Parks and Recreation
'Tis the season for holiday miracles, so why can't we hope the same for television? Santa, please give Cougar Town a premiere date. Hanukkah Harry, all we ask is that Steve Carell get awards recognition for his Office role. Harvest gods of Kwanzaa, let Castle and Beckett finally get together. And please, Winter Solstice Fairy, stop all the incest on TV!
Michelle Dockery and Dan Stevens
The best new series of the year is Showtime's twisty nail-biter of a psychological thriller, an emotionally intense cat-and-mouse game between two damaged souls: Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody, a Marine POW who may have been turned by terrorists during eight years in Iraqi captivity, and Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, the unstable CIA analyst who breaks all the rules to get under his skin — and at times under the sheets. (Bringing new meaning to undercover agent). The actors are as electrifying as the storytelling in this taut tale of homeland insecurity, which also features a marvelously restrained Mandy Patinkin as Carrie's melancholy mentor and a revelatory Morena Baccarin as Brody's understandably conflicted wife. Homeland comes from the veteran producers of 24, who have lost none of their knack for sustained suspense, but within this more realistic framework have been able to concoct a thoughtful and gripping meditation on the human toll of the war on terror.
Zooey Deschanel, Bryan Cranston
Oh, Golden Globes. You never fail to amuse and bemuse us with your quirky, awesome and weird nominations. After coming up empty with the Screen Actors Guild, Homeland landed three nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and was just one of the many new shows that reaped nods. And with so many shiny new toys to play with, the HFPA once again forgot about Breaking Bad. But those weren't the only things that caught our attention Thursday.
Claire Danes, Kelsey Grammer
New blood was the toast of the Golden Globe Awards nominations Thursday as Homeland, American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, The Killing, Boss, Revenge, Episodes, Enlightened and New Girl all scored nods.
A day after getting shut out of the Screen Actors Guild nominations, Homeland nabbed ...
Patrick J. Adams, Claire Danes
Is USA slowly becoming an awards magnet? A year after Covert Affairs' Piper Perabo scored a Golden Globe nomination, network-mate and Suits star Patrick J. Adams pulled off a Screen Actors Guild nod Wednesday, where he'll face off against such heavyweights as Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and Michael C. Hall (Dexter). But his nomination wasn't the only SAG shocker.
Game of Thrones
The new teaser for Game of Thrones sets the theme of brotherly conflict in Season 2.
"My brother left no true born heir," new character Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) narrates. "The iron throne is mine by right."
Game of Thrones Season 2 Peek: Tyrion, Arya... and Joffrey with a crossbow?
Larry David, Julianna Margulies
Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Good Wife and Game of Thrones were among the honorees on the American Film Institute's lists of top 10 TV shows of 2011.
Besides The Good Wife and Game of Thrones, other first-time AFI selections included Homeland, Justified, Louie and...
Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski
Nerds and nudity. What more could a fan want from an episode of Chuck?
Star Zachary Levi directed Friday's episode, "Chuck vs. the Hack Off" (8/7c on NBC), in which Chuck (Levi) and his team are trying to track down a possibly devastating computer virus. "It's one of our nerdier episodes," co-executive producer Chris Fedak told reporters at a set visit this month. "There's not as many hack off jokes as you'd think [there would be]. We learn a little about Chuck's backstory, who he was before he met Sarah, a little bit about the hacker side of Chuck."
Homeland, Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire and Modern Family topped the Writers Guild of America nominations Wednesday with three apiece.
Homeland, Breaking Bad and Boardwalk will duke it out for drama series honors with Game of Thrones and The Good Wife, the only network representative in the lineup. Homeland and Game of Thrones are also ...
Game Of Thrones
Has winter come yet?
Check out this behind-the-scenes look at HBO's highly anticipated second season of Game of Thrones, airing in spring 2012. The season will mainly focus on the events in George R.R. Martin's A Clash of Kings, the second book in the best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire series on which Thrones is based.