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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.

Feb 23, 2018

Another week, another episode. We're still in the midst of Olympics mayhem, which means a lot of shows have yet to return or premiere. But that'll change soon. Until then, uh ... what's your favorite brunch food?


  • "The Walking Dead" star Lauren Cohan has yet to renew her contract for Season 9. She's not necessarily leaving the show but has been grappling with AMC over less-than-satisfactory salary offers. She has just been cast as the lead in a new ABC pilot called "Whiskey Cavalier." The show would star "Scandal's" Scott Foley and is described as a "high-octane hourlong action dramedy that follows the adventures of tough but tender FBI super-agent Will Chase (codename: "Whiskey Cavalier") who, following an emotional breakup, is assigned to work with badass CIA operative Francesca "Frankie" Trowbridge (codename: "Fiery Tribune"). Together, they lead an interagency team of flawed, funny, heroic spies who periodically save the world (and each other) while navigating the rocky roads of friendship, romance and office politics."
  • CBS is rebooting "L.A. Confidential" as a TV series. Walton Goggins will star as "Detective Jack Vincennes, who is described as all swagger and flash with a movie-star smile. He knows how the system works and uses it to his best advantage, including some corrupt shakedowns on the side." Kevin Spacey played the role in the 1997 movie.
  • CBS cast it's new "Magnum P.I." Thomas Magnum will be played by Jay Hernandez, who is a Mexican American. He previously played Dimitri Havelock in "The Expanse" and Daniel Acosta in Fox's short-lived series "Gang Related."
  • Comedy Central has renewed "Drunk History" for a 6th season
  • Fox News is launching a streaming service called "Fox Nation" in late 2018 and will be targeted towards the network's "super fans"
  • Comedian Michelle Wolf — hot off of getting her own Netflix late-night series — will host this year's White House Correspondents Dinner. It'll happen on April 28th.

AARON'S LOSERS: "Legends of Tomorrow" and the first episode of "Everything Sucks"
JACK'S LOSERS: "Everything Sucks" and "Here and Now"
AARON'S FENCER: "Crashing"
JACK'S FENCERS: "The Frankenstein Chronicles" and "Riverdale"
AARON'S WINNERS: Every other episode of "Everything Sucks," "The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale," "Atlanta" and "CNN Town Hall: The Students"
JACK'S WINNERS: "The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale," "Soft Focus with Jena Friedman," "Adventure Time" and "Uncensored"

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