Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Critics' Choice Television Awards Winners; The CW Fall 2011 Premiere Dates, Announces Summer Changes

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), a new offshoot of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, announced the winners of the first-ever Critics' Choice Television Awards. The star-studded luncheon to acknowledge and honor the best in television was held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Monday and hosted by So You Think You Can Dance star Cat Deeley.
Mad Men took home the prize for Best Drama Series while Modern Family won in the Best Comedy Series category. Cable and satellite network ReelzChannel TV will broadcast the Critics' Choice Television Awards premiering TONIGHT (Wednesday, June 22) at 8 p.m. ET and repeating at 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. ET. The Awards will be rebroadcast throughout the week, so catch it if you can. Here are the full list of winners:

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)
WINNER: Modern Family (ABC)

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)
WINNER: 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)
WINNER: Tina Fey (30 Rock, 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)
WINNER: Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother, CBS)

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)
WINNER: Busy Philipps (Cougar Town, ABC)

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

The CW Network will launch the 2011-2012 season on Tuesday, September 13, with four new series and returning favorites on new nights. On Tuesday, September 13, the graduates from 90210's West Beverly High move over to Tuesday nights at 8:00 p.m. ET. Following it will be the new drama Ringer (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET), starring Sarah Michelle Gellar as a woman on the run who assumes her twin sister’s identity, only to discover that her sister's life is just as complicated and dangerous as the one she's trying to escape. The next night, Wednesday, September 14, The CW's new reality series H8R, hosted by Mario Lopez, makes its debut at 8:00 p.m. ET, bringing celebrities face-to-face with the people who love to hate them. Then immediately following that premiere will be the first-ever All-Star cycle of America's Next Top Model staying in its new 9:00 p.m. ET slot. On Thursday, September 15, The CW's #1 show, The Vampire Diaries returns in its 8:00 p.m. ET timeslot. However, a new drama will air after the series, as The Secret Circle, also from executive producer Kevin Williamson and based on a series of books by author L.J. Smith, at 9:00 p.m. ET. Britt Robertson stars as Cassie, an orphaned teenage girl who discovers the truth about her lineage – she's a witch who holds the key to an ancient battle between good and evil.
The following week, on September 23, The CW unveils its new action-packed Friday, with Nikita moving to its new night and time of Fridays at 8:00 p.m. ET, followed by the return of the Winchester brothers on Supernatural in its 9:00 p.m. ET timeslot. And last but not least, the Upper East Side of New York drama, Gossip Girl, returns on Monday, September 26, as the teen drama moves back to its former timeslot of 8:00 p.m. ET, followed by new drama Hart of Dixie at 9:00 p.m. ET. From Gossip Girl executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, Hart of Dixie stars Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe Hart, a sophisticated New York City woman who finds herself practicing medicine in a small Southern town.

Sticking with The CW, they have announced summer repeat changes as well. Beginning Monday, July 18, Gossip Girl repeats will move into its new timeslot of 8:00 p.m. as it gets ready for its new time period this fall. Also beginning Monday, July 18, One Tree Hill repeats will move to Mondays at 9:00 p.m. This means beginning Tuesday, July 19, 90210 will move out of Mondays and move to Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. as it also gets ready for its fall move. Airing in the 9:00 p.m. on Tuesdays will be repeats of the reality series Shedding for the Wedding. Wednesdays will remain the same all summer long as repeats of America's Next Top Model airs from 8-10:00 p.m. Repeats of The Vampire Diaries will remain on Thursdays as well at 8:00 p.m., but beginning Thursday, July 21 at 9:00 p.m., repeats of reality series Plain Jane will air in the hour, as Nikita gets ready for its Friday move. Beginning Friday, July 22, repeats of Nikita will air in its new 8:00 p.m. timeslot leading into repeats of Supernatural, which remains in its 9:00 p.m. timelsot.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, November 13

The Conners - "The Separation of Church and Dan" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Geena learns that D.J. hasn’t been taking Mary to church while she’s been away, she insists they go as a family to uphold her traditional values. To make matters worse, Mary refuses to attend without her cousins Harris and Mark, leaving D.J. in the last situation he wants to be in – at the mercy of Darlene. Meanwhile, Mark’s attempt to conduct an unbiased survey on the upcoming election for his school project goes south when Jackie volunteers to help.

The Kids Are Alright - "Peggy's Day Out" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
To hide a mess Eddie made, his girlfriend, Wendi, tries to distract Peggy by insisting she take a day off with a fun day out while they take care of the housework. To everyone’s surprise, Peggy accepts the offer and requests Wendi tag along, with the ulterior motive of teaching her a lesson. Meanwhile, Eddie enlists the help of his brothers to clean up and keep Mike out of the house while Wendi and Peggy are out. Elsewhere, Pat introduces Timmy to his secret dog.

black-ish - "Purple Rain" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The family is shocked to learn that Jack and Diane are not familiar with the iconic music of Prince. One by one, each member of the family works to explain Prince’s tremendous impact on their lives through his music.

Splitting Up Together - "War of the Wagners" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena and Martin’s escalating battle for control of the house is put on hold when Milo announces he wants to go to a school for the gifted – to which they think he will not be accepted. Meanwhile, they both meet a contractor for the house, Vlad, but Lena undermines him and scares Vlad away. Things get uglier between Lena and Oliver after she introduces a new member to the family as payback for all the back-and-forth about the house. Elsewhere, Lena and Martin give conflicting advice to Mason on how to deal with his recent breakup.

The Guest Book - "Two Steps Forward, One Step Back" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Mike and his family hate spending every summer in a subpar vacation home far from the beach; in order to afford paying a booking fee for their dream house, the Barefeet Retreat, Mike pulls double shifts and ends up paying more than he bargained for.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 12)

Tuesday, November 13

  • Jason Mantzoukas (The League) - Catch Jason on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jenifer Lewis (black-ish/The PJs) - Jenifer appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Taran Killam (Single Parents) - Taran visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul stops by The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • The Cast of The Conners - Michael Fishman, John Goodman, Lecy Goranson, Laurie Metcalf and Maya Lynne Robinson are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie previews the film Robin Hood on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Love That Girl!) - Tatyana talks about her upcoming two Holiday movies for Lifetime and Hallmark on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Together/Happy Endings/New Girl) - Damon is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about The Upside Down and Network on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ashley Tisdale (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/Clipped) - Ashley appears on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


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

The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 8th Season
10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
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