The ceasefire between Donald Trump and Fox News came to an abrupt end earlier this week when the favorite presidential candidate of the "comb-over states," as Jimmy Fallon would say, sent a tweetlode of insults to network anchor Megyn Kelly.
If there was ever a TV Everywhere candidate, it's Donald Trump. Don't worry - this is not an endorsement of The Donald's White House run. Personally, I can't stand the guy and find much of what exits his mouth reprehensible doggerel. Still, I am in awe of his savvy manipulation (like Kim Kardashian's) of screens big, small and in-between.
I've often wanted to write a piece called "Why Bad Things Happen to Great TV." More often than not, the impulse happens when it's an FX series that gets canceled - most recently, when the network pulled the plug on "The Bridge" after two amazing seasons. Last week at an FX session at the Television Critics Association meeting, I could tell that the network's chief, John Landgraf, felt my pain. He bemoaned the cancellation of the Billy Crystal-Josh Gad comedy "The Comedians." Not surprisingly, Landgraf gave a savvy explanation of why too often, too many good series face an untimely …
"Brilliant" is the word that jumped to mind when I heard Amazon Prime had snapped up "Top Gear" star Jeremy Clarkson, plus cohorts Richard Hammond and James May, to produce a new series. The $250 million price tag seemed like a bargain, given the potential to turbo-charge Amazon's streaming service worldwide.