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2008 Primetime Emmy Nominations

60th primetime emmy awards

Bright and early this morning, Kristin Chenoweth and Neil Patrick Harris announced the nominations for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards.

This year, we saw many first-timers named, a long list of cable acknowledgements (for pay and basic channels) and several 6-way races.

Topping the noms for drama programs was newcomer ; NBC’s lead all comedy programs. In total, HBO was the most-nominated network while ABC came in second.

This year’s ceremony will be held on Sept. 21 on ABC.

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Emmy Finalists for Acting Categories

Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston

Last week, we told you which Emmy contenders were still in the running for the Best Comedy and Best Drama categories. And while these names are not official, we now have the rumored finalists for several of the main acting awards. (NOTE: Some categories have not yet been leaked.)

 

Best Actor, Drama
  • Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
  • Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  • Patrick Dempsey, Grey’s Anatomy
  • Michael C. Hall, Dexter
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men
  • Eddie Izzard, The Riches
  • Hugh Laurie, House
  • Denis Leary, Rescue Me
  • James Spader, Boston Legal  (last year’s winner)

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Emmy Finalists for Best Series

Family Guy

For the first time, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has unveiled its list of remaining contenders for the top two Emmy categories: Best Comedy Series and Best Drama Series.

The groups of ten will eventually be whittled down to five after a set of Blue Ribbon panel screenings. Those final names - along with the rest of the nominees - will be revealed early on Thursday, July 17. The ceremony for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards will then be held on September 21 on .

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Tuesday Ratings: FOX Wins Without Idol

While the show didn’t come close to American Idol-sized numbers, the reintroduction of The Moment of Truth did well enough to help FOX win another Tuesday night.

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Wednesday Ratings: American Idol Slightly Better Than Before

Thanks to a night of repeats - oh, and American Idol - FOX easily whipped the competition Wednesday evening.

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  • (31.7 million, 11.4/30 in 18-49) was only up a million from last season. It was also down about 1% in the demos.
  • (7.7 million, 1.8/5 in 18-49) improved by 400,000 from last week.
  • A block of * repeats (1.3/4) settled in at 5.2 million.
  • * averaged 3.1 million (1.0/3) over two hours.
  • Back-to-back episodes of * (0.6/2) was far behind at 1.6 million.

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2008 Summer Television Programming Schedule

The Bachelorette, DeAnna Pappas

A new season calls for a new schedule.

If you’re without anything to do this summer, this updated programming schedule may help keep you occupied.  Over the next few months, networks will be introducing a crop of reality shows (Celebrity Circus, Greatest American Dog), some experimental dramas (Swingtown, Fear Itself) and the usual horde of repeats.

This list is a

compilation of the calendars

for the five major networks.

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Wednesday Ratings: Another Win for Fox

All eyes were on American Idol‘s elimination show last night.  Curiosity once again helped the program win back viewers lost in recent weeks.

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Wednesday Ratings: The Price is Right for CBS

A return of originals - and a showing by Drew Carey - gave CBS a second place finish behind FOX.

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This Week on TV (4/28-5/4)

House, Hugh Laurie

(You can view TV Envy’s Post-Strike Television Schedule here.)

 

MONDAY (4/28)
  • Deal or No Deal (NBC, 8pm):  “Darth Vader subs for The Banker in a -themed episode that also features Carrie Fisher, R2-D2 and Chewbacca, who cheer on contesants in a winner-take-all match.”  As if I needed a reason to avoid this program altogether.
  • House (FOX, 9pm):  New episode.  “House suspects that an ER patient with a sunny disposition has a bigger problem than was initially diagnosed.  The reason:  He thinks the patient is too nice.”  I have to admit it—cheery people are a freak of nature.
  • Medium (NBC, 10pm):  “Joe surprises Allison by buying her a used car, but Allison’s subsequent visions warn of the vehicle’s unsavory past.”  Is it a 1958 Plymouth Fury that responds to the name ‘Christine’?
  • CSI: Miami (CBS, 10pm):  “A clue in a case involving the discovery of a body point the CSIs to a robbery that’s being planned on a target who holds a disturbing secret.”  Murders have never been linked to anti-climatic or lame secrets.

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Tuesday Ratings: NBC Falls Behind

NBC suffered last night without its reality hit, The Biggest Loser.  The network - which came in second last week - dropped to fourth in total viewers this time around.

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