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 (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, June 22

The Big Bang Theory - "The Escape Hatch Identification" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Raj moves out of his apartment, Leonard and Penny offer him Sheldon’s old room. Christine Baranski returns as Sheldon’s mother, Beverly.

Superior Donuts - "What's the Big Idea?" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Franco’s creative new donut flavors become bestsellers, Arthur tries to prove he’s still relevant by coming up with a unique one of his own. Also, Fawz works to dream up an inventive password in order to keep Maya and James from stealing his store’s WiFi.

Mom - "Freckled Bananas and a Little Schwinn" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy and Bonnie dip back into illegal activities, and Adam questions their morality.

Life in Pieces - "Musical Motel Property Bingo" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Heather freaks out when Samantha auditions for the high school musical and the director, Julius Black (Andy Richter), doesn’t give her a part. Also, Matt, Greg and Heather suspect Joan is having an affair; Tyler and Clementine decide to find a home of their own; and, Jen, Colleen and Tim secretly play “Short Family Bingo” to pass the time during the weekly Sunday brunch.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 19)

Thursday, June 22

  • Chris Hardwick (Guys Like Us) - Catch Chris on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He is also a guest on Access Hollywood LivE, so check your local listings and on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Rob Huebel (Childrens Hospital/Transparent/Burning Love) - Rob appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show) - Jerrod drops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Rory Scovel (Ground Floor) - Rory appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Laura Benanti (Go On) - Laura guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) - Kunal is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sasha Pieterse (Family Affair) - Sasha appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Josh Henderson (One on One) - Josh is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane gives a sneak peak of the new season of Hollywood Game Night on People Now at 8:30am. She will also be the AOL Build Show at 2:30pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Marisa Tomei (A Different World) - Marisa talks about Spider-man: Homecoming on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso guest co-hosts Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.