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Emmy predictions slugfest: Watch our editors Tom and Daniel battle over what will win Best Drama and Comedy Series [Video & Audio]

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Emmy predictions slugfest: Watch our editors Tom and Daniel battle over what will win Best Drama and Comedy Series [Video & Audio]
“This year it’s confusing on both sides” in the Emmy races for Best Drama and Comedy Series, admits senior editor Daniel Montgomery in this Emmy prediction slugfest with editor Tom O’Neil. Watch the video above or listen to the audio podcast below.

“On the comedy side, ‘Veep’ is gone because it didn’t air any new episodes during the eligibility period, so that category is going to have a different winner, maybe ‘Atlanta,’ maybe ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ or something else,” Montgomery adds.

“In the drama series race, it’s the opposite problem where you have the two defending champions who are back: ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ which won last year, and ‘Game of Thrones,’ which won two and three years ago — the last time it was eligible,” he says. “They’ve never gone head to head, so now we have two winners facing off against each other.”

Atlanta” is
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Laurie Metcalf would be sixth person to get Oscar, Tony and Emmy nominations in one year

Laurie Metcalf would be sixth person to get Oscar, Tony and Emmy nominations in one year
Laurie Metcalf has not won the Triple Crown of Acting yet, but she could become the sixth person to complete a calendar-year collection of Triple Crown nominations if she gets shortlisted at the Emmys next month.

Fresh off an Oscar nomination for “Lady Bird” and a second straight Tony on Sunday, for “Three Tall Women,” Metcalf is back in the Emmy race in two categories: Best Comedy Supporting Actress for “Roseanne” and Best Comedy Guest Actress for “The Big Bang Theory.” Despite “Roseanne”’s dramatic downfall, Metalf, who won three Emmys for the show in the ‘90s, remains in fourth place in our supporting odds. She’s just sitting out in seventh place in guest.

See Could ‘Roseanne’ co-stars get sympathy hug at Emmys like Jon Cryer?

The first person to get Oscar, Tony and Emmy nominations in the same year was Bob Fosse in 1973 — and he won all of
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Actress Mary McCormack Shares Video Of Husband’s Tesla On Fire In La

Mary McCormack, an actress known for roles on The West Wing and USA’s In Plain Sight, tweeted a startling video that showed her husband’s Tesla sports car on fire on La’s Santa Monica Boulevard. (See tweet and video below.) Tagging Tesla’s corporate handle, she wrote, “This is what happened to my husband and his car today. No accident,out of the blue, in traffic on Santa Monica Blvd. Thank you to the kind couple who flagged him down and told him to pull over. And thank…
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Emmys favorite Alan Alda could finally win lucky #7 for ‘The Good Fight’

Emmys favorite Alan Alda could finally win lucky #7 for ‘The Good Fight’
Over his storied career on the small screen, Alan Alda has won six of his 34 Emmys races. This year, with a scene-stealing turn on CBS All Access’ “The Good Fight,” Alda is on track to take home his seventh Emmy. This one, as with his most recent win for “The West Wing” in 2006, would be in Best Drama Guest Actor.

Alda appeared on two episodes of this season of “The Good Fight” — “Day 457” and “Day 471” –as the venerable attorney Solomon Waltzer, tasked with defending a detective who shot and handicapped an African-American police officer during a drug sting. Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) and Adrian Boseman (Delroy Lindo), representing the crippled officer, are convinced the case will be an easy win – that is, until Waltzer plants a fake news story implicating the officer in a dogfighting ring. When Waltzer is accused in court of waging such tactics, he becomes determined to
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Today in Soap Opera History (June 12)

1981: General Hospital's Luke had a calling.

1984: Jack Boyd arrived in Edge of Night's Monticello.

1990: A topless Carly impressed Justin on Days of our Lives.

2000: Bold and the Beautiful's Brooke played footsie with Thorne."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1936: Popular serial Just Plain Bill aired on CBS Radio for the final time. The show returned in September on NBC, where it remained until 1954.

1941: On The Guiding Light,
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Will Allison Janney (‘Mom’) ride her Oscar win to a record-tying eighth Emmy?

Will Allison Janney (‘Mom’) ride her Oscar win to a record-tying eighth Emmy?
It’s been three months since Allison Janney won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “I, Tonya” and in another three months, she could find herself holding another gold statuette: the Best Comedy Actress Emmy for “Mom.”

As she’s been all season, the seven-time Emmy winner is in second place in our combined odds to take the prize, behind Golden Globe champ Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”). After two supporting victories for “Mom,” Janney, like she did with “The West Wing,” moved to the lead category last year, losing to Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”), who’s sitting this year out. If Janney does win her eighth Emmy this year, she will tie Louis-Dreyfus and Cloris Leachman as the Emmys’ most decorated performers.

See 2019 Emmys comedy queens showdown: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (‘Veep’) vs. Candice Bergen (‘Murphy Brown’)?

The Oscar afterglow should theoretically help her, but recent Oscar champs haven’t been
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Anna Deavere Smith (‘Notes from the Field’): ‘Where there’s hidden hate ,there’s hidden love’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Anna Deavere Smith (‘Notes from the Field’): ‘Where there’s hidden hate ,there’s hidden love’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
“That’s kind of how this journey began for me — falling in love with Shakespeare and then getting to see how the act of speech can be something around which change can happen,” explains Anna Deavere Smith about the film she created, “Notes from the Field.” Watch our exclusive video interview with her above as Smith adds, “I became really interested in how speech and expression can lead to action. Inevitably, if that’s your interest, you are going to trip over activism.”

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Notes from the Field” is a film addressing education, criminal justice and racial inequality facing young Americans today. Smith performs 18 monologues of real life people affected by and solved in these issues, including inmates, activists, educators and politicians. She constructed the piece from 250 interviews and performed it as a one-woman show
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Claire Coffee

Born in San Francisco, California, on April 14, 1980, Claire Coffee began her career as an actress in 2002. She is best-known for her roles as Nadine Cowell in ‘General Hospital’, Cassie Tatum in ‘The West Wing’, Adalind Schade in ‘Grimm’, and Janie Ross in ‘Franklin & Bash’. Although she is now well-known as an actress, there are probably still many things that you do not know about her. Here are ten fun and interesting facts about Claire Coffee. 1. Her Acting Career Was a Surprise to Her Family Coffee showed acting talent from a young age and first performed

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Claire Coffee
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16 Actors Who Played JFK, From Patrick Dempsey to Michael C Hall (Photos)

16 Actors Who Played JFK, From Patrick Dempsey to Michael C Hall (Photos)
Cliff Robertson, “Pt 109” (1963)

Oscar winner Cliff Robertson (“Charly” and “Spider-Man” 1 and 2) portrayed JFK during his military years as a U.S. Navy officer in command of Motor Torpedo Boat Pt-109 touring the waters of the Pacific amidst World War II.

William Devane, “The Missiles of October” (1974)

Devane portrayed JFK in this made-for-tv offering, which depicted the drama in the 1962 White House while the President’s administration decided the best course of action during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Martin Sheen, “Kennedy” (1983)

Jed Bartlet on “The West Wing” wasn’t the only Democratic president Sheen has portrayed on screen. In 1983, he played JFK in the miniseries “Kennedy.” Nine years earlier he played “Jack’s” younger brother Robert opposite William Devane in “The Missiles of October.”

Steven Weber, “The Kennedys of Massachusetts” (1990)

The “13 Reasons Why” star played a young JFK in the ABC miniseries, which focused on the 54-year marriage on the family patriarch and matriarch,
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Which ‘Game of Thrones’ star is more likely to get a lead Emmy nomination: Emilia Clarke or Kit Harington? [Poll]

Which ‘Game of Thrones’ star is more likely to get a lead Emmy nomination: Emilia Clarke or Kit Harington? [Poll]
Game of Thrones” stars Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington both have Emmy nominations under their belts, but there is no guarantee either of them will make the cut this year. The former supporting nominees are rolling the dice in lead for the first time after a seventh season that focused primarily on their — unbeknownst to them, related — characters, Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow, respectively. Unfortunately, they find themselves in two very competitive categories and are both on the outside looking in right now, in seventh place, in our odds. If only one of them could get in, who would it be?

A three-time nominee, Clarke is looking to follow the path of Allison Janney, who successfully upgraded from drama supporting to lead for “The West Wing.” The difference, though, is Janney won in each category — twice to boot. The good news for the Mother of Dragons is she doesn’t
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Hugh Dane, aka Hank the Security Guard from 'The Office,' Dead at 75

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Hugh Dane, aka Hank the Security Guard from 'The Office,' Dead at 75
Dunder Mifflin fans have lost a member of their TV family -- Hugh Dane, who famously played Hank the security guard on "The Office," has died. One of Hugh's costars on the sitcom, Rainn Wilson, tweeted out the news Monday with a link to a nonprofit Hugh was involved with. The org., The Inner City Cultural Center in L.A., posted about Hugh's death late last month ... they say he died in mid-May. Rip Hugh Dane,
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Hugh Dane, Hank the Security Guard on ‘The Office,’ Dies at 75

Hugh Dane, Hank the Security Guard on ‘The Office,’ Dies at 75
Hugh Dane, who played no-nonsense security guard Hank on “The Office,” has died. He was 75.

The actor portrayed characters in memorable films and series such as “The Office,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” and “Bridesmaids,” for nearly 30 years. The Inner City Cultural Center posted a notice of his death on Facebook.

Dane originally broke into acting in the late 1980s with a role in the video game “It Came From the Desert,” but his first television part as the Father in “Hunter” followed soon after, setting into motion a career’s worth of TV acting. While Dunder Mifflin’s Hank
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Netflix Orders Dolly Parton Anthology Series With Each Episode Based on One of Her Songs

Netflix has confirmed IndieWire’s report this weekend that the streaming giant has ordered a new series from Dolly Parton. The anthology series will use one of her songs as the basis for each episode, and Parton will serve as the series’ singer and songwriter, as well as an executive producer and an actor in the show.

“As a songwriter, I have always enjoyed telling stories through my music,” Parton said in a statement. “I am thrilled to be bringing some of my favorite songs to life with Netflix. We hope our show will inspire and entertain families and folks of all generations, and I want to thank the good folks at Netflix and Warner Bros. TV for their incredible support.”

Netflix ordered eight episodes for the first season, but no premiere date has been provided.

Parton has experienced great success adapting her music for television. Parton’s 2015 NBC TV
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Today in Soap Opera History (June 2)

1969: Peyton Place series finale aired on ABC.

1988: Days of our Lives' Kim had to say goodbye to Shane.

1995: One Life to Live's Bo and Nora were married.

1997: Port Charles' Scott was desperate to find Serena."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1969: The 514th and final episode of primetime soap opera Peyton Place aired on ABC.

Norman and Rita arrived at Dr. Rossi's hearing,
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Quantico Season 3 Episode 5 Review: The Blood of Romeo

Is it just me or is the team saying "what do you see?" at least once a mission? 

Some of the time it's used as a teachable moment, but on Quantico Season 3 Episode 5, Ryan said it to Jocelyn and Shelby aka people he doesn't really need to teach. Simply tell us what you saw, Ryan! This is no time to hold class.

It's obviously a way to incite dialogue and have us follow along with people's train of thoughts as they deduce or uncover something. Unfortunately, it's gotten a bit repetitive.

There has to be a better way to start a dialogue than those four words.

Jocelyn, Owen, and Celine reviewed the camera footage and walked through what they were seeing, no prompting required. Give us more scenes like that.

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Watching
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Today in Soap Opera History (June 1)

1981: Another Life premiered on Cbn.

1984: Days of our Lives' Howie walked down the aisle as Hope.

1997: Port Charles premiered on ABC.

2007: As the World Turns' Noah arrived in Oakdale."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1964: On Another World, Russ (Joey Trent) admitted to Jim (Leon Janney) that he did not feel smart enough to succeed in school.

1966: On Morning Star, Hank Stover
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Who’s the best Drama Actress Emmy winner of 2000s: Allison Janney, Edie Falco, Mariska Hargitay … ? [Poll]

Who’s the best Drama Actress Emmy winner of 2000s: Allison Janney, Edie Falco, Mariska Hargitay … ? [Poll]
The Emmy for Best Drama Actress has often been one of the most competitive categories, especially in recent years. The winners from the 2000s include some of the most respected actresses in Hollywood, including multiple Oscar nominees. So which Drama Actress winner is your favorite from the 2000s? Look back on each victor and be sure to vote in our poll below.

Sela Ward, “Once and Again” (2000) — The 2000s started off with Ward winning for ABC series “Once and Again.” Ward won after submitting the pilot episode, in which we are introduced to her character, Lily Manning, a single mother who starts up a relationship with a single father. Ward was nominated the following year as well.

See Who’s the best Comedy Actress Emmy winner of 2000s: Jennifer Aniston, Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus … ? [Poll]

Edie Falco, “The Sopranos” — Falco’s iconic performance as mob wife Carmela Soprano on “The Sopranos” earned her three Emmys,
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What’s the best Drama Series Emmy winner of 2000s: ‘The Sopranos,’ ‘Lost,’ ‘Mad Men,’ ’24’ or ‘The West Wing’ … ? [Poll]

While the Emmy winners for Best Drama Series in the 2000s could not be more different in subject matter, they each offer compelling heroes and antiheroes at their center. The Television Academy chose drama series on a variety of platforms, including broadcast shows, basic cable, and premium cable, but all five are some of the most beloved, compelling shows of the modern TV era. So which Drama Series winner do you consider the best of the 2000s? Look back on each winner and be sure to vote in our poll below.

The West Wing” (2000-2003) — Emmy voters fell head over heels for “The West Wing” from the start, giving it the award for Best Drama Series for its first four seasons. The whip-smart political drama set in the White House also earned acting wins for stars Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, John Spencer, Richard Schiff, Stockard Channing and Alan Alda, though
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Emilia Clarke (‘Game of Thrones’) will get Emmy promotion to Best Actress race, say our All-Star Users: Long live the queen?

Emilia Clarke (‘Game of Thrones’) will get Emmy promotion to Best Actress race, say our All-Star Users: Long live the queen?
Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) has earned three Emmy nominations for Best Drama Supporting Actress for playing crusading queen-in-the-making Daenerys Targaryen. But for season seven, as Dany inches closer to the Iron Throne, Clarke is hoping for an Emmy promotion, entering as a lead actress for the first time. Will she make the cut? Our All-Star Top 24 Users think so.

Our All-Star Users got the highest scores when you combine Emmy predictions from the last two years, so their picks have greater weight when calculating our racetrack odds. But while Clark ranks seventh with 22/1 odds based on the combined predictions of all Gold Derby users who have entered their picks thus far, our All-Stars are more optimistic. They rank her among the top six likely nominees with far better odds of 12/1, with 15 out of the 24 All-Stars betting on her to make the cut.

If those All-Stars are right it wouldn
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John Wells’ Company Finds New Digs as Industry Sees Rapid Changes

Producer John Wells has a new outlook on the industry these days.

After more than 20 years in offices on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, John Wells Prods. recently relocated to a 10,390-square-foot building that Wells purchased in Hollywood, a stone’s throw from Paramount Pictures on Melrose Avenue.

The Jwp banner continues to be in business with Warner Bros. TV under a long-term overall deal. But Wells decided last year he wanted to change up the working environment and for the first time bring staffers toiling on the company’s TV series and movies together under one roof.

Right now,
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