We’ll talk about TV stuff just as soon as I’m through yelling at you to register to vote

I’ve been screaming at y’all to register to vote for a while now so I assume it’s obvious that today, “National Register to Vote Day,” is not going to be any different.

If you are not registered to vote, do so now. Here in Texas, you have to either mail in your registration or take in person to the appropriate location. To learn where, contact your local election office. If you’re here in Houston, here are a list of locations and times where you can register in person today. Remember, in Texas, October 9th is the deadline to register. The rest of you in other states, LOOK IT UP. IT’S NOT HARD.

If you are already registered, please do me a favor and double check that you are still on the rolls. There have been shenanigans all over the country, including here in Harris County, where people have been purged from their local electoral rolls thanks to the tightening of our election laws by one particular political party who benefits from voter suppression. Not that I’m naming names. I have literally been checking my own status about once a week in recent days, so freaked out that I might be prevented from voting in this election.

Then, learn where you vote, check your local voting dates, and consider voting early. I have always made it a point to vote on Election Day — it made it feel special. But I have to tell you, I am going to vote early this year for the first time. This election is too important to leave anything to chance.

Billy Eichner and friends explain why they didn’t vote in previous elections, but why they are DEFINITELY GOING TO VOTE IN THESE MIDTERMS because it’s like a Childish Gambino video: it’s very important.

MTV launched +1thevote today, along with the online tool: plus1thevote.com

And if you don’t vote in this election, you’re dead to me. November 6, guys. NOVEMBER 6.

While we’re on the topic of Very Important Voting, the polls for The Real Housewives Awards is now open.

Maisie Williams teases that the final season of Game of Thrones is all about girl power. YAAAAAAASSSSSSS.

It’s a mystery for the Goddamn ages.

Here are two pictures from behind the scenes of Colton’s premiere of The Bachelor because ABC is desperate to make Colton’s season happen.

NBC has named Robert Goldblatt’s replacements, if you’re interested.

Pete Davidson’s got no time for Chevy Chase. Preach, boy.

Time’s Up

We are currently waiting for Bill Cosby to be sentenced, which I am sure will happen the moment I hit PUBLISH on this post, but “America’s Dad Goes to Prison for Rape” seems like the perfect headline for our current times.

Brett Kavanaugh did an interview on Fox News last night to defend himself against the allegations he was sexually abusive towards (at least) two women.

OK. A FEW FUCKING THINGS ABOUT THIS.

  1. The interview was with the woman who defended Roger Ailes and attacked Gretchen Carlson when she came forward, so not exactly a defender of women.
  2. He claimed he was a virgin through high school and college even though neither of the allegations against him include actual sex.
  3. A Supreme Court nominee giving a TV interview in an effort to campaign for his confirmation is unprecedented.
  4. But it is also SUPER RICH considering some on the right were speculating wildly that Dr. Blasey Ford would never testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee, but instead go running to the media:

I am ready to set everything on fire.

Elsewhere, Laura Ingraham said that Ronan Farrow should have his Pulitzer Prize revoked for … doing his job? OK.

Meanwhile, Michael Avenatti appeared on Rachel Maddow’s show to say that he has a third accuser who will come forward in the next 36 hours or so. Curiously, the very publicity-hungry attorney has turned his Twitter account private this morning.

And then a little closer to home for your trusty blogger, Ted and Heidi Cruz were chased out of a D.C. restaurant by protestors screaming that they believe the women. (Good.)

IT HASN’T BEEN A MONTH, LES MOONVES. GO AWAY AND STAY AWAY.

CAA’s most senior literary agent, Adam Berkowitz, has left the agency amid whispers of an investigation and some sort of “incident” at the Emmys.

The creator of popular YouTube network SevenAwesomeKids, Ian Rylett, has been charged with“lewd or lascivious battery of a minor less than 16.” Gross, but completely unsurprising.

Asia Argento gave her first on-screen interview since Anthony Bourdain’s death, I suppose as part of her attempt to salvage her image. Jimmy Bennett, Argento’s accuser, also gave an interview on Italian TV where he was met with skepticism because the Italians are not known for their nuanced understanding of consent (see also: how they treated Asia Argento when she revealed her allegations against Harvey Weinstein).

Renewals

  • Harlots has been renewed by Hulu for season three.

Cancellations

  • The Royals is officially for real dead and gone.

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Channel Zero: The Dream Door will debut on Syfy on October 26 and holy shit, this show, though.
  • My Dinner with Hervé will air on HBO on October 20.
  • Wanderlust will begin streaming on Netflix on October 19.
  • ReMastered will debut on Netflix on October 12.
  • The Sentence will air on HBO on October 15.
  • Schitt’s Creek will air its first Christmas special on December 19 on Pop. It will also serve as its season finale.
  • Terrorism Close Calls will debut on Netflix on October 26.
  • Strange Times, a Joe Rogan stand-up special, will debut on Netflix on October 2.

R.I.P.

Gary Kurtz, Producer known for his work on Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, and Dark Crystal, as well as a few TV series

Al Matthews, Actor

WATCH THIS

The Gifted: “Reeva Payge purges the Inner Circle of those who disagree with her, and she emerges as their sole leader.” Season premiere. 7 p.m., Fox

NCIS: “A month after the Director Vance kidnapping, Gibbs is named acting director in his absence while the team searches worldwide for his whereabouts.” Season premiere. 7 p.m., CBS

This Is Us: “Randall, Kate and Kevin find themselves on new paths as they each celebrate their 38th birthday.” Season premiere. 8 p.m., NBC

FBI: The FBI fbis. Series premiere. 8 p.m., CBS

Lethal Weapon: Bye, Riggs. Bye, boy, bye. Season premiere. 8 p.m., Fox

NCIS: New Orleans: “Pride fights for his life in the ICU, and the team scours the city for the hit woman who attempted to assassinate him.” Season premiere. 9 p.m., CBS

New Amsterdam: Handsome doctor yells about bureaucracy. Series premiere. 9 p.m., NBC

Mr. Inbetween: An ex-con tries to reenter real life and deal with his anger issues in this Australian dramedy. Series premiere. 9 p.m., FX

Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Taraji P. Henson, BTS Late Night with Seth Meyers: Ted Danson, Interpol, Ben Sesar The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: America Ferrera, Nas The Late Late Show with James Corden: Ben Howard Jimmy Kimmel Live: Sofia Vergara, David Alan Grier, Tyga featuring Offset Conan: Norm Macdonald, Judy Greer, Nick Nemeroff The Daily Show: M.I.A. Watch What Happens Live: Tom Arnold, D’Andra Simmons

TUES. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Dancing with the Stars
(new)
The Real Rookies: A 20/20 Special
(repeat)
CBS NCIS
(new)
FBI
(new)
NCIS: New Orleans
(new)
CW The Flash
(repeat)
The Outpost
(new)
Local
FOX The Gifted
(new)
Lethal Weapon
(new)
News/Local
NBC The Voice
(new)
This is Us
(new)
New Amsterdam
(new)

 

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