Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Action, Animation, Award Shows, Comedy, Drama, Prime Time, Sci-Fi/Horror, ABC, Cable, CBS, FX, FOX, HBO, NBC, Showtime, TNT-HD, 30 Rock, 24, Entourage, Family Guy, Grey's Anatomy, House, Lost, Saturday Night Live, The Office
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.
Here are some of the TV on DVD options available this Tuesday.
- Bleak House (Special Edition)
- Boston Legal (Season 5)
- Crusoe (Complete Series)
- Dexter (Season 2) **Blu-ray**
- Doctor Who: Battlefield (Episode 156)
- Doctor Who: The E-Space Trilogy
- The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (Complete Series)
- Gavin and Stacey (Season 1)
- Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict (Season 1)
- Jake and the Fatman (Season 2)
- Jon & Kate Plus Eight: The Wedding - Volume 1 (Season 4)
- The Last Templar
- Lipstick Jungle (Season 2)
- Love Takes Wings
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Even though SAG members are currently debating whether to strike, today’s award nominations gave them all a brief distraction. If the upcoming Oscars telecast doesn’t go on as planned, next month’s Screen Actors Guild Awards (scheduled for January 25th on TNT and TBS) could be the last time actors have a reason to celebrate.
Here are some of the noteworthy mentions from this year’s list of television nominees:
- 30 Rock, Boston Legal, The Closer, John Adams and Mad Men all scored three noms each.
- Dexter is up for its first win in the Outstanding Drama Series Ensemble category.
- Desperate Housewives - a nominee for Best Ensemble - received no individual honors.
- Debra Messing (The Starter Wife), Kevin Connolly (Entourage), January Jones (Mad Men), Anna Paquin (True Blood) and Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) all received Golden Globe nominations, but no SAG noms.
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Despite a Charlie Brown special and Boston Legal finale on ABC, CBS’ comedies continued to show growth last night. The network’s first three programs had their best numbers all season while Worst Week had its best performance since the premiere.
- A Charlie Brown Christmas (3.8/10 in 18-49) drew in 11.4 million for ABC.
- The Big Bang Theory (10.8 million, 3.7/10) was up 2.8 million since last week; How I Met Your Mother (10.5 million, 4.2/11) added on 2.5 million.
- Chuck (6.9 million, 2.4/6) lost 400,000.
- Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (5.2 million, 1.8/5) was down 600,000.
- Gossip Girl (3 million, 1.5/4) did about the same.
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(You can view TV Envy’s Master Programming Schedule here.)MONDAY 12/8)
- A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC, 8pm): “The gang mounts a holiday pageant as Charlie Brown bemoans Yuletide commercialism.” Sorry, Charlie. Not much has changed since 1965.
- Boston Legal (ABC, 9pm): Series finale. “Financial problems may force Crane Poole & Schmidt to be put up for sale.” If the economy keeps going the way it’s going, that might not be the only thing ABC has up for sale.
- Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm): “Alan considers early retirement when Evelyn offers to foot the bill for Jake’s college education.” After looking at his latest 401K statement, he then realizes that retirement won’t come anytime soon.
- The Hills (MTV, 10pm): “Whitney interviews for a job in New York City.” Top resume skill: Able to effectively communicate in short sentences.
Life post-Dancing with the Stars is always hard for ABC. Despite the Alphabet network’s holiday specials and programming originals, the network was beat by a slate of repeats on CBS.
- Approximately 11.2 million welcomed back Shrek the Halls* (3.3/9 in 18-49); How the Grinch Stole Christmas (11.7 million, 3.8/9) did slightly better.
- The Big Bang Theory* (2.5/7) and How I Met Your Mother* (2.8/7) both attracted 8 million.
- Chuck (7.3 million, 2.5/6) picked up 700,000 more.
- Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (5.8 million, 2.2/6) was up 26% thanks to the weakened competition.
- Gossip Girl (3.1 million, 1.5/4) added on 200,000.
Read More | The Hollywood Reporter
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(You can view TV Envy’s Master Programming Schedule here.)MONDAY 12/1)
- Shrek the Halls (ABC, 8pm): Hopefully this Mike Myers laugher will help us all forget The Love Guru.
- Inside the Actor’s Studio (Bravo, 8pm): “Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Harry Potter film franchise, charts his career journey.” I’m not sure I want to see James Lipton enthusiastically talking about Radcliffe’s nude Broadway performance.
- Heroes (NBC, 9pm): “Ando, Sam and Frack try to restore Hiro’s memory with a comic book.” Any person trying to follow this series should be given an instruction manual.
- Boston Legal (ABC, 10pm): “When Denny receives bad news about the state of his Alzheimer’s, Alan goes before the Massachusetts Supreme Court to plead for access to an experimental drug that can help his condition.” Alzheimers? Maybe Shatner simply forgot why George Takei dislikes him so.
Despite tough competition from Dancing with the Stars, CBS’ early comedies were able to hit record high numbers last night. This gave the Eye network another win in the demos while ABC was on top with the viewers.
- Approximately 21.3 million watched the Final Three duke it out on Dancing with the Stars (4.8/12 in 18-49).
- The Big Bang Theory (10.2 million, 3.9/10) had its largest audience ever; How I Met Your Mother (10 million, 4.3/11) hit a season high in viewers.
- Chuck (6.6 million, 2.5/6) was down 200,000.
- Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (4.6 million, 1.8/5) lost 700,000.
- One Tree Hill* (0.6/2) turned in 1.4 million.
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What a difference a few months makes. Last May, CBS was still deciding whether to renew How I Met Your Mother. This November, the comedy has shown considerable growth. Last night, HIMYM‘s new season high helped its network take the win with the demos. ABC, in the meantime, was again on top with the viewers.
- Approximately 19.7 million watched the final four compete on Dancing with the Stars (4.2/10 in 18-49).
- The Big Bang Theory (9.7 million, 3.7/10) was off by 300,000; How I Met Your Mother (9.8 million, 4.3/10) hit a new season high.
- Chuck (6.8 million, 2.6/7) added on 600,000 more.
- Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (5.3 million, 2.0/4) was up slightly.
- Gossip Girl (2.9 million, 1.4/4) reached a series low.
Read More | Hollywood Reporter
One week after taking a back seat to NBC’s SNL special, CBS’ comedy lineup experienced a nice rebound. The network came back last night to take a win in the demos while ABC was on top with the viewers.
- Dancing with the Stars (18.6 million, 4.2/10 in 18-49) improved by 1.2 million.
- The Big Bang Theory (10 million, 3.9/10) hit a series high; How I Met Your Mother (9.7 million, 4.1/10) matched its season high.
- Chuck (6.2 million, 2.3/6) was down 900,000 from last week’s Deal or No Deal.
- Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (5.2 million, 2.0/5) remained steady.
- Gossip Girl (3 million, 1.5/4) was off by 200,000.
Read More | The Hollywood Reporter
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