The GOOD FIGHT is Back for Round 5
Remember when The Good Wife spin-off The Good Fight, starring Christine Baranski, was on CBS All Access? Well, now that streamer has been swallowed by Paramount+, if you follow, and the first episode of The Good Fight’s Season 5 premiers today. To catch you up, the series picks up with Diane (Baranski) questioning whether it’s right for her to help run a Black law firm with Liz (Audra McDonald) when Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart loses two attorneys (Delroy Lindo and Cush Jumbo are leaving the show but will appear in early episodes to wrap up their character arcs). The firm also becomes entangled with a man (new cast member Mandy Patinkin) who has opened an unsanctioned courtroom in the back of a copy shop. New episodes drop weekly.
From Australia, with Bling!
What could be more fun than a reality show about pricy Australian real estate? Very few things, in our book, so we are all agog over Amazon’s new original series Luxe Listings Sydney. It gives you a glimpse inside some of outrageously stunning homes – from an awe-inspiring property on Sydney’s ‘Billionaire’s Row’ to a multi-million-dollar mansion with a private beach. And of course, you get to see the egos and the glamor behind buying and selling these prestigious properties. Luxe Listings Sydney premieres July 9.
Lakers X 2
There’s not one, but two new series focusing on the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers. One is a Netflix workplace comedy inspired by the Laker’s front office of the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers. That one has team president Jeanie Buss attached. The other is from Mindy Kaling, and is also a workplace comedy inspired by the 17-time NBA champion’s family owners and front office.
Hallmark’s Latest and Greatest
Dog lovers and romance lovers unite! (okay, you probably already have). The Hallmark Channel is steaming up the summer with some great, light romances, among them Walking the Dog, Marrying Mr. Darcy and Ms. Matched. Find out which are our five faves on ReallyRather.com.
Hollywood Reporter: What Finally Took Down Chris Harrison
Everyone knows that The Bachelor/Bachelorette is one of my juiciest guilty pleasures, and since meeting Chris Harrison face to face and finding him to be a remarkably nice guy, I’m avidly following the whole blow-up with his hosting gig. Well, The Hollywood Reporter just posted an article that I consider to be the definitive run down on what happened, what is happening now, and what will likely happen next. To get the details, you’re just going to have to click here.
THE MORNING SHOW Returns September 17, 2021
You have plenty of time to get your Apple TV in order, so you can see the second season of one of our all time favorite drama series, The Morning Show, starring and executive produced by Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. Picking up after the explosive events of season one, season two finds the Morning Show team emerging from the wreckage of Alex (Aniston) and Bradley’s (Witherspoon) actions, to a new UBA and a world in flux, where identity is everything and the chasm between who we present as and who we really are comes into play. If you haven’t seen Season 1, treat yourself. Here’s a sneak peek:
9 PERFECT STRANGERS Coming Into Your Life Soon
As if the cast including Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Michael Shannon, Luke Evans, Bobby Cannavale, Regina Hall and Samara Weaving, among others, wasn’t enough, now they’ve released this provocative trailer. From award-winning executive producer David E. Kelley (The Undoing, Big Little Lies) and based on the New York Times bestselling book by author Liane Moriarty, comes the limited series 9 Perfect Strangers, premiering August 18 on Hulu. My prediction? The series will be better than the book.
Are you watching the new Marvel series Loki on Disney+? If not, why not? It’s all anyone’s talking about. Here’s the latest featurette, to whet your appetite:
Malibu Rising on Hulu
Next up on my reading list? Taylor Jenkins Reid’s recently released novel Malibu Rising, which will also be on my viewing list before long, because it’s being developed into a series for Hulu. Malibu Rising is the follow-up to her New York Times best-selling book Daisy Jones & the Six— one of my recent faves. Her latest centers on Nina, Jay, Hud and Kit Riva — children to the famed rocker Mick Riva — as they throw their annual party to celebrate the end of summer in 1983. Things take a dramatic turn as the family is forced to confront secrets and reckon with their family history. It’s being developed for TV by Little Fires Everywhere creator, showrunner and executive producer Liz Tigelaar.
A Second Helping of HACKS is On the Menu
If you haven’t been watching new comedy Hacks on HBO Max, treat yourself and begin the binge! It stars Jean Smart as an acerbic Las Vegas standup of a certain age, who is doing everything she can to stay on top Meanwhile an unlikely young comedy writer played by Hannah Einbinder tries to claw her way up from the bottom by writing fresh jokes for the comedy queen. And time to do a happy dance—it’s just been renewed for Season 2.
Look for Chrissy Metz and LeAn Rimes on a New Reality Series
Discovery+ just gave the official green light to the series, Meet Your Makers Showdown, to be hosted by Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated actress, and crafting enthusiast Chrissy Metz, who is an avid scrapbooker and former preschool teacher. In each of the six hour-long episodes, four of the world’s best artisans will complete challenges that test their creativity, skills and passion for their craft. Inspiration judge, multi-GRAMMY Awards® winning singer, songwriter, actress and author, LeAnn Rimes will lead fellow judges. Now there’s a cast!
Vote for Hallmark’s Hero Dog Awards
We love all things dog, and all things TV — put ’em both together and you’ve got the Hero Dog Awards, airing on the Hallmark Channel this Fall. They’ve just announced the 21 semifinalists, and you can vote for your favorite. Meet the semifinalists and read their amazing stories here. Just reading the stories will bring tears to your eyes.