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, May 22

Roseanne - "Knee Deep" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Roseanne’s knee gets worse so Dan is forced to a make an important work decision; but when a major storm hits Lanford, their fortunes change for the better. Later, Darlene realizes she has to go back to her first passion … writing.

The Middle - "A Heck of a Ride: Part One" / "A Heck of a Ride: Part Two" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job – and new life away from home.

Splitting Up Together - "Heat Wave" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena and Martin choose to share the house for the summer while the children are away at camp despite Lena’s reservations, but both soon realize it might not be the worst idea. Meanwhile, they collectively agree to throw their annual backyard piƱa colada party where they will celebrate their independence from their children. Elsewhere, a friendly face returns back home and Martin can’t help but see it as a sign.

The Last O.G. - "That Backslide" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Left reeling from the error of his ways, Tray goes into a tailspin and turns to Bobby for support.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Tuesday, May 22

  • Chris Hardwick (Guys Like Us) - Catch Chris on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cristin Milioti (A to Z/How I Met Your Mother) - Cristin is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia talks about the series finale of The Middle on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. Mychael Symon cooks with Patricia on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • David Spade (The Mayor/Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Geena Davis (The Geena Davis Show/Buffal Bill) - Geena is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Nolan Gould (Modern Family) - Nolan talks about Modern Family on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
  • Dan Fogler (Man Up!) - Dan talks about his new book Brooklyn Gladiator on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Will Arnett (Arrested Development/The Millers/Up All Night) and Tony Hale (Arrested Development/Veep) - Will and Tony talk about Arrested Development on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian talks about her new film Ibiza on the BUILD Series at 5pm.


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Atlanta - The Complete First Season Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season

03/06 - Atlanta - The Complete First Season
03/06 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season
03/13 - The New Adventures of Old Christine - The Complete First Season
03/27 - One Day at a Time - Season Two
04/03 - Ballers - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/03 - 90's Sitcom (Just Shoot Me!/The Larry Sanders Show/Wings) Starter Set - Season 1 & 2 Bundle
04/10 - Vice Principals - The Compelte Series
04/17 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Third Season
05/08 - Dear White People - Season 1
05/08 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season
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