Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Lois & Clark Has Solid Debut On The Hub; 2nd Annual Critics Choice Awards Nominations

Lois & Clark
The Hub's new primetime acquisition of '90s drama Lois & Clark: The Adventures of Superman is a "super" hit in the ratings! In a special 6-hour marathon introducing the Hub TV premiere of Lois & Clark: The Adventures of Superman on Sunday (8pm-2am ET) earned year-to-year delivery gains among Women 18-49 (+57%, 22,000), Adults 18-49 (+182%, 62,000), Total Viewers (+142%, 157,000) and Households (+119%, 118,000). In the Sunday 10pm timeslot, Lois & Clark: The Adventures of Superman delivered year-to-year delivery gains among Kids 6-11 (+145%, 27,000), Kids 2-11 (+300%, 44,000), Women 18-49 (+867%, 29,000), Adults 18-49 (+833%, 84,000), Total Viewers (+781%, 229,000) and Households (+605%, 148,000). 229,000 total viewers is not bad for The Hub. The new acquisition will air every Sunday night in this same block from 8-11pm ET with an immediate encore from 11pm-2am. I watched the first three episodes on The Hub on Sunday and I'm hooked all over again (and I have watched every episode on ABC in the original run, in syndication on TNT/TBS and own all seasons on DVD!). The series features the daring exploits of the legendary Superman in an exciting, action-packed hour-long series featuring iconic comic book characters Clark Kent (Dean Cain), his superhuman alter ego and Lois Lane (Teri Hatcher) in the most unrequited romance of all-time.
The Hub also introduced '80s sitcom ALF on Monday, as it airs Mon-Thurs at 8:30pm leading into summer sitcom marathons from 9-11pm. If and when they announce the premiere week ratings for ALF, we will certainly let you know how that alien life form did!

We have the nominations for the 2nd Annual Critics Choice Television Awards. The ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Monday, June 18 at a gala awards dinner. NBC was the most nominated broadcast network with 14 nominations (up from the 12 last year) followed closely by ABC with 13 (down from the 16 last year) and Fox with 12. HBO led nominations for cable networks with 12, followed by AMC and FX with 11 nominations each. NBC's Community was the most nominated series with six. The following is the comedy portion nominations (click the link below to see more nominations):

Best Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Community (NBC)
Girls (HBO)
Modern Family (ABC)
New Girl (Fox)
Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Don Cheadle (House of Lies, Showtime)
Louis C.K. (Louie, FX)
Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO)
Garret Dillahunt (Raising Hope, Fox)
Joel McHale (Community, NBC)
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory, CBS)

Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Zooey Deschanel (New Girl, Fox)
Lena Dunham (Girls, HBO)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep, HBO)
Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope, Fox)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation, NBC)
Ashley Richards (Awkward, MTV)

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell (Modern Family, ABC)
Max Greenfield (New Girl, Fox)
Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation, NBC)
Danny Pudi (Community, NBC)
Jim Rash (Community, NBC)
Damon Wayans, Jr. (Happy Endings, ABC)

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Julie Bowen (Modern Family, ABC)
Alison Brie (Community, NBC)
Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory, ABC)
Gillian Jacobs (Community, NBC)
Eden Sher (The Middle, ABC)
Casey Wilson (Happy Endings, ABC)

Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series
Becky Ann Baker (Girls, HBO)
Bobby Cannavale (Modern Family, ABC)
Kathryn Hahn (Parks and Recreation, NBC)
Justin Long (New Girl, Fox)
Paul Rudd (Parks and Recreation, NBC)
Peter Scolari (Girls, HBO)

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

New on DVD/Blu-ray (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, October 21

Last Man Standing - "Trick or Treat" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Halloween and the Baxter family is excited for their annual party, except for Mike who’s reluctantly tasked with choosing the theme. In hopes of turning everyone against the holiday, Mike decides that maybe if the whole family has to dress up like each other they’ll end up making fun of one another. Eve dresses up like Mandy and Mandy dresses down like Eve, Kristin and Ryan swap roles, and Mike shows up to the party as… Donald Trump!? The impersonating turns into bickering but in the end, the Baxters come together to support Vanessa as she learns that she’s being laid off.

Dr. Ken - "D.K.'s Korean Ghost Story" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
On Halloween, Allison is disappointed the holiday doesn’t seem to scare Dave anymore, meaning her little boy is growing up, perhaps too fast. But that might change after D.K. tells a scary Korean gwishin (ghost) story. The Park family, as well as the gang at Welltopia, bring the story to life playing the various gwishins.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "Jack" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Marcus deals with the loss of one of his former teammates.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 17)

Friday, October 21

  • Matthew Perry (The Odd Couple/Go On/Mr. Sunshine) - Watch Matthew on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Joey/Friends) - Matt is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah talks about Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 1:15pm.
  • Lindsay Sloane (The Odd Couple/The Stones/Mr. Rhodes) - Lindsay visits Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) and Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Tom and Ron will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian talks about King Cobra on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna talks about Netflix's Good Girls Revolt on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jennifer Grey (Red Oaks/It's Like, You Know...) - Jennifer joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) and Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Thomas and Jason are guests on Chelsea on Netflix.
  • Marisa Tomei (A Different World) - Marisa appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Paul Reiser (Red Oaks/Mad About You/The Paul Reiser Show) - Paul is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.