Josephine Langford, Hadley Robinson, and Alycia Pascual-Peña Want to Know If You Have Moxie

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Do you have moxie? Amy Poehler, Hadley Robinson, and the rest of the cast of ‘Moxie’ give us their own definitions of moxie and the people in real life who have it.

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Fed up with the sexist and toxic status quo at her high school, a shy 16-year-old finds inspiration from her mother’s rebellious past and anonymously publishes a zine that sparks a school-wide, coming-of-rage revolution.


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Josephine Langford, Hadley Robinson, and Alycia Pascual-Peña Want to Know If You Have Moxie

Inspired by her mom’s rebellious past and a confident new friend, a shy 16-year-old publishes an anonymous zine calling out sexism at her school.

What to Watch: Girl in the Picture, Big Brother, Black Bird

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Happy Independence Day!!

While you’re out munching on hotdogs and fresh corn on the grill and watching fireworks rain down around you, don’t forget there is still good TV to watch!

Find out below what we recommend this week.

Saturday, July 2

8/7c Jailbreak Lovers (Lifetime)

No one moves faster than Lifetime when it comes to ripped-from-the-headlines movies! Yes, this one is based on a bonkers real-life incident involving Vicky White who fell in love and busted her lover out of the clinker back in – wait for it – APRIL!

Catherine Bell executive produces and stars as a rule follower, Toby, who rehabilitates abused dogs at the local prison until she falls in love with a convicted killer, John, and the two plot and execute his escape, starting a federal manhunt while they get their Bonnie & Clyde on.

It sounds like pure, unadulterated, popcorn-munching entertainment!

Sunday, July 3

9/8c Animal Kingdom (TNT)

The Codys prep for another big job, but a series of factors may interfere with their ability to pull it off. Arthur is still a wildcard, Pope expresses concern that J’s new relationship with Penny could be a problem, and Deran and Craig’s tension boils over.

Meanwhile, in 1992, Andrew, Julia, and Baz do a job for Smurf, but the ramifications of it may scar Andrew.

10/9c P-Valley (Starz)

The story of Miss Mississippi is finally told.

It starts with how Keyshawn and Derrick became a couple back at Chucalissa High School.

The tale skips ahead to what should be the peak of Keyshawn’s new career but it isn’t.

Tuesday, July 5

Only Murders In The Building (Hulu)

This week’s episode shines a light on the foul-mouthed board president of the Arconia and murder victim, Bunny Folger. Who was Bunny? What made her tick? What was she hoping for her future?

It’s another charming episode of Only Murders In The Building! Don’t miss out on the summer’s coziest, quirkiest mystery!

8/7c All Rise (OWN)

The murder trial continues with Luke’s evidence that his client could be a chimera. However, Mark has some tricks up his sleeve too, which complicates things.

An old college boyfriend and Rachel return, which could only mean trouble for Lola.

Will the psychic help Emily further her career or her relationship? Be sure to check back Tuesday morning for our interview with J Alex Brinston’s Luke Watkins!

9/8c Tom Swift (The CW)

Tom finds himself stuck between a rock and a hard place.

Meanwhile, Zenzi (Ashleigh Murray) is startled when a worried Isaac, likely because Rowan issues him an ominous warning.

Tune in for the final episodes of this series!

9/8c Motherland: Fort Salem (Freeform)

The fugitives find themselves on the run being pursed by the Cession marshals.

Scylla and Nicte act as bait to attract the marshals away so that Abigail, Adil, and Tally can hunt for the missing Khalida.

When the trio does locate Khalida, they find an unexpected ally there as well.

Wednesday, July 6

Girl in the Picture (Netflix)

Did you ever notice that the documentaries you think most suited for a docuseries never get that treatment?

This is one such doc that looks like it will contain a lot of heartwrenching information. Will you be watching?

The jaw-dropping true crime story of a search to solve a 30-year-old mystery: who was Sharon Marshall, and why was her real identity unknown to everyone – even her?

8/7c Big Brother 24 (CBS))

The summer’s guilty pleasure reality show is back!

They’ve kept the details about this season under wraps, and won’t be revealing the cast until Tuesday, July 5th, but we’re sure it will include unexpected twists and fun alliances.

Tune in to see the competitions, the flings, and the backstabbing.

8/7c Married at First Sight (Lifetime)

MAFS hits the West Coast, baby!

An all-new season of Married at First Sight kicks off, and this time, it’s taking place in sunny San Diego.

It’s the milestone 15th season of the series, and we get a THREE hour premiere where everything is high stakes and crazier than ever!

9:30/10:30c The Challenge: USA (CBS)

We’ve watched the premiere, and it’s like a normal season of The Challenge, complete with some fan favorites from Big Brother, The Amazing Race, Love Island, and Survivor.

What more could you want?

We got the chance to chat with the cast ahead of the premiere, and we’ll be running our interviews on Tuesday and Wednesday, so stay tuned.

Check out the trailer below.

Thursday, July 7

The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu)

“Twice in a Lifetime” feels like deja vu all over again. Didn’t we cover this back in Season 2? Well, it’s been a season of expecting the unexpected, so it’s bound to be a new take on the time disruption trope.

The educated guesser would predict another 60+ minutes offering that delves into a moral conundrum and a contemporary societal issue.

Will we have any carryover from Klyden and Bortus’s separation? Will this address Mercer’s newfound child? Perhaps a do-over of the Yakar Incident?

That’s pretty much the only way they’ll ever be able to resolve that Krill situation. There are a lot of knock-on events to take into account though!

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Paramount+)

Be ready to have your time-travel gear put to work on the Strange New Worlds season finale as Pike gets a surprise visit from the future.

It’s a practically perfect bookend to the premiere, speaking to Pike’s knowledge of his tragic future and the very relatable urge to derail it.

Prepare for STRANGE circumstances, NEW – yet familiar – characters, and a WORLD of nostalgic fan service.

This is a triumphant finale deliberately written to strum the heartstrings of all Trek fans, new and old. It’s time to HIT IT, folks. Hit it hard.

10/9c Good Trouble (Freeform)

Grab your posse, your libations, and your snacks because Good Trouble is BACK with all-new episodes and it’s so juicy, dramatic, sexy, and fun, you won’t want to miss a single episode!

The second half of the season breaths new life into the series and feels a bit like a soft reboot, and shows Good Trouble still has so much gas in the tank!

The new season teases risks and rewards as Mariana finds herself drawn to both Evan and Joaquin, Davia is rocked when Dennis gets a new girlfriend, and Malika’s work/love life balance blurs. Don’t forget to join us for exclusive interviews and our review!

Friday, July 8

Boo, Bitch (Netflix)

Lana Condor is back to shine on Netflix in a starring role as Erika Vu, a high school senior who is deadset (pun intended) on living out her dream life and having a wild night out.

Unfortunately for the former wallflower, the night is all fun and well until she wakes up dead!

If you’re still in your Julie and the Phantom feels and want to see something from the creator of On My Block and EP of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, then tune in to this limited series!

Black Bird (Apple TV+)

When high school football hero and decorated policeman’s son Jimmy Keene (Taron Egerton) is sentenced to 10 years in a minimum-security prison, he is given the choice of a lifetime.

He can enter a maximum-security prison for the criminally insane and befriend suspected serial killer Larry Hall (Paul Walter Hauser), or stay where he is and serve his full sentence with no possibility of parole.

Keene quickly realizes his only way out is to elicit a confession and find out where the bodies of several young girls are buried before Hall’s appeal goes through. But is this suspected killer telling the truth? Or is it just another tale from a serial liar?

This dramatic and captivating story subverts the crime genre by enlisting the help of the very people put behind bars to solve its mysteries.


Stranger Things Breaks More Streaming Records: Netflix Juggernaut Eclipses 7.2 Billion Minutes Watched in One Week

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The champagne bottles must be popping at Netflix.

It’s the Friday before the July 4th weekend, and Stranger Things continues to deliver bumper numbers.

Nielsen announced Friday that the science-fiction drama was viewed for 7.2 billion minutes between May 30 and June 5.

The numbers were up from the previous week, where the 1980s-set series managed 5.1 billion minutes viewed.

However, that only included three days of the new season because the show premiered at the end of the week.

Tiger King and Ozark are the only shows aside from Stranger Things to reach the 5 billion viewer mark.

Now, Stranger Things has set a new benchmark.

The numbers are remarkable and highlight that there is still an audience for the show.

Netflix went down briefly on Friday morning when the final two episodes of Stranger Things Season 4 dropped.

There was undoubtedly a lot of hype as viewers tuned in to see how the season wrapped up.

Via Netflix’s own metrics the first seven episodes notched 930.3 million hours viewed in its first 28 days available for streaming.

It stands tall as the most-watched English-language drama on the streaming service.

However, the series is not strong enough to dethrone Squid Game on the overall TV chart.

The hit drama stands at 1.6 billion hours viewed in 28 days.

Netflix will add the final two-episode tallies to Stranger Things’ Season 4  numbers when they become available, but it’s hard to imagine it beating Squid Game.

The more likely figure is in the 1.1-1.3 billion range, which still makes the show huge.

Stranger Things has been renewed for a fifth — and final — season, meaning there are still a lot of records the show can break.

The good news for fans — and Netflix — is that a spinoff is in development.

What are your thoughts on the impressive numbers?

Hit the comments below.


NAIDOC Week 2022: guide

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National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.

July 3 – 10 2022:
The theme for 2022 is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!


Tanya Denning-Orman, a proud Birri and Guugu Yimidhirr woman and Director of Indigenous Content at SBS, said: “This NAIDOC Week is a moment for everyone to come together and celebrate the strength and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. At the heart of our offering across the network is a desire to inspire all Australians to continue driving the change forged by the First Nations trail blazers that have come before us.”

6:30pm (Pre Show) 7pm Awards Saturday, 2 July
Returning after a two-year hiatus, the National NAIDOC Awards kick off NAIDOC Week 2022 – a week of celebrations giving stage to this year’s theme of Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! Tune in to NITV and NITV Socials from 6:30pm on Saturday, 2 July to catch all the stars on the red carpet with NITV hosts Luke Carroll and Narelda Jacobs, before the National NAIDOC Awards are broadcast live on NITV from 7:00pm. The Awards recognise individuals who have contributed their talents, expertise, knowledge and lives to the First Nations Peoples of this land. This year’s Awards are hosted by television presenter Shelley Ware and comedian Steven Oliver. The NAIDOC Awards Aftershow follows from 10:30pm on NITV Socials – Gilbert McAdam and Megan Walters will wrap up the night, featuring interviews with the National NAIDOC Award winners, as well as an acoustic performance from proud Gamilaraay artist, Loren Ryan. At 10:30pm on NITV, The National NAIDOC Award Winners Stories 2022 will also give viewers an insight into the incredible lives and achievements of the winners.

Big Mob Brekky
7:30am Monday 4 – Friday 8 July,
Australia’s only all-Indigenous television breakfast program returns with new hosts, NRL legend Tanisha Stanton and actor Luke Carroll. Joining Tanisha and Luke are returning favourites Bush Tucker Bunjie, Rae Johnston, Tyrone Pynor, Matty Mills, Bianca Hunt, Dean Widders and Mark Olive. Audiences can look forward to big laughs, big news stories and big yarns. Viewers can catch up on SBS at 10am Monday to Thursday, and 9.30am on SBS on Friday, and NITV at 11:30pm as well as on SBS On Demand.

True Colours
Monday 4 – Thursday 7 July, 8:30pm
Simulcast on SBS and NITV
True Colours is a gripping four-part crime drama that takes viewers deep into the world of a First Nations community as it has never been seen before. What starts as an investigation into a car accident, soon turns into an epic hunt for a killer. It’s a murder mystery like no other exploring culture, community, family and one woman’s pursuit to find her place within it. Set against the backdrop of the Northern Territory’s Mparntwe (Alice Springs) and Yeperenye (East MacDonnell Ranges), the Arrernte peoples connection to art and cultural practices is at the heart of True Colours. This ground-breaking series is in English and Arrernte and is SBS and NITV’s first scripted co-commission. The series will be subtitled in Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean and will be added to the language collections on SBS On Demand so more Australians can experience the series in their preferred language.

Living Black
July 4: Erica Glynn – Woman of Many Talents at 9:30pm on NITV
July 6: Art, Greed and Betrayal at 9:30pm on NITV
July 7: True Colours – Behind The Scenes at 9:30pm on NITV
The NAIDOC line-up includes True Colours specials of Living Black, firstly with Erica Glynn – Woman of Many Talents where host Karla Grant speaks with the award-winning writer, producer, and director about her life and career, and her role as co-creator of True Colours. In Art, Greed and Betrayal, Karla investigates how one man betrayed his art community. Then, in True Colours – Behind the Scenes, Karla is joined by creators Erica Glynn and Warren H. Williams, Rarriwuy Hick and translator Marie Ellis to explore how Arrernte language, culture, and community helped to shape this unique series.

Off Country
8pm Thursday 7 July
Off Country (4 x 30’) is a candid documentary series which follows the lives of seven Indigenous students over a year at the prestigious Geelong Grammar School, grappling with family tragedy, mental health and identity issues. Wrestling with their conflicting identities as students move between boarding life and home life, the series creates a historic record of one of Australia’s key Indigenous education pathways and a complex portrait of what it is to be a First Nations child in Australia today. Driven by the students’ stories and told entirely in their own words, Off Country combines personal observational storytelling and features intimate perspectives of contemporary First Nations youth alongside their personal educational experiences. Off Country will be subtitled in Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean on SBS On Demand. Off Country will also air on SBS later this year.

Ningla A-Na
8:30pm Sunday 10 July,
In tribute to this year’s theme Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! NITV is proud to be presenting the remastered film of Ningla A-Na. Ningla A-Na was made in 1972 and has been remastered for the 50th anniversary of the Tent Embassy. The film records the events surrounding the establishment of the Tent Embassy on the lawns of Parliament House. It includes interviews with black activists of the time and footage ​from demonstrations and arrests at the Embassy. This iconic film presents an inside view of Aboriginal political life at the time. A film which should be seen by all Australians. 20 July is the anniversary of the day in 1972 when the federal government amended the law to allow police to march in and forcibly dismantle the Embassy.​


SBS Managing Director, James Taylor, said: “SBS is proud to be the home of national NAIDOC celebrations once again in 2022, and we’re celebrating across every part of the network.

“All Australians are invited to participate with programs that exemplify Indigenous excellence, innovative projects that build bridges between our newest Australians and world’s oldest continuing culture, and insightful coverage that champions First Nations perspectives. We’re excited to be bringing audiences together, and also connecting students and schools across the country through our SBS Learn resources.”

True Colours see above
8:30pm Monday 4 – Thursday 7 July
Simulcast on SBS and NITV

Who Do You Think You Are?: Justin Hodges
7:30pm Tuesday, 5 July at
Who Do You Think You Are? will explore NRL Legend, Justin Hodges’ family history. Justin Hodges is on a mission to learn more about his Indigenous family history. On his mother’s side, Justin traces the story of his mysterious Great Grandmother, from profound dislocation to an astounding family legacy. Following his father’s family, Justin journeys to the Torres Strait Islands where he discovers a pioneering and heroic great uncle.

SBS Food, SBS World Movies, SBS On Demand

Throughout the week, SBS Food is proud to present NAIDOC themed episodes of The Cook Up with Adam Liaw. Adam will welcome an array of guests from Monday to Friday at 7:00pm, including Narelda Jacobs and Nakkiah Lui. Adam and his guests will chat through bush tucker, native meats and family favourite feeds. SBS Food will also be airing Torres Strait at Home, a mini-series helmed by Torres Strait Islander chef, Nornie Bero, who will be making easy dishes highlighting native ingredients and her connection to them.

SBS On Demand will be presenting two bespoke NAIDOC shelves on the platform. Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2022 features a curated collection of programming within the NITV channel page. Sitting within this collection is the National NAIDOC Awards, the Off Country, True Colours, Big Mob Brekky, special Living Black episodes and much more, all available to stream after broadcast. The second shelf, National NAIDOC Award 2022 Winners, will feature a collection of mini docs profiling and celebrating each 2022 National NAIDOC Award winner.

SBS World Movies will host a curated collection of acclaimed Australian cinema telling First Nations stories. The Last Wave, Jasper Jones, Emu Runner, The Dark Side and Mad Bastards will each air at 9:30pm, Monday 4 July to Friday 8 July.


“I am delighted to see the depth and range of content available to our audiences this NAIDOC Week.” ABC Head of Drama, Entertainment and Indigenous and ABC Bonner Committee Chair Sally Riley said. “The ABC’s history of Indigenous programming is explored in our TV special Looking Black, revisiting key moments from our 90-year history. It demonstrates how far the ABC has come in representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island voices and the issues important to their communities.”

The ABC will also be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advisory group the Bonner Committee. First established in 2002, its name commemorates the late Neville Bonner AO, Australia’s first Aboriginal Senator and an ABC Board member from 1983 to 1991.

ABC Managing Director David Anderson said: “For 20 years the ABC Bonner Committee has honoured the legacy of the late Neville Bonner AO and continued the work he initiated. This year’s NAIDOC Week theme Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! celebrates the many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have led change in the community, and it is fitting we recognise the Bonner Committee’s commitment to drive change across the ABC as part of these celebrations. With their guidance, the ABC has been a significant platform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and stories to be part of the national conversation.”

Weekend Breakfast
7am Sunday ABC TV / ABC News
On Sunday 3 July ABC News Breakfast interviews Tom Forrest live from Broome about his takeover of the ABC TikTok account and his “Outback Tom” persona.

Compass: We Come to Take You Home
7:30pm Sunday ABC TV Plus
Kamilaroi elder Bob Weatherall has spent a lifetime working tirelessly to bring home sacred Indigenous ancestral remains that are stored in museums and universities all over the world. Kamilaroi elder Bob Weatherall has spent a lifetime working tirelessly to bring home sacred Indigenous ancestral remains that are stored in museums and universities all over the world. We Come to Take You Home weaves musical performance and spoken word to tell the story of the long hard battle he and other Aboriginal warriors have fought to bring home their ancestors.We join Bob and his family on a road trip back to visit the burial ground where the sacred remains of his people were repatriated a decade ago. But for Bob, returning to the resting place is bittersweet, knowing there is still so much more to do.
Production credit: Producer: Tracey Spring. Series Producer: Kim Akhurst. Executive Producer: Amanda Collinge.

Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery
7:40pm Sunday ABC
Episode 3: Stephen Page
Stephen Page, artistic director of one of Australia’s most celebrated performing arts companies goes back to where it all began. He takes Julia on an emotional and uplifting journey through his career achievements, the strength of his family and what the future may bring. The creative force behind the Indigenous dance company Bangarra, Stephen Page, takes Julia to the Brisbane suburb of Mount Gravatt East, and the four-bedroom housing commission property that the Page family called home for over fifty years. Home videos capture the fun Stephen and his eleven brothers and sisters had dressing up, staging performances on the laundry roof and entertaining the whole street. It is also the place where Stephen witnessed the struggle and disadvantages faced by his parents, and the tragic death of his oldest brother. Julia and Stephen then visit Stephen’s primary school and, via the back seat of a delightful 1967 Safari Chrysler Valiant Station Wagon, his high school. These were places where Stephen first identified and experienced racism, and where he started to find his love of directing and choreography. Next it’s off to Sydney where, at a little church hall in the suburb of Glebe, Stephen learned his craft at the Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre. At the Redfern PCYC, Stephen tells Julia about the artistic fervour and the tight community that lead to the creation of Bangarra’s early ground-breaking shows. At the Bangarra Dance Company Studios, Julia sits down with Stephen for an emotional and uplifting discussion about his career achievements, dealing with trauma and loss, the strength of his family and what the future may bring.
Production credit: A CJZ Production made in association with ABC. Director & Executive Producer Damian Davis. Series Producer Asha Anderson. CJZ Executive Producer Nick Murray. ABC Head of Entertainment Nick Hayden. ABC Executive Producer Frances O’Riordan.

Mark Coles Smith as Jay Swan, Mystery Road Origin – Photograph by David Dare Parker

Mystery Road: Origin
8:30pm Sunday ABC
ABC’s hugely popular drama returns… Mystery Road: Origin introduces audiences to a young Jay Swan. It’s 1999 and Jay Swan (Mark Coles Smith), a young constable, arrives to a new job in the outback mining town Jardine. After finding his father, Jack (Kelton Pell), a local rodeo and shooting legend, hitchhiking on the highway, Jay inadvertently steps into an armed hold-up at a roadhouse. The thieves escape and Jay is manhandled by police until his new boss, Sergeant Peter Lovric (Steve Bisley), arrives and introduces Jay to his new colleagues Snr Constable Max Armine (Hayley McElhinney) and Constable Cindy Cheng (Grace Chow). Jay follows a clue in the roadhouse robbery to a machinery hire company and although he’s stonewalled, when there’s a suspicious accident involving one of its workers, it feels like there might be a connection.
Production credit: Produced by Bunya Productions for the ABC, with major production investment from Screen Australia’s First Nations Department in association with Screenwest and Lotterywest and the Western Australian Screen Fund. Financed in association with Screen NSW, with All3Media International handling international sales. Directed by Dylan River. Produced by Greer Simpkin and David Jowsey. Writers: Blake Ayshford, Steven McGregor, Kodie Bedford, Timothy Lee and Dylan River. ABC Executive Producer, Andrew Gregory. ABC Head Drama, Entertainment, Indigenous, Sally Riley.

News Breakfast
6am Monday July 4 ABC / ABC News
On Monday July 4 ABC News Breakfast speaks with Inala Cooper, author of “Marrul: Aboriginal Identity & the Fight for Rights and Advancing Human Rights (In The National Interest)”.

Little J and Big Cuz
6:25pm Monday ABC Kids
Series 3
Little J & Big Cuz are two Indigenous Australian kids who are busy with the ups and downs of playground and classroom. There’s always something surprising going on whether it’s at school, in the backyard… or beyond.
Little J (Miranda Tapsell), Big Cuz (Deborah Mailman), Nanna (Ursula Yovich) and Old Dog (Aaron Fa’Aoso) are back for more adventures in this brand new series. Little J and Big Cuz are Indigenous Australian kids busy with the ups and downs of playground and classroom. There’s always something surprising going on whether it’s at school, in the backyard… or beyond.

Episode 1: Kid Detectives
Detectives Little J and Levi are on the case when precious things go missing… The kids are baffled when precious things go missing so detectives Little J and Levi search for clues. Big Cuz knows one piece of the puzzle – overwhelmed by receiving her pen licence, she’s hidden her pen. But where are all the other precious things?
Production credit: © 2021 Ned Lander Media Pty Limited, National Indigenous Television, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the Australian Council for Educational Research Limited and Screen Tasmania.

Built To Survive
7pm Monday ABC ME
Phil Breslin draws on the knowledge of science, First Nations peoples and his own experience in the wild, to find out how animals have adapted to some of the world’s most extreme and diverse, natural habitats. Nature as we know it, took millions of years to evolve. Every animal and plant in this vast web of life has withstood countless generations of fighting and fleeing, hunting and hiding, feeding and breeding. But each of these success stories flourish under the laws of the jungle, only the fittest survive, every creature under the sun must adapt or die. Third generation Indigenous educator Phil Breslin is on a mission to reveal the Australian animals that are Built to Survive our diverse Aussie environments. A teacher, adventurer and wildlife aficionado originally from Gimuy (Cairns) in Far North Queensland, he draws on the knowledge of science, First Nations peoples, and his own experience in the wild, to find out how animals have adapted to some of the world’s most extreme and diverse, natural environments. Phil will travel to the most remote corners of the Australian continent in a bid to discover a world that most kids have only ever Googled. Built to Survive features engaging demonstrations with creatures in order to reveal the tricks and techniques they employ to survive in their specific environments. Motion graphics and 3D imagery reveal why there is no place for inefficiency in nature. The journey through each extreme environment will culminate in Phil deliberating over and then choosing the animal he believes to be without a doubt, built to survive each environment. Which one will you choose?
Production credit: © 2022 Breslin & Butter Pty Ltd and Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

The ABC Of
8pm Tuesday ABC
Episode 2:Evonne Goolagong Cawley
David Wenham goes fishing in the ABC Archival life of Evonne Goolagong Cawley, the Indigenous kid who conquered the tennis world, winning 14 Grand Slams. David Wenham goes fishing in the ABC Archival life of Evonne Goolagong Cawley, the Indigenous kid from Barellan in NSW who went on to conquer the world, winning both Wimbledon and the French Open before she even turned 20. And they were just the first two of her 14 Grand Slam titles (seven singles, six double and one mixed doubles). Some amazing footage has been unearthed by The ABC Of researchers, from news vision of Evonne at 11 and 12 playing at White City in Sydney to footage of the joyous hometown parade staged after her first Wimbledon triumph. And then there’s a jawdropping 1973 meeting with a male interviewer whose questions will make you pause and rewind to see if you really heard them correctly.
Production credit: A Guesswork Television Production in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Executive Producers: Jon Casimir and Jo Long. ABC Commissioning Editor Julie Hanna. ABC Head of Factual and Culture Jennifer Collins.

Looking Black special
8:30pm Tuesday ABC
As the ABC marks 90 years, Looking Black hears from some of the Indigenous voices who have shaped Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander storytelling at the national broadcaster – from some of the inaugural First Nations journalists of the late 80s and 90’s, through to MessageStick and other magazine-style programs, while hearing from the stars of Redfern Now, Black Comedy and Total Control, all while looking to the future.
Production credit: Looking Black is an ABC Indigenous production. Executive Producers: Kelrick Martin and Dan Bourchier. Series Producer/Writer/Editor: Craig Anderson , Producer/Director/Production Coordinator: Dana Bradshaw. Producer/Social Producer: Juanita Scott-Funaki. Editor: Bryan Moses. Edit Assistant: Dekeba Battee Aston. DOP: Brendan Blacklock. Studio Art Director: Alex Smith. Additional Camera: Michael Fairbain, Ben Powell, John Varga. Sound: Gavin Marsh and Luke Agius.

Wednesday 6 July at 8pm AEST ABC NEWS
Bridget Brennan and Dan Bourchier will co-host a special live program on ABC News Channel, about the Uluru Statement, explaining where we’re at in establishing a First Nations Voice in the Constitution, and the next steps. The program will include Minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney, plus insights from experts in Canada and New Zealand.

8:30pm Wednesday 6 July ABC TV Plus
In the powerful documentary Ablaze Tiriki Onus explores whether his grandfather, civil rights leader Bill Onus, might have been the first Aboriginal filmmaker. Ablaze, which first premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2021, airs on ABC TV PLUS and ABC iview on 6 July at 8.30pm AEST.

Movin’ to the Country
7:30pm Friday ABC
Movin’ to the Country celebrates the entrepreneurs, innovators and dreamers who are transforming the look and feel of Regional Australia. Join hosts Craig Quartermaine, Halina Baczkowski and Kristy O’Brien as they head off to a different region every week to tell the stories of folk looking to make a good living from their little patch of paradise. While it’s not all beer and peaches, despite struggles and setbacks, they’ve never looked back.
Episode 1 – Victoria
Craig Quartermaine kicks things off in Orbost in a remarkable brewery run by a young couple who make revolutionary beer by linking up with local farmers, foragers and divers to source unique ingredients, under the wise guidance of Indigenous writer and teacher Bruce Pascoe. Kristy O’Brien heads out onto the Great Ocean Road to visit a third-generation dairy farmer changing the game by reviving the multiple benefits of the era of glass bottles. Near Daylesford, Halina Baczkowski meets Buck and the community being created around the idea of sustainable, low-fi, ethical pig farming.
Production credit: Executive Producers: Cathie Schnitzerling and Rachel Robinson. Manager, Screen: Jo Chichester. Head- Screen, Sport and Events: Kath Earle.

Weekend Breakfast
7am Sunday July 10 ABC / ABC News
On Sunday 10 July an ABC News special investigates two multi billion-dollar gas projects in Scarborough (WA) and Narrabri (NSW), where traditional owners say they’re in a David and Goliath battle to protect their sacred sites from destruction by major corporations, even after the damning Juukan Gorge inquiry.


ABC iview’s NAIDOC Week collection of programs will feature recent works Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra, The Australian Dream, My Name is Gulpilil and Charlie’s Country as well as the best Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programming from across the ABC.

ABC Kids’ NAIDOC Week collection on ABC iview features Indigenous-led content such as Grandpa Honeyant Storytime and Languages of Our Land as well as every episode of Little J and Big Cuz. There are also special episodes of Play School, Joey’s Big Adventure and Jemima’s Big Adventure.

The ABC ME NAIDOC Week collection on ABC iview brings together Indigenous-focussed content for young audiences, including every episode of Red Dirt Riders and Ready For This, series two and three of Bushwhacked! and special episodes of Advice To My 12 Year Old Self, My Place, Teenage Boss and What It’s Like.

Network 10

The Project
6:30pm Sunday – Friday
Next week we commemorate NAIDOC Week, and joining us across the week are our special co-hosts Casey Donovan, Aaron Fa’aoso, Mitch Tambo, Tony Armstrong and Ben Abbatalengo.


Stuff Everyone Should Know About Australia
Sunday July 3
Elaine Crombie hosts Stuff Everyone Should Know About Australia – a 10 play NAIDOC Week documentary web series,
that’s all about busting myths and celebrating truths about First Nations history and culture. Let’s be real, when it comes to Australia’s First Nations people, there’s a lot of misinformation out there. And a whole lot of stuff that’s never been taught. This series aims to rectify that by taking a look at some fascinating facts all Australians should be proud of. Short and sweet, fun and educational – Stuff Every Should Know About Australia is a collaboration between 10 play and First Nations creatives who are passionate about learning amazing truths and sharing them with the rest of the nation.


My Name is Gulpilil 7:30pm Monday FOX Docos
Zach’s Ceremony 9pm Monday FOX Docos
Namatijira Project: The Quest for Justice 8:30pm Tuesday FOX Docos
The Australian Dream 8:30pm Thursday FOX Docos
Rabbit Proof Fence now On Demand


The Art of Incarceration
Sunday July 3
The Art of Incarceration, a feature documentary looking at the over-representation of Indigenous Australians in the prison system, will be released exclusively on Netflix globally on July 3, 2022. This uncompromising documentary narrated by Uncle Jack Charles (Boonwurring Dja Dja Wurrung), headlines Netflix’s NAIDOC Week collection. Seen through the eyes of Indigenous prisoners at Victoria’s Fulham Correctional Centre, The Art of Incarceration explores how art and culture can empower First Nations people to transcend their unjust cycles of imprisonment. The Art of Incarceration provides an insight into the deeply ingrained incarceration epidemic of Australia’s First Peoples, and offers hope, as we follow the inmates’ quest for cultural identity and spiritual healing as they prepare for the annual ‘Confined’ exhibition and life on the outside. The film covers a range of perspectives from current and past inmates, including that of Robby Wirramanda (Wergaia), a former champion fighter who reconnected with his passion for art during his 6 ½ year sentence for drug trafficking. Robby is a symbol of strength and hope to many inmates due to his success as an artist/singer/songwriter, his work as a mentor and his unrelenting dedication to culture, community and family. Christopher Austin (Gunditjmara Keeray-Woorroong), has been in a cycle of incarceration for 37 years, having been made a ward of the state at the age of 12 for being ‘uncontrollable’. The injustices of Australia’s colonial history are inextricably seen in Christopher’s narrative. Through his new direction as an artist and his desire to create a lasting connection with his young daughter, Christopher is attempting to forge a better future. “In the past I was a crook, you know, a jail bird, but now I’m an artist. My daughter is so proud of that. I never used to think of myself that way.” Christopher Austin.
Writer, director, producer Alex Siddons comments “It has been a long road but I’m proud that this important story will be available to a global audience on Netflix. I’m grateful to everyone who contributed and supported us in completing the film. It is my hope that the film brings attention to the mass incarceration of Indigenous Australians in our criminal justice system, and affects urgent change.”
The statistics are sobering. PwC’s 2017 report ‘Indigenous incarceration: Unlock the facts’ revealed that Indigenous Australians make up less than 3% of the population, but account for 27% of the adult prison population. Indigenous youth make up 55% of young people in detention. The Art of Incarceration premiered at the Gold Coast Film Festival, and also screened at The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival (BOFA) and Hawai‘i International Film Festival (HIFF). The film is directed by Alex Siddons, written by Christopher Austin, Robby Wirramanda and Alex Siddons, and produced by Kylie Pascoe and Alex Siddons. The original score was created by Theo McMahon (Bundjalung).


Stranger Things Season 4 Episode 9 Review: The Piggyback

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How do you process a finale like that?

Stranger Things Season 4 Episode 9 — the season finale — gave us a deadly battle with Vecna, and Demogorgons, pivotal moments between the characters, deaths, and a killer hook for the fifth and final season.

What more could we possibly ask for?

It’s daunting thinking about what’s next for everyone, especially considering how physically and emotionally exhausting everything that happened to them is.

We’ve witnessed everyone carry these emotional scars. Still, Vecna’s reign of terror is far from over, and that can only mean that we’ll get some more horrifying developments ahead on Stranger Things Season 5.

That final visual was striking because it was the beginning of what Nancy’s words foreshadowed in Stranger Things Season 4 Episode 8.

The residents of Hawkins face an uphill battle if they think they’ll make it out of this fight alive, and I hope they don’t continue to blame the Hellfire Club for what might look like Hellfire in the town.

No, no. Like I said, I… I’ve tried everyone. Yeah, TWA, Pan Am, Eastern. No, it doesn’t have to be a one-way. I’ll take one seat, if you have it. I mean, please, there has to be something that you can do. One of our family members is really, really sick, and I don’t know if she’s gonna make it through the night. Is there any way that you could just…


That is one storyline the Duffer Brothers should ret-con because the entire town turning on the kids, claiming they were killing people as satanic rituals is a bit much, even for Stranger Things.

The best part about the final scene is that everyone was together for the first time in a long time. Whatever’s ahead, they’ll have each other’s backs, and friendship has always been at the core of the series.

Eleven showing up to fight Vecna has got to be one of the most touching scenes in the history of the series. There was so much at stake, and for her to show up at that point, it successfully threw Vecna off his game.

He’s been an excellent villain, and his promise to take Max out has been tiring because she kept escaping with moments to spare.

Argyle: Hey, dudes? Ask ’em if we can ride in the baggage compartment.
Jonathan: The baggage compartment? We’d suffocate.
Argyle: Dogs ride in there all the time, man. They don’t suffocate.
Jonathan: Jesus Christ.

Her short-term death was a harrowing watch, made even worse by the fact that Eleven was powerless against the man who had murdered everyone but her in the laboratory.

We don’t fully know the extent of Eleven’s powers, but she’s going to need everyone by her side if she’s going to make it out of this fight alive.

It’s hard to be excited about Eleven restarting Max’s heart. If anything, it looks like it brought her body back to life, but not her mind.

This may turn into a lesson for Eleven that she can’t save everyone. Max’s soul was nowhere to be found.

Eleven: I have a way. A way to protect Max. From here. This is Max. When One attacks, he’ll be in her mind. But I can do that too. I went into Mama’s mind, into Billy’s. I can go into Max’s. She can carry me to Vecna. I can piggyback. I can protect her. From One. Fight him from here.
Argyle: Mind fight. Righteous.

There’s a slim chance Vecna has her soul somewhere, but something tells me Max isn’t in for happiness. To bring her back to life and allow her a happy ending would make the show completely devoid of stakes.

Lucas fighting to the death to keep Max safe was nail-biting, and I let out an audible gasp when the scuffle destroyed the walkman.

At that point, it was the only way to secure Max’s safety.

As short-term as it was, Max’s death triggering the end of the world-like scenario was an excellent way to up the stakes and show that the series means business as it heads into these final episodes.

Will being back in Hawkins and realizing that the person he was feeling all along was Vecna was a great way to tether the previous three seasons together.

The series started with Will going missing, and surely, he’ll play a pivotal part in the final seasons.

I hope Vecna doesn’t try to sway Will over to his side, but maybe he’ll be able to control him somehow.

Eddie’s death was unfortunate but expected. Stranger Things wants to be a show about big stakes and deaths, but too many people survive these seemingly perilous encounters to remain invested for too long.

Mike: Let’s hope One is dead and rotting.
Will: He’s not. Now that I’m here, in Hawkins, I can feel him. And he’s hurt. He’s hurting. But he’s still alive. It’s strange, knowing now who it was this whole time, but… I can still remember what he thinks, and how he thinks. And he’s not going to stop. Ever. Not until he’s taken everything. And everyone. We have to kill him.
Will: And we will. We will.

I believe we’ll get significant deaths in the final season, but it was a shame the writers claimed there would be a big body count by the end of the season.

Eddie was an excellent character, who had much more story to tell, but nothing was shocking about his death. He went out like a hero.

Jason was too much of a non-entity to care about. I respect that he wanted to get an answer about Chrissy’s death that would make sense in his mind, but the writers didn’t do a good enough job of making his machinations resonate with viewers.

The reunion between Hopper and Eleven was another strong point. Hopper is her father, and he spent so much time helping her get acclimated to this world, and now, he knows her powers are what will be needed to win this battle.

It’s unclear whether we’re in for a time jump or if we’ll pick up with the characters joining forces to start a battle with Vecna and whatever else has come from the Upside Down.

The broader problem will be whether any of the monsters escape Hawkins. The military won’t want that, so it will probably be cordoned off somehow.

As for the relationships, is anyone else wanting Nancy and Steve to reunite?

Nancy and Jonathan were great together, but Nancy and Steve seem drawn to one another, and while I hated Steve initially, he’s blossomed into one of the best characters.

“The Piggyback” was excellent, but there were some minor niggles that overshadowed the excitement of it all.

All we can do is ponder what comes next for everyone.

What are your theories?

Hit the comments.

Stream all four seasons of Stranger Things on Netflix now.


Stranger Things Season 4 Episode 8 Review: Papa

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Splitting up Stranger Things Season 4 was always going to be risky, but Stranger Things Season 4 Episode 8 cranked up the pace, the action, and the emotion to deliver one of the series’ best episodes.

Eleven’s relationship with Brenner, aka Papa, has been one of the most controversial things about the series since it began.

Brenner has single-handedly caused many of the deaths throughout the series in his quest to have a group of supernatural beings under his rule.

He has zero redeeming qualities, and honestly, I rolled my eyes when he injected Eleven because it was just par for the course with this dude.

A part of me wanted him to get the most heinous death because of his actions, but Eleven taking back the power and leaving him to bleed out in the desert with the military is not how I expected this to go.

My only wish following that big showdown is that Brenner is gone for good this time. Even if he’s alive, keep him in a facility well away from anyone.

His constant comebacks and outmaneuvering of everyone is cumbersome. Owens has had Eleven’s best interests at heart for a while now, and you could see the pain on his face when Sullivan gave out that kill order.

After the attack, you fell into a coma. Like One, you had pushed yourself beyond your limit. And it very nearly destroyed you. But that is where your similarities ended.


Did anyone else expect Sullivan to murder Owens? I mean, why keep someone who very clearly opposes you alive?

Maybe the intent is for Owens to take a part of the blame for events in public opinion. They need a fall guy, and if Brenner isn’t alive to be that person, then Owens may be their next best shot.

Then again, Sullivan has proven to be both resourceful and cunning in his pursuit of Eleven, so we should probably expect a lot of fighting as the season wraps up.

Eleven using her powers to take down the helicopter was satisfying. The display of her powers over these last few episodes has been excellent, and as a viewer, it’s nice to see her get them back.

Eleven’s journey has been in coming to terms with who she is and her abilities, and now, she has a renewed sense of purpose because of the imminent threat to Hawkins.

Mike, Will, Jonathan, and Argyle showing up in the nick of time to scoop Eleven out of the desert was convenient, but it was a heartwarming moment.

Eleven had been betrayed by so many people close to her that having Mike, Will, and Jonathan back allowed her to break free from going full nuclear on everyone inside the base.

I appreciated the scene with Will and Mike. There’s been tension brewing between them all season long because of different factors, but you could tell it killed Will to replace himself with Eleven during the emotional speech to Mike.

Imagine, if you will, the barrier between our worlds is a… concrete dam. Henry is putting cracks in this dam. Cracks in dams create pressure. Left unchecked, the pressure will build. And build. And eventually, it will reach a breaking point. And the dam will burst. And when that happens, Hawkins will fall.


The line “when you feel different, you feel like a mistake” was a gut punch. It was the most vulnerable Will’s been, and I’m not sure Mike understood what happened, but Jonathan sure did.

The chaos in Hawkins as the teenagers tried to theorize ways to destroy Vecna was fun, but I wish the Riverdale-wannabe jocks didn’t have to be a part of it.

I know the intent was to highlight that the kids are trying to defeat a supernatural being while simultaneously trying to evade capture just for being involved with the Hellfire Club, but damn, those jocks are annoying.

I’m not sold on the theory that Vecna needs to kill his fourth victim to achieve world domination, but maybe I’ll be proven wrong on Stranger Things Season 4 Episode 9.

There’s an element of ambiguity with Vecna because while we know a lot about him, I’m expecting him to pull the rug from under viewers in a similar manner to what he did with Eleven and those poor kids at Hawkins Laboratory.

Hopefully, Eleven makes it back in time to join in this big fight. Maybe she’ll find a way to create gates of her own for her group to cut down the 2000-mile trip.

The tension in Russia is rising, and it only reiterated my initial concerns about the storyline. It took too long to get to the good stuff, and now that it’s progressing, it’s good.

I wonder if the people working with Owens can decipher whatever coded message Joyce and the gang sends them before the other Demogorgon(s) and what looks to be the Mind Flayer escape.

He showed me things that haven’t happened yet. The most awful things. I saw a dark cloud spreading over Hawkins. Downtown on fire. Dead soldiers. And this… giant creature with… a gaping mouth. And this creature wasn’t alone. There were so many monsters. An army. And they were coming into Hawkins. Into our neighborhoods. Our homes. And then… he showed me my mom. And Holly. Mike. And they… they were all…


There is so much we don’t know about that secret facility because there was a wide array of creatures, posing many questions as we head into the finale and the series’ endgame.

“Papa” was a solid episode. It did have some minor issues, but it got the ball rolling on the series in a big way, and I can’t wait to see where it goes next.

What are your thoughts on the drama at the Nina lab?

Do you think that should be the end of Papa?

Do you think Sullivan should have killed Owens?

What are your thoughts on Will’s conversation with Mike?

Hit the comments below.

Stranger Things is now streaming on Netflix.


Returning: Virgin River

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Season 4 of Virgin River starring Martin Henderson and Alexandra Breckenridge will premiere on Netflix latr this month.

The series, based on the novels by Robyn Carr, has been renewed for a fifth season.

Despite not knowing whether her baby belongs to her deceased husband, Mark or Jack, Mel begins Season Four with a sense of optimism. For years she yearned to be a mother and her dream is one step closer to reality. While Jack is supportive and excited, the question of paternity continues to gnaw at him. Complicating matters is the arrival of a handsome new doctor, who’s in the market to start a family of his own. Hope is still healing from her car accident, and the lingering psychological effects of her brain injury will have profound consequences for both her and Doc. Brie, intent on proving the innocence of the man she loves, unexpectedly finds herself in a closer relationship with Mike and one step closer to Calvin’s violent criminal web. Even as Preacher forges a new romantic connection, he can’t help but hold out hope for being reunited with Christopher and Paige.

Wednesday July 20 on Netflix.


Glamorous: Netflix Series Casts Zane Phillips, Kim Cattrall, & More

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Glamorous is moving forward at Netflix.

The one-time CW, starring Miss Benny, is rounding out its cast.

Zane Phillips (Fire Island, Legacies) is set to play Chad, Wdevoted son to Madolyn and the Director of Sales for her beauty empire, who is caught in a never-ending quest to live up to his mother’s expectations.”

Kim Cattrall (Queer as Folk, How I Met Your Father) is playing makeup mogul Madolyn Addison, “a veteran from the Golden Age of Supermodels who is the founder and CEO of the prestigious boutique beauty brand that bears her name.”

“The quick-witted executive is focused on shaking up her business and sees an opportunity in Marco Mejia (Miss Benny), taking him from the makeup counter to a seat at the table, ruffling feathers along the way.”

Jade Payton (Dynasty, Daybreak) will play Venetia, “Madolyn’s ambitious and chic first assistant who takes the newly-hired Marco under her wing, showing him not only how to navigate the office, but queer Brooklyn nightlife as well.”

Michael Hsu Rosen (Pretty Smart, Tiny Pretty Things) plays Ben, “a graphic designer at Glamorous by Madolyn, full of angst and opinions, who has built a wall around his heart.”

“That is, until he meets Marco, and is inspired to stumble out of his comfort zone.”

Ayesha Harris (Daisy Jones and The Six, Tell It Like a Woman) plays Britt, “a fellow graphic designer at Glamorous by Madolyn, who finds her long-time crush on her colleague requited when they match by surprise, sparking a relationship that gets serious in more ways than one.”

Graham Parkhurst (Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, The Umbrella Academy) plays Parker, “a confident, self-proclaimed jock who symblolizes unobtainable gay cis-male perfection.”

“He has a chance encounter with Marco that sets in motion a game of pursuit.”

Diana Maria Riva, Lisa Gilroy, and Mark Deklin have all landed guest-starring roles.

Glamorous tells the story of Marco Mejia, a young gender non-conforming queer man whose life seems to be stuck in place until he lands a job working for legendary makeup mogul Madolyn Addison.

It’s Marco’s first chance to figure out what he wants out of life, who he actually is, and what it really means for him to be queer.

The series started its life at The CW, having been ordered to pilot in 2019.

Unfortunately, the network did not not move forward with a full-fledged series, but we think Netflix may be a better home for it.

Netflix has a global reach, and it will give Glamorous the best chance of success.

What are your thoughts on this exciting cast?

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Stranger Things Star Gaten Matarazzo Teases Final Episodes of Season 4: "You Learn A Lot"

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The final two episodes of Stranger Things Season 4 premiere on Netflix Friday, July 1.

To prepare fans for what’s ahead in the sure-to-be-bonkers conclusion, Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin, appeared on The Tonight Show on Wednesday, June 29, and wasted no time in teasing fans about what’s on tap.

While the wait for these final two episodes has been tough after Stranger Things Season 4 Episode 7, fans can rest assured that they will clock in at a combined four hours.

“The eighth episode is, I think, probably an hour and a half,” Matarazzo told Jimmy Fallon.

“But episode nine is getting close to two and a half hours. It’s a movie.”

“It’s nine movies, practically,” Matarazzo said of the expanded episodes.

“All of them are close to an hour and a half — all of them over an hour.”

The big twist to end Stranger Things Season 4 Episode 7 was that Vecna was revealed to be 001, aka Henry Creel.

001 also was responsible for the massacre at Hawkins Laboratory.

“It’s all starting to pay off, and everything works, and it’s really cool,” Falon said.

Matarazzo responded, “You learn a lot.”

The star also shed light on what it was like on the set with Jamie Campbell Bower, who played Vecna.

He said it was “unsettling and bonkers.”

“I saw Vecna sitting there, and I looked at him and was like, ‘Hi, it’s great to see you.’ I haven’t seen him since the table read, and he was just like, ‘Yeah, how are you? It’s good to see you’ — in a lawn chair, feet up. Whole [upper] half done up in Vecna gear.”

That sounds like a fun day on the set, right?

These final two episodes will directly lead into the final season of Stranger Things, which is said to be coming to audiences quicker than the current season.

There’s a lot to be excited about, but it’s difficult not to be anxious about how the season will conclude.

Will there be a body count?

Will the good guys win?

We have no idea.

Check out Matarazzo’s interview on the Tonight Show below.


Stranger Things Star Reveals How Frustration Fueled Shocking Billy and Max Scene

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Stranger Things Season 4 premiered a month ago, and the series remains one of the most-talked-about shows on the air.

Ahead of the final two episodes dropping on Netflix, Sadie Sink opened up about shooting an emotional scene with Dacre Montgomery.

On-screen, the scene looked like Montgomery and Sink shot it together, but thanks to travel restrictions, it wasn’t possible.

“That was definitely the most challenging [scene] I think I’ve ever had to do on Stranger Things, just because so much of Max and Billy’s relationship comes from the onscreen chemistry that me and Dacre have,” Sink told The Hollywood Reporter.

“Being used to working with him and reading with him for two seasons now, and then having to do a really important scene with him but not have him there, was definitely very tricky.”

“I definitely did get a little frustrated when I was on set, but I think I kind of channeled it into the scene as much as I could and ended up getting, I think, a pretty good result – and obviously, the visual effects team really stepped in and made it look as realistic as possible,” the star teased.

Montgomery previously opened up about the process of shooting the scene.

The scene came out great and showed the immense talent associated with the Netflix hit.

Looking ahead, we have around four hours of Stranger Things Season 4 left as the penultimate episode spans 90 minutes, with the finale clocking in at over 150.

Will the gang be able to take down Vecna?

That’s the big question!

Sink also aired her thoughts on Vecna as the villain and how the show made him look realistic.

“I think two things come into play when it comes to the believability of Vecna,” Sink said.

“The first just being the prosthetics and having it be mostly practical effects was really helpful,” she said.

“We’re so used to working with stunt guys and stunt-women in green bodies and tennis balls in their hands, or something like that, so having Jamie [Campbell Bower] actually there was very helpful because he was genuinely just horrifying,” she added.

“It’s just not normal what you’re looking at, so you’re kind of tricking your mind in a way, and it makes stepping into Max’s shoes that much easier.”

Stranger Things is already renewed for a fifth — and final — season, but a spinoff is planned.

What are your thoughts on how that scene came together?

Could you tell the stars were not on the same set?

Hit the comments below.


Cameron Diaz Comes Out of Retirement With Exciting Netflix Project Opposite Former Co-Star

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Cameron Diaz is stepping back into the world of acting.

The onetime Charlies Angels star, who stepped back from Hollywood in 2014, will star in the forthcoming action-comedy Back in Action.

Talk about an appropriate title, huh?

The flick is in the works at Netflix, and it will reunite her with her Any Given Sunday and Annie co-star, Jamie Foxx.

Foxx broke the news of Cameron’s big return, sharing a conversation between the pair in which Diaz struggled to find the right words to reveal her comeback.

“I don’t know how to do this, you know?” she says in the clip, featuring someone who retired from a profession only to take on another job.

Yes, we’re talking about Tom Brady, you guys!

“I was talking to Jamie, and he said you needed a few tips on how to un-retire,” Brady says, adding, “I’m relatively successful at un-retiring.”

Horrible Bosses star Seth Gordon will direct Back in Action.

He co-wrote the movie with Brendan O’Brien.

Plot details are being kept under wraps for now.

While her retirement from showbiz was a shocker, Cameron opened up about her decision in 2018.

“When you’re making a movie, it’s a perfect excuse. They own you,” she said to Gwyneth Paltrow.

“You’re there for 12 hours a day. For months on end, you have no time for anything else.”

“I realized I handed off parts of my life to all these other people, and they took it,” she continued.

Diaz was well-known for her work in Bad Teacher, Knight and Day, the Shrek and Charlie’s Angels franchises.

Additionally, she starred in My Sister’s Keeper, What Happens in Vegas, The Holiday, Gangs of New York, Vanilla Sky, Any Given Sunday, Being John Malkovich and There’s Something About Mary, among many others.

It’s unclear at this stage whether Diaz will only return for one movie, or if other projects are on the table.

What are your thoughts on the news?

Hit the comments below.


Chucky Casts Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s Lachlan Watson as Twins Glen/Glenda

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When Chucky returns in the fall for its second season, we’ll be meeting Glen and Glenda.

According to, Lachlan Watson (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) has landed the dual role, and we’re sure the arrival of these characters will be exciting for the fans.

The 2004 movie Seed of Chucky introduced Glen, who set out on a mission to find their birth parents.

The journey found Glen bringing Chucky and Tiffany back from the dead, but Glen didn’t have the same murderous tendencies as his parents.

Glenda had that trait, and given that they share a body, well, it caused many problems.

Tiffany previously gave them both human bodies, allowing them to live separate lives, so we’re sure something dramatic will go down to bring them back to the forefront.

Gina Gershon, Meg Tilly, and Sutton Stracke have also been announced as newcomers for Chucky Season 2. 

Zackary Arthur, Jennifer Tilly, Devon Sawa, Fiona Dourif, Björgvin Arnarson, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Alex Vincent, Christine Elise, and Barbara Alyn Woods are all set to return.

Sawa, meanwhile, will be taking on an entirely new role on Chucky Season 2.

Watson’s previous credits include Nashville and Social Distance.

Chucky landed a pickup for Season 2 ahead of its freshman finale last November.

“We’re thrilled to start pulling the strings on a second season of puppet mayhem with Chucky,” executive producer Don Mancini said in a statement.

“Many thanks to our partners at USA, Syfy and UCP for their incredible support and guidance bringing Chucky to the small screen, bigger than ever.”

“And to the fans, Chucky sends his still-undying thanks, and a message: ‘This isn’t over, not by a long shot. You better watch your backs in 2022!’”

USA Network revealed that the series managed to reach 9.5 million total viewers, becoming a force to be reckoned with in key demographics.

What are your thoughts on this exciting casting scoop?

Hit the comments.

Remember, you can watch Chucky online right here via TV Fanatic.


Airdate: Thirteen Lives

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Prime Video has releases a trailer for Ron Howard’s upcoming film Thirteen Lives, a dramatisation of the Thai cave rescue.

The cast features Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell, Joel Edgerton, plus Tom Bateman, Paul Gleeson, Pattrakorn Tungsupakul, Tui Thiraphat Sajakul, James Teeradon Supapunpinyo, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Weir Sukollawat Kanaros.

Much of the film was shot in Queensland. Thai co-producers, Raymond Phathanavirongoon and Vorakorn “Billy” Ruetaivanichkul, and DP, Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, provided invaluable insights that shaped the vision for this film. They advised on the script, casting decisions and making sure local perspectives were accurately reflected in the content.

Netflix also has an upcoming miniseries on the famed story, shot in Thailand with Rodger Corser.

Thirteen Lives recounts the incredible true story of the tremendous global effort to rescue a Thai soccer team who become trapped in the Tham Luang cave during an unexpected rainstorm. Faced with insurmountable odds, a team of the world’s most skilled and experienced divers – uniquely able to navigate the maze of flooded, narrow cave tunnels – join with Thai forces and more than 10,000 volunteers to attempt a harrowing rescue of the twelve boys and their coach. With impossibly high stakes and the entire world watching, the group embarks on their most challenging dive yet, showcasing the limitlessness of the human spirit in the process.

Director: Ron Howard
Screenplay by: William Nicholson
Story by: Don Macpherson and William Nicholson
Producers: P.J. van Sandwijk, p.g.a., Gabrielle Tana, p.g.a., Karen Lunder, p.g.a., William M. Connor, Brian Grazer, p.g.a., Ron Howard, p.g.a.
Executive Producers: Jon Kuyper, Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Marie Savare, Michael Lesslie, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth

Friday August 5 on Amazon Prime.


Airdate: Dangerous Liaisons

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Dangerous Liaisons is a French teen adaptation of the classic tale made famous by a 1988 film, but first penned as a 1782 French novel, screening on Netflix.

Célène, at 17, is idealistic. She believes in absolute love, and is more interested in reading than in social networks. She is getting ready for living apart from her fiancé, Pierre, for a while, leaving Paris for Biarritz. Very quickly, she has to face the evil elite of her new school, ruled over by the former big-screen star and Instagram queen Vanessa and the celebrity surfer Tristan, who’s both dangerous and seductive. Célène falls in love with him, but is a long way from suspecting that she is at the centre of a cruel bet between Tristan and Vanessa. Just how far will they go?

Friday July 8 on Netflix.


Riverdale Promo: Sabrina Returns To Create a Coven of Witches

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Sabrina Spellman’s story may no longer be charted on Netflix, but Kiernan Shipka will return to Riverdale again before the season is over.

News broke back in April that Shipka would be returning for the second time this season.

With the episode set to air July 10, details are beginning to trickle out.

“SABRINA SPELLMAN (GUEST STAR KIERNAN SHIPKA) COMES TO TOWN — When several of their own fall prey to Percival’s (guest star Chris O’Shea) latest plan, Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) calls upon fellow witch Sabrina Spellman (guest star Kiernan Shipka) for help,” the official logline reads.

“Elsewhere, Percival gives Reggie (Charles Melton) an ultimatum.”

If you watch Riverdale online, you know Percival has been the overarching villain of late, scaring the living daylights out of our beloved characters.

The special episode is called “The Witches of Riverdale,” and based on the official promo, it sounds like we’ll be left with multiple witches in town by the end of it.

Sabrina reveals the town needs a coven to perform a ritual to bring several characters back from the dead.

“Do you have your own broom, or do you want to ride with me?” Sabrina says with a grin at one point.

KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Mädchen Amick, Casey Cott, Vanessa Morgan, Erinn Westbrook, and Drew Ray Tanner star.

It’s unclear whether the latest appearance by Sabrina will be the last for Kiernan Shipka.

The CW confirmed in May that Riverdale would end with Season 7 and that the final season had been pushed to 2023.

Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa reflected on the decision to end the series in an interview with EW.

“We were thinking seven years was going to be our run. And when that was formalized, I don’t think it caught anyone by surprise … I will say, the confirmation came as we were plotting literally the last episode of the season,” the showrunner teased.

“And we were weighing a very big swing for the end of the season and into season seven.”

“And when [the news] came down, it was like, ‘We’re doing this.’ So it was really good timing and I think it emboldened us to run into this wild choice quite happily.”

Check out the trailer below and hit the comments with your thoughts.


Maya Vander Reveals Selling Sunset Exit Ahead of Season 6

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When Selling Sunset Season 6 gets underway on Netflix, one of its original stars will not be back.

Rumors swirled last week that Maya Vander would not return when filming commences this summer on the reality series.

And now, the star has confirmed the rumors are true.

“So… I’m very proud of my Selling Sunset family for getting two more seasons and hopefully [an] Emmy nomination,” Vander wrote on Instagram last week. 

“I decided to not go on with the show and it was not an easy decision!

“Being a part of such a successful hit is absolutely amazing and I am so grateful for!”

According to Page Six, Vander will now be focusing on the Miami real estate market.

“I want to focus on my family, and flying coast to coast is a lot,” Vander told the outlet.

“The show is great, and I love everyone, but looking forward to growing my business in South Florida.”

Vander’s real estate license was also transferred from The Oppenheim Group to Compass.

Vander has had some devastating losses in her personal life in recent months.

She took to Instagram this month to reveal she suffered a miscarriage six months after delivering her stillborn son.

“I had a very crazy week,” Vander shared. 

“Miscarriage after 10 weeks … following my stillbirth … but my kids and my husband are absolutely my blessing and I am so lucky to be their mother!”

Netflix officially renewed Selling Sunset last week for Seasons 6 and 7.

The series has been a huge success and has spawned multiple spinoffs.

It charts the realtors of the high-end LA. real estate firm The Oppenheim Group.

While the show is focuses on the cast helping people purchase their dream homes, there’s a lot of drama.

Netflix has yet to schedule the sixth season, but if filming is just about to begin, we should expect a late 2022  or early 2023 launch.

What are your thoughts on Vander’s exit?

Hit the comments below.


Airdate: D.B. Cooper: Where Are You?!

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4 part doco series D.B. Cooper: Where Are You?! hopes to uncover the identity of the man who hijacked a plane in 1971 and escaped via parachute with $200,000.

The series looks at the 50-year quest to find the mysterious man who hijacked a Northwest Airlines passenger jet in November 1971 and escaped with $200,000, never to be seen again. Five decades. Few clues. Too many suspects. The identity of skyjacker D.B. Cooper remains one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century.

Wednesday July 13 on Netflix.


Outer Banks Season 3 Casts a Treasure Hunter, a Pogue, & More!

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The wait for the third season of Outer Banks has been difficult, to say the least.

The hit Netflix drama concluded its second season last summer, and we’ve been questioning what became of our favorite characters ever since.

Thankfully, Netflix has dropped some casting news to tide us over as production commences.

Andy McQueen (Mrs. Davis, Station Eleven) is set to play Carlos Singh, a ruthless Caribbean Don on a treasure hunt of his own.

The little nugget of context for this new character’s arrival is fun because everyone is searching for treasure on Outer Banks.

Outer Banks Season 2 ended with the Pogues off the map, seemingly ready to embrace the next chapter of their lives away from the people they’ve schemed against in the past.

Lou Ferrigno Jr. is set to play Ryan, Singh’s top security officer, and someone who will probably have various tussles with the Pogues. 

Fiona Palomo will play Sofia, a self-identified pogue who forms a close connection to Rafe.

Rafe has had quite the arc throughout the first two seasons, and there were hints of redemption at the conclusion of the second season, so maybe that will carry into the third chapter.

The renewal for Outer Banks came several months after the conclusion of the second season, and cancellation rumors swirled.

Netflix has not announced whether this will be the final season, but given that the series commanded a strong showing on the streaming rankings, we’re inclined to believe this one will wrap when the stories start to dry up.

Returning as series regulars are Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline, Madison Bailey, Jonathan Daviss, Rudy Pankow, Austin North, Drew Starkey, and Charles Esten.

In addition, Carlacia Grant has been upped to series regular and will also return for Season 3.

Grant was a breakout as Cleo, so it’s nice to know we’ll get more of her down the line.

What are your thoughts on the new cast?

Hit the comments below.

Stream the first two seasons on Netflix.


Selling Sunset Nabs Two Season Renewal as Spinoff Selling the OC Lands Premiere Date

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The Selling Sunset ladies will continue to serve up the drama and mansions.

Netflix has officially renewed the hit reality series for two more seasons, keeping the show on the air through its seventh season.

Set in the world of LA’s high-end real estate, Selling Sunset follows the city’s most successful female realtors who all work under the same roof at The Oppenheim Group, the #1 agency in the Hollywood Hills and the Sunset Strip.

They work hard and play harder, as they compete with the cutthroat LA market… and each other.

No details have been revealed about the cast, meaning fans will have to wait for a while longer to find out what will become of Christine Quinn.

Her time on the show appeared to be on the rocks at the close of the fifth season, but there’s no telling what the show will have in store for fans when it returns.

If you can’t wait for more Selling Sunset-related content, you’ll be happy about the next piece of news.

Selling The OC premieres August 24!

“A fresh set of realtors square off, competing to establish themselves at The Oppenheim Group’s second office on the Orange County coast,” reads the logline.

“Will the pressure prove too much for these agents to handle?”

Jason and Brett Oppenheim, Alex Hall, Alexandra Jarvis, Alexandra Rose, Austin Victoria, Brandi Marshall, Gio Helou, Kayla Cardona, Lauren Brito, Polly Brindle, Sean Palmieri, and Tyler Stanaland star.

In other reality TV news on Netfllix, the streamer has scheduled How to Build a Sex Room (July 8), Dream Home Makeover Season 3 (July 27), Instant Dream Home (August 10), and Designing Miami (September 21).

Buying Beverly Hills and Buy My House are both on tap for the fall, according to the streaming service.

Yes, Netflix has a wealth of scripted offerings.

What are your thoughts on the Selling Sunset renewal?

Are you ready for more?

Hit the comments below.


First Kill’s Gracie Dzienny on Playing "Unapologetically Driven" Elinor, Working with Elizabeth Michell

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By now, you’ve binge-watched First Kill on Netflix.

The show features two families — vampires and hunters, and at least one character is living their best life and enjoying their plight.

Gracie Dzienny stars as Elinor, a rambunctious vampire, who is also a treasured sister and daughter. We had the chance to catch up with Gracie to talk about the show and hope you enjoy the conversation.

Before we get started on the fun stuff, what’s the most important thing I should know about you right now?

Oh, that’s a big question.

It is, isn’t it?

I’m sitting at the beach right now, so I’m in a lovely place to just look out at the ocean and chat with you. And so I can’t really complain.

Oh, that sounds like a great place to be.

Yeah. I’ve been trying to fall back in love with LA. I’ve been here for 10 years, so I’ve been trying to spend more time at the beach to love LA again.

You fell out of love?

The city can be hard. It’s a lot of people doing a lot of things, so it can be hard. But I’m falling back in love with it, for sure.

Well, that’s good. That seems like a good thing to know. You’re falling in love with LA again.


So when I spoke with Elizabeth Mitchell a while back about something else, we also talked about First Kill, and she was so excited to play a vampire.

Oh, my gosh. Talk about love. I love her so much. One of the best things that come out of this job is my friendship with Elizabeth Mitchell, and just the whole cast.

But Elizabeth and I just have a really special bond. We love to craft together, and we talk probably twice a week still. And we wrapped the show nine months ago.

So I just think she has the most amazing energy, and she was always there if I ever needed advice. And she just is so positive and loving and fun, and we just had the best time.

What did you learn from her?

One of the greatest things that I learned from Elizabeth was she finds a way to make each person shine. She finds what people love most about themselves, and compliments that. And I think she’s really good at reading people and showing them her love and care, which is really cool.

How do you think you’ll incorporate that into your life?

I just think on set, you’re there for long hours, and you’re making quick relationships with people that you have never met before, and you have to seem like you’re family.

So I think it’s always great to get down to the nitty-gritty really fast and get to know each other quickly. And the best way to do that usually is through a compliment and through understanding someone on a deeper level.

So what excited you about playing a vampire? It’s a kind of a family show, but a family of vampires. That’s a little different.

Oh, it was so fun. I mean, Elinor is so unapologetically driven, and she is so confident and sure of herself. So I think I was just so excited to play Elinor.

Of course, it was funny because it was my first job back after COVID, so I went from wearing a mask all day, every day to biting people’s necks, and being all up in their business, which was really funny. But yeah, that was probably the funniest thing of it to go straight into that.

I grew up in the Twilight era, so I was always obsessed with Edward. And that was definitely my teen years, so the idea of living in the Twilight world was pretty exciting.

Did any other vampires that you loved, including those on Twilight, influence how you played Elinor?

Well, I watched Vampire Diaries as well, but I actually watched a lot of femme fatales.

I watched a lot of Sharon Stone, and a lot of really powerful, confident women to get my inner Elinor. She’s a little wicked. She’s a little wicked, Elinor.

She is, but I love her so much. It’s so bad. I’ve been seeing these posts online and everyone’s like, “I support women’s rights, but I also support Elinor’s wrongs.”

That’s a good one.

I wanted to try my best to make her really likable because I just think she’s fun. I mean, obviously, she has her faults, but it’s so fun to dive to those places and to just go for it.

Yeah. I think that she was the most fun character on the show, without a doubt. Every time I got a new episode, I was like, “Oh, I’m getting married. Ooh, I’m doing what now?” I was constantly thanking Felicia.

Just from my very first audition, she has been so helpful and she’s just trusted me a lot with Elinor and given me some really amazing storylines to work with, so I am forever grateful to her.

So if I consider her wicked, how do you portray Elinor? Okay, so she’s definitely fun, and she’s kind of a hot mess and wicked, but what do you infuse into her?

I never think badly about a character, especially if you’re playing them. So I just see her as driven and confident. I think she’s a really good sister.

She’s not afraid to go for what she wants. She understands how her family works. She understands how amazing a matriarchy is and she just fully embraces it.

Somebody asked me yesterday, they were watching First Kill and they asked me, do they… Do your vampires age? They’re a born family, right? Aren’t the daughters born?

Well, it’s confusing because… Yes. So we age, but I’m pretty sure you would have to get confirmation on this because when Polly came in to be our grandmother, I was like, “How is Polly my grandma?” And they said, “We stop aging at 50,” is apparently how it goes.

Oh, that’s a good deal.

That’s what I’ve been told. But that was one of my favorite things with Elinor’s fashion. We tried to make her timeless; she could exist in any era. So we tried. Mercedes, the costume designer, and I had a lot of fun playing up all the different eras and all of Elinor’s looks.

Was there any particular look that you liked the best?

Oh, I mean that red Valentino dress was pretty iconic for her engagement party. I had that cape, and I would just run around set like a vampire with my cape. Elinor’s so sleek and confident, and I was running around like a child, like, “Look at my cape.”

You know what? That’s fun. I think it’s probably you showing through that makes her so fun, even though she can be a little much.

I know. I definitely am a goofy person. I wanted to make sure she was likable, so I was excited to put a little bit of goofiness and wit in there, for sure.

So what scenes do you think were the most fun to film?

I had so much fun with Sarah Catherine and all of our Juliette scenes. I have a big sister, and I’m the baby of the family. And me and my sister are really, really close. And it was my very first time ever playing a TV sister, and Sarah Catherine and I got really close.

So all of those scenes, we just really would sit down and talk about them for hours and would be so excited as soon as we got a script that we got a sister scene. And I felt like I got to put a lot of my own relationship with my sister into those moments.

So what do you think that Elinor was thinking when she was bested in the end by Juliette?

I think she’s a bit impressed. I mean, the whole time I’m trying to get her to be more like me. And what’s more like Elinor than turning on your own family?

That’s true.

I think it’s the student has become the master in that moment. So I think she’s a bit impressed that she actually had the guts to do it. And I think that’s why she was screaming. Like, this happened far too fast. I thought she still had a way to go.

She’s so calculated. And I feel like Elinor’s always five steps ahead, so for her to be caught off guard was definitely surprising.

Have they talked at all about a second season?

We haven’t heard anything yet, but I just hope so. I mean, the fans have been so kind and so lovely. And I got a message today that was like, “I’m watching it for the fourth time.”

Oh my goodness.

So, I hope. I’m just so surprised. I’m glad people are loving it, and I hope we can expand the story more because we had so much fun filming it, and it would be great to continue on. So, fingers crossed.

So as the person who breathes life into her, how do you imagine Elinor emerges from her current situation?

Oh, I don’t know. I haven’t even thought of it. Felicia told me she’s like, “I have so many ideas for season two for Elinor.” And I was like, “Oh…”

I know she has her little bit of mind control situation, where she can erase people’s memory. So I feel like that might come in handy in jail and getting out of jail.

But I feel like Elinor could pull off orange. I kind of would love if she took over the jail and was the head honcho at the jail for a minute, but I don’t know.

One of my favorite things is her wardrobe, so it would be a little sad if I was in a jumpsuit the whole season.

Well, she might have to get crafty.

She might have to make some looks.

Get some bling going on there so that she’s not just in orange drab.

Yeah, yeah. But I don’t see her sticking around in jail too long; she’s too smart to stay there. Yeah. When she gets over her surprise. Hopefully, it’s a short stint, After the shock value.

But with Oliver, she definitely has a big competition that she hasn’t had to deal with for a while.

That’s true. So what do you say to the fans?

Oh, I’m just so grateful. They have been so overwhelmingly kind, and they’re so creative and talented.

They’re putting together these edits and doing these drawings that are just really unbelievable.

And I think it’s so cool to see people take our artistry and turn it into their own art. And I love seeing all the fan art and fan edits.

So I’m kind of swirling around to our initial question with something similar. What’s the most important thing I should know about you? What absolutely excites you right now?

I think just opportunity. I’m excited. I think for the last two years, we all have been stuck at home, and it’s been hard, and it’s exciting to be out.

It’s exciting to be connecting with new people. It’s exciting to have new opportunities. And I’m just pretty jazzed on life in general. I can’t complain. I feel really blessed.

I have been doing this for over 10 years, and the fact that I get to play make-believe for a living, and I get to create these fun worlds to live in with amazing people, I don’t know. I feel really lucky.

That’s good. We watched you on Chasing Life and on Zoo. I had a particular soft spot for Zoo because I just thought it was just this kind of balls-out fun. I loved it. I loved your character.

I’ve been very lucky that I’m always in these wild worlds, all these crazy genres. I mean, Greer was her own thing, and she was so much fun. And I’m still really close with Haley Ramm. And we actually got dinner last week. And we were talking about Brenna. We’ve stayed really close friends, which is cool.

It was my first adult role, so I felt like Haley really took me under her wing. I feel like every job I’ve been on, I’ve had all these amazing female actresses lead the way for me.

And my favorite thing about this job is I got to kind of do that for Sarah Catherine, and I got to be there for her the way Elizabeth Mitchell and Kristen Connolly from Zoo, and Leslie Bibb from Jupiter’s Legacy have always been there for me.

And you make these sisterhoods and these relationships from these shows. And I think because First Kill is so female-centered with our matriarchy, and with our producers, and our directors, and our showrunner. I love the female energy in my life, and it’s exciting to do a project that really celebrates that.

Are there some females in the industry right now that you would love the opportunity to work with?

Oh, my goodness. I mean, I love Greta Gerwig. I think everything she does is incredible. And I think Margot Robbie is telling really cool stories.

Charlize Theron is such a badass, and I love doing stunts, so an opportunity to do something in a world that she’s in would be really cool.

I don’t know. I’m so surprised on every job by these amazing women I meet and get to connect with.

Well, thank you so much for chatting with me today. Sounds like you’re living your best life right now, Gracie.

I am. Thank you.

I hope it continues for you.

Thank you so much. And thank you so much for watching all these shows over the years. It really means a lot to me.

Well, you pick good shows. What can I say?

They’re pretty fun. It’s a fun, crazy world. So I appreciate you watching all of them.

I remember on Zoo, we were shooting a scene and they were like, “Okay, outside the window are dive-bombing turkeys causing earthquakes. React.”

And we were like, “I’m sorry, I don’t know how to react to that.” [laughs]

Happy Thanksgiving! [laughs]

The turkeys cause earthquakes? [laughs]

Yeah. I just loved every crazy thing about that show. I just loved it.

It was so crazy and fun. We were like, “All right. We’re going to make it believable. Let’s go for it.” We still have a group text when crazy animal things happen in the news. Someone will just send one in the group text, like, “Should have been on Zoo!”

Oh, that’s awesome. Maybe they’ll bring it back as some kind of a streaming movie, with all the new CGI, can you imagine?

Oh, my God. I could. It would be so fun.

And even in just, what, six years or something, CGI has changed so dramatically.

I know. It would be wild.

Well, thank you so much, Gracie. It was lovely chatting with you.

Thank you so much.

First Kill is streaming on Netflix


Grey’s Anatomy: Where Are They Now?

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Through 18 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy, there have been plenty of changes.

Some of the biggest changes come from the cast, as any show that has been on as long as Grey’s has surely seen plenty of cast exits.

Luckily, the cast that departed early in the series (or even more recently) can still be seen in other projects. So where are they now?

Isaiah Washington — Dr. Preston Burke

Isaiah Washington portrayed Dr. Preston Burke for the first three seasons of Grey’s Anatomy.

Washington also returned as a guest on Grey’s Anatomy Season 10 after Cristina left Grey Sloan.

Since leaving Seattle Grace, the actor has remained steady in both TV and film, having been in the main cast of The 100 through The 100 Season 5.

He’s also appeared in shows such as Blue Bloods, Bull, Law & Order: LA, and was recurring during Survivor’s Remorse Season 4.

On the film side, Isaiah Washington has done the TV movies Secret Summer and Behind the Movement, as well as the documentary Trump Card as himself.

He starred in the fourth installment of the God’s Not Dead franchise, God’s Not Dead: We the People in 2021.

His most recent role is in 2022’s James the Second.

T.R. Knight — Dr. George O’Malley

T.R. Knight memorably played Seattle Grace intern George O’Malley for the first five seasons of Grey’s Anatomy.

Until his character was met with tragedy after being struck by a bus while leaving to join the Army.

He did, however, end up reprising his role in Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 for Meredith’s COVID dreams.

But Knight has been plenty busy on television since saying his emotional goodbyes to Seattle Grace.

Since leaving the series, T.R. Knight has appeared in a number of shows, including The Good Wife, The Catch, When We Rise, and the miniseries The Comey Rule.

Knight also provided the leading voice of Sir Cedric in The Bravest Knight.

He can currently be seen in HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant, which received a nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Brooke Smith — Dr. Erica Hahn

Brooke Smith portrayed Dr. Erica Hahn beginning in Grey’s Anatomy Season 2 Episode 25 before leaving in Grey’s Anatomy Season 5 Episode 7.

Smith has done plenty of projects on both the big and small screen since saying goodbye to Seattle Grace, including Ray Donovan, Bates Motel, Big Sky, Them, To the Bone, Dude, and Bombshell.

Upcoming, Smith will be appearing on the miniseries Class of ’09, due to premiere on August 15 for FX on Hulu.

The series follows FBI agents who graduated from Quantico in 2009.

The group reunites after the death of a mutual friend.

Class of ’09 is set to have eight episodes and also stars Isaiah Stratton, Bryan McClure, Sarafina King, Nick DeKay, Phil Armijo, and Jefferson Cox.

Katherine Heigl — Dr. Izzie Stevens

Katherine Heigl portrayed intern Izzie Stevens through Grey’s Anatomy Season 6.

She left when Izzie left Seattle after Alex refused to resume their marriage despite everything they had gone through.

Izzie made a stand-in reappearance in Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 after it was revealed that Alex left the city to be with her and help raise her five-year-old twins, born as a result of Izzie’s IVF treatment.

Despite rumors that Heigl is “difficult to work with,” the actress has stayed pretty prominent on the screen.

She’s been in films such as The Nut Job, Unforgettable, and 2021’s Fear of Rain, with executive producer credits on numerous films.

Heigl’s had main roles in State of Affairs, Doubt, Suits, and Firefly Lane on Netflix.

She will also star in the upcoming series Woodhull as the titular character.

Kate Walsh — Dr. Addison Montgomery

Kate Walsh had a memorable entrance on Grey’s Anatomy Season 1 Episode 9 as Dr. Addison Montgomery.

Walsh portrayed Dr. Addison Montgomery throughout the first eight seasons, and led the spin-off Private Practice.

Walsh then made her highly-anticipated return to the ABC drama in Grey’s Anatomy Season 18 to help out at Grey Sloan.

Since initially leaving, though, Walsh has remained pretty steady on the screen.

The actress portrayed Hannah Baker’s mom, Olivia, on Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why for the first three seasons.

She also had a recurring role in Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy and stars in Emily in Paris for the streamer.

For films, she was in Girls Trip, Reality High, Honest Thief, and Scary Movie 5, just to name a few.

Chyler Leigh — Dr. Lexie Grey

Known as “Little Grey” on the series, Chyler Leigh portrayed Meredith’s younger half-sister Lexie for four seasons.

Then, Lexie met her heartbreaking fate in Grey’s Anatomy Season 8 Episode 24, taking Chyler with her.

Like some of her co-stars, Leigh returned to the series for an episode.

For Chyler, it was on Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 Episode 10, along with Eric Dane, in Meredith’s COVID fantasy dream.

In 2021, the actress wrapped The CW’s Supergirl, where she portrayed Alex Danvers/Sentinel for the show’s entire six-season run.

She also reprised the role in multiple Arrowverse shows, most recently on The Flash Season 8.

As of now, Leigh has no follow-up for Supergirl, though it’s likely she just wants to take some time off to spend with her family.

Eric Dane — Dr. Mark Sloan

Eric Dane portrayed everyone’s favorite plastic surgeon Mark Sloan beginning in Grey’s Anatomy Season 2.

He remained on until Grey’s Anatomy Season 9 Episode 1 after Mark sadly succumbed to his injuries sustained in the Season 8 finale plane crash.

Like Chyler Leigh, Dane came back in Season 17 with his former on-screen love interest for Meredith’s COVID coma dream.

But the actor has been plenty busy since initially saying goodbye to the Seattle hospital.

Dane was in 2021’s The Ravine and 2022’s Redeeming Love and American Carnage.

Upcoming, he will be seen in Into the Beautiful, though there’s no set release date for it yet.

He portrayed Captain Tom Chandler on The Last Ship for the show’s entire five-season run.

Dane can currently be seen as Cal Jacobs on HBO’s Euphoria, who is not the greatest father.

Sandra Oh — Dr. Cristina Yang

Sandra Oh portrayed the snarky Dr. Cristina Yang, also known as one half of the Twisted Sisters and Meredith’s “person.”

Cristina left at the end of Grey’s Anatomy Season 10 after accepting an offer from her ex Preston Burke as the head of a hospital in Switzerland that he built.

While she hasn’t returned yet, fans do see an occasional text or phone call from her.

The Golden Globes and SAG winner has since gone on to appear in many films and shows.

Perhaps Oh’s most notable role post-Grey’s is as Eve Plastri on Killing Eve, which ended its four-season run on BBC America earlier this year. She also starred in Netflix’s The Chair in 2021 and the recent supernatural horror film Umma.

The actress has lent her voice to numerous projects as well, including She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, 2021’s Raya and the Last Dragon as Virana, and 2022’s Turning Red as Ming.

Next year, Oh will star in The Tiger’s Apprentice, while she also has an untitled sister comedy in the works at Netflix.

Sandra Oh is also big into activism, giving a speech at a Stop Asian Hate rally in Pittsburgh in 2021.

Patrick Dempsey — Dr. Derek Shepherd

Patrick Dempsey may have left the series seven years ago, but he will always be known as McDreamy.

The actor portrayed neurosurgeon Derek Shepherd until the character’s heartbreaking death caused by a car accident and brain bleed on Grey’s Anatomy Season 11 Episode 21.

He made a surprise reappearance in Season 17, reuniting with his widower Meredith in her COVID beach fantasy.

Dempsey has done a decent amount of acting since initially leaving, including in Bridget Jones’ Baby and the miniseries, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair.

He also served as producer on the film The Art of Racing in the Rain.

Later this year, Patrick Dempsey will reprise his role of Robert Philip in the highly-anticipated sequel to Disney’s Enchanted, titled Disenchanted.

He will also star in the upcoming series Ways & Means, serving as an executive producer as well.

And he can be found on Devils, which airs on The CW.

Sara Ramirez — Dr. Callie Torres

Sara Ramirez came onto the series as orthopedic doctor Callie Torres in the second season.

The character has many pivotal storylines before leaving for New York at the end of Grey’s Anatomy Season 12 when Callie lost custody of her daughter Sofia to Arizona.

Both members of the ‘ship couple CalZana eventually left the show.

Ramirez, whose pronouns are they/them, has stayed pretty steady on TV since leaving Grey Sloan.

From 2012-2019, they voiced Queen Miranda throughout the Disney Junior show Sofia the First and reprised the role for the TV movie Elena and the Secret of Avalor.

They were on Madam Secretary Season 4 and Season 5.

Ramirez got some big news with her latest role on And Just Like That…

Che will be a focal point of the upcoming season, according to the showrunner.

Sarah Drew — Dr. April Kepner

Part of the merger with Mercy West, Sarah Drew portrayed the farm-raised (former) virgin and trauma surgeon Dr. April Kepner beginning in Grey’s Anatomy Season 6.

After her tumultuous relationship with fellow doctor Jackson Avery and a near-death experience, she married a paramedic named Matthew.

April eventually resigned to provide medical care for homeless communities in Seattle in the Grey’s Anatomy Season 14 finale.

Drew returned in Season 17 as Jackson was getting some much-needed closure.

April and Jackson reconciled and moved to Boston together with their daughter Harriett so Jackson could run the Fox Foundation.

She then returned in the 400th episode of Grey’s Anatomy and helped in the pit once again.

Since leaving, Sarah Drew has starred in a few Hallmark and Lifetime movies, having also starred in and produced her own movie, Indivisible.

The actress also recurred in the Freeform anthology series Cruel Summer in 2021 and will star in the upcoming series Amber Brown later this summer for Apple TV+

Jessica Capshaw — Dr. Arizona Robbins

Jessica Capshaw portrayed fun-loving pediatric surgeon Arizona Robbins beginning in the fifth season and left at the same time as April.

She was the other half of the pivotal CalZona ‘ship.

They had broken up before Arizona left, though, and Arizona moved to New York to be with daughter Sofia (who moved across the country earlier).

That was a good move, though, as Arizona and Callie eventually reconciled.

Capshaw hasn’t done a lot in the business since she starred on Grey’s Anatomy.

She starred with Emma Roberts in Holidate on Netflix as a character named Abby.

Later this year, she’ll be seen in the upcoming drama series Dear Zoe.

Justin Chambers — Dr. Alex Karev

This is one of the more surprising Grey’s Anatomy exits.

Justin Chambers portrayed OG intern and former “evil spawn” Dr. Alex Karev, a pediatric surgeon.

Alex left Grey Sloan to be with Izzie and help raise her kids in an episode that rocked fans of the character to the core as how he left was so out of character for Alex.

He left behind notes for Meredith, Bailey, and now-ex-wife Jo on Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 Episode 16.

Since Chambers’ exit is still fairly recent, he hasn’t had the opportunity to do too much.

He did, however, star in the Paramount+ miniseries The Offer as iconic actor, Marlon Brando.

While that series just had its finale on June 16, the full series is available on Paramount+.

Giacomo Gianniotti — Dr. Andrew DeLuca

Portraying the lovable and sometimes questionable Dr. Andrew DeLuca and brother of Carina, Giacomo Gianniotti joined in the penultimate episode of Grey’s Anatomy Season 11 as part of a new crop of interns.

Andrew’s life was cut short during Season 17 when he was chasing a sex trafficker and wound up stabbed, later dying.

Giacomo Gianniotti returned to the series to direct Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 Episode 11, not long after DeLuca’s death.

It wouldn’t be surprising if he went that route again in the future.

He has been leaning into voice roles, including Giacamo in LUCA. He has three upcoming projects, including From Scratch and a voice role as the lead in Diabolik 2 later this year.

And he’s already got Diabolik 3 in production.

His voice can also be heard as Drakka in the video game Horizon: Forbidden West, which was released earlier this year.

Jesse Williams — Dr. Jackson Avery

One of the latest exits from Grey’s Anatomy, Jesse Williams portrayed legacy plastics surgeon Dr. Jackson Avery.

As part of the Mercy West merger, Jackson tried to make a name for himself and avoid his grandfather’s name.

Williams left Seattle Grace during Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 after Jackson realized that he wanted to do more with his career and decided to run the Fox Foundation.

He, along with Sarah Drew, returned for the big 400th episode of the series, but the actor has been plenty busy since saying his initial goodbyes.

Since saying goodbye to Grey Sloan, Williams has made a name for himself on stage.

He can currently be seen in the Broadway revival of the play Take Me Out at the Hayes Theater, which recently won the Tony for Best Revival of a Play.

Jesse Williams also has two movies in the works: Secret Headquarters is due out this August while Your Place or Mine is filming, and he’s been involved with commercial work, as well.

Greg Germann — Dr. Thomas Koracick

Grey’s Anatomy was just the tip of the iceberg for Greg Germann, who already had a prolific career before landing Dr. Tom Koracick beginning in Grey’s Anatomy Season 14.

He left the series during Season 17 after Tom got COVID and realized he wanted to do more with his life, begging Jackson for a job.

Germann returned in the most recent season, lending a hand to Grey Sloan in their time of need.

The actor just has one upcoming project titled 57 Seconds, starring alongside Morgan Freeman and Josh Hutcherson.

But there’s no doubt he’ll land more roles, adding to his growing resumé.

Fanatics, which Grey’s Anatomy star do you miss the most?

Who do you think might leave in the upcoming season, if any?

Leave a comment below and let us know if you’ve ever seen any other projects from the stars!

Make sure to watch Grey’s Anatomy online any time via TV Fanatic!


Bridgerton: Regé-Jean Page Reacts to Season 3 Return Rumors

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Regé-Jean Page is speaking out about reports of his return for Bridgerton Season 3, and it’s bad news for fans of Simon Basset.

Page famously exited the series following its smash-hit first season, with reports emerging that the actor had signed a one-year deal.

His co-star, Phoebe Dynevor, returned for the second season and will likely be a part of the third.

The Sun reported earlier this week that Page was in talks to return.

“Rege-Jean was always very open about his intention to quit the show after the first season and to move on to other projects,” a source told the outlet. 

“But recently there has been a dialogue between him and the show’s bosses.

“Nothing has been formally agreed yet, but watch this space.”

“Things are very up in the air at the moment, but this will be an exciting year for Rege, without a doubt,” added the source.

Page shared a photo of himself with onetime co-star Jonathan Bailey, who plays Anthony Bridgerton, and shut down those rumors.

“The boys are back in town,” he captioned the post.

“No, I’m not going back to the show btw – the papers made that one up.”

So, there we have it.

Page seems to have moved on from the series, and is attached to star in The Gray Man, as well as Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.

Bridgerton has been renewed through its fourth season.

A spinoff is also planned.

The series is one of Netflix’s biggest hits, with it only recently being dethroned as the streamer’s biggest English Language debut.

As previously reported, Bridgerton Season 3 will focus on Colin (Luke Newton) and Penelope’s (Nicola Coughlan) love story.

New showrunner Jess Brownwell revealed the reason for the decision in an interview with Variety.

“I really feel like it’s Colin and Penelope’s time. Because we’ve been watching both of these actors on our screens since Season 1, we’ve already invested in them a little bit.”

“We know who they are as people,” she says.

“I feel like, especially in the last season, there are these moments of tension between them where it’s like, Colin walks up to the line of almost realizing that Penelope has feelings for him but doesn’t quite get there.”

“Instead of treading water on that dynamic, we wanted to push it into their season. It really felt like the perfect moment to tee it up.”


Happy 17th birthday to The Medium is Not Enough!

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A birthday cake

Crikey, as I always say, shortly after posting an image that was considered high resolution in 2005 – how did that happen?

Time has flown again. The Medium Is Not Enough emerged blinking into the world on 21 June 2005, and basic maths tells us it is now 17 years old. It feels all grown up now, now it’s doing its A-levels and is working out which universities to apply for. But we still all know that it’s basically still a bit childish and not yet ready for anything too important.

This year in review

Despite claiming to have got my my mojo back this time last year, following seemingly endless lockdowns, I can’t pretend year 17 was that much better than year 16. There’s definitely been more TV reviewing going on, but between my lack of daily commute, the introduction of yet more streaming services and a backlog of productions made during and before Covid all getting released en masse, I’ve not exactly been providing comprehensive coverage of the world’s TV, I’m afraid, have I?

Is that even possible any more? I doubt even someone who was paid to review TV could watch everything new that’s come out, there’s just so much of it now. Which is good, since it gives people great variety and all tastes will ultimately get catered for. And it’s not like everything’s been rubbish, either is it? There have been some great new shows from everywhere, even unexpected quarters (eg Peacock’s Bel Air), and AppleTV+ has finally got its act together, too, becoming alongside Disney+ one of the two streaming services you should probably subscribe to if you want all the best new shows – sorry, Netflix, you’re making too much that’s not good enough now.

But it does mean TMINE’s USP has gone. Ultimately, I think TMINE is becoming once again what it started out as: a personal blog that looks purely at what I’ve been watching on TV, without pretending to be anything major or important. The time of the blog is pretty much gone, though. There’s Substack for those who want to write and make money; Twitter and Insta for people who want to beam their thoughts out into the world to be read by the most amount of people possible.

A blog is now pretty retro. In my mind, though, this is just me chatting to you guys who still read this, trying to entertain you and maybe let you know about things I’ve found that you might like.

One big thing we did try this year was to open up TMINE to cover film far more comprehensively and make it more collaborative: to make it not just one regular voice but two. Unfortunately, that didn’t work quite as planned, with our new movie reviewer in residence ending up getting signed off with work-related stress – hopefully not because of TMINE but because of her evil megacorp employers but entirely possibly because of both. And maybe that thing that’s happening in Ukraine as well.

I’m hoping she’ll be back whenever she feels up to reviewing again (we have a ‘return to work’ plan, but maybe these birthday celebrations may prompt her to return sooner), since I feel she did bring both a new but compatible voice to TMINE, as well as fewer references to getting old and far more animated GIFs of Scarlett Johansson. We all have our styles of writing, I guess.

Thank you!

As always, a great big thank you to all the hardcore regular TMINE commenters: Mark Carroll, JustStark, and Adam Bowie. Bless your hearts for sticking with me all this time! Thank yous as well to the commenters on the TMINE Facebook page. You’re the ones who keep me going.

But thank yous as well to anyone who’s left even one comment this year, either here or on Facebook – it’s been great to hear from you!

Same time next year everyone? I say that every year, don’t I? Anyway, there’ll be cake, albeit the same photo of a cake as last year, so bring your friends.

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Stranger Things Season 4, Part 2 Trailer Teases the End of Hawkins, Vecna’s Last Stand, & More

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Netflix’s decision to save the final two episodes of Stranger Things Season 4 until July 1 didn’t go down well with fans.

The streaming service dropped a full-length trailer for the final two episodes on Tuesday, and it looks like we’re in for another A+ conclusion for the 1980s-set drama.

The mission to save Hawkins is poised to be Eleven’s biggest battle to date, and after learning how she and Vecna know each other on Stranger Things Season 4 Episode 7, well, it’s going to lead to some more heartbreak.

The trailer utilizes Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill,” once again to build the tension as all of these characters prepare to fight demons, both literal and physical.

One scene that sticks out from the trailer features Max caught by Vecna again, likely teasing a brutal beatdown between the pair.

We don’t know whether Kate Bush’s hit song will be able to save Max a second time, but the rest of Hawkins’ finest will be on the case.

Yes, we see everyone uniting for the battle. Even Eleven is back in Hawkins, after what looks to be her escaping from the Nina laboratory by blowing it up.

A part of the allure of the series has been in Eleven’s powers.

No one knows the true extent of them, and thus far, the series has been holding back.

With Stranger Things Season 4 set to lead into a final season, we should expect Eleven to reach her full potential.

There are so many thrilling moments in the trailer, and we think you should check it out for yourself.

A lot is riding on these final two episodes.

The series broke Netflix records, becoming the most-watched English Language drama in its opening weekend, first week, and 28 days on the air.

Stranger Things Season 4 stars Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers), David Harbour (Jim Hopper), Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), and Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair).

The cast also includes Noah Schnapp (Will Byers), Sadie Sink (Max Mayfield), Natalia Dyer (Nancy Wheeler), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan Byers), Joe Keery (Steve Harrington), Maya Hawke (Robin Buckley), Priah Ferguson (Erica Sinclair), Brett Gelman (Murray), Cara Buono (Karen Wheeler), and Matthew Modine (Dr. Brenner).

Additional Cast Members include Jamie Campbell Bower (Peter Ballard), Joseph Quinn (Eddie Munson), Eduardo Franco (Argyle), Sherman Augustus (Lt. Colonel Sullivan), Mason Dye (Jason Carver), and Nikola Djuricko (Yuri).

The season 4 cast is rounded out by Tom Wlaschiha (Dmitri), Myles Truitt (Patrick), Regina Ting Chen (Ms. Kelly), Grace Van Dien (Chrissy), Logan Riley Bruner (Fred Benson), and Logan Allen (Jake).

Elodie Grace Orkin (Angela), John Reynolds (Officer Callahan), Rob Morgan (Chief Powell), Joe Chrest (Ted Wheeler), Catherine Curtin (Claudia Henderson), Amybeth McNulty (Vickie), and Robert Englund (Victor Creel) also star.  

Check out the thrilling trailer below and hit the comments with your thoughts.


Workin’ Moms Ending After Seven Seasons

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We have some bad news for fans of the Netflix/CBC comedy series, Workin’ Moms.

The hit series will wrap with its upcoming seventh season, according to Catherine Reitman, the star, creator, and director.

“And so, it is with love and gratitude that I’m announcing season seven as our final season. The biggest thank you to our partners, CBC and Netflix, for getting behind a show that points a flashlight into the darkest corners of motherhood,” Reitman shared in a statement. 

“To those of you who’ve stopped me on the street, to share your love of the show — I see you. I hear you. And I thank you. Go get ’em mamas.”

Reitman also shared a video on Twitter, teasing fans about what’s on the horizon for the last-ever season.

The series launched in Canada in 2017, with Netflix taking international rights two years later.

The last-ever season will launch early next year in Canada, with a global rollout on Netflix to follow.

13 half-hour episodes remain, and the series is already in production in Toronto.

The cast also includes Dani Kind, Jessalyn Wanlim, Philip Sternberg, Ryan Belleville, Sarah McVie, Sadie Munroe, Peter Keleghan, Nikki Duval, and Enuka Okuma.

Fans took to the comments section of the Twitter video to air their thoughts on the end date announcement.

“Working Moms is the best show ever. Gutted that this will be the final season, but I’m so glad I had it to get me through the lockdowns and craziness of the past few years,” said one fan.

“Hate to see you all go, but what a ride!! So many laughs and tears! Amazing show, maybe a movie sometime in the future?” added another fan.

Seven seasons is a great run for any show, and it’s nice to know the final season has been mapped out.

As a result, we should get plenty of resolution.

What are your thoughts on the news?

Hit the comments below.