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 (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, June 25

Bob's Burgers - "Thelma & Louise Except Thelma Is Linda" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Louise gets in trouble at school, Linda is forced to meet with Mr. Frond (guest voice David Herman) and potentially could lose her hard-earned position as the Wagstaff bake sale leader. When she finds out that her daughter was actually trying to help another student, Linda is torn between following school policy or her own moral code. Don’t miss a dose of mother-daughter drama.

The Last Man on Earth - "If You're Happy and You Know It" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Carol is bummed about Gail’s absence, so Tandy tries to cheer her up with the honeymoon vacation they never had. Meanwhile, Lewis finds new success with his pursuits in aviation and Melissa is contained.

The Simpsons - "Caper Chase" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Disappointed in Yale, Mr. Burns decides to start his own for-profit university and Homer is hired.

Family Guy - "Gronkowsbees" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Rob Gronkowski, of the New England Patriots, moves into the house behind the Griffins, and the guys enjoy partying with him until his antics become overwhelming. Meanwhile, Stewie begins beekeeping and gives his bees steroids to produce more honey, but instead they become aggressive.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 19)

Friday, June 23

  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Watch Kevin on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Laura Prepon (Are You There, Chelsea?/That '70s Show) - Laura appears on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael plays Pyramid on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Zoe Perry and Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) - Zoe and Iain talk about their upcoming CBS sitcom Young Sheldon on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Melora Hardin (The Office/Wedding Band) - Melora talks about Freeform's The Bold Type on the AOL Build Show at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso guest co-hosts Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Maggie Lawson (Angel from Hell/Back in the Game/Crumbs/It's All Relative/Inside Schwartz) - Maggie talks about Hallmark Channel's original movie My Favorite Wedding on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Rhys Darby (Wrecked/Flight of the Conchords) - Rhys talks about Wrecked on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Damon Wayans, Jr. (New Girl/Happy Endings) - Damon will be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:50am.