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The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Coverage

Emmy AwardsThe 59th Annual Emmy Awards has not even started, yet I’m already sensing sensing a weird vibe about tonight’s telecast.  Will the show be a celebration of those young and new (e.g. Heroes)?  Will it be a tribute to those bowing out (James Gandolfini and crew)?  Or will performer Kanye West somehow manage to cast a controversial shadow over the rest of the ceremony?

What a difference a year makes.  Twelve months ago, we were still handing out trophies to stars from Will & Grace and The West Wing (those shows feel so five-years ago now).  Today, we welcome a new crop of nominees including Ugly Betty and 30 Rock for Best ComedyLast year, we were entertained by an always-hilarious Conan O’Brien.  This year, we are threatened by a song and dance number from this year’s host, Ryan Seacrest.  Last August, 24 snagged the award for Best Drama.  This September, it’s not even nominated (yet somehow Boston Legal is).

I think it would be safe to assume the voters would predictably (and respectfully) shower The Sopranos with honors, but I’ll still be crossing my fingers for an upset sometime tonight.  We’ll need something to talk about tomorrow…

Here’s the play-by-play of tonight’s events coming to you from the neglected West Coast!

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TV on DVD:  September 11, 2007

Here are some of the TV-on-DVD options you can find on the shelves this Tuesday:

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  • The Starter Wife
  • Two and a Half Men (Season 1)
  • Bones (Season 2)
  • Supernatural (Season 2)
  • Grey’s Anatomy (Season 3)
  • Fraggle Rock (Season 3)
  • I Dream of Jeannie (Season 4)
  • Las Vegas (Season 4)
  • Charmed (Final Season)

NOTE:  Click here to see the Movies-On-DVD options for this week.


Fall 2007 TV Programming Schedule

Despite having a Tivo and another DVR, I know that a new television season can take some serious planning.  When will your favorite shows start?  What days are they now on?  Which programming ‘conflicts’ will you have to resolve?  Will you need to buy another TV???

Hopefully our detailed scheduling guide can assist you in the weeks to come.  We have compiled information from five different networks (, , , and ) and included the days, times and premiere dates for this fall’s shows.

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Primetime Emmy Nominations Nod at Several Shows

EmmyThe 59th annual Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced, giving the biggest honors (17 nominations) to ’s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. AMC’s Broken Trail just missed the top slot with 16 nominations. After a review of the best comedy, drama, reality, and variety series of the year, a look at the TV movies and mini-series, the die has been cast. Many were nominated, but few will win. Did your favorite show, movie, or mini-series get the nod from the Primetime Emmys? There’s only one way to find out.

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Zach Braff Signs on for Another Year of Scrubs

Zach Braff I’m a huge Scrubs fan, so this news made my day. Zach Braff has just finished negotiating a payraise for a seventh season, so it looks like a pretty safe bet that the show will return next year. Now I know, some fans of the show have not been as entertained as much as in years’ past, but it is still a solid show with excellent writing and characters. Compared to some of the drivel on TV, I think this show still continues to bring the funny. While this could mean a big payday for Braff, there is one teensy issue—his pay is contingent upon the show returning for a seventh season. No renewal, no big payoff—which rings up in the neighborhood of $350,000 per episode for the one year deal. This puts Braff’s paycheck in Charlie Sheen territory, although Sheen’s Two and a Half Men averages 15.2 million viewers each week and Scrubs only draws about 6.9 million. Braff will next be seen in The Ex, a comedy co-starring Jason Bateman. Two of my faves on the big screen? Be still my heart.

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Charlie Sheen Earns the Big Bucks

Posted by Wendy Michaels Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, CBS,

Charlie SheenWow, this news came as a surprise to me—Charlie Sheen is about to become the highest paid comedy star on TV. Does that surprise you too? Maybe most surprising because I don’t like Two and a Half Men, but I’m probably in the minority there. I don’t find anything exceptionally funny about the show, nor do I find anything exceptional about Charlie Sheen. Perhaps I’m still holding a grudge about him replacing Michael J. Fox on Spin City. Anyhoo, Sheen is in negotiations with Warner Bros. TV right now to to earn about $350,000 per episode this season. This makes him a high roller among sitcom stars on the tube now, although it’s just a drop in the bucket to the $2 mil per episode that Ray Ramano received. Two and a Half Men is apparently no slouch—averaging more than 15 million viewers and “making it TV’s most watched straight-forward comedy.” I also didn’t realize that Sheen has been nominated for an Emmy, two Golden Globes, and a Screen Actors Guild award. He must be doing something right… but he’s not getting any laughs out of me.

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