Saturday, September 17, 2005

The 57th Annual Emmy Awards Airs Tomorrow on CBS!

The 57th Annual Emmy Awards airs tomorrow night on CBS and SitcomsOnline.com is all ready and excited! We think Desperate Housewives and Lost could be big winners (despite some snubs!) and maybe finally sitcom veteran Jason Bateman can pick up his first Emmy win!

Here are the nominees for the main categories and my bets on who will win.


BEST COMEDY SERIES

Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Arrested Development
(FOX)
Everybody Loves Raymond
(CBS)
Scrubs
(NBC)
Will & Grace
(NBC)
MY BET: Desperate Housewives. Yet another newbie but a hilarious show mixed with great storylines, drama, and so much more. And how in the world is Will & Grace nominated?

BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Tony Shalhoub, Monk (USA Network)
Ray Romano, Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development (FOX)
Eric McCormack, Will & Grace (NBC)
Zach Braff, Scrubs (NBC)
MY BET: Jason Bateman. While Shalhoub and Romano are the favorites, I'm going with Bateman. I'm not a fan of Arrested Development, but I've liked his work over the years on some of his other shows and he should get it. If not, look for Romano to get his last Emmy for Raymond.

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Teri Hatcher, Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Marcia Cross, Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Patricia Heaton, Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)
Felicity Huffman, Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Jane Kaczmarek, Malcolm in the Middle (FOX)
MY BET: Teri Hatcher. Hatcher's fine physical comedy is fun to watch. Marcia Cross has great lines and is equally hilarious, so one of them will win this award. Huffman's character is the best dramatic character I think, so she will not get it. Where is Eva Longoria? Her character is hilarious! It will be a big upset if a Housewife doesn't win.

BEST SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTOR
Jeffrey Tambor, Arrested Development (FOX)
Peter Boyle, Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)
Brad Garrett, Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)
Sean Hayes, Will & Grace (NBC)
Jeremy Piven, Entourage (HBO)
MY BET: Peter Boyle. It's the final season for Raymond, either Boyle or Garrett should win it. I love Jeffrey Tambor, but I doubt he will win.

BEST SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS
Jessica Walter, Arrested Development (FOX)
Doris Roberts, Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)
Conchata Ferrell, Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Holland Taylor, Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Megan Mullally, Will & Grace (NBC)
MY BET: Doris Roberts. Again it's the final season for Raymond, and she will it home for one last time. Jessica Walter could also win. Ferrell is great but a long shot. No one else has a chance I think. Where is Nicollette Sheridan?

BEST DRAMA SERIES
Lost (ABC)
The West Wing (NBC)
Deadwood (HBO)
Six Feet Under
(HBO)
24 (FOX)
MY BET: Lost. This is clearly the best written drama on television. It is well acted and the characters are all just wonderful.

BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Hugh Laurie, House (FOX)
James Spader, Boston Legal (ABC)
Ian McShane, Deadwood (HBO)
Kiefer Sutherland, 24 (FOX)
Hank Azaria, Huff (Showtime)
MY BET: James Spader. Spader won it last year for The Practice, and I think he is the one to beat. Laurie could also take it, but Spader deserves it. Matthew Fox got snubbed, he should be here and should have been the winner, too.

BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Glenn Close, The Shield (FX)
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)
Patricia Arquette, Medium (NBC)
Frances Conroy, Six Feet Under (HBO)
Jennifer Garner, Alias (ABC)
MY BET: Glenn Close. I've not seen the show but Close is the heavy favorite. I'd love for Jennifer Garner to finally get that Emmy, but that would be out of no where. If this is the last season for Alias, hopefully Garner gets it next year. Arquette gets in but not Ellen Pompeo or Amber Tamblyn?

BEST SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTOR
Terry O'Quinn, Lost (ABC)
William Shatner, Boston Legal (ABC)
Alan Alda, The West Wing (NBC)
Naveen Andrews, Lost (ABC)
Oliver Platt, Huff (Showtime)
MY BET: Terry O'Quinn. O'Quinn as the mysterious Locke is such a great character and is for sure Emmy material. Only way he doesn't win is if Shatner wins. Alan Alda could be in the mix, too.

BEST SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS
Stockard Channing, The West Wing (NBC)
Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
CCH Pounder, The Shield (FX)
Tyne Daly, Judging Amy (CBS)
Blythe Danner, Huff (Showtime)
MY BET: CCH Pounder. Never saw The Shield, but wow that name CCH Pounder sounds interesting! This is clearly the weakest category. Where is Yunjin Kim???

Coming tomorrow, my bets on the winners for each timeslot for the fall season!


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November/December)

2 Broke Girls - The Complete Third Season Two and a Half Men - The Complete Eleventh Season WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series Hot in Cleveland - Season Five Sgt. Bilko - The Phil Silvers Show - The Complete Series
Family Ties - The Complete Series Happy Days - The Sixth Season The Jeffersons - The Complete Series Mister Ed - The Complete Series Mork & Mindy - The Complete Series

10/07 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Classic Christmas Episodes
10/07 - The Flying Nun - The Complete First and Second Seasons (Mill Creek)
10/07 - The Middle - The Complete Fifth Season (Warner Archive)
10/07 - The Office - The Complete Series
10/07 - The Wonders Years - Season One
10/10 - The Wonder Years - The Complete Series - TARGET="_blank">Read Our Review / The Signature Edition / Seasons 1-3
10/14 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Third Season
10/14 - Two and a Half Men - The Complete Eleventh Season
10/21 - Married with Children - Seasons 5 and 6 (Mill Crek)
10/21 - The Soul Man - The Complete Second Season
10/21 - Square Pegs - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/28 - WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series
11/04 - Hot in Cleveland - Season Five
11/04 - Napoleon Dynamite - The Complete Animated Series
11/04 - Sgt. Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show) - The Complete Series
11/11 - Dads - The Complete Series
11/11 - Family Ties - The Complete Series
11/11 - My Favorite Martian - Best of Collection
11/11 - Taxi - The Complete Series
11/11 - Wings - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/18 - King of the Hill - The Complete Seventh Season / The Complete Eighth Season
11/25 - Better Off Ted - The Complete Second Season
12/02 - Happy Days - The Sixth Season
12/09 - Barney Miller - The Complete Sixth Season
12/09 - The Jeffersons - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mister Ed - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mork & Mindy - The Fourth Season / The Complete Series
12/16 - The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis - The Final (Fourth) Season
12/23 - My Favorite Martian - Season Two - Collector's Edition
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, October 22

The Middle - "The Table" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Frankie and Mike wish each other a happy 20-somethingth wedding anniversary, Axl decides that he and Hutch need to class up their broke-down house and find another roommate to help with expenses. But while helping Axl track down a dining room table to help spruce up his house, Frankie finds a full dining set on sale online for $50 and ends up giving Axl the Heck house dining room table, while she excitedly looks forward to her new purchase. Meanwhile, after being presented with a special necklace to proclaim his love, Sue becomes angry with her boyfriend, Darrin, when she discovers that he had also given the same gift to his former girlfriend. And Brick begins a podcast. Jimmy Kimmel guest stars as himself.

The Goldbergs - "Shall We Play a Game?" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Adam inadvertently gets Barry kicked out of the cool group (Jenkintown Posse) of friends at school and must come up with a plan to get his brother back in. Adam convinces Barry and his friends he has the skills to hack into the school computer system to change their grades, but does he? Later, Beverly is immediately jealous when she learns Erica hangs out with a friend’s cooler mom and sets out to show Erica she can be cool too.

Modern Family - "Won't You Be Our Neighbor" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Phil is selling the house next door and he and Claire are excited by the prospect of having wonderful new neighbors, but that quickly turns into panic when a loud and obnoxious couple (guest stars Steve Zahn and Andrea Anders) come to look at the house. Jay forbids Manny to see his new girlfriend when he realizes she’s the granddaughter of his biggest business rival, leading to a clash of the closet titans. Elsewhere, Mitch and Cam are determined to switch Lily out of Mrs. Plank’s (guest star Tyne Daly) class since she is known to rule with an iron fist – not to mention she scares them too.

black-ish - "Crime and Punishment" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Although Dre and Rainbow agreed they would no longer spank their kids, all bets might be off when Jack disobeys. Now, Zoey, Junior, Diane and a nervous Jack are afraid that their parents will go back on their word.

Melissa & Joey - "Witch Came First" (ABC Family, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mel's doctor drops in on Halloween and reveals that Mel was once a teenage witch.

Baby Daddy - "Strip or Treat" (ABC Family, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Ben, Danny and Tucker end up in jail when their plans to attend a big Halloween party go awry.

The League - "Man Land" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jenny's dad (Corbin Bernsen) takes the guys camping. Andre and Russell go into business together. Pete's new team name offends Kevin who refuses to say it.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "The Restraining Order" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Keisha retaliates by serving Richard with a restraining order; Marcus brings in an attorney to help out his friend.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 20) (All times ET unless noted)

Wednesday, October 22

  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Watch Jason on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Mike Epps (Survivor's Remorse) - Mike drops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent/Arrested Development/The Larry Sanders Show) - Jeffrey appears on a repeat of The Colbert Report at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls) - Kat stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny chats on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Henry Zebrowski (A to Z) - Henry is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Ty Burrell (Modern Family/Back to You/Out of Practice) - Ty appears on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Fred Savage and Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Fred and Danica chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tori Spelling (Mystery Girls) - Tori opens up about the cheating scandal that left her marriage in shambles, how she juggles four kids, business ventures and salvaging her relationship with her husband on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse visits The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Elise Neal (The Hughleys) - Elise is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.