Sunday, August 01, 2010

Summer 2010 TCA Press Tour: ABC; 2010 TCA Awards Winners

We are preempting our weekly summer ratings today to give you full coverage of the Summer 2010 TCA Press Tour, as today ABC's day. We also have a recap of the winners from the annual TCA Awards last night. Our friend Mike of TVTango.com gave us the full scoop on what was going on at the press tour and you fans have an opportunity to ask a question to a panel member! View live coverage of the tour from TVTango! The day started off with a panel for new Tuesday drama Detroit 1-8-7 with stars Michael Imperioli, James McDaniel, Jon Michael Hill, Natalie Martinez and executive producers David Zabel and Jason Richman. Then the most anticipated executive session was next with new ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee. Among the items we learned were:
In a special Monday night event, the new cast of Dancing with the Stars will be revealed during Bachelor Pad on MONDAY, AUGUST 30 from 8-10pm ET/PT! Paul Lee said, "I am super-unprepared since I've been on the job for 36 hours. I do know one thing, Modern Family should win an Emmy." On adding a possible second night of comedy: "I'd love to. To be sitting on a network that has such a strong comedy block." On making any schedule changes before premiere week: "We're locked and loaded. If you make changes in the entertainment sense, you can make more damage than good." We asked "Will Shark Tank and Food Revolution be back in the mix with reality staples Supernanny and Wife Swap?" and Mike of TVTango.com got an answer: Paul said he just hasn't had enough time to sit down and evaluate the ABC brand and what to do moving forward since he's only been on the job for 36 hours. We asked more questions but since Paul has only been on the job for 36 hours, nothing specific is being learned today. MORE TO COME SO KEEP CHECKING BACK MANY TIMES TODAY...ASK YOUR QUESTIONS TO TVTANGO.COM!
After the executive session, it was back to show panels with upcoming new comedy Mr. Sunshine with stars Matthew Perry (also EP), Allison Janney, Andrea Anders, James Lesure, Nate Torrence and executive producers Alex Barnow, Marc Firek, Matthew Carlson. Following that was a panel for new crime drama Body of Proof with stars Dana Delany, Nicholas Bishop, Jeri Ryan, creator Christopher Murphey and executive producers Matthew Gross & Sunil Nayar. Then it was lunch time with new Thursday drama My Generation with stars Michael Stahl-David, Jaime King, Kelli Garner, Keir O'Donnell, Mehcad Brooks, Daniella Alonso, Julian Morris, Sebastian Sozzi, Anne Son along with creator Noah Hawley and executive producer Warren Littlefield.
After lunch it was back to more panels with new Tuesday family supernatural drama No Ordinary Family! One of my best upcoming pilots for the season and at then panel were stars Michael Chiklis, Julie Benz, Stephen Collins, Romany Malco, Autumn Reeser, Kay Panabaker and Jimmy Bennett, along with co-creators Greg Berlanti & Jon Harmon Feldman and executive producer David Semel. Then there was a panel for new Wednesday night legal drama The Whole Truth with stars Rob Morrow & Maura Tierney along with executive producers Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Ed Zuckerman, Tom Donaghy.
Then it was coffee break time with the cast of Modern Family! How cool is that! After the break, it was back to some more panels with new Laugh On Wednesday sitcom Better With You with stars JoAnna Garcia, Jennifer Finnigan, Josh Cooke, Jake Lacy, Kurt Fuller, Debra Jo Rupp, along with creator Shana Goldberg-Meehan and executive producer Greg Malins. Then it was off to unscripted series with a panel for the new season of Secret Millionaire, now on ABC, with millionaires/donors John Ferber, James Malinchak, Gary and Diane Heavin and more! The last panel of the day had new comedy Happy Endings with stars Elisha Cuthbert, Eliza Coupe, Zachary Knighton, Adam Pally, Damon Wayans, Jr., along with creator David Caspe and executive producer Jonathan Groff.
Then it was off to the Disney-ABC Television Group All-Star Party where talent and showrunners from ABC, ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney XD and Radio Disney were on hand to answer questions and have drinks!
Stay tuned for Fox tomorrow!

The Television Critics Association had its 26th annual awards last night (July 31). Members of the Television Critics Association (TCA) recognized the top programs and actors representing the 2009-2010 TV season at its 26th Annual TCA Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Dax Shepard, star of NBC's Parenthood, introduced the ceremony that bestowed 11 awards in categories reflecting comedy, drama, miniseries, news and youth programming at its annual event in conjunction with the TCA's summer press tour. Among the big winners were newcomers Glee and Modern Family, with LOST and Breaking Bad on the drama side. Full winners:

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR: Glee (Fox)
OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM: Glee (Fox)
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA: TIE - LOST (ABC) and Breaking Bad (AMC)
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY: Modern Family (ABC)
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS & INFORMATION: Life (Discovery)
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING: Yo Gabba Gabba (Nickelodeon)
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES, MINI-SERIES & SPECIALS: The Pacific (HBO)
INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY: Jane Lynch, Glee (Fox)
INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
HERITAGE AWARD: M*A*S*H (CBS)
CAREER ACHIEVEMENT: James Garner (Maverick/The Rockford Files/8 Simple Rules)


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.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April/May)

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
05/29 - I'm Dying Up Here - Season 1
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