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Set the DVR! “Bad Judge”, “A To Z”, “Gracepoint”, “Reign”, “The Vampire Diaries” Premiere Tonight!

Bad Judge – NBC

No excuses, no apologies, no compromises. Wild child Rebecca Wright (Kate Walsh, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice”) knows how to have a good time, but she also happens to be one of LA’s toughest and most respected criminal court judges. She has a reputation for unorthodox behavior in the courtroom, including creative rulings and saying exactly what’s on her mind. Her private life, on the other hand, is anything but innocent. She parties too much and rocks out on the drums in a band with her best friend, Jenny. While there’s no shortage of male admirers who would love to spend time with her, she’s not ready to settle down… except when an eight-year-old boy – whose parents were put in jail by Rebecca – needs her help. He may, in fact, be the one thing that starts to tame this “bad” judge.

The cast also includes John Ducey, Tone Bell and Theodore Barnes. Writer Chad Kultgen (“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”) serves as executive producer with Adam McKay (“Anchorman,” “Talladega Nights”), Will Ferrell (“Step Brothers”), Anne Heche (“Men in Trees”), Jill Sobel Messick (“Baby Mama”), Kevin Messick (“The Other Guys”), Liz Brixius (“Nurse Jackie”) and Kate Walsh. “Bad Judge” is a production of Universal Television and Gary Sanchez Productions.

A To Z – NBC

“A to Z” tells the story of Andrew (Ben Feldman, “Mad Men,” “The Mindy Project”) and Zelda (Cristin Milioti, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “How I Met Your Mother”) – a pair that almost wasn’t – and all that happened from the day they met.

Andrew Lofland, while a guy’s guy, has always been a secret romantic… not above crooning to Celine Dion while driving to work, with dreams of finding “the one.” He imagines her to be just like that shimmering beauty he spotted that night in that silver dress at that concert two years ago. Zelda Vasco is a no-nonsense lawyer who has strong feelings about being her own person and prefers the control of online dating. However, when a computer glitch sends her a total mismatch, she’s asked to come in for an interview at Wallflower Online Dating, the agency where Andrew works.

Andrew and Zelda meet for the first time and despite their differences, sparks fly. She thinks it’s chance. He thinks it’s fate. After all, he’s convinced she’s the shimmering girl in the silver dress. Is it true love forever or just a detour in destiny?

Gracepoint (10-Part Mystery Event Series Premiere) – FOX

When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy’s family into further turmoil and upends the lives of all of the town’s residents.

Welcome to GRACEPOINT, a new 10-episode mystery event series based on “Broadchurch,” the U.K.’s critically acclaimed hit crime drama. GRACEPOINT is an expansion of the original series, introducing new characters, identifying new suspects and threading new storylines through the gripping narrative.

Leading the investigation is Detective EMMETT CARVER (David Tennant, “Broadchurch,” “Dr. Who”), who has just arrived in Gracepoint to fill a high position in the town’s police force. That job previously had been promised to Detective ELLIE MILLER (Emmy Award winner Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”), who, in light of the tragedy, must put any resentment aside and work the case with her prickly new boss. Det. Miller must break the news to her doting husband, JOE (Josh Hamilton, “American Horror Story”) and her son, TOM (newcomer Jack Irvine), who was the best friend of the murder victim, DANNY SOLANO (Nikolas Filipovic, “Falling Skies”).

Reign – The CW

Hidden between the lines of the history books is the story of Mary Stuart, the young woman the world would come to know as Mary, Queen of Scots. The teenage Mary is already a headstrong monarch ─ beautiful, passionate and poised at the very beginning of her tumultuous rise to power.

Arriving in France with four close friends as her ladies-in-waiting, Mary has been sent to secure Scotland’s strategic alliance by formalizing her arranged engagement to the French king’s dashing son, Prince Francis. But the match isn’t signed and sealed, it depends more on politics, religion and secret agendas than affairs of the heart. Prince Francis is intrigued by the fiery Scot, but like most young men, he resists the idea of settling down into marriage, especially when he has a history with a lady of the court and his own point of view on the wisdom of an alliance with Scotland. Still, an attraction between Mary and Francis is ignited.

The Vampire Diaries – The CW

As season five begins, Damon and Elena have spent a blissful summer in love, unaware that Silas is free and Stefan has been suffering agonizing pain every day for months. Damon believes Stefan is staying away because it would be too painful for him to see Damon and Elena as a couple, but Elena can’t escape the uneasy feeling that Stefan needs their help. While Elena is reluctant to leave Damon and Jeremy, she is also thrilled to be heading off to a new start at nearby Whitmore College with Caroline as her roommate. Still unaware that Bonnie is dead, Elena and Caroline are waiting for their friend to join them at college. Jeremy is the only one who can see and talk to Bonnie who is trapped on the Other Side. Caroline is also waiting impatiently for Tyler to return and join her at Whitmore.

Matt and Rebekah have spent a wonderful summer traveling through Europe, and the newly cured Katherine is having a tough time adjusting to being human after 500 years as a vampire. Returning to town after months on the run, Katherine asks Damon to help her now that she is vulnerable to her many enemies. Although everyone in this tight-knit group of friends is trying to move on to a new and better phase of their lives, the past is always with them, and Silas is determined to use his powers and the secrets of dopplegangers to make sure no one remains unscathed.

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New DVD Releases – November 26

Red 2 DVD

Red 2

In RED 2, the high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. To succeed, they’ll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the next-generation weapon. The mission takes Frank and his motley crew to Paris, London and Moscow. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world—and stay alive in the process. Amazon | (iTunes)

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Award Season: The Emmy Awards

EmmyAwardThe Emmy Awards aired last night, and while there has been much discussion about some of the comedy elements, the supposed bru-haha over the ‘In Memorial’ tributes and high anticipation for Neil Patrick Harris’ hosting. It all comes down to one thing, the winners. Take a look at the list below, plus we break down the numbers for you.

2013 Emmy Winners List

DRAMA SERIES: Breaking Bad, AMC
COMEDY SERIES: Modern Family, ABC
MINISERIES OR MOVIE: Behind the Candelabra, HBO
LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Claire Danes, Homeland, Showtime
LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom, HBO
LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory, CBS
LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, HBO
LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE: Michael Douglas, Behind The Candelabra, HBO
LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE: Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter, Showtime
SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire, HBO
SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad, AMC
SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: Tony Hale, Veep, HBO
SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie, Showtime
SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE: Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals, USA
SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE: James Cromwell, American Horror Story: Asylum, FX
REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM: The Voice, NBC
VARIETY SERIES: The Colbert Report, Comedy Central
VARIETY SPECIAL: Louis C.K.: Oh My God, HBO
DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES: House of Cards, Netflix
DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES: Modern Family, ABC
DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES OR MOVIE: Behind the Candelabra, HBO
WRITING FOR A MINISERIES OR MOVIE: The Hour, BBC America
DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SERIES: Saturday Night Live, NBC
WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES: The Colbert Report, Comedy Central
WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES: Homeland, Showtime
WRITING FOR COMEDY SERIES: 30 Rock (“Last Lunch”), NBC
GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory, CBS
GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: Melissa Leo, Louie, FX
HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM: Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Project Runway, Bravo
GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Carrie Preston, The Good Wife, CBS
GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: Dan Bucatinsky, Scandal, ABC

Emmys Per Show

Behind the Candelabra: 3
Big Bang Theory: 2
Breaking Bad: 2
The Colbert Report: 2
Homeland: 2
Modern Family: 2
Veep: 2

Emmys Per Production Company/Network

HBO: 8
Showtime: 4
ABC: 3
CBS: 3
NBC: 3
AMC: 2
Comedy Central: 2
FX: 2

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2013 Emmy Nominees Announced

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The 2013 Emmy award nominations have been announced. Take a look at the all the nominations below:

Lead actor in drama series

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

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