HBO knocked it out of the park with several heartbreaking, influential, provocative, compelling and/or poignant TV movies in the past few years (think “,” “Game Change” and “Recount”), but rarely has the premium cable network looked so strong in the race for a bunch of Emmys than this year, with “The Normal Heart.” “The Normal more »
Talk about a double whammy. NBC, after taking the Primetime Emmy baton from CBS, has pulled quite the unexpected scheduling stunt, as it’s just announced this year’s TV Oscars will air on Monday August 25. Oh, the blasphemy! The horror! The sacrilege! Well, is it? Is it really? Sure, it’s the first time in 38 more »
Marcia Wallace became a fixture in American homes as Carol Kester, the self-deprecating receptionist on . Her dry humor and bright red hair made her instantly recognizable. In addition to the Newhart vehicle, she was a constant presence on game shows such as The $25,000 Pyramid and Hollywood Squares. Her longest TV role was as more »
Oh Neil Patrick Harris, you just make me smile. And clearly I’m not the only one seeing as last night ‘s 2013 Emmy show on CBS posted its highest ratings since 2007.
Correcting one of the bigger Emmy injustices in recent memory, Breaking Bad finally got the win for outstanding drama. Much to the chagrin of a fan group that hates Skyler White, but not her meth dealing, murdering husband, Anna Gunn won outstanding lead actress in a drama. Star Bryan Cranston has won his category before, but this time he lost out to The Newsroom’s Jeff Daniels. Backstage, Cranston told reporters how happy he was for the entire team behind the show.
As improbable as it seems, whether on The Bob Newhart Show or Newhart, Bob Newhart had never won an Emmy throughout his five decades of entertaining audiences. He took home a trophy at Sunday’s Creative Arts Emmys for his guest appearance on as Professor Proton, former host of a children’s science show. The Professor has more »
Eydie Gorme managed a five-decade career in a business that often doesn’t allow the 15 minutes of fame we talk about. The singer died Saturday night at age 84 after a brief illness. She rose to fame as a singer on Steve Allen’s Tonight Show, where she met her husband, Steve Lawrence. A love story more »
AMC’s runaway smash Breaking Bad returns Aug. 11 at 9 p.m. Eastern. To celebrate, car washes in eight major cities are rebranding as “Walter White’s A1A Car Wash” on Friday Aug. 9. The number signifies the eight remaining episodes of the groundbreaking drama. White, a chemistry teacher, had to work part time at a car more »
I don’t know if it’s because there are so many deserving TV shows on air right now or because The Academy’s choices have become fairly predictable, but for once there’s very little to be pissed about when browsing through the 2013 Emmy nomination list. Sure, there’s the occasional snub here and there (nothing for New more »
The 2013 Emmy nominations were announced today! Keep yourself entertained until the show with the six funniest Emmy moments.
Oscar producers, take note! Neil Patrick Harris has been asked to host the Primetime Emmy Awards again, with the charismatic actor, singer, director, producer and magician (!) accepting in a heartbeat. Okay, maybe we don’t know if NPH said yes in the blink of an eye, but we don’t think he hesitated a lot either more »
World War II: Part Three? You betcha.It seems that Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg will dip into the World War well for the third time (well, four times if you count “Saving Private Ryan”) and partner up with HBO to create yet another military mini-series event in the near future. Hanks and Spielberg have been more »