Our moronic president wants Congress to investigate the Obamas for their Netflix deal because President All the Best Deals doesn’t know how deals work? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

President Conman was going on about something yesterday, maybe to distract us from the fact that we are on the brink of war with Iran, or maybe to distract us from the fact that he admitted he was awaiting orders from Saudi Arabia on our foreign policy, maybe to distract us from the fact that his tariff war has cost us 300,000 jobs so far and is on track to cost us 900,000 jobs in the next year, or maybe that his poll numbers continue to go down the tubes, WHO EVEN KNOWS, it’s a smorgasbord of horseshit to choose from, really. But ANYWAY, one of the crazy things that he latched onto was that Congress should investigate the Obamas for their post-White House Netflix deal.

Of course for a president who is blatantly and flagrantly not only profiting from the office but also flouting the emoluments clause of the Constitution at every turn to criticize a former president for having a career after he has left office is clearly insane. It’s not even hypocritical, it’s completely insane. I don’t need to tell you that every modern president has written books or been paid for speeches and appearances after leaving the office. That’s not profiting off of the office, that’s having one’s personal value rise on account of having been the most powerful man on Earth.

But I think there’s a nugget of something psychologically telling here that I can’t quite put my finger on. If I’m being generous with the Criminal-in-Chief, maybe he truly doesn’t understand that there is a difference between making money after having been the president and making money while being the president, and that’s why he’s so amazingly brazen about breaking our customs and laws.

I don’t actually believe that, though, and instead I suspect two things are going on here: 1. President Bankrupt finds it impossible to believe that Obama could have made such a profitable deal without committing some sort of crime because our president is a racist pig, but more importantly, 2. this is just another instance of President Insecurity’s deep resentment of President Obama and how he will never have Obama’s class, grace, respectability, and popularity. Because ain’t nobody going to be offering President Unpopular a Netflix deal once he’s out of office.

Aaaaand, Shane Gillis has officially been fired from Saturday Night Live before he ever had a chance to appear on it. This was the inevitable outcome, the only real question is how did it get this far? How can shows like Saturday Night Live or, say, The Bachelor not have people whose entire job is to just crawl through every potential candidate’s social media profiles and internet presences? This is basic stuff, guys.

Anyway, Gillis responded that he’s always been a MadTV guy, and you know what? That’s not a terrible response.

We have a name for the NBCU streaming service: Peacock. That works. Go to In Development for upcoming series moves.

HBO Max has signed an enormous deal for streaming rights to The Big Bang Theory. We don’t know exactly how much they paid, but I’m sure it was A LOT. Like 9 figures a lot. I had just been thinking about how this is the last week CBS will be able to run The Big Bang Theory reruns. Pour one out for the Eye.

ABC has set a “Cast from the Past” stunt, in which casts from Blues Brothers 2000CastleCharmedCheersCrazy Rich AsiansThe Drew Carey ShowGirlfriendsHouseThink Like a Man, and Wet Hot American Summer are reunited. It will begin on October 7.

Angelica Ross, one of the stars of Pose, will host a GLAAD Presidential Forum on LGBTQ issues.

Roseanne Barr is still angry with Sara Gilbert even though it was Roseanne’s bad choice to tweet out a racist thing and get her ass fired. Whatever.

Sean Spicer is humiliating himself on Dancing With the Stars for Christ. OK. SURE THING, SPICEY.

Now may I never speak of Sean Spicer being on this dumb show ever again.

Get better soon, Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman.

Older News I Missed Last Week

OOH! this is one of my favorite stories from last week that we have already collectively forgotten and moved on from: So last week, our fragile president was watching a program on MSNBC about prison reform, clearly hoping that someone would mention and praise him for the prison reform bill he signed into law. However, he was not mentioned, so he had a full-on tantrum, attacking the host of the special, Lester Holt, John Legend who was interviewed in the special, Van Jones for some reason, and John Legend’s wife, Chrissy Tiegen, WHO WAS NOT IN THE SPECIAL OR MENTIONED AT ALL, whom he referred to as John Legend’s “filthy mouthed wife.” Because his idling speed is misogyny.

But Chrissy Teigen, she is no mere novice at Twitter, and she was ready for this moment:

“Pussy Ass Bitch” began to trend furiously on Twitter, but because of all the vulgarities, it wouldn’t show up on Twitter’s trending topics, so “PAB” and “Filthy Mouthed Wife” became the alternative trending topics. (And as a filthy mouthed wife myself, BRAVA, CHRISSY!)

Teigen then went on Ellen to discuss the whole surreal situation, where she revealed when it happened, she wasn’t even able to read the original tweet because that Pussy Ass Bitch blocked her on Twitter. LOL, what a snowflake.

Uh-oh, Young Sheldon also used the emergency tone and are going to be fined by the FCC.

One America News is suing Rachel Maddow, MSNBC and Comcast over her allegation that the cable news network is “really, literally is paid Russian propaganda.” The issue is over an on-air reporter, Kristian Brunovich Rouz, whom Maddow claimed was paid by the Russian government to produce propaganda. “NUH-UH,” says One America News, “He’s just a freelancer for Sputnik News, so …” Of course, since Sputnik News is a propaganda arm of the Russian government and he was being paid to write articles for them, as a freelancer myself, I’m not sure how far this argument is going to go.

Renewals

Older Renewal News

Cancellations

Older Cancellation News

In Development

Older Development News

Casting News

Older Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • The Blacklist returns on NBC on October 4.

Older Dates:

  • The Good Place returns on NBC on September 26.

R.I.P.

Cokie Roberts, Legendary journalist

Rocci Chatfield, Writer on Knots Landing and Days of Our Lives

Peter Nichols, Playwright known for Gregory Girl and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

Ted Summers, Emmy-award-winning editor who worked on General Hospital and Barney Miller

Lane Carroll, Actress best known for The Crazies

WATCH THIS

Bachelor in Paradise: The four remaining couples have some hard decisions to make in the season finale. (Finally.) 7 p.m., ABC

Country Music: I know I mentioned this miniseries last week, but this episode is about one of the all-time greats (and for whom one of my sons is sorta kinda named for) Hank Williams. 7 p.m., PBS

They Shall Not Grow Old: Peter Jackson produced and directed this previously unseen footage of World War I that brings the heroes of that world to life in an all new way. 8 p.m., HBO

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Michelle Dockery, the Lumineers
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: John Goodman, Michael C. Hall, Midland, Yesod Williams
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Barry Williams, Maureen McCormick, Christopher Knight, Eve Plumb, Mike Lookinland, Susan Olsen
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Angela Bassett, Jim Gaffigan
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Chance the Rapper, Sen. Cory Booker
  • The Daily Show: Bashir Salahuddin, Diallo Riddle
  • Conan: Seann William Scott, Jena Friedman
  • Lights Out with David Spade: Brad Williams, Jen Kirkman, Rob Schneider
  • Watch What Happens Live: Eileen Davidson, June Diane Raphael
  • A Little Late with Lily Singh: Kenan Thompson

 

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