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).


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, October 17

The Middle - "Meet the Parents" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Frankie is stoked when Axl invites her and Mike to meet and have dinner with girlfriend Lexie’s rich parents, Tammy (Lisa Rinna) and Bennett. But Frankie is worried that their less then luxurious lifestyle may put a damper on their meeting. Meanwhile, Brick is excited to be a part of the Sophomore Slammer fundraiser, in which fellow classmates fake arrest each other and friends come to pay money – which will go to charity – to bail them out. But Brick soon discovers that no matter how hard he tries, he just can’t get arrested.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Kids" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the realization that Eddie is finally mature enough to be left on his own, Louis and Jessica see the light at the end of their parenting tunnel and make plans to spend more time with friends Honey and Marvin. Until their neighbors announce a plan of their own: Marvin is getting his vasectomy reversed so the couple can conceive a baby. The Huangs do their best to dissuade them.

black-ish - "Elder. Scam." (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Ruby gets scammed and Dre begins to suspect that she isn’t as sharp as she used to be, particularly because she was the one who used to scam other people. Zoey’s friend Aaron visits and Diane develops an instant crush on him.

The Mayor - "Buyer's Remorse" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As Courtney settles into his new role as mayor, he’s faced with a dismal approval rating as the citizens of Fort Grey express their lack of confidence in his ability to lead, as well as those on his own staff. He realizes that he needs to take an unconventional approach when dealing with Councilman Ed Gunt (David Spade) and comes up with a plan to quickly turn public opinion in his favor.

The Mick - "The Haunted House" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mickey and Jimmy organize a special Halloween party at their mansion, but the party soon goes awry; Sabrina hopes to further her legacy with the party; Mickey becomes determined to give a group of practical jokers a lesson.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Halloveen" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When the fifth annual Nine-Nine Halloween Heist begins, everybody scrambles to make a plan to come out on top of the competition, which tests various friendships and relationships as they struggle to earn the title of "Amazing Human Slash Genius."

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 16)

Tuesday, October 17

  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bobby Moynihan (Me, Myself & I) - Bobby is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/Scrubs) - Kate appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Parenthood) - David stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Bob Patterson/Listen Up!) - Jason visits The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry teaches Harry his signature jump pose on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor) - Brandon is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Ritter (The Class) - Jason talks about his new ABC show Kevin (Probably) Saves the World on the People Now at 8:30am.
  • Lana Parrilla (Spin City) - Lana appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron talks about the Audience Network's Loudermilk on the AOL Build Show at 2pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim) - Kimberly talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Darrow & Darrow on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

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
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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