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.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, October 23

The Conners - "Tangled Up in Blue'" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Darlene is in for one surprise after another when David introduces his girlfriend, Blue (Juliette Lewis), at a parent-teacher conference and mentions that Mark and Harris will be spending the weekend with them. Dan hires Becky to help out at work, but they both come to learn that she might need more help than she can offer.

The Kids Are Alright - "Timmy's Poem" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
To Peggy’s dismay, Timmy decides to enter a poetry contest to win the money he needs to repair his ventriloquist dummy. Stumped, he decides to plagiarize a poem and soon realizes he’s not the only one who passed it off as his own. Meanwhile, Mike and Lawrence continue to butt heads when Lawrence complains that there are no fresh vegetables in the family’s diet.

black-ish - "Don't You Be My Neighbor" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The neighbors decide to rent their house out for homestays and it’s causing problems for the Johnsons. Dre develops a newfound joy of calling the cops over petty neighborhood issues but begins to question the example he is setting for Jack. Meanwhile, Diane develops her first crush and Bow wants to help but lets Zoey take the lead.

Splitting Up Together - "Asking for a Friend" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Afraid that the answer could ruin his chances with Lena, Martin finds every way he can to avoid asking Lisa Apple if she is pregnant, while the potential pregnancy makes Lena more and more distant. At the same time, Lena worries Mason is changing himself to please his new girlfriend and finds parallels to her own relationship with Martin. Elsewhere, Maya tells Frank a pretend story about her “friend” who is dating someone new and pregnant to gauge what his honest reaction will be.

The Guest Book - "Finding Reality" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Vivian and Eddie leave Mt. Trace to make a fresh start in a small beachside town, where they meet Nikki and Tommy, the engaged couple running Emmy Lou's Grill and vacation home Barefeet Retreat, and Bodhi, the local handyman.

The Guest Book - "Under Cover" (TBS, 10:27PM ET/PT)
Rob and Shelley rent Barefeet Retreat to lure in their next mark, a woman named Angel who is abusing every substance that can be abused; Vivian develops a crush on Bodhi; Nikki goes into labor.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 22)

Tuesday, October 23

  • Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement/My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star) - Catch Oliver on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • David Cross (Arrested Development/Running Wilde) - David stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tyler Alvarez (Every Witch Way) - Tyler appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Scott Bakula (Murphy Brown/Eisenhower and Lutz/Gung Ho) - Scott will be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Juliette Lewis (Camping/A Family for Joe/I Married Dora) - Juliette is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She also talks about Camping on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Brenda Song (Dads/The Suite Life on Deck/The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd) - Brenda guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Marla Gibbs (The Jeffersons/Checking In/227) - Marla appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Mike Epps (Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) - Mike is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric will be on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso appears on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
  • Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric talks about Speechless on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Nik Dodani (Murphy Brown/Atypical) - Nik talks about Murphy Brown on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
  • Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor/Search Party) - Brandon talks about God Friended Me on the BUILD Series at 5pm.
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show/Here and Now/Malcolm and Eddie/Listen Up!/Reed Between the Lines) - Malcolm-Jamal talks about The Resident on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Mary McCormack (The Kids Are Alright/Welcome to the Family) - Mary talks about The Kids Are Alright on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September/October)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
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