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66th Primetime Emmy Award Nominations Announced

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Game of Thrones leads with 19 nominations, followed by Fargo with 18, American Horror Story: Coven with 17, The Normal Heart with 16 — and Breaking Bad with 16 nods for its final season. Full list at AwardsDailyTV.

Saying Goodbye to Breaking Bad, Walter White and Hopefully Twitter Hype

Saying Goodbye to Breaking Bad, Walter White and Hopefully Twitter Hype

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The relationship between Twitter and Breaking Bad has been an odd phenomenon to watch.  After a while it seemed like Breaking Bad’s reception on Twitter, or maybe netwide, took on a life of its own. Whatever people wanted it to be, however they wanted it to end, seemed to have little to do with the show itself. The collective obsession could probably never have been fully satisfied, no matter how…

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What the Emmys can Teach us About How We Watch the Oscars

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1. Surprises are almost never good, even when we think we want them.  A good surprise is when someone totally out of left field wins and seems to deserve it. A bad surprise is when someone wins who doesn’t seem to deserve it.  The predictions machine had been predicting, pretty much, anyone but Jeff Daniels to win Best Actor in the drama category last night.  But the Emmys are often…

Behind the Candelabra wins 11 Primetime Emmy Awards

Behind the Candelabra wins 11 Primetime Emmy Awards

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Behind the Candelabra won 3 Primetime Emmy Awards tonight and 8 more at the Creative ceremony last week. Outstanding Drama Series: Breaking Bad Outstanding Comedy Series: Modern Family Outstanding Movie/Miniseries: Behind the Candelabra Outstanding Variety Series: The Colbert Report Outstanding Lead Actress, Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland Outstanding Lead Actor, Drama: Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Outstanding Lead Actress, Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep Outstanding Lead Actor, Comedy: Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory…

American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Behind the Candelabra lead Emmy Nominations.  House of Cards makes history with 9 nods

American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Behind the Candelabra lead Emmy Nominations. House of Cards makes history with 9 nods

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(via The Wrap) Drama Series Breaking Bad Downton Abbey Game of Thrones House of Cards Homeland Mad Men Comedy Series 30 Rock The Big Bang Girls Louie Modern Family Veep Miniseries or Movie American Horror Story Behind the Candelabra The Bible Phil Spector Political Animals Top of the Lake (Complete list at Awards Daily TV)

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Visionaries Take to the Small Screen for New Golden Age of Television

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This could be the year when everything changed. Though there has been a gradual shift evolving over the past decade– beginning with David Simon’s The Wire, continuing through with The Sopranos and Mad Men — now with David Fincher’s House of Cards, Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake and Steven Soderbergh’s Liberace all hitting television this year; it isn’t just that viewers are turning to TV because the movie experience…

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Mad Men Season 6 Promo Pics

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Longer Look at Stephen King’s Under the Dome

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From The Clicker: CBS has released a sneak peek of its highly anticipated summer series, “Under the Dome.” Based on the 2009 science-fiction book of the same name by Stephen King and adapted by “Lost” producer Brian K. Vaughan, “Under the Dome” will follow the residents of the small Maine town of Chester’s Mill as they try to figure out why a giant transparent dome has been placed over their town,…

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Coen brothers bring 10 hours of Fargo to FX

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Television development news continue to be the greatest source of excitement in the off-season. (via THR) FX is moving forward with a Fargo adaptation. Network president John Landgraf announced during his first upfront presentation Thursday that it will launch a 10-episode adaptation of the 1996 best picture Oscar nominee as a limited series during spring 2014. The move comes as the network looks to push into limited series and mini-series…

Women Not Naked: HBO Cancels Enlightened

Women Not Naked: HBO Cancels Enlightened

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Of course because Enlightened is about a woman who isn’t naked and fucking, no one watched it.  The smarter the shows about women are, the shorter their lifespan. Even HBO is now guilty of it. Sex that shit up or pay the price. Whatever the reason, the brilliantly written, directed and acted Enlightened has been pulled just as its audience was building. What is wrong with HBO?  As the show…