Morning Brew – Wednesday, March 21: “Bye Bye Blondie” opens in France, Olivia Wilde will bring Thirteen back to “House”



Portlandia has been renewed for a third season by IFC. Congrats to Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, and my home of Portland, Oregon. Maybe this time I’ll get a role in a Women & Women First scene.

Set your DVRs on Tuesday, April 10 for Glee: Don’t Stop Believing on the Bio channel. Featuring interviews from cast and crew, the show will go behind-the-scenes of the making of Glee from the beginning. Sadly it doesn’t look like Naya Rivera or Heather Morris are participating in the interviews, but those that are include Jane Lynch, Lea Michele, Jayma Mays, Chris Colfer, Dianna Agron, Jenna Ushkowitz, Darren Criss and Mike O’Malley.

Olivia Wilde is coming back to House! Thirteen will appear in the May 21 series finale. Olivia knows what girls like; she knows what girls want.

Doctor Who fans will likely recognize his new companion. Jenna Louise-Coleman played a lesbian teen on Emmerdale, and now she’s joining the Doctor on the new season. She’ll start filming her scenes on the show in May.

Living in Limbo: Lesbian Families in the Deep South will be on display at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute starting March 30. From the press release: “The photography exhibition is designed to encourage a public dialogue about inclusion and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in the cradle of the Civil Rights Movement.” Sounds rad!

Anna Silk talked about Bo’s relationships with The Morton Report:

Well, Bo is essentially an overly sexual character because that’s what she is. She’s a succubus, so that’s who and what she is. It’s definitely refreshing. I think one of the things that we’re most proud of on the show is the fact that there’s this love triangle established in the first season between Bo and Dyson and Bo and Lauren (Zoie Palmer). Both of those relationships kind of rival each other. They’re really strong, they’re sexual, and they’re real. So I definitely agree with you that it’s refreshing and something we’re really proud of on Lost Girl.

It’s funny, lately I’ve been watching some of the episodes from season one to kind of help me remember what we did, and I can’t believe how many people Bo kissed [she laughs]. Gosh, she kissed so many people, which is an interesting part of my job, but it’s also an important part of the show and the Bo character.

She may kiss a lot of people, but we prefer to see her kiss Lauren, am I right?

Joan Jett is going to be on the new Joey Ramone solo album, Ya Know?. It comes out May 22.

Jasika Nicole has some ideas for a Fringe spin-off — and it’s a sitcom. Could it work? I’d watch it!

Out chef Susan Feniger appeared on The Talk yesterday to talk about (what else?) street food.

Kerli gets close with some females in her new video for “Zero Gravity.” Thanks for the tip, Teele!

As if I needed more reasons to want to move to Paris. Two lesbian-themed films are coming out in France this week: Farewell My Queen (which I’ve already gushed about) and Bye Bye Blondie. Check out the trailer for the latter and then feel my Francophileness through the computer. (Thanks to Valérie for the tip!)

Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy (Lifetime 3 p.m.), *Tabatha’s Salon Takeover (Bravo 6 p.m.), The Rosie Show (OWN 7 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), America’s Next Top Model (CW 9 p.m.), The Challenge: Battle of the Exes (MTV 10 p.m.), Black Swan (5 MAX 10:50 p.m.), *Inside Comedy (Showtime 11 p.m.), *Friends (Nick 11 p.m.), *Iron Chef America (Cooking Channel 11 p.m.) and *Lost Girl (Syfy 1 a.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes a re-run

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