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Oscar Podcast #67: Academy Drops Bombshell New Category; Shortens Telecast, Moves Some Awards to Commercial Breaks with guest Daniel Joyaux

There are some major changes coming to the very next Oscars ceremony…and they’re not good. Yesterday, the Academy, in a bombshell announcement, revealed that they would be creating a new category: Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film. After yet another year of dropping ratings, this attempt to secure viewership from audiences that have shelled out their money to the year’s blockbusters …

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‘Roseanne’ Barred: ABC cancels show but what does the future hold?

Words and actions have consequences. Roseanne, the reboot of one of the most popular network shows in the 90s and the #3 show this last season, has been canceled by ABC following a racist tweet by its star and creator, Roseanne Barr. Barr tweeted a comment about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett likening her to monkey from Planet of the …

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Jimmy Kimmel is your 2017 Oscars Host

After the longest period before the announcement of an Oscars host in recent memory, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd have chosen ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel to host the event for the first time. The official announcement, to be made shortly, comes after a long and nail-biting wait. De Luca and Todd as producers was also a very late announcement …

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FULL 2016 Fall Television Schedule Grid

The upfronts are done and this is your full 2016 Fall television schedule grid to see where the new hopefuls have landed and where your old favorites are. New shows are highlighted in RED. MIDSEASON NBC: The Blacklist: Redemption, The Carmichael Show, Celebrity Apprentice, Chicago Justice, Emerald City, Great News, Marlon, Midnight Texas, Powerless, Shades of Blue, Taken and Trial & Error FOX: …

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Critics Choice Television Awards Nominations: Fargo On Top, The Leftovers and Transparent Score

  The second season of FX’s anthology series Fargo topped the list of Broadcast Television Journalists Association nominees today with eight mentions. HBO’s The Leftovers and Amazon’s Transparent were next with six apiece. The Wiz Live! (NBC) garnered five nominations, while Black-ish (ABC), Mr. Robot (USA), and Penny Dreadful (Showtime) each earned four. Other top series with multiple nominations include …

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TELEVISION: The 2015 Upfronts

The fall 2015 upfronts have started rolling in and NBC and FOX are first out of the gate. On NBC, every freshman was herded to slaughter save Debra Messing’s Momcop Copmom drama/comedy/action hour The Mysteries of Laura. I guess something had to survive to tell the tale of NBC’s disastrous 2014-2015 slate. It also looks like the network which used …

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2015 Oscars: Who Will Host the 87th Academy Awards?

It’s mid-September and the Oscar season is in its first lap with the Venice, Telluride and Toronto film festivals wrapped up but we still don’t have any word on who the Oscar host for the 87th Academy Awards will be. Recently we’ve known as early as August and the first week of October. We know that Craig Zadan and Neil …

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