The Closet: Everything Coming Out This Week (Aug 30 – Sept 5)



Rumer Willis on Ellen — In this rerun from September, Rumer talks about the horrible lesbian storyline on 90210.

The O.C. "The Ex-Factor" (SoapNet, 1:00pm) — The beginning of the Alex/Marissa storyline. Also known as Olivia Wilde’s first step to landing the top spot on’s 2010 Hot 100.

For My Wife … the Making of an Activist for Marriage Equality is released on DVD.


Golden Girls "Isn’t it Romantic" (Hallmark, 9:30am) — Dorothy’s lesbian best friend falls in love with Rose. Best episode of lesbian TV ever? Quite possibly.

Queen Latifah on Ellen — Another September rerun worth watching if you missed it the first time.

Kristen Stewart on Regis & Kelly — AfterEllen’s number one hottie on Monday. And AfterEllen’s number two hottie on Tuesday. The TV gods are pleased with us this week!

The O.C. "The Accomplice" (SoapNet, 1:00pm) — Alex and Marissa share longing looks over returned jewelry.

White Collar (USA, 9:00pm) — Features lesbian FBI agent Diana Lancing.


The O.C. "The Second Chance" (SoapNet, 1:00pm) — Alex and Marissa bond at The Bait Shop.

The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love (Logo, 1:30pm) — A young Laurel Holloman stars in this queer coming of age story.


The O.C. "The Lonely Hearts Club" (SoapNet, 1:00pm) — If two girls kiss on a primetime rerun and it’s not during Sweeps, will the world explode? Tune in to find out!

Ally McBeal "The Real World" (Reelz Channel, 3:00pm) — It’s Portia de Rossi‘s first episode as Nelle Porter.

Friends "The One with Rachel’s Big Kiss" (TBS, 4:30pm) — No, Winona Ryder doesn’t hear coconuts knocking together every time she imagines kissing Jennifer Aniston.

Imagine Me & You (Logo, 6:30pm)Lena Headey and Piper Perabo star in every lesbian’s favorite rom-com.

That’s Gay "Coming Out in Primetime" (Current TV, 10:00pm)Bryan Safi‘s best "That’s Gay" hits.

Rachel Maddow and Heart on Jimmy Fallon — Can late night handle that much awesomeness in one hour?


The O.C. "The Test" (SoapNet, 1:00pm) — Marissa comes out to Summer.


Iron Chef America "Cora vs. Costow" (Food Network, 10:00pm)Cat Cora goes head-to-head with Christopher Costow.

Next Monday (September 6)

Boy Meets World "Shallow Boy" (ABC Family, 7:00am) — Classic episode from 1996 guest starring Leisha Hailey as an overly-perky singer/songwriter, who goes nuts when Eric dumps her.


The Rachel Maddow Show, week nights at 9:00 on MSNBC.

Issues with Jane Valez-Mitchell, nightly at 7:00 on CNN’s Headline News.

The Suze Orman Show, Saturdays at 5 a.m., 9 p.m., and 12 a.m. on CNBC.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show, daytime weekdays.

As always, thanks to roni1133 for her lesbian TV expertise!

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