Will awards shows EVER get it right? Rhetorical question.
It's really, really, really difficult for women to land nominations for writing and directing Emmys, in either comedy or drama. In fact, it's safe to say that the Emmys have almost entirely failed to recognize female writers and directors over the last three decades.
Now that we can re-watch almost any show from the beginning, which classic shows' final seasons seem like the biggest chores to sit through?
TV.COM'S PICK OF THE BEST SHOWS ON AUSSIE SCREENS THIS WEEK.
Our pick of the best shows on Aussie screens this week including The National IQ Test, the fall-out from Melissa's death in Packed to the Rafters, the welcome arrival of Conan on free-to-air, the return of Fringe, and more.
However, it is not as straightforward as it may sound. The cast will perform the live episode twice, for both the East and West coasts of the US.
One of television's most influential dramas signed off for good last night, and it went out with a bang. NBC aired the 331st and final episode of ER, and more than 16 million tuned in for the two-hour goodbye, according to overnight numbers from Nielsen.
For the week of March 30-April 5: It's a fond farewell for ER and Life on Mars, as both shows say goodbye. Damages rolls out its second season finale, and Ozzy is back on TV. Online, checkout clips of the ER finale!
Ay Caramba! NBC's decline this decade hasn't exactly been an industry secret. The network that once ruled the airwaves with hits such as Seinfeld, ER, Friends, and Cheers has now given up its place on the ladder to its rivals Fox, CBS, and ABC.
There aren't many surprise castings in television these days, as actors are usually pigeon-holed into "hunky doctor/cop/lawyer," "goofy single-dads," and "creepy sex offenders/Ben Linus" types. So kudos to Scrubs' John C. McGinley for pulling a Bryan Cranston and moving from a long comedy run to a new dramatic role.
For the week of March 9-March 15: Midseason premieres continue with the debuts of Castle and Kings, plus Clooney reportedly returns to ER. Online, take a trip down memory lane with television's most lovable family.