The end is near for The Walking Dead. The show will conclude at the end of 2022–Season 11–which will air 24 episodes, Add to that the delayed Season 10 finale and mix in 6 Season 10 “Bonus” episodes (basically reruns with added commentary or content) set to air in early 2021 and you can set your countdown clock (like those highly popular ones AMC pastes at the lower bottom corner of your TV during TWD Marathons counting down to Season Premiers and Finales) to 31.
More Dead News! The Walking Dead‘s second spin off series, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, will debut along with the Season 10 finale on October 4th. On October 11 Fear The Walking Dead has its Season Premier.
But wait! There’s more!!! Just announced are another 2 spin offs, one of which will star fan favorites Daryl and Carol. This one is set to debut in 2023. According to some fans who heard the news, “Well that takes the thrill out of that…now we know they won’t be dying anytime soon.” Really? Is that what makes a TV show good? People dying? I guess the fact that almost everyone who ever appears on TWD dies a gruesome death isn’t enough. The fourth spin off is called Tales Of The Walking Dead will be an anthology series and it’s been hinted that some of the aforementioned dead people could return in stories set before they died. So we might see the return of such characters as–oh, oh, noooo. I don’t have the time or space to make a TWD Obituary Column here! The one real question in all of this…what happened to those Walking Dead films that were supposed to come out featuring Rick Grimes? It’s been awhile since he was whisked away by those helicopters. I can’t help but wonder if all these spin offs are a good thing. The last time we had anything like this was back in the seventies when we had All In The Family, The Jeffersons, Maude, and Good Times. Time will tell.
Star Trekkin’ Across The Universe! Boldly Going Forward ’cause We Can’t Find Reverse! In the midst a lot of problems stemming from Covid-19 and lack of a pilot season, some networks are hurting for fall programming. So the people at CBS are pulling another one of their CBS All-Access series and airing it on broadcast CBS: the first season of Star Trek Discovery, which was originally sold to viewers on CBS All-Access, is coming September 24, 2020 at 10pm. The third season of Star Trek Discovery will premier on the pay service on October 15th. Sister network The CW is already airing the 2 seasons of Tell Me A Story will add Swamp Thing, a series DCEU thought was so bad they axed it within 5 days of airing its first episode. Of course, those who have seen Swamp Thing overwhelmingly felt it was actually the best that DCEU has done so far and are hoping airing the show on The CW will earn it a new lease on life if The CW will pick it up for another season.
Pandora will begin Season 2 on The CW on October 4th. The series follows an orphaned young woman who enrolls in Earth’s Space Training Academy and is said to be going for a more Star Trek vibe is Season 2.
The Mandalorian Season 2 comes October 30.
The Brides (CBS) is Greg Berlanti’s take on Dracula as a vampire soap opera. As a huge Dark Shadows fan I am looking forward to this one the most. I’m also happy to say the Dark Shadows Reincarnation CW pilot for this season was passed on. Having seen Tim Burton’s travesty of a film starring Johnny Depp as Barnabas, and the last Dark Shadows reboot pilot (on You Tube) I just don’t think anyone really understands what made Dark Shadows great. So Vampire Soap-Yes, Dark Shadows reboot-sadly, no.
Debris managed to turn in a nearly complete pilot before the shut down and thus earned a spot on the fall schedule. It sounds…interesting enough. wreckage from a destroyed alien spacecraft has mysterious effects on mankind.
Clarice, a series based on Clarice Starling set one year after The Silence Of The Lambs, is being eyed for mid-season. Please, just bring back Hannibal, one of the greatest TV series ever in my opinion. Mads Mikkelsen took the cannibal in new directions and makes you almost forget Anthony Hopkins.
Langdon, Tom Hanks character in The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons and Inferno gets a series based on Dan Brown’s 4th book, The Lost Symbol. Sometime in 2020-2021.
Echo has had more scripts ordered. It would be a crime procedural in which the heroes are sent back in time in the bodies of murder victims. Kinda sounds like Stitchers meets Timeless.
The remake of Stephen King’s now eerily relevant mini-series from the nineties has a date: December 17 on CBS All-Access. The all star cast includes Whoopie Goldberg as Mother Abagail, the part played in the original by legendary actress Ruby Dee.
That’d be all for now. No real news on the Marvel Disney+ shows except M.O.D.O.K. appears to be nearing completion. And Helstrom which I covered in the last edition of Where’s My Show is coming October 15.
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Gabourey Sidibe Says ‘Hollywood Seas Didn’t Part’ For Her In The Same Way They Did For Anna Kendrick After Both Being First Time Oscar Nominees
Gabourey Sidibe was a first time Oscar nominee in 2010 for her part in “Precious” and is looking back at Hollywood’s acceptance of her, or rather, lack of.
Sidibe was not the only Academy Award newbie that year. Anna Kendrick was also a first-timer for Best Supporting Actress in “Up in the Air”. While neither actress won, Sidibe says that Hollywood didn’t open doors for her like they did Kendrick.
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“I’ve heard the idea that I’m just lucky before,” Sidibe told Collider while promoting “Antebellum”. “I’ve heard that. I’m an extremely unlucky person, actually. I work really, really hard though. And no, the Hollywood seas didn’t part for me in the same way that it might have for maybe Anna Kendrick who was nominated for the first time that year as well, who then went on to star in films and television and the whole thing. The seas did not part that same way for me and I assume that there are a few factors that made that so, but I am still working 10 years later.”
Sidibe continued, saying that she is thankful for still working “12 years after having filmed” “Precious” and that she is “comfortable” with herself so the other parts that can come with stardom don’t matter to her.
“I know my artistry. And so, you know, starring in things or being on the covers of magazines, all of these things that say that I’ve ‘made it,’ everything that solidifies my position on the A-list, whatever that means, doesn’t actually mean anything to my self-worth and my sense of artistry.”
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Sidibe’s post-Oscars career has mostly been television, including “American Horror Story”, “Empire” and “The Big C”.
“Antebellum” is available on VOD now.
‘Devastated’ Hillary Clinton to Rachel Maddow on RBG: ‘Let’s Not Give an Inch’ in Fight Against Mitch McConnell’s Hypocrisy: WATCH
Hillary Clinton called in to The Rachel Maddow Show shortly after news broke of the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“I hope that every American knows she was a historic, courageous person who moved our country forward in all the right ways,” said Clinton.
“I’m devastated by this Rachel,” Clinton added. “Just losing her is such a massive hole in my young adulthood, my becoming a lawyer, both practicing and teaching law, looking up to her, and following her career. But much more than that, it is such a devastating loss for justice and equality. What Ruth Bader Ginsburg did was to make it abundantly clear that the Constitution had to explicitly wherever possible be interpreted as providing for the equal rights of men and women.”
“With her loss, it is not only a personal loss but it’s a real threat to the steady march toward progress that we need to continue,” Clinton said.
In a second segment, Clinton dug into the upcoming SCOTUS vacancy battle.
Said Clinton: “Mitch McConnell denied Barack Obama. … That set in motion a series of events that did great damage to the Senate that can only be remedied by removing Mitch McConnell as the leader of the Senate. That has to happen in this election by getting a Democratic senate majority. But in the meantime, the Democrats who are in the Senate will have to use every single possible maneuver that is available to them to make it clear that they are not going to permit Mitch McConnell to enact the greatest travesty, the monument to hypocrisy that would arise from him attempting to fill this position.”
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“If we have any hope of overcoming the divisiveness and the absolute poisonous atmosphere that currently infects our politics and unfortunately has riddled our institutions like the senate with this kind of ‘power over everything else’ mentality, I hope that there will be several Republican senators who say, ‘we are going to wait to see what happens with the election,’” Clinton continued.
“Every possible procedural obstacle has to be thrown in the way of this power drive by McConnell. There are things that can be done. They literally have to be done 24/7. … All these things may be difficult. But let’s go down fighting. And let’s not give an inch in the face of the kind of hypocrisy that met President Obama when he tried to fulfill his Constitutional obligation and appoint Merrick Garland to the Court.”
Amal Clooney Quits Her Role as the U.K.’s Special Media Envoy Over “Lamentable” Brexit Legislation
Amal Clooney made her distaste for her government’s “lamentable” Brexit legislation known by officially stepping down from her role as the U.K.’s Special Envoy on Media Freedom on Friday.
As first revealed by The Guardian, the human rights lawyer submitted her resignation letter to U.K. foreign secretary Dominic Raab via the International Bar Association in London, letting him know that she was resigning after being “dismayed to learn that the government intends to pass legislation – the Internal Market Bill – which would, by the government’s own admission, ‘break international law’ if enacted.” Clooney is referring to Prime Minister Boris Johnson‘s threat earlier this month to override elements of the E.U. withdrawal agreement.
She continued, “Although the government has suggested that the violation of international law would be ‘specific and limited’, it is lamentable for the UK to be speaking of its intention to violate an international treaty signed by the Prime Minister less than a year ago.”
She added that while she’s “always been proud of the UK’s reputation as a champion of the international legal order, and of the culture of fair play for which it is known…it has now become untenable for me, as Special Envoy, to urge other states to respect and enforce international obligations while the UK declares that it does not intend to do so itself. As the President of the Bar Council of England and Wales has affirmed, undermining the rule of law that ‘this country is built on … will fatally puncture people’s faith in our justice system.’ And it threatens to embolden autocratic regimes that violate international law with devastating consequences all over the world.”
In a statement to The Guardian, shadow media minister Chris Matheson added, “It is humiliating that the UK’s special envoy on media freedom has felt unable to continue in her role. This shows that by threatening to break international law instead of getting Brexit done as we were promised, the government is trashing the UK’s reputation around the world.”
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