Here are some friendly bears. I bet you could really use some friendly bears right about now.
I’m not going to write a whole diatribe about the god awful abortion law my state just passed and that the Supreme Court allowed to stand in the most cowardly way possible, opening the door for every red state in the country to follow suit and create their own unconstitutional laws designed to evade judicial review that will allow anyone to place a bounty on anyone who helps a woman seeking a what is a Constitutionally legal medical procedure. If you’ve read Foolish for any amount of time you should know by now that I am furious, I am sad, I am scared. And I’m also not here to try to change your mind if you disagree with me and for whatever reason believe it is acceptable to carve out this one exception to bodily autonomy.
Although, I would like someone to explain to me why it is that I can be forced to carry a pregnancy to term because it’s about “saving a life,” while I can’t be forced to donate blood or organs to save the life of someone who is already born? EXPLAIN THAT TO ME.
— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) September 1, 2021
I usually hate The Handmaid’s Tale comparisons, but at midnight tonight, individual Texans can rat out (and sue) people who do as much as drive someone to get an abortion—that feels adequately like Gilead.
People will die because of this law. Dark times.https://t.co/wJrYS1trai
— ashley fairbanks ✿ (@ziibiing) September 1, 2021
Forcing all women to bring pregnancies to term.
Deputizing *everyone* as enforcers — so that women live in a constant state of fear, unsure who to trust.
— Buffy Wicks (@BuffyWicks) September 2, 2021
In addition to egregiously gutting abortion care, this new TX law ENCOURAGES people to bring lawsuits against those they feel are breaking the law…by promising $10K to those who win their case. It's not just Handmaid's Tale…it's also the Salem Witch Hunt, all over again. https://t.co/W6JbdbixqZ
— Jodi Picoult (@jodipicoult) September 1, 2021
Remember when a certain CNN reporter told us we were overreacting when we said Trump’s election would lead to the Handmaid’s Tale?
— Elizabeth C. McLaughlin (she/her) (@ECMcLaughlin) September 1, 2021
ANYWAY. If you’re as horrified and as livid as I am, please remember to vote the bastards out and please consider putting a little money towards one of these organizations who are going to be fighting the good fight:
- Lilith Fund
- National Network of Abortion Funds
- Texas Planned Parenthood
- The National Women’s Law Center
- NARAL Pro-Choice Texas
- Texas Equal Access Fund
- I’ll Have What She’s Having
And if you can’t or don’t want to donate LEST SOMEONE TRY TO PUT A $10,000 BOUNTY ON YOUR HEAD, you can also call the corporate donors behind the masterminds of this bill, and let them know what you think of it:
1. The chief sponsor of Texas' draconian abortion ban, which the SCOTUS left in place, is @SenBryanHughes.
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) September 2, 2021
It’s going to be a long road and there are many obstacles and all of it is daunting. That said, if you are reading this in the comfort of a more progressive state, please do me the favor of saving your “LOL, you should leave” hot takes. It’s not helpful. More people voted for Joe Biden in Texas than in any other state save California and Florida. We have a sizeable blue population, but thanks to gerrymandering and bullshit voting laws, and thanks to two Democrats in the U.S. Senate who worship at the feet of the filibuster and some mythological belief in bipartisanship, we are trapped with dangerously terrible leadership. Your suggestions that we should pack up and leave rather than stay here and fight? It’s just adding insult to a very painful injury.
All Other TV News
The Boys has released another music video ahead of season three. This time, A-Train is rapping:
Earlier in the summer, they released Starlight’s tribute to one of her fallen fellow supes:
No release date yet, but The Boys is expected to return sometime this month. Honestly, it can’t come soon enough.
The Real Housewives of New York aired their season finale last night, and there is as yet no reunion scheduled to air. Yet. A reunion will happen, it just hasn’t happened yet. So I still have time to catch up on my recaps before it does … in theory.
Survivor was nearly filmed in either Hawaii or Georgia thanks to COVID restrictions. People are surprised by Georgia, but considering the film industry that has been established there, and the tax breaks the state offers productions, this is hardly that surprising.
Here’s the history of how Adult Swim came to be. Honestly, it was just a matter of time before someone figured out that Gen X grew up on cartoons and were a bunch of stoners and would happily watch cartoons for grown-ups in the middle of the night. It’s not some secret mystery.
This is amazing:
Grimace can taste with his whole body
— 3-hour Bond film anticipator (@MilesKlee) September 1, 2021
“When I do a gig in Utah and they’ll go, ‘Look, we don’t want any drug jokes, we don’t want any sex jokes.’ I go, ‘OK, I’ll take those out’ and I do something else,” he told the Los Angeles Times. “With the #MeToo movement, all of a sudden the sexist jokes everybody used to do, you can’t do anymore. So you either change with the times or you die. You adapt to the circumstances.” If Leno sees “somebody who’s really hurt by something I did, that’s not my job. The idea is to get them to laugh.”
"Donald Trump would have secured Kabul airport" — My dude he didn't even secure the Capitol Building when his Vice President was in there
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) September 1, 2021
- Unsolved Mysteries will return for a third season this summer on Netflix.
- Big Shot has been renewed at Disney+ for a second season.
- Side Hustle has been renewed at Nickelodeon for a second season.
- Cabinet of Curiosities, a horror anthology series from Guillermo del Toro, is being developed at Netflix. Among those set to star: F. Murray Abraham, Ben Barnes, Elpidia Carrillo, Essie Davis, Hannah Galway, Crispin Glover, Demetrius Grosse, David Hewlett, Andrew Lincoln, Tim Blake Nelson, Luke Roberts, Sebastian Roché, Glynn Turman, and Peter Weller.
- Vacation Friends will be receiving a sequel at Hulu.
- Butterfly in the Sky, A documentary about Reading Rainbow, is being made. (One of the directors, Bradford Thomason, is a Houston native.)
- One Giant Leap, a Barry Levinson-directed limited series about the Apollo 11 missions is in the works.
- A reboot of Life Goes On is being developed with original cast members Kellie Martin and Chad Lowe involved.
- Did I Do That to the Holidays? A Steve Urkel Story, an animated special, is in the works at Cartoon Network.
- The Girls on the Bus is moving from Netflix to The CW for development.
- Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw production company has signed a multi-year television deal with Universal Studio group.
- Brian Otaño has signed an overall deal with Amazon.
- Jane Krakowski is joining Annie Live! on NBC.
- Olivia Jade, Matt James, and Kenya Moore will all be on this season of Dancing with the Stars.
- Scott Caan is going to star in Topangaland on CBS.
- Martha Plimpton has joined the cast of Sprung on IMDb TV (creating a Raising Hope mini-reunion in the process).
- Linda Lavin, David Anthony Higgins, Darryl Stephens, Hector Elizondo, Jane Seymour, Ben Vereen, Celia Weston, Jim Beaver, and Anna Maria Horsford have all joined B Positive on CBS.
- Alfred Molina will star in Three Pines on Amazon.
- Jon Bass is joining the cast of Super Pumped on Showtime.
- Nia Jervier has been cast in Twenties on BET.
- Darren Criss will be in The Muppets Haunted Mansion on Disney+.
- Carson Rowland, Jordan Gonzalez, Ben Cook, Elias Kacavas, and Benton Greene have been added to the cast of Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin on HBO Max.
- Wanda De Jesús has joined the cast of Olga Dies Dreaming on Hulu.
- Candace Grace, Johnny Sibilly, Devin Way, and Fin Argus have joined the cast of the reboot of Queer as Folk on Peacock.
- Anthony Michael Hall, Mark Webber, Alejandro De Hoyos, Tone Bell, Jake Weary, and Gabriel Basso have been added to Trigger Warning on Netflix.
Mark Your Calendars
- The Wheel of Time will premiere on Amazon on November 19.
- The Sinner returns on USA on October 13.
- Dickinson’s third and final season will debut on Apple TV+ on November 5.
— Dickinson (@Dickinson) September 2, 2021
- Doom Patrol returns on HBO Max on September 23.
- My Son will debut on Peacock on September 15.
- Red Notice will debut on Netflix on November 12.
- Creepshow returns on Shudder on September 23.
- The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals will return on Netflix on September 14
- 9/11: Inside the President’s War Room is streaming on Apple TV+ now.
- Kacey Musgraves Star-Crossed will stream on Paramount+ on September 10.
- Level Playing Field will debut on HBO on September 14.
- Inside the NFL will debut on Paramount+ on September 7.
- Untold Vol 1: Breaking Point will premiere on Netflix on September 7.
- Hellbound will stream on Netflix soon.
- Squid Game will debut on Netflix on September 17.
- Baki Hanma will premiere on Netflix on September 30.
- The Ellen DeGeneres Show returns to syndication on September 13.
- Michelle Carter: Love, Texts & Death will stream on Discovery+ on September 7.
- Freeform has released its “31 Nights of Halloween” schedule.
- And not to be outdone, Shudder has announced their “61 Days of Halloween” schedule.
- Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai will premiere on Cartoon Network on September 19.
- The Pet Project will air on CBS on September 3.
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid will stream on Disney+ on December 3.
Gregg Leakes, Real Housewives of Atlanta regular and husband of NeNe
I am heartbroken over the passing of Gregg Leakes, a wonderful man. I jokingly called him “Pastor Leakes” but in truth he was a strong voice of reason & commanded great respect among the entire #RHOA team. I am sending love and strength to @neneleakes & the entire Leakes family
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) September 1, 2021
Sidharth Shukla, Indian actor and reality TV star
What We Do in the Shadows: My favorite comedy about a quartet of vampires living in Staten Island is back, hooray! Season premiere. 9 p.m., FX
A.P. Bio: OK, but shouldn’t they have passed Biology by now? Season premiere. Peacock
Q-Force: Your first animated LGBTQ superhero series is here! Series premiere. Netflix
Superhost: A pair who hosts a YouTube show that stays in home rental “Superhosts” properties are hunted by their supposed host in this horror film. Shudder
Cinderella: Camila Cabello stars in this new adaptation of the classic fairy tale by the creator of Pitch Perfect. Premiere. Amazon
The D’Amelio Show: The TikTok stars would like to be your new Kardashians. Series premiere. Hulu
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Awkwafina, The Killers
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