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An Emmy Wish List

Damian Lewis and Claire Danes

Emmy voters are creatures of habit, known for nominating the same shows and stars year after year. Many deserve to be: Modern Family, Mad Men and their stellar casts, to name a select few. But in each of the top categories, there's opportunity to welcome new blood or correct past oversights. So here's a short list of some of the breakthroughs and/or underdogs I'd love to see make the cut when the nominations are announced Thursday morning.... read more

Weekend Review: Weeds, Episodes, Endeavour

Matt LeBlanc

Like a particularly stubborn strain of kudzu, Weeds is one of those shows that seemed as if it would never go away. I bailed nearly two seasons ago, when it had drifted so far away from the subversive suburban satire of its original premise that I couldn't tell — or care — where it was heading. Weeds was a very significant show in rebranding Showtime as a serious competitor to HBO, but whatever they've been smoking lately, the fun was no longer contagious... read more

Emmys: TVGuide.com's Picks for Best Drama Series

Claire Danes

Emmy ballots are due Thursday! Voters have hours, really, to check off the names and shows they think are worthy of getting a nomination come July 19. We here at TVGuide.com have a few picks in mind ourselves. And so, here's our final dream ballot for Best Drama Series:
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Emmys: TVGuide.com's Picks for Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Madeleine Stowe

Emmy season is in full swing! Voters will be checking off names and shows this week they think are worthy of getting a nomination come July 19. We at TVGuide.com have a few selections in mind ourselves. Next up: our dream ballot for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
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Emmys: TVGuide.com's Picks for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Christina Hendricks

Emmy season is underway! For the next week, Emmy voters will be checking off names and shows they think are worthy of getting a nomination come July 19. We at TVGuide.com have a few selections in mind ourselves. Next up: our dream ballot for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
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Keck's Exclusives: AFI Tribute To Offer First Look at Shirley MacLaine's Downton Abbey Debut

Shirley MacLaine

There was a sweet surprise for fans of PBS's Downton Abbey during the filming of Shirley MacLaine's AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony Thursday night in Los Angeles. After... read more

10 Shows to Catch Up On This Summer, and Where to Watch Them

Vampire Diaires

Are you tired of feeling out of the loop when all of your friends are debating The Vampire Diaries love triangle? Curious why your co-workers have been freaking out over Game of Thrones for the past few months?
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Playa Gonna Play! New Girl's Schmidt Courts the Women of TV

Max Greenfield

Now that New Girl's Schmidt is back on the market (sorry, Cece!), it's time for our favorite man slut to get back in the game. His first targets? Some of our favorite leading ladies of the small screen.

In an article posted on Variety Tuesday, Schmidt (played by Max Greenfield), pens three individualized notes to court... read more

Community and NBC Lead Critics' Choice Television Award Nominations

Community

Here's some good news, Community fans: The NBC comedy earned six Critics' Choice Television Awards nominations Tuesday, the most of any show. read more

Ask Matt: Thrones, Mad Men, NCIS, Rumpelstiltskin and More

Alfie Allen

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

 

Question: With Game of Thrones wrapping up, and with last week's utterly spellbinding "Blackwater" episode, do you think the show has a better chance of being nominated for and winning an Emmy for best drama? I know the powers that be don't usually go for this ...
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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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