The Always Be Watching newsletter became a Field of Dreams fansite so quickly nobody noticed.

Over the weekend the MLB hosted a Field of Dreams tribute game. It was the most-watched regular-season Major League Baseball game on TV since 2005 - this suggests that there is still considerable interest in the 32 year-old film.

Today comes news that there is set to be a Field of Dreams remake series. It is being made for streamer Peacock by sports-mad producer Mike Schur (Parks & Recreation, The Good Place).

Is Kyle Chandler too old to play Ray Kinsella? Boy, that woulda been somethin'.

‘Field Of Dreams’ TV Series From Mike Schur Based On Movie Ordered By Peacock
Peacock has given a straight-to-series order to Field of Dreams, based on Universal’s Oscar-nominated film, from The Good Place creator Michael Schur, the film’s producer Lawrence Gordo…

TeeVee Snacks

  • Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, and Sean Hayes host a podcast together called SmartLess. I find it a chore to get through. But enough people seem to like it to warrant a set of live shows. Those shows will now be filmed for a 2-part series on Discovery+. Read: The Wrap
  • How involved was Mike Richards in the search for a new Jeopardy! host? It's complicated. Read: NYT
  • The Robert Rodriguez TV channel El Rey has signed a distribution deal with Roku. Read: Deadline
  • Cue card guy Tony 'Inky' Mendez has died aged 76. A longtime staffer on David Letterman's nightly talk shows (through both the NBC and CBS years), Mendez was regularly included on the show. He also hosted The Late Show spin-off online show The Tony Mendez Show (alongside controversial Late Show figure Stephanie 'Monty' Birkitt). Mendez was fired from The Late Show just before the series concluded after an altercation with show writer Bill Scheft. Read: Twitter

4th Hotel Transylvania film goes straight to Amazon

If, like me, you neglected to remember that these movies existed, you could be mistaken for: a) not knowing that the Hotel Transylvania movies were a big deal; and b) that there is soon to be four films in the series. But these films have grossed a combined $1.3 billion at the cinema so far.

The fourth film in the series was set to be released this coming October into cinemas. But with the delta variant making cinema attendance wobbly, Sony began looking for an alternative release. So they sold the film to Amazon Prime Video and pocketed a sweet $100 million.

This isn't a franchise ending move either, with the fourth film already billed to be the final film in the series.

‘Hotel Transylvania 4’ Skipping Theaters as Sony Nears Over $100 Million Deal With Amazon (EXCLUSIVE)
Sony Pictures Animation and Amazon are nearing deal for over $100 million for the animated feature “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania” to stream globally on Amazon Prime Video, Variety …

Happy 15th anniversary David Tench

I'm sure there's no need to remind you, but today marks the 15th anniversary of the debut of Australian talk show David Tench Tonight. The show was kind-of like a real-time version of Space Ghost: Coast To Coast with an animated talk show host interviewing real guests. Mr Tench was rendered and animated in real-time using motion capture technology.

Drew Forsythe performed as Tench in the series that lasted a massive 16 episodes (including its Christmas special). The show debuted on 17 August 2006 and aired its final episode on 23 November 2006.

The show and its technology was later adapted by the BBC for a talk show hosted by Vladamir Putin.


Trailer Park

Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo debuts on Netflix August 31.

Afterlife of The Party debuts on Netflix Sept 2.

Cassie lives to party... until she dies in a freak accident. Now this social butterfly needs to right her wrongs on Earth if she wants to earn her wings.

Open Your Eyes debuts on Netflix August 25.

After a tragic accident, an amnesiac teen tries to rebuild her life at a memory disorders center but becomes suspicious of her unconventional treatment.

King of Boys: Return of The King debuts on Netflix August 27.

Alhaja Eniola Salami starts anew and sets her sights on a different position of power, fueled by revenge, regret and ruthlessness.

Ada Twist debuts on Netflix Sept 28.

Get ready for science with a twist, Ada Twist, Scientist! Solving mysteries with science is always a blast when Ada's on the case.

Tacoma FD returns for season 3 on truTV Sept 16.


What's next? Tomorrow.