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Navigating Through Evidence Fog

Convicting A Murderer - Episode 7

CONVICTING A MURDERER's episode seven, titled "The Vial of Blood," brings forth some new questions, boldly venturing into the mist-enshrouded path the previous six episodes have charted. This narrative is more than just a whisper in the dark; it’s a booming voice shaking the grim reality surrounding the Steven Avery case, now reverberating louder with ominous echoes. Each episode seems to build on the previous, but this seemed to be the most significant turning point with some hardened evidence that is hard to look the other way from.

A Tale of Friendship, Fear, and Fortitude

RWBY: Volume 9

Volume 9’s tale unfolds under the watchful eye of Rooster Teeth, which found its nest within the cinematic empire of Warner Bro. Discover. Entering the RWBY universe for the first time, my anticipation was like a blank script awaiting the words of a world I had never ventured into. Please remember that this is the only portion of the RWBY universe I have seen. The series, named after the initials of its vibrant characters - Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long, has traversed a long path from a humble idea in 2013 to a storytelling leviathan. With nine volumes and a cascade of comic and manga adaptations, the narrative allure it presents is quite irresistible. The series delivers a canvas rich in emotional hues and adventurous streaks.

Embracing the Eerie: a Real Estate Adventure

SurrealEstate S1 & S2

Venturing into the enigmatic hallways of SURREALESTATE, we find ourselves on a fantastical adventure that oscillates between the realms of the real and the spectral. The series explores the narrative of a peculiar real estate agency, the Roman Agency, that has carved a niche in dealing with haunted properties. The first and second seasons take us through this agency's eerie yet amusing exploits with a refreshing gust of humor mingled with horror.

The Classic Anthology Movie Becomes an Anthology Series

Creepshow: The First Three Seasons

The original two CREEPSHOW films were a dream project for a group of horror icons led by George Romero and Stephen King. The films brought the classic EC horror comics to life in film. Each anthology film featured several shorts written, directed, and often starring icons of horror. The films are highly stylized, with each segment ending in comic book style with vivid colors, comic art, and over the top lighting, and Dutch angles. Both films featured some fantastic short stories and, yes, a few shorts that don’t quite land. That’s kind of the nature of an anthology film or series.

Conjectures, Courtrooms, and Candace Owens

Convicting A Murderer - Episode 6

CONVICTING A MURDERER rides the wave of modern-day investigative docuseries, but it navigates through an ocean murkier and more enigmatic than most. The series kickstarts its journey with a profound dive into the shadowy narrative surrounding Steven Avery's case. With its inaugural episode setting the ground, the sixth episode titled "The Key & the License Plate Call" thrusts the narrative into a whirlpool of skepticism and unnerving revelations.

Dive Beyond the Familiar Without Wick

The Continental: From the World of John Wick

Let's face it; taking a stroll down cinematic memory lane can be a tricky endeavor. Spin-offs are seldom met with consistent praise, but that should change now! Enter THE CONTINENTAL: FROM THE WORLD OF JOHN WICK, which navigates the world of 1970s New York City and leaves us marveling at the grandeur of an old hotel. Instead of just flashing glimpses of familiar sights, the series entices us into the hidden alleys of young Winston Scott's life, portrayed brilliantly by Colin Woodell, as we pull back the curtains of the infamous hotel's enigmatic beginnings.

Officers' Roles Under Microscope

Convicting A Murderer - Episode 5

As we enter the realm of CONVICTING A MURDERER's fifth episode, "Manitowoc's Web," the story unfolds further into an intricate puzzle centering around Steven Avery. No sidelined as an ancillary portion of the story, the Manitowoc Sheriff's Department claims a central role, hinting at being more involved than previously let on, especially when a $36 million lawsuit looms large over Manitowoc County.

Love, Identity, and Family Entwine

Single, Out (season 1)

Ever wondered how the picturesque world of Melbourne could turn into a backdrop for a gripping emotional saga? Lee Galea, known for his sharp cinematic vision, gives us just that in SINGLE OUT. Here, the audience is invited on a journey led by Adam, an individual striving to find himself amidst a whirlpool of emotions, discoveries, and, yes, those pesky twists in life that you don’t see coming. Credit goes to Will Hutchins, who brings Adam to life, allowing his raw emotions and vulnerability to resonate with the audience.

Behind the Glitz: Unveiling Icons

The Super Models

Returning to when Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, and Christy Turlington were more than glamour shots and magazine spreads. They were shaping history, one fierce strut at a time. Apple TV+'s THE SUPER MODELS invites viewers on this whirlwind adventure, highlighting how these dazzling divas weren’t just hanging pretty in showrooms but were setting fashion's gold standard.

Corporate Politics Meets Family Intrigue

Succession: The Complete Series

Dive into the captivating universe of the Roy dynasty with HBO's SUCCESSION. Here, the towering media colossus, Waystar RoyCo, is the stage, and Logan Roy's looming decision to possibly step down is the main event we’re focused on. But brace yourself: this isn't your typical family feud or corporate saga. It's an intricately crafted story of ambition's highs and lows, the ties that bind (or sometimes strangle), and humanity's ever-shifting ethical dance.

Murky Waters of Legal Drama

Convicting A Murderer

To be entirely transparent, I’ve only screened the first three episodes of the series, so there are still seven parts to go; my opinions in the following review will be based on the content of those first three episodes and my potential thoughts of where the series may end up. As with most documentaries, I can’t guarantee the content's accuracy; these productions aren’t held to any ethics code. That being said, I was shocked; this genuinely feels (for the most part) like a heartfelt attempt at trying to get to the truth. I haven’t seen the Netflix documentary, so I can’t compare the two and what they agree and disagree on.

Love, Horror, and Mystery Intertwined

The Changeling

Stepping onto the bustling streets of New York City, THE CHANGELING whisks viewers away into a fantastical yet unsettling world. Derived from Victor LaValle's captivating 2017 novel, the series brings the city alive, and the cast is front and center, headlined by the magnetic LaKeith Stanfield and the powerful presence of Clark Backo. The ensemble, further embellished by talents like Adina Porter and others, crafts a journey that includes romantic drama and suspenseful thriller.

More Than Workplace Drama

The Other Black Girl

Take a journey with me through New York City's publishing world and the many unforeseen hurdles in this reality. THE OTHER BLACK GIRL transports us into Nella Rogers’ world, brought to life vividly by Sinclair Daniel. Amidst the towering pillars of Wagner Books, Nella charts her journey, trying to overcome, standing out as the sole Black woman in a workspace. When Hazel, portrayed with finesse by Ashleigh Murray, enters the scene, things drastically change when Hazel’s sudden changes within the company cause a shade of uncertainty and some new revelations for Nella.

A Spirited Animated Adventure Returns!

Tiny Toons Looniversity

Navigating the intricate hallways of animation evolution, TINY TOONS LOONIVERSITY is a spirited revival that seamlessly blends the essence of the good ol’ days with the vibrant narratives of today. Welcome to our first semester of college as we walk onto the campus of Acme Looniversity, our familiar cast of toons all starting their first year as “college” freshmen.

Secrets, Suburbia, and Self-Discovery!

Harlan Coben's Shelter

The streets of Kasselton, New Jersey, are a mental puzzle; Mickey Bolitar, portrayed by Jaden Michael, is our guide to putting these pieces together. As you journey alongside him, you'll delve into the labyrinthine tales of his family. Let’s not forget Mickey didn't pick Kasselton; it chose him. With memories of his father's sad demise and concerns about his mother's health, life has thrown him some curveballs. And who's helping him navigate this minefield? His guardian, Aunt Shira, played to perfection by Constance Zimmer.

Harley Quinn: Animation's Most Binge-Able Adventure

Harley Quinn - Season 04

HARLEY QUINN is still my favorite adult animated series… ever. I don’t say this lightly, as I love SOUTH PARK, RICK AND MORTY, and even classics like DRAWN TOGETHER. So I don’t say that without much thought, but this series brings something others haven’t. They’ve taken an established character that was well known and turned her up to eleven. We all thought, and maybe even assumed, that this is Harley's life behind the scenes, but there’s something special about seeing that unhinged reality unedited.

Three Fearless Women Battle WWII Horrors

Wartime Girls: The Complete First Season (Wojenne dziewczyny)

Lights, camera, action! Step into the intriguing world of WARTIME GIRLS, where the relentless waves of World War II crash against the shores of the human spirit. This compelling saga captures the essence of three fearless women—Irka, the refined nurse; Ewa, the savvy fugitive; and Marysia, the well-heeled violinist. With an insider's view, we find ourselves lost in their interwoven narratives, learning about their shared challenges and victories.

Potholes of Life Explored in Moving Vehicle

The Ride

Buckle up, folks; as we steer into the sun-drenched boulevards of Los Angeles, Linas Phillips takes us on a captivating journey through his original comedy series, THE RIDE. This is different from your typical drive through the city. At the wheel, we find Wayne, a middle-aged Uber driver, played by Phillips, who'd prefer to be rated on spiritual breakthroughs than punctuality or driving skills.

Animation Evolution: From Pop Culture to Family Dynamics

The Venture Bros.: The Complete Series

For two decades plus, THE VENTURE BROS., an animated marvel birthed by Chris McCulloch (also known as "Jackson Publick") and Doc Hammer for Cartoon Network's late-night programming block Adult Swim, has held a prominent place in the hearts of its viewers. Despite numerous hiatuses between seasons, it's storytelling prowess and superior production value have never ceased to enthrall. Now I had planned to have my coverage up closer to the release date. I had never watched an episode, so I set out on the binge of a lifetime, basically watching Venture Bros. nonstop whenever I wasn’t at work. I had no clue what I was in for, and I can happily say it was the best week of binging I can remember!

Duggar's Dark Secrets: From Fame to Infamy

Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets

Jump into this rabbit hole with SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE: DUGGAR FAMILY SECRETS! This Amazon Prime docuseries breaks the surface of the pristine lake that was the Duggar family’s image, revealing the not-so-shiny secrets entangled with the infamous Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP). You may have heard some of the sickening stories of one of the members of the Duggar family, but that’s just the beginning of this story.

Defying Comedy Clichés


RAVING REVIEW: PLATONIC is a hilarious venture into adult friendships as we follow the wild lives of the primary characters, Sylvia (Rose Byrne) and Will (Seth Rogen). The series takes us on an emotional journey filled with comedy coupled with the nuance of character exploration and evolution.

Lord and Miller Infuse New Life Into Beloved Franchise

Clone High

RAVING REVIEW: Bringing the clones of CLONE HIGH out of suspended animation is like prying open a vault brimming with nostalgia, storytelling, and humor; the two-decade hiatus seems to have been a pause worth enduring. We have been welcomed back to campus and the ensuing chaos of an offbeat school, home to clones of historical figures conceptualized by the inventive trio of Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Bill Lawrence.

Terrifying Echoes of Trauma

The Clearing

RAVING REVIEW: It's time to plunge into the depths of THE CLEARING, an eight-part psychological drama that will take you into this world inspired by real-life cults worldwide. Based on J.P. Pomare's 'In The Clearing,' this series showcases the chilling reality of what happens in these closed-off societies. This may be the closest that you ever get to being a member.

The Heartfelt Journey of a Woman Amidst Personal Chaos: a Series Worth Watching

High Desert

RAVING REVIEW: HIGH DESERT is a series that is a multi-faceted mix of drama, mystery, and comedy, all wrapped up in eccentricity that makes it uniquely engaging, even with some bumps in the road. The series' success will undoubtedly come from the performance of Patricia Arquette, who embodies the character of Peggy, a woman dealing with constant personal chaos.

Behind the Beauty: Cleopatra’s Political Savvy Explored in Engaging New Series

Queen Cleopatra

RAVING REVIEW: Jada Pinkett Smith, as Executive Producer, brings us an engaging “documentary” series that examines the stories of legendary African Queens. This season, the enigmatic Queen Cleopatra VII takes center stage, a figure famed for her charm and romantic encounters but whose true strength lies in her razor-sharp intellect, often obscured by her notoriety. The series explores her life, political savvy, and the ongoing debate surrounding her ancestry.

Celebrities and Athletes Share Their Passion for Collectibles in Netflix’s New Series

King of Collectibles: The Goldin Touch

RAVING REVIEW: Netflix's new series, KING OF COLLECTIBLES: THE GOLDIN TOUCH, gives viewers a look into the world of rare collectibles and sports memorabilia. This six-episode series, led by Ken Goldin and his team, delves into the lucrative world of auctions and offers an insider's glimpse into the lives of industry professionals, celebrities, and athletes involved in trading these prized possessions.

A Heartwarming Family Story With a Mysterious Twist

Nona and Her Daughters (Nona et ses filles)

RAVING REVIEW: Venturing into television for the first time, Valérie Donzelli, in collaboration with Clémence-Madeleine Perdrillat, brings us the enchanting French TV series NONA AND HER DAUGHTERS. This comedy unravels the story of a 70-year-old grandmother's surprise pregnancy and the lives of her grown daughters. I will also mention, for anyone hesitant about subtitles, a half-hour TV show is a beautiful way to dip your toe in the water without committing to a full hour and a half plus movie. Not to mention that MHz Choice is offering a seven-day trial now!

Exotic Setting and Masterful Performances Steal the Show in Latest Hulu Thriller

Saint X

RAVING REVIEW: Hulu's latest venture, SAINT X, is a psychological thriller inspired by Alexis Schaitkin's novel. It follows the puzzling mystery of a young woman on a Caribbean vacation, which drives her sister to seek the truth. While I haven’t read the book, I could feel the roots of what the book would have been in following the series narrative.

Small-Town Secrets Exposed, a Compelling True Crime Drama You Can’t-Miss

Love & Death

RAVING REVIEW: True crime brought to life in LOVE & DEATH creates a world that perfectly emulates the period setting. This narrative peels back the layers of a seemingly peaceful Wylie, Texas, revealing the sinister undercurrents of infidelity, brutality, and emotional chaos. The series is based on the book "Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs" and a collection of articles from Texas Monthly, which looked into the chilling murder of Betty Gore.

Retirement Is Overrated; Watch Jane Seymour Go From Professor to Crimefighter

Harry Wild Season 1

RAVING REVIEW: HARRY WILD is a refreshing murder mystery series that hooks you from the start and leaves you looking for more. The extraordinary Jane Seymour, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress, skillfully brings to life the captivating character of a literature professor-turned-amateur detective while also taking on the role of co-executive producer.

Bonding Amidst Betrayal: a Fresh Take on a Family Suspense

The Last Thing He Told Me

RAVING REVIEW: In the captivating limited series THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME, we're drawn into the journey between Hannah (Jennifer Garner) as she battles to form a bond with her teenage stepdaughter, Bailey (Angourie Rice), all while dealing with the perplexing mystery of her husband's sudden disappearance. Adapted from a best-selling novel, this creative work is the brainchild of Laura Dave (author) and Josh Singer.

A Comedic Dive Into the World of Social Media Stardom... Can You Handle the Fame?

Finding Joy

RAVING REVIEW: FINDING JOY, a hilarious comedy series, showcases the versatile Amy Huberman as a journalist who unintentionally becomes a social media influencer. With its meta take on comedy, captivating character dynamics, and the unique humor brought by Joy's dog (yep, you read that right,) the show never ceases to amuse its audience. This is incredibly random, and I don’t have a lot to back up my theory but there was something about this series that just stuck with me, especially season one. It felt like had Ellen Muth’s character from the series DEAD LIKE ME “George” didn’t become a grim reaper, this would’ve been her adult life. This is in spirit only since they are in no way connected and George isn’t Irish either.

When Imagination Meets Conservation: a Young Heroine’s Adventures in Protecting Our Planet


RAVING REVIEW: JANE celebrates the remarkable legacy of the eminent primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall. Known as a leading chimpanzee expert, Goodall dedicated six decades to exploring these primates' social and family dynamics in their natural habitat. Her groundbreaking research commenced with her inaugural expedition to Tanzania's Gombe Stream National Park in 1960, where she observed human-like behaviors among chimpanzees.

Terror, Courage, and Sacrifice: Emotional Accounts and Untold Stories From a Tragedy That Changed Lives

American Manhunt: The Boston Marathon Bombing

RAVING REVIEW: Ten years ago, the city of Boston changed forever. This film marks the tenth anniversary of the heart-wrenching Boston Marathon bombing. This three-part series takes viewers on an immersive journey through the events of 2013 and the subsequent high-stakes pursuit that followed. Director Floyd Russ has expertly woven a narrative using re-enactments, interviews, and previously unreleased footage.

Millwood’s Dark Secrets Unravel: the Newest Addition to the Slasher Genre of TV

Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin

RAVING REVIEW: Welcome to PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: ORIGINAL SIN, the newest teen horror genre franchise addition. The show is set in Millwood, Pennsylvania, where a group of girls is haunted by an unknown assailant seeking vengeance for past sins. The catch is that the girls are unaware of the sins or who committed them. As someone who has never seen any previous entries in the franchise, ORIGINAL SIN is a welcoming starting point to this world, and I never felt lost.

Mel Brooks’ Latest Comedy Series Is a Wild Ride Through Human History (again)

History of the World, Part II

RAVING REVIEW: Mel Brooks, the comedic genius behind some of Hollywood's most iconic parodies, has finally gifted us with the long-awaited follow-up to his classic film, HISTORY OF THE WORLD, PART I. The eight-episode series combines “educational” and comedic sketches, each providing a unique twist on humanity's most iconic moments. The show's sketches are expertly crafted and vary in length, with some spanning multiple episodes.

A Feminist Perspective on a Male-Dominated Monarchy: Why This Historical Drama Is a Game-Changer

The Serpent Queen

RAVING REVIEW: Are you ready to journey through time with THE SERPENT QUEEN? This captivating series tells the story of Catherine de Medici, one of the most powerful monarchs in French history, with historical accuracy and a modern twist. The show's unique approach to storytelling through flashbacks provides a deeper understanding of Catherine's character, while the stunning sets and intricate costumes transport you back in time.

Step Into the Wild World of 70s Rock With the Newest Limited Series on Prime Video!

Daisy Jones & The Six

RAVING REVIEW: Are you ready to rock and roll? DAISY JONES & THE SIX is the newest limited series to hit Prime Video, and it's a wild ride from start to finish. This show tells the tale of a 70s rock band's rise and fall, inspired by some of rock ‘n’ roll's most notorious moments. But don't let the familiar plot fool you; this series has much to offer.

Familiar but Entirely Different

The Ark

RAVING REVIEW: The upcoming American science fiction mystery drama series, THE ARK, is set to debut on Syfy on February 1, 2023. This story follows the trials and tribulations of Ark One, a spacecraft on a mission to find a new planet for humanity to inhabit. When a catastrophic event leads to a massive loss of life, the remaining crew must become their best selves to survive the journey and complete their mission.

Does the Second Season Bring More Life to the Series?

How I Met Your Father S02

RAVING REVIEW: Season two of HOW I MET YOUR FATHER is climbing at a quick pace! The comedic timing is improving, and the cast is starting to gel. We’ve already had a big tease to tie into HIMYM, and I think as long as they keep those to a minimum, it’ll be fantastic. I’ve only screened the first six episodes, but if you’re interested in hearing my thoughts on the rest of the season as they become available, let me know.


There have been many ups and A LOT of downs in the history of Chucky on film; the same can now be said about his time on the small screen. I feel like I should start by saying that this series doesn’t quite know who its audience is. On the one hand, you have a character created in the late 80s starring in a series made in 2021, while on the other, the show-runner is trying to recreate this character and his world for a new audience.

Christmas Favorites

Wednesday, December 22
7:00am – The Little Drummer Boy (1968, Rankin/Bass) (Freeform)
7:30am – Jingle All the Way (1996, Arnold Schwarzenegger) (Freeform)
2:05pm – Home Alone (1990, Macaulay Culkin) (Freeform)
7:15pm – The Santa Clause (1994, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
8:00pm – Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (2000) (CW)
8:00pm – Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018, Benedict Cumberbatch) (NBC)
9:25pm – The Santa Clause 2 (2002, Tim Allen) (Freeform)
10:00pm – Michael Buble’s Christmas in the City (NBC)
11:55pm – The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006, Tim Allen, Martin Short) (Freeform)
2:15am – White Christmas (1954, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye) (AMC)

WandaVision is Must See TV

Normally I would hesitate to review a series until all of the episodes of that season have been released. In this case, only two episodes are available to stream with additional episodes being released each Friday. I feel that this is an exception to the rule though, WandaVision is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before, at least in some senses.

JonBenét Ramsey New Discovery+ Documentary

Smit’s audio tapes were also new to John Ramsey. “I was not aware of the audio tapes… It’s a real asset to solving this case, still,” John Ramsey says, adding that hearing Smit’s voice again gave him a “nice warm feeling. He was quite a person … a legend in Colorado for what he’d accomplished in his career.” (The detective died in 2010.) John Ramsey admits he didn’t watch the whole film, realizing it would be too painful – “It’s just hard to revisit that for me, quite frankly,” he says.

Catherine Zeta-Jones Joins Fox’s ‘Prodigal Son’

Now he’s using his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve their most puzzling murders. Bright’s team, led by his longtime mentor, NYPD Lieutenant Gil Arroya (Lou Diamond Phillips), includes Detectives Dani Powell (Aurora Perrineau), JT Tarmel (Frank Harts) and medical examiner Dr. Edrisa Tanaka (Keiko Agena). Prodigal Son’s second season premieres on a new night, Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 9 PM on Fox. Prodigal Son was the No. 1 new series last fall, averaging 9.8 million multi-platform viewers.

Netflix Producer Lin Qi Dead at 39 Amid Poisoning Probe

The China Economic Weekly, said that Xu is suspected of having poisoned Lin due to “work disputes” that resulted in the former’s salary being cut. He may have administered the poison via medication, it added. A doctor surnamed Zhou who attended to Lin was cited by other outlets on Saturday as saying the executive had eaten blueberries the day he fell ill, but it remains unclear whether they were a source of poison. Zhou speculated that based on his symptoms, Lin may have encountered a neurotoxin like the deadly tetrodotoxin found in puffer fish. At least two other outlets said he may have been hit with a cocktail of different poisons.

Superman and Lois

First Look at New Superman Suit

“I find that the new suit is representative of the show,” Hoechlin said. “Just as this suit is unique and set apart from the ones that preceded it, the story we’re telling about Clark/Superman at this point in his life is unique and something we’ve never seen before. I appreciate the opportunity to wear the suit and the responsibility that comes with it. But it’s always interesting when I’m asked how I feel about ‘my new suit,’ because I’ve always felt that the suit doesn’t belong to me; it belongs to everyone that finds some kind of meaning in that suit, in the symbol on the chest. I just happen to be the one wearing it.”

‘Mandalorian’ Macarons Are an Actual Thing You Can Order Online

Williams Sonoma also has a Star Wars-themed pack of macarons available for ordering online. The site says these macarons are handcrafted in “an artisanal California patisserie,” with custom-colored almond macarons filled with vanilla frosting and topped with iconic Star Wars characters and designs. This boxed set gets you 10 macarons in total, with two of each design. Though there are different shapes and colors, all the macarons feature the same vanilla flavor.

Conan O’Brien to End Talk-Show Run After 28 Years, Moves to HBO Max

"Twenty-eight years is a monumental achievement in late-night television," Brett Weitz, General Manager for TNT, TBS, and truTV, remarked. "We’re incredibly proud of the groundbreaking work that Conan and his team have accomplished during the 10 years at TBS and are so glad that we will continue to have his presence on our air with the Conan Without Borders specials. We celebrate his success and are glad to see it grow across our WarnerMedia family."

Al Roker Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

His physician Dr. Vincent Laudone said on the show, "Fortunately his cancer appears somewhat limited or confined to the prostate, but because it's more aggressive, we wanted to treat it, and after discussion regarding all of the different options — surgery, radiation, focal therapy — we settled on removing the prostate.” Roker is positive about what’s ahead, saying, “I don't want people thinking, ‘Oh, poor Al,’ because I’m gonna be OK.”

ESPN Slashes 500 Jobs in Major Cost-Cutting Move

“We have, however, reached an inflection point. Placing resources in support of our direct-to-consumer business strategy, digital and, of course, continued innovative television experiences, is more critical than ever.” Pitaro told staff ESPN that the job eliminations “were not made lightly, but are, however, necessary and I am convinced that we will move forward and effectively navigate this unprecedented disruption.”

‘Mandalorian’ returns to Disney+

Less than a week after Pedro Pascal wrapped production on Season 2 of “The Mandalorian,” the entire entertainment industry — and much of the world — effectively shut down in the wake of the growing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the new season of the mega-hit “Star Wars” series now set to premiere on Disney Plus on Oct. 30, it appears that Pascal’s titular bounty hunter once again narrowly escaped a Death Star–sized disaster.