Morning Brew: A first look at the upcoming “Pretty Little Liars” winter premiere


Good morning, Brewbies, and welcome to hopefully the last Monday you’ll have to work before your Christmas vacation!

Kate McKinnon stole the show on SNL again this weekend, despite the fact that it was John Goodman‘s 13th time hosting. In fact, one of Hulu’s trending videos this morning is the weekend’s cold open in which McKinnon played Angela Merkel trying to score a selfie with Obama after that whole debacle at Nelson Mandela’s funeral last week.

Entertainment Tonight has released sneak peeks from the upcoming Pretty Little Liars winter premiere, and I am happy to report that Mona Vanderwaal is more flawless than ever.

Buzzfeed is reporting that an Illinois federal judge has ruled that if a same-sex couples face a terminal illness, they should be allowed to get married sooner than June, when the state’s new marriage equality law goes into effect.

Many Calzona fans’ favorite Grey’s Anatomy writer, Stacy McKee (of “White Wedding” fame), is writing episode 10×17!

Less talking, more kissing!

Once Upon a Time has released the first photos of The Wicked Witch (played by Rebecca Mader). Here’s hoping she’s as gay as Elphaba in Wicked!

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In the Mexican state of Jalisco, a lesbian couple that was refused a marriage license earlier this year have finally been granted permission by the government to get married, making them the first same-sex couple to be married in their state.

Borough president Marty Markowitz has declared Brooklyn “the lesbian capital of New York City and the northeast.” During his WNYC radio interview, he also said: “[Lesbians have] made unbelievable contributions to the quality of life in our city and our borough.” All righty!

Designer Helen Bender is making bank by turning her studio into a high-end lesbian wedding attire boutique.

Today in lesbian-ish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show – With Bridget McManus, Buffy marathon (FX 7 a.m.), Ellen marathon (FX 10 a.m.), Under the Tuscan Sun (Encore 10:40 a.m.), Degrassi (TeenNick 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.) (rerun), The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS 1:30 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.) (rerun), Arrested Development marathon (FXX 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m.) (rerun), Catfish: The TV Show “Kya & Alyx” (Logo 3 p.m.) (rerun), Chasing Amy (Pivot 3 p.m.), 16-Love (Tennis 5 p.m.) – Starring Lindsey Shaw, VH1 Top 20 Countdown (Palladia 6 p.m.) – Tegan and Sara are interviewed, Basic Instinct (Encore Suspense 6:50 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), Love It Or List It “Room For a Family” (HGTV 9 p.m.), Black Ink Crew “S**t Happens” (VH1 9:30 p.m.), Generation Cryo “Closing In” (MTV 10 p.m.), Love It Or List It, Too “Bursting at the Seams” (HGTV 11 p.m.), Iron Chef America “Cora vs. Richards” (Cooking Channel 11 p.m.) (rerun), What’s Cooking? (Starz Kids 12:35 a.m.), HBO Comedy Half Hour “Judy Gold” (HBO Comedy 1:50 a.m.) (rerun) [Thanks for the schedule, Roni!]

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