61st Primetime Emmy Awards

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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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Tonight's TV Hot List: Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009

The 61st Annual Emmy Awards

61st Primetime Emmy Awards
8/7c CBS
Tina Fey, who received an Emmy last weekend at the Creative Arts Emmy ceremony for her Sarah Palin impersonation on Saturday Night Live, could walk away from the Nokia Theatre tonight with even more hardware. She's up for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for 30 Rock, which received an astounding 22 nominations. Another big winner will likely be Mad Men, which hauled in six trophies in 2008. Neil Patrick Harris, an Emmy producer and nominated for his supporting role in How I Met Your Mother, looks to replicate his recent Tony-hosting success with another stellar performance. The big loser this evening could be CBS if Emmy ratings, which reached an all-time low last year, continue to tank.

Read on for previews of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Drop Dead Diva, Mad Men and Bored to Death. read more

Chris Harrison: Time to Get to Work

Chris Harrison

Okay kids, this is it. Time to strap on the monkey suit, grab the lunch pail and get to work. This has been a hectic but exciting Emmy week. It's been extremely fun working closely with my partner, Carrie Ann Inaba, laying the groundwork for what we hope will be a fantastic, entertaining show for you Sunday night.

I guess it's my athletic background, but I've always approached big days and big shows just like I did big games. You prepare really hard early on but in the days leading up to the show, you gotta shut it down. For the last few weeks, I've been ... read more

Carrie Ann Inaba on Her Dream Interviews at the Emmys

Carrie Ann Inaba

Hi everyone, 

Hope everyone is doing well and having a fun pre-Emmy week like I am. The Emmys are almost here!!!!!!!!!! Have you all chosen your dress to wear at home? It doesn't have to be quite as glamorous as the ones we wear when we walk the Red Carpet, but why not make a day of it? Invite your friends over and get dressed up! Put on the lashes, the tanning cream, the heels (well, forget the heels, you don't need to wear them), get your hair done and then grab a container of popcorn and join Chris and me as we take you right into the excitement that is the EMMYS!  

I always think it's more fun when you have someone to turn to and say... read more

Chris Harrison on Fake Interviews, Lucky Charms and His "Great Partnership" with Carrie Ann

Chris Harrison

I want to start this blog with a little homage to Patrick Swayze. I know a lot has been written and said since his death Monday afternoon. I will just add this, Point Break, Roadhouse... thanks Patrick. 

I wasn't sure how the TVGuide.com blog thing would work, but I love that you can leave your comments below. I agree with those of you that love Jon Cryer and, yes, the duck man will always live on. Jon really is a great guy, and you might be surprised to find that he's a pretty darn good athlete. I did the Malibu Triathlon with him last year, and he whipped my butt. 

As for the few of you that took the time to say you don't enjoy red carpet shows, I say this to you... read more

TVGuide.com's Emmys Picks

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

Tina Fey, Jon Hamm and More to Present at Emmys

Tina Fey, Jon Hamm

Tina Fey an Emmy presenter? You betcha.

The 30 Rock mastermind and multiple Emmy nominee will be among the presenters at Sunday's Primetime Emmy Awards, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced. Fey will head into the ceremony already a winner, having snatched up a comedy guest actress statuette at the Creative Arts Emmys last weekend for her impersonation of Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live.

Fey's fellow nominees ...
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Carrie Ann Inaba Shares Her Pre-Emmy Checklist

Carrie Ann Inaba

First of all, I want to say that I am very excited to be hosting this year's Emmy Awards red carpet on TV Guide Network! I can't wait to talk to the stars from this year's hottest shows. So far, I have been spending a lot of time getting ready for the Emmys, so here is my 10-item checklist of things I need to do before the big day. For those of you watching at home — it isn't easy getting ready for the Emmys!

See he checklist after the jump. read more

Chris Harrison Dishes on Prepping for the Emmy Red Carpet

Chris Harrison

I'm very excited it's Emmy week, but I do have to admit I have a little hitch in my giddy-up (sorry for the Texas slang). Sunday, I took part in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon, so as long as I don't have to run up the red carpet this week I'm good. A quick thanks to all my friends on team Disney and a big thanks to all those that raised money for Children's Hospital. This has become one of my favorite events of the year and I'm already looking forward to next year.

Now it's time to get to work on the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards. I can't tell you how happy... read more

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Premise: Neil Patrick Harris hosts the 61st annual celebration from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. "30 Rock" leads all shows with 22 nominations, followed by "Mad Men" with 16 nods.

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