That asshole Trump just threw gasoline on the dumpster fire that is this ESPN story.

According to The Washington Post, ESPN tried to replace Jemele Hill on Wednesday night’s broadcast os SportsCenter, but her fellow Black hosts refused to fill in, and her co-host Michael Smith refused to go on without her. Good for them. ESPN is denying this story, by the way.

A group has lodged an ethics complaint against Sarah Huckabee Sanders for calling for the firing of Jemele Hill. Apparently, in doing so she violated a law, 18 U.S. Code § 227, that reads:

(a)Whoever, being a covered government person, with the intent to influence, solely on the basis of partisan political affiliation, an employment decision or employment practice of any private entity—

(1)

takes or withholds, or offers or threatens to take or withhold, an official act, or

(2)

influences, or offers or threatens to influence, the official act of another,
shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than 15 years, or both, and may be disqualified from holding any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.

Meanwhile, her boss went on Twitter to whine about the whole thing this morning. Obviously.

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In Other TV News

STOP GIVING THE MOOCH ATTENTION, Y’ALL.

David Lynch isn’t saying that another season of Twin Peaks is happening, but he isn’t saying it’s not happening.

ALERT: 30 Rock is leaving Netflix! I repeat, 30 Rock is leaving Netflix in October! BINGE WATCH ALL OF THE 30 ROCK NOW WHILE YOU CAN. (Also leaving, Friday Night Lights and How I Met Your Mother. ~shrug~)

So, David S. Pumpkins could be back to wring the last drops of humor from that particular SNL sketch.

A word of public relations advice, Star Trek: Discovery, it’s never a good sign when reviews of a new show are embargoed until it airs. 

How network executives throw shade.

This is interesting: this fall will see the debut of a number of military series, but such patriotic programming probably won’t do well overseas.

Goat yoga, guessing the weight of a cow at a state fair, seat cushions and other sad ways shows are trying to promote themselves. Yes, goat yoga.

This story about a Difficult People joke about Max Landis has everything: outrage, humor, and a surprise feel-good ending.

Radiohead and Hans Zimmer have written a new song for Blue Planet II.

J.B. Smoove is writing a book as his Curb Your Enthusiasm character, Leon, entitled The Book of Leon: Philosophy of a Fool.

Trevor Noah and Chris Wallace are going to be staying in their respective jobs for a while.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Lawrence is a secret self-appointed Real Housewives producer, not that Nene is worried.

Oh no, one of the players featured on Last Chance U has been charged with homicide.

Get better soon, Heather Locklear!

In Development

Casting News

WATCH THIS

FRIDAY

American Vandal: #WhoDrewTheDicks? Netflix

First They Killed My Father: It’s Angelina Jolie’s light-hearted comedy about the Cambodian crisis. Netflix

Strong Island: In this documentary, a man investigates his brother’s murder by a cop. Netflix

SATURDAY

Drink, Slay, Love: First of all, what a title. Second of all, this is about a teen vampire who becomes the coolest girl in school. Yes. 9 p.m., Lifetime

Running Wild with Bear Grylls: “Bear and Vanessa Hudgens rappel from a helicopter into the high Sierra for a scenic adventure; Bear and Vanessa evade a boulder avalanche, summit a massive dormant volcano, and encounter a rattlesnake; Vanessa talks about her rise to stardom.” LOLOLOLOL 9 p.m., NBC

LaLa Land: This is happening. 7 p.m., HBO

SUNDAY

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards: Stephen Colbert hosts TV’s most self-congratulatory night. And there are a lot of them. 7 p.m., CBS

The Vietnam War: It’s Ken Burns’ latest obsession. Series premiere. 7 p.m., PBS

Vice Principals: Who Shot Gamby? Season premiere. 9:30 p.m., HBO

The Strain: Series finale. 9 p.m., FX

Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Friday): Benedict Cumberbatch, Savannah Guthrie, Andy Grammer featuring Lunchmoney Lewis Watch What Happens Live (Sunday): Bevy Smith, Derek J, Miss Lawrence

 

FRI. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Shark Tank
(repeat)
What Would You Do?
(new)
20/20
(new)
CBS Big Brother
(new)
The 11th Annual ACM Awards
(live)
CW Masters of Illusion
(new)
Masters of Illusion
(repeat)
Penn & Teller:
Fool Us

(repeat)
Local
FOX Masterchef
(repeat)
Beat Shazam
(repeat)
Local
NBC America’s Got Talent
(repeat)
Dateline NBC
(new)

SAT. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30
ABC College Football: Miami vs. Florida State
(live)
News/Local
CBS NCIS
(repeat)
NCIS Los Angeles
(repeat)
48 Hours
(repeat)
News/Local
FOX College Football: Texas vs. USC
(live)
News/Local
NBC Dateline NBC
(repeat)
Running Wild with Bear Grylls
(new)
News/Local Saturday Night Live
(repeat)

SUN. 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos
(repeat)
Celebrity Family Feud
(repeat)
Steve Harvey’s Funderdome
(new)
The $100,000 Pyramid
(new)
CBS 60 Minutes
(repeat)
The 69th Annual Primetime Emmys
(live)
FOX NFL
(repeat)
The Orville
(new)
The Simpsons
(repeat)
Family Guy
(repeat)
NBC NFL: Packers at Falcons
(live)
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2 thoughts on “That asshole Trump just threw gasoline on the dumpster fire that is this ESPN story.

  1. “(Also leaving … How I Met Your Mother. ~shrug~)” HIMYM lost me with their series resolution. All that build up and anticipation, a great “meet cute,” a really wonderful actress to play the mother, and they killed her off just to get Ted and Robin together. All those years watching, wasted. Worse than Bobby in the shower.

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    1. I think I was the only person who didn’t hate the ending. That last season being like 2 days was an awful decision though. I did however find it way too rushed. I really think if they would have spent the first half of the season at the wedding and the second half exploring the montage scenes with the mother, it not only makes her death more meaningful and emotional, but makes the decision to get with Robin make at least a little sense.

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