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TV Junkie:Primetime Emmy Nominees Announced; Fulltime Soccer Channel?

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There's a new episode of "Rookie Blue" on ABC tonight - the series scored good viewership last week, probably because there's _nothing_ else on Thursdays to watch.

There's a new episode of "Rookie Blue" on ABC tonight - the series scored good viewership last week, probably because there's _nothing_ else on Thursdays to watch.
Primetime Emmy Nominations: Be sure to check out the full list that was announced this morning at 5:30am Pacific. There weren't a lot of surprises for us among the nominees but we were very pleased to see "Modern Family" garner plenty of nominations as well as Andre Braugher for his role in "Men of a Certain Age". As we predicted a few months ago, HBO's "You Don't Know Jack" was repeatedly honored as well as its stars Al Pacino and John Goodman. We're not sure how AMC's "Mad Men" could get multiple writing nominations but "Breaking Bad" didn't(?!) - furthermore, in this category, it really seems that the nomination for the final "Lost" episode seems to be egregious sentimentality. Next week we'll post our picks for the Emmys and then we'll call it at the end of August.Who do you think is missing from the Primetime Emmy nominees?
Yesterday we mentioned a study that showed World Cup soccer supporters to be a small but very vocal minority, but that's evidently enough for ESPN President George Bodenheimer who said yesterday that the the games have "exceeded all expectations" for the network and he entertained the notion of putting up a channel that was dedicated exclusively to soccer (only the most popular game in the world).
Moody's Investor Service is predicting that broadcast TV will experience a downturn this year once the November elections are over with and political advertising dollars dry up. So far the markets haven't taken this prediction negatively and broadcasters' stocks have remained unchanged.
BTW, TV sucks tonight.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Boston Med", Leno (Steve Carell, Jane Lynch). Tomorrow AM - Tour de France

8:00pm Big Brother 12 CBS - Season Premiere

9:00pm Rookie Blue ABC - Andy wrestles with a dilemma, while the other rookies are ready to duke it out at a charity event.

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9:00pm So You Think You Can Dance Fox - Natasha Bedingfield performs; a contestant is eliminated.

10:00pm Boston Med ABC - A patient needs complicated brain surgery; a case leaves a nurse feeling unsettled.

10:00pm Futurama Comedy Central - New episode Proposition Infinity

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Steve Carell; actress Jane Lynch; Michael Palascak performs.

Friday AM

5:30am Cycling: Tour de France Versus - Stage 6 From Montargis to Gueugnon