Happy Handmaid’s Tale Day! Nolite te bastardes carborundorum!

The Handmaid’s Tale returns on Hulu today, under his eye. Here’s how the cliffhanger 33 years in the making was resolved — spoilers abound.

The creator of the series wishes the show weren’t so relevant to our times. TRUTH.

Here’s a helpful taxonomy of all the different kinds of women that exist in Gilead.

And this is an old post, but here is the history of the phrase nolite te bastardes carborundorum.

Lauren Cohan is returning to The Walking Dead, she confirms, because OF COURSE she’s coming back to The Walking Dead. Considering the finale basically set her up to be the focus of next season, there was never any doubt she would return to The Walking Dead.

Hank Azaria gets it: “I think the most important thing is to listen to Indian people and their experience with it. Listening to voices means inclusion in the writers’ room. I really want to see Indian, south Asian writers in the writers’ room, genuinely informing whichever direction this character takes. I’m perfectly willing to step aside. It just feels like the right thing to do to me.”

Your turn, Simpsons writers and creators.

Clayne Crawford is really really sorry for yelling at people and creating dangerous set conditions and getting into fights with Damon Wayans to the point where his co-star won’t speak to him anymore so please do not cancel his show please.

TV Guide has some suggestions for storylines we need to see in the next season of This is Us. Meanwhile, Sterling K. Brown wants us to know that we don’t know what we think we know.

Kareem Abdul Jabar is 7’2″. Lindsay Arnold is 5’6″. I feel your pain, guys. I’m 5’2″. My husband is 6’5″. The struggle is real.

This is a decent argument that Dolores and Daenerys are pretty similar.

We love Michelle Wolf here at Foolish HQ. 

Careful talking about Neil Gaiman, he might just show up and tell you you’re wrong.

Here are some spoilery things about The Big Bang Theory season finale wedding.

If you enjoyed the Quantico flashbacks, Marlee Matlin has some bad news for you.

Sarah Jessica Parker wants you to know that she is not in a fight with Kim Cattrall. Kim Cattrall suggests otherwise.

A bunch of TV critics discusses how they handle spoilers. Hey, TV Guide: PLEASE DO NOT BUILD THE ACTUAL SPOILER INTO THE LINK, THNX.

Diversity is increasing on TV, but it still doesn’t reflect the real world.

Learn some TV writing terms like “Goatfucker” and “Gilligan Cut.”

Michael Avenatti — or “Stormy Daniel’s Lawyer” as it will say on his tombstone — will not be appearing on Fox News’ The Story With Martha MacCallum or Hannity from the sounds of it.

There’s some weird stuff going on over at MSNBC with Joy Reid, where a Twitter user found some old blog posts on Reid’s blog that made some anti-gay marriage comments. Reid is claiming that the blog was hacked, but Internet Archive says there is no indication of that. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Donald Trump turned the Iran Nuclear Deal into a Celebrity Apprentice cliffhanger because we elected a washed-up reality TV guy president. Again, great job, everyone.


Terry Crews gets it.

I love you, Terry Crews. And if you don’t think masculinity is a dangerous cult, may I direct your attention to Toronto. (Warning: the comments in that link are incredibly disturbing.)

Alia Shawkat said all the right things about the Jeffrey Tambor accusations:

“I’m an actor, I worked with him,” she said. “It’s not about sharing my personal opinion of him…What those victims said needs to be heard just as much. And that’s the facts, that’s just the truth of it. And they can’t be squashed down because of something else. But it is also, you know, it is sad, too.”


Oh, Joss Whedon. Sweetie. So, Joss Whedon wrote a Wonder Woman script about ten years ago which was ultimately not made. The script leaked last year, and from the looks of it, it was for the best the movie never came to life. See for yourself:

However, Whedon, who has had a rough year facing accusations that he was having affairs with young actresses he was working with, hasn’t learned a damn thing:

You gave us Buffy, Joss. You’re perfectly capable of feminist thought. Try harder, dude.

There have been some charges against Time’s Up that some women have been excluded. Jessica Chastain addressed the accusations in a generally classy way.

The Association of Talent Agents has backed a pending California law that require talent agencies to provide sexual harassment training to their employees. Which is great! But why should it be limited to talent agencies? Sexual harassment happens IN ALL INDUSTRIES.

Stan Lee has been accused of being gross with a massage therapist.

Benjamin Adams, an entertainment attorney and former director of business and legal affairs at The Weinstein Company, has pled no contest to “lewd conduct” with a 14-year-old boy.



  • The Path has been canceled after three seasons.

In Development

Each one-hour episode of The Proposal will follow the male or female daters as they attempt to woo the secret suitor in first impression and beachwear rounds, answer pressing romantic questions, and then strive to receive a seal of approval from the suitor’s most-trusted family member as the final test. After each of those four rounds, the daters who fail to connect are eliminated, until only two are left. The final two will then meet their mystery guy or gal and propose. ABC’s description of the series asks: Will there be a marriage proposal that can’t be refused?

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Sense8‘s final episode will be available on Netflix on June 8.
  • The Tale will debut on HBO on May 26.


The Real Housewives of New York City: I don’t have a description for this week’s episode so I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that Ramona acts like an asshole. 8 p.m., Bravo

The Handmaid’s Tale: This is back, and we apparently go to the Colonies this season. Season premiere. Hulu

Archer: Danger Island: Archer pulls a Lost. Season premiere. 9 p.m., FXX

Brockmire: Brockmire moves to New Orleans this season — which seems appropriate. Season premiere. 9 p.m., IFC

Suits: Your first — but not last — look at Meghan Markle as a bride. Season finale. 8 p.m., USA

Code Black: Season premiere. 9 p.m., CBS

Psychokinesis: Like Legion, except Korean and it makes sense. Netflix

Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Serena Williams, Priyanka Chopra, David Blaine Late Night with Seth Meyers: Jimmy Fallon, Patton Oswalt, Kylie Minogue, Sarah Tomek The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Lucy Liu, Henry Winkler, Run the Jewels The Late Late Show with James Corden: Mark Ruffalo, Mackenzie Davis, Chelsea Clinton Jimmy Kimmel Live: Chris Hemsworth, Chadwick Boseman, Karen Gillan, Sebastian Stan, Josh Brolin, Middle Kids Conan: Jim Jefferies, Chris Gethard, Joe Machi The Daily Show: Christina Hendricks The Opposition with Jordan Klepper: Annie Waldman Watch What Happens Live: Carole Radziwill, Ali Wentworth

*Note to Houston viewers: Our local NBC affiliate is rebroadcasting that “Saving Wildlife: From Houston to Borneo” special in lieu of Law & Order SVU. I don’t know, dudes. Law & Order SVU will air at 2 a.m.


WEDS. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Goldbergs
Alex, Inc.
Modern Family
Alex, Inc.
Designated Survivor
CBS Survivor
Code Black
CW Riverdale
The Originals
FOX Empire
NBC The Blacklist
Law & Order: SVU
Chicago P.D.

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