Final snow report, but no TV news.

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‘The Bachelor’ finale, the return of ‘Empire,’ the return of ‘Arrested Development’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week

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‘Game of Thrones’ just released new character posters and emojis, but one badass character is conspicuously missing.

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Netflix is about to get a lot more ‘Moxie’ with some help from Amy Poehler

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Can we stop with this charade already?

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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.


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.


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



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


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


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
CBS Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition
Hawaii Five-0
Blue Bloods
CW My Last Days
Life Sentence
FOX Phenoms
NBC American Ninja Warrior

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
CBS Ransom
48 Hours
48 Hours
FOX MLB Baseball
NBC Taken
News/Local Saturday Night Live

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