• Good news I: Big Little Lies will return for a second season on HBO, “partially based” on a story by author Liane Moriarty. Most of the cast is also expected to return.
  • Good news II: Netflix is moving forward with the final season of House of Cards without Kevin Spacey. The sixth season will comprise of eight episodes.
  • In what is being billed as a pre-Broadway engagement, Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations will play a five-week run early next summer at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.
  • Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che have been promoted to co-head writers on Saturday Night Live. They will join current head writers Kent Sublette and Bryan Tucker.
  • Renewals: The Orville (Fox) for season 2, The Punisher (Netflix) for season 2, You’re The Worst (FXX) for final season 5, Stranger Things (Netflix) for season 3, Shameless (Showtime) for season 9, Ray Donovan (Showtime) for season 6, Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access) for season 2, Salvation (CBS) for season 2, Ransom (CBS) for season 2, Mr. Robot (USA) for season 4.
  • Dates: Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17 (NBC). Academy Awards on Sunday, March 4 (ABC). 8 p.m. start, a half-hour earlier.
  • Sean Spicer‘s memoir The Briefing is due in the spring.
  • Merriam-Webster’s word of the year: feminism.
  • Cheetos Popcorn, featuring Cheetos-flavored popcorn mixed with Crunchy Cheetos, will debut Dec. 15 at participating Regal Cinemas nationwide.