Plus: Discovery's latest stunt pays off in ratings, Paul Giamatti is headed to the Abbey, and a TV legend passes.
Will Modern Family continue to dominate? Will Girls or Louie piggyback on last year's successes and grab even more wins? And will Arrested Development make a triumphant return to its former Emmy glory?
Nearly all of your multi-camera comedy and procedural drama favorites will return in the third week of September.
We can better understand the Emmy nominations and eventual winners by looking at the nominations ballots, which the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences releases publicly. At the very least, they can be good for a laugh.
Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and Tatiana Maslany also win big at the anti-Emmys.
FX leads the pack with seven nominations; Orphan Black, Louie, Game of Thrones feel the love, too.
The anti-Emmys have rolled out their ballot and there are plenty of dark horses but also some expected snubs.
Despite not being the most suspenseful or exciting or even particularly happy finale, "The Bon Voyage Reaction" is an important episode in The Big Bang Theory's extensive canon.
Elsewhere, Mondays are mostly new and Wednesdays and Sundays are as familiar as ever.
After a somewhat lackluster-aside-from-the-wonderfulness-of-Bob-Newhart return to the worst aspects of TBBT in last week's episode, this week's quest pulled us back into the sudden love of character development the show has apparently developed during its sixth season.
Bob Newhart was a welcome addition to an episode that otherwise featured Dumb Blonde Penny being dumber than we've seen in awhile and a rather dull story about Bernadette and Howard babysitting—and then losing—Raj's dog.
Also: Aww, Raj and Lucy!
After several weeks of very good episodes, "The Tenure Turbulence" felt like a step backward, as so much of its humor—if we want to call it that—relied on the tired tropes that I thought we'd finally put behind us.
The network has ordered new seasons of 14 of its primetime series.
The Big Bang Theory resumed Howard’s character development this week when Sheldon was tasked with organizing the Rostenkowski-Wolowitz closet and stumbled upon an unopened letter from Howard’s father.
Which of The Eye's shows are getting the super-sized season-ending treatment?
TBBT tackled a fairly serious issue in this episode, and while its commentary was far from being the definitive statement on the matter, it WAS a very good, and more importantly for TBBT, it was very FUNNY.
"The Monster Isolation" picked up immediately following Raj's grand speech and hasty departure from the comic shop's lonely hearts V-Day party last week, catching up to him and his date at a coffeeshop where Raj was using his words and only slightly coming off as a total creep.
I was ready to write off the first half of this episode as typical Big Bang Theory tropes jazzed up with some candy and hearts for Valentine's Day, but then things got awesome.
This first batch is based on much of January plus the first week of February.