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Showtime Renews The Borgias for Season 2

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The Borgias, Showtime

Only five episodes of The Borgias have aired so far, but Showtime has renewed the series for a second season.

The show is currently averaging 1.1 million viewers every week, big numbers for Showtime. The Borgias revolves around the scandalous family of the same name, led by Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI (Jeremy Irons).

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Review: The Borgias Premiere on Showtime

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Cable, Showtime, Gossip,

The Borgias - Jeremy Irons as Rodrigo BorgiaShowtime’s answer to the gap left by The Tudors debuted on Sunday night. The Borgias, touted by the cable channel as “the original crime family,” enjoyed a 100-minute premiere episode that packed in about as much corruption, sex and murder as any one show can handle.

Jeremy Irons is Spanish-born Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, but after some clever scheming we were soon calling him Pope Alexander VI. His son Cesare Borgia (Francios Arnaud) is an unwilling cleric but able co-plotter, though his relationship with sister Lucrezia (Holliday Grainger) is incredibly suspect. Younger brother Juan (David Oakes) very much enjoys his soldier role, one that’s coveted by older brother Cesare… who seems far more skilled toward this end than toward his religious duties.

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2010 Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations (TV)

Dexter

Squeezed in between the Golden Globes broadcast and the Oscar nominations is an awards ceremony voted on solely by the actors. (So unlike the People’s Choice Awards, this actually has meaning.)

For the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, we’ll see a lot of the old and just a little bit of the new. Here are some of the noteworthy mentions from this year’s list of television nominees:

  • The Closer, Dexter and 30 Rock lead this year’s pack with three nominations each.
  • Despite no individual mentions, freshman comedies and Glee were both honored in the Best Ensemble category.
  • Samantha Who‘s Christina Applegate received a nomination despite starring in a canceled show.
  • received its first nom—but just for its cast, not for any single actor.

The will air Saturday, Jan. 23 on both TNT and TBS.

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

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2010 Golden Globe Nominations (TV)

Glee Cast

The 2009-10 awards season kicked into high gear this morning with the official announcement of the nominations.

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

  • Freshman drama leads all TV nominations with a total of four - including mentions for Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch. Damages, Dexter, 30 Rock and Big Love all got three noms.
  • Although cable television dominated the Best Drama category, the major networks had a tight hold of the Best Comedy category.
  • Newbies recognized this year include Courteney Cox (Cougar Town), Thomas Jane (Hung), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) and .
  • Despite big buzz around Emmy time, Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons did not get any love this time around. Meanwhile, Emmy-winner Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) was snubbed as well.
  • HBO, once again, leads all channels with 17 nominations. FOX and Showtime both had six each.

The 67th Golden Globe Awards with host airs Jan. 17 on NBC.

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

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