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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.

Sep 15, 2017

 

We're on the verge of the most wonderful time of the year -- spooky season is almost upon us! With that said, we tackle a very serious topic in Episode 67: What is horror? 

Seriously, since everyone is debating whether "It" is a horror film, we dive into the meaning of the word and what types of horror entertainment we really find scary. Turns out Dan Aykroyd from "The Twilight Zone Movie" scarred Jack and me as children. Who'd have thought?

NEWS:

  • 8.6 million viewers tuned into Seth McFarlane’s “The Orville” on Sunday.
  • AMC renewed "Ride with Norman Reedus" for a 3rd season before the Season 2’s Nov. 5 premiere. 
  • George R.R. Martin's "Nightflyers" has been picked up by Syfy. The series is “set in the future on the eve of Earth's destruction and follows a crew of explorers who journey on the most advanced ship in the galaxy, the Nightflyer, to intercept a mysterious alien spacecraft that might hold the key to their survival. As the crew nears their destination, they discover that the ship’s artificial intelligence and never-seen captain may be steering them into deadly and unspeakable horrors deep in the dark reaches of space.”
  • Netflix is keeping fans in the dark regarding the premiere date for “The Punisher.” Instead of being exact, a recent press release promoting the series had the premiere date redacted from the email. Marvel will bring the show to NY Comic Con in October, so it’ll probably hit the streaming service soon after.
  • HISTORY has ordered a sixth season of “Vikings.” The 20-episode season will begin shooting this fall. Season 5 will have a two-hour premiere on Wednesday, Nov. 29.
  • Olivia de Havilland’s lawsuit against FX and Ryan Murphy for her depiction in “Feud” has moved forward. The defamation lawsuit will begin on Nov. 27.
  • Phil Lord and Chris Miller have moved back to TV after being fired from the Han Solo movie. They are developing a series at ABC titled “We Can Do Better.” It’s about a “newly ‘woke’ soccer mom who must navigate life in the south as a parent, wife, American citizen, and daughter of hardcore conservative parents.” The pilot script was written by “Community” and “Last Man on Earth” alum, Liz Cackowski.

With the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards airing this weekend, we dig into some of our predictions. Who do you think should win?

AARON’S LOSERS: "Preacher" and "The Orville"
JACK’S LOSERS: "According to Chrisley" and "The Orville"
AARON’S FENCERS: "Fear the Walking Dead" and "American Horror Story: Cult"
JACK’S FENCERS: "I Am Frankie"
AARON’S WINNERS: "Top of the Lake: China Girl," "Insecure," "Bojack Horseman" and "Rick and Morty"
JACK’S WINNERS: "Rick and Morty," "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," "Room 104," "The Mayor" and "The Tick"

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