New DEXTER Sneak Peek
Showtime’s Dexter revival, officially titled Dexter: New Blood, debuted a trailer super fun trailer during a recent Comic-Con at Home session. Showtime has set a Nov. 7 premiere date for the 10-episode revival, which picks up a decade after the original show’s finale. Take a look:
The Movies We Streamed Last Week
I have to admit I’m a little surprised that Space Jam: A New Legacy didn’t hit the number one spot, and just barely beat out the quirky Nicolas Cage movie Pig, that came in third. I was also surprised that A Quiet Place Part II held the No. 1 spot. Both most streamed films boosted their predecessors into the Top 10, with Space Jam appearing at No. 4 and A Quiet Place showing up at No. 6. Check out what else we watched:
Finally the Dead Stop Walking — See the Lead Up
A trailer for the final season of The Walking Dead dropped during Comic-Con at Home, and it looks like the last season will be satisfying. The 11th season of the hit AMC zombie series will be made up of 24 episodes. The first part premieres Aug. 22, and parts two and threewill air in 2022, with exact dates yet to be determined. Take a look at what’s in store:
And It’s a Take Off for Chip and Jo’s New Magnolia Network
Chip and Joanna Gaines new Magnolia Network launched last Thursday, and I was invited in with them and some of their newest stars to find out what it took to launch a network during the pandemic. They’ve even renovated their signature show, Fixer Upper. Check out what they, along with hosts Clint Harp, Candis and Andy Meredith, and Brian Patrick Flynn have to say about it. Incidentally, you’ll never believe what the Meredith’s have done with the place. Find my feature on Realtor.com.
Mad Men Reunite!
Our two favorite Mad Men, John Slattery and Jon Hamm, are teaming up for a reboot of one of our favorite comedies, Fletch, based on Gregory McDonald’s mystery novel series. Hamm stars, of course, as I.M. Fletcher, the hotshot investigative reporter played by Chevy Chase in the 1985 neo-noir comedy of the same name. Other TV favorites, including Marcia Gay Harden, Kyle MacLachlan and Roy Wood Jr., will also star.
Lisey’s Story Review
Staci Layne Wilson’s Lisey’s Story review tells you what to expect from Apple TV+’s newest limited series based on a bestselling Stephen King novel — and it ain’t exactly non-stop thrills. Still, since the luminous Julianne Moore plays the title character and Clive Owen plays her celebrated author and successful husband, it can’t be all bad. Read the review here.
Magnolia Launches — Sort of
Chip and Joanna Gaines’ long awaited and much anticipated Magnolia Network has finally launched! But wait — it won’t be available on cable TV (the Discovery’s rebranded DIY channel) until January, but you can see it on a small screen near you if you subscribe to Discovery+. Complicated, yes but not a bad investment considering it’s only $4.99 per month and you also get all programming from HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Animal Planet and more. Get insider information on some of the new Magnolia shows in my original feature on Realtor.com.
Last Week’s Most Streamed Movies and TV Series
Just in case you’re wondering what everyone’s watching at home, here’s the rundown from JustWatch of the weekend’s most streamed movies and TV shows. Check out Black Widow at No. 2, even though it cost Disney+ subscribers an extra $30. Yes, its that good!
A First Look at the SEX AND THE CITY Sequel
Production of the ten-episode series And Just Like That…, the Sex and the City sequel, has begun in New York City, and HBO Max has released a first look image with Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis reprising their iconic roles. Chris Noth, Mario Cantone, David Eigenberg, Willie Garson and Evan Handler will also be return to their former roles, and Sara Ramírez will step in as the fourth friend.
Sneak Peek at New AMERICAN HORROR STORIES
The American Horror Story spinoff American Horror Stories, premieres July 15, and FX on Hulu has just released its first trailer. Is it ever deliciously creepy! American Horror Stories is a weekly series that will feature a different horror story each episode, many harkening back to the predecessor’s various seasons.
Get Ready for MY UNORTHODOX LIFE
Here’s a juicy reality series you won’t want to miss. It’s a mashup of The Real Housewives of Whatever and the Netflix limited series Unorthodox. It features the personal and professional life of fashion mogul Julia Haart – former member of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community turned CEO of Elite World Group. Her children include a TikToker, an app designer, a lawyer, and a high schooler torn between two conflicting cultures. Check out the trailer below, and find details on Netflix. Premieres Wednesday, July 14.
The Top 10 Movies You Streamed Last Week
Amazon’s new The Tomorrow Wars, the sci-fi auctioneer starring Chris Pratt, was the most streamed movie of them all last week. It was followed by the Steven Soderbergh thriller No Sudden Moves, with Don Cheadle, Brendan Fraser and Benicio del Toro was second, and it should come as no surprise that the 4th July classic Independence Day came in third, this being the holiday weekend and all. See what came next below: