Joe Jonas, you in danger, girl.

This is Zoodle, my friends’ foster doggo. He’s been adopted and heading to his forever home today, but I needed to share his face with you because he’s one of the cutest dogs I’ve ever seen and I’m going to miss him being on my feed every day. Good luck, Zoods!

Also, Blue Heron Farm is a wonderful follow, if you’re not already there. Cute available dogs for adoption, goats who are not, and lots of fierce liberal political stances. And if you’re in the Houston area, they’re about to open a beer garden. They’re the best.

Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News

Oh great: Amazon is adding ads to Prime Video to make us pay more for the ad-free version.

The WGA and AMPTP are meeting again today. Keep those fingers crossed and those strike signs on the ready.

Meanwhile, SAG-AFTRA has said that it’s OK for their members to participate on Dancing with the Stars after all.

Seth MacFarlane has really stepped up in a big way, donating $5 million to the Entertainment Community Fund for out-of-work laborers.

Consequences of the strike (and now I really want a snow globe):

Maury Povich is willing to come out of retirement to do a DNA test to determine if Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey are half-brothers. Perfect. No notes. Let’s do this.

The Sophie Turner/Joe Jonas divorce is heating up. Turner sued Jonas yesterday for “wrongful retention” of their children, stating that she and Jonas had previously determined that England was to be the childrens’ “habitual residence,” and that Jonas was in violation of the child abduction clause in the Hague Convention, by refusing to give her the girls’ passports. Reportedly, they had sold their Miami home a few months ago with the intention of moving permanently to England where they had bought a house. Turner also added that she learned about Jonas’ divorcing her through the media.

The New York Times

Over years and decades, Mr. Murdoch’s properties shifted their definition of “elite” away from people with more money than you and toward people with more perceived cultural capital than you, something that would be essential to nationalist politics in the 21st century and Fox’s dominance. (He did all this while living the life of a jet-setting billionaire.)

Like Mr. Murdoch’s tabloids, Fox had an aesthetic that was key to its appeal. Where news programs once sought to project stability and gravitas, it had flash and energy. It had the tone and political attitude of conservative talk radio and the rah-rah spirit of TV sports (as well as the blinding graphics).

But Fox was not a style phenomenon alone. It branded itself “Fair and Balanced,” implying that other outlets were unfair and unbalanced. “We Report, You Decide,” it said, implying a they who were making the decisions for you.

Fox promised news but its cash crop was feelings. Making viewers feel — feel angry, feel betrayed, feel threatened — was vital to keeping them tuned in for hours.

And we’ll be dealing with the repercussions of his “vision” for decades yet.

This piece argues that sports and reality TV are not that different, but that reality TV has more of a stigma because of its predominantly female audience and yeah. Exactly this. Female interests, including romance novels, soap operas, reality TV, pop music, are often considered frivolous and unserious, whereas men’s interests, including sports, western/war fiction, rock music, etc., are not treated with the same sense of dismissiveness despite the fact that they aren’t any more or less subjectively or objectively “serious.” /rant


In Development

  • AGT: Fantasy League is coming to NBC. Mel B, Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel will judge and Terry Crews will host.

Mark Your Calendar

  • Squid Game: The Challenge premieres on Netflix on November 22.
  • Fargo returns on FX on November 21.
  • Doom Patrol returns on Max on October 12.
  • The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial premieres on Paramount+ with Showtime on October 6 and Showtime on October 8.
  • Once Upon a Studio will debut on ABC on October 15.
  • The Ringleader: The Case of the Bling Ring debuts on HBO on October 1.
  • A Nearly Normal Family will premiere on Netflix on November 24.

  • Big Vape: The Rise and Fall of Juul will debut on Netflix on October 11.
  • Meg 2: The Trench will premiere on Max on September 29.
  • V/H/S/85 premieres on Shudder on October 6.
  • FLCL: Shoegaze returns on Adult Swim on September 30.
  • Doona! will premiere on Netflix on October 20.



Love is Blind: This amazing/terrible/delicious garbage is back and OMG IT IS SET IN HOUSTON. Do NOT embarrass us, guys. Season premiere.  Netflix

The Continental: From the World of John Wick: This three-part special tells the story of the origins of the assassins’ hotel. Premiere. Peacock

Deadlocked: How America Changed the Supreme Court: An exploration of the history of the modern Supreme Court and how we got ourselves in this whole mess. Series premiere. 7 p.m., Showtime

Still Up: A pair of insomniacs fall for each other while everyone else sleeps in this (almost) romantic new comedy. Series premiere. Apple TV+


Marcell: The Shell with Shoes on: In case you need a little whimsy. 8 p.m., Showtime Showcase West

Alien marathon: In case you don’t. 4:15 p.m., FXM


Krapopolis: This new Dan Harmons animated series was originally slated to premiere in November, 2022, before it was moved to May, 2023, and then eventually pushed to this date. Will it finally air? WHO CAN SAY? 7 p.m., Fox

Office Space: Damn, it feels good to be a gangsta. 6:40 p.m., HBO West

The Chi: “The repercussions of unexpected events reverberate throughout the metropolis.” Season finale. 8 p.m., Showtime

FRI. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30

ABC Shark Tank
CBS Secret Celebrity Renovation
Fire Country
Blue Bloods
CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us
Inside the NFL
FOX Friday Night Smackdown Local
NBC America’s Got Talent

SAT. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30
ABC College Football
CBS College Football
CW College Football
FOX College Football
NBC College Football
Saturday Night Live

SUN. 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Global Citizen Festival 23 America’s Funniest Home Videos
Step Into…The Movies with Derek and Julianne Hough
Special Edition of 20/20
CBS 60 Minutes Yellowstone
Big Brother
The CW Local The Chosen
The Swarm
The Masked Singer
NBC Sunday Night Football

One thought on “Joe Jonas, you in danger, girl.

  1. Don’t care if Amazon does ads now…got used to it on Hulu and I find them a nice time to get my butt up and run get a drink.

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