DONALD TRUMP JR. MOCKED FOR NOT KNOWING WHAT SNL STANDS FOR: Whoops! As Saturday Night Live celebrates its 44th season on the air, it seems some people (Donald Trump Jr. at least) aren’t completely familiar with the institution. Trump Jr.’s father of course has been the target of the show since his election, making his unfamiliarity with its exact acronym even more notable, critics say. When Trump Jr. tweeted out an attempt at snark about the Democrats’ 2020 platform, he references SNL, but instead of trumpeting the familiar acronym, he wrote "S&L." The critics piled on. Bobby Moynihan dubbed him a "dummy," while Mike Drucker asked, "Is S&L a local electric company?"
CRITERION COLLECTION TO LAUNCH MOVIE STREAMING SERVICE IN APRIL: Classic movie buffs are about to have access to a cache of 1,000 classic and contemporary art-house films. The Criterion Collection has announced an April 8th launch date for The Criterion Collection. Prices: $10.99 per month or $99.99 annually.
JAMES GUNN IN TALKS TO DIRECT SUICIDE SQUAD SEQUEL: James Gunn, who was fired from the Guardians of the Galaxy’s threequel, is in talks to direct the second Suicide Squad film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Gunn was fired in July of 2018 after emails joking about pedophilia and rape were resurfaced.
STEPHEN KING’S THE STAND GETS SERIES ORDER: CBS All Access has ordered 10 episodes of the limited series The Stand, based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name. The apocalyptic story follows the world post-plague and "embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil," according to CBS. "The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors." Josh Boone and Ben Cavell will write and executive produce, and Boone will direct the series.
SHOWTIME ANNOUNCES ‘THE CHI’ SEASON 2: Showtime has announced the return of Lena Waithe’s The Chi. According to Complex, the drama will return on April 7th at 10 p.m. EST. A trailer for the upcoming season has been released as well.