Dramas Grey's Anatomy and Mad Men and the freshman comedies Glee and Modern Family were among the nominees for the 21st annual GLAAD Media awards. Also in the running for best drama series: Brothers & Sisters, True Blood and Skins. And the other best comedy series nominees: GREEK, United States of Tara and Beautiful People. Among series not featuring a regular lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender character, Private Practice was nominated for two individual episodes, as were Parks and Recreation, Supernatural and The Listener. Ellen DeGeneres received two nods - one for an episode of her own show and one for her and Portia de Rossi's appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Other chat fests nominated for an individual episode were The Tyra Banks Show, The Joy Behar Show and The Dr. Oz Show. Kathy Griffin earned a nom for outstanding reality series for Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List, along with The Amazing Race 15, Making His Band, The Real World: Brooklyn and RuPaul's Drag Race. Soap operas All My Children, As The World Turns, Guiding Light and One Life to Live were all nominated for outstanding daily drama. The nominees for outstanding TV movie or mini-series include Prayers for Bobby, Pedro, Torchwood: Children of Earth and An Englishman in New York. The movie contenders: Everybody's Fine, I Love You, Man, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire, A Single Man and Taking Woodstock. GLAAD also will honor Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon with the Vito Russo Award. The award is presented to a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender media professional who has made a difference in promoting equal rights. The Emmy winner spoke at October's National Equality March in Washington in support of marriage equality. The awards will be handed out at three different ceremonies: March 13 in New York, April 17 in Los Angeles and June 5 in San Francisco. Source Here
In its 21st year, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation continues to award work in television that touch the issue of GLBT through its Media Awards. The nomination for the English-language category has revealed that "True Blood" and "Glee" are vying for the title as Best Drama Series and Best Comedy Series respectively. "True Blood", which upcoming season will focus a lot on Lafayette's and his same-sex romance, will battle it out with "Brothers & Sisters", "Grey's Anatomy", "Mad Men", and "Skins". Meanwhile, "Glee", which hires openly gay Chris Colfer to portray Kurt, is facing off "Greek", "Beautiful People", "Modern Family" and "United States of Tara". To Read More Click Here .
The great Glee news continues to stream out. First, it was announced that the show was renewed for a second season. Then, it was revealed that Olivia Newton-John would guest star on a spring episode. Now, all Gleeks must listen up: The musical comedy is launching a nationwide search in February to fill a trio of new roles for season two. This endeavor will be chronicled in a Fox special, while the new characters will debut on the September premiere. Said creator Ryan Murphy of the plan: "Glee has always been about finding new fresh exciting voices. Anybody and everybody now has a chance to be on a show about talented underdogs. No matter who you are - a Broadway talent or a struggling singing waiter with a dream in the Midwest - you now have an opportunity to make that dream come true by posting your talent video and showing us what you can do. All the roles will be chosen form the video audition process, which is exciting and unprecedented." We'll post more details on this contest as they're released. For now, get those video ideas flowing! Source Here
Adam Lambert may not be in " Glee " future, but Olivia Newton-John is. The veteran actress who claimed worldwide fame through " Grease " will guest star in a Spring episode of the new Fox series, sharing screen with the depicter of Sue Sylvester, Jane Lynch. "I'm so excited I can't see straight! [Olivia] provided the soundtrack for my tortured adolescence," Lynch told E! Online. "Her charitable work and commitment to making others' lives and the life of the planet better is so inspiring." Sue will sing a duet with Olivia on "Let's Get Physical". The casting came on the heels of an announcement that "Glee" has been picked up for season 2. FOX Entertainment President Kevin Reilly announced on Monday, January 11, "We loved 'Glee' ever since it was a pilot script, so it's been an incredible thrill to watch the show take root and see audiences embrace these characters in such a huge way this season. The show is a true and rare gem in television." They are even doing nationwide casting call for three new characters that will take part in a special airing before the second season premiere. "Amateur individuals" between the age of 16 to 26 may apply for the available positions online. Glee" will be back on screen April 13 at 9/8c. Source Here
Glee has been picked up for a second season, Fox President Kevin Reilly announced Monday. "We've loved Glee ever since it was a pilot script," Reilly said in a statement. "So it's been an incredible thrill to watch the show take root and see audiences embrace these characters in such a huge way." The freshman dramedy ended the first half of the season with 8.13 million viewers for the Dec. 9 episode, a series high only trailing its debut episode, which brought in 10.75 million following the season finale of American Idol. The show has snagged four Golden Globe nominations and a Screen Actors Guild nomination, and just won a People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy. Fox also announced that a nationwide open casting call will commence in February to fill three new roles that are being added in the second season. "Anybody and everybody now has a chance to be on a show about talented underdogs," said executive producer Ryan Murphy. "No matter who you are - a Broadway talent or a struggling singing waiter with a dream in the Midwest - you now have an opportunity to make that dream come true by posting your talent video and showing us what you can do." Glee returns to Fox on Tuesday, April 13. Source Here
Fans of " Glee " have reason to sing: Fox is seriously mulling the idea of giving Ryan Murphy's musical masterpiece an early season two renewal. While not quite the no-brainer that renewing " American Idol " would be, it's been clear for weeks that "Glee" is on track to return for a second season. Its ratings are strong, the buzz is huge -- and it hasn't even moved behind "Idol" yet. What's newsworthy here is that Fox is might greenlight "Glee" up much earlier than usual in the normal network timetable. Most shows don't get the nod for a second season until May, just before upfronts. Every so often, if a show's a big hit, networks might greenlight a second season in February or March. January pickups of new shows, however, don't happen too often. One big exception came back in 2007, when then-NBC Entertainment boss Kevin Reilly -- looking to claim some Nielsen momentum -- gave a January pickup to its then-hot " Heroes " during the TV Critics Assn. press tour. (Reilly now heads Fox Entertainment). There'd be plenty of benefits from Fox showing its love for "Glee" earlier than usual. Read More: TheWrap.com Exclusive: 'Glee' May Get Early Greenlight
Considering the source, we must take this rumor with a grain of salt the size of Adam Lambert's range. But The National Enquirer reports the American Idol runner-up has agreed to guest star on Glee. While the news seems too good to be true, the rumored role for Lambert seems too ideal for him to pass up: sources say he'd play an older mentor that helps Kurt officially come out of the closet. We won't be holding our breath for this to actually take place, but Glee doesn't return until April 13. We need all the excitement, likely manufactured or not, that we can get! In confirmed casting news, Idina Menzel will appear on every remaining episode until the end of season one. ** UPDATE: No major surprise here. Lambert Tweeted the following last night: Glee guest star rumor: it's a rumor. Sorry guys. Source Here
After sharing with you Kendra's Top 10 Wishes for the New Year and Rachel's 10 TV Wishes for 2010 , we thought it would also be fun to sort through your comments and share with SideReel some of our users' wishes. So, without further ado, here are 10 of our favorite Reeler wishes: 1. Caprica has a big start and additionally meets the expectations of BSG fans. - tvseeker And on a related note... 2. "The BSG movie is never heard from again." - totvornottotv And for some more SciFi show love... 3. If this DOES turn out to be the final season of Supernatural , the show goes out with a BANG. - sceeZer 4. People give the new Doctor Who a chance. - lostnthought , among others 5. " Stargate Universe needs to get a Stargate-ish feel." - Serathas Some matchmaking... 6. "Booth and Brennan get together" (on Bones ) and "Eric and Sookie get together" (on True Blood ) - kabomb123 And finally some pleas to the networks... 7. "I would love it if American networks would stop remaking shows from other foreign shows." (because they normally do a bad job...) - jaivomi 8. To ABC - " Castle survives to see another season." - ChuckNut 9. To FOX - " Glee comes back earlier than April." - 9ja_tvaddict 10. "Networks know how to identify, promote, and hold on to their good shows." (R.I.P., Dollhouse ) - ak10 Thanks guys, for all of your contributions! Still haven't shared your 2010 TV Wishes in comments? There's still time! All year, in fact...
After sharing with you Kendra's Top 10 Wishes for the New Year and Rachel's 10 TV Wishes for 2010 , we thought it would also be fun to sort through your comments and share with SideReel some of our users' wishes. So, without further ado, here are 10 of our favorite Reeler wishes: 1. Caprica has a great start and meets the expectations of BSG fans. - tvseeker 2. If this DOES turn out to be the final season of Supernatural , the show goes out with a BANG. - sceeZer 3. "I would love it if American networks would stop remaking shows from other foreign shows." (because they normally do a bad job...) - jaivomi 4. " Castle survives to see another season." - ChuckNut 5. " Glee comes back earlier than April." - 9ja_tvaddict R.I.P. /> 6. "Networks know how to identify, promote, and hold on to their good shows." - ak10 7. "Booth and Brennan get together" (on Bones ) and "Eric and Sookie get together" (on True Blood ) - kabomb123 8. People give the new Doctor Who a chance. - lostnthought , among others 9. " Stargate Universe needs to get a Stargate-ish feel." - Serathas 10. "The BSG movie is never heard from again." - totvornottotv Still haven't shared your 2010 TV Wishes in comments? There's still time! All year, in fact...
The cast of "Glee" and "The Vampire Diaries" have something to celebrate when this year's People's Choice Awards wraps up on Wednesday, January 6 night. The shows have just been named Favorite New TV Comedy and Drama respectively, the only categories in TV that have more than 5 contenders. It was unfortunate that the cast of "Diaries" did not attend the event that the presenters had to accept the trophy. The "Glee" ensemble on the other way, live up to their show, boarding the stage and giving thanks to people by handing out DiGiornio pizzas. The frozen food brand is the main sponsor of the musical show. The cast of "Glee" in attendance are Amber Riley, Chris Colfer, Cory Monteith, Lea Michele, and Jenna Ushkowitz among others. It was Colfer who opened the acceptance speech, saying "We have to thank all of you, our creators, our amazing writers, producers and our fantastic crew." Michelle added, "We have so much fun working on our show, so thank you all for watching." 2010 People's Choice Awards is held at Nokia Theaters and broadcast live by CBS. More winners in other TV categories will be unveiled, but not all will be read out live. Source Here