Additionally, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" got the green light from TLC for a second season featuring the redneck reality show, and ABC's "The Neighbors" made its not-so-funny debut.
Click through the slideshow below for a rundown of what happened this week ... and what we learned from it.
"Homeland" Dominates The Emmys Drama Category
<strong>The Event:</strong> <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/23/homeland-emmys-sweep_n_1908232.html">"Homeland" swept the Emmys drama category this year,</a> with the series recognized for its outstanding acting and writing and also winning Best Drama. Claire Danes even delivered an acceptance speech that <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/23/claire-danes-holla_n_1908241.html">went down in the books for saying, "Mandy Patinkin, Holla."</a> <strong>The Lesson:</strong> Jon Hamm and Bryan Cranston are cool and all, but post-9/11 dramas are where it's at.
"Modern Family" Continues To Dominate The Comedy World
<strong>The Event: </strong> Nominated for 10 Emmys this year, the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/23/modern-family-emmy-sweep_n_1908156.html">ABC comedy managed to take home four awards on Sunday night including Outstanding Comedy Series</a>, beating out "Girls," among others. <strong>The Lesson: </strong> No amount of nudity can trump everyone's favorite quirky family.
Sofia Vergara Shamelessly Exposes Herself On Twitter
<strong>The Event: </strong> Wardrobe malfunctions are never something to be proud of ... unless you're Sofia Vergara. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/24/sofia-vergara-wardrobe-malfunction-emmys-photos_n_1909133.html">The "Modern Family" star's mermaid-like Emmys dress split at the rear, and Vergara immediately tweeted a picture of it</a> along with the words, "Yes!!!! This happend 20 min before we won!!!! Jajajajja. I luv my life!!!!" Oh, and she also invited <em>nineteen</em> family members to the ceremony. <strong>The Lesson:</strong> Look up "shameless" in the dictionary and you'll find Sofia Vergara's name.
McKayla Maroney Lands A Guest Starring Role On "Hart Of Dixie"
<strong>The Event: </strong> Following in the footsteps of <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/19/the-vampire-diaries-gabby-douglas-guest-star_n_1897212.html">Gabby Douglas</a> and <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/06/ryan-lochte-30-rock-cameo_n_1861120.html">Ryan Lochte</a>, Olympic gymnast <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/25/mckayla-maroney-hart-of-dixie_n_1914728.html">McKayla Maroney landed a role on The CW's "Hart Of Dixie." </a>We're impressed! <strong>The Lesson:</strong> If you're not an actor but want to guest star on a TV show, just win a gold medal.
Miley Cyrus Gets In Bed With Ashton Kutcher
<strong>The Event:</strong> After chopping off her long locks, stills werereleased of<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/24/miley-cyrus-two-and-a-half-men_n_1910917.html"> Miley Cyrus on "Two And A Half Men" hanging out with Ashton Kutcher <em>in his bed</em></a>. <strong>The Lesson:</strong> Peter Pan syndrome doesn't apply to former Disney Channel stars.
Rita Wilson Puts A No-Nudity Request In Her "Girls" Contract
<strong>The Event: </strong> Excited as she was to play Marnie's (Allison Williams) mom on "Girls," Rita Wilson had one requirement when it came to the HBO series: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/25/girls-season-2-rita-wilson-nudity_n_1912685.html">Keeping her clothes on. </a> "I [wanted] it put in my contract . . . [They] don't want to see me nude," <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/rita-wilson-on-her-girls-guest-role-i-requested-no-nudity-2012249">Wilson told <em>Us</em> magazine</a>. "That's all I have to say. I'm like, 'Don't write in any nudity, please!'" <strong>The Lesson: </strong> There's such a thing as taking nudity too far ... even on HBO.
"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" Gets Renewed
<strong>The Event:</strong> After a super successful first season of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/26/honey-boo-boo-renewed_n_1916654.html">TLC has officially renewed the "Toddlers and Tiaras" spinoff</a>, starring seven-year-old Alana Thompson and her over-the-top family. <strong>The Lesson:</strong> Honey Boo Boo Child isn't going anywhere, and you'd better redneckonize it.
"The Neighbors," Starring Aliens, Premieres
<strong>The Event:</strong> Who doesn't love a good alien comedy? Unfortunately, "The Neighbors" -- a show about a "normal" New Jersey family living amongst aliens -- just doesn't work. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/guys-with-kids-review_b_1862388.html">As HuffPost's Maureen Ryan put it</a>: "Think of it as 'Work It,' but instead of men in women's clothing it's got creepy aliens in polo shirts. Hilarity does not ensue." <strong>The Lesson:</strong> Aliens + New Jersey = No. Just no.
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