Posted Thursday 12/07/17 at 4:46AM EST
Game of Thrones won’t be back until 2019, says Sophie Turner
“Game of Thrones comes out in 2019,” the actress said in an interview with Variety. Although it’s not confirmed that the final season will air in 2019, Turner’s comment is the latest hint that Game of Thrones fans are in for a long wait for the final season. HBO programming president Casey Bloys has hinted at a 2019 start for Season 8 and actor Liam Cunningham said that the final season would be shooting through summer 2018, which would make a 2019 premiere more likely because of the lengthy post-production process.
It would’ve been cheaper for Netflix to cancel House of Cards, so why proceed with Season 6?
The shortened, Kevin Spacey-less Season 6 is going to be costly, especially thanks to the production delays, with total costs expected to exceed $50 million. According to Josef Adalian, Netflix did seriously considering walking away in the wake of the Spacey allegations. But fans lobbying via social media might have convinced Netflix executives that it would be better to end their groundbreaking series on a positive note.
NBC is sticking with Mike Tirico as Winter Olympics host despite past allegations of sexual harassment
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Tirico was accused of sexual harassment early in his career at ESPN, and “these charges were aggressively addressed 25 years ago with a lengthy suspension,” said ESPN spokesperson Josh Krulewitz. An NBC Sports spokesperson issued a statement to The Hollywood Reporter saying: ”When we hired Mike in 2016, we were aware of the incidents from more than 25 years ago, which had been addressed in 1991-92 by ESPN, his employer at the time, and for which he has apologized. Mike has repeatedly assured us that this behavior is long in his past, and we have no evidence of anything to the contrary in his tenure at NBC Sports."
Stephen Colbert thinks Al Franken is finished
Source: The Daily Beast
The latest misconduct allegation, says The Late Show host, is “the straw that groped the camel’s back.”
Did The Mick break a “masturbation” record?
The word “masturbation” was said many, many times within a short timespan on this week’s episode.
Samantha Bee points to “sh*tty media men” for unfair coverage of Hillary Clinton
Source: The A.V. Club
“Can men who hate women be objective journalists?” Bee asked rhetorically, while showing pictures of Mark Halperin, Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose and The New York Times’ Glenn Thrush, all of whom helped shaped coverage of Clinton as a candidate.
Read an excerpt from the proposed Sex and the City spinoff pilot Berger
A pair of TV writers churned out a pilot script focusing on Ron Livingston’s character Jack Berger, who famously broke up with Carrie Bradshaw via Post-It note.
Why Billy Bush’s “redemption tour” is so confusing
“Bush’s complicated role in Pu**ygate makes his image-rehabilitation attempt feel harder to process,” says Katy Waldman. She adds: “On one hand, he stands in for a culture of enablers who allowed predators like Trump to flourish—who egged them on and dismissed the voices of those who spoke out…But Bush also represents something more sympathetic: a scapegoat.”
Riverdale characters dress as if it’s winter, fall, spring and summer -- all in the same episode
This week’s episode begs the question: What is exactly is the temperature in the city of Riverdale?
Freaks and Geeks stars celebrate Judd Apatow’s 50th birthday
Busy Philipps shared a group photo with Apatow, John Francis Daly, Samm Levine and Martin Starr.
TV One cancels Roland Martin’s morning show NewsOne Now
Source: Page Six
Martin and his staffers of the black-themed morning show were shocked because their show was just expanded to two hours in September.
David Cassidy excluded estranged daughter Katie Cassidy from his will
Source: The Blast
The Arrow star is specifically mentioned in David Cassidy’s will as somebody who should not receive any “benefits.” Katie Cassidy and her 1970s teen icon dad have had a “complicated” relationship since he didn't raise her.
How the dynamics of Brooklyn Nine-Nine have evolved over 99 episodes
Source: The Washington Post
Jake and Holt have become different characters, as executive producer Dan Goor notes.
History’s Knightfall fails in its attempt to be a Vikings knockoff
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The drama about the Knights Templar wants to be the new Vikings, but it forgot to capture the quirkiness of the hit History channel series. ALSO: It’s strange to see a network devoted to facts peddle this quasi-factual drama.
Syfy’s Happy! is the perfect antidote to holiday overkill
"Happy! is not expressly a holiday treat, despite its setting, in the same way that (Christopher Meloni’s) Nick is not a Grinch,” says Melanie McFarland. “He harbors the same regard for the season as he does about everything else — which is to say, none whatsoever. This liberates the serialized adaptation of Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel to maintain the same kind of reality-defying savagery that's illustrated on the page, while capitalizing on Meloni’s undeniable charm. The former Law & Order: SVU star is tough to dislike, regardless of the role he’s playing, and that helps make a series devoid of nuance and brimming with extreme violence piled atop even more extreme violence, infinitely more palatable than it would be otherwise.”
- Happy! is kept afloat by Meloni’s performance, but remains an acquired, specific taste
- This brand of “TV-MA bubblegum noir” is no longer appealing
- Meloni tries to hold things together, but his role is drowned out by the show’s “empty edginess”
- Meloni talks about his journey from SVU to comedies to Happy!
- Game of Thrones won’t be back until 2019, says Sophie Turner