Let’s distract ourselves from the news for a hot minute with a bunch of TV junk and a cute dog, please and thank you

Look, today is a hard day. As I am typing this, the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh is happening. I’m not ignoring the story, I’m just postponing my comments on it until this particular part of the story itself is concluded. So instead of thinking about Kavanaugh and how the Senate Republicans want to put a man on the Supreme Court who has been credibly accused of being sexually and physically abusive towards multiple women, let’s talk about meaningless TV stuff and this cute dog:

From the good souls at Boing Boing:

Game of Thrones cast members keep trying to prepare us to not like the finale. OH MY GOD, IS IT GOING TO INVOLVE A GIANT BATHTUB PLUG AND A WEIRD PURGATORY CHURCH OR WHAT?

Meanwhile, Kit Harington didn’t get to keep Longclaw which is some bullshit.

The premiere of This is Us was Hellerized in the Midwest — and y’all, I FEEL YOU.

The Good Place creator Mike Schur answers all your questions about the afterlife, like, “who works at the yogurt place?” and “is there money?” and “do people go to the bathroom?”

There is an auction of The Office happening right now, so if you need Phyllis’ mousepad, today is your lucky day.

Which not-network drama is going to do a 20-year time jump when it returns in 2019? Some guesses: Star Trek: Discovery, Stranger Things, Handmaid’s Tale, 13 Reasons Why or The Affair (but probably not The Affair).

Brace yourselves for a darker Veronica Mars when it returns on Hulu.

This new season of Doctor Who featuring the first female Doctor will feature more standalone episodes making it easier for new viewers to jump into the series. So, if you’ve ever been Whocurious, now is the time to get into the TARDIS. It’s bigger on the inside.

Conan O’Brien is launching a stand-up tour in November. He will be joined by various comedians in 18 different cities. It’s the first time he has done stand-up since 2010.

Freaks and Geeks is leaving Netflix next month, so time to binge this weekend.

A Parks and Recreation writer is really really sorry for “Treat Yo Self.” He shouldn’t be. That was a God damn gift.

aziz ansari parks and rec treat yo self yay

CBS just crushing some Star Trek fans hearts.

Fandemic was in Houston earlier this month — here is some awesome cosplay from the event.

This isn’t strictly TV news, but you need this today.

Joy Reid is being sued by a Trump supporter for defamation.

Kim Richards is off of probation. Best of luck, Kim! We’re all rooting for you!


In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • House of Cards returns on November 2, and the age of the middle-aged white man is OVER.
  • Daredevil returns on Netflix on October 19.
  • Saturday Night Live is returning this weekend, guys.
  • The Bisexual will air on Channel 4 in October and will stream on Hulu … at some point.

Some #MeToo News Because Real Life Is Still Happening

When Family Guy returns on Sunday, it will be with a double episode in which Donald Trump preys on Meg. Jesus Christ, Seth MacFarlane, this isn’t helping.

Scottie Nell Hughes’ lawsuit against Fox News alleging that Fox Business host Charles Payne raped her and that she was blacklisted from the network has been settled.

Comedian Ted Alexandro took to the stage of the Comedy Cellar — the comedy club where Louis C.K. performed recently — to eviscerate Louis C.K. and the Comedy Cellar audience itself for their enthusiastic embrace of Louis C.K.’s attempted return. Right on, Ted.


The Good Place: “Michael intervenes in the near-death accidents of Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason on Earth, in hopes that a second chance at life allows them to become better versions of themselves.” Season premiere. 7 p.m., NBC

Grey’s Anatomy: “The doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial vie for a new position.” Season premiere. 7 p.m., ABC

Law & Order: SVU: “Benson and Rollins confess to some major life changes.” Season premiere. 8 p.m., NBC

Mom: “Christy has second thoughts about law school.” Season premiere. 8 p.m., CBS

Murphy Brown: “Murphy decides to return to the airwaves as the host of a cable network’s morning news show.” Series premiere. 8:30 p.m., CBS

How to Get Away with Murder: “Annalise selects students for her new legal clinic at Middleton.” Season premiere. 9 p.m., ABC

S.W.A.T.: “The SWAT team engages in a standoff with human traffickers holding child hostages when a major earthquake hits Los Angeles.” Season premiere. 9 p.m., CBS

Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ricky Gervais, Shawn Mendes Late Night with Seth Meyers: Pete Davidson, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Zainab Johnson, Ben Sesar The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Jeff Bridges, Cedric the Entertainer, Mark Leibovich The Late Late Show with James Corden: Damon Wayans Jr., Gina Rodriguez Jimmy Kimmel Live: Casey Affleck, Jay Ellis, T.I. featuring Yo Gotti Conan: Jim Gaffigan, Seann William Scott The Daily Show: America Ferrera Watch What Happens Live: Terrence Howard, Elle Macpherson

THUR 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Grey’s Anatomy
How to Get Away with Murder
CBS The Big Bang Theory
Young Sheldon
Murphy Brown
CW Supernatural
The Originals
FOX Thursday Night Football: Vikings at Rams


NBC The Good Place
Law & Order: SVU(new)

One thought on “Let’s distract ourselves from the news for a hot minute with a bunch of TV junk and a cute dog, please and thank you

Leave a Reply