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Primetime Emmy Awards

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  • So it's the final show? How to wrap a TV series up

    A number of prominent shows signed off for good this season. They won awards, they went their own ways, they played it unsafe. And in the case of "Two and a Half Men," that could mean viewers might want to get themselves checked out. These series are...
  • Connie Britton sings praises of relaxation in her full life

    Connie Britton sings praises of relaxation in her full life
    Costumed in sequins and 5-inch heels, the tall, toned and energetic Connie Britton stars as Rayna Jaymes, a country-singing icon, in ABC's "Nashville." She acquired devoted fans and four Emmy nominations with her nuanced portrayals of domestic life in...
  • Comedy: Content is king and these days everyone can play, actors say

    Comedy: Content is king and these days everyone can play, actors say
    The Television Academy recently defined a comedy as a 30-minute show in terms of entering the Emmy Awards race. And while it has granted exceptions to the new rule, how does one really define comedy? And are comedies as beholden to audiences as dramas...
  • The case for an Emmy for the joyful comedy 'Broad City'

    "Modern Family" has won the comedy series Emmy for each of its five seasons. It's a fine show, funny and expertly crafted, and because it often has something to say about the joys and absurdities of today's extended family, voters feel good about...
  • Ellie Kemper of 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' sees the comedy light

    Ellie Kemper of 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' sees the comedy light
    Ellie Kemper is surprisingly small and compact, and surprisingly red-haired. Not shockingly red; that would be too flashy for the St. Louis native. But the energy, the enthusiasm, the politeness you'd expect of the publicly sunny actress and writer, those...
  • 'Texas Rising' an exciting charge through the Texas Revolution

    'Texas Rising' an exciting charge through the Texas Revolution
    History is attempting to repeat itself. At least ratings- and Emmys-wise. The network's new miniseries, "Texas Rising," is not only executive produced by Leslie Greif and written by Ted Mann, part of the team responsible for the network's phenomenal...
  • Emmys to abandon early-morning nominations announcement

    Emmys to abandon early-morning nominations announcement
    Journalists assigned to cover the early-morning announcement of the Emmy nominations will now get to sleep in a few hours. The Television Academy announced Tuesday that the traditional announcement event, this year set for July 16, is moving from 5:30...
  • Emmys ending early nomination announcements

    The Emmy Awards are ending the early wake-up calls. The Television Academy says its July 16 announcement of Emmy nominations will be held at 8:30 a.m. PT. Traditionally, the nominations were announced three hours earlier to accommodate morning television...
  • Show runners make or break your favorite TV shows

    Show runners make or break your favorite TV shows
    Have we grown tired of all the breathless references to the current state of television as a second Golden Age? Maybe so, but whatever you want to call it, there is no fatigue with the wealth of quality programming that has arisen over the last few...
  • 'Downton Abbey' cast hits a period of quiet anticipation near finale

    'Downton Abbey' cast hits a period of quiet anticipation near finale
    On a recent afternoon, the skies over Highclere Castle were a brilliant blue more reminiscent of Southern California than the Hampshire countryside, but otherwise things on location at "Downton Abbey" were characteristically English. That is to say,...
  • How Neil Patrick Harris got Disney's 'World of Color' gig

    How Neil Patrick Harris got Disney's 'World of Color' gig
    Actor Neil Patrick Harris has hosted the Tony Awards, the prime-time Emmy Awards and the Academy Awards. Now the 41-year-old celebrity is hosting a nightly show at Disney California Adventure Park that will be viewed by thousands of people on sheets and...