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2010 Emmys to Air Live on West Coast

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Mar 5th 2010 10:23AM
Tina FeyThis year, the Emmys are doing it live on the West Coast.

According to Broadcast & Cable, NBC has confirmed that the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmys will air live on both coasts, similar to how the Golden Globes were televised in January. The last time the Emmy Awards were broadcast in this fashion was in 1976, when ABC was in charge of the production.

The telecast will air Aug. 29, from 8-11PM ET and from 5-8PM ET, and will also serve as the unofficial kickoff to the fall television series.

The decision is the likely result of round-the-clock Internet coverage, which often spoils the winners well in advance.

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TV Moment of 2009: Neil Patrick Harris Hosts the Emmys

by Jane Murphy, posted Dec 20th 2009 9:00AM
The Emmys were once the least of the EGOT shows: not as glamorous as the Oscars, nor as entertaining as the Tonys or Grammys (and not as rowdy as the Golden Globes). Still, the show had a history of solid hosts, from Ellen DeGeneres to Garry Shandling to Conan O'Brien. But Emmy almost dropped her golden orb in disbelief when a Whitman's Sampler of "reality hosts" bored everyone to tears in 2008. So this year's producers had a better idea. Instead of five MCs, hosting duties were handed to just three names: Neil Patrick Harris.

NPH 2.0 began on Broadway. Harris revived a career stuck in the Doogies with meaty roles in the musicals 'Cabaret' and 'Assassins.' He was rewarded with hosting duties for the 2009 Tony Awards. Synergy certainly played a part -- the Tonys have been a staple of CBS, and Harris is one of the network's breakout sitcom stars. How would 'How I Met Your Mother''s Barney Stimson fare? To the delight of award show aficionados, a go-to host was born.

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62nd Primetime Emmys to Air on Aug. 29

by Marina Zogbi, posted Nov 18th 2009 6:15PM
Emmy AwardsThe Emmy Awards will air a bit earlier next year.

According to Variety, the Emmys telecast date has been moved from mid-September to Sun., Aug. 29.

Paul Telegdy, executive vice president of alternative programming for NBC and Universal Media Studios, said that the early announcement will allow the network and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to get a "head start on creative discussions."

The move to August, which will ensure that NBC avoids any scheduling conflicts with its 'Sunday Night Football' franchise, is not without precedent. In 2006, NBC presented the Emmys in late-August, because of similar football concerns. According to NBC, it was the highest-rated Emmy telecast in the last four years.

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What You Missed Last Night: Chelsea Handler ticked off at Neil Patrick Harris

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 22nd 2009 3:01PM
During his Emmy hosting duties the other night, Neil Patrick Harris sang an opening number that included the names of many TV networks. Not just the major ones but also several cable outlets. There's one particular network he forgot to mention though, and last night Chelsea Handler talked about it.

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Jeff Probst says that The Amazing Race has won enough Emmys

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 21st 2009 7:03PM
Jeff ProbstSurvivor host Jeff Probst won Best Reality Host last night, but the big news was when he told reporters that The Amazing Race has already won for Best Reality Competition Show seven times and should take itself out of the running!

So, is this just sour grapes or does Probst have a point? Maybe Probst should go on The Amazing Race and Phil Keoghan should go on Survivor and see who can last the longest.

Should The Amazing Race take itself out of the Emmy race?
Yes, it has won enough times.242 (27.8%)
No way. Why shouldn't it be eligible every year?628 (72.2%)

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TV Squad Live Blogs the Emmy Awards

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 20th 2009 7:30PM

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What's On Tonight: Emmy Awards, Army Wives, Mad Men, Bored To Death

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 20th 2009 4:00PM
  • Seinfeld Reunion - Entertainment WeeklyTV Land has an Andy Griffith Show marathon all night.
  • At 7, CBS has a new 60 Minutes, then the Emmy Awards.
  • NBC has a new Football Night in America at 7, followed by the Giants/Cowboys game.
  • At 8, Great American Country has a new Soundstage.
  • At 8:30, Disney has a new Jonas.
  • At 9, PBS has a new Masterpiece Mystery!
  • HBO has the season premiere of Curb Your Enthusiasm at 9, then the series premiere of Bored To Death.
  • Lifetime has a new Drop Dead Diva at 9, followed by a new Army Wives.
  • Cartoon Network has a new Total Drama Action at 9.
  • At 10, AMC has a new Mad Men.
  • History Channel has a new Pawn Stars at 10.
  • At 10:30, HBO has a new Entourage.
  • At 11:30, Cartoon Network has a new Robot Chicken.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Don't forget! Join our live Emmy chat this Sunday night

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 18th 2009 12:25PM
Emmy AwardIt's that time of year again when they give out those figurines that signify that you are the best at what you do on television (supposedly). We have a live blog every year, but this year we're doing something a little bit different, a live chat that everyone can participate in.

Join us at 7:45 PM ET on Sunday night at the live chat page here. We'll be using CoverItLive for the chat and if you go to that link you can sign up for an e-mail reminder before the chat starts. You'll be able to join in on the conversation with your thoughts and predictions and we'll have polls and news and links to AOL's coverage of the night. Hope to see you there!

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Auction Lets Fans Own a Piece of TV History

by Maggie Furlong, posted Sep 2nd 2009 4:15PM
HouseWhat's the best way to gear up for the Emmys later this month? By taking home some sweet TV swag and winning set visits to the hottest shows, of course.

OK, so it's not really "winning" as much as it is bidding and buying, but there's an Emmys auction happening online now that offers TV fans behind-the-scenes experiences, front-row seats for the Emmys red carpet and -- drumroll please! -- even a flame-emblazoned cane from 'House.'

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How would you like to win tickets to the Emmys (and a Family Guy table reading)?

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 28th 2009 1:36PM
EmmysThe Emmys are coming up in a few weeks, and if it's an event you've always wanted to go to but never thought you would, maybe this is your chance.

The Emmys Foundation is holding a big auction on eBay that features not only several tickets to the awards show (some of them VIP and red carpet!), but also several items from TV shows and memorabilia signed by various stars. You can get a House cane signed by Hugh Laurie, VIP tickets to The Daily Show, set visits to shows like Monk and Medium, signed posters, and DVDs. You can also win a visit to a Family Guy table reading!

You can also win dresses worn on the ABC Family show Greek. In fact, there are no bids on those particular items yet so click that link and maybe you can wear one on your next trip to the supermarket. The auction ends on September 3.

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Stewie still really wants an Emmy

by Annie Wu, posted Aug 26th 2009 1:29PM
family guyLast week, our own Mr. Bob Sassone posted Family Guy's Emmy campaign video. It was a wee bit aggressive towards both The Office and Brian (who just wanted to relax after a nice shower, poor fella), and now it looks like Stewie isn't quite done yet. Videos were made for the rest of the nominees, including 30 Rock, Entourage and Weeds.

All the new videos are available here. Although it's pretty repetitive -- nay, incredibly repetitive -- it's kind of amusing to hear the jabs against each show.

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Stewie really, really wants to win an Emmy

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 19th 2009 10:30AM
This web-only video below is part of the "Where's My Emmy?" campaign to convince people to vote for Family Guy. It starts out funny (with a joke or two about The Office) but then turns really unfunny when Stewie starts to beat up Brian.

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Should the Emmys pre-tape some award categories?

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 31st 2009 5:02PM
EmmysIt's funny that we're actually asking readers if they want an awards show to be longer, but I thought I'd ask the question in light of the Emmy decision (for ratings, they admit) to have eight award categories pre-taped before the live broadcast and show highlights of those categories throughout the show. HBO isn't happy about it, and it might even affect the red carpet ceremony.

Should the Emmys show more awards?
Yes, it won't be the same without them53 (23.8%)
No, I'm only interested in the major categories65 (29.1%)
Who cares, the Emmys are pointless anyway105 (47.1%)

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Bill O'Reilly doesn't feel so lucky there's a Family Guy

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jul 24th 2009 2:02PM
Bill O'ReillyThere have been a lot of uneasy vibes floating around the offices of TV Squad HQ about the elevation of Family Guy to Best Comedy status by this year's Emmy nomination committee. I'm not speaking for the entire group, but it does feel a little out of place earning a nomination that even The Simpsons couldn't score in its 20 year history. It's like giving the Nobel Peace Prize to Michael Jackson for writing "Heal the World" and completely snubbing Nelson Mandela.

But no one is more unhappy about the news than pop culture's official lifeguard, Bill O'Reilly.

He called out Seth MacFarlane's cavalcade of cartoon pop culture for winning the nomination during his "Reality Check" segment.

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TV Squad Ten: Emmy categories we desperately need

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jul 20th 2009 11:01AM
Emmy nominations 2009
The list of Emmy nominations have become the Hummer limo of the awards show world. They get longer and even more uncool, even though they are attempting to show just how cool they are with each passing year.

The whole system is in serious need of revamping. For the most part, the category structure hasn't changed in the last 50 years when then Academy President Rod Serling chose to eliminate favoritism by widening the playing field and the judging, a move so disastrous that no one has dared to even touch the system since then.

So if you're not going to revamp the process, at least add some categories that we wouldn't mind giving up four hours of sleep, exercise and our lives to wait for the winner.

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