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Channel Surfing – June 16, 2010

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– Must See TV tonight: The endearing, awesomely talented John Goodman, he of the recent incredible weight loss, on The Late Show with David Letterman. Guessing that his new healthier bod will be a major topic of conversation, so it’ll be cool to hear how he did it. Seriously, dude looks fantastic, and like 20 years younger.

– Must At Least TiVo TV tonight: The premiere of Hot in Cleveland on TV Land. It’s a very, very broad comedy (and I’m not talking about the all-female cast), of which I am not usually a fan, but how do you not watch a show that brings Betty White back to the tube on a weekly basis?

– That chick that wowed you with her rendition of “At Last” on last night’s America’s Got Talent? She’s the mom of Precious Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe.

– My friend Scott and I were just discussing how we’re experiencing Bachelor/Bachelorette overkill, and here comes yet another entry in the franchise line-up: Bachelor Pad, the Big Brother-meets-The Bachelor spin-off, will debut on ABC on August 9 and include hosts Chris Harrison and Melissa Rycroft, as well as Bachelor alumni Tenley Molzahan, Wed Hayden, Craig McKinnon, Gia Allemand, Jonathan Novack, Michelle Kujawa (last season’s “emotional” Jake Pavelka bachelorette) and Kiptyn Locke among the contestants.

– Speaking of overkill, I have to ‘fess up to watching every incarnation of the Real Housewives series, but the upcoming D.C. batch are kinda boring me before the show even premieres. There’s already so much drama, real drama that actually affects most of us in some way, in D.C., that it’s hard to even pretend to take these particular reality star wannabes too seriously, ya know?

– Speaking of boring, TMZ.com reports that Sammi and Ronnie, last season’s Jersey Shore lovebirds, have proven to be so boring in season two that MTV is considering replacing them for season three. Meanwhile, can you imagine we’ll still care enough/be amused by enough these people to tune in for a third season?

– You have to give him this: he’s committed. A professional cartographer, and presumably huge Lost fan, has created a very cool map of the Lost island.

– Here’s a Sons of Anarchy fan’s visit to the SOA set, complete with Q+A with series creator (and portrayer of Big Otto … and real-life husband of series star Katey Sagal) Kurt Sutter.

– Syfy is developing a fun new show about Hollywood memorabilia.

– And if you’re in Los Angeles this week, try to hook up with USA Network‘s Emmy promo ice cream truck, where the network is handing out ice cream sandwiches for each of their shows, including “The Monk” (vanilla bean), “The Psych” (brown butter candied bacon), “The In Plain Sight” (chocolate chipotle) and “The Royal Pains” (balsamic fig and mascarpone).

Channel Surfing – April 26, 2010

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– Kudos to NBC for the get-well message to Celebrity Apprentice contestant Bret Michaels at the end of last night’s show. Not so much for Apprentice host Donald Trump, who’s spouting off today about the supposed negative prognosis for the rocker and his brain hemorrhage … often he’s amusing, but sometimes, Trump should just keep his mouth shut.

Madonna got her own episode of Glee, and now Britney Spears wants one, too. And series creator Ryan Murphy says he’s into the idea.

– More Glee news: Murphy’s description of this summer’s Glee tour makes it sound like it’ll be sort of a live performance of a TV episode.

– TheWrap.com has a first look at Rob Lowe and Party Down‘s Adam Scott as the new cast members of the most improved show of the season, Parks and Recreation, which means season three could be even better.

– Another show that’s likely to be even better in its third season: FX’s Sons of Anarchy, which started filming on season three last week. The new season, set to premiere this fall, will feature Hal Holbrook playing the father of (the so Emmy-worthy) Katey Sagal‘s Gemma. Holbrook, whose last TV guest gig was on ER in 2008, was married to Designing Women star Dixie Carter, who died earlier this month.

– And a show I hope improves upon its last season, which was the lamest in the show’s history: Entourage, which makes its seventh season premiere on June 27, along with season two of Hung and season three of True Blood. According to the current plan for Entourage, by the way, season seven will be the show’s penultimate one, with a big-screen Entourage movie in development for after the show’s eighth season.

– After a year on The CW, the Daytime Emmys are headed to CBS. They’ll air live – from Las Vegas, for the first time – on June 27.

– The Lost series finale just keeps getting bigger. ABC will now air the Lost two-hour pilot on May 22, the night before the series ender that (hopefully) will answer most of fans’ big lingering questions.

– If you have HDNet, check out the list of awesome performers the channel will host for concerts in May and June, including Green Day, Paul McCartney, Jack Johnson and John Legend.

– One of my fave TV critics, Alan Sepinwall, says the last six season three episodes of Chuck, which begin airing tonight (8PM ET, NBC) are even better, thanks to the Chuck and Sarah romance.

– And Mad Men star Vincent Kartheiser is definitely the opposite of those people on Hoarders, but he may be taking it too far: He has no toilet in his house.

SAG Award Nominations Announced; Still No ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Nods

Et tu, Screen Actors Guild? Even you can’t be bothered to recognize the incredible performances of your fellow actors, especially Katey Sagal? So. Lame.

If you care about who did get SAG nominations in the TV categories, here ya go:

Best Comedy Actor:
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

Best Comedy Actress:
Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine

Best Comedy Ensemble:
30 Rock
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Glee
Modern Family
The Office

Best Drama Actor:
Simon Baker, The Mentalist
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House

Best Drama Actress:
Patricia Arquette, Medium
Glenn Close, Damages
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Holly Hunter, Saving Grace
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Best Drama Ensemble:
The Closer
Dexter
The Good Wife
Mad Men
True Blood

Best TV Movie/Miniseries Actor:
Kevin Bacon, Taking Chance
Cuba Gooding Jr., Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
Jeremy Irons, Georgia O’Keeffe
Kevin Kline, Cyrano de Bergerac
Tom Wilkinson, A Number

Best TV Movie/Miniseries Actress:
Joan Allen, Georgia O’Keeffe
Drew Barrymore, Grey Gardens
Ruby Dee, America
Jessica Lange, Grey Gardens
Sigourney Weaver, Prayers for Bobby

‘Glee’ & HBO Lead Golden Globe Nominations; ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Shockingly Snubbed

How cool and well deserved: Freshman musical dramedy Glee leads the pack of TV nominees for the Jan. 17 Golden Globe awards. HBO leads all networks with 17 nominations, while Fox’s Glee leads all shows with four nominations: Best Actor, TV Comedy or Musical for Matthew Morrison, Best Actress, TV Comedy or Musical for Michele Lea, Best Supporting Actress, TV Comedy or Musical for Jane Lynch and Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical for the series.

In other awards news, 30 Rock, Mad Men, Modern Family and The Office lead the Writers Guild of America awards nominees with three each, while Glee and Starz’ Party Down (both of which star the wonderful Jane Lynch) are among the American Film Institute’s top 10 shows of 2009.

One huge quibble with all the awards: No Sons of Anarchy nominations?! Seriously? Not even a Golden Globe nod for Katey Sagal as Best Actress, while the incredibly wooden January Jones does get one? That is one of the biggest oversights in years.

Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter (who was also inexplicably overlooked for his SoA writing) actually penned a great post on his Sutter Ink blog last fall about why shows like his are overlooked during awards season. It’s a good read, especially in light of this week’s Sons snubs. But the lack of Sagal nomination, most of all, still breaks my TV-lovin’ heart.

Complete lists of nominees and AFI’s top 10 shows of 2009 list are below:

GOLDEN GLOBE TV NOMINATIONS
BEST TV SERIES, DRAMA
Big Love (HBO)
Dexter (Showtime)
House (FOX)
Mad Men (AMC)
True Blood (HBO)

BEST TV SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
30 Rock (NBC)
Entourage (HBO)
Glee (FOX)
Modern Family (ABC)
The Office (NBC)

BEST ACTRESS, TV DRAMA
Glenn Close, Damages
January Jones, Mad Men
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Anna Paquin, True Blood
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

BEST ACTOR, TV DRAMA
Simon Baker, The Mentalist
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Bill Paxton, Big Love

BEST ACTRESS, TV COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Courteney Cox, Cougar Town
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Lea Michele, Glee

BEST ACTOR, TV COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
David Duchovny, Californication
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matthew Morrison, Glee

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jane Adams, Hung
Rose Byrne, Damages
Jane Lynch, Glee
Janet McTeer, Into The Storm
Chloe Sevigny, Big Love

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Michael Emerson, Lost
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
William Hurt, Damages
John Lithgow, Dexter
Jeremy Piven, Entourage

BEST MINI-SERIES OR TV MOVIE
Georgia O’Keeffe (Lifetime)
Grey Gardens (HBO)
Into the Storm (HBO)
Little Dorrit (PBS)
Taking Chance (HBO)

WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA AWARDS NOMINATIONS
DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad
Dexter
Friday Night Lights
Lost
Mad Men

COMEDY SERIES
30 Rock
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Glee
Modern Family
The Office

NEW SERIES
Glee
The Good Wife
Hung
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie

AFI’s TV TOP 10 OF 2009
The Big Bang Theory
Big Love
Friday Night Lights
Glee
Mad Men

Modern Family
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
Nurse Jackie
Party Down
True Blood

WIN THIS: It’s a Very TVScreener.com Christmas 25-Day Giveaway, Day 8: ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Season 1 Blu-ray DVD Box Set

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Ethan! Congrats, Ethan, and thanks for entering. Your awesome Sons of Anarchy box set will be on its way to your mailbox shortly. Enjoy, and thanks again for checking us out at TV Screener.com!

And everyone, keep checking our TVScreener.com Christmas giveaway section … we’ve got lots more TV goodies coming your way!

It’s quite simply the best new show in several seasons, and if you’re not already watching FX’s incredible drama Sons of Anarchy, here’s your chance: TVScreener.com is giving away one season one Blu-ray Sons of Anarchy DVD box set!

The series actually wraps its second season on December 1 – a second season that saw series creator Kurt Sutter and an outstanding, Emmy-worthy cast that includes Katey Sagal (the real-life Mrs. Sutter), Charlie Hunnam and Ron Perlman not only equal, but surpass the quality premiere season – but it’s not too late to jump in and catch up with the show that has been described as “The Sopranos on motorcycles.” The season one box set includes a making-of season one feature, plus a gag reel, deleted scenes and featurettes on the characters’ tattoos and, of course, the bikes.

And to enter for a chance to win the Sons of Anarchy season 1 Blu-ray DVD box set, remember:
– Leave a comment on this post, with your name, your favorite Sons of Anarchy character and an e-mail address where we can reach you
– Deadline to enter to win the Sons of Anarchy season 1 Blu-ray DVD box set is December 1 at 8PM ET (according to recorded comment time)
– The winner will be chosen by random, using Random.org’s Random Number Generator
– The winner will be announced on the evening of December 1, as an update to this post

Good luck, SAMCRO supporters, and stay tuned for the rest of our It’s a Very TVScreener.com Christmas 25-Day Giveaway!

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