Yes, there’s a very cool organization devoted to making interweb TV better than its Old Media counterpart. And, like Old Media, the International Academy of Web Television gives out annual awards. This year’s awards ceremony will take place in Las Vegas Sunday, April 15th, while the IRS is chortling over your just-received taxes, and the winners will be chosen from the following nominees:
2015 IAWTV AWARDS NOMINEES
Click on nominees to visit their official channels.
Look and see, kids, look and see. A couple may already have started, but the rest are at your disposal. (Was that a bad way to word this? Hmm…)
Thursday, Jan. 2
“Community” 8 p.m. EST on NBC
“Two and a Half Men” 9:30 p.m. EST on CBS
“Parenthood” 10 p.m. EST on NBC
Friday, Jan. 3
“Grimm” 9 p.m. EST on NBC
“Dracula” 10 pm. EST on NBC
Sunday, Jan. 5
“Downton Abbey” 9 p.m. EST on PBS
“The Good Wife” 9 p.m. EST on CBS
“Revenge” 9 p.m. EST on ABC
“The Mentalist” 10 p.m. on CBS
Monday, Jan. 6
“The Bachelor” 8 p.m. EST on ABC
“Hostages” 9 p.m. EST on CBS
“Teen Wolf” 10 p.m. EST on MTV
“Castle” 10 p.m. EST on ABC
Tuesday, Jan. 7
“Pretty Little Liars” 8 p.m. EST on ABC Family
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” 8:30 p.m. EST on Fox
“New Girl” 9 p.m. EST on Fox
“The Mindy Project” 9:30 p.m. EST on Fox
“Trophy Wife” 9:39 p.m. EST on ABC
“Cougar Town” 10 p.m. EST on TBS
“Justified” 10 p.m. EST on FX
Wednesday, Jan. 8
“Revolution” 8 p.m. EST on NBC
“Law & Order: SVU” 9 p.m. EST on NBC
“Modern Family” 9 p.m. EST on ABC
“Psych” 9 p.m. EST on USA
Thursday, Jan. 9
“Parks & Recreation” 8:30 p.m. EST on NBC
“White Collar” 9 p.m. EST on USA
Sunday, Jan. 12
“Shameless” 9 p.m. EST on Showtime
“True Detective” 9 p.m. EST on HBO
“Girls” 10 p.m. EST on HBO
“House of Lies” 10 p.m. EST on Showtime
“Episodes” 10:30 p.m. EST on Showtime
Monday, Jan. 13
“How I Met Your Mother” 8 p.m. EST on CBS
“Sleepy Hollow” 9 p.m. EST on Fox
“The Blacklist” 10 p.m. EST on NBC
“Archer” 10 p.m. EST on FX
Tuesday, Jan. 14
“Supernatural” 9 p.m. EST on The CW
“Kroll Show” 10:30 p.m. EST on Comedy Central
Wednesday, Jan. 15
“American Idol” 8 p.m. EST on Fox
“Arrow” 8 p.m. EST on The CW
“Suburgatory” 8:30 p.m. EST on ABC
“Criminal Minds” 9 p.m. EST on CBS
“The Tomorrow People” 9 p.m. EST on The CW
“CSI” 10 p.m. EST on CBS
“Nashville” 10 p.m. EST on ABC
Saturday, Jan. 18
“Flowers In The Attic” 8 p.m. EST on Lifetime
“Saturday Night Live” 11:30 p.m. on NBC
Sunday, Jan. 19
“The Following” after NFC Championship on Fox
“Revenge” 9 p.m. EST on ABC
“Sherlock” 10 p.m. EST on PBS
“Looking” 10:30 p.m. EST on HBO
Monday, Jan. 20
“Workaholics” 10:30 p.m. EST on Comedy Central
Thursday, Jan. 23
“The Vampire Diaries” 8 p.m. EST on The CW
“Rake” 9 p.m. EST on Fox
“Reign” 9 p.m. EST on The CW
Sunday, Feb. 9
“The Walking Dead” 9 p.m. EST on AMC
Friday, Feb. 14
“House of Cards” available to stream on Netflix
Sunday, Friday, Feb. 18
“Tosh.0” 10 p.m. EST on Comedy Central
At Comic-Con yesterday, MTV announced the pick-up of a third season of its hit drama series “Teen Wolf.” Season three will feature 24 episodes, double the number of its first and second seasons, and will shoot in Los Angeles. This unprecedented pick-up marks the first time an MTV primetime scripted series has been renewed for a third season and the largest episode order in the scripted category to date.
“Teen Wolf” was developed by Jeff Davis (creator, “Criminal Minds”) who also serves as executive producer. The pilot was written by Jeff Davis and Jeph Loeb & Matthew Weisman and directed by Russell Mulcahy. The “Teen Wolf” series is based on a screenplay by Jeph Loeb & Matthew Weisman.
“Teen Wolf” was the #1 show in its time period among teens during its season one run, and has continued to reign in the demo throughout the second season. The series currently ranks as the #1 series across all TV in its time period among the key P12-34 demo, and draws 1.8 million total viewers each week. The series ranks as one of the most social shows on cable, according to Trendrr, and, in addition, is seeing triple digit gains in both Facebook and Twitter engagement. (And you thought ratings were all that mattered. Sheesh!)
AMC OFFERS DISH SUBSCRIBERS LIVE STREAM OF Breaking Bad SEASON FIVE PREMIERE by TeamTVWriter Press Service
And now, because TVWriter™ loves its BREAKING BAD fans (and there are so damn many of you), here’s today’s not-so-sneaky tip on how to get past DISH’s recent dropping of AMC channels to gain leverage in an ongoing lawsuit.
Seems that AMC itself will give DISH customers access to the Emmy® winning drama on Sunday, July 15, at 10PM EST via a special live stream of the season five premiere to all DISH subscribers on amctv.com.
According to AMC (and who are we to argue?), “Every cable, phone and satellite company other than DISH carries AMC and its popular programming, including “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead,” and “Mad Men,” in their basic package. AMC wants its loyal DISH viewers to experience the excitement of the “Breaking Bad” premiere at the same time as their friends and neighbors, and we want to give DISH customers an extra week to switch providers so they can enjoy the rest of the season.”
Wait, there’s more: “Created by writer- producer-director Vince Gilligan and produced by Sony Pictures Television, the critically acclaimed series has garnered six Primetime Emmy® Award wins and a Peabody, and been named to the American Film Institute’s (AFI) list of the “Top 10 Programs of the Year” (2008, 2010, 2011).”
Here at TVWriter™ we’re definitely on AMC’s side in this fight. We mean, how can you not take up arms for people who can use the word “garnered” in an announcement and still take themselves seriously?
One of our favorite human beings shows us the meaning of keeping on. Shakespeare said it best:
Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
Her infinite variety
Okay, he was talking about Cleopatra. Still…
by TeamTVWriter Press Service
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Vuguru and POW! Entertainment today officially announced the programming lineup for the highly anticipated premium YouTube channel, Stan Lee’s World of Heroes. The comic book icon will showcase a slate of original digital programming on Thursday, July 12th at Comic-Con with a panel of pop culture experts and enthusiasts, including Mark Hamill, Adrianne Curry, Peter David, Jace Hall, Bonnie Burton and America Young.
Every story has a hero. Stan Lee’s World of Heroes is the premiere destination for all things related to heroes, villains and the world of fandom. With both scripted and unscripted shows, the channel offers something for everyone from comic book fans to pop culture enthusiasts looking for Stan’s opinions, hero pop culture, the geek universe and beyond. All flavored with Stan’s unique brand of humor.
“Stan Lee is a master story teller who has created iconic characters loved by people of all ages. We are excited to offer a new way for Stan to connect directly with fans, create new stories and characters and inspire a new generation of creators,” said Scott Nocas, Head of Distribution and Marketing at Vuguru.
“It’s an absolute thrill to be unveiling World of Heroes alongside Vuguru at Comic-Con this week. To unveil fun, scripted and unscripted shows around new characters that fans globally can enjoy, converse with and participate in everyday has been such a reward for me. The channel is a great extension of our company’s exciting, ever-growing lineup of franchises,” saidStan Lee, Chairman and co-Founder of POW! Entertainment.
The programming schedule includes:
Stan Lee’s Super.Model (scripted action comedy) From the mind of Stan Lee, two aspiring models Bree and Sera and blogger friend Lizzie, are accidentally exposed to a mysterious serum that grants them super powers. Their newfound powers wreak havoc on their quest to become top models and pull them into a world of danger and intrigue. From Executive Producer Heath Corson (Aim High) and writer Taryn O’Neill (BlackBoxTV)
Head Cases (scripted comedy) You know those classic superhero battles where good and evil clash in epic fashion? This isn’t one of those. Set at the local bar frequented by super powered heroes and villains, the comedy Head Cases is what happens before, after, and in between those battles. From the minds of Eisner Award winner Peter David (Babylon 5, Ben 10, The Incredible Hulk) and Producer David M. Uslan.
Bad Days (animated parody) From Junaid Chundrigar, the creator of the animated viral sensation Disassembled, Bad Days shows us heroes and villains on their worst days. Whether Green Lantern is wasting time with an emerald Yo-Yo or Batman has locked himself out of the Bat-Mobile, Bad Days lets us laugh at epic super failure.
FanWars (courtroom reality) Ever wonder who would do better with the ladies, Tony Stark or Bruce Wayne? How about who is the most intelligent Super Villain of all time? FanWars gives opinionated fans a chance to go toe to toe on the most pressing issues in the World of Heroes. Producer and host Jace Hall (The Jace Hall Show, V, The Morning After) and his panel of celebrity experts pit fan against fan as they debate topics from the realms of comic books, superheroes, science fiction and more.
Stan Lee’s Academy of Heroes (makeover reality) From Emmy Award winning producer Jon Kroll (Amazing Race, Blade), Stan Lee’s Academy of Heroes takes real life aspiring heroes from all over the country and gives them the mentoring and training they need to take their fight for good to the next level. The nuts and bolts training includes financial planning, public relations, and of course the Zen of heroism from Stan himself.
Stan’s Rants (opinion) The spirit of the classic Stan’s Soap Box comic column is finally back in Stan’s Rants, which explores the complex inner workings of the brilliantly unique mind of Stan Lee. From behind his desk, Stan, tongue firmly in cheek, explains his thoughts on pop culture, upcoming films, the general state of the world and more, in this weekly series.