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Upfronts 2015: CBS Schedule

CBS dropped their schedule today and everything is the same except for the fact that there will be no comedies on Monday night at 8pm for the first time since 1949

Cancelled: Battle Creek, The McCarthys, The Mentalist, The Millers, Stalker, Two and a Half Men, CSI (Season ending with two-hour movie in the fall). Continue reading Upfronts 2015: CBS Schedule

2014 Emmy Nominations: Little Surprises, Plenty Of Snubs

The 2014 Emmy nominations were announced this morning by Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project) and Carson Daly (The Voice). Nominations were pretty standard with a couple of surprises (Fred Armisen, Portlandia, Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly (WTF) and Silicon Valley), some first time nominations (Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex and Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart) and A TON of snubs (Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black, The Good Wife, Shameless just to name a few). HBO’s Game of Thrones leads with 19 nominations followed by FX’s Fargo with 18 and Breaking Bad with 16.  Check out the full list of nominees below.

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NBC New Series Trailers



NBC might be in the whole but they have picked up some shows that look very promising for their 2013-2014 season. A couple of trailers have been released and I will continue to update this post as more become available.

The Blacklist – Starring James Spader (Boston Legal, The Office, Pretty In Pink), Megan Boone (Blue Bloods, Step Up Revolution), Diego Klattenhoff (Homeland), Harry Lennix (Man of Steel, Stomp The Yard, 24), Ryan Eggold (90210). The show is about Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader), one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives, surrenders to the FBI. He claims that his and the FBI’s interests are aligned together: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. Red will cooperate, but only if he speaks to Elizabeth Keen, a rookie FBI profiler. Keen questions his sudden interest in her, though he claims that Keen is very special (probably his long lost daughter lol). After the FBI brings down a terrorist he provided information on, Reddington reveals that the terrorist is only just the first of many other names of criminals they don’t know of. He calls it “The Blacklist”.

This show looks like it’s going to be pretty good. I heart James Spader. He can never do any wrong to me (He came pretty close on The Office). I am all in from this trailer. The Blacklist will air on Monday nights at 10/9c after The Voice.

Sean Saves The World – Starring Sean Hayes (Will & Grace, Smash), Thomas Lennon (17 Again, Reno 911!),  Echo Kellum (Ben & Kate), Linda Lavin (The Back-Up Plan). The show is about a man who has to figure out how to parent his 14-year-old daughter, who just moved in with him, all while trying to juggle his new boss at work.

I don’t know about this show.  I like Sean Hayes but this doesn’t look that good. I don’t see this lasting. Sean Saves The World will air on Thursdays at 9/8c.

The Michael J. Fox Show – Starring Michael J. Foxx (Spin City, The Good Wife), Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Suits), Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad), Kate Finneran (I Hate My Teenage Daughter, Miss Congeniality 2). The show is based on the life of Michael J. Fox being a husband and a dad and dealing with his Parkingson’s disease all while working as a news anchor.

This show actually looks good. I saw part of the pilot in class and I liked it. Very promising. Hopefully they won’t only really on making the easy Parkinson’s jokes. The Michael J. Fox Show will air Thursdays at 9:30/8:30c.

Ironside – Starring Blair Underwood (The Event, In Treatment, Sex & The City). The show is a remake of an NBC show that aired from 1967 – 1975. It is about an acerbic police detective relegated to a wheelchair after getting shot. This paralysis doesn’t hinder him from continuing to push and prod his hand-picked team to solve the most difficult cases in the city.

I don’t even care that this is another procedural on tv. It’s BLAIR UNDERWOOD and he is back on my screen. Enough said. Ironside will air Wednesdays at 10/9c.

Welcome To The Family – Starring Mike O’Malley (Glee, Justified), Mary McCormack (The West Wing, In Plain Sight), Ricardo Chavira (Desperate Housewives), Justina Machado (Six Feet Under, ER). The show is about a white family and a Latino family who become bonded for life when their respective children fall in love and get married because of an unplanned pregnancy.

 Good cast. That’s about all I can say about the show. It reminds me of a show that use to air but I can’t quite but my finger on it. We’ll see. Welcome To The Family airs Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c.

Dracula – Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors). The show is another adaptation of the vampire Dracula (duh). In this one Dracula has just arrived in London posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. But he has another motivation: He hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality.

I like Jonathan. Liked him in The Tutors and his various movies. I’m just tired of Dracula and the whole vampire thing already. But it reminds me a little bit of Interview With The Vampire which I do love so I’ll be of course watching. Dracula will air Fridays at 10/9c.


Mid-Season New and Returning Shows (2013)

The holidays are here and all your shows are in reruns or got cancelled (I’ll miss you Emily Owens, M.D). I know you are pretty anxious for their return. Don’t fret, you can find the dates of every single show’s return date as well as new shows that will be premiering this Winter at the bottom of this post. Shows return as early today, the 1st of the year. Here are some the returning and new shows I’m looking forward to.

The Americans (FX) Series premiere January 21 @ 10/9c.

Keri Russell back on television?? YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! And playing a bad ass?? Double YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! FX has stepped up their game when it comes to their programming (Sons of Anarchy, Justified, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia,etc) and this show looks like it will be no exception. This show set in the Cold World era stars Keri Russell (Felicity, Mission Impossible 3) and Matthew Rhys (Brothers & Sisters, The Edge of Love) as KGB officers, who are working as sleeper agents trained to impersonate American citizens in Washington D.C. This is going to be great. Hopefully this show will do well and keep Russell on TV where she belongs.

The Good Wife (CBS) Season 4 resumes January 6th @ 10/9c

Season 4 hasn’t been the best but it’s still been better than half the shows on television. This season we are in the middle of has been very hit and miss, mostly because everything is not in sync. The storyline with Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) and her husband, played by Marc Warren (Doctor Who, Mad Dogs) is one of the biggest missteps that has happened to this show. The show creators, Robert and Michelle King, told TV Guide recently, they are going to fix things. They stated:

“You don’t give James Bond a girlfriend. Some characters you actually don’t want to see that much backstory. We’re adjusting. No matter where we went, this was not a place where the audience wanted to go.”

Hopefully the ship gets righted with the rest of the season. Check out the promo for the next new episode, “Boom De Ya Da.”

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What To Watch: September 30

YESSSSSSSSS!!! The best night of television is here. WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Sunday night television has the best shows of any night of the week. Here are the ones premiering tonight.

7/6c – CBS – 60 Minutes – Season 45 Premiere.Lara Logan talks to Afghanistan president Hamid Karzia and General John Allen about the  attacks by Afghan troops. Also Arnold Schwarzenegger talks about his new memoir and marriage.

8/7c – CBS – The Amazing Race – Season 21 Premiere. There is a new twist to the game that will raise the stakes for the entire season. If the Team that wins the first leg of the season can outrace the other 10 Teams and win the final leg of the Race, they will double their money and win a $2 million grand prize instead of $1 million. Teams will travel through three continents, nine countries and cover more than 25,000 miles, where they’ll be faced with a 10-story rappel in Los Angeles, frying an egg on their heads in Indonesia, working as “rat collectors” in Bangladesh and revisiting one of the Race’s most infamous Roadblocks in the Netherlands in this season’s “Switchback.” This season’s cast includes a pair of Chippendales dancers, married monster truckers, a world champion lumberjack, a double amputee professional snowboarder and Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge.

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Fall TV: Top New and Returning Shows

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If you have followed this blog for any amount of time, you know I love television. You also know I LOVE FALL TELEVISION. The air begins to cool down, Starbucks brings back their pumpkin spiced flavor and all of my favorites and potential favorites come back from their summer hiatus. It’s the most magical time ever.

So here I’m going to wax poetic on what returning shows I am looking forward to as well as what new ones I hope are as good as their trailers seem.

Returning Shows


Season 5 is going to be amazing. Season 4 ended with the writers giving the fans what they have wanted for 4 long seasons and they definitely did not disappoint. Season 5 will start with the morning after of Castle and Beckett getting together as well as what happens with Esposito and Beckett after they quit the force. Hopefully we will get some mending of Ryan and Esposito’s friendship. Can’t wait for this one. The new season starts Monday, September 24 @10/9c on ABC.

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Director/Producer Tony Scott Found Dead

Director/Producer Tony Scott was found dead Sunday afternoon from an apparent suicide. The Daily Breeze reported that Scott jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge close to Long Beach, CA. They have suggested that police found a suicide not left his vehicle but that has not been confirmed.

Scott is best known for his directing duties in Top Gun with Tom Cruise, Beverly Hills Cop II with Eddie Murphy, to Unstoppable and The Taking of Pelham 123, etc with Denzel Washington. He was also a major producing force in Scott Free Productions along with his brother Ridley Scott (director of Alien, Prometheus, Gladiator). Together they have been a major force in bringing so many great films (Days of Thunder, Man on Fire, Crimson Tide) and shows to television (The Good Wife, Numb3rs, Gettysburg).

So sad to see that things weren’t going well for him that he felt he had to take his own life. The 68-year-old is survived by a wife, 2 children and a brother.

Network Upfronts 2012

I know I’m over 3 weeks late here but…. better late than never right? So upfronts happened and brought about the final nail to the coffins of many shows as well as plenty of renewals for the networks. We also get a preview of what the fall 2012 has in store for us.

Lets’s start with ABC. Their cancelled shows for the 11-12 season were Charlie’s Angels, Desperate Housewives, GCB, Man Up!, Missing, Pan Am, The River and Work It. Renewed shows are Castle, Modern Family, Body of Proof, Cougar Town, Dancing With the Stars, Grey’s Anatomy, Happy Endings, Last Man Standing, Once Upon A Time, Private Practice, Revenge, Suburgatory, The Bachelor, and The Middle.

I’m not really sad about any of the shows that were cancelled here. The only one that I feel they should have given more time to was GCB. Maybe let it run a little more in the summer to catch more of an audience. Their ratings weren’t terrible either so I didn’t really understand that one. As for everything that got renewed YES, YES, YES especially Cougar Town. TBS came in with a last minute save on the show because ABC was definitely going to ax it. So come this fall Cougar Town will no longer air on ABC but on TBS. Continue reading Network Upfronts 2012

Postmortem On The Good Wife Episode “Another Ham Sandwich”

***Spoilers Ahead***

OMG OMG OMG!!! That had to have been the best episode of The Good Wife this season. Wendy Scott Carr (Anika Noni Rose) got owned by Peter (Chris Noth) at the end of this episode. One of the most epic scenes. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start from the beginning.

The episode begins with Wendy, Cary (Matt Czuchry), and Dana (Monica Raymund) looking like they had this thing in the bag. Wendy begins by giving instructions to the grand jury and then we head over to Lockhart-Gardner where Diane (Christine Baranski) is about to give the news of Will (Josh Charles) possibly being indicted to the partners. First she tells Alicia (Julianna Margulies), who was still in the dark about what has been happening for the last 2-3 episodes about it. Alicia runs to Will and they have a moment. Can I say I really love these two and I like them together but man the show is juiciest when they are apart.

We then get into the testimonies and they all seem to hurt Will a lot. They all realize that in order to get through this thing, they have to tie Peter to it because if he thinks it will hurt him then he will call it off. Wendy through out what she was hoping was the McDermott case that had come into play in the last episode when it looked like Kalinda was giving Dana information to save Alicia but take down Will. We would soon realize, as would Dana and Wendy, that all of this was just bait used so that they wouldn’t go after Will’s real vulnerability which is Alicia.

Peter and Alicia have a conversation about the grand jury in what was one of the best exchanges of the night. Alicia ask Peter to stop the investigation and it doesn’t go well. They get into a heated exchange and at one point Peter looked like he was going to cry when he asked Alicia about sleeping with Will. At that point is when I yelled at my tv, “Are you kidding me? You slept with hookers and her best friend and you are pissed that she’s been with someone else?” Then Peter spat this out at Alicia, “My god, you have changed,I used to be able to tell when you lied.” Chris Noth and Alicia were giving it this episode. Ughhh it was just soooo goooood. All of their scenes were great. I like their scenes together, there is such a great chemistry there.

After the embarrassment that Will gave Wendy during his testimony, Dana goes after Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) and slaps her after realizing that she was duped from the beginning. They went after Alicia like everyone predicted. Wendy starts leading with some inappropriate questioning about her relationship with Will and the perks she has received from that relationship. I love that Cary tries to stop her, but to no avail. Wendy was on a tirade and Alicia was not having it. She got up in the middle of questioning and when she was told she wasn’t excused and would be held in contempt, Alicia spat out, “Then arrest me.” Uhhhhh it was such a great moment.

The grand jury had common sense though and saw through what Wendy was trying to do. The case completely crumpled there. There was a celebration at Lockhart-Gardner after Will won which had a sweet scene with Diane and Will dancing together. It just made my heart smile. That relationship is one of the great ones that is on this show. The Good Wife does relationships and friendships soooo well and Will and Diane to me are one of the best.

Peter then rightfully dismisses Wendy, who tries to plea to him to continue on with the case against Will. But Peter isn’t having it not after she went after Alicia and couldn’t even get the grand jury in indict. In what might be the best “you have been dismissed” scene ever, Peter tells Wendy, “You’re excused. We’re done. Thank you for your service; my assistant will validate your parking. Get out of my office.” And scene.

I know they need a B plot going on during the episode but I really could have done without the one they had last night. Don’t get me wrong I love me some Alan Cumming and Amy Sedaris but I feel like they just kinda took away a little from the rest of the episode. I’m sad that we won’t be getting another new episode until February 18 but man what a way to go.


EMMY Fashion!!!

The fashion at the 63rd annual Emmy Awards had everyone seeing red.  That was the color of the night.  From Giuliana Rancic, Adrienne Palecki and Kerry Washington, there was so much red on the carpet sometimes u couldn’t tell the carpet from the dresses.

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