Friday Night Lights
What did Friday Night Lights executive producer Jason Katims feel like when the show got its first drama series Emmy nod the day before its final episode is scheduled to air? "It's like an episode of the show — a touchdown in the last seconds of the game," he told TVGuide.com Thursday. "It's the perfect metaphor. We'll take it!"
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"I have to say, it's sweet. It's not bitter," he continued. "It's simply sweet. Even though the finale is on tomorrow night, we shot that a year ago, so
Did you miss the Glee concert tour? Or do you just want to see Harry Shum, Jr.'s abs close-up and in 3D? You're not alone!
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie, hitting theaters on Aug. 12, promises to take Gleeks behind the scenes of the hit Fox musical's second nationwide tour. Not only will fans get to see...
Matthew Bellamy and Kate Hudson
Five days after welcoming their first child together, Kate Hudson and fiancé Matt Bellamy have named their newborn son.
"So happy! Just had a baby boy, Bingham "Bing" Hawn Bellamy. Born 7 Ib., 12 oz.," Bellamy tweeted Thursday. "Mum and baby are strong and healthy. Mum was a warrior, Bing popped out after 4.5 hours of intense...
If there was one performance that earned almost unanimous praise from both TV critics and viewers alike this season, it was that of Justified's Margo Martindale. So the fact that her riveting portrayal of Harlan County crime family matriarch Mags Bennett earned the stage and screen veteran her first Emmy nomination is, well, justified.
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"I'm truly beside myself with joy," Martindale tells TVGuide.com, giddy with laughter. "It's a whole new world for me. I've been nominated for a Tony, but this whole thing is just joyous."
Although Martindale says she never anticipated the waves of support and critical appreciation she received throughout the season, she instantly responded to Mags on the page...
The Big Bang Theory
Bill Prady is an Emmy virgin and that's just fine with him.
The Big Bang Theory received its first nomination for comedy series Thursday, but the showrunner/executive producer has no clue which six episodes the show has submitted for the academy to review.
"I just got here, so I have no idea what the rules are. I'm learning about this from you right now!" he tells TVGuide.com. "I've never done this before. I'm going to assume that somebody knows. I'm going to say there's a high-place committee ...
Let's get it out of the way: Yes, Mad Men executive producer Matt Weiner has a plan to deal with January Jones' pregnancy, and no, he doesn't want to talk about it yet.
Mad Men received a leading 19 Emmy nominations among scripted series, and the show's writing staff is in the middle of breaking Episode 6 of the delayed fifth season — which means by now, a decision about Jones' baby bump, and what it means for Betty, has been made. But, per usual, Weiner is keeping all details on lockdown. "I'm not going to say what I'm going to do, but I am going to have to do something! So, that's all I can say. It's really, I mean, you'll have to watch the show," he says. "It was two choices really: Either I hide it or I'm gonna go with it. I made a decision. She told me before the world knew, so I had some time to think about it. The real thing is, she's so cute! She looks great. She looks so great! It's very disappointing."
The new season of The Good Wife, CBS' woman-lawyer-scorned drama, will be about taking risks and evolving. Thus far, it's a strategy that has paid off for executive producer Robert King, who cheered the show's nine Emmy nominations Thursday...
Rhett and Link
Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal of Commercial Kings (IFC, Fridays, 10/9c) often do this thing where they'll take a block of speech that sounds far from musical (or rhythmic, for that matter) and squeeze it into a song. Maybe the ultimate example of that is below, in which a Harry Potter love vlog from a self-described "fangirl...with a camera...being an amateur" becomes an emotional goodbye ballad (despite mosquitoes that threaten to take down the entire production)...
Nigel Lythgoe , Mary Murphy, Jesse Tyler Ferguson
"I'm celebrating these Emmy nominations by working," says Nigel Lythgoe, whose shows American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance received 18 Emmy nominations between them Thursday morning. "I'm about to go on [television] to talk about National Dance Day. And then tonight there's the taping of So You Think You Can Dance when I crush two dancers' dreams and send them home." Thursday's episode will also include the reveal of which all-stars will be returning to pair up with the remaining Top 10.
Michael C. Hall
Michael C. Hall woke up to find a horde of text messages and e-mails letting him know the good news that he had garnered his fifth Emmy nomination. "I had actually forgotten that the announcements were today, so it really was a surprise," the star of Showtime's Dexter tells TVGuide.com.
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"It feels like a miracle that we're still making this show at all," he continues. "We're in our sixth season now, and it's a show about a serial killer, so it's kind of incredible. The fact that it's happened more than a few years running is a real kick in the head."
What's more surprising...