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With all the madness of San Diego Comic Con about to burst – Psst! Follow our SDCC coverage here – you’d think they could have held off on the announcement of the Primetime Emmy nominations by at least a week. I mean, come on, don’t they realize we have toy exclusives to report on!

But announced them they have, and as expected, a few standout series are leading the pack. Game of Thrones has nabbed 16 nominations including Best Outstanding Drama Series,  Peter Dinklage for Outstanding Supporting Actor (Still supporting!? What does this guy gotta do to get recognized as a lead actor!?), Emilia Clarke for Outstanding Supporting Actress (Okay… beginning to think no one from GoT is considered a lead, and that’s bullshit.), Outstanding Guest Actress for Dame Dianna Rigg, and Outstanding Writing for “The Rains of Castamere” by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

Sadly though, Thrones didn’t get the most noms, that title goes to American Horror Story: Asylum with its 17 nominations. Other big nomination earners were Breaking Bad with 13, Mad Men and Downton Abbey with 12, Homeland with 11, and Boardwalk Empire with 10. Netlflix’s House of Cards, proving you don’t need to air on television in order to get nominated, picked up nine.

On the comedy side of things, SNL leads with 15, followed by 30 Rock with 13, Modern Family with 12, and The Big Bang Theory with eight.

You can find the complete list of nominations of the Emmy’s website. Who’d you like to see win? Who do you think got snubbed?

Sources: Deadline, Coming Soon

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Yes, fellow fans, a sad day has come upon us.  It is… the end of the mighty 30 Rock.  Though Alec Baldwin was tweeting about the ‘end of days’ a month ago, the official announcement has come down that the 2012-2013 season will indeed be the last.

Of course, we may lament, but look at this way for a minute, if you will so indulge me…

Sitcoms have a habit of getting stale after a time.  Barring some very special exceptions, 7 seasons is a long time to go without the humor becoming habitual and predictable.  Actors get tired of doing the same routines year after year.  Writers either suffer the same breakdown of creativity or are replaced with other writers that have no idea what the original appeal of the show was.  Producers get anxious when viewing numbers start to fall and then put their grubby, money-tainted hands where they don’t belong.  And, on a more aesthetic note, some of the stars of 30 Rock have gotten a little bit flabby around the middle.

So far, the show has done an amazing job (in my opinion) of avoiding these common pitfalls (aside from the fatty part), but it just can’t go on forever.  We must all say goodbye to this glorious masterpiece of comedy before it turns from steak to spam before our very eyes.  And I’m sure the lovely (read: yummy yummy!) Tina Fey will find another home as equally comically compelling.

At least NBC has given the show one hour for its season finale (as if that were in doubt).  I’m hoping they do something really cool, like kill everyone off or have the cast get abducted by aliens, but more likely it will be something in keeping with the theme of the show.

In the meanwhile, the season 6 finale is set to air this Thursday (that’s actually today) at 8:30, so don’t miss it.

 

Special thanks to screenrant for letting us in on the sad news.

Confirmed today by series creator, Dan Harmon, Community will return on March 15th at 8pm. HOORAY!!

Harmon made the announcement on Twitter, tweeting,

What you call 8:00, we call home. Community returns to Thursday nights on March 15th.

This fantastic news comes only days after we learned about an Inspector Spacetime web series is in the works. Sadly, still no word on whether or not Community has been renewed for another season. I’m holding out hope for six seasons and a movie, but we’ll take what we can get, more Community is good Community, or something.

Following Community will be 30 Rock, on at 8:30pm. Hooray for NBC’s Thursday nights!

Source: /Film