‘Watchmen’ received all the Emmy nominations, now it needs to receive all the Emmys

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The Emmy nominations came out today. You can check out the full list of nominees here, and I’m going to write a devoted post to the nominations, with my completely off-base suggestions of who will win, who should win and who should have been nominated.

In the meantime, some interesting numbers:

Netflix had the most nominations with 160, breaking the record for one network (or “network”).

HBO was second, with 107 nominations.

New streamers managed to get nods of their own: Disney+ had 19; Apple TV+ had 18; and even Quibi — QUIBI! — had 10.

Watchmen had the most nominations of any one show, with 26. Hell, yeah.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was second, with 20 nominations.

Schitt’s Creek broke the record for nominations given to a series in its final season.

And the number of diverse actors who were nominated were 36, a significant increase from last year’s 26. It’s a record number of Black actors, making up 34% of the nominations.

In non-Emmy news, The Ellen Degeneres Show is under investigation by WarnerMedia for workplace issues.

HBO Max has revealed the three most-popular titles on its platform: Friends, Love Life, and The Big Bang Theory. And yes, they were in that order.

Speaking of Friends, someone recreated the opening theme with stock footage and it’s … something. (H/T BoingBoing).

Alf Clausen, the longtime Simpsons composer who was fired claims that Fox and the show is lying about why they fired him, that it wasn’t about “free speech,” but instead age discrimination.

Paul Abrahamian tweeted that he won’t be participating in the upcoming all-star season of Big Brother because it’s too stressful. Good for him.

David Lynch is hinting that he might be working on something. Could it be the hinted at fourth season of Twin Peaks? (Probably not, but one could dream.)

And this isn’t TV-related but the Deadspin kids are starting their own site: Defector. It’s going to go live in September, with a podcast launching next month, just in time for sports to shut down again.

Going Viral

Shannon Beador of The Real Housewives of Orange County tested positive WHILE FILMING, but filming is continuing afoot. Ohhhhkay.

Shark Tank is going to be filmed in a quarantine bubble in Las Vegas. Good luck!

Norman Lear, Valerie Bertinelli, Mackenzie Phillips, Michael Lembeck, and Glenn Scarpelli will have a One Day At A Time reunion to help raise money for The Actors Fund.

The showrunner of 9-1-1 claims that while the show will acknowledge that COVID-19 has happened, the show won’t be about coronavirus this upcoming season.

Sinclair dropped their plans to run their interview with Judy Mikovits, the woman in the conspiracy film, Plandemic.

But the conspiracy-mongering continues afoot with this idiot President. Just six days after the press was lavishing him with praise for finally taking the virus seriously, President Tin-Foil Hat was back to spreading dangerous nonsense on his Twitter account. Last night he and his idiot son retweeted a tweet from Dr. Stella Immanuel from right here in the great city of Houston, Texas that read “Covid has cure. America wake up,” and contained a video that claims face masks aren’t necessary and that hydroxychloroquine is a cure. The video is so full of misinformation that Facebook took it down. Twitter deleted President Twatfinger’s tweet, and suspended Dummy Jr.’s account for 12 hours.

As for Dr. (or “Dr.”  as the case may be) Immanuel, she claims ovarian cancer is caused by women having sex with demons in their sleep and has lots of thoughts about our Reptilian overlords, and threatened to “destroy” Facebook if they didn’t restore her insane video. So, you know, she’s a lunatic.

And then there is poor Dr. Fauci who had to go onto Good Morning America and had to assure the American people that despite what the President retweeted, he was not misleading the public. President Benchwarmer is just mad — and this is not an exaggeration — that Dr. Fauci was invited to throw out an opening pitch at an MLB game and he wasn’t, despite LYING THAT HE HAD BEEN.

Also, President Butthurt was mad that #TrumpKillsTexas was trending on Twitter and tweeted that trending topics he doesn’t like are illegal:

This is why it was trending:

Meanwhile, his lackeys in the Senate have drafted a bill that would slash unemployment benefits, cut the $600 a week to $200 a week, and give businesses liability protection from employees who might contract the virus after being forced back into work. The pro-life party, ladies and gentlemen.

By the way, Notre Dame has canceled the first presidential debate between President Good Brain and Joe Biden. The debate is now scheduled to be co-hosted by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic at the Health Education Campus in Cleveland, Ohio. It’s scheduled to take place on September 29, but …

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This article is written under the presumption that Tenet is actually going to open on September 3. OK.

CES has canceled its 2021 convention.

Social Justice Issues

Daredevil Actor Peter Shinkoda has claimed that Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb made anti-Asian comments:

“Jeph Loeb told the writers room not to write for Nobu and Gao…and this was reiterated many times by many of the writers and showrunners,” Shinkoda said. “He said, ‘Nobody cares about Chinese people and Asian people. There were three previous Marvel movies, a trilogy called Blade that was made where Wesley Snipes killed 200 Asians each movie. Nobody gives a sh*t so don’t write about Nobu and Gao.’” As a result, the storyline was dropped.

Octavia Spencer has called on Hollywood to hire more actors with disabilities.

Nafessa Williams from Black Lightning wrote an open letter demanding more equality in the business and more Black representation both in front of and behind the camera.

When (if) the NFL returns, players will be allowed to honor victims of police violence with their names on their helmets. We’ll see.

An Austin man was shot and killed in a Black Lives Matter protest. Garrett Foster, the victim, was carrying a long gun, but witnesses claim the shooter, who was in his car, aggressively accelerated his vehicle into the crowd, and shot first. The Austin Police Association President Kenneth Casaday made a statement to Chris Cuomo that suggested Foster was basically asking for it. President Reichstag Fire also retweeted a false tweet that suggested Foster fired first, and Twitter deleted it because it’s a goddamned lie.



  • After Life‘s third season might be its last on Netflix.

In Development

Mark Your Calendars

  • Helstrom will debut on Hulu on October 16.
  • Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous will debut on Netflix on September 18.
  • Fear the Walking Dead will return on AMC on October 11.
  • The Fugitive will debut on Quibi on August 3.
  • Selling Sunset will return on Netflix on August 7.
  • Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne will air on A&E on September 7.


Royana Black, Broadway actress and star of Raising Miranda, a 1988 CBS sitcom


Regis Philbin: The Morning Maestro – A Special Edition of 20/20: A tribute to the talk show host. 7 p.m., ABC

Tell Me a Story: Kevin Williamson’s twisted take on fairy tales first premiered on CBS All Access, and now it will help fill The CW’s schedule. Season premiere (sorta).  8 p.m., The CW

American Catastrophe: How Did We Get Here?: An investigation into why and how the COVID-19 virus became a crisis thanks to government ineptitude and incompetence. OH I THINK WE KNOW HOW THIS HAPPENED. 8 p.m., ABC

Stockton On My Mind: A documentary about Michael Tubbs, the youngest mayor of a major American city, and Stockton’s first African-American mayor. 8 p.m., HBO

Maxxx: A former boy-bander tries to prove he’s not a has-been in this British comedy. Series premiere. Hulu

Emmy Nominations: The nominations are here. I’m sure I’ll have feelings. 10:30 a.m., Emmys.com

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Michael Che, Megan Rapinoe, Angel Olsen
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Cameron Diaz, Jason Aldean
  • The Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
  • Watch What Happens Live: TBA


TUES. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Modern Family
Modern Family
American Catastrophe: How Did We Get Here? – A Special Edition of 20/20
Primetime: What Would You Do?
FBI: Most Wanted
CW Stargirl
<Tell Me a Story
FOX Hell’s Kitchen
Prodigal Son
NBC America’s Got Talent
World of Dance

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