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  • Armin Shimerman (Judge Hooper) is nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting or Guest Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama Series for his role in "Red Bird" on Amazon. Full List of Daytime Emmy Nominations

OLDER NEWS:

  • Betty White won The People's Choice Awards 1/7/15 for "Favorite TV Icon"! Congratulations!!!

  • VOTE for Betty White for Favorite TV Icon, in the People's Choice Awards! http://vote.peopleschoice.com
     
  • Julie Bowen is nominated for an Emmy this year for Outstanding Supporting Acress in a Comedy Series for her role in "Modern Family". The Emmys air September 22 2013 at 5:00pm on CBS.
     

  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 5/16/13 Julie Bowen Is a Huge Knicks Fan Julie, a giant New York Knicks fan, talks about why she had to stop tweeting about her favorite basketball team.
    Julie Bowen's Family Does Beer Pong and The Harlem Shake "Modern Family" star Julie Bowen talks about her husband's uncanny ability to play beer pong and shows a video of her children's version of the Harlem Shake.

  • Julie Bowen won an Emmy in 2012 for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy for her role in "Modern Family" on ABC.
     

  • Candice Bergen on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon", Part 1 (3/22/12)
    Jimmy asks Candice about meeting Arnold Schwarzenegger decades ago and her new Broadway show, "The Best Man." Video
    Candice Bergen, Part 2 (3/22/12)
    Jimmy asks Candice about meeting Arnold Schwarzenegger decades ago and her new Broadway show, "The Best Man." Video
    Beer Pong with Candice Bergen (3/22/12)
    Jimmy and Candice square off in an intense game of beer pong! Video
     

  • William Shatner on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
    Does This Thrill Bill? Part 1 (1/4/12)
    Part 1: William Shatner joins Jay for Does This Thrill Bill?
    Does This Thrill Bill? Part 2 (1/4/12)
    Part 2: William Shatner joins Jay for Does This Thrill Bill?
     

  • TONIGHT SHOW
    Betty White, Part 1 (1/12/12)
    Part 1: Betty White on being a dancing star before Dancing with the Stars.
    Betty White, Part 2 (1/12/12)
    Part 2: Betty White on turning 90 and her star studded birthday celebration.
     

  • Michael J. Fox is nominated for a People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Guest Star (The Good Wife). The show airs Jan. 11, 2012 on CBS.
     

  • Betty White is nominated for an Emmy Award this year for her role in "Hot in Cleveland" as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy.  Michael J. Fox is nominated for "The Good Wife" as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama. Julie Bowen is nominated for "Modern Family" for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy.
     

  • Betty White (ex-Ann) was on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) 6/14/11
    Betty White, Part 1
    Betty talks to Jimmy about her show, 'Hot In Cleveland,' and her new book, 'If You Ask Me Of Course You Won't.' Part 1 of 2.
    Betty White, Part 2
    Betty talks to Jimmy about her show, 'Hot In Cleveland,' and her new book, 'If You Ask Me Of Course You Won't.' Part 2 of 2.
    Password with Betty White, Part 1
    Jimmy and Betty pair up with audience members and play the classic game show, 'Password.'
    Password with Betty White, Part 2
    Jimmy and Betty pair up with audience members and play the classic game show, 'Password.'
     

  • Ask William Shatner anything 8/18/10!
     

  • Vote for Lake Bell for Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity!
     
  • TV LAND SENTENCES VIEWERS TO COURTROOM DRAMA AND LAUGHTER WHEN "BOSTON LEGAL" JOINS THE TV LAND PRIME LINE-UP ON FEBRUARY 15TH Network To Kick Off Premiere With A Marathon Of The Most Popular Episodes On President's Day
    New York, New York, February 10, 2010 - "Order, order! 'Boston Legal' is now in session on TV Land!" The Primetime Emmy Award-winning hit series created by David E. Kelley premieres on Monday, February 15th with a President's Day marathon from 12pm - 12am EST/PST, showing the best cases, most outrageous moments and most creative storylines that audiences love. During the marathon, TV Land PRIME will offer special character "briefs" on viewers favorite Crane, Poole & Schmidt firm members such as Denny Crane, Alan Shore and Shirley Schmidt, and viewers will learn personal and professional information on the characters as well as everything they need to know about this popular series.
    "The poignant storylines offset by humor and wit skillfully acted and delivered by the infamous and talented William Shatner and Candice Bergen have resonated with audiences making 'Boston Legal' a favorite," states Jaclyn Cohen, senior vice president of programming and acquisitions for TV Land. "TV Land viewers are sure to love this addition to our schedule!"
    Created by David E. Kelley ("Ally McBeal," "The Practice") "Boston Legal" is a one-hour dramedy which ran on ABC for five seasons. The series follows the professional and personal lives of the attorneys at high-priced Boston law firm, Crane, Poole & Schmidt. The on-goings at the firm are made thoroughly entertaining by the talented cast, starring James Spader and television veterans William Shatner and Candice Bergen. Spader garnered two Primetime Emmys for his depiction of Alan Shore, a winning attorney with at times, less-than-ethical tactics. William Shatner received an Emmy and Golden Globe for his role as the quirky Denny Crane, the leading name of the firm, Crane, Poole & Schmidt, a star litigator in his heyday and now adjusting to his evolving role at the firm as he gets older. Candice Bergen, famous for her five-time Emmy-winning portrayal of Murphy Brown stars in "Boston Legal" as Shirley Schmidt, third name in the firm title. Schmidt is a no-nonsense attorney who rejoins the team toward the end of the first season, returning from a stint in New York. Schmidt and Crane were previously involved, which adds yet another layer of entertainment to the plot.
    Boston Legal Marathon Episode Descriptions:
    Monday, February 15, 2010
    12:00PM #001: Head Cases A partner arrives at the office wearing no pants; Shore meets with an African-American woman who claims her daughter was passed over for a role in "Annie" because of the color of her skin; a client wants to hire a private investigator to tail his cheating wife, but Denny advises against it; sparks fly between Bad and Sally when they represent a mom fighting her ex over a custody issue.
    1:00PM #002: Still Crazy After All These Years Shore represents a former lover who tried to kill him and who is now fighting for release from a mental institution; Crane behaves strangely during a case, prompting the partners to look for an excuse to get rid of him.
    2:00PM #011: Schmidt Happens Lori files a motion against the U.S. government on behalf of a Sudanese man, trying to draw attention to the genocide in that country; Shore represents a man who killed his mother; partner Shirley Schmidt, Crane's former flame, returns to the firm.
    3:00PM #016: Let Sales Ring Crane represents an old friend who wants to die and be cryonically frozen; Shore represents a teenager who claims that a news channel is being illegally censored at his high school.
    4:00PM #018: The Black Widow Shore and Brad represent a beautiful woman accused of poisoning her wealthy, elderly husband; Tara finds herself opposing an old flame when she defends a doctor accused of groping a mute cellist.
    5:00PM #019: Schadenfreude Crane, Shore and Brad defend Kelly Nolan, who is accused of killing her rich husband; Denise insists on handling her own divorce; Catherine worries that Bernard Ferrion will kill again; Tara assists Malcolm in representing a singer.
    6:00PM #040: Race Ipsa Crane shoots his psychiatrist; Shore recruits Chelina to help defend a client in a racial profiling case; Denise shows Brad how to kiss.
    7:00PM #062: Son of the Defender Denny Crane is forced at gunpoint to re-try his very first murder case, but this time the lives of half the firm hang on the verdict; Alan defends a working girl and ends up sharing a cell with her.
    8:00PM #084: The Mighty Rogues Shirley asks Alan to argue a case that would allow her to end her father's fight with Alzheimer's; Jerry's sued for sexual assault; Sack represents Nantucket Island in the island's quest to build an atomic bomb.
    9:00PM #088: Patriot Acts Denny and Alan are finally accepted into the Coast Guard but their friendship is tested when Alan represents a town that wants to secede from the United States; Denny represents the opposing side.
    10:00PM #100: Made In China In desperate need of funding, but against everyone's wishes, the firm votes to be acquired by a Chinese corporation; Shirley and Sack plan their wedding; Denny makes a proposal of his own to Alan.
    11:00PM #101: Last Call Alan argues before the Supreme Court for Denny's right to take an experimental drug to halt the effects of his advancing Alzheimer's; Shirley, Sack, Alan and Denny prepare for their weddings.
    Additionally, beginning February 15th, fans of the series can log on to www.tvland.com http://www.tvland.com/ and enter a sweepstakes for the chance to win one of 30 "Boston Legal" Season 5 DVD box sets.
    About TV Land PRIME and TV Land TV Land PRIME is TV Land's programming destination designed for people in their forties and the exclusive home to the premieres of the network's original programming, contemporary television series acquisitions and movies. TV Land PRIME is part of TV Land, a network dedicated to presenting the best in entertainment on all platforms for Adults 25-54. Consisting of original programming, acquired shows, hit movies and full-service Web site, TV Land is now seen in over 95 million U.S. homes.

  • Bergen, Roddenberry to TV Hall of Fame
    Inductees will be honored at a Jan. 20 ceremony
    By Nellie Andreeva
    Nov 10, 2009, 01:43 PM ET
    Candice Bergen, Charles Lisanby, Don Pardo, Gene Roddenberry, Tom and Dick Smothers and Bob Stewart have been selected as the
    next inductees into the Television Academy's Hall of Fame.
    They will be honored at a Jan. 20 ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
    "This year's inductees have challenged and shaped popular culture, changed television for the better and entertained us
    royally while doing so," TV Academy Chairman-CEO John Shaffner said.
    The inductees were selected by a Hall of Fame selection committee from submissions from TV Academy members and industry
    representatives.
    Top syndication and reality agent, WME partner Mark Itkin, chaired the committee, which included ABC TV Group president Anne
    Sweeney, Fox's president of alternative entertainment Mike Darnell, MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo president of programming Brian
    Graden, TV producer/director Lee Miller and production designer and president of the art directors guild Thomas Walsh.
    "These individuals have each made extraordinary and lasting contributions that have meant so much to multiple generations of
    television viewers," Itkin said. "Their work will endure for decades to come."
    Miller will produce the Hall of Fame Gala with Kevin Hamburger.
     
  • Question: Word on the street is that Julie Bowen might be returning to Lost. Can you confirm? Deny? Cryptic statement of ambiguity? —Lelia
    Ausiello: Bowen tackles that exact question in the latest episode of Ausiello TV.
     
  • According to TV Guide, Boston Legal is "on the bubble" (meaning it is in danger of being canceled).
     
  • From tvguide.com:
    Following the other networks' announcements of their upcoming spring schedules, ABC has finally unveiled its plans for the post-strike return of its shows.  Boston Legal will return April 8.
     
  • The ION Television network has inked a deal to air Boston Legal repeats on weeknights this fall....
     
  • ABC has booked "Primetime: What Would You Do?" for Tuesdays at 10:00/9:00c starting February 26. The five-week series takes over for "Boston Legal," which completes its pre-strike run on February 19. Then on Tuesday, April 1 at 10:00/9:00c, look for the Barbara Walters special "Live to Be 150... Can You Do It?" to fill the hour. It's not clear what will assume the Sunday, 10:00/9:00c and Tuesday, 10:00/9:00c slots once the aforementioned runs complete.
     
  • BL plans to resume production, if the WGA strike comes to a resolution at their meeting the weekend of February 9. Boston Legal could resume production as early as February 20, according to a source on the set. A back-breaking schedule could finish the remaining episodes, although possibly fewer than the normal eight remaining. New episodes could be ready to broadcast by April 8.

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