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

Wednesday, February 26

The Goldbergs - "Body Swap" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Adam is torn between following Beverly’s rules when it comes to off-campus lunch or going to the mall food court with his friends. Meanwhile, after using Barry’s college ID to get food at the dorm, Geoff goes overboard and becomes the “student” Barry wishes he could be.

The Goldbergs - "WrestleMania" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Murray decides to buy WrestleMania tickets to spend time with Barry and Adam, but he buys fake tickets so they can’t get in. Meanwhile, Beverly forms her own neighborhood watch group when the Frentas decide neighbor Jane Bales will be the Watch Captain and not her.

Modern Family - "The Prescott" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Alex’s new company is putting her up at a new luxury apartment with full amenities and a list of high-profile residents that the family is eager to take advantage of, without her knowing. Phil is on a mission to review the restaurant’s famous sliders for his food blog, while Mitch and Cam sneak in separately to meet its most famous resident, David Beckham. Meanwhile, Luke and Manny head straight for the gym to try and pick up on older women and end up in some hot water with a few of the residents.

Single Parents - "Untz, Untz, Untz" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Angie uses Sophie as bait to get time with her crush Colin by setting up Sophie and Percy, Colin’s son, on a playdate at Angie’s house. Meanwhile, Poppy and Douglas navigate Douglas’ first night sleeping at Poppy’s house, which doesn’t go as expected; and Graham and Will go on a bro-date of their own to the pizza parlor.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 24)

Wednesday, February 26

  • Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother/Undeclared) - Watch Jason on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas) - Nick appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Finesse Mitchell (Outmatched/A.N.T. Farm) - Finesse stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) and Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Beth and Tichina are guests on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa drops by The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Soleil appears on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Bobby Cannavale (Angie Tribeca/Nurse Jackie) - Bobby talks about The Jesus Rolls on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the BUILD Series at 12pm.
  • Mark Addy (Still Standing) - Mark talks about Hangmen on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Jason Ritter (The Class) - Jason is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


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

Fuller House - The Complete Fourth Season My Three Sons - The Fifth Season - Volume One Martin - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Sixth Season Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - The Complete Series

12/03 - The Simpsons - The Nineteenth Season
12/03 - The Simpsons - Seasons 1-20: Limited Collector's Set
12/06 - 9JKL - The Complete Series
12/10 - Family Guy - Season Seventeen
12/17 - Atlanta - Season 2 - Robbin' Season
12/17 - Fuller House - The Complete Fourth Season
12/17 - Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (2019 Release)
12/17 - The Other Two - Season 1
01/02 - My Three Sons - The Fifth Season - Volume One
01/02 - My Three Sons - The Fifth Season - Volume Two
01/14 - Veep - The Final (Seventh) Season (Blu-ray)
01/14 - Veep - The Complete Series (DVD)
01/21 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Third Season (WBShop.com)
01/21 - The Mindy Project - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
01/28 - Ballers - The Complete Fifth and Final Season
01/28 - Ballers - The Complete Series
01/28 - The Mindy Project - The Complete Series (DVD)
02/04 - Martin - The Complete Series
02/11 - Step by Step - The Complete Sixth Season (WBShop.com)
02/18 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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