Morning Brew – Arizona is getting a new love interest on “Grey’s Anatomy”

Good morning!

Out filmmaker Tina Mabry directed last night’s premiere of Queen Sugar on OWN.

At Narratively: I was taught to hate my lesbian neighbors They took me in anyway.

Maggie is still the wise lez BFF in Season 3 of Younger.

Speaking of TVLand, they’ve picked up the new queer-inclusive pilot of Heathers.

Fawzia Mirza talks about wrapping Signature Move with the Windy City Times.

10 quick coming out stories from queer women.

Arizona’s getting a new love interest on Grey’s. What we know so far comes from the queer herself, Shonda Rhimes:

“We’re absolutely going to see it. Jessica was very, very delightfully pregnant at the end of last year, and so she’s not in the first two episodes — which everybody brace yourselves for — because she’s taking a little bit of time off for kids, but then she’s back. I’m very excited to introduce a love interest for her, and to get to tell a story with her that lets her be who she is, and to see who she is post the relationships that she’s had.” 

A Vulture profile of the one and only Ann M. Martin, aka the woman behind The Babysitters’ Club books that fed generations, reveals she has dated women, or at least one serious long-term partnership with a woman she collaborated with on her Doll People series. Suddenly our lives make so much more sense.

EW has a few exclusive pics of ERW (Evan Rachel Wood) in Westworld.

The CBC covers Carmilla.

This comic, “Mental Health Break,” from queer artist Rudy Loewe is relatable for many of us.

Out rapper MicahTron is throwing a new party to make the Bay Area more QWOC inclusive.

This is a beautiful feature on Rainbow Muslims.

Priyanka Chopra isn’t into labels:

“I want to be able to conform, to evolve, and be whoever and go wherever. Just like everyone else.”

Samira Wiley talked with Vanity Fair about her new roles in You’re the Worst and The Handmaid’s Tail. Here she is on the latter, in which she plays a lesbian:

“I read it recently again. I just think it’s so timely, and smart, to do this show right now. It’s such great writing; I’m a fan of Margaret Atwood’s, and she’s going to be I believe working with us on the show, as well. So I’m just excited about the possibilities, and I’m happy also that my character is in the book so I’m able to read it and understand the character a little better.”

Today in Lesbianish TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Good Morning America (ABC 7 a.m.)

White Collar marathon (Universal HD 9 a.m.)

Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted (HBO Signature 9:15 a.m.)

The View (ABC 11 a.m.)

Buffy (Pivot 11 a.m.) (rerun)

Home & Family (Hallmark 12 p.m.) – Guest: Elizabeth Falkner (rerun)

Catfish: The TV Show “Sydney & Ayissha” (MTV2 12:10 p.m.) (rerun)

Grey’s Anatomy marathon (Lifetime 1 p.m.)
Kissing Jessica Stein (HBO Comedy 1:10 p.m., 11:15 p.m.)

General Hospital (ABC 2 p.m.)

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

Chopped “The Icing on the Steak”/”Chop On Through” (Food Network 2 p.m./3 p.m.) (rerun)
Ellen (Laff 3 p.m./3:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Law & Order “The Taxman Cometh” (Ion 3 p.m.) (rerun)
Friends “The One With the Metaphorical Tunnel” (TBS 4 p.m.) (rerun)

Gaycation With Ellen Page & Ian Daniel “Japan”/”Brazil” (Viceland 6 p.m./7 p.m.) (rerun)
Friday Night Lights “Little Girl I Wanna Marry You” (Pivot 6 p.m.) (rerun)

Steven Universe (Cartoon 6:30 p.m.) (rerun)

Person of Interest marathon (WGN America 7 p.m.)

Last Man Standing “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (CMT 7 p.m) (rerun)
Vanishing of the Bees (Pivot 7 p.m.) – Narrated by Ellen Page

Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (FXM 8 p.m., 11:30 p.m.)
Survivor’s Remorse “Mystery Team” (Starz 8:30 p.m., 10 p.m., Starz Edge 12 a.m.)

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

Black-ish “Johnson & Johnson” (ABC 9:31 p.m.) (rerun)
Running Wild With Bear Grylls “Mel B.” (NBC 10 p.m.)

You’re the Worst “Fix Me, Dummy” (FXX 10 p.m.) – Samira Wiley guest stars

Love at First Kiss (TLC 10:07 p.m.)
Ray Donovan “Lake Hollywood” (Showtime 10:10 p.m.) (rerun)
Gaycation With Ellen Page & Ian Daniel “Ukraine” (Viceland 10:30 p.m.)

The Wrestler (HBO Zone 11:15 p.m.)

American Horror Story: Hotel “Battle Royale”/”Be Our Guest” (FX 2:30 a.m./3:31 a.m.) (rerun)

White Collar “Shoot the Moon”/”The Original” (Universal HD 4 a..m./5 a.m.) (rerun)
Renovation Realities “The Cohen Job” (DIY 4:30 a.m.) (rerun)

Buffy “Selfless”/”Him” (Pivot 6 a.m./7 a.m.) (rerun)

Steven Universe (Cartoon 6 a.m./6:30 a.m.) (rerun)

White Collar “In the Wind”/”At What Price” (Universal HD 8 a.m./9 a.m.) (rerun)
(Thanks, Roni!)