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)

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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, May 24

Hollywood Darlings - "She's Not All That" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After years of pretending to be her own assistant to avoid saying ``no'' to people, a non-confrontational Beverley finally hires former child star Lori Beth Denberg to be her assistant; Jodie asks a stranger to pretend to be a fan of Christine's.

Return of the Mac - "An Offer Joe Can't Refuse" (Pop, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Joe is forced to book his own celebrity guests, he finds out there's a daytime mafia controlling the booking of celebrities.

Bunk'd - "Girl Meets World" (Disney Channel, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Xander and Emma learn two of their campers have a crush on one another.

Nobodies - "Devil in a Red Dress" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Larry, Rachel and Hugh, at their most fractured, turn to another writing team for help: fellow Groundlings alums Jim Rash and Nat Faxon.

Lopez - "Cuck You George Lopez" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
George’s friends have him worried that Lori wears the pants in their relationship. Pfeiffer complicates Olly’s work life, and Manolo gets laser eye surgery to please Wendy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 22)

Wednesday, May 24

  • Zoe Lister-Jones (Life in Pieces/Friends with Better Lives/Whitney) - Watch Zoe on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Hannibal Buress (Broad City) - Hannibal appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Ed visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Topher Grace (That '70s Show) - Topher stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Gabourey is a guest on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Andree Vermeulen (Angie Tribeca) - Andree appears on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Steve is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • T. J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T. J. appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Lennon Parham (Playing House/Best Friends Forever/Accidentally on Purpose) - Lennon appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Eric Stonesteet (Modern Family) - Eric drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) - Sarah is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Abigail Breslin (Scream Queens) - Abigail is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jake Smollett (On Our Own) - Jake throws down spicy honey chicken on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about Wakefield on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris and trainer Obi Obadike have tips to lose ten pounds in ten days on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank talks about his new hit, Brockmire, with Clinton Kelly on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie talks about Beat Shazam on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.