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)
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)
5. Twin Peaks (ABC)

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

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

New on DVD/Blu-ray (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, October 23

The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XXVI" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In an encore of last season’s Halloween episode, Sideshow Bob finally kills Bart, only to reanimate him; Homer wakes up with short-term memory loss; and Lisa, Bart, and Milhouse get super powers from radiation.

Bob's Burgers - "Teen-a-Witch" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
With Halloween quickly approaching, Tina reveals her brilliant idea that will finally win her first place in the annual costume contest. When Tammy steals her idea, Tina is forced to seek the help of Mr. Ambrose, who leads her to alternate and other-worldly methods of winning. Meanwhile, Bob is on a mission to figure out who is stealing his perfectly crafted pumpkins.

The Simpsons - "Trust But Clarify" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Lisa and Bart investigate Krusty’s suspicious new “Krustaceans” candy. Meanwhile, Homer wants a promotion at the nuclear plant and asks Marge to help him dress the part, and news anchor Kent Brockman struggles to find his feet in the changing media world.

Son of Zorn - "A Taste of Zephyria" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After learning how Zephyria is depicted in the media, Zorn attempts to teach Alan about his culture. Meanwhile, Edie wages war with her new neighbors over their talking garden gnome.

Family Guy - "Inside Family Guy" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
FAMILY GUY takes viewers behind the scenes of a regular “FAMILY GUY” production week, with James Woods as the guide. See the ins-and-outs of what goes into the making of a “FAMILY GUY” episode and watch the drama unfold as Peter is replaced and ends up in the office of Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman to pitch his very own new series.

The Last Man on Earth - "Five Hoda Kotbs" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
A post-apocalyptic road trip has everyone at war with each other and Gail is really pushed to her breaking point.

Bizaardvark - "Spoiler Alert: Belissa Returns" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Paige and Frankie hit a writing slump and other bad things start happening to them, Paige begins to think they are cursed; Amelia and Dirk are at odds when the lifestyle Diva declutters the Dare Lair.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 24)

Sunday, October 23

  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Catch Patti on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, October 24
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Watch Ricky on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Inferno on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Chiklis (Daddio) - Michael drops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Aya Cash (You're the Worst) - Aya talks about You're the Worst on the AOL Build ShoW at 2pm. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Will is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Mary Steenburgen (The Last Man on Earth/Ink) - Mary talks about The Last Man on Earth on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 12:30pm.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna talks about Good Girls Revolt on People Now at 8:30am.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.