I was going to lead this post with the updates on the Asia Argento news which is not getting any better — see below — but the story is so bleak and so filled with pain and sadness already and it does not feel like it can possibly end well for anyone and who needs to start their Tuesday thinking about that kind of thing, especially if one’s Tuesday began by sending their baby off to their first day of their senior year of high school and so one is already thinking about the unstoppable march of time and the inevitability of death so instead we are going to start with this just very very good tweet by the undisputed King of Puns, Nick Offerman:
You are welcome.
Josie Totah, the actress who was billed as J.J. Totah while starring on Champions (and was absolutely the best thing on a very sweet little series), has come out as transgender in a very personal essay. Congratulations and good luck to her.
Doctor Who has hired a number of women and people of color to write and direct this season.
American Horror Story: Apocalypse has revealed the first two episode titles: “The End” and “The Morning After.”
There are many places I never want to go, and inside Bobby Brown’s mind is absolutely one of them.
This is an in-depth look at what other media companies are doing to compete with Netflix, complete with lots of pretty graphs and numbers.
Double Dare is going on the road with live shows.
The Asia Argento story continues. Argento just released a statement denying that she had sex with Jimmy Bennett, her accuser, and says that Anthony Bourdain paid him off. She does not explain the photo of the two of them topless in bed. This is all so gross and terrible.
Tarana, the founder of #MeToo wrote that there is no “model survivor:”
Harvey Weinstein’s attorney had some thoughts on the story. You’ll be shocked to learn they were not sympathetic.
In other news, more former Miss Americas have called for Gretchen Carlson to step down as the head of the organization.
Mario Batali and the New York City restaurant The Spotted Pig are under investigation for sexual harassment. And just as a general rule, if your organization as a room that is nicknamed, “the rape room,” maybe it’s time to lawyer up.
- GLOW has finally been renewed by Netflix.
- Random Acts of Flyness has been renewed by HBO.
- Most Expensivest, Slutever and Bong Appetit have all been renewed by Viceland.
- Expecting, Our Wedding Story, Crazy Beautiful Weddings have been renewed at UPtv.
- Niecy Nash is getting her own late night talk show on TNT called Naked with Niecy Nash. HELL YES TO THIS.
- The Thread, a comedy from some writers on Search Party, is in development at ABC.
- Run, Bambi Run is being developed at Universal Cable to be turned into a series.
- The Hills: New Beginnings is happening.
- The Bi Life has been ordered by E! — but in the U.K.
- Galaxy Quest is in a “holding pattern” thanks to Paramount TV’s president being fired.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is going to appear in the final season of iZombie. OK.
- Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz are moving to the Law & Crime Network after leaving ABC News.
- Esai Morales will recur on NCIS: Los Angeles.
- Tim Johnson Jr. and Jade Catta-Preta are joining the cast of Future Man on Hulu.
- Katy O’Brian has joined Z Nation.
- Michael Raymond-James, Kurt Yaeger, and Rarmian Newton are joining Tell Me a Story on CBS All Access.
Mark Your Calendars
- American Vandal: Attack of the Turd Burglar will debut on Netflix on September 14. AND I CAN NOT WAIT.
- Jane Fonda in Five Acts will air on HBO on September 24.
- The Good Doctor will return on ABC on September 24.
- Press will air on Masterpiece Theater sometime next year.
- Made in Mexico will debut on Netflix on September 28.
- Black Ink Crew returns on VH1 on September 19.
- Page Six TV will return on September 17.
- Scaled premieres on August 24 on Animal Planet.
- Driver vs. Driver 2 will premiere on October 2 on the Golf Channel.
- Truly, Madly, Sweetly will air on September 22.
- All of My Heart will air September 29.
- Falling for You on October 6.
- Under the Autumn Moon on October 13.
- Love, Of Course on October 20.
- Good Witch on October 21.
Bachelor in Paradise: Oh dear, looks like Kendall might be wooed away by Leo. 7 p.m., ABC
Betty White: The First Lady of Television: A profile of the wonderful Betty White who — and somehow I didn’t know this — is “the first woman to produce a national TV show, the first woman to star in a sitcom, the first producer to hire a female director,” was among the first women to be nominated for an Emmy, and was the first woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host. GO BETTY! 7 p.m., PBS
Mr. Rogers: It’s You I Like: Keep the nice-times going with this documentary hosted by Michael Keaton — who appeared on Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood back in the 70s apparently? I AM LEARNING SO MANY THINGS. 8:30 p.m., PBS
Animal Kingdom: Season finale. 8 p.m., TNT
Late Night: Conan: Bob Odenkirk, Zach Cregger, Shooter Jennings
|ABC||Bachelor in Paradise
|NCIS: New Orleans
|NBC||America’s Got Talent