Sunday, August 29, 2010

Our 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Picks

We will preempt the summer ratings to give our picks for the Emmy Awards tonight. The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards are TONIGHT so we will give our annual picks on who we think might win. Stay tuned for the winners list, but for now here are our picks:

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
The Office (NBC)
Modern Family (ABC)
30 Rock (NBC)
Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Glee (Fox)
OUR PICK: Modern Family. It is clearly the best comedy and should win. Glee is not a half-hour comedy.

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)
OUR PICK: Tony Shalhoub, Monk. Knowing the Emmys, they will give Shalhoub one last win. I would want Parsons to win.

OUTSTANDING LEAD COMEDY ACTRESS
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Lea Michelle, Glee (Fox)
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Old Christine (CBS)
Tina Fey, 30 Rock (NBC)
Toni Collette, United States of Tara (Showtime)
OUR PICK: Toni Collette, United States of Tara. The Emmys love cable, so I am giving Collette another win.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTOR
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family (ABC)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family (ABC)
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Chris Colfer, Glee (Fox)
Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
OUR PICK: Ty Burrell, Modern Family. Someone from Modern Family will win and I feel it will be Ty.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS
Holland Taylor, Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Julie Bowen, Modern Family (ABC)
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock (NBC)
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family (ABC)
Kristin Wiig, SNL (NBC)
Jane Lynch, Glee (Fox)
OUR PICK: Jane Lynch, Glee. I would love it if Bowen or Vergara wins, but I doubt it.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Lost (ABC)
The Good Wife (CBS)
True Blood (HBO)
Mad Men (AMC)
Dexter (Showtime)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
OUR PICK: LOST. It better win!

OUTSTANDING LEAD DRAMA ACTOR
Hugh Laurie, House (Fox)
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights (NBC)
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Matthew Fox, Lost (ABC)
Michael C. Hall, Dexter (Showtime)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)
OUR PICK: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad. Matthew Fox would be great, but again cable usually rules.

OUTSTANDING LEAD DRAMA ACTRESS
Glenn Close, Damages (FX)
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights (NBC)
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer (TNT)
January Jones, Mad Men (AMC)
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
OUR PICK: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife. I don't think there is a doubt here.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTOR
Martin Short, Damages (FX)
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age (TNT)
John Slattery, Mad Men (AMC)
Terry O'Quinn, Lost (ABC)
Michael Emerson, Lost (ABC)
OUR PICK: Terry O'Quinn, LOST. O'Quinn rocked as the man in black this season and he will win it.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS
Sharon Gless, Burn Notice (USA Network)
Ross Byrne, Damages (FX)
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife (CBS)
Christine Hendricks, Mad Men (AMC)
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife (CBS)
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men (AMC)
OUR PICK: Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men. This is tough. It is anyone's win here.

View the full list of nominations. The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards airs LIVE tonight (Sunday, August 29) at 8pm ET/5pm PT on NBC. Come on back for the winners!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, October 21

The Simpsons - "Flanders' Ladder" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bart is struck by lightning and is visited by ghosts seeking closure only he can provide.

Bob's Burgers - "The Wolf of Wharf Street" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
On Halloween night, Linda tries to impress the kids by taking them to look for a wolf that has been terrorizing the town; an injured and medicated Bob believes that Teddy has turned into a werewolf.

The Simpsons - Treehouse of Horror XXIX" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Homer wins an oyster-eating contest against the mythical Cthulhu; Springfield is overrun by plant body-snatchers; Lisa finally snaps; Mr. Burns opens a retirement home with some Jurassic upgrades.

Bob's Burgers - "Nightmare on Ocean Avenue Street" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The kids set out for their regular Halloween shenanigans, but when everyone's candy bags start mysteriously disappearing, it's up to Tina, Louise and Gene to find the culprit.

Family Guy - "Big Trouble in Little Quahog" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
After Brian teases Stewie for being small, Stewie invents a shrinking machine that results in both of them shrinking to a microscopic size.

Rel - "Halloween" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Rel, Nat, Brittany and Dad get together to watch a scary zombie movie around Halloween night, the film sparks a lot of controversy amongst the group.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 15)

Friday, October 19

  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Watch Bryan on on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas LA) - Nick appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa makes a special appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Regina Hall (Grandfathered/Second Generation Wayans) - Regina visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy drops by The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Chloe x Halle (grown-ish) - Chloe x Halle are guests on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Ari Parker (Second Time Around) - Nicole appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • John Stamos (Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House) - John talks about You on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love/Operation Petticoat) - Jamie Lee talks about Halloween on People Now at 12pm.
  • Ashley Johnson (Growing Pains/Phenom/Maybe This Time) and Ennis Esmer (You Me Her/Red Oaks) - Ashley and Ennis talk about Blindspot on the BUILD Series at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace talks about her new children's book Candace Center Stage on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September/October)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
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