Some guy tried to say Martin Short isn’t funny. The internet had feelings.

This is an A+++ tweet.

But the best part is? That’s a celebrity giant rabbit in a stroller.

Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News

And the strike drags on.

According to the WGA, some of the members of the AMPTP are privately telling them that they “needed a deal badly,” and that they recognize the WGA’s “proposals would not affect their company’s bottom line and that they recognized they must give more than usual to settle this negotiation.”

However, the AMPTP responded by saying that they remain aligned and that the WGA needs to respond to their last offer made on August 18. (It should be noted that the AMPTP neglected to mention their August 22 meeting with WGA leadership which the WGA described as a two-hour lecture by the studio heads.)

Meanwhile, Greg Berlanti, Ryan Murphy, and Paul Feig have joined the folks donating to help the strike-impacted actors, writers and crew.

In other news, SAG-AFTRA relected Fran Drescher as the president of their union; and The Drew Berrymore Show will return to the air without writers, despite Berrymore previously demonstrating her support for the strike. The WGA plans to picket.

Bye, Chuck Todd. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

In response to the standoff between itself and Charter/Spectrum, Disney has announced a $20 discount on Hulu + Live TV for three months. They are also offering a seperate free trial of Hulu for 30 days.

But don’t be fooled: Disney will be raising the price of Hulu and Disney+ next month.

Elsewhere, we have another carriage dispute, this time between Dish Networks and Hearst channels, impacting 37 channels across 27 markets. And here in my own little bubble, I still don’t have access to The CW because of Nexstar’s spat with AT&T. Enough. A new season of FBoy Island is coming, and I NEED TO SEE IT.

“Each day on twitter there is one main character. The goal is to never be it.” Well, some schmuck at Slate wrote a piece attacking Martin Short, arguing he wasn’t funny and is “unbelievably annoying,” and that the author finds, “Martin Short’s whole schtick exhausting, sweaty and desperately unfunny.” This made Martin Short the main character on Twitter — but in the best possible way. Unlike the Rolling Stone piece that revealed that Jimmy Fallon is a mean drunk phony and to which the internet responded by saying, “Yeah, obviously,” folks had a much different reaction to the Slate piece, flooding Twitter with hilarious Martin Short clips and love to prove just how wrong and dumb this writer was. It was truly beautiful:

And then the fellow comedians came out to show love:

And then there were the stories of what a sweet person he was started coming out:

Finally, the perfect summation of last week:

The Prime Video folks want to assure you that they intend to stay in The Boys business for as long as Eric Kripke wants to be.

“I will say this: Eric has had a vision for what this all leads to for years now, and we’ve been in an ongoing conversation about what comes next,” Sanders says. “So, it’s probably premature to talk about that beyond saying we believe in Eric, and if Eric is interested in continuing the story, we’ll be the first ones in line to really work with him on what that is. But right now we’re super focused on Gen V and an amazing season 4 of The Boys, which I think is going to blow fans away.”

As for Gen V — which will have to tide The Boys fans over for a while — you can expect a number of cameos from The Boys characters, including A-Train, The Deep, Congresswoman Victoria Neuman, Ashley Barrett, and Adam Bourke. And from what Claudia Doumit, who plays Neuman, says, Gen V will set up The Boys season four.

The actress and inspiration for and voice of Harley Quinn, Arlene Sorkin, who died recently was married to one of the creators of Modern Family, Christopher Lloyd. Lloyd wrote a beautiful, funny, and moving tribute to his late wife for Variety that captures her sense of humor and generosity of spirit. I didn’t know anything about this woman before her death, unfortunately, because the portrait painted here and by her countless friends in the business, make her out to be an extraordinary woman. May her memory be a blessing.

In Development

  • Matt Rife will have his own stand-up special on Netflix.

Casting News

  • Phaedra Parks is joining Married to Medicine on Bravo. (See below for trailer.)

Mark Your Calendar

  • Married to Medicine returns on Bravo on November 5.

  • The Club returns on Netflix on September 15.


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American Experience: The Busing Battleground: This two-hour special revisits Boston in the 1970s when court-mandated school integration resulted in racial unrest — and served as a reminder that racism is not just found in the South.  8 p.m., PBS

I, Tonya: A reminder that Margot Robbie has been doing this comedy thing for a minute now. 10:25 p.m., HBO Comedy

Monday Night Football: Bills at Jets. 7 p.m., ABC

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ABC Monday Night Football
CBS The Neighborhood
Bob ♥ Abishola
NCIS: Hawai’i
CW Son of a Critch
Run the Burbs
Children Ruin Everything
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
FOX Beat Shazam
NBC American Ninja Warrior
Weakest Link

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