Thursday, January 10, 2013

TCA Winter 2013 Press Tour: ABC; 39th Annual People's Choice Awards Winners

Today it is ABC's turn at the TCA Winter 2013 Press Tour. The festivities began with the Oscar nominations bright and early. Then back at the Langham hotel a few hours later, the press tour began with breakfast followed by two sessions with ABC Family dramas: Bunheads and Pretty Little Liars. Both dramas are airing new episodes currently and Tuesday's winter premiere of Pretty Little Liars dominated the young 18-34 demos (adults and women) in the 8pm hour, winning the hour - beating everything on broadcast. Following those sessions, it was time for an executive session with Paul Lee (President, ABC Entertainment Group). There wasn't any real announcements that were noteworthy. Among the items discussed were ABC will continue to bring in two cycles a season of Dancing with the Stars, which despite a ratings drop has continued to bring audiences of all ages. Also of note is that ABC loves Happy Endings and Don't Trust the B---- despite the low ratings and that they are working on bringing the Marvel production S.H.I.E.L.D. from Joss Whedon hopefully on TV by next fall.

Then following the executive session, we kicked-off the ABC series portion with two sessions for two upcoming dramas: Red Widow (premiering Sunday, March 3) and Zero Hour (premiering Thursday, Feb. 14). Then it was off to lunch with the producers and judges of upcoming reality entry The Taste, which premieres Tuesday, Jan. 22. After lunch, the panels continue, with the surging reality series Shark Tank getting the first session. Four of the six sharks are on hand (Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Kevin O'Leary) along with producer Clay Newbill. Then it was time for a session with the cast and producers of upcoming drama Mistresses starring Alyssa Milano. The series premieres this May on ABC and will run into the summer. Then it was time for a pie break with Jami Gertz, Toks Olagundoye and producer Dan Fogelman of the comedy The Neighbors.

The day concludes with two more sessions, first for the third season of Body of Proof, which returns Tuesday, Feb. 5 and the final session is for comedy hit The Middle, which just gets better and better each season. And finally, the day is capped off with the Disney-ABC All-Star Cocktail Reception!
Look ahead: Up tomorrow at the TCA Winter 2013 press tour will a set day visit for ABC and ABC Family. Then on Saturday, CBS will be up, with The CW concluding it on Sunday.


The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards were held last night. Here are the main winners for the television portion:

FAVORITE TV DRAMA
Revenge (ABC)
Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
Once Upon a Time (ABC)
Gossip Girl (The CW)
Grimm (NBC)
WINNER: Grey's Anatomy (ABC)

FAVORITE TV COMEDY
Modern Family (ABC)
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
New Girl (Fox)
Glee (Fox)
WINNER: The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

FAVORITE TV DRAMA ACTOR
Jensen Ackles (Supernatural, The CW)
Jared Padalecki (Supernatural, The CW)
Nathan Fillion (Castle, ABC)
Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries, The CW)
Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries, The CW)
WINNER: Nathan Fillion, Castle (ABC)

FAVORITE TV COMEDY ACTOR
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family, ABC)
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory, CBS)
Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother, CBS)
Ty Burrell (Modern Family, ABC)
Chris Colfer (Glee, Fox)
WINNER: Chris Colfer (Glee, Fox)

FAVORITE TV DRAMA ACTRESS
Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries, The CW)
Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon A Time, ABC)
Emily Deschanel (Bones, Fox)
Stana Katic (Castle, ABC)
Ellen Pompeo (Grey's Anatomy, ABC)
WINNER: Ellen Pompeo (Grey's Anatomy, ABC)

FAVORITE TV COMEDY ACTRESS
Lea Michele (Glee, Fox)
Sofia Vergara (Modern Family, ABC)
Jane Lynch (Glee, Fox)
Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory, CBS)
Zooey Deschanel (New Girl, Fox)
WINNER: Lea Michele, Glee (Fox)

FAVORITE CABLE TV DRAMA

Burn Notice, USA Network
Pretty Little Liars, ABC Family
The Walking Dead, AMC
White Collar, USA Network
Leverage, TNT
WINNER: Leverage, TNT

FAVORITE CABLE TV COMEDY
Hot in Cleveland, TV Land
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, FX
Awkward, MTV
Psych, USA Network
Melissa & Joey, ABC Family
WINNER: Awkward, MTV

FAVORITE PREMIUM CABLE TV SHOW
Dexter (Showtime)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Homeland (Showtime)
Spartacus (Starz)
True Blood (HBO)
WINNER: True Blood (HBO))

FAVORITE COMPETITION
American Idol (Fox)
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
The Voice (NBC)
The X Factor (Fox)
America's Got Talent (NBC)
WINNER: The X Factor (Fox)

FAVORITE CRIME DRAMA
Bones, Fox
Castle, ABC
Criminal Minds, CBS
CSI, CBS
NCIS, CBS
WINNER: Castle (ABC)

FAVORITE SCI-FI / FANTASY SHOW
Doctor Who (BBC America)
The Walking Dead (AMC)
Supernatural (The CW)
The Vampire Diaries (The CW)
Once Upon A time (ABC)
WINNER: Supernatural (The CW)

FAVORITE DAYTIME TV HOST
George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts, Sam Champion, Josh Elliott, Lara Spencer, Good Morning America (ABC)
Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd, The View (ABC)
Ellen DeGeneres, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Syndicated, Warner Bros.)
Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan, LIVE! With Kelly & Michael (Syndicated, Disney-ABC)
Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Natalie Morales, Al Roker, The Today Show (NBC)
WINNER: Ellen DeGeneres, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Syndicated, Warner Bros.)

FAVORITE LATE NIGHT TV HOST
David Letterman, Late Show With David Letterman (CBS)
Conan O'Brien, Conan (TBS)
Chelsea Handler, Chelsea Lately (E!)
Jimmy Fallon, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
WINNER: Jimmy Fallon, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

FAVORITE NEW TALK SHOW HOST (NEW!)
Jeff Probst
Katie Couric
Ricki Lake
Michael Strahan
Steve Harvey
WINNER: Steve Harvey

FAVORITE NEW TV DRAMA
Arrow, The CW
Beauty & The Beast, The CW
Nashville, ABC
Elementary, CBS
Revolution, NBC
WINNER: Beauty & The Beast, The CW)

FAVORITE NEW TV COMEDY
Go On, NBC
Guys With Kids, NBC
The Mindy Project, Fox
The Neighbors, ABC
The New Normal, NBC
WINNER: The New Normal, NBC


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

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, April 25

The Middle - "Trip and Fall" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Trashy neighbor Rita Glossner (Brooke Shields) talks an apprehensive Frankie into taking a road trip to an unknown destination; Mike takes an embarrassing fall at the quarry and has to deal with even more embarrassment when OSHA is called in to investigate; and Sue attempts to convince Axl to end his estrangement with the family after learning their true feelings about April.

American Housewife - "The Otto Motto" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Taylor keeps quitting school activities, Greg says that Katie, quite the quitter herself, sets a poor example. He challenges her to finally learn French after quitting lessons so long ago, so she reluctantly enrolls in a college class.

Speechless - "S-I-- SICK D-A-- DAY" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Maya gets sick, Jimmy is forced to be the mom of the house, and Dylan becomes Kenneth’s replacement for JJ when Kenneth also gets sick. Jimmy ends up doing well with Maya’s normal duties, but he tries to keep it from her to avoid her feeling bad. Meanwhile, JJ protects Dylan from a boy she’s interested in. And despite its illness, the family bands together and pulls an all-nighter to finish Ray’s school project.

Imaginary Mary - "In a World Where Worlds Collide" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Alice freaks out when her friends want to meet Ben. But when an outing with everyone goes surprisingly well, Alice wants to meet Ben’s friends. However, Ben is hesitant but devises a plan that will impress Alice; but later, he makes a surprising admission.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Last Ride" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
In what could be their last case as partners, Jake and Charles go to great extremes to apprehend a local bike thief. Terry shockingly isn’t in the lead for “Mr. Nine-Nine” (the detective who has solved the most cases), leaving Rosa determined to boost his ego. Meanwhile, Amy spends some precious time with Holt.

The Mick - "The Implant" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sabrina tells Mickey she wants to augment her figure, so Mickey decides the best way to dissuade her from doing so is to do a test-run in public. Meanwhile, Jimmy takes Chip and Ben to a baseball game to teach them how to be more masculine.

Great News - "Pilot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan), a frustrated cable news producer, is horrified when her mom, Carol (Andrea Martin), gets an internship at "The Breakdown." Despite Katie's best efforts, Carol is instantly beloved by the entire office, including blowhard veteran anchor Chuck (John Michael Higgins). But when Katie hits a roadblock while producing a big story, she realizes that maybe having a mom at work isn't such a bad thing.

Great News - "Bear Attack" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan) tries to set workplace boundaries with Carol (Andrea Martin), but when a big story about an escaped bear lands in her lap, her mom can't help but meddle. Meanwhile, Greg (Adam Campbell) tries to get Chuck (John Michael Higgins) and Portia (Nicole Richie) to do a little friendly banter at the end of the show.

The Detour - "The Mule" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Robin and Nate live out their action movie fantasies as they make their way to the kids, who are actually doing fine without them.

The Detour - "The Ass" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
The family reunites, but this time Robin makes a huge mistake.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

Tuesday, April 25

  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Catch Amanda on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She also appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kal Penn (We Are Men/How I Met Your Mother) - Kal is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys) - Reid visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Arden Myrin (Working) - Arden appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Andrea Martin (Difficult People/Working the Engels) - Andrea visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Andrea Martin (Great News/Difficult People/Working the Engels) - Andrea talks about Good News on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason talks about The Detour on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally) - Ross opens up about his new movie My Friend Dahmer on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Tim Daly (Wings) - Tim is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Peter Engel (Producer of Saved by the Bell/California Dreams/Hang Time) - Peter dishes about his new memoir I Was Saved by the Bell on the The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Danny appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.