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Glee Scores Four Golden Globe Nominations

Tina Fey, Matthew Morrison

Glee kicked off its first award season on a high note, nabbing a leading four Golden Globe nominations Tuesday, including one for comedy series.

The Fox hit is up against fellow newcomer Modern Family, defending champ 30 Rock, Entourage and The Office.

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Is Neil Patrick Harris the Patron Saint of "Un-Jumping" the Shark?

Neil Patrick Harris

Let's face it: Neil Patrick Harris is awesome.

The multitalented How I Met Your Mother star breathed some much-needed life into Sunday's Emmy awards. Harris, who also served as a producer, kept the show moving and brought plenty of fun with a rousing opening musical number and a comedy sketch based on his role in Joss Whedon's Internet experiment, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

See how Harris dominated our Emmys Top Moments countdown

The result was a less-bloated, exponentially more watchable telecast that drew in an audience 9 percent larger than last year's record low. So, we wonder: Does Harris have the magic touch?< read more

Ratings: Emmys Numbers Bounce Back

Neil Patrick Harris

They weren't quite legendary, but the early ratings for the Neil Patrick Harris-hosted 61st Primetime Emmys show marked improvement from a year ago.

2009 Emmys Gallery: Check out all the red carpet hits and misses

The three-hour telecast drew 13.3 million viewers, a 9 percent increase over the 2008 awards, which was the least-watched Emmys broadcast since 1990. Host and producer Harris earned almost universal praise for keeping the show lively and on-time, a stark difference from the show's five-host format a year ago.

See our Top Moments from the Emmys broadcast

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Emmys Top Moments: Kristin Chenoweth Cries, Ricky Gervais Goofs and More!

Neil Patrick Harris

Sure, the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards didn't boast the fireworks of last week's Kanye-"enhanced" VMAs, but CBS' entertaining three-hour telecast ran smoothly, a credit to host (and producer) Neil Patrick Harris, whose competent hand and effortless improvisational timing made him the subject of more than one of this year's top moments.

7. Best Dance: We'll be honest: Usually musical segments either bore or horrify us. But Dancing with the Stars' Maks and Karina... read more

30 Rock, Mad Men Repeat, While Jon Cryer and Toni Collette Surprise at Emmys

Alec Baldwin

"Congratulations guys, unbelievable" host Neil Patrick Harris said of seven-time Emmy champ Amazing Race at Sunday's 61st Primetime Emmy Awards. "Upsets at every turn."

Harris was joking about his loss in the supporting comedy actor category to Two and a Half Men's Jon Cryer, but also ironically summing up the mood on a night when repeat winners ruled with just a few new faces sprinkled in.

30 Rock and Mad Men repeated...
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Emmys: What Do You Think of the Show?

The 61st Annual Emmy Awards

Tonight's the night, folks! Emmys host Neil Patrick Harris — who's also a nominee for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy — has promised many surprises for the 61st annual awards, including performances from the Emmy-winning Internet experiment Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Dancing with the Stars' Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff and Sarah MacLachlan. (Look for "I Will Remember You" during the In Memoriam segment.) John "I'm a PC!" Hodgman is rumored to be the official announcer. It all sounds very exciting — we can't wait!

What are you most looking forward to? And what are your favorite moments so far? Post your comments here throughout the telecast.

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Mother Boss: "It's Not Going to Be Happily Ever After" for Barney and Robin

How I Met Your Mother

Now that Barney and Robin are out of the bag, it's time for the Emmy-nominated How I Met Your Mother (premieres Monday, 8/7c, CBS) to have even more fun this season. "We've kicked the door open on them together — I guess you can say together — and the floodgates of hilarious stories have opened up because there's nothing funnier than two people who are just terrible at being in relationships trying to be in a relationship," creator Carter Bays tells Of course, Barney and Robin aren't the only ones with plot turns as Ted starts a teaching gig at Columbia University, where he will meet his future wife. Bays tells us what's in store for everyone and why it would be an "outrage" if Neil Patrick Harris doesn't win an Emmy on Sunday.
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Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock and Glenn Close, Damages

Here's who we think should and will win at Sunday's Emmy Awards (Sept. 20, 8/7c, CBS) — plus, a few dark horses to keep things interesting.

Poll: Vote for your picks to win in our Emmys section

Best Comedy Series

WHO SHOULD WIN: 30 Rock With the most talented comedic ensemble (not to mention those guest stars), better writing ... read more

Who Are Your Favorite Child Stars?

Neil Patrick Harris and Fred Savage

Not all child stars end up knocking over liquor stores.

AOL TV counts down the 10 former child TV stars who aren't crackheads. Neil Patrick Harris transitioned from Doogie Howser, M.D. to How I Met Your Mother's legendary Barney Stinson. Eternal little brother Fred Savage is now a successful TV director.

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The Truth Behind the Emmys Time-Shifting Controversy

Neil Patrick Harris

It's true that the producers of the Emmys have decided to compress this year's telecast using time-shifting. But they promise it's all in service of creating a more entertaining show.

Faced with the prospect of having to present 28 awards in only two hours, nine minutes and 35 seconds, Don Mischer, executive producer of the telecast, outlined what the time-shifting will entail.

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