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Ask Matt: Smash and the Ellis Problem, The Middle, Awake

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Question: I'm not sure what NBC is thinking with their recently announced decision to leave Smash off the fall schedule. read more

Charlie Sheen Fails to Submit Himself for Emmy Consideration

Charlie Sheen

Two and a Half Men won't be up for an Emmy this year — and neither will Charlie Sheen.

Sheen did not submit himself for consideration in the lead comedy actor race and his name is missing on the official Emmys ballot list, which was released by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Monday night.

Two and a Half Men not in running for best comedy Emmy

A source tells The Hollywood Reporter that Sheen was notified of all the submission deadlines and that the TV academy gave the ...
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Two and a Half Men Not in Running for Best Comedy Emmy

Jon Cryer and Charlie Sheen

CBS has not opted to submit Two and a Half Men to compete for the Outstanding Comedy Series trophy at the next Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony, reports...
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Charlie Sheen Calls Jon Cryer a "Turncoat;" Holland Taylor Remembers a "Polite" and "Courtly" Sheen

Jon Cryer, Taylor Holland

First Chuck Lorre, now Jon Cryer. Charlie Sheen is calling out his former on-screen brother for not contacting him during his dispute with Lorre, Warner Bros. and CBS.

"Jon has not called me. He's a turncoat, a traitor, a troll. Clearly he's a troll," Sheen told E! News Tuesday. "He issued a statement. Is it gonna take me calling him a 'traitor, juvenile and scared' for him to... read more

Can you please explain to me ...

Question: Can you please explain to me why Two and a Half Men garnered as many Emmy nods as it did? I tried watching an episode and couldn't even make it through the full 30 minutes! I mean no offense to Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, Holland Taylor or Conchata Ferrell, but are we supposed to believe that all four turned in Emmy-worthy performances? I can see why the show has viewers (it's an easy, no-thinking-required program), but all the Emmy attention has me totally perplexed. The show is like macaroni and cheese: comforting and dependable, but you don't give it a gold ribbon. I guess I'm lashing out because Gilmore Girls was consistently ignored, while shows I see as dreck receive accolades. So, Matt, if you could please enlighten me about this issue, I'd really appreciate it — it's just not healthy to be this angry about a TV show. Answer: This one doesn't bother me so much. I think there should be room on the list for at least one traditionally produced comedy (as in: filmed ... read more

Brothers, Mother and Other Odds and Ends

Some random TV thoughts:Each week since its overly somber premiere, ABC's Brothers & Sisters has improved, slowly becoming a more entertaining, if not yet compelling, family drama. The most recent episode, involving a series of eventful dates for most of the major characters, had a mostly deft light touch, showing (I think) the influence of Everwood's Greg Berlanti on the creative direction of the show.It's becoming a more suitable companion for Desperate Housewives, which also has improved from last season's doldrums. Housewives is still far from perfect, but give me some Edie Britt bitchiness, a little manipulative scheming from Bree and several mysterious twists (why was Mike Delfino's phone number etched in ink on the season's mystery corpse?), and I'm relatively satisfied. I can even get past the tiresome Gabby-Carlos feuding and Nora meddling in the indifferently plotted Lynette-Tom story line. (Did you notice, by the way, a walk-on by Who Wants to Be a Superhero's Major V... read more

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