Tuesday, June 07, 2011

1st Annual Critics Choice Television Awards Nominations; Comedy Central's New Thurs-Dimension Block

Hey hey! Modern Family led the list of nominees for the inaugural Critics Choice Television Awards. The ABC comedy received six nominations: Best Comedy Series and supporting actor/actress nominations for cast members Ty Burrell, Ed O'Neill, Eric Stonestreet, Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara.
The ceremony, which will take place at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Monday, June 20 at a luncheon emceed by So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley, will be televised by ReelzChannel TV, but on Wednesday, June 22 at 8pm ET. VH1.com will live-stream the event on Monday, June 20. ABC led all broadcast networks with 16 nominations, while NBC had 12. AMC and FX led the cable networks with nine nominations each. The following is the comedy portion nominations (click the link below to see more nominations):

Best Comedy Series
Archer (FX)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Community (NBC)
Glee (Fox)
Louie (FX)
The Middle (ABC)
Modern Family (ABC)
The Office (NBC)
Parks and Recreation (NBC)
30 Rock (NBC)

Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock, NBC)
Steve Carell (The Office, NBC)
Louis C.K. (Louie, FX)
Charlie Day (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, FX)
Joel McHale (Community, NBC)
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory, CBS)

Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Courteney Cox (Cougar Town, ABC)
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie, Showtime)
Tina Fey (30 Rock, NBC)
Patricia Heaton (The Middle, ABC)
Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope, Fox)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation, NBC)

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell (Modern Family, ABC)
Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother, CBS)
Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation, NBC)
Ed O'Neill (Modern Family, ABC)
Danny Pudi (Community, NBC)
Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family, ABC)

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Julie Bowen (Modern Family, ABC)
Jane Krakowski (30 Rock, NBC)
Jane Lynch (Glee, Fox)
Busy Philipps (Cougar Town, ABC)
Eden Sher (The Middle, ABC)
SofĂ­a Vergara (Modern Family, ABC)

See a full list of nominations from other TV genres. And visit their official website for more details on these new awards and who votes.

Drunken robots! Lobster people! A very old man! Watch in terror if you dare as Matt Groening and David X. Cohen's brilliantly subversive animated sci-fi comedy, Futurama, returns with 13 all-new half-hour episodes beginning on Thursday, June 23 at 10:00 p.m. on Comedy Central. The all-comedy channel is kicking off the Futurama season in style with two new episodes airing back-to-back. Then, beginning on Thursday, June 30, Comedy Central's original animated series, Ugly Americans, premieres its second season at 10:30 p.m., making Thursday nights a one-hour "Thurs-Dimension" animation block.
The Futurama episodes are a continuation from the series' sixth season. Last summer, Comedy Central premiered 13 episodes from the sixth season, but now the remaining 13 will air this summer. Futurama will also return for a seventh season of 26 more episodes. And those 26 will be handled the same way as season six--the first installment of 13 new episodes will premiere in the summer of 2012, with the additional 13 new episodes to air the following summer of 2013 only on Comedy Central! Meanwhile, Ugly Americans will have a 14 episode order for its second season, just like it did for its first season in spring and fall 2010. They split the season in two halves as well for this series, with 7 episodes in the first half of the season.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, December 18

Kevin Can Wait - "The Might've Before Christmas" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
While Vanessa and the Gable family gather around the Christmas tree, Vanessa and Kevin reminisce about their first patrol together.

Man with a Plan - "Adam Gets Neighborly" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Adam and Andi try to get back in their neighbors’ good graces after no one shows up to their potluck. Sherri Shepherd and Tim Meadows guest star as Joy and Rudy Randall, the Burns’ new neighbors.

Superior Donuts - "Electile Dysfunction" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Arthur suddenly decides to run against Fawz in a local election, his campaign manager, Franco, tries to help his boss bring home a win. Also, Tush and Randy realize they crossed paths long before the donut shop, and the encounter was hardly sweet.

9JKL - "It Happened One Night" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Josh and Nick coach their friend Luke (Tone Bell) on how to amicably break up with his girlfriend, Sydney (Ginger Gonzaga), so that it won’t jeopardize Josh’s spot in her coveted spin class. Also, Judy and Harry invite their rivals, Dick (Fred Willard) and Lenore (Christina Pickles) Stevenson, over to play bridge, and Andrew and Eve celebrate their anniversary with their own gift-giving tradition.

Tarantula - "Pajattery" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Echo discovers Paja's secret and decides to share it with the rest of the Tarantula residents, with unforeseen consequences.

Tarantula - "Frog Flog" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
A rift develops in their friendship when Echo and Booty build their own hot springs.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 18)

Monday, December 18

  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Watch Jim on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mark Hamill (The Texas Wheelers) - Mark is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation) - Jenny appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Laura Dern (F Is for Family/Enlightened) - Laura is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti performs the holiday classic Don't Save It All For Christmas Day on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Monty/Out of Practice) - Henry drops by Access Hollywood Live and Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Big Day) - Leslie is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Jenifer Lewis (black-ish) - Jenifer chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!/The Cleveland Show) - Seth appears on the BUILD Series at 5pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December)

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
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