#56 – The Meryl of It All: Disney Drama, Cable Clash, and Only Murders (Season 3!)
The one with Bob Iger’s bathroom.
We’re teaming up and uncovering all the secrets inside the House of Mouse: From the drama over Bob Iger’s bathroom (really!) to the mysterious disappearance of ESPN and other Disney-owned channels for Charter and Spectrum cable customers. (We even have the latest details on the last-minute deal they struck on Monday!)
Plus: Why is Comcast eagerly moving up the Hulu sale? What does Brian Roberts know that we don’t?? And is it the identity of Ben Glenroy’s killer?!
Yes, we’re also digging into season 3 of Only Murders in the Building, which just passed the halfway point and is turning into quite the whodunit. Except this season one of the whos who might’ve dunit is none other than Meryl Streep. What does her celebrity star power do to the carefully-balanced gravity of our beloved Hulu comedy? Listen through to the end of the episode to find out our opinions on "the Meryl of it all" and our predictions about the identity of the latest killer stalking the halls of the Arconia.
But first! Join us as we…
- Catch up on the Hollywood strikes!
- Discuss Rolling Stone’s bombshell piece about the toxic culture at Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show.
- And pour one out for Quibi (again!).
📺 Review: Only Murders in the Building (Season 3)
🚨 Spoiler Alert: All Episodes through Season 3, Episode 6 (starting at 41:23) 🚨
- Number of Seasons Overall: 3 (Season In Progress)
- Where to Watch: Hulu
- When to Watch: New episodes release Tuesdays
- Roku turns to layoffs (again) and removes streaming content to cut costs – Chris Welch, The Verge
- Roku Channel Content Removals Target Originals Unpopular With Viewers – Todd Spangler, Variety
- SAG-AFTRA is seeking authorization to strike against the video game companies, now, too – William Hughes, A.V. Club
- 'One Piece' Season 2 Scripts Are Finished, Producers Say – Jennifer Maas, Variety
- Warner Bros. TV suspends high-profile development deals, because studios don't want to pay anyone – Sam Barsanti, A.V. Club
- AMC cuts a separate deal to keep filming Walking Dead and Interview With The Vampire – William Hughes, A.V. Club
- In a bid to build buzz, a whole lot of AMC shows are coming to Max ad-free – Wes Davis, The Verge
- Inside Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show: 16 Staffers Allege Erratic Behavior – Krystie Lee Yandoli, Rolling Stone
- Jimmy Fallon Apologizes to ‘Tonight Show’ Staff Following “Toxic Workplace” Accusations – Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter
- Marvel delays Agatha, What If...?, Echo, and X-Men '97 – William Hughes, A.V. Club
- Comcast and Disney Move Up Hulu Sale Talks to September 2023 – Jennifer Maas, Variety
- ESPN’s standalone streaming channel is included in Charter and Disney’s new deal – Emma Roth, The Verge
- Disney and Charter reach deal to end cable blackout, expand access to streaming services – Lillian Rizzo, CNBC
- Disney Says Charter Dispute Is Driving A 60% Increase In Hulu + Live TV Subscriptions – Dade Hayes, Deadline
- Disney's wildest ride: Iger, Chapek and the making of an epic succession mess – Alex Sherman, CNBC
- Bob Iger and Bob Chapek’s CEO battle made Disney the pettiest place on Earth – Emma Roth, The Verge