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Constance Wu got her wish
November 8th, 2019 under ABC. [ Comments: none ]

ABC announced today that Fresh Off the Boat will be ending its run in February with a one-hour series finale. The sitcom about the Huang family has lost a lot of its audience since it moved to Fridays this season, so the news is not a surprise.

I have to admit, I am OK with the cancellation because Constance Wu soured the show for me. Back in May, she let her feelings be known that she was unhappy that the series was picked for a 6th season. While many actors, especially Asian ones, would love the opportunity to be part of a weekly show, she was pissed. Now that the sitcom has been cancelled, I am able to cancel her. I think Hollywood should do the same because she is ungrateful. If she can say this about one of her projects, she can say that about the rest of them.

She should be happy with the work because she is a one-note actress. Plays every role the same.

Back to FOTB, this season has not been as good. It feels off is the best way to put it. My guess is because Wu also soured the show for them too.

Finally, my prediction is that the series finale will be about Eddie going away to college, since it is based on his life.


ABC sticks with 2/3rd of its new shows!
October 28th, 2019 under ABC. [ Comments: none ]

ABC announced today that it gave full season pick-ups to mixed-ish and Stumptown along with The Rookie. Missing from the list is Emergence. A show that makes it hard for me to emerge from sleep when I watch it. While it is not cancelled, the fact that they did not mention it today does not sound good for the Sci-Fi show’s future.

When it comes to the other two shows, they are doing OK, not great. However, Disney is so into the ish business, they won’t let any of those shows go.

Over to The Rookie, I just got into it this season and I am really enjoying it. I am glad it is sticking around all season. Now that you know it will be around, you should check it out on Sundays at 10p.


The Goldbergs take a Vacation, Stumptown crashes on to ABC
September 25th, 2019 under ABC, How I Met Your Mother, The Goldbergs. [ Comments: none ]

We have seen The Goldbergs take on Goonies, Sixteen Candles, Spaceballs and Breakfast Club. Tonight at 8p, they are going to do their own version of National Lampoon’s Vacation with two of the movie’s stars Christie Brinkley and Anthony Michael Hall.

Barry and Erica are getting ready to go away to college and Bev (Wendi McLendon-Covey) wants to do one more family trip before they leave. Of course, she is the only one who wants to do it, until she tells Murray (Jeff Garlin), Adam (Sean Giambrone), Erica (Hayley Orrantia), Barry (Troy Gentile) and Gramps (George Segal) that they are going to go to Disneyland. Then they are all in.

They pack their bags, load the station wagon and then the six of them are off. Before they leave, Geoff (Sam Lerner) tells Erica that he has something he wants to tell her. However, he does not want to ruin her trip. Which of course, he does. That is the first problem that they run into on their long journey across America.

Adam, who is sick of being in the middle seat tells Barry that he is going to be starting all over again in college as a freshman and now the middle child is scared to go away to school. Now Barry’s trip is ruined.

After hours of being smushed in the car, they make a stop at a Western Town, where the Goldbergs do their thing. The poor town will never be the same.

Time for them to get back on the road. This time they stop at a motel and Barry does a Barry and destroys everyone’s night.

Will things get better once they are back on the road? Nope, they crash their car in the middle of nowhere. Will they make it to Disneyland? Will the happiest place on Earth be their saddest one? Not if Bev has anything to do with it.

This episode is another perfect homage from The Goldbergs. Every season we see Adam F. Goldberg live out his dreams as he shares his childhood with the rest of us. A childhood we are all happy to watch through the bad times and the good ones. Since this is a sitcom they are a lot more good days for this family and lots of great Wednesday nights for us.

Plus, who doesn’t love seeing that Christie Brinkley hasn’t aged a day in over 35 years? Anthony Michael Hall has, but he was teenager back then. None of us want to look like an awkward teenager when we are not.

Then at 10p, Cobie Smulders returns to TV in Stumptown. The dramedy is based on the graphic novel with the same name.

Dex Parios (Smulders) is a take no sh!t, ex-marine, taking care of her disabled brother and she is in major debt. She needs a job, but she really does not know what she wants to do.

One day while she is gambling (and losing money) at a local casino in Portland, Or, the owner tells Dex to go find her granddaughter who ran away. Dex has no problem finding her. However, while driving Nina back to her grandmother’s, they get into a fender bender. What Dex didn’t know is the person who hit her is trying to get Nina back. After a close fight, Dex loses and they take Nina with them.

Now, she is going to have to use all of her training to get Nina back. She will work with Detective Hoffman (Michael Ealy) and Lieutenant Cosgrove (Camryn Manheim) to ensure her safe return.

Since she does not work with anyone, she will get herself in trouble as she gets close to the kidnappers. Will she be able to rescue Nina back before it is too late?

Even though she thinks things are not going smoothly, she is considering becoming a private investigator. It is not like she can do worse.

Although, she is having flashbacks to her days overseas and that makes things worse for her with everything else she is going through.

Will she make Portland less safe or more safe? I am thinking the former which is why we will be tuning every week to our latest addiction.


Cheers to ABC for doing some Charmed reunions!
September 16th, 2019 under ABC, American Housewife, Nathan Fillion, The Goldbergs. [ Comments: none ]

ABC found an interesting way to get us to watch their shows this season. Several of their series are staging reunions the week of October 7th.

For example, on October 9th, The Goldbergs is bringing Cheers’ Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger and George Wendt to a bar again. Two days later, Diedrich Bader is reunited with his castmates, Drew Carey, Ryan Stiles and Kathy Kinney, from The Drew Carey Show. That Sunday, we get a Castle reunion on The Rookie when Nathan Fillion gets to see his old pals Seamus Deaver and Jon Huertas again. I wonder where Stana Katic is? Too soon?

We also will see reunions from Girlfriends, Charmed, Blues Brothers 2000, Wet Hot American Summer and Crazy Rich Asians.

To the executive who came up with this brilliant idea, I have two words for you. They are thank and you. I can’t wait to see all the reunions. Then again, I already watch most shows.

To read all about which reunions are happening on what show and what they are doing, then click here!


Afton Williamson quits The Rookie over sexual and racial harasment
August 4th, 2019 under ABC. [ Comments: none ]

Afton Williamson plays Talia Bishop on The Rookie. However, she announced today that she will not be returning for the police procedural’s second season. She wrote a long letter on social media explaining why.

I will not be returning for Season 2 of The Rookie. I owe it to you my amazing fans to share the Truth. Throughout the filming of the pilot, I experienced Racial Discrimination/Racially Charged inappropriate comments from the hair department and bullying from Executive Producers. During the Season, it continued along with Sexual Harassment from a recurring guest star and the racist commentary & bullying from the Hair Dept. Head escalated into Sexual Assault at our Wrap party.The Sexual Harassment though reported directly to the Showrunner/EP remained undocumented and was not reported to HR as promised. The Hair Dept. Head was fired ONLY after the sexual assault and NOT for an entire year of outward racism/racially charged language and bullying behavior in and out of the Hair and Makeup trailer. HR protocol was never adhered to following the above reports given by me to my Showrunner/EP and an investigation was never issued for any of my claims. The only time I was asked to participate in an investigation was after a meeting I called in June following our Season 2 announcement. This meeting included the Showrunner and two other producers as well as my agent and SAG-AFTRA Union Rep. It was clear to all present in the meeting that the Showrunner had not shared my reports with the any of the producers. After my initial report of sexual harassment, I was assured that the actor would be fired. I was also asked to film with him the very next day as a courtesy to the script, even though we had not begun filming the episode yet. This actor reappeared on our call sheet at the end of the season, I was even written in scenes with him. I asked the Showrunner about this and he admitted to me that the actor had not been fired nor had he gotten HR involved. I was asked to return this season, and promised that “everything was handled.” The investigation hadn’t even begun and Season 2 had already started filming. I turned it down and I walked. Now is the best time in the world to be a woman and I have a platform so it’s time to use my Voice. Strength comes from within. It comes from Above. “Greater is He that is within Me than he that is in the world” ❤️🙏🏽

I think she will be OK careerwise. She is starring in the movie Otherhood that is out now. Earlier this year she wrapped production on the film Meet Me in My Happy Place. Somewhere I hope she is now that she is free of that harassment. I guess we have only come so far after #MeToo.


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