Wednesday, February 3, 2010

NEWS: FNL, AMC in Tulsa, GREEK, Rambin, Patel

Must-see TV unseen by Emmy voters
As FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS nears the conclusion of another winning season -- little seen, but enormously satisfying -- the parallels keep growing to another program that ranks among TV's best of the past decade, THE WIRE. While neither series speaks specifically to the financial crisis that has jolted America and indeed the world, both reflect a darkening sense that faith in societal foundations has been shaken.

As for other areas of overlap, the fact that the two series have been largely ignored by Emmy voters speaks to a kind of myopia within that organization. While it's impossible to collectively put members on the couch, the TV academy has historically had trouble identifying stand-out work by younger or minority performers -- two categories represented in abundance on each of these shows.

ALL MY CHILDREN tied for third in Tulsa in November
t noon, viewers again chose KOTV, with KJRH second. KTUL, which airs the daytime drama ALL MY CHILDREN, tied for third with KOKI, channel 23, a Fox affiliate, in the time period.

GREEK rises slightly in ratings this week
Despite both THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER (2.89 million, 1.1) and MAKE IT OR BREAK IT (2.16 million, 0.7) falling from last week in total viewers, ABC Family’s GREEK rose slightly to 1.07 million; it maintained its 0.5 in the demo.

Leven Rambin engaged
19-year-old Rambin is now engaged to her boyfriend, Geoff Clark.

INTERVIEW: ANYONE BUT ME's Nicole Pacent (Aster)
"I have felt so accepted and embraced by people. It's been extremely humbling and the best part about it is I get messages every day on Facebook from fans all over the world talking about how the show and my role on the show and how my relationship on the show has given them hope in their lives and courage to just make them figure out they were gay, or maybe to come out to their families."

Harish Patel has joined Fox's comedy pilot NIRVANA
Patel has appeared in several films and theater productions in his native India and recently recurred on the long-running British soap CORONATION STREET.

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