May 18, 2018
We're now at that weird time between show seasons. With Summer
shows around the corner and most shows coming to an end, what sorta
batshit crazy things are we going to be watching over the next
month? That is the question.
In the meantime, The Network UpFronts are done and it seems that
the Red Wedding has come to Fox. The network almost killed all of
their comedies. But at least Stiffler is coming to "Lethal Weapon"
NEWS HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:
- Clayne Crawford has been replaced by Seann
William Scott for Season 3 of "Lethal Weapon." It's unclear what
will happen to Riggs in the story, but Scott will come in as a new
unruly cop character for Damon Wayans' Murtaugh to team up
Ferrell and Molly Shannon will return as Cord and Tish to cover the
Royal Wedding on HBO. It's titled "The Royal Wedding Live with Cord
and Tish!" and will premiere May 19 at 7:30 pm.
- Jordan Peele will executive produce a new
10-episode nazi-hunting series for Amazon called "The Hunt." Set in
the 1970s, the series "starts from a vaguely real-world
premise—former Nazis living undercover in New York—and quickly gets
TV-show-over-the-top with it, suggesting that the “hundreds” of
secret Germans are plotting the rise of a “Fourth Reich” in the
heart of the Big Apple."
- According to Entertainment
Development's" 16-episode fifth season will be split into two
halves, with one premiering May 29 and the other coming by the end
of the year.
- Netflix is getting in on the horror anthology
trend with a new series, "Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After
Midnight." According to Variety, Del Toro will serve as executive
producer on the series, and reportedly wants to write and direct
select “equally sophisticated and horrific” episodes himself; the
rest will come from writers and filmmakers personally selected by
- "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." has been renewed for a
sixth season. According to AV Club, "the show will return for
a 13-episode run next summer, most likely giving viewers a nice gap
between the May release of Avengers 4 and the show’s season
premiere. This way, half of the cast can still be obliterated and
then resurrected without undercutting whatever the movie does to
pull it off—which we’re all guessing involves time travel,
- Batwoman will make her debut in CW's next
Superhero crossover event. This will be the first time any of the
"Arrow"-related shows will be making a direct connection to the
- According to The Hollywood
Reporter, Epix has just
ordered 10 episodes of "Pennyworth," a show dedicated to Batman’s
butler Alfred when he first began working for Bruce Wayne’s father.
The show will emphasize Alfred’s past as a former British SAS
officer living in 1960s London, so it will be as far removed from
the classic Batman mythology as possible.
Universe announced a new 13-episode live action series for the
streaming service based on "Doom Patrol." A press release from
Warner Bros. says "Doom Patrol" will be about a team of
super-powered people who have all been scarred and traumatized by
various tragedies until someone known as The Chief comes along and
enlists them in a mission to investigate 'the weirdest phenomena in
Syfy has canceled "The Expanse."
"Kevin Can Wait," "Scorpion," "Superior Donuts"
NBC: "Great News," "Rise," "Taken"
ABC: "Alex, Inc.," "The Crossing,"
"Deception," "Designated Survivor," "Quantico," "Kevin (Probably)
Saves the World," "Marvel's Inhumans"
Exorcist," "Lucifer," "The X-Files" (but there'll be more "Prison
ABC also passed on "The Greatest
American Hero" reboot. The CW canceled their "Supernatural" spinoff
series "The Wayward Sisters." "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" was saved from
cancellation by NBC, and Fox has resurrected Tim Allen's "Last Man
Standing" after canceling practically all its comedies because "The
Roseanne Effect" and ... football?
AARON'S LOSER: "Patrick Melrose"
AARON'S FENCERS: "Evil Genius" and "I'm Dying Up Here"
FENCERS: "All Night," "Evil Genius," "Patrick Melrose"
AARON'S WINNERS: "Dear White People,"
"Westworld," "Barry" and "Killing Eve"
"The Handmaid’s Tale,"
"Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife"
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