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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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EntourageAlthough we’re still not sure when Entourage is going to end, already knows where the show is heading.

During a recent interview, the show’s executive producer said the program will some day end up in theaters. But first, Vinnie Chase and the boys will have to finish at least two more seasons on HBO. “We’ll see, there could be more. But then, a movie,” Wahlberg claimed.

A rep for the cable channel said a big screen feature could be in the cards. “It is not out of the realm of possibility, but the producers are concentrating on the new season,” HBO stated.

Would Entourage end up bombing like the faux-Medellin? Or would it become another box office hit like ? I’m sure Ari Gold is dying to know.

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Could we soon see more drama for Johnny Drama?

Although HBO’s Entourage has played a host to a lengthy list of guest stars including Matt Damon, Zac Efron and Martin Scorsese, there’s one person we’ll probably never see on the show: .

During a recent interview with Good Day LA, the Armored star explained why he doesn’t see himself acting alongside his brother (Emmy nominee ) anytime soon.

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Zac Efron on Entourage

If there’s anything we’ve learned from Zac Efron’s appearance on Saturday Night Live, it’s that he’s very good at playing himself.

In this picture from , the High School Musical star once again gives us a glimpse of what it’s like to be…Efron. (Apparently he likes to shop at at Niketown.) But how will he figure into the plot? According to a description for the show, Ari “will steal” the High School Musical star from Adam Davies.

Efron will make his cameo on September 13.

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Royal Pains

Here’s an update on the shows you’ll be seeing more of in the months to come:


  • Burn Notice (USA) - Season 4
  • Cake Boss (TLC) - Season 2
  • Entourage (HBO) - Season 7
  • Hung (HBO) - Season 2
  • Iconoclasts (Sundance) - Season 5
  • In Plain Sight (USA) - Season 3
  • Royal Pains (USA) - Season 2
  • True Blood (HBO) - Season 3

(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)

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More to Love

(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)


MONDAY (7/27)
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family, 8pm):  “Amy is jealous when she realizes Ben is going on a summer road trip, while she has to continue working and going to school.” I think her previous summer was eventful enough.
  • The Bachelorette (ABC, 8pm):  Season finale. “Jillian’s choice is down to Ed or Kiptyn in the season finale, taped or Hawaii’s Big Island, where she has outdoor dates with the two, who are also grilled by her family.” Let’s be real: A name like Kiptyn should never be paired with a name like Jillian.
  • Making His Band (MTV, 10pm):  Series premiere. “ begins his search for talented singers and musicians to back him up on an upcoming tour.” Behind every weak singer is a strong support system.
  • Dating in the Dark (ABC, 10pm):  “The singles look in their dates’ luggage before spending time with them in the darkroom.” It would be nice to know if anyone was packing heat before the lights went off.

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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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Eric McCormackMatt Damon

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

Desperate Housewives: Wondering what Susan’s daughter has been up to recently? Well, you will soon find out. Julie Mayer (Andrea Bowen) will be returning to Wisteria Lane next year…for probably more than just a quick visit. The network has confirmed that Julie, who was most most recently seen dating her professor, will at least be back for the September 27 premiere. (Sources say she will become a series regular.) Meanwhile, another young lady has been granted an extended stay. Maiara Walsh, who played Carlos’ niece Ana Solis, will be around to give Gaby grief for the entire season.

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

Gossip Girl: A star of different CW show will become Nate Archibald’s latest love interest. On September 14, a blonde Joanna Garcia (Privileged) will begin a four-episode stint as Bree Buckley, a “Miss America-type Southern belle.” Later, another blonde - Hilary Duff - will set up shop as Olivia Burke, an actress-turned-college student. Duff will room with Vanessa, a fellow NYU student, for a few weeks starting on October 5.

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Entourage Season 5 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • Blue Murder (Set 4)
  • Eastbound & Down (Season 1)
  • Entourage (Season 5)
  • Eureka (Season 3)
  • Extreme Trains (Season 1)
  • Hi-5 (Season 2)
  • The IT Crowd (Season 2)
  • Jockeys
  • MonsterQuest (Season 3, Set 1)
  • Parker Lewis Can’t Lose (Season 1)
  • Princess Protection Program

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