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Billy Hargrove Deserved Better on ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3

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This post contains spoilers. If you have not watched Stranger Things Season 3, do not continue reading.

Billy Hargrove made a splash on Stranger Things Season 2 as the resident bad boy, but it wasn’t until the third season where he became fully integrated and essential to the core storyline.

In the third season, Billy rose from being a supporting character to essentially carrying the series, yet he never got the recognition he deserved.

There have been a handful of characters who I could’ve demanded justice for in the Stranger Things realm from Barb to Bob to Alexei. Trust me, they all deserve it, but Billy’s storyline especially triggered me because he was cheated from the very beginning.

He was never set up to win, and when he finally did achieve his redemption arc, it was glossed over because of a bigger death; one that admittedly, carried more weight.

I’m obviously referring to Hopper’s death.

The emotional stock of Billy’s decision to fight through the evil coursing through his body in order to save Eleven didn’t have time to sink in or resonate before the writers ripped our hearts in half by killing the hot-headed-who-always-meant-well police chief and Eleven’s dad.

But here’s why Hopper’s death shouldn’t have overshadowed Billy: there’s a huge probability that Hopper isn’t dead.

The scene following the credits showed the Russian’s referring to an “American” prisoner.

Why Billy Hargrove Deserved Better on Stranger Things Season 3

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The Russians referred to Hopper as the American multiple times throughout the season, so it’s likely that Stranger Things Season 4 will be a rescue mission to save Eleven’s beloved papa.

But Billy is gone for good, and still died a secondary death.

And in his final moments, the only person who mourned him was Max, who for most of the season was forced to turn against her brother because he became the Mind Flayer’s host.

At no point did any of Max’s friends show concern over Billy nor did they try to save him from the Mind Flayer’s control. From the getgo, they rode him off as the “bad guy” because he wasn’t liked around town and accepted his fate.

Billy may have been deemed the “classic bully” and boy, he did a good job at it, but Bily wasn’t a bad guy who deserved his death.

Billy was broken and tormented.

As we saw when El tapped into his subconscious, his father was abusive and his mother abandoned him.

Instead of dealing with the trauma, Billy acted out and became a womanizer.

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‘Friends’ Reunion Special Is Officially Happening at HBO Max!

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Friends Reunion Set at HBO

The one with the reunion.

We couldn’t be any more excited to be reuniting with our Friends for the upcoming unscripted special.

After a lot of back-and-forth and negotiations, all six members of the cast have signed of for the reunion, which will air exclusively on HBO MAX, according to TV Line. 

The cast — Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer — will reunite in the original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank California for the special. Hopefully, they’ll be on the orange couch!

They will also be joined by original series EP’s Kevin Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane.

“Guess you could call this the one where they all got back together — we are reuniting with David, Jennifer, Courteney, Matt, Lisa, and Matthew for an HBO Max special that will be programmed alongside the entire Friends library,” Kevin Reilly, CCO of HBO Max (and president of TBS, TNT, and truTV), said in statement. “I became aware of Friends when it was in the very early stages of development and then had the opportunity to work on the series many years later and have delighted in seeing it catch on with viewers generation after generation. It taps into an era when friends – and audiences – gathered together in real time, and we think this reunion special will capture that spirit, uniting original and new fans.”

Related: 5 Best ‘Friends’ Episodes You Need to Binge Watch Right Now

It’s important to note this is not a revival or reboot, but if we all wish hard enough, maybe it’s the first-step to something bigger? Those involved with the serious previously turned down the idea claiming a revival would only “disappoint.” And why ruin something great, right?

Plus, we have the cast on Instagram where they’re all still friends and have been hanging out, sharing photos, and breaking the Internet.

However, this will be the first time they’re all together on-screen since the show’s end in 2004.

While the show has been off-air for years, generations are still discovering the series and becoming fans.

When Netflix pulled Friends off their streaming service this January, fans riled and it caused a spike in DVD purchases of the seasons. The series will head to HBO MAX.

Jennifer Aniston teased the reunion posting a photo of the cast on Instagram with the caption: “it’s happening.”

The special is set for May!

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All the Thirsty Tweets and Memes About Rio on ‘Good Girls’

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Thirsty Tweets about Rio from the Good Girls Played by Manny Montana

The internet rarely agrees on much, but surprisingly, we all agree on one thing: Rio from Good Girls is hot.

He’s the bad boy you’re parents warned you about.

Manny Montana has perfect the sex-appeal that makes Rio so chilling yet charming and impossible to resist or look away from.

His husky voice, the way he licks his lips, the way he props his chin up when he looks at Beth, and that flirtatious smirk leaves you intoxicated.

Despite all the terrible things he’s done (and the show really wants us to question our morals here), we just can’t get enough and neither can Beth.

He’s TV’s walking thirst trap and Twitter is ready to drink.

Here are the thirstiest tweets about Manny Montana’s Rio on Good Girls. 

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Renewed or Canceled 2020: Which Shows Will Be Returning and Which Shows Are Saying Goodbye?

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2020-2021 TV Renewed or Canceled

Are your favorite shows returning for the upcoming 2020-2021 TV season?

While many shows are in the middle of airing their current season, fans are already getting antsy about whether or not the shows will secure a comeback in the fall.

The CW renewed much of their roster for the upcoming season, so you can breathe a sigh of relief.

Related: ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Alum Keegan Allen Joins Jared Padalecki in The CW’s ‘Walker’

NBC’s Superstore and Brooklyn Nine-Nine have gotten pick-ups along with This Is Us and New Amsterdam. Blacklist is also safe for one more season.

A few shows are still in limbo for the upcoming seasons including Manifest (currently airing its second season), Emergence (wrapped up its first season), God Friended Me (airing its second season), and more.

Below you’ll find which shows are currently airing a season, which ones were renewed, which ones canceled. The TBD means that a show has not yet gotten news about its upcoming season, so check back soon!

Check out where your favorite network shows stand below:

 

ABC

America’s Funniest Home Videos: Renewed through Season 31
American Housewife: Airing Season 4, TBD
American Idol: Renewed for Season 18 (Season 3 on ABC)
A Million Little Things: Airing Season 2, TBD
The Bachelor: Airing Season 24
The Bachelorette: Renewed for Season 16
Bachelor in Paradise: Renewed for Season 7
black-ish: Airing Season 6, TBD
Bless this Mess: Renewed for Season 2
The Conners: Airing Season 2, TBD
Dancing with the Stars: Airing Season 28
Emergence – Aired Season 1, TBD
Fresh Off the Boat: Ending after Season 6
The Goldbergs: Airing Season 7, TBD
The Good Doctor: Renewed for Season 4
Grey’s Anatomy: Renewed through Season 17
How to Get Away With Murder: Airing sixth and final season
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Renewed for seventh and final season
Modern Family: Airing 11th and final season
Reef Break: Canceled after one season
The Rookie: Airing Season 2, TBD
Schooled: Airing Season 2, TBD
Shark Tank: Airing Season 11, TBD
Single Parents: Airing Season 2, TBD
Station 19: Airing Season 3, TBD
Grand HotelCanceled after one season

 

The CW

The 100: Renewed for seventh and final season
All American: Renewed for Season 3
Arrow: Airing eighth and final season
Batwoman: Renewed for Season 2
Black LightningRenewed for Season 4
Charmed: Renewed for Season 3
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Renewed for Season 6
Dynasty: Renewed for Season 4
The Flash: Renewed for Season 7
In the DarkRenewed for Season 3
Legacies: Renewed for Season 3
Nancy Drew: Renewed for Season 2
The OutpostRenewed for Season 3
RiverdaleRenewed for Season 5
Roswell, New MexicoRenewed for Season 3
SupergirlRenewed for Season 6
Supernatural: Airing 15th and final season

 

FOX

9-1-1: Airing Season 3, TBD
9-1-1: Lone Star: Airing Season 1, TBD
Almost Family: Airing Season 1, Likely Cancelled
Beat Shazam: Renewed for Season 4
Bless the Harts: Renewed for Season 2
Bob’s BurgersAiring Season 10, TBD
Deputy: Airing Season 1, TBD
Empire: Airing sixth and final season
Family Guy: Airing Season 18, TBD
Hell’s Kitchen: Renewed through Season 20
Last Man Standing: Renewed for Season 8
The Masked Singer: Renewed for Season 3
MasterChef: TBD
MasterChef Junior: Renewed for Season 8
Outmatched: Airing Season 1, TBD
The Orville: Renewed for Season 3, which will air on Hulu
Prodigal Son: Picked up for a full first season
The Resident: Airing Season 3, TBD
The Simpsons: Renewed through Season 32
So You Think You Can Dance: Renewed for Season 17

 

NBC

America’s Got Talent: The Champions: Renewed for Season 2
A.P. Bio: Renewed for Season 3 and moving to NBC’s streaming service
American Ninja Warrior: Renewed for Season 9
The Blacklist: Renewed for Season 8
Blindspot: Renewed for fifth and final season
Bluff City Law: Canceled after one season
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Renewed for Season 8
Chicago Fire: Airing Season 8, TBD Season 9
Chicago Med: Airing Season 5, TBD Season 6
Chicago P.D.: Airing Season 7, TBD Season 8
Days of Our Lives: Renewed for Season 56
Good Girls: Renewed for Season 3, TBD Season 4
The Good Place: Ended after four seasons
Law & Order: SVU: Airing Season 21
Manifest: Airing Season 2/ TBD
New Amsterdam: Renewed through Season 5
Saturday Night Live: Airing Season 45
Songland: Renewed for Season 2
Sunnyside: Moved to NBC’s digital service
Superstore: Renewed for Season 6
The InBetween: Canceled after one season
This Is Us: Renewed through Season 6
The Voice: Renewed through Season 18
Will & Grace: Airing 11th and final season
World of Dance: Renewed for Season 4

CBS

All Rise: Picked up for full first season
The Amazing RaceRenewed for Season 32
Big Brother: Renewed for Season 22
Blood & Treasure: Renewed for Season 2
Blue Bloods: Airing Season 10, TBD Season 11
Bob Hearts Abishola: Picked up for full first season
BullAiring Season 4, TBD Season 5
Carol’s Second ActPicked up for full first season
Criminal Minds: Renewed for 15th and final season
Evil:
Renewed for Season 2
FBI: 
Airing Season 2, TBD Season 3
God Friended Me: 
Airing Season 2, TBD for third season
Hawaii Five-0: 
Airing Season 10, TBD Season 11
Love Island:
Renewed for Season 2
MacGyver: 
Renewed for Season 4
Madam Secretary:
Airing sixth and final season
Magnum P.I.: 
Airing Season 2, TBD Season 3
Man With a Plan: Renewed for Season 4
Mom: 
Renewed through Season 8
NCIS: 
Airing Season 17, TBD
NCIS: Los Angeles: Airing Season 11, TBD
NCIS: New Orleans: 
Airing Season 6, TBD
The Neighborhood: 
Airing Season 2, TBD
Survivor:
 Renewed for Season 40
S.W.A.T.: 
Airing Season 3, TBD
SEAL Team: Airing Season 3, TBD
The Unicorn:
 Picked up for full first season
Young Sheldon: 
Renewed through Season 4

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