Comedy Central said in a news release that “South Park” is returning on September 30 for a hour-long special, tackling Covid-19. Titled “The Pandemic Special,” the episode will see Stan’s father Randy Marsh capitalizing on a growing market for pot for his recreational pot business “Tegridy Farms” as he “comes to terms with his role in the COVID-19 outbreak.” A preview clip from the episode shows the kids back at school with barriers around their desks and face shield-wearing police replacing their teachers.
Jerry Harris, the star of the Netflix docuseries Cheer, has been arrested on a federal charge for allegedly producing child pornography. Harris, 21, was formally charged in Chicago on Thursday. A statement from federal officials alleges Harris was arrested “for allegedly enticing an underage boy to produce sexually explicit videos and photos of himself.”
Health Agency Spokesman Michael Caputo To Take Leave After Posting Controversial Rant On Social Media
The top spokesman at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Michael Caputo, will take a two-month leave of absence, the agency said on Wednesday. The move came two days after the New York Times reported that Caputo, a former adviser to President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, said on Facebook that government scientists were engaging in “sedition” in their handling of the pandemic.
Netflix has ordered a ten-episode animated reboot of the 1970s sitcom Good Times. The new series will be produced by Steph Curry‘s production company Unanimous Media, and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and his company Fuzzy Door will also help develop the show, along with the sitcom’s original show-runner, Norman Lear. Carl Jones, who previously wrote for TBS’ recent series The Last O.G, will also be part of the creative team.
Real-life married actors Ben Lewis and Blake Lee have been tapped to star in Lifetime’s first-ever romantic holiday movie featuring a same-sex couple. The cable channel announced earlier this month that “The Christmas Setup,” written by Michael J. Murray, would be a holiday-themed, LGBTQ-focused film.