Morning Brew – Desiree Akhavan’s “The Bisexual” is coming to British TV


Good morning!

You Brits are so lucky. Desiree Akhavan (The Slope, Appropriate Behavior) is bringing her new show, The Bisexual, to Channel 4. The six-episode series will star Desiree as “New Yorker Leila, who is feeling lost in London. Recently part of an uber-cool power couple, she’s now split from girlfriend Sadie and is struggling to adjust. Moving in with a ‘stranger off the internet’ she soon discovers she’s swapped her luxe old life for a house-share with Gabe. He doesn’t know any lesbians and Leila’s not got too much experience of hanging out with heterosexuals – their worlds collide in deeply awkward and revealing ways as he becomes her unlikely wingman and helps her to navigate her new life dating men.”

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Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (rerun)
Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

America’s Next Top Model Cycle 15 marathon (Oxygen 7:30 a.m.)

The Parkers “Since I Lost My Baby” (TV One 10 a.m.) (rerun)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.) (rerun)

Buffy (Pivot 11 a.m.) (rerun)
Classic Tennis – 1981 U.S. Open Final – Tracy Austin vs. Martina Navratilova (ESPN Classic 11 a.m.) (rerun)
Beverly Hills, 90210 “Girls on the Side” (Pop 11 a.m.) (rerun)

Steven Universe (Cartoon 12 p.m.) (rerun)

Survivor’s Remorse “No Child Left Behind” (Starz Edge 1:10 p.m., 7:30 p.m.)

Grandma (Starz 1:11 p.m.)

General Hospital (ABC 2 p.m.)

The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.) (rerun)

Clarence (Cartoon 2 p.m./2:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Beat Bobby Flay “To Contend and Serve” (Food Network 2 p.m.) (rerun)
Ellen “When Ellen Talks, People Listen”/”Vows” (Laff 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 4 p.m.)
Chopped “Drawing a Flank” (Food Network 6 p.m.) (rerun)
Steven Universe “Mindful Education; Buddy’s Book” (Cartoon 7 p.m.)
Ray Donovan “Goodbye Beautiful” (Showtime 7 p.m., 1 a.m., Showtime Extreme 9 p.m.)

Empire marathon (TV One 7 p.m.)
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow “River of Time” (CW 8 p.m.) (rerun)
Rosewood “Quadriplegia and Quality Time” (Fox 8 p.m.) (rerun)

Classic Tennis – 1984 U.S. Open Final – Martina Navratilova vs. Chris Evert-Lloyd (ESPN Classic 8 p.m., 2 a.m.) (rerun)


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

Pretty Little Liars “The Wrath of Khan” (Freeform 9 p.m.)

$100,000 Pyramid “Terry Crews vs. Natasha Lyonne” (ABC 9 p.m.) (rerun)
Code Black “Sometimes It’s a Zebra” (CBS 9:59 p.m.) (rerun)

Roadies “The Corporate Gig” (Showtime 10 p.m., 12 a.m.)

Match Game (ABC 10 p.m.) – With Natasha Lyonne (rerun)
The Simpsons “There’s Something About Marrying” (FXX 10 p.m.) (rerun)
Conan (TBS 11 p.m.) – Guest: Jane Lynch

Action Bronson Watches Ancient Aliens “Destination Orion” (Viceland 11 p.m.) – With Melissa Etheridge

Classic Tennis – 1989 U.S. Open Final – Navratilova vs. Graf (ESPN Classic 12 a.m.) (rerun)

Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.)

Rules of Engagement “A Wee Problem” (WGN America 1 a.m.) (rerun)
The Nasty Show with Artie Lang (Showtime2 1:45 a.m.) – With Gina Yashere
Gay Skit Happens “Summer Edition” (Logo 2 a.m.) (rerun)
Rules of Engagement “100th” (WGN America 2:30 a.m.) (rerun)
How I Met Your Mother “How Your Mother Met Me” (TV Land 3:12 a.m.) (rerun)
Gay Skit Happens “Love Edition” (Logo 4:30 a.m.) (rerun)
The Big Gay Sketch Show (Logo 5 a.m./5:30 a.m.) (rerun)
Married…With Children “Lez Be Friends” (TBS 6 a.m.) (rerun)
Botched “Dr. Nassif Saved My Life” (E! 7 a.m.) (rerun)
(Thanks, Roni!)

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