No joke: Andy Samberg is hosting the Emmys

It’s going to be a long hot summer, and at its end comes September with the unofficial launch of awards season: the Emmy awards. Because you’ve been good, the news of the host of the 67th Emmy Awards is going to be goofy comedian Andy Samberg, who stars in Brooklyn Nine-Nine right along with some more »

‘True Detective’, ‘Orange’ emerge as Emmy favorites after Creative Arts wins

Not nearly as high-profile as the big, glitzy, live broadcasted Emmy ceremony, the preceding Creative Arts gala often works as a pacesetter and ballot filler for awards prognosticators. But you have to know how to read and interpret the “Creative” trophies. For instance, even though the all-around nomination count leader, HBO’s oft-snubbed Game of Thrones, more »

Emmys add Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Key and Peele to presenter lineup

Amy Poehler once said that only the Golden Globes can bring together the beautiful people of film and rat-faced people in television, but separating the two once largely contrasting categories is no easy feat anymore. That’s clearly because the standards of solid television have been greatly elevated of late, whereas good movies seem to be more »


Cancelled ‘Beware the Batman’ nominated for Daytime Emmy Award

Cancel Batman if you wish, but the Dark Knight always gets the final word. Just days after Cartoon Network announced it will burn ‘s final episodes at at 3 a.m. on Sunday mornings, word comes that the show is up for a Daytime Emmy. Its second episode, Secrets, earned a nomination for Outstanding Children’s Animated more »

The Tweet of God Twitter feed will be adapted for Broadway

Fred Phelps is dead, and God is coming life, in the form that may please the mean old late man: as a Broadway musical. Former “Daily Show” head writer and author David Javerbaum’s book, “,” will be adapted for the Broadway stage. Javerbaum, who won 11 Emmys during his tenure at The Daily Show – enough to more »


True Detective going to the Emmys as a drama?

True Detective is going to the Emmys but not in the miniseries category where it would probably be a slam-dunk winner. Instead, they’re taking on  and company as a drama headliner. Yes, you’re good. You have the star power to be one hell of a drama, but you are a miniseries! HBO! This is not more »


Crying is the new laughter: ‘Orange Is the New Black’ entering Emmys as comedy

Remember that one time you watched Orange Is the New Black, and laughed, and laughed, and laughed? Yeah, me neither. I mean, sure, the show is technically billed as a dramedy, and the first season had its fair share of (dark) comical moments and running gags (cue legendary chicken). But if we’re going to deem more »


‘Normal Heart’ teaser drops, TV movie a shoo-in for all the Emmys

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 »


NBC moves Primetime Emmy Awards to a Monday… in August

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 »

Sitcom Veteran Marcia Wallace Dies at Age 70

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 »

The Results are in: Last Night’s Emmys Had Highest Ratings Since 2007

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.

2013 Emmys: Breaking Bad Breaks Through, Netflix Arrives

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.