Friday, December 13, 2013

71st Golden Globe Awards Nominations; 2013 SAG Nominations; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 16, 2013)

The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards nominees have been announced! HBO leads with 9 (down from its 15 from last year) nominations. Starz, Netflix and Showtime followed with 6 (Showtime had 8 last year). NBC and CBS lead the broadcast nominees with 5 each this year followed by ABC's 4 and Fox with 3. House of Cards was the most nominated television series with 4 this year, while Breaking Bad, The Good Wife had 3 each. The telecast airs LIVE on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 from 8-11pm ET/5-8pm PT on NBC hosted again by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Here are the major nominees:

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
Girls (HBO)
Modern Family (ABC)
Parks & Recreation (NBC)
COMMENTS: A rookie makes the cut: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but surprised no New Girl again this year. Modern Family should win it.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl (Fox)
Lena Dunham, Girls (HBO)
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie (HBO)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The Veep (HBO)
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)
COMMENTS: No real surprises again here. Dreyfus will take it.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development (Netflix)
Don Cheadle, House of Lies (Showtime)
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Michael J. Fox, Michael J. Fox Show (NBC)
Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
COMMENTS: A legend returns! Michael J. Fox!

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
The Good Wife (CBS)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Masters of Sex (Showtime)
COMMENTS: No Homeland is a surprise. I'd have to say Downton is the fave.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Kerry Washington, Scandal (ABC)
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)
COMMENTS: No Claire Danes? Go Kerry Washington. She's got it handled.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
James Spader, The Blacklist (NBC)
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)
Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex (Showtime)
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
COMMENTS: No Jeff Daniels or Damian Lewis, so maybe Cranston takes it.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge (mini-series) (Starz)
Janet McTeer, White Queen (mini-series) (Starz)
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville (ABC)
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family (ABC
Monica Potter, Parenthood (NBC)
COMMENTS: Go Sofia! Hayden Panettiere gets nominated a second straight year, as no Maggie Smith this year.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Josh Charles, The Good Wife (CBS)
Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra (mini-series) (HBO)
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Corey Stoll, House of Cards (Netflix)
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
COMMENTS: No Eric Stonestreet this year. Ty Burrell needs to be on this. We have no comedy blood in this.

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


Awards season is heating up with the Golden Globes (above), now we have another. The 20th Annual Screen Actor Guild Awards (SAG) nominees were announced. Leading the pack were Breaking Bad and Modern Family. Among the broadcast networks, ABC led with 4 nominations. HBO led overall with 13 nominations. The awards will air live Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 on TNT and TBS at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT.

Here are the main TV nominees:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire, HBO)
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, AMC)
Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom, HBO)
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, HBO)
Kevin Spacey (House of Cards, Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes (Homeland, Showtime)
Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad, AMC)
Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Asylum, FX)
Kerry Washington (Scandal, ABC)
Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey, PBS)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock, NBC)
Ty Burrell (Modern Family, ABC)
Jason Bateman (Arrested Development, Netflix)
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory, CBS)
Don Cheadle (House of Lies, Showtime)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie, Showtime)
Tina Fey (30 Rock, NBC)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep, HBO)
Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory, CBS)
Julie Bowen (Modern Family, ABC)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Homeland (Showtime)
Game of Thrones (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
30 Rock (NBC)
Arrested Development (Netflix)
Modern Family (ABC)
Veep (HBO)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Rita Moreno

View the complete nominees!



It's Friday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars, so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of Dec. 16-20, 2013, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! All times listed are Eastern. So get your DVRs (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!

Monday, December 16, 2013

  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Watch Jesse on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Tom Papa (Come to Papa) - Tom visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • J.B. Smoove (The Millers/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - J.B. is a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Bill Cosby (The Cosby Show/Cosby/The Bill Cosby Show) - Bill appears on a repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Christina Applegate (Up All Night/Samantha Who?/Married with Children) - Christina stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your local listings.
  • Meagan Good (Cousin Skeeter/Raising Dad - Meagan talks about her new movie Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) - Billy guests on The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
  • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Molly Ringwald (The Facts of Life/Townies) - Molly talks about her new career as a jazz singer and author on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace on Sunday, so check your local listings for time and station.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Catch Alyssa on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother) - Cristin stops by The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Eric Andre (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Eric appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy will be on The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Reiner (All in the Family) - Rob visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Steve and other cast members of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues will be guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • David Koechner (The Office) - David will be on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York between 7-9am.
  • Megan Hilty (Sean Saves the World) - Megan talks about Sean Saves the World on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica is a guest on Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keegan on VH1 at 10am.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
  • Christina Applegate (Up All Night/Samantha Who?/Married with Children) - Watch Christina on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin visits The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Billy Crystal (Soap) - Billy appears on a repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Steve and the cast of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues are guests on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm. The cast will also be on Larry King Now on Wednesday and Thursday at 2/5pm PT/ET on Ora.tv and Hulu.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Jennifer stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • William Shatner ($#*! My Dad Says) - William is a guest on The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Julia appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica talks about growing up as Winnie and making math fun on Katie, so check your local listings. She will also be on Fox and Friends, PIX Morning Show on WPIX in New York between 7-9am, and New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Megan Hilty (Sean Saves the World) - Megan chats on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy partners with Clinton Kelly to create a tasty, wintery dish on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Tune in to see Soleil on The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe will be on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Catch Steve on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America between 7-9am.
  • Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) - Adam visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Christina Applegate (Up All Night/Samantha Who?/Married with Children) - Christina continues to make the rounds on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Skylar Astin (Ground Floor) - Skylar is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Joseph Gordon Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun) - Joseph appears on a repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies) - Stephen is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
  • Meagan Good (Cousin Skeeter/Raising Dad) - Meagan appears on The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tatyana Ali (Love That Girl/The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Tatyana chats on Bethenny, so check your local listings.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy will be on The Better Show, so check your local listings.
Friday, December 20, 2013
  • Jay Thomas (Cheers/Love & War/Murphy Brown) - Watch Jay on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael visits The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Meagan Good (Cousin Skeeter/Raising Dad) - Meagan is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Stacy Keach (Titus) - Stacy appears on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings for time.
  • Kim Richards (Hello, Larry) - Kim and her sister Kyle are guests on The Aresenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
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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
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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.