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  • Showtime's 'Shameless' Switches to Comedy for Emmy Race

    Showtime's "Shameless" is switching sides in the Emmy race this year, submitting in comedy series categories after three years in the drama heat. The move was OK'd by Television Academy officials. The John Wells Prods./Warner Bros. TV series starring...
  • 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...
  • TV Academy President Lucy Hood dies

    TV Academy President Lucy Hood dies
    Lucy Hood, a well-regarded entertainment industry veteran and president and chief operating officer of the Television Academy, died Wednesday of cancer. She was 56. Prior to joining the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Hood was the executive...
  • Film, TV Producer Paul Pompian Dies at 72

    Award winning motion picture and television producer Paul Pompian, best known for films including "The Watcher," "Swimming Upstream," "Waste Land," Truman Capote's "Children on Their Birthdays," "Resurrection," "The Stepford Children," "Time Served,"...
  • Six Biz Leaders Join TV Academy's Exec Committee

    TV Academy chairman-CEO Bruce Rosenblum has enlisted six top biz execs to join the executive committee that helps advise the org and its leaders. The appointees are: FX's John Landgraf, HBO's Michael Lombardo, Sony Pictures TV's Steve Mosko, Netflix's...
  • 'Orphan Black' Star Could Receive Award Created by Fans

    Who needs the Television Academy or the Hollywood Foreign Press Association when you can have fans nominate you for awards? Tatiana Maslany, star of the BBC America show "Orphan Black," has lost out on an Emmy and a Golden Globe and her fans have had...
  • Sid Caesar, Master of TV Comedy, Dies at 91

    Sid Caesar, one of the first stars created by television via his weekly live comedy program "Your Show of Shows," died Wednesday in his home. He was 91. Caesar, partnered with Imogene Coca, is credited with breaking ripe comedic ground with the 90-...
  • Emmys making changes. Get ready for 'Anchorman 2.5.'

    After the coffee. Before rethinking my priorities in life. The Skinny: Don't you hate it when when what you are watching on TV seeps into your dreams? My dreams last night were definitely influenced by "House of Cards." And no, there were no plastic...
  • TV Academy restores movie and miniseries categories for Emmy Awards

    TV Academy restores movie and miniseries categories for Emmy Awards
    The TV Academy has decided that TV movies like "Behind the Candelabra" shouldn't have to compete with the likes of "American Horror Story" anymore.  Late Thursday, officials announced that for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in August, separate...
  • 'Game of Thrones,' 'House of Cards,' 'Downton Abbey' Composers in Spotlight at TV Academy Concert (Exclusive)

    In an effort to boost awareness of the role music composers play in television, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will sponsor its first-ever live concert on May 21 at UCLA's Royce Hall. A 70-piece orchestra and 40-voice choir are expected to...
  • Henry Rieger, Former TV Academy President, Dies at 95

    Henry "Hank" Rieger, former prexy of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, died of natural causes in Oceanside, Calif., on March 5. He was 95. In his 40 years with the TV Academy, Rieger served as prexy of the Hollywood chapter of the National...