Thursday, July 10, 2014

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations; Hallmark Channel at 2014 TCA Summer Press Tour

The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Nominations were made earlier this morning. Here are the nominees for the main categories:

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Louie (FX)
Modern Family (ABC)
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Veep (HBO)

OUTSTANDING LEAD COMEDY ACTOR
Ricky Gervais, Derek (Netflix)
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes (Showtime)
Don Cheadle, House of Lies (Showtime)
Louis C.K., Louie (FX)
William H. Macy, Shameless (Showtime)
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

OUTSTANDING LEAD COMEDY ACTRESS
Lena Dunham, Girls (HBO)
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly (CBS)
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTOR
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
Adam Driver, Girls (HBO)
Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family (ABC)
Fred Arminsen, Portlandia (IFC)
Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS
Julie Bowen, Modern Family (ABC)
Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Anna Chlumsky, Veep (HBO)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Mad Men (AMC)
True Detective (HBO)

OUTSTANDING LEAD DRAMA ACTOR
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom (HBO)
Woody Harrelson, True Detective (HBO)
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective (HBO)

OUTSTANDING LEAD DRAMA ACTRESS
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Claire Danes, Homeland (Showtime)
Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)
Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex (Showtime)
Kerry Washington, Scandal (ABC)
Julia Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTOR
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland (Showtime)
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Josh Charles, The Good Wife (CBS)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Joanne Froggatt, Downtown Abbey (PBS)
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men (AMC)
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife (CBS)

View the full list of nominations. The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards airs LIVE Monday, August 25 at 8pm ET/5pm PT on NBC.



Hallmark Channel

The Hallmark Channel announced a lot of news on upcoming series and movies during their 2014 TCA Summer Press Tour. First, Hallmark Channel's two-time Daytime Emmy® nominated Lifestyle Series, Home & Family, will continue to deliver fresh, fun and informative segments in its third season premiering Fall 2014 airing Monday -Friday (10am-12pm ET/PT, 9am–11am CT). Hallmark Channel announced its new Original Scripted Primetime Series, The Good Witch, based on the network's most successful original movie series of all time and starring Catherine Bell (Army Wives, JAG), will start production on Season One this fall in Toronto. The network is also proud to add Critics Choice Movie Award nominee Bailee Madison (Hallmark's upcoming movie Northpole, Trophy Wife) as a series cast regular and Academy Award® nominated producer, writer and director Dan Petrie Jr. (Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop II) as show runner. Season one will have 10 episodes and is slated for a Q1 2015 premiere. And Hallmark Channel's beloved postables return in a Special, two-hour event, Signed, Sealed, Delivered Christmas, airing in Holiday 2014.

And finally, the stars are out in upcoming new original movies. Morgan Fairchild and Lindsay Hartley star in Perfect On Paper, World Premiere September 20. Danielle Panabaker & Shawn Roberts mix a pinch of romance with a dash of delicious cuisine in Recipe For Love, October 11. Autumn Reeser, Christopher Russell and Richard Burgi star in Midnight Masquerade On October 18. There's more mystery brewing in Middleton for Catherine Bell in The Good Witch's Wonder, World Premiere October 25. Then it's time for the holiday season! Tiffani Thiessen, Josh Hopkins, Bailee Madison & Max Charles star in Northpole, November 15. Brandon Routh, Kimberley Sustad and Gregory Harrison star in The Nine Lives Of Christmas, Holiday 2014. Sarah Carter in One Starry Christmas, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, World Premiere Holiday 2014. Lacey Chabert stars with Jane Seymour in a majestic holiday story fit for a queen, A Royal Christmas. Jessalyn Gilsig meets a heaven-sent matchmaker in Angels And Ornaments this holiday season. When Calls The Heart star Erin Krakow stars alongside Emmy® Nominee Alan Thicke, in A Cookie Cutter Christmas this Holiday 2014.

Previously announced were The Facts of Life stars Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields reuniting in For Better Or Worse, premiering next Saturday (July 19), Stranded in Paradise starring Emmy® Award winner Vanessa Marcil and James Denton premiering August 9 and My Boyfriends' Dog on Sept. 6 starring Erika Christensen and Joyce DeWitt.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February)

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season

01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, February 26

Son of Zorn - "All Hail Son of Zorn" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Seeing an opportunity to get Linda’s old job back, Zorn increases Sanitation Solutions’ business by tapping into the Zephyrian market. Alan tries to win Layla back by becoming Prom King – with Zorn’s help.

Bob's Burgers - "They Serve Horses, Don't They?" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After a tip from Jimmy Pesto (guest voice Jay Johnston), Bob secures a new meat provider who claims to save clients money on every order. The Belchers quickly realize that the situation is too good to be true, as they find themselves involved in a full-blown investigation, led by Hugo (guest voice Ken Marino) and Ron (guest voice Ron Lynch). Will Bob crack under the pressure or will he lead the investigators to a huge victory?

The Simpsons - "Havana Wild Weekend" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the Retirement Castle and the V.A. Hospital can’t solve Grampa’s health issues, the Simpsons decide to take a family trip to Cuba to get him cheap medical care.

The Simpsons - "There Will Be Buds" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer gets roped into coaching the kids’ lacrosse team with Milhouse’s dad, Kirk, who is in desperate need of a friend. When Kirk gets too clingy, Homer vents about how much of a loser he is. Kirk overhears his rant and disappears, right when the team needs him most: the championship game.

Family Guy - "The Boys in the Band" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Stewie and Brian form a children’s band that quickly rises to fame until they let a girl get between them and drive the band apart. Meanwhile, Peter and Lois insist that Chris gets a job so he takes a job managing Quagmire’s sex life as his personal assistant.

Family Guy - "Bookie of the Year" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Brian and Lois decide it’s time for Chris to work out his anger management issues by taking up a sport. Chris surprises everyone and becomes a star baseball pitcher, which turns Peter into a gambling father, as he bets on his son’s baseball games. Meanwhile, Stewie, Brian and Frank Sinatra Jr. attempt to open an Italian restaurant .

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 27)

Monday, February 27

  • Keri Russell (Running Wilde) - Watch Keri on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Connie Britton (Spin City/The Fighting Fitzgeralds/Lost at Home) - Connie appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Slink Johnson (Black Jesus) - Slick is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) - Adam drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Josh Henderson (One on One) - Josh appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. He also talks about The Arrangement on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • David Hyde Pierce (Frasier) - David chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Leighton Meester (Making History) - Leighton stops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly visits Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • John Lithgow (Trial & Error/Twenty Good Years/3rd Rock from the Sun) - John talks about Trial & Error on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 1:30pm.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) - Billy dishes on how This is Us is following in Mike & Molly’s footsteps – and why both shows are so beloved on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) and Craig Robinson (The Office) - Lisa and Craig talk about their new film Table 19 on the AOL Build Show at 2:30pm.
  • Sinbad (A Different World/The Sinbad Show) - Sinbad is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Bradley Whitford (Trophy Wife) - Bradley visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Craig Robinson (The Office/Mr. Robinson) - Craig appears on The Real, so check your local listings.