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2 Days 'til Emmy Awards: Fantasy Mash-Ups

6 hours ago | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Before we hit the Emmy Awards one last group poll. I asked friends which Emmy nominated TV characters mix and matched from different series would they love to see paired up? 

True Sherlock: His Last Vow

Michael: I would mash up Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock with McConaughey's Rust. Sherlock would've knocked out that Yellow King business out in 20 minutes leaving the rest of the season for them to get drunk and philosophize.

Denny: Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons on The Big Bang Theory) and Crazy Eyes (Uzo Aduba on Orange is the New Black) are served a pie. Hilarity ensues. Or: Queen Cersei (Lena Headey) gets sent to Litchfield prison and insults Red's (Kate Mulgrew) cooking on her first day. Delicious scheming and sassy put-downs ensue. And I really want to see Allison Janney and Julie Bowen's characters from Mom and Modern Family get drinks together, just because.

Andrew: »

- NATHANIEL R

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5 reasons why Allison Janney ('Mom') will win Best Comedy Supporting Actress at Emmys

9 hours ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

While many pundits continue to flip-flop between Allison Janney ("Mom") and Kate Mulgrew ("Orange is the New Black") as Best Comedy Supporting Actress, it's time for the hard facts, folks. Janney actually won this category a year ago when CBS first announced she'd be playing a wacky, alcoholic mother on a Chuck Lorre sitcom. This race is over. Need further proof? Scroll down for my Top 5 reasons why Janney has Emmy #6 in the bag. (Also check out my fellow editor Ralph Galvan's 5 reasons why he thinks Mulgrew is going to win.) -Break- Emmy Episode Analysis: Is Allison Janney ('Mom') a slam dunk for Comedy Supporting Actress? 1. She's. The. Funniest. If voters want to give an award to the funniest supporting lady of the six nominees, there's no question Janney will be their choice. In her episode submission "Estrogen and a Hearty Breakfast," Janney believes she's pregnant, but it »

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5 reasons why Kate Mulgrew ('Oitnb') will win Best Comedy Supporting Actress at Emmys

9 hours ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

The 66th Emmys are just days away and if you're looking for validation on your Kate Mulgrew ("Orange is the New Black") upset victory over Emmy darling Allison Janney ("Mom") as Best Comedy Supporting Actress, then let me put your mind at ease: Here are my Top 5 reasons Mulgrew will lock up an Emmy on Monday. (Also check out my fellow editor Marcus James Dixon's 5 reasons why he thinks Janney is going to win.) -Break- Emmy Episode Analysis: Kate Mulgrew ('Orange is the New Black') makes enemies in 'Tit Punch' 1. Mulgrew has the best acting showcase Mulgrew, who plays Red on "Orange is the New Black," submitted the strongest acting episode of the bunch in "Tit Punch." Mulgrew gets to display an impressive amount of range as Red gets to laugh, cry, be frightened, be vulnerable and show power and strength all throughout her character-centric episode. There's even »

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Emmys add guest winners Uzo Aduba, Joe Morton to presenter lineup

22 August 2014 11:17 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Last weekend's guest acting Emmy winners Uzo Aduba ("Orange is the New Black") and Joe Morton ("Scandal") are two of the latest additions to the presenter roster for the upcoming Emmy Awards. The Aug. 25 ceremony, hosted by comedian and talk show host Seth Meyers, airs live on NBC. -Break- Follow Gold Derby on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, iTunes and YouTube It is an annual tradtion for all of the guest acting champs to present on the primetime ceremony. The other two winners from last Saturday -- Allison Janney ("Masters of Sex") and Jimmy Fallon ("Saturday Night Live") -- were announced as presenters earlier this week. Don Mischer, executive producer of this year's Emmy Awards, also announced the following people as presenters on Friday. These are reportedly the final names that will be unveiled ahead of the ceremony. Five-time Emmy nominee Scott Ba »

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Emmy Awards predictions: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Normal Heart' will clean up

22 August 2014 8:29 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Our predictions for Monday's winners at the Primetime Emmy Awards are based upon a combination of four sets of forecasts at Gold Derby: Experts, Editors, Top 24 Users (highest scorers predicting last year's awards) and All Users. Our forecasted champs are in gold while potential spoilers are in italics. Click on each category title to be taken to an overview of that race. And to see our complete predictions by series, click here. -Break- Emmy predictions slugfest: Marcus Dixon and Daniel Montgomery battle mano-a-mano over all 26 categories Best Comedy Series "Modern Family" Spoiler: "Orange is the New Black" Best Comedy Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep" Spoiler: Melissa McCarthy, "Mike and Molly" Best Comedy Actor Ricky Gervais, "Derek" Spoiler: Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory" Best Comedy Supporting Actress Allison Janney, "Mom&quot..." »

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‘Friday Night Dinner’ Has Second Helpings On Us TV

22 August 2014 6:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s been a success on Channel 4 this side of the pond with three series under its post-feast belt. But America has taken its time to digest Friday Night Dinner – a pilot was shot for NBC a couple of years back, though despite starring The West Wing‘s Allison Janney and Monk‘s Tony Shalhoub, it failed to get to the main course. Now CBS are giving it a go, with creator Robert Popper’s Popper Pictures on board alongside Wbtv, 3 Arts and Big Talk.

Documenting the weekly family meals of the Goodman family, the UK version stars Tamsin Greig (Episodes) as put-upon matriarch Jackie, wife to eccentric Martin (Paul Ritter, who often walks around shirtless) and grown up sons Adam and Jonny (The InbetweenersSimon Bird and Tom Rosenthal) who engage in slapstick comedy fights. Mark Heap plays Jim, their mentally unstable neighbour, always accompanied by dog Wilson who appears to terrify him. »

- Steve Palace

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Inside the Emmy Parties: Aaron Paul, Betsy Brandt Rev Audi Party

22 August 2014 1:43 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Emmy Awards aren’t till Monday, Aug. 25, but the celebrations start early. Variety will be on hand inside the best parties around Hollywood as the stars mingle, nosh and toast to TV’s finest. Here’s our party report for Thursday, Aug. 21:

7:15 p.m. Ty Burrell is the first one on the carpet at Audi’s pre-Emmys party at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood, in jeans and a sport coat. Classic look. Hands in his pocket, top two buttons unbuttoned, showing a little chest.

7:17 p.m. Navid Negahban, the former “Homeland” big bad, arrives next, and quickly dethrones Burrell from the most chest bared title.

7:21 p.m. Joe Morton hits the carpet wearing a B613 baseball cap, a reference to his role in “Scandal” as the (former) head of the covert government program and candidate for world’s worst dad. Morton also sports the Lorne Michaels »

- Kevin Noonan and Whitney Friedlander

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Emmy Predictions: Who Will Win Monday Night

21 August 2014 2:21 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When it comes to analyzing awards, the Emmys are the hardest to gauge. The Academy Awards have the luxury of looking to Guild Awards or BAFTAs, which share a voting body with the Academy, but the Emmys noms are determined by a panel of unknown—and unpredictable—judges, before going to the voting body. Still, Variety’s Debra Birnbaum and Jenelle Riley take their best guess at who will bring home the gold Monday night.

Supporting Actor in a Drama

Jenelle: In a category of stellar turns, it’s really a three-man race between previous winners Aaron Paul for the final season of “Breaking Bad,” and Peter Dinklage for “Game of Thrones” and three-time Emmy nominee Jon Voight of “Ray Donovan.” Dinklage submitted a showy episode where he gets a great speech, demanding a trial by combat. Voight is beloved and considered the best thing about the Showtime drama. Still, »

- Debra Birnbaum and Jenelle Riley

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Emmy Predictions 2014: Outstanding comedy/drama lead actor

21 August 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Because it's NBC's turn to air the Primetime Emmy Awards this year, and because the Peacock would understandably rather air its lucrative Sunday night NFL package in September, the ceremony will take place in late August again. And as an added wrinkle, this year's ceremony will actually happen on a Monday, August 25 at 8 p.m., with Seth Meyers hosting. Between now and then, Dan and I will be making our picks for both who should and will win many of the major categories — if you're wagering, keep in mind that Dan tends to be much better at predicting the winners than I am, but also that he was just as flummoxed as I by last year's winners like Jeff Daniels, Merritt Wever and Bobby Cannavale — continuing with our look at the comedy and drama lead actor categories. Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Louis C.K., "Louie" Don Cheadle, "House of Lies" Ricky Gervais, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Friday Night Dinner to be remade for Us TV on CBS

21 August 2014 9:17 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Friday Night Dinner is to be remade for Us television for the second time.

The Channel 4 comedy has received a pilot order from CBS, with creator Robert Popper writing the script as part of a two-script deal with Warner Bros TV.

The new version is expected to keep the single-camera style of the original show, but a multi-camera format has not been fully dismissed, according to Deadline.

In 2012, Friday Night Dinner was being remade by NBC starring Allison Janney and Tony Shalhoub, but the project was not picked up for the network's 2012-13 schedule.

Popper previously explained that any Us remake of his series would have to keep "the principles of what [the original series] is".

"Hopefully it'll be good - the hard thing is you want to keep the comedic voice, so it's not so different that it doesn't feel like the show," he said.

Friday Night Dinner premiered its third series on Channel 4 in June. »

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Females On Film: Ranking the summer's biggest box office winners based on lady roles

20 August 2014 2:49 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Films with great women’s roles aren’t always great films. Films with poor female representation aren’t necessarily bad films. But poorly written female roles will always be a problem for cinema so long as they continue to persist. The damsel in distress. Angel-whore. The token girl. Trophy wives. Mother, daughter, sister. The unconditional love interest. These are among the popular clichés most frequently applied to female characters as they’re written on the page. Some films are so desperate for conflict that they just keep going to the well without altering the mold. Have women not earned the right by now to play more villains, complicated lovers, a-holes, The Best Friends, soldiers, comic reliefs or leads? Can a woman be sexy in a film and still have a great role? Yes. Give her agency. Can a woman support other characters but still have a great role? Yes. Keep her vital. »

- Katie Hasty and Donna Dickens

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Masters of Sex: Season Two Ratings

20 August 2014 2:47 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Last year, the audience for Masters of Sex grew as the season progressed. Will the ratings continue to climb in season two or will the fall? Will the show be renewed for a third season or, will it be cancelled instead?

Masters of Sex follows the unusual lives of William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), researchers whose work touched off the sexual revolution. Others in the cast include Caitlin FitzGerald, Teddy Sears, Annaleigh Ashford, Beau Bridges, Allison Janney, and Julianne Nicholson.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available. Because the Showtime audience is sometimes very small, the numbers can be difficult to find.

8/20 update: Showtime has renewed Masters »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Masters of Sex: Season Three Renewal from Showtime

20 August 2014 2:46 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Showtime has renewed their Masters of Sex TV show for a third season. There will be another dozen episodes and production will begin early next year.

Masters of Sex follows the unusual lives of William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), researchers whose work touched off the sexual revolution. Others in the cast include Caitlin FitzGerald, Teddy Sears, Annaleigh Ashford, Beau Bridges, Allison Janney, and Julianne Nicholson.

Airing on Sunday nights, initial viewings of season two episodes have been averaging 810,000 viewers each week. That's down by 24% when compared to last year's airings. The 12 episodes of season two are expected to finish running on September 28th.

What do you think? Are you still watching Masters of Sex? Are you glad that it's been renewed for a third season, or should it have been cancelled to make way for »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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"Ray Donovan," "Masters of Sex" Both Renewed

20 August 2014 10:27 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Showtime has given twelve-episode, third-season orders to both of its dramas "Ray Donovan" and "Masters of Sex". Production on both is slated to begin early 2015.

The two shows were paired together for their second seasons which they are still in the midst of airing. 'Ray' is averaging five million weekly viewers across platforms, whilst 'Masters' is averaging nearly four million.

Both have been met with solid critical notices, especially 'Masters' which has received five Emmy nominations and won one this past Saturday for Allison Janney's guest starring role.

Showtime president David Nevins says in a statement: "Both Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex are quintessentially Showtime: bold, provocative, premium television with production values at the top of the food chain"

Source: Showtime »

- Garth Franklin

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Showtime Renews Masters Of Sex And Ray Donovan For Third Seasons

20 August 2014 10:18 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In utterly unsurprising news, Showtime has opted to pick up its successful dramas Masters of Sex and Ray Donovan for 12-episode third seasons, to premiere in 2015.

David Nevins, Showtime prexy, said in an official statement:

“Both Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex are quintessentially Showtime: bold, provocative, premium television with production values at the top of the food chain. These acclaimed shows are filled with complex and interesting characters and settings that will no doubt give audiences compelling television to invest in for seasons to come.”

Masters of Sex, about human sex pioneers William Masters (Martin Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), has been roundly acclaimed since its premiere, and this year it received five Emmy nominations, including one for Caplan’s performance. Already, it won Guest Actress in a Drama for Allison Janney’s heartbreaking turn at Saturday’s Creative Arts Emmys.

Ray Donovan, whose titular character (Liev Schreiber) is a fixer for L. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Showtime Renews Emmy-Nominated 'Masters of Sex' and 'Ray Donovan' for Third Seasons

20 August 2014 10:09 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

My favorite summer TV series is "Masters of Sex," which has deepened its exploration of male-female relationship dynamics in its second season.  So I'm delighted to report that Showtime has renewed the hourlong series about the work and life of the famous sex research couple Masters and Johnson for a third season, along with hardboiled drime series "Ray Donovan," starring Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight. Both shows are up for Emmy Awards, with “Masters of Sex” in contention for five including Lizzy Caplan-- Allison Janney already won Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama at the Creative Arts Emmys last weekend. Voight is a nominee for playing Mickey Donovan (more on movie stars who shine in TV roles here). (Why "Masters of Sex" is one of the best shows on television here.) “Ray Donovan” averages five million weekly viewers on multiple platforms, with “Masters of Sex” coming in under four million weekly viewers. »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Masters of Sex’ and ‘Ray Donovan’ Renewed for Third Seasons at Showtime

20 August 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Showtime has renewed “Masters of Sex” and “Ray Donovan” for third seasons, the premium cabler announced Wednesday. Both hourlong series will receive 12-episode orders that will begin production in early 2015.

“Both ‘Ray Donovan’ and ‘Masters of Sex’ are quintessentially Showtime: bold, provocative, premium television with production values at the top of the food chain,” said David Nevins, president, Showtime Networks. “These acclaimed shows are filled with complex and interesting characters and settings that will no doubt give audiences compelling television to invest in for seasons to come.”

Masters of Sex” has garnered five Emmy Award nominations this year, with Allison Janney already taking home the trophy for guest actress in a drama at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony. “Ray Donovan’s” Jon Voight is also nominated for an Emmy for his role as Mickey Donovan. “Masters of Sex” currently averages nearly 4 million viewers across multiple platforms per week, while “Ray Donovan” averages 5 million weekly viewers. »

- Laura Prudom

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Showtime renews 'Masters of Sex' & 'Ray Donovan' for season 3

20 August 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The cable drama renewals just keep on coming. A few hours after AMC announced a second season of "Halt and Catch Fire," and a day after "Rectify" and "The Strain" got renewed, Showtime has ordered third seasons of both "Masters of Sex" and "Ray Donovan." Both shows will be back next year with 12-episode seasons, and are each halfway through their second seasons. "Masters" scored five Emmy nominations for its first season, and has already won one (for Allison Janney's brilliant guest work). Lizzy Caplan from "Masters" and Jon Voight from "Ray Donovan" are up for awards on Monday. Though I had issues with the latest episode of "Masters," the season overall has had a lot of brilliant moments — including one of the single best hours of TV drama of the year — and I'm glad Showtime is sticking with it even though it's not a super-commercial property. (Ratings have »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Latenight Hosts Colbert, Fallon, Kimmel Sign On to Present at Emmy Awards

19 August 2014 11:51 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The 66th Emmy Awards ceremony has added to its list of presenters, with latenight names signing on for the telecast.

Host Seth Meyers announced Tuesday morning via Twitter that his latenight contemporaries Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, and Jimmy Kimmel will be on deck to present at the kudos, where all three of their programs are nominated for outstanding variety series.

On Monday's #Emmys my late night friends @JimmyKimmel, @Stephenathome & @JimmyFallon are all confirmed to present!—

Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) August 19, 2014

Colbert has already taken home a gong this year for outstanding writing for a variety, music or comedy series for “The Colbert Report,” while Fallon won for outstanding guest actor in a comedy series for his hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live” during last week’s Creative Arts Emmy ceremony.

Other notable dark hour hosts Conan O’Brien, David Letterman, Craig Ferguson, Jon Stewart and late late-night host Jay Leno are »

- Shelli Weinstein

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Chuck Lorre’s Freakonomics: ‘Mom’ Season 1 Gets TBS Showcase

19 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Chuck Lorre knows one thing for sure about television: Repeats matter.

To generate more sampling for his CBS comedy “Mom,” Lorre had the brainstorm of setting up an unusal deal with TBS. The cabler will air reruns of the show’s first season for a month starting Aug. 25 (which happens to be the night of the Emmy Awards, where co-star Allison Janney is nommed for “Mom.”) “Mom” segs will run weeknights through Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. behind repeats of “The Big Bang Theory,” which are nightly tentpoles for the Turner cabler.

Lorre got the inspiration from his recent discovery of the “Freakonomics” book series by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. He loved the way the books examine the role of hard data in predicting human behavior.

Lorre knew from experience that when “Two and a Half Men” and “Big Bang” went into syndication, ratings for the first-run primetime episodes went up. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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