Books: ‘Weeds’ Star Mary-Louise Parker Will Pen Memoir For Scribner
You might say she's going from Weeds to leaves, though not of grass. Mary-Louise Parker, best known to TV audiences as Nancy Botwin on the hit Showtime series, will publish what Scribner is calling “an autobiographical literary work of nonfiction” titled Dear Mr. You. Pub date is fall 2015.
One of Broadway's most sought-after actresses, Parker won a Tony Award for her performance in Proof, as well as a Golden Globe and Emmy for the HBO adaptation of Angels In America. Her… Read
‘SNL’ Book Excerpt, Updated For Show’s 40th Anniversary As It Rolls Out Vintage Episodes, New Team
NBC began its celebration of Saturday Night Live's 40th season last night with a primetime rebroadcast of 1975's Show No. 7 — an episode that stuck a needle in the rump of America, as SNL did weekly back in those days — when Chevy Chase hurled increasingly offensive racial slurs at janitorial job applicant Richard Pryor, calling it a word-association test.
Half an hour later, SNL aired the first episode of the 40th season with guest host Chris Pratt singing a song he… Read
‘Fargo’s Noah Hawley To Adapt His Novel ‘Before The Fall’ In Sony Pic Deal
EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures has acquired Before The Fall, a novel written by Noah Hawley, who shared the Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries for hatching the FX television transfer of Fargo. That series also brought Emmy nominations for Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman. Hawley will adapt his novel and he will produce the feature with John Cameron. The book tells the story of a mysterious private-plane crash, starting in Martha's Vineyard, and focuses on the two… Read
‘Bad Judge,’ ‘Gracepoint’ Most Buzzed-About New TV Shows on Yahoo
Bad Judge has had plenty of bad news in its formative months, but maybe there truly is no such thing as bad publicity. Over the past month, the NBC show starring Kate Walsh got more audience interest the past month than any other show debuting this fall, according to a Yahoo analysis of searches on its site.
The others in the top five most buzzed-about new shows the past month were Gracepoint (FOX), A To Z (NBC), How To Get Away With Murder (ABC), and Stalker (Read
Stephen Colbert Changes His Show Name To Conform With Gwen Stefani’s Preferred Pronunciation
Stephen Colbert — whose Comedy Central program was named winner of the Emmy for best variety series at Monday night's ceremony (actually, presenter Gwen Stefani said the winner was The Colborg Report, but we figured it out when Colbert came on stage to accept) — is not doing original episodes this week, but found a way to mock Stefani's unfamiliarity with his show during his opening credits. (Stefani also tried to make a joke about her flub when she appeared on the series… Read
EMMYS: The Categories They Forgot
This year's Emmy Awards broadcast was a weird tedious highly entertaining practically unwatchable terrific mildly amusing boring repulsive celebration of the best of TV, hosted by yet another white guy who did a terrific job lacking passion or personality - we're consolidating all of this morning's headlines because we know you're very busy, and you're welcome.
But here are a few categories they forgot to hand out last night:
Best Minimization Of Emmys Promotional… Read
The Emmys Go Social: Good But They’re NOT The MTV Video Music Awards
Sometimes, these contests just aren't fair. The good old Emmys, the TV Academy and this year's host network, NBC, all lined up the most fiercest lineup ever they imagined of social-media goodness for Monday night's broadcast of TVs top awards. And as far as social-media impact goes, they did pretty well, according to Nielsen's TV ratings, with the total unique audience up 6 percent from last year, when CBS hosted edition 65 on a September Sunday.
But those numbers… Read
UPDATE: Seth Meyers Delivers Second-Highest Emmy Ratings In Eight Years — 15.6 Million Viewers
UPDATE, 10:10 AM: Despite airing on a Monday — and in August and right before the Labor Day weekend — the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards bagged an average of 15.6 million viewers, the second-biggest overall crowd for the franchise in eight years. It was behind only last year's 17.8 million, which had benefited from a Sunday scheduling, a September airdate, and a high-rated NFL lead-in. On the other hand, that CBS Emmycast had to compete against a highly rated NBC Sunday… Read
EMMYS: Seth Meyers Adds Comedic Spark To Emmy Show’s Deja Vu
I am not going to rehash all the Emmy Awards analysis and reporting already done on this site earlier tonight. It is what it is and opinions are what they are. And on at least one other trade site they are calling for a complete overhaul of the Emmy process but I don't think even that would make these awards any easier to predict than they are now. The truth is obvious to anyone who has ever been around this game long enough: Emmys are not predictable and those who say… Read
Emmys Analysis: ‘Breaking Bad’ & ‘Modern Family’ March Into History Books As Repeat Series Winners Dominate
Breaking Bad has long been mentioned alongside HBO's The Sopranos as two of the best drama series ever. The dark AMC drama received a major validation tonight with a big sendoff, earning five Emmy Awards, including best drama series. It became only the second drama to win the top prize for its final season, joining Sopranos. And Breaking Bad did it in an emphatic way — sweeping the top categories, including best actor Bryan Cranston, and best supporting actors Aaron Paul… Read
EMMYS: Winners By Network (Chart)
It was a three-way tie for most Primetime Emmys by network, with FX, AMC and CBS all grabbing five on the night, putting some modest space between Seth Meyer's opening monologue joke about a broadcast show hosting a program that gave all its awards to cablers. Here's the breakdown by network:
Related: 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Analysis: No Big Frontrunner Emerges As Category Splits Help First-Time Winners
And here's the… Read
EMMYS: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Number Funny By Accident (Video)
Tonight's “Weird Al” Yankovic number at the Emmy Awards — a parody of TV series theme songs — was less funny for the new lyrics written for the tunes than for the dance tribute to Emmy shows gone by.