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Here are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • 1968 with Tom Brokaw Extras Extra Special Season Finale
  • 2008 Allstate BCS National Championship
  • 2008 Fedex Orange Bowl
  • 2008 Rose Bowl Game
  • B.L. Stryker (Season 1)
  • Dark Shadows: The Beginning No. 3 (Episodes 71-105)
  • Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale
  • Family Affair (Season 5)
  • The Fugitive (Season 1, Vol. 2)
  • Ghost Hunters (Season 3, Part 2)
  • Hotel Babylon (Season 1)
  • Newhart (Season 1)
  • NFL Super Bowl XLII - New York Giants Championship DVD
  • Punky Brewster (Season 4)
  • The Smurfs (Season 1, Vol. 1)
  • WWE: Royal Rumble 2008

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Screen Actors Guild AwardsThanks to the cancelation of the Golden Globes ceremony, the hottest ticket in town was tonight’s .  Without a picket line to cross, celebrities from TV and Film were allowed to celebrate - and commiserate - together for the first time in a long while.

For star-deprived fans, the SAG red carpet was also a treat for sore eyes.  What were our favorite actresses wearing?  What were the latest trends?  Which dresses were going to be copied by Allen Schwartz tomorrow?

Unfortunately, the evening was not all about partying.  The recent deaths of and Heath Ledger cast a somber tone on what would normally be a festive occasion.  Thankfully, tonight was not about dissecting their lives, but merely about honoring them.

Meanwhile, the neglected winners of this month’s Globes were also hoping to get a share of the honors.  If they were able to pull off another victory tonight, maybe they would have a chance to give the speech they already had written.

Well, without further ado, here’s the play-by-play of tonight’s events coming to you from the fashionably late West Coast!

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Here are some of the options you can find on the shelves today.  This week’s selections include the recent Golden Globe winner for Best TV Comedy ():

Extras

  • Alex Haley’s Queen
  • ‘Allo ‘Allo (Complete Series Seven)
  • Criss Angel: Mindfreak (Season 3)
  • Dora the Explorer: Undercover Dora
  • Extras (Complete Series)
  • Family Guy: Blue Harvest
  • Frontline: On Our Watch
  • Frontline: The Undertaking
  • National Geographic: Incredible Human Machine (1975)
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine (Season 1)
  • The Rockford Files (Season 5)
  • Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (Season 3)
  • WWE: Armageddon 2007

Without a formal ceremony to introduce the winners, tonight’s ‘presentation’ at the Beverly Hilton was simply about the facts.  Here are the :

Golden Globe AwardsBEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - FILM

  • Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There  **WINNER**
  • Julia Roberts, Charlie Wilson’s War
  • Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
  • Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
  • Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  • “That’s How You Know,” Enchanted
  • “Grace Is Gone,” Grace Is Gone
  • “Guaranteed,” Into the Wild  **WINNER**
  • “Despedida,” Love in the Time of Cholera
  • “Walk Hard,” Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

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Take note.  If you want to see your favorite actors and actresses lined up in their finest, this may be the gala to watch.  Thanks to the relationship between the and the , the 14th Annual SAG Awards presentation will be allowed to go on as planned.  (The same cannot currently be said of the or the .)  So set your Tivo to on January 27.  This may be last time you get to see a group of actors celebrating together for quite some time.

This year’s television nominees are:

Kyra Sedgwick The CloserOUTSTANDING MALE PERFORMANCE - DRAMA SERIES

  • James Gandolfini, The Sopranos (HBO)
  • Michael C. Hall, Dexter (Showtime)
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)
  • Hugh Laurie, House (FOX)
  • James Spader, Boston Legal (ABC)

OUTSTANDING FEMALE PERFORMANCE - DRAMA SERIES

  • Glenn Close, Damages (FX)
  • Edie Falco, The Sopranos (HBO)
  • Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters (ABC)
  • Holly Hunter, Saving Grace (TNT)
  • Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer (TNT)

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So who cares if no one will be in attendance, the nominations must go on!  (If the ceremony continues on as planned, it will air Sunday, January 13th on NBC.)

DamagesHere are the most notable omissions/additions in this year’s list of television honorees:

(Click below for the full list of television honorees; click here for the film nominations.)

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Emmy AwardsThe 59th Annual Emmy Awards has not even started, yet I’m already sensing sensing a weird vibe about tonight’s telecast.  Will the show be a celebration of those young and new (e.g. Heroes)?  Will it be a tribute to those bowing out (James Gandolfini and crew)?  Or will performer Kanye West somehow manage to cast a controversial shadow over the rest of the ceremony?

What a difference a year makes.  Twelve months ago, we were still handing out trophies to stars from Will & Grace and The West Wing (those shows feel so five-years ago now).  Today, we welcome a new crop of nominees including Ugly Betty and 30 Rock for Best ComedyLast year, we were entertained by an always-hilarious Conan O’Brien.  This year, we are threatened by a song and dance number from this year’s host, Ryan Seacrest.  Last August, 24 snagged the award for Best Drama.  This September, it’s not even nominated (yet somehow Boston Legal is).

I think it would be safe to assume the voters would predictably (and respectfully) shower The Sopranos with honors, but I’ll still be crossing my fingers for an upset sometime tonight.  We’ll need something to talk about tomorrow…

Here’s the play-by-play of tonight’s events coming to you from the neglected West Coast!

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Ashley JensenAshley Jensen, who can be seen on both Ugly Betty and Extras, has tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend, Terence Beesley. The two eloped on January 22nd in a forest in Big Sur, California. Their dog, Barney, served as ring bearer. Jensen plays seamstress Christine on Ugly Betty and can also be seen as Maggie Jacobs, opposite Ricky Gervais on the HBO comedy Extras. I enjoyed her so much on the first season of Extras, and this season hasn’t disappointed yet either. She can really hold her own against Gervais, which is no small feat. I was thrilled to see her on Ugly Betty as well, although she doesn’t get a lot of screen time. Jensen commented to People magazine about the nuptials, saying it was a “beautiful, beautiful magical wedding…It was brilliant.”

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Ricky Gervais The November 30th episode of The Office will be a very special episode. Not ‘very special’ in the typical sense of sitcoms (you know, where someone has an eating disorder or discovers their best friend has a drug problem). No, this is special for fans of the original British version of The Office. The November 30th show will be written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the originators of the series. This is the first episode of the American version that the pair has written. In the episode, Steve Carell’s character (Michael) discovers that one of the new employees has a prison record. For those who were curious if the character of Andy from the Stamford office would continue on the series (played by Ed Helms), fear not—in this episode Andy will seek advice from Jim (John Krasinski) on how to pursue Pam (Jenna Fischer). Knowing Gervais and Merchant’s work on both The Office and Extras, the November 30th episode should be nothing short of genius.

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Ricky Gervais It’s become the Ricky Gervais Syndrome. Following in the footsteps of his original series, The Office, which ended after two seasons, so too shall Extras suffer the same fate. Gervais’ excellent series Extras is now running the second season on British TV and is expected to air on HBO in 2007. According to Gervais, “At the moment, I don’t think there will be another one. [Co-creator Stephen Merchant] and I have always had this thing where we only like to do two series. It’s like The Office—people are always asking why we didn’t do any more, but we just wanted to leave people wanting more.” Huh, must be a British thing. Here in the states, we run TV series until people just can’t take any more.

So, enjoy it while you can. The great thing about Extras are the cameos, with season two featuring appearances by Orlando Bloom, David Bowie and Daniel Radcliffe. At the end of the first season, Gervais’ character, Andy Millman, was selling a sitcom to the BBC; season two picks up with Andy losing control over the show. Let the laughs begin.

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