19 May 2016; Updated 20 May 2016 12:48 PM PT


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:

FOX Update

Fox’s Complete 2016-17 Fall Schedule

8 p.m. — Gotham
9 p.m.  — Lucifer

8 p.m. — New Girl
8:30 p.m. — Brooklyn Nine-Nine
9 p.m. — Scream Queens

8 p.m. — Lethal Weapon
9 p.m.  — Empire

8 p.m. — Rosewood
9 p.m. — Pitch

8 p.m. — Hell’s Kitchen
9 p.m. — The Exorcist

7:30 p.m. — Fox College Football

7 p.m.  — NFL on Fox
7:30 p.m. — Bob’s Burgers
8 p.m. — The Simpsons
8:30 p.m. — Son of Zorn
9 p.m. — Family Guy
9:30 p.m. — Last Man on Earth
Fox’s Complete 2016-17 Midseason Schedule

8 p.m. — 24: Legacy / Gotham (spring)
9 p.m.  — APB / Lucifer (spring)

8 p.m. — New Girl / Brooklyn Nine-Nine (spring)
8:30 p.m. — The Mick
9 p.m. — Kicking and Screaming / Prison Break (spring)

8 p.m. — Lethal Weapon / Shots Fired (spring)
9 p.m.  — Star / Empire (spring)

8 p.m. — Rosewood
9 p.m. — Bones

8 p.m. — Masterchef Junior
9 p.m. — Sleepy Hollow

7:30 p.m. — Fox Sports Saturday

7 p.m.  — animation encores
7:30 p.m. — Bob’s Burgers
8 p.m. — The Simpsons
8:30 p.m. — Making History
9 p.m. — Family Guy
9:30 p.m. — Last Man on Earth



6 May 2016


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.


24 Jan 2016


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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List of Nominees

Entertainer of the Year

  • Michael B. Jordan
  • Misty Copeland
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Shonda Rhimes
  • Viola Davis

Motion Picture

Outstanding Motion Picture

  • Beasts of No Nation (Netflix)
  • Concussion (Sony)
  • Creed (Warner Bros./Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
  • Dope (Open Road Films)
  • Straight Outta Compton (Universal)

  Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation (Netflix)
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, Secret in Their Eyes (STX)
  • Michael B. Jordan, Creed (Warner Bros./Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
  • Michael Ealy, The Perfect Guy (Screen Gems)
  • Will Smith, Concussion (Sony)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Lauren Keke Palmer, Brotherly Love (Flavor Unit)
  • Sanaa Lathan, The Perfect Guy (Screen Gems)
  • Teyonah Parris, Chi-Raq (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions)
  • Viola Davis, Lila and Eve (Samuel Goldwyn)
  • Zoe Saldana, Infinitely Polar Bear (Sony Pictures Classics)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, The Martian (Fox)
  • Corey Hawkins, Straight Outta Compton (Universal)
  • Forest Whitaker, Southpaw (The Weinstein Company)
  • Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation (Netflix)
  • O’Shea Jackson Jr., Straight Outta Compton (Universal)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Angela Bassett, Chi-Raq (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions)
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Concussion (Sony)
  • Jennifer Hudson, Chi-Raq (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions)
  • Phylicia Rashad, Creed (Warner Bros./Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
  • Tessa Thompson, Creed (Warner Bros./Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

  • Beasts of No Nation (Netflix)
  • Brotherly Love (Flavor Unit)
  • Chi-Raq (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions)
  • Infinitely Polar Bear (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Secret in Their Eyes (STX)


Outstanding Documentary (Film)

  • Amy (A24)
  • Dreamcatcher (Rise Films, Green Acres Films & Vixen Films in association with Impact Partners and Artemis Rising Foundation)
  • In My Fathers House (Break Thru Films)
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (PBS Distribution/Firelight Films)
  • What Happened, Miss Simone? (A Radical Media Production in Association with Moxie Firecracker for Netflix)

Outstanding Documentary (Television)

  • August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand (PBS)
  • Belief (OWN)
  • Kareem: Minority of One (HBO)
  • Light Girls (OWN)
  • Muhammad Ali: The Peoples Champ (BET)


Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Blackfish (ABC)
  • House of Lies (Showtime)
  • Key & Peele (Comedy Central)
  • Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
  • Survivor’s Remorse (Starz)

Outstanding Actor In A Comedy Series

  • Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
  • Anthony Anderson, Black-ish (ABC)
  • Don Cheadle, House of Lies (Showtime)
  • Dwayne Johnson, Ballers (HBO)
  • RonReaco Lee, Surivor’s Remorse (Starz)

Outstanding Actress In A Comedy Series

  • Gina Rodriguez, Jane The Virgin (The CW)
  • Loretta Devine, The Carmichael Show (NBC)
  • Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish (ABC)
  • Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
  • Wendy Raquel Robinson, The Game (BET)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

  • David Alan Grier, The Carmichael Show (NBC)
  • Laurence Fishburne, Black-ish (ABC)
  • Miles Brown, Black-ish (ABC)
  • Mike Epps, Survivor’s Remorse (Starz)
  • Terry Crews, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

  • Anna Deavere Smith, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
  • Danielle Brooks, Orange is the New Black  (Netflix)
  • Laverne Cox, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
  • Marsai Martin, Black-ish (ABC)
  • Tichina Arnold, Survivor’s Remorse (Starz)

Outstanding Drama Series

  • Being Mary Jane (BET)
  • Empire (FOX)
  • How To Get Away with Murder (ABC)
  • Power (Starz)
  • Scandal (ABC)

Outstanding Actor In A Drama Series

  • LLCoolJ, NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
  • Morris Chestnut, Rosewood (FOX)
  • Omari Hardwick, Power (Starz)
  • Terrence Howard, Empire (FOX)
  • Wesley Snipes, The Player (NBC)

Outstanding Actress In A Drama Series

  • Gabrielle Union, Being Mary Jane (BET)
  • Kerry Washington, Scandal (ABC)
  • Nicole Beharie, Sleepy Hollow (FOX)
  • Taraj P. Henson, Empire (FOX)
  • Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

  • Alfred Enoch, How To Get Away With Murder (ABC)
  • Byshere Y. Gray, Empire (FOX)
  • Guillermo Diaz, Scandal (ABC)
  • Joe Morton, Scandal (ABC)
  • Jussie Smollett, Empire (FOX)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

  • Cicely Tyson, How To Get Away With Murder (ABC)
  • Danai Gurira, The Walking Dead (AMC)
  • Grace Gealey, Empire (FOX)
  • Naturi Naughton, Power (Starz)
  • Regina King, American Crime (ABC)

Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series Or Dramatic Special

  • American Crime (ABC)
  • Bessie, HBO
  • Luther (BBC America)
  • The Book of Negroes (BET)
  • The Wiz Live! (NBC)

Outstanding Actor In A Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

  • Cuba Gooding, Jr., The Book of Negroes (BET)
  • David Alan Grier, The Wiz Live! (NBC)
  • David Oyelowo, Nightingale (HBO)
  • Idris Elba, Luther (BBC America)
  • Michael Kenneth Williams, Bessie (HBO)

Outstanding Actress In A Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

  • Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Hotel (FX)
  • Aunjanue Ellis, The Book of Negroes (BET)
  • Jill Scott, With This Ring (Lifetime)
  • LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Show Me A Hero (HBO)
  • Queen Latifah, Bessie (HBO)

Outstanding News/ Information (Series or Special)

  • Katrina: 10 Years After the Storm (ABC)
  • News One Now (TV One)
  • Oprah Prime: Celebrating Dr. King and the Selma Marches 50 Years Later (OWN)
  • Oprah: Where Are They Now? — Civil Rights Special (OWN)
  • Unsung (TV One)

Outstanding Talk Series

  • Melissa Harris-Perry (MSNBC)
  • Steve Harvey (Syndicated)
  • The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
  • The Talk (CBS)
  • The Wendy Williams Show (Syndicated)

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series

  • Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
  • Iyanla: Fix My Life (OWN)
  • Shark Tank (ABC)
  • The Voice (NBC)
  • Welcome to Sweetie Pies (OWN)

Outstanding Variety (Series or Special)

  • Black Girls Rock! (BET)
  • Family Feud (Syndicated)
  • Oprah’s Master Class (OWN)
  • The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
  • The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Children’s Program

  • Doc McStuffins (Disney Junior)
  • Dora and Friends (Nickelodeon)
  • K.C. Undercover (Disney Channel)
  • Little Ballers (Nickelodeon)
  • Project MC2 (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Miniseries)

  • Hudson Yang, Fresh Off The Boat (ABC)
  • Marcus Scribner, black-ish (ABC)
  • Marsai Martin, black-ish (ABC)
  • Miles Brown, black-ish (ABC)
  • Skai Jackson, Jessie (Disney Channel)

Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety (Series or Special) — Individual

  • Steve Harvey, Family Feud (Syndicated)
  • Melissa Harris-Perry, Melissa Harris-Perry (MSNBC)
  • Bryant Gumbel, Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel (HBO)
  • Trevor Noah, The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
  • Larry Wilmore, The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore (Comedy Central)


Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

  • Alan Yang, Aziz Ansari, Master of None — “Parents” (Netflix)
  • Jennie Snyder Urman, Jane the Virgin — “Chapter Twenty-Three” (The CW)
  • Jill Soloway, Transparent — “Kina Hora” (Amazon Video)
  • 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)
  • John Ridley, American Crime — “Episode 1” (ABC)
  • LaToya Morgan, Turn: Washington’s Spies — “False Flag” (AMC)
  • Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Empire — “Pilot” (Fox)
  • Mara Brock Akil, Jameal Turner, Keli Goff, Being Mary Jane — “Sparrow” (BET)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television)

  • Dee Rees, Bessie (HBO)
  • Lawrence Hill, Clement Virgo, The Book of Negroes (BET)
  • Michael S. Bandy, Eric Stein, White Water (TV One)
  • Nzingha Stewart, With This Ring (Lifetime)
  • Shem Bitterman, Whitney (Lifetime)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film)

  • Andrea Berloff, Jonathan Herman, Straight Outta Compton (Universal)
  • Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois, Grant Thompson, McFarland USA (Walt Disney)
  • Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley, Inside Out (Disney/Pixar)
  • Rick Famuyiwa,Dope (Open Road Films)
  • Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington, Creed (Warner Bros./Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)


Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

  • Aziz Ansari, Master of None — “Parents” (Netflix)
  • Brad Silberling, Jane the Virgin — “Chapter Twenty-Three” (The CW)
  • Don Cheadle, House of Lies — “The Urge to Save Humanity is Almost Always a False Front for the Urge to Rule” (Showtime)
  • Peter Atencio, Key & Peele — “The End” (Comedy Central)
  • Stan Lathan, Real Husbands of Hollywood — “Cabin Pressure” (BET)

Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series

  • Ernest Dickerson, Hand of God — “Welcome the Stranger” (Amazon Video)
  • John Ridley, American Crime — “Episode 1” (ABC)
  • Lee Daniels, Empire — “Pilot” (Fox)
  • Millicent Shelton, American Crime — “Episode Ten” (ABC)
  • Salim Akil, Being Mary Jane — “Sparrow” (BET)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television)

  • Christine Swanson, For the Love of Ruth (TV One)
  • Dee Rees, Bessie (HBO)
  • Nzingha Stewart, With This Ring (Lifetime)
  • Rusty Cundieff, White Water (TV One)
  • Salim Akil, The Start Up (BET)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film)

  • Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Fox Searchlight/Rhode Island Ave)
  • Charles Stone, III, Lila and Eve (Samuel Goldwyn)
  • F. Gary Gray, Straight Outta Compton (Universal)
  • Rick Famuyiwa, Dope (Open Road Films)
  • Ryan Coogler, Creed (Warner Bros./Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)


Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film)

  • Aisha Tyler, Archer (FX Networks)
  • Audra McDonald, Doc McStuffins (Disney Junior)
  • Jeffrey Wright, The Good Dinosaur (Disney/Pixar)
  • Loretta Devine, Doc McStuffins (Disney Channel)
  • Wanda Sykes, Penn Zero” (Disney XD)


Outstanding New Artist

  • Andra Day (Warner Bros. Records)
  • Judith Hill (NPG Records)
  • Jussie Smollett (Columbia Records)
  • The Weeknd (Republic Records)
  • Yazz (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Male Artist

  • Charlie Wilson (RCA Records)
  • Kendrick Lamar (Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope)
  • Pharrell Williams (Columbia Records/I Am Other)
  • The Weeknd (Republic Records)
  • Tyrese Gibson (Recordz)

Outstanding Female Artist

  • Janet Jackson (Rhythm Nation/BMG)
  • Jazmine Sullivan (RCA Records)
  • Jill Scott (Atlantic Records)
  • Lalah Hathaway (Hathaway Entertainment/Entertainment One)
  • Lauryn Hill (RCA Records)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

  • “Conqueror” — Empire Cast feat. Estelle & Jussie Smollett (Columbia Records)
  • “Hamilton: An American Musical” — Original Broadway Cast (Atlantic Records)
  • “No Sleeep” — Janet Jackson feat. J. Cole (Rhythm Nation/BMG)
  • “One Man Can Change the World” — Big Sean feat. Kanye West and John Legend (G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings)
  • “Sound & Color” — Alabama Shakes (ATO Records)

Outstanding Jazz Album

  • BrotherLEE Love: Celebrating Lee Morgan,Terell Stafford Quintet (Capri Records)
  • Dee Dee’s Feathers,Dee Dee Bridgewater, Irvin Mayfield, New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (Okeh)
  • Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4, Miles Davis (Columbia/Legacy Recordings)
  • The Complete Concert By the Sea, Erroll Garner (Legacy Recordings/Octave Music Publishing Corporation)
  • The Epic, Kamasi Washington (Brainfeeder)

Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary)

  • A Different Place, Kim Burrell (Shanachie Entertainment)
  • It’s Personal, Tina Campbell (Gee Tree Creative)
  • Losing My Religion, Kirk Franklin (RCA Inspiration)
  • The Gospel According to Jazz — Chapter IV, Kirk Whalum (Mack Avenue Records, Rendezvous, Top Drawer Records)
  • You Shall Live, Marvin Sapp (RCA Inspiration)

Outstanding Music Video

  • “Can’t Feel My Face” — The Weeknd (Republic Records)
  • “Freedom” — Pharrell Williams (Columbia Records/I Am Other)
  • “No Sleeep” — Janet Jackson feat. J. Cole (Rhythm Nation/BMG)
  • “Shame” — Tyrese Gibson (Voltron Recordz)
  • “Sound & Color” — Alabama Shakes (ATO Records)

Outstanding Song (Traditional)

  • “Back Together” — Jill Scott (Atlantic Records)
  • “Everytime I’m With You” — Seal (Reprise Records)
  • “Feeling Good” — Lauryn Hill (RCA Records)
  • “Goodnight Kisses” — Charlie Wilson (RCA Records)
  • “Let It Burn” — Jazmine Sullivan (RCA Records)

Outstanding Album

  • Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weeknd (Republic Records)
  • Empire (Original Soundtrack From Season One), Empire Cast (Columbia Records)
  • Forever Charlie, Charlie Wilson (RCA Records)
  • Unbreakable, Janet Jackson (Rhythm Nation/BMG)
  • Woman, Jill Scott (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Song (Contemporary)

  • “Conqueror” — Empire Cast feat. Estelle & Jussie Smollett (Columbia Records)
  • “Freedom” — Pharrell Williams (Columbia Records/I Am Other)
  • “No Sleeep” — Janet Jackson feat. J. Cole (Rhythm Nation/BMG)
  • “Unbreakable” — Janet Jackson (Rhythm Nation/BMG)
  • “You’re So Beautiful” — Empire Cast feat. Jussie Smollett & Yazz (Columbia Records)


Outstanding Literary Work (Fiction)

  • Driving the King, Ravi Howard (HarperCollins/Harper)
  • Ghost Summer: Stories,Tananarive Due (Prime Books)
  • Mama’s Boy, ReShonda Tate Billingsley (Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster)
  • Stand Your Ground, Victoria Christopher Murrary (Touchstone)
  • Under the Udala Trees, Chinelo Okparanta (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Outstanding Literary Work (Non-Fiction)

  • 50 Billion Dollar Boss: African American Women Sharing Stories of Success in Entrepreneurship and Leadership, Kathey Porter (Author), Andrea Hoffman (Author), (Palgrave Macmillan)
  • Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America, Jill Leovy (Spiegel & Grau)
  • SHOWDOWN: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America, Wil Haygood (Alfred A. Knopf)
  • Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga, Pamela Newkirk (HarperCollins/Amistad)
  • The Light of the World, Elizabeth Alexander (Grand Central Publishing)

Outstanding Literary Work (Debut Author)

  • Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates (Spiegel &Grau)
  • The Fishermen, Chigozie Obioma (Little, Brown & Company)
  • The Star Side of Bird Hill, Naomi Jackson (Penguin Press)
  • The Turner House, Angela Flournoy (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • The Wind in the Reeds: A Storm, A Play and the City That Could Not Be Broken, Wendell Pierce (Author), Rod Dreher (Author), (Riverhead Books)

Outstanding Literary Work (Biography/ Auto-Biography)

  • After the Dance: My Life With Marvin Gaye, Jan Gaye (Author), David Ritz (With), (HarperCollins/Amistad)
  • Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates (Spiegel & Grau)
  • One Righteous Man: Samuel Battle and the Shattering of the Color Line in New York,Arthur Browne (Beacon Press)
  • Power Forward: My Presidential Education, Reggie Love (Simon & Schuster)
  • Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person, Shonda Rhimes (Simon & Schuster)

Outstanding Literary Work (Instructional)

  • Big Words to Little Me: Tips and Advice for the Younger Self,Sakina Ibrahim (Author), Jessie Lee (With), (Createspace (Self published))
  • Free Your Mind: An African-American Guide to Meditation and Freedom, Cortez R. Rainey (CreateSpace)
  • Grandbaby Cakes: Modern Recipes, Vintage Charm, Soulful Memories, Jocelyn Delk Adams (Agate Surrey)
  • Keep Calm … It’s Just Real Estate: Your No-Stress Guide to Buying a Home, Egypt Sherrod (Perseus/Running Press)
  • Soul Food Love: Healthy Recipes Inspired by One Hundred Years of Cooking in a Black Family, Alice Randall (Author), Caroline Randall Williams (Author), (Clarkson Potter)

Outstanding Literary Work (Poetry)

  • Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, Ross Gay (University of Pittsburgh Press)
  • How to Be Drawn, Terrance Hayes (Penguin Books / Penguin Random House)
  • Reconnaissance, Carl Phillips (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • Redbone, Mahogany L. Browne (Willow Books)
  • Wild Hundreds, Nate Marshall (University of Pittsburgh Press)

Outstanding Literary Work (Children)

  • Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, Inspired by Historical Facts, Nikki Grimes (Author), Michele Wood (Illustrator), (Orchard Books / Scholastic)
  • Gordon Parks How the Photographer Captured Black and White America, Carole Boston Weatherford (Author), Jamey Christoph (Illustrator), (Albert Whitman & Company)
  • Granddaddy’s Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box, Michael S. Bandy (Author), Eric Stein (Author), James E. Ransome (Illustrator), (Candlewick Press)
  • If You Plant a Seed,Kadir Nelson (Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)
  • New Shoes, Susan Lynn Meyer (Author), Eric Velasquez (Illustrator), (Holiday House)

Outstanding Literary Work (Youth/Teens)

  • Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound,Andrea Davis Pinkney (Roaring Brook Press)
  • Stella by Starlight, Sharon Draper (Simon & Schuster)
  • Untwine, Edwidge Danticat (Scholastic Press)
  • X: A Novel, Ilyasah Shabazz (Author), Kekla Magoon (With), (Candlewick Press)
  • You Are Wonderfully Made: 12 Life-Changing Principles for Teen Girls to Embrace, Gwen Richardson (Author), Sylvia Daye Richardson (Author), (Cushcity Communications)

6 Jan 2015


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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.

See full list of winners below.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

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List of Winners

The winners are in blue Italicized Peoplebold font.

Favorite Movie

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Furious 7 (accepted by Vin Diesel)
Inside Out
Jurassic World
Pitch Perfect 2

Favorite Movie Actor

Channing Tatum – Winner
Chris Pratt
Johnny Depp
Robert Downey, Jr.
Will Smith

Favorite Movie Actress

Anne Hathaway
Melissa McCarthy
Meryl Streep
Sandra Bullock – Winner
Scarlett Johansson

Favorite Action Movie

Avengers: Age of Ultron
The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Furious 7 – Winner
Jurassic World
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Favorite Action Movie Actor

Chris Hemsworth  – Winner
Chris Pratt
Dwayne Johnson
Robert Downey, Jr.
Vin Diesel

Favorite Action Movie Actress

Charlize Theron
Emily Blunt
Michelle Rodriguez
Scarlett Johansson
Shailene Woodley – Winner

Favorite Animated Movie Voice

Adam Sandler
Amy Poehler
Sandra Bullock
Selena Gomez – Winner

Favorite Comedic Movie

Pitch Perfect 2 – Winner
Ted 2

Favorite Comedic Movie Actor

Jack Black
Kevin Hart – Winner
Mark Wahlberg
Robert De Niro
Will Ferrell

Favorite Comedic Movie Actress

Amy Schumer
Anna Kendrick
Melissa McCarthy – Winner
Rebel Wilson
Sofia Vergara

Favorite Dramatic Movie

The Age of Adaline
Fifty Shades of Grey
The Longest Ride
The Martian – Winner
Straight Outta Compton

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor

Channing Tatum
George Clooney
Johnny Depp – Winner
Matt Damon
Will Smith

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress

Blake Lively
Dakota Johnson – Winner
Jennifer Lopez
Kate Winslet
Rachel McAdams

Favorite Family Movie

Hotel Transylvania 2
Inside Out
Minions – Winner

Favorite Thriller Movie

The Boy Next Door
Insidious: Chapter 3
Taken 3 – Winner

Favorite TV Show

The Big Bang Theory – Winner
Game of Thrones
Grey’s Anatomy
The Voice
The Walking Dead

Favorite Network TV Comedy

2 Broke Girls
The Big Bang Theory – Winner
Mike & Molly
Modern Family
New Girl

Favorite Comedic TV Actor

Andy Samberg
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jim Parsons – Winner
Johnny Galecki
Matthew Perry

Favorite Comedic TV Actress

Anna Faris
Kaley Cuoco
Melissa McCarthy – Winner
Sofía Vergara
Zooey Deschanel

Favorite Network TV Drama

Grey’s Anatomy – Winner
How To Get Away With Murder

Favorite Dramatic TV Actor

Jesse Williams
Justin Chambers
Scott Foley
Taylor Kinney – Winner
Terrence Howard

Favorite Dramatic TV Actress

Ellen Pompeo – Winner
Kerry Washington
Sara Ramirez
Taraji P. Henson
Viola Davis

Favorite Cable TV Comedy

Baby Daddy
Faking It
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – Winner
Real Husbands of Hollywood
Young & Hungry

Favorite Cable TV Drama

Bates Motel
The Fosters
Pretty Little Liars – Winner
Rizzoli & Isles

Favorite Cable TV Actor

Adam DeVine
Christian Slater
Eric Dane
Kevin Hart – Winner
Taye Diggs

Favorite Cable TV Actress

Ashley Benson
Hilary Duff
Lucy Hale
Sasha Alexander – Winner
Shay Mitchell

Favorite Premium Cable TV Show

Homeland – Winner
Masters of Sex

Favorite Premium Cable TV Actor

Dwayne Johnson – Winner
Joshua Jackson
Justin Theroux
Matt LeBlanc
Nick Jonas

Favorite Premium Cable TV Actress

Claire Danes
Emmy Rossum
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Kristen Bell – Winner
Lisa Kudrow

Favorite TV Crime Drama

Criminal Minds
Person of Interest – Winner

Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor

Jim Caviezel
LL Cool J
Mark Harmon
Nathan Fillion – Winner
Shemar Moore

Favorite Crime Drama TV Actress

Emily Deschanel
Lucy Liu
Mariska Hargitay
Pauley Perrette
Stana Katic – Winner

Favorite Network Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show

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
Teen Wolf
The Walking Dead

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor

David Tennant
Ian Somerhalder
Jensen Ackles – Winner
Misha Collins
Sam Heughan

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress

Caitriona Balfe – Winner
Emilia Clarke
Ginnifer Goodwin
Jennifer Morrison
Lady Gaga

Favorite Competition TV Show

America’s Got Talent
American Ninja Warrior
Dancing with the Stars
The Voice – Winner

Favorite Daytime TV Host

Dr. Oz
Ellen DeGeneres – Winner
Rachael Ray
Steve Harvey
Wendy Williams

Favorite Daytime TV Hosting Team

Good Morning America
Live with Kelly and Michael
The Talk – Winner
The View

Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host

Conan O’Brien
James Corden
Jimmy Fallon – Winner
Jimmy Kimmel
Stephen Colbert

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
Josh Peck
Rob Lowe
Zachary Levi

Favorite Actress In A New TV Series

Emma Roberts
Jamie Lee Curtis
Lea Michele
Marcia Gay Harden
Priyanka Chopra – Winner

Favorite Animated TV Show

American Dad!
Bob’s Burger
Family Guy
The Simpsons – Winner
South Park

Favorite New TV Comedy

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Dr. Ken
The Grinder
Life in Pieces
The Muppets
Scream Queens
Truth Be Told

Favorite New TV Drama

Blood & Oil
Code Black
Heroes Reborn
Minority Report
The Player
Wicked City

Favorite Male Artist

Ed Sheeran – Winner
Justin Bieber
Luke Bryan
Nick Jonas
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist

Demi Lovato
Lana Del Rey
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift – Winner

Favorite Group

Fall Out Boy
Fifth Harmony – Winner
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
One Direction

Favorite Breakout Artist

Fetty Wap
Shawn Mendes -Winner
Tori Kelly
The Weeknd

Favorite Male Country Artist

Blake Shelton – Winner
Brad Paisley
Dierks Bentley
Keith Urban
Luke Bryan

Favorite Female Country Artist

Carrie Underwood – Winner
Cassadee Pope
Kacey Musgraves
Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire

Favorite Country Group

The Band Perry
Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum – Winner
Little Big Town
Zac Brown Band

Favorite Pop Artist

Demi Lovato
Ed Sheeran
Kelly Clarkson
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift – Winner

Favorite Hip-Hop Artist

Big Sean
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki Minaj – Winner
Wiz Khalifa

Favorite R&B Artist

Chris Brown
Janet Jackson
The Weeknd – Winner

Favorite Album

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

Favorite Song

“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
Paul McCartney
Steven Tyler
Stevie Wonder

Favorite Social Media Celebrity

Anna Kendrick
Britney Spears – Winner
Dwayne Johnson
Taylor Swift

Favorite Social Media Star

Cameron Dallas
Frankie Grande
Lele Pons
Matt Bellassai – Winner
Nash Grier

Favorite Mobile Game

Candy Crush Saga – Winner
Despicable Me: Minion Rush
Fruit Ninja
Plants vs. Zombies
Temple Run

Favorite Video Game

Batman: Arkham Knight
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Grand Theft Auto V
Super Smash Bros. – Winner

Favorite YouTube Star

Connor Franta – Winner
Grace Helbig
Jenna Marbles
Miranda Sings
Tyler Oakley

The Seriously Popular™ Award

Bella Thorne
Cara Delevingne
Kylie Jenner
Maddie Ziegler – Winner
Ruby Rose


Awards Ceremony




















5 Jan 2016


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:

Melissa Benoist
Mayim Bialik
Jack Black
Betsy Brandt
Priyanka Chopra
Chris D’Elia
Adam Devine
Vin Diesel
Natalie Dormer
Mike Epps
Connor Franta
Meagan Good
Clark Gregg
Colin Hanks
Marcia Gay Harden
Josh Holloway
Kate Hudson
Cheyenne Jackson
Raza Jaffrey
Dakota Johnson
Taylor Kinney
Nia Long
Lea Michele
Christina Milian
Kunal Nayyar
The Pink Ladies of Grease: Live (Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, and Carly Rae Jepsen)
Melissa Rauch
Gina Rodriguez
Britney Spears
Abigail Spencer
John Stamos
Meghan Trainor
Amber Valletta
Ming-Na Wen
Ed Westwick
Maddie Ziegler

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.


21 Dec 2015



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

Tickets to the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016 show are available for fans to purchase through

Photos and video from the People’s Choice Awards Press Conference in November can be found at courtesy of Getty Images.



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 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 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.

CHEAT TWEET:  .@britneyspears @MGH_8 @JohnStamos @ColinHanks + more 2 attend @peopleschoice 1/6 live 9p ET/delayed PT on #CBS!


28 Sept 2015


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

CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand — “the Eye” — one of the most recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’s businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Interactive, CBS Films, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Pop (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio and CBS EcoMedia. For more information, go to


About Netflix

Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 65 million members in over 50 countries enjoying more than 100 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.



4 Sept 2015

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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.

(Originally reported by Variety)



1 Sep 2015


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, and

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:



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.”


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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.

From facebook @DeanWinchester

Collins is recovering well according to a tweet he later sent out:

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.



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Britney Spears tweeted out today that she will be guest starring on one  of her favorite shows “EVER”…Jane the Virgin.  It was also confirmed by Jane the Virgin‘s showrunner, Jennie Urman via Twitter.

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:


Spears will appear in the fifth episode of Season 2 of Jane the Virgin.  The second season of Jane the Virgin will premiere on October 19 at 9/8c PM ET on CW.

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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

“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.

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

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

CBS Sunday Morning,” CBS
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” Comedy Central
Frontline,” PBS
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” HBO
60 Minutes,” CBS

The Amazing Race,” CBS
The Chair,” Starz
Dancing with the Stars,” ABC
RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Logo – (2014 Winner in Category)
Shark Tank,” ABC

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

Better Call Saul,” AMC
Empire,” Fox
The Flash,” The CW
Jane the Virgin,” The CW
Transparent,” Amazon

Bessie,” HBO
The Honorable Woman,” SundanceTV
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst,” HBO
Olive Kitteridge,” HBO
Wolf Hall,” PBS

The Big Bang Theory,” CBS
Inside Amy Schumer,” Comedy Central
Jane the Virgin,” The CW
Transparent,” Amazon
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Netflix

The Americans,” FX
Empire,” Fox
Game of Thrones,” HBO
Justified,” FX
Mad Men,” AMC

Friends,” NBC
Late Show/Late Night with David Letterman,” CBS/NBC
The Shield,” FX
Star Trek,” NBC
Twin Peaks,” ABC

The Americans,” FX
Empire,” Fox
Game of Thrones,” HBO
Mad Men,” AMC
Transparent,” Amazon

Past TCA Award winners are listed on the organization’s official website,

The Television Critics Association (TCA) represents more than 200 professional journalists who cover television for publications across the United States and Canada. The members reach tens of millions of consumers each week, and are considered experts within the industry, representing their employers as moderators, panelists, radio/TV guests and more. The prestigious organization honors outstanding achievements in television and enduring contributions to the medium’s heritage through the TCA Awards each year. This year’s TCA Awards are the organization’s 31st anniversary. For additional information about the TCA, visit; Facebook; and Twitter. To follow the Summer TCA on twitter, follow tweets with the hashtag #TCA15.



Monday, June 1
90:00 p.m. – Devious Maids – Lifetime
10:00 p.m. – Unreal – Lifetime
10:01 p.m. – The Whispers – ABC

Tuesday, June 2
8:00 p.m. – Pretty Little Liars Season 6 – ABC Family
9:00 p.m. – Stitchers – ABC Family
10:00 p.m. – Secrets & Wives – Bravo

Wednesday, June 3
8:00 p.m. – Melissa & Joey  – ABC Family
9:00 p.m. – Baby Daddy – ABC Family

Thursday, June 4
10:00 p.m. – Hannibal – NBC

Friday, June 5
12:01 a.m. – Sense8 – Netflix

Saturday, June 6
9:00 p.m. – Power – Starz

Monday, June 8
8:00 p.m. – The Fosters – ABC Family
9:00 p.m. – Major Crimes – TNT
9:00 p.m. – Becoming Us – ABC Family
10:00 p.m. – Murder in the First – TNT

Wednesday, June 10
9:00 p.m. – Skin Wars – GSN

Thursday, June 11
8 p.m. – Beauty and the Beast – The CW

Friday, June 12
12:01 a.m. – Orange Is The New Black – Netflix
8:00 p.m. – Defiance – Syfy
10:00 p.m. – Dark Matter – Syfy

Saturday, June 13
10:00 p.m. – Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell – BBC America

Tuesday, June 16
9:00 p.m. – Rizzoli & Isles – TNT
10:00 p.m. – Proof – TNT
10:00 p.m. – Tyrant – FX

Thursday, June 18
8:00 p.m. – The Astronaut’s Wives Club – ABC
9:00 p.m. – Mistresses two-hour premiere – ABC
9:00 p.m. – Complications – USA

Friday, June 19
9:00 p.m. – Killjoys – Syfy

Sunday, June 21
8:00 p.m. – Celebrity Family Feud – ABC
9:00 p.m. – BattleBots – ABC
9:00 p.m. – The Last Ship 2-Hour Premiere – TNT
9:00 p.m. – True Detective – HBO
10:00 p.m. – Ballers – HBO
10:30 p.m. – The Brink – HBO

Wednesday, June 24
8:00 p.m. – Big Brother Part 1 Premiere – CBS
9:00 p.m. – Suits – USA

Thursday, June 25
8:00 p.m. – Big Brother Part 2 Premiere – CBS
8:00 p.m. – Boom! – FOX
9:00 p.m. – Under The Dome – CBS
10:00 p.m. – Rookie Blue – ABC
10:00 p.m. – Graceland – USA

Friday, June 26
12:01 a.m. – What Happened Miss Simon – Netflix

Sunday, June 28
9:00 p.m. – Humans – AMC
10:00 p.m. – Falling Skies – TNT

Monday, June 29
10:00 p.m. – Teen Wolf – MTV

Tuesday, June 30
9:00 p.m. – Zoo – CBS
? p.m. – Scream – MTV



Wednesday, July 1
10:00 p.m. – Extant – CBS

Thursday, July 2
8:00 p.m. – Food Fighters – NBC

Monday, July 6
8:00 p.m. – Penn & Teller: Fool Us – The CW

Tuesday, July 7
10:00 p.m. – Hollywood Game Night – NBC

Thursday, July 9
9:00 p.m. – Dates – the CW
10:00 p.m. – Dominion – Syfy

Friday, July 10
8:00 p.m. – Masters of Illusion – the CW

Sunday, July 12
9:00 p.m. – Ray Donovan – Showtime
10:00 p.m. – Masters of Sex – Showtime
10:00 p.m. – The Strain – FX

Monday, July 13
10:00 p.m. – Running Wild with Bear Gryllis – NBC

Thursday, July 16
10:00 p.m. – Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll – FX
10:30 p.m. – Married – FX
11:30 p.m. – Geeks Who Drink – Syfy

Friday, July 17
12:01 a.m. – Wet Hot American Summer – Netflix
12:01 a.m. – BoJack Horseman – Netflix

Saturday, July 18
9:00 p.m. – Hell on Wheels – AMC

Sunday, July 19
8:00 p.m. – Welcome To Sweden – NBC

Wednesday, July 22
9:00 p.m. – Last Comic Standing – NBC
9:00 p.m. – Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! – Syfy

Sunday, July 26
9:00 p.m. – As-yet Untitled Bruce Jenner Reality Series – E!

Tuesday, July 28
9:00 p.m. – Face Off – Syfy

Friday, July 31
8:00 p.m. – Cold Justice – TNT
9:00 p.m. – Cold Justice: Sex Crimes – TNT



Monday, August 3
9:30 p.m. – Significant Mother – The CW

Wednesday, August 5
8:00 p.m. – America’s Next Top Model – The CW
9:00 p.m. – A Wicked Offer – The CW
9:00 p.m. – Mr. Robinson – NBC
9:30 p.m. – The Carmichael Show – NBC

Sunday, August 16
9:00 p.m. – Show Me A Hero – HBO

Saturday, August 22
9:00 p.m. – Blunt Talk – Starz
9:30 p.m. – Survivor’s Remorse – Starz

Tuesday, August 25
10:00 p.m. – Public Morals – TNT

Monday, August 31
9 p.m. – Awkward – MTV

Still TBA
Fear The Walking Dead


Fall 2015-2016 Scheduled Show Dates will be announced at a later date.

Mayim Bialik & CBS Sales Chief, Jo Ann Ross Opened the event.  Image: Brian Steinberg/Variety
Mayim Bialik & CBS Sales Chief, Jo Ann Ross Opened the event.  Image: Brian Steinberg/Variety

Mayim Bialik & CBS Sales Chief, Jo Ann Ross Opened the event. Image: Brian Steinberg/Variety

UpFronts were held for the major broadcast networks this week.   To simplify things we are providing you links to daily blogs from each of the events so you can see what was covered.

Related to the actual presentations are the following articles.  You can find videos of new shows coming on the scene in the coming year in the first link below with what is renewed, new and cancelled.

What’s Renewed, What’s New and What has been Cancelled on Broadcast Networks?

Fall 2015-2016 Broadcast Network Programming Schedule

May 2015 UpFronts – Broadcast Network Live Blogs



The Hollywood Reporter



ABC D-ABC UpFronts H-ABCUpFronts V-ABCUpFronts V-ABCParties
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The CW D-TheCWUpFronts H-TheCWUpFronts V-TheCWUpFronts
FOX D-FOX UpFronts H-FOXUpFronts V-FOXUpFronts
NBC D-NBC UpFronts H-NBCUpFronts V-NBCUpFronts


2015 UpFronts Broadcast Networks Scorecards

Network Deadline The Hollywood Reporter Variety
ABC UpFronts: NBC Hits Reset, CBS Goes Younger, FOX Best on Genre & Big Names, ABC Comedies H-ABCTakeaway V-ABCScorecard
CBS H-CBSTakeaway V-CBSScorecard
The CW H-CWScorecard V-CWScorecard
FOX H-FOXScorecard V-FOXScorecard
NBC H-NBCScorecard V-NBCScorecard




 See Fall 2015-2016 Schedule

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.

Network Cancelled Renewed New Awaiting News


Cristela America’s Home Videos S26 Astronaut Wives Club (Summer 2015) S1 Black-ish (Update
renewed and
on Fall lineup)
Forever American Crime S2 The Whispers (Summer 2015) S1
Manhattan Love Story The Bachelor S20  The Catch
Members Only Castle S8  The Family
Resurrection after S2 Dancing with the Stars S20  Of Kings and Prophets
Revenge after S4 Dr. Ken S1  Quantico
Selfie Extreme Weight Loss S5  Uncle Buck
The Taste Fresh Off the Boat S2  Oil
Galavant S2  Wicked City
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
Nashville S4
Once Upon a Time S5
Rookie Blue (Summer 2015) S6
The Ryan O’Neals S1
Scandal S5
Secrets and Lies S2
Shark Tank:  Beyond the Tank S2
Network  Cancelled  Renewed New  Awaiting News


Battle Creek 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 McCarthys The Amazing Race S27 The Briefcasse (Summer 2015) S1
The Mentalist The Big Bang Theory S9,10 Code Black S1
The Millers Big Brother (summ2015) S17,18 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders S1
Reckless Blue Bloods S6 Life in Pieces S1
Stalker Criminal Minds S11 Limitless S1
Two and a Half Men CSI:  Cyber Rush Hour S1
Unforgettable, but A&E ordered S4 Elementary S4 Supergirl S1
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
Mom S3
NCIS: Los Angels S7
NCIS: New Orleans S2
The Odd Couple S2
Person of Interest S5
Scorpion S2
Survivor S31
Under the Dome (Summer2015) S3
Undercover Boss S7
 Network  Cancelled  Renewed  New  Awaiting News


Backpackers The 100 S3 Cordon
Hart of Dixie America’s Top Model S22 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Seed Arrow S4 Dates (Summer)
The Messengers Beauty & The Beast (Summer 2015) S4 DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
The Flash S2 Significant Mother
iZombie S2 Wicked Offer (Summer)
Jane the Virgin S2
Masters of Illusion S2
The Originals S3
Penn & Teller Fool Us S2
Reign S3
Supernatural S11
The Vampire Diaries S7
Whose Line Is It Anyway S3
 Network  Cancelled  Renewed  New  Awaiting News


Backstrom American Idol S15 (final) Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader (summer 2015) Bordertown
The Cleveland Show Bob’s Burgers S6 Boom Hell’s Kitchen
The Following Bones S11 The Frankenstein Code Wayward Pines
Gang Related Brooklyn Nine-Nine S3 Grandfathered
Glee Empire S2 The Grinder
Gracepoint Family Guy S14 The Guide to Surviving Life
Hieroglyph Gotham S2 Houdini and Doyle
Kitchen Nightmares The Last Man on Earth S2 Lucifer
The Mindy Project (going to Hulu) MasterChef S6 Minority Report
Mulaney MasterChef Junior S4 Scream Queens (15 episode)
Red Band Society New Girl S5 X-Files (6-part limited)
Utopia The Simpsons through S28 Home Free (8 episodes)
Weird Loners Sleepy Hollow S3 Rosewood
So You Think You Can Dance (Summer 2015)
World’s Funniest Fails (Begins in January)
 Network  Cancelled  Renewed  New Awaiting News
NBC About A Boy America’s Got Talent (Summer 2015) Aquarius (Summer) A.D.
A to Z American Ninja warrior (Summer 2015) Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (10-episode) Hannibal S3
Allegiance The Biggest Loser S16 Blindspot Heroes Reborn S2
Bad Judge The Blacklist S3 The Carmichael Show (6-episode) Odessy
Community (moved to yahoo) Celebrity Apprentice S15 Chicago Med Taxi Brooklyn (Summer)
Constantine Chicago Fire S4 Coach (13-episode)
Crossbones (Summer) Chicago P.D. S3 Crowded
Marry Me Emerald City (10-episode limited mid-season) First Dates
Mission Control Grimm S5 Game of Silence
One Big Happy Hollywood Game Night S3 Heartbreaker
Parenthood Last Comic Standing (Summer 2015) Hot & Bothered (13 episode)
Parks & Recreation LA Law: SVU S17 I Can Do That! (6 episode summer)
The Slap The Night Shift S3 Little Big Shots (8 episode)
State of Affairs The Sing-Off S5 Manhunt
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (picked up by Netflix) Undateable S3 People Are Talking
Working the Engels The Voice (winter/spring 2015) The Player
Welcome to Sweden S2 The Reaper (miniseries)
Shades of Blue
You the Jury
You, Me and the End of the World






Code Black
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”).


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.


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”).

Rush Hour
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

Chicago Med
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

Heroes Reborn
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

The Player
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

Alternative Series

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



11 Apr 2015


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




2015 Network Upfront Event Calendar
& Digital NewFronts Events
As of March 26, 2015
Date Network City Event
April 2, 2015 Scripps Networks Boston Late Afternoon/Evening
April 2, 2015 CMT New York Morning
April 7, 2015 USA Network (press only) New York Morning
April 8, 2015 Bravo/Oxygen New York TBD
April 9, 2015 Pop (press only) New York Breakfast
April 9, 2015 Discovery Networks Chicago In Agency Presentation
April 14, 2015 Crackle New York TBD
April 14, 2015 TV One (press only) New York Lunch
April 14, 2015 Scripps Networks Chicago Late Afternoon/Evening
April 14, 2015 ABC Family New York Evening
April 15, 2015 National Geographic Channels New York Lunch
April 15, 2015 PeopleFront – Simulmedia New York Afternoon
April 16, 2015 Scripps Networks Minneapolis Late Afternoon/Evening
April 20, 2015 BET Chicago Lunch
April 21, 2015 MTV Upfront New York Late Afternoon
April 22, 2015 Scripps Networks New York Late Afternoon/Evening
April 22, 2015 Revolt New York Evening
April 23, 2015 Ovation TV New York Breakfast
April 23, 2015 BET New York Evening
April 27, 2015 New York Times New York Breakfast
April 27, 2015 Buzzfeed New York Lunch
April 27, 2015 Bloomberg Media New York Afternoon
April 27, 2015 Yahoo! New York Evening
April 28, 2015 Maker Studios New York Breakfast
April 28, 2015 Mode Media New York Lunch
April 28, 2015 Conde Nast Entertainment New York Afternoon
April 28, 2015 Corbis: Branded Entertainment Network New York Evening
April 28, 2015 Aol New York Evening
April 29, 2015 Hulu New York Breakfast
April 29, 2015 Sony PlayStation New York Lunch
April 29, 2015 Refinery29 New York Afternoon
April 29, 2015 NPR/WNYC/WBEZ New York Late Afternoon/Evening
April 29, 2015 Google/ YouTube New York Evening
April 30, 2015 Time Inc. New York Breakfast
April 30, 2015 Lin Digital New York Afternoon
April 30, 2015 Digitas Lbi POPSUGAR New York Evening
April 30, 2015 Vevo New York Evening
April 30, 2015 A&E Networks New York Evening
Date Network City Event
May 1, 2015 News Corp New York Breakfast
May 1, 2015 Time Warner Cable New York Lunch
May 1, 2015 VICE New York Afternoon
May 4, 2015 Fullscreen New York Lunch
May 4, 2015 Machinima New York Afternoon
May 4, 2015 DEFY Media New York Evening
May 5, 2015 Discovery Digital Networks New York Breakfast
May 5, 2015 Collective Digital Studio New York Lunch
May 5, 2015 StyleHaul New York Afternoon
May 5, 2015 HealthiNation New York Evening
May 6, 2015 Whistle Sports Network New York Breakfast
May 6, 2015 IAB NewFronts Research New York Lunch
May 6, 2015 Beatport New York evening
May 7, 2015 New York Breakfast
May 7, 2015 Endemol Beyond New York Lunch
May 7, 2015 Daily New York Afternoon
May 7, 2015 Screenvision New York Evening
May 11, 2015 NBC Broadcast New York Morning
May 11, 2015 Fox New York Afternoon
May 11, 2015 Azteca America’s New York Evening
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 & NBC Universo New York Evening
May 13, 2015 ESPN Deportes New York Morning
May 13, 2015 Turner New York Morning
May 13, 2015 National CineMedia (NCM) New York Lunch
May 13, 2015 CBS-TV New York Afternoon
May 13, 2015 Adult Swim New York Evening
May 14, 2015 The CW New York Morning
May 14, 2015 BYL Network New York Late Afternoon
May 14, 2015 NBC Universal Cable New York Evening