Alan Sepinwall has a list of what he deems to be the best TV performances of 2019. It is exactly who you’d suspect, but if you want to re-affirm your own beliefs, check it out.

The beyond lovely comic book creators Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction have signed a deal with Legendary TV to bring some of their creator-owned comics to the screen.

One would presume Legendary are looking to the two for adaptations of DeConnick’s Bitch Planet and Fraction’s Sex Criminals, but I’d personally be keen to see Fraction’s comic Satellite Sam adapted - a comic that speaks to the interests of ABW readers:

SEX - DEATH - LIVE TV! NEW YORK CITY, 1951: The star of beloved daily television serial "Satellite Sam" turns up dead in a flophouse filled with dirty secrets. The police think it was death by natural causes but his son knows there was something more? if only he could sober up long enough to do something about it. This noir mystery shot through with sex and violence exposes the seedy underbelly of the golden age of television.

Channing Dungey, the former US ABC network chief who recently found herself looking for work, has just landed at Netflix where she will oversee Netflix originals. No doubt her relationship with former ABC talent like Shonda Rhimes and Kenya Barris, who have both signed lucrative deals with Netflix played a big role in being sought for the gig.

Facebook had been considering getting into reselling subscription TV packages, becoming a source for your HBO and Showtime subscriptions. Those plans, however, are dead with the business deciding it would conflict with its advertising-supported model.

If you were hoping to hear Charlie Brooker’s take on Brexit, you’ll be diappointed to hear that his annual Wipe special won’t be happening this year.

“In terms of the Wipe shows, Black Mirror takes up every spare moment that I have so at the moment it’s quite tricky,” he told earlier this year about retiring Wipe for the time being.

Michael Weatherly is in damage control following allegations of inappropriate behaviour on the set of Bull. Former female co-workers have been making public statements of support amid calls for his show to be axed.

Nick Offermans was almost going to be a cast member on Survivor.

Orange is The New Black star Yael Stone has made allegations of sexual misconduct by Geoffrey Rush.

"That was at the top of the list: 'Don't offend Geoffrey because it will affect the next performance and ultimately it will affect your career.'"

Variety has a handy list of some of the noteworthy shows coming to TV in 2019. Note that these are just the shows confirmed for 2019, so don’t get too angry that The Mandalorian (sp?) isn’t listed.

Me? I’m mostly just keen in seeing what Damon Lindelof does with Watchmen.

i09 have done important work in ranking all of the Doctor Who Christmas specials in order of how festive they are.

Tell Me a Story, the CBS All Access show, has been renewed for a second season. Kevin Williamson remains on as showrunner. Not familiar with the show? I suspect that’s most people:

Set in modern-day New York City, the first season of TELL ME OF STORY interweaves "The Three Little Pigs," "Little Red Riding Hood" and "Hansel and Gretel" into an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder. The cast includes James Wolk, Billy Magnussen, Dania Ramirez, Danielle Campbell, Dorian Missick, Michael Raymond-James, Davi Santos, Sam Jaeger, Zabryna Guevara with Paul Wesley and Kim Cattrall.

And finally…

If you are looking to see the film Roma in optimal viewing conditions at home, Netflix has released a guide on how to best tune your television for the best possible experience. You can find the complete guide at