“I Don’t Want to be Touched,” is obviously her big hit here, but don’t discount “You Said We’d Never Come Back Here” and “Silly Goose.” @meredith_bull on TikTok, y’all:
All Other TV News
Today’s big TV news is that the Emmy nominations are out. I will have plenty to say about them … later. It’s going to take me a second. Until then, a few things to note:
- The Crown and The Mandalorian tied for most nominations with 24 each.
- WandaVision was the second-most nominated series with 23 nominations. It also marks the first Emmy nominations for Marvel.
- Lovecraft Country was nominated for 18 Emmys which is A LOT for a canceled series.
- Similarly, Quibi scored eight nominations. R.I.P., Quibi.
- MJ Rodriguez is the first trans woman nominated for a major acting Emmy, nominated in the lead actress category for her work on Pose.
- Phylicia Rashad was nominated for an Emmy for her guest work on This Is Us, despite the Cosby controversy she found herself in. (This is her sixth nomination since 1985.)
- Ted Lasso broke Glee‘s record for most nominations by a freshman comedy series with 20 nominations.
- Ironically, Courteney Cox received her first Friends nomination this year.
no i didn’t
Sadly, y’all didn’t watch Wellington Paranormal this weekend, though.
Matt James and Rachel Kirkconnelll made it ESPYs official this past weekend.
Justin Glaze, a contestant on The Bachelorette (the one who makes all the great faces) is apologizing for old tweets he made that used homophobic slurs and belittled women of color. It should be noted, however, that the tweets were written when he was 14, so, you know.
Lisa Vanderpump gave a woman worms. (Maybe.) (And it wasn’t Lisa herself, it was one of her dogs.) (Or so this lady claims.)
Frank Reynolds has recovered from far worse pic.twitter.com/K4snIqg7oO
— Jack Eiselt (@jackeiselt) July 9, 2021
— Dillon Glenn (@dillpickle_3) July 9, 2021
Frank Reynolds can survive on rum ham and Wolf Cola. https://t.co/zfYeTPOmGk
— Bill Kuchman (@billkuchman) July 9, 2021
“Frank Reynolds is doing fine.” ~ hospital spokesperson pic.twitter.com/aOOqlOX7o1
— Rick (@rickfredbass) July 9, 2021
Apparently, in the Frasier reboot, Frasier Crane will be “rich beyond his dreams.” So even more unlikable.
Bo Burnham: Inside will play in theaters for one night on July 22. Highly recommend.
Stanley from The Office has his own cryptocurrency. Related: I still don’t understand cryptocurrency.
Over at Fox News, Tucker Carlson is reportedly “FURIOUS” that network brass aren’t supporting his batshit claims that he’s being spied on by the NSA. Carlson is all “NUH-UH” but it definitely sounds on brand.
And in related hilarious Fox News news, on election night, when the Fox News election desk decided to call Arizona for Biden — and was the first network to do so — Lachlan Murdoch personally alerted his father Rupert, to ask if he wanted to pull the trigger and call it. “Fuck him,” was Rupert’s reply, regarding Former President Loser. Of course, since then, they’ve doubled down on the Big Lie, so it’s not like they’re some sort of heroes or anything.
Between the hideous abortion law that doesn’t just make abortions illegal after six weeks (before many women even know they are pregnant) but also that pays out $10,000 bounties to people who turn in women who get an “illegal” abortion and the people who might help them, including doctors; the elimination of a requirement of a license to carry a handgun; and the calling of a special session to impose restrictive election laws, punitive laws against trans kids, possibly make abortion drugs illegal, and make it illegal to teach “Critical Race Theory” — but NOT to address our broken ass electrical grid that killed somewhere around 700 Texans this winter — my state has lost its damn mind.
I am proud of the state Democrats who are taking a stand against the special session by leaving the state to break the quorum needed to pass the laws, but ultimately it’s a symbolic gesture at best. I don’t know what is happening here (actually I do: Greg Abbott is polishing his conservative bona fides in an attempt to stave off being primaried by even further right lunatics and possibly to test a run for President), but it’s a frightening time to be a Texan. Sorry to go off-topic, but I just wanted to let y’all know that I KNOW, I’m not ignoring it and I’m genuinely terrified.
Drake Bell has been given two years probation for endangering children and disseminating harmful materials to children. In her victim impact statement, the victim accused Bell of illegal sexual contact, but he has not been charged with that crime.
William Hutchinson, who appeared in Marrying Millions on Lifetime, has been charged with one felony count of rape of an unconscious person and five misdemeanor counts of sexual battery, after being accused of raping an unconscious 16-year-old girl.
NFL player Barkevious Mingo has been released from the Atlanta Falcons after being charged with indecency – sexual contact with a child.
A warrant for former Disney star Kyle Massey was issued after he missed his arraignment on charges of sending pornographic materials to a 13-year-old.
It’s been five years since Gretchen Carlson brought down Roger Ailes and exposed the rot at Fox News. Of course, Bill O’Reilly had been exposed 13 years earlier, but it took Carlson going after the NDAs that silenced O’Reilly’s accuser to really open the floodgates.
Gross: Cosby’s camp is working on a docuseries about him. Any hope that this rapist would understand that he was not vindicated and just go quietly retire has been dashed.
Some updates on the Britney situation: her lawyer’s court-appointed attorney and legal firm quit last week upon news that she wanted to hire her own attorney. It looks like she is bringing in a prominent attorney Mathew S. Rosengar to take over and push the case to end the conservatorship. Britney’s mother petitioned the court, asking it to allow Britney to choose her own attorney. The issue will be addressed tomorrow in court.
Meanwhile, Jamie Spears and the co-conservator Jodi Montgomery are attacking one another on TMZ. And more celebrities are coming out in support of Spears, including Madonna and Paris Hilton.
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) June 24, 2021
Anyone saying she ‘seems unbalanced,’ please show me The equivalent conservatorships for male entertainers/athletes exhibiting erratic behavior. Where are all the MOMS controlling their grown son’s millions for a decade
— Liz Phair (@PhizLair) June 23, 2021
- Power Book III: Raising Kanan has been renewed for a third season at Starz.
- History 101 has been renewed at Netflix for a second season.
- Luxe Listings Sydney has been renewed at Amazon for season two.
- Good Witch is ending on Hallmark Channel after seven seasons on July 25.
- I Love This for You, starring Vanessa Bayer and Molly Shannon, has been ordered at Showtime.
- The Last Police, a sci-fi drama, has been given a pilot order at Fox.
- Redrum, a thriller dramedy from the creator of Good Girls, is in development at NBC.
- A Pet Sematary prequel is being made for Paramount+.
- A live-action The Fairly OddParents is being developed at Paramount+.
- Homeland Elegies, a limited series produced by and starring Kumail Nanjiani, has been ordered at FX.
- Mammals, a dramedy starring James Corden and Sally Hawkins has been ordered at Amazon.
- Windfall, a Hitchcockian thriller starring Jason Segel, Lily Collins, and Jesse Plemons, has been ordered at Netflix.
- Blackout, “a film & television event which will be adapted from six different Black love stories written by six different writers” has been ordered at Netflix.
- Instant Karma is being adapted for TV at HBO Max.
- A limited series about Effa Manley, aka the “Queen of the Negro Leagues,” is being made.
- CoComelon Lane, an animated series, has been given a three-season order at Netflix.
- Silverhawks is being rebooted.
- AR Content has signed a first-look deal with Apple.
- Debbie Matenopoulos is in talks to rejoin The View. H’oh boy. (Although this could just be wishful thinking from her camp. ABC has not confirmed any of this.)
- Jerry O’Connell is in talks to replace Sharon Osbourne on The Talk.
- Cedric the Entertainer is going to be the host of the Emmys this year on CBS.
- Pierce Brosnan will co-star in the Netflix movie The Out-Law.
- Alexa Davalos is joining FBI: Most Wanted on CBS.
- Vincent Vermignon has joined the cast of The Staircase on HBO Max.
- Alex Alomar Akpobome, Adam Levy, and Indy Lewis have been added to the cast of Industry on HBO.
- Jordan Johnson-Hinds has joined the cast of the untitled bank heist drama pilot at NBC.
- Julian Castro has become a contributor at MSNBC.
Mark Your Calendars
- 60 Minutes: September 12
- 48 Hours: September 18
- The Neighborhood: September 20
- Bob ♥ Abishola: September 20
- NCIS: September 20
- NCIS: Hawai’i: September 20
- FBI: September 21
- FBI: Most Wanted: September 21
- FBI: International: September 21
- Survivor: September 22
- S.W.A.T.: October 1
- Magnum P.I.: October 1
- Blue Bloods: October 1
- Tough as Nails: October 6
- CSI: Vegas: October 6
- Young Sheldon: October 7
- United States of Al: October 7
- Ghosts: October 7
- B Positive: October 7
- Bull: October 7
- The Equalizer: October 10
- NCIS: Los Angeles: October 10
- SEAL Team: October 10
- The Activist: October 22
- Behind the Attraction will debut on Disney+ on July 21.
- Jett is streaming now on HBO Max.
- The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf premieres on Netflix on August 23.
- FBoy Island will premiere on HBO Max on July 29; The Hype on August 12; and Sweet Life: Los Angeles on August 19.
- Explained will return on Netflix on July 16.
- The Swarm will premiere on Netflix on August 6.
- The J Team will premiere on Paramount+ on September 3.
- Diary of a Future President returns on Disney+ on August 18.
- Accused: Guilty or Innocent returns on A&E on August 19.
- Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole returns on August 26.
- Hit & Run will premiere on Netflix on August 6.
- Valeria will return on Netflix on August 13.
- Cooking With Paris will debut on Netflix on August 4.
- Hi I’m will premiere on Magnolia Network on July 15.
Charlie Robinson, Actor known for his roles on Night Court and Buffalo Bill, and for countless other roles
William Smith, Action star with over 300 IMDb credits to his name, including roles on Laredo, Rich Man, Poor Man, and Hawaii Five-O
Paul “Mr. Wonderful” Orndorff, WWE Hall of Fame wrestler
Greg Clark, Former NFL player
Paul Huntley, Wigmaker
Edwin Edwards, Notoriously corrupt former Louisiana governor who famously said the only way he’d lose is if he was “caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy.” His supporters literally flew banners that read “vote for the crook.”
Miracle Workers: The quirky anthology series hits the Oregon trail this season. Season premiere. 9:30 p.m., TBS
MLB All-Star Game: Sportsball. 6 p.m., Fox
Mr. Inbetween: Series finale. 9 p.m., FX
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: BTS, Édgar Ramírez
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Amy Poehler, M. Night Shyamalan, Charlie Benante
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Richard Branson, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Lebron James, Richard E. Grant, Tainy X Yandel, guest host Arsenio Hall
- Watch What Happens Live: Eboni K. Williams, Isaac Mizrahi
|To Tell The Truth
|FBI: Most Wanted
|Superman & Lois
|FOX||MLB All-Star Game
|NBC||America’s Got Talent
|Capital One College Bowl