Twitter realized its natural connection with television opened up multiple opportunities. It could be more than the consumer home for social television: with key partnerships, acquisitions and new ad products, they could become an advertiser-friendly platform for brands and networks to reach viewers.
Neil Patrick Harris brought his B-minus game to the 65th annual Emmy Awards, the show featured a five-minute interpretive dance segment in the last hour of the broadcast, and there were so many memorial segments that "Modern Family" co-creator Steve Levitan was compelled to declare the 2013 Emmys "the saddest of all time" upon accepting his trophy. Yet despite all that, Sunday night's Emmy Awards were still more engaging, heartfelt and celebratory than this year's Oscars. What can Academy Awards producers learn from television's biggest night?
I think we do know where we are headed as a society and are reluctantly accepting of it. America is marching towards an ever increasing militarism, police who are brutal and proud of it, a continued degradation of the environment, a financial breakdown of both the poorest as well as the majority of middle class families, and our television shows reflect that now.
Let's remember that Dallas, the drama that made Hagman a household name, ran on CBS from 1978-1990, and was for many of those years the highest-rated series on television. Even when it began losing steam it remained in the coveted top ten.
Thank you, thank you, anonymous benefactor (Gary? Was that you?). How privileged we are to be privy to the uncensored inner thoughts of all these talented actors. We just had to share them with the world.
In 2002, "Late Show with David Letterman" won the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Variety Series. It was a particularly deserved win: The Primetime Emmy award honors television programming that aired the prior June through May, which would include Letterman's touching and poignant return after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. It was Letterman's sixth win (for perspective, Letterman's hero, Johnny Carson, only won one Emmy for "The Tonight Show") and it would mark the last time anyone other than Jon Stewart has won the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Series.
Fraser is so good in Breaking Bad that the Emmy season buzz had her in the running for a well earned guest star Emmy nod.
And now Emmy nominee Schwartz has created a special treat for Arrested Development fans showing them how to play the show's theme song on the ukelele. If you don't own a ukelele already, this may make you want to go out and get one...
The hilarious Tony Hale - best known for playing the mama-loving Buster Bluth in "Arrested Development" - has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy fo...
Netflix is the toast of the town, and they rightly deserve to be congratulated not only for bringing joy to their nearly 30 million subscribers, but for impressing stalwarts from both the Street and the Valley.
Is TV still TV if it's not ... on TV? Yes, according to the Emmy Awards. Just another reminder that online content is not only mainstream, but premium...
By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) It was five years ago that the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences opened up the door for web based "televi...
Hey Chris, hear that sound? No, it's not Saul Berenson reciting the Kaddish, Sally Draper weeping for the loss of her innocence or Tywin Lannister congratulating himself on summarily dispatching his enemies. Rather, it's the buzz of anticipation surrounding this year's primetime Emmy nominations, which will be announced tomorrow morning.
When Emmy Award nominations are unveiled Thursday morning at 8:35 a.m. ET, Netflix's new House of Cards will become the first web-based series to compete in a top category.
The power couple is cleverly known as "Wilson" to their fans (I have also heard "Frandler" and "Cheddie"). While most soap opera do have a cult-like following, these fans are extremely loyal and go above-and-beyond the call of duty.
What a thrill to get to talk to one of my favorite composers on television today - Dave Porter from AMC's Emmy winning, Breaking Bad, for which he has deservedly won an ASCAP Award.