I Didn't Watch Elon Musk On 'SNL' And I'm Just Fine With The Decision

Written by 09 May, 2021
I don't hate Elon Musk. But that doesn't mean I want to watch him host Saturday Night Live.In the two weeks since it was announced that billionaire Elon Musk was hosting SNL tonight, there have been a thousand hot takes written about the decision. The consensus seems to be that it's a bad idea, although the reasons range from the fact that he's given no previous indication he's personable or funny to the more laughable argument that his presence somehow ruins SNL's "counter culture" vibe.To be clear, Saturday Night Live hasn't had a true counter-culture vibe since the audience was…
Last modified on Sunday, 09 May 2021 00:43

Too Much TV: Your TV Talking Points For Monday, May 10th, 2021

Written by 10 May, 2021
Here's everything you need to know about the world of television for Monday, May 10th, 2021. I'm writing this from the Twin Cities suburbs, where AllYourScreens HQ is powered by coffee, coffee and more coffee.FIRST, A PROGRAMMING NOTEThis will be the last Too Much TV newsletter until next Monday. I'm leaving early tomorrow morning to go see family in Phoenix. So today's newsletter is shorter than normal and other than some pre-scheduled reviews and interviews, I won't be posting anything new on the web site (short of some big, breaking news). It will be my first vacation in more than…
Last modified on Monday, 10 May 2021 14:48

Too Much TV: Your TV Talking Points For Thursday, May 6th, 2021

Written by 06 May, 2021
Here's everything you need to know about the world of television for Thursday, May 6th, 2021. I'm writing this from the Twin Cities suburbs, where AllYourScreens HQ is powered by an unsettling amount of coffeeNBCU EXPLORES SELLING OFF ITS SPORTS NETSWhile there are positives to be owned by Comcast, I've long argued that NBC Universal would have a better future if it wasn't owned by Comcast. Yes, Comcast has deep pockets and their size gives NBCU some leverage in negotiations. But there are more times when NBCU's best move is to do something that conflict's with the future plans of…
Last modified on Thursday, 06 May 2021 15:19

Too Much TV: Your TV Talking Points For Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Written by 05 May, 2021
Here's everything you need to know about the world of television for Wednesday, May 5th, 2021. I'm writing this from the Twin Cities suburbs, where AllYourScreens HQ is powered by a Culver's pot roast sandwich and a root beer.DISCOVERY, HULU LIVE REACH NEW CARRIAGE AGREEMENTBloomberg is reporting that Discovery Inc. has reached a new carriage agreement with Hulu Live TV that will keep the major Discovery-owned channels on the live TV service. It all also add OWN to the Hulu Live lineup for the first time and according to Bloomberg's reporting, Discovery also obtained a rate increase.The most interesting part…
Last modified on Wednesday, 05 May 2021 16:20

Too Much TV: Your TV Talking Points For Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

Written by 04 May, 2021
Here's everything you need to know about the world of television for Tuesday, May 4th, 2021. I'm writing this from the Twin Cities suburbs, where AllYourScreens HQ is powered by hot cinnamon tea and some sort of light potato soup. Yes, it tastes as good as it sounds.And Happy Star Wars Day (aka #MayThe4thBeWithYou) to those of you who observe the holiday. Today is a reminder that Disney+ has still failed to give the greenlight to the most needed new Star War series: Jar Jar Binks: Sith Lord.GEN-Z AND HOW THEY CONSUME VIDEOGen Z audiences still watch long form content…
Last modified on Tuesday, 04 May 2021 15:25

Too Much TV: Your TV Talking Points For Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Written by 03 May, 2021
Here's everything you need to know about the world of television for Monday, May 3rd, 2021. I'm writing this from the Twin Cities suburbs, where AllYourScreens HQ is powered by breakfast blend coffee and jalapeno cheese ravioli.ROKU AT THE 2021 NEWFRONTSRoku made it first Newfronts presentation on Monday and there weren't many details about how the company planned to integrate the content it obtained from Quibi into its Roku Channel.The presentation touted a few datapoints, including that 57% of its users had no pay-TV subscription, but the majority did subscribe to SVOD's such as Netflix or Amazon. The median age…
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