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.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, November 13

The Conners - "The Separation of Church and Dan" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Geena learns that D.J. hasn’t been taking Mary to church while she’s been away, she insists they go as a family to uphold her traditional values. To make matters worse, Mary refuses to attend without her cousins Harris and Mark, leaving D.J. in the last situation he wants to be in – at the mercy of Darlene. Meanwhile, Mark’s attempt to conduct an unbiased survey on the upcoming election for his school project goes south when Jackie volunteers to help.

The Kids Are Alright - "Peggy's Day Out" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
To hide a mess Eddie made, his girlfriend, Wendi, tries to distract Peggy by insisting she take a day off with a fun day out while they take care of the housework. To everyone’s surprise, Peggy accepts the offer and requests Wendi tag along, with the ulterior motive of teaching her a lesson. Meanwhile, Eddie enlists the help of his brothers to clean up and keep Mike out of the house while Wendi and Peggy are out. Elsewhere, Pat introduces Timmy to his secret dog.

black-ish - "Purple Rain" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The family is shocked to learn that Jack and Diane are not familiar with the iconic music of Prince. One by one, each member of the family works to explain Prince’s tremendous impact on their lives through his music.

Splitting Up Together - "War of the Wagners" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena and Martin’s escalating battle for control of the house is put on hold when Milo announces he wants to go to a school for the gifted – to which they think he will not be accepted. Meanwhile, they both meet a contractor for the house, Vlad, but Lena undermines him and scares Vlad away. Things get uglier between Lena and Oliver after she introduces a new member to the family as payback for all the back-and-forth about the house. Elsewhere, Lena and Martin give conflicting advice to Mason on how to deal with his recent breakup.

The Guest Book - "Two Steps Forward, One Step Back" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Mike and his family hate spending every summer in a subpar vacation home far from the beach; in order to afford paying a booking fee for their dream house, the Barefeet Retreat, Mike pulls double shifts and ends up paying more than he bargained for.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 12)

Tuesday, November 13

  • Jason Mantzoukas (The League) - Catch Jason on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jenifer Lewis (black-ish/The PJs) - Jenifer appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Taran Killam (Single Parents) - Taran visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul stops by The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • The Cast of The Conners - Michael Fishman, John Goodman, Lecy Goranson, Laurie Metcalf and Maya Lynne Robinson are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie previews the film Robin Hood on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Love That Girl!) - Tatyana talks about her upcoming two Holiday movies for Lifetime and Hallmark on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Together/Happy Endings/New Girl) - Damon is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about The Upside Down and Network on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ashley Tisdale (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/Clipped) - Ashley appears on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


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The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
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10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
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