With reigning champ Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) out of contention this year, the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Emmy is up for grabs.
Emmys poll: Who's your pick to win drama supporting actress?
The six who are in the running this year include ...
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Our top moments of the week:
13. Kiss and Tell Award: Talk about airing your dirty laundry on television. When Vienna and Kasey get into a little lovers' quarrel on Bachelor Pad (he wants to have sex; she doesn't), he decides to prove that Vienna isn't shy about getting into bed by name-dropping her previous conquests. Including Wes and Dave Good. To her face. Both guys denied it, of course, but who...
Fear not, Walking Dead fans: The man who replaced Frank Darabont as series boss wants to calm your fears. "There's been all this concern that I'm going to f--- up this show, and really, we're just trying to get it done," Glen Mazzara told a handful of reporters who screened the Season 2 premiere on Thursday.
Glen Mazzara replaces Frank Darabont as Walking Dead showrunner
Mazzara certainly has some big shoes to fill. Darabont, who adapted the AMC hit from the comic books created by Robert Kirkman, parted ways with the series just days after attending its Comic-Con panel in July. (Fortunately, he had already mapped out the entire season with around eight episodes already written.)
"We all did...
James Gandolfini is giving it another go with HBO. The actor is set to produce for the network and possibly star in Big Dead Place, according to Deadline.com...
Special Labor Day edition, with some thoughts on the highs and lows of the holiday weekend programming:
With only two episodes to go, how will Torchwood: Miracle Day (Starz, 10/9c) wrap things up? This penultimate episode jumps forward two months as the embattled remnants of the Torchwood team strike a deal with the devil to track down the "Blessing" and figure out what's behind the "miracle" that has turned the world upside down and sent everyone (including some longtime Torchwood fans) into a depression.
How good can the advice be if the giver doesn't follow it himself?
On Sunday's Breaking Bad (10/9c, AMC), Walt meets a newly diagnosed cancer patient at his regular check-up. The jittery guy hasn't come to terms with this life-changing news, but an irritated Walt can only sneer at his anxiety before offering some words of wisdom that double as yet another ...
Alice St. Clair, Dan Amboyer
Who says nothing happens on the weekend before Labor Day? (And we're not talking storm preparations on the East Coast — at least not in this space.) Nowadays, TV almost never takes a holiday, and such is the case this weekend. A few highlights:
Torchwood: Miracle Day (Friday, 10/9c, Starz) I wish I could report that last week's terrific episode (Jack's 1920s flashback, which went from romantic to disturbing in a bloody flash as he was revealed as "the blessing") represented a return to form for this otherwise woefully uneven season of Torchwood. But I'm afraid we're back to the present day this week, and the action is just as ridiculously clumsy and the characters (Rex and Esther in particular) as aggravating as ever. Still, with only two episodes to go after this, I'll watch to the end.
Anna Gunn and Bryan Cranston
Can you ever have too much money?
Breaking Bad's Walt and Skyler do — and it ain't a good thing.
On Sunday's episode (10/9c, AMC), Skyler (Anna Gunn) nearly has a small stroke after she crunches the numbers and learns that Walt ...
Our top moments of the week:
13. Top of the Pecking Order Award: Tori Spelling's pet Silkie chicken Coco steals the spotlight on Millionaire Matchmaker when Patti Stanger brings an old-school chauvinist to show that the Beverly Hills, 90210 star was a modern ...
Michael Showers, an actor who recurred on HBO's Treme, was found dead on Wednesday. He was 45.
Showers was pulled from the Mississippi River in New Orleans after a steamboat captain spotted his body, a police spokesman told The Times-Picayune. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death, but Showers had been in the water about two days, a coroner determined.