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

Thursday, February 22

Young Sheldon - "A Roulette Wheel and a Piano Playing Dog" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon realizes he is the weakest student in his class; Meemaw is looking to expand her gambling business.

Ghosts - "Man of Your Dreams" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sam learns that one of the ghosts’ powers is to enter the dreams of the livings and influence their decisions. Also, two of the ghosts think they’ve learned the secret to moving on.

The Conners - "Lanford, Toilet of Sin" (The CW, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jackie is faced with a difficult decision that brings the family and community together; Becky starts working a new late-night shift at Casita Bonita; Darlene goes to extreme measures to mend her relationship with Harris.

The Conners - "Smoking Penguins and Santa on Santa Action" (The CW, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dan is disappointed when everyone but Becky forgets about his birthday; Darlene faces another issue; Dan excludes Jackie from the family Christmas Santa photo for mistreating Louise.

Son of a Critch - "Bonfire Night" (The CW, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mark and his friends are excited for bonfire night, but their innocent night takes a turn when Fox gets roped into her brother's illegal activities.

Children Ruin Everything - "Spontaneity" (The CW, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After hearing about Dawn's spontaneous trip to South America, Astrid is determined to be spontaneous herself, even if that means playing hooky from her responsibilities.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 19)

Thursday, February 22

  • Rory Scovel (Physical/Robbie/Ground Floor) - Catch Rory on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) - Dakota appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Chloë Sevigny (Russian Doll) - Chloë is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi appears on a repeat of After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sterling K. Brown (Solar Opposites/Starved) - Sterling is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Melissa Rauch (Night Court/The Big Bang Theory) - Melissa appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jenny Slate (The Great North/Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny will be on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • Beanie Feldstein (What We Do in the Shadows) - NBC's Today catches up with Beanie in the 9am hour.
  • Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential) - Bradley talks about Maestro on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Dulcé Sloan (The Great North) - Dulcé kicks off the show with hilarious stories from her memoir Hello, Friends! on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Lisa Whelchel, Nancy McKeon and Mindy Cohn (The Facts of Life) - On a celebratory episode of The Drew Barrymore Show, the stars of one of Barrymore's favorite TV shows, The Facts of Life, are reuniting to wish her a happy 49th birthday.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November-February)

Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Father Knows Best - The Complete Series The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

11/07 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Sixth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/14 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/05 - Father Knows Best - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/12 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Series
12/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 2 (Blu-ray)
12/12 - That Girl - The Complete Series
12/15 - Letterkenny - Season 11
12/19 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series
12/22 - Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection (includes The Ropers and Three's a Crowd)
01/09 - South Park - Seasons 11-15 (Blu-ray)
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

That Girl - The Complete Series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series

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