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A GOOD DAY FOR MODERN FAMILY‘S SOFIA VERGARA

July 19, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Colombia-born actress Sofia Vergara awoke today (Thursday) to find herself on two impressive lists. She was on the Emmy nominations list in the supporting comedy actress category for her role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on Modern Family, and she topped Forbes magazine’s latest list of top-earning actresses on television. Forbes estimated that she earned $19 million […]

PRODUCERS WON’T PUT TWO AND A HALF MEN UP FOR EMMY NOD

May 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In what probably amounts to little more than another move to put the Charlie Sheen mess behind it, CBS and Warner Bros. TV have decided not to submit Two and a Half Men for consideration for an Emmy in the best comedy series category, Dateline.com reported on Monday. Although it has consistently pulled the top […]

TV ACADEMY TO HONOR PROGRAMS “WITH A CONSCIENCE”

March 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced on Monday that it plans to pay tribute to eight programs at its fourth annual Television Academy Honors on May 5. The programs, it said, represent television “with a conscience.” In a statement, it observed that they “explore such vital issues as sexual abuse and assault, racism, […]

DOUBLE DOSE OF EMMYS ON WEST COAST SAVES THE DAY

August 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The decision by NBC and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to air this year’s Emmy awards show live coast-to-coast not only didn’t hurt the telecast’s ratings, but it apparently improved them. Daily Variety reported today (Tuesday) that Nielsen combined the “unduplicated viewership” of the live West Coast telecast with the taped repeat that […]

BROADCASTERS HOPE TO DUMP LONGFORM EMMYS

August 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Not only do the Emmy categories for TV movies and miniseries shut out the broadcast networks — who rarely produce such fare anymore — they also act as a drag on the awards show itself, broadcast execs complain. “Once those longform awards come on, it’s the death march of boredom,” one unnamed network executive told […]

BETTY WHITE WINS EMMY FOR SNL HOSTING

August 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

This continues to be quite a year in “life with Elizabeth,” as one of Betty White’s early TV series was titled. On Saturday, the 88-year-old actress received a creative arts Emmy Award for best guest actress in a comedy series for her recent appearance as host of Saturday Night Live. She did not appear at […]

CBS NEWSMAN DOW DEAD AT 62

August 23, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

CBS News correspondent Harold Dow, who won five news Emmys and the George Foster Peabody award, died Saturday after an apparent acute asthma attack while driving near his home in Hackensack, NJ. He was 62. He had been hospitalized earlier in the week after experiencing severe symptoms of adult onset asthma. WCBS-TV said that he […]

PRODUCER DAVID L. WOLPER DEAD AT 82

August 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Legendary TV and film producer David L. Wolper has died in Beverly Hills, CA of congestive heart failure and Parkinson’s disease at age 82. His TV career began in the early ’60s when he challenged the absolute domination of the television networks’ news divisions by producing popular documentaries using Hollywood production talent like cinematographer James […]

WILL FACEBOOK BRING “FNL” ACTOR AN EMMY NOD?

July 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Borrowing a page from the Facebook campaign that landed Betty White a Saturday Night Live hosting job, fans of actor Zach Gilford mounted a similar campaign in hopes of securing him an Emmy nomination for the low-rated Friday Night Lights. Today’s (Wednesday) Los Angeles Times reported that the campaign, which effectively bypasses the traditional “For […]

TBS TOUTS CONAN FOR AN EMMY — FOR HIS NBC “TONIGHT” SHOW

June 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In what is likely an unprecedented “for your consideration” Emmy campaign, one network is paying to hype a show that appeared on another network. TBS launched the campaign today (Tuesday) with trade ads asking Emmy voters to consider Conan O’Brien in the late-night categories when they fill out their nomination ballots. While some reports depicted […]

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