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Voting closed for Emmy nominations on Friday. Ordinarily, I would have already completed my usual If I Had An Emmy Ballot exercise by now, but various other projects got in the way, which means what I'm about to post is even more hypothetical than usual, since it's after the voting deadline. As always, I'm working with the choices listed on the actual Emmy ballots, which means I have to go along with where various shows and actors were categorized and submitted. So I have to consider "Orange Is the New Black" a drama, have to consider Key and Peele supporting actors on their own show, and can't go off the ballot to try nominating an actor like Max Greenfield from "New Girl," who didn't even put his name up for submission. Also, while I've done these as a bunch of separate posts the last few years, this thing's already so »
- Alan Sepinwall
Coming off of a seven-season run as the star of TNT’s “The Closer” in 2012, Kyra Sedgwick returned to television last season with a guest starring role on Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Sedgwick made her “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” debut as deputy chief Madeline Wunch in the second episode of the second season. A longtime rival of Andre Braugher‘s Captain Holt, Wunch set out to destroy the 99th precinct out of spite for having her sexual advances rejected by the gay captain. The dynamic between Wunch and Holt proved to be such a winner, that Sedgwick — originally signed on for just two episodes — went on. »
- Reid Nakamura
Andre Braugher’s first Emmy win surprised the actor. His performance in NBC’s “Homicide: Life on the Street” as driven detective Frank Pembleton had garnered notice for years, but an Emmy win for lead actor in a drama series eluded Braugher in 1996. When he took the stage in 1998, he was spotted reaching for a “cheat sheet,” but never pulled it out. Yet the victory was an important one for the actor, who had been nominated for Emmys twice before without a win. Braugher won again in 2006 for a leading role in the FX limited series “Thief,” and received his most recent nomination last year for his supporting role on the Fox comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”
How did you feel about your chances the first year you won?
1998 was my last year of “Homicide.” I had left the show at the end of the sixth season and I had been nominated and so that September, »
- Brian Steinberg
A hairstylist. A D.C. aide. A community college dean. The characters driving TVLine’s Dream Emmy Ballot for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy couldn’t be more different, but the men who bring them to life are tied together by a common trait: Uncommon talent.
RelatedTVLine’s Full Lineup of 2015 Dream Emmy Nominees
Interestingly enough, though, five of the fellas on our wish list weren’t on the Emmy ballot last year. (Then again, two are from freshman series, and one is from a show that took a nine-year hiatus before its second season — so we can’t »
After three straight years with four of the six supporting comedy actor slots belonging to "Modern Family," last year finally saw the majority figure cut in half with only Ty Burrell and Jesse Tyler Ferguson making the cut (and Burrell winning). Ed O'Neill and/or Eric Stonestreet could make a comeback, or maybe the "Family" love will reduce further this time around? That all depends on whether Tony Hale ("Veep"), Fred Armisen ("Portlandia"), Adam Driver ("Girls") and/or Andre Braugher ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine") can return from last year, and if Martin Sheen ("Grace and Frankie"), Sam Waterston ("Grace and Frankie"), Hugh Laurie ("Veep"), Tituss Burgess ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Laurence Fishburne ("Blackish") and/or Josh Gad ("The Comedians") can squeak in for their shows' first seasons (or Hugh Laurie for his first season of "Veep"). Read More: Netflix »
- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers
After three straight years with four of the six supporting comedy actor slots belonging to "Modern Family," last year finally saw the majority figure cut in half with only Ty Burrell and Jesse Tyler Ferguson making the cut (and Burrell winning). Ed O'Neill and/or Eric Stonestreet could make a comeback, or maybe the "Family" love will reduce further this time around? That all depends on whether Tony Hale ("Veep"), Fred Armisen ("Portlandia"), Adam Driver ("Girls") and/or Andre Braugher ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine") can return from last year, and if Martin Sheen ("Grace and Frankie"), Sam Waterston ("Grace and Frankie"), Hugh Laurie ("Veep"), Tituss Burgess ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Laurence Fishburne ("Blackish") and/or Josh Gad ("The Comedians") can squeak in for their shows' first seasons (or Hugh Laurie for his first season of "Veep"). Read More: Netflix...
- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers
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Ausiello: Borth is staying on as Catherine… at least for a little while, in part because next season will open with the “first dance” at Kono and Adam’s wedding. “We’ll miss the actual vows, but we’ll come in on them being introduced as husband and wife,” showrunner Peter M. Lenkov tells TVLine. As for Borth’s status, »
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine finale had the misfortune of airing against another, more epochal finale this evening, but interestingly enough, this episode equally marked #TheEndOfAnEra for many of the characters in our favorite precinct, with the writers deserving full credit for finally shaking up the board on the show’s increasingly stagnant milieu. Though his unbelievably touching closing speech might have given a few fans cause for concern, Andre Braugher is definitely not leaving the show (thank God), and we’re going to get to see a chunk of next season center around Holt trying to run, and fight his way back from, the NYPD’s public-relations department. (Delightfully, he’ll be joined by Gina, who already understands one major tenant of working with journalists: “Always say your insults to someone’s face. No paper trail!”) I’m proud of the show for painting itself into this challenging corner, especially because »
- Allie Pape
The following post mortem contains spoilers for the Season 2 finale of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
O Captain, my captain… you got played.
Despite his best efforts to get the upper hand over rival Madeline Wuntch (Kyra Sedgwick) in Sunday’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine season finale, Captain Holt was forced to leave the precinct behind and take a desk job in the NYPD Public Relations Department.
Long story short: After Holt unearthed an incriminating letter that Wuntch once wrote, Wuntch fired back by threatening to make all the 99 cops miserable if Holt showed the letter to anyone— a risk the captain was not willing to take. »
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" just wrapped up its strong second season with its best episode of the year, dealing with Jake and Amy's awkward attraction for each other, Captain Holt trying to avoid being promoted out of the Nine-Nine by Chief Wuntch, and Boyle helping Diaz on her birthday. Rather than do a review, I reached out to "Brooklyn" co-creator and showrunner Dan Goor with some emailed questions about both the events of the finale and season 2 as a whole, coming up just as soon as I Don Johnson it... Did you know when you made the finale who the new captain would be? If not, do you know now, whether the specific performer or at least the type of character it is? And what are you comfortable saying? Dan Goor: We did not know who the new captain would be when we came up with the finale. We were really »
- Alan Sepinwall
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" concludes what's been another funny season Sunday night at 8:30 on Fox. At the end of the most recent episode, Captain Holt learned to his horror that his nemesis Chief Wuntch had tricked him into succeeding so she could promote him out of the Nine-Nine and into a boring desk job. In this exclusive clip from the finale, which again displays the great deadpan chemistry between Andre Braugher and Kyra Sedgwick — not to mention how good both Terry Crews and Chelsea Peretti are at reacting to things — the two old rivals square off in close quarters. Enjoy. »
- Alan Sepinwall
You could practically feel the collective childlike glee of Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s entire creative team in the moment that gives its episode this title: Peralta, Boyle, and Holt jumping into a field from a real-life helicopter. This show is typically executed on what appears to be a microbudget, and while the chopper likely did not come cheap (nor did its soundtrack of “Ante Up”), it certainly gave the case at the center of the episode some flavor that was lacking in previous installments. Considering how much Holt hated his sedentary job in NYPD public relations, he still spends the vast majority of his time as the Nine-Nine’s captain riding a desk, which is a shame: Andre Braugher’s acerbic lack of affect plays beautifully with Andy Samberg’s sassy wisecracks and Joe Lo Truglio’s goofball adoration, to the point where you wish Holt could come along on every case. »
- Allie Pape
"The question of Jake and Amy will be opened up again and they do lock lips. That's big," teases "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Joe Lo Truglio about the show's anticipated Season 2 finale during our recent red carpet interview (watch below). "Someone leaves the precinct. And something leaves the precinct as well. So that's a little extra." -Break- Andre Braugher, Michael Schur, Dan Goor chat 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Golden Globe wins We interviewed Lo Truglio and stars Melissa Fumero and Chelsea Peretti at a special "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" Emmy event held Friday night at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The entire cast was there for a panel discussion following a screening of the final two episodes of Season 2. It was a fun night for fans and Emmy voters in attendance as they all got to take home "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" donuts as tasty souvenirs. How will Fumero and the cast be suppo. »
"I kind of expected both of those awards to go to us," says "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Andre Braugher about the show's Golden Globe wins in 2014 during our recent red carpet interview (watch below). "The Golden Globes highlights shows that are looking for an audience ... so I was not surprised that Andy Samberg won and I was not surprised that the show got a nod." -Break- Andy Samberg teases hosting the Emmys: Will Lonely Island appear? We interviewed Braugher and showrunners Michael Schur and Dan Goor at a special "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" Emmy event held Friday night at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The entire cast was there for a panel discussion following a screening of the final two episodes of Season 2. It was a fun night for fans and Emmy voters in attendance as they all got to take home "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" donuts as tasty souvenirs. Talking humbly about the show's Globe triu. »
Law and Order: Svu is filled to the brim with new and familiar faces for an episode appropriately called "Perverted Justice." Welcome back to the fold, Captain Cragen (Dann Florek) and Bayard Ellis (Andre Braugher)! Now go deal with "Perverted Justice." So what's brought Bayard Ellis back into Sgt. Olivia Benson's (Mariska Hargitay) life? And why are they at dinner? And is that spark igniting?! And how can we get NBC to give us updates on Baby Noah and the adoption every hour? "Such a sweet boy," Ellis says. "He has your smile." "If everything goes as planned then the adoption will be official in a month," Benson says. Be still our Baby Noah-loving »
A review of tonight's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon I've lost the right to pee... Though "AC/DC" aired more than a month after the most recent episode, the two still feel linked to me in the ways that they've tried, to mixed success, to lay some emotional foundation underneath Jake's usual antics. In "Sabotage," he admitted that he can't sit back and let other people help him because of abandonment issues from his dad, but the moment was so brief that it felt more like a distraction than anything else. Here, he eventually tells Terry and Charles the real reason why he can't let go of any case: the one time he did it, the perp stayed free long enough to kill a few innocent people. Here, it didn't feel like the show was trying to skimp on the dramatic beat, but rather that it maybe didn't »
- Alan Sepinwall
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TVLine has learned exclusively that Wiley will appear in the May 6 episode, titled “Perverted Justice,” as Michelle Thompson, a woman whose father is in prison on incest and rape charges, due to testimony she gave as a child victim. But now, as part of a 12-step program, Michelle is trying to make amends to those »
Robert Sean Leonard is checking into Law & Order: Svu. The House alum will guest star on a May episode of the NBC drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Leonard will play Ada Kenneth O’Dwyer, who once sent a man to jail for raping his daughter. However, when the daughter chooses to recant her testimony, the case is reopened and O'Dwyer must return to defend the verdict after Ellis (returning guest star Andre Braugher) asks for a retrial. The episode will also welcome back former series regular Dann Florek. Svu, which wraps season 16 next month, was renewed for season
- Kate Stanhope
Both actors will return for one guest star shot in the same episode, Variety has confirmed.
“Law & Order” vet Florek made his departure from “Svu” during the 15th season, after spending 14 years as Captain Cragen on the procedural since its start in 1999. Before “Svu,” he starred in the same role on the original flagship for the first three seasons, making guest appearances throughout the series.
On the upcoming episode, Florek will reprise his role as the now-retired Cragen, TV Guide first reported, to help the squad reopen a rape case, which Braugher’s attorney character is working on.
Florek and Braugher’s episode airs this May. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
O Captain, my captain… is returning to Law & Order: Svu.
Dann Florek, who long portrayed Captain Donald Cragen on the NBC drama, will return to the series for one episode, TVGuide.com reports.
RelatedReport: NBC Eyeing Law & Order Revival, With Original Stars
Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) will also return as attorney Bayard Ellis in a May episode, in which Ellis represents a man who was imprisoned for raping his daughter — a case that Cragen helps re-open.
Florek left Svu last year after spending 15 seasons as a series regular.
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