In this edition of TV Bits:
- Olivia Munn is returning to be part of the new G4
- The Witcher season 2 begins production
- Ruby Rose talks more about why she left Batwoman
- The Daily Show expands to five days a week for convention coverage
- And more!
First up, not too long ago we heard that G4 was making a comeback after going off the air at the end of 2014. Now we have word that X-Men: Apocalypse and The Newsroom star Olivia Munn, who started her career as a host on the gaming network, will be returning to G4.
Olivia Munn became famous as an anchor on Attack of the Show, and now The Wrap reports she’s signing a new multi-year deal with G4 that will include a development deal and has both on-air and off-air components. The deal is expected to be announced officially any day now.
The election is heating up now that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has chosen Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. With the Democratic National Convention and Republican National Convention coming next week, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will be expanding their schedule to five nights for the two weeks that the conventions are being held. It will begin on August 17 through August 21 for the Democratic side, and from August 24 through August 28 for the Republicans.
Ronny Chieng, Michael Kosta, Desi Lydic, Dulcé Sloan, Jaboukie Young-White and Roy Wood Jr. will all be participating in the coverage, along with special reporting from Jordan Klepper. Each night, they’ll be delivering one of their extended 45-minute episodes starting at 11:00 P.M. EST each weeknight. That’s a lot of political satire, but there’s so much news and nonsense coming out of the current administration that every minute is needed.
Finally, there’s a tragic mystery that has remained unsolved for nearly two years. Discovery’s Gold Rush producer Terrence Woods went missing while filming in the abandoned mines of Idaho County, ID. There has been no evidence discovered about the circumstances surrounding his disappearance, and his family is demanding more action and answers from the perplex sheriff’s department in charge of the case.
The 27-year old producer went missing on October 5, 2018. On the morning of his disappearance, Woods texted his father to let him know that he was cutting his time on the Gold Rush shoot by a few weeks. He didn’t explain why to his father, but e-mails indicated it was so he could see his mother Valerie Woods in Maryland, where she was dealing with some health issues.
Then, during an evening shoot in Orogrande, Woods suddenly dropped his radio in the dirt and bolted down the side of a steep cliff and into a forest. He’s not been seen since, and a seven-day search of the area with helicopters and dogs yielded no significant help in determining where he went.
You can get a fuller picture of the events and what’s going on with the strange case over at Deadline. We hope that wherever Terrence Woods went that he’s safe.
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