Comic-Con: All the cool kids are doing it! Psych will join the impressive list of shows heading to San Diego this July, USA announced Friday.
A few years ago, the broadcast networks finally woke up from their summer slumber and realized they'd ceded too much ground during the warmer months. Cable was winning the battle for the hearts and eyes of summer TV viewers by offering heavily promoted scripted fare — and the networks were mostly in rerun hell. "People got used to going away from the broadcasters in the summer," says The CW president Mark Pedowitz. "Now you're dealing with viewing patterns and trying to change them."
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Comic-Con is coming!
Following the announcements that Glee, The Vampire Diaries and other Comic-Con favorites are heading down to San Diego this July, HBO has announced that both Game of Thrones and True Blood will also be attending.
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In the strangest cameo of the year, George W. Bush's (fake) severed head made an unexpected appearance on Game of Thrones.
The prop head, which was mostly covered with a long wig, was shown decapitated and displayed on a stake during the HBO drama's first season finale. This little easter egg can be spotted when the sadistic King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) forced Sansa Stark (Sophie Tuner) to see her own father among a series of severed heads displayed for the citizens of King's Landing.
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Freshman drama Homeland grabbed a leading four nominations for the Television Critics Association Awards.
The Showtime series was nominated for Best New Series, Best Drama Series and Best Program of the Year. Leading lady Claire Danes was also singled out for her individual performance.
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Following close behind with three nominations were critically acclaimed series Breaking Bad, Mad Men and Game of Thrones, each nominated for Best Drama Series and Best Program of the Year, along with individual performances from Bryan Cranston, Jon Hamm and Peter Dinklage, respectively.
Among this year's Heritage Award nominees are Saturday Night Live, Lost, Cheers, Star Trek and Twin Peaks.
The TCA Awards will be handed out Saturday, July 28.
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