Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Murphy Brown Cast Added To 10th TVLand Awards; TV Guide Magazine 2012 Fan Favorites Awards Winners


Murphy Brown

TV Land announced that the cast and show creator behind the cutting-edge and witty CBS series, Murphy Brown – Candice Bergen, Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto, Charles Kimbrough, Grant Shaud and Diane English – will be honored with the Impact Award at the TV Land Awards 10th Anniversary celebration, taping this Saturday, April 14 at the Lexington Avenue Armory at Gramercy Park in New York City. Previously announced honorees include In Living Color (which now includes former Fly Girl Carrie Ann Inaba), Laverne & Shirley, One Day At A Time, Pee-wee's Playhouse and Aretha Franklin. The TV Land Awards 10th Anniversary will air on Sunday, April 29 at 9pm ET/PT. The 90-minute telecast is hosted by Kelly Ripa.
Additionally, TV Land announced presenters for the show, including esteemed journalist and news anchor Katie Couric from ABC News and actress Fran Drescher, who will be on hand to pay homage to some of television and music's biggest stars. More presenters will be announced in the coming days. In addition, three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated music group The B-52s will set the mood for the evening, rocking out as the house band for the 10th anniversary show. As for Murphy Brown, the recipient of this year's Impact Award, it infused hot topic current events and shined a light on real-life career and personal issues. The revolutionary show starred Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actress Candice Bergen as title character Murphy Brown, a reporter for successful primetime news show FYI. With the help of her friends and co-workers – Frank Fontana (Joe Regalbuto), Corky Sherwood (Faith Ford), Jim Dial (Charles Kimbrough) and Miles Silverberg (Grant Shaud) – Murphy was a star journalist who truly had it all, even becoming a single mother later in the series. The show created some of the most memorable episodes with help from guest stars and fellow TV Land Awards honorees and presenters Aretha Franklin and Katie Couric. Murphy Brown aired on CBS from 1988 to 1998.


The votes are in, and TV Guide Magazine has announced the winners of the 2012 Fan Favorites Awards, celebrating the best shows and stars in television. The winning shows and actors received personalized trophies and will be featured in the April 16 issue of TV Guide Magazine, on newsstands tomorrow (Thursday, April 12). Fans cast more than 200,000 votes on the TV Guide Magazine Facebook page during the two week voting period, coming back each day as a new category was added to make sure to keep their favorites in the lead. After voting, fans were invited to submit their email address to enter a sweepstakes to win a trip to the TV Guide Magazine 2012 Hot List party in Los Angeles.

The winners of the TV Guide Magazine 2012 Fan Favorites Awards are:

Favorite Comedy

Community, NBC

Favorite Drama

Fringe, Fox

Favorite Actor
Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Showtime)

Favorite Actress
Zooey Deschanel (New Girl, Fox)

Favorite Ensemble
Community, NBC

Favorite Comeback
Tim Allen (Last Man Standing, ABC)

Favorite Train Wreck

Toddler & Tiaras, TLC

Favorite Singing Competition
The Voice, NBC

Favorite Horror Show
Supernatural, The CW

Favorite Villain
Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla, Once Upon a Time)

Favorite New Show
Once Upon a Time, ABC

Favorite TV Foodie
Gordon Ramsay (Hell's Kitchen/Kitchen Nightmares, Fox)

Favorite Couple
Castle and Beckett (Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic, Castle, ABC)

Favorite Guilty Pleasure
Ringer, The CW




Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, May 22

Roseanne - "Knee Deep" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Roseanne’s knee gets worse so Dan is forced to a make an important work decision; but when a major storm hits Lanford, their fortunes change for the better. Later, Darlene realizes she has to go back to her first passion … writing.

The Middle - "A Heck of a Ride: Part One" / "A Heck of a Ride: Part Two" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job – and new life away from home.

Splitting Up Together - "Heat Wave" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena and Martin choose to share the house for the summer while the children are away at camp despite Lena’s reservations, but both soon realize it might not be the worst idea. Meanwhile, they collectively agree to throw their annual backyard piƱa colada party where they will celebrate their independence from their children. Elsewhere, a friendly face returns back home and Martin can’t help but see it as a sign.

The Last O.G. - "That Backslide" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Left reeling from the error of his ways, Tray goes into a tailspin and turns to Bobby for support.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Tuesday, May 22

  • Chris Hardwick (Guys Like Us) - Catch Chris on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cristin Milioti (A to Z/How I Met Your Mother) - Cristin is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia talks about the series finale of The Middle on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. Mychael Symon cooks with Patricia on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • David Spade (The Mayor/Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Geena Davis (The Geena Davis Show/Buffal Bill) - Geena is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Nolan Gould (Modern Family) - Nolan talks about Modern Family on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
  • Dan Fogler (Man Up!) - Dan talks about his new book Brooklyn Gladiator on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Will Arnett (Arrested Development/The Millers/Up All Night) and Tony Hale (Arrested Development/Veep) - Will and Tony talk about Arrested Development on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian talks about her new film Ibiza on the BUILD Series at 5pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April/May)

Atlanta - The Complete First Season Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season

03/06 - Atlanta - The Complete First Season
03/06 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season
03/13 - The New Adventures of Old Christine - The Complete First Season
03/27 - One Day at a Time - Season Two
04/03 - Ballers - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/03 - 90's Sitcom (Just Shoot Me!/The Larry Sanders Show/Wings) Starter Set - Season 1 & 2 Bundle
04/10 - Vice Principals - The Compelte Series
04/17 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Third Season
05/08 - Dear White People - Season 1
05/08 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season
05/29 - I'm Dying Up Here - Season 1
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