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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.

Mar 9, 2018

In Episode 89 of Punch Drunk TV, Jack and Aaron discuss a very important topic: Their rekindled Tori Amos fandoms. Seriously, it's overtaken everything ... but only '90s Tori.

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:

  • Barack and Michelle Obama are in early talks with Netflix to produce a new global series for the platform. The deal is said to be focused on a series that would highlight inspirational stories, not anything to serve as a direct rebuttal to current President Donald Trump or his policies.
  • Bronson Pinchot, aka Balki from "Perfect Strangers," has been cast as a recurring character in Netflix's "Sabrina" series. Pinchot will recur as George Hawthorne, "Baxter High's villainous, puritanical principal. He is a constant thorn in Sabrina's side and is always trying to thwart her escapades."
  • Disney Jr is working on a new "Rocketeer" animated series. This time, the story will follow Kit: “a young girl who receives a surprise package on her birthday revealing she’s next in line to become the Rocketeer, a legendary superhero who has the ability to fly with the help of a rocket-powered jetpack.” Assisting Kit with her adventures will be “her gadget-minded best friend, Tesh, and airplane mechanic uncle, Ambrose.”
  • Jon Favreau has been tapped to write and executive produce a live-action "Star Wars" TV series that'll air exclusively on Disney's yet-to-launch standalone streaming service
  • 26.5 million people tuned in to the Oscars on Sunday, making it the lowest rated event in the awards show's history.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Do the Oscars still matter?

AARON'S LOSERS: "Life Sentence," "The Walking Dead" and "UnREAL"
JACK'S LOSERS: "Life Sentence"
AARON'S FENCER: "Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and Notorious BIG"
JACK'S FENCER: "The Tick"
AARON'S WINNERS: "Booze Traveler," "Hap & Leonard," "The X-Files," "Ash vs. Evil Dead" and "Flint Town"
JACK'S WINNERS: "Far Cry 5: Inside Eden's Gate," "Flint Town," "Sundays with Alec Baldwin," "Hard Sun" and "Queer Eye"

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Welcome to Episode 89.
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