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Primetime Emmy Awards Target Game Of Thrones

14 July 2016 12:22 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Emmy nods have hit the Internet, and there are a few surprises among these stellar examples of Primetime TV. Game of Thrones leads the pack with a whopping 23 nominations, which probably will not surprise anyone who has tuned in to the show this season. It’s certainly one of the better programs on TV right now, and this season has been particularly stellar.

More surprising – and, in some ways, more deserved – are several nods to Mr. Robot, including an Outstanding Drama and Lead Actor In A Drama for Rami Malek. Christian Slater gets nothing, despite his Golden Globe win, but I guess we can’t have everything. While Malek has some serious competition in his category, including Hollywood heavyweights Liev Schrieber and Kevin Spacey, here’s hoping that he takes home the prize. He certainly deserves it.

While Game of Thrones dominates in many categories, there’s quite a »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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The 68th Emmy Award Nominations

14 July 2016 11:52 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

This morning, Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham took the stage to announce this year's Emmy nominated shows and actors!  Come inside to find out who and what were selected!

In consideration of keeping our readers from having to go through all 113 catagories, below are the list of biggest awards to be handed at the 68th Annual Emmy Awards.  If you'd like to see all the rest you can click here!

Outstanding Drama Series

Game of Thrones

Mr. Robot

House of Cards

Downton Abbey

Better Call Saul

The Americans

Homeland

Outstanding Comedy Series

Veep

Transparent

Modern Family

black-ish

Silicon Valley

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Master of None

Outstanding Drama Actor

Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)

Rami Malek (Mr. Robot)

Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)

Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan)

Kyle Chandler (Bloodline)

Matthew Rhys (The Americans)

Outstanding Drama Actress

Robin Wright (House of Cards)

Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder)

Tatiana Maslany »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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Emmy Nominations 2016: full nominee list

14 July 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Chris Longo Jul 15, 2016

The Television Academy has spoken! Here are your 2016 Emmy Nominations...

The time to fill out your Emmy Madness Bracket is now. Wait, wrong event. But that would be fun, wouldn’t it? Kirsten Dunst slugging it out versus her network foe Sarah Paulson for Emmy gold. How about perennial favorite Game Of Thrones pitted against underdog newcomer Mr. Robot in the championship round? In the “peak TV” era, maybe a bracket formatted competition is the only true way to determine the best in the world of television.

Anyway, we’ll have to settle for fan polls and speculation as we countdown to the 68th Annual Emmy Award on Sunday, Sept. 18th on ABC. Until then, here is the list of nominees for the major categories. You can find the full list here.

Outstanding Drama Series

The Americans

Better Call Saul

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

Homeland

House of Cards »

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2016 Emmy Nominations: What Leads the Pack?

14 July 2016 9:59 AM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Let the Snub Debate begin in 3... 2... 1...

Nominations for the 2016 Emmy Awards are in, with Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham making the announcements this morning, live from Los Angeles.

The ceremony will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and air on ABC on September 18.

Which shows, actors and actresses will be up for major awards that night? Game of Thrones leads all with 23 nods.

Scroll down to find out more and then let the praise and complaints pour in below...

Outstanding Drama

The Americans

Better Call Saul

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

Homeland

House of Cards

Mr Robot

Lead Actor In A Drama

Kyle Chandler, Bloodlines

Rami Malek, Mr Robot

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Lead Actress In A Drama

Claire Danes, Homeland

Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder

Taraji P Henson, Empire

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Keri Russell, »

- Matt Richenthal

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'Game of Thrones', 'Mr. Robot' Lead 2016 Emmy Nominations

14 July 2016 9:37 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Game of Thrones, The People Vs. Oj Simpson: American Crime Story and Fargo received multiple nominations in major categories for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards. Other notable nods include Mr. Robot's for Outstanding Drama Series and for actor Rami Malek, The People Vs. Oj Simpson for Outstanding Limited Series and recognitions for Cuba Gooding Jr., Courtney B. Vance and Sarah PaulsonThe Americans for Outstanding Drama Series and for Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell; and Veep for Outstanding Comedy Series and for Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The awards ceremony, which Jimmy Kimmel will host, »

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Nominations for the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards announced

14 July 2016 9:34 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Television Academy has today announced the nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, which celebrates the very best in achievement on the small screen over the past twelve months, with The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Game of Thrones leading the pack. Check out the list of nominations here…

Outstanding Drama

The Americans

Better Call Saul

Downton Abbey

Game Of Thrones

Homeland

House Of Cards

Mr. Robot

Lead Actor, Drama

Kyle Chandler, Bloodlines

Rami Malek, Mr Robot

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Lead Actress, Drama

Claire Danes, Homeland

Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder

Taraji P Henson, Empire

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Keri Russell, The Americans,

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Supporting Actor, Drama

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul

Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline

Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones

Kit Harrington, Game Of Thrones

Michael Kelly, »

- Gary Collinson

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The 68th Emmy Award Nominations

14 July 2016 9:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Television Academy has announced the nominations for the 68th Emmy Awards at the newly-opened Saban Media Center. Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum joined Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham at the nominations ceremony to announce this year's candidates.

The Emmys will be telecast live from The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 18th with the broadcast hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Here's the list of the key nominees:

Outstanding Drama Series

The Americans (FX Networks)

Better Call Saul (AMC)

Downton Abbey (PBS)

Game Of Thrones (HBO)

Homeland (Showtime)

House Of Cards (Netflix)

Mr. Robot (USA)

Outstanding Comedy Series

black-ish (ABC)

Master Of None (Netflix)

Modern Family (ABC)

Silicon Valley (HBO)

Transparent (Amazon)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings, The Americans (FX Networks)

Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill, Better Call Saul (AMC)

Kyle Chandler as John Rayburn, Bloodline »

- Garth Franklin

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'Game of Thrones,' ''People v. O.J.' lead 2016 Emmy nominations

14 July 2016 8:48 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

This morning, the nominees for the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced. Here are the most prominent nominations. More to come. Drama Series The Americans Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mr. Robot Comedy Series Black-ish Master of None Modern Family Silicon Valley Transparent Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Veep Limited Series American Crime Fargo The Night Manager The People v Oj Simpson Roots Lead Actor in a Drama Series Kyle Chandler, Bloodline Rami Malek, Mr. Robot Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul Matthew Rhys, The Americans 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 Tatiana MaslanyOrphan Black Keri Russell, The Americans Robin Wright Penn, House of Cards Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Anthony Anderson, Black-ish Aziz Ansari, Master of None Will Forte, »

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Emmys 2016 Nominations List: Game of Thrones and People v. O.J. Lead Pack, The Americans Enters Race

14 July 2016 8:35 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday by Anthony Anderson (ABC’s black-ish) and Lauren Graham (of Netflix’s upcoming Gilmore Girls revival), and HBO’s Game of Thrones led the pack with 23 total nominations, including for best drama and with three supporting actress contenders.

RelatedEmmy Nominations 2016: Michael Ausiello’s Snappy Judgements

FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story followed with 22 nods, while Season 2 of FX’s Fargo amassed 18.

TVLine has detailed the major nominees below; visit Emmys.com for the full list. Your job here, as opinionated connoisseurs of TV, »

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Emmys 2016 Nominations: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘The Americans’ Get Major Nods

14 July 2016 8:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The critics spoke, and TV Academy members listened.

Two TV critic faves, “The Americans” and “Mr. Robot,” managed to break through and land Emmy nominations in the Outstanding Drama category this year, while the comedy category was also dominated by well-reviewed series, such as newcomer “Master of None.”

The Television Academy’s attempts in recent years to broaden its membership, expand categories and open up its voting process continues to pay off, as new blood managed to sneak into many of the major categories. Not only did “The Americans” and “Mr. Robot” break through on the series side, but several of the shows’ leads landed their first-ever Emmy acting nomination.

But many favorites also returned with a splash as well, including last year’s Outstanding Drama Series winner, “Game of Thrones.” The HBO juggernaut landed 23 nominations, the most of any program this year – and down just a tick from last »

- Michael Schneider and Liz Shannon Miller

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Nine More Join "The Mist" TV Series

13 July 2016 1:02 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Nine more names have joined the cast of the ten-episode TV series adaptation of Stephen King's novella "The Mist" which begins production this summer for a launch on Spike TV next year.

The story follows a foreboding mist that arrives in one small town ushering in a terrifying new reality for its residents, putting their humanity to the test. Here's the breakdown of the new characters:

Alyssa Sutherland as "Eve Cunningham," a wife and mother who fights to protect her teenage daughter from unknown dangers lurking both inside and outside the mist while facing down her past.

Gus Birney as "Alex Cunningham," the teenage daughter of Kevin and Eve Cunningham. She's always been the 'good daughter,' but her over-protective mother helps to kick-start a rebellious streak.

Dan Butler as "Father Romanov," a priest who is caught in between modernity and tradition, he has lost his faith but clings to the ritual. »

- Garth Franklin

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My Fearless, Somewhat Frightening 2016 Emmy Predictions

13 July 2016 12:15 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Last year it was Jane the Virgin that got screwed. This year I have a sinking feeling it’s going to be Mr. Robot.

Emmy Nominations will be announced Thursday at 11:30 am Est (stay glued to TVLine for the complete rundown/analysis!) and my gut is telling me that USA Network’s breakout hacker drama — and its sterling ensemble, led by Rami Malek and Christian Slater — will be completely shut out.

PhotosAy, There’s the Snub: 15 Actors Who Unbelievably Never Won an Emmy

Speaking of egregious snubs, FX’s long-overlooked The Americans will come up empty again, while TV »

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The Alternate Emmy Nominations

8 July 2016 12:41 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

With the real Emmys coming next week, we fill out our ballot with less-likely, but definitely worthy nominees.

Emmy nominations are announced next Thursday and the usual suspects are all expected to pop up. Do not be surprised when Mr. Robot, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Orange is the New Black, and Better Call Saul dominate all the categories, rightfully so. They all are coming off of incredible and explosive seasons. They deserve the praise. But, what about all the other amazing shows on television? They absolutely deserve some love too, but stand almost no chance at being nominated. Our response here at Film School Rejects? The Alternate Emmys. Readers, meet the other shows you should be watching.

Best Drama Series

Outlander, The Leftovers, Jessica Jones, The Americans, UnREAL, and Hannibal

What more can be said about any of these shows that has not been said. They each delivered absolutely incredible seasons more than worthy of every »

- Erica Bahrenburg

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The 21 Best TV Episodes of 2016 (So Far)

7 July 2016 1:32 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Warning: Spoilers below for the listed shows.  “The Americans

“The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears” (Episode 8)

Time jumps are a tricky business, especially for a show where every moment matters. And on “The Americans,” you better believe the devil is in the details. So Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields’ choice to jump forward seven months after a particularly tough stretch for everyone’s favorite secret agents was a damn ballsy move — that paid off big time. That being said, the opening of Episode 8 was just as important as its ending, and just as tricky. Told in nearly absolute silence, Phillip’s ride to the airfield with Martha set a stark tone for what was coming, making it all the more believable the Jennings would need a seven-month vacation soon after. A beautiful story told in thrilling, variant rhythms, “The Americans” knows itself so well it »

- Ben Travers, Liz Shannon Miller and Hanh Nguyen

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The 21 Best TV Episodes of 2016 (So Far)

7 July 2016 1:32 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Warning: Spoilers below for the listed shows.  “The Americans

“The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears” (Episode 8)

Time jumps are a tricky business, especially for a show where every moment matters. And on “The Americans,” you better believe the devil is in the details. So Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields’ choice to jump forward seven months after a particularly tough stretch for everyone’s favorite secret agents was a damn ballsy move — that paid off big time. That being said, the opening of Episode 8 was just as important as its ending, and just as tricky. Told in nearly absolute silence, Phillip’s ride to the airfield with Martha set a stark tone for what was coming, making it all the more believable the Jennings would need a seven-month vacation soon after. A beautiful story told in thrilling, variant rhythms, “The Americans” knows itself so well it »

- Ben Travers, Liz Shannon Miller and Hanh Nguyen

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Fall TV First Impression: Frequency

6 July 2016 10:35 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The broadcast networks have nearly 20 shows debuting this fall, including new sitcoms from Kevin James and Matt LeBlanc, the story of Mlb’s first female player and Michael Weatherly’s NCIS follow-up. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots.

Next up on our list….

The Show | The CW’s Frequency (Wednesdays at 9/8c, premiering Oct. 5)

The Competition | Fox’s Empire, CBS’ Criminal Minds, ABC’s Modern Family/black-ish and NBC’s Law & Order: Svu

The Cast | Peyton List (The Tomorrow People), Riley Smith (The Messengers), Mekhi Phifer (ER), Devin Kelley (Resurrection »

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George A. Romero to Receive a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

28 June 2016 3:40 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It was announced today that George A. Romero, the legendary filmmaker and godfather of the modern zombie, will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as part of a Class of 2017 that also includes Chris Pratt, Amy Adams, and Ryan Reynolds.

The date for Romero's star ceremony has not been revealed yet, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on future announcements. In the meantime, we have the official press release with full details, as well as a video (via Variety) of the Class of 2017 announcements:

Press Release: Hollywood, CA. June 28, 2016 —A new group of entertainment professionals in Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre, Radio and Recording have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it was announced today,  Tuesday, June 28, 2016 by the Walk of Fame Selection Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. These honorees were chosen from among hundreds of nominations to the »

- Derek Anderson

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Fox Announces Premiere Dates for The Exorcist, Scream Queens Season 2, and Lucifer Season 2

16 June 2016 1:32 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“What fresh hell is this?” Fox has officially set calendar slots for their fall TV schedule, including the premiere dates for The Exorcist, Scream Queens Season 2, and Lucifer Season 2.

Inspired by the 1971 novel and the 1973 film that both bear the same name, The Exorcist will make its series premiere on Friday, September 23rd at 9:00pm Est. Scream Queens, meanwhile, will return for its second season on Tuesday, September 20th at 9:00pm Est, and fans of Mr. Morningstar can watch Lucifer Season 2 debut on Monday, September 19th at 9:00pm Est. Below, we have the official press release with full details:

Press Release: Fox has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series.

All-new episodes of Gotham and Lucifer return Monday, Sept. 19. On Season Three of Gotham (8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt), the origin story continues and the stakes are higher than ever, as Super-Villains more ambitious and depraved are introduced, and a realignment of alliances shakes up the fight for power in Gotham City. Season Two of Lucifer (9:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt) promises to be a mother of a season, as Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) is tasked with finding his family’s matriarch, while continuing to take down criminals alongside Lapd Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German).

Tuesday nights of comedy begin Tuesday, Sept. 20 with the return of Brooklyn Nine-nine, New Girl and Scream Queens. Entering its fourth season, Brooklyn Nine-nine (8:00-8:30 Pm Et/Pt) returns after a season finale cliffhanger in which Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) and his by-the-book boss, Captain Holt (Andre Braugher), were forced to enter the federal witness protection program. Then, the sixth season of ensemble comedy New Girl (8:30-9:00 Pm Et/Pt) continues to follow Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and the gang as they attempt to find their respective places in the world, while begrudgingly accepting the responsibilities of adulthood – from marriage to career advancement – with often hilarious results.

From award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy (“The People V. Oj Simpson: American Crime Story,” “American Horror Story,” “Nip/Tuck”), Brad Falchuk (“American Horror Story,” “Glee,” “Nip/Tuck”) and Ian Brennan (“Glee”), Season Two of Scream Queens (9:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt) graduates from the college campus and into a hospital with a haunted past, as a new and terrifyingly funny mystery begins. Returning for Season Two are cast members Emma Roberts as Chanel Oberlin, 2016 Golden Globe Award nominee Jamie Lee Curtis as Cathy Munsch, Lea Michele as Hester Ulrich, Abigail Breslin as Chanel #5, Keke Palmer as Zayday Williams, Billie Lourd as Chanel #3, Glen Powell as Chad Radwell and Niecy Nash as Denise Hemphill. Additional cast members to be announced.

Beginning Sept. 21, Wednesdays are explosive, with the series premiere of Lethal Weapon and the return of Empire. Based on the hit movie franchise of the same name, Lethal Weapon (8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt) follows iconic cop duo Riggs (Clayne Crawford, “Rectify”) and Murtaugh (Emmy Award nominee Damon Wayans, Sr., “My Wife and Kids,” “In Living Color”), as they work a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. Empire (9:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt), broadcast television’s biggest hit, is a powerful drama about a family at the center of a music dynasty. This season, Empire Entertainment founder Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) sets his sights on a new streaming service; as his ex-wife, Cookie Lyon (Golden Globe Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson) pursues a new romantic interest; and his sons, Jamal (Jussie Smollett), Hakeem (Bryshere “Yazz” Gray) and Andre (Trai Byers), struggle with fame and ambition.

All-new episodes of Rosewood return, followed by the series premiere of Pitch, beginning Thursday, Sept. 22. Set against the vibrant backdrop of one of the world’s hottest cities – Miami – medical procedural Rosewood (8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt) enters its second season as top private pathologist Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. (Morris Chestnut) and tough-as-nails Detective Annalise Villa (Jaina Lee Ortiz) solve the Miami Pd’s most challenging cases. Pitch (9:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt) is the dramatic and emotional story of Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury, “Under The Dome”), who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball – under the glare of a white-hot media spotlight. From executive producer Dan Fogelman (“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”), the inspiring series also stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar (“Franklin & Bash,” “NYPD Blue”), Ali Larter (“Legends,” “Heroes”), Mark Consuelos (“Kingdom,” “All My Children”) and Dan Lauria (“The Wonder Years”).

Friday nights are terrifyingly entertaining, beginning Sept. 23, with the return of Hell’S Kitchen and the series premiere of The Exorcist. Season 16 of Hell’S Kitchen (8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt) welcomes a new batch of ambitious chefs who will brave Chef Gordon Ramsay and his fiery command of the kitchen as he puts them through an intense culinary academy. Then, The Exorcist (9:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt) returns as a contemporary psychological TV thriller following two very different priests tackling one family’s case of terrifying demonic possession. Directed by Rupert Wyatt (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), the series stars Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Geena Davis (“Commander in Chief,” “Thelma & Louise”), Alfonso Herrera (“Sense8,” “The Chosen”) and Ben Daniels (“Flesh and Bone,” “House of Cards”).

Sunday Funday returns beginning Sept. 25, with the season premieres of Emmy Award-winning comedy Bob’S Burgers (7:30-8:00 Pm Et/Pt) and the unprecedented 28th season of The Simpsons (8:00-8:30 Pm Et/Pt), followed by the premiere of hybrid live-action/animated family comedy Son Of Zorn (8:30-9:00 Pm Et/Pt). Featuring the voice of Jason Sudeikis (The Last Man On Earth, “Horrible Bosses,” “We’re the Millers”), Son Of Zorn follows an animated warrior from a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean, who returns to Orange County, CA, to win back his live-action ex-wife (Cheryl Hines, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) and teenage son (Johnny Pemberton, “21 Jump Street”). Rounding out the night are the 14th season premiere of creator Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy (9:00-9:30 Pm Et/Pt) and Season Three of the critically acclaimed live-action comedy The Last Man On Earth (9:30-10:00 Pm Et/Pt), created by and starring Emmy Award nominee Will Forte.

Fall premieres of new and returning series are listed below in chronological order (all times are Et/Pt):

Monday, Sept. 19

8:00-9:00 Pm Gotham (Season Three Premiere)

9:00-10:00 Pm Lucifer (Season Two Premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 20

8:00-8:30 Pm Brooklyn Nine-nine (Season Four Premiere)

8:30-9:00 Pm New Girl (Season Six Premiere)

9:00-10:00 Pm Scream Queens (Season Two Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 21

8:00-9:00 Pm Lethal Weapon (Series Premiere)

9:00-10:00 Pm Empire (Season Three Premiere)

Thursday, Sept. 22

8:00-9:00 Pm Rosewood (Season Two Premiere)

9:00-10:00 Pm Pitch (Series Premiere)

Friday, Sept. 23

8:00-9:00 Pm Hell’S Kitchen (Season 16 Premiere)

9:00-10:00 Pm The Exorcist (Series Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 25

7:30-8:00 Pm Bob’S Burgers (Season Seven Premiere)

8:00-8:30 Pm The Simpsons (Season 28 Premiere)

8:30-9:00 Pm Son Of Zorn (Series Premiere)

9:00-9:30 Pm Family Guy (Season 14 Premiere)

9:30-10:00 Pm The Last Man On Earth (Season Three Premiere)

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These shows would make great Emmy nominees

14 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Yesterday, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences opened voting for this year's Emmy nominations, including the public release of ballots showing who submitted themselves and in what categories. That means it's time for my annual thought exercise, where I pretend that I'm an Academy member and try to figure out how I would fill out my ballot in the major categories. The whole thing becomes trickier with each passing year, just because there are so many shows and performances worthy of at least consideration: when I made my first run through the ballot, jotting down contenders in each big category, I wound up with 26 potential Outstanding Comedy Series nominees, for instance. It does give me a sense of how challenging this must be for the actual Emmy voters, especially since most of them have much less time to actually watch TV than I do. I'm using the same rules as usual: 1)I only consider shows and performances that were submitted. So even if I wanted to put, say, Hugh Dancy on my ballot for his work in the final season of Hannibal, I couldn't, because he only submitted his work on Hulu's The Path. 2)I can't move things into other categories to suit my preference. I can't treat Horace and Pete like a limited series, even though that's clearly what it was, because the Academy let Louis C.K. submit it in the drama categories, and I can't take a largely dramatic half-hour like Transparent or Togetherness out of the comedy categories. 3)I don't consider shows and performances that I didn't watch much, if at all, this season. Based on the last time I was a regular viewer of Penny Dreadful and Orphan Black, for instance, I suspect Eva Green and Tatiana Maslany would both be incredibly strong contenders for the drama lead actress category, but I haven't seen a second of either show's eligible season. Back in the days before Peak TV, it would make me crazy when actors were obviously nominated based on their work from previous seasons, rather than anything they had done in the current year, so I'm not going to make any nominations based on similar assumptions. Also, because so much of the biggest action this year is in the limited series categories (even sans Horace and Pete), I'm going to make picks there, when usually I've stuck with the comedy and drama fields. So here we go... Outstanding Comedy Series black-ish (ABC) Master of None (Netflix) Review (Comedy Central) Transparent (Amazon) Veep (HBO) You're the Worst (FX) As I alluded to above, this was a tough one, especially since there are so many different kinds of "comedy" up for consideration. I could have surrounded Transparent and You're the Worst with a bunch of other half-hours that trended more towards the dramatic this year (say, Casual, Baskets, Togetherness, and Girls), or put on both of the CW's delightful Monday hour-long comedies in Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, or loaded up on the resurgent broadcast network comedy scene and paired black-ish with the likes of The Grinder, The Carmichael Show, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Fresh Off the Boat. And I haven't even mentioned Broad City or Lady Dynamite or Catastrophe or Silicon Valley or Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt or a bunch of others that I'm not happy to not have on my final list. But these six were ultimately the ones that stuck with me the most, in some cases very long after they first aired. Outstanding Drama Series The Americans (FX) Better Call Saul (AMC) Happy Valley (Netflix) Horace and Pete (LouisCK.net) The Leftovers (HBO) UnREAL (Lifetime) Because so many great shows like Fargo and American Crime and The People v. O.J. Simpson have gotten themselves categorized as limited series, this wasn't quite as impossible a category to cull down to six choices, even if I changed my mind five different times between including UnREAL, Mr. Robot, or Halt and Catch Fire for that last spot. The Leftovers was my favorite show of last year, and assuming its final season gets bumped to 2017, Horace and Pete and The Americans are the two front-runners to finish atop my best of list for this year. With Mad Men gone, and limited series more competitive, I'm holding out the faintest of hope that Americans can follow the Friday Night Lights pattern and start getting nominated late in its run after being largely ignored early on. Outstanding Limited Series American Crime (ABC) Fargo (FX) The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) Roots (History) Show Me a Hero (HBO) What an amazing resurgence for a format the rest of the TV business had all but ceded to HBO for the last decade. All six of these projects were extraordinary in different ways, and any one of them would be a more than deserving winner, though I'm assuming People v. O.J. is going to sweep its way through most of the limited series categories. Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series Anthony Anderson, black-ish Andrew Daly, Review Chris Geere, You're the Worst Rob Lowe, The Grinder Fred Savage, The Grinder Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent Some years, I set a rule that I will only nominate one actor per show, but I couldn't choose between the two Grinder leads, who were as perfect a crazy man/straight man pairing as TV has had in quite some time. Anderson and Geere did great work flipping back and forth between silliness and pathos this year (I still choke up thinking about Dre's Obama speech from the black-ish episode about how to talk to your kids about black people being shot by cops), Tambor was once again stunning in a largely dramatic performance (that is, again, eligible here, in a category that isn't Funniest Actor in a Comedy Series), and Daly's absolute commitment to the awfulness of Forrest MacNeil's life made the second Review season even funnier, and darker, than the first. Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Steve Buscemi, Horace and Pete Louis C.K., Horace and Pete Rami Malek, Mr. Robot Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul Matthew Rhys, The Americans Justin Theroux, The Leftovers Horace and Pete was another case of my inability to choose between two actors from the same show, as by the end, C.K.'s work was just as nuanced and devastating as the more experienced Buscemi's. Malek was so riveting that he made a lot of pieces of Mr. Robot work that would have failed utterly in the hands of an even slightly less gifted performer, Theroux's work in the last few Leftovers season 2 episodes left me a wreck, Odenkirk continues to demonstrate surprising depths as a dramatic actor, and it's absurd that Matthew Rhys has yet to be nominated for all he does on Americans. Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie Bryan Cranston, All the Way James Franco, 11.22.63 Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero Regé-Jean Page, Roots Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Patrick Wilson, Fargo Cranston and Franco both gave tremendous performances in ultimately flawed projects. Isaac somehow made all the exposition and policy wonkery of Show Me a Hero entertaining and tragic, Page and Vance were enormously charismatic as men who were flashy on the outside and deeply pained on the inside, and Patrick Wilson basically turned into Gary Cooper and became the powerful, still center around which all the craziness of Fargo season 2 could orbit. Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Aya Cash, You're the Worst Gillian Jacobs, Love Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep Michaela Watkins, Casual Louis-Drefyus will — deservedly — keep winning this category until either Veep ends or she pulls a Candice Bergen and withdraws herself from consideration. So it almost doesn't matter who gets nominated alongside her. But the other performances I chose were all wonderfully nuanced and complicated as they painted very different portraits of women who are all damaged in some way, and any of them would make an incredibly deserving winner if Louis-Dreyfus were to pull a Larry David and somehow offend everyone in Los Angeles at the same time. Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series Shiri Appleby, UnREAL Kerry Bishé, Halt and Catch Fire Carrie Coon, The Leftovers Sarah Lancashire, Happy Valley Krysten Ritter, Jessica Jones Keri Russell, The Americans The Pov structure of Leftovers season 2 rendered everyone but Theroux a supporting player, but since Coon submitted herself here, I'm picking her, because when she was on screen, she was spectacular. Bishé was the highlight of the much-improved second season of Halt, Lancashire remains indelible on Happy Valley, Ritter lived up to all of my hopes for Jessica Jones, and refer to my Matthew Rhys comment when it comes to his TV spouse. The real surprise of the group is Appleby, who had never suggested the kind of depth and force that her role on UnREAL has allowed her to play. Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie Kirsten Dunst, Fargo Felicity Huffman, American Crime Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience Rachel McAdams, True Detective Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Lili Taylor, American Crime As with the corresponding male category, we've got a couple of performances here (Keough and McAdams) that transcended iffy shows. You could argue that any or all of Dunst, Huffman, and Taylor belong in the supporting field, but they were all wonderful, even if they all understandably seem destined to lose to Paulson. Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series Louie Anderson, Baskets Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine Jaime Camil, Jane the Virgin Christopher Meloni, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp T.J. Miller, Silicon Valley Timothy Simons, Veep Honestly, I could make this an all-Veep category — say, with Simons, Tony Hale, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole, Sam Richardson, and Matt Walsh (or swap any two of them out for Hugh Laurie and Reid Scott) — and it would be a completely respectable list. Instead, I decided to limit myself to one guy, and the New Hampshire election story has given Simons a chance to shine like never before. As for the others, Braugher is a national treasure, Camil may be playing the most reliable joke machine on television, Meloni stole First Day of Camp the same way he stole the original movie, and Miller got to add some surprising emotion to Erlich Bachman's usual hilarious buffoonery. And Anderson is, like Tambor, giving an almost entirely dramatic performance (and also playing a woman), but in a way that never feels like a gimmick. Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series Alan Alda, Horace and Pete Dylan Baker, The Americans Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul Kevin Carroll, The Leftovers Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones Lance Reddick, Bosch Even if the Academy at large didn't watch Horace and Pete, I expect Alda will be nominated on name recognition alone, and when they see him give the performance of his career, he'll hopefully win. Baker sketched out a complicated and tragic character in the space of 13 episodes, Banks continued finding new gravitas inside Mike Ehrmantraut, Carroll knocked me out as much as his more well-known co-stars, Dinklage remains so much fun that he can even carry a long scene where he's acting against thin air disguised as CGI dragons, and Reddick also did the best work of his career on the largely unheralded Bosch. Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Ted Danson, Fargo Connor Jessup, American Crime Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager Zahn McClarnon, Fargo Bokeem Woodbine, Fargo Unfortunately, I assume John Travolta has one of these spots in the bag. And the only reason Jessup is here and not in the lead category is because he's young and relatively unknown. But this is still one of the most competitive groups in the whole field, and I'd love to see one of the more unheralded actors eligible win it, even though Danson and Laurie were both superb in the kinds of roles they don't usually play. Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series Loretta Devine, The Carmichael Show Kether Donohue, You're the Worst Allison Janney, Mom Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live Amanda Peet, Togetherness Kristen Schaal, Last Man on Earth Janney, like Louis-Dreyfus, may have a stranglehold on her category for a while, and she's terrific enough — at both the light and dark parts of Mom — that I can't get too annoyed with it. This is another extremely deep category, which I tried to cover with a variety of different kinds of performances from different kinds of shows. There's Devine playing extremely big — and yet still human enough to be at the center of an episode about clinical depression — on Carmichael (where David Alan Grier would also be a fine nominee on the male side), McKinnon carrying SNL, Donohue and Peet doing a mix of utter silliness and something much messier, and Schaal turning out in time to be the very best part of Last Man. I'd have liked to find room for some of the Transparent actresses or Zosia Mamet or a bunch of others, but you've gotta make choices when you play this game. Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series Amy Brenneman, The Leftovers Ann Dowd, The Leftovers Regina King, The Leftovers Rhea Seehorn, Better Call Saul Alison Wright, The Americans Constance Zimmer, UnREAL Nope. Not gonna leave out one of the three Leftovers ladies here. (As a past winner, King is the most likely to get an actual nomination.) Seehorn, meanwhile, essentially became co-lead for much of Saul season 2, and was so likable and vulnerable and interesting that it felt like she was adding to Jimmy's story rather than taking away from it. Wright was stronger than ever on Americans, even though Martha was in crisis throughout, and Zimmer was every bit Shiri Appleby's dramatic equal as part of the UnREAL two-hander. Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie Olivia Colman, The Night Manager Rachel Keller, Fargo Regina King, American Crime Cristin Milioti, Fargo Anika Noni Rose, Roots Jean Smart, Fargo Another category where I went with three from one show, reflecting both the great work of Keller, Milioti, and Smart, but also the relative shallowness of this particular field. King is one of several actors this year who, thanks to the proliferation of limited series and shows with shorter seasons, has a realistic shot at being nominated for two different performances. Colman had a bunch of great moments during The Night Manager (particularly the monologue about why her character was so interested in taking down Hugh Laurie), and Rose was one of the best parts of the outstanding Roots ensemble. What does everybody else think? What nominations are you most hoping to see? Alan Sepinwall may be reached at sepinwall@hitfix.com »

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2016 Emmy Contenders: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy

7 June 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Since 2010, the Emmy for supporting actor in a comedy has been shared between two shows, “Modern Family” and “Veep.” Tony Hale looks like a sure bet to score another nom after two wins, though the “Veep” ensemble is so strong, the entire category could comprise actors on the show. Likewise, the “Modern Family” cast is flawless, though two-time winners Eric Stonestreet and Ty Burrell have thus far been rewarded while Ed O’Neill and Jesse Tyler Ferguson have not.

Another great TV family can be found on “Transparent,” which could benefit Jay Duplass. Likewise, Laurence Fishburne is a standout as the grandfather on “Black-ish.”

And while technically not related, the supporting actors who make up the dysfunctional family of “Silicon Valley” are an embarrassment of riches — T.J. Miller should score a nomination just for his scene in episode four in which he delivers his lines while coughing and laughing simultaneously after a harsh bong hit. »

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