Archive for September 22nd, 2008
Carol Potter, who played mom to Brandon, his sideburns and Brenda on Bev 90210 in the 1990s on Fox, is joining ABC Family’s Greek. Potter will fill the recurring role of Paula, a ZBZ alumna who turns out to play a pivotal role in Casey’s (Spencer Grammer) future.
In other Greek Casting news The Hills Lauren Conrad will appear as herself in the Season Finale on October 28.
The set-up according to TV Guide: “When Casey is forced to decide between something being offered by a fella in her life and something being proffered by a woman in her life, she drifts off into dreamland to pose the question: “What Would LC Do?” Conrad, having stared down a similar quandary herself on The Hills, offers her two cents. LC’s guest gig was first reported by EW‘s Ausiello.
Michael Rady of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Max the RA will continue to stir up trouble for Casey… as well as for Rusty til the season finale at leas.
Can Greek‘s “Girl Gone Wild” Hold onto Cappy?
TVGuide.com: It looks like we’re kicking off the season with Rebecca causing some real headaches for poor Casey….
Dilshad Vadsaria: Yes, poor Casey. Again. [Laughs] Rebecca has definitely caused some problems for ZBZ, with the spring break episode, where she found out about her father….
TVGuide.com: And subsequently doffed her top at a bar and became a viral video sensation.
Vadsaria: Yeah. I think it’s fun that the writers took it in that direction, because it’s so true for the age that we live in. Whatever you do is kind of recorded right away.
TVGuide.com: Heck, you yourself probably have some compromising photos that could surface.
Vadsaria: No, no, no – I have all the pictures. [Laughs] They’re in a safe deposit box.
TVGuide.com: Why does Rebecca not take too seriously Casey’s threat of being booted as a pledge?
Vadsaria: It’s more of a front that she doesnt take it seriously. What you’ll see in the episodes that follow is her kind of finding a place in the house. Up until now, you wondered, “Does Rebecca really care about the sorority?” [Greek exec producer] Patrick Sean Smith and I had a conversation about that, because there was a question in my mind. Now that she has lost her footing as “the senator’s daughter,” now that all the skeletons are out, she needs to find where she belongs.
TVGuide.com: She has a rare opportunity to redefine who she is.
Vadsaria: Exactly. This season will focus more on that. Where you used to see Rebecca primarily with Cappy, they’re going to incorporate her life in the house more. The audience is going to like the way she “grows up” in that sense.
TVGuide.com: The premiere sets up a nice parallel between what’s going on with Cappy and Rusty and Casey and Rebecca. They’re in similar situations of having to weigh the significance of a pledge’s outside-of-house behaviors.
Vadsaria: Yeah, seeing whether they believe in the bond of sisterhood and brotherhood that comes with being part of the Greek system. For Rebecca, it’s about letting go of her cynicism of it. She hasn’t been presented in her life with people who are very genuine, only people who want things from her because of her stature. That made her very guarded, wary of motivations. This season, that starts to chip away. Rebecca is not one to let it all go [Laughs], but she does start to show another side.
TVGuide.com: What is this in the season premiere press release about Rebecca and Cappy’s relationship taking “a more serious turn”? Is this, like, ABC Afterschool Special serious?
Vadsaria: [Laughs] Nooooo…. Nothing like that per se. The whole point of bringing the two characters together is that because they are so different they can really appreciate each other for who they are. There are no judgments. Cappy is a very serious relationship for Rebecca. She really cares about him. In the season finale, we saw her world come apart and Cappy is the fun guy, the guy who likes to party. He kind of shies away from anything serious — we saw that in the flashback episode with Cappy and Casey — so it’s like that storyline coming back. All of a sudden he has a girlfriend who he really does care about but she’s dealing with some very serious things. How is he going to handle that? You’re going to see them both grow up, in a sense, and explore what they need from each other. Whether that comes through or not is the cliffhanger in their relationship as it takes this more serious turn.
TVGuide.com: But the longer they’re together, the more Casey-Cappy fans stare daggers at you.
Vadsaria: Exactly! They love to see Casey and Cappy together, and that plays into it. People say, “Cappy, why don’t you leave this already? There’s so much drama with Rebecca, go back to Casey” and all of that.
TVGuide.com: Yeah, but Rebecca is hot!
Vadsaria: Well, thank you! [Laughs] It’s fun to tease the viewers with what’s going to happen with that. You’ll see that in every episode coming up.
TVGuide.com: Tell me about playing the “drunk-splashing-around-in-the-campus-fountain” scene in the season premiere.
Vadsaria: That was crazy fun. At the beginning of filming, it seemed like a really good idea, but the reality is that come 2 o’clock in the morning, you’re like, “Oh my gosh, it’s freezing cold!” The girl who plays [fellow ZBZ pledge] Mandy had to hold my hand as we counted to three and then dunked ourselves in the water. We were shaking by the end!
Things are not looking so good as the episode kicks off. The Kappa Tau pledges need a car and Cappie’s has seen better days, Rusty’s driving past comes back to haunt him when he wants to borrow Casey’s car and Ashleigh’s shopping sprees have resulted in a $1300 credit card bill (oops). Evan is having money problems of his own…sort of. On the verge of receiving his trust fund Evan learns the fund is conditional, forcing him to choose between his parents dictating his… read more
Episode Recap: “Brothers and Sisters” | Greek Show Blog | 8/27/2008
Hope you all enjoyed Spring Break because the party’s over and school is back in session. But who has time to think about class when it’s Greek Week? As reigning champs, ZBZ (specifically Casey) is determined not to give up the title. Kappa Tau isn’t messing around either—that cheer routine shows that KT is taking Greek Week very seriously. Unfortunately things aren’t so carefree for Rebecca…her Spring Break errr performance has made it onto the Web. (Watch out for… read more
90210 Exclusive: Riches Kid Moves to Beverly Hills
From TV Guide
The CW’s 90210, which on Monday was granted a full-season order — the first brand-new series to merit such an honor — is rounding out its cast a bit further.
TVGuide.com has learned exclusively that Michael Trevino, who was previously on FX’s The Riches and CBS’ short-lived Cane, has landed the role of Ozzie, a new student at West Bev.
Further details on Oz (including his first appearance) are expected shortly, the show writers are tweaking his background story, before announcing all the details.
Episode 2.01 – Hiding In Plain Sight (Season premiere) [Airing October 1]: A doctor takes care of 30-year-old Molly and her husband Eric. The couple underwent fertility treatments in order to get pregnant are in for their first . Molly decided her baby was a boy even if it’s too early to tell. According to the doctor, the baby appears normal but Molly feels something is wrong. Later, Molly comes back saying that Eric keeps telling her that the baby is too big, that she eats too much, etc. According to Eric, he did nothing wrong and tells the doctors that Molly used to take pills for . Another doctor helps 14-year-old Dean who is ready to have sex and who is having problems communicating with his parents. Source: SpoilerFix.com
According to Audra McDonald, the practice is in major financial trouble this season. She says, “We are on episode 11, and we still don’t know if the Oceanside Wellness Center is going to make it.” — Kristin at E!Online
You already know that Addison is getting a bro on Private Practice this season in the form of Grant Show. But what you may not know is which member(s) of the Montgomery clan will be visiting next. Kate Walsh knows, and she’s spillin’ like a villain right here. — Ausiello Files
A character that you may have thought was gone from the show for good will return, and she’ll be sticking around for quite some time — actually, we’ll be seeing several old friends this season. Want more? Dean’s still a smart ass, and the saying “the Devil made me do it” will take on a whole new meaning as the year progresses…
An interview with from Zap2It’s Korbi TV
with Supernatural’s newest regular character Bobby Singer, portrayed by Jim Beaver:
What can you tell me about the season premiere?
Dean comes back, which really isn’t what I — as in, me, Jim — was expecting. I thought he might be gone for a little bit and Sam and Bobby might try to figure things out. But Dean comes back [in the beginning of the first episode] and things are all different. He brings some secrets back with him, not just secrets [he's keeping] from the audience, but also from Sam and Bobby. There’s something going on that only Dean knows about. I think it’s going to be pretty surprising for the audience. I think they’re going to go, oh wow, that’s a great turn for the story. I’m being a little vague, but I want to keep my job!
And that’s what we want, too. Are we going to see flashbacks of how Sam and Bobby dealt with life while Dean was in Hell?
If we are, it’s going to be real special effects because I don’t remember shooting any! I think we won’t actually have flashbacks, but we will get a sense of how that dark period affected Sam and Bobby just from things that are said.
Did the Sam and Bobby relationship change while Dean was gone?
It changed for the worse for a while. But it doesn’t take too long for them to get back on their feet. It was really hard for Sam [when Dean went to Hell]. I mean, it was really hard for Bobby, but it was particularly hard for Sam, feeling like he failed Dean. So there was some separation between him and Bobby while Sam sort of sorted things out. But there’s nothing like your brother coming back from Hell to cheer you up. Things get back on a fairly even keel, considering there are some story twists. There’s no long lasting damage.
That’s good to hear because he has a good relationship with Sam and Dean for the most part.
Yeah. It’s dramatically good for the show and I’m not just trumping my own participation. You’ve got these two brothers who have a strong relationship but can occasionally use either a wise or a cynical viewpoint. And Bobby’s there to provide it.
I was told that you’re the first person Dean comes to after he’s resurrected from Hell.
Yes, Dean shows up and kind of gives me a jolt. When somebody knocks at your door, you’re not expecting someone who went to Hell the last time you saw them. It’s an interesting reunion, but it’s not an expected one.
Are you going to be helping Sam and Dean figure out why Dean was released from Hell?
I think that’s going to be one of the big questions. We get some hints early on as to why he’s back, but I don’t think they’re going to be exactly what the audience expects, which I think will be delicious. The question of why he’s back and what the ramifications of his return are will be essential to the whole season. That will be fun to find out. I don’t know yet. The actors are often the last to know.
I hear Bobby doesn’t have it easy in the first couple episodes…
I get attacked by something. Yeah, I’m not sure how to describe it. I’m a lot of help, aren’t I?
Can you say how many episodes you’ve done this season?
We just finished episode six which was my third one. So I took a little break with three, four and five. But I’m back for six and I have no idea what’s coming up after that. But I certainly don’t expect them to get rid of Bobby any time soon. I’m so delighted to do the show, I welcome every single opportunity. I can’t answer for certain if I’ll be back for more, but I wouldn’t be surprised.
Are you heavily involved in the episodes you’re in?
Well, I’m there. I don’t know if [my role is] bigger, but I guess it is. The first few episodes are really exciting and we had a lot of fun shooting them.
Are you aware of how much the fans love you?
[Laughs] Yeah, what’s that about?
Bobby is just awesome in the eyes of the fans. And he’s also like a surrogate father to the brothers, especially since their own dad is no longer among the living. He’s a great sounding board and gives words of wisdom and all that fun stuff that the Winchester brothers need.
It’s kind of like real life.
Is your relationship with Jared and Jensen like that?
I love those two guys. They’re a joy to go to work with. I always get a big hug from them whenever I show up for an episode… and then it takes me about three days for my ribs to stop hurting. Really strong men. I gotta start working out.
And I’ve heard they’re notorious pranksters on set. Do you fall victim to them?
Not very often. I think I’m not as fun to pull pranks on because I’m pretty determined to not let them get my goat. I think it’s disappointing to them, but I’ve certainly been witness to a lot. Most of it is not terribly organized or intricate, but there’s a lot of horseplay on the set. There’s always somebody whose day it is to [be the target]. But it’s mainly Jared. Jensen’s very good at participating and appreciating, but Jared’s the real prankster. [Laughs] He belongs in a kindergarten.
It sounds like you have a lot of fun on the set.
There’s an element of fun that runs through the entire company, it’s not just Jared and Jensen. There’s a lot of banter and pranks and fun with the camera crew and the grips and everyone. We all work very hard and we all take our jobs seriously, but it’s a company that from top to bottom really seems to understand that if it ain’t fun, it ain’t worth doing. We have a blast.
Episode 8.04: Instinct
Airdate: October 9, 2008
Tess and her team perform tests on Clark’s crystal that she had retrieved from the arctic, causing it to send a beam of light into the universe. This triggers the arrival of Maxima (guest star Charlotte Sullivan), a queen from the planet Almerac, who is searching for her soulmate, who she believes sent the signal. Unfortunately, Maxima’s power is too great for mortal men and her kiss kills them. The seductive Maxima arrives in Metropolis and begins her search, starting with Jimmy. Source: The CW
Erica Durance reveals: Lois does find [Maxima and Clark] in a compromising position and she has to deal with that. And that’s the thing, how she feels about Clark has always been a part of her, but it’s now kind of surprising her how intense it is. Source: Zap2It’s Korbi TV
Episode 8.07: Identity
Airdate: October 30, 2008
At episode’s end, Lois is determined that Clark will help her to land the exclusive with the new hero of Metropolis, unaware that the “hero” is Clark himself. Remember when Clark put on a pair of green tights to remove suspicion that Oliver was the Green Arrow? Look for Ollie to return the favor. Source: KryptonSite
Episode 8.08: Bloodline
Airdate: November 6, 2008
Erica Durance has revealed in an interview with the CW Source that Lois gets superpowers of some sort in this episode, and these powers may have some connection to “an alien’s wife.” One of Lois’s powers will involve throwing people around. We’re pretty sure this is also the one where Kara comes back, so unless there is a change, expect to see Laura Vandervoort’s return as Kara. Source: KryptonSite
Chuck’s dad? The father whom her boyfriend, Ned, accidentally killed back in the day? He’s rising from the dead! That’s right. I don’t know if Ned resurrects him in order to make things right with the love of his life, but I do know he returns to the living for at least three episodes this season. He’ll be the same age as he was when he kicked the bucket (not much older than Chuck is now) and I’m hearing the reunion with his daughter is a happy one. -Zap2It’s Korbi TV
Scoop from the Emmy Red carpet….
Lindsay Lohan will be back on Ugly Betty this season, but Ashley Jensen said she never had the chance to meet her: “They keep me tucked away in that closet over there.” Well, not totally. Ashley said the first scene of this third season consists of Christina — who is still pregnant and flaunting a four month baby bump — walking the streets of New York with Betty: “Filming it was like, oooh, it’s like being in Sex and The City! And we’ve got Pat Field doing the costumes for us, which is very exciting.” So, the move to New York seems to be going okay for the cast, though there are a few issues: “It’s amazing, I think everyone’s excited to be there, except we’re having to deal with things like weather — the rain — and tour buses — people screaming, we love you Ugly Betty! — in the middle of takes. So things are taking a little bit longer.” — Zap2It’s Korbi TV
From Zap2It’s Korbi TV
HRG, Who Are You?: We see very little of Noah Bennet (aka HRG), who seems to still be imprisoned as we last saw him, in the first hour of tonight’s premiere — his scene is less than thirty seconds long and involves no talking — but Jack Coleman promises he’ll be a lot more involved in the second hour of the show. After jokingly reenacting his first hour scene, Jack spilled that several characters — including HRG — will quickly come to the conclusion that another hero is being kept against his or her will at the same location he’s at: “But how you see it work itself out is very cool and very Heroes,” Jack said. “Unexpected and cool beyond what your average TV show will do.”
Once HRG is released from captivity, don’t expect him to be solely on the side of “good.” “If you think about the episode last season where I shot my mentor in the head,” Jack said, “That was cold-blooded. You will very quickly see HRG’s cold-blooded side. They sort of keep him on a moral pendulum. If he gets too good, they bring him back. If he gets too bad, they bring him back. But I do some very, very questionable things this year.”
And some of that shadiness may jeopardize how his beloved daughter, Claire, feels about him. “I can tell you somewhere around episode five [things change],” Jack sighed. “HRG and Claire — he’s done everything he can to protect her and keep her out of his world. But those worlds collide in a big way in episode five. And it generally changes the nature and the trajectory of their relationship. She turns up at a very unexpected place in the middle of a mission and sees what it is I do and how I do it. And she’s never quite the same.” Oh boy.
Sylar, Sex Symbol: Fans certainly love the bad boys. And the ladies will definitely get their Sylar fix in the season premiere — though they might not like whose head he cuts open. Zachary laughed about that, “I hit the ground running this year and I don’t slow down for a while. It’s going to be a pretty exciting season for my character.”
And what about the episode showing a future with Sylar as a daddy? “That’s one thing our show does so well,” Zachary said. “We explore different time lines and different story lines that happen as a result of things that you may not see on the show. There’s an episode where we flash into an alternate future where Sylar’s gone in a different direction, settled down a little bit, and focused his energy on a nurturing quality. The mother is maybe somebody you’ve met already, maybe someone you’ll meet this year, maybe someone you’ll never know. I know, but you’ll have to wait and see.”
Is there any risk that Sylar might turn good permanently? Zach says no. “I keep getting asked questions about my character going soft, but I certainly don’t think that’s possible for too long. We might explore shades of it, but I think evil or darkness will get the best of him. I think Sylar is a well-explored character as far as the writers are concerned. He’s constantly put in situations where he’s wrestling with aspects of himself. Whether or not he is killing someone or getting rid of someone in a less violent way, I think it’s rooted in a deep exploration of his psyche.”
New Kid On The Block: Brea Grant joins Heroes this season as Daphne (aka Speedster) and she’s out to give our heroes a run for their money. We’re first introduced to her in the tonight’s premiere when she steals a valuable family secret from Hiro. He stops time to try and track her down, which fascinates Daphne when she realizes what he’s doing. “I think it’s the first time she’s ever met someone with powers,” Brea said. “She never met anyone who could stop her, so that’s a big deal for her, and she’s trying to figure out in that moment, how is this guy stopping me? That really interests her.”
Hiro won’t be the only familiar face Daphne interacts with. Brea told me she’d be working with “basically everyone,” though a good portion of her time will be with Masi Oka. Will something possibly romantic bloom between Hiro and Daphne? Brea did hint that there might be some more love stories on the show this season and when questioned if that might involve her, she looked at Masi — who was getting fans in the crowd to yell out “Yatta!” with him — and giggled. Hmmm…
So is Daphne, aka Speedster, one of the Villains for this volume or not? According to Brea, “Daphne’s like a lot of us, she’s in the grey. She starts off as a villain, but you get to see her sort of deal with that as time goes on.”
The Haitian’s Homecoming: Season three brings the return of the Haitian! Jimmy Jean-Louis, who plays the aforementioned character, was MIA for the last few hours of season two, but according to Jimmy, he’ll be in most of this year’s episodes. We’ll first see him back in Haiti taking care of some family business. However, he won’t be alone. “He’ll be joined by some of the heroes,” Jimmy shared. He wouldn’t specify whom, but he did say the characters would be males.
Executive Producer Jeph Loeb spoke with Zap2It’s Korbi TV about the new Hero’s Volume and what’s in store for some of the main characters:
We’re going to get to see the other side of things — The original premise of the show was, what if ordinary people suddenly got extraordinary powers — Now it’s all about what happens if those ordinary people happen to be bad guys. We live in a world where it’s very difficult to understand which side you’re on, so it’s a good place to be [exploring]. Let’s just say that some choices are going to be made that aren’t in everyone’s best interest. By the end of premiere night, a lot of secrets will be revealed, a lot of characters will be put in situations we’ve never seen before, characters you love.
Angela Petrelli may be one of those characters. She is very much involved in the third season opener. Not only is she a prominent figure in one of the cliffhangers that will end the two-hour premiere, but we learn one of her powers tonight. Yes, you read that right. When I talked to her portrayer, Cristine Rose, she seemed to strongly hint that Angela may be harboring more than one power. But no one was more surprised than Christine about her character having any abilities: “I assumed when I did the pilot that I had no powers. But her power makes perfect sense — even going back to the first episode — if you look back, you’ll go, oh, of course!”
As for Angela’s boys, we’ll find the Petrelli brothers in interesting shape this year. “Peter’s not quite himself,” Milo Ventimiglia admitted. How long should we expect him to stay in this strange state? “I don’t quite know,” Milo told me. “I think it may go on for longer than people would like to see, but what we can take from it, is that Peter is influenced by the people around him, by the situations he finds himself in. It’s not without the people around him to know who Peter is. Peter is a direct result of everybody he comes in contact with. It’s fun to play a character that is brought to power and also brought down by everyone in his life.”
Could one of those people be his big brother, Nathan? As I’m sure you’ve heard, the shots fired at him in last season’s finale were not enough to take the politician down, but post-shooting Nathan will be a changed man. He will turn to religion: “It’s a kind of stutter-step, false start. The belief in a higher power is what gets him to the stage where he realizes what really happened.”
And Nathan will play a major part in the first half of this third year as unexpected alliances are formed. “There’s something that people are trying to put together,” Christine Rose explained. “And politics and imagination bring together some strange bedfellows. You never know who’s going to be changing, not only shapes, but sides. You never know how alliances are going to be formed. So when you meet up with one person and that might seem like a good fitting, you might find out they’re on a very different side…”
Variety reports: The CW has given an early full-season pickup to its “90210″ redux, it’s the first new show of the season to have the back nine episodes picked up. CW Entertainment President Dawn Ostroff said “90210″ has given the net “another step forward in building a cohesive schedule that defines this network as a destination for young women with shows that get our audience talking – and watching.”
Last night at the Emmys, Chandra Wilson and Sandra Oh were speaking with several media outlets about what’s in store for their characters in the upcoming season.
Grey’s Anatomy‘s Chandra Wilson said we’re going to see Dr. Bailey really rise up as a fantastic surgeon, because of all the amazing medical cases this season: “Her confidence is there. And, you know, she’s working on her relationship, she’ll get around to it, but it’s really about proving herself in the hospital and cementing herself as a force there.” As for Cress Williams‘ recent casting as a regular on Prison Break, Chandra laughed, “I know!” So, have we seen the last of Bailey’s husband? You know, folks work out what they work out for Grey’s Anatomy,” she winked. So I guess that means he’ll be back. – Zap2It’s Korbi TV
– Sandra Oh laughing with her mom, dad and sisters who tag-teamed a few interviews with the Grey‘s star. Asked about her new love interest, played by Kevin McKidd, Sandra’s face lit up when I mentioned his name. “Oh, I’m so excited!,” she said. “He’s a fantastic actor and I adore him.”
Over at TV Guide, they have a video with Chandra Wilson:
Grey’s Anatomy fans are dying to know: Are Bailey and her husband going to reconcile this season? Matt Mitovich asked Chandra Wilson that very question on the Emmys red carpet and, well, you’re just gonna have to watch. Wilson also teased that this season will see a ton of cool medical cases and beautiful faces — and could there be counseling sessions in store for Tucker and Miranda? Watch and find out
TVGuide.com’s Top Emmy Moments
3. Most miscast: Josh Groban performing a medley of 30 of TV’s most famous theme songs. Granted, he did Cartman and his Baywatch run superbly well, but couldn’t they just have played these songs?
4. Most heartwarming tribute: Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Doris Roberts and Brad Garrett yelping Frank Barone’s famed “Holy crap!” as part of TV’s most memorable catchphrases. RIP, Peter Boyle.
5. Most awkward opening: Wanting to bring “reality” to the Emmys, the five hosts — Ryan Seacrest, Tom Bergeron, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Jeff Probst — opened with absolutely nothing prepared and it was positively painful. Did no one get the memo that these guys aren’t stand-ups? Plus, it didn’t help to follow Oprah and to be followed by the dynamic duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Note to Emmy producers: humorless banter does not keep viewers.
6. Best example of a comedy performance: Tom Bergeron dropping Heidi Klum onto the stage, which definitely looked like it hurt.
8. Best political statement: Stephen Colbert: “I think right now, America needs a prune.”
10. Best backhanded compliment: “Haven’t they been sufficient?” Jimmy Kimmel on the five reality host nominees and Emmy hosts. “Sufficient” is too kind, Jimmy.
11. Most unnecessarily drawn-out segment: The presentation for reality host. Did we really need to spread this out over a commercial break? Who do you think you are? American Idol?
Drama Series: “Mad Men,” AMC.
Comedy Series: “30 Rock,” NBC.
Actor, Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad,” AMC.
Actress, Drama Series: Glenn Close, “Damages,” FX.
Actor, Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock,” NBC.
Actress, Comedy Series: Tina Fey, “30 Rock,” NBC.
Reality-Competition Program: “The Amazing Race.”
Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Jeff Probst – “Survivor.”
Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Zeljko Ivanek, “Damages,” FX.
Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Dianne Wiest, “In Treatment,” HBO.
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Jeremy Piven, “Entourage,” HBO.
Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Jean Smart, “Samantha Who?,” ABC.
Miniseries: “John Adams,” HBO.
Made-for-TV Movie: “Recount,” HBO.
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Paul Giamatti, “John Adams,” HBO.
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Laura Linney, “John Adams,” HBO.
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Tom Wilkinson, “John Adams,” HBO.
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Eileen Atkins, “Cranford” (Masterpiece Theatre), PBS.
Directing for a Drama Series: “House” – “House’s Head” Greg Yaitanes.
Writing for a Drama Series: “Mad Men” – “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” (Pilot) Matthew Weiner.
Directing for a Comedy Series: “Pushing Daisies” – “Pie-Lette” Barry Sonnenfeld.
Writing for a Comedy Series: “30 Rock” – “Cooter” Tina Fey.
Variety, Music or Comedy Series: “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.”
Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Don Rickles – “Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project.”
Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: “80th Annual Academy Awards” Louis J. Horvitz.
Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: “The Colbert Report.”
Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: “Recount” Jay Roach.
Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: “John Adams” Kirk Ellis.
List of winners in the creative arts categories of the 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:
Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour): “The Simpsons: Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind,” Fox.
Animated Program (Programming One Hour or More): “Imaginationland” (South Park), Comedy Central.
Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series: “How I Met Your Mother: The Yips, No Tomorrow, Miracles,” CBS.
Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series: “Mad Men: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Pilot),” AMC.
Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie: “John Adams,” HBO.
Art Direction for a Variety, Music or Nonfiction Programming: “80th Annual Academy Awards,” ABC.
Casting for a Comedy Series: “30 Rock,” NBC.
Casting for a Drama Series: “Damages,” FX Networks.
Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or Special: “John Adams,” HBO.
Choreography: “So You Think You Can Dance: Routine: Hummingbird and Flower, “The Chairman’s Waltz,” Fox.
Cinematography for a Half-Hour Series: “Californication: Pilot,” Showtime.
Cinematography for a One-Hour Series: “Mad Men: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: Pilot,” AMC.
Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie: “John Adams: Independence,” HBO.
Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming: “Deadliest Catch: No Mercy,” Discovery Channel.
Cinematography for Reality Programming: “Carrier: Rites of Passage,” PBS.
Commercial: “Swear Jar,” Bud Light.
Costumes for a Series: “The Tudors: Episode 202,” Showtime.
Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special: “John Adams,” HBO.
Costumes for a Variety, Music or Special Program: “Frank TV: Ballpark Frank,” TBS.
Interactive Media Programming (Juried Award: Possibility of more than one award): Interactive Fiction: The Heroes Digital Experience, NBC.com; Interactive Nonfiction: Disney Channel Games Digital Media Event, Disney Channel.
Directing for Nonfiction Programming: “This American Life: Escape,” Showtime.
Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series: “Breaking Bad: Pilot,” AMC.
Single- or Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series: “Pushing Daisies: Pie-Lette,” ABC.
Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie: “Recount,” HBO.
Picture Editing for a Special (Single or Multi-Camera): “Justin Timberlake: FutureSex/LoveShow,” HBO.
Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming: “Autism: The Musical,” HBO.
Picture Editing for Reality Programming: “Top Chef: First Impressions,” Bravo.
Picture Editing of Clip Packages for Talk, Performance, Award or Reality-Competition Program (Area Award: Possibility of more than one award): “American Idol: Episode 733 (David Cook Goes Home), Fox; “Jimmy Kimmel Live: 5th Anniversary Show,” ABC.
Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series: “Mad Men: Shoot,” AMC.
Hairstyling for a Miniseries or Movie: “Cranford: Masterpiece,” PBS.
Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special: “Saturday Night Live: Host, Tina Fey,” NBC.
Lighting Direction (Electronic, Multi-Camera) for Variety, Music or Comedy Programming: “50th Annual Grammy Awards,” CBS.
Main Title Design: “Mad Men,” AMC.
Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic): “Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union: Episode 102,” Showtime.
Makeup for a Multi-Camera Series or a Special (Non-Prosthetic): “Dancing With the Stars: Episode 503,” ABC.
Makeup for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Non-Prosthetic): “Tin Man,” Sci Fi Channel.
Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special: “John Adams,” HBO.
Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score): “Pushing Daisies: Pigeon,” ABC.
Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score): “The Company: Night 1,” TNT.
M usic Direction: “Movies Rock,” CBS.
Original Music and Lyrics: “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” ABC.
Original Main Title Theme Music: “Pirate Master: Episode 102,” CBS.
Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Tim Conway, “30 Rock,” NBC.
Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Glynn Turman, “In Treatment,” HBO.
Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Kathryn Joosten, “Desperate Housewives,” ABC.
Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Cynthia Nixon, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” NBC.
Special Class, Not Exclusively Made-for-Television Variety, Music, Comedy Event Program: “Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival Chicago (Great Performances), PBS.
Special Class, Classical Music or Dance Program: “New York City Opera: Madama Butterfly (Live from Lincoln Center), PBS.
Special Class, Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program: “Battlestar Galactica: Razor Featurette 4,” Sci Fi Channel.com.
Special Class, Short-Format Nonfiction Program: “Great Moments from the Campaign Trail,” The History Channel/VOD.
Special Class, Awards Program: “The 61st Annual Tony Awards,” CBS.
Special Class, Short-Format Animated Program: “Camp Lazlo: Lazlo’s First Crush,” Cartoon Network.
Children’s Program (Area Award: Possibility of more than one award): “Classical Baby (I’m Grown Up Now): The Poetry Show,” HBO; “Nick News with Linda Ellerbee: The Untouchable Kids of India,” Nickelodeon.
Nonfiction Special: “Autism: The Musical,” HBO.
Nonfiction Series (Area Award: Possibility of more than one award): “American Masters,” PBS; “This American Life,” Showtime.
Reality Program: “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,” Bravo.
Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking: “White Light/Black Rain,” HBO.
Writing for Nonfiction Programming: “The War: Pride of Our Nation,” PBS.
Sound Editing for a Series: “Smallville: Bizarro,” CW.
Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or Special: “John Adams: Don’t Tread on Me,” HBO.
Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (single or multi-camera): “The War: When Things Get Tough,” PBS.
Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (one-hour): “Lost: Meet Kevin Johnson,” ABC.
Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or Movie: “John Adams: Don’t Tread on Me,” HBO.
Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (half-hour) and Animation: “30 Rock: Episode 210,” NBC.
Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special: “50th Annual Grammy Awards,” CBS.
Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming (single or multi-camera): “American Masters: Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends,” PBS.
Visual Effects for a Series: “Battlestar Galactica: He That Believeth In Me,” Sci Fi Channel.
Variety, Music or Comedy Special: “Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project,” HBO.
Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or Special: “John Adams: Join or Die,” HBO.
Stunt Coordination: “Chuck: Chuck Versus the Undercover Lover,” NBC.
Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series: “Dancing With the Stars: Episode 502A,” ABC.
Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Miniseries, Movie or Special: “50th Annual Grammy Awards,” CBS.
Individual Achievement in Animation (possibility of more than one award): “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends: Mondo Coco,” Cartoon Network; “Creature Comforts America: Self Image, Winging It, Art,” CBS.
Voice-Over Performance: Keith David, narrator, “The War: A Necessary War,” PBS.
Governors Award: Preserve Our Planet Campaign, National Geographic Channel.
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