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Bryan Cranston, Neil Patrick Harris Score Tony Nominations

Bryan Cranston, Neil Patrick Harris

Bryan CranstonNeil Patrick Harris and Audra McDonald were among Tuesday's Tony Awards nominees.  

Cranston received a nod for his portrayal of President Lyndon Johnson in All the Way, which also nabbed a Best Play nomination, while McDonald was recognized for her lead performance in the play Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill.

Harris, who has hosted the Tonys four times and won three Emmys for doing so, scored a nomination for playing the title character in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, a nominee for Best Revival of a Musical. (Watch videos of Harris here.)

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Thursday TV: The Summer Season Begins — Inauspiciously

Duets' Olivia Chisholm and Robin Thicke

Seriously, TV? You couldn't give us 24 hours to catch our breath from the season that just ended with a frenetic bang Wednesday night: read more

Awake: Can Britten Keep His Double Life and His Marriage?

Laura Allen

Awake's Michael Britten is already living in two worlds, and after Thursday's episode, he may soon be living in a third.

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Britten (Jason Isaacs) has been slipping back and forth between two realities ever since a car accident killed either his wife Hannah (Laura Allen) or his son Rex (Dylan Minnette). In Thursday's aptly titled episode "Oregon," Britten learns that Hannah is far more serious than he thought about moving to the Beaver State to pursue law school — and to escape the pain of losing their son.

"Obviously she's devastated by the loss of her son and yet she needs to stay in perpetual motion," Allen tells TVGuide.com... read more

Thursday TV in Review: Touch, Awake, Community, Archer

David Mazouz, Kiefer Sutherland

Anyone who thinks TV isn't trying hard enough to raise the bar this midseason should check out tonight's most distinctive shows. With the official series launch of Fox's fantastical Touch (9/8c) and another fascinating episode of NBC's mystifying Awake (10/9c), I imagine some will maintain that they may be trying a little too hard.

It's probably fair to wonder if Fox is touched in the head for going forward with a show as out-there as Touch. This hasn't been an easy time for truly offbeat shows to gain traction, as risk-takers including Smash, The River and Awake have struggled in the ratings, with critics eager to point out their obvious flaws while often undervaluing the ambition it took to put ...
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Thursday TV in Review: Awake Dreams On, and HBO's Oscar-Winning Saving Face

Awake

When a new show comes along that blows you away with its risk-taking originality, like NBC's haunting Awake (see my review of the pilot episode here), it's almost inevitable that one of the first ...
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Intrigued by NBC's Dream-y Double Life Drama Awake? You Should Be! Here's How It Works

Awake

In many ways, Awake is an even riskier bet for NBC than the showtune-happy Smash. The show follows a detective whose reality has splintered following a fatal car accident: one day, he wakes up to comfort his grieving wife because their son has died; in the next, he's a widower living with his son who survived. During one of his mandated therapy sessions, he lays it out: One of these existences might not be real — but he'd rather go on living in both.

More ambitious and certainly more challenging than most network dramas, Awake is not nearly as complicated as traversing through Inception, a comparison some critics have already made. Instead, think of it as a cop drama with a twist, albeit a very ambitious twist read more

Awake: A Double Life, But Is Either Real?

Jason Isaacs

Awake, which premieres March 1 on NBC (10/9c), is the sort of show I would happily lose sleep over. Hauntingly, daringly original, a psychological mystery that teases the mind while tugging the heart, this brave new series is so unconventional it feels like a dream. It's the sort of bold experiment you only find on a network that has no choice but to take risks.

The show opens on a nightmare: a terrible car accident with Detective Michael Britten (Harry Potter vet Jason Isaacs) behind the wheel of the family car. In the aftermath, Michael finds himself caught between two realities: one in which his... read more

B.D. Wong: I'm Not Returning to Law & Order: SVU

B.D. Wong

B.D. Wong has confirmed his exit from NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

"I actually do not return for season 13 of @nbcsvu #SVU! I am jumping to @nbcAwake #Awake! It's awesome!" he tweeted on Sunday.

Stephanie March, Diane Neal returning to Law & Order: SVU for Season 13

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NBC Picks Up Playboy, Grimm and Awake to Series, Renews Parenthood

Jason Isaacs, Amber Heard

NBC has ordered new dramas The Playboy Club, Grimm and Awake for the network's 2011-12 fall lineup. They join this week's earlier pick-ups, which include a comedy starring Christina Applegate and a musical from executive producer Steven Spielberg.

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Cherry Jones Joins NBC's REM Pilot

Cherry Jones

Cherry Jones has joined the cast of NBC's REM pilot, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Stay up to date with the latest pilot castings here

The series stars Jason Isaacs as Mark Britton, a police detective who's involved in a traumatic car accident and wakes up in two fractured realities. Jones, 54, will play... read more

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