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2016 Emmy Consideration: USA Network’s ‘Mr. Robot’ and Rami Malek

Last summer’s TV critical-darling “Mr. Robot” could not have come at a more auspicious time for USA, considering the network has experienced an Emmy drought for the last two years. It owes much to series creator and executive-producer Sam Esmail who has circumvented the network’s humdrum of procedural comedies and syndication of investigative shows and […]

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Emmy Circuit: Showtime blends risky newcomers with standard vote getters

Showtime can often times be the Emmy secret weapon. From stacking the comedy actor deck with William H. Macy (“Shameless”), Don Cheadle (“House of Lies”) and Matt Leblanc (“Episodes”) for countless years regardless if people were watching to sneaking Leiv Schreiber into the competitive drama actor race last year, they have pulled off some major […]

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TV Recap: ‘Game of Thrones’ Sn 6 Ep 5 ‘The Door’

The current season of “Game of Thrones” has been traversing through uncharted territory. The sixth season, so far, has revealed a few things that George R.R. Martin has planned for his upcoming books – the show narrative-ly goes beyond Martin’s last published book in his “A Song of Ice and Fire” series – one of […]

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TV Upfronts: CBS Celebrates Being the #1 Network

CBS opened their upfront presentation with a Hamilton-esque number by James Corden in celebration of their status as the #1 broadcast network. The network also used the opportunity to tout the accomplishments of their news team,  having spent the last several years rebuilding a damaged reputation. Before getting to the previously revealed fall lineup, President […]

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TV Upfronts: ABC doubles down on diversity, salaciousness and unconventional families

ABC’s 2016 – 2017 upfront presentation didn’t waste time letting you know they are the most diverse of the big four networks. From Priyanka Chopra bursting out into song and dance to kick off the show, to frequently acknowledging “Black-ish’s” recent Peabody award, ABC was out in full force touting the strength and inclusiveness of their […]

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Emmy Circuit: Will Netflix Finally Breakthrough with Wins?

  Not long ago, the question wasn’t “when will Netflix finally win a big Emmy?” but rather: “Will Netflix actually break into big categories?”  The online streaming service came out of the gate semi-strong with the first season of House of Cards.  I’ve always questioned the genuine passion behind that first season, given that its […]

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TV Upfronts: FOX mixes reboots with TV adaptations to revamp 2016-2017 schedule

Well, FOX certainly had a busy day, starting in the morning with some interesting announcements ahead of their afternoon upfront presentation. Much of what a network would announce actually took place during this morning meeting, including a schedule of their year in advance. In their teleconference they touched on the future of The X-Files. The […]