Emmys 2011: Sizing Up the Supporting Comedy Actor Race, Including Our Dream Nominees
There are few certainties about the 2011 Emmys derby, but rest assured this is one of them: if you’re a male performer on a sitcom not called Modern Family, you face an uphill battle elbowing your way into the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series race. Even without a nod for patriarch Ed O’Neill last year, ABC’s hit comedy accounted for half of all the category’s nominations. So the question this year isn’t whether the Family men will make another strong showing — they will — but rather who’ll snap up the remaining spots. Here’s how things look going into nomination season. REVIEW CONTENDERS & VOTE
TVLine Items: HBO Renews Gervais, Modern Family Goes Gaga, and Other News to Know
More Ricky Gervais is always a good thing, and HBO is delivering exactly that. READ MORE
Wipeout Tells Modern Family Star: We Want You!
Until ABC’s Wipeout is ready to stage an all-celebrity edition — and believe me, the show does want to — a standing invitation has been issued to Modern Family funnyman Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who last summer lobbied (via Twitter) to tackle those slippery slopes, perilous platforms and giant red balls.
“I’ll say publicly to Jesse: If he wants to come on the course, he doesn’t need to wait for a celebrity version. He can come as a special guest,” executive producer Matt Kunitz tells TVLine. “We could have a lot of fun with that.”
Kunitz says that Wipeout talked to Ferguson’s reps when the actor first showed an interest in braving one of the show’s courses. But … READ MORE
TVLine Items: Debra Messing Visits SVU, And Other TV News To Know
What do you get when you mix a feisty redhead with a controversial, yet equally well-coiffed, cable news crime fighter?
It’s Debra Messing as a Nancy Grace knock-off, of course!
Come February, that’s exactly what fans of the funnygal will get on Law & Order: SVU. Messing is set to stop by the series in time for sweeps as … READ MORE