Watch Jimmy Kimmel tearfully defend Obamacare and rebuke Trump in the wake of his newborn’s health crisis

I’ve tried to avoid talking about the ACA here on this TV blog for the obvious reason that this is a TV blog, but sometimes the personal becomes political, even for television personalities. Let Jimmy Kimmel’s emotional plea to cover all Americans’ preexisting conditions serve as a heartfelt “screw you” to GOP politicians like Representative Mo Brooks who doesn’t seem to know that sometimes babies are BORN WITH PREEXISTING CONDITIONS who had this to say about Trumpcare: “It will allow insurance companies to require people who have higher healthcare costs to contribute more to the insurance pool that helps offset all these costs, thereby reducing the cost to those people who lead good lives, they’re healthy, they’ve done the things to keep their bodies healthy. And right now, those are the people who have done things the right way that are seeing their costs skyrocketing.”

Anyway, enjoy your Tuesday cry:

In Other Late Night News

Stephen Colbert has plenty to say about our “Presi-dunce’s” first 100 days in one of his most furious rants yet.

Seth Meyers takes a closer look at Trump’s preposterously stupid comments about the Civil War:

Trevor Noah suggests Trump go on Shark Tank to get the funding for his stupid fucking wall:

Conan presents The Civil War — a Film by Donald Trump

And one last late night note: Jimmy Kimmel will not be hosting ABC’s upfronts this year so as to spend that time with his family. ~heart emoji here~

In Other TV News

I was going to lead with the story that Fox co-president Bill Shine is out at Fox News, but then the whole Jimmy Kimmel thing broke. In any event, BOY BYE.

And in other good news, the writers’ strike has been averted in a last-minute deal, so this week’s Saturday Night Live is a go. (As are all your late night shows, soap operas, and programs that are set to film over the summer, thank the TV gods.)

Stranger Things is promising to be darker and have more horror in it this season. GOOD. CAN’T WAIT.

That one guy from Nashville is going to host the CMT Country Music Awards, and when you think about it, the official name for the awards show is The Country Music Television Country Music Awards which is very dumb.

Here are the 19 people who got better ratings as Kelly Ripa’s co-hosts than Ryan Seacrest.

And apparently, Megyn Kelly’s morning hour on The Today Show is going to be up against Live with Kelly and Ryan, so they are already calling it “The Kelly War.”

Sorry, Braime (?) Jienne (?) shippers, Jaime and Brienne is never going to happen on Game of Thrones.

Netflix will add more trigger warnings to 13 Reasons Why after a growing backlash to its depiction of suicide and rape.

Hulu and NBCUniversal have made a deal to provide live and on-demand streaming access to NBC, Telemundo, USA Network, Syfy, Bravo, E!, MSNBC, CNBC and NBCSN among other networks.

Wow: Netflix has four times as many subscribers than Comcast has.

Farmer Teeth is claiming that the charges against him for running over some guy on a tractor and then fleeing the scene (ALLEGEDLY!) should be dropped because reasons.

And Now a Bunch of Trump-Inspired TV News

Morning Joe spent the morning suggesting that Trump is off his rocker. ~cough~

That Donald Trump episode of Law & Order: SVU is never going to air.

Evan Peters wants to play Ivanka in American Horror Story and dammit, make it happen, Ryan Murphy.

The third season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt nearly had a Trump storyline, but backed away from it.

Sure. Obviously.



In Development

Casting News


Jackson: Today’s uplifting documentary looks at the lives of Mississippi women caught in the middle of the abortion debate. Fun. 6:30 p.m., Showtime

The Mick: In the season finale, intruders try to break into the house, hijinks ensue. 7:30 p.m., Fox

Victoria Slum House: A bunch of people take LARPing to a new level when they move into a tenement and recreate 19th century life in London’s East End in the MOST PBS REALITY SHOW EVER. Series premiere. 7 p.m., PBS

Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Chris Rock, Andy Cohen, Phoenix Late Night with Seth Meyers: Rachel Maddow, Beck Bennett, All Time Low, Josh Dion The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Amy Schumer, Gabourey Sidibe The Late Late Show with James Corden: Liev Schreiber, Ocean Park Standoff Jimmy Kimmel Live: Will Arnett, Tommy Maitland, Incubus Conan: Kristin Chenoweth, Jonathan Banks, Highasakite The Daily Show: W. Kamau Bell Watch What Happens Live: Bobby Giancola, Hannah Ferrier

TUES. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Middle
American Housewife
Fresh Off the Boat
Imaginary Mary
Marvel’s Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
NCIS: New Orleans
CW The Flash
FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine
The Mick
Prison Break
NBC The Voice
Great News
Great News
Chicago Fire

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