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The Nominations for 2013 Emmys have been announced, and as it so often happens, there were a few surprises, some snubs and some of the usual suspects, in a list of nominations that first of all make HBO a huge step ahead of the competition, being the only network with over a hundred noms, with a whooping 108; while the runner up ended with 53. But perhaps the other huge winner of the day is Netflix, getting the stream service´s first nominations and making it in the double digits thanks to the likes of House of Cards, Hemlock Grove and Arrested Development.
I have here prepared for you to check out and analyze the complete list of 2013 Emmy Nominations
I´m luckily on a roll. I just finished On These Courts by Wayne Drash, a book that deserved five stars and went on to read Unthinkable by Clyde Phillips next. Another five stars book. Two in a row, baby! Not a lot of these I´ve reviewed so far, as it is actually only the fifth review in this site that I give five stars to, including How Life Imitates Chess and Cannibal Serial Killers.
I have to admit though, it kinda feels like I cheated, since by knowing about the author I could certainly expect a good outcome; after all, Clyde Phillips is not only a great writer, but he was also the EP and Showrunner of Dexter´s first four seasons, the EP of Nurse Jackie and the creator of Parker Lewis Can´t Lose. I mean, freakin´Parker Lewis! That was my Continue reading
One day after the announcement that Showtime cancelled The Borgias, now comes the news that it has renewed Nurse Jackie for season six. And this grants us the wish of seeing more from the witty and sarcastic nurse played by Edie Falco for five seasons already. This new order will also bring the show quite close to the magical number of 100 episodes and the syndication value it usually means. Continue reading
Nurse Jackie just came back and premiered its new season, and it is bringing new stuff to the table; in this case, it´s time to talk about the guest star for the next episode: None other than New York Knicks star Forward Carmelo Anthony. Probably people will freak out, since New York Knicks are right in the middle of the battle to get to the playoffs, in a tight race with Continue reading
I told you a while back that Nurse Jackie was coming back in 2012 for season four. Well, now there are some casting news for that fourth season.
Award-winning actors Aida Turturro and Joel Grey will each guest star on one episode of the upcoming season of NURSE JACKIE. This will mark a reunion for series star Edie Falco and Turturro as both starred together on the long-running hit drama series The Sopranos. Production on season four of NURSE JACKIE is currently underway in New York for a 2012 premiere. The two stars join the recently announced Rosie Perez and Bobby Cannavale as season four guest stars.
Turturro earned a SAG® Award and two Emmy® nominations for her role as Janice, Tony Soprano’s (James Gandolfini) narcissistic, manipulative sister who often found herself on the wrong side of Tony’s wife Carmela, played by Falco. On NURSE JACKIE, Turturro will guest star in one episode in a pivotal role. She has made memorable performances on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Mercy, Medium and ER.
In addition, veteran stage and screen star Joel Grey will make an appearance in one episode as a patient suffering from dementia. Grey is one of only eight actors to win a Tony® and an Oscar® for playing the same role (Cabaret). He’s starred in countless films and television series, including Private Practice, Grey’s Anatomy, Brothers & Sisters, Oz and Alias. Most recently he co-directed the Tony®-winning revival of The Normal Heart and is currently starring on Broadway in Anything Goes.
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You know there´s a lot of shows about doctors, and there have always been a lot. And very few focusing on nurses, or giving nurses their fair share on doctors shows. Often nurses are the one night stand for a resident doctor and things like that.
Well, folks at Nurse Tips did an excellent piece about 10 Great TV Series about nursing, that include those shows led by Nurses, or giving nurses enough playing time as to be considered part of the leading cast.
Although there are a few inaccuracies (as stating ER as a current show), the list is very much spot on, although I´d make Nurse Jackie climb a little swapping her position with Jada Pinkett Smith´s Hawthorne.
ER has generally portrayed nurses as competent, caring health workers and avoided the most obvious stereotypes
What´s not to love about the pill-popping super nurse who also is a wife, mother and ex-lover to the hospital pharmacist.
This series featured vignettes about the nursing profession at the end of each of the series’ 39 episodes.
Chief Nurse Major Margaret Houlihan (Loretta Swit) offered authority, nursing skills, and commitment to the patients’ well being, and as the show went on she grew increasingly sympathetic.
The dramatic story of Mary Benjamin (Michael Learned), a middle-aged widow who attempts to begin a new life by resuming her career as a head nurse at Grant Memorial Hospital.
Revising the nursing from a sitcom perspective.
This show follow Christina Hawthorne, a Chief Nursing Officer ready for battle on the front lines of a war against declining patient services and hospital budget cuts.
This is the first Web-based reality show that aims to recruit more nurses to address the nursing shortage. NTV provides nurses, healthcare professionals and consumers with an in-depth look at the real-life medical drama of a profession where every second counts.
This Australian show followed the life of Helen Tremain (Susie Porter), the Remote Area Nurse, charged with providing medical services to the remote Torres Strait Islanders community.
Megan Roberts, the titular district nurse fighting to improve living conditions for the people living in a poverty-stricken mining town, Pencwm, in South Wales during the late 1920s.
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As the ying to the yang, the same day as Showtime cancelled United States of Tara in its third season, Showtime renewed Nurse Jackie for a fourth season.
Edie Falco is always on the top of her game in the show that averaged three quarters of a million viewers in its third run, and got a lot of praise for its undoubtful good quality.
Well, Showtime renewed Nurse Jackie making sure there will be a new run of our favourite nurse.
Showtime has usually good solid shows, so what will be paired up next season when United States of Tara is gone, we are very intiruged and looking forward to, but for another season, Nurse Jackie is safe, and hoping to keep building on it. My hopes are to see it come closer to its first season, don´t know about you.
Nurse Jackie gets renewed by Showtime and we´ll see season four probably in 2012 although no dates were announced yet.
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Last week we listed the must watches for the week. This week we are doing the same.
Let´s see what are the must watch shows for Week of March 28 through April 2
In the season opener, “Who Do You Trust,” summer vacation is over and everyone is back at school and dealing with relationships that are becoming increasingly complicated. Amy has decided she would like to take her relationship to the next level with Ricky. Ricky, meanwhile, returns to his apartment after an anxious day at the clinic to find his birth mom out of prison and looking for a place to stay. And Adrian and Ben are excited and anxious to find out if they’re having a boy or a girl. Beverley Mitchell (“7th Heaven”) guest stars as the new guidance counselor, Katelyn O’Malley, and one of her first visits is from Ashley, who decides she wants to be home schooled.
Before a three week hiatus until next original episode of Castle, we get to see te episode named Law & Murder, where during the high-profile trial of a murdered socialite, a juror suddenly tumbles out of the jury box — dead! When Castle & Beckett learn the juror was poisoned, their investigation soon uncovers that this seemingly innocent juror may not have been so innocent after all.
After all I named Stana Katic second in my Top TV leading ladies ranking, how can I not recommend this episode!
Nurse Jackie is back this monday, that makes a must watch moment. Jackie’s marriage is strained, as is her relationship with O’Hara after the intervention; Akalitus warns the staff that nearby hospitals have closed down, straining the staff and resources; Zoey publicly confesses her affair with Lenny.
Showtime will definitely be on tonight. In the start of a new season, Tara wants to earn her college degree; Kate tries to plan the next phase of her life.
Another one of our Top Ten leading ladies is Julianna Margulies. This week on The Good Wife the firm sues a convicted murderer who is making money from a song he wrote about his crime.
This one is not on anyone´s must watch list, I´m sure, but the show is gaining each week on me and in this episode, when Roman becomes Alice’s assistant, he surpasses her expectations; Alonzo makes a confession.
It will be interesting to see a capable Roman.
In this week the finalists will sing songs from Elton John, and I get another shot at proving my theory about Twitter predicting American Idol results.
A round-table discussion on the state of college sports in America. Winner of 21 Sports Emmys in 15 years, HBO’s real sports with Bryant Gumbel departs from its traditional format to present a special hour-long edition dedicated to the state of college sports in America. Presented three days before the men’s NCAA Final Four tip off in Houston, the show will present an entertaining and substantive dialogue on the current state of big-time athletics in college sports, addressing hot-button issues and offering practical solutions to current problems.
I also did a special coverage and sneak peeks of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.
The Big Bang Theory is back with a new original, where the guys try to figure out who hacked Sheldon’s online-game account.
The best reality TV Show these days in terms of educational content. You watch, you learn, and also you take things for your entrepreneur self to use in your life and business. In this episode, children seek an investor for their idea; the sharks fight for a piece of a furniture business.
Breakout Kings is the best new show so far in 2011 (Ok, so Borgias and Camelot and The Killing are yet to premiere). So by this week, it´s the best new show on TV and you need to start watching it.
In this episode a woman convicted of stabbing her husband 48 times escapes on a school bus.
And by the way… the other shows I mentioned haven´t premiered yet and still have to deliver according to expectations. Breakout Kings did it and even surpassed them by a lot.
Ok, I said Breakout Kings is the best new show, right? Well here´s one coming to challenge it for that title, and it certainly has what it takes.
I had the chance to watch the premiere of Camelot and did some spoilery review. STARZ will present the original series premiere of “Camelot” on Friday, April 1st with two hour-long episodes airing back to back beginning at 10PM ET/PT; the one-hour, 10-part series will then air weekly on Fridays at 10pm et/pt. Featuring a talented ensemble cast including Joseph Fiennes reimagining the iconic role of Merlin, Jamie Campbell Bower as the young and reckless Arthur, and Eva Green in her television debut as the darkly powerful Morgan, the character-driven series also features Tamsin Egerton (Guinevere), Claire Forlani (Igraine) and Peter Mooney (Kay).
One of the other much anticipated premieres. Showtime will air the premiere of The Borgias starring Jeremy Irons. As if that was not enough Emmanuelle Chriqui to play a guest star role, a little later the show announced Colm Feore will play Cardinal Della Rovere. Joanne Whalley is cast as Vanozza Dei Cattanei in The Borgias and Holliday Grainger joins as Lucrezia Borgia and Lotte Verbeek as Guilia Farnese.
Tune in to the 2-hour premiere of THE BORGIAS on SHOWTIME, Sunday, April 3rd at 9PM ET/PT. Following the premiere, new episodes will air on Sundays at 10 PM ET/PT.
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Ok, this one is going to be hard as hell!
First of all, what do one consider a leading lady? Does Emily Deschanel count as the leading lady on Bones? Or is it a leading duo with Boreanaz?
Well, what I did was to take her into consideration, as well as other ladies in the same situation. but I did not count anyone in bigger ensembles as Modern Family, Glee or How I Met Your Mother, where, let´s face it, there´s a big pool of talent and beauty.
There´s also the “how you rank” them factor. Is it because of the character? Is it because of beauty? Is it because of talent? Is it because of what?
Well, I did no algorithm, but ranked them as I wanted to. Therefore you can debate all you want to in the comments section.
Let´s see who made the cut
Every second of Betty White on TV is pure magic. She proved it when she hosted the best Saturday Night Live of the last few years, and she proves it every week when headlining Hot in Cleveland. The first original from TV Land, and while one might argue the show is an ensemble cast (and a great cast while we are at it), it´s Betty White´s show, hands down.
She is the number one for sure. Good thing is that Hot in Cleveland just got renewed for a third season by TV Land, and we´ll see more Elka Ostrovsky next season.
She has the very big role of being Beckett, the soon to be soulmate of Richard Castle, Nathan Fillion himself, one of the best leading actors any show could hope to get. And she does an excellent job both in the chemistry department as in those action packed scenes.
Stana Katic is one of the most beautiful actresses on television right now, and she is able to deliver a great character week in and week out. She manages to have us rooting for Beckett, and she can get us to laugh on par as what Fillion does (and that´s not easy)
You can also follow Stana Katic on Twitter where she connects on a regular basis with fans and other celebs, earning her even more points.
You can watch Stana Katic on Castle Mondays nights on ABC.
Sure, she has Alex Baldwin playing Jack Donaghy and that sure helps any sitcom. But she is the everything on that show, and although Tracy Morgan playing Tracy Jordan, Jane Krakowski playing Jenna Maroney, and the rest of the cast makes the case for biggest and best ensemble on TV (Modern Family and Cougar Town are probably the other contenders in sitcoms), she is the bread and butter of 30 Rock and she earned all those awards she has.
You can watch Tina Fey portraying Liz Lemmon on 30 Rock every Thursday at 10 PM on NBC, and you can also check some of the best quotes from 30 rock.
She has everything a leading lady has to have on TV: She´s a talented actress, she is believable, she is good looking, she is funny, she knows how and when to cry, she develops chemistry with an impecable as always Oliver Platt, she has an affair and still manages to have us rooting for her. Hands down one of the best shows from last year class. We are waiting anxiously for season two of The Big C already. After all, she did win a Golden Globe for her performance.
A drug-addicted nurse struggles to find a balance between the demands of her frenetic job at a New York City hospital and an array of personal dramas. She takes Oxicodin, House takes Vicodin. And that´s not the only thing in common. They both headline very good shows, and Edie Falco, as Hugh Laurie does, manage to portray their characters in a unique way that has us all rooting for them even though they are not very likable characters when you look at them.
She´s been great ever since The Sopranos and she keeps it up in Nurse Jackie, a show we are waiting for its second season to start.
Julianna Margulies is at her best in this series. Even better than her ER days, Her husband involves her in the scandal, but the story is hers. She leads the show and she does it in a very compelling fashion.
One can feel what she feels, one can understand her, take side with her, and also realize that her quest for happiness is not at all easy. We root for her, we suffer with her, we get tired with her, we get frustrated with what happens to her.
Yes, Fringe got renewed for a season four, and that means that we get to see more of Olivia Dunham, and the best thing about a show with an alternate universe is that we get to see twice as much Anna Torv in Fringe, we see her brunette and we see her blonde, we see her here, we see her there. Olivia Dunham square!
Fringe is a cult show, with soon to have a fourth season, and also, perhaps a show that can reach the 100 episodes threshold that divides regular shows, from network classics. Fringe is nearing, Anna Torv is a big reason why.
Yes, being among such a great huge cast hurts her chances to be higher in this scale, but she proved she has great comedic chops; and broke the Friends curse, even kickstarting a comeback that Matt Leblanc and Matthew Perry both got too.
She plays a very good role in a very good sitcom that fortunately wandered away from its original concept. If you caught the first couple of episodes, when Cougar Town was actually about Cox being a Cougar, you would have probably left soon. Luckily, the show took a turn for the best and entered the pack: Christa Miller, Busy Philipps, Ian Gomez, Brian Van Holt, Josh Hopkins and Dan Byrd are the stars on a show whose center is Jules. Brilliant show… with a bad title… a very very bad title.
In the same lane as Michael C Hall´s Dexter, she makes a criminal likeable, and that´s something not easy to do.
She has also some other things going on for her as to make the cut into the top ten… she´s beautiful, she´s talented, she can go from the sweet and innocent to the hardass in a matter of seconds. Oh, and those big eyes surely help too.
Second of all, she plays a character very compelling (After all, USA Network is about characters, right?).
Then, add up that she whistles, she yells, she cries, she laughs, and she does all that wholeheartedly.
Fairly Legal is one of the best new legal dramas, and it´s just a matter of time before USA announces the renewal for it. Deservedly so I might add.
In case you´ve missed Fairly Legal, give it a try, you´ll like the show very much.
Ok, this is the first part, the top ten leading ladies in TV Scripted. This article is about the top 20, so the next week I´ll post the second part.
Who are still in the mix to get there? You can check out Top 20 leading ladies part two here.
What did you think about the top ten leading ladies of Scripted TV? How about the ones pending? Who should make the cut?
Let me know in the comments section.
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