Dec 7, 2010

'The Simpsons' Receives Four Annie Awards Nominations

The contenders of the 38th Annual Annie Awards have just been announced. In TV category, "The Simpsons" grabs four nominations, including a nod for Best Animated Television Production along with "Futurama", "Kung Fu Panda Holiday", "Scared Shrekless" and "Star Wars: The Clone Wars". The Simpson is nominated for episode "The Squirt and the Whale", and "The Clone Wars" is nominated for episode "ARC Troopers".

Next, the "Simpsons" leads Bob Anderson vying for Directing in a Television Production, thanks to its "Treehouse of Horror XXI". Anderson is facing off Peter Chung ("Firebreather"), Duke Johnson ("Frankenhole: Humanitas"), Tim Johnson ("Kung Fu Panda Holiday") and Gary Trousdale ("Scared Shrekless").

The "Simpsons" music worked for "Elementary School Musical" by a team consisting of Tim Long, Alf Clausen, Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement gets nominated for Music in a Television Production, and scribe John Frink is up for Writing in a Television Production for his work on "Stealing First Base".

Also honoring the best in animated feature, commercials, short subjects, video games, Annie Awards will announce its winners at a ceremony to take place on February 5, 2011 at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles. Special honors will also be handed out to recognize outstanding individual achievements.

Winsor McCay Award will be given to Brad Bird, Eric Goldberg and Matt Groening for career contributions to the art of animation; and June Foray Award will be taken home by Ross Iwamoto for significant and benevolent or charitable impact on the art and industry of animation.

Ub Iwerks Award will go to Autodesk for the development of digital entertainment creation tools that play an essential role in animated productions, films, video games and commercials worldwide; and Special Achievement Annie Award will be accepted to "Waking Sleeping Beauty" for the documentary about the turbulent and fruitful years of Disney Animation.

TV Ratings Report: Strong Showing for The Sing-Off

Viewers turned on The Sing-Off last night, but CBS still reigned supreme...

8 p.m.
How I Met Your Mother: 9.4 million viewers/Rules of Engagement: 8.8 million
The Sing-Off: 8.8 million
American Country Awards: 6.1 million
Skating With the Stars: 4.9 million
90210: 2.1 million

9 p.m.
Two and a Half Men: 13.3 million/Mike & Molly: 11.1 million
The Sing-Off: 8.3 million
American Country Awards: 5.8 million
Skating With the Stars: 4.5 million/Modern Family rerun: 4.45 million
Gossip Girl: 2.1 million

10 p.m.
Hawaii Five-0: 10.3 million
Castle: 8.6 million
Chase: 5.1 million

Charlie and Courtney Break Up

90210 in 2011: More Nilver Action Ahead

As detailed in our 90210 review, this CW drama made the decision to turn two of its main characters into cheaters on "Holiday Madness."

Will that remain the case when the series returns with new episodes on January 24? Based on the following preview, the answer is obvious.

While no major storylines or spoilers are revealed in the clips below, it's clear that Navid and Silver enjoyed this week's make-out session. A lot. Enough to do it again and again, behind Adrianna's back. For shame, you two...

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Dexter Season Finale Sneak Peeks: Tick, Tick, Tick...

According to Jordan Chase in one of the two clips posted below, that's the sound of Lumen's life slipping away.

Will Dexter save his new love's life in time? Or will she suffer the same fate as Rita? That's the main question viewers are asking themselves as this Showtime hit concludes season five on Sunday with "The Big One."

Check out a pair of sneak peeks from it now:

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Gossip Girl Round Table: "The Townie"

Welcome back to the weekly showGossip Girl Round Table, where our panel breaks down the previous night's episode .

1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from last night?

Gossip Guy: Just 'cause I feel bad for for my cheap shot at Man Bangs last week, I'll give it to him for informing his dad orange was out of style. It was cute and got a laugh out of us both.

Mister Meester: Damien, after Eric's comment about recruiting virginal drug mules, replying that he'd ask if he's available, but he's gotta run. He was great last night.

DANdy: The show saved the best, funniest and perhaps most subtle for last: I laughed out loud when Chuck bid everyone farewell with "So long, friends... Dan."

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2. Which is looser, Lily's morals or Ostroff Center security?

Gossip Guy: Hidden option three: Serena.

Mister Meester: Lily has no soul. Even if you can defend what she did and consider Ben collateral damage in her quest to help her daughter (and that's a stretch), she lied to Chuck's face. Multiple times. This is her late husband's son, a young man who loves her and looks to her as the only family he has. That's what really struck me.

DANdy: Pretty sure Serena volunteered herself as the answer here when she admitted to sleeping with multiple guys in the same night, multiple times.

3. Was Serena right to let Juliet off the hook?

Gossip Guy: Definitely. I don't see what the big deal is. All the girl ever did was drug her and leave her in an unsavory neighborhood after withdrawing her from an Ivy League college and possibly ruining all her close relationships.

Mister Meester: I think she handled it well. Not only did Serena sympathize with Juliet and Ben, she likely realized her own role in his demise. She didn't sign an affidavit, but her behavior contributed to the gossip Lily used to ruin him.

DANdy: Yes. Two wrongs don't make a right, remember? Or, in this case, 67 wrongs, a few questionable decisions, dozens of confusing twists and a handful of flashbacks don't.

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PUBLIC ENEMY #1: Lily messed with the wrong Basstard(s).

4. Will Jack help Chuck save Bass Industries?

Gossip Guy: Without a Blair to receive in payment? I doubt it.

Mister Meester: Jack has been an awesome character from the start, with his only drawback being inherent - he's been at odds with his nephew, who everyone loves. Just imagine the evil machinations of Bart's brother and son working together. If I were Lily, I'd grab the keys to the Lincoln Hawk van and just peace out of New York now.

DANdy: Absolutely. These two might not get along, but they have one thing in common: unabashed greed. When it comes to revenge, these two won't be Bassful about how they go about reclaiming what is rightfully their family's.

5. Blair and Dan: Should they get it on?!?!

Gossip Guy: Could you find a bigger Dair fan than me? I'm sure some of you joined the dark side with me when you saw how cute they were on their road trip. Plus, there's no aphrodisiac like French documentaries about orangutans.

Mister Meester: Do I want to see more Dan and Blair adventures? Absolutely. That was some of the funniest banter of the season so far, and even grew sweet by the end as they reluctantly agreed to hang out by choice. Sexually, though? I don't see it ... yet.

DANdy: No way. I'm putting a ban on any Ban talk right here and now. Even the thought of these two in the same movie theater grosses me out.

BONUS: What do you think Vanessa was up to this week?

Gossip Guy: Hopefully wearing raccoon makeup and starting a terrible band. I think that's what happens when your character gets banished.

Mister Meester: Sending out letters seeking grants to study climate change in the Maldives. Seems like something Vanessa would be interested in, and if she misses the last flight out before the ice caps melt and the ocean engulfs that island nation, no big deal.

DANdy: Her eyeballs in uselessness!

A Desperate Housewives Proposal

On this Sunday's midseason finale of Desperate Housewives, Susan will get seriously injured in a riot.

But before that event takes place, Keith comes very close to getting broken himself. Heartbroken, that is.

In the following clip from "Down the Block There's a Riot," Bree wakes up, fetches her morning paper - and walks right into a marriage proposal. How does she react to it? What does she ask in response? The answer awaits...

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True Blood Casts Trio of New Roles

For the second time in a few weeks, True Blood has hired a trio of new actors for season four.

As first reported by Deadline Hollywood, the following stars will come aboard this HBO hit in the following roles:
  • Christina Moore (pictured; Hawthorne, 90210) will play Suzanne McKittrick, a stuffy Texas housewife who possesses certain special powers.
  • Neil Hopkins (pictured; Charlie's brother, Liam, on Lost) will play Claude, the mysterious brother of Claudine.
  • Chris Butler (The Good Wife) will play Emory, a shapeshifter with an agenda.

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Direct Download CSI: Miami Season 8 Episode 22 Mommie Deadest

TV Show: CSI: Miami

Aired on: 9:00 PM on December 7th, 2010 – Tuesday

Channel: Channel Five

Episode Details: Season 8 Episode 22

Episode Name: Mommie Deadest


When a suburban soccer mom is murdered, the CSIs uncover her family’s dark past, while Delko continues his undercover mission.

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Direct Download Stargate Universe Season 2 Episode 10 Resurgence (Part 1)

TV Show: Stargate Universe

Aired on: 9:00 PM on December 7th, 2010 – Tuesday

Channel: Sky One Channel

Episode Details: Season 2 Episode 10

Episode Name: Resurgence (Part 1)


With their new-found control over Destiny’s flight path, the crew finds themselves in the middle of a war between two species while searching out a faint energy reading. When Destiny’s FTL drives are knocked out in the battle, Telford arrives in a seed ship to help and account of his experience with the “Ursini” after being left on the seed ship a month before (episode 2.03, “Awakening”). Eli is approached by several people looking to help him with the loss of Ginn. Chloe escapes her quarters after beating a guard outside her room and is found working at a terminal saying it’s too late for something.

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Direct Download Fringe Season 3 Episode 8 Entrada

TV Show: Fringe

Aired on: 10:00 PM on December 7th, 2010 – Tuesday

Channel: Sky One Channel

Episode Details: Season 3 Episode 8

Episode Name: Entrada


Olivia’s message reaches Peter, who exposes Bolivia, but not before she can gain the upper hand and escape. The team tracks her down to the typewriter store in the Bronx, discovers the typewriter (a “quantum entanglement” device) she has used to communicate with the other universe, and find that she is expecting to be returned at Penn Station in Newark. They know she took one of the Machine parts with her, but are unaware that she left it with the typewriter store owner, who exchanges with another man in exchange for restoring his paralyzed legs. Meanwhile, Bolivia meets with a shapeshift that injects her with resonating rods.In the alternate universe, Walternate decides to use Olivia to make up for the mass of bringing Bolivia back, but not after removing her brain and other organs for further study. Olivia implores to Colonel Broyles to help her escape; Broyles takes some time to consider the impact of his choice with his wife before returning and freeing Olivia just before she is cut into. Olivia finds Walternate’s isolation tank empty, but has Broyles take her to Walternate’s old lab at Harvard, where the old isolation tank is still present. Olivia gets into the tank and crosses back to her universe just before Walternate’s forces converge on Broyles; Olivia lapses into unconsciousness and is taken to a hospital.The prime Fringe team learns of Olivia’s return just as they capture Bolivia and kill the shapeshifter. However, when they leave her inside a police van, the resonating rods activate, returning her to the alternate universe; the Fringe team finds the mutilated body of alternate Broyles in her place, sent back to make up for Bolivia’s mass. Peter and Olivia have a tense reunion at the hospital.

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Direct Download The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 10 The Sacrifice

TV Show: The Vampire Diaries

Aired on: 9:00 PM on December 7th, 2010 – Tuesday

Channel: ITV2 Channel

Episode Details: Season 2 Episode 10

Episode Name: The Sacrifice


US supernatural drama. Elena decides to take matters into her own hands and comes up with a way to tempt Rose to help her. But when things do not go according to plan, Rose calls in Damon. Meanwhile, Jeremy and Bonnie join forces to retrieve the moonstone but Stefan is forced to step in when Jeremy puts himself in serious danger. Tyler takes Caroline to the Lockwood cellar, but she is not prepared for what she finds. Bonnie and Luka get closer. With Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Candice Accola, and Katerina Graham.

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Direct DownloadOne Tree Hill Season 8 Episode 11 Darkness On The Edge Of Town

TV Show: One Tree Hill

Aired on: 8:00 PM on December 7th, 2010 – Tuesday

Channel: The CW Channel

Episode Details: Season 8 Episode 11

Episode Name: Darkness On The Edge Of Town


A HURRICANE HITS TREE HILL – A storm strikes Tree Hill, putting everyone’s life in danger. James Lafferty, Sophia Bush, Bethany Joy Galeotti, Robert Buckley, Shantel VanSanten, Jackson Brundage, Jana Kramer and Stephen Colletti also star. The episode was written and directed by Mark Schwahn.

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Direct Download The Biggest Loser Season 10 Episode 1

TV Show: The Biggest Loser

Aired on: 9:00 PM on December 7th, 2010 – Tuesday

Channel: NBC Channel

Episode Details: Season 10 Episode 12

Episode Name: EPISODE: 12


The final four contestants face the ultimate challenge: running a marathon

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Eureka Season 4 Episode 10 O’ Little Town…

TV Show: Eureka

Aired on: 9:00 PM on December 7th, 2010 – Tuesday

Channel: SYFY Channel

Episode Details: Season 4 Episode 10

Episode Name: O’ Little Town…

Eureka Season 4 Episode 10 O’ Little Town…

Glee Season 2 Episode 10 A Very Glee Christmas

TV Show: Glee

Aired on: 8:00 PM on December 7th, 2010 – Tuesday

Channel: FOX Channel

Episode Details: Season 2 Episode 10

Episode Name: A Very Glee Christmas


Finn tries to bring a little holiday cheer to McKinley High, and Artie discovers that Brittany still believes in Santa. Meanwhile, the teachers pick their Secret Santas, and one manipulative coach rigs the gift-giving in her favor.

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