Below is a grid that shows all of the Primetime Schedule for Broadcast TV (ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX and NBC) for this coming Fall (2016-2017). Check out the grid below for the night by night layout for the full week. All new shows to each network are highlighted in light gray color.
Update: Fox made an update to their schedule on May 20, 2016 to the following:
The Television Academy has opted to make changes to the Emmy ballot this coming Emmy season to help randomize each category in how the alphabetical presentation of names will appear. The intent of randomizing the alphabetical appearance per category is to prevent snubs due to the lengthy ballot choices.
There were several high-profile omissions last year in the nominations because the actors’ last names appeared lower in the alphabet (examples given were Julianna Margulies for her portrayal of Alica Florick in The Good Wife and Jim Parson for his portrayal of Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory, both who have been previous nominees and are still very popular and consistent in their deliveries.
The ballot last year was presented from A-to-Z alphabetically for all categories, which led some speculation that the length of the ballot impacted the outcome of the nominees. As the number of contenders each year continue to grow, it only makes the length of the ballot even longer.
First reported in an exclusive with Variety, Bruce Rosenblum, the Television Academy Chairman and CEO gave the following insight into the academy changes being considered to Variety:
“From an alphabetical standpoint, some members when they sign on, they will get A to Z, and some will get Z to A. That change was made for this year. I’m not sure the programs that had a T, U, V, W in their first word were disadvantaged from those that had an A, B, C in their first word. Whether or not that’s true is unclear, but it was a concern, and we addressed it.”
The 68th Annual Emmy nominations will be announced on July 14, 2016 with the awards being aired on ABC September 18, 2016 at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET.
The 47th Annual NAACP Image Awards luncheon was held January 23 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Nominees filled the ballroom. We bring you some photos from the event below, as well as list all the nominees for the upcoming 47th Annual NAACP Image Awards ceremonies.
There will be both a non-Televisied as well as a Televised Awards Ceremonies. The Non-Televised Ceremony will be held Thursday, February 4, 2016 and the Televisied Ceremonies will air Live on TV One on Friday, February 5, 2016. Both ceremonies will take place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
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Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Jay Martel, Ian Roberts, Rebecca Drysda>, Colton Dunn, Phil Augusta Jackson, Alex Rubens, Charlie Sanders, Rich Talarico, Key & Peele — “Y’all Ready For This?” (Comedy Central)
Kenya M. Barris, black-ish — “The Word” (ABC)
Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series
Erika Green Swafford, Doug Stockstill, How to Get Away with Murder — “Mama’s Here Now” (ABC)
The cast of The Big Bang Theory win Best TV show and Best Network Comedy TV Show Image: Steve Granitz/WireImage
Tonight the celebs came out in droves for the 42nd Annual People’s Choice Awards being held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California (and airing live on CBS).
Ellen DeGeneres was honored with the Humanitarian Award this evening, along with winning Best Talk Show Host award. Angel from Hell’s Jane Lynch hosted the event.
The Big Bang Theory won for Best TV Show and Best Network TV Comedy, along with Best TV Comedic Actor going to Jim Parsons from the hit series. Grey’s Anatomy taking home the award for Best Network TV Drama. Melissa McCarthy won two awards for Best Network TV Comedic Actress for her role in Mike & Molly and for Best Comedic Actress in a Movie. Supergirl walked away with the Best New TV Drama Series award.
Furious 7 won for Best Movie and Vin Diesel gave a moving acceptance speech.
Shawn Mendes, who brought down the house with his performance won Best Newcomer award.
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Arrow Beauty and the Beast – Winner
Once Upon a Time
The Vampire Diaries
Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show
American Horror Story
Game of Thrones Outlander – Winner
The Walking Dead
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor
Ian Somerhalder Jensen Ackles – Winner
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress
Caitriona Balfe – Winner
Favorite Competition TV Show
America’s Got Talent
American Ninja Warrior
Dancing with the Stars
MasterChef The Voice – Winner
Favorite Daytime TV Host
Dr. Oz Ellen DeGeneres – Winner
Favorite Daytime TV Hosting Team
Good Morning America
Live with Kelly and Michael The Talk – Winner
Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host
James Corden Jimmy Fallon – Winner
Favorite Streaming Series
House of Cards
The Mindy Project Orange is the New Black – Winner
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Favorite Actor In A New TV Series
Chace Crawford John Stamos – Winner
Favorite Actress In A New TV Series
Jamie Lee Curtis
Marcia Gay Harden Priyanka Chopra – Winner
Favorite Animated TV Show
Family Guy The Simpsons – Winner
Favorite New TV Comedy
Life in Pieces
Truth Be Told
Favorite New TV Drama
Blood & Oil
Favorite Male Artist
Ed Sheeran – Winner
Favorite Female Artist
Lana Del Rey
Selena Gomez Taylor Swift – Winner
Fall Out Boy Fifth Harmony – Winner
Favorite Breakout Artist
Halsey Shawn Mendes -Winner
Favorite Male Country Artist
Blake Shelton – Winner
Favorite Female Country Artist
Carrie Underwood – Winner
Favorite Country Group
The Band Perry
Florida Georgia Line Lady Antebellum – Winner
Little Big Town
Zac Brown Band
Favorite Pop Artist
Selena Gomez Taylor Swift – Winner
Favorite Hip-Hop Artist
Kendrick Lamar Nicki Minaj – Winner
Favorite R&B Artist
Ne-Yo The Weeknd – Winner
American Beauty / American Psycho by Fall Out Boy
Beauty Behind the Madness by The Weeknd
If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late by Drake
Smoke + Mirrors by Imagine Dragons Title by Meghan Trainor – Winner
“Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar
“Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd
“Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding
“See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth “What Do You Mean?” by Justin Bieber – Winner
Favorite Music Icon
Madonna – Winner
Favorite Social Media Celebrity
Beyoncé Britney Spears – Winner
Favorite Social Media Star
Lele Pons Matt Bellassai – Winner
Favorite Mobile Game
Candy Crush Saga – Winner
Despicable Me: Minion Rush
Plants vs. Zombies
Favorite Video Game
Batman: Arkham Knight
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Grand Theft Auto V
Minecraft Super Smash Bros. – Winner
The 42nd Annual People’s Choice Award is being held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California on January 6, 2016 to be hosted by Jane Lynch.
This year the list of presenters at the awards will include the following celebrities:
Marcia Gay Harden
The Pink Ladies of Grease: Live (Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, and Carly Rae Jepsen)
The awards will air on CBS beginning at 9 PM ET. Nominees were previously announced; see full list of nominees. See the promo below, courtesy of CBS Broadcasting, Inc.
BRITNEY SPEARS, JACK BLACK, JOHN STAMOS, KATE HUDSON, MARCIA GAY HARDEN AND MORE TO ATTEND “PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016”
Awards Special Will be Broadcast LIVE, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 on CBS
CBS and People’s Choice Awards announced today that Abigail Spencer, Adam Devine, Amber Valletta, Betsy Brandt, Britney Spears, Cheyenne Jackson, Chris D’Elia, Christina Milian, Clark Gregg, Colin Hanks, Connor Franta, Dakota Johnson, Ed Westwick, Gina Rodriguez, Jack Black, John Stamos, Josh Holloway, Kate Hudson, Kunal Nayyar, Lea Michele, Maddie Ziegler, Marcia Gay Harden, Mayim Bialik, Meagan Good, Meghan Trainor, Melissa Benoist, Melissa Rauch, Mike Epps, Ming-Na Wen, Nia Long, Natalie Dormer, Priyanka Chopra, Raza Jaffrey, Taylor Kinney, Vin Diesel and the Pink Ladies of “Grease: Live” (Carly Rae Jepsen, Julianne Hough, Keke Palmer, Kether Donohue and Vanessa Hudgens) will attend PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016, live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles,Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
They join Shawn Mendes and Jason Derulo who were previously announced as performers at the 2016 show, and host Jane Lynch, who stars in the upcoming CBS comedy ANGEL FROM HELL. The People’s Choice Awards are the only major awards show where fans determine the nominees and winners across categories of movies, music, television and digital.
Voting for PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016 has closed for most categories, except for Favorite New TV Comedy and Favorite New TV Drama, which will remain open until the night of the show on www.PeoplesChoice.com.
Tickets to the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016 show are available for fans to purchase through AXS.com.
Now in its 42nd year, the People’s Choice Awards is the only major awards show voted on entirely by the public for fan favorites in movies, music, television and digital. The People’s Choice official website at www.PeoplesChoice.com houses the voting platform where fans determine the nominees and winners for the annual awards show. Every year, potential nominees are determined by national ratings averages, box-office grosses, music & gaming sales, social activity and PeoplesChoice.com data, then vetted through E-Poll Market Research. Fred Nelson is the President of People’s Choice, and serves alongside Mark Burnett and Jane Mun as Executive Producers of the awards show. The awards show, and digital, mobile and social extensions of the brand are owned by Procter & Gamble, and produced by United Artist Media Group (UAMG) a joint venture among MGM, Mark Burnett, Roma Downey and Hearst Corporation. MGM will serve as the international distributor.
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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. – Sept. 28, 2015 – Netflix and CBS announced today an agreement to make Netflix the exclusive subscription streaming home of two hit series, ZOO and JANE THE VIRGIN, in more than 50 countries around the world.
The first season of ZOO is now available on Netflix in the U.S., and in the coming months will be available in all Netflix territories. On Monday, Oct. 12, season one of JANE THE VIRGIN will launch in the U.S., the same day season two premieres on The CW Network. JANE THE VIRGIN will be available later in 2015 or 2016 in all countries Netflix operates, except Canada.
“We’re thrilled to offer our members these hit CBS series,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix. “Both shows are delightfully entertaining and will find a big audience across the more than 50 countries where Netflix is available.”
“We’re excited to partner with Netflix around the world for these two excellent, CBS-produced series,” said Armando Nuñez, President and CEO, CBS Global Distribution Group. “Both ZOO and JANE THE VIRGIN have already generated excitement in the U.S. and internationally, and we look forward to expanding their audience to Netflix members globally.”
ZOO is the most-watched scripted summer series of 2015 and is based on the #1 bestselling novel by James Patterson about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans that is sweeping the planet. The series stars James Wolk as Jackson Oz, Kristen Connolly as Jamie, Billy Burke as Mitch, Nora Arnezeder as Chloe, and Nonso Anozie as Abraham. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios.
JANE THE VIRGIN is the critically acclaimed series following Jane Villanueva, played by 2015 Golden Globe Award winner Gina Rodriguez, a working, religious young Latina virgin who becomes pregnant after being artificially inseminated by mistake. The series also stars Justin Baldoni as Rafael, Brett Dier as Michael, Andrea Navedo as Xiomara, Yael Grobglas as Petra, Ivonne Coll as Alba and Jaime Camil as Rogelio. The second season will premiere on Oct. 12 and is produced by CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television, in association with Electus.
About CBS Corporation
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Jane the Virgin’s Jenna Ortega, who plays young Jane in the series, has been cast to star in Stuck in the Middle, a new single-camera sitcom about a Latino family that will air on Disney Channel.
Stuck in the Middle will be told from the middle child, Harley (Ortega) point of view about the Diaz family. Harley is an engineering whiz kid who engages her inventions to navigate life as the middle child in a family of seven children. Her overlooked status proves to be both a blessing and a curse, as she maneuvers her way through daily antics that come as part of belonging to a large family.
Stuck in the Middle pilot was co-penned by Linda Videtti Figueriredo( Rules of Engagement, Last Man Standing) and Alison Brown(Dog with a Blog), with a story by Brown. Figueriredo will executive produce and serve as showrunner for the series. Other cast include Ronni Hawk who plays Rachel; Kayla Maisonet (Dog with a Blog) plays Georgie; Grant will be played by Isaak Presley (Austin & Ally); Danny by Nicholas Bechtel (General Hopsital); Beast by Malachi Barton (Best Friends Whenever) and Ariana Greenblatt (Liv and Maddie) will play Daphne.
Production for Stuck in the Middle is slated to begin this November with a Spring 2016 debut.
Besides playing young Jane on Jane the Virgin, Orgeta’s other credits include Fox’s Rake, CSI: NY and Netflix’s Richie Rich. She also appeared in roles in Iron Man 3 and Insidious: Chapter 3.
The Television Academy and Creative Arts Emmy Awards executive producer Bob Bain have announced the first group of presenters for the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys.
They include stars from television’s top comedies, dramas and competition programs:
Beau Bridges (Masters of Sex), Mel Brooks (The Comedians), Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance), Allison Janney (Mom), Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken), Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs), Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin), Bradley Whitford (Transparent) and Fred Willard (Modern Family).
The 2015 Creative Arts Emmys will take place at the Microsoft Theater on Saturday, September 12. FXX will broadcast a two-hour version of the awards show on Saturday, September 19 at 8pm ET/PT, encoring at 10pm ET/PT.
The show will also be streamed in its entirety as part of the Backstage LIVE! programming on Emmys.com, Yahoo.com and FOX.com.
Streaming begins at Noon PT/3pm ET on Sunday, September 20, prior to Yahoo’s Emmy preshow and the subsequent “second screen” Backstage LIVE!, produced in tandem with the Emmy telecast.
Simon Helberg (Howard), Jim Parsons (Sheldon), Kunal Nayyar (Raj) and Johnny Galecki (Leonard) of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Image: cbs.com
Anything Big Bang Theory that doesn’t have to do with relationships? — Mark
Coming right up! “There will be a fun road trip to Mexico for the guys early on,” EP Steve Molaro tells me. “The road trip will be taking place in [the late theoretical physicist] Richard Feynman’s van and it will actually be Richard Feynman’s real-life van that we have access to — his actual van from the ’80s with the equations that he had painted on the outside of it.”
Anything on the new faces coming to Gotham? — Mac
Instead of talking about one of the new faces we know — of which there are many — let’s talk about someone I can’t yet identify. When talking with my colleague Samantha Highfill about the time period in which the city of Gotham exists, executive producer Danny Cannon teased: “We have a character now who basically wants to move into the future and has a grand design of moving Gotham into a modern future, and we’re going to see if the city can handle that kind of pressure or not.” Their true intentions remain to be seen, but considering the season explores the rise of the villains, he or she is probably bad.
On Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., why exactly is Mack — who has shown to be anti-alien and powered people in the past — working with Skye on a project that’s supposed to be secret and looking for powered people? — klutzy_girl
That’s because Skye Daisy and Mack are going to be the Mulder and Scully of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. In other words, “The person who’s skeptical of alien stuff and the person who has it inside of her,” EP Jed Whedon says. Taking on much more of a leadership role this season, Skye Daisy is the only super-powered person within the Secret Warriors team when the show returns — but that won’t last for long.
Any Deeks and Kensi news for NCIS: LA? — Henrietta
The Internal Affairs investigation will continue to be a point of concern between Kensi and Deeks. “It’s tough,” says Eric Christian Olsen, who remains steadfast that even he doesn’t know what Deeks did. “I think he’s covering something up, something catastrophic. I think he probably gets sent back to LAPD at some point. I think he’s hiding it from everybody, he’s been hiding it from himself. Whatever it is, I only hope he did it for the right reasons.”
Supernatural‘s Misha collins was mugged and beaten up while attending MinnConn in Mineapolis, Minnesota Friday evening, based on a number of tweets from attendees of the Convention. He was due to be on a panel and had to skip the panel due to the incident. However, he has returned to the convention since.
Fans sent well wishes tot he actor on Twitter Saturday.
@feliciaday@mishacollins YES. Apparently four guys mugged him and beat him pretty badly. & he's still there doing photo ops, bless him.
Collins did remain at the convention and has managed to thrill fans with some fan photos and signings at the event. He is a trooper!
Collins is a fan favorite for Supernatural viewers and has been on the series since 2008, playing Castiel, a resurrected angel who manifests in the form of Jimmy Novak who managed to pull Dean (Jensen Ackles) out of Hell.
Supernatural Season 11 will premiere on October 7 at 9/8c PM ET on The CW.
Both Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Penn & Teller: Fool Us have been ordered more new cylces of their series’, announced today at the CW presentation of the Television Critics Association (TCA) Summer Tour.
Whose Line Is It Anyway? cast regulars include Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and is hosted by Aisha Tyler with various guest comedians taking up the fourth improv actor spot. The improvisational comedy series is co-created by Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson who executive produce the series along with Jimmy Mulville, Ryan Stiles and Wayne Brady.
Las Vegas-magician pros, Penn & Teller, star as judges-to-be-fooled in the competition series Penn & Teller: Fool Us to find aspiring magicians who can fool them with their best magic trick. Winning competitors are invited to perform with Penn & Teller in Las Vegas. The series is produced by 117 Productions & September Films and is hosted by Jonathan Ross. Executive producers of the series are Penn Jillette, Teller, Peter Adam Golden and Andrew Golder.
So what will Spears be doing on the show? She will play a nemesis for Jaime Camil who plays Rogelio who has a long-standing feud with the character. Urman explained, “Personally, after hearing about their long standing feud (from Rogelio’s point of view), we are eager to hear Ms. Spears’ side of the story, which we assume is quite different. #TeamBritney.”
The cast seem just as excited as Britney about Spears’ appearance on the show and took to Twitter when asked about her appearance with Spears:
Uzo Abduba & John Stamos To Announce 67th Annual Emmy Nominations Image: emmys.org
The Television Academy has announced that Uzo Aduba, the Emmy Award-winning actress from Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, and Emmy Award nominee John Stamos, star of the upcoming FOX series Grandfathered, will present the nominations for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards. Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum will join Aduba and Stamos for the nominations ceremony which will take place on July 16 at 11:30 AM (ET)/8:30 AM (PT) from the SilverScreen Theater at the Pacific Design Center. The nominations will also stream live on Emmys.com.
“Television has never been more robust, available and entertaining,” said Bruce Rosenblum. “This year we’ve had a 40% increase in drama series submissions and close to a 70% increase in limited series submissions, which underscores the wealth of content that’s being produced across all platforms by top quality talent in this new golden age of television. We look forward to having Uzo and John join us as we kick off what promises to be an incredible Emmy season.”
Additionally, Spike Jones, Jr. will return to produce the nominations ceremony this year, marking the fifth year he has produced the Primetime Emmy nominations announcements.
Aduba currently stars as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in the critically acclaimed Netflix original series Orange is the New Black. For her role, Aduba won the 2014 Emmy Award for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.” She was the winner of the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Actress in a Comedy” and was a part of OITNB‘s win for “Best Ensemble in a Comedy.” Additionally, she won the 2014 Broadcast Television Journalists Association Award for “Best Guest Performer in a Comedy.” With her SAG and Emmy honors, Aduba became the first African American actress to win the award in each category. She was also nominated for the 2015 Golden Globe Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie.”
Before starring on television, Aduba made her Broadway debut in Coram Boy in 2007, followed by the hit musical revival of Godspell in 2011. She discovered her talent for singing at a very early age and became a classical music major at the Boston University School of Fine Arts.
Emmy-nominated actor and producer John Stamos has had a successful career spanning more than 30 years. This fall, Stamos stars in the new FOX comedy Grandfathered for which he also serves as an executive producer. Additionally, Stamos will produce and guest star in the recently announced season of Netflix’s Fuller House, a new multi-camera comedy spin-off of the iconic ABC comedy Full House.
Additional credits for Stamos include General Hospital, and NBC’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning drama ER, along with notable multi-episode television arcs on USA Network’s Necessary Roughness, FOX’s hit series Glee and NBC’s The New Normal. As a producer, Stamos is currently in development with Twentieth Century Fox and Oscar®-winning producers, Neil Meron & Craig Zadan, on a musical feature set to the songs of The Beach Boys.
The 67th Emmy Awards, hosted by Andy Samberg, airs live Sunday, September 20 (8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT) on FOX and will originate from the Microsoft Theater (formerly Nokia Theatre) in Los Angeles. Don Mischer will serve as executive producer for the telecast.
Celebrated Dramas ‘The Americans’, ‘Empire’, ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Transparent’ Go Head-To-Head for the Title of Program of the Year
The 31st Annual TCA Awards will be presented on Saturday, August 8, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel
LOS ANGELES – Thursday, June 4, 2015 – The Television Critics Association (TCA) — a media organization with more than 200 professional TV critics and journalists from the United States and Canada — announced today the nominations for the 31st Annual TCA Awards. The 2015 TCA Awards recognize outstanding television programming in the 2014-2015 season, honoring actors, producers and programs in a variety of categories, including news and information, youth, reality, drama and comedy. The winners of the 31st Annual TCA Awards will be announced at the invitation-only presentation on Saturday, August 8, 2015, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, as part of the group’s bi-annual industry conference, the summer press tour. The celebrity host for the event will be announced later this month.
The nominations are spread across five broadcast networks—ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and The CW —as well as PBS, nine cable networks and Internet streaming services Netflix and Amazon. HBO leads the way with seven nominations; ABC, CBS, AMC, and FX each have five; Fox, PBS, The CW, and Amazon each have four; NBC and Comedy Central each have three; ABC Family has two; and Netflix, Starz, Logo, Nickelodeon and SundanceTV each finish with one. This year’s roster of notable nominees includes “Veep” star and 2014 TCA Award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Mad Men” standout Jon Hamm, comedy sensation Amy Schumer, and Oscar® nominee Viola Davis; as well as a wide variety of programming ranging from “Game of Thrones,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “Justified,” to “Sesame Street,” “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” and “Dancing with the Stars,” among others.
This year’s lineup also features a fresh batch of newcomers, with first-time nominees including AMC’s hit “Breaking Bad”-spinoff “Better Call Saul,” starring Bob Odenkirk; Fox’s music industry drama “Empire”; Netflix’s critically acclaimed series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” co-created by Tina Fey; Amazon’s family dramedy “Transparent,” starring Jeffrey Tambor; HBO news show “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”; The CW favorites “Jane the Virgin” and “The Flash”; and ABC standouts “How To Get Away With Murder” and “Fresh Off The Boat.”
Looking to claim the title of Program of the Year from previous winner, “Breaking Bad”, is a crop of celebrated dramas — FX’s Soviet spy caper “The Americans”; Fox hit “Empire,” created by Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Lee Daniels; HBO’s sweeping fantasy epic “Game of Thrones,” adapted from George R.R. Martin’s esteemed book series; AMC’s decade-spanning ad agency mainstay “Mad Men”; and the first-year Amazon original series “Transparent.”
“TCA members face yet another difficult decision this year, as they prepare to cast their votes for the winners in each category. This was an incredible season for returning favorites and new additions alike, and we’re looking forward to seeing what our members have chosen as the best of the best, when the winners are announced on August 8,” said TCA President Scott D. Pierce, television critic at The Salt Lake Tribune.
The TCA Awards will also bestow a special Heritage Award trophy to one long-standing program that has had a major cultural or social impact. This year, the TCA members have nominated an impressive lineup of some of TV’s most memorable and groundbreaking series, featuring the long-running late night staple “Late Show/Late Night with David Letterman”; beloved sitcom “Friends”; police precinct drama “The Shield,” starring Michael Chiklis and Walton Goggins; Gene Roddenberry’s influential sci-fi saga “Star Trek”; and the mind-bending small town murder mystery “Twin Peaks,” created by visionary auteur David Lynch.
In addition to honoring the absolute best that this year’s programming has to offer, the organization presents a Career Achievement Award to an individual who has influenced television through his or her work on the small screen.
The Summer TCA kicks off Tuesday, July 28 with Netflix; the cable portion of the tour begins Wednesday, July 29; PBS rolls in Saturday, August 1; Amazon presents Monday, August 3; the broadcast segment starts Tuesday, August 4; digital networks present on Sunday, August 9; and the event concludes Thursday, August 13.
Below is the complete list of the 2015 Television Critics Association nominees.
INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep,” HBO – (2014 Winner in Category)
Gina Rodriguez, “Jane The Virgin,” The CW
Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer,” Comedy Central
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent,” Amazon
Constance Wu, “Fresh Off the Boat,” ABC
INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder,” ABC
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men,” AMC
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire,” Fox
Matthew Rhys, “The Americans,” FX
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul,” AMC
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS AND INFORMATION
“CBS Sunday Morning,” CBS
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” Comedy Central
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” HBO
“60 Minutes,” CBS
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN REALITY PROGRAMMING
“The Amazing Race,” CBS
“The Chair,” Starz
“Dancing with the Stars,” ABC
“RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Logo – (2014 Winner in Category)
“Shark Tank,” ABC
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN YOUTH PROGRAMMING
“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” PBS
“The Fosters,” ABC Family – (2014 Winner in Category)
“The Legend of Korra,” Nickelodeon
“Sesame Street,” PBS
“Switched at Birth,” ABC Family
OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM
“Better Call Saul,” AMC
“The Flash,” The CW
“Jane the Virgin,” The CW
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES, MINISERIES AND SPECIALS
“The Honorable Woman,” SundanceTV
“The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst,” HBO
“Olive Kitteridge,” HBO
“Wolf Hall,” PBS
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
“The Big Bang Theory,” CBS
“Inside Amy Schumer,” Comedy Central
“Jane the Virgin,” The CW
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Netflix
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA
“The Americans,” FX
“Game of Thrones,” HBO
“Mad Men,” AMC
“Late Show/Late Night with David Letterman,” CBS/NBC
“The Shield,” FX
“Star Trek,” NBC
“Twin Peaks,” ABC
PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
“The Americans,” FX
“Game of Thrones,” HBO
“Mad Men,” AMC
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Keep track of what shows have been renewed, which are cancelled and what is coming up new on the scene on broadcast network stations. See chart below for the latest information, and check out the trailers for the news shows below the chart. This page may take a while to load due to the number of clips.
America’s Home Videos S26
Astronaut Wives Club (Summer 2015) S1
on Fall lineup)
American Crime S2
The Whispers (Summer 2015) S1
Manhattan Love Story
The Bachelor S20
Resurrection after S2
Dancing with the Stars S20
Of Kings and Prophets
Revenge after S4
Dr. Ken S1
Extreme Weight Loss S5
Fresh Off the Boat S2
The Goldbergs S3
Grey’s Anatomy S 12
How to Get Away with Murder S2
Last Man Standing S5
Marvel’s Agent Carter S2
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD S3
The Middle S7
Mistresses (Summer 2015) S3
Modern Family S7
The Muppets S1
Once Upon a Time S5
Rookie Blue (Summer 2015) S6
The Ryan O’Neals S1
Secrets and Lies S2
Shark Tank:Beyond the Tank S2
2 Broke Girls S5
Angel from Hell S1
CSI (Updated…2 hour movie
will end the series – Ted
Danson’s character moving
to CSI:Cyber in Fall.)
The Amazing Race S27
The Briefcasse (Summer 2015) S1
The Big Bang Theory S9,10
Code Black S1
Big Brother (summ2015) S17,18
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders S1
Blue Bloods S6
Life in Pieces S1
Criminal Minds S11
Two and a Half Men
Rush Hour S1
Unforgettable, but A&E ordered S4
Extant (Summer 2015) S2
Zoo (summer 2015) S1
48 Hours Mystery S29
The Good Wife S7
Hawaii Five-O S6
Madam Secretary S2
Mike and Molly S6
NCIS: Los Angels S7
NCIS: New Orleans S2
The Odd Couple S2
Person of Interest S5
Under the Dome (Summer2015) S3
Undercover Boss S7
The 100 S3
Hart of Dixie
America’s Top Model S22
Beauty & The Beast (Summer 2015) S4
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
The Flash S2
Wicked Offer (Summer)
Jane the Virgin S2
Masters of Illusion S2
The Originals S3
Penn & Teller Fool Us S2
The Vampire Diaries S7
Whose Line Is It Anyway S3
American Idol S15 (final)
Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader (summer 2015)
The Cleveland Show
Bob’s Burgers S6
The Frankenstein Code
Brooklyn Nine-Nine S3
Family Guy S14
The Guide to Surviving Life
Houdini and Doyle
The Last Man on Earth S2
The Mindy Project (going to Hulu)
MasterChef Junior S4
Scream Queens (15 episode)
Red Band Society
New Girl S5
X-Files (6-part limited)
The Simpsons through S28
Home Free (8 episodes)
Sleepy Hollow S3
So You Think You Can Dance (Summer 2015)
World’s Funniest Fails (Begins in January)
About A Boy
America’s Got Talent (Summer 2015)
A to Z
American Ninja warrior (Summer 2015)
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (10-episode)
The Biggest Loser S16
Heroes Reborn S2
The Blacklist S3
The Carmichael Show (6-episode)
Community (moved to yahoo)
Celebrity Apprentice S15
Taxi Brooklyn (Summer)
Chicago Fire S4
Chicago P.D. S3
Emerald City (10-episode limited mid-season)
Game of Silence
One Big Happy
Hollywood Game Night S3
Last Comic Standing (Summer 2015)
Hot & Bothered (13 episode)
Parks & Recreation
LA Law: SVU S17
I Can Do That! (6 episode summer)
The Night Shift S3
Little Big Shots (8 episode)
State of Affairs
The Sing-Off S5
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (picked up by Netflix)
People Are Talking
Working the Engels
The Voice (winter/spring 2015)
Welcome to Sweden S2
The Reaper (miniseries)
Shades of Blue
You the Jury
You, Me and the End of the World
THE NEW FALL DRAMAS:
A heart-pounding medical drama that takes place in the busiest, most notorious ER in the nation, where the staggering influx of patients can outweigh the limited resources available to the extraordinary doctors and nurses whose job is to treat them all – creating a condition known as Code Black. At the heart of the ER’s controlled chaos is Residency Director Dr. Leanne Rorish (Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden), renowned for successfully performing high-risk procedures in Center Stage, the trauma area reserved for the most critical cases. Her four new first-year residents are Christa Lorenson (Bonnie Somerville), Malaya Pineda (Melanie Kannokada), Mario Savetti (Benjamin Hollingsworth) and Angus Leighton (Harry M. Ford). Leanne’s confidante, Jesse Sallander (Luis Guzman), is an amiable seen-it-all senior nurse who manages the residents. Also working in the ER is Dr. Neal Hudson (Raza Jaffrey), an excellent physician who sometimes disagrees with Leanne’s “cowboy” approach, and Dr. Rollie Guthrie (William Allen Young), the energetic, longest-serving attending. In Center Stage, life is measured in seconds, and these heroic doctors and nurses operate with speed and skill within an overwhelmed system to treat the crowds of people who are often there for one of two reasons: to die or to receive a life-saving miracle. Michael Seitzman, Marti Noxon, Linda Goldstein-Knowlton, Ryan McGarry and David Semel are executive producers for ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios. The pilot was directed by David Semel (“Madam Secretary”).
A fast-paced drama about Brian Finch (Jake McDorman), who discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug NZT and is coerced by the FBI into using his extraordinary cognitive abilities to solve complex cases for them. Working closely with Brian in the major case squad in New York City is Special Agent Rebecca Harris (Jennifer Carpenter), a formidable investigator with a dark past, and Special Agent Boyle (Hill Harper), a former military officer and Rebecca’s confidante. They report to Special Agent in Charge Nasreen “Naz” Pouran (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), a canny manipulator of the reins of power. Unbeknownst to the FBI, Brian also has a clandestine relationship with Senator Edward Mora (Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, recurring), a presidential hopeful and regular user of NZT who has plans of his own for his new protégé. Fueled now with a steady supply of NZT that enables him to use 100% of his brain capacity, Brian is more effective than all of the FBI agents combined, making him a criminal’s worst nightmare and the greatest asset the Bureau has ever possessed. Craig Sweeny, Marc Webb, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley and Tom Forman are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with K/O Paper Products and Relativity Television. The pilot was directed by Marc Webb (“The Amazing Spider-Man” 1 and 2 Feature Films).
An action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet’s former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime. Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Arrow”), Ali Adler, Sarah Schecter and Andrew Kreisberg are executive producers for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Glen Winter (“Arrow”).
THE NEW FALL COMEDIES:
Angel from Hell
A single-camera comedy about Amy (Jane Lynch), a colorful, brassy woman who insinuates herself into Allison’s (Maggie Lawson) organized and seemingly perfect life, claiming to be her “guardian angel.” Allison is an intense, driven doctor who is sure that Amy is just an inebriated, outspoken nut, until every one of her warnings proves true. Cautioned by Amy not tell anyone about her, Allison can’t discuss this over-the-top oddball with her father and business partner, Marv (Kevin Pollak), a sunburned dermatologist who shares an office with Allison, or her younger brother, Brad (Kyle Bornheimer), a pharmaceutical sales rep who lives over her garage. As Allison tries to push Amy away, Amy makes her final pitch: her sole mission is to provide Allison with helpful guidance that nudges her in the right direction in life – and it’s her final chance to prove herself as an angel. With that, Allison agrees to this unlikely relationship because maybe a weird friend is exactly what she needs… and what if Amy really is her “guardian angel”? Tad Quill and Emmy Award winner Don Scardino (“30 Rock”) are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. The pilot was directed by Don Scardino.
Life In Pieces
A single-camera comedy about one big happy family and their sometimes awkward, often hilarious and ultimately beautiful milestone moments as told by its various members. Of the three siblings, middle child Matt (Thomas Sadoski) may have just found his true love, his co-worker, Colleen (Angelique Cabral); his coddled youngest brother, Greg (Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Colin Hanks), and his wife, Jen (Zoe Lister Jones), are overwhelmed by the birth of their first child; and the eldest, Heather (Betsy Brandt), and her husband, Tim (Dan Bakkedahl), are dreading their impending empty nest so much, they’re considering having another baby. Their parents are Joan (Academy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Dianne Wiest), the family’s adoring matriarch who would do anything for her kids – as long as she agrees with it – and John (Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner James Brolin), the gregarious patriarch who’s searching for ways to soften the blow of turning 70. As the family’s lives unfold in four short stories each week, they try to savor these little pieces of time that flash by but stay with you forever, because these moments add up to what life’s all about. Niall Cunningham, Holly J. Barrett and Giselle Eisenberg also star. Justin Adler, Emmy Award winner Jason Winer (“Modern Family”) and Aaron Kaplan are executive producers for 20th Century Fox Television in association with Kapital Entertainment. The pilot was directed by Jason Winer.
NEW SERIES FOR LATER THIS SEASON:
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
A Spinoff of Criminal Minds, starring Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Gary Sinise in a drama about the specialized International Division of the FBI tasked with solving crimes and coming to the rescue of Americans who find themselves in danger while abroad. Heading the department is Unit Chief Jack Garrett (Sinise), a seasoned 20-year veteran of the Bureau. The team he trusts with his life includes Matthew Simmons (Daniel Henney), a former military hero with split-second profiling skills he honed on the battlefield, and Russ “Monty” Montgomery (Tyler James Williams), the unit’s compassionate, brilliant tech analyst who additionally liaises stateside with the families of those in trouble while his group is far from home. These exceptional agents are dedicated to safely returning U.S. residents home by profiling and identifying criminals who are beyond our borders. The pilot was a planted spin-off of an episode of CRIMINAL MINDS broadcast on April 8, 2015. Emmy Award winner Mark Gordon, Erica Messer and Nick Pepper are executive producers for ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios and The Mark Gordon Company. The episode was directed by Glen Kershaw (“Criminal Minds”).
Based of the hit feature film franchise, is a buddy-cop drama about a maverick LAPD detective and a by-the-book detective from Hong Kong who knock heads when they are forced to partner together. Detective Lee (Jon Foo) is a reserved, honorable master martial artist with lightning-fast moves who comes to L.A. to avenge his sister’s alleged death and learn more about her connection to a Chinese organized crime ring. Detective Carter (Justin Hires), on the other hand, is a wisecracking cop who plays by his own rules and has never wanted a partner. As exasperated as Carter’s boss, Captain Cole (Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Wendie Malick), gets with him, she knows he’s a brilliant detective who gets results. Attempting to help the two get along is Sergeant Didi Diaz (Aimee Garcia), Carter’s friend and former partner who doesn’t hesitate to call him out on his antics. But even as cultures clash and tempers flare, Carter and Lee can’t deny they make a formidable team, and grudgingly admit that sometimes an unlikely pairing makes for a great partnership. Bill Lawrence, Blake McCormick, Jeff Ingold, Jon Turteltaub and the team behind the “Rush Hour” movies, Arthur Sarkissian and Brett Ratner, are executive producers for Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Jon Turteltaub.
LOGLINE: Craig T. Nelson reprises his role as coach Hayden Fox. Story picks up 18 years later when the retired coach gets back in the game to assist his son, who was just hired as head coach at an Ivy League university in Pennsylvania… where they know nothing about sports
CAST: Craig T. Nelson
LOGLINE: Things backfire on recent empty-nesters when their two adult daughters move back home.
CAST: Patrick Warburton, Carrie Preston, Stacy Keach, Mia Serafino, Carlease Burke
Hot & Bothered
LOGLINE: Eva Longoria stars in this new comedy about Ana Sofia, a sizzling TV superstar and her lively family of cast and crew all competing to steal the spotlight.
CAST: Eva Longoria, Jencarlos Canela, Diana Maria Riva, Jose Moreno Brooks, Alex Meneses, Amaury Nolasco, Jadyn Maria, Izzy Diaz
People Are Talking
LOGLINE: A comedy examining sex, race and everything else your parents told you never to talk about.
CAST: Tone Bell, Bresha Webb, Brooke Ishibashi, Mark-Paul Gosselaar
LOGLINE: Revolving around a group of employees at a big-box store, it examines love, friendship and the beauty of everyday moments. Spitzer, Fleischer and David Bernad exec produce.
CAST: Ben Feldman, America Ferrera, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Mark McKinney, Nico Santos, Colton Dunn, Mark McKinney, Nico Santos, Nichole Bloom
LOGLINE: A look behind the scenes of a telenovela.
CAST: Eva Longoria, Jencarlos Canela, Diana Maria, Jose Moreno Brooks, Alex Meneses
You, Me and the End of the World
LOGLINE: The news that a comet is on an unavoidable collision course with Earth sets in motion the most hilariously unexpected chain of events imaginable.
CAST: Rob Lowe, Jenna Fischer, Megan Mullally, Mathew Baynton, Joel Fry, Paterson Joseph, Gaia Scodellaro, Pauline Quirke, Fabian McCallum, Kyle Soller
LOGLINE: A beautiful woman finds herself at the center of an investigation after climbing out of a duffel bag in the middle of Times Square in New York City with her memory wiped and no clue as to what the extensive tattoos on her body mean. The FBI begin to follow the road map on her body to reveal a larger conspiracy while bringing her closer to discovering the truth about her identity.
CAST: Jaimie Alexander, Sullivan Stapleton, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Ashley Johnson
LOGLINE: Dick Wolf delivers the newest installment of the compelling Chicagofranchise, an emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city’s most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. They will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in the pulse-pounding pandemonium of the emergency room, and through it all, familiar faces from the Chicago police and fire departments will intertwine as this third team of Chicago heroes hits the ground running.
CAST: Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Laurie Holden, Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya Dacosta.
Game of Silence
LOGLINE: A gripping drama about a successful Atlanta attorney whose long-lost childhood friends unexpectedly reappear after 25 years. When a dark secret they thought they had buried resurfaces, the brotherhood bands together to right the wrongs of their shared past — a journey that will push the limits of their loyalty and quench their thirst for revenge.
CAST: David Lyons, Michael Raymond-James, Larenz Tate, Bre Blair, Conor O’Farrell, Deidrie Henry, Demetrius Grosse, Claire Van Der Boom.
LOGLINE: Medical soap follows the outspoken Alex Panttiere, one of the rare female heart-transplant surgeons. She brings an innovative eye to treating patients week to week while also balancing the complications of her professional and romantic life. Inspired by the life of Dr. Kathy Magliato.
CAST: Melissa George, Jamie Kennedy, Dave Annable, Shelley Conn, Maya Erskine, Joshua Leonard, D.L. Hughley, JLouis Mills
LOGLINE: From original creator Tim Kring, the supernatural phenomenon begins again with a fresh crop of inspiring heroes who take on the ultimate struggle between those with extraordinary abilities and those with nefarious motives to hunt and harness their powers.
CAST: Jack Coleman, Zachary Levi, Masi Oka, Judith Shekoni, Robbie Kay, Henry Zebrowski, Kiki Sukezane, Ryan Guzman, Danika Yarosh, Toru Uchikado, Eve Harlow, Gatlin Green
LOGLINE: An action-packed Las Vegas thriller about a former military operative turned security expert who is drawn into a high-stakes game where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from playing out. Can he take them down from the inside and get revenge for the death of his wife, or is it true what they say: The house always wins.
CAST: Wesley Snipes, Philip Winchester, Charity Wakefield, Damon Gupton
Shades of Blue
LOGLINE: Follows a tight-knit crew of police officers who are effective at keeping the streets safe but also corrupt when it comes to lining their pockets and protecting their own. When one of the officers (Lopez) is forced to become a federal informant, she must decide between her own family’s welfare and that of her police family.
CAST: Jennifer Lopez, Ray Liotta, Drea de Matteo, Vincent Laresca, Warren Kole
Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris
LOGLINE: Neil Patrick Harris stars in this one-hour live show that includes stunts, skits, pranks, audience interaction, musical numbers, giveaways and unlimited surprises. Based on the British hit “Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway”.
CAST: Neil Patrick Harris
L-R Josh Zuckerman, Krista Allen, Jonathan Silverman
Originally developed for CW’s network digital platform Seed, CW has instead picked up the scripted half-hour comedy, Significant Mother to begin airing this summer.
Significant Mother was penned by Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith will also executive produce the series along with Tripp Reed and Les Morgenstein; and produced by Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios.
Other than Zuckerman, cast members include Krista Allen, Jonathan Silverman, Emma Fitzpatrick and Jay Ali.
Significant Mother is about a budding Portland restaurateur Nate (Josh Zuckerman), whose world is turned upside down when he comes back from a business trip to find that his lothario best friend and roommate, Jimmy, is now dating his recently separated mother, Lydia (Krista Allen). To make matters worse, Nate’s previously disinterested dad, Harrison (Jonathan Silverman) is now determined to win Lydia back and isn’t afraid to use Nate to get what he wants. Stuck between his family feud and his best friend’s first serious relationship, Nate’s “new normal” forever changes his relationships with his parents and severely handicaps his own dating life.
Production of Significant Mother will begin soon with a formal premiere during the summer (date yet to be disclosed.)
2015 Broadcast Week Upfront Calendar
May 11, 2015 NBC-TV New York Morning
May 11, 2015 Fox New York Afternoon
May 12, 2015 ESPN New York Morning
May 12, 2015 Univision New York Late Morning
May 12, 2015 ABC-TV New York Afternoon
May 12, 2015 Telemundo New York Evening
May 13, 2015 TBS / TNT New York Morning
May 13, 2015 CBS-TV New York Afternoon
May 14, 2015 The CW New York Morning
May 14, 2015 NBC Universal Cable New York Afternoon