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TCA: ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Geared Up For Season 2, Welcomes Sunday Schedule Change

TCA: ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Geared Up For Season 2, Welcomes Sunday Schedule ChangeSchedule changes and lack of certain Primetime Emmy noms doesn’t keep Brooklyn Nine-Nine down. Co-creators Mike Schur and Dan Goor, EP David Miner, and the cast gathered on the CBS Radford lot today to give the TCA corps a look at their urban work environment and provide some insight into Season 2.

With Brooklyn now scheduled for 8:30 PM, and sandwiched between The Simpsons at 8 PM and The Family Guy-Simpsons crossover event at 9 PM, team Brooklyn isn’t daunted by the prospect that they’re one of two Fox live-action shows on Sunday, a night historically known for its animation lineup (the other series being Mulaney airing after Family Guy). Miner exclaimed, “This is a tremendous audience and we are with great comedies.  We were thrilled when we got the call.” Read More »

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Terry Crews To Host TCA Awards

Terry Crews To Host TCA AwardsWho Wants To Be A Millionaire host Terry Crews will host the 30th Annual Television Critics Association Awards on Saturday, July 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Crews, who also stars in Fox comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, will kick off the un-televised trophy show in which awards are handed out in such categories as news and information; youth; drama; reality; and comedy, as the TV critics in North America honor the best television programs of the 2013-2014 TV season.

Past TCA Awards hosts include  Bryan Cranston, Conan O’Brien, Drew Carey, Craig Ferguson, Wanda Sykes, the Smothers Brothers, Nick Offerman and Dax Shepard.

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EMMYS: TV Industry Ups The Ante On Awards Posturing

Awardsline logo_use this oneNetworks and the major studios’ TV production arms are ripping pages out of the Oscar strategy book (even tapping boutique Oscar advisers) to mastermind A-list soirees and guerrilla campaigns to move the buzz meter beyond DVD screeners and TV Academy Q&As. This year, Fox and NBC Universal are rolling a Brooklyn Nine-Nine food truck all over LA, handing out coffee and donuts.  Last year, Netflix blitzkrieged the town with several For Your Consideration stunts, including putting lawn signs for House of Cards and Arrested Development in upscale Emmy-voter neighborhoods.

Related: ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Campaigns Hits L.A. Streets With Food Truck

Modern Family Mitch & Cam Wedding Emmy Party InviteThe result? Fourteen nominations. While Netflix is mum on its tricks for this year, other networks are shooting for the stars. Fox invited TV Academy voters to the studio lot for a Modern Family wedding-themed cocktail reception (above) in the spirit of Mitch and Cam’s nuptials. Brooklyn Nine-Nine threw a “Steak-Out” on the Universal lot. FX is getting voters in a New Orleans state of mind with a Creole-themed barbecue to celebrate American Horror Story. And A&E followed its screening of Bonnie & Clyde with a Prohibition-themed party.

Even if an Emmy campaign turns into a bust for a network, it still can be about the prestige. “At USA we would ask each year if we had the money for an … Read More »

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EMMYS: Fox’s ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Campaign Hits L.A. Streets With Food Truck

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EXCLUSIVE: Everyone likes to joke about cops, coffee and donuts, but today Fox comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine is literally taking the beverage and treats on the road in the City of Angels for its Emmy campaign. Set to coincide with the mailing out of ballots, the Golden Globe winning show will be out and about starting this morning with a specially wrapped food truck offering coffee, donuts and bagels to not only TV Academy members but also to members of the non-voting public. With cast member Joe Lo Truglio aboard and in service first thing today, the truck will make stops in downtown L.A., Mid-Wilshire, Century City’s Farmer’s Market, Beverly Hills and West LA throughout the day, I’ve learned. Other cast members are expected to join the truck over its run around the city until June 13. Fox’s marketing and PR team also plan to use the truck as a social media hotspot by encouraging recipients of the free coffee and treats to get their photos taken with the truck and cast members and post online.

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EMMYS Q&A: Andy Samberg Of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ On Modern Comedy

By | Friday June 6, 2014 @ 4:01pm PDT

Andy Samberg Brooklyn Nine-Nine Emmys 2014Four months after Andy Samberg’s departure from Saturday Night Live, Parks And Recreation co-creators Michael Schur and Daniel Goor lassoed him to anchor their police comedy pilot Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which airs on Fox. Much like his SNL alter egos — such as his cocky Nicolas Cage and the accountant Mort Feingold — Samberg’s Detective Jake Peralta is a goofy, affable, outspoken guy who breaks the Awardsline logo_use this onerules and somehow, despite his attention deficit disorder, always gets his man (by the seat of his pants). Like previous SNL peers, Samberg shot for the big screen but with mixed results, from the Adam Sandler misfire That’s My Boy to the well-received Celeste And Jesse Forever. However, Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s bumbling detective fits the actor like a glove. In January, Samberg walked away with a Golden Globe award for best comedy actor for the role, immediately gaining awards-season traction as the contender to watch.

AWARDSLINE: Was there any hesitation about returning to TV since most SNL alums graduate to feature films?
ANDY SAMBERG: I never gave it a second thought. As soon as Mike (Schur) and Dan (Goor) asked, I knew I was going to do the show. I respect their work so much. I had people like Amy Poehler and Tina Fey to look to in terms of seguing from SNL to TV. And as far as staying in the world of movies, I had Steve Carell and Tina, who were both making movies and starring in TV shows at the same time.

Related: EMMYS Q&A: ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Co-Creator Michael Schur On Comedic Cops

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EMMYS Q&A: ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Co-Creator Michael Schur On Comedic Cops

Awardsline logo_use this oneMichael Schur knows how to make comedy work when TV viewership is splintered by the internet and delayed DVR viewing. For him, nabbing a large audience isn’t a sprint so much as a marathon, and that philosophy has translated into a cult following for each of the series he’s helped create: The Office, Parks and Recreation and now the Andy Samberg-starrer Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Schur and his former Harvard buddy Daniel Goor set out with Brooklyn to reboot the cop comedy, drawing inspiration from such benchmarks as Barney Miller and Police Squad! They also have maximized laughs by mimicking the handheld shooting style of cop dramas. The show has won over critics and earned Golden Globes for comedy series and lead actor for Samberg.

Michael Schur Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creatorAwardsline: How did Brooklyn Nine-Nine get off the ground?
Michael Schur: I was under a deal at NBCUniversal, and Dan Goor was the number two guy on Parks and Recreation since the beginning. There hadn’t been many comedies set in a police precinct since Barney Miller. It’s hard to find areas in the comedy landscape that haven’t been troughed. After pitching to Universal, we sold the show to Fox. When Andy Samberg came aboard after Saturday Night Live, all the big stumbling blocks you can run into with developing a show went away. Read More »

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Dan Goor Inks Overall Deal With Uni TV

By | Thursday May 8, 2014 @ 12:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

goor4Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator/exec producer Dan Goor has signed a new two-year overall deal with the studio behind the Fox cop comedy, Universal TV where fellow Brooklyn co-creator Mike Schur also is under an overall deal. “Dan Goor is a gifted writer and show-runner who has delivered for us in a big way with our critically acclaimed and growing hit Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” said Uni TV’s Bela Bajaria. Under the deal, Goor will continue to exec produce Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which won the Golden Globe for best TV comedy series earlier this year. The series has been renewed for a second season. Goor previously served as executive producer on NBC’s Parks & Recreation, sharing in the series best comedy series Emmy nomination in 2011. Before that, Goor, repped by UTA and attorney PJ Shapiro, spent five seasons as a writer on Late Night With Conan O’Brien. Goor began his career as a staff writer on The Daily Show for three seasons.

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NBCU Press Day: Comedy Stars Not Fans Of Multi-Cam, Question ‘Shameless’ Decision To Compete For Emmy As Comedy

Mindy KalingIt is the golden age of comedy now, Mindy Kaling told reporters at NBCU Press Day, because whereas once you used to have to wait 2 1/2 years for Larry David to get around to writing another season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, “now there’s always something happening” in comedy on the TV landscape. She was joined by stars of other Universal TV comedies airing on NBC and elsewhere.

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andy-sandbergJenna Elfman is a big fan of single cam comedies, like her new Growing Up Fisher, because “with the Internet … audiences are more savvy, and with a single camera you can home in on nuance more than with multi-cam and capture the smarter side of the story.”

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg chimed in: “I was on SNL, which was live, but everything I did was pre-taped, so I was already headed in that direction. Parks and Recreation’s Adam Scott said there a “weird thing” about doing comedy on a multi-cam. “If you don’t say a joke with a particular inflection, the laughs just don’t occur. I did very badly in that format.” But he acknowledged, “Shows like Cheers were able to make it work.” Read More »

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Hulu Inks Exclusive Streaming Deal With NBCUniversal Series

By | Wednesday April 2, 2014 @ 8:56am PDT

hulu5__131120195159-275x122The exclusive licensing deal announced today makes Hulu Plus the exclusive destination for all previous seasons of Universal TV’s The Mindy Project and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, with BrooklynNineNine.episodicBravo series like The Real Housewives and Top Chef franchises and E!’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians also available exclusively in the coming weeks — and Parks And Recreation coming non-exclusively. The multi-year SVOD rights deal follows similar Hulu pacts inked in February — one an extension with CBS for 2,600 new episodes of shows including Undercover BossUnited States Of TaraEverybody Loves Raymond, Ghost Whisperer and library fare like The Brady Bunch and Laverne & Shirley; and another with Disney/ABC Television group that netted SVOD rights to Nashville. Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins announced the deal via a blog post today.

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Fox’s ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Ups Joel McKinnon Miller, Dirk Blocker To Regular

By | Monday March 31, 2014 @ 6:25pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: After recurring on Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘sdirk1Joel McKinnon Miller freshman season, Joel McKinnon Miller and Dirk Blocker have been upped to regular for Season 2 on the Fox comedy series, from Universal TV. Miller, repped by Greene & Associates and Howard Entertainment, plays Detective Scully, the bumbling veteran of the police force who serves as the office’s punching bag. Blocker millerblockerplays the frequently shirtless Detective Hitchcock on the series set in the NYPD’s 99th Precinct in Brooklyn. Scully and Hitchcock have been standout characters and got their own holiday video (watch it below). Brooklyn Nine-Nine was one of three Fox comedies, along with New Girl and The Mindy Project, that received an early renewal. It has been one of the most heralded freshman series, winning Golden Globe Awards for Best Comedy Series and Comedy Actor for Andy Samberg.

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Finale & ‘Person Of Interest’ Up, ‘Mind Games’, ‘About A Boy’ & ‘Growing Up Fisher’ Tie Lows, ‘NCIS’ & ‘NCIS:LA’ Steady

By | Wednesday March 26, 2014 @ 9:11am PDT

BROOKLYN NINE NINE SEASON 1 FINALEIt was a night of partial endings and new beginnings on primetime on Tuesday. The ending was the season finale of Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine (1.3/4). The recently renewed Golden Globe winning Andy Samberg-led comedy wrapped up its freshman cycle with a solid 18% rise over last week’s series low. Fox started the night steady with Glee’s 101st episode even with last week’s 1.1/3, but saw also renewed New Girl (1.2/4) down 7% from its last original on March 11 to tie a series low.

The new beginning was on NCIS (2.5/8) as last night’s show saw the first of a two-parter with Scott Bakula to set up ncis march 25the New Orleans-based spin-off of the procedural. The result was a small 4% rise from NCIS’ March 18 show. Still the series was the most watched show of the night with 17.28 million tuning in. NCIS’ current spin-off NCIS: LA (2.4/7) was the second most watched show of the night with an audience of 15.48 million and also a 4% bop upward among adults 18-49. The real winner of the night for CBS was Person Of Interest (2.0/6) which had an 18% rise over last week’s show to hit its best result among the key demo since February 4. Overall, CBS won the night both among the 18-49s (2.3/7) and total viewers (15 million). Read More »

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Fox Gives Early Renewals To ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’, ‘The Mindy Project’, ‘New Girl’ & ‘The Following’

By | Friday March 7, 2014 @ 4:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Brooklyn-nine-nineThis is gutsy. Fox has handed early renewals for next season to comedies Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl and The Mindy Project and drama The Following. Golden Globe-winning freshman Brooklyn Nine-Nine is picked up for a second season, Mindy and The Following for a third and New Girl for a fourth. They join three other Fox scripted series that already have been picked up for next season: freshman drama Sleepy Hollow; veteran Bones, renewed for a 10th season; and Glee, which has a final sixth season as part of a two-year pickup. That is a lot of programming already locked in for next season though Fox has extra holes to fill following the cancellation of The X Factor. Networks are not required to make any renewal decisions until May, and most wait to see their pilots before making decisions. Fox, of course, declared in January that it was breaking away from the pilot cycle, so the network also may be going on its own timetable with renewals. But most of all, today’s pickups are about Fox brass giving a vote of confidence to series they feel strongly about creatively.

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘New Girl’ & ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Drop Post-Super Bowl, ‘Biggest Loser’ Ties Finale Low

By | Wednesday February 5, 2014 @ 10:05am PST
Nellie Andreeva

dads_fox_adCan you guess which Fox comedy series got special airings after the Super Bowl on Sunday? Last night, the network’s Dads (1.5) was even with its airing last week, while New Girl (1.6) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (1.4) were both down, by 16% and 26%, respectively. There are rarely big bumps for the shows chosen to follow the big game but double-digit drops are unusual. Last year, CBS’ Elementary posted a 5% gain in the fast nationals for its first outing after the post-Super Bowl episode that aired four days after the big game vs. two for Fox’s New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The ratings hold should give confidence to Dads, which does not get a fraction of the attention and critical praise New Girl and Brooklyn get but fared on par with them last night despite no Super Bowl exposure. This was Brooklyn‘s debut in its new 9:30 PM slot where it tied the last original of predecessor The Mindy Project. Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘New Girl’ Solid After Super Bowl, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Sampled

By | Monday February 3, 2014 @ 10:23am PST
Nellie Andreeva

new-girl-zooey-deschanel-prince-jake-johnson-636-380Half-hour comedy series have not been a major post-Super Bowl draw since the heyday of Friends, which drew a massive 52.9 million viewers in 1996, followed by NBC’s 3rd Rock From The Sun (33.7 million) two years later. Since then, comedies airing after the big game have stayed in the low-20 millions: Family Guy (22.0 million in 1999), Malcolm In The Middle (21.4 million in 2002), The Simpsons (23.1 million in 2005) Fox_Broadcasting_Company111004142957-200x101and The Office (22.9 million in 2009). Last night, Fox‘s New Girl did better than all of them, drawing 25.8 million viewers. Rookie comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, followed with 14.8 million. With its young skew, New Girl did particularly well in the demos, posting a 11.1 rating in adults 18-49. (Brooklyn Nine-Nine got a 6.7). New Girl topped last year’s post-Super Bowl entry, CBS drama Elementary, which drew the smallest viewership in the spot in a decade — by 23% in total viewers and by 42% in 18-49. It also edged the previous half-hour comedy to follow the Super Bowl, The Office, by 13% in total viewers.

Related: Super Bowl Ratings Down Double Digits From 2013, Still In Top 5 Ever

But here comes the caveat: New Girl aired a half-hour episode vs. an hourlong for most previous sitcoms, including Office, and viewership declines steadily after the end of the game. For the whole hour post-Super Bowl, Fox averaged 20.8 million viewers, just shy (by 64,000) of the delivery of Elementary last year and below the other comedies that aired hourlong episodes. Plus, because of a blackout, Elementary started outside of primetime on the East Coast vs. a 10:23 PM start for New Girl. (Brooklyn got on at 10:54 PM). Like was the case with Elementary last year, the goal for New Girl – owned by Fox sibling 20th TV — was not just getting eyeballs, it was also helping the show sell in syndication, a process currently underway. Elsewhere on Sunday, both NBC and ABC touted year-to-year primetime ratings gains vs. the Super Bowl though no other broadcast network came even close to a 1.0 18-49 rating against the game on Fox. Read More »

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Ratings Rat Race: Fox & CW Lineups Rise, ‘Brooklyn’ Tops ‘New Girl’ For First Time

By | Wednesday January 22, 2014 @ 9:24am PST
Nellie Andreeva

The Mindy ProjectHere is why cable series have a better chance of growing viewers throughout a season with an uninterrupted run. Coming back from a holiday hiatus, ABC’s Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Goldbergs began building momentum with two consecutive weeks of ratings gains. That came to a screeching halt last night when Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. aired a rerun, snapping the streak for both series. With the comic book drama airing a repeat (0.9), The Goldbergs (1.5) slipped 17% from last week (but built nicely onto its lead-in). Trophy Wife (1.0) was down a tenth from last Tuesday to a series low, while the third episode of Killer Women (0.7) held steady at its dismal Week 2 rating. (Killer Women is slated to stay on the air for another month until it is replaced by another midseason drama, Mind Games, on February 25)

Fox‘s comedies posted strong week-to-week gains against Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the entire CBS lineup in repeats. Dads (1.5) was up 25% from last week. Fellow rookie Brooklyn Nine-Nine (1.9) was up 36% and topped incumbent New Girl (1.8, up 13%) for the first time. The Mindy Project (1.5) jumped 36% for its winter finale. But there is no chance for the block to keep the momentum for the same reasons listed above — next Tuesday only Dads will air an original as Fox will preempt some of its … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ABC’s ‘Killer Women’ Drops To O.7 Rating In Week 2

By | Wednesday January 15, 2014 @ 9:07am PST
Nellie Andreeva

How many periods can ABC fill with Shark Tank repeats? Following the network’s move on Friday to killer2pull low-rated limited series The Assets and replace it with reruns of the hit reality series, it has another strong candidate in Killer Women. Following its underwhelming debut with a 0.9 18-49 rating last week, the procedural drama dropped 22% to an instant-cancellation 0.7 rating that spelled the demise of the series’ predecessor in the Tuesday 10 PM slot, Lucky 7. Things were more encouraging for ABC early on, with Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2.2) and The Goldbergs (1.8) both posting second consecutive 0.1 bumps. Trophy Wife (1.1) was flat.

CBS’ lineup kept steady. NCIS (3.0) was even with last week, NCIS: LA (2.4) matched its last original (as well as the preview of new drama Intelligence in the slot last Tuesday), and Person Of Interest (2.0) too was flat with last week. CBS won the night in 18-49 (2.5) and total viewers (15.9 million). Read More »

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TCA: Fox Gets In Bed With The Lonely Island For Alternative Comedy Development

By | Monday January 13, 2014 @ 8:30am PST

On the heels of Andy Samberg’s Golden Globe win last night forTCA his work on Fox comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Fox this morning announced it had sealed a multi-year deal with The Lonely Island, forming a new alternative comedy development venture. Akiva Schaffer, Samberg and Jorma Taccone will develop an “alternative pipeline of next-generation comedy series” for the network. Through the new company, The Lonely Island will oversee the development of comedy projects that will be incubated through digital platforms, such as Hulu and Roku, with the ultimate goal of becoming full series on Fox, FX, FXX or other networks.

FoxThe Lonely Island is responsible for creating the popular SNL Digital Shorts, which spurred many water-cooler moments. Some notable shorts include D**k In A Box, Lazy Sunday, I’m On A Boat, Jack Sparrow, YOLO and The Natalie Portman Rap.  In 2007, the trio won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for  D**k In A Box, and a Peabody Award for the 2008/2009 season. Read More »

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TCA: Yvonne Strahovski Joins ’24: Live Another Day’

By | Monday January 13, 2014 @ 8:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

strahovskiFormer Chuck star Yvonne Strahovski is back in the field with another turn a spy. The Dexter alumna has been cast Fox‘s event series 24: Live Another Day that will be set and filmed in London. The next chapter in the 24 franchise,  from 20th TV, Imagine TV and Teakwood Lane, picks up the story  four years after the 24 series finale, which left Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) as a fugitive from justice. Four years later, he is back on the run, this time in Europe. Strahovski will play Kate Morgan, a brilliant but impulsive CIA field operative in London. UPDATE, 8:30 PM: Fox also shed more light on the special post-Super Bowl episodes of New Girl, which features a guest appearance by one of the top Super Bowl halftime acts, Prince, as himself, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. New Girl‘s episode “Party Time” features Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Cece (Hannah Simone) being invited to a mansion party thrown by Prince, with their male friends determined to join them. On Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Jake (Andy Samberg) and Amy (Melissa Fumero) investigate a string of hotel robberies together, but their partnership is put to the test when he finds out she may leave the Nine-Nine to work in the Crimes unit with “The Vulture” (guest star Dean Winters). Fred Armisen and former NFL quarterback Joe Thiesmann also guest star.

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Golden Globes TV: ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’, ‘House Of Cards’ & ‘Masters Of Sex’ Lead Pack Of Newcomers As Old Favorites Fall

By | Thursday December 12, 2013 @ 8:34am PST
Nellie Andreeva

The Hollywood Foreign Press are a fickle crowd — one day you may be in and winning by a landslide, the next day you are out. Showtime’s Homeland learned Brooklyn-nine-ninethat this morning. The Golden Globes was the first major awards show to recognize the Showtime drama two years ago when it was tied for most nominations, 3, winning for best drama series and best actress, Claire Danes. The thriller drama did one better last year, leading the TV pack with most noms, 4, and sweeping the top drama categories: best drama, best actress and best actor, Damian Lewis. But there is no trace of Homeland on the list of nominations this year as the dominant winner of the past two Golden Globes has been shut out. Golden Globes 2014 Nominees TVThe same goes for another big drama performer at the Golden Globes, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, which won the best drama series trophy before Homeland in 2011. The HBO drama had scored at least two nominations every year, also winning for star Steve Buscemi in 2011, but was left out completely today.

Related: Golden Globes TV Nominees Remarkably Snub-Free – Sorry, ‘Homeland’

The Golden Globes again took upon its role of the biggest cheerleader of new broadcast series. No, they didn’t hand a best drama series nomination to a freshman — extending first-year broadcast dramas’ drought in the category to seven years. But they still recognized broadcast’s freshman class, which had been completely ignored by the WGA and the SAG Awards. That includes best comedy series and comedy actor nominations for Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine and star Andy Samberg; best comedy actor nom for Michael J. Fox, star of his struggling eponymous sitcom on NBC;  and best drama actor for James Spader for hit new NBC drama The Blacklist. But the broadcast networks again fell short of unseating cable from the top of the network rankings. Premium cable and digital were dominant this year. Fueled by longform, HBO was once again No. 1 with 9 noms, followed by the two other pay cable networks, Showtime and Starz, and digital upstart Netflix with six each. But it was a broadcast net, CBS, that landed the only multiple best series nominations — for comedy The Big Bang Theory and drama The Good Wife.

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house_of_cardsAlmost all buzzy cable/digital 2013 newcomers (sans FX’s The Americans)  got a notice by the HFPA, with Netflix’s House Of Cards leading the way with four nominations including best drama series; Showtime’s Masters Of Sex landing nominations for best drama and best actor, Michael Sheen (but no Lizzy Caplan?!); and fellow Showtime newcomer Ray Donovan nominated for star Liev Schreiber and co-star Jon Voight. Two breakout performances by young actresses are getting first major award recognition, Tatiana Maslany of BBC America’s Orphan Black and Taylor Schilling of Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black. They are part of an overhauled best drama actress field which includes only one returning nominee, 2010 winner Julianna Margulies.  The other first-timers are Kerry Washington for ABC’s Scandal and House Of Cards‘ Robin Wright. Things are mirrored on the male side with only one holdover, Bryan Cranston of AMC’s Breaking Bad, joined by Schreiber, Sheen, Spader and House Of Cards‘ Kevin Spacey. The Newsroom‘s Jeff Daniels, who landed a Golden Globe nomination last year and followed up with a surprise Emmy win, has been left out, along with Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm, who scored the AMC drama’s only nomination last year. The series’ tally went to zero this year. Also left out completely for a second straight year: HBO’s Game Of Thrones. Read More »

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