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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (1/12)

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Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

RENEWALS

  • Castle (ABC) - Season 4
  • Cougar Town (ABC) - Season 3
  • Downsized (WE) - Season 2
  • Grey's Anatomy (ABC) - Season 8
  • Hardcore Pawn (truTV) - Season 3
  • Jerseylicious (Style) - Season 3
  • Judge Karen's Court (Syndicated) - Season 2
  • Mad Men (AMC) - Season 5
  • Man vs. Wild (Discovery) - Season 6

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This Week on TV (1/10-1/16)


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MONDAY (1/10)

  • Inside the Actors Studio (Bravo, 8 P.M.): "James Lipton conducts an interview with actor and funnyman , star of The Truman Show (1998), Man on the Moon (1999) and the Ace Ventura films." This would be an example of a "yes man" interviewing the Yes Man.
  • Lie to Me (FOX, 8 P.M.): "When Cal (Tim Roth) is asked to determine if a mental hospital patient is being held against his will he begins to question his own sanity." When you go from Reservoir Dogs to a television series, it's natural to question yourself occasionally.
  • Castle (ABC, 10 P.M.): "Castle and Beckett interview a top magician (Gilles Marini) after the owner of a magic store drowns in Houdini's legendary water torture tank." Now that's a man who can make magic happen.

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2010-11 Midseason Television Programming Schedule


A new year means a new TV schedule.

This week, we’ll see a number of familiar faces returning to primetime. On Monday, Brad Womack will play The Bachelor for a second time on ABC. The following day, Paula Abdul will come back to reality television with while Jane Badler will once again be featured in a series titled V.

As you will see from the schedule, Hellcats won’t be the only show airing on a new day. The Defenders will move to Fridays as will . Meanwhile, NBC has shuffled its Thursday night comedy lineup around.

We hope our detailed guide -- with information from the five major networks -- can assist you in the weeks to come. We’ve included the days, times and return/premiere dates for the midseason programs.

(NOTE: This schedule has been updated as of January 27. Don’t be surprised to see changes in the weeks to come.)

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First Look: James Marsden Gets Wet on Modern Family

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, ABC, Video,


We've already seen what a fully-suited George Clooney looks like in bed with Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet.

In 2011, it will be James Marsden's turn to hang out with Cameron and Mitchell ... in a hot tub. From the looks on their faces, it didn't take much -- or a shirt -- to enchant the couple.

Keep an eye out for the hunky actor when the comedy returns to ABC on January 5.

(To get a look at TV Envy's 2010-11 Midseason Television Programming Schedule, click here.)

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AFI’s Top TV Programs of 2010

Temple GrandinWe’ve already learned which programs the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has deemed worthy of Golden Globe nominations -- but what does the American Film Institute have to say about 2010?

For AFI's annual list, a group “scholars, film and television artists, critics and AFI Trustees” have selected their top choices of the year. Of the ten titles, three are from AMC alone:

  • 30 Rock
  • The Big C
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Breaking Bad
  • Glee
  • Mad Men
  • Modern Family
  • The Pacific
  • Temple Grandin
  • The Walking Dead

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Matt Dillon to Guest Star on Modern Family

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Matt Dillon in Takers

Matt Dillon might have thought there was something about Mary, but at one point he thought there was something about Phil Dunphy's wife, too.

It was recently announced that the Takers star has been tapped to appear in a future episode of Modern Family. Matt will play a former boyfriend of Claire’s who has developed a friendship with her mother (actress Shelley Long).

No date has yet been announced for Dillon’s arrival.

(To get a look at TV Envy's 2010-11 Midseason Television Programming Schedule, click here.)

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2011 Golden Globe Nominations (TV)

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The Golden Globe contenders for the 2010-11 season were officially announced Tuesday morning in Beverly Hills by Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel and Blair Underwood.

Last year's Best Comedy Series winner, Glee, lead all television programs with a total of five nominations. Five series -- 30 Rock, Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, The Good Wife and Mad Men -- tied for second place with three nods each.

Here are some of the notable omissions/inclusions from this year's list of nominees:

  • The Good Wife was the only non-cable series to be recognized for Best Drama.
  • The Walking Dead replaced that other horror series (True Blood), giving AMC two nominations in the Drama category.
  • The limitations of the Best Supporting Actor category meant only two acting noms for the cast of Modern Family.
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt has found herself pitted against Claire Danes ... and Dame Judi Dench.

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards -- hosted again by Ricky Gervais -- will air Jan. 16 on NBC.

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

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Wednesday Ratings: Defenders Defending Its Time Slot

The battle for Wednesday night’s 10:00 hour is proving to be an interesting one. Last week, the debut of Law & Order: Los Angeles bested The Defenders in both the viewers and the demos. This week, Defenders took the viewers, while NBC’s program won the demos. What will happen in Week 3? Place your bets now.

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Wednesday Ratings: Solid Debut for New L&O

Another Wednesday night meant another double-win for CBS. The network, with help from Criminal Minds and Survivor, took both the viewers and the demos. CBS did see a loss, though, in the 10:00 hour. That’s when Law & Order: Los Angeles defeated The Defenders in the time slot.

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This Week on TV (9/27-10/3)


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MONDAY (9/27)
  • House (FOX, 8 p.m.):  “House and Cuddy confront the workplace ramifications of their relationship.” If the show tanks after this pairing, it’s all on them.
  • Hoarders (A&E, 10 p.m.):  “A teacher takes her hoarding lifestyle into the classroom.” Some call that hoarding, others call that an oversized class.
  • Weeds (Showtime, 10 p.m.):  “To retrieve her kidnapped son, Nancy has a showdown with Cesar in a Skee-Ball museum.” The one with the most Chuck E. Cheese tickets in the end wins.

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