September 13, 2009

weekend reflections and the week ahead...

So much went down on TV over the weekend. Bananas. And fall is officially in full swing with the season premieres really starting to roll in this week. Here's a brief rundown of this weekend on television:

In Sports...
Serena Williams threatened to shove a tennis ball down the throat of a US Open line judge, using a few choice words along the way.
Football Sunday fun days officially began.

In Music...
Taylor Swift won her first VMA, Best Female Video. Congratulations!
Kanye confirmed his status as a giant douchebag.
Beyonce won Best Video of the Year VMA, confirmed her position as the queen of class.
Lady Gaga wore blood and some type of muppet mask. The lady is fascinating.
Jay-Z closing the night like only he can, only to be oddly stage crashed by Lil' Mama. What?

In Awards...
The Creative Arts Emmy Awards hosted by Kathy Griffin (broadcast this Friday afternoon). A few highlights:

  • Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Ellen Burstyn, Law & Order: SVU
  • Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
  • Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Michael J. Fox, Rescue Me
  • Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live
  • Outstanding Reality Program: Intervention by A&E
  • Interactive Media, Fiction:’s “Dharma Initiative”
  • Interactive Media, Nonfiction: “The Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Digital Experience”
  • Outstanding Short Format Live-Action Entertainment Program: Dr. Horrible’s Singalong Blog

In My Life...
I met Perez Hilton. (not on television)

After that whirlwind of a weekend, which I'm sure you've heard plenty about through tweets, facebook, blogs, and smoke signals, the fun doesn't stop. Here's what's up for this week:

Series Premieres...
MONDAY: The Jay Leno Show (NBC)
WEDNESDAY: The Beautiful Life (CW)
THURSDAY: Community (NBC)
SUNDAY: Bored to Death (HBO)

Season Premieres...
MONDAY: One Tree Hill (CW), Gossip Girl (CW)
TUESDAY: The Biggest Loser (NBC),
THURSDAY: SNL: Weekend Update Thursday (NBC), The Office (NBC), Parks & Recreation (NBC), Bones (FOX), Fringe (FOX), Survivor: Samoa (CBS), It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX)

Award Ceremonies...
500 reruns of MTV's Video Music Awards
The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday at 8:00 (see my list of nominees here)


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