Wednesday, July 07, 2010

ABC Adds More New Wipeout on Thursday, Shark Tank Now July 29; Our Emmy Nominations Picks

The hilarious obstacle course series Wipeout (which regularly airs Tuesdays at 8pm) has gained more all-new Thursday airings! The original three week plan (June 24, July 1, and July 8) of originals of Wipeout on Thursdays has now been extended by two more weeks! ABC will add two more all-new episodes of the hilarious series on Thursdays, July 15 and 22, leading into solidly performing summer drama Rookie Blue. This means the all-new episode of Shark Tank scheduled for July 15 will now be delayed by two weeks and will air, as of now, on Thursday, July 29 at 8pm. Repeats of Shark Tank will air for a month or so starting Thursday, Aug. 5. Also, ABC has pulled the sixth and final episode of high stakes game show Downfall for Tuesday, July 27, as ABC will air a two-hour repeat of Wipeout: Blind Date from June 1. Downfall is still slated to air the next two weeks (July 13 and 20), as of now.
In other ABC scheduling news, they will air encores of Rookie Blue on Saturday, July 17 and 24 starting at 9pm. Still no word on if Eastwick's final two episodes will be rescheduled (after being pulled out of its July 10 airings) or if canceled stuff like Romantically Challenged, Hank, Better Off Ted will get a chance to burn-off their remaining episodes.
Anyway, view the changes that were made today and stay with us for continued updates!

Today we will give our preview of what we think the nominations for the Emmy's will look like. The real nominations will be announced tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 8:30am ET, so we will give you those then. But for now...here are our predictions for the main acting categories for the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards airing Aug. 29 on NBC:

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Modern Family (ABC)
The Office (NBC)
30 Rock (NBC)
Entourage (HBO)
Glee (Fox)
MY THOUGHTS: 30 Rock has won it the last three years but I think its run is now over with Modern Family now in the mix. We could see Big Bang Theory nominated over Entourage, but please no Family Guy.

OUTSTANDING LEAD COMEDY ACTOR
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (NBC)
Tony Shalhoub, Monk (USA Network)
Matthew Morrison, Glee (Fox)
Steve Carell, The Office (NBC)
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
MY THOUGHTS: Baldwin has won it the last two years but I expect Jim Parsons to win this year. Maybe Charlie Sheen is nominated again, but hope not.

OUTSTANDING LEAD COMEDY ACTRESS
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Lea Michelle, Glee (Fox)
Courteney Cox, Cougar Town (ABC)
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds (Showtime)
Tina Fey, 30 Rock (NBC)
Toni Collette, United States of Tara (Showtime)
MY THOUGHTS: Toni Collette surprised and won last year. I think Edie Falco is the favorite this year and Tina Fey is always a contender. My dream list would have Eva Longoria-Parker here. She is hysterical! Way better than Mary-Louise Parker.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTOR
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family (ABC)
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family (ABC)
Rainn Wilson, The Office (NBC)
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Jeremy Piven, Entourage (HBO)
Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
MY THOUGHTS: This is very tough. Someone will be left off. Jon Cryer? Tracy Morgan? Jon Cryer won last year, but I think Modern Family cast members will push him out with Ty Burrell winning this category!

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS
Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty (ABC)
Julie Bowen, Modern Family (ABC)
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock (NBC)
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family (ABC)
Kristen Wiig, SNL (NBC)
Jane Lynch, Glee (Fox)
MY THOUGHTS: Another tough cookie. Glee mania will probably get Jane Lynch the win here, even though Vergara and Bowen are way funnier. We could see Amy Poehler nominated like last year, but this time for Parks and Recreation.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Lost (ABC)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
The Good Wife (CBS)
Sons of Anarchy (FX)
Mad Men (AMC)
Dexter (Showtime)
House (Fox)
MY THOUGHTS: Mad Men has won it the last two years but seriously Lost needs to take it this year for its final season. Maybe 7 contenders again this year?

OUTSTANDING LEAD DRAMA ACTOR
Hugh Laurie, House (Fox)
Bill Paxton, Big Love (HBO)
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Matthew Fox, Lost (ABC)
Michael C. Hall, Dexter (Showtime)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)
MY THOUGHTS: Cranston has won it the last two years. Michael C. Hall is probably the favorite and I went with darkhorse Matthew Fox over someone like Simon Baker. I mean Fox did way better acting this season than Baker.

OUTSTANDING LEAD DRAMA ACTRESS
Glenn Close, Damages (FX)
Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters (ABC)
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer (TNT)
January Jones, Mad Men (AMC)
Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy (FX)
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
MY THOUGHTS: Close has won it the last 2 years. Katey Sagal could sneak in on this list, but Margulies is probably going to win it. Please no more Hargitay.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTOR
Martin Short, Damages (FX)
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (AMC)
John Goodman, Treme (HBO)
John Slattery, Mad Men (AMC)
Terry O'Quinn, Lost (ABC)
Michael Emerson, Lost (ABC)
MY THOUGHTS: Michael Emerson won it last year, but Terry O'Quinn is back on the ballot and will win and should win it!

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS
Calista Flockhart, Brothers & Sisters (ABC)
Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men (AMC)
Ross Byrne, Damages (FX)
Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men (AMC)
MY THOUGHTS: Cherry Jones of 24 won it last year and could be back here, but I don't think she will. Give Chandra Wilson her Emmy please!

Nominations are announced tomorrow morning. Come on back here and we will give you the official nominations and you can compare those to our picks!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, January 16

The Goldbergs - "The Pina Colada Episode" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Murray and Geoff team up to pull Beverly, Barry and Erica out of their shared misery that Lainey has left town. Adam’s dread of gym class is amplified when Coach Mellor’s brother, Coach Nick (guest star Bill Goldberg), arrives and uses fear as a motivator. Meanwhile, Coach Mellor (guest star Bryan Callen) prepares for the next step of his life.

Schooled - "Lainey's All That" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Hoping to gain respect among her colleagues at school, Lainey comes up with a misguided plan to give an awkward and insecure student a full makeover. Meanwhile, Principal Glascott and Coach Mellor take friendly competition to a new level when they are both romantically interested in the math teacher.

Modern Family - "Blasts from the Past" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Phil and Claire decide to take a cycling tour through Italy before they become grandparents, and Dylan (guest star Reid Ewing) introduces them to his mom who has an interesting past. Meanwhile, Cameron and Mitchell discover some interesting reading material in Lily’s room and decide to confront her about it, while Gloria and Jay discover their respective great uncles may have fought on opposing sides of a war.

Single Parents - "All Aboard the Two-Parent Struggle Bus" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Will’s ex, Mia (Vanessa Bayer), shows up unexpectedly for Sophie’s birthday, Will gets frustrated that she undermines his rules with Sophie. Angie tries to help Will cope by having a fun girls’ night at her place and by giving some co-parenting advice, but Poppy reveals and Will quickly learns that Angie isn’t the best advice giver. Meanwhile, inspired by Mia’s humanitarian work, Miggy and Graham decide to give some items to charity but regret it immediately and seek out help from Douglas to get the items back.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Grant Allocation Derivation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Leonard is caught between a rock and a hard place when he’s responsible for distributing extra grant money. Also, Bernadette turns the backyard playhouse into a hideaway from her husband and kids.

Young Sheldon - "A Mother, a Child, and a Blue Man’s Backside" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mary bans Sheldon from reading a mature comic book, and Sheldon decides it’s time to stop living under Mary’s thumb.

Schitt's Creek - "The Crowening" / "Love Letters" (Pop, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Moira films a movie in Bosnia, hoping to revive her career, while David tries to take his relationship to the next level; Moira loses sleep stressing over old love letters, while David and Stevie get held up at the store.

grown-ish - "In My Feelings" (Freeform, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The gang waits for the mysterious drop of a modern-day musical genius.

You're the Worst - "The Pin in My Grenade" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jimmy and Gretchen reveal that they're forgoing a traditional wedding, opting instead for a courthouse elopement.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 14)

Wednesday, January 16

  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Watch Lily and Jane on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also talks about Black Monday on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/The Ellen Show/Welcome to New York) - Jim visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Frankie Shaw (SMILF/Blue Mountain State) - Frankie stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. Frankie and Rosie O'Donnell (Gimme a Break!) also talk about Showtime's SMILF on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Cobie Smulders (Friends from College/How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Lena is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy drops by E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love/Operation Petticoat) - Jamie Lee chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Molly Ringwald (Townies/The Facts of Life) - Molly talks about All These Small Moments on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Fam/Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl visits The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • The Cast of Schitt's Creek - Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Sam Richardson (Champaign ILL/Detroiters/Veep) - Sam talks about the YouTube original Champaign ILL on the BUILD Series at 5pm.


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

Step by Step - The Complete Third Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series

11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/16 - Man with a Plan - Season One
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
11/28 - The Great Indoors - Season 1 (The Complete Series)
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
01/29 - Kidding - Season One
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