FX, the now Disney-owned basic cable network, has picked up Pose, the ball scene drama from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, for a third season merely a week after its sophomore season debut. (Season two was announced after six of eight freshman season episodes aired.)
The renewal comes as the drama, which features a record number of trans characters portrayed by trans actors, has emerged as an awards season contender for its stars, including Billy Porter and Mj Rodriguez.
Season two of Pose debuted to strong reviews — the new cycle has an impressive 96 percent rating on RottenTomatoes.com — with The Hollywood Reporter chief TV critic Daniel Fienberg praising the drama’s decision to move the focus away from stars Evan Peters, Kate Mara and James Van Der Beek and more toward its trans leads. The sophomore season shifts to the summer of 1990
Oxygen has given a green light to Killer Motive, a new eight-episode true-crime series from the producers of NBC’s Dateline.
Hosted by NBC News correspondent Stephanie Gosk and Emmy-winning journalist Troy Roberts, each hourlong episode will uncover dark and twisted motives — from vengeance to jealousy to greed — that led to gruesome killings. It’s set to premiere Sunday, August 25, on Oxygen.
Gosk and Roberts each will host four episodes, in which they’ll focus on the reasons behind a particular killing and explore how investigators uncovered the motive in order to crack the case. From a staged suicide to a family massacre, Gosk and Roberts strive to understand each crime’s motive and to shed light on what drove the killers. They conduct on-the-ground inquiries, returning to the crime scenes and sitting down with victims’ friends and family, law enforcement, attorneys, psychologists — even the killers themselves —
Demián Bichir and Roselyn Sanchez star in ABC’s soapy summertime drama as the glamorous power couple behind the last family-owned hotel on Miami Beach. Eva Longoria, who executive produces — and makes occasional appearances in — this contemporary tale, says, “It has a lot of themes of Upstairs, Downstairs, but we thought it was very unique to have the ‘Upstairs’ be a Hispanic family.” Each episode will focus on the hotel’s wealthy and beautiful guests as they bask in luxury and create sexy drama, while the hotel’s staff embroil themselves in their own secrets and scandals.
Former NFL player, movie star, and accused double-murderer O.J. Simpson is back in the news once again, this time for posting some bizarre videos on his new Twitter account. “Coming soon to Twitter, you’ll be able to read my thoughts and opinions on just about everything,” Simpson remarks in his first video. Simpson then eerily adds, “This should be a lot of fun, I’ve got a lot of getting even to do.” Given Simpson’s criminal background and involvement in the “Trial of the Century” in 1994, that particular phrasing is leaving a lot of people very nervous.
In a second video posted on Saturday, Simpson takes a bit of a more light-hearted approach in talking to his followers. “For years, people have been able to say whatever they want to say about me, with no accountability” Simpson says, noting he now gets to “challenge all of that B.S. and
Soccer: FIFA Women’s World Cup: U.S. vs. Chile
FOX, 12pm Live
After their rout of Thailand in their first match, the U.S. Women’s National Team takes on Group F opponent Chile in this FIFA Women’s World Cup match at Parc des Princes in Paris.
Discovery Family Channel, 8:30am
Pirata, Capitano and the crew of the ship Pink Skull are on a never-ending quest for treasure, adventure, fun and team spirit as they explore the mysterious islands of the Great Sea. In the premiere episode, “The Sunken Ship/Pegleg Squid’s Treasure,” after finding a piece of carved wood that looks like a fragment from the figurehead of a very old pirate ship, Pirata locates and explores a shipwreck.
In 2016, the true crime author Michelle McNamara unexpectedly died in her sleep at the age of 46, leaving behind her husband, the stand-up comedian and actor Patton Oswalt, and their 7-year-old daughter. Given the tragic circumstances of McNamara’s death, the outpouring of support that followed was in many respects inevitable. But it was also a testament to Oswalt’s position in popular culture, and the innate goodness he has always emitted; a warmth and humanity that can’t help but bleed through even when masked by grouchy shtick or comic hostility.
Oswalt’s comedy in the wake of McNamara’s death has been some of the most profoundly affecting in recent memory. His 2017 Netflix special, Annihilation,…
O.J. Simpson ventured into the social media sphere, joining Twitter just days after the 25th anniversary of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman’s murders.
“Hey, Twitter world. This is yours truly,” the all-smiles former NFL player, 71, announced in a video on Friday, June 14. “Coming soon to Twitter, you’ll get to read all my thoughts and opinions on just about everything. Now, there’s a lot of fake O.J. accounts out there, so this one, @TheRealOJ32, is the only official one.”
O.J. added: “This should be a lot of fun. I’ve got a little getting even to do. So God bless. Take care.”
Soccer: FIFA Women’s World Cup: Group Stage
FS1 FS2, beginning at 9am Live
The FIFA Women’s World Cup continues with a pair of Group E matches: Netherlands vs. Cameroon on FS1 and, this afternoon, Canada vs. New Zealand on FS2.
“Men in Black” Father’s Day Marathon
Comedy Central, beginning at 1:30pm
With Men in Black: International now in theaters, get caught up on the MIB franchise with mini-marathons of Men in Black and Men in Black II on Saturday and Sunday.
Major League Baseball: Arizona at Washington
FS1, 4pm Live
The Arizona Diamondbacks are at the Washington Nationals for the third game of a four-game set at Nationals Park.
Back of the Net
Disney Channel, 8pm
Star student Cory Bailey
The Alcasser Murders is the latest Netflix Original true-crime documentary series, a five-part chronicle of the disappearance and deaths of three teenage girls from a small town in Spain. Director Elias Leon pieces the story together from archival footage and new interviews, similar to other docuseries on the streaming service, including Making a Murderer and The Keepers. But it may be more in line with Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes and HBO’s O.J.: Made in America, considering how the tragedy became infamous in Spain for devolving into a media-exploitation circus.