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Summer Television May 27, 2013


45c4e-summer2btvHappy Memorial Day!!!! Hope everyone is having an amazing day. With all the barbecues and poolside activity happening today, some might not be thinking about what’s on television tonight but a couple of premieres are happening tonight.

The Bachelorette – ABC 8/7c. Season 9 premiere. You all know the premise. One of the ladies that was dumped on The Bachelor gets chosen to be the new bachelorette. She then is given 25 suitors looking for “love” to choose from. I really don’t know why this show is still on. There have been maybe 3 relationships that have lasted out of all the seasons of the Bachelor and Bachelorette. It is a little fun to watch these people act ridiculous on television. Continue reading Summer Television May 27, 2013

Christmas Marathons


It’s Christmas weekend and a million marathons are happening across all networks.  Here are the ones happening from Sunday, December 23 – Tuesday, December 25.

Sunday TV Marathons

A&E has 16 episodes of Storage Wars….
AMC is playing Miracle on 34th Street 10 times.
BBC America has five episodes of On Thin Ice.
BET is playing four parts of the Roots miniseries.
Bravo has five episodes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Centric has 22 episodes of The Cosby Show.
Chiller has 10 episodes of Fear Factor followed by six episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Destination America has six episodes of BBQ Pitmasters.
Discovery Fit & Health has six episodes of Untold Stories of the E.R.
ESPN2 has eight episodes of World Series of Poker.
Food Network has nine episodes of Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives.
GSN has seven episodes of The American Bible Challenge.
H2 has six episodes of Ancient Discoveries.
Hallmark Channel has Christmas themed TV movies all day long.
Hallmark Movie Channel is playing Murder, She Wrote episodes and TV movies all day.
HGTV has six episodes of Love It or List It.
The Hub has six episodes of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
ION has seven Christmas themed TV movies.
Lifetime has six Christmas holiday themed TV movies.
Lifetime Movie Network is playing four Christmas holiday themed movies.
MTV2 has 12 episodes of Ridiculousness tonight.
NickToon has 10 episodes of The Fairly OddParents.
Oxygen has 10 episodes of Snapped.
Science has five episodes of Geologic Journey early followed by six episodes of What the Ancients Knew today and six episodes of Biblical Mysteries Explained.
Speed has 10 episodes of Hot Rod TV.
Spike TV has 13 episodes of Ink Master.
style has 10 episodes of Sex and the City.
Syfy is playing six Star Trek movies.
TLC has seven episodes of Toddlers & Tiaras.
TNT has five episodes of Law & Order early and later is playing The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
truTV has five episodes of Top 20 Most Shocking today.
TV Land has 14 episodes of Roseanne.
USA Network has nine episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Velocity has 21 episodes of American Hot Rod.
WE tv has 10 episodes of Braxton Family Values.

Christmas Eve TV Marathons

A&E has five episodes of The First 48 followed by 14 episodes of Duck Dynasty.
ABC Family has six Christmas themed movies including The Santa Clause 1-3.
AMC is playing five holiday classic movies.
BBC America has 10 episodes of James May’s Toy Stories early followed by nine episodes of Top Gear.
BET is playing all six parts of the Roots miniseries.
Bravo has eight episodes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta today.
Chiller has 24 episodes of Dead Like Me.
Cloo has 24 episodes of Psych.
Destination America has 15 episodes of Lottery Changed My Life.
Discovery Channel has 15 episodes of Moonshiners.
Discovery Fit & Health has 15 episodes of Undercover Boss.
DIY has 10 episodes of Holmes on Homes tonight.
Food Network has nine episodes of Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives tonight.
gmc is playing five Christmas holiday themed movies today.
Golf Channel has six episodes of Feherty early.
GSN has 10 episodes of Minute to Win It early followed by 12 episodes of Family Feud.
Hallmark Channel has five Christmas themed TV movies tonight.
HGTV has five episodes of Love It or List It early.
History has 40 episodes of Pawn Stars.
ID has five episodes of Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda followed by 10 episodes of Disappeared tonight.

ION has six Christmas themed TV movies.

Lifetime has six Christmas holiday themed TV movies.
Military has seven episodes of Secrets of World War II.
MLB Network has 21 episodes of Prime 9.
MSNBC has nine episodes of Caught on Camera.
MTV has eight episodes of Teen Mom 2.
MTV2 has 12 episodes of Ridiculousness.
Nat Geo Wild has seven episodes of Wild Wives of Africa.
NBA TV is playing the documentary movie Hoop Dreams four times and another six tomorrow.
Science is playing the whole season of Firefly.
Spike TV has 17 episodes of Deadliest Warriors.
TBS begins playing A Christmas Story tonight 12 times into tomorrow.
TLC has 15 episodes of Cake Boss early followed by 17 episodes of Long Island Medium.
TNT has nine episodes of The Mentalist.
truTV has nine episodes of truTV Presents: World’s Dumbest… and five episodes of Top 20 Most Shocking in late night.
TV One has 12 episodes of Martin early and later eight episodes of R&B Divas.
Universal HD has 24 episodes of Charlie’s Angels.
USA Network has 12 episodes of NCIS.
Velocity has 42 episodes of Chasing Classic Cars.
VH1 has five episodes of Undateable early and later 15 episodes of T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle tonight.
WE tv has 38 episodes of Roseanne.

Christmas Day TV Marathons

A&E has 20 episodes of Storage Wars tonight.
ABC Family has The Santa Clause 1-3 followed by three more Christmas themed movies.
Animal Planet has 14 episodes of Call of the Wildman: More Live Action! tonight.
BBC America has 14 episodes of Doctor Who.
BET is playing all seven parts of the Roots: The Next Generationsminiseries.
BIO has 16 episodes of The UneXplained tonight.
Chiller has 24 episodes of The Secret Circle.
Cloo has 24 episodes of Burn Notice.
Cooking Channel has 10 episodes of Extra Virgin today.
Destination America has 14 episodes of Swamp Loggers early followed by 12 episodes of Hillbilly Blood tonight.
Discovery Channel has 11 episodes of Alaska: The Last Frontier.
Discovery Fit & Health has 15 episodes of Untold Stories of the E.R..
DIY has 20 episodes of Holmes on Homes.
Food Network has five episodes of Chopped All-Stars tonight.
FX is playing How to Train Your Dragon six times.
G4 is playing The Karate Kid I-III twice.
gmc is playing four Christmas holiday themed movies today.
Golf Channel has six episodes of Feherty early.
GSN has 16 episodes of Match Game early.
Hallmark Channel has all 12 of this year’s new Christmas themed TV movies.
HGTV has 22 episodes of House Hunters… today.
History has 24 episodes of American Restoration tonight.
ID has 24 episodes of Nightmare Next Door.
IFC is playing the six part Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer’s Cut) today.
ION has six Christmas themed TV movies today.
Lifetime has eight Christmas holiday themed TV movies today.
Logo has 10 episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race… today.
Military has 24 episodes of The World at War.
MSNBC has 18 episodes of Caught on Camera.
MTV2 has 12 episodes of Rob & Big tonight.
Nat Geo has 10 episodes of Brain Games tonight.
Nat Geo Wild has 19 episodes of The Incredible Dr. Pol.
NBA TV is playing the documentary movie Hoop Dreams six times today.
Oxygen has eight episodes of America’s Next Top Model early followed by 15 episodes of The Bad Girls Club.
Science has 18 episodes of Fringe.
Speed has 24 episodes of Dumbest Stuff on Wheels.
style has 19 episodes of Tia & Tamera.
Syfy has 26 episodes of K9 today.
TBS is playing A Christmas Story 10 times today.
TLC has 11 episodes of Undercover Boss.
TNT has 11 episodes of Rizzoli & Isles.
Travel Channel has 20 episodes of Man v. Food…
truTV has 10 episodes of All Worked Up early followed by 16 episodes ofHardcore Pawn.
USA Network is playing all four Indiana Jones movies two times.
Velocity has 21 episodes of Overhaulin’.
VH1 has 12 episodes of Pop-Up Video early and later the five-part The 100 Greatest Kid Stars followed by the five-part 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s.

Courtesy of TVaholic.

2012 Emmy Nominations Are Here!!!!!


2012 Emmy nominations were announced this morning and there were shocking nominations at all. They were announced by Late Night With Jimmy Kimmel’s own Jimmy Kimmel and Scandal‘s Kerry Washington (chick looked specially fresh-faced for it being 5:30 in the morning L.A time).  Kimmel showed up in his pajamas to read the noms because of the ungodly hour. He was his hilarious self as usual and brought a breath of fresh air to the usually stiff nomination reading.

AMC’s Mad Men and FX’s American Horror Story landed the most nominations with 17.  Hatfield & McCoys (History), Breaking Bad (AMC), Game Change (HBO) and Modern Family (ABC) also earned multiple nominations. There were many first time nominees including Bill Hader (Supporting Actor Comedy, Saturday Night Live, NBC), Zooey Deschanel (Lead Actress Comedy, New Girl, FOX), Max Greenfield (Supporting Actor Comedy, New Girl, FOX),and Lena Dunham (Lead Actress Comedy; Writing For Comedy, Directing For Comedy , Girls, HBO).

Here are the rest of the nominees and a couple of thoughts on some of them.

Best comedy
The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Girls
Modern Family
30 Rock
Veep – Yes this show is soooo funny.

Best drama
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
Mad Men

Lead actress in drama
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law – Seriously this nomination could have gone to someone else.
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Lead actor in a drama
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Michael C. Hall, Dexter – Last season of Dexter was not that great. This spot should have gone to John Noble (Fringe) or Timothy Olyphant (Justified).

Best competition reality show
The Amazing Race
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
The Voice – Maybe the first season of The Voice should have been nominated but not this season’s.
Top Chef – This show is consistently the best show out of the bunch so it should it.

Lead actress in a comedy
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep – So happy about Veep‘s nomination. This show is sooooo hilarious.
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly – I love her but no this should be someone else.
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Lead actor in a comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men – Really? WHY ARE THEY STILL NOMINATING HIM? Joel McHale should be here.
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best supporting actress, comedy
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Best supporting actor, comedy
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Max Greenfield, New Girl – I hope he wins. Schmidt just makes this show a lot of times.
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Best supporting actress, drama
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife – YESSSSS I love Kalinda.
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Best supporting actor, drama
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Jared Harris, Mad Men 

Best miniseries or movie
Game Change
American Horror Story
Hatfield & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Luther
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Best variety series
The Colbert Report 
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher 
Saturday Night Live 

Best animated program
American Dad
Bob’s Burgers
Futurama
The Penguins Of Madagascar: The Return Of The Revenge Of Dr. Blowhole
The Simpsons

Best non-competition reality program
Antiques Roadshow
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
MythBusters
Shark Tank
Undercover Boss
Who Do You Think You Are?

Best reality show host
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance – Yes love Cat. She definitely deserves it.

Best guest actress in a comedy
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock
Margaret Cho, 30 Rock
Kathy Bates, Two and a Half Men

Best guest actor in a comedy
Michael J. Fox, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Greg Kinnear, Modern Family
Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
Will Arnett, 30 Rock
Jon Hamm, 30 Rock

Best guest actress in a drama
Martha Plimpton, The Good Wife
Loretta Devine, Grey’s Anatomy
Jean Smart, Harry’s Law
Julia Ormond, Mad Men
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Uma Thurman, Smash

Best guest actor in a drama series
Mark Margolis, Breaking Bad
Dylan Baker, The Good Wife
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
Dickie Bennett, Justified
Ben Feldman, Mad Men
Jason Ritter, Parenthood

Best lead actress in a miniseries or movie
Connie Britton, American Horror Story
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Ashley Judd, Missing
Emma Thompson, The Song Of Lunch (Masterpiece)

Best lead actor in a miniseries or movie
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Idris Elba, Luther
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia

Best supporting actress in a miniseries or movie
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Mare Winningham, Hatfields & McCoys
Judy Davis, Page Eight (Masterpiece)

Best supporting actor in a miniseries or movie
Denis O’Hare, American Horror Story
Ed Harris, Game Change
Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys
David Strathairn, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)

Best writing for a comedy
Chris McKenna, Community
Lena Dunham, Girls
Louis C.K., Louie
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Michael Schur, Parks and Recreation

Best writing for a drama
Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey
Alex Gansa, Gideon Raff, Howard Gordon, Homeland
Semi Chellas, Matthew Weiner, Mad Men
Andre and Maria Jacquemetton, Mad Men
Erin Levy, Matthew Weiner, Mad Men