Hi Tuesday. Let’s start today by looking at this puppy:
This is Baloo. He is very serious. Not sure why you’re laughing. His seriousness is not a laughing matter. 14/10 pic.twitter.com/9PJItT9KEO
— WeRateDogs® (@dog_rates) July 28, 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
So disgusting to watch Twitter’s so-called “Trending”, where sooo many trends are about me, and never a good one. They look for anything they can find, make it as bad as possible, and blow it up, trying to make it trend. Really ridiculous, illegal, and, of course, very unfair!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2020
This is why it was trending:
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) July 28, 2020
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 …
Social Justice Issues
“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.
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.
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.
A white man went and held a #BlackLivesMatter sign in the most disgusting town in America…Harrison, Arkansas 🤦🏻♂️
— Icculus The Brave (@FirenzeMike) July 27, 2020
- P-Valley has been renewed for a second season on Starz.
- Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries has been renewed for a second season on Acorn TV.
- How To Sell Drugs Online (Fast) has been renewed on Netflix for a third season.
- The Umbrella Academy maybe has been renewed for a third season on Netflix.
- After Life‘s third season might be its last on Netflix.
- The Pursuit Of Love is being co-produced by Amazon and BBC. It will star Lily James, Andrew Scott, Emily Beecham, Dominic West, Dolly Wells, Beattie Edmondson, Assaad Bouab, Shazad Latif, and Freddie Fox.
- A drama about organized crime is being developed at Showtime.
- A biopic about Merle Haggard starring Sam Rockwell is coming to Amazon.
- Fireball, a Werner Herzog documentary, is coming to Apple TV+.
- Master of Ceremonies: A True Story of Love, Murder, Roller Skates & Chippendales is being turned into a TV series.
- Dan Jones has signed an overall deal with Sony Television.
- Carolina Rivera has signed an overall deal with Netflix.
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.
- The Oprah Conversation, a new Oprah-hosted interview show, is going to debut on Apple TV+ on July 30.
- Cosmos: Possible Worlds will debut on Fox on September 22.
- NeXt will debut on Fox on October 6.
- Biography: I Want My MTV will air on A&E on September 8.
- Uncensored will return on TV One on September 6.
- Supernanny will return on Lifetime on September 1.
- Space Launch Live: Splashdown will air live on Discovery and Science Channel on August 2.
- Common Knowledge will air in certain Fox markets beginning on August 3.
- Discovery has announced its Shark Week schedule. Shark Week begins on August 9.
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
- 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
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