We are all Eddie.
So Saturday Night Live was the highest-rated broadcast show (that wasn’t football) in the 18-49 demographic this season. This is the first time SNL has beaten primetime programming and marks an interesting shift in viewing habits. A large part of it is the general decline in primetime broadcast viewership which was exacerbated by a weird TV season thanks to the pandemic. The networks just had very little new scripted material and people moved to streamers for entertainment — a trend that looks like it is here to stay.
Meanwhile, this guy is arguing that the Emmys should give long-running franchises like Law & Order: SVU, Grey’s Anatomy, and NCIS: Los Angeles their own category. Which … no? I get that there is a disconnect between the most successful shows on television and what actually wins awards, but I don’t think that’s a problem that the Emmys necessarily need to fix. Continue to give the awards to the best shows, and let the networks’ stables of route, unimaginative franchises be satisfied with their relative success. This is not a problem and does not require a solution.
Pose ended after three seasons on FX last night, fittingly enough on the 40th anniversary of the discovery of AIDS. The show, which did have a tendency to sink into sentimentality, was at its heart a very sweet but urgent story. And I do so hope more gay and transgender people of color are able to tell their stories moving forward. I’m not going to give away what happened in the finale, but I will note that what I most appreciated about the show is that ultimately it did not turn its main characters into tragic victims, which is so often the fate of LGBTQ characters — especially in stories set in the past. Instead, it was a hopeful ending in which the main characters were granted power over their own lives, power that they had so often been denied because of who they are.
Also: please give Billy Porter an Emmy nomination. PLEASE.
HBO is open to another season of Mare of Easttown, but as a fan of Big Little Lies season one, and only season one, I hope they don’t do it.
The Bachelorette returns tonight, and I’ve just come to the horrible realization that I’ve been doing this for 10 YEARS NOW.
Rainn Wilson auditioned for GOB on Arrested Development, but I think we can all agree the role went to the right person and Wilson ended up exactly where he was supposed to be.
There was an event hosted at The Sopranos house where cast members were in attendance and guests ate Italian snacks around Tony’s swimming pool and I’ve never been more disappointed to have missed an event in my life.
Why didn’t Superstore ever receive the love it deserved? I disagree with this writer’s thesis, that it was on broadcast and not a prestige network. There have been a few other workplace comedies that were broadcast simultaneously with Superstore that did receive the critical love Superstore never did, including Bob’s Burgers, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Parks and Recreation. So there is something else going on here.
Netflix still can’t get its movies into the Cannes Film Festival despite dominating The Oscars and The Golden Globes.
Former President No Tailor gave the speech I warned y’all about this weekend and not only did cable news networks mostly ignore it — even Fox News didn’t carry it live — but all anyone can talk about is how low energy he was and how it looks like his pants were on backwards. They weren’t, but it’s telling that enough people believed that it was plausible that a FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WOULD APPEAR IN PUBLIC WITH HIS PANTS ON BACKWARDS that Snopes had to debunk it.
Others are noting this, but it can't be shared enough: Donald Trump gave his big speech today with his pants on backwards. Look close and tell me I'm wrong.pic.twitter.com/sRsoJVfyf8
— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) June 6, 2021
Kris Kross will make ya, Trump Trump.
— Brian Guest (@brguest20) June 6, 2021
Just incredible that at no point did he go “huh something’s a little off here” as he zipped himself up on the ass
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) June 6, 2021
No fly on Trump's pants? I think I know where it went. pic.twitter.com/awYKdoxVFT
— Keaton Patti (@KeatonPatti) June 6, 2021
TFW you realize Hope Hicks was actually the most important member of your team pic.twitter.com/Q9WOIvoOGt
— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) June 6, 2021
Oh and Former President Loaded Pants won’t be back on Facebook for at least two years. Let’s hope it’s longer.
I have to agree with @Acosta here
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) June 5, 2021
- Shadow and Bone has been renewed for a second season on Netflix.
- Luda Can’t Cook has been renewed for three more specials on Discovery+.
- Coroner has been renewed for a fourth season at CBC.
- Messyness, a spinoff of Ridiculousness hosted by Snooki, is in the works at MTV.
- Fruits of Thy Labor, a family drama from Billy Porter, is being developed at Peacock.
- Cruella is getting a sequel.
- Rivkah, a comedy from Robby Hoffman, is in development at Showtime.
- Michelle De Swarte will star in The Baby on HBO/Sky.
- Mark Indelicato will co-star in With Love on Amazon.
- Gloria Reuben has joined the cast of The First Lady on Showtime.
- Michael Gaston is joining Five Days at Memorial on Apple TV+.
- Caitlin Shorey, Everleigh McDonell, Michael Park, Jaime Ray Newman, Taylor Richardson, Peter Graham, Brian Altemus, Jason David, Kate Siegel, Josh Stamberg, Chelsea Frei, Marcia DeBonis, Will Brill, and Spencer House have been added to the cast of The Time Traveler’s Wife on HBO.
- Antonia Thomas is leaving The Good Doctor on ABC.
Mark Your Calendar
- The Good Fight will return on Paramount+ on June 24.
- Infinite will premiere on Paramount+ on July 10.
- Luca will stream on Disney+ on June 18.
- Betty will return on HBO on June 11.
- VICE VERSA: Chyna will premiere on VICE on June 17.
- Big Timber will premiere on Netflix on July 2.
- SurrealEstate debuts on Syfy on July 16.
- Kingdom: Ashin of the North will premiere on Netflix on July 23.
- Nevertheless will debut on Netflix on June 20.
- Syfy will have a Chucky marathon this Wednesday.
- The American Royal Baby begins streaming on Hulu today.
Clarence Williams III, Actor known for his roles as Linc in The Mod Squad and The Kid’s father in Purple Rain among others
Richard Robinson, CEO of Scholastic
The Bachelorette: Katie “Who’s Afraid of a Dildo” Thurston is the first of our two Bachelorettes this year, send box wine. Season premiere. 7 p.m., ABC
The Good Doctor: Dr. Murphy has to perform surgery without electricity in the season finale. 9 p.m., ABC
Infamy: When Fame Turns Deadly: Singer Monica hosts this new true-crime series that explores celebrity cases, beginning with the murder of NBA star Lorenzen Wright. 9 p.m., VH1
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Robert De Niro; Anthony Ramos, Anne-Marie, Niall Horan
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Patrick Wilson, Quinta Brunson, Brendan Buckley
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Chris Matthews, Cynthia Erivo
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Julianne Moore, Rufus Wainwright
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Aidy Bryant; Katie Thurston; John Mayer
- The Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
- Conan: Don Cheadle
- Watch What Happens Live: Jerry O’Connell, Gary King
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