Articles for Episodes Season 1

Showtime may be dominated by female-driven comedies, but now it‘s time for the men to take center stage. Weeds, The Big C, Nurse Jackie and United States of Tara are all great, but now Showtime has paired two male-centric comedies, the sex-fueled David Duchovny series Californication and the Matt LeBlanc TV insider comedy Episodes.  Read more »
There‘s more going on in Hollywood than the Oscars and Charlie Sheen‘s epic meltdown. Here are the other stories of the day.  Read more »
In 2005 Desperate Housewives was the hot new show on TV and it earned 15 Emmy nominations for its first season, but despite a ton of buzz, it failed to win the award for Outstanding Comedy Series. The following year, amid much criticism that the show was too dramatic and serious, it was surprisingly dropped from the Comedy Series race and only picked up seven nominations.I mention this story at the start of my predictions for this year‘s Emmy nominations for Comedy because it seems eerily similar to Glee. The show had a ton of buzz for its first year, didn‘t win for Outstanding Comedy Series, and now, with criticism about its overly dramatic second season, there‘s a chance it too could be left out in the cold.  Read more »
The 2011 Emmy nominations were announced today, and as expected, last year‘s big winners, Mad Men and Modern Family, are the most nominated drama and comedy with 19 and 17 nominations, respectively. However, the nominees this year include a number of very pleasant surprises and big totals for HBO‘s freshman dramas Boardwalk Empire (18 nominations) and Game of Thrones (13 nominations).  Read more »
Unfortunately, Ricky Gervais wasn‘t the high point in this year‘s Golden Globe Awards. His return to the show saw the Brit comedian‘s quips neutered, despite his best attempts to really rip the Hollywood establishment apart. Sure, there was his F-bomb, and there was his pretty good take on Natalie Portman‘s pregnancy causing a nomination drought, but it was the establishment -- Madonna and Colin Firth, specifically -- who properly ripped into Ricky.Not that I‘m a heartless guy. I really wanted Ricky to succeed, especially after how he hosted last year‘s Golden Globes.See the full list of this year‘s Golden Globe nominees Read more »
The Golden Globes clearly loved the new shows of 2011. For this year‘s Golden Globe Awards, 11 different shows that premiered this year scored major nominations, including Showtime‘s Homeland which scored three noms and FOX‘s New Girl which picked up two.  Read more »

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