Sofia Vergara, Jon Hamm
It pays to have friends in high places — or in Hollywood's case, in the Screen Actors Guild. Why? Because actors vote for each other at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The 17th annual ceremony takes place Sunday (8/7c on TNT and TBS), and as the final ballots are being tallied, let's take a stab at who we think will be honored by their peers. Check out our predictions below and tell us your picks for the big prizes.
TV Guide Network's red carpet coverage begins Sunday at 6 ET/3 PT with Screen Actors Guild Awards with Chris Harrison. And be sure to tune in to the Red Carpet Fashion Wrap hosted by Lawrence Zarian on Monday at 8/7c.
Check out the full list of SAG nominees
Will win: Mad Men
SAG voters are notoriously repetitive ...
Much of the TV landscape is, and has always been, devoted to comfort-food formula. Some of us, though, live for those moments when a show breaks formula and delivers the unexpected. This week gave us some excellent examples of that in the most popular formula of the moment: the crime/police drama.
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First, TNT's Southland, which really doesn't qualify as a conventional police procedural, its cases often taking a back seat to the personal day-in-the-worklife dramas that unfold with gritty, muted realism. Even so, it was a jolt to witness the death of a major character (Kevin Alejandro's quietly competent Nate Moretta) unfold in the manner of a matter-of-fact nightmare...
ABC is hoping it has the next Mad Men with Pan Am, an early 1960's-set drama focusing on the sexy stewardesses (as flight attendants were known back then) of Pan Am's state- of-the-art aircraft, The Majestic. Though just a pilot at this point, the project is in very good hands, with West Wing director Tommy Schlamme charged with bringing this world to life. Our flight crew includes Maggie, Kate, Laura, Colette, charming pilot Dean and his co-pilot Ted.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Exciting new details have emerged about Sarah Michelle Gellar's new CBS series, Ringer, which sounds potentially even more intriguing than the goings on in Buffy's old Sunnydale universe.
The director who brought Mad Men to life will now do the same for another 1960s-set drama, the NBC pilot Playboy.
Alan Taylor was hired late Thursday to direct the pilot of Playboy, which takes place during the same era that helped make Mad Men a critical darling. Like Mad Men, Playboy is aiming to capture the look and feel of the social and cultural revolution of the early 1960s. The story follows the exploits of a group of women hired to work at a Playboy Club in Chicago.
William Shatner may just be warp-speeding past Ryan Seacrest as the man with the most jobs in show business: the TV icon has a hit sitcom with big upcoming guest stars, a talk show, a newsmakers series, an upcoming book and a new album in the works.
His CBS sitcom, $#*! My Dad Says, is a likely candidate to return for a second season, the actor told TV Guide Magazine at a breakfast to distribute philanthropic funds in conjunction with the Hollywood Charity Horse Show he founded. "It's getting terrific numbers, holding steady and beginning to build, and we're very hopeful for next season," Shatner says of his first regular sitcom gig. "I was unprepared for how different it is and I'm thrilled by it. I may be having the most fun of anything that I've ever done."
Is Peter Bishop a man or a machine? Maybe both. In this exclusive shot from tonight's episode of Fox's Fringe (9/8c, Fox), titled "Reciprocity," we get a peek at our hero hooked up to something as the team tries to figure out his connection to Walternate's doomsday device.