We need to talk about our newest trash shows, ‘FBoy Island’ and ‘Sexy Beasts.’

This is very stupid but you need to see it:


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♬ original sound – Kevin Heckart

All Other TV News

Surprise! People had some thoughts about Jeopardy!‘s choice of hosts:

Ultimately, this is my feeling:

So! Who should have been the host?

But speaking of that “My Fall Plans/The Delta Variant” meme that is happening right now, Damon Lindelof has been killing it:

Sadly, Jane Marczewski aka “Nightbirde,” the woman Simon Cowell gave his golden buzzer this season on America’s Got Talent, had to drop out of the competition due to complications with her cancer treatment. She made an appearance on the show via video last night that left Cowell emotional:

I have only watched one episode of FBoy Island, and I am here to tell you I VERY MUCH intend to watch more as it is GLORIOUS and STUPID and EXACTLY WHAT A DUMB DATING SHOW SHOULD BE. The concept is: three not-very-bright women go to an island filled with a bunch of not-very-bright men whom they date. The women then try to figure out who are the nice guys and who are the “FBoys,” who not only don’t really want a relationship, but are there mostly for the cash prize. It’s like a more honest Love Island, and has exactly zero of the high expectations of a Bachelor/Bachelorette. It’s complete hot garbage and the perfect thing to watch if you need a break from the existential crisis we are all experiencing at the moment.  But do not ask me if I’m going to recap it, because I have no intention to do so: recapping comedy is a fruitless effort. Anyway, my personal favorite job title on the show is definitely “Exotic Dancer/Realtor.” God bless this man.

I’ve also watched the entirety of Sexy Beasts (DON’T YOU DARE JUDGE ME), the Netflix dating show in which hot (or at least attractive enough) dum-dums go on speed dates while wearing latex masks. It’s higher concept than FBoy Island, and extremely easy to consume as each episode is 22 minutes long and exactly as mentally challenging as eating a bag of potato chips (and just as good for you, too). But in terms of trash reality shows, if you can only choose one, go with FBoy Island: it offers a lot more in the way of delicious schadenfreude. (There has to be a German word for the feeling you get watching a bunch of dummies struggle to interact like adults on a reality dating show, right?)

There’s a Curb Your Enthusiasm card game out there if you’re looking for some way to destroy all of your relationships.

The guy who opened the Rusty Krab restaurant was just looking to get himself sued. You should click through and look at the pictures if you’re not entirely convinced.

Nielsen has put itself on a time out? I don’t know how or if this will affect ratings and how they are collected. I think basically, they will continue collecting data, but shows won’t be allowed to be penalized by advertisers based on Nielsen’s score until the hiatus ends? Confused.

The Orville news:

I suppose I’m happy for the random internet commentators who come across my angry The Orville recaps and yell at me to develop a sense of humor?

Lil Nas X turned down a role on Euphoria to finish his album, but my goodness, I can not think of a show better suited for him.

Shark Tank panelist Robert Herjavec saved a family who was stranded while out boating. So does this cancel out the other incident involving a Shark Tanker and a lake accident?

This is my favorite story from the Olympics.

RACIAL Justice

Norman Lear is going to be honored on August 21 with the Legend Award by the African American Film Critics Association for his commitment to diversity and inclusiveness in his classic shows.

“As I reflect on the past 99 years of life, I think of all of the those who are responsible for helping me make it this far,” Lear said in a statement. “From the Tuskegee Airmen who flew by my side in WWII to the brilliant actors, writers, producers, and creators who made me laugh in places I didn’t know existed throughout my career.

“I’ve said it many times before – laughter adds time to your life. And being fortunate enough to spend time with the likes of Kenya Barris, Dave Chappelle, Laverne Cox, Ava DuVernay, Jamie Foxx, Redd Foxx, Marla Gibbs, Sherman Hemsley, Richard Pryor, Shonda Rhimes, George Wallace, Kerry Washington, and fellow honoree Wanda Sykes – just to name a few – I anticipate living another 99 years. I thank AAFCA for this great honor.  I couldn’t be prouder to be in the company of such incredible talent,” he added.

The man is a national treasure.

Jodi Baskerville has become The Bachelor‘s first Black executive producer. Better late than never, I suppose.

Angela Bassett was just given a (much deserved) pay raise for her work on 9-1-1, at $450,000 per episode, which makes her one of the highest-paid actors on network television, and the highest paid actress of color ever. 

This is an interesting piece in Variety about how the events of the past year, including the pandemic, but mostly the Black Lives Matter moment, have changed and shaped Hollywood, and forced it to consider how much more needs to be done.

PBS, after being accused of spending way too many hours airing Ken Burns documentaries (where is the lie?) has instituted new diversity, equity, and inclusion disclosure policies and committed $11 million to new initiatives.

Dolly Parton used the royalties she received from Whitney Houston’s cover of “I Will Always Love You” to buy an office park in a Black neighborhood in Nashville to give back to the community. Because Dolly.

Justin Bieber is sorry.

Please do not go to a Washington Football Team game — or anywhere, honestly — wearing Native American-inspired headdresses and face paint, thanks.



  • Little Voice has been canceled at Apple TV+ after one season, becoming the first show to be canceled at the streamer.

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Y: The Last Man will debut on FX on Hulu on September 13.
  • Impeachment: American Crime Story will debut on FX on September 7.
  • The Other Two will stream season two on HBO Max beginning on September 2.
  • Clickbait will debut on Netflix on August 25.
  • He’s All That will premiere on Netflix on August 27.
  • Cobra Kai returns on Netflix in December.
  • Detainee 001 will premiere on Showtime on September 10.
  • Five Bedrooms returns on Peacock on August 19.
  • Marlon Wayans: You Know What It Is debuts on HBO Max on August 19.
  • Diary of a Future President will return on Disney+ on August 18.
  • Dive Club will debut on Netflix on September 3.
  • Fiasco will premiere on Epix on September 19.
  • Cold Case Files and American Justice return on A&E on August 20.
  • Metal Shop Masters will debut on Netflix on September 10.
  • JJ+E will premiere on Netflix on September 8.
  • All or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs will debut on Amazon on October 1.


Trevor Moore, Founding member of The Whitest Kids U Know

Bobby Eaton, Professional wrestler

Patricia Kennealy-Morrison, Author, publisher, and betrothed to Jim Morrison

Richard Trumka, Former president of the AFL-CIO


Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Amy returns from maternity leave in the much-delayed one-hour final season premiere. (Did you follow all that?) 7 p.m., NBC

Modern Love: Kit Harington, Anna Paquin, and Tobias Menzies will star in the second installment of the romantic anthology series based on the New York Times column. Premiere. Amazon

Walker: Walker receives shocking news in the season finale that I could have sworn aired months ago. 7 p.m., The CW

Ex-Rated: Andy Cohen hosts this new series in which former romantic partners give their exes a formal review so they can all figure out what went wrong. Series premiere. Peacock

Star Trek: Lower Decks: Second season premiere. Paramount+

The Hype: It’s another fashion competition but this time: streetwear. Series premiere. HBO Max

Titans: Third season premiere. HBO Max

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Kit Harington, Miranda Cosgrove, Duran Duran
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Ethan Hawke, Jodie Comer
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Jennifer Hudson
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Kenan Thompson, Regina Hall, the Killers, guest host Sarah Silverman
  • Watch What Happens Live: Marlon Wayans, Amber Ruffin
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ABC When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren
Holey Moley
The Hustler
CBS Big Brother
Love Island
CW Walker
The Outpost
FOX MLB Baseball News/Local
NBC Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Making It
Law & Order: Organized Crime

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