Articles for Hot in Cleveland Season 2

With the huge premiere of Hot in Cleveland over the summer, TV Land is suddenly a place for more than just reruns of classic sitcoms. The show earned great ratings and two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, making it a genuine phenomenon.  Read more »
The shows being featured at this year‘s Paley Festival have been announced, and they read like a list of my favorite obsessions. Every year the festival holds a series of panels to discuss television. This year‘s will run March 4-17.  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 »
How that Justin Bieber has stolen all the tween girls from the Jonas Brothers, the pop star siblings are branching out into acting. After the success of the Camp Rock films and their own Disney Channel series (for which both Nick and Joe Jonas are nominated for a Kids Choice Award this year), these two Jonii are both trying their hand at guest starring on other shows. Meanwhile, Kevin is stuck being married, so his career and life are effectively over.Over the summer Joe Jonas guest starred on Hot in Cleveland and last night, Nick Jonas appeared on the new ABC comedy Mr. Sunshine. But which Jonas brother gave the better performance? Let‘s take a closer look.  Read more »
So you thought Betty White‘s resurgence was winding down? Hold your horses there, youngsters, because the old folks are here to stay, and 89-year-old Betty White seems to be their Grand Poobah. Not only did NBC announce plans this week for White to host its new show Betty White‘s Off Their Rockers, a hidden camera show about a pack of wily senior citizens who play pranks on unsuspecting young people, but today CBS announced its plans for White to host its new reality show Ultimate GILF: The Search for America‘s Sexiest Senior Citizen, capitalizing on the renewed interest in programming for the elderly.  So what does GILF stand for, you ask? For fear that I‘m going to receive an upset and/or confused phone call from my own grandma, I‘ll just clue you in that the G stands for grandparent.  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 »
This year, despite some glaring oversights, the Emmy Awards got a lot of stuff right. They welcomed plenty of new shows like Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire and The Big C while also including returning favorites ignored in previous years like Friday Night Lights, Justified and Parks and Recreation.  Read more »

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