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Casting Corner: Parenthood, Cougar Town, Criminal Minds and More

Lauren GrahamRachel Bilson

Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Parenthood: What was once linked to both Maura Tierney and Helen Hunt, now belongs to Lauren Graham. The Gilmore Girls actress has officially been cast as Sarah Braverman in NBC’s Parenthood. Tierney was originally supposed to play the single mother of two teenagers before she was sidelined with breast cancer. A failed deal then kept Hunt from taking over the part.

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The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards

61st Annual Emmy Awards

Could the be another year for firsts?

Around this same time last September, the execs of basic cable were thrilled to see one of their own finally win the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series (Mad Men). Meanwhile, producers of reality fare saw an award given to one of their hosts (Jeff Probst). So which other category could be covered during this round? Animation.

For the first time since 1961 (when The Flintstones were still on air), an animated program has been nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series. So will Family Guy finally go where The Simpsons has never gone before? Not if the six other contenders have anything to say about it!

So who won? Who lost? Which funnyman took home the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor since Jeremy Piven wasn’t even nominated? Read our West Coast play-by-play account of this evening’s telecast and find out!

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Casting Corner: Caprica, Supernatural and More

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Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Caprica: With all this talk about vampires, it’s nice to see James Marsters back in the fold. The Buffy vet will later be seen in a few episodes of the new Syfy series. Marsters has been cast as Barnabus Greeley, a “dangerous terrorist leader.” The program will unfold on January 22.

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2009 Primetime Emmy Nominations

2009 Emmy nominations

Bright and early this morning, Chandra Wilson and Jim Parsons announced the nominees for the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.

Just like last year, we saw many first-timers named and a long list of cable acknowledgements (for both pay and basic channels). Thanks to expanded categories, we also saw a number of surprises (Flight of the Conchords, ) and overdue nominations (How I Met Your Mother, Big Love).

For the second year in a row, , with its 16 nominations, topped all drama programs. Meanwhile, 30 Rock broke comedy records with a whopping 22 noms. Overall, HBO was the most-nominated network with 99 mentions while NBC - yes, NBC - came in second.

This year’s ceremony will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris on Sept. 20 on CBS.

 

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24 Lines Up Cast for Season 8

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Kiefer Sutherland and Freddie Prinze Jr.

The Big Apple won’t be the only new thing 24 fans see next year. In addition to setting Season 8 in New York (most of the show will actually be filmed in LA), the producers will be spicing up the line-up with a list of new cast members.

Katee Sackhoff: The Battlestar Galactica star has just been cast to play Dana Walsh, data analyst in CTU’s NYC branch. Walsh - who’s romantically involved with agent Davis Cole (see below) - also comes with a secret. (Natch.)

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Monday Ratings: ABC is a Thorn in CBS’ Side

A mere 20,000 viewers. That was the only thing keeping CBS from winning both the viewers and the demos last night. ABC’s reality block - with its 12.18 million average - barely managed to squeak past the Eye and its 12.16 million followers.

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TV on DVD: May 19, 2009

True Blood Season 1 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • 8 Simple Rules (Season 2)
  • 24 (Season 7)
  • Dragon Ball Z (Season 9)
  • Friday Night Lights (Season 3)
  • The Guild (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • Peyton Place (Part One)
  • Sister, Sister (Season 2)
  • True Blood (Season 1)
  • WWE: Wrestlemania XXV (25th Anniversary)

Click here to see the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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This Week on TV (5/18-5/24)

So You Think You Can Dance

(You can view TV Envy’s Programming Schedule here.)

 

MONDAY 5/18)
  • 24 (FOX, 8pm):  Two-hour finale. “Jack reaches an emotional breaking point.” I would advise everyone to stay out of head-butting range from Bauer.
  • The Bachelorette (ABC, 9pm):  Season premiere. “Jillian Harris, the 29-year-old Canadian who was a runner-up for the heart of 2009 Bachelor Jason Mesnick, gets a new perspective on the rose ceremony.” She plans on being much more selective about those she jumps into hot tubs with hands stems to.
  • Table for 12 (TLC, 9pm):  “The Hayes family embarks on a 420-mile road trip to Canada.” The free health care will make up for the cost in gas.
  • Gotti’s Way 2 (VH1, 10:30pm):  “While in therapy, Debbie realizes a need for boundaries on her relationship with Irv.” The audience at home will still be allowed full access though.

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Monday Ratings: FOX Ekes Past CBS

Monday night saw a heated competition between three different networks. Although ABC was a winner with the viewers, FOX (3.9/11) won a hard-fought battle in the demos over CBS (3.9/10). (ABC and its 3.6/10 wasn’t that far behind.)

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Could a Kiefer Sutherland Head-Butt Delay 24?

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Kiefer Sutherland

The ladies might have stolen the Met Costume Institute Gala’s spotlight, but it was who made fashion world news last night.

The 24 star was at an after-party for the annual event when he allegedly saw Jack McCollough, a Proenza Schouler designer, knock over Brooke Shields. Although the actress later denied that anything “inappropriate” happened to her, a confrontation between Jack and Kiefer eventually led to a Sutherland head-butt.

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