On his way to Great Britain to meet the Queen (and right on the heels of calling our American princess Meghan Markle “nasty” — while claiming at the same time that he did no such thing and after attacking London’s mayor, again), our idiot president was SO MAD when he discovered his favorite pacifier, Fox News, wasn’t available to watch because they broke U.K. broadcasting rules (by being assholes). So, our responsible and not at all Toddler-in-Chief began rage-tweeting at AT&T — a publicly traded company — and CNN:
Perfectly normal. Perfectly normal for a U.S. President to encourage people to punish a company because he doesn’t like the way the news covers him. I have never been particularly happy with my AT&T service — I have plenty of things to bitch about in that department — but I am really happy to be a customer at this moment in time.
AT&T has more problems than just an idiotic U.S. President. It also has an HBO problem. AT&T wants to have its own streaming service, which makes sense since they own Warner Brothers, TNT and TBS, CNN, and HBO. However, HBO by itself costs $15 a month and that is more than any of the other streaming services out there. What to do?
But going back to cable news for a sec: Laura Ingraham did a segment on her show last week, whinging about conservative voices being censored on Twitter, and one of the people she included was Paul Nehlen, a virulent white supremacist who has done such cute things like wear a t-shirt with the face of the New Zealand mosque shooter on it. COOOOOL. Fox News was all, “Nuh-uh, but also so?”
And this is rich: Jeanine Pirro accusing Robert Mueller of creating “chaos and havoc.”
GOD DAMMIT, GEORGE. SIT DOWN AND FINISH THE GOD DAMNED BOOKS. I love Meow Wolf as much as the next person who has been to Santa Fe but FUCKING FINISH THE FUCKING BOOKS.
Game of Thrones might be over, but you can still immerse yourself in the North with this VR experience if you have “SteamVR (1.4.14) and Viveport (1.3.3 or later).” I don’t know what any of those words mean.
Netflix is really going all out on the tie-ins for Stranger Things. Some Baskin Robbins will be turning into the Scoops Ahoy ice cream parlors that will be in the series in this upcoming season, and will be featuring Stranger Things-themed treats. Meanwhile, if you want to live in the Stranger Things’ living room, IKEA has you covered. (The Simpsons and Friends are represented here, too.)
FX is 25 years old? For real? That doesn’t sound right. I do not agree with this ranking of the best 25 FX shows, by the way; there is a great deal of bullshittery in here.
TV Line also has some ideas for other sitcoms that should be given the live in front of a studio audience treatment, along with casting suggestions and I am ALL ABOUT their idea for Laverne & Shirley. MAKE THIS ONE HAPPEN, TV GODS.
That said, there was a political reasoning behind the live reimagining of All in the Family and The Jeffersons that went beyond mere nostalgia.
Presidential candidate and Congressman Eric Swalwell suggests that CNN should move its headquarters out of Atlanta over the Georgia bullshit abortion law.
- Burden of Truth has been renewed for a third season at The CW.
- Vida has been renewed for a third season at Starz.
- Silicon Valley will end on HBO after this sixth season.
- Magic: The Gathering is being turned into an animated series by the Russo Brothers for Netflix.
- La Fresa is being developed at Amazon.
- The Max Einstein books are being adapted into a TV series.
- A series about Judge Mablean Ephriam, the former Divorce Court judge, is in the works.
- Killing Michael Jackson has been bought by Discovery, but for their European networks.
- Patrick J. Adams is going to star as John Glenn in Nat Geo’s adaptation of The Right Stuff.
- Vanessa Lachey has joined the cast of BH90210 on Fox.
- Keeley Hawes, Ann Dowd, Sam Riley, and Ben Crompton are joining the cast of Rebecca on Netflix.
Mark Your Calendar
- Looking for Alaska will debut on Hulu on October 18.
- Descendants 3 will debut on Disney Channel on August 2.
- Shangri-La will debut on Showtime on July 12.
- OWN Presents: Inside WACO’s Wearable Art Gala will air on OWN on June 11.
Leah Chase, Legendary New Orleans chef, civil rights activist and the inspiration for Princess Tiana in Disney’s The Princess and the Frog
Roky Erickson, Former singer of the Texas band The 13th Floor Elevators
So You Think You Can Dance: Yay! My very favorite summer diversion is back! Season premiere. 8 p.m., Fox
Chernobyl: The single most terrifying series on television concludes. Series finale. 8 p.m., HBO
The Bachelorette: They go to Boston. 7 p.m., ABC
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Wanda Sykes, Vanessa Bayer
- The Daily Show: Rep. Eric Swalwell
- Conan: Thomas Middleditch
|Celebrity Family Feud
|Man with a Plan
|CW||Masters of Illusion
|Burden of Truth
|So You Think You Can Dance
|NBC||Stanley Cup Playoff