It is a Thursday. Sure.
please enjoy this photo of a puppy riding a dolphin. pic.twitter.com/mJfGjWBKLC
— el-p (@therealelp) August 27, 2020
It’s all I got right now.
Yesterday was Day Three of the RNC was last night and … you know what? Stephen Colbert has the right idea:
“Full disclosure: I did not watch much of the convention tonight. And fullest disclosure: I did not watch any of it,” Colbert said. “Because right now in America, we’re facing a global pandemic that has killed 180,000 Americans, heavily armed Rambo wannabes are murdering people in our streets, the strongest hurricane in the history of the Gulf Coast is making landfall as I speak, and the RNC’s message is: ‘Who’s up for four more years, eh?'” Colbert added, “I know by not watching the RNC, I didn’t do my job tonight, and I just want to say I feel great about it.”
“Why should we pay attention to what they’re saying if none of what they’re saying tonight is about what’s happening in America right now?” Colbert asked. “Why should we watch their reality show if it doesn’t reflect our reality? Why subject ourselves to their lies that stick to your soul like hot tar? Lies like, ‘Donald Trump cares whether you live or die.'”
But for those of you who need to know what happened, Kellyanne Conway lied, Karen Pence talked about art therapy, Laura Trump claimed Abraham Lincoln said something that was actually a Facebook quote, and Mike Pence lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and threatened us that we “won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America.”
Pence: "The violence must stop – whether in Minneapolis, Portland, or Kenosha. Too many heroes have died defending our freedoms to see Americans strike each other down. We will have law and order on the streets of America for every American for every race and creed and color."
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) August 27, 2020
Uhhh … someone should tell him who the president is right now because the violence currently happening is in Donald Trump’s America.
You know what, let’s hand this over coverage of last night to the perpetually overworked fact-checker and my personal bastion of sanity in all of this, Daniel Dale:
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) August 27, 2020
Finally, The Daily Show just wants to help (call the number, really):
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) August 27, 2020
Black Lives Matter
I mentioned in my post yesterday that the Milwaukee Bucks refused to play last night’s playoff game against Orlando. After I published, all of the NBA teams joined the Bucks in refusing to play in protest of Jacob Blake’s shooting on Sunday, and the murderous attack on protestors by a self-identifying militia member. The NBA games have been postponed through tonight, but will (maybe) resume on Friday.
And then there was this from two of my favorite former Houston Rockets:
Shoutout to Kenny Smith pic.twitter.com/7DUHjr6zIA
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) August 26, 2020
— Chris Geeter McGee (@geeter3) August 27, 2020
I woke up today with a heavy heart, but a heart full of hope and full of fight. I’m deeply inspired by the strength and leadership of these athletes, of the protesters in the streets and the activists organizing them…
— Megan Rapinoe (@mPinoe) August 27, 2020
Meanwhile, on the Right, there are people defending — even cheering — the murdering 17-year-old, including Tucker Carlson and Ann Coulter.
Tucker Carlson: "How shocked are we that 17 year olds with rifles decided they had to maintain order when no one else would?" pic.twitter.com/6jf59YW60U
— Brendan Karet 🚮 (@bad_takes) August 27, 2020
Oh, and here’s a thing Kellyanne Conway had to say about the protests:
"The more chaos and anarchy and vandalism and violence reigns, the better it is for the very clear choice on who's best on public safety and law and order" — Kellyanne Conway makes a case that the killings of peaceful protesters will benefit Trump politically pic.twitter.com/ClJ6ArrbkE
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 27, 2020
FOR THE ONE-THOUSANDTH TIME, YOUR GUY IS THE PRESIDENT RIGHT NOW. HE IS THE ONE OVERSEEING THE “CHAOS AND ANARCHY AND VANDALISM AND VIOLENCE.” THIS IS ON HIM.
The Real Housewives of New York City will have a in-person, socially distanced reunion (beginning September 10), but unless those bitches are wearing masks, I’m not sure. These reunions can get REALLY shouty.
Keke Palmer, who is hosting the MTV VMAs, says the event will be a tribute to New York City: “The whole theme is showing appreciation to New York and all the boroughs—I’m going to be traveling all around the city—and music and how music can heal. It’s about music healing in this one night, and reminding us, hopefully, of what’s important.”
The King’s Man has been pushed back to 2021.
Los Angeles is not going to allow in-person school to begin in their city, despite California giving the green light.
All Other TV News
Because everything is shit right now, Hurricane Laura barrelled into southern Louisiana and eastern Texas at nearly 150 miles per hour last night.
“I heard a noise… it was odd!” Gurl, you are IN A HURRICANE! 😂 It ended w/ her taking a break & guy safely in studio going “Oh it’s tough out there!” 🤣 #HurricaneLaura Weather Channel never disappoints. pic.twitter.com/QGQ9G4tcUV
— Blondie (@blondierock13) August 27, 2020
This is going to take a long time for these areas to recover. Please consider helping by donating to the American Red Cross, Americares, the Houston Food Bank (which is taking donations by truck to the hardest-hit areas — there will also be donation bins around the city for donations of water, food or other supplies) or to the Cajun Navy, who did so much for Houston when we needed them during Harvey.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s estate is suing Netflix over this upcoming Enola Holmes movie, trying to thread a very complicated public domain needle. Good luck with that, guys!
Just going to leave this here:
This is a very good, insightful interview with Stephen Williams, the director of the “This Extraordinary Being” episode of Watchmen. (Which was just masterful.)
- Good Bones has been renewed for a sixth season on HGTV.
- Biohackers has been renewed for a second season on Netflix.
- Selena + Chef has been renewed for a second season on HBO Max.
- Steve Watch has been renewed for a second season on Facebook Watch.
- Resident Evil is being turned into a series at Netflix, and Supernatural‘s Andrew Rabb will be the showrunner.
- Game, a political drama starring Martin Lawrence (!) and Snoop Dogg (!!) is being developed by CBS Television.
- Twenty Four Seven, a cop drama related to Tupac and Biggie’s shootings and starring T.I. is in the works at CBS All Access.
- Interceptor, a Coast Guard drama, is in the works at Fox.
- Two more Charlie Kaufman projects, Memory Police and IQ83 are being developed. IQ83 will be a limited series at HBO.
- Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, a movie about Martin Shkreli buying that one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album, is in development at Netflix.
- A high-school fantasy reality dating series from the creators of The Circle has been ordered at Amazon.
- The Noel Diary, starring Justin Hartley, is in the works at Netflix.
- Code Name Hélène, starring Elizabeth Debicki, is being turned into a limited series.
- Margaret Qualley will star in Maid on Netflix.
- AJ McLean has been confirmed as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars.
- Jharrel Jerome, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Janet Mock, Jason Moran, Wendell Pierce, Mj Rodriguez, Kendrick Sampson, Yara Shahidi, and Michelle Wilson have joined Between the World and Me on HBO.
- Tim Rozon, Sarah Levy, Adam Korson, Maurice Dean Wint, Savannah Basley and Tennille Rea have been added to the cast of the Surrealtor on Syfy.
- Netflix’s Social Distancing has announced its cast: Danielle Brooks, her real-life mother LaRita Brooks and brother DJ Brooks; Marsha Stephanie Blake and her real-life daughter Rocco Luna; Misha Brooks; Isabelle Ferreira; Oscar Nunez; Daphne Rubin-Vega, her real-life husband Tom Costanzo and their son Luca Costanzo; Guillermo Diaz; Miguel Sandoval; Camila Perez; Olli Haaskivi; Gianna Aragon; Mike Colter; Okieriete Onaodowan; real-life spouses Heather Burns and Ajay Naidu; Shakira Barrera; Steven Weber and his real-life son Jack Hohnen-Weber; Helena Howard; Asante Blackk and his real-life father Ayize Ma’at; Lovie Simone; Max Jenkins; Brian Jordan Alvarez; Peter Vack; Rana Roy; Peter Scanavino and his real-life son Leo Bai-Scanavino; Ali Ahn; Tami Sagher; Barbara Rosenblat; Michael Mulheren; real-life spouses Becky Ann Baker and Dylan Baker; Sunita Mani; real-life husband and wife Raymond Anthony Thomas and Marcia Debonis; Kylie Liya Page; Lachlan Watson; David Iacono; Will Meyers; Niles Fitch; and Ava Demary.
Mark Your Calendars
- The Bachelorette returns on October 13.
- Celebrity Family Feud, Press Your Luck, and Match Game will return on September 24.
- Supermarket Sweep debuts on October 16.
- Shark Tank returns on October 16.
- Dancing with the Stars returns September 14.
- Transplant on September 1
- American Ninja Warrior on September 7
- NBC Sunday Night Football on September 10
- Weakest Link on September 28
- Dateline NBC on September 25
- Connecting … on October 1
- Ellen’s Game of Games on October 6
- The Voice on October 19
- Superstore on October 22
- This Is Us on November 10
- Chicago Med on November 11
- Chicago Fire on November 11
- Chicago P.D on November 11
- Law & Order: SVU on November 12
- The Blacklist on November 13
- The Presidential Town Hall: Your Voice, Your Vote, Your Questions will air on ABC on September 15. I hope they’re planning on doing one with Joe Biden, too.
- The Masked Singer and I Can See Your Voice will return on Fox on September 23.
- The Queen’s Gambit will debut on Netflix on October 23.
- The Home Edit will debut on Netflix on September 9.
- The Babysitter: Killer Queen will premiere on Netflix on September 10.
- The Taco Chronicles will return on Netflix on September 15.
- Don’t Let the Pigeon Do Storytime! will debut on HBO Max on September 17.
- Gösta will premiere on HBO and HBO Max on August 31.
- Bridezillas returns on WE tv on September 24.
- Shark Attack: The Paige Winter Story with Robin Roberts will air on ABC on September 10.
- That Animal Rescue Show will premiere on CBS All Access on October 29.
- Devil’s Road: The True Story of Ed and Lorraine Warren will air on Travel Channel on September 7.
- Top Ten Revealed will return on AXS TV on October 4.
- Welcome to the Anti-Bucin Class will debut on Netflix on September 18.
- Hallmark Channel’s “Fall Harvest” event will begin on September 19.
Joe Ruby, The co-creator of Scooby-Doo
Anthony Martignetti, Actor who starred in a famous pasta commercial
Republican National Convention: President Donald Trump 7 p.m., PBS, CNN, MSNBC, FOX News 9 p.m., ABC, CBS, NBC
Class Action Park: A documentary about a completely batshit insane amusement park in New Jersey that DEFINITELY got people killed. HBO Max
Tyler Perry’s Madea Farewell Play: Madea takes a bow. BET+
Pure: A young woman with OCD moves to London in this new dramedy. Series premiere. HBO Max
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Chris Christie, Gregory Porter
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Maren Morris
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Yvonne Orji, Amber Riley, guest host Lil Rel Howery
- The Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
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