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




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Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, August 21

Kevin Can Wait - "Unholy War" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After reluctantly settling on a date for Kendra’s wedding, Kevin learns that his childhood nemesis, Terry (Kim Coates), is trying to reserve the church on the same day. As the two battle for Father Phillip’s (Jim Breuer) approval by becoming more involved in the church, Kevin’s drive to get the church for Kendra becomes an insatiable desire to get revenge on his old rival.

Superior Donuts - "Man Without a Health Plan" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The group decides to take up a collection to pay for Franco’s medical expenses when he’s hurt at work and doesn’t have insurance. Also, Tush experiences unusual side effects when he participates in an experimental drug trial.

Mom - "Cornbread and a Cashmere Onesie" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy and Bonnie worry about Jill after her cry for help on the anniversary of her mother’s suicide.

Life in Pieces - "Babysit Argument Invention Butterfly" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Matt and Colleen have a disastrous time babysitting Lark while Jen is at work. Also, Sophia is far from pleased when John buys her a butterfly kit for her birthday; Tim and Heather rehash an old fight from the early days of their relationship; and Greg gives Samantha questionable advice about being an entrepreneur for her school project.

American Dad - "Kloger" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Roger and Klaus start having a secret affair after they accidentally end up on an online date together; Steve tries to catch Hayley's pink eye to get out of doing a fitness test at school.

People of Earth - "Why Can't We Be Friends?" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Ozzie confronts Walsh about being an alien; Richard gets fired from his job and joins Agent Foster on her search for Walsh.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 21)

Monday, August 21

  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Watch Nick on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to The Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Matt stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Amy chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Aziz Ansari (Master of None/Parks and Recreation) - Aziz drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) - Sabrina appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Rachel Dratch (Imaginary Mary) and Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Rachel and Jenna are guests on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Yara Shahidi (black-ish) - Yara opens up about beauty standards in Hollywood on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon talks about Marlon on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Lilla Crawford, Taylor Louderman and Elan Luz Rivera (Sunny Day) - The stars of Nickelodeon's upcoming series Sunny Day are guests on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:45am.