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The road to the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards officially kicked off early this morning. Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara (who received a nod) and Community‘s Joel McHale (who didn’t) were the ones who had the honor of reading this year’s list of nominees.
Although Mad Men - with 17 nominations - once again topped off all dramas, 30 Rock didnot
lead the comedies. Glee did. The freshman FOX series raked in a total of 19 noms, only a handful short of the overall leader. (HBO’s miniseries, The Pacific, received 24 mentions.) 30 Rock did receive 15 nominations, though, while Modern Family followed closely behind with 14.
The August 29 ceremony - which NBC will air live on both the East and West coasts - will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon. You can see a partial list of nominees after the jump.
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UPDATE: News about Smallville, Trauma and Mercy added.
- Life Unexpected (CW) - Season 2
- Medium (CBS) - Season 7
- One Tree Hill (CW) - Season 8
- Rules of Engagement (CBS) - Season 5
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Don’t be fooled—Oprah Winfrey doesn’t always have the Midas touch. Despite the A-list filled roster, yesterday’s Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special failed to dazzle. The program came in last during its hour and did worse than the last original Ugly Betty episode.
- American Idol (23.5 million, 8.5/23 in 18-49) added on 700,000 more.
- The New Adventures of Old Christine (1.7/5) and Gary Unmarried (2.0/5) both pulled in 6 million.
- Mercy (1.6/5) also raised 6 million.
- Approximately 6 million watched The Middle (2.1/6) as well.
- A Modern Family* repeat (1.7/5) scored 5.2 million.
- Life Unexpected* (1.1 million, 0.5/1) did about the same as last week.
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ABC might not have been the winner last night, but Modern Family and The Middle did their best to help. Despite competition from American Idol‘s Group Night, Family reached another series high in the demos. Meanwhile, Middle - with help from Charlie Brown - hit a high of its own.
- Human Target (8.9 million, 2.5/7 in 18-49) pinpointed another 1.1 million.
- The New Adventures of Old Christine (2.3/7) returned to 8.3 million.
- The Middle (8.2 million, 3.0/8) added on 900,000.
- Gary Unmarried (2.4/7) pulled in 7.7 million.
- A Charlie Brown Valentine (2.5/7) entertained 7.5 million.
- Life Unexpected* (1.6 million, 0.8/2) improved by 200,000.
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Despite a huge lead-in, Human Target looked vulnerable against non-repeats. The show’s second outing pulled in over 10 million viewers, but placed third in its hour with the demos.
- American Idol (26.7 million, 9.8/26 in 18-49) was up 300,000 from last week.
- The New Adventures of Old Christine (6.5 million, 1.9/6) added on 200,000.
- Gary Unmarried (6.2 million, 1.9/5) raised 400,000 more.
- Mercy (5.8 million, 1.4/4) was down slightly.
- Modern Family* (1.6/5) kicked off the night with 5.1 million; The Middle* (1.7/4) followed with 4.7 million.
- Life Unexpected* (0.7/2) attracted 1.7 million.
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Despite being down 3.5 million from its Tuesday debut, American Idol was still strong enough to blow away the competition.
- American Idol (26.4 million, 10.1/27 in 18-49) had its lowest demo for a first Wednesday since 2003.
- The New Adventures of Old Christine (1.9/5) kicked off the night with 6.3 million.
- The Middle (6.1 million, 2.1/6) was off 2.1 million from last week.
- Mercy (5.9 million, 1.6/4) reached a series low.
- Gary Unmarried (1.9/5) pulled in 5.8 million.
- Modern Family* (1.7/5) turned in 5.3 million.
- One Tree Hill* (908,000, 0.4/1) was up slightly.
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(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Midseason Programming Schedule.)
- Little People, Big World (TLC, 8pm): “Matt and Amy’s families gather to celebrate the twins upcoming graduation. But when Zach has a failing grade on his report card, no one is sure whether he’ll receive a diploma after all.” Fortunately, education is not a prerequisite for reality TV stardom.
- Bank of Hollywood (E!, 9pm): “Contestants include two men who want to open a mullet hair salon.” Heck - I would fork over my own money just to see that.
- Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm): “Jake tries to win back his ex-girlfriend by writing her love songs.” Charlie (Sheen) will be taking detailed notes.
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Now that we’ve made halfway through the television season, it’s time to readjust our DVRs once again.
Midseason staples returning to the airwaves include American Idol, 24 and Lost. Meanwhile, a number of new programs - including Human Target, Parenthood and The Marriage Ref - will vie for our attention.
Hopefully our detailed guide can assist you in the weeks to come. We have compiled information from the five major networks and included the days, times and premiere dates for this season’s programs.
(NOTE: This schedule has been updated as of May 2. Don’t be surprised to see changes in the weeks to come.)
The two-hour season finale of So You Think You Can Dance couldn’t compete with CBS’ strong Wednesday lineup. The dance program did, though, outperform NBC’s own reality program.
- Gary Unmarried (7.9 million, 2.5/7 in 18-49) had the most viewers its hour.
- The New Adventures of Old Christine (7.8 million, 2.4/7) was up 300,000.
- Approximately 7 million saw Russell Ferguson win So You Think You Can Dance (2.6/7).
- Prep & Landing* (2.0/6) brought another 6.7 million to ABC.
- The Sing-Off (6.6 million, 2.2/6) was off 300,000 from Tuesday.
- The Middle* (1.7/5) turned in 5.5 million.
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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.)
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