Thursday, June 30, 2022

CBS Announces Fall 2022 Premiere Dates

CBS, which had previously announced its 2022-2023 season plans has now revealed its Fall 2022 premiere schedule.

  • #1 Broadcast Series NCIS and #1 New Drama NCIS: HAWAI'I Premiere Monday, Sept. 19
  • All-FBI Tuesday Debuts Sept. 20
  • SURVIVOR Returns with Two-Hour Debut Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 8:00 PM, Followed by THE AMAZING RACE in Its New Time Period at 10:00 PM
  • The New Reality Romance Adventure THE REAL LOVE BOAT Sets Sail on All-Reality Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Its New Time Period at 9:00 PM
  • Television's Most-Watched Comedy Block Premieres Thursday, Sept. 29 with #1 Comedy YOUNG SHELDON at 8:00 PM, #1 New Comedy GHOSTS at 8:30 PM, the Witty New Drama SO HELP ME TODD at 9:00 PM and CSI: VEGAS at 10:00 PM
  • Edgy New Drama EAST NEW YORK Premieres Sunday, Oct. 2 at 9:30 PM*
  • Friday's Heart-Pounding New Drama FIRE COUNTRY Debuts Oct. 7 at 9:00 PM

CBS announced the premiere dates for its 2022-2023 fall season that begins Monday, Sept. 19. The Network will roll out the strategic launches of four new shows and 18 returning series over a few weeks.

Of note, the new romance adventure competition THE REAL LOVE BOAT will now air at 9:00 PM on Wednesdays, leading into THE AMAZING RACE in its new time period at 10:00 PM. New shows are marked in bold.


  • 10:00-11:00 PM 48 HOURS (35th season premiere)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 18 (Football Doubleheader)*

  • 7:30-8:30 PM 60 MINUTES (55th season premiere)


  • 8:00-8:30 PM THE NEIGHBORHOOD (fifth season premiere)
  • 8:30-9:00 PM BOB ♥ ABISHOLA (fourth season premiere)
  • 9:00-10:00 PM NCIS (20th season premiere)
  • 10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: HAWAI'I (second season premiere)


  • 8:00-9:00 PM FBI (fifth season premiere)
  • 9:00-10:00 PM FBI: INTERNATIONAL (second season premiere)
  • 10:00-11:00 PM FBI: MOST WANTED (fourth season premiere)


  • 8:00-10:00 PM SURVIVOR (two-hour 43rd season premiere)
  • 10:00-11:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE (34th season premiere, NTP)


  • 8:00-10:00 PM BIG BROTHER (24th season finale)


  • 8:00-9:30 PM SURVIVOR (90-minute episode)
  • 9:30-11:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE (90-minute episode)


  • 8:00-8:30 PM YOUNG SHELDON (sixth season premiere)
  • 8:30-9:00 PM GHOSTS (second season premiere, NTP)
  • 10:00-11:00 PM CSI: VEGAS (second season premiere, NTP)

SUNDAY, OCT. 2 (Football Doubleheader)*

  • 7:30-8:30 PM 60 MINUTES
  • 8:30-9:30 PM THE EQUALIZER (third season premiere)


  • 8:00-9:00 PM SURVIVOR (RTP)
  • 10:00-11:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE


  • 8:00-9:00 PM S.W.A.T. (sixth season premiere, NTP)
  • 10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS (13th season premiere)


  • 7:00-8:00 PM 60 MINUTES
  • 8:00-9:00 PM THE EQUALIZER (RTP)
  • 9:00-10:00 PM EAST NEW YORK (RTP)
  • 10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES (14th season premiere, NTP)

NTP - New Time Period; RTP - Regular Time Period

Peacock Sets 2022 Streaming Premiere Dates

Peacock has set premiere dates for eight new and three returning series coming in 2022.

August 25:

  • Everything I Know About Love

September 8:

  • Last Light

September 15:

  • Vampire Academy

September 29:

  • Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of the Sky (Season 4)

October 6:

  • A Friend of the Family (limited series)

October 20:

  • One of Us Is Lying (Season 2)

November 3:

  • The Capture (Season 2)

November 10:

  • The Missing (working title)

November 23:

  • Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin

November 30:

  • Irreverent

December 22:

  • The Best Man: The Final Chapters (limited series)



LAST LIGHT is based on Alex Scarrow’s international best-selling novel Last Light, which tells the story of a family fighting to survive in a world that has been suddenly thrown into chaos.

Petro-chemist Andy Nielsen knows how dependent the world is on oil; if something were to happen to the world’s oil supply, it would set off a chain reaction: transportation would grind to a halt, supplies would cease to be delivered, law enforcement would be overwhelmed. While on a business trip to the Middle East, Andy realizes that his worst fears are coming true and his family is separated at this crucial moment. His teenage daughter, Laura, is alone at home in London while his wife, Elena, and young son, Sam, are in Paris. Amid this chaos, each family member will sacrifice everything to find one another, despite the distance and the dangers that separate them. Based on Alex Scarrow’s best-selling novel of the same name.


From executive producer Julie Plec comes a story of romance, friendship, death, sex, and scandal. VAMPIRE ACADEMY is based on a series of young adult paranormal romance novels by international bestselling author Richelle Mead. In a world of privilege and glamour, two young women’s friendship transcends their strikingly different classes as they prepare to complete their education and enter royal vampire society. This serialized and sexy drama combines the elegance of aristocratic romance and the supernatural thrills of the vampire genre.

Julie Plec will serve as showrunner, writer and executive producer for the series.


THE MISSING tells the story of NYPD Detective Avraham Avraham, whose belief in mankind is his superpower when it comes to uncovering the truth. Guided by a deep sense of spirituality and religious principles, Avraham is left to question his own humanity when a seemingly routine investigation turns upside down.


Adam Devine, who appeared in the first two installments of the film franchise, is set to star and reprise his role as Bumper Allen, the vocal villain whom we love to loathe.

In the new series for Peacock, several years after we last saw him in Pitch Perfect, Adam Devine’s Bumper Allen moves to Germany to revive his music career when one of his songs becomes big in Berlin.


IRREVERENT is a fish out of water drama that follows criminal mediator Paulo Keegan as he flees the United States after a mediation gone wrong and assumes the identity of Reverend Mackenzie “Mack” Boyd. “Mack” (Paulo) finds himself trapped in Clump, Australia – a small, eccentric beach town hundreds of miles away from civilization and phone reception. In order to stay alive, “Mack” must keep the wool over the town’s eyes and play the role of devoted Reverend, while desperately searching for an exit strategy before his past catches up to him.

NBC Announces Fall 2022 Premiere Dates

NBC previously announced its plans for the 2022-2023 TV season, and now the network has revealed its Fall 2022 premiere dates.

  • NBC will begin its 2022-23 season with the #1 program for 11 consecutive years, Sunday Night Football, on Thursday, Sept. 8. On the heels of the NFL kickoff, season two of Capital One College Bowl, hosted by Peyton Manning, will debut the following night with back-to-back episodes.
  • Scripted programming will launch the week of Sept. 19 and will include the premiere of the reimagined Quantum Leap, starring Raymond Lee.
  • On Nov. 4, family comedies join the lineup with the premiere of Lopez vs. Lopez, starring and executive produced by George Lopez, followed by the third season of Young Rock, starring and executive produced by Dwayne Johnson.
  • NBC has more shows in the top 20 than any other network in the key 18-49 demo and finished the 2021-22 season #1 in the demo for the eighth time in nine seasons.

NBC's fall slate rolls out as follows (new shows in bold):

Thursday, Sept. 8

  • 8:15-11:30 p.m. - Sunday Night Football: NFL Kickoff Game (Buffalo Bills vs. Los Angeles Rams)

Friday, Sept. 9

  • 8-10 p.m. - Capital One College Bowl (Back-to-back episodes this night only)

Sunday, Sept. 11

  • 8:15-11:30 p.m. - Sunday Night Football (Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys)

Friday, Sept. 16

  • 9-11 p.m. - Dateline NBC

Monday, Sept. 19

  • 8 p.m. - The Voice
  • 10 p.m. - Quantum Leap

Tuesday, Sept. 20

  • 8 p.m. - The Voice
  • 10 p.m. - New Amsterdam

Wednesday, Sept. 21

  • 8 p.m. - Chicago Med
  • 9 p.m. - Chicago Fire
  • 10 p.m. - Chicago P.D.

Thursday, Sept. 22

  • 8 p.m. - Law & Order
  • 9 p.m. - Law & Order: SVU
  • 10 p.m. - Law & Order: Organized Crime

Saturday, Sept. 23

  • 9 p.m. - Dateline Weekend Mystery
  • 10 p.m. - SNL Vintage

Tuesday, Sept. 27

  • 9 p.m. - La Brea

Friday, Nov. 4

  • 8 p.m. - Lopez vs. Lopez
  • 8:30 p.m. - Young Rock




It's been nearly 30 years since Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. Now, a new team, led by physicist Ben Song (Raymond Lee), has been assembled to restart the project in hope of understanding the mysteries behind the machine and the man who created it.

Everything changes, however, when Ben makes an unauthorized leap into the past, leaving the team behind to solve the mystery of why he did it. At Ben's side throughout his leaps is Addison (Caitlin Bassett), who appears in the form of a hologram only Ben can see and hear. She's a decorated Army veteran who brings level-headed precision to her job.

At the helm of the highly confidential operation is Herbert Magic Williams (Ernie Hudson), a no-nonsense career military man who has to answer to his bosses who won't be happy once they learn about the breach of protocol. The rest of the team at headquarters includes Ian Wright (Mason Alexander Park), who runs the Artificial Intelligence unit Ziggy, and Jenn Chou (Nanrisa Lee), who heads up digital security for the project.

As Ben leaps from life to life, putting right what once went wrong, it becomes clear that he and the team are on a thrilling journey. However, Addison, Magic, Ian and Jenn know that if they are going to solve the mystery of Ben's leap and bring him home, they must act fast or lose him forever.

Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt will write and executive produce. Don Bellisario, Deborah Pratt and Martin Gero executive produce.



A working-class family comedy about dysfunction, reconnection and all the pain and joy in between.

The cast includes George Lopez, Mayan Lopez, Selenis Leyva, Brice Gonzalez, Matt Shively, Laci Mosley (recurring) and Kiran Deol (recurring).

Debby Wolfe (showrunner) will write and executive produce. Bruce Helford is a supervising executive producer. Katie Newman, Michael Rotenberg and George Lopez executive produce. Mayan Lopez will produce.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

HOTCHKA Daily News - June 28, 2022


★Amazon's Freevue will be developing a sequel series to Who's the Boss? with Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano reprising their original roles. The series will be executive produced by Normal Lear. No word on if Judith Light may make an appearance.

★Melissa Benoist and her production company Three Things Productions have renewed their overall deal with Warner Bros. Television as Benoist boards the HBO Max series The Girl on the Bus. She will star as Sadie McCarthy, a journalist who romanticizes Tim Crouse’s Boys on the Bus book and who scrapped her whole life for her own shot at covering a presidential campaign for the paper of record. Sadie hits the trail and eventually bonds with three female competitors. Despite their differences, the women become a found family with a front-row seat to the greatest soap opera in town: the battle for the White House. The series is inspired by a chapter in Amy Chozick's book Chasing Hillary.


★The BBC ordered a second season of thriller Sherwood just moments after the conclusion of the first season, David Morrissey and Leslie Manville starred in the six-part series inspired by events that took place in the Nottinghamshire mining village.

★HGTV's Inside Out returns for a second season on Monday, August 1 at 8:00 PM. Southern California home renovators Carmine Sabatella and Mike Pyle work with clients who want a stunning home transformation inside and out - and they'll make sure they get both in a new eight-episode season.

★NBC has ordered an eight-episode unscripted series Surviving Earth, which shows how life not only survived during the cataclysmic events of the prehistoric era, but thrived. The series aims to find what lessons can be learned from past mass extinctions.

★HBO has finally made it official, announcing the pick-up of a fourth season of True Detective with the subtitle "Night Country". The series will co-star boxer, actress and motivational speaker Kali Reis with star Jodie Foster making her first TV appearance as an adult. The series will be filmed in Iceland and is described as: "When the long winter night falls in Ennis, Alaska, the six men that operate the Tsalal Arctic Research Station vanish without a trace. To solve the case, Detectives Liz Danvers (Foster) and Evangeline Navarro (Reis) will have to confront the darkness they carry in themselves, and dig into the haunted truths that lie buried under the eternal ice.”

★CBS' Fall reality dating series The Real Love Boat has chosen its hosts -- Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell. The series will premiere October 5 at 9:00 PM.


★Universal Pictures is pushing back the release date for Illumination's Migration from friday, June 30, 2023 to Friday, December 22, 2023. The move takes it out of the way of Indiana Jones 5, but will now face off against Star Wars: Rogue Squadron and an untitled Star Trek project. Migration is billed as a modern-day comedy following a family of ducks who convince their over-protective father to go on the vacation of a lifetime as they attempt to migrate from New England, through New York City, and ultimately down to the Bahamas.

★A sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife has been confirmed for release on Wednesday, December 20, 2023. As hinted at in the end credits of Afterlife, the next chapter will return to the original films’ New York City and firehouse setting. It is currently set to open against Paramount's animated The Tiger's Apprentice and Warner Bros. film adaptation of the Broadway musical The Color Purple.


★Jim Parsons will star in an Off Broadway revival of A Man of No Importance, the 2002 musical featuring a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Performances will begin Tuesday, October 11 with an official opening set for Sunday, October 30. The show will have a limited run through Sunday, December 4.


Sneak Peek | Phrogging: Hider in My House | July 18, 2022 | Lifetime


Duck & Goose — Official Trailer | Apple TV+


Queer Eye Brasil | Data de Estreia | Netflix Brasil


All Or Nothing: Arsenal | First Look Trailer


Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem | Chapter 2 | Official Trailer | Peacock Original


Harley Quinn Season 3 | Official Teaser | HBO Max

Monday, June 27, 2022

HOTCHKA Daily News - June 27, 2022


★Andie MacDowell is set to star in a new Hallmark Channel series, The Way Home, which will premiere on the network in 2023. It's the first new series Hallmark has ordered since 2016. MacDowell plays Del Landry, matriarch of the Landry family and a pillar of the close-knit community of her small, Canadian farm town.

★Mishael Morgan made television history at Friday's Daytime Emmy Awards by becoming the first Black woman to win in the Outstanding Lead Actress category for her role of Amanda Sinclair on The Young and the Restless. General Hospital won Outstanding Daytime Drama, and John McCook won for Outstanding Lead Actor for The Bold and the Beautiful, while the writers of Days Of Our Lives won for Outstanding Writing Team. Steve Harvey won Outstanding Game Show Host for Family Feud, and Jeopardy! won Outstanding Game Show. Kelly Clarkson and her show won Emmys for Entertainment Talk Show Host and Entertainment Talk Show, while Tamron Hall won for Informative Talk Show Host, and Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts won for Informative Talk Show. In all, The Kelly Clarkson Show dominated the awards with seven wins, followed by General Hospital with five.

★The Olympics Committee is considering adding the signature Ninja Warrior obstacle course to the competition as the fifth discipline of the Modern Pentathlon for the 2028 Los Angeles Summer Olympics, replacing the equestrian show jumping discipline.


★Russell Crowe is set to star in horror film The Pope's Exorcist from Overlord director Julius Avery. Crowe will portray real-life figure Father Gabriele Amorth, a priest who acted as chief exorcist of the Vatican and who performed more than 100,000 exorcisms in his lifetime. Production is scheduled to begin in Ireland in September.


★Update on all of the Broadway shows set to close in the near future:

  • American Buffalo - July 10
  • Macbeth - July 10
  • Plaza Suite - July 10
  • The Minutes - July 24
  • Company - July 31
  • POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive - August 14
  • Tina: The Tina Turner Musical - August 14
  • Dear Evan Hansen - September 18
  • Come From Away - October 2


★Character actress Mary Mara has died at the age of 61 from an apparent accidental drowning while vacationing with her family in Cape Vincent, NY. Her body was recovered from the St. Lawrence River Sunday morning. Mara made her acting debut in the 1989 TV movie The Preppie Murder and appeared in several more TV movies including Empire City (1992), Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995), In the Blink of an Eye (1996), What Kind of Mother Are You? (1996), Switched at Birth (1999), Stranger Inside (2001), Saint Sinner (2002), Pizza Time (2006), and Claire (2007). TV series credits include Hope & Gloria, ER, Nash Bridges, NYPD Blue, Ally McBeal, Farscape, Good vs Evil, Law & Order, Profiler, Poker Night, That's Life, The Practice, Gideon's Crossing, Judging Amy, The Huntress, Becker, The West Wing, Third Watch, Boston Public, Crossing Jordan, The Handler, Star Trek: Enterprise, North Shore, Without a Trace, 7th Heaven, Joan of Arcadia, Monk, Law & Order: SVU, Nip/Tuck, Bones, Lost, Lie to Me, Dexter, Shameless, Ray Donovan, Criminal Minds and Doubt. Film credits include Blue Steel, True Colors, Mr. Saturday Night, Bound, A Civil Action, K-PAX, Undoing, Gridiron Gang, Prom Night (2008), Paradise, FL and Break Even.


Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Ghost Island Teaser


Cat Pack: A PAW Patrol Exclusive Event | NOW STREAMING | Paramount+


Modern Love : Hyderabad - Official Teaser | Amazon Prime Video


Extraordinary Attorney Woo | Official Trailer | Netflix


WOW - Women Of Wrestling - Coming This Fall


Forever Summer: Hamptons - Official Trailer | Prime Video


DI4RIES | Official Trailer | Netflix

Saturday, June 25, 2022

For All Mankind S03E03: All In

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For All Mankind sets up a hundred episodes of potential drama before an epic time jump.

by Jeremy Fogelman

The latest episode of For All Mankind is called “All In” and by the end of the episode, everyone is all in one way or another. The episode starts with a series of moments at the IAC Convention in Merry Ol’ England as Margo and Sergei meet up, share drinks, and she always leaves him for the next year. It all seems very nice in the “oh these two lovebirds” way but we know that it’s actually hiding something much worse.

All those years Sergei has been putting Margo on the hook as an asset, not that the KGB gave him any choice in the matter. When we finally arrive in 1992, Helios is there at the IAC and we’ve caught up to the troubling present -- for now. With a now common enemy of sorts, Margo finally takes the lead in consummating their simmering romance for the first time and with the worst timing, because the Soviets are desperate to meet that 1994 launch window (which has been accelerated by Helios' entry in the space race).

Sergei pleads for the design of the nuclear engine, which Margo refuses as it presents a national security risk (accurately). But that knock on the door is ominous because both we and Sergei (and Margo) suspects who it is -- the KGB has arrived. This scene is juxtaposed with cutting back to Kelly rejecting her parents’ request to join the Helios to stay at NASA (which we saw explained elsewhere as not wanting to be defined by her father), yet Ed does seem okay with it, saying that the country’s gonna be real proud of her.

Which is in direct contrast to Margo sitting in the next scene with the Russians, with a country that will be the opposite of proud. Although she stands firm against the blackmail attempt, the actual pain point of seeing Sergei choked near to death in front of her is a different problem -- we never explicitly see her decide to help the Soviets, but considering we see them launch at the end of the episode, it’s hard to imagine otherwise.

All of the other plotlines circle these two as the future begins to come into focus. At Helios, Ed is able to convince Deva (with Karen’s help) that a fully automated trip to Mars isn’t a good idea, that they need the capability to take over if need be. It’s hard to really argue with that, it’s not like they’ve standardized safe space travel or anything, things might come up. They also manage to bring in Bill who delights in telling Aleida how much it meant to him to be a “get”.

Indeed, he doesn’t know he was their second choice after Aleida, nor how Margo only says goodbye after he’s left the room. But Aleida’s own choice was quite compelling, as Karen has become an epic recruiting talent -- she offers twice the salary at NASA and immediate work as the flight director. She doesn’t even know about Aleida’s father’s mental issues, and the painful comment from Victor about her never being there.

Yet Karen miscalculated by calling her “Margo’s girl”, as Aleida was proud to be loyal to the one that brought her there from a pretty bad place and even pushed for her to go to the moon. But we’ll see how things might change if Margo’s Soviet treason is ever revealed. Still, when we jump ahead to 1994, it does seem that Aleida is the flight director as Bill predicted, but are there homelife dominos yet to fall?

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Poor old Danny is doing very poorly, struggling in landing simulations and getting benched by Danielle temporarily. This is made even worse when he flirts with a random stranger at The Outpost and brings her back to his old house -- which makes them now trespassing. These stupid mistakes gets him grounded but that means it’s an opportunity for Ed to ignore Danielle’s advice and recruit Danny -- who never gets a chance to tell his loving wife the truth.

Karen seems to have misgivings about this of course, but she won’t be on the trip with her two surviving lovers so it’s not as bad as it could be. But Danny might still be jealous or resentful of Ed despite getting such a great opportunity from him, so that’s another domino yet to fall. The episode ends with the great song “Black Hole Sun” by Soundgarden (which did indeed come out in 1994) playing as we see NASA and Helios launch -- with only the TV footage of the Soviet launch, so no insight yet there.

As the now President Ellen calls to congratulate Margo, the latter notes the Soviets launching with what we can assume was her help, Ellen also tells her now to kick their asses. It’s a very solid start to the Mars mission, and I was wondering how long the show would stretch out before we got it. Nothing wrong with a classic For All Mankind time jump, which was deployed perfectly here alongside the perfect needle drop. Just a really solid episode to keep this season strong.

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The Boys S03E06: Herogasm

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The Boys goes for broke by breaking the barrier of bodies.

by Jeremy Fogelman

The latest episode of The Boys is called “Herogasm” which is naturally named after one of the chapters from the original comics. Of course there, the circumstances are so incredibly different it’s really pointless to connect the two except superficially. In the comics it’s a secret event created by Vought for the supes to let off steam in whatever debaucherous way they want (with paid sex workers that aren’t necesarily being treated safely) and here it’s a secret party for supes to hook up with each other and sometimes sex workers also not necessarily being treated safely. I did notice an Easter Egg where someone in the background shouts “Come on my hump” which is a pretty memorable and absurd moment in that chapter. They also brought back that “Love Sausage” character for a pure joke moment (which I didn’t really find that funny).

But although that’s the similar line and the title of the episode, it’s really not about that at all, other than we discovered that Soldier Boy started the thing in 1952. The plot throughline is really still just about image and truth. The episode starts off with another dated (if funny) joke about tone deaf celebrities singing “Imagine” in March of 2020 (which is already over two years ago if you want to feel the cold vacuum of time speed through you). I noted such luminaries as Patton Oswalt, Josh Gad, Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis, Elizabeth Banks, Kumail Nanjiani, Aisha Tyler and Rose Byrne, and none also sang in that actual video. It would’ve been funnier if they had been able to get one of those people.

Otherwise the show doesn’t really (as usual) really get that deeply into satire, the majority of the humor coming from Soldier Boy’s outdated references to supporting our Mujahideen brothers and how Bill Cosby is America’s dad. Easy jokes but they were funny. In the more tragic part of the episode, Kimiko ends up brutalizing people without any powers -- it’s badass considering that she could actually die, but it only serves to make her think of herself as a monster after all. Yet in a completely non-monstrous way, she refutes the horrible assertions Nina said about Frenchie.

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We do know that Compound V has already been said to make “you more you”, but that doesn’t mean Kimiko is a monster at all, as she has a particularly awful and traumatic backstory. In a similar “who am I?” sequence, A-Train actually sincerely apologizes to Hughie over his accidental killing of Robin from way back in the series premiere as he’s now seen how people can be cruel and hurt people he loves. It’s something even if he was one of those “he gets it now that he feels affected” things, and you do wonder if Hughie punching him will really change anything.

After that though, A-Train does actually run for the first time since his health diagnosis, scraping the racist Blue Hawk along the highway -- only of course for his heart to give out. Doesn’t mean he’s dead yet though, I never trust that until I see it confirmed. There’s still a bit with Victoria trying to ally in a way with Starlight, which is another “who am I?” thing.

The Soldier Boy versus Homelander storyline finally gets to the real action moment, as he confronts the TNT Twins (which are reported to be a parody of Northstar & Aurora from the X-Men comics), another set of toxic people. With the combination of our two taking temporary V along with Soldier Boy helping out, it seems that Homelander is nearly done for.

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But our Homelander identity moments are the more complex ones, as he literally questions himself in the mirror, his other self talking about protecting them in the “bad room” (which is shades of Dissociative Identity Disorder) while also admitting he still wants people to love him. Although his other self demands he remove the remnants of humanity, we can see in the final moments of the episode that he hasn’t done that yet -- being actually hurt in the fight and in real danger for the first time since he was a child may be making him feel more human than ever before.

And Starlight reveals the truth of it all to the world, for those who would still believe her -- it’s a great cliffhanger. Although I found the extreme over-the-top sex stuff to be pure shock value, if sometimes cleverly done, the actual content of the episode aside was really pretty good. The show is doing a great job of showing the bizarre problematic humanity of these supes, the balance being doing terrible things and still feeling human. As we go into the last episodes of the season, it’s hard to predict how things will go, which is always a good sign.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

HOTCHKA Daily News - June 23, 2022


★Netflix has renewed Selling Sunset for two more seasons, 6 and 7, with production to begin this summer. Adding to their real estate portfolio, the streamer also has on tap the third season of Dream Home Makeover on July 27, Instant Dream Home premiering August 10, Selling the OC on August 24 and Buying Beverly Hills and Buy My House premiering this Fall. Netflix has also released a trailer for new series How To Build a Sex Room which premieres July 8.



★Robin Thede, creator of HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show (which was recently renewed for a fourth season), has signed a new three year deal with Warner Bros. Discovery to create content exclusively for HBO, HBO Max and Warner Bros. Television.

★With Riverdale ending next year after its seventh season, The CW is looking at another property set in the Archie Comics world, Jake Chang. Chang is a new character in the Archie universe who will make his comics debut July 27 in the Betty & Veronica story 'Mystery of the Missing Mermaid'. The TV series Jake Chang is an Asian-American–led mystery following a 16-year-old private investigator as he navigates the racially and socioeconomically diverse worlds of his ever-gentrifying home of Chinatown, and the elite private high school he attends. The show will blend soapy teen drama with the neon noir aesthetic, all while flipping nearly every Asian stereotype — honor, martial arts, destiny, lineage, parental sacrifice — on its head. Daniel Dae Kim's 3AD, Archie Studios and Warner Bros. Television will produce the series.

★Ovation TV will air the first two seasons of Australian mystery series The Doctor Blake Mysteries, starring favorite Craig McLachlan as the maverick town doctor Lucien Blake, an impulsive risk-taker who's not afraid to upset the status quo. The Doctor Blake Mysteries will begin airing on Ovation TV on Thursday, July 7 at 8am ET. With four episodes airing back-to-back every Thursday, season two will then begin airing on Thursday, July 21 at 11am ET.

★Retta hits the road again in HGTV's Ugliest House in America: Ugly in Paradise premiering Sunday, July 24, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV and also available to stream on discovery+. Things can get ugly, even in paradise  during the new five-episode season. Retta will take a road trip to five stunning destinations to visit 15 unsightly homes nominated by their owners and share her hilarious reviews of the astonishingly bad designs, cringe-worthy layouts and severely outdated styles. Based on its ugly appearance, poor functionality and hideous design choices, one house will be crowned the "ugliest house in America" by HGTV, and the network will award its owners a showstopping $150,000 renovation completed by Alison Victoria, one of its top stars, during a special one-hour finale episode.


★Henry Czerny, from the Mission: Impossible franchise, will be joining the cast of the next Scream film with Dermot Mulroney, Jack Champion, Liana Liberato, Devyn Nekoda, Josh Segarra and Hayden Panettiere.

★The Invisible Man director Leigh Whannell is said to be close to signing a deal with Universal Pictures to direct The Green Hornet and Kato. Once the deal is final the project will be fast-tracked to the pre-production stage. David Koepp had delivered a screenplay earlier this year.

★Dennis Quaid, Isabelle Fuhrman, David Thewlis, Josh Hutcherson and Kiera Allen will star in the sci-fi mystery Littlemouth, which has entered production in the Cayman Islands. Jonathan Sobol (The Padre) wrote the script and is directing. The story follows a brilliant computer scientist (Fuhrman) who is recruited by a charismatic tech billionaire (Quaid) to work on a secret project that might just change humanity’s place in the universe forever, though it comes at great risk.


Zombies 3 | Official Trailer | Disney+


What’s New on HBO Max | July 2022


Honor Society | Official Trailer | Paramount+


Your First Look at Snake In The Grass | SNEAK PEEK | USA Network


VICE Season 3 (2022) Returns July 31 | SHOWTIME


The Bridge | Season 2 Official Trailer | HBO Max


Trying — Season 3 Official Trailer | Apple TV+


The Longest Night | Official Trailer | Netflix


College Hill: Celebrity Edition | BET+ Original

HOTCHKA Daily News - June 22, 2022


★Spotify's Batman Unburied podcast has been renewed for a second season, with Winston Duke and Hasan Minhaj returning as Bruce Wayne/Batman and The Riddler, respectively.

★Peacock's newest comedy series Killing It, starring Craig Robinson, has been renewed for a second season.

★Peacock's Natasha Lyonne/Rian Johnson series Poker Face has added another big name to the cast: Ellen Barkin. Character and plot details are being kept under wraps.


★MTV has renewed The Challenge for Seasons 38 & 39, with 38 already in production in Argentina. TJ Lavin will return to host.

★Kevin Zegers is joining the cast of ABC's The Rookie: Feds as Brendon Acres who is just out of Quantico. Brendon’s got a lot to prove in his first posting – not least because his background as the lead on the long-running TV series 'Vampire Cop' means few people take him seriously. His years of method-actor training led not only to martial arts and gun skills, but also a master’s in computer science. Zegers recently starred in the ABC drama Rebel.

★The second season of Fuse's groundbreaking business series Sex Sells premieres Monday, June 29 at 11:00 PM. With the success of apps like OnlyFans, and sex-positivity further pushing into the mainstream, the opportunity to entrepreneurs to create success in sex-related industries is exploding. From visiting a strip club to find out just how much money the business actually makes, to discussing the benefits of forming a corporation with a clinical sex therapist specializing in intimacy, WeezyWTF and guests continue to unapologetically demystify and shine a light on the business of sex.

★Gordon Ramsay's latest US hit Next Level Chef is being adapted in the UK for ITV and its streaming service ITVX. It is set to begin airing in 2023. Ramsay will star with two other yet to be named judges.

★HBO has released official key art for Game of Thrones prequel series House of The Dragon. The image features Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. The series will premiere August 21.

★HGTV has ordered an eight-episode docuseries, The Flipping El Moussas (working title), which will follow the personal and professional journey of newlyweds and real estate experts, Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae El Moussa. The show will document the couple as they tackle a house move, a major renovation and their emotional efforts to expand their family. Along the way, Tarek will bring Heather Rae into the fold of his flipping empire, as she becomes more involved in his business. The Flipping El Moussas is slated to premiere in 2023.

★BYUtv has renewed competition series Survivalists for a third season, and All-Round Champion for a fifth season.


★Nia Vardalos revealed on her Instagram account that production is currently underway in Greece on a third installment of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Vardalos also announced that she is directing the film.

★Top Gun: Maverick has crossed the $900 million mark globally, earning $901.9 million in 25 days with the domestic total at $474.8 million and the international total at $427.1 million. It was just four days ago that the film crossed the $800 million mark making it Tom Cruise's biggest film ever. Cruise visited Korean over the weekend ahead of the film's opening there and fans were out in droves so it shouldn't be long before this becomes Cruise's first billion dollar movie.

★To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of Titanic, a newly remastered 3D 4K HDR high-frame rate version will be released internationally by Disney on February 10, 2023. Paramount has the domestic release rights and is expected to announce a release date soon.


Don't Make Me Go - Official Trailer | Prime Video


Five Days at Memorial — Official Teaser | Apple TV+


Honey, The Belles Are Back! | Belle Collective | OWN


Secrets of the Oligarch Wives | Official Trailer | Paramount+


They/Them | Official Teaser | Peacock Original


The Day The Music Died: American Pie | Official Trailer | Paramount+

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

HOTCHKA Daily News - June 21, 2022


★All six episodes of the documentary series The Last Movie Stars will debut on HBO Max July 21. The docuseries, directed by Ethan Hawke, celebrates the enigmatic personas, incredible talent, and love story of actors Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman. Martin Scorsese serves as Executive Producer. The project is based around a long-abandoned project that Newman commissioned from friend and screenwriter Stewart Stern. At Newman's request, Stern interviewed close friends, family, and artistic collaborators Elia Kazan, Sidney Lumet, Karl Malden, Sidney Pollack, Gore Vidal, Jacqueline Witte, Joanne Woodward, and others for a planned memoir. Newman was also interviewed by Stern. They discussed his youth, his first marriage with Witte, his romance and life with Woodward, his personal demons, and the gut-wrenching loss of his son, Scott. Karen Allen, George Clooney, Oscar Isaac, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Zoe Kazan, Laura Linney, Sam Rockwell, and others voice segments of the original transcribed interviews. Some of Newman's daughters, Sally Field and Scorsese are featured in new interviews, along with archival interviews with Newman and Woodward.

★Florence Pugh is attached to star in a limited series adaptation of John Steinbeck's East of Eden for Netflix. Zoe Kazan, granddaughter of Elia Kazan who directed the 1955 film adaptation, is attached to write and executive produce. It's unknown at this time which character Pugh will be playing. The 1955 film only adapted the final section of the book, and starred James Dean in his final film role.


★Sherri Shepherd’s new daytime talk show, taking over for the now departed Wendy Williams Show, has set a premiere date: Monday, September 12. The nationally syndicated show, cleared in 97% of the country, will air on channels owned by Fox Television Stations, Cox, Hearst, Sinclair, Nexstar and others. Check local listings for channel and time in your area.

★Below Deck Mediterranean returns to Bravo with a super-sized Season 7 premiere Monday, July 11 at 8:00 PM. Peacock subscribers can enjoy each episode one week early beginning July 4.

★Dark Winds
has been renewed for a six-episode second season at AMC and AMC+. The first season premiered June 12.


★Léa Seydoux is in negotiations to the cast of Dune: Part Two as Lady Margot, a long-standing servant of the Sisterhood.


★If you're thinking of taking in a Broadway show, The Broadway League has announced that beginning in July, a 'mask optional' policy will go into effect for Broadway theatres. Audience members will be encouraged, but not mandated, to wear masks in theaters. Audience masking protocols for August and beyond will be evaluated on a monthly basis. An update will be announced in mid-July, the League said.


Anything's Possible - Official Trailer | Prime Video


NOT OKAY | Teaser Trailer | Searchlight Pictures


Big Wave Guardians: First Responders of the Sea - Trailer | Marty Hoffman Films


Edge of the Earth | Official Trailer | HBO


Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers | Full Kingdom Teaser | Hulu


Trigger Point | Official Trailer | Peacock Original

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

HOTCHKA Daily News - June 20, 2022


★The Yellowstone prequel series 1932, starring Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford, has been retitled 1923. Not many details are known about the series except that it will encompass the End of WWI (1918) and the start of Prohibition (1920). It is currently expected to premiere in December.

★Peter Capaldi and Cush Jumbo are set to star in the new London crime thriller Criminal Record for Apple TV+. The series is a powerful, character-driven thriller set in the heart of contemporary London. An anonymous phone call draws two brilliant detectives into a confrontation over an old murder case, one a young woman in the early stages of her career; the other a well-connected man determined to protect his legacy. The series touches on issues of race, institutional failure, and the quest to find common ground in a polarized Britain. Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who,The Thick of It) stars as Detective Chief Inspector Daniel Hegarty and Cush Jumbo (The Good Wife, The Good Fight, The Beast Must Die) stars as Detective Sergeant June Lenker.

★Jameela Jamil and Tim Meadows are joining the cast of the upcoming Natasha Lyonne/Rian Johnson series Poker Face for Peacock.

★Paramount+ has announced start of production and casting for new series Wolf Pack, based on the book series by Edo Van Belkom, Wolf Pack follows a teenage boy and girl whose lives are forever changed when a California wildfire awakens a terrifying supernatural creature. Wounded in the chaos of its attack, the teens are inexplicably drawn to each other and to two others who were adopted sixteen years earlier by a park ranger after another mysterious wildfire. As the full moon rises, all four teens come together to unravel the secret that connects them - the bite and blood of a werewolf. The series stars Armani Jackson (Honor Society, Chad) as Everett, Bella Shepard (iCarly, The Wilds) as Blake, Chloe Rose Robertson (Wildflower) as Luna and Tyler Lawrence Gray (Our Town, Macbeth) as Harlan. Production will begin next week in Atlanta, and the series will premiere later this year.

★Mel B will join the judging panel for the second season of Queen of the Universe on Paramount+, replacing Leona Lewis. Season 1 judges Michelle Visage, Vanessa Williams and Trixie Mattel will return, along with host Graham Norton.

★Dana Delany has joined the cast of Sylvester Stallone's new Paramount+ series Tulsa King. The show follows New York mafia capo Dwight 'The General' Manfredi (Stallone), just after he is released from prison after 25 years and unceremoniously exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Okla. Realizing that his mob family may not have his best interests in mind, Dwight slowly builds a crew from a group of unlikely characters to help him establish a new criminal empire in a place that to him might as well be another planet. Delany will play Margaret, an affluent and influential equestrian and owner of a sprawling horse farm and animal preserve. She is a formidable presence and a trustee of the Annie Oakley Society.


★CBC comedy series Working Moms is set to end with its upcoming 7th season, which will premiere on CBC and CBC Gem in the winter of 2023, followed by streaming on Netflix outside of Canada.


★Actress Maureen Arthur has died at 88 following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Arthur began her career with a role in the 1958 film Hot Rod Gang, and went on to a regular role in the short-lived 1961 TV series Holiday Lodge. She guested on seveal TV shows including Bachelor Father, Perry Mason, I Spy, Get Smart, Please Don't Eat the Daisies and The Monkees. Her biggest break came in the national tour of the Broadway smash How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying as Hedy LaRue, the ambitious mistress and secretary. After a two year run, she joined the Broadway production and then reprised the role in the 1967 film adaptation. She returned to Broadway in 1967's Something Different, with Bob Dishy and Linda Lavin, written and directed by Carl Reiner. She also appeared in the films Thunder Alley, How To Commit Marriage, The Love God?, The Love Machine, and Harry and Walter Go To New York. TV credits include The Flying Nun, Gomer Pyle, USMC, Love, American Style, Sanford and Son, Night Gallery, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Alice, Laverne & Shirley, The Red Hand Gang, CPO Sharkey, Mork & Mindy, Empire (1984), The Duck Factory, Too Close for Comfort, Murder, She Wrote, Highway to Heaven, Matlock and Empty Nest.


Corner Gas Animated Season 4 | All New Animated Series | Trailer




Sintonia Season 3 | Official Trailer | Netflix


Karma World Season 3 🎤 Official Trailer 🎤 Netflix After School