Tag Archives: 2015

It’s a Massacre as Networks Reveal Renewals and Cancellations.

The Mindy Project has been cancelled by FOX but might find a new life on Hulu
The Mindy Project has been cancelled by FOX but might find a new life on Hulu

I HATE this time of year.  Hate it.  It’s here when the networks in America announce their cancellations and show renewals and without failure, there’s always a handful of shows that i’m loving that don’t get to see another season but among the chaos is a shining light when something you imagined would be gone for good miraculously returns.

So what’s coming back and what’s not?

Renewed:

2 Broke Girls (CBS):  Season 5

The 100 (CW): Season 3

The Affair (Showtime): Season 2

Agent Carter (ABC): Season 2

American Horror Story (FX): Season 5

Archer (FX):  Season 7

The Americans (FX):  Season 4

Arrow (CW):  Season 4

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC):  Season 3

Better Call Saul (AMC):  Season 2

The Big Bang Theory (CBS):  Seasons 9 and 10

black-ish (ABC):  Season 2

The Blacklist (NBC):  Season 3

Bones (Fox): Season 11

Castle (ABC):  Season 8

Chicago Fire (NBC):   Season 4

Chicago PD (NBC):  Season 3

Daredevil (Netflix):  Season 2

Devious Maids (Lifetime):  Season 3

The Flash (CW):  Season 2

Fresh Off the Boat (ABC):  Season 2

Game of Thrones (HBO):  Season 6

Girls (HBO):  Season 5

The Goldbergs (ABC):  Season 3

Gotham (Fox): Season 2

Graceland (USA):  Season 3

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC):  Season 12

Grimm (NBC):  Season 5

Homeland (Showtime):  Season 5

House of Cards (Netflix):  Season 4

House of Lies (Showtime):  Season 5

How to Get Away with Murder (ABC):  Season 2

Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central):  Season 4

Jane the Virgin (CW):  Season2

The Last Ship (TNT):  Season 2

Law & Order SVU (NBC): Season 17

Madam Secretary (CBS):  Season 2

 Masters of Sex (Showtime): Season 3

Mike and Molly (CBS): Season 6

Modern Family (ABC):  Season 7

Nashville (ABC):  Season 4

New Girl (Fox):  Season 5

Once Upon a Time (ABC):  Season 5

Orphan Black (BBC America): Season 4

Playing House (USA): Season 2

Ray Donovan (Showtime): Season 3

Rizzoli & Isles (TNT): Season 6

Scandal (ABC): Season 5

Scorpion (CBS): Season 2

Secrets & Lies (ABC): Season 2

Supernatural (CW): fr Season 11

Teen Wolf (MTV): Season 5

Transparent (Amazon Prime): Season 2

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix): Season 2

The Vampire Diaries (CW): Season 7

Veep (HBO): Season 5

Vikings (History): Season 4

The Walking Dead (AMC): Season 6

Cancelled:

Witches of East End (Lifetime):

State of Affairs (NBC):

Stalker (CBS):

Selfie (ABC):

Resurrection (ABC):

Revenge (ABC):

The Mindy Project (Fox): Cancelled (though Hulu may pick it up)

 The Messengers (CW):

Legit (FX):

Hart of Dixie (CW):

The McCarthy’s (CBS):

Helix (Syfy):

Gracepoint (Fox):

Forever (ABC):

The Following (FOX):

Cristela (ABC):

Constantine (NBC): may find new life elsewhere

The Bridge (FX):

Bad Judge (NBC):

 What will I miss? Of all the shows to be cancelled, Stalker is the one that hit me hard.  We loved that show in this household and that season 1 cliff-hanger…shame we’ll never know what happened!  Same with The Following.  It’s a frustrating show to watch, but enjoyable nonetheless.

What are you sad to see go, what are you glad to see stick around?  Sound off in the comments below!

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Kylie and Will.I.Am Out – The Voice Australia 2015

Jessie J will take residence in the big red chair for 2015
Jessie J will take residence in the big red chair for 2015

Well in no surprising news, it’s bye bye to Kylie Minogue and Will.I.Am for the 2015 season of The Voice Australia, replaced with one new face, one returning face and one addition to an existing team.

It’s not so confusing once it’s all spelled out.

Ricky Martin is back on board along with fellow judge Joel Madden who this year, will be joined by brother Benji (as one coach), Jessie J (It’s not about the money money..we don’t need the money money…) is this years newest face and the returning coach?  Well, it’s none other than our favorite Aussie songstress, Delta ‘Delts’ Goodrem!

We all knew when Kylie announced her Kiss Me Once Tour for 2015 that she’d be a no show…Will.I.Am?  Perhaps it came down to a work clash as he’s just started season three of The Voice UK (and not the utterly horrible decision he made by getting involved in 2014 winner Anja Nissen’s winners single – god awful by the way).

The addition of Benji Madden was a no brainer.  The two are hugely popular here, have a great following and their work together on The Voice Kids made for great viewing.  Jessie J’s addition too was predictable but wise.  J has a strong following here offering up a string of hit singles plus her double season stint on The Voice UK gives her plenty of knowledge and ammo to come into our version with.

Ricky.  We all love Ricky Martin.  Nuff’ said.

Delts.  Must admit, I was very surprised by her addition (or re-addition) to this years coaches.  Bumped for Kylie last year and relegated to The Voice Kids, Delts is back on board for the 2015 season.

Delta Goodrem Makes Shock Return – news.com.au

What are your thoughts about this years coaches?  Surprised by Delts’ reintroduction to the big red spinning chair?  Sound off in the comments below!

The Voice Australia returns later this year on Channel 9.

Golden Globes 2015 Score Card

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey once again slayed their hosting gig
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey once again slayed their hosting gig

Cripes.  I give up.  My score card for this years Golden Globes was looking pretty miserable by the time the last award was announced.  At least hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey once again proved why they need to continue with this gig.

So just how bad did I do this year?  Check out my picks and winners list below.

Best TV Series Drama:

My Pick: The Good Wife  |  Winner: The Affair

Best Actress in a TV Series Drama:

My Pick: Claire Danes (Homeland)  |  Winner: Ruth Wilson (The Affair)

Best Actor in a TV Series Drama:

My Pick: Clive Owen (The Knick)  |  Winner: Kevin Spacey (House Of Cards)

Best TV Series Musical or Comedy:

My Pick: Transparent (Amazon Prime)  |  Winner: Transparent (Amazon Prime)

Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy:

My Pick: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (VEEP)  |  Winner: Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin)

Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy:

My Pick: Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)  |  Winner: Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie:

My Pick: Jessica Lange (AHS Freak Show)  |  Winner: Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Honorable Woman)

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie:

My Pick: Mark Ruffalo (The Normal Heart)  |  Winner: Billy Bob Thornton (Fargo)

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie:

My Pick (and everyone else’s) Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black)  |  Winner: Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey)

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie:

My Pick: Alan Cumming (The Good Wife)  |  Winner: Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart)

So out of the 10 TV categories…I scored a total of two.  Yep.  TWO.

Perhaps I should just quit now!

People’s Choice Awards TV Winners List

How to get away with murder star Viola Davis wins.
How to get away with murder star Viola Davis wins.

The fans have spoken and they love Big Bang Theory, Greys Anatomy and Ellen Degeneres.  The annual People’s Choice awards were handed out on Wednesday night with awards going out to various categories including Favorite Cable Drama, Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actor and Favorite Actress in a New Series among others.

Big Bang Theory continues to hold strong with fans taking out favorite TV show, favorite network comedy and favorite comedy actress for Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting while in the drama category, Greys Anatomy proved that after almost 11 seasons, the show is still highly popular winning favorite network drama, dramatic actor, dramatic actress and TV character we miss the most.

Other notable winners include The Flash, Jane the Virgin and Pretty Little Liars.  Check out the full list below.

Favorite TV Icon Betty White

Favorite TV Show “The Big Bang Theory”

Favorite Network TV Comedy “The Big Bang Theory”

Favorite Comedic TV Actor Chris Colfer

Favorite Comedic TV Actress Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting

Favorite Network TV Drama “Grey’s Anatomy”

Favorite Dramatic TV Actor Patrick Dempsey

Favorite Dramatic TV Actress Ellen Pompeo

Favorite Cable TV Comedy “Melissa & Joey”

Favorite Cable TV Drama “Pretty Little Liars”

Favorite Cable TV Actor Matt Bomer

Favorite Cable TV Actress Angie Harmon

Favorite TV Crime Drama “Castle”

Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor Nathan Fillion

Favorite Crime Drama TV Actress Stana Katic

Favorite Network Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show “Beauty and the Beast”

Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show “Outlander”

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor Misha Collins

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress Kristin Kreuk

Favorite Competition TV Show “The Voice”

Favorite Daytime TV Host Ellen DeGeneres

Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host Jimmy Fallon

Favorite Dramedy “Orange Is the New Black”

Favorite TV Duo Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder

Favorite TV Character We Miss Most Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang – “Grey’s Anatomy”

Favorite Actor In A New TV Series David Tennant

Favorite Actress In A New TV Series Viola Davis

Favorite Sketch Comedy TV Show “Saturday Night Live”

Favorite Animated TV Show “The Simpsons”

Favorite New TV Comedy “Jane the Virgin”

Favorite New TV Drama “The Flash”

Golden Globes 2015 Snubs, Surprises and Nominations

Scandal's Kerry Washington once again misses out on a nomination.
Scandal’s Kerry Washington once again misses out on a nomination.

There’s a whole lot of WTF floating around social media and Hollywood at the moment and it’s all aimed around the recent Golden Globe nominations announced today.  The general consensus is that is a mix of “did they finally get it right?” and “Did [insert name here] really miss out again?”.

This years nominations brought fourth a change in what to expect for nominees.  No Modern Family (gasp) nominations, new shows such as How to get away with Murder and Transparent finding themselves with big time nods, Game of Thrones’s Peter Dinklage mysteriously absent from the list and a small show about virgins getting everyone talking thanks to two serious nominations.

Along with Modern Family’s surprise omission, Scandal and star Kerry Washington were both amiss along with favorite Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) and even Park’s and Recreation lead (and Globes host- AND last years winner for best actress in a comedy) Amy Poehler missed out.

Other notable omissions include Big Bang’s Jim Parsons (nominated three times with one win) and HBO’s Veep which only landed a nom for lead Julia Louis-Dreyfus and just like last years best actress comedy winner Poehler, last years best actor comedy winner – Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine Nine) is also missing from the list.

Perhaps (to me) the biggest omission is any mention of Lisa Kudrow and The Comeback.  How is it possible that Kudrow, who has the inane ability to play both hysterical and utterly tragic, not even get a look in for her work as the completely jaded Valerie Cherish?

Moving along from the snubs, perhaps the biggest surprise this year is the inclusion on the CW’s Jane The Virgin.  The show picked up two nominations (best lead actress comedy and best comedy) and is the first time the network has ever received a nomination. While I’m yet to indulge in the world of Jane and her virginity, the general feeling around these nominations is one of good and much deserved – perhaps I may need to binge this over the Xmas break!

Check out the full list of nominee’s below. (I’ve underlined my suggested wins)

Best TV Series, Drama
Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)
The Affair
Game Of Thrones
House of Cards
Good Wife, The
Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Viola Davis
(How to Get Away With Murder)
Claire Danes
(Homeland)
Julianna Margulies
(The Good Wife)
Robin Wright
(House of Cards)
Ruth Wilson
(The Affair)
Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Kevin Spacey
(House of Cards)
Clive Owen
(The Knick)
James Spader
(The Blacklist)
Dominic West
(The Affair)
Liev Schreiber
(Ray Donovan)
Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Orange is the New Black
Girls
Jane The Virgin
Transparent
Silicon Valley
Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(Veep)
Edie Falco
(Nurse Jackie)
Gina Rodriguez
(Jane The Virgin)
Lena Dunham
(Girls)
Taylor Schilling
(Orange is the New Black)
Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Don Cheadle
(House of Lies)
William H. Macy
(Shameless)
Ricky Gervais
(Derek)
Jeffrey Tambor
(Transparent)
Louie C.K.
(Louie)
Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
Jessica Lange
(American Horror Story: Freak Show)
Maggie Gyllenhaal
(The Honorable Woman)
Frances McDormand
(Olive Kitteridge)
Allison Tolman
(Fargo)
Frances O’Connor
(The Missing)
Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
Martin Freeman
(Fargo)
Matthew McConaughey
(True Detective)
Woody Harrelson
(True Detective)
Billy Bob Thornton
(Fargo)
Mark Ruffalo
(The Normal Heart)
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Kathy Bates
(American Horror Story: Freak Show)
Uzo Aduba
(Orange is the New Black)
Joanne Froggatt
(Downton Abbey)
Michelle Monaghan
(True Detective)
Allison Janney
(Mom)
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Bill Murray
(Olive Kitteridge)
Jon Voight
(Ray Donovan)
Matt Bomer
(The Normal Heart)
Alan Cumming
(The Good Wife)
Colin Hanks
(Fargo)

The Golden Globes will be handed out on Sunday Jan 11th 2015.

Coming to Network Ten in 2015; CSi Cyber, Shark Tank and More

Patricia Arquette Heads the new CSI: Cyber
Patricia Arquette Heads the new CSI: Cyber

A CSI spin-off, A television show about people watching television and celebrities stranded on an island…these are just some of the new shows Network Ten have announced to start in 2015.

CSI: Cyber: A spin-off from the massive CSI Juggernaut (the 4th spin-off to date) see’s Special Agent Avery Ryan (Patricia Arquette) head the cyber crime division alongside Senior Special Agent Elijah Mundo (James Van Der Beek)  Aruquette’s Ryan appeared in an season 14 episode of CSI that worked as a back-door pilot to this new spin-off.

I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here: It’s survivor meets Dancing with the Stars in this Aussie version of the massive UK reality hit that will see 10 well known Australian faces head to the South African jungle to compete in challenges with hopes of raising dollars for their chosen charity.  No names as yet though comedienne Julia Morris and Bondi Vet Dr. Chris Brown have been announced as hosts.

Goggle Box: In a nut shell, Goggle Box is a show about people watching television though it’s being pushed as a weekly observational series which captures the reactions of ordinary Australians as they watch the nightly news, argue over politics, cheer their favorite sporting teams and digest current affairs and documentaries.  Based on the UK show of the same name.

The Odd Couple:  Friends’ star Matthew Perry’s return to series TV in a remake of the classic comedy of the same name which sees Perry as Oscar Madison play opposite Thomas Lennon as Felix Unger. The former college buddies end up living together after the collapse of both their marriages.  Parenthood’s Lauren Graham has also just been announced to join the show as Oscars ex-wife Gaby.

Shark Tank: Remember Dragon’s Den?  That Aussie show from 2006 based off the UK show in which inventors pitched their products to a panel of wealthy investors only to find the offers involved them losing 50% of their business?  There was also a US version of the show called Shark Tank.  It’s exactly the same as the UK version….and now our version of the same name as the US version.

The Bachelorette Australia: We all know what this one is right?  It seems there’s more interest in who will be the first bachelorette than the show itself after the disaster that was this years The Bachelor.  Ten are yet to announce a name though former bachelorette’s Laurina ‘dirty street pie’ Fleure, Chantal Hryniewski and Zoe O’Brien have been thrown around while winner (and eventual loser) Sam Frost (who was considered to be the front runner) it seems is no longer in contention after her ‘post-show antics’.

Anything here take your fancy?  Being a Patty Arquette fan, I’ll give Cyber a shot plus anything with James Van Der Beek is worth a watch!