The nominations are in for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, and NBC’s Saturday Night Live and freshman HBO series Westworld grabbed the most noms with 22 each. FX limited series Feud: Bette And Joan and Netflix best drama series nominee Stranger Things tied for the second most noms with 18 apiece. HBO’s Veep rounded out third with 17 nominations, including best comedy (which it took home last year). This year’s bumper crop features a strong showing from the broadcast and streaming realms alongside cable heavy-hitters. HBO leads networks with a total of 110 nominations, followed by Netflix with 91 and This Is Us-powered NBC (the drama garnered 11 noms), with 60. Past winners including Game of Thrones (HBO) and Orphan Black (BBC America) were MIA due to their late season debuts. Winners will be announced on Sunday, September 17 on CBS in an event hosted by Stephen Colbert. For a complete list of nominees, go here.
Whoopi Goldberg and cast mates will take The Stand on CBS All Access Dec. 17
The Stand, CBS All Access’ television adaptation of the storied 1978 Stephen King novel, will debut December 17. Starring Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard, James Marsden, Odessa Young, Jovan Adepo and Amber Heard, the limited series unfolds around King’s apocalyptic struggle between good and evil after a plague destroys most of the country. Ben Cavell serves […]
McKinnon lands unprecedented Exotic deal
Get ready cats and kittens. Joe Exotic (working title), UCP’s limited series starring and exec-produced by Kate McKinnon, scored a straight-to-series order by both the NBCU television and streaming divisions. In an unprecedented move, project will roll out across broadcast net NBC, streamer Peacock, and a basic cable net USA. Series is based on the […]
Cat’s meow: Quaid will star in his own animal rescue story
Dennis Quaid is the cat’s meow. He’s partnering with ITV America’s Leftfield Pictures for unscripted TV project Saving Dennis Quaid, which he’ll star in and exec produce. Project documents the animal lover’s recent headline-making pet rescue where he and partner Jimmy Jellinek set out on a mission to adopt a 6-year-old black cat from Lynchburg, […]
Turner Sports Shaq’s up
Big news at Turner Sports, as the company lands a multiyear extension of its partnership with Shaquille O’Neal. Shaq’s expanded role gains the Basketball Hall of Famer more airtime, including on TNT’s Inside the NBA and NBA on TNT, as well as contributions to NBA.com. He also will develop projects throughout the WarnerMedia portfolio including […]
The Tonys go digital
The 74th Annual Tony Awards ceremony will go on, presented digitally sometime in the fall. Date and platform are TBA. The event had originally been scheduled for June 7, but was replaced by plans for a streaming special on the same date due to COVID-19. That special was postponed amid unrest over the George Floyd […]
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