There will be a TV show based on James Bond, the Brit superspy. 007. You've heard of the guy. It will be made for Amazon Prime Video, the new home of MGM (the studio that distributes Bond movies). And yes, Bond producers producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are on board for the new show.

But no... the show isn't what you are assuming it is.

What if there was a TV show that was exactly like The Amazing Race, with teams of two travelling the world and participating in physical, mental, and endurance challenges... only it is themed around the James Bond movies. Would that be something you might be interested in?

Production on 007’s Road to a Million will begin later this year. You can apply to be on the show HERE.

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How do you get a ticket to the Oscars?

Getting a ticket to the Oscars... it ain't easy. But how do you get one? Here are your options:

  1. You can either get nominated or know someone who is nominated and promise them your first born. A nominated person gets a pair of tickets, plus can request an extra pair (which, reportedly, most do). That works out to be about 800 tickets all up.
  2. Present an award. That gets you two tickets.
  3. Just be part of the machinery of industry. Tickets get allocated to: the show’s broadcast network (ABC), the telecast’s sponsors, production team, accountants, legal team, the media, academy museum donors and various dignitaries, such as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
  4. Work at a movie studio with a nominated film.
  5. Be a seat filler.

I also assume Bruce Villanch gets some tickets every year.

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High tolerance level

Chris Wallace either wasn't paying any attention at all, or he may have the highest tolerance level for malarkey registered in the United States of America. When asked why he left Fox News for CNN+:

“I just no longer felt comfortable with the programming at Fox.”

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Who knew The Ipcress File was stored on an AWS server?

TeeVee Snacks

  • Crunchyroll has ended its ad-supported free streaming of simulcast shows. Read: The Verge
  • The plan was for Ryan Gosling to appear in the third season return of Atlanta. But... scheduling... Sorry, Young Hercules fans. Read: Indiewire
  • Paramount+ says new show Halo broke viewing records. But they aren't providing transparancy on what the numbers are, let alone having this verified by a third-party. So, take that for what I guess they tell you. Read: Yahoo
  • It looks like The Goldbergs will be back for season 10. Read: Deadline
  • Fox News comedian/windbag Greg Gutfeld may soon be considered the king of late night television with his show outrating all of the other late night talk shows. Read: Mediaite
  • A Bob Saget tribute show filmed at The Comedy Store is reportedly set to stream on Netflix. Read: The AV Club

That's it for today. Enjoy the Oscars if that's the sort of thing you're into (Hi Foster, I didn't ignore your email). Or enjoy whatever else in the world tickles and fancies you. Just make sure you start this week off well. I reckon it is set to be a good one.