In this episode, Jeffrey and I chat about our love for television and delve into FX’s Atlanta, FOX’s Pitch and Lethal Weapon. We also get into some Girl Meets World and wonder when Maya and Zane will get together. We end with “What are you currently watching and looking forward to”.
Music featured this episode: Rae Sremmurd – Look Alive
In this episode, Drew and I chat about season six of Fox’s New Girl and season three of ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder. We also discuss what we’re currently watching and what midseason series we’re looking forward to.
ABC has given a full season order to new series Speechless and Designated Survivor.
Speechless is one of the better comedies that arrived this fall and it has definitely paired well with the Wednesday comedy lineup it’s on that features other great series like Black-ish and Modern Family.
Designated Survivor is Keifer Sutherland’s return to television after his Fox hit 24 ended a couple of years ago.
Both series have done well so far in the ratings with the second weeks on air of Speechless and Designated Survivor both slipping 10% and 18% respectively from their strong starts.
Another Primetime Emmy telecast is in the books and the ceremony was definitely one of the funnier ones in recent history. Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live) did not come to play as he delivered – and landed – jokes on the many topics affecting the world (Donald Trump) and the industry as a whole (Inclusion, Diversity, etc).
The big winner of the night was FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story which led the night with five wins. Stars Sarah Paulson (Marcia Clark) , Sterling K. Brown (Christopher Darden) and Courtney B. Vance (Johnny Cochran) all took home awards for the series. HBO’s Game of Thrones followed with three wins which included the biggest win that came for Best Drama Series.
On the network side, FX gave HBO a run for its money and tied with the usual pack leader for 6 Emmys. Netflix was third with three for the night
Below is a list of winners by program and network, the former including only shows that won multiple Emmys as well as the complete list of 2016 Emmy winners which include last week’s Creative Awards Emmy winners.
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES Game of Thrones – WINNER Mr. Robot House of Cards Downton Abbey Better Call Saul The Americans Homeland
OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES Veep – WINNER Transparent Modern Family Black-ish Silicon Valley Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Master of None
OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story –WINNER Fargo American Crime Roots The Night Manager
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES Kevin Spacey (House of Cards) Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) – WINNER Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan) Kyle Chandler (Bloodline) Matthew Rhys (The Americans)
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES Robin Wright (House of Cards) Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder) Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) – WINNER Claire Danes (Homeland) Taraji P. Henson (Empire) Keri Russell (The Americans)
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) – WINNER Anthony Anderson (black-ish) Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) Aziz Ansari (Master of None) William H. Macy (Shameless)
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) – WINNER Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer) Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) Laurie Metcalf (Getting On) Tracee Ellis-Ross (black-ish) Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE Bryan Cranston (All the Way) Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock: The Abominable Bride) Idris Elba (Luther) Cuba Gooding Jr. (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) Tom Hiddleston (The Night Manager) Courtney B. Vance (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) – WINNER
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE Kirsten Dunst (Fargo) Felicity Huffman (American Crime) Audra McDonald (Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill) Sarah Paulson (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) – WINNER Lili Taylor (American Crime) Kerry Washington (Confirmation)
OUTSTANDING REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM The Voice – WINNER The Amazing Race Top Chef Project Runway Dancing With the Stars American Ninja Warrior
OUTSTANDING VARIETY TALK SERIES Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Jimmy Kimmel Live Last Week Tonight With John Oliver – WINNER The Late Late Show With James Corden Real Time With Bill Maher The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE All the Way Confirmation Luther Sherlock: The Abominable Bride – WINNER A Very Murray Christmas
OUTSTANDING VARIETY SKETCH SERIES Documentary Now! Drunk History Inside Amy Schumer Key & Peele – WINNER Portlandia Saturday Night Live
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul) Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline) – WINNER Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) Michael Kelly (House of Cards) Jon Voight (Ray Donovan)
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey) – WINNER Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) Maura Tierney (The Affair) Constance Zimmer (UnREAL)
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) Ty Burrell (Modern Family) Matt Walsh (Veep) Louie Anderson (Baskets) – WINNER Keegen-Michael Key (Key & Peele) Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) Tony Hale (Veep)
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES Niecy Nash (Getting On) Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live) – WINNER Gaby Hoffmann (Transparent) Allison Janney (Mom) Judith Light (Transparent) Anna Chlumsky (Veep)
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE Sterling K. Brown (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) – WINNER Hugh Laurie (The Night Manager) Jesse Plemons (Fargo) David Schwimmer (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) John Travolta (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo)
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE Kathy Bates (American Horror Story: Hotel) Olivia Colman (The Night Manager) Regina King (American Crime) – WINNER Melissa Leo (All the Way) Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Hotel) Jean Smart (Fargo)
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES Downton Abbey, “Episode 8” (Julian Fellowes) Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards” (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss) – WINNER Mr. Robot, “eps1.0_hellofriend.mov” (Sam Esmail) The Americans, “Persona Non Grata” (Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg) The Good Wife, “End” (Robert King and Michelle King) UnREAL, “Return” (Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro)
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES Catastrophe, “Episode 1” (Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan) Master of None, “Parents” (Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang) – WINNER Silicon Valley, “Founder Friendly” (Dan O’Keefe) Silicon Valley, “The Uptick” (Alec Berg) Veep, “Morning After” (David Mandel) Veep, “Mother” (Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck)
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE Fargo, “Palindrome” (Noah Hawley) Fargo, “Loplop” (Bob DeLaurentis) The Night Manager (David Farr) The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” (D.V. DeVincentis) – WINNER The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, “From the Ashes of Tragedy” (Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski) The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, “The Race Card” (Joe Robert Cole)
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping – WINNER Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted Triumph’s Election Special 2016
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES Michael Engler (Downton Abbey, “Episode 9”) Miguel Sapochnik (Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards”) – WINNER Jack Bender (Game of Thrones, “The Door”) Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland, “The Tradition of Hospitality”) Steven Soderbergh (The Knick, “This Is All We Are”) David Hollander (Ray Donovan, “Exsuscito”)
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES Aziz Ansari (Master of None, “Parents”) Mike Judge (Silicon Valley, “Founder Friendly”) Alec Berg (Silicon Valley, “Daily Active Users”) Jill Solloway (Transparent, “Man on the Land”) – WINNER David Mandel (Veep, “Kissing Your Sister”) Chris Addison (Veep, “Morning After”) Dale Stern (Veep, “Mother”)
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE Jay Roach (All the Way) Noah Hawley (Fargo, “Before the Law”) Susanne Bier (The Night Manager) – WINNER Anthony Hemingway (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, “Manna From Heaven”) Ryan Murphy (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, “From the Ashes of Tragedy”) John Singleton (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, “The Race Card”)
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL Louis J. Horvitz (58th Grammy Awards) Beth McCarthy-Miller (Adele Live in New York City) Chris Rock (Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo) Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski (Grease: Live) – WINNER Kahlil Joseph and Beyoncé Knowles (Lemonade) Glenn Weiss (The Kennedy Center Honors)
OUTSTANDING UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM Born This Way
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A REALITY PROGRAM Life Below Zero
OUTSTANDING HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM RuPaul Charles (RuPaul’s Drag Race)
OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERAWORK, VIDEO CONTROL FOR A SERIES Dancing With the Stars
OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERAWORK, VIDEO CONTROL FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL Grease: Live
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A SHORT FORM COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES Patrika Darbo (Acting Dead)
OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A MULTI-CAMERA SERIES OR SPECIAL (NON-PROSTHETIC) Key & Peele
OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING FOR A MULTI-CAMERA SERIES OR SPECIAL Saturday Night Live
OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM (SINGLE OR MULTI-CAMERA) Vice
OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM (SINGLE OR MULTI-CAMERA) Cartel Land
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM Cartel Land
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A VARIETY, NONFICTION, REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION SERIES Portlandia
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A VARIETY, NONFICTION, EVENT OR AWARD SPECIAL Grease: Live
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A SHORT FORM COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES Rob Corddry (Childrens Hospital)
OUTSTANDING COSTUMES FOR VARIETY, NONFICTION OR REALITY PROGRAMMING The Wiz Live!
OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR A STRUCTURED OR COMPETITION REALITY PROGRAM Who Do You Think You Are?
OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR AN UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM Project Greenlight
OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM NONFICTION OR REALITY SERIES Inside Look: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM VARIETY SERIES Park Bench with Steve Buscemi
OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES Childrens Hospital
OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A VARIETY SERIES OR SPECIAL Danny Elfman’s Music From the Films of Tim Burton(Live From Lincoln Center)
OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR VARIETY PROGRAMMING Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN/LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL Grease: Live
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN/LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A VARIETY SERIES The Voice
OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN ANIMATION (JURIED) Jason Kolowski (Adventure Time, “Bad Jubies”) Tom Herpich (Adventure Time, “Stakes Pt. 8: The Dark”) Jason Carpenter (He Named Me Malala) Chris Tsirgiotis (Long Live the Royals, “Punk Show”) Scott Daros (Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Magical Friendship)
OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM Archer
OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM ANIMATED PROGRAM Robot Chicken
OUTSTANDING CHARACTER VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy)
OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM Making a Murderer
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM Making a Murderer
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM Making a Murderer
OUTSTANDING VARIETY SPECIAL The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Prime Time Special
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SERIES Inside Amy Schumer
EXCEPTIONAL MERIT IN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING Cartel Land Jim: The James Foley Story
OUTSTANDING CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT IN INTERACTIVE MEDIA Multiplatform Storytelling: Archer Scavenger Hunt Original Interactive Program: Henry Social TV Experience: @Midnight with Chris Hardwick User Experience and Visual Design: Cartoon Network App Experience
Here is a breakdown of all the premieres coming this month. Yeah I’m 12 days late but most of the series have not started yet so you’ll be OK.
September 2, 2016
NARCOS (S2) – NETFLIX (Drama)
Season One was all about Pablo Escobar’s rise to power and the DEA moving into his territory to try to take him down. Season two will all about Escobar escaping from prison and the manhunt that ensues.
September 5, 2016
LOOSELY EXACTLY NICOLE (S1) – MTV (Comedy)
Semi-autobiographical series about comedienne Nicole Byer and living the Hollywood dream. Well, Hollywood adjacent – the deep valley to be precise – and it’s not so much a dream but a struggle. Nicole, exuding her special brand of confidence and irreverence, will demonstrate the hilarious missteps of what it means to be out on your own for the first time. With the help of her two besties, Veronica and Devin, Nicole will have to navigate the “real world” as she endures humiliating auditions, unpaid electric bills and the romantic battlefield that is Tinder, all while slowly, but surely, finding her voice as a comedian.
Women and minority TV directors made modest gains during the 2015-16 season, according to the latest report from the Directors Guild, even though 10% of all episodic TV shows employed no women or minority directors at all. Women directed 17% of all episodes, which the DGA called a “small” increase from 16% the prior year.…