13 Reasons Why Renewed For Season 2 — The Monday Roundup

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13 Reasons Why Renewed For Season 2

The controversial Netflix series 13 Reasons Why has been renewed for a second two.  The series is based on the young adult novel by Jay Asher of the same name and dealt with the suicide of teenage Hannah Baker.

Thirteen Reasons Why on Netflix is a series you need to watch every episode of. 13 Reasons Why renewed for season two.
Season one of Thirteen Reasons Why is currently streaming on Netflix. 13 Reasons Why was recently renewed for season two by the streaming network.

Season one of the series has proven to be controversial, although I wondered last week just how many people criticizing show have watched the whole first season?

Brian Yorkey, who adapted the book for the series, addressed the controversy surrounding the series in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. He also revealed that season two of 13 Reasons Why will continue to focus on the aftermath of Hannah Baker’s suicide.

Season two of 13 Reasons Why will premiere sometime next year on Netflix.

82 Nigerian Girls Kidnapped In 2014 By Boko Haram Released In Prisoner Swap

Hundreds of teen girls were abducted in Nigeria back in 2014 by Boko Haram, an Islamist militant group. The president of Nigeria announced of the weekend that 86 of the abducted girls were released. The young women were released in exchange for the release of the group’s member that were being held by the government.

A faction of the Peoples Democratic Party in Nigeria released a statement criticizing the swap for the kidnapped girls. The group maintains that it is a setback in the larger war against the militant group. It’s been reported that the group is responsible for more than 100,000 deaths since 2009.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Tops $145 Million In Debut

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 brought in an estimated $145 million in its debut over the weekend. The original film brought in $94.3 million during its debut weekend back in 2014.

Vol. 2 brought in an estimated $282.6 million in overseas markets for an estimated worldwide debut of $427.6 million.

Be sure to check back in with RealLifeSTL on Thursday for my Weekend Movie Guide. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Snatched open in theaters this weekend.

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Sinclair Broadcast Group Buying Tribune Media Puts KTVI, KPLR & KDNL Under One Umbrella

With the news of Sinclair Broadcasting Group buying Tribune Media, channels 2, 11 & 30 in St. Louis will all be owned by the same company.

Sinclair already owned KDNL (channel 30) prior to the deal, whereas Tribune Media owns KTVI FOX 2 and KPLR Channel 11.

Sinclair already owns 173 local stations and will buy 42 from Tribune Media Company for $3.9 billion. While the deal will initially put 215 news stations across the country under Sinclair’s control, the Federal Communications Commission will likely force the company to sell some stations. 

John Oliver Takes On Net Neutrality Again On Last Week Tonight

John Oliver again took on the issue of net neutrality on Last Week Tonight over the weekend. Oliver again talked about the importance of keeping the internet and the flow of information open.

Oliver also points those concerned to the website www.gofccyourself.com. He goes on to point out that “I don’t have time” isn’t an excuse when people can do things like review the Grand Canyon on Yelp.

John Oliver on Net Neutrality

Carlos Martinez To Start Vs Marlins For St. Louis Cardinals

Carlos Martinez will start for the St. Louis Cardinals tonight in Miami. Adam Conley will start for the Miami Marlins. First pitch at Marlins Park is scheduled for 6:10 pm.

Tommy Pham was recalled from AAA club Memphis on Friday and joined the Cardinals for a weekend series in Atlanta. Pham went 6-for-12 with three home runs and five runs batted in during the series, including a two-run home run in the 14th inning yesterday. Pham’s homer gave the Cardinals a three-game sweep in Atlanta.

The current Marlins roster owns a .318 batting average in 85 plate appearances against Martinez. Of the 27 hits recorded by batters, 24 were singles. Martinez has also recorded 20 strikeouts against the Marlins.

Adam Conley is not a familiar pitchers to many members of the Cardinals roster. Only the aforementioned Pham, Dexter Fowler, Aledmys Diaz and Jedd Gyorko have gone to the plate more than twice against him and they’ve all only done it three times. In sixteen total plate appearances, Cardinals have managed two hits and four walks against Conley.

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