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HBO may have picked up 101 Emmy nominations, more than any other network, but the cable giant has a lot of work to do with scripted series. Only 17 of those nominations came for drama and comedies with True Blood leading the pack with just five nominations. For a comparison, The Sopranos averaged 16 nominations every season it was on.To compensate, HBO is developing a number of new dramas that are sure to up the network‘s pedigree. Here‘s the latest news on three shows to look forward to.  Read more »
It‘s Showtime for The Big C and Weeds One of this year‘s best new shows, The Big C, has been given a second season. The series, currently in its first season, stars Laura Linney as a middle aged woman who discovers she has terminal cancer. The show could have been a huge downer given the subject matter, but Linney delivers such a magnificent performance that will surely make her a front runner come Emmy season. Because of the nature of the show, each season of the series will be a season of time. Since its summer in the first season, the second season will take place in the fall. If you are not watching this show stop what you are doing and schedule some time in front of the tube.It looks like Showtime is sticking with the formula that has yet to fail: Dark TV dramadies (man I hate that word) led by eccentric, magnetic women. The network has also renewed its flagship pot comedy, Weeds, for a seventh season. Nancy Botwin is going to be slinging for another year. After a rocky fifth season, Weeds has been working hard to get its mojo back in the current sixth season. [Zap2it]  Read more »
This morning the Golden Glode Award nominations were announced, and the TV side featured some truly outrageous nominations. While shows like Glee and 30 Rock picked up many expected nominations, who could‘ve seen someone like Scott Caan getting nominated for Hawaii Five-0? Or Piper Perabo for USA‘s Covert Affairs?The Golden Globes also gave love to new shows like Boardwalk Empire, The Walking Dead and The Big C. Read more »
Welcome to The GBU, a weekly column coming every Monday where I look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on TV.   I watch more TV than anyone I know, between 60 and 70 hours each week, every week. Doing the math, that amounts to roughly 3,500 hours, or nearly 40 percent of my life, spent watching TV in 2010.  Read more »
Just two days after the Golden Globe nominations were announced, the Screen Actors Guild unveiled their nominations. While the drama side is rather predictable, the comedy line-up is full of surprises, including two nominations for TV Land‘s Hot in Cleveland.  Read more »
The 2011 Golden Globe Awards air this Sunday at 8pm ET (5pm PT), and will be hosted once again by the incredibly funny Ricky Gervais. Last year saw a diverse pool of winners with Glee taking home the Best Comedy award while Mad Men won for the third year in a row in Drama.  Read more »
It was a big night for Glee as members of the foreign press kicked off awards season with the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles.The Fox musical series was named Best TV Series - Comedy or Musical for a second year in a row, with Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch taking home Best Supporting Actor and Actress, respectively. HBO‘s Prohibition-era drama Boardwalk Empire was named Best TV Series - Drama, with Steve Buscemi named Best Actor - Drama. Katey Sagal was finally recognized as Best Actress - Drama for her work in FX‘s Sons of Anarchy, while Jim Parsons and Laura Linney were similarly feted.The Facebook drama The Social Network emerged as the big winner on the film front, winning four awards, including Best Motion Picture - Drama and honors for director David Fincher and writer Aaron Sorkin. The quirky comedy The Kids Are All Right went home with two awards, including Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical. Natalie Portman was named Best Actress - Drama for Black Swan, while The Fighter‘s Christian Bale and Melissa Leo took nods for Best Supporting Actor and Actress.The nominees for this year‘s major awards are listed below, with the winners in bold. The full list of winners can be found here. Read more »
Welcome to The GBU, a weekly column where I look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on TV.The 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards were a lot more serious than the recent Golden Globe Awards. For television, the awards went to Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Betty White (Hot in Cleveland) and the casts of Boardwalk Empire and Modern Family.  Read more »

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