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Predicting the Emmys poorly: I shoulda followed my heart...

Predicting the Emmys, like trying to foretell any awards, is always a mixture of rooting for favorites and attempting to divine what the voting body of the Emmy Awards will do. By this measure, I didn’t do very well at all. In retrospect, I should have gone with shows and performers I really, really liked.

If you combine the number predictions I made here in Entertainment Weekly and on Goldderby.com, I attempted 24 categories. I correctly predicted nine. But if you look at my EW picks, they were divided into who “will” and who “should” win. Important lesson I learned here: If I had gone with my “should”s (that is, the ones I fervently hoped to win, but didn’t think Emmy voters would go for), my total would have been a much more respectable 14 out of 24. READ FULL STORY

The Emmy Awards show review: Jane Lynch, 'Modern Family,' 'Downton Abbey,' and some genuine surprises

It’s rare that an awards show both rewards the people who really deserve those awards and is itself a rewarding show. But this year’s Emmy Awards was both. Led by spunky, clever host Jane Lynch, the Emmys were delightfully surprising — Margo Martindale! Kyle Chandler! Melissa McCarthy plus all the other Best Comedy Actress nominees onstage together! — and, in most ways, quite satisfactory. READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones,' 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Sherlock,' and 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' among big winners of Television Critics Association Awards

Jon Hamm was named best actor in a drama and Modern Family’s Ty Burrell and Parks and Recreation‘s Nick Offerman tied for best actor in a comedy in the annual Television Critics Association awards ceremony held on Saturday night.

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Instant reaction to 'American Horror Story,' from the creators of 'Glee': Eeeeek!

Glee producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk screened their new October drama American Horror Story to TV critics at the Summer TV Press Tour in Los Angeles on Tuesday night. It stars Friday Night Lights‘ Connie Britton, The Practice‘s Dylan McDermott, Oscar-winner Jessica Lange, True Blood‘s Denis O’Hare, and a whole lotta screams, sex, jolts, mashed faces, psychotic behavior, and dead babies. If you have been wanting to hear the erstwhile Tami Taylor say, “I can be kinky,” this show may be for you. Then again, it may be the show that peels back your skull and makes you run bellowing from the room. READ FULL STORY

'Friday Night Lights' series finale review: 'Clear eyes, full hearts'? More like teary eyes, broken hearts for fans

Friday Night Lights wrapped up its season and the entire series on Friday night. If I told you how many times my eyes welled up watching the finale, you’d think I was a terrible pushover. But man, that was one fine, emotional, intelligent, and satisfying ending.

It was Christmastime in Dillon, Texas, and Eric and Tami Taylor were still fighting over their conflicting job offers. READ FULL STORY

What I got wrong, and right, in my Emmy predictions

Never have I been so glad to be wrong… in just a couple of Emmy categories. I’m certainly not going to whine about not predicting such superb surprise nominations as Louie CK, Timothy Olyphant, and Walton Goggins.

Yes, I’m doing my due diligence in following up on my Emmy predictions post yesterday; I owe it to you to own up to my miscalculations… and crow about my perspicacity! READ FULL STORY

My Emmy nominee predictions in all major categories: Here's what you can expect tomorrow

The Emmy nominations will be announced tomorrow morning, and you know who’s going to do well with multiple noms? Modern Family! Mad Men! 30 Rock! Boardwalk Empire! And what shows won’t get enough of the respect they deserve? Fringe! Justified! Community! But it doesn’t take a wizard to hazard those guesses, does it? So I’m going to take a much deeper dive into speculating on just which shows will fill out the nominations in every major category. Ready? It’s a long list. I’m pretty confident about these predictions. Hold your nose and take the plunge with me. READ FULL STORY

'Friday Night Lights' recap: 'Play it like it's the last time'

We’ve already arrived at Friday Night Lights‘ penultimate episode. Titled “Texas Whatever” and directed by Kyle Chandler, it was a great episode that saw the return of Adrianne Palicki as Tyra, Zach Gilford as Matt, and some big, fundamental changes in life in Dillon, Tex. READ FULL STORY

'Friday Night Lights' recap: New jobs, old wounds

The return of Tim Riggins — freed from jail last week, with not a little help from Coach Eric Taylor’s character-witness testimony before a parole board — set this week’s Friday Night Lights into emotional motion. What was striking was that, as superb as Taylor Kitsch has always been in this role, FNL has raised a supporting cast during his absence that has risen to the challenge of this terrific series. READ FULL STORY

'Friday Night Lights' recap: Don't go!

Boy, Vince’s father was even more irritated than ever this week on Friday Night Lights. Not only were his plans to be a super-dad-super-agent falling apart with every ring of his cellphone, but his arch-nemesis, Coach Taylor, was the one getting the flattery and offers. Florida wants Eric badly, so much so that they’re willing to part with a crate of fresh oranges, certainly the cheapest (yet nutritious!) form of enticement in the history of college-football recruitment. READ FULL STORY

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