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 (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.