Thursday, December 10, 2015

73rd Golden Globes Nominations; MADtv 20th Anniversary Reunion on The CW

The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards nominees have been announced! Netflix leads with 8 (up from its 6 from last year) nominations. HBO (7), Starz (6), Amazon Video (5) and Netflix (5) followed. ABC and Fox lead the broadcast nominees with 4 each this year followed by CBS with 1. The most nominated television series with 3 this year were American Crime, Fargo, Mr. Robot, Outlander, Transparent and Wolf Hall. The telecast airs LIVE on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016 from 8-11pm ET/5-8pm PT on NBC hosted by Ricky Gervais. Here are the major nominees:

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Casual (Hulu)
Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon Video)
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Transparent (Amazon Video)
Veep (HBO)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queens (Fox)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin (The CW)
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie (Netflix)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Aziz Ansari, Master of None (Netflix)
Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon Video)
Rob Lowe, The Grinder (Fox)
Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk (Starz)
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon Video)

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Empire (Fox)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Mr. Robot (USA Network)
Narcos (Netflix
Outlander (Starz)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander (Starz)
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
Eva Green, Penny Dreadful (Showtime)
Taraji P. Henson, Empire (Fox)
Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot (USA Network)
Wagner Moura, Narcos (Netflix)
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC)
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan (Showtime)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Regina King, American Crime (ABC)
Judith Light, Transparent (Amazon Video)
Maura Tierney, The Affair (Showtime)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife (CBS)
Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall (PBS)
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline (Netflix)
Tobias Menzies, Outlander (Starz)
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot (USA Network)

View the FULL list of television nominees.


MADtv

Marking 20 years since the debut of the Emmy Award-winning sketch comedy series MADtv, The CW Network will broadcast the MADtv 20th Anniversary Reunion on Tuesday, January 12 from 8:00-9:00 pm ET/PT. This one-hour retrospective of classic MADtv clips showcases the series signature pop-culture parodies and politically incorrect humor from the show's 14 seasons, interwoven with new comedy material featuring 19 series alumni. Returning cast members for the MADtv 20th Anniversary Reunion include Ike Barinholtz, Alex Borstein, Mo Collins, Crista Flanagan, Anjelah Johnson, Nicole Randall Johnson, Keegan-Michael Key, Phil LaMarr, Artie Lange, Bobby Lee, Michael McDonald, Arden Myrin, Nicole Parker, Eric Price, Will Sasso, Aries Spears, Nicole Sullivan, Stephnie Weir and Debra Wilson. In the special, the cast reunites to attend a glamorous award ceremony to honor the series, but in classic MADtv fashion, nothing goes as planned.

The MADtv 20th Anniversary Reunion will also feature appearances from some of the show's signature characters, many of which have amassed tens of millions of views on YouTube, including Anjelah Johnson's Bon Qui Qui. Also included are star-studded highlights from throughout the show's 14-season run on Fox, with guests such as Jessica Alba, Tyra Banks, Drew Barrymore, Halle Berry, Adam Carolla, David Carradine, John Cena, Bryan Cranston, Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, Dr. Ken Jeong, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the Kardashian family, Jamie Kennedy, Jimmy Kimmel, Christopher Meloni, Ryan Reynolds, Snoop Dogg and Xzibit, among others. In addition to the primetime special, 75 of the maddest and funniest episodes will be available to stream exclusively on CW Seed, The CW's digital network, beginning January 5, 2016.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (December/January)

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season
01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, January 19

The Big Bang Theory - "The Romance Calibration" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Penny feels that Leonard is taking her for granted, she decides to go on a spa weekend with Amy. Also, Wolowitz and Koothrappali try to fix a squeaky floorboard in the baby’s room.

The Great Indoors - "Mason Blows Up" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack tries to reassert his dominance as a reporter after Mason scores an investigative coup that turns him into an overnight celebrity. Also, Clark’s low self-esteem causes him to give Emma relationship advice about other guys instead of asking her out himself

Mom - "Good Karma and the Big Weird" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie encourages Christy to pursue Marjorie’s charming nephew, Nick, despite the fact that he’s been declared off limits. Chris Pratt, husband of MOM star Anna Faris, guest stars as Nick, Marjorie’s nephew.

Life in Pieces - "Tailgate Spiral Souvenir Seating" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Colleen and Matt host the family tailgate party at the L.A. Rams game, they invite former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner to spice up their so far dismal event. Also, Tim’s in danger of missing the game when Sophia makes him take her to the restroom and they get sidetracked returning to their seats; Joan and Jen try to sneak into seats closer to the field; and Greg wins a chance to participate in a halftime contest involving a football toss.

The Good Place - "Mindy St. Claire" / "Michael's Gambit" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the help of Chidi (William Jackson Harper) and Tahani (Jameela Jamil), Michael (Ted Danson) faces his biggest challenge yet. Meanwhile, Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Jianyu (Manny Jacinto) and Janet (D'Arcy Carden) are faced with a monumental decision.

Eleanor (Kristen Bell) and her friends contemplate their fates in the Good Place.

Baskets - "Freaks" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Chip has to decide between a tarp and snacks.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Friday, January 20

  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Catch Anthony on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - JoAnna visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun/Twenty Good Years) - John is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely, Exactly Nicole) - Nicole appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Joe Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Joe guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Bernadette Peters (Mozart in the Jungle/All's Fair) - Bernadette is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Andrew Dice Clay (Bless This House/Hitz) - Andrew stops by Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne - Johnny discusses his role in the new film, Rings, and dishes on this season of The Big Bang Theory on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.