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A review of tonight's "Masters of Sex" coming up just as soon as I try a special tonic straight from India... "You think it's enough to fix the outside. That's the easy part." -Frank Last week's episode squeezed the passage of three years into a single hour. "Mirror, Mirror" takes place over only a week or so, yet in some ways feels like it's taking just as big a leap forward — if not always gracefully. Over the course of the episode, Virginia not only convinces Bill to start examining sexual dysfunction, but to find ways to treat it. And when Barbara proves beyond Virginia's ability to treat — and when Bill points out that her dream of becoming a trained psychologist will take her years to fulfill — Ginny comes up with the unorthodox (and guaranteed to blow up in her face) plan to impersonate Barbara while meeting with a local shrink »
- Alan Sepinwall
Pierce's guest-starring role in The Good Wife’s sixth season will see him play a cable news legal commentator, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The highly-respected media man decides to run for elected office, motivated by the ongoing corruption and horrific murder rates in Chicago.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled and flattered that David’s making The Good Wife his first TV role since Frasier,” said showrunners/executive producers Robert and Michelle King. “We’re tremendous fans of his dramatic skills as well as his comedy.”
Well, here we are again, Big Brother fans.
Just two weeks ago, Donny and Nicole were sitting next to each other on the block, ensuring that one of this season’s sweet-as-pie contestants would be evicted. This time around, the set-up was exactly the same — only the results were different.
But before we get into Donny’s inevitable exit, let’s revisit this rather predictable week in the Bb house:
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A&E has cancelled its western drama "Longmire" after three seasons. Robert Taylor and Katee Sackhoff starred in the drama which was the No. 1 scripted show in A&E's history. It will now be shopped to other networks.
This month's season three finale averaged 3.7 million total viewers and a lackluster 0.6 key demo rating - a drop of 16% and 45% respectively from the season fine. [Source: THR]
Gatiss is expected back on the set in Croatia next week. Gatiss made his debut last season in the episode "The Laws of Gods and Men" where his Braavosi bank team agreed to fund Stannis Baratheon‘s war effort to capture the Iron Throne from the Lannisters. [Source: EW]
- Garth Franklin
He will play a highly respected cable news legal commentator who is so disgusted by the corruption and murder rate in Chicago that he decides to run for office in order to effect change.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled and flattered that David’s making ‘The Good Wife’ his first TV role since ‘Frasier,’” said executive producers-showrunners Robert and Michelle King. “We’re tremendous fans of his dramatic skills as well as his comedy.”
“The Good Wife” is known for its high pedigree of talent, often drawing in theater veterans like Pierce — including Alan Cumming, who has two Emmy Award nominations for his role of Eli Gold, and Christine Baranski, who has five Emmy nominations for her role as Diane Lockhart. »
- Whitney Friedlander
David Hyde Pierce is returning to TV on one of the best shows around: The Good Wife. The Frasier veteran will recur in season six of the CBS drama. This is his first TV role—aside from The Simpsons voice work and a spot on Sesame Street—since Frasier ended in 2004. E! News has confirmed Pierce will appear in episode seven of the legal drama and "play a highly respected cable news legal commentator who is so disgusted by the corruption and murder rate in Chicago that he decides to run for office in order to affect change," according to CBS. "We couldn't be more thrilled and flattered that David's making The Good Wife his first TV role since Frasier," showrunners/executive producers »
The Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor will play a highly respected cable news legal commentator who is so disgusted by the corruption and murder rate in Chicago that he decides to run for office.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled and flattered that David’s making The Good Wife his first TV role since Frasier,” showrunners Robert and Michelle King said in a statement. “We’re tremendous fans of his dramatic skills as well as his comedy.”
The Good Wife returns Sept. 21 at 9:30 p.m. »
- Natalie Abrams
It’s Alicia vs… Dr. Niles Crane?!
Pierce will play a highly respected cable news legal commentator who is so disgusted by the corruption and murder rate in Chicago that he decides to run for office — like, for instance, State’s Attorney?! — in order to affect change.
Emmy and Tony winner David Hyde Pierce is headed back to television. The Frasier star is joining The Good Wife's sixth season in a major recurring role, marking his return to the small screen for the first time in more than 10 years, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. First appearing in episode seven, Pierce will play a highly respected cable news legal commentator who is so disgusted by the corruption and murder rate in Chicago that he decides to run for office. It is the actor's first significant TV appearance since Frasier concluded in 2004. “We couldn’t be more
- Philiana Ng
This story first appeared in the Aug. 29 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Five years ago, TV Land was at a crossroads. The cable network had subsisted since 1996 on reruns of classic sitcoms like The Mary Tyler Moore Show, but now there was a push to create original series for its over-40 target demographic. In came Hot in Cleveland, a sitcom from Frasier veteran Suzanne Martin centered on three Hollywood-industry types (played by Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Valerie Bertinelli) who uproot from L.A. and move to the Midwest. "It had everything we wanted,
- Philiana Ng
Jeff Jensen: Melissa, for all the self-serving yet correct talk about how expansive and diverse and ambitious television has become over the past few years, the Emmys made TV seem rather small last night.
Maybe I lost my sense of humor over the summer (too much Rectify and Ferguson, I guess), but Seth Meyers didn’t work for me. The Late Night comedian—at his best when seated behind a desk, gleefully reading his sharp, tart jokes and engaging guests with smart chat—kept the show flowing and didn’t fumble. He was an effective game manager, but nothing more. »
- EW staff
The easiest way to win an Emmy is to have already won an Emmy, and rarely has that wisdom proved more true than at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, where "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family" repeated last year's best drama and comedy series wins, and where you had to squint sometimes to find a person and/or show that hadn't accepted one of these trophies before. Beyond the top two prizes, 16 of the remaining 24 awards presented during Monday night's telecast went to people who had won before — often in that same category, and for that same show. The first hour of the show alone featured exactly zero new winners, and only Allison Janney from "Mom" was winning for a role (and category) for which she had not won previous — and it was her sixth overall Emmy and second this month (after a guest acting win for "Masters of Sex"). Jim Parsons »
- Alan Sepinwall
The 2014 Emmy Award winners were announced tonight. The ceremony was effectively dedicated to Breaking Bad, winning Best Drama for its final season. It was widely presumed Matthew McConaughey would continue his awards run with an Emmy win for True Detective, but Bryan Cranston triumphed once again with his fourth Best Actor award. Anna Gunn and Aaron Paul won for their supporting roles and Breaking Bad also took home Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. Modern Family won Best Comedy, joining Frasier as the only series to win the award five times. Hit the jump for the full list of 2014 Emmy Award Winners. The winners are bolded in green. The nominees are listed below the winner in each category. Drama Outstanding Drama Series Breaking Bad Downton Abbey Game of Thrones House of Cards Mad Men True Detective Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Jon Hamm, »
- Brendan Bettinger
Modern Family is unstoppable. The ABC series took home the award for Best Comedy Series for the fifth year in a row. Modern Family beat out newcomer Orange Is the New Black, FX's Louie, The Big Bang Theory, HBO's Veep and Silicon Valley. Former Tonight Show host Jay Leno presented the award to the cast and producers of the hit sitcom. In winning the fifth consecutive award, Modern Family tied NBC's beloved Frasier with consecutive wins for Best Comedy Series. Ty Burrell took home the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series earlier in the evening for his work on the ABC comedy. »
Modern Family continued its reign at the Emmys on Sunday.
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The show was nominated in 10 different categories this year, including Outstanding Supporting Actor (Ty Burrell and Jesse Tyler Ferguson), Outstanding Supporting Actress (Julie Bowen) and Outstanding Guest Actor (Nathan Lane).
In addition to Outstanding Comedy, Modern Family also won the Outstanding Supporting Actor Emmy which went to Ty Burrell. The sixth season of Modern Family premieres Wednesday, September 24 on ABC, and we'll have to wait until next year to see if it beats Frasier.
Other big winners in the comedy category were The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons, who won for Outstanding Lead Actor, and Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who sealed her Outstanding Lead Actress win with a kiss from Bryan Cranston. Allison Janney took home »
"Modern Family" is now at the top of the Emmy mountain. It won Best Comedy Series on Monday night as Best Comedy Series for the fifth straight year. That ties the ABC laffer with "Frasier" for the all-time Emmy record for series victories (comedy or drama). -Break- Watch our video chats with Ty Burrell and Christopher Lloyd ('Modern Family') To prevail in the category, it defeated "The Big Bang Theory," "Louie," "Orange is the New Black," "Silicon Valley," and "Veep." Also setting a record was executive producer Christopher Lloyd. He has now earned 10 victories in the Best Comedy Series categories because he was also one of the "Frasier" producers. That NBC show prevailed in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998. Biggest Emmy shockers: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Jessica Lange ... Nobody has ever won that many in the top drama and comedy com »
Jim Parsons joined an elite club at the Emmy Awards on Monday night. With his fourth victory as Best Comedy Actor for "The Big Bang Theory," he is now tied for the all-time record in that category with Carroll O'Connor ("All in the Family"), Kelsey Grammer ("Frasier"), and Michael J. Fox ("Family Ties" and "Spin City"). -Break- Parsons previously won this category in 2010, 2011, and 2013. He lost in 2009 to Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock") and 2012 to Jon Cryer ("Two and a Half Men"). On the CBS laffer, he plays Dr. Sheldon Cooper. For the race this year, he submitted the episode "The Relationship Diremption" to the Emmy judging panel. In this show, Sheldon is distraught over his efforts with "string theory" as part of his job. He gets drunk and wakes up in bed with his biggest fear: a geology book. The final segment features his drunk phone calls to the legen...' »
In a night marked by a few upsets and a host of repeat winners, “Breaking Bad” grabbed its second consecutive Emmy for best drama series while “Modern Family” made it a record-tying fifth consecutive win for comedy series.
The surprise wins at the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards came not from buzzed-about newbies such as Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” or HBO’s “True Detective” but lower-profile contenders including “Sherlock: His Last Vow.” HBO’s “The Normal Heart” and FX’s “Fargo” prevailed as expected for movie and miniseries, respectively, but the PBS drama “Sherlock” wound up leading the Emmy field overall with a total of seven wins — a result that no Emmy prognosticator managed to forecast.
- Cynthia Littleton
Twenty years has passed since we were first introduced to the characters of My So-Called Life, twenty years! Where has the time gone? And more importantly when did I get so old?
While most of you won’t really care too much what I’ve been up to since the show finished, let’s take a look at what the actors have been up to in the years since the cancellation of what is frankly the greatest teen TV drama ever.
Claire Danes (Angela Chase)
After breaking out in My So-Called Life, Danes focused on her film career first with a leading role in 1995’s Little Women and then supporting roles in smaller but interesting films like Home For The Holidays, How to Make An American Quilt and »
The Emmy Awards aren’t till Monday, Aug. 25, but the celebrations start early. Variety will be on hand inside the best parties around Hollywood as the stars mingle, nibble and toast to TV’s finest. Here’s our party report for Saturday, Aug. 23:
11:10 a.m. “Nashville’s” Rayna James is “a woman that we need to see in country music,” says honoree Callie Khouri at the Women Making History Event, presented by the National Women’s History Museum and Glamour Magazine, at the Skirball Center. (She also teases that the “Nashville” premiere is going to feature two live performances in the show.) She thinks it’s incredible to see more women directing TV and as showrunners. “Nashville” boasts a largely female writing staff and women in main storylines.
11:36 a.m. Sophia Bush, also being honored, stops to blush when her mom stands behind the press snapping photos »
- Cynthia Littleton, Laura Prudom and Shalini Dore
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