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Wondering why I didn't compile a best of the decade list on Televisionary? Head over to The Daily Beast, where you can find my latest feature, "23 Shows That Changed Television," which looks at the cultural impact (both good and ill) of 23 series that launched this decade. Those influential series include American Idol, Lost, Survivor, The Wire, Mad Men, Weeds, Big Love, Arrested Development, The Osbournes, True Blood, Laguna Beach, Family Guy and Battlestar Galactica. And if you're wondering why some of your favorites got left off, it's because each of the series had to have premiered after January 1st, 2000 in order to be included in the list. Which negated the inclusion of such influential series from the late 1990s, such as The Sopranos, Sex and the City, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The West Wing, and South Park, to name a few. Head over to the comments section to »
ABC is new with Disney Prep & Landing, and has repeats of The Middle, Modern Family, Cougar Town, and Grey's Anatomy CBS has repeats of CSI:ny, CSI, and The Mentalist Fox has repeats of Bones and Fringe NBC has It's a Wonderful Life The CW has repeats of Vampire Diaries and Supernatural ABC Family has Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, Year Without a Santa Claus, and Miser Brothers' Christmas AMC has White Christmas Comedy Central is new with The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report MTV has repeats of South Park and Jersey Shore TBS has A Christmas Story VH1 has 100 Greatest Songs of the '90s Late-night highlights include Charlize Theron, Regis Philbin, Donny Osmond, and Wolfmother on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live »
ABC has How the Grinch Stole Christmas and repeats of The Middle, Modern Family, and Cougar Town CBS is new with A Home for the Holidays With Faith Hill, and has repeats of Criminal Minds and CSI:ny Fox has repeats of Glee NBC has repeats of Mercy The CW has repeats of One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl ABC Family has Miracle on 34th Street and The Polar Express Bravo is new with Launch My Line Comedy Central is new with The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report E! is new with Jonas Brothers FX has Deck the Halls MTV has repeats of South Park and is new with Real World/Road Rules Challenge, The Ruins: The S#@! They Shoulda Shown! TNT has A Christmas Carol VH1 has 40 Greatest Pranks 2 and Footloose Late-night highlights include the Dan Band on The Jay Leno Show on NBC; Alec Baldwin »
With George Lopez, Stephen Colbert, Chelsea Handler and Jon Stewart already on holiday break, the remaining P.M. hosts scrounged up enough holiday cheer for the entire after hours schedule last night. The Jersey Shore cast mates were not available for another reenactment of the Christmas story, but Horatio Sanz and Julian Casablancas were game for some yuletide fun. That video, and the other moments you missed (including Betty White!) while still washing off that bronzer, after the jump. »
ABC has a repeat of America's Funniest Home Videos, is new with Scrubs and Better Off Ted, and has a repeat of Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special CBS has repeats of NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, and The Good Wife Fox has a repeat of Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special NBC has a repeat of Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now? The CW has repeats of 90210 and Melrose Place ABC Family has Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory AMC has National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Comedy Central is new with The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report FX has Home Alone MTV has repeats of South Park and is new with Teen Mom VH1 has repeats of For the Love of Ray J 2, Tough Love, and Sex Rehab With Dr. Drew Late-night highlights include Charlie Sheen, Demi Lovato and Slash on a repeat »
Last Friday's Best Gay Year Ever column included a poll which asked readers to identify their "Hero of the Year." 10-year-old Will Phillips won by a wide margin, as you can see from the results below:
We contacted Will and his mother Laura Phillips via email to congratulate him and they let us know what the family was up to after Will made headlines last month for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance to make a statement for gay rights. Check out the interview after the break!
Please note, we almost never do email interviews, but given Will's age we decided that was the best approach in this instance. The questions below are either Laura typing out Will's answers or Laura answering questions herself.
AfterElton.com: Congrats on Hero of the Year, Will! Anything you'd like to say?
Will Phillips: Thank you very much for this honor. I am »
Christmas is only four days away, and while a handful of shows are already on holiday hiatus (you won't see new episodes of "The Daily Show," "The Colbert Report" or "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" until 2010), there are plenty of shows delivering original content for the first three days of the week before reverting to repeats on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Adam Lambert continues his quest to get a copy of For Your Entertainment in every home with an appearance on Monday (December 21) night's edition of "The Jay Leno Show." Leno will also welcome Dane Cook on Tuesday (December 22) night's episode. "The Late Show with David Letterman" features a performance from Colbie Caillat on Tuesday night, while "The Tonight Show" will feature live sets from Silversun Pickups on Monday and Kid Cudi (fresh off the Lady Gaga tour) on Tuesday.
- Kyle Anderson
ABC has I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown, is new with Find My Family, and has a repeat of Castle CBS has repeats of How I Met Your Mother, Accidentally on Purpose, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, and CSI: Miami Fox has repeats of House and Lie to Me NBC is new with the finale of The Sing-off The CW has repeats of One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl A&E is new with Intervention and Hoarders ABC Family has Santa Baby and Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe AMC is new with A Christmas Carol Comedy Central is new with The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report E! is new with Bank of Hollywood MTV has repeats of South Park and MTV Cribs, and has Get Rich or Die Tryin' TNT is new with The Closer and Men of a Certain »
What?! It’s not enough that we spent the whole year providing you with insightful news and analysis on gay and bisexual entertainment – now we have to pick which 2009 projects we think best represented gay and bisexual men?!
Sorry, we’re getting a little Grinch-y around here come year-end.
But the fact is, gay and bisexual entertainment-related news is inexorably linked with the issue of visibility. If you know anything at all about the history of such entertainment, you know that it’s almost always been “controversial.” As passionate as the creators of these projects have always been, there’s been a similarly strong counter-pressure to keep these themes hidden or under wraps.
As a result, for a website like ours, covering the “news” of these projects inevitably becomes a question of championing the ones of quality (and giving the hook to those who don’t measure up, or that »
- Brent Hartinger
If you don't watch Espn's "Pardon the Interruption," I probably won't be able to explain this one to you. And if you do watch Espn's "Pardon the Interruption," this placement will be such a no-brainer -- too low, perhaps even -- that no explanation will be necessary. It boils down to this: Are you a fan of "The Daily Show"? If "Yes," continue on. If "No," you may not be reading the right Best of the Decade list. You know how if you're a "Daily Show" fan, when you see or read that something ridiculous happened in the world, you »
- Daniel Fienberg
If you don't watch Espn's "Pardon the Interruption," I probably won't be able to explain this one to you. And if you do watch Espn's "Pardon the Interruption," this placement will be such a no-brainer -- too low, perhaps even -- that no explanation will be necessary. It boils down to this: Are you a fan of "The Daily Show"? If "Yes," continue on. If "No," you may not be reading the right Best of the Decade list. You know how if you're a "Daily Show" fan, when you see or read that something ridiculous happened in the world, »
- Daniel Fienberg
ABC has repeats of Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice CBS is new with Survivor, CSI, and The Mentalist Fox has repeats of Bones and Fringe NBC has Saturday Night Live Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas The CW has repeats of The Vampire Diaries ABC Family has Jack Frost and Jingle All the Way Bravo is new with Real Housewives of Orange County Comedy Central is new with The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report E! has a repeat of Girls Next Door and You've Got Mail FX has Mr. and Mrs. Smith MTV has repeats of South Park and is new with Jersey Shore VH1 has repeats of Tough Love 2 Late-night highlights include Ray Romano, Lake Bell, and Mariah Carey on Lopez Tonight on TBS; Sam Worthington and Mary J. Blige on The Jay Leno Show on NBC; Jude Law and Matisyahu on The Late Show With David Letterman »
YouTube may begin offering subscription services that allow users to watch major new TV shows and films online, according to a senior Google executive.
While a number of broadcasters - including Channel 4 and Channel Five - have already forged deals with the Californian website to show full-length programmes online, the company indicated yesterday that it may consider paid options as well.
In an interview with Reuters, Google executive David Eun - who is in charge of partnerships with media companies - confirmed that paid subscription was an option as it tries to convince more TV channels and Hollywood studios to sign up.
"We're making some interesting bets on long-form content; not all content is accessible to us with the advertising model," he said.
The move would be an attempt to forge agreements with more rights owners, many of whom are reluctant to put their content online without adequate compensation.
Until now, »
- Bobbie Johnson
ABC has Disney Prep & Landing and repeats of The Middle, Modern Family, and Cougar Town, and is new Eastwick CBS is new with The New Adventures of Old Christine, Gary Unmarried, Criminal Minds, and CSI: NY Fox is new with So You Think You Can Dance NBC is new with The Sing-off The CW has repeats of The Vampire Diaries Bravo is new with Top Chef: Las Vegas and Launch My Line Comedy Central is new with The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report FX is new with Nip/Tuck MTV has repeats South Park and is new with Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Ruins Reunion VH1 has repeats of Real Chance of Love 2: Back in the Saddle and For the Love of Ray J 2 Late-night highlights include David Beckham and Mariah Carey on Lopez Tonight on TBS; Sigourney Weaver and John Mayer on »
It’s mid-December and that can only mean one thing: awards season. Today, the WGA announced their TV nominations (feature nominations will be announced Jan. 11th) and it’s the usual suspects for the most part with a couple of surprises. Mad Men, 30 Rock, The Office, and newcomer Modern Family earned 3 nominations each. Meanwhile, popular fan favorite Glee received two. There are a lot of categories and nominees so I’m just going to mention the two big awards before the jump.
The nominees for Best Drama Series are: Breaking Bad, Dexter, Friday Night Lights, Lost, and Mad Men. The nominees for Best Comedy Series are: 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Glee, Modern Family, and The Office.
The WGA will announce the winners on Feb. 20th. Hit the jump to see the full list of nominees.
- Ramses Flores
ABC has A Charlie Brown Christmas, is new with Scrubs and Better Off Ted, and has a repeat of The Forgotten CBS is new with NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, and The Good Wife Fox is new with So You Think You Can Dance and Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live NBC is new with The Sing-off The CW has repeats of Vampire Diaries ABC Family has Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Bravo is new with Tabatha's Salon Takeover Comedy Central is new with The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report E! is new with Maxim's Hottest Moments of 2009 USA has Elf MTV has repeats of South Park and is new with Teen Mom VH1 has repeats of For the Love of Ray J 2, Tough Love 2, and Sex Rehab With Dr. Drew Late-night highlights include Christina Applegate and Nick Lachey on The Jay Leno Show on NBC »
The Writers Guild of America Awards winners will be announced on February 20. The nominations for the ceremony's major TV categories were announced today - and it's hard to argue with any of the nominees...
The Office (Pictured)
Real Time With Bill Maher
The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (M.L. House)
The Golden Globe nominations aren't the only noms announced this week. The Writers Guild of America also doled out their nominees on Monday and a number of gay-faves did just fine.
Glee scored for Comedy Series and New Series while Modern Family was tapped for Comedy Series, New Series, and Comedy Episode. Additionally, Pedro, written by out writers Dustin Lance Black and Paris Barclay earned a nomination for Long Form Original along with gay-fave Grey Gardens.
Other shows of gay interest receiving nominations included The Daily Show and The Colbert Report both in the Comedy/Variety category, Nurse Jackie for New Series, Mad Men for Drama Series, and 30 Rock and The Office for Comedy Series.
The winners will be handed on February 20th and will »
AMC's "Mad Men" and NBC's "30 Rock" and "The Office" are in the running for best drama/comedy series, and each received two nominations for episodic writing. "Family" made the cut for best comedy series, best new series and best episodic writing for a comedy series.
ABC's "Family" was one of two new shows to break into the best series categories along with Fox's quirky high-school dramedy "Glee," which faces "Family" in the best comedy series and best new series fields.
While the WGA Awards are still in its nomination phase, Fox's "The Simpsons" can already uncork the champagne. The veteran series is assured to win the animation category after landing all five nomination slots.
The biggest surprise among the series nominees was HBO's low-key baseball comedy "Eastbound & Down, »
- By Nellie Andreeva
ABC is new with Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home for Christmas and Find My Family, and has a repeat of Castle CBS is new with How I Met Your Mother, Accidentally on Purpose, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, and CSI: Miami Fox has a repeat of House and is new with Lie to Me NBC is new with the premiere of The Sing-off The CW has repeats of Vampire Diaries A&E is new with Intervention and Hoarders AMC has National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Bravo is new with Chef Academy Comedy Central is new with The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report E! is new with the premiere of Bank of Hollywood FX has The Devil Wears Prada MTV has repeats of South Park and True Life TNT is new with Men of a Certain Age VH1 has repeats of For the »
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