Morning Brew – First look at Jillian Michaels’ new show “Sweat Inc.”

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Jillian Michaels is the host of a new Spike show premiering on October 20. Sweat Inc. has Jillian trying to find the next fitness phenomenon, while also offering others some hard truths.

Mic has an extensive matrix of TV shows that are “gay or queer or both.” They also offer up a colorful new sexual orientation scale.

Comedian Loni Love says she thinks lesbian comics are the most successful kind.

IKEA has a lesbian couple celebrating their anniversary in a new ad. (Thanks Val!)

At Ebony: Exploring black bisexuality.

Paste profiles out queer artist Palehound.

Ellen Page is continuing to visit the talk show circuit to chat about Freeheld. Yesterday, she appeared on Conan to do just that, and to also show of her stand-up comic skills.

Ellen was also on The Talk, talking about coming out and what it was like to work with Linda Perry (Sara Gilbert‘s wife) on a song for the film.

Jezebel will be really upset if Annie Clark and Cara Delevingne break up.

Annie Leibovitz talks about her most famous Vanity Fair covers, including Caitlyn Jenner.



Dorothy Allison writes about being grateful to be gay, and her Southern upbringing.

At Think Progress: What it’s like to be a lesbian sex worker in Kenya.

Lphabet and AfterEllen Chat Room fave Fawzia Mirza is filming a feature in Chicago this summer. Signature Move will follow a “Pakistani-Muslim lesbian former lawyer who is taking care of her TV-obsessed, conservative but sweet mom.” Fawzia says, “That part is totally me, but the mother is definitely an archetype of all these different mothers I see. My character is trying to find her identity in life, love and wrestling — she’s inspired to join an underground wrestling (lineup), and that part is not autobiographical.” Congrats, Fawz!

Bestselling romance author Jilly Cooper wants to write a “lesbian sex romp.” Somewhere Sarah Waters is rolling her eyes.

Meredith Baxter reunited with her Family Ties co-stars for EW’s reunion issue.

ABC Family is changing its name to Freeform.

Marvel has a new, FREE Jessica Jones prequel before the Netflix show premieres.

The new Janis Joplin documentary Janis: Little Girl Blue officially has a US distributor.

Today in Lesbianish TV: 
 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show – Guest: Julianne Moore

Live with Kelly & Michael – Guest: Abby Wambach

The Today Show (NBC 7 a.m.) – Guests: The cast of Family Ties

Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

The Big Interview “Melissa Etheridge” (AXS TV 9:30 a.m.) (rerun)

Doctor Who “The Crimson Horror” (BBC America 10 a.m.) (rerun)

The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

Ellen (Laff 11 a.m./11:30 a.m.) (rerun)

The People’s Couch (Bravo 11 a.m.)

Couples Therapy marathon (VH1 11 a.m.)

Law & Order “Married With Children” (Ion 11 a.m.) (rerun)

Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro (Showcase 11:30 a.m., 10:35 p.m.)

Chopped “Quahog Quandaries & Pickle Puzzles” (Food Network 12 p.m.) (rerun)

Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.)

The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

Survivor’s Remorse “The Injury” (Starz 2:40 p.m., 9 p.m., 11:30 p.m., 2:15 a.m.)

Ellen “Ellen in Focus”/”Neighbors” (Laff 4 p.m./4:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Friends “The One With the Sonogram at the End” (TBS 4:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Will & Grace “Buy, Buy Baby” (Logo 4:54 p.m., 8 a.m.) (rerun)

Say Yes to the Dress “Together As One” (TLC 5 p.m.) (rerun)

New Girl “Bully”/”Injured” (MTV 5 p.m./5:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Catfish: The TV Show “Bianca & Brogan” (MTV 6:40 p.m.) (rerun)

This Is Where I Leave You (HBO2 6:50 p.m.)

Rosewood “Have-Nots & Hematomas” (Fox 8 p.m.)

Arrow “Green Arrow” (CW 8 p.m.) 

The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.)

Empire “Fires of Heaven” (Fox 9 p.m.)

Worst Cooks in America “Celebrity Showdown” (Food Network 9 p.m.)

Code Black “We Plug Holes” (CBS 10 p.m.)

American Horror Story: Hotel “Checking In” (FX 10 p.m.)

Kiss the Bride (MGM 10 p.m.)

Snapped “Nicole Abusharif” (Oxygen 11 p.m.) (rerun)

Doll & Em (HBO 11:30 p.m.)

White Collar “Deadline”/”Dentist of Detroit” (Universal HD 4 a.m./5 a.m., 8 a.m./9 a.m.) (rerun)

Buffy “The Pack”/”Angel” (Pivot 5 a.m./6 a.m.) (rerun)

Buffy “Who Are You” (ABC Family 7 a.m.) (rerun)

Why We Laugh: Funny Women (Showcase 8:30 a.m.) 

(Thanks Roni!)