Monday, January 14, 2013

TCA Winter 2013 Press Tour: CBS, The CW; 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards Winners

This past weekend had the final two days for the TCA Winter 2013 Press Tour and CBS and The CW were up. We will start with a recap of CBS from Saturday. After breakfast, it was time for an executive session with Nina Tassler (President, CBS Entertainment). Among the things we learned were some of the details for the CBS Summer 2013 schedule. CBS kicks off summer on Wednesday, May 29 with a new baking series based on the hit UK format The Great British Bake Off. The series features skilled amateur Americans competing in baking challenges with one ultimately being crowned the winner. Seven episodes have been ordered and the season finale will air on July 10. Next CBS will premiere Under the Dome, a new 13-episode serialized drama based on Stephen King's best-selling novel and produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment. The series opens Monday, June 24 at 10:00PM ET/PT, so summer reruns of Hawaii Five-0 will move to Fridays at 9:00PM ET/PT during the summer. The summer reality hit Big Brother will have a longer edition this summer, premiering two weeks earlier than previous years on Wednesday, June 26 at 9:00 PM ET/PT. Big Brother will still be broadcast three nights weekly - Tuesdays at 9:00PM ET/PT, beginning July 2, the LIVE eviction show hosted by Julie Chen will be broadcast on Wednesdays at 9:00PM ET/PT beginning July 3 and Sundays at 8:00PM ET/PT, beginning June 30. The Wednesday live eviction show will move to 8:00PM ET/PT on July 17 after the reality baking series completes its season order. Summer reruns of NCIS: Los Angeles will move to 10:00PM ET/PT on Tuesdays beginning July 2.
And finally, Unforgettable, starring Poppy Montgomery as a police detective with a rare condition that makes her memory so flawless that everything is embedded in her mind, and Dylan Walsh as her ex-boyfriend and partner, returns for its second season on Sunday, July 28 at 9:00PM ET/PT. Unforgettable replaces summer rebroadcasts of The Good Wife. The second season will consist of 13 episodes, so it is likely that Unforgettable will likely air into early fall. Stay tuned for updates. View the CBS summer 2013 schedule.

Among the other items of note, CBS wants to bring back Two and a Half Men for an 11th season next season, but nothing is signed yet. Season nine of How I Met Your Mother is not official, but will likely be sometime this week they said. And CBS still has not announced a premiere date for mid-season comedy Friend Me, but we're not even sure if it ever airs as a showrunner passed away.
Then after the executive session, it was time for series panels and first up was upcoming mid-season crime drama Golden Boy, which premieres Tuesday, Feb. 26. Then CBS had a panel for the upcoming reality series The Job, which premieres Friday, Feb. 8 hosted by Lisa Ling. That series is not to be confused with the ABC comedy of the same name from the early 2000's. Then there was a panel for The 55th Annual Grammy Awards, which air live on Sunday, Feb. 10 hosted by LL COOL J. After that session, CBS had a session with Thursday drama Elementary, which will have a special post-Super Bowl episode after the Super Bowl at approx. 10:15pm ET/7:15pm PT on Feb. 3. Then it was time for lunch and after lunch Showtime took over, so we won't cover that.

On Sunday, it was The CW's turn. After breakfast, there was an executive session with Mark Pedowitz (President, The CW). A couple of noteworthy items from here was that The CW is working on a spin-off of The Vampire Diaries called The Originals. They also discussed other potential pilots for next season, such as Wunderland and Amazon. They have not made a decision yet if Supernatural will return for a ninth season, so stay tuned. We think it will, but I don't think 90210 will be back. Following that, we had panels for upcoming series. First up was The Carrie Diaries, which premieres tonight (Monday) at 8pm. The next panel was for new drama Cult, which premieres Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 8pm starring Matt Davis (What About Brian, Vampire Diaries). And that's it. That was a quick day for The CW. We hope we have some sitcoms actually on this network soon.


The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards were given out last night. It was all cable winners last night, as no broadcast shows got a win for the first time ever (excluding PBS). Here are the full winners for the television portion:

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Episodes (Showtime)
Girls (HBO)
Modern Family (ABC)
Smash (NBC)
WINNER: Girls (HBO).

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl (Fox)
Lena Dunham, Girls (HBO)
Tina Fey, 30 Rock (NBC)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The Veep (HBO)
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)
WINNER: Lena Dunham, Girls (HBO).

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (NBC)
Don Cheadle, House of Lies (Showtime)
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Louis C.K., Louie (FX)
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes (Showtime)
WINNER: Don Cheadle, House of Lies (Showtime).

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
The Newsroom (HBO)
Homeland (Showtime)
WINNER: Homeland (Showtime).

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Connie Britton, Nashville (ABC)
Claire Danes, Homeland (Showtime)
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
Glenn Close, Damages (DirecTV)
Michelle Dockery, Homeland (HBO)
WINNER: Claire Danes, Homeland (Showtime).

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom (HBO)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)
Damian Lewis, Homeland (Showtime)
WINNER: Damian Lewis, Homeland (Showtime).

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville (ABC)
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife (CBS)
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (Masterpiece) (PBS)
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family (ABC
Sarah Paulson, Game Change (mini-series) (HBO)
WINNER: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (Masterpiece) (PBS).

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Max Greenfield, New Girl (Fox)
Danny Huston, Magic City (Starz)
Ed Harris, Game Change (mini-series) (HBO)
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland (Showtime)
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family (ABC)
WINNER: Ed Harris, Game Change (mini-series) (HBO).

View the FULL list of television winners and to discuss this.


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

Monday, September 26

The Big Bang Theory - "The Military Miniaturization" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Colonel Williams (Dean Norris), an Air Force representative from the Department of Material Command sits down to talk with Wolowitz.

Kevin Can Wait - "Sleep Disorder" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Kevin rearranges the house to his liking after his buddies convince him that Donna makes all their decisions and has taken over the house for her own benefit. Also, Kendra enlists her Uncle Kyle (Gary Valentine) to help toughen up Chale.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 26)

Monday, September 26

  • Zach Galifianakis (Baskets) - Watch Zach on on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Code Black on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. He will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Kal Penn (We Are Men/How I Met Your Mother) - Kal is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Will visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Norm Macdonald (Norm) - Norm stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Johnny Pemberton (Son of Zorn) - Johnny is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Jaleel White (Family Matters/Grown Ups) - Jaleel is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi drops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin performs live on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am. She also talks about her new album on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton talks about Younger on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • The Cast of Younger) - Sutton Foster, Debi Mazar, Hilary Duff, Nico Tortorella, Peter Hermann, Miriam Shor and Molly Bernard are guests on the AOL Build Show at 2:15pm.