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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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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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TV on DVD: July 14, 2009

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi/Horror, ABC, Cable, HBO, MTV, NBC, TNT-HD, ER, DVD,

Mad Men Season 2 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Collection 4)
  • Bewitched (Season 8)
  • The Color of Magic
  • ER (Season 11)
  • Grey Gardens
  • Ironside (Best Of) (Season 1)
  • Joe Schmo 2 (Season 2)
  • Leverage (Season 1)
  • Mad Men (Season 2)
  • Peyton Place (Part 2)
  • Shark Week: The Great Bites Collection

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This Week on TV (3/16-3/22)

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


MONDAY 3/16)
  • House (FOX, 8pm):  “A nursing home worker is alarmed when the home’s cat curls up next to her. It seems the cat only cuddles up to people who are going to die soon.” That’s what felines call “grooming their victims.”
  • Castle (ABC, 10pm):  “Castle and Beckett discover a young nanny dead inside a laundry room dryer, and their investigation leads to a dangerous world of play dates.” The pursuit for the perfect Hide-and-Seek spot can get quite nasty.
  • For the Love of Ray J (VH1, 10pm):  “A pool date with two contesants turns steamy.” Thanks to , I already know how this episode will end.
  • CSI: Miami (CBS, 10pm):  “A flight attendant’s murder reveals dirty secrets of airline travel.” Note to self: Pack own pillow and blanket for next flight.

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2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Last January, the Screen Actors Guild Awards was considered a pleasant distraction from all the writers’ strike business. Since the actors now face their own work stoppage, this year’s event once again served as a nice diversion.

With the Academy Awards less than a month away, tonight’s ceremony gave us a better idea of how that broadcast might pan out. Was Kate Winslet another double-winner this evening? Did Mickey Rourke wrestle an additional victory? Is Heath Ledger on his way to that posthumous Oscar? Get all the details after the jump!

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Getting Into Character: Jon Hamm on 30 Rock

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Tina Fey and Jon Hamm on 30 RockTina Fey and Jon Hamm on 30 Rock

Could that possibly be Liz Lemon smiling with a man? Is Don Draper actually with a woman outside of a bedroom? Is that what ‘s hair looks like when it’s allowed to move?

Find out where this relationship goes when the Mad Men star guests on beginning February 5th.

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Salma Hayek Becomes 30 Rock’s Latest Hot Guest

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Later this week, Ugly Betty producer jumps networks to guest on another Thursday night comedy.

Hayek will appear on several episodes of the Emmy-winning 30 Rock to play Colleen Donaghy’s nurse. And like previous star Jennifer Aniston, she’ll also become another one of Alec Baldwin’s love interests.

Make sure to also note February 5th on your calendars. That’s when Jon Hamm is scheduled to start his multi-episode arc as Liz Lemon’s hot neighbor.

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Casting Corner: 30 Rock, Heroes, Samantha Who and More

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

Ugly Betty: Betty may never change her style, but she’ll always have new love interest. EW reports that actor Daniel Eric Gold (Definitely, Maybe) will be the latest man to enter Suarez’s life. The intelligent fellow will be one of her classmates in her new YETI program. Unfortunately, Gold - who is currently listed as a recurring player - will also come with a “secret.” (I believe that’s a show prerequisite.)

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2009 Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations (TV)

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Even though SAG members are currently debating whether to strike, today’s award nominations gave them all a brief distraction. If the upcoming Oscars telecast doesn’t go on as planned, next month’s Screen Actors Guild Awards (scheduled for January 25th on TNT and TBS) could be the last time actors have a reason to celebrate.

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

  • 30 Rock, Boston Legal, The Closer, John Adams and Mad Men all scored three noms each.
  • Dexter is up for its first win in the Outstanding Drama Series Ensemble category.
  • Desperate Housewives - a nominee for Best Ensemble - received no individual honors.
  • Debra Messing (The Starter Wife), Kevin Connolly (Entourage), January Jones (Mad Men), Anna Paquin (True Blood) and Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) all received Golden Globe nominations, but no SAG noms.

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2009 Golden Globe Nominations (TV)

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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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