America loves television. America loves television so much that last year there were 180 original scripted shows that aired on cable alone. While cable and streaming shows have been receiving a lot of love from the awards ceremonies of late, apparently, the average American is still very much a fan of regular broadcasts.
Having debuted to swarms of critical praise back in 2009, ABC's Modern Family has been a well-oiled machine for several years nowIn a bid to shake things up for Modern Family's fans and production crews, series co-creator Steve Levitan plans to shoot one of the weirdest episodes in the show's history.
What are the most popular network TV shows of 2014? Before we get into the fact that two comedies managed to top that list, which is particularly impressive in an era where network TV comedies aren't exactly thriving on the whole, let's define "popular," because this list has some very specific terms applied to it.
When Modern Family first took over ABC in 2009, its accolades and awards were completely justified and its giant ensemble cast felt completely refreshing in a TV universe still tethered to the standard quartets and sextets. But it has long since staled and the Golden Globes have finally recognized this by shunning it entirely. And it's great!
The Screen Actors Guild just unleashed its nominees for 2014, and as it usually is with television, most of the nominees are pretty much what you would expect. Game Of Thrones, House Of Cards and Modern Family all cleaned up on nominations.
Halloween is just around the corner. Each year, some of our favorite programs bring us Halloween-themed episodes. Luckily enough, a good chunk of these episodes come with clever costumes. This year we’ve culled some of our favorite Halloween episodes of our favorite TV programs to bring you a quiz highlighting our favorite referential costumes.
Matching white shirts? Check. Belted, tapered, acid-washed, high-waisted jeans? Check. Loafers without socks? Check. Everyone up in a tree? Check. Ok, now grab the shoulder of the person in front of you, turn to the camera and give us your stiffest smile. Awkward family photo accomplished!
When it comes to the major awards, Sofia Vergara is one of those TV actors who's often nominated but rarely seems to win. But when it comes to the bank, Vergara continues to come out on top. For the third year in a row, Sofia Vergara has been listed #1 by Forbes among the highest earning actresses in television.
It’s time to give it up, Emmys. I mean, keep nominating the show if you have to, but not if it means leaving out Brooklyn Nine-Nine again. Do you really want to look worse than the Golden Globes again next year? Do you?
“Weird Al” Yankovic continued his no holds barred pop culture takeover with a silly and spirited performance at tonight’s Emmy Awards. His targets were a selection of this year’s nominees, as he added lyrics to some of TV’s most memorable instrumental theme songs.
Following CW, CBS, NBC and Fox's announcements of their own Fall 2014 premiere date schedules, ABC has finally unveiled their own lineup of fall premieres. Among the new series set with premiere dates for the fall are the new comedy Selfie and Shona Rhimes' new drama starring Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder, among some other promising series.
Not only is ABC airing new episodes of all four half-hour comedies (The Middle, Suburgatory, Modern Family and Mixology), it's looking like an especially big night for Modern Family and The Middle. Expect a few great guest stars for Modern Family and a big prom episode for Sue in The Middle.
Valentine's Day isn't for everyone. Whether you’re single, sick of it all, or somewhere in between, finding a way to distract yourself on the overtly lovey-dovey day is a necessity. But we’re not proponents of the mentality that if you’re not in love you must be miserable and bitter instead. It’s silly, and stupid, and a waste of everyone’s time. Plus what sort of monster would encourage you to be unhappy? (Spoiler Alert: not me.)
2013 has been a great year for television, so narrowing down our list of favorites was no easy task. As TV Blend has numerous writers with varying tastes in TV shows, we decided to go solo this year in sharing our Top 5 lists of the best series of 2013. This is Mack's list, which begins with an underrated procedural at #5.
The nominations for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced today. As you may have surmised by the title, these awards celebrate excellence in acting as presented by the Screen Actors Guild (aka SAG). This year’s nominations put Behind the Candelabra stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon up against one another, and the same for Top of the Lake’s Holly Hunter and Elisabeth Moss.