Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations; Netflix Orders Sketch Comedy Series

The 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Nominations were announced. Here are the nominees for the main categories:

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Barry (HBO)
Fleabag (Amazon)
Russian Doll (Netflix)
Schitt's Creek (Pop TV)
The Good Place (NBC)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Veep (HBO)

OUTSTANDING LEAD COMEDY ACTOR
Bill Hader, Barry (HBO)
Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC)
Ted Danson, The Good Place (NBC)
Don Cheadle, Black Monday (Showtime)
Eugene Levy, Schitt's Creek (Pop TV)
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING LEAD COMEDY ACTRESS
Christine Applegate, Dead to Me (Netflix)
Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll (Netflix)
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag (Amazon)
Catherine O'Hara, Schitt's Creek (Pop TV)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTOR
Anthony Carrigan, Barry (HBO)
Henry Winkler, Barry (HBO)
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Stephen Root, Barry (HBO)
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS
Sarah Goldberg, Barry (HBO)
Sian Clifford, Fleabag (Amazon)
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Betty Gilpin, GLOW (Netflix)
Olivia Colman, Fleabag (Amazon)
Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Anna Chlumsky, Veep (HBO)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Bodyguard (Netflix)
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Killing Eve (BBC America)
Ozark (Netflix)
Pose (FX)
Succession (HBO)
This Is Us (NBC)

OUTSTANDING LEAD DRAMA ACTOR
Jason Bateman, Ozark (Netflix)
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us (NBC)
Kit Harrington, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Billy Porter, Pose (FX)
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us (NBC)
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC)

OUTSTANDING LEAD DRAMA ACTRESS
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve (BBC America)
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Viola Davis, How To Get Away with Murder (ABC)
Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve (BBC America)
Laura Linney, Ozark (Netflix)
Mandy Moore, This Is Us (NBC)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTOR
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul (AMC)
Alfie Allen, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul (AMC)
Michael Kelly, House of Cards (Netflix)
Chris Sullivan, This Is Us (NBC)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve (BBC America)
Sophie Turner, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Gwendoline Christie, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Julia Garner, Ozark (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES
Chernobyl (HBO)
Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Sharp Objects (HBO)
When They See Us (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING LEAD LIMITED SERIES/MOVIE ACTOR
Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal (Amazon)
Benicio del Toro, Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Mahershala Ali, True Detective (HBO)
Jared Harris, Chernobyl (HBO)
Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING LEAD LIMITED SERIES/MOVIE ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Amy Adams, Sharp Objects (HBO)
Aunjanue Ellis, When They See Us (Netflix)
Joey King, The Act (Hulu)
Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Niecy Nash, When They See Us (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING LIMITED SERIES/MOVIE ACTOR
Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal (Amazon)
Asante Blackk, When They See Us (Netflix)
Paul Dano, Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Stellan Skarsgard, Chernobyl (HBO)
John Leguizamo, When They See Us (Netflix)
Michael Kenneth Williams, When They See Us (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING LIMITED SERIES/MOVIE ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette, The Act (Hulu)
Margaret Qualley, Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects (HBO)
Marsha Stephanie Blake, When They See Us (Netflix)
Vera Farmiga, When They See Us (Netflix)
Emily Watson, Chernobyl (HB)

The 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards airs LIVE Sunday, September 22 at 8pm ET/5pm PT on Fox.


Astronomy Club - Photo Credit: Anni Weisband

Netflix has ordered the variety sketch series Astronomy Club from Khalabo Ink Society and Irony Point. The six episode half-hour series will star the New York-based improv and sketch comedy group, Astronomy Club. As the group has done successfully with its improv and sketch performances, the series will use comedy to discuss complex and nuanced real-world topics. Combining honesty with levity, sketches will explore an array of topics ranging from pop culture and social issues to the Black experience. Astronomy Club was formed in 2013, performing in venues all over New York City. The team soon became the first all-black house team at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Astronomy Club members are: Shawtane Bowen, Jonathan Braylock, Ray Cordova, James III, Caroline Martin, Jerah Milligan, Monique Moses and Keisha Zollar.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, August 25

Last Man Standing - "The Courtship of Vanessa's Mother" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Vanessa's mother comes to visit and hits it off with Ed; Mandy and Kyle tutor Boyd, but they may be the ones getting outsmarted.

Last Man Standing - "Dreams vs. Realty" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mandy nearly gives up on her dream of becoming a fashion designer when she is faced with rejection; Vanessa looks back at her own career path, which stirs up regrets; Mike steps in to help the women in his family realize their dreams.

The Simpsons - "Crystal Blue-Haired Persuasion" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Homer's work cuts children's health care benefits, Marge turns to buying healing crystals as a cheaper solution for Bart's ADD; Bart begins to succeed in school, prompting Marge to open her own crystals empire and sell to mothers at school.

What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage - "Neighbor" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Fred struggles to discuss the mysterious cliffhanger from "The Flare" and speak with his guests because of a new noisy neighbor on the stage next door; Eric Stonestreet and Randall Park stop by.

Family Guy - "Trans-Fat" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Peter is mistakenly identified as transgender, which leads to an unexpected event and him learning an important lesson.

What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage - "Elevator" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Fred gets stuck in an elevator and is unable to host the show, Taylor must face her biggest fear: hosting the show alone; Ike Barinholz, Jillian Bell and Taran Killam stop by.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 19)

Sunday, August 25

  • Adam DeVine (Workaholics/Modern Family) - Catch Issa on a repeat of Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

The Brady Bunch - 50th Anniversary The Brady-est TV & Movie Collection Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season Two The Good Place - The Complete Third Season Life in Pieces - The Complete Fourth Season Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six

06/04 - The Brady Bunch - 50th Anniversary The Brady-est Brady Bunch TV & Movie Collection
06/18 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season Two (Blu-ray)
07/08 - Man with a Plan - Season Two
07/09 - Broad City - Season 5
07/09 - Broad City - The Complete Series
07/09 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Fourth Season
07/09 - Speechless - The Complete Third Season
07/16 - Eight Is Enough - The Complete First Season
07/17 - The Practice (1976) - The Complete Series (WBShop.com)
07/23 - Brockmire - The Complete First Season
07/23 - What I Like About You - The Complete First Season
07/30 - The Good Place - The Complete Third Season
08/06 - Caroline in the City - The Third Season
08/06 - Caroline in the City - The Fourth Season
08/13 - I Love Lucy - Colorized Collection
08/13 - Leave it to Beaver - Seasons One and Two
08/20 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six
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