Saturday, May 8, 2021

What's On Tonight (Sunday): Heeeeeere's... Late Night

The Story of Late Night program subjects

Happy Mother's Day! Here's what's on television for tonight, Sunday, May 9!

Tonight's Top Pick is CNN's recent docuseries The Story of Late Night, which chronicles the late-night genre and format from its origins in the early 1950s to today. Last week's premiere took us through the mid-60s with Johnny Carson as the still-new host of The Tonight Show. Tonight, he manages the turbulent late '60s and rises to becoming a cultural icon and king of late night in the 1970s. (Plug for There's... Johnny! It was a good show!)

Elsewhere, the Legends search for Sara, The Nevers await an execution, Pose must get rid of a suitcase, America crosses the Atlantic to enter WWII, Pass the Mic celebrates moms, Zoey and the Girls do flashbacks, CNN dissects Marvin Gaye's What's Going On, and there's a When Calls finale.

Politics Corner, May 8th

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Saturday Night Live, S46 E18: Elon Musk & Miley Cyrus

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Need I say more?

Saturday Night Live Vintage (NBC, 10:00 PM) From January 25th, 2020: Adam Driver & Halsey. 

This Weekend in Pop Culture: May 7-9

Welcome to the Weekend in Pop Culture! Let's examine what's coming out in theaters this weekend...

Wrath of Man
Jason Statham goes into an armored car company to find out who killed his son.

Here Today
A veteran comedy writer and a young street singer become unlikely friends.

Also, what was supposed to come out this weekend was "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," which has a lot going on for one title. It's now slated for next March.

What have you been watching?

BTP: Mask-er Of None

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May 8th Is... Coconut Cream Pie Day*

Friday, May 7, 2021

What's On Tonight (Saturday): Fire takes over the fire station

Fire Force (via Imgur)

That's hot! Here's what's on television for tonight, Saturday, May 8!

Tonight's Top Pick is the Toonami series Fire Force, which wraps up its second season tonight. The show takes place in a reality where certain people have the power of fire. Therefore, a superhuman firefighter squad is assembled to stop the Infernal and others with the power of fire who don't use it for good. The season will end with some twists, though a third season has yet to be formally announced.

Elsewhere, a billionaire hosts SNL, Final Space deals with the fallout of a death, Meerkats!, Drama Club faces the football team, Side Hustlers search for a rat, Selena Gomez hosts a concert to support the vaccine, My Hero Academia is back, and The Promised Neverland goes to an abandoned temple.

Politics Corner, May 7th


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I would hope that being indicted on Federal charges (along with three other cops) would complicate Derek Chauvin's attempt at a mistrial. Appeal is still likely but not necessarily likely to succeed. [NBC]

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Jeopardy! recap for Fri., May 7

 Introducing today's contestants:

- Sara, a stay-at-home parent, gave birth very close to her audition;

- Juliet, a graduate student, got on the show instead of her dad; and

- Jaime, a writer and consultant, pulls over for alpacas. Jaime is a two-day champ with winnings of $50,200.

Thoughts on Mad About You, episodes 92-95


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"How does this happen all of a sudden?"
"It's not all of a sudden. Why do you think I kept saying we need time together? I kept pushing for us to get away together. I knew something was going on."
"With Berkus?"
"With us. This guy is not the problem."

What Doesn't Grill You And Other Friday Headlines

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They're Still Humoring Him [The Bulwark]

Found The Rigged Election! [Wonkette]

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Politics Corner, May 6th


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Twitter put a halt to Trump's attempt to unofficially tweet. [NBC]

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What's On Tonight (Friday): That's So Raven's Banquet


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 🔔 Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet✔️ (Apple TV+, 12:01 AM) 'With the quarantine finally over, the new season of “Mythic Quest” finds everyone back in the office (well, almost everyone), attempting to build upon the success of Raven's Banquet by launching an epic new expansion, but Ian (Rob McElhenney) and the newly promoted co-creative director, Poppy (Charlotte Nicdao), struggle with the game’s direction. Meanwhile, C.W. (F. Murray Abraham) reconciles some unresolved issues from his past, the testers (Ashly Burch and Imani Hakim) test the bounds of an office romance, and David (David Hornsby) loses yet another woman in his life as Jo (Jessie Ennis) leaves him to assist Brad (Danny Pudi).'  SEASON 2 PREMIERE.  I'm holding out hope this show leads to F. Murray Abraham guesting on It's Always Sunny.

Top Chef: Portland, E6: 'Stumptown U.S.A.'

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From Zap2It:
The chefs are transported into a magical kitchen forest for the week's Quickfire Challenge where they make a dish featuring mushrooms; the cheftestants will be paired up to create a surf and turf dish featuring local fish and game.
Airs 8:00 PM (ET) on Bravo. 

Jeopardy! recap for Thur., May 6

Today's contestants are:

- Steve, an attorney, whose cat is named Ricky Bobby;

- Kalee, a musician-food vendor-optician, is "obsessed with Michael Bolton"; and

- Jaime, a writer and consultant, volunteered with high school and college groups. Jaime is a one-day champ with winnings of $32,200.

I've Seen the Lights Come Back on Broadway And Other Thursday Headlines

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Oh, as if I was going to not lead with the return of Broadway theatre. [Playbill]

Guess who's back? Back again? Phantom's back. Tell a friend. [Playbill]