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TVLine Items: Trailers for The Affair and BoJack, Miss USA Hosts Bail and More

30 June 2015 1:09 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

“Do you honestly think that things just work out for the best? That true love conquers all?”

Showtime’s The Affair is posing a tough question in the first trailer for its upcoming second season.

RelatedThe Affair Season Finale Recap: They Can’t Handle the Truth

In the video below, Alison and Noah’s morally ambiguous relationship appears much less romantic than it did in Season 1: They fight, they cry in the shower and Noah, who was arrested at the end of last year’s finale, is thrown into a jail cell. (What are you waiting for? Press play! »

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If I had an Emmy ballot 2015: Who should be nominated?

29 June 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

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

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The Best Couple of the Year Is Fresh Off the Boat’s Louis and Jessica

25 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

All this week, we’re presenting the Vulture TV Awards, honoring the best in television from the past year. The nominees are: Louis and Jessica, Fresh Off the BoatJane and Rafael, Jane the VirginDanny and Mindy, The Mindy ProjectBob and Linda, Bob’s BurgersStef and Lena, The Fosters And the Best Couple is ...Louis and Jessica, Fresh Off the Boat Every TV couple, like every couple in real life, has problems, and the strength of their relationship is determined by how well they handle them. The Mindy Project’s Mindy and Danny approach life differently, which leads to silly misunderstandings and, occasionally, heartache. Rafael struggles to meet Jane's expectations on Jane the Virgin. These couples are flawed and realistic, their issues familiar. Fresh Off the Boat’s Louis (Randall Park) and Jessica (Constance Wu) Huang have problems, too, but unlike most couples we see on TV, their biggest problems are »

- Gazelle Emami

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The Best Female Comedy Performers of the Year Are Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer

25 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

All this week, the Vulture TV Awards honor the best television from the past year. The nominees are: Constance Wu, Fresh Off the Boat Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, Broad City Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback And the Best Female Comedy Performer is ... Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, Broad City I don't know that I'd tend to an actual friend after he or she had dental surgery, but I wanted to spend every waking second with Abbi in her post-wisdom-teeth haze. I'm not a big kiss-and-tell these days, but if I thought Ilana's twerking might encourage me to be more sexually adventurous, I'd give her a call. I believe St. Marks Place is a grotesque wasteland (except for that one good bar), but I'd happily walk down it, flipping the bird, alongside the heroines of Broad City. It's not just clever writing and »

- Margaret Lyons

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Rookie Blue's Missy Peregrym on Andy's Baby 'Struggle,' Marriage Talk

24 June 2015 10:57 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Rookie Blue‘s bombshell that Marlo is pregnant with Sam’s child may have sent “McSwarek” ‘shippers into a panic, but star Missy Peregrym has her own feelings about the twist.

“I think it’s brilliant, to be honest,” she tells TVLine. “I love the storyline. This is one of my favorite seasons.”

PhotosFirst Look: Rookie Blue‘s Original Cast Takes Center Stage in Season 6

“What I really loved about it is this is life,” she explains. “It’s not like Sam was sleeping with two people at the same time. He was in a relationship. I was in a relationship. »

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Comic-Con 2015: Once Upon a Time, Muppets Get Saturday Panels

24 June 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Once Upon a Time is locked in for its fifth trip to the San Diego Comic-Con, while The Muppets are set to make their debut at the pop culture showcase.

RelatedComic-Con 2015: Your Guide to the TV-Related Panels and Screenings

ABC has announced that Once will present its panel on Saturday, July 11, at 10 am (in Ballroom 20), followed by an autograph signing at 11:15 (in Booth 4245).

Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Colin O’Donoghue and Robert Carlyle, plus newly promoted series regulars Rebecca Mader and Sean Maguire, will join Once creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz for the Q&A, »

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Emmy Breakout Constance Wu is Not ‘Fresh Off The Boat’s’ Tiger Mom: Watch Her #selfieinterview (Video)

23 June 2015 6:48 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A version of this story first appeared in the TheWrap Magazine’s Emmy Comedy-Drama Issue. #selfieinterview produced in partnership with Verge. ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” is only the second sitcom about Asian-Americans, and the first since Margaret Cho‘s All-American Girl in 1994. It has also proven to be a showcase for actress Constance Wu, who plays the wife in a Taiwanese family who move to Orlando to open a restaurant. Wu’s previous roles were mostly in support in projects like “Stephanie Daley” and “Law & Order: Svu.” “I think that it’s great that we’re claiming our identity as Asian-Americans, »

- Tim Appelo

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Emmy Screening Room: Constance Wu Delivers Fresh Off the Boat Karaoke

23 June 2015 12:17 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

June 26 — the cutoff date for the 2015 Emmy Awards nomination voting — is just days away. And that’s a source of both great anticipation and nameless dread for those of us obsessed with quality television.

RelatedTVLine’s Full Lineup of 2015 Dream Emmy Nominees

Team TVLine has already brought you our Dream Emmy Ballots in 10 key Emmy races — click here to see our picks! — but we wanted to make one last push on behalf of a few favorites whose work was so outstanding this year that the possibility of a snub makes us want to channel Cookie on Empire and wallop some fools with a broom. »

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TVLine Items: American Crime Alumni Return, Heroes Reborn Teaser and More

23 June 2015 11:32 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

American Crime is continuing to flesh out its Season 2 cast — and it looks a lot like that of Season 1.

Elvis Nolasco and Richard Cabral — who played Carter Nix and Hector Tonz, respectively, in the ABC anthology drama’s first season — will be back for its sophomore run.

RelatedAmerican Crime Season 2 to Focus on Sexual Identity, Class Warfare

“After playing individuals on the fringes of the law, Season 2 will offer complete role reversals for both Elvis and Richard,” series creator John Ridley told our sister site Deadline. “Elvis playing a fundamentally good man scapegoated by the system in which he works. »

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Grey's Anatomy: Katherine Heigl Addresses 'Rumor' of Izzie's Return

23 June 2015 7:57 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

When is a “swirling” rumor not a rumor at all? When it’s merely TVLine suggesting that Grey’s Anatomy would be wise to welcome back Katherine Heigl to the role she created back in March 2005.

Nonetheless, Entertainment Tonight invited Heigl to share if there is any truth to the “rumor” that she will return as Dr. Izzie Stevens. “There is not, I’m sorry,” she states.

RelatedGrey’s Anatomy: Martin Henderson Checks In as New Season 12 Regular

More interestingly, perhaps, is what Heigl says (or doesn’t say) when the reporter then asks if she would consider ever scrubbing »

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The Bachelorette Recap: Let's Talk About Sex, Baby

22 June 2015 7:27 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Monday’s installment of The Bachelorette was perhaps the weirdest yet.

The episode, which began with Ian Thomson leaving the competition on his own terms, also included a faux-funeral for Kaitlyn in Ireland, a surprise performance from The Cranberries and a dramatic cliffhanger conversation between Kaitlyn and Shawn.

RelatedThe Bachelorette: Did Kaitlyn Bristowe Reveal the Season 11 Winner?

And yet, none of those moments were quite as strange, shocking and watercooler-worthy as Kaitlyn’s pre-fantasy-suite sex with Nick, which took place at the end of a one-on-one date in Dublin that featured make-out sesh after make-out sesh.

Kaitlyn has »

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TCA Awards: Empire, Transparent, Jane, Americans, Mad Men Lead Nominees

4 June 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Television Critics Association has announced the nominees for the 31st Annual TCA Awards, and Fox’s mighty Empire and Amazon’s groundbreaking Transparent lead the pack with four nods apiece.

The CW’s Jane the Virgin, AMC’s Mad Men and FX’s The Americans followed with three nominations each.

RelatedCritics’ Choice Television Awards: HBO, Better Call Saul, Taraji P. Henson and Amy Schumer Among Big Winners

Network-by-network, HBO came out on top with seven total nominations, while ABC, CBS, AMC, and FX each amassed five.

Among the shows looking to succeed Breaking Bad as Program of the »

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‘Empire’ and ‘Transparent’ Lead 2015 TCA Nominations

4 June 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Freshman shows topped the Television Critics Association annual awards, with Fox’s “Empire” and Amazon’s “Transparent” leading the pack with four nods each, including the prestigious program of the year.

The nominations were particularly widespread this year across networks, with each of the broadcast networks getting noms: ABC (5), CBS (5), Fox (4), NBC (3, though all in the heritage category), and The CW (4), which was recognized for both “Jane the Virgin” and “The Flash.”

HBO tops the network count with 7 noms (with two for “Game of Thrones”), followed by ABC, CBS, AMC and FX with 5 each. Amazon racked up 4, courtesy of “Transparent,” while Netflix settled for one for “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” in the comedy category.

The org’s endorsement of this year’s new shows meant last year’s winners are Mia. Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” which won outstanding new program, failed to gain a single nod, as did »

- Debra Birnbaum

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'Empire' & 'Transparent' lead 2015 Television Critics Association Awards nominees

4 June 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Empire" and "Transparent" were the big winners when the 2015 Television Criticis Association Awards nominees were announced, but will either newbie be able to knock off more well-established shows like "Mad Men" and "Big Bang Theory"? The way the TCA Awards (which will be presented at an untelevised ceremony in Beverly Hills on August 8) are structured, with no differentiation between lead and supporting actors, or between actors and actresses, and with a separate category to honor new series, a new show inevitably leads each year's nominations list. In this case, it was a pair of them: "Empire," which almost single-handedly brought the primetime soap, the Fox network, and broadcast television itself back from the dead; and "Transparent," the beautiful Amazon dramedy that the TCA membership at large opted to vote in as a comedy(*). (*) There are no rules about which categories a show can be assigned to — see also "The Daily Show" frequently being nominated for, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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It’s Time to Add New Actresses to the Emmy Comedy Mix

4 June 2015 11:42 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

By any measure, television’s renaissance has been good for women. But the long list of compelling female characters gets shorter when drama series are taken out of the mix.

Across broadcast, cable and digital, traditional half-hour comedies don’t pack the same pop-culture punch as the antics of Olivia Pope, Carrie Mathison, Alicia Florrick or Daenerys Targaryen. It’s harder to generate consistent laughs than it is consistent gasps, based on the ratio of dramas to comedies across the dial these days.

The only thing harder, it seems, than fielding a fresh comedy hit is for an actress to become a breakout star in a new comedy. This is where a little Emmy attention could offer a big boost to a promising show and budding talent. But Emmy voters are inclined to favor incumbents, which leaves little room for fresh faces.

Since 2010, at least three of the nominees in »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Taraji P. Henson’s ‘Empire’ Win Highlights Critics’ Choice Awards’ Diverse Selections

1 June 2015 4:17 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Another day, another awards show… But what made Sunday’s Critics’ Choice Television Awards different was the array of American talent taking home trophies and nominations.

Bet Networks made their Critics’ Choice debut with the “Book of Negroes.” The 35-year-old channel — which expanded its network to scripted programming in 2011 — gained its first award nominations with best limited series and series’ leading lady Aunjanue Ellis for actress in a movie or limited series. Cast members along with network CEO Debra Lee and head of programming Stephen Hill attended the awards show and after-party.

“It feels a little like someone let the door open, like, ‘Do they know?’” Ellis kidded. She got a little more serious, “I’m claiming it, it’s a movement.”

Lou Gossett Jr. spoke candidly alongside co-star Lyric Bent about the awards show’s diversity.

“It’s her turn, it’s our people’s turn, it’s been so many others’ turn, »

- Mannie Holmes

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Here's the Full List of Critics' Choice TV Awards Winners

1 June 2015 6:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It should come as no surprise that critically-acclaimed series such as "The Americans" and "Silicon Valley" took home top prizes at the fifth annual Critics' Choice TV Awards on Sunday night (it's right there in the name of the event, after all). But there was plenty of love for popular shows, too, proving that quality programming is becoming more widely available and amenable to audiences during this so-called golden age of television.

"The Americans" and "Silicon Valley" each claimed high honors in the best drama and comedy series categories, respectively, and their home networks were the biggest winners of the night: HBO snagged seven statuettes, while FX collected four. "Silicon Valley" was among the shows that won multiple awards, with T.J. Miller taking home the trophy for best supporting actor in a comedy.

Freshman series "Better Call Saul" and "Transparent" also walked away with two trophies apiece, while new sensation »

- Katie Roberts

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Critics' Choice Television Awards: HBO, Better Call Saul, Taraji P. Henson and Amy Schumer Among Big Winners

31 May 2015 4:23 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The fifth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards were handed out Sunday evening at the Beverly Hilton, and HBO was the winningest network with a total of seven prizes, including three for its Olive Kitteridge miniseries.

RelatedEmmys 2015: Orange Is the New Black Must Compete as Drama

FX amassed four wins, while AMC, Amazon, Fox and Comedy Central picked up two apiece.

In addition to Olive Kitteridge, other shows scoring multiple wins were Silicon Valley, Better Call Saul and Transparent.

Among the more notable first-time winners, Empire‘s Taraji P. Henson came out on top in the drama actress race, while »

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Critics’ Choice Awards Winners: Full List

31 May 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The 5th annual Critics’ Choice TV Awards took place Sunday at the Beverly Hilton hotel and aired live on A&E. “So You Think You Can Dance” host Cat Deeley emceed the proceedings — and also found time to accept the prize for best reality host midway through the show. Despite playfully jabbing rival host Tom Bergeron during her intro by joking she’d purposefully gotten him relegated to one of the back tables in the ballroom, she was spotted warmly embracing the “Dancing with the Stars” mainstay during the ad break.

The first prize of the night went to “Better Call Saul’s” Jonathan Banks for best supporting actor in a drama, and the thesp also had the dubious honor of earning the ceremony’s first (but far from the last) bleep during his acceptance speech. The “Breaking Bad” spinoff later won a second award for Bob Odenkirk’s lead »

- Variety Staff

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Critics' Choice TV Awards: Complete Winners List

31 May 2015 2:21 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The fifth annual 2015 Critics' Choice Television Awards were handed out on Sunday night, honoring the best of the best in small screen entertainment. The award ceremony was presented by the Broadcast Television Journalist Association and hosted by "So You Think You Can Dance" Mc Cat Deeley.

HBO was the event's big victor -- the network picked up a total of seven wins. "Oliver Kitteridge" received three wins and was the most honored program of the evening. Get a complete list of winners below and find out if your faves came out on top.

Best Drama Series

The Americans" - Winner


"Game of Thrones"

"The Good Wife"



"Orange Is the New Black"

Best Comedy Series

Silicon Valley" - Winner

"Broad City"

"Jane the Virgin"


"Transparent" "

Veep" "You're the Worst"

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent" - Winner

Anthony Anderson, "Blackish"

Chris Messina, "The Mindy Project"

Johnny Galecki, »

- Alana Altmann

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