Too bad about the college football season. I guess maybe some of y’all should have worn a mask.

It’s Monday and it is August. Hi.

Reminder: Stephen Colbert is returning to a studio tonight. Which is kind of a shame: I actually really liked the flirty vibe he had with his wife in his shows from home …

The $100,000 Pyramid will return to its New York Studio at the end of the month.

Succession hasn’t begun filming again (it was set to return in April), but it might before the end of the year.

Meanwhile, the MTV VMAs are moving OUT of the Barclay Center and performances will be held in outside locations instead.

And when NCIS: New Orleans returns, it will address the virus.

Happy birthday, Antonio Banderas. Genuinely sorry you have the COVID.

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There is probably nothing in this piece that will be particularly new to you if you’ve been paying attention to how abhorrently this administration has handled the coronavirus crisis, but this article, by far and away, does the best job of walking through step-by-step the whens, hows and whys President Incompetence has the death of thousands — tens of thousands — of Americans on his hands. It’s well worth your time.

Welp, they’re canceling college football because dummies couldn’t wear masks. The Power 5 conferences had a meeting yesterday and it’s not looking good for fall sportsball. In fact, the Big 10 voted this morning to cancel and others are expected to follow suit.

This was entirely predictable, and I don’t want to hear any whinging about it from people who couldn’t be bothered to social distance, wear a mask or take this virus seriously for the past six months.

Lol, and I don’t want to hear any whining from you, in particular. Maybe if you had DONE YOUR JOB, your voters would be enjoying football this fall. OH WELL.

Yeah, that Georgia high school that suspended students for posting photos of their lack of mask use and social distancing? 9 people have tested positive there. So far.

Walt Disney World is going to reduce their hours. HUH. WHY?

If you’re in Denver or Austin, for as little as $150 (and $150 in food and drinks), you can rent out an Alamo Drafthouse movie theater for a private showing for you and up to 29 of your friends. As I have grown older, I enjoy going to the movies less and less — but this literally does away with all the things I hate about going, that mostly being the other people.

All Other TV News

President Thin-Skinned Baby can’t handle it when he is directly confronted with the truth — especially by a WOMAN:

Oh my God, President Malapropism might have gotten something right: It’s possible that Yosemite Sam really was Yo-Semite Sam:

Christopher Eccleston is going to return to the Doctor Who universe — but only in audio form.

The creator of Steven Universe talks about how Cartoon Network tried to remove the LGBTQ content of the show — and how she cleverly pulled a long game so that they couldn’t once they realized what she had done. They did strongly discourage her from talking about it publicly, for fear the show would have been pulled from many countries — a fear that is not unfounded, as many countries did in fact pull the series over its content.

HBO Max still isn’t on Amazon Fires, but WarnerMedia strongly suggests it’s in Amazon’s best interest to change that before the holidays. I already have a Fire and an Apple TV, and I have to say, if I were buying a streaming device right now, I wouldn’t buy a Fire specifically because HBO Max and Peacock are unavailable on it. WarnerMedia might be on to something with this.

This was predictable: AMC has filed a complaint against AT&T claiming it gives preferential treatment to its own cable services, including HBO and TNT.

Oh no, stay safe, Rachel Ray!

Don’t expect to see Simon Cowell on this week’s episodes of America’s Got Talent. He broke his back in an electric bike accident and had to have surgery this weekend. Heal up quickly, Simon!


  • Nightgowns has been renewed at Quibi for a second season.

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • Fargo will return on FX on September 27.
  • Away will debut on Netflix on September 4.
  • All Together Now will debut on Netflix on August 28.
  • The Owners will debut on VOD on September 4.
  • Robin’s Wish will debut on VOD on September 1.
  • Magic Camp will debut on Disney+ on August 14.
  • Undercover returns on Netflix on November 8.
  • Rust Valley Restorers returns on Netflix on August 21.
  • Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans will debut on Netflix sometime in 2021.


Lorenzo Soria, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

James “Kamala” Harris, Professional wrestler


Game On: A Comedy Crossover Event: Eva Longoria, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Anthony Alabi, Jencarlos Canela, Paulina Chavez, Gabriel Iglesias, and Paul Wight compete in a series of games in this crossover event. Netflix

About Face: Just can’t get enough info on Kylie Jenner and others’ makeup empires? Then this show is for you. Series premiere Quibi

The Titan Games: One man and one woman will be named “TITAN CHAMPIONS!!!!” in the season finale. 7 p.m., NBC

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Bryan Cranston, Julia Garner, Surfaces
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Tracee Ellis Ross, Luke Bryan
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Dr. Jon LaPook, Maroon 5
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Rachel Brosnahan, Anderson .Paak
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Gwen Stefani, guest host Dua Lipa
  • The Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
  • Watch What Happens Live: Malia White, Christine “Bugsy” Drake


MON. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever!
CBS The Neighbor-hood
Bob Hearts Abishola
All Rise
CW Whose Line is it Anyway?
Whose Line is it Anyway?
Penn & Teller: Try This At Home Too
FOX 9-1-1
9-1-1: Lone Star
NBC The Titan Games
American Ninja Warrior

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