Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ben Silverman, we hardly knew ye.

Or rather, we only know you as the guy who greenlit Kath & Kim and kept Hereos on the air. Oh and also you were responsible for Knight Rider. Really? I bet you were drunk when you decided that one, huh? It's okay to admit it, I've made some stupid decisions when I was drunk, too.

Anyway, without further fanfare, goodbye. You will not be missed.

P.S.: Are you also responsible for this Jay Leno thing? Because I have to say that is your worst idea yet.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

And the disappointment continues

I know that most of you have already seen the information for the Emmy award nominees, but I've honestly been so petulant when it comes to Battlestar Galactica, Mary McDonnell, and Edward James Olmos not getting a lick of recognition. I am beyond bewildered at how the actors and the show itself has been ignored, but I suppose I have to get over it eventually. So now, I'm here to give you the nominees. My picks for winner will be shown in bold.

Big Love
Breaking Bad
Mad Men

Family Guy
How I Met Your Mother
Flight of the Conchords
The Office

30 Rock

Simon Baker, The Mentalist
Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House

Glenn Close, Damages
Sally Field, Brothers and Sisters
Mariska Hargitay, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
Holly Hunter, Saving Grace
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, New Adventures of Old Christine
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds
Sarah Silverman, The Sarah Silverman Program

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Jemaine Clement, Flight of the Conchords
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Kevin Dillon, Entourage
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Jack McBrayer, 30 Rock
Tracy Morgan, 30 Rock
Rainn Wilson, The Office

Chrisitan Clemenson, Boston Legal
Michael Emerson, Lost
William Hurt, Damages
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
William Shatner, Boston Legal
John Slattery, Mad Men

Rose Byrne, Damages
Hope Davis, In Treatment
Cherry Jones, 24
Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy
Dianne Wiest, In Treatment
Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy

Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies
Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds
Kristin Wigg, Saturday Night Live
Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Breaking the silence

Things have quited down around here considerably since the networks took a break and the upfronts ended. Not to worry though. I’m still here, just plugging along. We lost two great T.V. legends in my absence: Farrah Fawcett and Ed McMahon, not to mention the legendary Michael Jackson and everyone’s favorite pitch man, Billy Mays. Okay, maybe everyone is too strong, but you knew his face and at the very least, his voice. We also lost Lorena Gale who played Elosha on the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica. You will all be missed.

Many of you more than likely have this information, but just in case you don’t, here is the 2009 fall television schedule as I have seen it laid out – if something changes I’ll be sure to update the post! It’s clearly not complete since we’re missing NBC and some shows like Brothers & Sisters, so I’ll update it as soon as I get more times.

Lincoln Heights (ABC Family) – August 4th @ 10 p.m.
Monk (USA) – August 7th @ 9:00 p.m.
Psych (USA) – August 7th @ 9:00 p.m.
Mad Men (AMC) – August 16th @ 10:00 p.m.
Project Runway (Lifetime) – August 20th @ 10:00 p.m.

Saturday Night Football (ABC) – September 5th @ 8:00 p.m.
90210 (CW) – September 8th @ 8:00 p.m.
Melrose Place (CW) – September 8th @ 9:00 p.m.
America’s Next Top Model (CW) - September 9th @ 8:00 p.m.
Vampire Diaries (CW) – September 10th @ 8:00 p.m.
Supernatural (CW) – September 10th @ 9:00 p.m.
20/20 (ABC) – September 11th @ 10:00 p.m.
Cops (FOX) – September 12th @ 8:00 p.m.
America’s Most Wanted (FOX) – September 12th @ 9:00 p.m.
One Tree Hill (CW) – September 14th @ 8:00 p.m.
Gossip Girl (CW) – September 14th @ 9:00 p.m.
So You Think You Can Dance (FOX) – September 16th @ 8:00 p.m.
Survivor: Samoa (CBS) – September 16th @ 8:00 p.m.
Glee (FOX) – September 16th @ 9:00 p.m.
The Beautiful Life (CW) – September 16th @ 9:00 p.m.
Bones (FOX) – September 17th @ 8:00 p.m.
Fringe (FOX) – September 17th @ 9:00 p.m.
Brothers (FOX) – September 18th @ 8:00 p.m.
‘Til Death (FOX) – September 18th @ 8:30 p.m.
Dollhouse (FOX) – September 18th @ 9:00 p.m.
House (FOX) – September 21st @ 8:00 p.m.
Dancing With the Stars (ABC) – September 21st @ 8:00 p.m.
How I Met Your Mother (CBS) – September 21st @ 8:00 p.m.
Accidentally on Purpose (CBS) – September 21st @ 8:30 p.m.
Big Bang Theory (CBS) – September 21st @ 9:00 p.m.
Two and a Half Men (CBS) – September 21st @ 9:30 p.m.
Castle (ABC) – September 21st @ 10:00 p.m.
CSI: Miami (CBS) – September 21st @ 10:00 p.m.
NCIS (CBS) – September 22nd @ 8:00 p.m.
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – September 22nd @ 9:00 p.m.
The Forgotten (ABC) – September 22nd @ 10:00 p.m.
The Good Wife (CBS) – September 22nd @ 10:00 p.m.
The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS) – September 23rd @ 8:00 p.m.
Gary Unmarried (CBS) – September 23rd @ 8:30 p.m.
Criminal Minds (CBS) – September 23rd @ 9:00 p.m.
Modern Family (ABC) – September 23rd @ 9:00 p.m.
Cougar Town (ABC) – September 23rd @ 9:30 p.m.
CSI: NY (CBS) – September 23rd @ 10:00 p.m.
Flash Forward (ABC) – September 24th @ 8:00 p.m.
CSI: (CBS) – September 24th @ 9:00 p.m.
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) – September 24th @ 9:00 p.m.
The Mentalist (CBS) – September 24th @ 10:00 p.m.
Ghost Whisperer (CBS) – September 25th @ 8:00 p.m.
Smallville (CW) – September 25th @ 8:00 p.m.
Medium (CBS) – September 25th @ 9:00 p.m.
Numb3rs (CBS) – September 25th @ 10 p.m.
48 Hours Mystery (CBS) – September 26th @ 10:00 p.m.
60 Minutes (CBS) – September 27th @ 7:00 p.m.
Extreme Home Makeover (ABC) – September 27th @ 7:00 p.m.
The Amazing Race (CBS) – September 27th @ 8:00 p.m.
The Simpsons (FOX) – September 27th @ 8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Show (FOX) – September 27th @ 8:30 p.m.
Family Guy (FOX) – September 27th @ 9:00 p.m.
Desperate Housewives (ABC) – September 27th @ 9:00 p.m.
American Dad (FOX) – September 27th @ 9:30 p.m.
Cold Case (CBS) – September 27th @ 10:00 p.m.
Dexter (Showtime) – September 27th @ 10:00 p.m.
Lie to Me (FOX) – September 28th @ 10:00 p.m.
Shark Tank (ABC) – September 29th @ 8:00 p.m.
Hank (ABC) – September 30th @ 8:00 p.m.
The Middle (ABC) – September 30th @ 8:30 p.m.

Three Rivers (CBS) – October 4th @ 7:00 p.m.
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – October 4th @ 7:00 p.m.
Ugly Betty (ABC) – October 9th @ 8:00 p.m.
Supernanny (ABC) – October 16th @ 8:00 p.m.

In related news, I can't believe Cougar Town is really happening.