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Oh these were always my favorite days of the week. I’ve been starring things in my Google Reader in anticipation. Let’s roll!

  • Raising Hope is the first show in the class of 2010 to get picked up for new episodes. If you haven’t seen it yet, start watching. It’s good for a few good chuckles an episode.
  • Now everyone, and I mean everyone, thinks Christina Hendricks is hot….and supposedly it’s news.
  • In other Mad Men news, John Slattery is guesting on 30 Rock, which begs the question, when will we get to see Tina Fey at Sterling, Cooper, Draper, Pryce?
  • Awkward Family Photos is the latest blog to get its own TV show. I’d hate on that, but I’m holding out for EdubTV on ABC’s comedy block in 2011.
  • Two attractive, former reality contestants are running a marathon. You heard it here…second or third.
  • In an attempt to save Lone Star, the TV addict whipped up this handy guide for where to find shows online, thus freeing up your TV. It didn’t save Lone Star, but the guide’s still useful.
  • There’s an upcoming episode of The Office where the entire cast is watching Gleebecause they don’t have enough hype. I wish they’d sit around and watch Friday Night Lights.
  • My Favorite Non-TV Related Link Of The Week: I’ve been listening to StoryCorps at work all week. The stories are so authentic and interesting. A few months ago, they released animated versions of a few stories, probably with the sole purpose of making me cry at my desk.

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How do I know Tina Fey is a comic genius? She can make me laugh out loud in 140 characters or less.

tina-fey-twitterLove it!

You should follow me (and Tina too) on Twitter. All the cool kids are doing it. And by cool kids I mean the 42 folks I’ve convinced so far.

Image: http://twitter.com/TinaFey/

UPDATE 2/13: Sadly, it’s not Tina Fey’s Twitter. Though even Fey admitted the mystery Tweeter is pretty funny. I will continue to follow whoever it is.

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My favorite comedy went three for three in tonight’s Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Tina Fey – Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

and

30 Rock – Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Last week’s episode was awesome. I think this 30 Rock award show fever will continue for quite some time.

Photo: tvjab.com

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Two interesting news stories today involving Mad Men and NBC.

  • Did you know Jon Hamm auditioned for the role of Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock. With the hair and chiseled face I can almost picture it. He wouldn’t have been as spot on as Alec Baldwin though. We’ll still get to see Hamm and Tina Fey together when he joins the cast for a mulitple episode arc. Best worlds ever…COLLIDING!

Image: Vulture

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Yes, I know it’s Tuesday. However, tomorrow is Christmas Eve and I will be half drunk and eating Italian food at the neighbors’, therefore, no time to talk TV. Let’s go ahead and dish now.

  • Diane Sawyer almost lost her shit this morning on Good Morning America over…well…baby shit.
  • So apparently not everyone was pleased with last night’s Prison Break fall finale. I will sit through every episode of PB if it means I get to watch Lincoln bash the heads of random innocents he mistakes for criminals
  • Entertainment Weekly declared The Colbert Report the best show on television this year. Funny? Sure. But the best?
  • So Jenny dies on The L Word next season. The jig is up. The mystery now is who the culprit is.  My vote? Every single person who watches The L Word.

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I’ve been looking forward to writing this all day. Let’s not wait any longer.

  • Seth Macfarlane came in at Number 1 on Entertainment Weekly’s list of the 25 Smartest People In Television. He’s a creative and enterprising guy but this still ticks me off a bit.
  • Former Presidential Candidate and wrinkly old man Fred Thompson is returning to TV in a guest-arc on Life on Mars.
  • Sean Avery got kicked out of the NHL indefinitely for referring to his ex-girlfriend Elisha Cuthbert (aka Kim Bauer from 24) as “sloppy seconds” in an interview before a game last week. 24 fans are throwing him a ticker-tape parade.
  • Jeff Lindsay had a guest spot on Dexter this week. He’s the author of the books the show is based on.
  • Dallas and Starr of Amazing Race are in fact dating. They are going to have the greasiest/most media hungry children ever.
  • Hey style mavens: Guess who’s doing a line of shoes and handbags for payless? Our fierce friend Christian Siriano
  • I was fully prepared to ditch my premium channels next month until I saw this clip from the L Word season premiere. Blast! I’m already hooked again.
  • And for those of you with the premiums, FunnyorDie.com is streaming the  season two premiere of Flight of the Conchords on December 17. That’s a few week’s prior to its air date on HBO.
  • And finally, in a three-way tie, My Favorite Non-TV Related Sites of the Week: 1. Phone My Phone: Finally, the internet is using its powers for good…to help me find my cell phone when I’m home alone. 2. Prop 8 The Musical: A little late getting around the internet, but still pretty awesome and finally, for your consideration, a walrus playing a teeny tiny saxophone.

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Sarah Palin, the real one, had a guest appearance on last night’s SNL. I thought it missed the mark a bit. She barely said three-dozen words and needed the help of Alec Baldwin, Mark Wahlberg and a lead-in from the funnier, witter version of herself (Tina Fey) to make the sketch float.

I will give her credit though: The woman is campaigning for the second highest office in our country so there’s only so much she can do and say on late night TV and get away with without the media pouncing on her. With that in mind, not half bad.

It was pretty cool to finally see Fey and Palin side by side though, even if it was brief.The resemblance is truly uncanny.

After the cold open, Palin returned during Weekend Update only to be mocked mercilessly…in rap-form no less! Palin’s occasional raising of the roof only sweetened the deal. The verdict on the hip-hop throw down is mixed but I thought it LOL-worthy. Watching Amy Poehler shoot a fake gun and dance wildly while 9-months pregnant will never cease to amaze me.

But the real winner of the night? Will Forte reprising his role as MacGruber.

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  • Tina Fey threatened to move to outer space if John McCain and Sarah Palin win this election
  • Speaking of which, the rest of the TV public (lead by the New York Times no less) is finally as outraged as I am that 30 Rock isn’t starting for another two and a half weeks.
  • This Friday, October 17, there will be an entire Jeopardy category devoted to Mad Men. You can practice your skills online right now with an online edition of Mad Men Jeopardy right now though.
  • Best new feature ever: An addictionary for all things The Office on NBC.com. Fans can add their own entries which means some are much funnier than others. I’m glad someone else remembered this.
  • Gawker ran a wonderful piece today by a guy who tried out for America’s Got Talent. Oh the shit they put you through.

Photo: http://www.examiner.com/

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Yes, I thought the latest Fey as Palin sketch was hilarious, thanks for asking. Like every blog ever in the past two days, I will go ahead and link to it in case you missed it.

However, I finally caught the full episode of Saturday’s SNL and I must say, this sketch was much funnier. Now more than ever, I am confident Kristen Wiig will fill Amy Poehler’s shoes well when she departs the show following the election.

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  • It ended on time, even a few minutes early. Though it got a little annoying towards the end with every presenter reminding people the show was running late and that their jokes were cut. Worse? The jokes that stayed weren’t that good. Watching Ricky Gervais blow a few minutes on a good bit was well worth it though.
  • Just what were the hosts there for? They didn’t even open the show (thanks Oprah!) and they only appeared once or twice the rest of the night. If this show is going to have hosts then they need to do something. It should be their job to move the show long. Otherwise, skip the whole job altogether.
  • Other than an excellent Cartman impression the only thing Josh Groban did tonight was prove his voice only works with one style of music.
  • My picks were pretty off for the better part of the night. Bad for me but great for some folks who surprised the oddsmakers and took home the awards. I definitely tip my hat to Bryan Cranston who foiled Emmy pools nationwide for his best actor in a drama series win over “sure thing” Jon Hamm. Here’s the thing…I called Bryan Cranston’s win not once but twice right here on this blog. I really should’ve double checked this thing before submitting my list.
  • I really enjoyed the way they incorporated mock sets from old television shows. What a fitting tribute to some great programs. (And did I mention it was great to see Martin Sheen again? I just watched the finale of West Wing on Bravo last week and I realized just how much I miss it.)
  • How much do I love that Tina Fey took home the biggies tonight? Almost too much. She’s truly remarkable. I still don’t quite get why folks aren’t watching 30 Rock.
  • Other than Tina Fey, the biggest winner of the night? Don Rickles. Funniest guy on stage. We need to welcome Old Hollywood back for these things every year.
  • The Laugh-In folks can stay at home though. Laugh-In is usually much funnier, too bad that’s the impression most young people will be left with after tonight. Check some of it out at your local media library folks. It was great 40 years ago.
  • And briefly: Best Dressed: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Worst Dressed: January Jones…Yikes!
  • Want a list of all the winners? Check ’em out here.

I’m already chomping at the bit for next year. I suppose the Golden Globes will have to tide me over.

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This is my Super Bowl. I’ve booked and scheduled every minute of my day today to ensure I can successfully be in front of my television and ready to watch in awe without feeling guilty about homework, job applications, etc. I’ve studied, I’ve read thousands of blogs entries and watched even more hours of TV in preparation for this night. This is my thing. This is the one night my medium gets to truly celebrate itself. After a long year with a Writer’s Strike and turmoil with the actors, the industry needs this. Frankly, I need this too.

So here are my picks for the primary categories at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards. I pretty much stuck to party lines here (30 Rock & Mad Men) but in categories where I couldn’t, I went with my instinct…even if it means Ryan Seacrest wins an Emmy.

COMEDY SERIES
Curb Your Enthusiasm

Entourage

The Office

30 Rock

Two and a Half Men

My Pick: 30 Rock

DRAMA SERIES
Boston Legal
Damages
Dexter
House
Lost
Mad Men

My Pick: Mad Men

ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Lee Pace, Pushing Daisies
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

My Pick: Alec Baldwin

ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
James Spader, Boston Legal

My Pick: Jon Hamm

ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds

My Pick: Tina Fey

ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Glenn Close, Damages
Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Holly Hunter, Saving Grace
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

My Pick: Glenn Close

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Kevin Dillon, Entourage
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Jeremy Piven, Entourage
Rainn Wilson, The Office

My Pick: Neil Patrick Harris

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Ted Danson, Damages
Michael Emerson, Lost
Zeljko Ivanek, Damages
William Shatner, Boston Legal
John Slattery, Mad Men

My Pick: John Slattery

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies
Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live
Jean Smart, Samantha Who?
Holland Taylor, Two and a Half Men
Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty

My Pick: Amy Poehler


SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Candice Bergen, Boston Legal
Rachel Griffiths, Brothers & Sisters
Sandra Oh, Grey’s Anatomy
Dianne Wiest, In Treatment
Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy

My Pick: Candice Bergen

REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM
The Amazing Race
American Idol
Dancing With The Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef

My Pick: The Amazing Race

HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Heidi Klum, Project Runway
Howie Mandel, Deal or No Deal
Jeff Probst, Survivor
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

My Pick: Ryan Seacrest

BEST MINI-SERIES
John Adams
Cranford
Tin Man
The Andromeda Strain

My Pick: John Adams

BEST VARIETY SERIES
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With John Stewart
Late Show With David Letterman
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

My Pick: The Daily Show With John Stewart

Think I’m totally off base? TV Addict is holding an Emmy picks contest and the winner receives Season 2 of 30 Rock. Press your luck and enter here. Happy viewing folks!

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Barack Obama will not appear on SNL tonight as planned due to Hurricane Ike. His camp doesn’t think shilling for laughs and the late night vote would be too appropriate given the devastation in Texas.

Don’t worry, Lil Wayne and Michael Phelps will still be on tonight…and Tina Fey will probably be there too.

Photo: http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/

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