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In Lovecraft Country, Monsters Past and Present Converge

A present-tense correction of science fiction’s racist past, the new HBO series is what academics would call a “rich text.”
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P-Valley Shows Stripping For What It Is: Labor

Amid the glitz and glamor of The Pynk, we’re reminded again and again that strippers are workers, and they have worker concerns.
this week in late night

Seth Meyers Taking ‘A Closer Look’ at Trump’s Axios Interview Won Late Night

Also, Jamie Foxx is so nice he makes the list twice.
  1. accept some substitutions
    Kelly Clarkson Steps Into Simon Cowell’s America’s Got Talent Shoes After InjuryFilling in as guest judge after Cowell broke his back in an electric bike accident.
  2. on comedy
    Unaired 2018 Black-ish Episode About Trump Is Now on HuluIt was originally scrapped by ABC due to “creative differences.”
  3. sure
    Patrick From SpongeBob, a Born Star, Gets Late-Night ShowMove over, Elmo.
  4. tv review
    In Lovecraft Country, Monsters Past and Present ConvergeA present-tense correction of science fiction’s racist past, the new HBO series is what academics would call a “rich text.”
  5. yes please
    Spread the Word, Turds: The MacGruber TV Series Debuts in 2021Peacock has ordered eight half-hour episodes of the series.
  6. trailer mix
    I’m So Excited, I’m So Excited, I’m So Scared for the Saved by the Bell RebootComing soon to NBCU’s Peacock.
  7. chat room
    The Umbrella Academy’s Ritu Arya Didn’t Know About That Lila Twist EitherThe breakout new addition thought she was auditioning for a single-episode role, not one of season two’s biggest cliffhangers.
  8. late night
    Amber Ruffin and Larry Wilmore Will Be Peacock’s Debut Late-Night Hosts“We can’t wait to write sketches, songs and jokes about this terrible time we call now!”
  9. a hit's a hit
    James Gandolfini Loved Green Day “He also named his dog dookie and used it in his email address.”
  10. celebrity homes
    Rachael Ray Safe After New York House Fire“The house is unfortunately damaged and we don’t yet know to what extent,” her rep told outlets.
  11. overnights
    The Real Housewives of Potomac Recap: No ApologiesIs Candiace a real human woman who eats and breathes? Yes. Is she someone I could eat and breathe near? Absolutely not.
  12. overnights
    Yellowstone Recap: Back in the SaddleThe stakes are finally claimed, in an episode that exemplifies what this show can be when everything clicks.
  13. close reads
    P-Valley Shows Stripping For What It Is: LaborAmid the glitz and glamor of The Pynk, we’re reminded again and again that strippers are workers, and they have worker concerns.
  14. people person's paper people
    Lindsey Broad, The Office’s Cathy, Says She Still Experiences Fan AbuseShe recounted how people recently said that she “deserved” to have her dog murdered.
  15. coronavirus
    All the Live Events, Movie Releases, and Productions Affected by the CoronavirusWho’s next?
  16. trailer mix
    Winnie the Bish Gets Woke in the Trailer for His New Hulu ShowActor alias: Lamorne Morris.
  17. filming in the time of covid
    Succession Showrunner Hopes to Shoot Season 3 in NYC Before Christmas“Who knows if that’ll come about, but that’s the plan at the moment.”
  18. overnights
    Ziwe’s Instagram Live Show Recap: ‘The Birmingham Jail Thing’Re: Baited, Ziwe interviews funny ladies Liza Treyger and Patti Harrison, getting beneath the jokes and exposing them both as [gasp] non-readers.
  19. trailer mix
    Like Oh My God the Season Two PEN15 Trailer Is Here“I’m sorry, I’m just hormonal!”
  20. trauma
    Last Chance U’s New Season Takes an Unexpected, Sad DetourThe episode “Greyhaven” is about football, sure, but it’s more about the trauma echoing through the family of fantasy author Marion Zimmer Bradley.
  21. this week in late night
    Seth Meyers Taking ‘A Closer Look’ at Trump’s Axios Interview Won Late NightAlso, Jamie Foxx is so nice he makes the list twice.
  22. late night
    Stephen Colbert and James Corden Are Leaving the HouseTheir shows are heading to studios, somewhere.
  23. overnights
    The Real Housewives of New York City Recap: Humpty DanceThere are people who refuse to admit they’re wrong and then there is Dorinda.
  24. tv review
    Lower Decks Is Fun, But Star Trek Is Suffering an Identity CrisisFor all its raucous pleasures, the new animated series maintains an ironic posture at odds with what made this franchise great.
  25. covid filming
    The Good Doctor Is Doing a Coronavirus Episode, Once It Can Start FilmingProduction is currently stalled in Vancouver over testing concerns.
  26. wig
    HBO Dream Team Nicole Kidman, David E. Kelley, Wigs Return With The UndoingThat hair is full of secrets.
  27. keke palmer
    Proud Family Revival Adds Keke Palmer As a Teen ActivistMaya Leibowitz-Jenkins is 14 years old and ready to protest.
  28. tv development
    Darren Aronofsky Is Developing A Show Based on New York’s Lifeguard StoryThe Boss of the Beach series is based on David Gauvey Herbert’s article.
  29. needle drops
    The Umbrella Academy Season Two’s Most Ridiculous Soundtrack Choices, RankedSeason two doubles down on the Netflix series’ more-is-more approach to music cues, and sometimes it works — and sometimes it definitely doesn’t.
  30. jussie smollett
    Jurnee Smollett Speaks Out About Brother Jussie’s Scandal for First Time“Everyone who knows me knows that I love my brother and I believe my brother.”
  31. overnights
    Doom Patrol Season-Finale Recap: Your Own Personal Jesus (and Cowboy)In true Doom Patrol fashion, the Doom Patrol season finale has to make the best out of a bad situation.
  32. overnights
    Star Trek: Lower Decks Premiere Recap: Ensign of the TimesStar Trek’s foray into the half-hour animated comedy format pulls off its mission of bringing a fresh new perspective to the franchise.
  33. star trek: lower decks
    Is Animation Star Trek’s Next Frontier?Nearly 50 years after the franchise’s last foray into animation, the new Lower Decks attempts to fuse Trek’s past with animated comedy’s present.
  34. cancellations
    Hulu Cancels High Fidelity, Makes Our List of Top 5 Greatest TV Heartbreaks[Record scratch.]
  35. overnights
    The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Recap: Giving the BootWhatever the etiquette version of passive aggression is, Sutton has perfected it.
  36. hollywoo
    RIP! NBCUniversal Cancels E! NewsNow here’s a scintillating Hollywood headline.
  37. ellen is mean
    Which of Ellen’s Most Frequent Guests Have Stuck by Her, and Who’s Kept Mum?Even Sophia Grace and Rosie have made statements supporting the talk show host.
  38. trailer mix
    Let the Trailer for Selena Gomez’s Cooking Show Simmer in Your Sauté PanYou can devour it next month on HBO Max.
  39. grey's cash flow
    Cash Rules Everything About Ellen Pompeo Staying on Grey’s Anatomy“I made a decision to make money and not chase creative acting roles.”
  40. 90s kids
    Ren & Stimpy Is Getting a Reboot With a New Creative TeamHappy happy, joy joy.
  41. trope patrol
    Death to the Sardonic Needle DropHow many incongruously cheerful songs playing over a violent montage is too many? Ask The Umbrella Academy.
  42. the streaming wars
    Harry Potter Movies Apparate Over to PeacockBut you may have to watch with commercials.
  43. renewals
    Love Island Season Two to Film in Quarantine at a Las Vegas HotelHope they clean the hot tubs.
  44. chat room
    Tinashe Thinks It’s Funny Every Time Her Avatar Role Goes Viral“You guys didn’t know by now?”
  45. snl
    How to Get Tickets to SNL: A Helpful GuideThe 2020-2021 SNL ticket lottery is now open. But will season 46 even include live audiences? Unclear.
  46. trailer mix
    Mask Up and Watch the Trailer for Freeform’s Inevitable Coronavirus Rom-comLove in the Time of Corona? You bet!
  47. trailer mix
    Ratched Trailer: One Flew Over Sarah Paulson’s NestDo not … get on her bad side …
  48. overnights
    Below Deck: Mediterranean Recap: Sob StoriesWe’re now averaging a crew departure every five episodes.
  49. bachelor nation
    The Bachelorette Drops Cryptic Teaser As Alums Celebrate Double Lead SeasonIs it September yet?
  50. ellen is mean
    Katy Perry Decides Now Is the Time to Defend Ellen DeGeneres“I want to acknowledge that I have only ever had positive takeaways from my time with Ellen.”
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