The Closet: Everything Coming Out This Week (June 14 – 20)



Last Comic Standing (NBC, 8:00) — Out comic Claudia Cogan is competing at the New York auditions. (You can find out more about Claudia at

House Hunters (HGTV, 10:00) — Lesbian couple Sarah and Meridee look for an apartment in San Francisco.

Annette Benning on Ellen — In a rerun from spring, Benning talks with Ellen about The Kids Are Alright.

Bianca returns to All My Children — Check your local listings. Christina Bennett Lind steps into the role of Bianca this week.


Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family, 8:00) — The cryptic Jenna is back in town, and she forces the girls to deal with their past. [ Pretty Little Liars recaps]

Losing it with Jillian (NBC, 8:00) — Jillian Michaels takes a stay-at-home mom out for a night on the town and then arranges a garage sale and soccer workouts for her kids.

The Big Gay Sketch Show (Logo, 10:00) — Dancer Svetlana appears in a Beyonce music video, a mysterious farter disrupts a yoga class, and Arnaldo helps a group of horny men move.

Jillian Michaels on The Today Show and Regis and Kelly — Check your local listings.

Tig Notaro on The Late Show (CBS, 11:35) — The out comic does stand-up and chats with Craig Ferguson

Married With Children “Lez Be Friends” (TBS, 5:00am EST) — Marcy becomes jealous when her lesbian cousin, Mandy, comes to visit.


Saffron Burrows on The Late Show — The out actress chats with Craig Ferguson about Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

The Gossip on Last Call (NBC, 1:35am) — In a rerun from April, The Gossip plays on Carson Daly


Police Women of Memphis (TLC, 9:00) — Features lesbian policewoman Features lesbian policewoman Virginia Awkward.

The Golden Girls “Isn’t it Romantic” (WE, 11:00pm) — Dorothy’s lesbian friend falls for Rose.

Logo’s NewNowNext Awards (Logo, 10pm) Liz Feldman is nominated for the Brink of Fame Comic Award. Plus Lesbians Who Look Like Justin Bieber is up for the OMFG Award. For more details (and a full list of nominees) check out the NNN website


The Real L Word (Showtime, 10:00) — It’s the premiere of the new lesbian reality show from Ilene Chaiken. Maybe you’ve heard of her. 

The Rachel Maddow Show, week nights at 9:00 on MSNBC. [’s Rachel Watch]

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.

Thanks to roni1133 for tracking down all the talk show appearances and classic lesbian TV episodes for the week!

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