Thursday, July 10, 2014

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations; Hallmark Channel at 2014 TCA Summer Press Tour

The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Nominations were made earlier this morning. Here are the nominees for the main categories:

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Louie (FX)
Modern Family (ABC)
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Veep (HBO)

OUTSTANDING LEAD COMEDY ACTOR
Ricky Gervais, Derek (Netflix)
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes (Showtime)
Don Cheadle, House of Lies (Showtime)
Louis C.K., Louie (FX)
William H. Macy, Shameless (Showtime)
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

OUTSTANDING LEAD COMEDY ACTRESS
Lena Dunham, Girls (HBO)
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly (CBS)
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTOR
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
Adam Driver, Girls (HBO)
Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family (ABC)
Fred Arminsen, Portlandia (IFC)
Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS
Julie Bowen, Modern Family (ABC)
Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Anna Chlumsky, Veep (HBO)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Mad Men (AMC)
True Detective (HBO)

OUTSTANDING LEAD DRAMA ACTOR
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom (HBO)
Woody Harrelson, True Detective (HBO)
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective (HBO)

OUTSTANDING LEAD DRAMA ACTRESS
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Claire Danes, Homeland (Showtime)
Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)
Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex (Showtime)
Kerry Washington, Scandal (ABC)
Julia Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTOR
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland (Showtime)
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Josh Charles, The Good Wife (CBS)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Joanne Froggatt, Downtown Abbey (PBS)
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men (AMC)
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife (CBS)

View the full list of nominations. The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards airs LIVE Monday, August 25 at 8pm ET/5pm PT on NBC.



Hallmark Channel

The Hallmark Channel announced a lot of news on upcoming series and movies during their 2014 TCA Summer Press Tour. First, Hallmark Channel's two-time Daytime Emmy® nominated Lifestyle Series, Home & Family, will continue to deliver fresh, fun and informative segments in its third season premiering Fall 2014 airing Monday -Friday (10am-12pm ET/PT, 9am–11am CT). Hallmark Channel announced its new Original Scripted Primetime Series, The Good Witch, based on the network's most successful original movie series of all time and starring Catherine Bell (Army Wives, JAG), will start production on Season One this fall in Toronto. The network is also proud to add Critics Choice Movie Award nominee Bailee Madison (Hallmark's upcoming movie Northpole, Trophy Wife) as a series cast regular and Academy Award® nominated producer, writer and director Dan Petrie Jr. (Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop II) as show runner. Season one will have 10 episodes and is slated for a Q1 2015 premiere. And Hallmark Channel's beloved postables return in a Special, two-hour event, Signed, Sealed, Delivered Christmas, airing in Holiday 2014.

And finally, the stars are out in upcoming new original movies. Morgan Fairchild and Lindsay Hartley star in Perfect On Paper, World Premiere September 20. Danielle Panabaker & Shawn Roberts mix a pinch of romance with a dash of delicious cuisine in Recipe For Love, October 11. Autumn Reeser, Christopher Russell and Richard Burgi star in Midnight Masquerade On October 18. There's more mystery brewing in Middleton for Catherine Bell in The Good Witch's Wonder, World Premiere October 25. Then it's time for the holiday season! Tiffani Thiessen, Josh Hopkins, Bailee Madison & Max Charles star in Northpole, November 15. Brandon Routh, Kimberley Sustad and Gregory Harrison star in The Nine Lives Of Christmas, Holiday 2014. Sarah Carter in One Starry Christmas, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, World Premiere Holiday 2014. Lacey Chabert stars with Jane Seymour in a majestic holiday story fit for a queen, A Royal Christmas. Jessalyn Gilsig meets a heaven-sent matchmaker in Angels And Ornaments this holiday season. When Calls The Heart star Erin Krakow stars alongside Emmy® Nominee Alan Thicke, in A Cookie Cutter Christmas this Holiday 2014.

Previously announced were The Facts of Life stars Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields reuniting in For Better Or Worse, premiering next Saturday (July 19), Stranded in Paradise starring Emmy® Award winner Vanessa Marcil and James Denton premiering August 9 and My Boyfriends' Dog on Sept. 6 starring Erika Christensen and Joyce DeWitt.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, May 17

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Surprise" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Calvin receives an unconventional birthday gift involving his father, Dave suggests they spend the day celebrating in a way that honors the late Butler patriarch. Also, an unexpected development changes the Johnsons’ lives forever.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "God Accepts Venmo" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
While comparing their busy schedules, Bob and Abishola realize the perfect date for their wedding is in just three weeks and enlist their family and friends to help plan their big day.

Breeders - "No Power Part II" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
On the day of Leah and Alex's wedding, Paul and Ally find they have only a few hours to deal with a family crisis, leading Paul to make the hardest decision of his life.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 17)

Monday, May 17

  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Watch Patton on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Timothy Olyphant (Santa Clarita Diet) - Timothy appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Billy is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Denise Richards (Blue Mountain State) - Denise will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/A.U.S.A./Scrubs) - Scott appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas) - Nick is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew guest hosts the 8am hour of CBS This Morning.
  • Rob Corddry (The Unicorn/Ballers/The Winner) - Rob talks about Top Gear America on Reality Check at 4:30pm.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) and Dylan McDermott (No Activity/L.A. to Vegas) - Christopher and Dylan talk about Law & Order: Organized Crime on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Regina Hall (Black Monday/Grandfathered/Second Generation Wayans) - Regina talks about season three of Black Monday on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.


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

Corporate - Season 2 Fam - The Complete Series Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series Happy Together - The Complete Series Til Death - The Complete Series

01/22 - Corporate - Season 2
01/22 - Corporate - Season 3
02/02 - Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - The Complete Series (2021 Retail Release)
02/16 - Fam - The Complete Series
02/23 - Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series
03/02 - Blue Mountain State - The Complete Series
03/02 - Happy Together - The Complete Series
03/02 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-4 (DVD) (Blu-ray)
04/20 - 'Til Death - The Complete Series
05/11 - Dead to Me - Season Two

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