Tuesday, December 14, 2010

68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations; The CW Mid-Season 2011 Schedule

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards nominees have been announced! HBO leads with 12 (down 5 from last year) nominations. Showtime follows with 8 (up two from last year). Fox shares the lead with CBS among the broadcast nominees with 6 each this year, followed by NBC with 4 and ABC with 3. Glee was nominated 5 times, for the most of any program. Modern Family and 30 Rock were nominated 3 times. The telecast airs Sunday, Jan. 16, 8-11pm ET on NBC. Here are the major nominees:

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
30 Rock (NBC)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
The Big C (Showtime)
Glee (Fox)
Modern Family (ABC)
Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
COMMENTS: No The Office and we get a sixth nominee. Newcomers to this list: The Big C and Nurse Jackie.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Toni Collette, United States of Tara (Showtime)
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Tina Fey, 30 Rock (NBC)
Laura Linney, The Big C (Showtime)
Lea Michelle, Glee (Fox)
COMMENTS: No Courteney Cox this year, but we get Laura Linney instead? Everything else is a replica of last year.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (NBC)
Steve Carell, The Office (NBC)
Thomas Jane, Hung (HBO)
Matthew Morrison, Glee (Fox)
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
COMMENTS: No Duchovny this year, but Jim Parsons finally is nominated for a Globe.

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Boardwalk Empire, (HBO)
Dexter (Showtime)
The Good Wife (CBS)
Mad Men (AMC)
The Walking Dead (AMC)
COMMENTS: Still no Lost even for its final season? Surprised Breaking Bad didn't get in again. No True Blood either.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men (AMC)
Piper Perabo, Covert Affairs (USA Network)
Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy (FX)
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer (TNT)
COMMENTS: Totally different this year except Margulies and Sedgwick. Surprised by Piper Perabo, though I don't mind it much as others. Sagal finally gets nominated. No Anna Paquin or Glenn Close.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Michael C. Hall, Dexter (Showtime)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)
Hugh Laurie, House (Fox)
COMMENTS: Bryan Cranston is back after not being nominated last year. Simon Baker is gone and why is Hugh Laurie nominated again?

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Hope Davis, The Special Relationship (mini-series) (HBO)
Jane Lynch, Glee (Fox)
Kelly McDonald, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Julia Stiles, Dexter (Showtime)
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family (ABC)
COMMENTS: Completely different than last year except Lynch. Nice to see Vergara nominated, but what about Julie Bowen, too?

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Scott Caan, Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)
Chris Colfer, Glee (Fox)
Chris Noth, The Good Wife (CBS)
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family (ABC)
David Strathairn, Temple Grandhin (mini-series) (HBO)
COMMENTS: Scott Caan, really? No Neil Patrick Harris or Michael Emerson this year. And why no Ty Burrell?? Stonestreet will win.

View the FULL list of television nominees and to discuss this.


The CW Network announced its mid-season schedule, with the majority of the network's primetime schedule returning with original episodes the week of January 24, including a new night for freshman drama Hellcats. The network also announced the premiere of an all-new cycle of America's Next Top Model and the series premiere of reality series Shedding for the Wedding.
The CW's primetime schedule returns from holiday break with an all-new slate of original episodes the week of January 24, beginning Monday night with original episodes of 90210 and Gossip Girls. Beginning Tuesday, January 25, Hellcats cheers for a new night, Tuesdays at 9 p.m., following new episodes of One Tree Hill. A special season finale of Life UneXpected will air back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, January 18 to close its season and to make room for Hellcats' new night.
America's Next Top Model returns to the catwalk on The CW Wednesday, February 23 with an all-new Cycle 16, followed by the series premiere of Shedding for the Wedding, hosted by Sara Rue (Less than Perfect, Eastwick), February 23 at 9 p.m. The series has an eight episode order and will last through mid-April. And finally, Thursdays and Fridays remain intact with tentpole dramas The Vampire Diaries and Smallville leading off Thursdays and Fridays, respectively, followed by Nikita and Supernatural, all with new episodes starting Jan. 27 and Jan. 28.
Still no sitcoms on The CW, which is sad. Let's hope we some in 2011-2012 at least!

And for some blog news, we should have our interview with Antenna TV posted either tomorrow or Thursday, depending on if we can get a Me-TV interview also done, as that network goes national tomorrow (but only in Chicago, Milwaukee and South Bend). So stay tuned!


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.