New on M-Net in August, 2010

Written by TVSA Team from the blog M-Net on 03 Aug 2010
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Starting on M-Net this August, 2010:

Confirmed: Tonight With Trevor Noah
Premiere date: Wednesday, 4 August 2010 at 19h30


A new talk show hosted by Trevor Noah featuring sketches, interviews and performances.

Related blast: Hott Rumour: New Trevor Noah Talker

Cougar Town
Premiere date: Wednesday, 4 August 2010 at 20h00


"F.R.I.E.N.D." Courteney Cox stars as Jules - a recently divorced, 40-something woman who reenters a dating scene filled with younger men while living with her 18-year-old son and embarks on a journey of self-discovery.

For more about the show, see: TVSA's Cougar Town Mini-Site

The Adventures Of Merlin 3
Premiere date: Saturday, 7 August 2010 at 19h00

A British fantasy series based on the Arthurian legends of the mythical wizard Merlin and his relationship with Prince Arthur, differing significantly from traditional versions of the myth.

Merlin’s mother arranges for him to become an apprentice of Magister Caius, the learned court physician of king Uther Pendragon. Gaius teaches Merlin medicine, coaches his magical self-study and warns for Uther's vicious aversion from magic. Merlin then becomes squire to the noble but imprudent crown prince, Arthur, who in this third season is enchanted by the lovely Gwen.

For more about the scenario, see: TVSA's Merlin Mini-Site.

Tracey Ullman: State Of The Union 3
Premiere date: Sunday, 8 August 2010 at 23h30

A new season of Tracey Ullman's comedy sketch series that takes a satirical look at a day in the life of America.

For more about the show, see: TVSA's Tracey Ullman's State Of The Union Mini-Site

The Tudors 4
Premiere date: Tuesday, 17 August 2010 at 21h30

The fourth and final season of King Henry VIII's infamous 40-year reign. The season runs 10-episodes and features a special dream sequence, starring all of Henry's wives.

For more about the show, see: TVSA's The Tudors Mini-Site

30 Rock 4
Premiere date: Friday, 20 August 2010 at 19h00
Please note: this season premiered on M-Net Series on Thursday, 22 July 2010 at 21h30.

In this season: Jack informs Liz, Tracy and Jenna that 'TGS' needs to make immediate adjustments to become more relatable. In an effort to do their part, Jenna decides to makeover her image, while Tracy attempts to regain touch with the common man.

For more about the show and season, see: TVSA's 30 Rock 4 Show Page

United States Of Tara 2
Premiere date: Tuesday, 31 August 2010 at 22h30

Toni Colette returns as Tara Gregson: a mother who suffers from dissociative identity disorder - when she’s under stress, she slips into one of her several personalities.

Season 2 opens as the Gregsons' neighbour commits suicide and the family unexpectedly is given responsibility of the house. Now well and dissociation-free for several months, Tara sets out to make new friends with Max's help. Marshall struggles to fit in at school while Kate lands a new job.

For more about the scenario, see: TVSA's United States Of Tara Mini-Site


Women Of The Year 2010
On: Monday 9 August 2010 at 21h30

The anuual Shoprite Checkers Women Of The Year awards, held annually to commemorate National Women’s Day. Categories include: Health Care-Givers, Educators, Corner Shop, Big Business Makers, Good Neighbours and Youth Movers.

The ceremony also honours a Lifetime Achiever - an esteemed South African whom during his or her lifetime has inspired generations.

Among the nominees: Carte Blanche presenter Devi "The Rottweiler"Sankaree Govender.

Emmy Awards 2010
On: Monday 30 August 2010 at 21h30

A delayed broadcast of the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Fallon this year. The awards take place in the US on Sunday, 29 August.

The nominees (with the US broadcast channels in brackets):

Outstanding Comedy Series:

Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Glee (Fox)
Modern Family (ABC)
Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
The Office (NBC)
30 Rock (NBC)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series:

Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Larry David - Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Matthew Morrison - Glee (Fox)
Tony Shalhoub - Monk (USA)
Steve Carell - The Office (NBC)
Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock (NBC)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

Lea Michele - Glee (Fox)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS)
Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Amy Poehler - Parks & Recreation (NBC)
Tina Fey - 30 Rock (NBC)
Toni Collette - United States of Tara (Showtime)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series:

Chris Colfer - Glee (Fox)
Neil Patrick Harris - How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson - Modern Family (ABC)
Eric Stonestreet - Modern Family (ABC)
Ty Burrell - Modern Family (ABC)
Jon Cryer - Two and a Half Men (CBS)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series:

Jane Lynch - Glee (Fox)
Julie Bowen - Modern Family (ABC)
Sofia Vergara - Modern Family (ABC)
Kristen Wiig - Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Jane Krakowski - 30 Rock (NBC)
Holland Taylor - Two and a Half Men (CBS)

Outstanding Drama Series:

Breaking Bad (AMC)
Dexter (Showtime)
The Good Wife (CBS)
Lost (ABC)
Mad Men (AMC)
True Blood (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series:

Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
Michael C. Hall, "Dexter" (Showtime)
Kyle Chandler, "Friday Night Lights" (DirecTV)
Hugh Laurie, "House" (Fox)
Matthew Fox, "Lost" (ABC)
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men" (AMC)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series:

Kyra Sedgwick - The Closer (TNT)
Glenn Close - Damages (FX)
Connie Britton- Friday Night Lights (DirecTV)
Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife (CBS)
Mariska Hargitay- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)
January Jones- Mad Men (AMC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series:

Aaron Paul - Breaking Bad (AMC)
Martin Short - Damages (FX)
Terry O'Quinn - Lost (ABC)
Michael Emerson - Lost (ABC)
John Slattery - Mad Men (AMC)
Andre Braugher - Men of a Certain Age (TNT)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series:

Sharon Gless - Burn Notice (USA)
Rose Byrne - Damages (FX)
Archie Panjabi - The Good Wife (CBS)
Christine Baranski - The Good Wife (CBS)
Christina Hendricks- Mad Men (AMC)
Elisabeth Moss - Mad Men (AMC)

Outstanding Miniseries:

The Pacific (HBO)
Masterpiece: Return to Cranford (PBS)

Outstanding Made for Television Movie:

Masterpiece: Endgame (PBS)
Georgia O'Keeffe (Lifetime)
Moonshot (The History Channel)
The Special Relationship (HBO)
Temple Grandin (HBO)
You Don't Know Jack (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:

Jeff Bridges - A Dog Year (HBO)
Ian McKellen - The Prisoner (AMC)
Michael Sheen - The Special Relationship (HBO)
Dennis Quaid - The Special Relationship (HBO)
Al Pacino - You Don't Know Jack (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie:

Maggie Smith - Capturing Mary (HBO)
Joan Allen - Georgia O'Keeffe (Lifetime)
Dame Judi Dench - Masterpiece: Return to Cranford (PBS)
Hope Davis - The Special Relationship(HBO)
Claire Danes - Temple Grandin (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:

Michael Gambon - Masterpiece: Emma (PBS)
Patrick Stewart - Great Performances: Hamlet (PBS)
Jonathan Pryce - Masterpiece: Return to Cranford (PBS)
David Strathairn - Temple Grandin (HBO)
John Goodman- You Don't Know Jack (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:

Kathy Bates - Alice (SyFy)
ulia Ormond - Temple Grandin (HBO)
Catherine O'Hara - Temple Grandin (HBO)
Brenda Vaccaro - You Don't Know Jack (HBO)
Susan Sarandon- You Don't Know Jack (HBO)

Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series:

The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien (NBC)

Outstanding Reality Program:

Antiques Roadshow (PBS)
Dirty Jobs (Discovery Channel)
Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (ABC)
Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List (Bravo)
MythBusters (Discovery Channel)
Undercover Boss (CBS)

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program

Phil Keoghan - The Amazing Race (CBS)
Ryan Seacrest - American Idol (Fox)
Tom Bergeron - Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Heidi Klum - Project Runway (Bravo)
Jeff Probst - Survivor (CBS)

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30 Jul 2010 08:00

Noted! Thank u guyz....diaries all my favourites....:-)

03 Aug 2010 13:42

Wow, I'm really looking forward to the Trevor Noah show! Hope that it doesn't go the same way as the Gareth Cliff show... the guy is funny as hell but TV just sapped all the humour out :-(

04 Aug 2010 10:54

A headsup that Trevor Noah's also on M-Net HD - also premieres tonight, at the same time, 19h30.

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