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Every year, a gaggle of gagmen and funnywomen set out in pursuit of that holiest of TV grails: the first-person sitcom — a show written around a comedian’s distinctive personality. Nothing can curb their enthusiasm for stepping out of standup or sketch comedy into their own keylight.
“Most comedies work when there’s a strong personality at the center,” says producer Judd Apatow, who has godfathered Garry Shandling and Lena Dunham in their sitcom quests. “And though most of it is fabricated, the core of it comes from truths about a lead actress or actor.”
The secret seems to be finding the topliner’s sweet spot where real-life personality, stage persona and fictional role magically click into place.
In fact, this kind of comedy is older than television itself. Nobody, they say, was kinder or more generous offstage than vaudevillian Benny Kubelsky. But his slightly prickly streak gave radio star »
- Bob Verini
Linda Cardellini is wowing critics and fans alike with her turn on "Mad Men." But she got her start on television by screaming and waving her hands above her head. She talked with guest host John Oliver on "The Daily Show" about her unexpected debut, which was on "The Price Is Right" when she was 19 back in 1994.
Her big prize on the show was a fireplace, which she has hung onto to this day. Why?
"'Cause it was the very first time I was ever on television," Cardellini explained. "So, once I was really an actress, I was going to put a plaque on it that said, ‘My First Time on Television,’ and be really proud of it. And so I kept it all these years and never bought the plaque. And I just put it up my house."
There is one drawback, though. "It looks terrible," Cardellini admitted.
Oddly enough, »
- Jason Hughes
Daytime television's elite gathered on Sunday at the Beverly Hilton for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Above all the night's festivities, one of the few surviving soap operas, The Bold and the Beautiful, won big.
The soap opera, which has been running since 1986, took home a total of four awards, including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Heather Tom) Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama (Scott Clifton), Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team, and Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team.
Pics: Daytime Emmys' Swanky Fashion
The show, hosted by Morning Express' Robin Meade, Good Morning America's Sam Champion, and A.J. Hammer of Showbiz Tonight, contained a few production gaffes, including a misplaced awards envelope that left the cast of The Talk stranded on the stage while the crew searched to find »
Wedding Bells are ringing on The Price is Right which throws a wedding shower for an audience full of engaged couples! Monday, June 17 (11:00 Am-12:00 Noon, Et; 10:00-11:00 Am, Pt) Engaged couples will join Drew Carey and guest model Daniel Goddard (star of CBS.s .The Young and the Restless.) onstage and compete for prizes to make their wedding day and new life more special, including a destination wedding in Aruba, a designer wedding gown and tuxedo package, luxury bachelor & bachelorette parties and full floral arrangements for their wedding. Each couple in the audience will also receive a unique wedding set. Aruba Destination Wedding Description: Aruba Trip Contestant Forgets How Long He.s Been Married Couple's Years of »
- April Neale
NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” took the gold for drama series at the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday.
The win marked the first time since 1975 that the sudser has won the top prize at the Daytime Emmy fete — and only its second drama series nod in its nearly 50-year run on NBC. And to make it that much sweeter, the victory coincided with the birthday of “Days” exec producer Ken Corday (pictured above).
“Pinch me,” he said. “Today is a great day to celebrate.”
“We’ve pulled ourselves up from the outer reaches of daytime television,” Lucas said in accepting the kudo for the Cartoon Network animated series. He thanked »
- Cynthia Littleton
Big bucks, expensive vowels, and a million cackling Whammies.
The Daytime Emmys are this Sunday, and for the first time ever, there’s a gay nominee for Best Game Show Host — the marvelous and frightfully funny Billy Eichner. Wahoo! To celebrate, let’s rank the 25 best game shows of all time. Get out your purse and prepare to buy some vowels, gents.
25. Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?: Sorry Double Dare, but Carmen Sandiego is the greatest kids’ game ever. It made geography cool while highlighting the glamorous felonies of a femme fatale. I wish more TV shows concluded with the entire cast yelling in unison, “Do it, Rockapella!”
- Louis Virtel
Following major Xbox and Playstation announcements, another high-profile videogame-related project was unveiled at the E3 Expo: the first look at Aaron Paul driving fast and furious in DreamWorks' theatrical "Need for Speed." The "Breaking Bad" star plays a street racer fresh out of prison after being framed by a wealthy business associate in the adaptation of the popular Electronic Arts racing game franchise. See video: 'Breaking Bad' Star Aaron Paul Plays 'The Price Is Right' With revenge in mind, Paul joins a cross-country race. But when his ex-partner learns of his plan, he places »
- Greg Gilman
Whether you're a gamer or not, if you have the slightest interest in pop culture happenings then you probably know that Microsoft announced its next-gen console, the Xbox One, earlier this week. As someone who has already decided to throw all of my console eggs into Microsoft's basket, I was a little disappointed that my two primary questions: 1) "When can I get it?" and 2) "For how much?" weren't answered. Nevertheless, the Interwebs are also filled with grumblings from undecided consumers who thought Microsoft's big reveal focused too much on the other entertainment features of the One as opposed to the gaming experience (see this amusingly edited video of the announcement as an example of their frustration). Don't get me wrong, I couldn't care less about using my Xbox to check fantasy football stats and/or being able to power the console on with my voice as opposed to the physically »
- Jason Barr
In order for the Xbox to be the main entertainment hub in the living room, Microsoft needs to do one thing: get rid of the cable box.
See Also: Microsoft Unveils new Xbox One console
The company made that more of a reality on Wednesday when it revealed that the new Xbox One will deliver live TV streams through the more powerful game console that connects to the Internet.
Xbox execs provided few details on who it’s struck deals with to provide the live TV streams, but the one-hour Xbox One unveiling didn’t shy away from showing off live TV features that the Xbox One will offer. Demo showed off how the device’s software can search for specific series, channels or what shows are “trending” among Xbox Live’s members.
Phrases like “watch TV” were also used to demonstrate how the Xbox One can quickly switch over to live TV. »
- Marc Graser
The Mindy Project Season 1 has been an entertaining ride, but at times the show seemed to lack a consistent story line as it searched for it's identity.
Mindy's relationship with Casey was the best thing to happen to her, the sitcom and a big reason why "Take Me With You" was such a great finish.
As Mindy and Casey hilariously tried their hand at cyber sex, I figured he was actually in Haiti and she was still in New York. I was pleased to see him walk into the bedroom with his laptop. Casey wasn't going to be just another passing relationship for Mindy.
Mindy's decision to go to Haiti was very out of character and her coworkers showed just how well they knew her with their betting pool. Morgan was back on the job, but Tamra was surprisingly still as well. Up till this episode, I had been about »
- email@example.com (Chris O'Hara)
Nominations for the 2013 Daytime Emmy Awards have been announced, with The Young and the Restless leading the way with 23 total nods.
The trophies will be handed out on June 16 (on Hln) and here's a look at the major categories...
Outstanding Drama Series
Writing For A Drama Series
Lead Actress In A Drama
Susan Flannery (Stephanie, B&B)
Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Y&R)
Heather Tom (Katie, B&B)
Lead Actor In A Drama
Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R)
Doug Davidson (Paul, Y&R)
Michael Muhney (Adam, Y&R)
Jason Thompson (Patrick, Gh)
Supporting Actress In A Drama
Julie Marie Berman (ex-Lulu, Gh)
Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R)
Jessica Collins (Avery, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Richenthal)
CBS led the pack at Wednesday’s announcement of nominees for the 40th Daytime Emmy Awards, amassing 50 total nods.
Fueling the Eye’s impressive showing was a total of 23 nominations for The Young and the Restless, which topped all (of the few remaining) daytime dramas. ABC’s General Hospital followed with 19 nods, while Days of Our Lives netted 17, The Bold and the Beautiful 15.
One Life to Live, which was eligible for a handful of its final ABC broadcasts, collected three nominations, including in the Outstanding Drama race. »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
The Young and the Restless tallied 23 nominations as honors were announced this morning for the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Restless’ impressive take helped CBS lead all networks with 50 overall nominations. PBS and ABC followed, with 44 and 38 nods, respectively.
General Hospital, which earned 19 nominations, joined Restless in the race for Outstanding Drama Series, and Sesame Street received 17 nods, including three for Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo who faces allegations of sexual misconduct.
- Jeff Labrecque
With “The Young and the Restless” paving the way, CBS led all networks with 50 nominations Wednesday for the 40th Daytime Emmy Awards.
“Young” had 23 noms for the Daytime Emmys, set for broadcast by Hln on June 16 from the Beverly Hilton. ABC’s “General Hospital” nabbed 19 followed by NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” and PBS’ “Sesame Street” with 17 apiece.
Among talkshows, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” was tops with 10 noms.
PBS was second among the networks with 44 noms, while ABC was third with 38. Syndicated programs had 37 noms.
Nickelodeon had 36 noms, including four of the five nods for top children’s animated program, compared with 17 noms for the Hub (its most ever), 11 for Cartoon Network and 11 combined for Disney Channel and Disney Xd.
Nominated for top drama were “Young,” “Days,” “General,” CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” (15 noms) and ABC’s “One Life to Live” (three noms). “General” was the big winner in 2012 with five Daytime Emmys, »
- Jon Weisman
We all should, really, for being so Lame. As rumored this week, Idol may shake up its entire judging panel next season in an effort to boost ratings. It’s getting beaten in the adult demo by repeats of The Big Bang Theory and a fresh-from-the-swamp ep of Duck Dynasty. Oof. Does the show even matter anymore? It’s, like, way existential.
Go right to Page 2 for our list of potential new judges, and suggest your own! I need to rant for a bit below.
Now, I am by no means a fan of this current low-chemistry judging panel. Keith Urban seems genuine, »
- Annie Barrett
A list has been compiled of the 50 most influential TV shows since 1963.
Swiss ratings company The Wit compiled the list to mark the 50th anniversary of the Cannes Mip TV trade show.
However, because the BBC refused to make clips of its shows available - its shows were excluded from the rundown.
Virginia Mouseler of The Wit told the Daily Mail: "We included shows that had a huge impact around the world by being distributed to many different countries.
"Secondly, we picked shows that may be less well known internationally, but that had a big impact in their own country."
She added: "We really wanted to put Doctor Who top of the list. But as the BBC wouldn't give us the rights to show a clip on the website, we had to replace it with Astro Boy, which was created in the same year.
"It was a great shame. UK »
As television types head to MipTV (April 8-11), they’re finding traditional formats are returning with a twist — and that twist usually consists of interactivity or social media.
To that end, “Big Brother” is making a comeback across the globe, with a Brazilian broadcaster airing the show in 3D and a Spanish broadcaster allowing people to compete for a slot in the house on Facebook. Pop Idol is returning to the air in Turkey. And distributors have taken notice of the resurgence of “Family Feud,” which is a bonafide hit in domestic syndication with host Steve Harvey.
“I think that traditional games are going to come back with little spins and hooks and twists to make them feel fresher,” says Chachi Senior, CEO of Ardaban, the format label owned and operated by Shine America.
“Culturally, what’s happening right now is that everything has a game element to it. I recently watched E! »
- Paige Albiniak
Drew Carey, come on down -- to CBS's Tweet Week. "The Price Is Right" host is among daytime stars joining the network's Tweet Week for the first time. The event allows fans to interact with stars from their favorite shows. Tweet Week, which will be held April 4 through 10, will be the network's fourth since April 2011. The daytime talent will join personalities from the network's primetime slate, as well as sports analysts who will share their insights about the Ncaa Championship basketball tournament. Carey will be participating April 4 at 10 »
- Tim Kenneally
Drew Carey, come on down -- to CBS's Tweet Week. "The Price Is Right" host Carey is among daytime stars joining the network's Tweet Week for the first time. The event allows fans to interact with stars' from their favorite shows. Tweet Week, being held April 4 through 10, will be the network's fourth since April 2011. The new daytime talent will join personalities from the network's primetime slate, as well as sports analsyts who will share this insights about the Ncaa Championship basketball tournament. Carey will be participating April 4 at 10 »
- Tim Kenneally
Across all genres, in front of the camera or behind, these innovators and tastemakers represent the leading lights of the smallscreen world while the sun is up. Here’s what’s on their minds. . .
“The Price Is Right” host
After more than 1,000 episodes at the forefront of daytime’s most-watched series (averaging nearly 5 million viewers), Carey still has predecessor Bob Barker on his mind every time out but feels secure in being captain of the ship. From a lower-class upbringing that gave him an appreciation for the value of the show’s prizes to his experience working in front of auds as a stand-up, Carey says he has been preparing to host “The Price Is Right” his entire life. But, he adds, what has made the most difference since taking the job has been his weight loss. “All of a sudden, I had all this extra energy,” he says. »
- Variety Staff
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