Monday, June 07, 2010

Are We There Yet? Hits for TBS; 2010 TCA Awards Nominees

TBS's new original comedy series Are We There Yet? debuted last Wednesday (June 2) in a big way with 3.19 million viewers (1.8/3 HH rating) and a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating for its 9 p.m. (ET/PT) premiere episode, according to final data from Nielsen Media Research. The second episode at 9:30 p.m. built on that success, with 3.34 million viewers (1.9/3 HH rating) and a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, ranking it as ad-supported cable's top sitcom telecast for the year to date. The 9 p.m. episode ranked a close second. Are We There Yet? also performed well among adults 18-34, with the episodes each scoring more than 700,000 viewers in the demo.
Back-to-back episodes of Meet the Browns were next in the 10pm hour following Are We There Yet?. The first all-new Meet the Browns episode did solid with 3.0 million viewers (1.7/3 HH rating) and a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. A second episode at 10:30pm did a bit below that with 2.81 million viewers (1.6/3 HH rating) but held on to 100% of its 1.2/4 adults 18-49 rating.

The Television Critics Association (TCA) has announced nominations for its 2010 TCA Awards. The 2010 TCA Awards recognizes outstanding television programming in the 2009-2010 season, honoring both actors and producers in a variety of categories including news and information, youth, drama and comedy achievements.
The winners of the 26th Annual TCA Awards will be announced at the invitation-only presentation, Saturday, July 31, 2010 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, as part of the group's bi-annual industry conference. Parenthood's Dax Shepard serves as host for the non-televised event.
In addition to recognizing the year's finest programming, the TCA Awards bestows a Heritage Award trophy to one long-standing program that has culturally or socially impacted society. This year, the TCA members have nominated Fox's 24, ABC's LOST, NBC's Law & Order, ABC's Twin Peaks and CBS' M*A*S*H for consideration in this prestigious category.
The organization also presents a Career Achievement Award to an individual who has influenced television through his work on the small screen. Nominees include actor James Garner (The Rockford Files), reporter/producer Bill Moyers (Bill Moyers' Journal), executive producer Sherwood Schwartz (The Brady Bunch. Gilligan's Island), actor William Shatner (Star Trek, Boston Legal) and executive producer Dick Wolf (Law & Order franchise).

Below is the complete list of the 2010 Television Critics Association nominees.

Individual Achievement in Drama
1. Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, AMC)
2. John Lithgow (Dexter, Showtime)
3. Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife, CBS)
4. Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, AMC)
5. Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy, FX)

Individual Achievement in Comedy
1. Ty Burrell (Modern Family, ABC)
2. Jane Lynch (Glee, Fox)
3. Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation, NBC)
4. Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory, CBS)
5. Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family, ABC)

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information
1. 30 for 30 (ESPN)
2. America: The Story of Us (History Channel)
3. Life (Discovery Channel)
4. The Daily Show (Comedy Central)
5. The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming
1. Dinosaur Train (PBS)
2. iCarly (Nickelodeon)
3. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Cartoon Network)
4. Word Girl (PBS)
5. Yo Gabba Gabba (Nick Jr.)

Outstanding New Program
1. Glee (Fox)
2. Justified (FX)
3. Modern Family (ABC)
4. Parenthood (NBC)
5. The Good Wife (CBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials
1. Life (Discovery Channel)
2. Temple Grandin (HBO)
3. The Pacific (HBO)
4. Torchwood: Children of Earth (BBC America)
5. You Don't Know Jack (HBO)

Outstanding Achievement in Drama
1. Breaking Bad (AMC)
2. LOST (ABC)
3. Mad Men (AMC)
4. Sons of Anarchy (FX)
5. The Good Wife (CBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy
1. Glee (Fox)
2. Modern Family (ABC)
3. Parks and Recreation (NBC)
4. Party Down (Starz)
5. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Career Achievement Award
1. James Garner (The Rockford Files/Maverick)
2. Bill Moyers (Bill Moyers' Journal)
3. Sherwood Schwartz (Gilligan's Island/The Brady Bunch)
4. William Shatner (Star Trek/Boston Legal)
5. Dick Wolf (Law & Order)

Heritage Award
1. 24 (Fox)
2. M*A*S*H (CBS)
3. Law & Order (NBC)
4. LOST (ABC)
5. Twin Peaks (ABC)

Program of the Year
1. Breaking Bad (AMC)
2. Friday Night Lights (DirecTV/NBC)
3. Glee (Fox)
4. LOST (ABC)
5. Modern Family (ABC)

Stay tuned during our TCA Summer 2010 press tour coverage for the complete winners.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (December/January)

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season
01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, January 24

The Middle - "A Tough Pill to Swallow" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When a devastated Sue discovers that she has been kicked out of college because she forgot to renew her financial aid, Mike tries to come to her rescue and convince a tough college bursar to reinstate her. Meanwhile, having only taken oral liquid medication all of his life, a frustrated Frankie does everything in her power to teach Brick how to swallow a pill when he gets an ear infection; and Hutch becomes angry with Axl after he keeps driving the Winnebago without permission to Orson to visit new girlfriend April – leaving Hutch without any means of transportation to get to class.

American Housewife - "Art Show" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Anna-Kat draws a super plus-sized portrait of Katie for the school art show, Katie sets out to retrieve it by any means necessary. Meanwhile, with Katie away, Doris is left in charge of Oliver and Taylor. She’s determined to whip them into shape with her Tiger Mom skills, but she may have met her match.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Coming From America" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Louis flies the entire family to Taiwan in an effort to make things right with Gene (Ken Jeong). Upon meeting Gene’s beautiful fiancĂ©, Margaret, and seeing the wonderful life he has built for himself, Louis questions whether his life in Orlando is just as great as it could be in Taiwan. Meanwhile, Jessica takes Eddie, Emery and Evan to her favorite childhood locales, including Dihua Street and Shilin Night Market.

The Real O'Neals - "The Real Match" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Jimmy recruits a reluctant Kenny to join his wrestling team for a one-time match, a surprise victory gives him the confidence to join the team full time to become the first, openly gay athlete at St. Barklays. Kenny’s newfound stardom makes Jimmy feel a bit replaced, but when an opponent refuses to wrestle his brother, Jimmy puts his feelings aside and rallies the team around Kenny. Meanwhile, Pat injures his back trying to help Eileen prepare for a weekend getaway, but things only get worse when she tries to be the perfect caregiver to impress VP Murray but fails miserably.

New Girl - "The Hike" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
While on a day hike, Jess and Robby (guest star Nelson Franklin) discover something unexpected about their relationship. Also, Winston throws a surprise welcome home party for Aly (guest star Nasim Pedrad). Meanwhile, Schmidt and Cece fail to impress their new neighbors.

The Mick - "The Master" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
All hell breaks loose, as the kids fight over who will take the master bedroom. Also, Mickey pursues a wealthy businessman who quickly discovers that she is not the prize he thought she was.

Teachers - "Stranger Danger" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
There’s a trespasser at Fillmore and a new security guard is hired. Ms. Snap and Ms. Bennigan hold a “Women Empowering Women” workshop, Mrs. Adler takes stranger danger too far, and Ms. Watson purchases a male safety dummy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 23)

Tuesday, January 24

  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Retta on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Claudia O'Doherty (Love) - Claudia is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) - John talks about Patriots Day on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette visits Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jennifer Esposito (Samantha Who?/Spin City) - Jennifer appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) - Justina talks about the new Netflix series One Day at a Time on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.