It’s Monday! Tackle all those obstacles in your way like this badass bunny:
Don't let anyone tell you how to live your life.
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— Paul Bronks (@SlenderSherbet) May 9, 2021
All Other TV News
As predicted, a lot of people tuned in for Elon Musk’s Saturday Night Live, so there are definitely more controversial hosts in our future. Don’t be surprised when the Q Shaman and the guy who hit cops with his colostomy bag outside of Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk & Rock ‘N’ Roll Steakhouse are hosting next season. Musk isn’t the highest-rated host this season, though: Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock came in first and second in the ratings.
Speaking of Saturday Night Live and Elon Musk, Newsmax had a comedy writer and former Obama staff member David Litt on to discuss the episode, and he steered the conversation to The Big Lie instead, derailing the segment. Heroes live among us.
Newsmax anchor: What happened on SNL?@davidlitt: "People made stuff up, then said it on television like it's true, and that actually happens pretty frequently on American TV. For example, in 2020 Dominion voting system sued Newsmax over its false claims about election fraud…" pic.twitter.com/ealyHGdGlM
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) May 10, 2021
It turns out a blond wig, thick eye makeup, and a push-up bra can be transformative.
Listen, my husband is a native Philadelphian who once WORKED at a Wawa, and I’m here to tell you, Kate Winslet, it is not a “mythical place.”
Mystery Science Theater 3000 will be returning in some form after all.
Tucker Carlson needs to take a cold shower.
Still can't believe he said this. All-time wrong answer pic.twitter.com/NatDzhSPcj
— Becks (@BecksWelker) May 7, 2021
Congratulations, Aubrey Plaza!
Our case numbers continue to drop — we only had about 41,000 new cases yesterday! It’s still way too high, but this is a good trend. Keep encouraging people to get those vaccines!
Dr. Fauci says that he is open to loosening up indoor mask-wearing guidance as more people become vaccinated but adds that he can see mask-wearing becoming a seasonal thing even after we get COVID under control, and y’all, I’m for it.
Vaccinating America: An MSNBC Town Hall, featuring an interview with President Biden, will air on MSNBC on Wednesday.
PLEASE BEHAVE YOURSELVES ON AIRPLANES AND WEAR THE DAMN MASK EVEN IF YOU’VE BEEN VACCINATED, GUH.
Nielsen and the networks are still fighting over how ratings during the pandemic are being tabulated, and Nielsen wants a few more weeks before they start sending field agents back to homes again.
Saudi Arabia is planning to allow the hajj this year. Good luck with that.
Things are still pretty dicey in Japan right now, and the question of whether the Olympics will happen remains an open one.
The Tribeca Festival will be a hybrid of in-person and virtual events this summer.
The Berlin Film Festival’s Berlinale Summer Event will be held next month outdoors.
You can get vaccinated at Dracula’s castle in what is absolutely not a trap set by vampires.
And now you know Mickey Rourke became obsessed with Law & Order: SVU during the lockdown, and you’ll never unknow that.
- When Calls the Heart has been renewed for a ninth season on Hallmark.
- 100 Day Dream Home has been renewed at HGTV.
- Absentia‘s third season will be its last on Amazon.
- The Cleaning Lady and Monarch have been given a series order at Fox.
- Blood Relative and The Goonies-themed Film Reenactment Project are not moving forward at Fox.
- Peacock has ordered three documentaries: Diamond Princess; Perfect World: The Gamer Murders; and Downey Wrote That.
- A documentary about Rudy Giuliani is currently being made. Hoo boy.
- Bullet Catcher is being adapted into a TV series.
- Michaela Jaé (Mj) Rodriguez is going to co-star in Maya Rudolph’s untitled comedy at Apple TV+.
- Amrita Acharia, Enzo Cilenti, Barry Atsma, Nicholas Burns and Danny Kirrane, Charles Dance, Ludivine Sagnier, Liv Hill, Kiruna Stamell, and Colm Meaney have joined The Serpent Queen on Starz.
- Diarra Kilpatrick, Bonnie Somerville, Joe Dinicol, Alexia Garcia, Angela Ko, and Paul James are joining the Nash Bridges reboot movie.
- Monica will host the VH1 series Infamy: When Fame Turns Deadly.
- Nicole Byer will guest star on Home Economics on ABC.
- Aaron Rodgers will guest star on The Conners (as the host of Jeopardy!) on ABC.
- Rob Riggle, Darius Rucker, and LeAnn Rimes will serve as guest judges on The Masked Singer.
- Giuliana Rancic is leaving E!’s red carpet coverage but has signed a new deal with NBCUniversal.
- Kristin Fisher, Fox News White House Correspondent, is leaving the network.
Mark Your Calendar
- Solos will debut on Amazon on May 21.
- Ragnarok returns on Netflix on May 27.
- Intergalactic will debut on Peacock on May 13.
- Fatherhood premieres on Netflix on June 18.
- War of the Worlds returns on Epix on June 6.
- Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet will stream on Netflix on June 4.
- Lavell Crawford: The Comedy Vaccine will premiere on Showtime on May 28.
- Panic will stream on Amazon soon.
- The White Lotus will premiere on HBO on June 11.
- Clipped will debut on Discovery+ on May 12.
- Rise Again: Tulsa and the Red Summer will premiere on National Geographic on June 18, and on Hulu on June 19.
- Honoring Our Kings: OWN Celebrates Black Fatherhood will debut on OWN on June 15.
- Louisiana Law will premiere on Animal Planet on May 9.
- The Me You Can’t See will debut on Apple TV+ on May 21.
Tawney Kitaen, Model, video vixen, and actress who appeared in Bachelor Party and Seinfeld, among others
Lloyd Price, R&B singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer
Rev. Ernest Angley, Televangelist and controversial faith healer
TanNa Young, TV producer and production executive
Martin Bookspan, Announcer for the Live From Lincoln Center telecasts and the radio broadcasts of the Boston Symphony and the New York Philharmonic
Bo, The Obama family dog
The Crime of the Century: The story of how Purdue Pharma pushed OxyContin on America is explored in this two-part documentary. 8 p.m., HBO
Lifetime Presents Variety’s Power of Women: The Comedians: Mindy Kaling, Maya Rudolph, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Sofía Vergara, Michaela Coel, and Kate McKinnon are honored in this new special. 7 p.m., Lifetime
I, Sniper: The story of the Washington D.C. snipers is told by the surviving shooter, Lee Malvo. 9 p.m., Vice
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Leslie Jones, X González, Weezer
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Tracee Ellis Ross, Paula Pell
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Jake Tapper, Billie Eilish
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: David Oyelowo, Maisie Peters
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Ewan McGregor, George Wallace, LuckyDaye Ft. Yebba
- The Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
- Conan: Sean Hayes
- Watch What Happens Live: Lala Kent, Alli Dore
- A Little Late with Lily Singh: Humble the Poet
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