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Bullet Points: Bob's Burgers, a Fake 'Reboot,' and Chip and Joanna Gaines Run Into Issues

By Dustin Rowles | TV | January 11, 2022 |

By Dustin Rowles | TV | January 11, 2022 |


— I am not a huge fan of animated fare, which I am often told is a character flaw by both my colleagues here and my family members, but I do love Bob’s Burgers, and the boy is more excited about the feature film than any other movie in the marketplace. It feels like it’s been in development forever (and I think the release date was pushed back?), but it’s finally coming on Memorial Day weekend, May 27th. It will involve a sinkhole, and an attempt to save Bob’s Burgers. Here’s the first trailer:

— Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network — the newly rebranded Discovery DIY Network — has already had to pull one of its upcoming series, Home Work hosted by Candis and Andy Meredith, from its schedule. Why? Because the network known for its home renovations is being accused of … shoddy renovation work. This comes after three homeowners featured on the series took to social media with allegations of “damaged homes, long delays, and over-budget renovations.” To wit:

First off, I’m surprised we haven’t seen more allegations like the ones above — I mean, these home renovations designed for television can’t all be particularly good, can they? Also, I had no idea that people actually paid to be a part of these home renovation shows. Huh.

— I was a little worried when Disney took over Hulu that they’d let it fall into a permanent state of disrepair. Fortunately, they’re still putting plenty of money into original content. To wit: They have ordered a new comedy series called Reboot with Judy Greer, Johnny Knoxville, and Keegan Michael-Key. Here’s the very meta premise: The cast of an early 2000s show is forced to reunite when Hulu orders a reboot of the sitcom. It’s a real series about a fake reunion of a fake sitcom.

Judy Greer — who replaced Leslie Bibb — will play “a small-town pageant girl who always dreamed of being an actress and a princess” and accomplished both; Keegan Michael-Key will play a Yale-trained actor resentful of the comedy; and Knoxville will, appropriately, play a foul-mouthed stand-up comic returning to his only sitcom role. The series comes from Modern Family’s Steve Levitan.

— I know that Mike mentioned it in Pajiba Love last night, but it’s worth mentioning again that Fox is turning Taylor Sheridan’s (Yellowstone) best work, Hell or High Water, into a series. Taylor Sheridan will not be involved. That seems … weird, but then again, they nabbed Jessica Mecklenburg (Dopesick, Stranger Things) as co-exec producer. Dopesick was phenomenal, so I approve!

— No book has been recommended to me by the book-recommendation algorithms more than Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See, and yet I consistently reject those algorithms. YOU DON’T KNOW ME. All the same, the novel is being adapted by Netflix and will star Mark Ruffalo and Hugh Laurie, which feels like it might have been cast by another algorithm to my liking. The four-part series will be about a teenager who is blind and a German soldier whose paths cross in occupied France as both of them attempt surviving the devastation of World War II. It’s worth noting that the book recommendation algorithms also told me to read I Know This Much Is True, which was turned into an HBO series also starring Mark Ruffalo. Both the book and the series were great, but also way too goddamn depressing (especially in the opening months of the pandemic).

— Production on the third — and potentially final — season of Ted Lasso has begun.

— Casting is underway for the second season of HBO’s White Lotus. Jennifer Coolidge will be back, and she will be joined — so far — by Michael Imperioli and Aubrey Plaza, per THR.

— Finally, here is the trailer for Suspicion, a new Apple TV+ series premiering on February 4th. Here’s the logline:

When the son of a prominent American businesswoman (Uma Thurman) is kidnapped from a New York hotel, the eye of suspicion quickly falls on four seemingly ordinary British citizens who were at the hotel on the night in question. As they find themselves in a trans-Atlantic cat and mouse race to evade the combined forces of the National Crime Agency and the FBI to prove their innocence, it becomes apparent that not everyone can be trusted. Who is really behind the mysterious abduction, and who is only guilty of being in the wrong place at the wrong time?

It looks decent.