Michelle Wolf: Joke Show is scheduled to drop on the streaming service on Dec. 10. Netflix bills the special as Wolf wanting "to fight for women's equality ... but not in, like, that annoying way." It will explore the differences between men and women and the larger subject of gender equality and explain why society should be a little "less" woke. This will be Wolf's second standup special, and first on Netflix. Her first standup special, the Emmy-nominated Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady, premiered on HBO in December 2017. Joke Show will mark Wolf's return to Netflix following her short-lived talk show The Break with Michelle Wolf, which lasted from May to July 2018, premiering weeks after making headlines with her controversial White House Correspondents' Dinner performance. As The Hollywood Reporter notes, Wolf's second special is on Netflix because the streaming service pays for household names while HBO focuses on emerging talent.
The renewal comes ahead of Titans' Season 2 finale on Nov. 29. Season 3 is expected to air in fall 2020.
Criminal Minds' 15th and final season will kick off with a two-hour premiere on Jan. 8 and a two-hour series finale airing on Feb. 19. FBI spinoff FBI: Most Wanted debuts on Jan. 7, following its parent show. Starting Feb. 16, NCIS: New Orleans will move to Sundays, where it will be paired with NCIS: Los Angeles. Edie Falco's freshman police drama Tommy will premiere on Feb. 6, taking over Evil's timeslot. Undercover Boss will return after two years on Jan. 8. Survivor's 40th season premieres on Feb. 12. And MacGyver joins CBS' Friday lineup on Feb. 7.
Ludwin was NBC's executive vice president in charge of special programming in 1989 when he pushed for NBC to air the show then known as The Seinfeld Chronicles, despite negative market testing. NBC used funding from Ludwin's department to pay for Seinfeld's first season, scrapping a planned Bob Hope special. "The headline for Rick Ludwin should be 'NBC's unsung hero.' I absolutely believe that," Warren Littlefield, who was NBC Entertainment president during the network's 1990s glory days, said in 2005. "Rick goes down as an NBC patron saint." Ludwin, who began his career writing jokes for Bob Hope, spent much of his 31 years at NBC as vice-president of late-night programming, working with everybody from Johnny Carson to Jimmy Fallon to David Letterman and Conan O'Brien while also overseeing Saturday Night Live. Ludwin departed the post in 2011 after siding with Conan over Jay Leno in The Tonight Show feud. "He was a champion for Conan O'Brien inside NBC when he had few," tweeted Josef Adalian. Ludwin touted NBC's late-night even in retirement, tweeting praise for recent SNL sketches.
Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd will host NBC's special coverage on Wednesday starting at 10 a.m. ET. George Stephanopoulos and David Muir will lead ABC's coverage, while Norah O'Donnell will anchor CBS' coverage. The networks are also expected to break into regular programming when another hearing is scheduled on Friday.
Check out the "Meet Your Match" poster for You's first season on Netflix after airing Season 1 on Lifetime.
Oliver revealed that the lawsuit filed by a coal executive over a 2017 Last Week Tonight segment is finally over. Oliver used the opportunity to explain how SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) lawsuits muzzle free speech.
The Netflix British teen dramedy starring Gillian Anderson and Asa Butterfield returns in 2020.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki says the docuseries about a Cleveland grandfather accused of being infamous Nazi death camp guard known as Ivan the Terrible shows a map that "falsely places several German Nazi concentration camps in modern-day Poland's borders." There is no comment or any explanation whatsoever that these sites (on the map) were German-operated," Morawiecki wrote in a to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. "As my country did not even exist at that time as an independent state, and millions of Poles were murdered at these sites, this element of The Devil Next Door is nothing short of rewriting history," he added.
The WWE Hall of Famer will host "Stone Cold" Steve Austin: The Broken Skull Sessions starting on Nov. 24. His first guest will be Mark Calaway, aka The Undertaker.
Jimmy Tatro, Rob Yang and Lex Scott Davis will also be joining Dave Franco on the comedy that examines what makes life worth living.
"Showrunner Damon Lindelof has been clear about his thematic intentions, explaining that the series was partially inspired by Ta-Nehisi Coates’ article 'The Case for Reparations' and was designed to explore race and policing in America," says Josh St. Clair. "That intent alone sounds ambitious, and when one then uses a literary source material with its own political bent (Watchmen was, in many ways, a parody of superhero worship and Cold War bomb culture), things get really ambitious. Because of the ensuing thematic juggling act, Watchmen can feel weighty and cumbersome—Lindelof attempts to stuff so many references into an hour-a-week episode that it can become unclear both what's going on and what viewers ought to take from this chaos. And then there's the violence supposedly carrying these serious and ironic messages. Veidt's violence, humorous robot/clone killing, plays out in a sharp contrast to the racially charged violence in Tulsa—lynchings, assassinations, cop-killings. Irons' scenes are designed, tonally, to inject the episodes with a bit of darkly comic levity. The problem is that such moments of good-natured violent fun don't quite feel earned—and when matched up with the violence we're seeing in Tulsa, the tonal difference almost feels inappropriate."
Borelli will play a “handsome, funny, neurotic, intelligent gay man” who has both “a scathing wit” and “an overly idealistic worldview" in The Thing About Harry, a film about two high school enemies who are forced to share a car ride for a friend’s engagement party on Valentine’s Day.
Cherry, the former Boston Bruins coach, opted not to apologize for his comments about immigrants on Remembrance Day. So SportsNet has dropped him over his "divisive remarks," saying “it is the right time for him to immediately step down.”
"Daryl’s such an interesting character that way because in some ways, when it comes to romantic relationships, he’s not a person that I think trusts easily, and a lot of that has to do with his backstory, which is filled with so much trauma," says showrunner Angela Kang. "He was physically abused, as well as in other ways. There’s sensitivity there for him. And I think he’s also just a person who it’s hard for him to trust anybody enough to connect with them really, really deeply. It’s a long, slow process for him in a lot of ways to get into any kind of a romantic thing, whereas I think most people these days think of it as just like, 'Oh, you could have fun with somebody, and you can have sex with them and then it doesn’t have to mean anything.' Daryl’s just not wired that way, and that tracks with conversations that Norman (Reedus) and I have had. He doesn’t attach to people lightly enough that he can give it a chance easily, you know? So I think that that’s really a big part of it." ALSO: The Walking Dead may have just started the beginning of the end.
Offerman is a comedian, actor, musician and woodworker— but he is not Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation.
PBS is joining BBC on the World War II series' second season. Season 1 will debut on April 5.
“I evidently am very emotional, but that’s no surprise," Hager, who welcomed her third child Hal three months ago said this morning. “It feels so good, and I hope you all have these places in your life where you want to go back to. Because I wanted to come back, y’all didn’t have to drag me!”
The actor joked on Conan's podcast that the movie was "the greatest thing I've ever seen" and that's why it's become a recurring bit on Conan's late-night shows for 15 years. Rudd also reveals that Mac and Me wasn't his first choice. "Another one that I had been toying with was from the movie Baby Geniuses," he said. "Baby Geniuses is another one of those movies that you watch and say, 'Who was this made for?'"
The Cuban-born AIDS educator and activist broke ground as the first person openly living with HIV and AIDS to be featured on a regular TV series. Zamora died at age 22 on Nov. 11, 1994, five months after MTV wrapped filming. President Clinton honored Zamora, saying: "At a time when people are saying that young people don’t care, Pedro has proved them very wrong."
Comedian and actress Jade Catta-Preta will succeed Joel McHale as host of a "reimagined" and "supercharged" revival of The Soup in early 2020. E! announced the news via a promo. McHale hosted The Soup from July 2004 until its cancelation in December 2015. The Brazilian-born Catta-Pretta is known for her standup comedy. She has also had brief roles on Californication, The Office and Future Man. “We’re excited to bring this beloved franchise back to the network, with a new take on an old favorite,” said Rod Aissa, executive vice president of production and development, Oxygen and production, E! “Jade’s quick wit and keen observations will provide a much-needed voice in today’s pop culture landscape delivered in a way that only The Soup can.” The Soup franchise has a long history at E!, premiering as Talk Soup in 1991 with host Greg Kinnear. Talk Soup aired through 2002 with John Henson, Hal Sparks and Aisha Tyler as Kinnear's successors. McHale launched his updated spinoff The Soup in 2004. Catta-Preta tweeted of the news: "Many many years in the making. Blood, sweat, tears and hours of reality tv. So excited to finally share that I’m the new host of @thesouptv!!"
“I don’t think a movie’s in the cards, but in the next year or two we’ll explore some ways to bring the gang back together," Thomas said at Vulture Festival while on stage with the Party Down stars, including Adam Scott, Lizzy Caplan, Megan Mullally, Jane Lynch, Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen, and Ken Marino.
At the Vulture Festival, co-creator Gloria Calderón Kellett expressed happiness that One Day at a Time will air weekly in its move from Netflix to cable TV. "We’re so excited!” she said. “We get to have a breath between each episode.”
Harmon was joined at the Vulture Festival Sunday by Joel McHale, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Jim Rash, Yvette Nicole Brown and Ken Jeong (but not Donald Glover or Chevy Chase). Harmon called the constant guessing of a movie to fulfill the goal of "six seasons and a movie" “a weird Ouija board thing.” “Who is supposed to say, ‘everyone do this’?” he said. “That’s what I’ve always said. I don’t know how it starts.” When Harmon speculated that half the cast would back out if he actually did write the movie, most of the cast agreed they'd be on board for filming. “I just would love to have everybody back again,” said Brown. “It was a lot of long hours, but we had a lot of fun. It’s a family, so that would be fun.”
Kent Alterman, who shepherded Comedy Central hits like Key & Peele and Inside Amy Schumer, is exiting as Viacom and CBS shake up their executive ranks ahead of their merger.
Jacinto announced at Vulture Festival he and actress Dianne Doan, his longtime girlfriend, recently got engaged. “I was toying when to pop the question for a long time,” Jacinto explained. “I looked at the Janet/Jason relationship, and there’s a sentence that Jason says to Chidi about relationships and it hit me pretty hard. I thought it was a sign that I needed to do it, and a week later I popped the question.”
When Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage first approached their fellow Gossip Girl executive producer Joshua Safran about the HBO Max reboot, he wasn't so sure. But he realized that the reboot would give a chance to reflect the diverse reality of elite prep schools. “There was not a lot of representation the first time around on the show,” he says of the original Gossip Girl. “I was the only gay writer I think the entire time I was there. Even when I went to private school in New York in the ’90s, the school didn’t necessarily reflect what was on Gossip Girl. So, this time around the leads are nonwhite. There’s a lot of queer content on this show. It is very much dealing with the way the world looks now, where wealth and privilege come from, and how you handle that. The thing I can’t say is there is a twist, and that all relates to the twist.”
The Varys actor responded to Clarke recently telling Jimmy Fallon he admitted to the errant cup, saying on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch that it was impossible for him to have been responsible. "I would need to have had Mr Man arms to leave a coffee cup there," he said. "I took a bullet for Emilia Clarke and she touted on me. You know, there’s no proof that I did it. So accuse away!"
Postmodern Jukebox, a band known for transforming modern pop, grunge and rock songs into big band or swing music, tweeted that the Apple TV+ series ripped off its arrangement and it selling it on their soundtrack without giving any credit.
The Adult Swim series kicked off Season 4 with a "bloody, brilliant reset," says Steve Greene. "Maybe this premiere is setting the table for looking at the long-term consequences of being dragged around dimensions, recombining matter, and existing momentarily as an all-powerful kinetic god-being," he says. "It’s not necessarily new ground, but even without the aid of a future-predicting crystal, there’s still a sense that the show is seeing itself through new eyes."
"Fake News is reporting that I am talking to Mark Burnett about doing a big show, perhaps The Apprentice, after the presidency, which I would assume they mean in 5 years," Trump tweeted of last week's The Daily Beast report. "This is not true, never had such a conversation, don’t even have time to think about it. False reporting!"
Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway caused a scene Sunday morning on the Fox News show MediaBuzz by naming the alleged whistleblower and justifying it by saying the name is "already out there." Host Howard Kurtz quickly responded that he didn't know if that person was actually the whistleblower. Hemingway is the first Fox News employee to reveal the alleged whistleblower's identity on-air. Last week, conservative radio host Lars Larson blurted out the name on Harris Faulkner's show.
“The first part of season two is about exploring identities,” said Anna Konkle, speaking at the Vulture Festival with co-star and co-creator Maya Erskine.
“It’s scarier,” says Mike Flanagan of The Haunting of Bly Manor. “It’s a lot more frightening, just on a visceral level.” He adds that there's a different vibe from the original. “There’s not a narrative connection, but there are little Easter eggs, for sure, not only in small details but in moments of dialogue and in some of the ideas from Hill House,” he says. “There are definitely going to be things that will set off that little dopamine rush that those kind of connections create. But it’s not a direct connection from a story point of view.”
"I’m so proud of you @kiernanshipka I feel somewhat responsible for you little one," Jones wrote on Instagram of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina star, who celebrated her 20th birthday Sunday. "You have become such a success in life and in this silly world we call work. I couldn’t have asked for a better on screen daughter/partner in crime. Known you since you were 6! Happy 20th!!! Love Mom." UPDATE: Shipka's Mad Men dad Jon Hamm showed up to her 20th birthday party.
“I just decided to spend more time as a mom and put more of my energy there. But I’m not saying goodbye,” she told ET. “But I think you’ll have to see more of it on the new season, Season 18. It isn’t airing yet, but it’s being filmed. Currently, in this room.”
“First and foremost, thank God because I definitely don’t have to be here,” he said Sunday while receiving the award for best comedy movie star. “Being that I am, it makes me appreciate life even more. It makes me appreciate the things that really matter. Family. I want to thank my wife and kids, who really stepped up to the plate for me.”
From last Tuesday through Saturday, Saturday Night Live's YouTube channel has been posting every appearance by Bill Hader's iconic "Weekend Update" character in five parts.
The CW's five-episode crossover event kicks off on Dec. 8. ALSO: What's up with the look of LaMonica Garrett's The Monitor?
Despite premiering 50 years ago on Nov. 10, 1969, Sesame Street has managed to transcend most children's programming. "Sesame Street has survived and grown for half a century for doing something that even now still feels bold: showing real people and the messy reality of real life, says Kathleen Davis. "Part of what made Sesame Street so revolutionary was not just depicting poor and working-class people of all shades as regular people in your neighborhood, but also tackling the most difficult and painful parts of life so unflinchingly. For Sesame Street, issues like homelessness, drug abuse, AIDS, natural disasters, terrorism, incarceration, divorce, and death have never been neatly resolved with pat after-school-special-like answers. Instead, with the help of child psychologists and education experts, the show explains to children how to understand life’s most perplexing and difficult moments and helps give the adults in their lives the tools to have age-appropriate conversations."
"The iPhone appears so often in The Morning Show that it can seem like an appendage," says The Wall Street Journal's Joe Flint and Tripp Mickle, noting that the Apple TV+ series opens with a scene featuring a Mac and an iPhone. "Reese Witherspoon’s character, Bradley Jackson, manages to take off her leather jacket in one scene without putting down her iPhone," they write. "Another character holds on to her iPhone while getting amorous with a co-worker." Unsurprisingly, The Morning Show is an extended commercial for the gadgets that drive Apple’s business -- MacBooks, iMacs, iPads, AirPods, Apple Watches and even a HomePod speaker, which was widely seen as a disappointment. "Apple products are visible in an average of 32 camera shots per episode, and an Apple logo is visible in roughly one-third of those shots," according to the Wall Street Journal report, which adds that "rival brands are scarce." (Witherspoon's character's father uses a flip phone.) The Journal story reports that, according to sources, producers weren't under pressure to showcase Apple products. As the story points out, the other Apple shows in the "initial batch of nine programs for TV+ aren’t really conducive to product placement. Several are set in times when Apple doesn’t exist, while others are children’s shows or nonfiction programs that couldn’t easily accommodate gadget shots."
The Morning Show is "at once a manifestation of and reckoning with women’s middle-aged rage," says Anne Helen Petersen, adding: "It’s not that this rage is new. It’s always been there, in various, and variously sublimated, forms. There have just been so few opportunities for it to be listened to — at least within the mainstream — because there have been so few mainstream productions that even take older women, let alone their anger, seriously. But The Morning Show, for all of its unevenness, also serves as a meta-textual commentary on the fatigue of decades of being a woman in the public eye. This is a fine show about morning television, and a not-always-successful show about #MeToo. But it’s also a very interesting show about Jennifer Aniston." Peterson says that Aniston "is fascinating. But the vast number of roles offered to her — and that she’s taken, for whatever reason — work hard to suggest otherwise. The role of Rachel Green set her image in concrete, but even the slightest detours from that image (The Good Girl, Friends With Money, Cake, Dumplin’) have shown just how interesting an actor she is. But those performances have been largely ignored, either because they went straight to Netflix (Dumplin’) or because they didn’t offer the Aniston image, that experience of charisma and likability, that so many have come to expect with one of her performances. What The Morning Show does is offer both: the star and her exhaustion, the charisma and its livid dark side, the glamour and the sacrifice."
Damon Lindelof is obsessed with the PBS celebrity genealogy series hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr., who has a cameo on Watchmen as the U.S. Secretary of Treasury. On the Watchmen podcast, Lindelof vividly recalled Questlove's episode. "As he's telling the story, Questlove starts to have this incredibly emotional reaction," Lindelof said. "He says 'I feel like I know who I am.'" (Questlove actually said, "Until an hour ago, I didn't know who I was.) Lindelof said of watching Questlove: "Suddenly, I was like that feels very Watchmen to me."
Hastings didn't full endorse Nielsen's measurement of its shows while speaking earlier this week at the New York Times DealBook conference, but he hinted that ratings may not be a terrible idea after all. "Time, that’s the real competition," he said. "The tricky thing in this streaming war, Apple and Disney aren’t going to break out revenue for the service. You’ll hear some subscriber numbers but you can just bundle things in so that’s not going to be that relevant. So the real measurement will be time — how do consumers vote with their evenings? And do they end up watching what mix of all the services? Starting in Q1, you’ll start to see a breakout of that, from Nielsen and others."
The star of the 2011-2015 ABC drama is fine with ABC's planned Revenge reboot that will be led by a Latinx character. “I can’t say who, but they’re bringing back a specific person, and I love that specific person. So, it’s exciting,” VanCamp tells TV Insider. VanCamp wouldn't name that "specific person," but she's still friends with former co-star Gabriel Mann, who is rumored to be reprising his fan-favorite Nolan Ross character in the reboot. VanCamp says she was told about the reboot a month ago by Revenge creator Mike Kelley and executive producer Joe Fazzio. “I’m really happy for them! It’s exciting," she says. "That was such a special time in my life. I loved making that show and I think it’s just a great theme. We’ll see what happens. It’s very exciting!”
"I’m an English professor, and I study, write about, and teach Emily Dickinson’s poetry," says Johanna Winant, who teaches at West Virginia University. "And Dickinson’s version of Dickinson is pretty close to my Emily Dickinson: the one I know not through her biography but through her poetry. The show isn’t entirely accurate, but that doesn’t mean it’s not truthful." Winant adds: "What I like best is the show’s willingness to be strange and surprising to the point of being nonsensical and displeasing. Its outright anachronisms—some twerking at a house party, lots of contemporary slang, a cool soundtrack—could be seen as making a supposedly stuffy classic palatable in the vein of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, or an attempt to translate 19th century Amherst, Massachusetts, for 21st century audiences. But there’s too much of it, and it’s too overt. The willfully modern dialogue and music juxtaposed with the perfect period-specific setting might initially make a contemporary audience comfortable, but its charm grates and it never stops being surprising. The show jolts; its pacing is unpredictable; its timing is odd. It makes you gasp, and then laugh. The show embraces the surreal, sometimes in funny ways and sometimes in creepy ones. Sometimes I couldn’t tell if it was trying to be funny or creepy, and that made it funnier and creepier."
Watch the the Season 3 teaser for the new Westworld in-universe company you've never heard of.
"The story was told, completely and spectacularly (it was one of the best shows of 2018)," says Alan Sepinwall. "There was no more that needed to be said about James or Alyssa, and no way to improve upon that perfect tragedy. But this is TV in 2019, where no story is ever allowed to end and no show is ever truly dead, so of course a new season debuted this week on Netflix." He adds that the the Season 1 finale "was a fitting end. A doomed love story. A perfect tragedy. Then it got renewed."
Jeremy Slater has been tapped to develop one of Marvel's less clearly-defined characters.
"You know, it’s an iconic piece of history and I feel very fortunate and proud of the work we did with that," Reddick tells GQ. Reddick has had a variety of roles since the HBO drama ended in 2008, including in the John Wick franchise and on American Horror Story. But he's still perceived as a firm, fear-instilling Top Cop -- like his role on Bosch.
Architectural Digest's list includes The Brady Bunch, The Office, Friends, Full House, Roseanne, Mad Men, Gilmore Girls, The O.C., I Love Lucy and Seinfeld.
Which book would the Late Night host like to see adapted for TV? "O.K., so John le Carré’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, the first book of the Karla trilogy, was made into a mini-series by the BBC in 1979 and starred Alec Guinness as George Smiley," he tells The New York Times. "It’s perfect casting and a perfect mini-series. In 1982 the BBC made the third book of the trilogy, Smiley’s People, into an equally good mini-series. All I want is for the BBC to adapt the second book of the trilogy, The Honourable Schoolboy, with the caveat that George Smiley would have to be played by Alec Guinness so it will need to be a C.G.I. situation. I’ll wait."
The A.V. Club explains why Rhimes has been more of a powerhouse producer this decade than Ryan Murphy and Greg Berlanti. "As the architect of Shondaland, Shonda Rhimes ushered in a new era of TV viewing, one that saw the spirit of appointment television transform into a commanding presence on social media," says Danette Chavez. Adlon, meanwhile, stands out this decade for her work on Better Things, while Wright has had memorable roles on HBO's Westworld, Boardwalk Empire and Confirmation.
The upcoming documentary film Remembering Rod Serling features unseen footage of the sci-fi TV pioneer teaching at Ithaca College in New York in 1970. Esther Gray Peacock, an Ithaca student, recalled Serling's anxieties over being forgotten. "The last time I saw him, out of the blue he looked at me and said 'I just have this horrible feeling I'll never be remembered … I'll never be a Hemingway,'" said Peacock.
Perego, who died Thursday at age 95, became a worldwide phenomenon with her mouse puppet Topo Gigio in the 1960s thanks to her frequent appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show.
"Even at their simplest, Dr. Seuss stories are carefully crafted bridges," says Steve Greene. "For children figuring out how to read or anyone taking their first swings at the English language, the legendary author’s picture books are handy springboards into a bigger world. So it makes sense that Green Eggs and Ham, a Netflix animated series based on one of Seuss’ most quintessential works, functions in largely the same way for newcomers to TV. Extrapolating out the few dozen words of the original story to a 13-episode season, creator Jared Stern manages to maintain the book’s elastic spirit, in all its visual and linguistic tricks. In the process, Green Eggs and Ham the series becomes the kind of show that could be a fundamental entry point for younger viewers learning how to follow a broader, episodic tale." ALSO: At a cost of $6 million per episode, Green Eggs and Ham is gorgeous -- and the most expensive animated series ever made.
The six-episode BBC dramedy, which premieres Sunday on Showtime, stars Daisy Haggard as a 36-year-old woman named Miri who returns to her small hometown after serving half her life in prison. Back to Life has drawn comparisons to Fleabag because it has the same producers (not including Phoebe Waller- Bridge.) "The beauty — and much of the humor — in the story comes from Miri being so optimistic about life," says Tim Goodman. "She's relentlessly positive and nice and she never once has to remind anyone that she's paid her debt to society. The past is, in fact, so distant that Miri has moved almost naively beyond it — but the town hasn't, and Back to Life deftly weaves their bitter memories and fears into their present-day interactions with Miri." Goodman adds: "There is darkness and laughter here, just as there was in Fleabag and, if you must know, a similar melancholy-filled mystery to it, though Back to Life isn't built to brilliantly spring a reveal on you at the end. It's just a wonderfully nuanced story that's both extremely funny and tragically sad, but never leans too hard in either direction to get a reaction. It just exists and, after six episodes, it ends — and when it does you get the full appreciation of how exceptional it is."
The 73-year-old Sajak had to undergo emergency surgery this week for a blocked intestine, resulting in the cancelation of Thursday's taping. “The Wheel of Fortune taping on Thursday was canceled because host Pat Sajak underwent successful emergency surgery to correct a blocked intestine,” the show posted on Twitter. “He is resting comfortably and looking forward to getting back to work. Taping resumed today as scheduled, and Vanna White has stepped in a host.” One week ago, Sajak appeared to be in good health when he joined White and Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek in celebrating their longtime producer Harry Friedman's Hollywood Walk of Fame star.
He'll guest as Dina's “rugged and eccentric” father, who left her when she was a child but is now ready to make amends.
The "Pickle Rick" writer will serve as head writer on the Marvel series revolving around Bruce Banner's cousin, Jennifer Walters.
“We’ve got it hatched. We’ve hatched the plan, what we think is the right way to go,” Grammer said in an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger. “We’re sort of on standby a little bit. Working out a couple of possible network deals that we’re circling. Frasier is sort of in a second position to that at this point. So there’s still stuff going on. But a revisit to Frasier, Frasier’s world is I think definitely going to come.” Grammer added: “We’ll see how people respond to it because it’s not going to be the same place, it’s not going to be Seattle. It’s not going to be the same Frasier — it’s going to be the man in his next iteration. Hopefully that’ll be something people like watching. But I think it’ll be funny."
About 3,000 people bid on items from The Collection of Anthony Bourdain, resulting in $1,846,575 raised for the Anthony Bourdain Legacy Scholarship at The Culinary Institute of America.
Page Six reports that Trump Jr. was accompanied to Thursday's taping by seven millionaire backers of President Trump, who refused to sit in their designated seats. Security also had to respond when some of them were using their smartphones during the taping. During the show, Trump Jr. said of his guests: "We got 10 seats out of 150 so we figured we had to stack the deck a little bit.”
The limited series starring Ethan Hawke as abolitionist John Brown has cast Casal as one of Brown's new recuits, "a rascally, privileged adventurer who thinks Brown’s plan is crazy but proclaims it 'sounds fun.'"
The Grace and Frankie star opted not to get arrested for the fifth straight Friday at the urging of her supporters, who feared she would spend more than a month in jail.