No matter how hard they try to liven it up, and no matter how many winners they rudely play off the stage (Julianne Moore? The nerve!), the Emmy Awards remains a stubborn lumbering elephant of a show, the least likely of its type ever to win an Emmy itself, often just lying there — like Tracy Morgan in the Epic Fail of a stunt from which this year's show never really recovered. Time management was so lousy that in the mad rush to end on time, Modern Family didn't get to finish celebrating its third consecutive Best Comedy win before the lights went out.
Modern Family, Homeland and Game Change dominated Sunday's 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, each winning four awards, with the Showtime drama ending Mad Men's four-year reign as Best Drama Series.
Homeland also claimed the lead drama trophies for Damian Lewis and Claire Danes, and the ...
Claire Danes, Jim Parsons
Will Mad Men become the first drama to five-peat? Can anyone beat Bryan Cranston and Claire Danes? We'll find out Sunday at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards. But for now, let's make our best educated guesses at who will walk away with the big prizes. Check out the list of nominees, make your picks and see if they match up with ours.
This is a particularly difficult year to divine which way the Emmy winds will blow — toward past favorites or strong new drama and comedy contenders. Here's my wish list, and in some cases the usual wild guesses, about how it will all go down at Sunday's ceremony on ABC (8/7c) with Jimmy Kimmel's much anticipated first turn as host.
The world won't know what hit it when Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday.
"We are gonna pull a prank on the world. On the world," Kimmel tells TVGuide.com. "It's important to be watching because you can be a participant or a victim. It will be interactive. It's at some point during the show, so you have to watch. If watercoolers still exist, it will be watercooler talk afterward. It will be water bottle talk because it'll be the biggest prank ever. "
Check out this year's Emmy nominees
The prank is just one of the tricks Kimmel, a first-time host, has up his sleeve. And it's all part of his ...
Malcolm in the Middle reunion
Reunited and it feels so good!
The cast of Malcolm in the Middle held a reunion recently, the first time they had all been together since the Fox comedy went off the air six years ago, according to star Frankie Muniz, who tweeted photos of the event.
Many shows have fallen victim to the three most cursed words in recent TV history: "the next Lost." Ever since the island drama debuted in 2005, networks have been scrambling to re-create the series' irresistible combination of poignant drama and the bizarre supernatural. Unfortunately, most shows that try to fill those shoes — FlashForward, The Event and Alcatraz, to name three — have floundered within just a season. Does NBC's latest foray into sci-fi mystery genre, Revolution, have what it takes to break the curse?
Final Emmy ballots were due from TV Academy members on Aug. 31; since then, nominees have been sweating it out. The awards begin flowing this Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, and then again on Sunday, Sept.r 23, when Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards telecast on ABC. Here are some of this year's races to watch.
AMC is having a moment. The network heads into the Emmys with 34 nominations, the most of any basic cable channel, and AMC's best tally ever. Mad Men is on the cusp of making Emmy history, trying for a fifth consecutive outstanding drama trophy. Breaking Bad ended the first half of its final season with some of its best ratings ever, while AMC's top-rated The Walking Dead returns on Oct. 14. With so much going on, AMC president Charlie Collier talked to TV Guide Magazine about his network's fortunes.
Adam Scott, Glenne Headly
Ben's parents are coming to town — and boy, will that be eventful!
Glenne Headly has landed the role of Ben's mother on Parks and Recreation, TVGuide.com has landed exclusively.
House of Lies' Ben Schwartz returning to Parks and Recreation
Julia is described as...