Morning Brew – Ellen to produce CW’s lesbian-penned “Players”

Good morning!

Anna Faris talked with Conan about tweeting out a pic of kissing her on-screen mom Allison Janney in a non-daughterly fashion. They’re only related on TV!

Naya Rivera would totally do a Glee spin-off focused on Santana. As she told E!:

“She can do anything. That’s the beauty of Santana.”

I can already tell you are half-enraged, half-excited.

Jessica Capshaw talked with TVGuide about Arizona’s relationship with Leah on Grey’s Anatomy, and where things are with Callie.

Portia de Rossi will be on our TVs again soon. It’ll be short-lived, however, as she’ll be joining her Arrested Development castmates on The Actor’s Studio. The episode airs Nov. 7 on Bravo.

Congrats to Abby Wambach, who has been shortlisted for the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year 2013.

Slate says lesbians are having a TV renaissance. Flavorwire says “not really.” Our own Marcie Bianco will be discussing this issue on SiriusXM OutQ’s LGBT: Let’s Get Busy Talking at 2 p.m. ET.

Alison Bechdel says her upcoming book will not be as heavy as her previous two:

I’ve been so busy lately, but I’m trying to get started on another book that won’t be about my family. It will be lighter and more fun.

YouTube vlogger Laci Green answers the age-old questions “How do lesbians have the sex?”

Daytime TV has a lot of diversity, EW says. Specifically on The Talk.

Ellen DeGeneres is producing Players, “a one-hour drama set against the Golden Age of Hollywood.” The CW has bought the 1930s-set show that will be penned by out writer Nina Fiore.


Deadline writes:

Players centers on a young Midwestern woman who moves to Los Angeles to avenge her sister’s death at the hands of a predatory studio head and finds herself swept up in the Hollywood star-making machine, unwittingly becoming the ingénue in a closeted movie star’s “lavender marriage”, and a pawn in a studio fixer’s scheme against the mob.

Nina Fiore (via Twitter)


Today in Lesbianish TV: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, *America’s Next Top Model Cycle 15 marathon (Oxygen 6 a.m.), *Buffy (FX 7 a.m., 8 a.m.), *Ellen marathon (FX 9 a.m.), Election (TMAX 10 a.m.), *Jillian Michaels onDog Whisperer (NatGeo Wild 12 p.m.), *Grey’s Anatomy (Lifetime 1 p.m., 2 p.m.), The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.), Why We Laugh: Funny Women (TMC Xtra 2 p.m.), *Say Yes to the Dress (TLC 3 p.m.), *Roseanne (Logo 3 p.m.), *Saturday Night Live marathon (VH1 3:30 p.m.), Jane Velez-Mitchell (HLN 7 p.m.), *Deadly Women (ID 7 p.m.), *Real Husbands of Hollywood (BET 7:30 p.m.), Your Sister’s Sister (TMC 8 p.m.), The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.), *Modern Family “Fulgencio” (USA 9:30 p.m.), *White Collar (USA 11 p.m.), *Modern Family “The Wow Factor” (USA 11:30 p.m.), Real Husbands of Hollywood “Hell of a Fundraiser” (BET 11:30 p.m.), Wanda Sykes on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC 11:34 p.m.) (Thanks Roni!)

*Denotes rerun