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This Week on TV (1/5-1/11)


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Other Premieres: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel), Antiques Roadshow (PBS), DietTribe (Lifetime), Superstars of Dance (NBC/Monday premiere),

  • The Bachelor (ABC, 8pm):  Season 13 premiere. “Single dad searches for a mate among 25 young women. In a new wrinkle, the bachelorettes get to vote for a competitor they’d like to see leave, but Jason has the final say.” Maybe the kid should have the final say. After all, he’s the one who’ll eventually call her “evil stepmom.”
  • Gossip Girl (CW, 8pm):  “Blair tries to get accepted into a distinguished ladies club and Jenny returns to school.” Just to clarify - Blair is hoping join a ladies club, not the gentlemen’s kind.
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family, 8pm):  Series return. “After Amy hears that she needs to find a job, she and Ben decide to get married.” Unfortunately, she later realizes that she still needs to find a job.
  • True Beauty (ABC, 10pm):  Series premiere. “Beginning an eight-episode elimination contest in which 10 gorgeous people face challenges to determine the most beautiful—and inner beauty counts as much as physical attractiveness—while they live together in an LA mansion.” Welcome to the future of the Miss America pageant.

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2009 Golden Globe Nominations (TV)

True Blood

Although the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was forced to cancel last year’s party, the Golden Globes will finally make its return next month. The 66th annual event is scheduled to air Sunday, January 11th, just over a week before the Academy Award nominations are announced.

Here are some of the noteworthy mentions from this year’s list of TV nominees:

  • HBO, with its 22 nominations, once again led the pack.
  • In Treatment and Recount, both from HBO, had five nominations each - the highest number for any program this year.
  • House is the only non-cable program to be up for Best Drama.
  • True Blood is the only new series to receive any nods.
  • Kiefer Sutherland and 24 received nominations for the show’s 2-hour special.

(You can find the full list of television nominees after the jump. Click here for the film nominations.)


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Mad Men Gets No Post-Emmy Ratings Bump

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Cable, News, Ratings,

Mad Men

Well - at least they’ll have their statues to keep them warm.

Despite Best Drama wins this year at both the Emmys and the Golden Globes, the buzz still hasn’t paid off for Mad Men.

Although AMC’s critical darling has seen an improvement since its first season (when it averaged 915,000 viewers), the show still struggles to draw audiences to its basic cable channel. After pulling in 1.95 million for the Season 2 debut, the drama saw a 30% ratings drop in Week 2. And despite the free publicity from last month’s barely-watched Emmys, the drama saw a ratings drop (from 1.9 million to 1.6 million) the following week.

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TV on DVD: January 15, 2008

Here are some of the options you can find on the shelves today.  This week’s selections include the recent Golden Globe winner for Best TV Comedy ():


  • Alex Haley’s Queen
  • ‘Allo ‘Allo (Complete Series Seven)
  • Criss Angel: Mindfreak (Season 3)
  • Dora the Explorer: Undercover Dora
  • Extras (Complete Series)
  • Family Guy: Blue Harvest
  • Frontline: On Our Watch
  • Frontline: The Undertaking
  • National Geographic: Incredible Human Machine (1975)
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine (Season 1)
  • The Rockford Files (Season 5)
  • Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (Season 3)
  • WWE: Armageddon 2007

Sunday Ratings: FOX Terminates the Competition

The tail end of the combined with the debut of gave an indestructible evening.

Sarah Connor Chronicles


  • The first of three installments (3.3/8 in 18-49) wrangled up 15.7 million.
  • Part two of (13.9 million, 5.6/13) grew 3 million from the first hour.
  • (11.5 million, 5.6/12) and (8.6 million, 4.1/9) had a nice lead-in to thank.
  • coverage of the Golden Globes (5.8 million, 1.7/4) was hardly something to celebrate.
  • * (0.4/1) averaged 1.2 million over two hours.


*denotes repeat

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LIVE RESULTS: 2008 Golden Globe Awards

Without a formal ceremony to introduce the winners, tonight’s ‘presentation’ at the Beverly Hilton was simply about the facts.  Here are the :


  • Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There  **WINNER**
  • Julia Roberts, Charlie Wilson’s War
  • Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
  • Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
  • Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton


  • “That’s How You Know,” Enchanted
  • “Grace Is Gone,” Grace Is Gone
  • “Guaranteed,” Into the Wild  **WINNER**
  • “Despedida,” Love in the Time of Cholera
  • “Walk Hard,” Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

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Golden Globes Covered on Multiple Channels

Golden Globe AwardsA pissing match between and Dick Clark Productions will allow tomorrow’s announcement of the winners to air simultaneously on multiple channels.  The one-hour awards presser - which was once an NBC exclusive - can now be seen elsewhere, just like the recently overhyped Patriots game.  (That’s what the Peacock network gets for refusing to pay the requested licensing fees.)

and are the only two channels to (so far) announce full coverage of the free-for-all event.  No matter what your station preference is, be sure to be tuned in by 9:00 ET.

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Golden Globes Officially Canceled

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Award Shows, NBC, Cancellations, News,

Golden Globe awardsThe announced today what most people have known for weeks: the simply cannot go on as planned.  Even though the failed to grant the awards ceremony an interim deal, the show’s producers had still hoped they could somehow carry on.  Unfortunately, the put the final nail in the coffin last week.  After being told their presentation would lack all nominees, the HFPA finally conceded.

Although there was hope for something a bit splashier, the awards show was officially scaled down from a three-hour gala to a one-hour press conference today.  The dry presser - to be hosted live by NBC News - will air this Sunday @ 6pm PT.  Why the news division?  Well that’s because their writers work under a different contract. 

While I’m sad I won’t get to see my faves in their finest, there is one good thing to come out of all this.  Now we won’t have to see in her awkward stint as the next Miss Golden Globe.

This Week on TV (1/7-1/13)

Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart

(Reminder: You can view the whole Revamped TV Programming Schedule here.)


MONDAY (1/7)
  • The View (ABC, check local listings):  returns from maternity leave.  I’d gladly sacrifice her to the union gods for an end to the .
  • Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann (ABC, 8pm):  Here’s our chance to see if the judges can actually teach what they preach.
  • American Gladiators (NBC, 8pm):  “In the men’s competition, an engineer takes on a radiation-control technician.”  The year of the nerd has now officially spilled over into 2008.
  • Medium (NBC, 10pm):  Season four premiere.  “Allison has creepy visions of a boy being kidnapped from a toy store.”  I never did trust that Geoffrey Giraffe.
  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel Channel, 10pm):  Anthony travels to Singapore for his latest season premiere.  I don’t like traveling with crusty people, but I love watching them venture on TV.
  • The Daily Show/The Colbert Report (Comedy Central, 11:30pm):  Tonight Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will crank out their versions of a writer-less show.  God love ‘em for trying.

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Award Shows Must Go Writer-Free

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Award Shows, Gossip, News,

Academy AwardIf can go on , so can the awards shows. At least, that’s the hope.  The striking will not be involved in either the or the —at least not this .

Producers asked that writers be allowed to contribute despite the strike, and though the announcement is not yet official, members of the WGA say that’s not going to happen. The Golden Globes reps say there might still be some way the writers can participate, and hope to work out an agreement with the Guild.

Not only will the telecasts be deprived of all those witty written jokes during telecast, the stalemate with the writers could leave the shows without participants.  Union actors wouldn’t want to cross picket lines to make presentations (doing so wouldn’t be union-friendly) while winners may choose not to accept their awards.

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