Monday, January 12, 2015

TCA Winter 2015 Press Tour: The CW; 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Winners

The CW

The CW was up first at the TCA Winter 2015 Press Tour yesterday for the broadcast portion and we have the full scoop! Cable went last week and we will have a recap of some of the main highlights this week. Back to The CW, they announced its midseason schedule, including the series premieres of new dramas iZombie and The Messengers, the new unscripted competition series Cedric's Barber Battle and a new cycle of Whose Line Is It Anyway?. As for actual dates, iZombie makes its series debut on Tuesday, March 17 at 9:00pm ET, following an all-new episode of The Flash. Rose McIver (Masters of Sex, Once Upon a Time) stars as Olivia "Liv" Moore. As a result of the move, Supernatural returns to Wednesdays, beginning March 18 at 9:00pm ET, the week after The 100 concludes its second season on Wednesday, March 11. On Friday, April 10, The CW presents the series premiere of its apocalyptic new drama The Messengers at 9:00pm ET. That same night, The CW will debut its new reality competition series Cedric's Barber Battle at 8:00pm ET, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, followed by a brand new season of the hit improv comedy series Whose Line Is It Anyway? at 8:30pm ET. The CW has not announced when the return of Beauty & the Beast will be yet.

And finally, The CW Network has picked up eight of its current series for the 2015-2016 season. Those series are: Arrow (Season 4), Jane the Virgin (Season 2), Reign (Season 3), Supernatural (Season 11), The 100 (Season 3), The Flash (Season 2), The Originals (Season 3), and The Vampire Diaries (Season 7). Specific premiere dates for each series will be announced at a later time. Stay with us later this year during upfront season. CBS will be up today at the TCA Winter 2015 press tour. Stay tuned for updates. After a TCA Day break on Tuesday, ABC will go on Wednesday, NBC cable on Thursday, NBC itself on Friday, Fox on Saturday and FX will go on Sunday. Keep it right here for updates.


The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards were given out last night. It was a big night for series airing on the internet. It was particularly a big night for Amazon's freshman comedy Transparent. Here are the full winners for the television portion:

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Girls (HBO)
Jane the Virgin (The CW)
Transparent (Amazon)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
WINNER: Transparent (Amazon).

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The Veep (HBO)
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie (HBO)
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin (The CW)
Lena Dunham, Girls (HBO)
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
WINNER: Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin (The CW)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Don Cheadle, House of Lies (Showtime)
William H. Macy, Shameless (Showtime)
Ricky Gervais, Louie (Netflix)
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon)
Louie C.K., Louie (FX)
WINNER: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon)

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Downton Abbey (PBS)
The Affair (Showtime)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
House of Cards (Netflix)
The Good Wife (CBS)
WINNER: The Affair (Showtime).

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder (ABC)
Claire Danes, Homeland (Showtime)
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)
Ruth Wilson, The Affair (Showtime)
WINNER: Ruth Wilson, The Affair (Showtime).

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)
Clive Owen, The Knick (Cinemax)
James Spader, The Blacklist (NBC)
Dominic West, The Affair (Showtime)
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
WINNER: Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix).

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX)
Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Michelle Monaghan, True Detective (HBO)
Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)
WINNER: Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey (PBS)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Bill Murray , Olive Kitteridge (mini-series) (HBO)
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart (mini-series) (HBO)
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife (CBS)
Colin Hanks, Fargo (mini-series) (FX)
WINNER: Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart (mini-series) (HBO).


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

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
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, July 20

The Big Bang Theory - "The Brain Bowl Incubation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After a successful experiment combining their genes, Sheldon will stop at nothing to convince Amy they should procreate. Also, Koothrappali is embarrassed to tell the gang what the new woman he’s dating does for a living.

Life in Pieces - "Awkward Bra Automated Ordained" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dinner gets awkward for Jen and Matt when they find themselves alone without Greg and Colleen. Also, Lark accidentally locks out Greg and Jen from the house, prompting Greg to install a complicated home automation system; Heather and Tim try to sneak wine into an ice skating show to get out of paying at the venue; and John and Joan agree to an impromptu wedding after Colleen mentions that she’s an ordained minister.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 17)

Thursday, July 20

  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - Catch T.J on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Abby Elliott (Odd Mom Out) - Abby appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. She also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/The Big Bang Theory) - Kate is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Jada drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Regina Hall (Grandfathered) - Regina guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tim Daly (Wings) - Tim is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Linney (The Big C) - Laura talks about Netflix's The Big C on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Steve Guttenberg (Ballers) - Steve talks about HBO's Ballers on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Madison Iseman (Still the King) - Madison talks about CMT's Still the King on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.