Tuesday, December 12, 2023

81st Golden Globe Nominations; Netflix Orders Too Much from Lena Dunham

81st Annual Golden Globe Nominations

The 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards nominations are out, as the TV side was paced by HBO's Succession (nine nominations), FX's The Bear and Hulu's Only Murders in the Building, with five apiece. Other television nominations include first-time series such as Beef, Daisy Jones & the Six as well as returning contenders like Fargo, Ted Lasso and The Crown. The Globes was one of the first organizations to salute both film and TV work. Over the years, Globes voters have become known for early recognition of new series, such as Mad Men and Desperate Housewives. HBO/Max earned 17 nominations, closely followed by Netflix, with 15. Pedro Pascal, Quinta Brunson, Ayo Edebiri, Selena Gomez, Ali Wong, David Oyelowo, and Steven Yeun are among this year's television nominees. This marks the first ceremony since Dick Clark Productions and Eldridge acquired the awards show's assets, rights and properties. The nominations were announced yesterday morning by CBS stars Cedric The Entertainer and Wilmer Valderrama. View the nominations here.

The 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards will take place January 7, 2024, at the Beverly Hilton, its home since 1961. The three-hour ceremony will air live on CBS, streamed on Paramount+ and be available on the CBS app, starting at 5 p.m. PT (8-11 p.m. ET). Emmy-winners Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner of White Cherry Entertainment are the exec-producing show runners; Weiss will also direct. The Globes is a joint venture between DCP and Eldridge, respectively run by Jay Penske and Todd Boehly.


Too Much - Megan Stalter and Will Sharpe

Netflix has announced Too Much, a new rom-com series created by multi award-winning writer, director, producer and actor Lena Dunham (Girls/Catherine Called Birdy) and husband Luis Felber. Too Much will be produced by Working Title Television, which is part of Universal International Studios, and Lena Dunham's Good Thing Going. The series will also feature original music from Luis Felber. Jessica is a New York workaholic in her mid-thirties, reeling from a broken relationship that she thought would last forever and slowly isolating everyone she knows. When every block in New York tells a story of her own bad behaviour, the only solution is to take a job in London, where she plans to live a life of solitude like a Bronte sister. But when she meets Felix - who is less Hugh Grant in Notting Hill and more Hugh Grant's drunken roommate - she finds that their unusual connection is impossible to ignore, even as it creates more problems than it solves. Now they have to ask themselves: do Americans and Brits actually speak the same language? From the creator of Girls and the producers of Love Actually, Too Much is an ex-pat rom-com for the disillusioned who wonder if true love is still possible, but sincerely hope that it is.

Megan Stalter (Hacks) will play the lead role of Jessica, and Will Sharpe (The White Lotus) will play Felix. Production will begin in the UK in 2024. 10 episodes have been ordered.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Wednesday, June 19

The Conners - "When Sisters Collide and the Return of the Grifters" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Darlene crashes Mark’s college trivia night to prove how smart she is. Elsewhere, Neville finds out the money he loaned Dan was used for something other than its intended purpose.

The Conners - "Hanging in Dorms With Boys and the Secret Life of Men" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Darlene urges Ben to make some male friends as he feels anxious about turning 50. Elsewhere, Mark asks Harris to buy him and his friends beer for their dorm room.

Abbott Elementary - "Career Day Part 1" / "Career Day Part 2" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
It’s a new year at Abbott Elementary, and Janine is as eager as ever. She plans a district-wide initiative – Career Day – and is anxious for it to be a success. Meanwhile, Ava has a new approach to her job, and Melissa is asked a surprising question.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 17)

Wednesday, June 19

  • Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) - Watch Dakota on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Mr. Corman/3rd Rock from the Sun) - Joseph appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Bear/Girls) - Ebon is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Abby Elliott (The Bear/Indebted/Odd Mom Out) - Abby appears on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 10:15pm on Bravo.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jason Biggs (Outmatched/Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason is a guest on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • Austin Butler (Ruby & the Rockits/Zoey 101/Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide) - Austin talks about The Bikeriders on NBC's Today some time between 7-9am.
  • Joe Manganiello (How I Met Your Mother) - Joe chats about hosting the new Deal or No Deal Island on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Sterling K. Brown (Solar Opposites/Starved) - Sterling is joining Drew and telling her all about receiving his first Oscar nomination, his most surreal moment on the red carpet and raising his two sons on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore ShoW, so check your local listings.
  • Jenny Slate (The Great North/Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny is joining Drew and telling her all about being a mom to a three-year-old and her new comedy special Seasoned Professional on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Teri Hatcher (The Odd Couple/Sunday Dinner/Karen's Song/The Love Boat) - Teri talks about Lifetime's The Killer Inside: The Ruth Finley Story on a repeat of Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Schmigadoon!/Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael discusses hosting NFL Honors and book, The History of Sketch Comedy: A Journey through the Art and Craft of Humor, on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series Check It Out! - The Complete Series The Jeffersons - The Complete Series (2024 Release) Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Series (2024 Release)

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01/16 - Ghosts (UK) - Season Five
02/13 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/27 - The Really Loud House - Season One
03/12 - Ghosts (UK) - The Complete Series
03/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 3 (Blu-ray)
03/12 - Rick and Morty - Season 7 (Blu-ray Steelbook) (Blu-ray) (DVD)
04/03 - Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series (VEI)
04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)
05/21 - Frasier (2023) - Season One
06/11 - The Jeffersons - The Complete Series (2024 Release)
06/11 - Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Series (2024 Release)

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