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 (October/November)

Dr. Ken - Season One Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season The Lucy Show - The Complete Series The Mindy Project - Season Four

10/04 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Christmas Special (Colorized)
10/04 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #1 (Colorized)
10/11 - Dr. Ken - Season One
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Series
10/11 - Nurse Jackie - Seasons One and Two
10/11 - Weeds - Seasons One and Two
11/01 - Schitt's Creek - Seasons One and Two
11/08 - Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season
11/08 - Your Family or Mine - Season One
11/15 - Community - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Lucy Show - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Mindy Project - Season Four
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, December 4

The Simpsons - "The Last Traction Hero" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A workplace accident leaves Homer in a cast, and in a position to sue Mr. Burns. This leaves Marge unfulfilled, so she turns to an unexpected source for romance. Meanwhile, Lisa is made “Bus Monitor” and tries to keep the peace.

Son of Zorn - "Return of the Drinking Buddy" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Zorn’s old friend Headbutt Man (guest voice Rob Riggle) is coming to town. Unfortunately for Zorn, Headbutt Man is now sober. Meanwhile, Alan is invited to a party where his crush, Nancy (guest star Emily Wong), will be. Unfortunately, he has to take Headbutt man’s daughter with him.

Family Guy - "Carter and Tricia" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Carter buys the Pawtucket Patriot brewery and decides to cut some corners to save a few bucks. Peter overhears the plan and runs and tells investigative journalist Tricia Takanawa about Carter’s plan to use toxic chemicals in the beer cans. Meanwhile, Brian’s drivers’ license has expired and he enlists Stewie as an instructor.

The Last Man on Earth - "Whitney Houston, We Have a Problem" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After finding a mysterious note left by Melissa that says “Goodbye,” the gang sets off to go look for her. Meanwhile, Gail gets stuck on a solo adventure of her own.

K.C. Undercover - "Holly Holly Not So Jolly" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Christmas time arrives and K.C. tells everyone she has to go pick up a last-minute gift, but instead goes to The Organization's therapist, Dr. Levinstein.

Mech X-4 - "Let's Survive in the Woods!" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Principal Grey sets a trap for Ryan, Harris and Spyder while they're on a camping trip, which leaves MECH-X4 and Mark in danger.

Best Friends Whenever - "The Christmas Curse" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Shelby and Cyd encourage a homesick Daisy to incorporate a festive 16th-century tradition into their annual Christmas party.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 5)

Monday, December 5

  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Watch Will on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle) - Gael is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Steve appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • The Cast of Fuller House - The cast of Fuller House are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia stops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Miss Piggy (The Muppets) - Miss Piggy and Harry perform Deck the Halls on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Meredith Hagner (Search Party/Men at Work) - Meredith is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Lauren Graham (The Odd Couple/Conrad Bloom/Townies) - Lauren appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. talks about Office Christmas Party on the AOL Build Show at 3pm. He will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET. He can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 9:50am.
  • Bradley Whitford (Happyish/Trophy Wife) - Bradley is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Josh McDermitt (Retired at 35) - Josh can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10:45am.
  • Erinn Hayes (Kevin Can Wait/Guys with Kids/Worst Week) - Erinn talks about Kevin Can Wait on the AOL Build Show at 4pm.