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Back in February, word arrived that New Line had decided to take yet another crack at the John Shaft character played so memorably by Richard Roundtree in 1971 and (in the form of his nephew) Samuel L. Jackson in 2000. We don’t yet know who will be filling that iconic role, but we do know who will be putting words in his mouth, with TV writer/producers Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow snagging the job. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it looks like the studio and producer John Davis are hewing closer to the 21 Jump Street model this time, though probably not quite as wacky. Still, the presence of two men who are currently working on sitcoms points to the tone that the company is looking for.Barris is the brain behind Anthony Anderson-starring comedy show Black-ish, in which a black family man deals with his kids endlessly adopting the »
I've been waiting and debating for oh-so-long for a comedy show that is actually funny; and when I say funny I mean leg-slapping, foot-stomping, my-head-is-hurting funny! Well, to my surprise, ABC has delivered a new side-splitting comedy called "Black-ish," about a successful, black family man who struggles to find some cultural identity while raising his family in a predominately white, upper-middle class neighborhood. It stars Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, and newcomers Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, and others. Here are six reasons why you should watch:
1. Anthony Anderson Is Executive Producer
Anthony Anderson was born in Compton and is the current host of Food Network's "Eating America," and formerly a member of NBC's Emmy Award-winning drama "Law & Order." Anderson played Detective Kevin Bernard opposite Jeremy Sisto's Detective Cyrus Lupo. He's also appeared in more than 20 films, including the comedy blockbuster "Barbershop." Now, he's starring in and executive producing "Black-ish, »
- Wendell Escott
Seven years ago, NBC aired Celebrity Family Feud as a half-hour series and it was cancelled after one season. Now, ABC has revived it in an hour format. Will the ratings be twice as good or bad? Will it be renewed for a third season or will it be cancelled again? Stay tuned.
On Celebrity Family Feud,, celebrities and their family and friends compete to win up to $25,000 for charity by trying to guess the most popular answers to opinion questions. Steve Harvey hosts. This season, the celebrity players include Dr. Phil McGraw, Garry Marshall, Penny Marshall, Kevin McHale, Fred Willard, Toni Braxton, Anthony Anderson, Joey Lawrence, Mario Lopez, Ed Asner, and Vicki Lawrence.
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Several weeks ago I proposed a theory suggesting that a performer's placement in the alphabet affected their chances of being nominated at the Emmys. The more options there are in a category, the sooner the slate will fill up with names from the start of the ballot. Depending on the number of contenders, those with names starting between A and F have a strong advantage while those in the second half of the alphabet are at a disadvantage. While this does not dictate every nominee, it explains who might be ahead in a tight race. -Break- Watch dozens of video chats with 2015 Emmy contenders With half of all the nominees this year showing up in the first third of the ballot, there were a lot of shocks, including: A Alan Alda ("The Blacklist") Pamela Adlon ("Louie") Khandi Alexander ("Scandal") Anthony Anderson ("Black-ish") B Elizabeth Banks ("Modern Family") Rachel Brosnahan (...' »
During our recent webcam chat with Denis Leary (watch below), the creator and star of "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" discusses how it was always in the back of his mind "to do a show about rock and roll." He got the idea for the specific premise while on a comedy tour to promote "Rescue Me." He remembers that everyone in his band "started getting sick of each other," which inspired the idea of "a band that never made it, but are all co-dependent on each other." -Break- Emmys exclusive: Which episodes are submitted by Anthony Anderson ('Black-ish') & Louis C.K. ('Louie')? The new comedy series, which premiered on FX on July 16, stars Leary as Johnny Rock, the lead singer of a punk rock band called the Heathens that broke up in the 1990s, mostly due to Johnny's drug use and narcissism. But Johnny discovers he has a daughter, »
Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episodes that will be submitted to the Emmys by two more of the 2015 nominees for Best Comedy Actor. Anthony Anderson is entering the "Black-ish" episode titled "Sex, Lies and Vasectomies." Louis C.K. chooses the "Louie" episode "Bobby's House." -Break- Click here to see episode titles for Don Cheadle, Matt LeBlanc & William H. Macy Despite many year working on television, this is the first Emmy nomination for Anderson. He stars on the ABC comedy as Andre ("Dre") Johnson, an advertising executive and family man in the suburbs. His episode submission is the 18th of the first season, offering a plot where his wife Rainbow "learns from her colleague that Dre never had the vasectomy a few years back that he was supposedly scheduled, so she decides to see if he'll come clean and tell the truth." C.K. is a five-time Emmy winner, with all of his past victori. »
Orange Is the New Black star Uzo Aduba and So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley announced the 2015 Emmy nominations this morning. Spoiler alert: they were both nominated, along with Jon Hamm for Mad Men, Taraji P. Henson for Empire, Amy Schumer for Inside Amy Schumer, and Anthony Anderson for Black-ish. There are a few double nominees and a ton of first-timers, making this year's race already one of the most exciting in a while - not to mention the fact that Game of Thrones has a whopping 24 nominations. Take a look at the full list below! Outstanding Drama Series Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mad Men Orange Is the New Black Outstanding Comedy Series Louie Modern Family Parks and Recreation Silicon Valley Transparent Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Veep Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Kyle Chandler, Bloodline Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Jon Hamm, »
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"I am completely over the moon right now," he told Access Hollywood on his London Heathrow stopover as he reacted to his Emmy nom for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, for playing family patriarch Andre "Dre" Johnson in ABC's "black-ish."
Anthony will resume production on his hit comedy's second season later this summer, but he's already received a hearty congratulations from his co-stars, who ...
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Earning an Emmy nomination must feel wonderful, but earning your first Emmy nomination? Well, that has to be priceless. This year's Emmy nominations spread the love to tons of people who had never been nominated, including American Horror Story: Freak Show's Finn Wittrock, Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany, and Black-ish's Anthony Anderson. Take a look below to see who is toasting their first-ever Emmy nomination, and mark your calendar for the ceremony on Sept. 20! Disclaimer: While it's very exciting that Amy Schumer has been nominated for Inside Amy Schumer, it's actually not her first nomination; she was nominated last year for her writing on the show. »
Anthony Anderson received his first Emmy nomination Thursday morning for his role as Andre Johnson in the ABC comedy “Black-ish.” The actor received the news in the middle of customs during a trip to South Africa. “I wanted to scream and jump for joy, but I was walking through security,” Anderson said in an interview with TheWrap. “I couldn’t get as excited as I wanted to because of where I was.” Anderson was nominated for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, joined by Louis C.K., Don Cheadle, Matt LeBlanc, William H. Macy, Jeffrey Tambor and Will Forte. He discussed »
- Reid Nakamura
Once again, Downton Abbey received the most nominations of any British drama, continuing the series’ long-running awards success in the Us. The fourth series saw nominations for Jim Carter for best supporting actor and Joanne Froggatt for best supporting actress.
The ITV show, which has earned the most Emmy nominations of any non-us show in history, will again compete against glossy American dramas such as House of Cards, Game of Thrones and Mad Men for the accolade of outstanding drama series.
The biggest surprise at the announcement of the 2015 Emmy »
- Lanre Bakare and Brian Moylan in New York
Gold Derby's combined racetrack odds correctly predicted 75% of this year's Emmy nominations across 24 categories, but as is the case every year with the mercurial TV academy, there were some nominees who were close calls, some who were near-misses, and others who were complete shockers. Below, check out the list of the Emmy nominations we didn't see coming. -Break- Emmy outrages! Top 20 bitchiest comments from our forums Out Of Nowhere The following contenders were such surprises that they were literally off our charts. Best Comedy Supporting Actress Niecy Nash, "Getting On" Best Movie/Limited Supporting Actor Richard Cabral, "American Crime" 100/1 Shockers These contenders were such long shots that our predictors all but wrote them off with distant 100/1 odds, but they proved us wrong. Best Comedy Series "Parks and Recreation" Best Comedy Actor Anthony Anderson, "Black-ish" W...' »
The narrative of the 2015 Emmy Awards will likely be the infusion of new blood into the awards, with shows like Transparent, American Crime and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and actors ranging from Anthony Anderson to Tatiana Maslany scoring their first nods. But the 2014-15 TV season also featured an unusual number of shows airing their final seasons. Some of them, like Mad Men and the Late Show with David Letterman, scored multiple nominations, but more than a few were shut out completely. Here's a rundown of how they fared. Read More Emmy Nominations: The Complete List Mad Men: 11
- Rick Porter
The Emmy Award nominations are out. Unleash the hounds!
What new outrages have the TV Academy committed? Who have the voters overlooked? How can the process ever be taken seriously again after, well, insert your favorite oversight here?
Other than being announced this year at a less-ungodly hour, the annual unveiling has assumed an element of predictability in the digital age. Early-morning phone calls extending congratulations to and soliciting thoughts from the nominees, almost immediately followed by peals of righteous indignation on behalf of the deserving souls who are not, alas, among them.
Both of these are legitimate pursuits, but neither really tells the full story – or, for that matter, exhibits much perspective about the expanded roster of options now available and the increased viability of niche-oriented programming, which can survive on prestige longer than was once feasible in the days of ad-supported broadcast networks and a couple of premium channels. »
- Brian Lowry
In this new Golden Age of TV, where great shows are available in abundance, only no one has time to watch them all — least of all the people who actually work in television, and thus vote for the Emmys — the only way to look at each year's Emmy nominations is to treat them like the theme song from "The Facts of Life." You take the good, you take the bad, you take 'em both, and there you have this year's Emmy nominees list. So there were pleasant surprises, like Tatiana Maslany finally getting into the lead drama actress field, and "Parks and Recreation" making its way back into the comedy series category for its triumphant final season after only being nominated there once before. But there was also the usual rubber stamping of past nominees(*), like "Downton Abbey," "Homeland" and "House of Cards" taking up three of the seven drama »
- Alan Sepinwall
Game of Thrones, Mad Men, House of Cards and Transparent are among the shows that received multiple nominations in major categories for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards. Game of Thrones alone received 24 nominations. Better Call Saul, Louie, Homeland, Veep and Orange Is the New Black also got notable nods. The awards ceremony, which Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor Andy Samberg will host, will be broadcast live on Fox on September 20th at 8 p.m. Est.
Over the years, as television shows have increased in popularity and acclaim, the awards ceremonies that celebrate and reward excellence in the medium have grown in stature as well. One of the most prominent ones in the current television landscape are the Emmy Awards. Hosted by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the 67th iteration of the festival, poised to celebrate the achievements in television over the past year, are set to be held on September 2oth. Ahead of the ceremony, the nominees for the various fields were announced today. They were as follows.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bob Odenkirk in Better Call Saul
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson in Empire
- Deepayan Sengupta
Here is the complete list of nominees for the 2015 Emmys Awards: Drama Series Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mad Men Orange Is The New Black Comedy Series Louie Modern Family Parks & Recreation Silicon Valley Transparent Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Veep Limited Series American Crime American Horror Story: Freak Show Olive Kitteridge The Honorable Woman Wolf Hall Lead Actor in a Drama Series Kyle Chandler, Bloodline Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Jon Hamm, Mad Men Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan Kevin Spacey, House of Cards Lead Actress in a Drama Series Claire Danes, Homeland Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder Taraji P. Henson, Empire Tatania Maslany, Orphan Black Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men Robin Wright, House of Cards Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Adrien Brody, Houdini Ricky Gervais, Derek Timothy Hutton, American Crime Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge David Oyelowo, »
- Richard Rushfield
The nominations for the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced, with HBO’s fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” leading the pack with 24 nominations — including one for outstanding drama series.
Limited series “American Horror: Freak Show” and “Olive Kitteridge” were the second- and third-highest nominees with 19 and 13 nominations, respectively.
Also competing in the drama series category alongside “Game of Thrones” are Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” and “House of Cards,” AMC’s “Mad Men” and “Better Call Saul,” Showtime’s “Homeland” and PBS’ “Downton Abbey.”
Thanks to “Game of Thrones’” haul, HBO set a new Emmy best by raking in 126 noms in total, topping its previous high of 124 set in 2004.
ABC was a distant second with 42, followed by NBC and CBS with 41 apiece. FX Networks claimed 38 and Fox grabbed 35. Netflix was »
- Cynthia Littleton
The 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on July 16 and HBO’s “Game of Thrones” received the most nominations.
Andy Samberg will host the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20. Fox will broadcast them live from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.
The nominees are below:
Outstanding Drama Series
“Better Call Saul”
Outstanding Comedy Series
Lead Actor, Drama
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Lead Actress, Drama
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”
Lead Actor, Limited Series Or Movie
- Variety Staff
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