By Jeff Pfeiffer Nominees for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards were announced this morning. The ceremony will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS Jan. 29 at 8pm ET (5pm PT). Here are the nominees in certain Television categories: OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINISERIES LAURENCE FISHBURNE/Thurgood Marshall — Thurgood (HBO) PAUL GIAMATTI/Ben Bernanke — Too Big to Fail (HBO) GREG KINNEAR/Jack Kennedy — The Kennedys (ReelzChannel) GUY PEARCE/Monty Beragon — Mildred Pierce (HBO) JAMES WOODS/Richard Fuld — Too Big to Fail (HBO)
By Jeff Pfeiffer Follow @ChannelGuideJP Yesterday I made my way out to Beverly Hills to round out the relay team of Channel Guide TCA Press Tour coverage (see earlier posts from Barb Oates and Ryan Berenz for more TCA adventures and info). I’ve been doing this tour for over a decade now, and I always feel somewhat out of sorts on the first day I get here. Obviously, jet lag and a long travel day factor into this, but there is something more, I think. Something like the culture shock one may get when traveling to a foreign country, and […]
By Tom Comi After 10 years of searching for al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by various agencies, many Americans had probably given up hope that he would ever be captured. But a lot can be determined by looking at a person’s TV-viewing habits, and the recently discovered DVR found at bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan suggests he knew the end was near. Channel Guide Magazine was able to obtain the DVR through top-secret sources*, and it turns out that the world’s most wanted man was quite the fan of American television. Here are some of the shows that he had […]
By Elaine Bergstrom A great series attracts great guest stars who get plenty of Emmy buzz. Possibly hoping to emulate John Lithgow — whose chilling portrayal of a serial killer last season earned him an Emmy nod along with star Michael C. Hall — Peter Weller joins the cast for Dexter’s fifth season. Weller, best known for starring in Robocop, will play a more ordinary police officer caught up in an internal affairs investigation at Miami Metro. No word on his relationship to Dexter, who will be seen going through the grieving process following the horrific murder of his wife […]
It’s been an up and down week for Dexter (the series) and Dexter (the killer), too. First, the bad news. Indiana teenager Andrew Conley (17) has been charged in the murder of his 10-year-old brother Conner. Conley says he felt compelled to kill and that he felt like Dexter afterwards. However, the troubled teen also confessed to having these feelings since he was in the 8th grade, well before Dexter aired. Noted child psychologist Dr. Lisa Boesky says of his act, “It’s rarely something that happens overnight. This is not caused by a television show or a fight with their […]
It’s been a rough few weeks for our conflicted antihero, but an educational experience, too. He’s learned a lot about Arthur and even more about himself. After he confessed to Arthur that he’d killed an innocent, looking for some sort of advice from a man he still thought had things together, it led to a confession from Arthur about his own horrific past and the guilt he felt after his sister died. Worse, as the video above reveals, after Dexter learned the truth about Arthur’s family, his all-too-human reaction to the horror Arthur Mitchell’s family endures has put a target on […]
By Elaine Bergstrom I’m blogging from Cleveland this week where the front news coverage is all about Anthony Sowell, dubbed “The Cleveland Strangler.” Seeing his victims smiling in old photos on the front page of the Plain Dealer and watching the local news cams hovering over the police and the search dogs hunting for more bodies or the prayer vigils being held almost nightly in the community in which Sowell found his victims, my thoughts move to the Ice Truck Killer, to Trinity and to the Bay Harbor Butcher, Dex himself.
By Elaine Bergstrom I’ve always been creeped out by suburbia — the vast expanses of lawn; the preoccupation with gardening, often at all hours; the vacuous need to own, own, own; the pressure to always live up to other people’s expectations because, unlike city life, other people expect that you should. This is the world that Dexter entered when he bought a house for his family, and in this week’s episode, “If I Had a Hammer,” he took the plunge, gave up his apartment and became a full-time member of the riding mower set.