
the reboot “will reflect today’s sexy police officers, as well as the many
changes the past 27 years have seen in cocaine”
is rebooting TRL, aka "Total Request Live," and will premiere on
October 2. It’ll be shot at
the network’s iconic Times Square studio, which has been expanded
to 8,700 square feet to allow for bigger audiences and simultaneous
productions that will cater to its new accompanying digital
- Jack’s favorite show, "The Middle," will end
after its upcoming ninth season
is adding the classic TGIF lineup to its service. That’s
every single episode of
House," "Family Matters," "Step
"Hangin’ With Mr.
- Amazon has announced that Prime subscribers can
now enjoy their own batch of old ‘80s and ‘90s sitcoms.
Rock From The Sun,"
World," "Grace Under Fire," "Cybill" and "Grounded For Life" will hit the service in August.
is working with former "British Baking Show" host, Mary Berry, on a
new food competition series. It’ll tentatively be titled "Britain’s
Best Cook" and have Berry branching out from the baking realm into
the “wider world of food.”
AARON’S LOSERS "Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later,"
"The Lowe Files" and
JACK’S LOSERS: "The Lowe
Files" and "Hooten and the Lady"
AARON’S FENCERS: "The Strain" and "Mr. Mercedes"
FENCERS: "Comrade Detective," "The Last Shot" and
"Game of Thrones"
AARON’S WINNERS: "World of Dance," "Icarus," "What Would Diplo Do," "Room 104," "Get Shorty," "Rick and Morty," "Insecure," "Twin Peaks" and "Ozark"
WINNERS "Funny How?,"
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