Thursday February 15, 2018

Netflix has wisely canceled Disjointed.

Grace & Frankie has been renewed for a 5th season.

The first half of the 4th season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will be released on May 30 with the second half of the season to premiere later in 2018.

NBC has renewed Midnight, Texas for a 2nd season.  Name one person you know who's seen this show.

ABC is airing a preview of the reboot of Rosanne tonight.  

I couldn't possibly care less about Scott Baio and how he is going about defending the accusations against him.

Last night's Olympics ratings were the lowest of the Games so far.  If that doesn't tell you that people want to see more action sports-type events versus the traditional downhill skiing and figure skating, I don't know what will.  Case in point, skateboarding will be a Summer Olympic event in 2020.

Lighten up people.  We have a gun control problem.  Who cares that Bode Miller made a crack about someone's spouse???

"Don Johnson has been tapped as the male lead role opposite Erin Foster in Daddy Issues, Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot from actress-writer Foster,New Girl creator Liz Meriwether and 20th Century Fox TV. Written by Foster, loosely based on her life, and directed by Kat Coiro, Daddy Issues revolves around Andi (Foster), who refuses to settle down, and her friendship with her playboy dad, Roman (Johnson). Andi’s world is turned upside down when she discovers her dad’s fallen in love with her best friend. Johnson’s Roman is a narcissist who perpetually dates younger women in an effort to fill a void in his life ever since his divorce — until he finds a new girlfriend he believes to be 'the one.'”

"Amy Schumer married chef Chris Fischer on Tuesday, February 13, multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly exclusively. An insider tells Us that the couple tied the knot at a rented house in Malibu in front of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Aniston, Larry David, David Spade and Judd Apatow. A comedian officiated the nuptials, and a strict no-photos policy was enforced."

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"Ever wanted to live like your favorite TV family? Well, now you can put a dollar figure on that dream.   An Empire Today study, which is exclusive to TheWrap, priced popular television show residences as if they were listed on a short-term rental site, a la Airbnb or VRBO. The home improvement company then cross-referenced the fictional characters' homes to actual comparable listings on those real rental sites.   

"Show: Friends   Occupant(s): Monica and Rachel   Deets: Two-bedroom, 1,500 sq. ft. apartment in Greenwich Village with open-air balcony. Occasional views of naked neighbor   Nearby: Central Perk coffee shop, Allesandro's restaurant   Cost: $364/night     

Show: Stranger Things   Occupant(s): Joyce and her boys   Deets: Three-bedroom, ranch-style home with tricky walls in tight-knit, picturesque Indiana community   Nearby: Unique woodlands and confusing geography   Cost: $224/night     

Show: Full House   Occupant(s): The Tanner Family   Deets: 2,500 sq. ft., four-bedroom, four-bathroom Victorian-style home in San Francisco with fenced in backyard and patio   Nearby: Golden Gate Bridge, "Good Morning San Francisco" set   Cost: $1,349/night     

Show: Seinfeld   Occupant(s): Jerry   Deets: One-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment with spacious kitchen, including wraparound counters, in New York City   Nearby: Neighbor with boundary issues, Monk's Coffee Shop   Cost: $325/night     

Show: Gilmore Girls  Occupant(s): Lorelai and Rory   Deets: Two-story, two-bedroom home with wraparound porch in small New England town of Stars Hollow   Nearby: Luke's Diner   Cost: $307/night     

Show: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia    Occupant(s): Charlie and Frank   Deets: One-room apartment with hot plate, couch and no plumbing in Philadelphia   Nearby: Paddy's Pub   Cost: $122/night     

Show: Star Trek   Occupant(s): Captain Jean-Luc Picard   Deets: Guests on this 8,000 sq. meter, 5,000-bedroom spaceship will access to the holodeck, arboretum, gymnasium, amphitheaters, sick bay should it be required, and the ship’s bar. Access to the bridge is strictly prohibited, however   Nearby: Stars, other galaxies   Cost: $100,000/night     

Show: The Big Bang Theory  Occupant(s): Leonard and Sheldon   Deets: Two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment in Pasadena, with open floor plan and broken elevator in the hall   Nearby: City Hall   Cost: $237/night     

Show: The Simpsons   Occupant(s): The Simpson Family   Deets: Four-bedroom, three-bathroom, two-story, 2,000 sq. ft. home in Springfield, Oregon features an attached two-car garage and a versatile treehouse in the backyard. Should anything go wrong, contact helpful neighbor Ned Flanders   Nearby: Kwik-E-Mart convenience store, Moe's Tavern, a stunning view of Springfield Gorge   Cost: $510/night     

Show: The Golden Girls   Occupant(s): Blanche   Deets: Four-bedroom, four-bathroom home with large porch in Miami   Nearby: Golden Palace Hotel   Cost: $417/night     

Show: Roseanne   Occupant(s): The Conner Family   Deets: Four bedroom house includes guest space in converted basement and a charming front porch   Nearby: Lanford Lunch Box   Cost: $256/night"

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Per The Hollywood Reporter, "[a]fter years of chatter surrounding the drama's future, True Detective is officially coming back to HBO for another season.

"The next iteration of the crime anthology from Nic Pizzolatto had been gestating for some time, with rumors of the creator plotting a comeback for the series ever since HBO signed him to a three-year overall deal in 2015. The third installment will attempt to redeem the series from the critical bashing it underwent in the second season after its breakout freshman run starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. With production getting underway on the new season, here's everything we know so far about what's in store for True Detective's return:

Season 3 Takes Place in the Ozarks

Someone please tell the Midwest that the Ozarks are having a moment. On top of Jason Bateman's broody Netflix drama Ozark, the third season of True Detective will also take place in the Southern region of Missouri. This season will tell the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods. The premium cable network first announced the location in August 2017 when, after years of speculation, it finally revealed that it would be moving forward with a third season of the anthology.

David Milch Helped Out With the Script

Like the past two seasons, series creator and novelist Pizzolatto will serve as showrunner on the series. He's also credited as the lone writer on the season, with the exception of David Milch, who co-wrote the fourth episode. Rumors began to circulate that the Deadwood creator was involved in the season in early 2017, though HBO would not confirm the news at the time. The pairing didn't come as a huge surprise given that Milch has been somewhat of an idol to Pizzolatto, as was revealed in a 2015 Hollywood Reporter cover story. Plus, HBO had already enlisted Milch's former producer Scott Stephens on the first season of True Detective to help guide Pizzolatto, who was a first-time showrunner. 

Pizzolatto Is Taking a Stab at Directing

One of the biggest holdups for the new season revolved around finding a director. Cary Fukunaga wowed critics as the helmer of all eight episodes of the first season but famously didn't return for the second iteration after rumblings of friction between him and Pizzolatto. For season two, a rotating panel of directors was used instead, which didn't pan out as well when it came to the show's reviews — so it's no wonder why locking in the right director was so crucial for the network. "I've read five scripts on the new season and I think they're terrific," HBO chief Casey Bloys teased of the third season at TCA in July 2017, adding of the timing: "When we find a director, we'll be a go on that." Ultimately, HBO landed on relative newcomer Jeremy Saulnier to director the new season alongside Pizzolatto, who currently has no directing credits to his name.

An Oscar Winner Is Starring

Hot off his Academy Award win for best actor in a supporting role for best picture victor Moonlight, HBO snagged Mahershala Ali for the leading part in the anthology's comeback. He'll play the main character of Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas, though little else has been revealed about his character. For what it's worth, Ali is no stranger to the small screen — he's had roles in Netflix series House of Cards and Luke Cage — but this plum part in True Detective certainly marks his most high-profile act to date.

Familiar Names Round Out the Rest of the Cast

Starring opposite Ali is Carmen Ejogo, known for movies like Selma, Alien: Covenant and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. As the the female lead, she'll play Amelia Reardon, an Arkansas schoolteacher with a connection to two missing children in 1980. Among the castmembers are Stephen Dorff as an Arkansas state investigator named Roland West, who, along with his partner, has his life and career influenced over three decades by a baffling crime; Scoot McNairy will portray a father named Tom who suffers a terrible loss that ties his fate to that of two state police detectives over 10 years; and Mamie Gummer, who will play a young mother of two named Lucy Purcell at the center of a tragic crime. The latest additions to the cast include series regular and Justice League actor Ray Fisher, who will play Henry Hays, and recurring castmembers Michael Greyeyes (Brett Woodard), Jon Tenney (Alan Jones) and Rhys Wakefield (Freddy Burns).

The Same Team Is Behind the Show

Like past seasons, executive producers of the latest rendition of the anthology series include Pizzolatto, Stephens and season one stars Harrelson and McConaughey, as well as original director Fukunaga. Anonymous Content's Steve Golin, Bard Dorros and Richard Brown are also credited as exec producers. New this season to the EP team is directing addition Saulnier. What we still don't know: How many episodes will make up the third season and when the series will premiere, except that it will be in 2019."

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Per EW, "Netflix hopes it’s latest venture will spark joy for viewers.

"The streaming service has ordered an eight-episode first season of a reality TV show starring organization guru Marie Kondo. Each episode, Kondo will employ her expertise, as well as tactics from her international best-seller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, to guide individuals seeking a joyous transformation of their homes and lives.

“'Marie created an incredible global movement to inspire personal understanding through mindful organization,' said Gail Berman, an executive producer for the show, in a statement. 'We’ve seen individuals undergo astonishing and moving personal journeys simply by applying Marie’s approach to their own homes, and we are delighted to work with her and Netflix to share her methods.' Joe Earley, Takumi Kawahara, Bianca Barnes-Williams, and Kondo herself also hold executive producer credits for the project.

"The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up was published in 2014, and more than 8.5 million copies have been sold worldwide.

"A release date and title for the show have not been announced."

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From Yahoo!: "For diehards — and if you’re an FNL fan, that means you’re a diehard — it was the black eye on an otherwise gorgeously adapted television series.

"We’re talking, of course, about that fateful Season 2 premiere episode from October 2007, where Landry (Jesse Plemons) avenges the assault on Tyra (Adrianne Palicki) by straight murdering the perp with a metal pipe. A massive tonal departure from the otherwise funny and inspiring (and very un-CSI-like) show, the polarizing plot misstep has since been blamed on network tinkering by NBC, desperate to amp up the beloved but underperforming program. In other words, it was a ratings stunt.

"Plemons, who came by Yahoo Studios to promote his new film, Game Night (which coincidentally reunites him with his FNL coach, Kyle Chandler), looks at the episode with, ahem, clearer eyes, 10 years later.

“'I mean, I’m kind of conflicted by it because it also provided me with an opportunity to do something totally different than I did in Season 1,' Plemons told us. 'It was obviously some network influence there in Season 2. Along with the murder storyline, there were, all of a sudden, more shower scenes. And [direction to] go hang out by the Gatorade coolers.'

"The FNL cast was onto NBC, Plemons assured us. 'It was obvious at the time they were trying to amp up the action. Give the people what they thought they wanted.'

"So how did the actors respond? 'We just sabotaged all those scenes so they couldn’t use them, pretty much,' laughed Plemons, who has racked up multiple TV hits since (Breaking Bad, Fargo, Black Mirror).

"Friday Night Lights ultimately prevailed, and thankfully, beyond Season 2, the whole murder plot was never referenced again.

"But does Plemons think Landry ever killed again? 'Oh yeah, many times,' he joked. But seriously, 'No.'”