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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.

May 3, 2018

We took a week off and now we're back, a day early! Why? Well, long story short: Aaron's life has been super crazy and he's heading off to Budapest this week for a set visit. Living the high life, or something.

Enough small talk, let's get into it.

THIS WEEK IN TV HISTORY:

  • April 30, 1952, Mr. Potato Head is 1st toy advertised on television
  • May 2, 1972, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was born
  • May 3, 1991, 356th & final episode of CBS second longest running series "Dallas", (2nd only to "Gunsmoke")
  • May 4, 2008, Seth MacFarlane reaches an agreement worth $100 million with Fox to keep "Family Guy" and "American Dad" on television until 2012, making MacFarlane the world's highest paid television writer

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:

  • Let's break down all that "Lethal Weapon" drama
  • After 3 seasons, "Ash vs Evil Dead" has been canceled by Starz
  • Syfy dumps their "Tremors" TV series
  • "Double Dare" is returning to Nickelodeon this Summer with 40 new episodes
  • For some reason, Netflix is making a "Fast & Furious" animated series

AARON'S LOSER: "Into the Badlands" and "Archer: Danger Island"
JACK'S LOSERS: "Archer, Danger Island," "The New Legends of Monkey" and "The Chris Gethard Show"
AARON'S FENCER: "AMC's 'Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction"
JACK'S FENCERS: "Riverdale," "Taskmaster" and "SKAM Austin"
AARON'S WINNERS: "Aggretsuko," "Atlanta," "Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas," "Handmaid's Tale," "Ash vs. Evil Dead" and "Westworld"
JACK'S WINNERS: "Handmaid’s Tale," "Aggretsuko" and "Dirty Computer"

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