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FOX New Series Trailers

Here are a couple of teaser trailers of some of FOX’s new series coming next fall. Their new slate looks pretty good. Which of these make it to May 2014? Any guesses?

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Starring Andy Sandberg (Saturday Night Live), André Braugher (Men of A Certain Age, Last Resort), Terry Crews (White Chicks, Expendables), and Melissa Fumero (CSI:NY). The show is a workplace comedy about what happens when a hotshot detective gets a new Captain with a lot to prove. 

André Braugher is one hard-working man. It’s a testament to his talent that he can get work so quickly. For some reason people never watch his shows. His last 2 shows (Men of A Certain Age (I still miss this show) and Last Resort) were cancelled pretty quickly. Hopefully this one sticks. From watching this trailer it looks pretty funny. I like those comedies where the straight man plays against the goofball so I’m sure I’ll like this. Brooklyn Nine-Nine will air Tuesdays at 8:30/7:30c. Continue reading FOX New Series Trailers

What To Watch: September 15

More premieres coming for tonight. It’s the weekend so there isn’t much coming out.


9/8c – OWN – Welcome To Sweetie Pie’s – Season 2 Premiere. The show follows the loud, loving and still very musical Montgomery family as they struggle with expanding their family owned business and creating a legacy to pass on to future generations, one soulful dish at a time.

11:29/10:29c – NBC – Saturday Night Live – Season 38 premiere. SNL kicks off the new season with host Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, Ted) and musical guest Frank Ocean (Channel Orange, Nostalgia Ultra). The show lost a lot of the funnier people they had on the show but there are still many left like Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis, Jay Pharoah, Vanessa Baher and Bobby Moynihan. We’ll see if it gets any funnier than the last couple of seasons. I doubt it but I’ll keep watching.

Some TV News

Good news for those that have hated The Office ever since Steve Carrell left or even before that. Season 9, which will premiere Thursday September 20th on NBC, will be the series last one. Thank the Lord!!! After the disaster that was season 8 it needed to end. Why they didn’t go out while they were on top makes no sense to me. I watched all the episodes from last season, but I could barely tell you what happened because the show became background noise for me while I did other things. With the show ending, there is still the possibility of seeing some of the characters from the show. NBC is developing a spin-off with Dwight as the main character. Some of the characters from the new show will be slowly introduced this season on The Office. Hopefully this show doesn’t get picked up. Of all the characters from the show to get a spin-off, I definitely wouldn’t have said Dwight.

The Real Husbands of Hollywood was confirmed by BET for 10 episodes. If you remember the series comes from the 2011 skits that featured Kevin Hart and a bevy of other “husbands” from Bobby Brown, Nick Cannon, Nelly, etc. The series will be continuing from those hilarious sketches and has been said to be a more scripted with improv like the show Curb Your Enthusiasm.  In addition to those that were featured in the sketch (Nelly, Nick Cannon, etc), Robin Thicke and Boris Kodjoe have been added into mix as well as Duane Martin, JB Smoove and Faizon Love.

The first time they did the sketch on the 2011 BET awards, they were hilarious. They tried to do it again at this year’s award show and it failed miserably. Here’s hoping they get it right. I for one shall be watching only for the eye candy factor (Kodjoe? Thicke? yes please) because since this is BET you know it has disaster written all over it.

Live! with Kelly has searched for a cohost for what seems like forever. There have been many people filling in and auditioning for the role as the next Regis from Seth Myers, Josh Groban, Neil Patrick Harris and Nick Lachey. It seems the coveted position might be going to former New York Giants player and current NFL analyst on FOX’s NFL Sunday, Michael Strahan. Strahan has said to be one of the three top picks for the position with Nick Lachey, Josh Groban and Seth Myers being the other front-runners. Myers debunked that rumor saying he was going to be focusing on his head writer duties at Saturday Night Live (Hopefuly making it funnier). Live! With Kelly will officially announce the new cohost on their September 4th show.

I don’t watch this show often but from the episodes that I have seen with Strahan, he’s pretty hilarious and goes really well with her. I just thought there was no way that they would give him the job when I saw that he was one of their top choices. I figured it would go to Nick Lachey, who was just coming off hosting NBC’s The Sing-Off and has transitioned pretty well into being a host. His episodes with Kelly were good ones too so I figured him. Good job to Strahan if he gets the job and hopefully this isn’t all a stunt to get people ready for the announcement and then they not give it to the poor man because his name has been all over the place since it “leaked” that they were going to give him the job.

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
Modern Family
30 Rock
Veep – Yes this show is soooo funny.

Best drama
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
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
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
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
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

Saturday Night Live: Disney Housewives

Lindsey Lohan hosted Saturday Night Live last night and it was not very funny at all. There were some funnies here and there but overall a weak episode. The highlight for me came in this “Real Housewives of Disney” sketch. It was pretty hilarious. Kristen Wiig as Cinderella just sooo funny. Anyway check it out below.

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