Morning Brew – “Pretty Little Liars” announces its series finale


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HBO has released a new mature trailer for Westworld.

A lesbian-themed podcast called The Spread is upsetting some homophobes in Kenya.

After 64 years, The Archers is getting a lesbian character.

NBC Out talks Signature Move with Fawzia Mirza.

Queer Ghost Hunters is the paranormal show we deserve. LESBIAN GHOSTS!

At Refinery29: What It’s Really Like To Be A Queer Teen In The Suburbs.

Russian politician Maria Baronova‘s phone was hacked and there were a few Sapphic-themed photos posted, of course, on the internet. Jerks.

Out chef Anita Lo cooks for her pets.

Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken are closing the Santa Monica location of their famous Border Grill.

Melissa Etheridge sings all of your faves on Infinity Hall Live.

Ruby Rose is single again!

Ellen DeGeneres will produce a new pilot for ABC, Splitting Up Together.

Pretty Little Liars is definitely ending after Season 7, so after tonight’s summer finale, there will only be 10 more episodes in 2017. The show promises a “spectacular death,” a two-hour series finale to end it all, and yes, Paige will be there, too.

Speaking of Marlene King, she definitely has some lesbian action on her new show, Famous in Love, starring Bella Thorne, which will premiere directly after the PLL series finale.

Jezebel talks queer representation in film with Clea DuVall. An excerpt:

“A lot of my friends are straight. And when it’s a bunch of couples, it’s a bunch of straight couples, and then me and my girlfriend. But it’s not a thing. It’s not like, Ugh. The gays are here. You know? It’s just, we’re all friends and it’s normal. I think that as much as there are more LGBTQ characters represented on television, it is still a lot of times a thing. Attention is called to it. It is, on some level, about that. And I wanted it to not be a thing. I don’t see that as much, the normalizing of it onscreen.”

Get some hints about Michelle Tea‘s new novel, Black Wave.

Cameron Esposito on why she’s voting for Hillary Clinton.

Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (rerun)
Live With Kelly – Guest: Kristen Stewart (rerun)
Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

The Big Interview “Jane Lynch” (AXS TV 10:30 a.m.) (rerun)
Kissing Jessica Stein (HBO Comedy 10:55 a.m.)

Pretty Little Liars marathon (Freeform 11 a.m.)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.) (rerun)

Buffy (Pivot 11 a.m.) (rerun)
Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her (Showcase 11:30 a.m.)

Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 12 p.m.)

House “Sleeping Dogs Lie” (Universal HD 12 p.m., 8 p.m.) (rerun)
Roseanne “Home Is Where the Afghan Is” (CMT 12:30 p.m.) (rerun)
General Hospital (ABC 2 p.m.)

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

Ellen (Laff 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Survivor’s Remorse “The Guests” (Starz 3:30 p.m., 12:50 a.m., Starz In Black 6 p.m., 11 p.m.)

New Girl “Mars Landing” (TBS 3:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Chopped “Make a Splash!” (Food Network 4 p.m.) (rerun)

Clarence (Cartoon 4 p.m./4:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Sisterhood of Hip Hop marathon (Oxygen 6 p.m.)
WNBA Basketball – Phoenix at Atlanta (NBA 7 p.m.)

Steven Universe (Cartoon 7 p.m.) (rerun)
Roadies “The Load Out” (Showtime 7:55 p.m., 11 p.m.)

Pretty Little Liars “The DArkest Knight” (Freeform 8 p.m.)

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

Sisterhood of Hip Hop “Gotta Have It” (Oxygen 9 p.m.)

Holmes Makes It Right “Here in Spirit” (DIY 9 p.m.) (rerun)
Lectures in History “Gays and Lesbians in Early 20th Century America” (CSPAN3 9:50 p.m., 1:49 a.m.) (rerun)
Ridiculousness “Wanda Sykes” (MTV 10:31 p.m.)

Saving Hope “The Way We Were”/”The Heartbreak Kid” (Ion 11 p.m./12 a.m.) (rerun)
Chopped “Pizza Perfect” (Food Network 11 p.m.) (rerun)
The Danish Girl (HBO 11:30 p.m.)
Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.)

Ray Donovan “Lake Hollywood” (Showtime 12:05 a.m.)

Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC 12:37 a.m.) – Guest: Natasha Lyonne

Freeheld (HBO Zone 1 a.m.)
The Nasty Show with Artie Lange (Showtime Extreme 2 a.m.) – With Gina Yashere
I Hate My Kitchen “Loft in the ‘Burbs” (DIY 4:30 a.m.) (rerun)
D.E.B.S. (Starz Encore Action 5:10 a.m.)

Buffy “Normal Again”/”Entropy” (Pivot 6 a.m./7 a.m.) (rerun)

Steven Universe (Cartoon 6 a.m./6:30 a.m.) (rerun)
Clarence (Cartoon 7 a.m./7:30 a.m.) (rerun)
White Collar marathon (Universal HD 8 a.m.)