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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 23, 2018

Hey Clinkers. How are you? It's raining in L.A. So ... thoughts and prayers to all the displaced snails ...

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:

  • The "Stranger Things" cast just got huge pay raises. Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, and Caleb McLaughlin all will go from about $30,000 per episode to somewhere between $200,000 and $250,000. Millie Bobby Brown’s bump was apparently even bigger, but Deadline doesn’t offer specifics. David Harbour and Winona Ryder are making somewhere “north of $300,000" after their own salary bumps. Series regulars Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton are only making between $100,000 and $150,000, which seems low for how important they are to the series, but they both got overshadowed by Joe Keery during season two.
  • Kathy Bates will return for Season 8 of "American Horror Story" because, duh. Ryan Murphy revealed at PaleyFest: “Kathy and Sarah Paulson have a lot of great stuff to get to do. So, with Evan Peters, the three of them are the leads this year.”
  • John Constantine will become a series regular on DC's "Legends of Tomorrow." That is if The CW renews the show for a fourth season.
  • NBC has given an extended order for more "Will & Grace" episodes this season. The network already ordered a second season before the reboot's premiere and just ordered a third season (or 11th season, if you're keeping track).
  • Jerry O'Connell has been cast as Sheldon's older brother Georgie on "The Big Bang Theory" and will appear in the Season 11 finale
  • Netflix has secured the international rights to all of the Monty Python movies as well as many TV series including "Flying Circus." The content will launch in the UK and Canada on Sunday, April 15, and begin streaming in America later this year.

AARON'S LOSERS: "The Woods: Tales of The X Species Volume 1," "X-Files" and "Krypton"
JACK'S LOSERS: "Instinct" and "War Games"
AARON'S FENCERS: "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Station 19" and "On My Block"
JACK'S FENCERS: "Krypton," "Darling in the FRANXX," "Genius Junior" and "Gotham"
AARON'S WINNERS: "SNL," "The Walking Dead," "Wild Wild Country" and "Last Man On Earth"
JACK'S WINNERS: "On My Block," “Last Man On Earth” and Bill Hader ... just, Bill Hader. Put him on EVERY SHOW!

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