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2008-09-04 18:00:19

Conan O'Brien, Christian Slater and Kate Walsh will be presenters at "The 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards" show in Los Angeles, ABC said Thursday. Comedians Kathy Griffin and Don Rickles also are scheduled to present together, as are TV stars Kristin Chenoweth and Neil Patrick Harris. The star-studded gala is to air live from the Nokia Theatre Sept. 21. "As we near the telecast, there will be more sets of presenters that will surprise almost everyone," executive producer Ken Ehrlich...

2008-08-27 18:00:37

America Ferrera, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Vanessa Williams are set to be presenters at "The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards" in Los Angeles, ABC said. "CSI" star William Petersen and film and stage actor Laurence Fishburne are also scheduled to present an award together at the Sept. 21 event, which will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre, the network said. "We are very pleased and honored to include these presenters to our already exciting list of talent for our telecast," executive...

2008-08-19 21:00:21

With their programming increasingly dominating the nominations, basic cable networks say they'd like to host the annual Emmy Awards telecast. With shows such AMC's "Mad Men" and FX's "Damages" scoring more nominations than any dramas on the broadcast networks, executives of the cable networks say they want to be involved when the current Emmy telecast contract comes up for renewal after 2010, the show business newspaper Variety reported Tuesday. The Emmys currently rotate between ABC,...

2008-07-26 18:00:27

The hosts of the most popular U.S. reality TV series will be the co-hosts for this year's Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, the show's producers say. Emmy Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich said in addition to competing for best reality host honors, Ryan Seacrest of American Idol, Jeff Probst of Survivor, Tom Bergeron of Dancing with the Stars, Howie Mandel of Deal or No Deal and Heidi Klum of Project Runway" will host the annual event, The Hollywood Reporter said Friday. When we saw the nominees...

2008-07-18 18:00:25

LOS ANGELES - Basic cable has long been the domain of low-rent fare. For the award-winning shows, you had to pay a premium. But fork over the roughly $40 average fee for monthly basic cable these days and you're going to get among the best that television has to offer - at least according to the TV academy's Emmy voters. While broadcast networks and premium channel HBO lost prestigious ground in the nominations announced Thursday, basic-cable series and stars swept in, proving that you...

2008-07-18 09:00:47

By Guy Adams At the offices of Sterling Cooper, the fictional agency where Mad Men is set, they'd have toasted the news with a large Jack Daniel's and some celebratory Lucky Strikes - consumed, of course, behind hefty walnut desks. The stylish 1960s period drama, about a hard-drinking, hard- smoking team of New York executives during the early days of the advertising industry, crowned its remarkable debut season by securing 16 nominations at this year's Emmy awards, including one for John...

2008-07-18 09:00:47

Emmy Awards nominations announced LOS ANGELES, July 17 (Xinhua) -- "Damages" and "Mad Men" became the first basic cable series to receive nominations for outstanding drama series as nominations for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday. "Damages," an FX legal drama starring Glenn Close, and "Mad Men, " an AMC drama about a New York City advertising agency in 1960, were joined by ABC's "Boston Legal" and "Lost," Showtime's Dexter" and Fox's "House" as nominees for...

2008-07-18 09:00:47

By Associated Press Here's a list of nominees in major categories for the 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards announced Thursday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: Drama Series: "Boston Legal," ABC; "Damages," FX; "Dexter," Showtime; "House," Fox; "Lost," ABC; "Mad Men," AMC. Comedy Series: "Curb Your Enthusiasm," HBO; "Entourage," HBO; "The Office," NBC; "30 Rock," NBC; "Two and a Half Men," CBS. Miniseries: "The Andromeda Strain," A&E; "Cranford" (Masterpiece...

2008-07-18 06:00:31

By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun Jul. 18--Once upon a time, there was a land called Basic Cable TV that was filled with televangelists, infotainment, Atlanta Braves baseball, wrestling and endless reruns of the 1960s sitcom The Andy Griffith Show. That world of 1980s cable TV seemed centuries away yesterday as AMC's Mad Men, a brilliant series about post-World War II Madison Avenue, and FX's Damages, a hard-edged legal drama starring Glenn Close, made history as the first basic cable...

2008-07-17 18:00:33

By Danny Hooley, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 17--When the Emmy nominations were announced Thursday morning, there were a few nominees with North Carolina connections on the list. Raleigh native Michael C. Hall picked up his second Emmy nomination, for his intense portrayal of Dexter Morgan, a blood-spatter expert for the Miami Police by day, and a serial killer by night, in Showtime's "Dexter." The show, which also airs on CBS, was nominated for outstanding drama series....