Too Much TV: Your TV Talking Points For Monday, September 9th, 2019
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Here's everything you need to know about the world of television for Monday, September 9th, 2019. I'm writing this from the Twin Cities, where AllYourScreens HQ is running on unsweetened ice tea and slightly stale corn chips.
PRESIDENT TRUMP VS. HOLLYWOOD, PART 345
While I have no inside sources with the Secret Service, based on President Trump's tweets Sunday night, he was apparently watching MSNBC's "Justice For All Town Hall." Not surprisingly, he wasn't happy & tweeted out a series of complaints about the special. And among them was a slam at John Legend and Chrissy Teigen.
Teigen isn't easily intimidated and is a bit of an angry ninja on Twitter, so she wasted no time in slapping him back.
Ah, 2019. We're going to miss you. Or not.
THE FALL BROADCAST TV SEASON OFFICIALLY BEGINS NEXT WEEK:
It's not too soon to set that DVR for all of the new shows and old favorites that begin new seasons starting next week. In preparation, we'll be highlighting some of them every day this week.
Season three of this first responder series premieres in two weeks, on Monday, September 23rd. In the episode entitled Kids Today," Athena enlists the 118’s help when a teenager speeds out of control on the freeway. Meanwhile, a routine traffic stop uncovers a shocking kidnapping and Buck struggles with his recovery. Click here to see a photo gallery of photos from the episode.
'BLUFF CITY LAW' (NBC)
Jimmy Smits returns to his TV lawyer roots with this new NBC series, which also premieres on Monday, September 23rd. Coming from a famous Memphis family known for taking on injustice, brilliant lawyer Sydney Strait (Caitlin McGee) used to work at her father Elijah’s (Jimmy Smits) celebrated law firm until their tumultuous relationship got in the way. After barely speaking to him for years, Sydney is suddenly thrust back into the family fold when her philanthropist mother passes away unexpectedly. In the wake of her loss, hoping to reconnect with the daughter he loves, Elijah asks Sydney to rejoin his ﬁrm. She agrees because despite her lingering resentment and distrust, she knows that working alongside her father is her best hope at changing the world … if they can ever get along. Click here to see some photos from the premiere.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
On Friday, MSNBC host Chris Hayes wrapped up the last of three planned live editions of "All In With Chris Hayes." If you watch a lot of cable news television, you'll appreciate his mostly successful attempt to reinvent the genre. Here is my review, it you didn't see it over the weekend.
WHAT'S NEW ON TV TONIGHT:
Here's a rundown of the large amount of television and streaming stuff premiering today:
1) A Very Brady Renovation Series Premiere (HGTV)
The six Brady Bunch siblings, Barry Williams (Greg), Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Christopher Knight (Peter), Eve Plumb (Jan), Mike Lookinland (Bobby) and Susan Olsen (Cindy), team up with HGTV’s biggest renovation star experts Jonathan and Drew Scott (Property Brothers: Forever Home), Mina Starsiak Hawk and Karen E Laine (Good Bones), siblings Leanne and Steve Ford (Restored by the Fords), Jasmine Roth (Hidden Potential) and Lara Spencer (Flea Market Flip), to execute the boldest home renovation the world has ever seen.
2) Extra Season Premiere (Syndicated)
Veteran entertainment journalist Billy Bush joins "Extra" as anchor and managing editor. As part of the reimagined format, cameras will follow Billy behind the scenes and inside the newsgathering process. Viewers will not only get in-depth coverage of entertainment and pop culture, they’ll see the story behind the story as a real-time clock ticks down to broadcast deadline. Originating from a brand-new, high-tech studio set in a working news room in Burbank, California, Billy and the “Extra” team will work their deep-rooted contacts to break news, make headlines, and advance the biggest pop culture stories of the day. Billy will be backed up in Los Angeles by longtime correspondent Renee Bargh, and new correspondent Jennifer Lahmers, fresh off anchoring the morning news for New York’s WNYW Fox 5.
3) Judge Jerry Series Premiere (Syndicated)
The iconic Jerry Springer will slide from the stage to behind the bench using law and order to settle disputes on his new nationally syndicated show. "Judge Jerry" will take on real cases from real people. In each episode, Judge Springer will hear court cases and render a verdict with a fair yet firm hand and always leave litigants with a dose of classic Springer wisdom.
4) The Ellen DeGeneres Show Season Seventeen Premiere (Syndicated)
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" continues to be the daytime destination for laughter, generosity, and fun, highlighting Ellen’s one-of-a-kind humor, warmth, and kindness. The show upholds its reputation as a leader in the daytime talk show genre with unparalleled celebrity interviews, musical performances, topical stories, extraordinary human-interest guests, and sought-after viral sensations worldwide.
5) The Kelly Clarkson Show Series Premiere (Syndicated)
In her new one-hour daytime talk show, multi-talented, Grammy Award-winning artist Kelly Clarkson uses her gift of connection to bring viewers something new: a fun, energetic show that breaks with tradition. In each episode audiences will experience an hour full of remarkable stories, celebrity guests, spontaneous surprises, humor, heart and, of course, good music. It’s like a weekday brunch party with a fascinating guest list of people who would otherwise never meet. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will be one of her guests on Monday's premiere. You can see some advance photos from that episode here.
6) Norm Of The North-King Sized Adventure (Netflix)
Before planning an awesome wedding for his grandfather, a polar bear king must first take back a stolen artifact from an evil archaeologist.
7) Tamron Hall Series Premiere (Syndicated)
From the deeply moving to the purely fun, "Tamron Hall" will be a daily destination for all things topical and a platform for viewers to connect with the people who are shaping our world through meaningful, engaging, and entertaining conversations. As a new mom, a newlywed, and a survivor who is proving you can accomplish anything at any age, Tamron Hall brings a refreshing, relatable, unpredictable, and unstoppable voice to television.
8) The Deuce Season Three Premiere (HBO)
Season three of "The Deuce" brings us into the world of 1985, just as VHS overtakes film as the primary medium for porn production and distribution. The lure of the California sunshine, the city’s aggressive takeover of commercial sex properties in Times Square and the devastating impact of the AIDS epidemic mark the end of an era. With the party of the 1970s winding down, 42nd Street has deteriorated into a hive of uncontrolled violent crime and seedy video stores, making urban renewal seem more unlikely than ever before. Following the interconnected lives of Times Square’s barkeeps, prostitutes, pimps, police, mobsters, porn actors and producers, the eight-episode third season of THE DEUCE brings the series’ arc to a dramatic conclusion.
9) The Talk Season Ten Premiere (CBS)
The 10th season kicks off, hosted by Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba and newest host Marie Osmond. Osbourne unveiling her refreshed look after undergoing her recent facelift. Celebrity guests for the week include former NBA superstar and author Kobe Bryant, singer Paula Abdul, television host Dr. Phil McGraw and actor Sean Hayes.
For a rundown of all the new episodes of television premiering tonight, click here.
TOO MUCH TV REALLY IS A THING
This newsletter is called "Too Much TV" because....well, it's hard to keep track of all the new television premiering everyday. To help you prioritize your viewing, click here to see our list of more than 400 upcoming television premieres, movies and finales. You'll find listings from more than 70 networks, as well as streaming services and web shows.
And if you're a glutton for punishment (or just want to know what you've missed), check out this list of all the shows that have premiered so far in 2019.
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