It's crunch time for Primetime Emmys executive producer Don Mischer. The live TV veteran and his production partners Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare face a daunting task on Aug. 25: Hand out 26 awards (more than most televised awards shows), give host Seth Meyers room to shine, keep the show entertaining and make sure it ends in three hours.
"On any live show, you can work on it for three years and the last month you work around the clock," Mischer says of the frenzy in the past few weeks to finalize this year's show, which airs Monday on NBC at 8/7c and 5 p.m. on the West Coast. "A lot of things aren't decided until the last few weeks."
"This might be the one time I'm speechless."
That's how Robin Williams opened his Oscar speech in 1998. A three-time Best Actor nominee (for Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society and The Fisher King), Williams won the Best Supporting Actor statuette for his richly textured turn as Matt Damon's tough-love therapist Dr. Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting.
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Fans of the FX drama The Americans may not have to wait much longer for good news about the show's future.
"I expect we'll have a formal Season 3 order announcement soon," FX Networks CEO John Landgraf told reporters at an upfront news conference in New York Wednesday. "We look forward to it being on our schedule for quite some time."
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Although the show's ratings are small (and have declined since the Season 2 premiere), Landgraf says the show's audience increases as much as 400 percent when factoring in DVR users....