Each year, select television actors and producers are woken up at the ungodly hour of 5:30 a.m., a ringing telephone interrupting their beauty sleep. However, the bright and early wake-up call is something they've been waiting for their entire professional lives.
The 59th annual Emmy Award nominations were announced from Los Angeles this morning by actors Kyra Sedgwick and Jon Cryer, simultaneously fulfilling and interrupting the dreams of several who work in the television industry. Unfortunately, for every mantle about to be adorned with another trophy, several mantles will once again go bare as there can only be one winner in each category.
ABC once again led the broadcast networks in overall nominations with 70, up slightly from last year's total of 63 (the network walked ...Read more
National Geographic Channel plans to play to its strengths in the upcoming year's programming slate.
That will include such eye-popping documentaries as The Incredible Human Machine, which highlights the inside-out workings of the body; Six Degrees That Will Change the World, on the effects of global warming; and Dino Autopsy, an in-depth look at a fully mummified 70 million-year-old dinosaur.
Human Machine and another special, The Living Body, are both two-hour programs that will air in the fourth quarter. Six Degrees will air as a two-hour special in early 2008.
Dino Autopsy will be the subject of another two hours later this year or early next year. Details of the show are being worked on, but "It'll change the way we look at dinosaurs," said Michael Cascio, senior VP of special programming at the Washington-based network.
National Geo also will have a raft of new and returning series ...Read more
Dog Whisperer follows well-respected animal behaviorist Cesar Millan as he works to help dogs with behavior problems, and their human families. These problems range from excessive barking to behavior, that if not corrected, could leave the owners little choice but to euthanize the dog. Mr. Millan describes his work as "rehabilitating dogs", and training people." Dog owners can learn from him ways to establish a balanced relationship with their dogs that will help to prevent these problems.moreless