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This Week on TV (11/2-11/8)


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MONDAY (11/2)
  • Heroes (NBC, 8pm):  “Hiro has another chance to save Charlie (Glee‘s Jayma Mays) when he travels three years into the past, where he also encounters Samuel.” NBC has now resorted to reversing time to steal FOX’s thunder.
  • Accidentally on Purpose (CBS, 8:30pm):  “Billie and Zack have their first big fight after Zack, hoping to surprise Billie, installs a low-flow toilet without consulting her first.” She didn’t appreciate having to flush twice after her #2’s.
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 9:30pm):  “Sheldon tries to teach Leonard the fundamentals of football.” Despite his wealth of knowledge, Sheldon still couldn’t explain the cheese-on-heads ritual.

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Quote of the Day: January Jones on Ashton Kutcher’s Acting Advice

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Cable, Gossip,

January Jones on Mad Men

“The guy I was dating when I first got to L.A. was not supportive of my acting. He was like, I don’t think you’re going to be good at this. So—f**k you! He only has nice things to say now—if anything, I should thank him. Because the minute you tell me I can’t do something, that’s when I’m most motivated.”

-Golden Globe-nominated (Mad Men) on the advice her previous boyfriend, Ashton Kutcher, once gave her.

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Mad Men…as Done by Sesame Street

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Daytime, Kids, PBS, Video,

This may be the widest range of emotions I’ve ever seen “Don Draper” display.

For their show’s 40th season, the characters of parody the execs of Madison Avenue.

What would it look like if the advertising sycophants tackled a honey account? Watch EMC’s version of and find out!

Read More | Entertainment Weekly

This Week on TV (9/28-10/4)

Kelsey Grammer in Hank

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MONDAY (9/28)

Season premieres: County Jail, Lie to Me, Trauma

  • Trauma (NBC, 9pm):  “A medical drama focusing on the first-responder paramedics at a San Francisco hospital and the extreme dangers they face to save lives.” It’s like a “very special episode” of ...every…week.
  • Unwrapped (FOOD, 9pm):  “The making of bacon ice cream at Delaware s Woodside Farm Creamery.” Hot bacon sundaes can be topped off with bacon bits and/or bacon grease.
  • CSI: Miami (CBS, 10pm):  “The lab is attacked and new CSI Jesse Cardoza is taken hostage along with four other people.” Unfortunately, the newbie wasn’t eligible for his hostage compensation benefits yet.

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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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Mad Men Featured on ‘60s-Themed Oprah

Oprah with January Jones and Jon Hamm

Could Oprah Winfrey do for what she does for books?

This coming Monday, the talk show hostess and her upswept hair will dedicate the entire broadcast to a particular decade. The show, entitled “Oprah Goes Back in Time: The 60s,” will include appearances from both January Jones and .

The hour will also feature items that would have been Winfrey’s favorite during that time. (I’m guessing the audience won’t want any of those freebies.)

Maybe Oprah could have Dr. Phil talk to Don Draper about his daddy issues and extramarital affairs?

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Mad Men Spoofed in Only a Minute

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Cable, Video,

Thanks to Don Draper’s Guide to Picking Up Women, Mad Men novices got a nice whiff of the main character’s appeal. But what exactly is the 1960’s-set show about?

After watching this 60-second parody, you’ll be perfectly equipped to jump right into the AMC series.

Read More | The Hollywood Reporter

TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (9/8)


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


  • Giuliana & Bill (Style) - Season 2
  • Leverage (TNT) - Season 3
  • Mad Men (AMC) - Season 4
  • The Singing Bee (CMT) - Season 2


  • Reading Rainbow (PBS) - The program aired its last episode on August 28.
  • Rescue Me (FX) - The seventh and final season will air in 2011.

(To get a look at TV Envy’s 2009 Fall Programming Schedule, click here.)

Read More | Entertainment Weekly

Mad Men Yourself in Time for Premiere

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Cable, Internet,

Mad Men Yourself

Now that we’re only two weeks away until the return of , it’s time to get ourselves back into the ‘60s state of mind.

Have you dreamed about sharing a cocktail with Don Draper? Wishing you could pitch a presentation to the execs at Sterling Cooper? Have you find yourself admiring Joan Holloway’s curves? Then this application is for you.

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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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