All roads lead to King’s Landing in this first look at the final ‘Game of Thrones’ episode of 2017.
After a five-year break, Larry David returns October 1st with a new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Today, HBO has shared a super hero-themed teaser trailer in which Larry is presented as the (reluctant) hero that the world needs.
Joining David for the forthcoming season will be most of the show’s original cast, including Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, J.B. Smoove, and Susie Essman, along with guests stars Bryan Cranston, Carrie Brownstein, Nick Offerman, Elizabeth Banks, Jimmy Kimmel, Ed Begley, Jr., Nasim Pedrad, and Elizabeth Perkins are just some of the names who will tell Larry to fuck off. Additionally, Lauren Graham will have a multi-episode arc.
The first phase of Netflix’s branch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe culminates today with the release of The Defenders. Before the year is out, phase two will kick off in brutal fashion when The Punisher comes out guns blazing in his own solo series. Today, the new show is being teased with a fresh trailer.
The clip sets up an appropriately dark tone for the series as flashbacks of Frank Castle’s (Jon Bernthal) life before he becomes the Punisher are spliced together with shots of bloody violence and explosions — as well as one where his trademark skull vest is burning in a trash can. Between all the scenes we see Punisher himself beating a sledgehammer into a concrete floor until a familiar logo breaks through. Check out the teaser above.
There’s no set release date for The Punisher yet, though it’s promised by the end of 2017. Netflix is also in the midst of filming second seasons of both Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, with season three of Daredevil expected to lens in October. Despite poor reviews, Iron Fist was also picked up for another season last month.
It’s been an especially rough week here in America as we try to make sense of the violent scene that unfolded in Charlottesville over the weekend and Donald Trump’s subsequent backing of white supremacists and Nazis. Fortunately, Tina Fey has come up with a pretty ingenious way to cope.
The former SNL cast member returned to 30 Rock on Thursday night for an appearance on a special primetime summer edition of Weekend Update. And she came bearing some sage of advice: “Instead of participating in the screaming matches and potential violence, find a local business you support, maybe a Jewish-run bakery, or… an African American bakery. Order a cake with the American flag on it, and just eat it,” Fey remarked.
That way, she explained, “the next time you see a bunch of white boys in polo shirts screaming about taking our country back and you want to scream, ‘It’s not our country, we stole it. We stole from the Native Americans.’ And when [Native Americans] have a peaceful protest at Standing Rock we shoot at them with rubber bullets, we let you chinless turds march the streets with semi-automatic weapons. And while you want to yell that, don’t yell it at the clan, yell it into the cake.”
“And then when Ann Coulter crawls out of her roach motel and says, ‘Well antifa attacked Republicans in Berkeley,’ and you’re like, ‘Ok, yard sale Barbie. But the other side is Nazis and clansmen, and also who drove the car into the crowd? Hillary’s emails?’”
“Sheet-caking is a grass-roots movement,” Fey noted between bites. “Most of the women I know have been doing it once a week since the election.”
“In conclusion, I really want to encourage all good, sane Americans to treat these rallies this weekend like the opening of a thoughtful movie with two female leads: Don’t show up. Let these morons scream into the empty air.”
A lot has happened since the return of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks; doppelgängers, supernatural twists, and bizarre comedic elements prove the show is still the same as it ever was, yet somehow completely different. One thing that remains true are the fans. The revived series, which airs on Showtime, has been the subject of countless articles and fan art – and Twin Peaks fans have been giving us their arty best, capturing Lynch’s cast of new characters and old familiar faces as they guide us through the filmmaker’s world, both wonderful and strange.
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition (NBC, 9:00 p.m.) – NBC is trying to help us make sense of this batsh*t crazy summer by giving us more hot takes from its Weekend Update desk. The new and improved rundown will be 30 minutes long and hopefully include appearances by some fan favorite guests, as watching Michael Che and Colin Jost crack jokes for that long might get a tad irritating. But hey, at least they have a lot of material to work with.
Beat Shazam (Fox, 8:00 p.m.) – I’m now convinced. This is a cry for help. We hear you, Jamie.
Boy Band (ABC, 8:00 p.m.) – Tonight’s girl power episode has the contestants performing hit songs from female artists.
Project Runway (Lifetime, 8:00 p.m.) — Tim Gunn introduces Season 16’s sixteen new designers and gives us a behind-the-scenes look at their audition tapes.
Big Brother (CBS, 9:00 p.m.) – Another houseguest gets the boot. The remaining players compete for Head of Household. You know the drill.
First in Human (DSC, 9:00 p.m.) – In the premiere of this new docuseries, doctors attempt medical breakthroughs and test their treatments on gravely-ill patients.
Love Connection (Fox, 9:00 p.m.) – Andy Cohen is here to send two more singles on blind dates and then get them to trash-talk each other in front of a bunch of strangers.
The Story of Diana (ABC, 9:00 p.m.) – The two-part series concludes with a look at how Princess Diana remains relevant today.
Queen of the South (USA, 10:00 p.m.) — Epifanio plans to leave the cartel world for good just as soon as he hands a bit of justice to Cortez and Teresa competes with James for Camila’s trust, until new revelations force her to question everything.
The Mist (Spike, 10:00 p.m.) – Kevin makes a shocking discovery at Adrian’s home as Alex and Jay grow closer and Nathalie’s influence over the remaining church parishioners continues to grow.
The Night Shift (NBC, 10:00 p.m.) – Multiple injured veterans are brought to the E.R. which prompts flashbacks for Drew and problems for the rest of the staff including Paul and Shannon, who must improvise while tending to a former POW.
Zoo (CBS, 10:00 p.m.) – Mitch and Jamie go snake-hunting in California while the rest of the team try to rescue Abe and Daniela’s son.
The Guest Book (TBS, 10:30 p.m.) — Phyllis and her husband go on a weekend retreat with his boss and the boss’ much younger wife, which quickly proves becomes unbearable for Phyllis
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