It’s never appropriate to celebrate someone’s death. Not even if that person was a noxious sexual harasser who treated the women who worked for him like members of his personal bordello. Not even if that person is largely responsible for poisoning the minds of countless millions of our fellow Americans with fake news, fear mongering, sexism, racism, outright lies and hate. Not even if that person is the one person most responsible for polarizing our politics so much that we no longer recognize the world as it seen by our fellow citizens, and our republic may never wholly recover from it.
So, instead, I will paraphrase the great Bette Davis: You should never say bad things about the dead, you should only say good . . . Roger Ailes is dead. Good.
And frankly, I can’t think of a better way to memorialize Ailes than to point out that Fox News’ ratings have been spiraling recently. Maybe because they are doing everything in their power to not talk about the imploding White House. Or maybe because when they do, they are saying things like it’s “boring.”
I haven’t been posting about our Fuckwit in Chief here as much recently, mostly because I can not keep up with the completely insane pace everything has been happening. So, instead, enjoy this perfect summation as cast by the Real Housewives (and occasional other reality show character) by Victoria Aveyard.
In a couple of other political points: it’s sounding like our days kicking Sean Spicer around are coming to an end.
Or might this Fox News host be our new Sean Spicer? (A word of advice, Kimberly: RUN. RUN THE OTHER WAY.)
There are weird things going on over at MSNBC where Lawrence O’Donnell’s contract might not be renewed despite the fact that The Last Word is the second-highest rated show on the network. Hopefully this is just a contract negotiation tactic and not indication that MSNBC is trying to change its brand.
And can we pause for a moment to note that in that explosive Comey memo, underneath all that obstruction of justice that was happening, was this amazing bombshell which in and of itself would have been front page news if, you know, EVERYTHING ELSE HADN’T GONE COMPLETELY NUCLEAR:
Alone in the Oval Office, Mr. Trump began the discussion by condemning leaks to the news media, saying that Mr. Comey should consider putting reporters in prison for publishing classified information, according to one of Mr. Comey’s associates.
Sure! Why not! It’s only the First Amendment, after all! What could possibly go wrong with the PRESIDENT ARRESTING JOURNALISTS FOR REPORTING THINGS THAT HE DOESN’T LIKE?
Jesus, impeachment can not come fast enough.
In other TV News
Over at The CW, they have announced that they are rebooting Dynasty. They also announced that you will be able to stream the old Dynasty on Seed, as well as Everwood.
The CW also announced they will air Black Lightning in midseason, but don’t go looking for it to join those crossovers with the other DC shows. (~cough~ segregation ~cough~)
Mom is donating their Emmy campaign budget to Planned Parenthood. DAMMIT, CHUCK LORRE, DON’T MAKE ME ADMIRE YOU.
Here are a couple of recipes for you:
- The Dark Crystal series at Netflix (watch the trailer here) will be 10 episodes and a prequel to the movie.
- Supernatural is going to have a Scooby-Doo crossover animated episode next season. I am not making that up.
- Star Trek: Discovery just got more episodes and a companion series.
- Sundance has picked up Rosehaven, an Australian comedy.
- Former Houston Rocket Kenny Smith and his wife have a deal with ITV to make shows.
- Loudermilk will debut on AT&T Audience Network on October 17.
- Dennis Quaid is your new George W. Bush.
- William Forsythe is going to play J. Edgar Hoover in The Man in the High Castle in season three.
- No surprise here: Bobby Moynihan is leaving Saturday Night Live now that his CBS show Me, Myself & I has been picked up to series.
- Ray Liotta, Laura Dern and Daveed Diggs are all going to be in season three of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
- Richard Madden (Game of Thrones), Holliday Grainger (The Borgias) and Anneika Rose (BBC’s Line of Duty) are all joining Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.
- James Corden will be back to host the Grammys in 2018.
Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave. No, he’s not TV, but he did make amazing music videos.
Bob Carter, father of Nick and Aaron Carter, co-star of House of Carters
Supernatural: In the two-hour season finale, the boys face off against Lucifer. 7 p.m., The CW
Grey’s Anatomy: A dangerous patient escapes and everyone’s lives are in DANGER! in the season finale. 7 p.m., ABC
Masterchef Junior: Season finale. 7 p.m., Fox
The Blacklist: Season finale. 8 p.m., NBC
Scandal: Olivia takes a risk to protect Mellie in the two-hour season finale. 8 p.m., ABC
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