Good morning, Brewbies! How’s everybody feeling after last night’s Broncos routing at the Super Bowl? Hungover? Ecstatic? Crushed? Apathetic? In line at your local shelter already because The Puppy Bowl and Kitten Halftime Show got you so good this year? Queen Latifah‘s “America the Beautiful” was so good, though, huh?
And speaking of “America the Beautiful,” Coca-Cola’s spot featuring the song (in multiple languages) was one of the most controversial commercials of the night, in large part because the “diversity ad,” which includes two gay dads, is a direct response to the terrible PR the company has received ahead of the Sochi Olympics.
Read more commentary about the ad over at our brother site The Backlot.
Next week’s episode of Pretty Little Liars is a black and white noir throwback written and directed by Joseph Dougherty, who you also know as the PLL writer/producer who gave us Paige and Emily’s now-famous pool scene and the guy who won an AfterEllen Visibility Award last year for one of his two Paily-centric Amazon Worlds novellas. Yes, the Paily is strong again in “Shadow Play.” But before we talk about that, let’s talk about how Shay Mitchell said, “You could literally stop [the noir episode] at any point and blow it up on a big poster and it’s going to be stunning.” And then she proved it.
Now then, here’s a behind-the-scenes peek at “Shadow Play,” including Lindsey Shaw and Mitchell gearing up for some Paily sexytimes!
You get ’em, Kaplan!
Check out this amazing bit of casting news: Penny Marshall (of Laverne and Shirley fame!) and Lorraine Bracco (of The Sopranos and Rizzoli & Isles fame) are going to play a lesbian couple on Fox’s new John Mulaney/Lorne Michaels comedy, Mulaney. According to TV Line, the couple — named Tutti and Vaughn — will make their first appearance in episode two. Sclemeel, schlemazel, awesomesauce incorporated!
Queerty has posted a lovely, insightful new interview with Mary Lambert in which she talks about being the voice of the new gay anthem, growing up in a conservative Christian church, singing with Madonna, and how the kids in her school mocked her for having a gay mom.
Today in lesbian-ish TV:
The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show, Glee marathon (Oxygen 6 a.m.), But I’m a Cheerleader (Showtime 9:30 a.m.), Couples Therapy (VH1 11 a.m.)*, Degrassi “Cry Me a River, Pt. 1 & 2” (TeenNick 11 a.m./11:30 a.m.)*, Cruel Intentions (MoreMAX 12 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (Food Network 2 p.m.)*, Arrested Development (FXX 2 p.m./2:30 p.m.)*, Sex and the City “Bay of Married Pigs” (E! 2 p.m.)*, Anger Management “Charlie Gets Romantic” (FXX 3 p.m.)*, Happy Endings (Showtime2 3:10 p.m.), Black Sails “I.”/”II.” (Starz Edge 3:35 p.m./4:45 p.m., 7:50 p.m./9 p.m.), D.E.B.S. (Encore Suspense 5 p.m.), The Jane Austen Book Club (Ovation 6 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), Hollywood Game Night “Orange Is the New Game Night” (NBC 8 p.m.) – Rosie O’Donnell and Taryn Manning are two of the competitors, Love & Hip Hop “The Reunion: Part 1” (VH1 8 p.m.), 2014 Grammy Awards (TVGN 8 p.m.)*, The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), The Fosters “Family Day” (ABC Family 9 p.m.), House of Lies “Associates” (Showtime 9 p.m., 1:30 a.m.), Lost Girl “Turn to Stone” (Syfy 10 p.m.), Archer “Archer Vice: House Call” (FX 10 p.m.), Beyond Candid with Giuliana Rancic “Demi Lovato” (E! 10 p.m.), Buffy “Inca Mummy Girl” (Pivot 10 p.m.)*, Americans in Bed (HBO2 12:50 a.m.), Basic Instinct (Starz 1:25 a.m.), Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell “Boston Hotspot” (Food Network 4 a.m.)*, Make Room For Multiples “Brubacher Twins” (TLC 7:30 a.m.)*
*Denotes a rerun. Thanks, as always, for the schedule, Roni!
Oh, by the way, Queer as Folk is streaming on Netflix now! You’re welcome! Happy Monday!