Apr 20, 2018
We took a week off but now we're back ... and badder than
How is it that after one week of not recording, there seems to
be even more TV shows we are behind on? Is it even possible to stay
up to date on everything when a new show is constantly premiering?
Damn, do you remember how shitty TV entertainment used to be before
LOST, Mad Men and Breaking Bad? Well, do you?
NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:
Walking Dead" Season 8 finale brought in 7.9 million viewers — it
was the highest rated show of the night, but it was the show's
lowest-rated finale since Season 1 — which was watched by 6 million
Elwes and Jake Busey have joined the cast of "Stranger Things" for
Season 3. According to Deadline, Elwes will be playing Larry Kline,
the mayor of Hawkins, who was described as “A classic, 80’s style
slick politician. Pathetic and driven only by his own interests.
The studio is looking for a male, aged from 40s-60s, to fill the
role." Busey will be playing a character named Bruce, who was
described as “a morally compromised news reporter in his 50s” who
is “outwardly sexist, overweight and bedraggled.”
Elba is going to Netflix. The service has handed out a
straight-to-series, eight-episode order for half-hour entry "Turn
Up Charlie," an
original comedy created by, starring and exec produced by the
"Luther" Emmy nominee.
According to THR, "Elba will star in the comedy as Charlie, a
struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, who is given a final chance at
success when he reluctantly becomes a manny to his famous best
friend's problem-child daughter."
- Comedy Central confirms that Season 5 of "Broad
City" will be its final season. Smart move going out on their
terms. And with the recent announcement that Amazon is developing
an "A League of Their Own" TV series — with Abbi Jacobson
co-writing and executive producing — it looks like she'll be
keeping busy. I wonder if Alana is good at sports?
Geo says Season 3 of its series "Genius" will be about Mary
Shelley. Season 2, which is about Pablo Picasso, premieres on
Tuesday, the 24th.
has once again ordered a 13-episode spinoff to "The Goldbergs."
It's currently untitled and will be taking place in the
RECENT RENEWALS & CANCELLATIONS:
has renewed "Barry" for Season 2.
renewed "Blue Bloods," "Bull," "Hawaii Five-0," "MacGyver," "NCIS:
Los Angeles" and "NCIS: New Orleans."
has renewed "I Love You America"
- Sundance has renewed "This Close"
has taken "Living Biblically" off its lineup, basically canceling
has taken "Taken" off its schedule, basically canceling the
- Netflix has canceled "Seven Seconds" after one
AARON'S LOSERS: "Roseanne," "The Last O.G.," "New Girl" and "Siren"
LOSERS: "Siren," "SNL," "Trading Spaces," "Ballmastrz
9009" and "New Girl"
AARON'S FENCERS: "The Walking Dead," "Fear the Walking Dead," "SNL" and "Last Man on Earth"
FENCER: "Howard’s End"
AARON'S WINNERS: "Chef's Table: Pastry,"
"Andre the Giant,"
"Hap & Leonard" and
WINNERS: "Last Man On
Earth," Barry Killing Eve
SHOWS TO WATCH: "Mercury 13" on Netflix
(Friday), "Westworld" on HBO (Sunday), "Into the Badlands" on AMC
(Sunday), "The Ice Cream Show" on Viceland (Tuesday), "Archer:
Danger Island" on FX (Wednesday), "The Handmaid's Tale" on Hulu
(Wednesday), and "Brockmire" on IFC (Wednesday)
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Welcome to Episode 94.
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