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 (January/February)

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season

01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, February 24

Last Man Standing - "Take Me to Church" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mike and Vanessa become increasingly worried their daughters don’t attend church anymore, so they decide to take it upon themselves to make church more interesting for everyone involved. When Ryan has Kyle as his guest on his podcast, they don’t expect their wives to hear their conversation.

Dr. Ken - "Allison Finds a Lump" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
During a self-exam, Allison finds a suspicious lump in her breast, causing Ken and the HMO gang to rally around her for support while she anxiously waits for the doctor’s diagnosis. Meanwhile, Dave has questions for how he will portray the character he’s playing in the school play, and Pat and Damona share an unexpected moment.

Stuck in the Middle - "Stuck in a Slushy War" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A slushy war breaks out when Harley's Slushy Shack faces new competition.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Friday, February 24

  • Nathan Lane (Modern Family/Charlie Lawrence/Encore! Encore!) - Watch Nathan on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Zosia Mamet (Girls) - Zosia is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Woody appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne) - Johnny is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife/Sin City Saints) - Malin stops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Hayley Orrantia (The Goldbergs) - Hayley gives a musical performance on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Bradley Whitford (Trophy Wife) - Bradley joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Craig Robinson (The Office/Mr. Robinson) - Craig is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - Kenan appears on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.