Aug 25, 2017
Every time Jack exclaims we'll have a short episode, we end up
going over three hours. So needless to say, Episode 64 goes long.
But there's a lot to be covered: We workshop some new morning show
personalities for you all, discuss Joss Whedon's feminist
short-comings and throw some names into the "Game of Thrones" death
[Have you checked out CastBox, yet? It's a cool platform and
it's free to join -- for both listeners and podcasters alike.
Go there, won't you?]
“Stranger Things” creators have confirmed a third season is a done
deal and they would like to wrap the series after a fourth season
-- which hasn’t been ordered yet.
Scheer has been tapped to write the pilot for a “Galaxy Quest” TV
show. The original cast from the movie have been approached to star
but no new details have emerged.
“Xena” reboot is officially dead at NBC
Michaels confirms that season 24 of “SNL” will run live
- Stephen Soderbergh is working on a new series
for HBO titled, “Mosaic,” starring Sharon Stone and Garrett
Hedlund. Soderbergh calls it a “branching narrative piece” where viewers will
be encouraged to download an app to their mobile device which will
prompt choices a viewer can make while watching the show. Mosaic
will have a “fixed universe” and the choices you make won’t
actually impact what happens in the story. Instead, the app will
allow viewers to rearrange the story into a different order, or at
least view things in any order they choose.
has picked up a new series from Jerry Bruckheimer and RZA
tentatively titled, “Black Samurai.” It’s based on Marc Olden’s
1974 book of the same name and will star Common as “an American
Army Ranger named Robert Sand who meets a Japanese martial arts
master and trains to become a samurai. After his sensei and
brothers are murdered, he embarks on a “worldwide journey of both
revenge and self-discovery.” In a statement, the producers say the
show will be “a mash-up of the spy and martial-arts genres and
infused with the heart, soul, and music of Common and the Wu-Tang
- Netflix has renewed “Friends from College” for
a second season.
- Vincenzo Natali, the director of ‘90s horror
movie “Cube” -- as well as episodes of “Westworld,” “Hannibal” and
“Orphan Black” -- will direct the pilot episode for Kevin Bacon’s
is bringing back “MTV: Unplugged” on September 8. As AVClub states,
the show will cater to a
“new generation of people who probably have no idea who Eric
Clapton is.” The premiere will feature an acoustic set from
singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes. We don’t know who else will be
featured but a press release from MTV teases an "eclectic,
superstar lineup of global pop culture artists."
the success of MTV’s rebooted “Fear Factor” series (starring
Ludacris), the network has renewed the series for 20 more
has tapped Gary Janetti (a guy who wrote for both “Will and Grace”
and “Family Guy”) to write and produce a “The Jetsons” live-action
multi-cam sitcom. Seriously.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Which "global
pop star" would you want to see play acoustic on "MTV:
AARON’S LOSERS: "Marlon" and "The Defenders"
LOSERS: "Dice" and "Marlon"
AARON’S FENCERS: "Preacher" and
JACK’S FENCERS: "Parker Plays Disney," "White
Gold" and "The Defenders"
WINNERS: "Game Face," "Rick and Morty," "Room 104,"
"Difficult People," "Game of Thrones" and "Halt and Catch Fire"
JACK’S WINNERS: "Desus and Mero," "Rick and Morty," "Game of Thrones" and those
classic "Disney Park Videos" on YouTube
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