In a dramatic plot twist, soap operas might be returning soon

Welcome to Tuesday! Here’s a Burmese Mountain Dog puppy meeting a lemon for the first time, just fucking because.

The Bold and the Beautiful is going back into production, hooray for them! And I hope this means my own story, General Hospital, won’t be far behind! But what, exactly, does a socially distant soap opera look like? Unless you have fast and accurate testing, are you really going to be able to do love scenes?

Oh wait, SNL already thought about this:

Honestly, I didn’t care for this sketch at the time because it seemed so ridiculous BUT LOOK AT US NOW.

Univision has announced that sports and scripted series will also return soon.

Instead of doing in person “For Your Consideration” events ahead of the Emmy nominations, National Geographic is doing a podcast. Because everyone loves podcasts, that’s just science.

I’m not going to say more, except link this article and tell you that if you haven’t watched Years and Years, it’s on HBO Max. Go do it.

President Shoe Lifts is at it again, insisting that if we didn’t test for COVID-19, we wouldn’t “have any cases.”


Star Wars Celebration has been canceled, and will return in 2022.

DC FanDome, a free virtual convention hosted by Warner Bros, and DC Comics, will take place on August 22.

The protests continue. A protestor was shot in Albuquerque yesterday by a right-wing counter-protestor. And President LAW & ORDER! signed a meaningless executive order in the ultimate display of virtue signaling.

Michael Strahan’s got something to say: namely, that he felt he couldn’t speak up.

Netflix has pledged to give $5 million to Black creators, youth organizations and businesses.

Dragnet is the reason police procedurals are police fantasies. Know your TV history!

A former casting producer on The Bachelor/Bachelorette has some thoughts on the series’ history of white-washing and basically says “too little, too late” in a blistering open letter to the show.

Krista Vernoff is the showrunner of Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19:

Fox News is still doing this bullshit:

Black Women and the Ballot, three short radio plays — one of which will feature Phylicia Rashad — will be on YouTube on June 19.

Tyler Perry has offered to pay for Rayshard Brooks’ funeral and for the college educations of his four children.

Eric Andre is not interested in what middle-aged white people think about his jokes about the cops, thanks.

All Other TV News

Jimmy Kimmel is going to be your host for the Emmys — in the event that they happen. I GUESS WE’LL SEE.

Kaitlyn Bristowe is going to be on the Dancing With the Stars cast this season, after claiming that Bachelor producer Mike Fleiss prevented her from being on it earlier. Mike Fleiss sounds like a real asshole, you guys.

ABC News has landed the first interview with that coward John War Walrus Bolton on his book tour. Ok.

Kit Harington thinks Jon Snow is happy now, though his metaphor about leaving the heaviness that his big cloak represents behind as he goes north of the Wall makes no sense since … he needs a big cloak when north of the Wall. But whatever. He’s doing his best to make lemonade so I’ll give it to him.

This is a good explainer for all the drama going on over at Batwoman, if you’re interested.

If you want to kill some time until Supernatural returns, the first 13 episodes of this most recent season are now on Netflix.

This is a good time to remind everyone that Georgia is still trying to implement draconian abortion laws and that maybe while productions are halted, Hollywood could come up with a plan B in the event they have to boycott their backwards asses.


  • Manifest will be back for season three. NEEDS MORE CGI WOLVES.
  • For Life has been renewed at ABC for a second season.
  • The Sinner has been renewed for a fourth season at USA. (GOOD. Now, can season three come to Netflix already? I somehow didn’t record all of it, and would like to watch it now please and thank you.)


In Development

Mark Your Calendars

  • Search Party returns on HBO Max on June 25.
  • Nobody Knows I’m Here will debut on Netflix on June 24. (Oh hai, Jorge Garcia!)


Let it Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992: Filmmaker John Ridley’s documentary looks at the decade that led up to the Rodney King riots of 1992. Hey, this also came out in 2017. Huh. 7 p.m., ABC

One Day at a Time: “The Politics Episode.” Because every. single. day. in 2020 is “The Politics Episode.” 8:30 p.m., Pop TV5

Frontline: The Virus: What Went Wrong?: A: Donald Trump. 8:30 p.m., PBS

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Gwyneth Paltrow, Zachary Quinto, Alec Benjamin
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Sen. Bernie Sanders, Black Pumas
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Hasan Minhaj, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Kevin Bacon, Rita Wilson
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Mark Ruffalo
  • The Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
  • Watch What Happens Live: Jimmy Buffett, Debra Messing


TUES. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Let it Fall: 1982-1992 The Genetic Detective
FBI: Most Wanted
CW Stargirl
Marina Franklin: Single Black Female Local
FOX Hell’s Kitchen
Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back
NBC America’s Got Talent
World of Dance


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