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OSCAR® Nominations Reveal Breaks Tradition! Host Seth McFarlane Joins Emma Stone For Announcement!

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When Seth MacFarlane joins Emma Stone to present the 2013 Oscar® Nominations on January 10th, he will be only second host to tale part in that announcement. Since 1964, the nominations have been made by the President of of the Academy and one or more co-announcers – the one previous exception being 1972, when host Charlton Heston took part in the announcement of nominations.

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BBC America Showcases the Who, Part One: Quadrophenia: Can You See the Real Me?

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You’ve had a monster hit with a high-concept double album (Tommy), and your attempt at a follow up concept album had to be scrapped in favor of a more traditional (if highly successful) album (Who’s Next). What do you next? If you’re The Who, you create another high-concept double album about a bipolar, Mod kid with multiple personalities. The album, Quadrophenia, is your most mature and fully realised work – and the last truly great work you will ever create as a band.

Quadrophenia: Can You the Real Me? (BBC America, Friday,10/9C) is a one-hour documentary about the making of this ambitious, powerful work.

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BBC America Showcases The Who, Part Two: BBC Electric Proms: The Who

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BBC Electric Proms is a concert series recorded at The Roundhouse in London. In October of 2006, The Who played there and BBC Electric Proms: The Who (BBC America, Friday, Midnight/11C) is the result.

I’ve had the pleasure of seeing The Who live on two occasions – once in 1967 and once in 1972 – so I’ve seen the band’s original lineup in top form and I thought, for sure, that BBC Electric Proms: The Who would be more or less an evening of The Who’s greatest hits. I was wrong.

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Hawaii Five-0–You Choose The Bad Guy!

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When Hawaii Five-0 returns on Monday, January 14th (11/10C), the big mystery will be the identity of the person who kills an O’ahu State University professor. There will be three main suspects – his boss, his teaching assistant and one of his students. The big kicker is that – for the first time on primetime television – the culprit will be chosen by you, the audience, in real time! How cool is that?

For details, follow the jump.

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Sheldon’s Favorite 15 for 2012 – Television

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There are so many of quality shows on TV that it’s actually quite amazing. Picking a ‘Top Ten’ would be a huge challenge, so I’ll be sharing the fifteen shows I most enjoyed watching this year.

There are only two comedies in the fifteen, but the shows I’ve most enjoyed this year have leaned more to the dramatic and melodramatic. That’s just me. Your mileage may vary.

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Contest: A Chance to Win Two Hulu Plus Gift Cards!

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I’m working on our gift guides (I know I’m late!). Our friends at Hulu Plus have given us a couple of Gift Cards to give away. Originally I was going to give away two separate 3 month cards, instead I’m going to give ONE lucky winner TWO 3 month Hulu Plus cards. So you can keep one for yourself and give one away, or do what I would do be selfish and keep them both for a full 6 months of Hulu Plus goodness!

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Win a History Channel Mankind: The Story of Us Prize Pack!!

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It takes more than 10 billion years to create just the right conditions on one planet for life to begin. It takes another three billion years of evolving life forms until it finally happens, a primate super species emerges: mankind.  History Channel’s absolutely stunning documentary series the Mankind: The Story of Us is one of the most ambitious documentaries of the year. Courtesy of History Channel you can win our great prize pack that includes the gorgeous Graphic Novel and Coffee Table Book.

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Cable Channel for ‘Millennials’ Coming Next Summer!

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If you’re between 18-34, and feel like you’re being ignored by the media, an as yet unnamed cable network is planned to provide viewers in your demographic with ‘Entertainment That Matters For Viewers 18-34.’ The network is being launched by Participant Media (An Inconvenient Truth, Promised Land) and is a cooperative effort that is supported by The Jim Henson Company, Meghan McCain, Morgan Spurlock, Mary Harron, Gotham Chopra, Timothy Scott Bogart, and Cineflix Media, among others.

Curious? Check out the official press release following the jump.

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