We’ll get to the best shows on TV according to critics, but first we’re going to talk about baby prisons.

As I was drafting this, Trump announced that he will be signing an executive order to keep families together. We have no real details how it will work, or if the children who have already been taken away will be reunited with their parents. There is also the issue that the order might end up being illegal as it will butt up against his zero-tolerance policy that calls for all migrants to be arrested if they cross illegally, because children can’t legally be kept in prisons.

I won’t even get into all the lies he told in his statements to the press this morning, like the fact that children had been separated from their parents under the previous administration (they weren’t — those were kids who came over here by themselves, or were taken from human smugglers) but suffice to say, he’s been forced to do this by GOP congress members who recognized they were on the losing side of this issue ahead of the midterms.

My worry is that there will be so much that happens between now and November that by Election Day we are going to forget how we felt this morning when we learned out country had set up baby jails so they could rip babies and toddlers away from their mothers. Never forget this. Never stop being outraged. Vote these fuckers out in November or they will be emboldened to do this again.

Keep watching, it’s a situation that is developing rapidly.

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Here’s a bunch of TV stuff that shouldn’t bum you out. (I hope.)

I was going to post my Anthony Bourdain tribute on my regular “Watch This” post, but it felt wrong. So, anyway.

Alia Shawkat wishes she had done more in that Arrested Development interview, but I am here to tell her she did just fine and shouldn’t second guess herself.

Please note: this ad first aired on Fox & Friends, and it is fantastic:

Pose very nearly included a Donald Trump played by James Van Der Beek but then the election happened.

Greg Berlanti signed a deal with Warner Brothers that is Ryan Murphy-sized.

Full Frontal saw a number of advertisers hit the pause button this week in response to the cuntraversy, but there were no full-scale withdrawals by any of them.

ABC is really sorry about that Quantico episode in which Indian terrorists plan an attack in Manhattan with the intention to pin it on Pakistan.

Stranger Things is getting the novelization treatment.

Killing Eve shows that a “strong female protagonist” doesn’t have to equal masculine.

Buffy v. Buffy. (I’m Team Buffy.)

Saved by the Bell is now a restaurant.

Y’all need to leave Kim Kardashian alone. She did a good thing by advocating for Alice Marie Johnson’s pardon.

Nathan Fielder warns that the Emmys are very vulnerable to election hacking and gives a very detailed step-by-step instructions on how one might go about doing that, and suggests that if another show other than Nathan For You wins Outstanding Variety Sketch Series the FBI should do a thorough investigation.

Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer announced that his cancer has returned and he only has “a few weeks” to live. Our sincere condolences.

Renewals

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • Kidding will debut on Showtime on September 9 and it looks like a heartbreaker.
  • Shameless also returns on Showtime on September 9.
  • Queer Eye returns on June 15 on Netflix, yay!:
  • Living Biblically and Me, Myself and I will be burned off on CBS beginning on July 7.
  • Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee will return on Netflix on July 6. Comedians will include: Jerry Lewis, Kate McKinnon, Ellen DeGeneres, Hasan Minhaj, Dana Carvey, Neil Brennan, Tracy Morgan, Brian Regan, Alec Baldwin, Zach Galifinakis, John Mulaney, and Dave Chappelle.
  • Inside North Korea will air on June 10 on NatGeo, two days before Trump’s summit with Kim Jong-Un.
  • Burgers, Brew & ‘Cue will return on July 3 on the Cooking Channel.
  • Marlon returns on NBC on June 14.

R.I.P.

Alan O’Neill, Actor best known for Sons of Anarchy

David Lavin, Executive at CBS Studios

Alan Silverbach, Pioneer in international TV distribution

Peter Stringfellow, Nightclub owner and producer

WATCH THIS

FRIDAY

Sense8: A final goodbye. Netflix

The Staircase: Your new true crime obsession. Netflix

Alex Strangelove: A teenager questions his sexuality after meeting a charming gay kid in this original film. Netflix

Just Another Immigrant: Romesh Ranganathan moves to America with his family in this new comedic docuseries. 8 p.m., Showtime

SATURDAY

American Made: This is that weird movie starring Tom Cruise where he’s recruited by the CIA to run drugs or something? Anyway. 7 p.m., HBO

Big Hero 6: Series premiere. 8 a.m., Disney

The Crossing: ABC burns off the final two episodes. Series finale. 7 p.m., ABC

SUNDAY

Claws: The women struggle to remain hopeful under their new Russian regime. Season premiere. 8 p.m., TNT

The Tony Awards: Broadway stuff. 7 p.m., CBS

Fear the Walking Dead: Morgan tries to do the right thing in the mid-season finale. 8 p.m., AMC

Late Night: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: (Friday): Penelope Cruz, David Koechner, Interpol Jimmy Kimmel Live (Friday): Billy Bob Thornton, Hannibal Buress, Aloe Blacc

FRI. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC NBA Finals
(live)
CBS Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition
(new)
Hawaii Five-0
(repeat)
Blue Bloods
(repeat)
CW My Last Days
(new)
Life Sentence
(new)
Local
FOX Phenoms
(new)
Local
NBC American Ninja Warrior
(repeat)
Dateline
(new)


SAT. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30
ABC High School Football All-Star Game
(live)
News/Local
CBS Ransom
(new)
48 Hours
(repeat)
48 Hours
(repeat)
News/Local
FOX MLB Baseball
(live)
News/Local
NBC Taken
(new)
Dateline
(repeat)
News/Local Saturday Night Live
(repeat)


SUN. 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos
(repeat)
Celebrity Family Feud
(new)
The $100,000 Pyramid
(new)
To Tell the Truth
(new)
CBS 60 Minutes
(new)
The Tony Awards
(live)
FOX One Strange Rock
(repeat)
The Simpsons
(repeat)
Bob’s Burgers
(repeat)
Family Guy
(repeat)
(repeat) Local/News
NBC Dateline
(new)
Stanley Cup Final
(live)

Is Roseanne Barr giving her blessing for a spinoff? I mean maybe. Or maybe she’s a loon and we should stop paying attention to her tweets.

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UPDATED: HOLY SHIT, THEY CANCELED ‘ROSEANNE.’ Hey, ABC? You might want to check in on your big star Roseanne Barr because she’s being a racist monster (again) this morning.

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‘The Bachelorette,’ ‘Arrested Development,’ ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week

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Amber Tamblyn, please come collect your husband. He’s somehow making this whole ‘Arrested Development’ mess worse.

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This ‘Arrested Development’ interview in which the male cast members mansplain and gaslight Jessica Walter is a perfect illustration of the whole fucking problem

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