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Could the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards be another year for firsts?
Around this same time last September, the execs of basic cable were thrilled to see one of their own finally win the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series (Mad Men). Meanwhile, producers of reality fare saw an award given to one of their hosts (Jeff Probst). So which other category could be covered during this round? Animation.
For the first time since 1961 (when The Flintstones were still on air), an animated program has been nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series. So will Family Guy finally go where The Simpsons has never gone before? Not if the six other contenders have anything to say about it!
So who won? Who lost? Which funnyman took home the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor since Jeremy Piven wasn’t even nominated? Read our West Coast play-by-play account of this evening’s telecast and find out!
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Here are some of the TV on DVD options available this Tuesday.
- Charlie’s Angels (Season 4)
- Hotel (Season 1)
- Jon and Kate Plus Eight (Season 4, Vol. 2)
- The Lucy Show (Season 1)
- The Mighty Boosh (Seasons 1-3)
- Monk (Season 7)
- Prison Break (Final Season)
- Pushing Daisies (Season 2)
- Psych (Season 3)
- Robot Chicken: Star Wars - Episode II
- Route 66 (Season 3, Vol. 1)
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Bright and early this morning, Chandra Wilson and Jim Parsons announced the nominees for the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.
Just like last year, we saw many first-timers named and a long list of cable acknowledgements (for both pay and basic channels). Thanks to expanded categories, we also saw a number of surprises (Flight of the Conchords, Family Guy) and overdue nominations (How I Met Your Mother, Big Love).
For the second year in a row, Mad Men, with its 16 nominations, topped all drama programs. Meanwhile, 30 Rock broke comedy records with a whopping 22 noms. Overall, HBO was the most-nominated network with 99 mentions while NBC - yes, NBC - came in second.
This year’s ceremony will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris on Sept. 20 on CBS.
Yes, the day has finally arrived…
Tonight Pushing Daisies fans can rejoice in the long-awaited, albeit brief, return of the delightfully quirky show. The ratings-starved program was shelved back in December and has been collecting dust ever since. This evening’s episode - plus the two to follow - will officially close the chapter on the program’s second season. (The July 21 DVD release will also do the same.)
Unaired episodes of Eli Stone and Dirty Sexy Money will then occupy the Saturday 10:00 PM shot following Daisies’ June 13 finale.
Months after pulling Pushing Daisies, Eli Stone and Dirty Sexy Money off the air, ABC has had a change of heart. Kind of.
Even though it looked like fans would have to wait for the eventual DVDs to view unaired episodes, the network has chosen to broadcast the remaining hours. Unfortunately, all three shows will be placed on the week’s most undesirable night: Saturday. But hey - at least we’ll have something to watch on our weekends now, right?
Get your Tivos ready by the end of May. Pushing Daisies will run May 30 - June 13, Eli Stone will follow from June 20 - July 11 and Dirty Sexy Money will close shop between July 18 - August 8. The trio will all air @ 10:00.
(To get a look at TV Envy’s Programming Schedule, click here.)
Read More | Entertainment Weekly
UPDATE: It appears ABC will show the remaining episodes after all. The bad news? They’ll air onSaturdays
beginning May 30.
Anyone interested in a sampling a few more pieces of pie?
Although ABC cruelly ended Pushing Daisies before it had a chance to finish its run (at least Life on Mars got its series finale), Ned and Charlotte lovers are being thrown a small bone.
The bad news? ABC doesn’t have plans to air the program’s remaining three episodes. (Seriously? They couldn’t find room anywhere?). The good news? The upcoming DVD/Blu-ray releases will include all thirteen hours from Season 2.
Daisies’ discs will become available on July 21. Those unable to wait that long could opt to attend this month’s PaleyFest instead.
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Despite a nice showing for NBC’s Muppets special, audiences had their sights set on criminals last night. CBS was #1 with the viewers and the demos once again.
- The New Adventures of Old Christine (7.5 million, 2.0/6 in 18-49) was down 800,000; Gary Unmarried (7.6 million, 2.3/7) only lost 400,000.
- Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (7.4 million, 2.4/7) had the hour’s best demos.
- Secret Millionaire (6.7 million, 2.2/7) gave up a 1/2 million.
- The possible last episode of Pushing Daisies (4.8 million, 1.6/5) pushed away 200,000.
- CW’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show* (0.9/3) had 2.4 million glued to their television.
Read More | The Hollywood Reporter
There’s nothing viewers like more than watching people give out money. Yesterday, FOX’s Secret Millionaire built upon last week’s numbers and won its hour in the demos. CBS, though, was the top network in both categories this Wednesday.
- The New Adventures of Old Christine (8.3 million, 2.2/7 in 18-49) hit a season high; Gary Unmarried (8 million, 2.4/7) maintained most if its lead-in.
- Secret Millionaire (7.2 million, 2.7/8) improved by 1/2 million.
- Pushing Daisies (5 million, 1.6/5) was up a notch.
- NBC‘s Little Spirit: Christmas In New York special (1.4/4) entertained 5 million.
- Stylista* (1.2 million, 0.4/1) was down slightly.
Read More | Variety
CBS surprisingly did well yesterday without its usual Wednesday lineup. The network’s night of variety - Rudolph, Grammys, Heidi - ended up taking the night’s demos. Meanwhile, crime-free competition helped NBC pick up a rare win with the viewers.
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (4.2/12 in 18-49) drew in 11.7 million.
- Christmas in Rockefeller Center (2.2/6) had 10.4 million feeling festive.
- Approximately 6.7 million watched the debut of Secret Millionaire (2.3/7).
- Pushing Daisies (4.9 million, 1.5/4) was up 10%.
- Stylista* (0.5/1) registered 1.3 million.
Read More | Variety
What I feared would probably happen has now just come true. ABC has given the ax to Pushing Daisies. And Dirty Sexy Money. And Eli Stone.
Although an earlier draft of the midseason schedule hinted at this possibility, it was unclear at that time whether the shows were simply going on hiatus. Now we know the sophomore programs will wrap up production after 13 episodes. (If and when those hours will even air is another matter.) While no one is officially using the word “canceled,” it’s unlikely these titles will see any significant ratings boosts in the weeks to come.
Read More | Entertainment Weekly
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