The Television Critics Association spread the wealth in the nominations for its annual awards, and the leading nominee is a bit of a surprise.It's "The Americans" on FX, which leads the pack with four nominations -- outstanding drama series, outstanding new program, individual achievement in drama (for Matthew Rhys) and the top honor of program of the year. AMC's "Breaking Bad" is next with three nominations, and a host of shows -- including HBO's "Game of Thrones," FOX's "New Girl" and BBC America's "Orphan Black" -- have two.Here's the full list of nominees. The TCA Awards are scheduled for Aug. 3.Individual achievement in dramaBryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad" (AMC)Vera Farmiga, "Bates Motel" (A&E)Tatiana Maslany, "Orphan Black" (BBC America)Monica Potter, "Parenthood" (NBC)Matthew Rhys, "The Americans" (FX)Individual achievement in comedyLouis C.K., "Louie" (FX)Lena Dunham, "Girls" (HBO)Jake Johnson, "New Girl" (FOX)Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep" (HBO)Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation" (NBC)Outstanding drama series"The Americans," FX"Breaking Bad," AMC"Game of Thrones," HBO"Homeland," Showtime"Mad... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/06/game-of-thrones-orphan-black-and-the-americans-score-tca-awards-nominations.html
Fast National ratings for Monday, May 27, 2013"The Voice" and "Revolution" had a pretty clear path to the top of the ratings Monday, as there was less competition than the two shows have faced during the regular TV season. "The Voice" continued its downward trend since it began its live shows, but it still led the night by a wide margin in both viewers and adults 18-49.NBC's only real challenge came from the premiere of "The Bachelorette" on ABC. It was down a good amount from last year's premiere -- which benefited from a "Dancing With the Stars" lead-in -- but up a little from its Memorial Day airing in 2012.NBC averaged 9.4 million viewers and a 5.6 rating/9 share in households for the night. ABC (5.8 million, 3.8/6) came in second, ahead of CBS (4.35 million, 2.8/5). The CW (1.5 million, 1.0/2) managed to edge out FOX (1.4 million, 0.9/2) in viewers.NBC easily led... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/tv-ratings-the-voice-tops-memorial-day-bachelorette-premiere-so-so.html
Nominations for the 2013 Critics’ Choice Television Awards have been announced, and along with plenty of welcome surprises there are a couple of snubs that are likely to have people talking. Here’s a brief rundown of some of the highlights: READ MORE...
HitFix's Alan Sepinwall interviews "New Girl" creator Liz Meriwether about the FOX comedy's second season, including the romance between Nick and Jess that Meriwether says gave the show a newfound focus. Read More... http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/new-girl-creator-liz-meriwether-on-nick-and-jess-schmidts-choice-and-the-fun-of-season-2
The sophomore ender sets up a complicated return, a decision creator Liz Meriwether says came after "very passionate arguments" in the writers room. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/LeHAcZ1enbo/story01.htm
"New Girl" may have just given its viewers one of the most satisfying season enders in history with its Season 2 finale episode, "Elaine's Big Day." It had everything! A wedding -- and a relationship -- broke up in spectacular fashion. Jess and Nick kissed before riding off into the night. There was a huge guest star in Taylor Swift. A badger played a major role.What more could anyone want?Does this mean "Cotton Eyed Joe" is Jess and Nick's song?Who would have expected that a silly -- but catchy! -- song would be the thing that destroyed Cece's wedding but simultaneously cemented Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) as a couple? Because they are most definitely a couple now.It was touch-or-go for a bit, of course. Jess didn't want to have anything to do with an immature Nick who would play pranks to disrupt a wedding. And Nick got angry because Jess thought... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/new-girl-season-2-finale-cotton-eyed-joe-un-calling-jess-and-nick-and-a-badger-beat-the-wedding-in-e.html
Law school dropout. Drink-slinger. Zombie novelist. True American. Nick Miller is a lot of things, but "suave" certainly isn't one of them. Thankfully, that doesn't seem to matter much to love interest Jessica Day, who finally had a sleepover with her bumbling—albeit well-meaning—roommate. Read More... http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2013/05/14/new-girl-jake-johnson-what-would-nick-miller-do/
Tonight’s season finale of New Girl finds a special invitee at Cece’s wedding: Taylor Swift, who plays a guest named Elaine. (Will Elaine burst into “Speak Now” during the ceremony? We’re still betting on it! ) The reigning country-pop star, whose last onscreen role involved sucking face with Taylor Lautner for most of Valentine’s Day , descended on the sitcom’s Los Angeles set in late April to shoot her top-secret scene. Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2013/05/max-greenfield-taylor-swift-diary-new-girl.html
Compared to his New Girl roommates, Winston Bishop was a relative mystery up until the show's second season. But now we know him for the weirdo he is: a guy who thinks he has a menstrual cycle and hatches outrageously bad schemes ( “We could break into a zoo, steal a bear, then we shoot the bear full of hep. C, we release that bear in the restaurant right as they’re about to order dessert … ” ). Are his roomies’ quirks rubbing off, or was Winston always this mad? We spoke to Lamorne Morris ahead of tonight’s finale about his character’s development, Jess and Schmidt's hookup, and wanting Rihanna to play his love interest. Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2013/05/new-girl-lamorne-morris-winston-interview.html
New Girl "Elaine’s Big Day" Season 2 Episode 25 airs Tuesday, May 14 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis: New Girl Season 2 Episode 25 "Elaine’s Big Day" – Cece’s wedding day finds Jess and Nick making a decision about their relationship. Meanwhile, Schmidt schemes with a typically overenthusiastic Winston to sabotage the nuptials, although a shocking announcement may be bigger than anything he plans in the all-new "Elaine’s Big Day" episode of NEW GIRL airing Tuesday, May 14 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. READ MORE...