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No Surprise: CBS Cancels ‘How to be a Gentleman’

"How to Be a Gentleman" - CBS

1 week, 4 shows, 4 cancellations.

CBS has canceled freshman comedy How to be a Gentleman after its second airing last night, where it delivered around 7 million viewers and a 2.5 rating among adults 18-49. While those numbers may be good on NBC or ABC, the numbers are frowned upon over at CBS. Although I bid on ABC’s Charlie’s Angels to be getting the boot next, I was absolutely certain that Gentleman would be getting the boot soon. Gentleman will be moved to Saturdays, and will have its Thursday 8:30PM slot taken by veteran comedy Rules of Engagement, which will premiere it’s sixth season in its time slot beginning October 20th.

This cancellation is the first for CBS this fall season, and is the fourth overall, after NBC’s The Playboy Club, Free Agents, and The CW’s H8R. This has been a pretty grim week for TV cancellations. What’s going to happen next week? I’m sticking to Charlie’s Angels, but NBC’s Prime Suspect, or even Harry’s Law (currently in it’s second season) could get replaced.

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Emmy Predictions: Drama

It’s that time of year again! THE EMMYS! It’s the most important day in television and here at JuniorTV. Although many of the categories won’t go in my favor (as you’ll see below), I’m still rooting for many people and their respective shows. Besides, there has to be a shocking win somewhere this year, right? (Remember Kyra Sedgwick last year?) So today, a day before the ceremony(!), here are my predictions on who will win, and who should win for the major drama categories, including Best Drama and the Best Acting categories for in drama.:

Outstanding Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Dexter (Showtime)
Friday Night Lights (Direct TV)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Good Wife (CBS)
Mad Men (AMC)

WHO WILL WIN: Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

This show has every single ingredient for Emmy glory: A period drama with a seemingly unending but thrilling storyline with characters that keep viewers hooked. AMC’s Mad Men is getting it’s Drama Emmy streak taken away and there’s nothing it can do about it.

WHO SHOULD WIN: Friday Night Lights (DirecTV)

My favorite drama ever ends it’s five season run and I’m so disappointed that it hasn’t won a single Primetime Emmy throughout it’s run, and that’s just criminal on the Academy’s part.

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights (Direct TV)
Michael C. Hall, Dexter (Showtime)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)
Hugh Laurie, House (FOX)
Timothy Olyphant, Justified (FX)

WHO WILL WIN: Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

This man is the heart of this show, and his performance already scored him a SAG Award for Best Actor in a Drama. I have almost no doubt in my mind that he will win, but I would be glad if he lost to a certain someone.

WHO SHOULD WIN: Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights

This is that certain someone. For five seasons, he lead a now legendary role as Coach Eric Taylor in one of the most critically-acclaimed shows of all-time. Its about time that he gets one, and it’s the Academy’s last chance to redeem themselves, but they wont.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in A Drama Series
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Walton Goggins, Justified
John Slattery, Mad Men
Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age

WHO WILL WIN: Walton Goggins, Justified

I’m so glad that FX’s ‘Justified’ will finally get the recognition it deserves tonight, as Goggins’ performance was the best of the year for actors in the supporting role. See why I think so below.

WHO SHOULD WIN: Walton Goggins, Justified

His character is sinister but also has much emotion. He helps his enemy, but also wants to destroy him, and that makes him one of the most versatile characters on TV.

Outstanding Lead Actress in A Drama Series

Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

WHO WILL WIN: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Last year, many thought her award was robbed by Kyra Sedgwick, but this year, she is invincible.

WHO SHOULD WIN: Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights

Although not a leading lady like Margulies, Britton has had incredibly important storyline moments throughout Friday Night Lights’ five season run, and the award is long overdue.

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Margo Martindale, Justified
Michelle Forbes, The Killing
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

WHO WILL WIN:Margo Martindale, Justified

Her performance as the wicked Mags Bennett is historic, portraying one of the most evil characters on television. Martindale has this one locked.

WHO SHOULD WIN: Margo Martindle, Justified

It’s nearly impossible for Emmy voters not unanimously vote in her favor to win. I hope she has her speech ready.

That’s all for now! Come back soon to see who I think will win on the Comedy side–see you then! And don’t forget: The 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards airs this Sunday, September 18 on FOX, hosted by Jane Lynch!

ALSO: For live updates, go to my twitter page @JuniorTV. Follow me while you’re at it! 🙂

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About Time! NBC Gives ‘The Event’ A Return Date


After it became known that it was going to premiere very late in the Midseason, NBC has finally given a return date to it’s struggling freshman drama, The Event. James Hibberd from Entertainment Weekly is reporting that The Event is returning on March 7th with a 2 hour premiere starting on a special time, 8 P.M. Chuck usually airs in that time slot, and will not air a new episode that Monday. The Event will be followed by NBC’s new hit show Harry’s Law at 10.

I wrote here a couple of months back at how disappointed I was at The Event’s fall finale, as the episodes before had much more suspense and drama than the finale. Hibberd also reported that The Event won’t end with a huge cliffhanger like the producers of V had announced this week. Producers of The Event said that it won’t give complete closure to the fans, but it won’t end with too much suspense. There’s also a good chance that we will find out what “The Event” is by the end of the season, which would give viewers the answer to that burning question that has been asked countless times.

Now the question will be asked is if the show will be as solid as it’s pilot or be even more disappointing than it’s fall finale? You’ll have to tune in on March 7th to find out.

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TV News: LOLA Put On Hiatus, Skins, Harry’s Law Open Big; Plus Life Unexpected’s Finale


Tons of TV news has broken throughout the day: Here are some of the news: Law & Order Los Angeles is being put on hiatus indefinitely according to TVLine’s Michael Ausiello. NBC has reportedly given Dick Wolf’s newest rendition of the franchise more time to develop with the new, unannounced cast. It was slated to air on Tuesdays at 10, when Parenthood usually airs, but with the show being put on hiatus, Parenthood is going to stay right where it is for the meantime.

Life Unexpected ends its run tonight with a 2 hour finale on The CW. With a very bad average of about 1.5 million viewers per episode, those numbers are too low, even for The CW’s already flooring-low standards. The show has been said to be looking for a new home on a new network, but the chances of that happening are highly unlikely.

Some ratings notes for the day; Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana Forever aired its series finale on Sunday at 7 and delivered the highest numbers ever for that time-slot, over 6.2 million viewers tuned in. MTV’s Skins performed solid as well with 3.3 million viewers tuning in. The show also got a 3.1 rating with people 12-34, it’s highest ever for a new series. No numbers yet on how Jersey Shore did last night, the show was Skins’ lead in. NBC’s Harry’s Law delivered big numbers last night, with over 11 million viewers tuning in. It’s 2.1 adults 18-49 rating was lackluster, but with Kathy Bates as the lead star, (she’s 62) I’m sure NBC wasn’t too surprised or too disappointed by the numbers. Lots of stuff, right? More series premieres of shows will be airing this week, so look forward to more numbers.

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