Queer Beats – February 1, 2019

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Welcome back to Queer Beats, your weekly one-stop shop for queer television news! This week, GLAAD announced their media award nominees, the TCAs brought lots of good queer news, and we finally got some new info about The L Word reboot!

GLAAD Awards

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the GLAAD Media Awards nominee list has been released! I personally love seeing this list because it’s curated toward exactly what we are interested in… queer content! You can view the full list of nominees here, but some LezWatchTV-themed standouts are:

Outstanding Comedy Series… Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Dear White People, One Day At A Time, Schitt’s Creek, Vida, and Will & Grace

Outstanding Drama… Billions, Black Lightning, Grey’s Anatomy, Handmaid’s Tale, Pose, Shadowhunters, Star, Supergirl, and Wynonna Earp

Abby’s

The TCAs were this week which means we got lots of good new information on upcoming shows! This includes more verification that Natalie Morales will be playing a openly bisexual character on the upcoming NBC show, Abby’s:

If the idea of this excites you (as it should), check out the trailer below:

Pro Tip: If you want to hear more about the TCAs, make sure to check back on LezWatch.TV for Mika’s TCA roundup, coming soon!

American Horror Story

Sarah Paulson is a gift that keeps on giving. This week, Sarah talked about how her and her partner, Holland Taylor, met for the first time:

Batwoman

My eyes basically did that emoji thing this week when I saw these new Batwoman cast announcements. This cast is growing more beautiful and exciting by the day!

Boomerang

Lena Waithe has been developing a comedy show for BET (based on a film of the same name) and, as she has always promised, it’s gonna be queer as hell:

Charmed

Hi, I apologize for this freakout but THIS CHARMED PICTURE IS RUDE IN ALL THE RIGHT WAYS:

The Fosters

Our moms are back together and ready to visit their children in Good Trouble.

Killing Eve

Sandra Oh continues to win all the deserving awards for her work on Killing Eve. And in her speech at the SAG Awards, she shouted out Lena Waithe for always believing in her.

The L Word

This week, the thing-I’ve-waited-84-years-for is finally getting more information about the upcoming L Word reboot. Showtime has officially given it a green light and all are favorites are in (including Sarah Shahi!). The show will be given 8 episodes and will premiere this year!

One Day At A Time

Waiting for the new season of ODAAT is already hard enough, but this clip of Elena and Stephanie Beatriz bonding over their queerness is making the wait so much harder.

Runaways

If you’re missing your Deanoru content (join the club), enjoy this cute video of Lyrica answering questions instead!

Supergirl

This week, Supergirl featured a storyline dedicated to Nia Nal and her backstory, including answers to how her trans identity intersects with her Dreamer abilities. It was so, so good. Sometimes, Supergirl really knows how to shine.

I am so excited about this whole storyline and the support it has received from the writers, cast, and fans. Nicole also took to Twitter to discuss how important Nia Nal’s story is to the trans community:

And that’s it for Queer Beats this week! Always thorough, always professional, never random.

About Nikki Tantum

Nikki has always known two contradictory things to be true: queer TV can save lives and queer female cop/agent characters will be the death of all of us (looking at you Officer Haught, Director Danvers, Detective Sawyer, and Sameen Shaw). Her first dive into fan content was when she ran a secret Xanga blog dedicated to pictures of Lorelai Gilmore in the 7th grade. She has never looked back.
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