In this edition of TV Bits:
- MTV is remaking Punk’d and Singled Out, because there is no escaping the past.
- Netflix renews Dead to Me for season 2.
- A SpongeBob SquarePants spinoff is headed to Nickelodeon.
- The Ranch is ending with season 4.
- That viral Baby Shark song is becoming a TV show.
- Jennifer Aniston says the Friends cast is up for a reunion, if someone wants to get that going.
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Netflix has fired star Danny Masterson from the sitcom series The Ranch amid multiple rape allegations.
Four separate women have accused the former That ’70s Show star of sexual assault, stretching back to the early 2000s. Masterson’s firing follows the Netflix’s decision to continue its hit series House of Cards without star Kevin Spacey following allegations of sexual misconduct.
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So far Netflix has had a pretty good track record when it comes to their original programming, whether it’s dramas like House of Cards, comedies like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, or animated series like BoJack Horseman. But just like Pixar stumbled after a long series of fantastic programming, Netflix seems to have finally lost some steam.
In addition to the nostalgic cash grab of Fuller House, Netflix is getting a little old-fashioned with a new multi-camera comedy series called The Ranch starring Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson, and it has one of those annoying laugh tracks to let you know when it’s time to laugh at the terrible jokes. But the only difference is that there are no censors to hold back the language.
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