Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Award Shows, Comedy, Drama, Music, Prime Time, Sci-Fi/Horror, ABC, Cable, CBS, FX, FOX, HBO, NBC, PBS, Showtime, TNT-HD, 30 Rock, House, Medium, The Office, News
Squeezed in between the Golden Globes broadcast and the Oscar nominations is an awards ceremony voted on solely by the actors. (So unlike the People’s Choice Awards, this actually has meaning.)
For the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, we’ll see a lot of the old and just a little bit of the new. Here are some of the noteworthy mentions from this year’s list of television nominees:
- The Closer, Dexter and 30 Rock lead this year’s pack with three nominations each.
- Despite no individual mentions, freshman comedies Modern Family and Glee were both honored in the Best Ensemble category.
- Samantha Who‘s Christina Applegate received a nomination despite starring in a canceled show.
- True Blood received its first nom—but just for its cast, not for any single actor.
The SAG Awards will air Saturday, Jan. 23 on both TNT and TBS.
(You can find the full list of TV nominees after the jump. Click here for the film nominations.)
Read More | Screen Actors Guild Awards
Here are some of the TV on DVD options available this Tuesday.
- The Adventures of Robin Hood (Season 4)
- Battles B.C. (Season 1)
- Booker (Complete Series)
- Californication (Season 2)
- Gangland (Season 4)
- Here’s Lucy (Season 1)
- House (Season 5)
- How Bruce Lee Changed the World
- How the Earth was Made (Complete Series)
- Lie to Me (Season 1)
- Life (Season 2)
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(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)
- The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family, 8pm): “Amy tries to devise a way to tag along with Ben on his trip.” She eventually settles in for listening in with the baby monitor.”
- The Closer (TNT, 9pm): “Numerous mysteries spin around a high-profile shoot-out that left two cops and a teen boy dead. Enter Force Investigation Division bigwig Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell), whose merciless snooping upends Brenda’s investigation.” Brenda better watch out—this one stands with fist!
- Dating in the Dark (ABC, 10pm): Series premiere. “In the opener of a dating reality show in which contestants meet and get acquainted in a completely dark room, the contestants are given an article of clothing belonging to one of their dates.” Thankfully, Ed Hardy t-shirts can’t be seen with the lights off.
- Obsessed (A&E, 10pm): “A woman with a fear of the weight of objects and the harm they could cause.” This is often referred to as the “I Hate Working Out Syndrome.”
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.
(You can view TV Envy’s Programming Schedule here.)
- The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family, 8pm): “Ben tries to figure out where he fits in Amy’s life.” Well, the role of babysitter is always open.
- Jon & Kate Plus Eight (TLC, 9pm): “Previously unseen footage of the Gosselin’s early years is featured.” Misty water-colored memories of the way they were….
- Cake Boss (TLC, 10pm): “Buddy creates an ornate wedding cake filled wtih live birds.” Watch out - that might not be fondant you’re eating.
- Dance Your Ass Off (Oxygen, 10pm): “Twelve plus-size contestants infiltrate Los Angeles in a competition to shed pounds by means of dance and diet in this 10-part unscripted series hosted by Marissa Jaret Winokur.” In other words, a cutthroat version of Sweatin’ to the Oldies.
(You can view TV Envy’s Programming Schedule here.)
- Jon & Kate Plus Eight (TLC, 9pm): Jon & Kate make some life-changing decisions. Well, Kate technically made the decision; Jon just didn’t want to argue.
- Charm School (VH1, 9pm): Season premiere. “Former contestants from VH1 reality shows work for charity (and a chance to win $100,000).” No good deed comes without incentives.
- Make It or Break It (ABC Family, 9pm): Series premiere. “In this drama focusing on the lives of teen gymnasts who strive to make it to the Olympics, new girl Emily Kmetko begins training alongside veterans who are both impressed with and threatened by her.” This could bring a whole new definition to the term “punch front.”
- Run’s House (MTV, 10pm): “The family rallies around JoJo after he’s charged with marijuana possession.” This whole time they had a connection within the home.
Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Action, Comedy, Drama, Late Night, Prime Time, Reality, Sci-Fi/Horror, Talk Shows, ABC, Cable, CBS, FOX, NBC, The CW, House, Scrubs, So You Think You Can Dance, Cancellations, Renewals
Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come. Several shockers in this edition!!
- Better Off Ted (ABC) - Season 2
- Bones (FOX) - Seasons 5 & 6
- Castle (ABC) - Season 2
- Chuck (NBC) - Season 3
- Cold Case (CBS) - Season 7
- Criss Angel: Mindfreak (A&E) - Season 5
- Dog the Bounty Hunter (A&E) - Season 7
- Dollhouse (FOX) - Season 2
Read More | Entertainment Weekly
UPDATE: Samantha Who? and In the Motherhood are officially over for the season. A Grey’s repeat will fill the 8:00 time slot this week.
Weeks after being displaced from its time slot, Ugly Betty is coming back to take its place. Early.
Hello, May sweeps!
ABC has just announced that the series will pick up where it left off beginning April 30. That’s one week before it was previously slated to return. It’s also the date Samantha Who? and In the Motherhood had been scheduled to air their finales.
So what does this mean for the pair of comedies? Maybe the network can find some more space on its Saturday night calendar?
(You can view TV Envy’s Midseason Programming Schedule here.)
- Dhani Tackles the Globe (Travel, 9pm): “The host attempts the Gaelic sport of hurling in Ireland.” Despite what you might believe, drinking is not involved in hurling. At least, not in in this case.
- Table for 12 (TLC, 9pm): “Eric and Betty take the entire brood to the dentist.” Betty had been threatening to give them “something to scream about.”
- Ax Men (History, 10pm): “Jimmy finds a once-in-a-lifetime log.” That’s all any mom can hope for. Right after seeing their son get married and welcoming their first grandchild.
- The Hills (MTV, 10pm): “Heidi and a relucant Spencer begin couples therapy.” Spencer had been hoping to meet with Dr. Phil, but he was too busy with the Octo-mom.
Although it’s still hard to say how Southland will do against an ABC original, the series held up remarkably well in its second week. Unfortunately, the same can’t entirely be said for Harper’s or Parks. The CBS mystery lost nearly 2 million in its second week while the comedy suffered a case of the post-Earl blues.
- Survivor: Tocantins (11.6 million, 3.5/11 in 18-49) added on 300,000.
- Bones (8.7 million, 2.5/8) slipped by 200,000.
- My Name is Earl (5.3 million, 2.1/7) did 1.9 million less than last week’s Office; Parks and Recreation (5.9 million, 2.5/7) fell by 900,000 after smaller lead-in.
- In the Motherhood (4.7 million, 1.4/5) and Samantha Who? (5 million, 1.5/5) were both up 100,000.
- Smallville* (1.8 million, 0.8/2) was off by 200,000.
Read More | Variety
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