“True Detective” Season 2: The second run of HBO’s anthology series was no “Fargo” Season 2, despite drawing a pretty stellar cast. After getting totally killed by critics and fans, the future of the Nic Pizzolatto show is as dark and confusing as Season 2’s plot.
Tyra Banks: Two months after Tyra Banks launched her new series, “FabLife,” the ex-supermodel up and quit the show. Life just got a hell of a lot less fab for co-hosts Chrissy Teigen, Joe Zee, Lauren Makk and Leah Ashley, who are likely soon to be out of a job.
Jeremy Clarkson: The popular host of the even more popular “Top Gear” had it all, and then he had to go and ruin it by punching a producer. While Clarkson is currently being sued for $150,000, the good news is he’s got a new job at Amazon to help settle the racial discrimination and personal injury case.
“The View”: Pencil this one in under “probably could apply in any recent year.” The ABC daytime talk show lost Rosie O’Donnell (again), Rosie Perez, and Nicolle Wallace in 2015; the revolving door welcomed back Joy Behar, and hired Michelle Collins, Raven-Symone, Paula Faris, Candace Cameron Bure and probably others that don’t matter enough for us to remember.
Robert Durst: Jinx! Maybe next time you’re taking a leak while filming an all-access documentary, check to see if your mic is still hot before confessing to a bunch of murders, Bobby.
TLC: Eh, what took so long in canceling “19 Kids and Counting,” TLC? Oh, right — business got in the way. “19 Kids” was the Discovery cable channel’s top-rated show, which still doesn’t feel like enough of an excuse to wait like two months to pull the plug on a series that featured an accused child molester.
“Knock Knock Live”: “Knock, Knock!” “Who’s there?” Absolutely nobody. Ryan Seacrest‘s awkward attempt at an impromptu game show on Fox was difficult to watch, so nobody did.
“The Briefcase”: Speaking of reality TV bombs, we present CBS’ “The Briefcase!” The show attempted to say something socially, we suppose, but instead it was dismissed as “poverty porn.” Maybe giving the poor people a box of money and pitting them against another poor family wasn’t the best idea in socially conscious 2015.
“Coach”: Nope, that wasn’t a dream. “Coach” was actually set to return on NBC for midseason via a 13-episode order. Instead, they old gang got together to shoot a pilot, which died only somewhat quietly. We won’t hold our breath for more “Major Dad.”