After another long weekend of new sexual misconduct allegations, it might be faster if we just ask everyone who is not a rapey monster to step forward

George Takei is the latest man to disappoint me. A former model has come forward to say that Takei of groping him when he was unconscious back in 1981. Though Takei has said that he is “shocked and bewildered” by the claims, in a RECENT — AS IN SINCE WEINSTEIN — interview with Howard Stern, Takei claims that he grabbed men’s genitals to encourage them to have sex. Dammit, George.

Andrew Kreisberg, the showrunner on Supergirl, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash, has been suspended after 19 men and women — 19! — came forward with harassment and inappropriate touching claims against him. Warner Brothers is investigating. Melissa Benoist, the star of Supergirl, responds:

Anthony Edwards has bravely stepped forward to accuse producer Gary Goddard of sexual molestation when he was a teen. Goddard has denied the claims.

Richard Dreyfus has been accused of sexual harassment by a writer.

Rebel Wilson recalls being harassed by a male actor and director.

Eva LaRue has accused Steven Seagal of harassing her.

Director David Guilod has been accused of violently raping five women.

Hope Solo has stepped forward to accuse former FIFA president Sepp Blatter of assault.

Manager Benny Medina has been accused by an actor of attempted rape.

DC Comics has suspended editor Eddie Berganza after three women have stepped forward accusing him of assault.

Ellen Page stepped forward to accuse Brett Ratner of despicable behavior on the set of X Men: The Last Stand. She also regrets working with Woody Allen:

And proving that she’s a real life superhero, Gal Gadot has stated that she will not be back for Wonder Woman 2 if Brett Ratner is involved.

And inspired by Page’s post, actor Daniel Franzese came forward to accuse actress Bijou Phillips of bullying him on the set of, ironically enough, Bully. Phillips has apologized. SEE HOW EASY THAT IS, GUYS?

Meanwhile, the fallout from previous accusations continues:

Prosecutors are meeting with one of Kevin Spacey’s accusers in Boston.

House of Cards‘ writers are rewriting season 6, although Tim Pratt has the right idea:

The Romanoffs, Amazon’s Matthew Weiner series, is probably safe, though.

13 Reasons Why‘s crew has received anti-harassment on set recently.

Louis C.K. stuff:

Louis C.K. put out a statement admitting that the allegations against him were true. However, this did not satisfy many, noting that he never apologizes in the statement, and that he implied for years that the women who accused him of his behavior were liars. Too little and waaaaay too late.

Pamela Adlon, Louis C.K.’s writing partner and friend, has expressed her “deep sorrow” in the wake of his admission, and says that she and her family are devastated.

FX has severed its ties with Louis C.K. and Pig Newton — he will no longer be a producer or receive compensation for work on Better Things, One Mississippi or Baskets. What this means for the future of those shows remains unclear.

TBS has suspended production on Louis C.K.’s upcoming animated series, The Cops. He’s also been dropped from the Secret Lives of Pets sequel.

Rose McGowan is over your faux shock about Louis C.K.

Jen Kirkman, one of the first women to publicly talk about Louis C.K., says she’s jealous of men who have been accused of sexual misconduct in this brilliant video:

Meanwhile, the comedy world has a great deal of self-examination to do. Not that Bill Maher or Sarah Silverman are going to start that conversation. 

And finally, if you were looking for an ironic laugh, Kellyanne Conway says that public officials that mistreat women should “step aside.” LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

In Actual TV News

Sean Hannity gave an interview to gross child-diddler Roy Moore, and now sponsors are fleeing. Not without some really dumb backlash, though. (Personally, I’m glad Hannity interviewed him, as Moore pretty much confirmed the stories about him were true and forced more Republicans to pull their support.)

ARE Y’ALL WATCHING THE EXORCIST THIS SEASON? BECAUSE YOU SHOULD BE. Sorry to be all shouty about it, but it really is one of my favorite shows of the year. It was surprisingly good last season, it’s so much scarier and better this season. (By the way, that link is spoilery so be careful.)

And speaking of shows that you should be watching: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend was a punch in the gut this weekend.

Here’s a teensy tiny detail from Stranger Things 2 that probably slipped your notice, but it’s a heartbreaker. TOTALLY SPOILERY. DO NOT CLICK IF YOU WANT TO AVOID SPOILERS.

And here is why that one episode from the season that you think you hated was actually important. (For the record: I, for one, did not hate it.)

Jason Momoa is a bigger Game of Thrones fan than you.

The Deadwood movie is going to start filming next fall.

That Disney streaming service that is in the works is going to be “substantively” cheaper than Netflix, according to the Disney CEO. We’ll see.

Chris Wallace is just all over the place in this speech about Trump and journalism: Donald Trump has “engaged in the most direct, sustained assault on a free press in our history” buuuuuuuuutttttt he might have a point about media bias. OK, pick a lane, Wallace.

And this is interesting: was Rupert Murdoch behind Trump getting involved in the AT&T/Time Warner merger? Was the CNN thing just a bonus?


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The Real Housewives of Dallas: Reunion, Part 2 9 p.m., Bravo

War Dog: A Solider’s Best Friend: The stories of three brave dogs and the soldiers they served with. 7 p.m., HBO

Man with a Plan: The Matt Leblanc show that seems like the kind of show that Matt Leblanc’s other show, Episodes, would mock is back. Season premiere. 7:30 p.m., CBS

Ill Behavior: Lizzy Caplan and Chris Geere (Shitty Jimmy of You’re the Worst) star in this British cancer comedy. Series premiere. 9:30 p.m., Showtime

Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jeff Daniels, Mary J. Blige Late Night with Seth Meyers: Carey Mulligan, Beanie Feldstein, Danny Bowien, Michel’le Baptiste The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Joe Biden, Elton John The Late Late Show with James Corden: Jason Segel, Seth Rogen Jimmy Kimmel Live: TBA The Daily Show: Hari Kondabolu The Opposition with Jordan Klepper: Jose Calderon Watch What Happens Live: Leslie Grossman, Shannon Beador


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ABC Dancing with the Stars
The Good Doctor
CBS Kevin Can Wait
Man with a Plan
Superior Donuts
CW Supergirl
FOX Lucifer
The Gifted
NBC The Voice
The Brave

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