This behind-the-scenes look at ‘Game of Thrones’ is a reminder that Maisie Williams is a goddamned badass of the first order

Game of Thrones just released two more clips from their “Game Revealed” series, focusing on two of my favorite scenes of the season — the brilliant Brienne and Arya sparring scene, and the Arya and Sansa reunion:

First of all, DID YOU SEE THAT DAGGER FLIP? It was in the scene that aired, too, but because it was filmed in close-up, it somehow came off as less impressive?

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But second of all, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner are adorable. “And everyone’s like, ‘Oh it’s so nice you girls are back together again,’” Williams says. “And I was like, ‘Just you wait. Because by week two you’re all gonna hate us. ‘Cause we’re very annoying when we’re together.’”

Here’s a love letter to Supernatural, “the best show on television.”

Hey, Walking Dead? How can Maggie be only two months pregnant but Judith has aged a full year in that same time?

Merriam-Webster finally added the word “showrunner” to the dictionary. Now maybe my spellcheck won’t scream everytime I type it.

Going after an unauthorized Stranger Things pop-up bar, Netflix’s lawyers demonstrate how to write a great cease and desist letter. “We love our fans more than anything, but you should know the demogorgon is not always as forgiving. So please don’t make us call your mom.”

In TV News News

Jedediah Bila announced yesterday on air that she is leaving The View. She claims she’s doing it to work on a book and other projects, but Deadline was quick to point out that some production staff thought she was too hard on Hillary Clinton when she made an appearance last week. While that is an intriguing hypothesis, it seems more likely she’s leaving to make room for Meghan McCain who just left Fox News. (It’s a shame: while I disagree politically with Jedediah Bila, she was always able to make principled, clear arguments for her positions unlike some of the other conservative dummies they’ve had on that show ~cough~ Elisabeth Hasselbeck Candace Cameron ~cough~)

Over at Fox News, after what feels like weeks of speculation, Laura Ingraham is, indeed, going to join the network, and take Hannity’s spot, pushing him an hour earlier and up against Rachel Maddow. Stay tuned.

Just days after they brought Charles Payne back on air, Fox News is being slapped with a lawsuit by Scottie Hughes claiming that he raped her, and that the network knew about it. Hughes claims that after being pressured into a relationship with Payne, her appearances on Fox increased, but that when she ended things with him, Payne’s wife had her banned from the network, and the network blackballed her, costing her a position with the Trump administration. This is an ugly one.

Fox News is also trying to shake this Rod Wheeler lawsuit over this whole Seth Rich mess.

And in non-lawsuit news (sorta) the investigative journalist who was fired from CNN over the Scaramucci story has landed a new job at Buzzfeed. Go break that Russia story wide open, Mr. Frank.

Some programming notes:

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Casting News


American Horror Story: Cult: “Neighbors from Hell.” Yes, but who? Billy Eichner and Mary Cherry or Ally and Ivy? Because it would be EXHAUSTING to live next to Ally with her screaming all the damn time.  9 p.m., FX

Conan Without Borders: Israel: Conan visits Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in this new special. 9 p.m., TBS

Jerry Before Seinfeld: Seinfeld returns to stand-up in this new special that looks back to his childhood. Netflix

The Paley Center Salutes Will & Grace: Sure. 9 p.m., NBC

Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Kevin James, Ilana Glazer, Rudimental featuring James Arthur Late Night with Seth Meyers: Mariska Hargitay, Gilbert Gottfried, Celeste Ng The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Hillary Clinton, Emma Stone The Late Late Show with James Corden: Alicia Vikander, Luke Wilson, Zach Woods, Sir Sly Jimmy Kimmel Live: Kirsten Dunst, Nathan Fielder, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Conan: Sharon Osbourne, Frankie Muniz The Daily Show: Olivia Munn Watch What Happens Live: Jax Taylor, Captain Lee Rosbach

TUES. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Middle
Fresh Off the Boat
Somewhere Between
NCIS: New Orleans
CW The Flash
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
FOX Lethal Weapon
The Mick
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
NBC America’s Got Talent
The Paley Center Salutes Will & Grace


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