August 30, 2010
Host Jimmy Fallon helped pump some energy into this year’s Emmy Awards where a lot of new names and shows walked away with trophies. Rick Porter, staff editor at Zap2it, provides some details about who won and who lost. And the Emmy telecast received rave reviews. One of the shows writers was David Wild, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, and he gives us all the dirt on what went on behind-the-scenes.
In the future, the shows that win Emmys may not air on television, but instead be found online. Alex Ben Block, a senior editor for the Hollywood Reporter and author of “George Lucas’s Blockbusting” fills us in on how we’ll be watching television in the future. . . that is if Google and Apple have their way.
As always, we review the week’s top entertainment headlines during Big Deal or Big Whoop. Our Inside Baseball topic focuses on the news that video retailer Blockbuster may soon file for bankruptcy.
July 20, 2009
Korbi Ghosh of Zap2it’s Korbi TV blog joins us this week to discuss a bunch of television news including the Emmy nominations. Korbi‘s blog shares scoops, spoilers and breaking news with a community of fellow TV fanatics. She often appears on the TV Guide Channel, delivering her expert opinion on the television topic of the day and has filmed guest spot appearances on series such as “Scrubs” and “Greek.” Michael Giltz, whose writing appears in the New York Daily News, the Huffington Post and the Advocate also joins us this week.
The Emmy nominations were led by “30 Rock” which garnered a total of 22 (plus, noms for supporting cast Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer and Tracy Morgan!) A surprise nomination for Jim Parsons for Actor in a Comedy Series (the the underrated “Big Bang Theory”), Simon Baker (“The Mentalist”), and Farrah Fawcett, nominated posthumously for “Farrah’s Story.” Snubbed one again were “Friday Night Lights,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” and that show’s host, Cat Deeley. Read more