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Primetime Emmy Awards

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  • 'Nurse Jackie' Renewed for Seventh Season

    Prior to premiering its sixth season, Showtime announced that its hit show, "Nurse Jackie," has been renewed for a seventh season. The fifth season of the Edie Falco-staring dramedy averaged 3.13 million weekly viewers across platforms, up 14 percent...
  • Disney taps ABC News head Ben Sherwood for top television post

    Disney taps ABC News head Ben Sherwood for top television post
    Walt Disney Co. has tapped ABC News President Ben Sherwood to succeed Anne Sweeney next year as co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president of the Disney/ABC Television Group. In his new role, Sherwood will have oversight over not only the ABC...
  • TV Academy Plans Expansion, Major Fundraising Push

    The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is planning a major makeover in advance of its 70th anniversary in 2016 - breaking ground on an ambitious expansion of its facilities, initiating a $40-million fundraising drive and simplifying its name to the...
  • Can Ricky Gervais Sell Cars? Audi Thinks So

    To launch its new A3 sedan, Audi of America is turning to Ricky Gervais to drive home the message that consumers should never compromise. To hammer home the message, it cast Gervais, a comedian who is often blasted by critics for his acidic sense of...
  • ESPN leads Sports Emmy Award nominations

    ESPN enjoyed a big lead over its sports rivals in the number of nominations the sprawling organization and its affiliates received for the Sports Emmy Awards on Wednesday. The main ESPN channel led the way with 30 nominations, but combined with ESPN2,...
  • CinemaCon: Fox Execs, Exhibs Miffed at John Fithian's '12 Years a Slave' Comment

    Not one to shy away from ruffling some feathers, John Fithian, prexy of the National Assn. of Theater Owners, may have gone too far when he admitted during his keynote speech Tuesday at CinemaCon to purposefully avoiding Fox Searchlight's Oscar picture...
  • ESPN, FOX Lead Sports Emmy Awards Noms

    The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences have announced the nominees for the 35th annual Sports Emmy Awards. ESPN leads with the most network nominations at 30, followed by FOX with 18. HBO has 15 noms, and NBC and NBCSN are tied with 14. Hulu...
  • 'True Detective' to Submit as Drama Series, Not Miniseries, for Emmys

    Imagine the soliloquy Rust Cohle could spin about the philosophical reasoning behind Emmy submission strategies. HBO has thrown down the gauntlet, making the decision to enter "True Detective" into the Primetime Emmy drama series categories rather than...
  • Television Academy aims to update its image after 68 years

    Television Academy aims to update its image after 68 years
    Sixty-eight years ago a cartoon director, a radio station owner, a military film editor and a Glendale schoolteacher came together with the goal of turning an emerging technology into a respected profession. Their pet project — the Academy of...
  • Birthday shoutout: Jim Parsons

    Birthday shoutout: Jim Parsons
    Jim Parsons, the actor best known for playing Sheldon Cooper on “The Big Bang Theory,” is 41 today. Parsons worked in off-Broadway productions and made several television appearances in his early career, including a role as a man raised by...
  • Omarr's daily astrological forecast, For release 03/24/14 for 03/24/14

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Jim Parsons was born in Houston, Texas, on this day in 1973. This birthday guy has co-starred as Sheldon Cooper on "The Big Bang Theory" since 2007, earning three Emmy Awards in the process. He's also lent his voice talents to episodes...
  • Jill Soloway hits it big with Amazon's 'Transparent'

    Jill Soloway hits it big with Amazon's 'Transparent'
    Jill Soloway's vision of hitting the big time looks like this: Ratty couches strewn with old blankets. A “stinky rug.” A cat box containing a yellow liquid that, assurances are made, is just dirty water, not any sort of digestive byproduct. A...