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Two Tivos To Paradise 08.22.14: The 2014 Norty Awards - Breaking Bad, @midnight, True Detective
Posted by Al Norton on 08.22.2014





Hello friends; what's good? Mrs. Tivo, the twins, and I all had a FANTASTIC week at the ocean, with beautiful weather except for a perfectly placed day of rain (right smack in the middle of the week, a great break in the routine). It was my annual week without TV – the house we stay at has a TV and DVD player but not cable/antennae to watch anything live – and as usual, I loved it. I read THREE books, including Don't Let Us Win Tonight, a pretty fantastic oral history of the 2004 Red Sox post-season.

A quick note of thanks to all of you; as you read on you'll find a fabulous monologue from Matt Iseman and a bunch of folks who showed up to accept their Norty Awards, and that's all because of how many of you show up to this space every week (and our FB page every day) to demonstrate your passion for television. I could be the nicest guy in the world but if I didn't have as strong a readership as I do, no one would return my calls/emails, so I greatly appreciate the dedication to the column you've shown over the years.

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How About A Round Of Applause, A Standing Ovation
It's time for the EIGHT annual Norty Awards, the Two Tivos To Paradise version of the Emmys.

Before we get to our host and master of ceremonies, Mister Matt Iseman, I want to take a moment and say that I am fully aware all of you aren't going to agree with all of my choices (hell, some of you won't agree with ANY of my choices), but I am hard pressed to imagine that you'll find a more diverse group of nominees on any of the Emmy ballots that were cast this year, which is my way of saying you don't have to agree with our winners but the process (the time and energy spent doing the research) is a strong one. Also, and most importantly, we all love television and that's what this is, a celebration of the best that TV has to offer!

We are so honored to have our first ever host of The Norty Awards; he's a former TTTP TV Entertainer of the Year, you know him as co-host of the hit NBC series American Ninja Warrior, and he's one of the funniest standup's in the country…Ladies and gentlemen, Matt Iseman…

It's truly an honor to be the first ever HOST of the Norty's. Of course, this is the ONLY way I'll be a part of the Norty's since the show I host, American Ninja Warrior, isn't even nominated for BEST SERIES, REALITY COMPETITION. But, yeah, three shows about cooking and two about dancing… sure, tap dancers & people who make soup are MUCH COOLER than effing Ninja Warriors.

But I truly believe the Norty Awards are an important institution for television, because I know few people who LOVE TV as much as Al Norton. This guy watches everything… except Game of Thrones. I gotta admit, I did not see that one coming. I mean, how can a guy who makes his living watching TV and then writing about it on his computer NOT like a show set in a fantasy world with dragons and knights? Seriously, if it weren't for TV, I think Al would be LARPing at a Renaissance Fair. This guy loves TV so much that, if I were to cast him on a show, I think he'd have to play Abed's twin brother on Community. "Al & Abed in the moooorning!"

So happy to see Danny Pudi nominated for his fantastic performance as Abed. And even happier that the show, Community, was saved by Yahoo, moving it to the internet. Congratulations, Danny, finally you're on a REAL network. I'm just kidding, NBC. I love you. I only joke about NBC being a cable channel because that's how they pay me. Look, if they paid me real money do you think I'd be hosting the Nortys?

We do have some fantastic nominees this year. Deadliest Catch is nominated for a Norty. It's a show about people catching our dinner. MasterChef also up for a Norty. It's a show about people making our dinner. And James Spader also a nominee. He's a man who doesn't miss dinner. Seriously, James, I remember you in Less Than Zero. You know what isn't less than zero? Your net calorie consumption since the 80s. My goodness, you get any bigger and you'll have to go back to the BIG screen. I kid, I kid. You really are killing it as Raymond Reddington on The Blacklist. And, after my comments, I have a feeling I may be on that list.

This year, the Norty nominees include some phenomenal lead women like Keri Russell. She's so good on The Americans, she makes me Communist-curious. So great to see her being brilliant on TV and showing people that she survived that haircut from Felicity. The good news is, that hair is still on TV. It's playing Laverne Cox's extensions. A big year for the LGBT community on TV as Laverne made history in 2014 by becoming the first openly transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy in an acting category AND a Norty for her awesome work on Orange is the New Black. And the show is nominated for Best Series, Comedy. I'm not sure how an inside look at a women's prison is a comedy and not my 13 year old self's fantasy come true. My version wasn't exactly a comedy. In fact, a better title would've been Masters of Sex.

Speaking of Masters of Sex, how did that show end up on Showtime and not Skinemax? I just feel like a show called Masters of Sex is meant to be watched on a scrambled channel in my parents' basement. This show has more talk of feeling up boobs than Andy Samberg hanging with Jonah Hill in his chubby phase.

I'm so happy for Andy Samberg to be nominated for Best Lead Actor, Comedy for his truly hilarious work on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He's proved he can be funny without Justin Timberlake carrying him. And without having to put his d!ck in a box.

Jon Hamm is here from Mad Men. There's no doubt his performance as Don Draper has been award worthy for years. Now, I'm not saying I don't want him to win a Norty, I'm just saying, he probably doesn't need it because, apparently, he's already got a trophy that he carries with him at all times, so no need to be greedy. Let's just say if he did a Music Video with Andy Samberg, he'd need a refrigerator box.

Rick Hoffman is back to defend his Norty award win in the Best Supporting Actor, Drama category. I can't hide my bias, Rick has made a cat-loving, Shakespeare quoting, Harvard-educated lawyer on Suits one of my favorite characters every to appear on TV. Louis Litt may never be a name partner at Pearson Specter, but he'll always be one at the Norty's… and in my heart. Move over, David, there's a new "Hoff" running television… and his name is Rick Hoffman.

Glad to see Wendy McClendon-Covey nominated for her fantastic performance as Beverly Goldberg on the show I lovingly call The Jewish Wonder Years. She so convincingly plays an exasperated, overbearing loud mother and I wondered where she got her inspiration. Then I remembered, we've both worked with Niecy Nash. Yeah, I threw that in for my Clean House fans! Where ya at??? Seriously, where are you? Go download some Clean House episodes on iTunes because I get like a tenth of cent every time you do.

I really am honored to host the Nortys this year because, as Al Norton said when he announced the nominees, television has never been better. I think the only thing harder than conquering Mt. Midoriyama on American Ninja Warrior is choosing who should win amongst all these incredibly deserving nominees. That's why I can't wait to see who takes home the awards… even though it won't be me. So, without further ado… it's time to announce the WINNERS of the 2014 Norty Awards!...

BEST GUEST PERFORMANCE, DRAMA
Michelle Fairley, Suits (USA)
Walton Goggins, Sons of Anarchy (FX)
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex (Showtime)
Ray Romano, Parenthood (NBC)
Alicia Witt, Justified (FX)
James Woods, Ray Donovan (Showtime)

Previous Winners: 2013: Walton Goggins, Sons of Anarchy

And the Norty goes to…Walton Goggins, Sons of Anarchy.

This is Goggins second consecutive win for his work on Sons of Anarchy, where in a very small amount of time he has taken what could have been a gross caricature and turned her into a rich, complex, and incredibly human character.

BEST GUEST PERFORMANCE, COMEDY
Linda Cardellini, New Girl (Fox)
Laverne Cox, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Ron Funches, @midnight (Comedy Central)
Donald Glover, Community (Comedy Central)
Walton Goggins, Community (NBC)
Romy Rosemont, Glee (Fox)

Previous Winners: 2013: Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live

And The Norty Goes to…Ron Funches, @midnight.

I had no idea who Ron Funches before the fall of 2013 and now there are few people who can make me laugh as much. His performances on @midnight were the stuff comedy legends are made of. This. Man. Is. Funny.

Here to accept his award, ladies and gentlemen, Ron Funches…

Thank you so much for this Norty! I hope it's the first of many and that I also get more recognizable awards as well. This is the first step towards my ego getting out of control. I appreciate you turning me into a monster.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
Terry Crews, Brooklyn Nine- Nine (Fox)
Keith David, Enlisted (Fox)
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family (ABC)
Danny Pudi, Community (NBC)
Adam Scott, Parks and Recreation (NBC)
James Wolk, The Crazy Ones (CBS)

Previous Winners: 2013: Ed O'Neill, Modern Family; 2012: Max Greenfield, Modern Family; 2011: Ed O'Neill, Modern Family; 2010: Danny Pudi, Community; 2009: Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother; 2008: Chi McBride, Pushing Daisies; 2007: Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother

And The Norty goes to…Terry Crews, Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

There are others who get more publicity – even on his own show – but no one in this group is more of the glue that holds their show together, the voice of reason sometimes, the voice of relatable frustration and/or obsession at others, and does so while being consistently laugh out loud funny.

Here to accept his award, ladies and gentlemen, Terry Crews…

So honored to be the recipient of this 2014 Norty Award voted on by none other than the most muscular, badass, hardcore blogger who ever blogged-- THE Mr. Al Norton himself. I need a minute to catch my breath---! WOW. Thank you, thank you, thank you. This is why I do what I do, when I do it, wherever I get the chance to do it, and whenever I'm done doing it, I sit and wonder how I did it, but honestly I'm just glad to know it got done. Thank you, Al, and always remember-- do you.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY
Kristen Bell, House of Lies (Showtime)
Julie Bowen, Modern Family (ABC)
Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)
Cristin Milioti, How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Eden Sher, The Middle (ABC)
Michaela Watkins, Trophy Wife (ABC)

Previous Winners: 2013: Eden Sher, The Middle; 2012: Cheryl Hines, Suburgatory; 2011: Jane Lynch, Glee; 2010: Jane Lynch, Glee; 2009: Kristen Wiig, SNL; 2008: Amy Pietz, Aliens In America; 2007: Ashley Jensen, Extras

And The Norty goes to…Cristin Milioti, How I Met Your Mother.

The final season of HIMYM may not have been the best (understatement alert) but Milioti shoulders none of that responsibility; all she did over the course of the final episodes was make the audience feel like everything Ted – and they – had been through over the years was more than worth it since meeting and getting to know Tracy was the pay off. The bar had been set so high there was almost no way she could have met expectations and she went and surpassed them in ways no one would have thought possible.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Walton Goggins, Justified (FX)
Rick Hoffman, Suits (USA)
Peter Krause, Parenthood (NBC)
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan (Showtime)

Previous Winners: 2013: Rick Hoffman, Suits; 2012: Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad; 2011: Walton Goggins. Justified; 2010: Michael Emerson, Lost; 2009: Ryan Hurst, Sons of Anarchy; 2008: Michael Emerson, Lost; 2007: James Callis, Battlestar Galactica

And The Norty goes to…Jon Voight, Ray Donovan.

One of the highest compliments you can give an actor on their is to say there is no way you could ever imagine anyone else playing the role, and by the end of the first episode, Jon Voight had made Mickey Donovan his in ways you could teach a class about. To me, the single most interesting performance of the 2013 – 2014 season, hands down.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife (CBS)
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men (AMC)
Melissa McBride, The Walking Dead (AMC)
Monica Potter, Parenthood (NBC)
Allison Tolman, Fargo (FX)

Previous Winners: 2013: Monica Potter, Parenthood; 2012: Kadee Strickland, Private Practice; 2011: Margo Martindale, Justified; 2010: Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men, 2009: Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy; 2008: Diana-Maria Riva, Side Order of Life; 2007: Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights

And The Norty goes to…Allison Tolman, Fargo.

I am not sure TV had a higher quality surprise than Fargo this past season, and Allison Tolman was the star that was born from the FX mini-series, bringing humor, intelligence, and a level of frustration that came across as emotionally compelling to the viewers. One of my favorite new characters of the year and I can't wait to see what Tolman does next.

Here to accept her award, ladies and gentlemen, Allison Tolman…

When I got the news I'd been granted a 2014 Norty Award for my performance in Fargo, I was sitting at the kitchen counter in sweatpants at 3:00 PM eating leftover salad out of a large mixing bowl and thinking very seriously about taking a shower. I tell you this because, while the bar was not set very high to be the most exciting part of my day that day, I was nonetheless thrilled to be recognized. I'm less thrilled now that some time has passed and I've googled The Norty's, but you know. It's still neat. And frankly I'm just happy that on the day they cast Fargo all the famous women were busy taking Pilates classes and they offered me the role instead. Thanks ladies! And thanks, Al.

(Oh! And thanks Mr. Orland, who was my health teacher in 6th grade. He wanted me to thank him if I ever won an Oscar but, come on Mr. Orland. You were a health teacher. I had you for like, a half a semester and you taught me about the human papillomavirus. Aim lower, man.)

But seriously, thanks Al. I truly appreciate it.


BEST LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY
Louis CK, Louie (FX)
Christopher Meloni, Surviving Jack (Fox)
James Roday, Psych (USA)
Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
Geoff Stults, Enlisted (Fox)
David Walton, About a Boy (NBC)

Previous Winners: 2013: James Roday, PSYCH; 2012: Joel McHale, Community; 20122: Steve Carell, The Office; 2010: Zachary Levi, Chuck; 2009: Steve Carell, The Office; 2008: Josh Radnor, How I Met Your Mother, 2007: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

And The Norty goes to…David Walton, About a Boy.

The overgrown man-child is an age old TV cliché, so creating a character that fits that general description but is also fresh, believable and gets the audience to root for him, is no small feat, which is why Walton is deserving of this honor.

Here to accept his award, ladies and gentlemen, David Walton…

This award is an incredible honor, Al. The last award I won was a 2nd grade public speaking award, so I was beginning to wonder if I'd ever win anything again. I will keep the website link to my Norty in my Safari browser bookmark bar forever. Thank you.

BEST LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY
Mindy Kaling, The Mindy Project (Fox)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
Wendy McClendon-Clovey, The Goldbergs (ABC)
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)

Previous Winners: 2013: Sutton Foster, Bunheads; 2012: Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation; 2011: Laura Linney, The Big C; 2010: Courteney Cox, Cougar Town; 2009: Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?; 2008: Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?; 2007: Laura Kightlinger, The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman

And The Norty goes to…Mindy Kaling, The Mindy Project.

Mindy Lahiri is a hysterically over the top character who, despite all her excesses and/or blind spots, still somehow is grounded enough to get the audience to buy in to her search for love, and Kaling is so good in the role that you might even think she's playing someone similar to herself, that is until you see her on a talk show and realize she's just that good.

BEST LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)
Gabriel Macht, Suits (USA)
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective (HBO)
James Spader, The Blacklist (NBC)
Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex (Showtime)

Previous Winners: 2013: Jon Hamm, Mad Men; 2012: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad; 2011: Jon Hamm, Mad Men; 2010: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad; 2009: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad; 2008: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad; 2007: Denis Leary, Rescue Me

And The Norty goes to…Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad.

Bryan Cranston is the first person ever to win five Norty Awards, period, let alone for the same role, and he is incredibly deserving of all of these (non) statues and then some. Cranston is so frequently praised that it's easy to forget that his work as Walter White will rightly go down in TV history.

BEST LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA
Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex (Showtime)
Claire Danes, Homeland (Showtime)
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (Syfy)
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men (AMC)
Keri Russell, The Americans (FX)

Previous Winners: 2013: Claire Danes, Homeland; 2012: Claire Danes, Homeland; 2011: Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men; 2010: Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy; 2009: Jill Scott, The # 1 Ladies Detective Agency; 2008: Mary McDonnell, Battlestar Galactica; 2007: Minnie Driver, The Riches

And The Norty goes to…Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black.

Words cannot do justice to Maslany's work on Orphan Black; plenty of other actors have played multiple different roles, and distinct and unique, but I can't think of a one who has done it on the same series, all of them interesting enough to build an entire show around. Maslany would certainly win the award for most acting but it's a tribute to her talents that she also wins Best Acting.

Here to accept her award, ladies and gentlemen, Tatiana Maslany...

Dear Norty Academy, thank you for this incredible honour. I'm so excited to receive my statue!! What is it made of and how much do you think it's worth, ballpark. But seriously. This is so cool of you and I really appreciate it. Thanks for watching our weird little Canadian show. (50, 60 bucks ish? Maybe?) Much love, Tatiana.

BEST SERIES, REALITY/NON-FICTION
Nine for IX (ESPN)
30 for 30 (ESPN)
American Masters (PBS)
Deadliest Catch (Discovery)
Inside Comedy (Showtime)
Time of Death (Showtime)

Previous Winners: 2013: Inside Comedy; 2012; Crave

And The Norty goes to…Time of Death

Time of Death wasn't just the best Reality/Non-Fiction Series this year, it was one of the best in television history, casting an unblinking eye towards subject matter rarely if ever tackled in any medium. Yes, it may make some people uncomfortable but the truth is there are only two experiences that every single person in the history of the world have shared, one we can't remember and the other we can't talk about after its happened, and Time of Death informed the audience about the latter in ways that made for the most emotional television viewing of my life.

BEST SERIES, REALITY COMPETITION
Chopped (Food)
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
MasterChef (Fox)
Shark Tank (ABC)
Top Chef Masters (Bravo)
So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)

Previous Winners: 2013: Chopped All-Stars; 2012: The Glee Project; 2010: Top Chef: All Stars

And The Norty goes to…Chopped.

It's the simplest of concepts – give chefs a random group of ingredients and 20/30 minutes to make a dish – yet it works so amazingly well. Not only does Chopped usually leave me hungry, I have laughed, cried, and yelled at the screen while watching the show, which is just about the highest praise I can offer as a viewer.

BEST SERIES, NON-FICTION COMEDY
@Midnight (Comedy Central)
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
The Soup (E!)
Tosh.0 (Comedy Central)

Previous Winners: 2012: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

And The Norty goes to…@midnight.

@midnight has far and away the best laughs-per-minute ratio on TV currently, perhaps the best in TV history and has introduced me to many incredibly funny and smart people I would have never been exposed to otherwise. What's my favorite show on all of TV right now? That's easy, @midnight.

Here to accept the award on behalf of @midnight is one of the show's executive producers; ladies and gentleman, Jason Nadler…

On behalf of all the producers and talented staff of @midnight our sincerest thanks for this award. Your early fandom of our little fake gameshow has been special and we love the continued support. #butts

BEST SERIES, LIMITED/MINI/TV MOVIE (NEW CATEGORY)
American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Fargo (FX)
Luther (BBC America)
The Normal Heart (HBO)
Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
True Detective (HBO)

And The Norty goes to…True Detective.

If you eliminate the number of episodes and genre as any sort of sorting criteria, True Detective was the single best television program of the 2013-2014 season.

BEST SERIES, COMEDY
About a Boy (NBC)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
Enlisted (Fox)
Louie (FX)
Modern Family (ABC)
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Previous Winners: 2013: New Girl; 2012: Louie; 2011: Community; 2010: Glee; 2009: Chuck; 2008: The Office; 2007: The Office

And The Norty goes to…Enlisted.

This was the hardest category for me to pick a winner in that there were SO many good options, but what I kept coming back to was that Enlisted made me laugh out loud constantly AND won my heart. The cast was fantastic and the show managed to deal with some serious stuff in a genuine and unforced manner, which is no easy feat. Here's how I finally made the decision; I imagined that I walked in the door and there was a new episode of each of the nominees in DVR, so which would I want to watch first? At that point Enlisted won its Norty.

Here to accept the award on behalf of the show, ladies and gentlemen, creator of Enlisted, Kevin Biegel…

"I would like to accept this Norty - Norty, is it a Norty or a Norton? I kind of like the hard sound of "We won a Norton!" But it's your awards so I shall defer to you, sir. But I would like to accept this award on behalf of everyone on Enlisted, from the actors to the writers to the grips to the caterers. I also would like to apologize to the caterers for stealing that box of fancy nuts: i was trying to impress my Dad with a gift of fancy nuts because he loves fancy nuts. He loved them, but they also made his diverticulitis flare up so the jokes on me and my Dad's colon.

But thank you sincerely for recognizing Enlisted. We loved making the show and are so happy so many people found it and embraced it. We'd love to make a hundred more, but we are happy and lucky we got to make the ones we did. Thank you for recognizing us. We all appreciate more than you can know!"


BEST SERIES, DRAMA
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Mad Men (AMC)
Masters of Sex (Showtime)
Parenthood (NBC)
Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Suits (USA)

Previous Winners: 2013: Breaking Bad; 2012: Sons of Anarchy; 2011: Mad Men; 2010: Friday Night Lights; 2009: Mad Men; 2008: Battlestar Galactica, 2007: Battlestar Galactica

And The Norty goes to…Breaking Bad.

Breaking Bad will easily go down as the most intense TV show of all time, one that started as an allegory about what someone would do to protect/provide for their family when they're gone and became a cautionary tale about human being's ability to rationalize even the most heinous of actions. It will also likely go down as one of the best TV shows of all time, with flawless writing, brilliant acting, top notch directing, and highly underrated casting combining in a perfect storm of brilliant storytelling.

And there we have it, the 2014 Norty Awards, I look forward to reading your thoughts on our picks, both the ones you agree with and the ones you don't. And yes, I've already started work on next July's nominations!

TV Pick Of The Week
There's another set of TV awards being given out soon, with Seth Meyers hosting The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday…





Don't miss those other TV awards, Monday at 8pm on NBC.

Hope You Need My Love, Babe, Just Like I Need You
Other noteworthy programming from the coming week…

*Want to do some scouting for the 2016 Summer Olympics? Check out the USA Gymnastics Championships on Friday (7pm, NBCSN), Saturday (8pm, NBC), and Sunday (2:30pm, NBC) this weekend.

*There's a new Doctor in town this Saturday at 8pm…





*The MTV Video Music Awards (Sunday, 9pm) aren't the same buzz worthy event they used to be but it's worth watching if only to find out what the kids are listening to.

*True Blood brings its seven season run to a close Sunday at 9pm on HBO…





*Opening round coverage of US Open Tennis begins at Monday at 1pm on ESPN (and 6pm on ESPN2).

*Season one of FX's Tyrant wraps up this Tuesday at 10pm.

*Chelsea Lately (E!) airs its last episode Tuesday at 11pm and this live affair will be truly star studded.

*Season one of WE tv's The Divide, perhaps the most overlooked new show in a summer of extremely high quality new series, finishes up its first season this Wednesday at 9pm.

*Syfy is giving the season two finale of Defiance (Thursday, 8pm) TWO hours!!!


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, Buddy's Bakery Rescue, Cake Boss, 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, The Divide, Face Off, Falling Skies, Family Guy, Fargo, Flipping Out, Food Court Wars, Food Network Challenge, Food Network Star, The Fosters, Frankenfood, 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 and Peele, The Last Ship, 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, Married, 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 Great Baker, 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, Satisfaction, 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, You're The Worst,

People Love You When They Know You're Leaving Soon
Here ends another Two Tivos To Paradise.





We'll be back next week with all the latest headlines, a review of the Emmys, and your guide to Labor Day Weekend marathons!

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.





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