66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

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Exclusive: Producer Mike Shoemaker Gives the Backstory on This Year's Emmy Telecast

Andy Samberg and Seth Meyers

In planning this year's Emmy Awards, host Seth Meyers and his executive producer, Mike Shoemaker, took a cue from the Golden Globes. Shoemaker, who spoke with TV Guide Magazine behind the Nokia Theatre right after Monday night's telecast, says he and Meyers wanted to emulate how the Globes open by going straight to the jokes.

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The Emmys: An SOS (Same Old Shows)

Julianna Margulies

If you take comfort in the Emmy Awards' almost shocking predictability in rewarding so many of the same shows and stars year after year, this might have been your favorite Emmy show ever. Otherwise, good luck distinguishing this rather dreary ceremony from any other year's. Instead, maybe it's worth looking ahead to next fall, when Breaking Bad will be out of the running and (lighting a candle to the Academy powers that be) Mad Men's Jon Hamm might finally get his Emmy after losing seven in a row, although at this point I wouldn't count on it. (It would help if Mad Men raises its game for its last stand.)

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Breaking Bad Wins Big, Modern Family Five-Peats at Emmy Awards

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad's farewell tour went out on a high note, as the AMC drama won five awards including drama series at Monday's Primetime Emmy Awards, while Modern Family completed a historic five-peat.

Bad, which also scored drama series last year, became the sixth show to win for its final season after The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Barney Miller, Everybody Loves Raymond and The Sopranos. It's also the first to win the top prizes at ...
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Game of (Porcelain) Thrones: The 16 Most Iconic TV Toilet Moments

Dean Norris

[Warning: Contains spoilers from Sunday's Game of Thrones finale. Read at your own risk!]

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Ellen Pompeo Criticizes "Dated" Emmys for Lack of Diversity

Ellen Pompeo

Everybody seems to be taking issue with Sunday's Emmys ceremony.

Following Modern Family co-creator Steve Levitan, who called it "the saddest Emmys of all time," Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo tells USA Today she was "really... read more

Get the Party Started with Our Live Golden Globes WitStream

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey

Thanks to the mix of TV and film stars, and the plentiful supply of free booze, the Golden Globes are known as the best party in Hollywood. Although only a select few can score an invite to the Beverly Hilton Hotel, everyone is free to join the WitStream party!

VIDEO: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are predictably awesome in first Golden Globes promo

TVGuide.com has partnered with Witstream.com to create "Watch with WitStream," a real-time ticker that... read more

Amazing Race's Phil Keoghan: There's Healthier Competition This Season

Phil Keoghan

The Amazing Race picked up its ninth trophy (in 10 nominations) for reality-competition series at last Sunday's Primetime Emmy Awards, but the evening was special for Phil Keoghan for another reason.

"My daughter was 6 the first time we won and I told her that I would take her to the Emmys when she's 16 if we're lucky enough to be nominated then, let alone still be on the air," Keoghan tells TVGuide.com. "So a decade has gone by — I don't know how it's gone that quickly — we're still here and we got nominated, so I took her and it was great to be there with her." It wasn't smooth sailing the whole night: His daughter Elle fainted before the show from the oppressive heat (she's OK) and Keoghan had trouble getting into the theater after seeking help for her. "The entrance was blocked, so we had to go all the way around and luckily made it back in time before the category was announced," he says. "It was our own Roadblock!"

Fall Preview: Get scoop on your favorite returning shows

Nine Emmys later, Race is heading into its 21st season (Sunday, 8/7c, CBS) and raising the stakes even higher. For the first time, the show is doubling the prize money to $2 million — but there's a catch: A team must win the first and last legs to win the $2 million purse. So why up the grand prize now? What else can we expect from Season 21? Keoghan gives us the scoop.
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Exclusive: Jimmy Kimmel's Head Writers Give the Backstory to This Year's Emmy Gags

Jimmy Kimmel

When Jimmy Kimmel decided to pull a prank on Twitter during Sunday night's 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Tracy Morgan didn't hesitate to help out. Actually, he was more than willing: He suggested taking his shirt off for the bit — something Kimmel (probably wisely) decided to nix.

Morgan wasn't the only one who quickly answered Kimmel's call for help with this year's awards show. Stars from Girls' Lena Dunham and Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul to singer Josh Groban and the reality emcees who butchered the Emmys as hosts five years ago all went beyond the call of duty. Jimmy Kimmel Live! co-head writers Molly McNearney (who in her spare time is also Kimmel's fiancée) and Gary Greenberg gave TV Guide Magazine some exclusive tidbits on how this year's Emmy laughs came together... read more

Oops! Sofia Vergara Had a Wardrobe Malfunction at the Emmys

Sofia Vergara

The audience at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards nearly got an extreme close-up of Modern Family star Sofia Vergara when the cast went up to accept the award for Best Comedy at the end of the evening.

Vergara had a wardrobe malfunction just before the winner was announced, with the zipper on the back of her dress splitting open and leaving her rear exposed.

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Emmys: What Were the Night's Top Moments?

Jimmy Kimmel, Tracy Morgan

Which moments from the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards are you still talking about today? Visit our Emmys Top Moments gallery to see if your favorite parts of the show made the cut.

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Premise: Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 64th annual gala from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. HBO's 81 nominations are more than any other network, and "American Horror Story" and "Mad Men" are tied for the individual lead with 17 each. Presenters include Louis C.K., Ricky Gervais, Ginnifer Goodwin, Mindy Kaling, Jim Parsons and Amy Poehler.

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