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Since it’s debut on Netflix on March 20th, everybody has been clamoring for more “Tiger King.” The original seven-part docu-series was perfectly binge-able and the latest streaming obsession, coming right at a time when most every American found themselves sequestered or under quarantine in the comfort of their own homes. Just recently, Netflix released some numbers on the show, claiming that “Tiger King” has had more viewers than the original season of “Stranger Things,” with a whopping 19 million viewers just here in the U.S. and over 34 million worldwide.
Well Netflix delivered an Easter surprise this Sunday, giving us an all-new episode in the saga of Joe Exotic. Actually, Episode 8, entitled “The Tiger King and I,” acts more as an epilogue, an after-show, hosted by Joel McHale (“Community,” “Talk Soup”), because, why not? In the style of most other shows during this pandemic, Episode 8 consisted of isolated interviews conducted by Joel McHale. Several of the players from Tiger King gave us updates on their lives post-show. They also offered up several other juicy tidbits of information. Joel was a fair and funny host, respectfully mixing in some humorous questions to go with the more direct and serious questions that had been on everyone’s mind.
The biggest omission from this “bonus” episode was, of course, Joe Exotic himself, now serving a 22-year sentence for the crimes he committed. Also missing were two of the biggest characters from the series, Carole Baskin and Doc Antle, but there was plenty of story left to tell from the eclectic panel of guests Joel had assembled.
Read on to find out what we learned during this brand-new episode of “Tiger King“!
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Jillian Michaels is returning to reality TV with a new docuseries called Being Jillian, which follows the former ragey trainer of The Biggest Loser as she juggles family alongside her fitness and health business. Additionally Joel McHale will be expanding on his The Soup ‘tales from the week’ concept by executive producing a a new show focusing on snarking snark from outrageous and hilarious website comments found throughout the internet. <Crossing-Fingers Reality Tea makes an appearance!>
In Just Jillian, Jillian “strips down and bares it all” for an intimate and revealing docu-follow which exposes the real Jillian; thus giving viewers an “authentic, unfiltered look inside this surprisingly sensitive superstar’s private world and family.”
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