The nerds at FiveThrityEight studied ‘The Bachelor’ because they have to fill the time until the midterms somehow.

FiveThrityEight used their big brains to study The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, and determined the following things:

  • First Impression Roses are a good indicator that the recipient will go far.
  • If you are on a two-on-one date, you’re probably doomed, even if you survive it.
  • Early one-on-one date survivors do well in the long term.
  • Receiving a date rose gives a contestant a 10 point advantage the next week.
  • FiveThirtyEight needs a new election to work on.

(But a note, FiveThirtyEight, Nick and Vanessa have been over for a long time now. Get your facts straight, guys.)

Speaking of The Bachelor, I wasn’t the only one who wanted to see Pretty Boy Pit Bull Kenny King replace Arie, apparently.

Someone thought they needed to ask Arie Luyendyk Jr. about #MeToo.

Oh, and This Asshole is now dating January Jones. GIRL, YOU CAN DO BETTER.

Ellen Pompeo is now TV’s highest paid actress at $20 million a year — and easily one of its most powerful. Shonda Rhimes herself has said that Grey’s Anatomy will go on as long as Pompeo wants it to. This interview with her about how she found the confidence to ask for what she is worth is TERRIFIC. Fuck yeah, Ellen Pompeo, get it.

I’m 48 now, so I’ve finally gotten to the place where I’m OK asking for what I deserve, which is something that comes only with age. Because I’m not the most “relevant” actress out there. I know that’s the industry perception because I’ve been this character for 14 years. But the truth is, anybody can be good on a show season one and two. Can you be good 14 years later? Now, that’s a fuckin’ skill.

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World is staging a mini-Agent Carter reunion. GONE TOO SOON.

On a recent episode of DIY’s Texas Flip ‘N’ Move, star Toni Snow used the phrase “Jew us down.” Oh, girl, no. (And, see, Siggy from Real Housewives of New Jersey? This is what a real Anti-Semitic statement looks like.)

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is now suggesting that it because Trump was on The Apprentice, he can’t be a racist, or maybe her point is that somehow it was NBC’s responsibility to vet Trump for racism. I’m not sure about this logic.

Fox News is claiming they didn’t shelve a story about Stormy Daniels blackmailing Trump back in October 2016. OK. SURE.

Meanwhile, Brit Hume is NOT having fantasies about Trump’s penis. OK. SURE.

Speaking of inappropriate penises

Ann Curry was not surprised by the allegations against Matt Lauer, and she thinks others at NBC shouldn’t have been surprised, either. Meanwhile, Today has replaced Don Nash with Libby Leist as Executive Producer. HMM. WONDER WHY.

Dylan Farrow wants to know why the fuck she shouldn’t want to take Woody Allen down. Damn straight.

Here are the accounts of 11 female directors’ experiences with blatant sexism. They’re INFURIATING.

Some notes for the men in the back of the room.

Matt Damon has had second thoughts about just blurting out his thoughts on the #MeToo movement. “I really wish I’d listened a lot more before I weighed in on this,” Damon said on The Today Show. “I don’t want to further anybody’s pain with anything that I do or say. So for that I am really sorry.”




In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars


Hugh Wilson, Creator of WKRP in Cincinnati


The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Reunion time. 8 p.m., Bravo

American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: The next installment of American Crime Story follows how the FBI’s incompetence led to the fashion icon’s murder. Season premiere. 9 p.m., FX

The Path: Season three sees new leadership for the Meyerists. Season premiere. Hulu

Corporate: A new workplace comedy that follows the lives of two downtrodden employees. Sounds fun! Series premiere. 9 p.m., Comedy Central

Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Edgar Ramirez Late Night with Seth Meyers: Sean “Diddy” Combs, Luke Evans, Nicole Sullivan, John Stanier The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Ricky Gervais, Matt Czuchry, Jon Bon Jovi The Late Late Show with James Corden: Kyra Sedgwick, Ed Helms, Lena Waithe, Stefflon Don Jimmy Kimmel Live: Bill Maher, Sarah Hyland, Lauv Conan: Molly Shannon, Aaron Sorkin, Mo Welch The Daily Show: Anthony Bourdain The Opposition with Jordan Klepper: Matt Gertz Watch What Happens Live: Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Gerard Butler


WEDS. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Goldbergs
Modern Family
American Housewife
Match Game
CBS The Amazing Race
Criminal Minds
CW Riverdale
FOX The X-Files
NBC The Blacklist
Law & Order: SVU
Chicago P.D.

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