Y’all better send Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney some biscuits, ‘Ted Lasso’

Happy (terrifying) first day of school to all the Houston kids out there and to this coyote:

Leave that coyote alone. That’s her classroom now.

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Ted Lasso took a gentle swipe at Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney for buying a Welsh soccer team:

So, Reynolds and McElhenney responded:

But it sounds like the biscuits probably didn’t make it on time:

Yay, free publicity for all!

Speaking of, y’all need to back off of Ted Lasso. You especially, Daniel Radosh of The Daily Show:

I know that it’s fun to be contrarian and be the first one to claim something that everyone else enjoys is actually not that great, but 1. So far the season actually has been entertaining and 2. We are only 5 episodes into a 12-episode season. Chill.

Rachel Maddow renewed her contract with MSNBC beyond 2022. Whatever MSNBC gave her, she was worth it. 

Fox News and CNN have both announced they have evacuated Afghans who worked for them:

Meanwhile, on Fox News, former Real World star Rachel Campos-Duffy, is claiming that the collapse of Afghanistan is ~checks notes~ First Lady Jill Biden’s fault? Internalized misogyny is a beast.

Johnny Rotten has lost his lawsuit preventing the Danny Boyle FX series Pistol from using the Sex Pistols’ music. Good.

All NBC wants in the whole world is an Office reboot, but Greg Daniels is not ready yet.

The networks’ war on Nielsen continues.

Tamron Hall  is being taken over by ABC News. Let’s hope it makes it a little less boring. (Alternatively: BRING BACK SOAP OPERAS.)

Today’s Jeopardy! update:

Mayim Bialik will be filling in until Jeopardy! names the permanent host.

According to CNN, Ken Jennings is the odds-on favorite to be the next host. And look, he makes sense — he’s part of the brand and no one can really be mad if he is chosen. But after the Mike Richards debacle, Sony might want to think hard about replacing two other white men with another white man.

Mike Richards did tape a week’s worth of episodes before resigning the next day, and according to reports, it was … weird and rude:


A group of “Jeopardy!” loyalists had gathered for a ceremony to rename the show’s studio after Mr. Trebek, including Mr. Trebek’s widow, his children and Anthony Vinciquerra, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s chief executive. Mr. Richards and Ms. Bialik were there, along with two of the other contenders for the hosting job, the former contestants Buzzy Cohen and Ken Jennings, according to three people familiar with the incident, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Afterward, the people said, Mr. Cohen and Mr. Jennings had expected to attend Mr. Richards’s debut taping. Instead, they were escorted from the sound stage to a nearby green room, where they watched the taping over a closed feed. They were told that Mr. Richards was too nervous to have them in the studio, the people said.

One of the people likened it to inviting Joe DiMaggio back to Yankee Stadium and then not letting him in the dugout.

John Oliver is reveling in Mike “smirking golf bag” Richards’ fall from grace.

Congratulations to Vanessa Grimaldi.

Get better soon, William Petersen!



In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • The Morning Show will return on Apple TV+ on September 17.
  • Impeachment: American Crime Story will debut on FX on September 7.
  • Maid will debut on Netflix on October 1.
  • Behind the Attraction will return on Disney+ on August 25 with five new episodes.
  • Blood & Water will return on Netflix on September 24.


Nickolas “Nick” Davatzes, Founder of A+E Networks and channels A&E and History

Tony Mendez, Head of cue cards at Late Show With David Letterman

Marilyn Eastman, Actress in Night of the Living Dead

Lisa Lee, Academy of Country Music executive and broadcaster

Tom T. Hall, Country Music Hall of Fame singer-songwriter

Don Everly, Singer and member of the Everly Brothers


The Ultimate Surfer: Fourteen world-class surfers live together and compete for a $100,000 prize in this new series. Premiere. 9 p.m., ABC

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf: This is a special one-off anime film set in the world of The Witcher, which will just have to tide you over until December when The Witcher finally returns. Netflix

Born for Business: This new docuseries follows four entrepreneurs with disabilities, showcasing the challenges they face and what it takes to launch and maintain a successful business. Premiere. Peacock

Restoring Galveston: Michael and Ashley are back to save more architectural gems on Galveston Island. Season premiere. 8 p.m., DIY

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Kelly Clarkson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Bakar
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Sean Penn, Sharon Horgan, Jerome Flood II
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Jason Momoa, Lorde
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Snoop Dogg, Allyson Felix, Nelly featuring Breland & Blanco Brown, guest host Stephen A. Smith

MON. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Bachelor in Paradise
The Ultimate Surfer
CBS The Neighborhood
Bob ♥ Abishola
Young Sheldon
United States of Al
NCIS: Los Angeles
CW Roswell, New Mexico
The Republic of Sarah
FOX Hell’s Kitchen
NBC American Ninja Warrior
The Wall

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