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‘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:

Big Love (HBO)
Dexter (Showtime)
House (FOX)
Mad Men (AMC)
True Blood (HBO)

30 Rock (NBC)
Entourage (HBO)
Glee (FOX)
Modern Family (ABC)
The Office (NBC)

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

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

Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Courteney Cox, Cougar Town
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Lea Michele, Glee

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
David Duchovny, Californication
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matthew Morrison, Glee

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

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

Georgia O’Keeffe (Lifetime)
Grey Gardens (HBO)
Into the Storm (HBO)
Little Dorrit (PBS)
Taking Chance (HBO)

Breaking Bad
Friday Night Lights
Mad Men

30 Rock
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Modern Family
The Office

The Good Wife
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie

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

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

WIN THIS: It’s a Very Christmas 25-Day Giveaway, Day 9: ‘Glee’ Soundtrack CDs

HOORAY! We have our winners:

Cheryl W. and Debbie E.! Congrats, Cheryl W. and Debbie E., and thanks for entering. Your awesome Glee soundtracks will be on their way to your mailbox shortly. Enjoy, and thanks again for checking us out at TV!

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

I have to admit, I was fully prepared not to like Glee. I wasn’t in a glee club or choir in high school, can’t sing a note that any human ear would want to hear and am not a big fan of Broadway musicals. But I do love music, and I do love a good teen drama and a good underdog tale, and Glee is all about great tunes, great teen drama and a group of endearing underdogs.

This giveaway is all about the show’s music, as in the Glee: The Music, Volume 1 soundtrack CD. From the fantastic cast cover of Journey‘s “Don’t Stop Believin” and Lea Michele‘s beautiful, sad version of Rihanna‘s “Take a Bow” to Kevin McHale‘s cover of Billy Idol‘s “Dancin’ With Myself” and Mark Salling‘s Neil Diamond-approved cover of “Sweet Caroline,” the Glee soundtrack has become one of my favorite CDs this fall, and it makes a great soundtrack for your own work day.

And to enter for a chance to win one of two Glee soundtrack CDs, remember:
– Leave a comment on this post, with your name, your favorite song that the Glee-ers have sung so far this season and an e-mail address where we can reach you
– Deadline to enter to win the Glee soundtrack CDs is December 2 at 8PM ET (according to recorded comment time)
– The winner will be chosen by random, using’s Random Number Generator
– The winner will be announced on the evening of December 2, as an update to this post

Good luck, Glee-ful readers, and stay tuned for the rest of our It’s a Very Christmas 25-Day Giveaway!

The Fall 2009 TV Season – How Ya Like It So Far?

The Los Angeles Times has a little rundown of what’s working (ABC’s new comedies) and what’s not (we’re looking at you, Jay Leno) with the fall 2009 TV season, but if you’d like a more specific rundown of the new shows TV bloggers (including moi) are loving this season, check out the favorite new fall 2009 shows poll at Scooter McGavin’s 9th Green (one of my most favorite blog names ever, BTW).

Scooter runs down the whole top 10 at his site, but to tease with the top five new shows the TV bloggers he polled like: Glee, Modern Family, The Vampire Diaries, Community and Cougar Town.

My personal top five: Glee, The Middle, Modern Family, White Collar and V, in that order. Never mind that I’m kinda losing interest in V, though …

Be sure to check out Scooter’s site for the whole top 10 (with links to where you can watch episodes of the shows – so handy!), and check out his personal top five, which includes Rescue Ink Unleashed … good call, Scooter. Great series.

Now share – what’s your favorite new show of the season? And least favorite? Are you among those who are loving buzz-making shows like Glee and Modern Family? Or has your favorite new show of the season already been canceled? Let’s hear about it …

Channel Surfing – October 19, 2009

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– ABC has a novel way of promoting its upcoming V series remake, which premieres on Nov. 3: The network has hired skywriters to create giant “V”s in the sky near 26 U.S. landmarks, starting on Nov. 23 and continuing until the show debuts.

Southland producer John Wells says two networks are interested in picking up the cop drama that NBC canceled before its second season began.

Taylor Swift will pull a Justin Timberlake by being the host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live‘s Nov. 7 episode.

– Fox is developing a sitcom based on the dog-training life of The Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan. That 70s Show star Wilmer Valderrama will play a character based on Milan.

– Last week’s Balloon Boy saga, not surprisingly, was part of a stunt to land Balloon Boy’s family on (another) reality show; the fam had already appeared on ABC’s Wife Swap.

Samuel L. Jackson isn’t starring in a TV series yet, but he is producing two in-development projects, including a comedy and a medical drama for CBS.

Mad Men Emmy nominee Elisabeth Moss is guest starring on NBC’s medical drama Mercy. Her episode, in which she plays a cancer patient, airs on Nov. 4.

The Hills star Stephanie Pratt – sister of Spencer Prattwas arrested on Sunday on suspicion of drunk driving.

The Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel is engaged.

– On Glee this week (Weds., Fox, 9PM ET): Will sings “The Thong Song” and Puck sings Neil Diamond.

Kelly Ripa confirms she and hubby (and former All My Children co-star) Mark Consuelos will return to the soap for a couple of episodes to celebrate AMC‘s 40th anniversary.

– And The New York Times wonders if the late DJ AM‘s participation in the MTV reality series Gone Too Far might have led to his drug use relapse.

– And tonight in primetime:
– Barney tries to talk Robin into becoming a U.S. citizen on How I Met Your Mother (8PM ET, CBS)
– A guest appearance by Ernie Hudson is at least one (and maybe the only) reason to watch Heroes (8PM, NBC)
– On One Tree Hill (8PM, The CW), Nathan’s scandal jeopardizes his endorsement deals
Dancing With the Stars week five (8PM, ABC)
– On Good Eats (8PM, Food Network): cooking with beer and wine
– New Lincoln Heights (8PM) on ABC Family
– A police detective thinks he’s going to die at 40, because all the men in his family do on a new House (8PM, Fox)
– On a special Man Caves episode (8:30PM, DIY), Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman gets a cool new space for his band to practice
– Billie gives the fellas love advice on Accidentally on Purpose (8:30PM, CBS)
– On Greek (9PM, ABC Family), if Evan’s not known as the rich kid, then who is he?
– HBO’s Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags (9PM) unfolds the history of the garment district in New York City
– Serena and Nate team up to help Carter on Gossip Girl (9PM, The CW)
Pot City, USA (9PM, A&E) is just what it sounds like, an investigation into the pot-heavy area of Humboldt County, California
– Witch Haze, Daffy and Tweety join Bugs Bunny for Bugs Bunny’s Howl-oween on the Cartoon Network (9PM)
– A murder case puts to Lightman Group in danger on Lie to Me (9PM, Fox)
– Fall goodies like pumpkin pie, apple cider and candy corn are spotlighted on Unwrapped (9PM, Food Network)
– New Trauma episode (9PM, NBC)
Wil Wheaton guests on The Big Bang Theory (9:30PM, CBS), as Sheldon’s competition in a trading card contest
The Jay Leno Show continues to feel 90 minutes early on NBC (10PM)
Castle (10PM, ABC) and Beckett investigate the murder of a woman whose body was found in a manhole cover
Guy visits oldies but goodies – like a 1940s diner in L.A. – on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (10PM, Food Network)
– The chefs create circus-themed cakes on Ultimate Cake Off (10PM, TLC)
– New Million Dollar Listing ep (10PM) on Bravo
DJ AM stages an intervention for a young heroin addict on Gone Too Far (10PM, MTV)

Channel Surfing – June 15

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– Among the TV shows that will host panels at the San Diego Comic-Con in July: Chuck, Dexter, Dollhouse, Lost, MythBusters, Psych, True Blood, Supernatural and Smallville.

– There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but there are free TV comedy episodes to watch while you’re noshing. Thanks to Sitcoms for the heads up about iTunes’ summer sale, which includes free episodes of Arrested Development, Reno 911! and The State, 99-cent eps of The Office, 30 Rock and The Larry Sanders Show, and, best of all, the entire five-episode first season of The State for $3.96.

– Fox has announced its fall 2009 premiere dates, kicking off its season on Sept. 16 with Glee and (another) new season of So You Think You Can Dance.

– Speaking of SYTYCD, why would Katie Holmes be performing on the show? Right? Yet, the rumor persists that she’ll be shaking her moneymaker on a July episode.

American Idol season five vet, and one of the show’s most successful artists, Chris Daughtry, talks about his second album, which will be released on July 14.

America’s Got Talent kicks off next week on NBC (June 23, (9PM ET), but will the show find its own Susan Boyle? Even though the Internet sensation was the runner-up on the latest season of Britain’s Got Talent, she’s reportedly earning more than $160,000 for a 12-minute performance at corporate events. In comparison, former President Bill Clinton gets between $140,000-150,000.

NPHNeil Patrick Harris, of course – is going to be a villain called The Music Meister in a fall episode of Cartoon Network’s Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Wouldn’t he be great in the next big-screen Batman, too …

Gossip Girl is the big TV nominee at this year’s Teen Choice Awards.

Heidi Pratt says Al Roker made her cry. So does dry shampoo … in other words, what doesn’t? Did being chastised by Whoopi Goldberg also make her shed tears?

Dave Letterman apologizes, again, for the Palin jokes on tonight’s Late Show.

Heroes star Sendhil Ramamurthy will guest star in the upcoming “Bollywood Homicide” episode of Psych, which premieres (not soon enough) its fourth season on Aug. 7.

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