Morning Brew – Sara Ramirez leaves “Grey’s Anatomy”

Good morning! Happy Friday!

If you care at all about Grey’s Anatomy then you already know the news: Sara Ramirez is leaving the show.


Shonda Rhimes released this statement about Sara and her boundary-breaking bisexual character Callie Torres:

“Dr. Callie Torres came into our lives dancing it out in her underwear almost a decade ago and I could not be happier or more proud of her journey. Sara Ramirez’s performance inspired me as well as millions of fans each week. We wish her the best on her well-deserved time off. I will miss Callie tremendously, but am excited for what the future holds for Sara. She will always have a home at Shondaland.”

The Hollywood Reporter gathered Callie’s most influential scenes.

In some weird full disclosure but exciting news beyond the fact she’s my life partner, Lianna Carrera has signed a development deal with Wanda Sykes and Page Hurwitz‘s Push It Productions for her show Boyish. Spoiler: NO LESBIANS WILL DIE.

A beautiful read: Love in the Lowlands as a Muslim Lesbian Tomboy.

Barilla has hired Hannah Hart to host their new series, When the Water Boils.

If you’re in LA, check out Snatched: The Show, “a time travelogue woven with herstory –the 70’s Women’s Liberation Movement experienced by a young lesbian living in New York’s West Village.”

Today in weird news: Former lesbian-identified Playboy Playmate Stephanie Adams is being sued by an employee who claims she fired because of jealousy. A judge has dismissed the claim.

Suited finally has a trailer! It’s coming to HBO next month.

Down under, Gender and Sexuality Commissioner Rowena Allen is demanding LGBTQ women’s health a priority.

Out Denver politician Susan Casey writes about Colorado’s part in marriage equality for The Daily Camera.

Your new favorite web series is Gente-fied. Executive produced by America Ferrera, this series follows seven Latinx characters in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, including queer characters and Brittany Ashley!

Zero lesbian/bi women made The Playlist’s 15 Most Shocking Deaths on TV. Maybe because we aren’t shocked anymore? 

Kristen/Alicia Watch: They’re back in LA.

Noisey talks with out artists SassyBlack and Katie Stelmanis of Austra about gender and diversity in Canadian music.

The Internet is up for Best Group and the Centric Award, and Dope for Best Movie at this year’s BET Awards. Also up for awards: bisexual performers K. Michelle and Kehlani.

21-year-old lesbian Hannah Riley says two London gay bars turned her and her female friends away earlier this month. No women allowed? W T F. 

The Handmaiden will be distributed all around the world, which is pretty fucking fantastic.

Vice checks out the new exhibit about 1970s queer art and enlightenment at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in NYC.

Orange is the New Black has some new key art for Season 4.


Today in Lesbianish TV: 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

Person of Interest “Matsya Nyaya”/”Many Happy Returns” (WGN America 9 a.m./10 a.m.) (rerun)

Friday Night Lights “The Giving Tree” (Pivot 9 a.m.) (rerun)

Golden Girls “Goodbye, Mr. Gordon” (Hallmark 9:30 a.m., 12:30 a.m.) (rerun)
The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

Buffy marathon (Pivot 12 p.m.)
Kissing Jessica Stein (HBO Signature 1:40 p.m.)

The Talk (CBS 2 p.m.)

General Hospital (ABC 2 p.m.)

Ellen (Laff 3 p.m./3:30 p.m., 5 a.m./5:30 a.m.) (rerun)

Below Deck Mediterranean “Game Time”/”Model Deckhands” (Bravo 3 p.m./4 p.m.) (rerun)

Friday Night Lights “Expectations” (Pivot 4 p.m.) (rerun)
Oprah: Where Are They Now? “Raven-Symone Opens Up About Her Sexuality” (OWN 5 p.m.) (rerun)
Whitney (Lifetime 6 p.m.)
Person of Interest marathon (WGN America 7 p.m.)
The People’s Couch (Bravo 8 p.m.)

Friday Night Lights “Toilet Bowl” (ESPN Classic 8 p.m.) (rerun)

Say Yes to the Dress “The Male Perspective” (TLC 8:30 p.m.) – With Ali Stroker (rerun)
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC 9 p.m.)

Black Sails “XXVII.”/”XXVIII.” (Starz Edge 9 p.m./9:57 p.m.) (rerun)
Wynonna Earp “Two-Faced Jack” (Syfy 10 p.m.)

Saving Hope “”Narrow Margin”/”Trading Places” (Ion 11 p.m./12 a.m.) (rerun)

Modern Family “Fulgencio” (USA 11:30 p.m.) (rerun)
Archer marathon (FXX 12 a.m.)

The People’s Couch marathon (Bravo 1 a.m.)
Mulholland Dr. (Cinemax 1:10 a.m.)

Tammy (HBO 2:10 a.m.)
The Arrested Development Documentary Project (Pivot 2:30 a.m.)

Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted (HBO2 4:45 a.m.)

Buffy “Entropy” (FX 7 a.m.) (rerun)

The Best Thing I Ever Made “Comfort Zone” (Food Network 7 a.m.) (rerun)
My Cat From Hell “Bea Hates CeCe” (Animal Planet 9 a.m.) (rerun)
(Thanks, Roni!)