Two Tivos To Paradise 7.11.14: Emmy Nominations - Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, More
Posted by Al Norton on 07.11.2014
News and thoughts on the 2014 Emmy nominations for Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Parks & Recreation and more, Orphan Black being renewed, Brandon Routh joining Arrow and more!
Hello friends; what's good? The long July 4th weekend was everything I hoped it would be and then some. We started off with a family bbq at the beach on July 3rd, complete with a huge fireworks display, then the 4th was a washout so we took the twins to see Earth to Echo. Saturday was their first real Red Sox game, complete with a visit at the seats from Wally (the Sox mascot), which I think they enjoyed more than the game itself, and then we came home to the annual Independence Day block party on our street (with bouncy houses and inflatable water slip & slides and everything). Just a remarkably fun time with family and friends.
An update on TTTP summer programming; we will be off the week of Friday, August 15th, and the Eighth Annual Norty Awards will be given out on Friday, August 22nd. It's possible we may not have a column on Friday the 29th but I am not sure yet (the twins' SIXTH birthday is that week and we are spending a few days in Cape Cod).
Here's the official trailer for Sharknado 2: The Second One…
News it again, news it again, news it again.
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Nominations for the 66th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards were announced yesterday. Here's quick rundown of the major categories…
BEST GUEST ACTOR, COMEDY
Bob Newhart (The Big Bang Theory), Nathan Lane (Modern Family), Steve Buscemi (Portlandia), Jimmy Fallon (Saturday Night Live), Louie C.K. (Saturday Night Live), Gary Cole (Veep)
Quick Analysis: Brad Garret's work on The Crazy Ones was certainly nomination worthy but it's tough to argue with any of these.
BEST GUEST ACTRESS, COMEDY
Natasha Lyonne (OITNB), Laverne Cox (OITNB), Uzo Aduna (OITNB), Tina Fey (Saturday Night Live), Melissa McCarthy (Saturday Night Live), Joan Cusack (Shameless)
Quick Analysis: Sarah Baker's episode of Louie was pretty amazing and she should be here.
BEST GUEST ACTOR, DRAMA
Paul Giamatti (Downton Abbey), Dylan Baker (The Good Wife), Reg E Cathey (House of Cards), Robert Morse (Mad Men), Joe Morton (Scandal), Beau Bridges (Masters of Sex)
Quick Analysis: No Walton Goggins and/or Ray Romano here makes me sad.
BEST GUEST ACTRESS, DRAMA
Margo Martindale (The Americans), Dianna Rigg (Game of Thrones), Kate Mara (House of Cards), Allison Janney (Masters of Sex), Jane Fonda (Newsroom), Kate Burton (Scandal)
Quick Analysis: A great set of nominations, and I am thrilled to see Allison Janney's amazing work from Masters of Sex recognized. Alicia Witt's performance on Justified was worthy of being nominated.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY
Andre Braugher (Brooklyn 99), Adam Driver (Girls), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Fred Armisen (Portlandia), Tony Hale (Veep)
Quick Analysis: Adam Scott and Danny Pudi belong here, as does Keith David, but almost all the supporting categories are really stacked with talent.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY
Miaym Bialik (The Big Bang Theory), Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Allison Janney (Mom), Kate Mulgrew (i>OITNB), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), Anna Chulmsky (Veep)
Quick Analysis: Yea for Kate McKinnon! Wish Michaela Watkins work on Trophy Wife made the cut, and Cristin Milioti was the best thing about HIMYM.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Josh Charles (The Good Wife), Mandy Patinkin (Homeland), Jon Voight (Ray Donovan)
Quick Analysis: Walton Goggins second time being ignored this year, and anyone who reads TTTP even occasionally knows how strongly I feel about Rick Hoffman's work on Suits, but the truth is they could expand the categories to 10 nominations and there would still be quality performances that couldn't get their foot in the door.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA
Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad), Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey), Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Christine Baranski (The Good Wife), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
Quick Analysis: Monica Potter being ignored for the second year in a row is simply unjust. Also would have liked to have seen Melissa McBride be nominated for her strong season on The Walking Dead.
BEST LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY
Louis CK (Louie), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Ricky Gervais (Derek), Matt LeBlanc (Episodes), William H Macy (Shameless), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
Quick Analysis: David Walton (About a Boy), Geoff Stults (Enlisted), and Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack) could replace anyone other than Louis C.K. on that list.
BEST LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY
Lena Dunham (Girls), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black)
Quick Analysis: Wendy McClendon-Clovey not being nominated is one of the bigger snubs of the year, and Mindy Kaling not being up here is certainly an upset. Melissa McCarthy is a talented comedic actress, no doubt, but her work on Mike & Molly is simply not award worthy.
BEST LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Woody Harrelson (True Detective), Matthew McConaughey (True Detective), Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)
Quick Analysis: My only issue here is with Jeff Daniels, who was fine but not on the same level of James Spader, Michael Sheen, or even Gabriel Macht.
BEST LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA
Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Claire Danes (Homeland), Michelle Dockary (Downton Abbey), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Kerry Washington (Scandal), Robin Wright (House of Cards)
Quick Analysis: What does Tatiana Maslany have to do to get nominated?!?!? Her absence from this category is, for the second year in a row, Emmy's biggest mistake.
BEST REALITY SERIES, COMPETITION The Amazing Race, Dancing with the Stars, Project Runway, The Voice, So You Think You Can Dance, Top Chef
Quick Analysis: I would have put Chopped or Top Chef: Masters in for Top Chef.
BEST REALITY SERIES, STRUCTURED Antiques Roadshow, Diners Drive-In's & Dives, MythBusters, Shark Tank, Undercover Boss, Who Do You Think You Are?
Quick Analysis: They broke the Reality Series, Non-Competition into two categories this year, structured and non-structured. Not sure how Inside Comedy with David Steinberg didn't get nominated in either of them.
BEST REALITY SERIES, UNSTRUCTURED Alaska : The Last Frontier, Deadliest Catch, Flipping Out, Million Dollar Listing New York, Wahlburgers, Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan
Quick Analysis: On a series level, the single biggest omission of the year is Showtime's Time of Death not being nominated here as it was one of the best non-fiction series I have ever seen.
BEST REALITY HOST
Berry White (Betty White's Off Their Rockers), Tom Bergeron (DWTS), Jane Lynch (Hollywood Game Night), Anthony Bourdain (The Taste), Cat Deeley (SYTYCD), Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn (Project Runway)
Quick Analysis: Not to say she's not deserving but Betty White could nap on camera and they would nominated her for an Emmy.
BEST VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Real Time with Bill Maher, Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Quick Analysis: This is an extremely strong group of nominations. FYI – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver will not be eligible until next year.
BEST ANIMATED SERIES Archer, Bob's Burgers, Futurama, South Park, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Quick Analysis: Thrilled that Archer finally got its first Emmy nomination ever!!!
BEST DOCUMENTARY/NON-FICTION SERIES American Masters, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, Pioneers of Television, The World Wars, The Years of Living Dangerously
Quick Analysis: How 30 for 30 and/or Nine for IX gets left off this list is beyond me.
BEST INFORMATIONAL SERIES OR SPECIAL Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, The Writers Room, Vice, Insides the Actor's Studio, Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman
BEST SERIES, COMEDY The Big Bang Theory, Louie, Modern Family, Orange is the New Black, Silicon Valley, Veep
Quick Analysis: Parks and Recreation, About a Boy, Enlisted – all three would go in over Bang, Silicon Valley and Veep.
BEST SERIES, DRAMA Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Mad Men, True Detective
Quick Analysis: So many high quality dramas on TV right now that it's hard to argue with these picks…Well, other than to say at least ONE of Parenthood, Masters of Sex, Ray Donovan, and Suits should have made the cut.
The winners will be announced on Monday, August 25th on NBC, with this year's ceremony hosted by Seth Meyers.
If You Want Something To Play With Go Out And Find Yourself A Toy
Here's the big stories from the week (truncated due to space, with the Emmy nominations taking up most of the column inches this week)…
*BBC America picked up a 10 episode third season of Orphan Black. Hooray!!!
*Brandon Routh, best known for playing the title character in Superman Returns, has signed on for a multiple episode run on the upcoming season of Arrow, playing Ray Palmer (aka The Atom). The character will be introduced as the new head of Queen Consolidated. Routh's TV credits include a recurring role on Chuck, starring in the short lived "comedy" Partners on CBS, and multiple episodes of both The Exes and Enlisted earlier this year.
*I was on board with the Netflix comedy Gracie and Frankie from the moment it was announced that Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin would star as longtime rivals who become friends when their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan on getting married. I was even more on board when Martin Sheen was cast as Fonda's husband and now that I know that Sam Waterston is playing Tomlin's husband - thanks for the scoop, THR.com - I am practically chomping at the bit to watch the first season, which won't arrive until 2015. The show is co-written by Friends co-creator Marta Kaufmann and the pilot will be directed by Tate Taylor (The Help).
*Sean Saves the World may have been cancelled but Sean Hayes will still be on a network comedy this fall; Hayes has signed on as a regular for the upcoming second season of CBS' The Millers where he will play the new best friend of Margo Martindale's character. The cast for The Millers was already pretty strong - Will Arnett, Beau Bridges, Martindale, Jayma Mays, J.B. Smoove, Nelson Franklin - and its creator Greg Garcia gave us TTTP faves My Name is Earl and Raising Hope, but season one was not anywhere near as good as I would have expected. I will tune in to season two to see if the writing has improved.
*Courtney Love has signed on for a multi-episode run of the upcoming final season of Sons of Anarchy in what is being billed as a "pivotal" role. Love will play Abel's pre-school teacher who takes a special interest in him, which brings her in contact with both Jax and Wendy.
*IFC has ordered The Spoils Before Dying, a six episode mini-series spinoff of sorts from last year's The Spoils of Babylon. Will Ferrell returns as writer Eric Jonrosh to introduce each episode, with the story focusing on "the seedy underbelly of the 1950s jazz scene, in a detective story positively buzzing with erotic charge." The creative team from Babylon is back, including Nate Piedmont and Andrew Steele writing, with Ferrell, Adam McKay, Nate Young, Piedmont, and Steele executive producing. Piedmont will also direct as he did with Babylon.
*Marti Noxon, who has one of the best TV writing/producing resumes of the last 15 years - Mad Men, Grey's Anatomy, Buffy, Angel, Glee, Brothers & Sisters, Prison Break, Private Practice - will write and executive produce an adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel Sharp Objects for eOne television. The book, Flynn's first novel before writing Gone Girl, tells the story of a reporter returning to her hometown to cover the murder of two young girls and reunite with her dysfunctional family. Noxon is on a huge run right now, having created Un-Real for Lifetime (drama about the behind the scenes activity at a Bachelor-like reality show, with Shiri Appleby, Constance Zimmer, and Frances Raisa) and Girlfriends Guide to Divorce for Bravo (starring Lisa Edelstein as a newly single woman adjusting to her life and keeping her break up a secret from her friends), both of which will premiere later this year. No network is attached to Sharp Objects yet.
It's Time To Play The Music, It's Time To Light The Lights The Muppets video of the week…
But You Were Up To Your Old Tricks In Chapters Four Five And Six
Ratings Notes From The Last Seven Days…
THURSDAY Big Brother won the night in demos, with a Big Bang Theory rerun winning in total viewers...Last Comic Standing was actually up in totals and demos (surprising considering it was a holiday eve), winning 10pm in the latter...NY Med was the most watched show at 10pm (for second week in a row)...Rookie Blue hit a series demo low...Undateable's trio of episodes hit a series low...
The Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular was down 27% in the demos and 25% in total viewers from last year, with numbers that easily won both measures for the night...Primetime: What Would You Do? was down 54% and 20/20 dropped 43%...The Brazil - Columbia match became the most watched World Cup quarterfinal game ever for ABC/ESPN, with an average viewership of 6.34 million. The France - Germany match also did quite well on the 4th, pulling in 4.89 million on ESPN2.
SUNDAY Big Brother won the night in the demos, matching last week, with 60 Minutes having the largest audience of the night...Wipeout was down double digits in totals and demos (a VERY weak ratings season for the show so far)...Rising Star was down 11% in the demos while even in total viewers (at this point Star is quite likely a one-and-done)...Reckless was up a smidge in the demos in week two, with Unforgettable down a bit...NBC's Miley Cyrus concert special was a dud, down in a big way from the Last Comic Standing recap special that aired in that spot last week...
MONDAY Under the Dome won the night in total viewers but was down from last week's series low in that measure (meaning another new series low) and was also down 19% in the demos from the opening hour. hitting a new series low...MasterChef won the night in the demos, matching last week...24: Live Another Day was up 7% in the demos...The Bachelorette was up 13% in the demos while lead out Mistresses was down 18% to tie a series low...American Ninja Warrior finished second on the night in the demos, up 6% from its last new episodes...
TUESDAY AGT won the night in the demos...Extreme Weight Loss was up 11%, with lead out Celebrity Wife Swap matched last week...The Night Shift was down 7% from last week but still easily won 10pm...
WEDNESDAY Extant won the night in total viewers and won its time slot in demos but in terms of comparing it last summer's big CBS high profile series premiere - Under the Dome - it was down 48% in the demos...Big Brother won the night in the demos, matching last Wednesday's season low...
All The Young Dudes, Carry The News
Industry News, Notes, and Hot Rumors…Rosie O'Donnell has signed to return to The View this fall. She previously was a co-host on the show in the 2006-2007 season…The CW has cancelled Famous in 12 after just five episodes but at least the show went out in a unique manner, with the cast being informed the series was being pulled from the lineup for low ratings at the end of Tuesday's episode…2014 is shaping up as a banner year for long-awaited releases; The Wonder Years and Batman will finally come to DVD and now there's word that the full 46 episode run of Pee Wee's Playhouse will be released on Blu-ray in October, completely digitally remastered by Paul Rubens and including a host of extras. This will be the first time the whole series has been available for purchase in one set…National Geographic has ordered a 4th season of Wicked Tuna and has given an August 17th premiere date to the spinoff series Wicked Tuna: North vs South. Tuna is the network's highest rated show ever in their target 25-52 demo, so popular that they even gave it a live post show (Reel Talk Live) a la Talking Dead…DIRECTV will debut DIRECTV Fantasy Zone (Channel 704) to its NFL Sunday Ticket subscribers this fall, dedicated to fantasy football stats and analysis throughout the Sunday afternoon games…Disney has ordered a pilot for Bunked, a live action comedy written by Joey Manderino (Austin & Ally) and executive produced by Dan Staley (Good Luck, Charlie) about a highly plugged in teen whose parents get her a job as a counselor at a rural sleep away camp…Lifetime has ordered an 8 episode first season of Undone with @AmandadeCadenet, a live half hour weekly talk show that will focus on current events/pop culture. The show, which premieres July 24th at 10:30, is hosted an executive produced by Amanda de Cadenet, who previously hosted The Conversation, the network's 2012 attempt at an in-depth interview series…A reboot of American Gladiators - "a darker, more intense" version - is being developed, with plans to shop the project to broadcast and cable networks later in the summer…Taye Diggs, currently seen on TNT's Murder in the First, has signed on for a multi-episode run on the upcoming season of The Good Wife…Naya Rivera WILL be a part of Glee's upcoming final season but that she requested she be billed as a recurring guest star and not as a series regular and that the producers were fine with that... Sportsman Channel has picked up a 12 episode second season of Amazing America with Sarah Palin…Amazon has officially ordered a pilot for Red Oaks, a single camera comedy set at a New Jersey country club in 1985 that stars Craig Roberts, Paul Reiser, Richard Kind, Jennifer Gray, and Oliver Cooper, with Steven Soderbergh executive producing. Gregory Jacobs, who is executive producing Cinemax's upcoming The Knick, is co-writing the pilot, with David Gordon Green (Eastbound & Down, Pineapple Express) directing…TTTP Fave Giancarlo Esposito will return to Once Upon a Time for the show's season premiere this fall…Robbie Amell (The Tomorrow People) has signed for a recurring role on The CW's The Flash, playing Ronnie Raymond (aka Firestorm)… National Geographic has ordered a first season of Mapology - created and hosted by Kal Penn - which looks at the way data and statistics can be used to analyze and understand just about every facet of life…Charlene Harris may be best known for writing the True Blood series of novels the popular HBO show is based on but those aren't her only books; Hallmark will adapt her Aurora Teagarden novels into a series of TV movies that will star Candace Cameron Bure as a librarian and true crime expert who finds herself in the middle of crime investigations…Elizabeth Mitchell (Revolution, Lost, V) has signed on for a role on the upcoming season of Once Upon a Time…
Turns Out Not Where But Who You're With That Really Matters
The Best of What's Around aka The Best Thing I've Watched This Week…Every week I fall more and more in love with Halt and Catch Fire and find myself hard pressed to name 10 current drama series I think are better. With each week the writers give this talented cast more to work with, revealing the different facets of their personalities organically and not through a ton of expository dialogue.
This past week's rain storm may have felt a bit manufactured but all the great moments it led to made me not care in the slightest. Joe and Donna's dinner was interesting and Gordon's search for a Cabbage Patch doll was incredibly spot on (if you're too young to remember, they were a HUGE deal and back then there was no internet to help you find them so people went crazy), but the best part of the hour was Cameron's conversation with Bosworth was amazing and a microcosm of everything that works about the show; on another series, Bosworth would have been a tight ass or stereotypical unsympathetic boss but on HACF, he's a fully drawn, complex character who is much wiser in the ways of the world than we would have ever guessed from the opening hour.
The ultimate praise I can give the show is that I watch it on the night it airs, a status reserved for VERY few series.
People Say I'm Crazy Doing What I'm Doing, Well, They Give Me All Kinds Of Warnings To Save Me From Ruin
What's flashed before my eyes the last seven days…
I love John Oliver. That is all…Here's my issue with Covert Affairs going forward; once you get the big couple together in a show, in this case Annie & Auggie, not only does splitting them up seem forced, but the audience will never buy in to anyone else you put either of them with, since we all know how the show is going to end. That sort of predictability is fine when the build is solid, as it was here, but now I am just bored by the writer's room machinations that pass as plot twists to keep them apart…I enjoy Adam Baldwin's work so much - watched him this weekend in Independence Dayand TNT's new The Last Ship - that I can completely block out what a tool he is in real life (and for the record, I am not saying he is a tool for his personal beliefs, I am saying he is a tool for the way he expresses them and his inability to have a conversation about them without dissolving into grade school name calling)… I came away from this week's Chasing Life thinking that Scott Michael Foster, who plays Leo, was one of the more interesting new actors I'd seen in a while and it was only after looking him up on IMDB that I realized he's also playing Donna's boss (and ex) Hunt on Halt and Catch Fire. And THEN he goes and gets cast as Frozen's Kristoff on Once Upon a Time. He's well on his way to being a dark horse for the 2014 TV Entertainers of the Year list... One of things I enjoy most about Undateable - second only to my love for Ron Funches, of course - is how people laugh at each other's jokes. In that way it reminds of The Drew Carey Show and Cheers, and it makes the show seem real because in real life, people laugh at each other's jokes. Here's hoping for a second season pick up!...Perhaps the current members of Congress and the Senate can be made to watch Monday's episode of MasterChef as a demonstration of how much can be accomplished when two opposing sides come together with a common goal…24: Live Another Day has packed a TON of action in these last three hours; can't wait to see how they (over the) top themselves in Monday's finale!... I am not fully sold on The Last Ship but what I am sure of is Eric Dane's Tom Chandler is a certified bad ass, and Dane a legitimate TV star, with a presence like few other actors on the small screen right now. I still miss McSteamy - hell, I still remember him from Charmed - and TV is clearly a better place when he's a series lead…My favorite thing about this week's Food Network Star was of course the return of Bob Tuschman and Susie Fogelson; I am long on record as wanting a reality show that follows the two of them around in their work as Food Network executives as well as in the personal lives. In my scripted show about the behind-the-scenes goings on at a food-focused cable network, David Hyde Pierce would play the character based on Bob, with Susie being tougher to cast (maybe Dana Delaney or Kim Raver - not going so much for physical resemblance as I am someone who can play an attractive and powerful businesswoman.)… I very much enjoy Drunk History and came away from last night's outing thinking how great it would be to do a TV-centric episode of the show, where someone tries to explain, say, the history of Ross and Rachel, with the full cast of Friends reuniting to act it out. Buffy would be a good one, as would 24 or The West Wing. It'll never happen, of course, but it would be super cool and a riot if it did!... I've praised Murder in the First's strong cast before but this week it seemed extra good, with even the small rolls filled by talented performers. Even better, Richard Schiff got a GREAT scene to sink his very able chops in to…
TV Pick Of The Week
The best two new dramas of 2013? Easy, Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex, both on Showtime and both so good that they weren't just the best two new dramas of 2013, there were on the short list of best dramas on TV, period. Now Showtime is bringing them back and pairing them together, creating one of the best two hour blocks of TV in recent memory…
Don't miss the season premieres of Ray Donovan (9pm) and Masters of Sex (10pm) this Sunday on Showtime.
Hope You Need My Love, Babe, Just Like I Need You
Other noteworthy programming from the coming week…
*FX's extremely high profile new vampire/zombie series The Strain premieres Sunday at 10pm. The opening hour is good and surprisingly, not as dark as you're likely to expect. This is not to say there aren't moments that will make you squeamish, just that it's got a lot of heart, too…
*The annual Home Run Derby (Monday, 8pm, ESPN) is always good for a few thrills, plus it's followed by the celebrity/baseball legends all-star game.
*24: Live Another Day wraps up its run this Monday at 9pm; would they dare kill Jack? Will they clearly set up Kate for her own show? Can this final hour be anywhere near as much fun as the last three have been?!?!
*The MLB All-Star Game airs this Tuesday at 7:30pm on Fox, coming from Target Field in Minneapolis. If you've never experienced the greatness that is Mike Trout, now is your chance!
*The Divide (Wednesday, 9pm) is the first original scripted series in WE tv history…
*Thursday is a pretty huge night for original cable shows, with FOUR series premieres…
Rush, which debuts at 9pm on USA, is well made and certainly goes out of its way to establish that the network has changed its blue skies tone of a few years ago. If I will keep watching beyond another episode or two I am not sure yet…
Satisfaction airs at 10pm on USA and is very well acted and very different from anything the network has ever done…
FX's Married, airing at 10pm, is easily my favorite new show of the summer, with a lot of painful truth done to comedic perfection…
And then You're the Worst finishes things off at 10:30 pm on FX, a series with a terrible title but solid potential…
Two Tivos To Paradise @Midnight, About A Boy, American Idol, America's Best Cook, Antiques Roadshow, Beat Bobby Flay, Archer, Arrow, Auction Hunters, Baby Daddy, Bakery Boss, Bitten, The Blacklist, Boardwalk Empire, Bones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Cake Boss, Cake Boss: Next Great Baker, Chasing Life, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Chopped, Comic Book Men, Community, Cougar Town, Counting Cars, The Crazy Ones, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Cutthroat Kitchen, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Dancing with the Stars, The Deadliest Catch, Face Off, Falling Skies, Family Guy, Fargo, Flipping Out, Food Court Wars, Food Network Challenge, Food Network Star, The Fosters, Ghost Hunters, Ghost Mine, Glee, Graceland, Great Food Truck Race, Grey's Anatomy, Haunted Collector, Haunted Highway, Haunted Treasure, Hawaii Five-0, House of Lies, Inside Comedy with David Steinberg, Inside Amy Schumer, Iron Chef America, Justified, Key & Peele, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Late Night with Seth Myers, Law And Order: Special Victims Unit, The League, Longmire, Lost Girl, Louie, Mad Men, Major Crimes, MasterChef, MasterChef: Junior, Masters of Sex, The Middle, Mike and Molly, The Mindy Project, Modern Family, Monster Man, Murder in the First, Nashville, New Girl, Next Iron Chef, NY Med, The Originals, Outside the Lines, Parenthood, Parks & Recreation, Penny Dreadful, Project Runway, Project Runway All-Stars, Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook Off, Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook Off, Ray Donovan, Real Time With Bill Maher, Rectify, Restaurant Impossible, Revenge, Royal Pains, Saturday Night Live, Shark Wranglers, So You Think You Can Dance?, Sons of Anarchy, The Soup, Suits, Supernatural, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Top Chef, Top Chef: Masters, Tosh.0, True Detective, Undateable, Under the Gunn, The Vampire Diaries, The Voice, The Walking Dead, Worst Cooks In America,
People Love You When They Know You're Leaving Soon
Here ends another Two Tivos To Paradise.
We'll be back in 7 days with all the latest news. Have a great week!
Sources for this week's column include Daily Variety, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, and Hollywood Reporter (plus the web sites for those publications) as well as Aintit.cool.com, TVline.com & Deadline.com.